It's My 5th Year Blogging Anniversary!


First off, I want to thank all my followers and readers for helping me get to here on Blogland.  I so am so grateful for your advice, prayers when needed, help and encouragement you've provided over the years to help me grow in one of the things I love most - quilting!  As I scrolled through the 910 posts I've published, I reminisced on what I've been up to in that time.  Here are some favorites:
2009  Em's Quilt   


2010 My Bullseye Quilt


2011 My first designed pattern


2012 2nd one I designed and made


2013 Begun my Love Entwined Adventure

Again thank you for all your encouragement and sharing you have done over the years. So to celebrate, let's have a giveaway!  Since it's for five years, let's have five winners.  This is open to all worldwide. To be eligible, please be sure that I can reach you by having your email available to me.  That includes those on blogger. The last two giveaways, I've had to really work to find an email for my winners.  This time, sorry, if I can't find it easily, I'm just going to pick a new winner.  So, to enter 1. leave me a comment telling me which part of the quilting process you enjoy most - from cutting to binding and all the steps in between - and which of the prizes you are most interested in winning.  Another chance is 2.  follow me and then tell me how you are doing so or are already a follower. AND 3.  link to my Hexie Weekend post (It's the previous one) any eye candy you'd like to share. HW is every Friday. I'll add your link to the comments list considered for the giveaways.   Lastly, for those who write a post about this giveaway and include my link, I have a giveaway just for you ( a $25 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop).  You're welcome to use any photo on my blog for this post. Once you've made it and placed the link to this post in it, come back here and leave a comment telling me so. I'll go read your post and put your comment in a special pool and let you know you're listed.

So how long should this giveaway run?  How about til next Hexie Weekend - that's March 7th. So the giveaways will close on March 6th at midnight.  I'll pick the winners and announce them the 7th.  Thanks for playing.  I'm so glad you have come by and said hello!

So here are the giveaways - hope there's something you'd like to come your way:
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Eleven 1/4 yards x WOF - would make a great Christmas quilt that has embroidery blocks

Two luscious charm packs from Moda

Two fat quarter friendly patterns and two spools of thread
a varigated C&C for Machine quilting and a Robison Anton for piecing

Three Half yards of fabric

Every crumb block maker should read this book. A
very thorough and interesting take on scraps.

Comments

  1. Congratulations again on five years of posting, sharing, growing, etc.

    The part of the process that I'm enjoying the most right now is the free motion quilting. I am not confident enough yet to zip thru and finish my quilts, but I think 2014 will be my break thru year as I have been practicing a lot! I put a bunch of things in boxes about a year ago as a friend was staying at the house for us, just have to uncover them so I can actually have some finishes piling up! Thanks for the chance!

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  2. I follow thru Google Friend connect!

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  3. Hi, I recently began following your blog and love your work. I would like to be entered for the give-away (the Charm Packs) please. Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary, long may you continue to create and inspire! Pew52@hotmail.co.uk

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  4. Forgot to say I currently like FMQ and hand quilting best!

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  5. I posted about your give away on my blog:
    http://quiltquest.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-quilting-readers-garden-give-away.html
    Any of the giveaways would be wonderful - right now the red and green are jumping out at me though so that would be first choice as I got Liberated Quilting last summer - terrific book!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  6. I love the freedom that liberated quilting gives us. It lets the creative juices flow, by not restricting our piecing. Congrats on the 5 years.
    the Moda charm packs would be very happy if they could come and live at my house.
    gladyswahl@yahoo.com

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  7. I think that I love the piecing part of quilting the most right now. I'm still working on doing more free motion quilting. Thanks for the opportunity and I'd love the book, but all of the prizes look yummy.

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  8. Happy Blog Anniversary! Funny how I didn't even know what a blog was until I started one myself!! I am a GFC follower - amycav at hotmail dot com

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  9. Hmmm - I guess binding is the favourite part for me - it means it is almost done and I love the quiet hand stitching process. Your giveaway is awesome - I love the look of Gwen's book and the Christmas fabric :)

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  10. Congratulations!
    I follow with GFC

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  11. I love the binding - I always do mine by hand, it's so therapeutic!
    I like Gwen's book and the charms best but everything is lovely!

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  12. My fave part is piecing the blocks. My fave prize is Gwen Marston's book.

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  13. Happy Blogiversary!!! I think that my most favorite part about quilting is the handquilting... it's most relaxing and I love the feel of the quilt with those stitches in. I always love fabric as a prize!!

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  14. I follow your blog via Bloglovin' - thanks for celebrating with so many sweet prizes!!

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  15. Happy Blogiversay! My how time flies, huh? I love your first designed project! If I was lucky enough to win, I'd prefer a fabric prize. Thanks!

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  16. Happy Anniversary to YOU! All of your designs are very nice but Love Entwined is so happy - love it.. Thanks for the chance to win something - so if lucky - what ever you would choose would be wonderful.
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  17. 5 Years of Awesomeness!! Congratulations!! :)
    I love all aspects of the quilting process...well now, take that back...I do NOT enjoy the cleaning up process collecting all the loose threads. :) I'm quite interested in the Christmasy bundle the little bear is holding...lovely reds and greens!

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  18. Oh, and I follow happily along via GFC! :)

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  19. I think the part that I like best about quilting is putting the binding on. I'm not great at it but I like it because that means I've actually finished something! LOL. Wow, those are great prizes that you are offering. I'm in a charm pack mode right now so the Moda charm packs are what I would like best. They all are great presents though. Thanks for doing this.

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  20. I forgot to add that I'm already following your blog. It's one of them that I always look forward to reading and seeing come into my mailbox. :)

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  21. I've just added your link to my blog and talked about your give away. Once again Congrats on the five years of blogging. You inspire us all.

    http://bonnis-life.blogspot.com/

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  22. 5 whole years of blogging! Congrats! I am so glad I found your blog. Not sure how but I did.
    I follow your blog through google friend connect.

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  23. I enjoy so many parts of quilting. Picking out the fabric, cutting and sewing. I enjoy the prep work for applique too.
    Two things I do not enjoy are making borders and backing.
    I even like binding once I finally get those two things done.

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  24. I just finished a new post which also includes the news about your anniversary.
    I am trying to link up my hexie post but the link is not working right. I will try later and let you know when it is done.

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  25. I think of myself as a quilting omnivore–I love it all, from the absolute freedom of Liberated quilting to the intricate detail of Esther's Love Entwined (yours is going to become a gorgeous quilt and is probably my favorite among your projects that I love following along). I am on the fence, thinking of beginning a holiday stitchery project–those quarter yards of red and green would be perfect for me!

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  26. My favorite part is imagining that I'll actually finish, lol. I have so many projects in the works and I seem to always get stuck somewhere along the line, but I'm working on that. I am most interested in the charm packs -- I want to make some charm totes this year -- but they are all lovely offers, so thank you for the chance. :)

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  27. Happy 5th Blogiversary. My favorite part of the quilting process is "designing" - I put that in quotes because I usually "design" in EQ7 from a picture or a pattern that I've found or purchased. My second favorite is the sewing, which I find relaxing. Thanks.

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  28. I just added my link to the hexie friday.
    not sure if I supposed to say which prize i would like but if so i really like the charms or the half yards.
    thanks for offering great prizes.

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  29. Happy 5th anniversary! Let's see now ... a favorite part of the quilting process ... well, I like most of the steps to making a quilt, designing, piecing, layout, etc. It would be easier to state my least favorite part. Anyway, I have been following your blog for a couple of years now through google. I would be interested in those 3 half yards or even the FQ friendly patterns. Thanks for the giveaway

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  30. Many many congratulations!
    I like making the blocks best of all and try to avoid the final quilting part LOL I come up with all manner of excuses but this year, is the year I stop procrastinating and learn to machine quilt!

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  31. I love that bulls Eye Quilt by the way !
    Ive linked up for HW too...........twice oops : )

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  32. It's been so much fun taking this journey with you Angie. You know my favorite thing already......blocks....make lots of blocks or hexies.

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  33. Happy Blog Anniversary!
    My favorite thinng is choose fabrics, sewing and put all the blocks together.

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  34. I`m following by GFC,I`d love any of your fabrics.Thanks!

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  35. congrats! i love all things about quilting but mostly love giving them to my family

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  36. I love all aspects of making a quilt, but my two favorite parts are sewing it together and then the quilting of the quilt when finished piecing...congrats on your blogversary and may you have many more to come.

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  37. I have been following you for over a year now.

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  38. Congrats on the anniversary. I love planning and piecing the quilt. I would love to win the christmas fabric. Thanks so much for sharing

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  39. I am a email follower. I'd love to win the charm squares. Thanks for sharing. happy anniversary

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  40. Hi Angie, I enjoy cutting the fabric and then binding the quilt as the end is so close at that point. And as for being a winner , it is a toss up between the Christmas 1/4 yard cut and the 5" squares. Both would be great to win.
    By the way, Happy Anniversary!

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  41. Hi again, I follow you by email on blogger, I think. lol

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  42. Some great prizes. Congratulations on blogging for 5 years. It's fun to go back and see your growth, isn't it? It's hard to say what my favorite part is, but I suspect that it's the quilting - at least it was when I had a long arm! I enjoy every step, though. dezertsuz at gmail

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  43. I follow you by e-mail. I'm so glad you include that option, because I just never make it to a blog reader! dezertsuz at gmail

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  44. I did link my Wednesday hexagon progress, shown on Hexagon Alley. =) dezertsuz at gmail

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  45. Blogged your giveaway! Your photos of the prizes being held by the bears are great. You are so creative! dezertsuz at gmail

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  46. Congrats on five years. I follow via email and I wold love to have the fat quarters. Thanks, Jackie

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  47. I love sewing the blocks together. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win the fat quarters. Thanks, Jackie

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  48. The part I enjoy most is the assembly of the squares to make the block. My favorite is HST's and flying geese! Happy 5th year!

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  49. Hey Angie, This is a challenge for me but I think I pulled it off and linked your post on my blog. I am so still learning and trying to remember it all. The post is 'Raining in SoCal'.
    Again, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Angie!

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  50. That book looks interesting! I follow via Email!
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. I love picking out the fabrics for the quilt - I can make it really special for the person I'm making it for : )
    I would love to win the eleven 1/4yd. cuts - they would be perfect for one of my nieces

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  52. I posted once, but I just had to tell you, the picture for my blog was done by my granddaughter:). I'm just bust in' button's I'm so proud of her. When I can get her over here she loves to work with my short arm. She's a natural:)

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  53. Hi there, me again. Lol it took me forever to do it but got your blog posted on mine with a link here. (I'm new at Wordpress)

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  54. Most important of all!! Congratulations on Five Years! I love looking and seeing the progress and changes made:)

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  55. My first post got lost I guess. I think for me the part of quilting I like most is the binding. It's because at that point all the other parts about it that I love are all coming together:). Thanks a Happy Anniversary

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  56. My favorite part of quiltmaking is choosing fabric and making design choices. I think that's why I'm loving Gwen Marston. I think I'd choose Liberated Quiltmaking--I have the second version, but would really like to compare the first.

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  57. I follow you via email. My second choice would be the charm packs.

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  58. I love starting new quilts, finding fabrics and piecing. I'd love to have that book, Liberated quiltmaking, that would be perfect for me.

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  59. And I follow you by Blogloving'. I love your blog, and especially all your hexies and Hexie Friday.

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  60. Congratulations on your 5th anniversary. I'm impressed when I see that you have nearly one thousand posts! I'll link to your Hexie Friday this week too. Have a nice weekend!

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  61. Happy Anniversary! I just found your blog through Carrie P. I love the entire process of quilt-making; however, hand-quilting is my favorite because it is so relaxing AND it is exciting to see the quilt come to life with the quilting.

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  62. Beautiful work and wonderful blog. I too am doing LE. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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  63. Congratulations on 5 years. You have beautiful quilts and a lovely blog. I love designing and applique the most, but find hand stitching the binding very relaxing.

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  64. Hi! I'm a follower on bloglovin. My second choice would be the 3 lovely half yards of fabric. Happy Blogging!

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  65. Happy Blogiversary!!! Woohoo!! 5 years is something to be doing a happy dance about! My very favorite part of the quilting process is the quilting :) Just love to get lost in the quilting.

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  66. Yep I'm a faithful follower, I get all your updates via email

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  67. Congrats on "5" years of blogging! I receive an email when you post. Love that feature on blogs. I like the charm pack. Linda in NM

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  68. I also am working on LE , Hexie QAL and BOM, Ben Briggs Quilts. love the 3 yds of fabric. Linda in NM

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  69. My favorite part about quilting is the finished piece!! Ya it is done!!!! Been working on a crazy quilt since 2007 and it is now ready for a show in April. Linda in NM

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  70. Haven't touched a hexie in a while, but I linked up anyway!! I'm doing what I can to win those 3 1/2 yard cuts. LOVE them

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  71. I so enjoy seeing the quilt come together so I would have to say the piecing. I could really use those charm squares.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  72. Follower via bloglovin.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  73. My favorite part of quilting is piecing. I love to see the parts become a whole. The half yards are beautiful.

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  74. I found your website via Carrie P. from A Passion for Applique. I now follow you via email. Congratulations on 5 years!

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  75. I am a new follower....I love quilting, stitching, crocheting, reading...and will soon retire and can do more of all of these. Thanks for a chance to win a prize and I look forward to continuing to following your blog.

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  76. My favorite part of quilting is getting all of the pieces up on my design board and finally seeing it come together. As for which prize I like best, they are all great but I LOVE fabric...! :) yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

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  77. I am an email follower... yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

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  78. I enjoy the planning process, cutting and getting organized. Of course, putting the quilt together is the best part. I love charm packs and would like the charm pack prize! Congratulations on your blog anniversary.

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  79. Already a bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender.

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  80. Congrats on 5 years! Best of luck on the next 5 years....
    Piecing, I love piecing the best (well, besides fondling fabric!)

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  81. Happy blog anniversary! I have two favorite parts of the process. The first is choosing fabrics. I love that liberating sense of possibilities. The second part is putting on the binding. It means I've actually finished. I'd love the Christmassy green and red fabric.

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  82. Congratulations, a huge milestone to reach! I really like the part of picking fabric and trying to figure out what quilt I'm going to make. I'm new, so I'm shaky at piecing and quilting but I rock the binding! I love everything your giving away, but any fabric will do! Thanks. :)

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  83. I follow through bloglovin and Google. Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  84. Congratulations on your blogaversary! I follow you on Blogloving. All your giveaways are very appealing. I'm also a quilting librarian, soon to retire (June 30). People have asked what I'm going to do. Yeah, quilting is part of the plan.

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  85. Once again, congrats on 5 years! Just thought of what I like best about quilting--taking classes from and sewing with El (Eleanor Burns). She's a sweetheart! Just posted about your anniversary on my blog!

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  86. oops, forgot, I'm a new follower. I gotta say, love the daffodils on the page--my fav. flower--and it reminds me that Spring is on it's way!

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  87. Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary. I love reading your blog. My favorite part of quilting is the assembly process. I enjoy seeing it all coming together. katztoo1(at)frontier(dot)com

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  88. I already follow you on Bloglovin and be email. katztoo1(at)frontier(dot)com

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  89. Congratulations on 5 years of beauty and inspiration, and a big *Thank you!!!*
    Pat T.
    in Michigan

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  90. (Oops!! Forgot to mention that my favorite step in the process is the inspiration/design/planning/selection.... And, secondly, the completion.... The satisfaction felt in finishing! I love all of your celebration prizes, but perhaps would be most desirous of Gwen's book!)
    I am a follower of your wonderful blog!
    Pat T.
    in Michigan

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  91. I really enjoy the planning and the applique of quilts. I like the relaxation of letting your mind wander as you trace, cut, iron then glue your pieces and then end up with a cool picture. The charm packs look great. Thanks and congratulations on 5 years.

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  92. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU ON BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  93. CONGRATS ON YOUR BLOG>LOVE IT!
    I like just about every part of quilting, but I think the actual planning process and assembling the tools is my favorite!
    HAPPY STITCHING TO YOU!
    THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL GIVEAWAY TOO!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  94. Happy Blogiversary!!!

    My favorite part of quilting is seeing the top come together...love seeing progress as I go.

    Love the red & green bundle...but the charms are cool too! :)

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  95. Congrats on the 5 years! Oh I love that rose quilt!
    I enjoy sewing the binding down by hand...it means I finished another quilt! I would love to have the 3 half yard pieces.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  96. I follow you by bloglovin

    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  97. Congratulations!
    My favorite part is designing.
    I would love to win the 2 charm packs.
    ebbtide45 at yahoo dot com

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  98. I follow your blog on GFC.
    ebbtide45 at yahoo dot com

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  99. Angie, A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you! WOW! 5 years and 910 blogs. I've been following about three years and have enjoyed all of your beautiful creations!
    Hugs!
    Deanna B.

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  100. Congratulations! I enjoy picking the pattern and fabrics. Sewing the pieces by hand is relaxing. Have to see how piecing with a machine goes. Have to baste - before I could say anything. Quilting - hard decideing on a design(s). 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  101. Folling on bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  102. So much inspiration you offer! I did write a post about your blog and your giveaway...www.fabaricandmemories.blogspot.com! Congrats on the 'Blog-a-Versary!" Hope I can be around in 5 years too!

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