Monday, May 21, 2012

My First Giveaway Day

How exciting to be a part of Sew, Mama, Sew's Giveaway Day - Sewing and Craft Supplies!  And as it turns out, it's my very first Giveaway!


So what do I have in store for you? How about this fun book, Zakka Style by Rashida Coleman-Hale! It's filled with so many great little projects that are fast and easy to make. And it's not too late to enter the Zakka Style Sew-Along sponsored by LRstitched

You have 4 chances to enter. Enter a comment for each item you have done:
1. Leave a comment and tell me if you spend more time sewing in the summer or winter and why?
2. Follow my blog here at Mountain Quiltworks. It's a work in progress!
3. Go to Facebook and Like Mountain Quiltworks;
4. Follow me along on Twitter at MtnQuiltworks

Be sure to leave your email address as a way for me to contact when you are chosen the winner! If you are a No-Reply blogger, I have no way to contact you otherwise. I will do a random drawing from all the entries submitted on May 25th after the drawing closes at 6 p.m. Mountain Time. International entries are welcomed!

But that's not all! Don't forget to go back to Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day to check out all the other great Giveaways this week. It's all good!

394 comments:

  1. Ooh! More projects to get stuck in to.
    I sew more in the summer just because there are more hours in the day and it's a little bit cold in my workroom in the winter.
    Thank you!
    thetialys@gmail.com

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  2. Definitely more time sewing in the summer as it gets really cold in my sewing room during winter (unless I move the machine into the lounge room).

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  3. I haven't started yet. I tend craft more in the winter.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. GFC Follower.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I sew more in the winter since school is in session and I am *free* from 7:30am until 2:30pm to fill my days! Thanks for the chance to win this book!

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  6. I sew most when my husband is gone - he is deployed now so my nights are free

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  7. I definitely sew more in winter as I spend most of my free-time outside during summer.

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  8. I sew more in the summer just because I have a little more free time then. In winter I do more hand projects. Thanks!

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  9. I follow you on FB @CraftyMamaD

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  10. I sew more in the winter... In the summer I am so busy entertaining my kids :-)
    nydia@add-crafter.com

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  11. I don't really know when I sew more but I imagine it's the winter because I travel a bit more in the summer.

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  12. Winter for sure - summer is running, hiking, biking, and beach season :)

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  13. Laurette (Beitz1@aol.com)May 21, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    I do more sewing in the summer. I am in school during the fall/winter which doesn't leave a lot of time for sewing. If I had my way, I would be sewing all the time. :)

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  14. I'm kind of bi-polar when it comes to sewing. I'll go through a period where I'll sew a ton and then I'll put it down and won't pick it up again for months. I think I sew the most in the summer because I have less going on with the kids out of school. Thank you for the opportunity to win

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  15. I just sew all the time. I LOVE it!
    Judith.
    judithlynes(at)btinternet(dot)com

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  16. I think I sew more in the summer, my kids love running around outside and makes their naps a little longer :)

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  17. This book is on my wishlist! I sew much more most winters but expect to be busy sewing this summer too :)

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  18. I probably sew a bit more in the winter, mainly because I make gifts for Christmas. I should try getting those done earlier in the year, though!

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  19. I sew only in the winter, summer is for crochet, hee hee!

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  20. Probably more in the winter which is odd because I actually have less time in the winter...

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  21. i definitely sew more in the winter because it's gift giving season. I also spend more time indoors so it's conducive to sewing!

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  22. Probably least in summer and winter because of extreme temps and summer is when you want to be outside.

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  23. I really wouldn't know! Obviously I am out and about more during summer but I tend to make up for it in more productive sewing spurts. During the winter I like to curl up on the couch more which means I'll be either hand sewing or working on some crochet.

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  24. I think I sew more in the winter. When it's warm out and the sun is shining I feel guilty if I am inside sewing!

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  25. I do more in the winter where it is nice and warm. :)

    owensolivia@hotmail.com

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  26. Probably winter because it's cold outside!

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  27. I definitely sew more in the winter. I've got a lot of yard and a lot of plants that need my attention more in the summer.

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  28. I sew all the time, Summer, Winter, Spring, Fall, I don't discriminate ;) This book is on my wishlist, thanks for the giveaway! Hopefully I'll be able to cross it off :)

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  29. I'd say the season doesn't make much of a difference. I do enjoy binding in the winter--then I can snuggle under the quilt while doing the hand stitching!

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  30. I'd say winter because in the summer the kids are out of school and require all my attention.

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  31. I sew more in the winter because it is dark earlier and takes a lot more work to get bundled up to go outside.

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  32. I tend to sew more in the summer because of the lighter evenings and I'd love a chance to win a copy of this book

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  33. I spend more time sewing in the summer, in the winter it is nice here in arizona so I send more time outside!

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  34. I sew more in the winter. I think it's because I like to just be cozy inside. In Summer I try to get out and be a bit more active. :) Great giveaway, I've been wanting this book awhile and just haven't purchased it yet.

    craftinomicon@gmail.com

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  35. This book looks amazing! I sew more in the winter because my sewing room gets a little too warm in the summer.

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  36. i sew more in summer, since i have no classes and it's nice and bright in the evenings, which is my chief sewing time.

    you can reach me at supersharmie at gmail dot com :)

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  37. I tend to sew more in the spring and fall, actually, while hubby is off at his evening classes at school! So much easier to get things done when he isn't around being distracting. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. I also am a new Twitter follower (@stephmabry)

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  39. Now that I have a sewing room and a fenced backyard for the kids, I'd say summer. Here's hoping I get to spend lots of time sewing this summer!

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  40. Generous giveaway! I think I sew more in the summer, because my sewing room is in the basement and in the winter it gets really cold down there, lol :) Thanks for the chance!

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  41. I mostly spend every free minute sewing, no matter the season. There are so many projects I want to make! If only I didn't have to take time to sleep!

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  42. probably winter because it's -40 outside

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  43. With three little ones, I sew whenever I have a free moment, whatever the season!

    knspears (at) gmail (dot) com

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  44. I get more sewing done in the winter as I don't need to be at the allotment very much in the winter ;)

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  45. Thanks very much for this giveaway. Like one of the posters above, I sew whenever I can snatch a moment (two little ones, a husband and a full time job keep me pretty busy), regardless of the season.

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  46. I spend a lot more time during summer because I'm on school vacations !

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  47. It depends because I sew in waves. Right now, summer might win this year!!

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  48. blog follower

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  49. FB fan- Desiree Glaze

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  50. twitter follower- WeeShare

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  51. I love winter sewing hits a Hot cup of tea next to my sewing machine!
    thank you

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  52. Definitely more time sewing in the winter. I tend to be outdoors with the kiddos until after dark all summer long. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  53. I actually don't know when I sew more??? I do lots of crafts sporadically and just don't pay attention! :D Great giveaway! :)

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  54. I probably sew more in the winter just because my son is now almost 3 and when the sun is shining he wants to be out in his sandbox!

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  55. I'm following on Twitter too! @miloandmollyshop :)

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  56. I sew more in the Winter when my daughter is in school.

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  57. I sew more in the winter and spend more time outside in the summer. Hoping to start a hand sewing project I can take outside and work on.

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  58. I'm generally a summer sewer, I'm a knitter too so that is more wintry, then when the wool gets too warm I head for the fabric!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  59. Summer for sure. I do my knitting in the winter. I do not know why but i think it has to do with the flow of the fabric and not being as warm to work with as yarn is.

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  60. Summer - I seem to enter a hibernation phase in winter, and I tutor during term time so have no time in winter either!

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  61. in the summer because of the longer daylight hours.

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  62. Winter, because we travel a lot in the summer.

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  63. I sew more in the winter.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  64. I subscribe.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  65. i spend more time sewing in the winter becuase i live in an area that has snowy winters. thanks for the giveaway!

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  66. In the summer! I find the winter busy with Christmas, and we always get sick. Summer is hot here and I like hang out inside with my machine. ;0)

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  67. I think I sew about the same amount year round. It just depends on my MS and how I'm feeling. I spend a lot of time inside, out of the heat, in the summer which gives way for more sewing machine time!

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  68. I probably sew more in the winter, spring and fall. Our home doesn't have AC, so sewing when it's hot can be not fun!

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  69. I sew more in the summer because I teach sewing camps! Non=stop sewing fun!

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  70. I sew much more in the winter....I have large gardens to take care of during the summer...but I still sew and quilt. thank you. please stop by my blog and enter.

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  71. I sew more in the winter, when its dreary cold here and no one wants to go outside. Sewing is my fun indoor activity.

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  72. This book is on my wishlist! Thank you so much for the chance to win it! I sew all year round but I've found recently that I'm more productive in the summer than the winter. I think it's cause I love to be outside when it's cold but not when it's hot.

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  73. I would say it's pretty even - in winter, I do mainly machine sewing....in summer, I do mainly hand stitching.

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  74. tough call... I sew lots of gifts in the winter, but have more time for fun sewing and experimenting in the summer

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  75. I sew more in the winter because the weather makes it difficult to get distracted outside.

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  76. I sew more in winter, in summer I always end up outside! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  77. I sew more in the fall/winter/spring, just because it's probably pouring rain outside, and I hate getting wet! Summer time is for being outdoors!!

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  78. I think I quilt more in the summer because I seem to be so tired in the winter when it is dark!

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  79. More in the wintertime because summer gardening takes up a lot of my otherwise free time.

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  80. I spend more time on my sewing machine in winter because that's when my kids are at school and I have some free time to myself. :)

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  81. I used to sew more in summer and knit in winter, but I don't knit much now so it's about equal. It helps that I'm a hand sewer, so I take my sewing outside when it's nice.

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  82. Oh I so want this book!! I sew more in winter, as there is no air con in my sewing room and it's stinking hot here in Brisbane, Australia in the summer! (candkyins.crafts@gmail.com)

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  83. I don't know if there is a difference between summer/winter for me. Thank you for this awesome book.

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  84. I probably sew more in the summer and knit more in the winter... but in the few months leading up to Christmas I am on ALL-crafts overload. (4 of my family members also have birthdays right around that time, too...)

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    handmadebytracie (at) gmail (dot) com

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  85. Definitely the winter. It's too cold to do anything else.

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  86. I definitely spend more time sewing in the winter. It's so nice outside in the summer, and my daughter is off school, so I can't really justify staying in the house sewing all day. Unfortunately.

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  87. I spend more time in the summer because I was a student recently (and had off then) and now I'm a teacher!

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  88. The winter! Summer is way too busy!

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  89. Oh yes please. I have had this book on my 'waiting list' at teh library FOREVER. Would love to own a copy.
    Definitely more sewing in winter. In summer I am in the garden. In winter I am snug indoors with my stitching.

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  90. I sew in the summer because it's too hot to knit! (my other crafty passion!)

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  91. I sew more in winter (It's too cold to go outside) inspired(dot)gabi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. I'm following you on twitter.

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  93. I sew more in winter as I travel in the summer.

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  94. I definitely sew more during winter. The weather gets a little too nasty for me during winter, so it's stay in time for me.

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  95. I sew more in summer ... in winter I am drawn to knitting and making lots of warm things like jerseys, scarves and hats

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  96. hmmmmm.....I like summer sewing, but find that I can make more time in winter....
    Thank you for making the giveaway open to internationals xx
    ibs102(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  97. Probably more in summer actually. I can take my lovelies outside and sit in the shade and sew away. In winter I get way too much cabin fever to sit patiently and sew.

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  98. I have no idea why but I seem to spend more time sewing in the summer

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  99. I follow in GFC thanks for the chance to win this book I have heard so much about it

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  100. I live in East Africa where there is no winter ever. I sew on weekends when I get time off work but do all my cutting and fitting during the week.

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  101. I like you on facebook and in life :)
    This book is my Moby Dick so I hope to win (and cross my fingers)
    istr1.blogspot.com
    zamoskvoreche@gmail.com

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  102. i sew all the time (well when i get the chance. Its always abit less in winter, it always feels like bedtime!

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  103. Winter because there are less daylight hours to be outside gardening. :)

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  104. That is a hard call but I probably spend a bit more time in the winter because I like to make a lot Christmas gifts.
    kirkwood0419(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  105. Definitely sew more in the winter - I tend to stay indoors more and it's much nicer to iron/press when it's cold!

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  106. Winter, In the summer I have my garden

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  107. I usually spend more time sewing in the winter because during the summer I am outside so much with my girls.
    Thanks,
    Erin
    emstone28@gmail.com

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  108. I tend to do more sewing in the winter. In the summer it's more the garden that has my attention.
    gittehknudsen@hotmail.com

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  109. I think I sew more in the winter, but that might be because my husband travels more during the winter months! The projects from this book all look great -- thanks so much for participating in Giveaway Day!

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  110. I definitely sew more in the winter. Beach and garden in the summer!

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  111. It depends on my mood and not so much on the season... though in summer i spend lots more time outside or on small trips, so i tend to do more handsewing than in winter.

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  112. I sew more in the winter because I always procrastinate Christmas gifts until December! This book looks great - thanks for the chance to win! annie@gluegunannie.com

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  113. Definitely more time is spent sewing in the winter. There is less gardening to do so I have a little more free time!

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  114. Happy 1st giveaway! I think I sew more in the summer.

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  115. wow Barb! Good for you! Nice giveaway, and I have been curious about this book since I first saw it. Have fun!

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  116. I think....I sew more in the winter, probably because the kids are in school

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  117. I am following your blog :-)

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  118. You would think it would be winter but actually in the summer I retreat to a cottage by a bay and while I spend as much time as possible out of doors -- there are always rainy days and evenings with no nightlife (and no tv)

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  119. What a lovely book. I'd love to own it. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

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  120. I follow you on Twitter. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  121. I craft and sew more in the winter because summers are always more busy with travelling.

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  122. Oh haha, that's a funny question -- I thought I would say the winter because there's nothing else to do, but there's so much more daylight in the summer (and I almost never sew with indoor lighting). So...not sure? But hey, thanks for your giveaway!

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  123. I'm a summer sewer, I sell at a farmers market so that is a busy time of year. Once winter comes I take a break!

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  124. I sew more in winter, because my yard isn't fenced in (yet!)so I can't really sew outside and chase my toddler, but I try to stay out there as much as possible with my son! In winter I sit around on the couch and sew all the time it seems :)

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  125. i sew more in the winter than the summer

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  126. Hmmm, that is a good question. I would probably say winter, but I will have to pay attention this summer!

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  127. I spend more time sewing in the winter. It gets quite snowy here but in the summer I only want to be outside and so do my kids!

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  128. I spend more time sewing the summer and designing in the winter mostly because of my school schedule.

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  129. For some reason I sew more in the summer when my studio is hot. Makes no sense.

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  130. I sew more in the winter -- too cold to go outside where I live!

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  131. I generally sew more in the summer because I'm out of school! I'm a graduate student :)

    Julia @ Stars&Sunshine
    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  132. I'm following you through GFC :)

    Julia @ Stars&Sunshine
    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  133. I liked you on facebook :)

    Julia @ Stars&Sunshine
    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  134. And I'm following you on twitter

    Julia @ Stars&Sunshine
    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  135. I spend more time sewing in the winter!

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  136. I think I spend more time sewing in the summer, because our schedules aren't so rigid with the kids being in school and all.

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  137. i spend more time sewing in the summer and knitting in the winter. i don't know why! maybe winter seems more appropriate for working with warm wool and summer for breezy cotton :-)
    thank you for the lovely giveaway!
    xx,
    erika

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  138. Probably more in the winter, but anytime i can squeeze it in with 2 little girls :)

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  139. I love to sew in the winter because I live in sunny Barcelona in Spain and the weather is so good in the summer that I love oing out!

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  140. Hmmm...probably summer because I live in the desert and can't really spend that much time outside in these hot months!

    Thanks so much!
    lwghosts at yahoo dot com

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  141. I sew more in the winter! in the summer I like to work in my garden!

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  142. I think I spend more time sewing in the summer. I have more energy in the summer, winter can be too dreary and zap my energy and inspiration.

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  143. Tough question. I think I sew more in the winter as I'm indoors more.

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  144. Hmm, I. Never really thought about it, but I suppose I sew more n the winter just because we're inside more. Thanks!

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  145. I sew more in the winter - during the summer there are more things going on.

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  146. Oh, I am dying to get my hands on that book...

    I think I spend more time sewing in the summer, because in the winter I spend a lot of time knitting. I don't love having my hands in all that wool when the weather is warm. :) xo

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  147. I don't think it's more or less depending on the season, it's up to my daughter when I get to sew!

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  148. Winter, but I don't know why!

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  149. I have more time to sew in the summer because we homeschool and during the school year, I have to split my time. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  150. in san diego, it could be either, but mostly it's when i want to finish a gift!

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  151. Winter I think, cos the weathers rubbish and I've got less money to go out with or craft fairs to go to!

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  152. I would say that I sew probably an equal amount of time in the summer as in the winter. I might tend to have more portable sewing projects in the summer to take along while traveling though. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  153. I now am following you on Twitter too. :)

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  154. I spend more time sewing in the winter because in the summer there's too much sun to stay inside!

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  155. I spend more time sewing in the winter because I don't have to share my sewing time with yard work! Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. My friend is making all of the projects and they are delightful!

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  156. I sew more in the summer because I like to knit more in the winter.

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  157. Liked you on facebook, too!

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  158. I like sewing more in the winter, though I like to have a whole bunch of quilts waiting to be hand bound so I can take them on day trips with me to finish up, I love coming home with a finished quilt!

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  159. I tend to sew when it is needed so I don't really know.

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  160. My sewing time is pretty equally divided between the seasons. Just finding the time is the problem.

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  161. I think probably about the same. Although I may sew a little more as the holidays are approaching. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  162. I don't think there is a difference for me, I sew all the time.

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  163. I sew more in the summer than in the winter! For me, it is a matter of weather; I live in northern Florida, where it is already too hot to be outside most days. My workroom is air conditioned, with sparkle lights rimming the ceiling, and a CD player ready to provide music to sing with as I sew.

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  164. I am a new follower of your blog - so happy that I found you!

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  165. I "like" you on Facebook. This is the perfect giveaway - so many are sewing along with this book!

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  166. It doesn't matter what the season...whenever I get the chance.
    sntbosch(at)msn(dot)com

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  167. Winter. The kids are at school and aren't expecting me to be the entertainment committee like they do in the summer!

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  168. Definitely in the winter. It can get too hot in the summer to have fabric all over you. Plus we seem to be more active and out and about in the summer.

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  169. I haven't started YET, hoping to start SOON I get my very first sewing machine. How exciting! Great giveaway! lisanho@hotmail.com

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  170. I sew more in the winter, since I do a lot of quilting. It can be kind of warm to be under the quilt at the machine in the summer!

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  171. I think equally. I love to sew whenever I have free time.

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  172. I think more in the winter since the cold and snow of the Midwest keeps me indoors. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  173. I think it depends on the weather-snow days at school = sew days.

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  174. i spend more time sewing in summers as the days are longer

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  175. I spend more time sewing in the winter because we are always swimming in the summer!

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