Monday, May 21, 2012

SewMamaSew Giveaway Day Has Begun!!

Yes the day has finally begun.  It is the SewMamaSew Giveaway Day which only happens twice a year.


Now before we go on to what I am giving away, please go over to my other blog 'Michell's Cross Stitch'  and check out my give-away there too.
So what am I giving away today on this blog?

The first winner win get this lovely Moda Nostalgia Turnovers pack.  This has 80 triangles and if you join the half square triangle blocks you will have a 5" square with seams. 



The second winner will get this Pin Cushion and a Fat Quarter with a native New Zealand bird called the Tui on it.




Tui are common throughout New Zealand in forests, towns and on off-shore islands. They are adaptable and are found not only in native forests, bush reserves and bush remnants but also in suburban areas, particularly in winter if there is a flowering gum about.

These attractive birds can often be heard singing their beautiful melodies long before they are spotted. They are recognisable by their distinctive white tuft under their throat, which contrasts dramatically with the metallic blue-green sheen to their underlying black colour.




So what do you have to do to enter?

Just leave a comment.  Any old comment will do.

I would love it if you would follow me, but that is not a requirement.

Only one comment please.

Entries close Friday 25 May 5pm PST or here in New Zealand that is 12pm Saturday

I will post anywhere and everywhere

Please make sure you are if you are a no-reply blogger to leave your email address, as if I can not get hold of you, I will redraw.

And don't forget to go over to Michell's Cross Stitch to enter another giveaway.

Good luck.

258 comments:

  1. what lovely prizes Michell.cheers shez.xx

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  2. Awe...lovely! Thanks for a chance to win...and I love listening to birds singing. =)

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  3. Beautiful bird! Great Giveaway! Thank you. I don't comment often, but I love your posts with all the garden pictures.

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  4. I follow you already Michell...what great prizes!

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  5. Love your give away and will pop over to your other one as well. Have a great week.
    Quilthug :-)

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  6. Great giveaway! I am a follower.

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  7. Hello from a wet and miserable France! Thanks for the giveaway, and if you have some sunshine would you please send me some!!

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  8. great giveaway, thanks for the chance!

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  9. lovely prizes! I'd actually never heard about turnovers before!

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  10. i'm loving your blog. i've subscribed to your rss feed. :) have a lovely giveaway day.

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

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  11. I love turnovers--great giveaway! I'm following you now--such a fun blog!

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  12. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. That's a pretty bird!

    Would love the turnover pack!

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

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  14. thanks for the tui information!

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  15. Those are incredibly lovely fabrics! Thank you :)

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  16. What a lovely bird that is, I do love learning about places I've never visited (I'm in Canada)

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  17. Oh, my goodness, that bird is so awesome. I am a bird watcher and we have some pretty amazing birds too but nothing like that blue bird.

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  18. What a pretty bird ! We love to see new varieties at our feeders, but certainly haven't ever seen one like that !

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. A comment. Hmm. It's currently stormy outside, which is actually kind of nice. Although it makes me not want to go and check the mail.

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  20. I love precuts, and since I plan on doing charity quilts this year, it will help in making beautiful quilts, a lot faster and easier, for me.

    Debbie

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  21. I love that bird! I'd also not heard of turnovers but it makes me want some cake!!

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  22. Nostalgia is one of my favorite fabric lines! I do hope I win it and thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. I think the turnovers would be so fun to play with!

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  24. Turnovers! I've only seen the strip and square pre-cuts before. It's nice to see something different!

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  25. Thanks for the great giveaways!
    This is such gorgeous fabric.

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  26. I lived in NZ last year and was so so sad to leave, loved the Tui, what a crazy bird! Miss our life and home in NZ :(

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  27. Yay for a kiwi blog!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. I've never seen the Turnovers before either- it's a thing of myths here in the UK but I totally could use them- I hate cutting triangles and usually sew them as squares and cut them in half!

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  29. I've never worked with triangles, but they sure look fun!
    And I've wanted to visit NZ for ages. :)

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  30. I am a follower. I have not worked with turnovers before. Should be interesting if I would win!

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  31. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. Thank you for the chance. I took a peek at your other blog and see you too love those ladies...I have Sabrina (Mirabilia) partially stitched. She'll be beautiful when finished.

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  33. Thank you for this giveaway and the info on the Tui. I live in Texas, USA and our state bird is the Mockingbird.

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  34. I've never used a turnover. It could be fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. Would love to win
    sntbosch(at)msn(dot)com

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  36. Love the bird -- love knowing what it is, and where it is from, as well!

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  37. Love precuts! And need a new pincushion!

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  38. This comment is old and is named Any. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. gorgeous fabrics - would love to win either ;-)
    thanks for the opportunity ;-)

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  40. Terrific giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  41. It's funny to me that that is that birds name. Tui is a beautiful town in Spain. It's in the provence of Galicia where my family is from. It was an christian episcopal see by the 6th century and was even mentioned by Pliny the Elder and Ptolemy. It's just across the Minho River from Portugal. Beautiful bird and beautiful town.

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  42. Greetings from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada! :D

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  43. Greetings from Minnesota. The giveaway is wonderful. Thanks for the chance. I follow.

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  44. Hmm...I think I need to get out more, I've never seen turnovers before!

    :) debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  45. That tui fabric is so gorgeous!

    Julia @ Stars&Sunshine
    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  46. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  47. That is a truly beautiful bird. We like to keep track of all the birds we've seen in our back yard, but we're in WI, so definitely not one of those.

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  48. I have never used a turnover before. Just cut into my first layer cake to make a mother's day gift for mom....very excited to try a new shape. thanks!

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  49. Turnovers are a new pre-cut to me. They look like fun. No birds as colorful as that here in MN, it is gorgeous.

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  50. Beautiful bird and beautiful fabric. Thanks for the chance.

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  51. I think that New Zealand must be a very beautiful place. It is a place I have often wanted to visit.
    You have created some lovely things for your giveaway.
    I have liked your facebook page to be able to follow you.
    Regards from western Canada,
    Anna

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  52. Love the fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. Love the fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. i have never used a turnover. would love to

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  55. I love the Tui! Beautiful fabric, I would have to make something for my Kiwi partner using that! Although I could also use a pin cushion, so it's a win either way for me! Thanks for the chance to win in this generous giveaway!

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  56. WHat a great giveaway - I have never had a turnover, so I would love to try it out. I love HSTs, so it may be the perfect thing for me!

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  57. What fun prizes you have choosen. Thanks for the chance to win one of them.

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  58. I hope to win the second parcel, the pin cushion in too cute.

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  59. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.hope to go to New Zealand for a holiday. Am a new follower.
    anghhong@yahoo.com

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  60. I love using half square triangles in quilts. Thanks for this chance to win. Cyrille
    cyrile.saura(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. I have a friend smitten with birds...she'd adore a bird quilt and she's the first one I thought of when I saw your picture.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  62. I've always wanted to do a triangle quilt!!!

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  63. Lovely giveaway - thanks for the opportunity :)

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  64. Hi from a new follower in Adelaide, South Australia. Cute giveaways too! Went to New Zealand when I was 12 and loved it. Definitely coming back one day!

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  65. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  66. Hello from Virginia! This looks like fun, I have never sewn with turnovers before.
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. Love it and can't wait to sew a lil something with it!!

    xo Steph

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  68. That is such a pretty bird. Thank for the chance to win such lovely prizes

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  69. What a lovely giveaway! Thank you for the chance... xo

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  70. Thanks for the chance - those turnovers would be a new cut for me!

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  71. For my first quilt I plan on using pre-cut fabric and I am loving the fabric you picked for your giveaway!

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  72. You know, I have never seen a triangle charm pack befor!. Very cool.

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  73. What a beautiful bird! I've never heard of a tui before!

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  74. Thank you for the chance to win! It was great learning about the Tui.

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  75. My in-laws were missionaries in Papua New Guinea so they have lots of interesting bird pics as well!

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  76. I'm a follower and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  77. Thanks so much for the chance to win. Hi from across the Tasman Sea...

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  78. Hi! Thank you for being part o the giveaway, I should actually get my bum in gear and get mine posted! Take care!

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  79. Lovely giveaway, thank you :)

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  80. I don't know that I've ever seen turnovers. That's pretty cool!

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  81. thanks for the great giveaway

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  82. Hello from Florida!! I love the turnovers. Half the work is done already :-) Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  83. Thanks for a great giveaway!
    I'm a follower :)
    knightmom03@gmail.com

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  84. Thank you for the giveaway. The turnovers and fabric are lovely.

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  85. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!!! Love rading about your native bird. Traveling to New Zealand is on my bucket list. Take care!

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  86. I would love to visit NZ someday. I had a good friend who was from there, and he talked about it all the time.

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  87. What a beautiful bird! My favorite, here in Texas, is the Mockingbird...they're not nearly as lovely to look at, but oh how they can sing!

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  88. Writing from the US here; New Zealand sounds so exotic and faraway; hope to visit someday as it looks like a gorgeous country! Thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  89. Thanks for the giveaway. I love song birds!

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  90. What a gorgeous bird! You live in a beautiful place! The scenery sounds so exotic. Would love to visit one day!

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  91. That is a beautiful bird! I love birds, and listening to them sing at 4am is a nice treat to hear them outside our windows (when I'm up feeding my baby LOL).

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  92. Thanks for the chance to win. I love the bird. When I was a kid I raised one that I "Rescued" (Knocked) out of its nest. It was fun kept it all summer tell it was healthy and then it left near the end of summer.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

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  93. Thank you for the chance to win ! I whish you and your family a sunny week !

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  94. Would love to visit New Zealand--thanks for introducing me to a new bird that I'd like to see! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  95. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  96. Oooohhh! I've never used a Turnover before!

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  97. I love learning about new birds especially ones that are not native to Missouri

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  98. I just saw the Missouri Star you tube tutorial on Stack and Whack Quilt using Turnovers! I would love to try it! Thanks for the chance!

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  99. Such lovely fabric... and cute pincushion to. the half triangles are such a good idea. I'm always cutting squares in half!!

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  100. lovely prize, I haven't used turnovers yet :)

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  101. What a lovely bird. We want to go to New Zealand some day ... if only it weren't so far away! Europe's so much easier...

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  102. a turnover of those lovely fabrics seems delightful. the pincushion and tui fabric sound great, too. what a gorgeous bird...will have to see if i can find it's song on the internet somewhere. thanks for the opportunity and have a great day

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  103. Wow, what a fantastic giveaway. I would love to enter. Thank you xx

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  104. Awesome fabric you are going to give away. I love to give it a chance to win this! Thank you for giving the opportunity! Kind regards, Conny

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  105. How exciting I haven't used turnovers before

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  106. I prefer my turnovers in apple, but not from McDonald's!

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  107. Thanks for the giveaway! My little boy has been interested in New Zealand birds since he had a school project about the Kakapo.

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  108. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway! The tui bird is beautiful - how lucky to be able to see them.

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  109. I have never even heard of turnovers - where do they get these ideas...what will be next?! Bakewells? Eclairs?! Thanks for the chance!

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  110. I haven't seen turnovers before - I need to study them closely...

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  111. Such a beautiful bird , most unusual . Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway.

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  112. I've never used a turnover before! Beautiful fabric-thanks!

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  113. I've never bought or used a turnover pack but I know I'd figure out something to make with it!

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  114. beautiful bird! and trivia!

    thanks for the giveaway

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  115. Oh my gosh that bird is amazing. I am always surprised by the beauty of the wild life in pictures of AU.

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  116. Hello Michelle. Thank you for giving away such great prizes. I haven't heard about Turnovers before. I like the idea of being able to buy half-square triangles. For some reason, they are hard for me to cut right so this is nice to be able to buy them. I will be on the lookout for them now.

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  117. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Have a great week :)

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  118. What lovely fabrics thank you for telling me about the bird.

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  119. Lovely fabrics Michell. I am already a follower of your blog. Thank-you for the chance to win.

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  120. thanks for the prizes! pretty bird.

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  121. Very cool giveaway. Thanks!!

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  122. Oh what gorgeous goodies ... thanks Michell!

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  123. the bird is gorgeous as is the photo you posted - thanks for the lovely giveaway

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  124. Sew fun! Love finding new blogs on SMS day:-)

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  125. Sew fun! Love finding new blogs on SMS day:-)

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  126. I love seeing those turnovers/triangle packs, they remind me of sandwiches!!

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  127. Thanks for the giveaway! I also adore learning about birds :-)

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  128. I am having so much fun discovering new blogs and am happy to add yours to my list. Thanks so much!

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  129. Cherry turnovers are my fav but these look yummy too!

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  130. Aren't birds wonderful?! So many colors and songs! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  131. What a gorgeous bird. Such shiny feathers. Thanks for sharing.

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  132. Thanks for the chance to win such a nice giveaway!

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  133. Thanks for the chance to win!
    b.zanninelli@gmail.com

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  134. These are absolutely gorgeous!!

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  135. Very pretty bird. How do you pronounce Tui?

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  136. I have not seen turnovers before but HST are top of my fave list

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  137. Hi Neighbour - I am writing from the "Big Island" of Australia : )

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  138. Thanks for the chance to win! The fabric is great :)

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  139. Hoping to visit NZ from the UK next Easter with my husband and kids...so excited!

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  140. What a neat bird! Thank you for sharing! My question for my giveaway is "what is your favourite bird" and I'm enjoying looking up all these new birds. I've never seen the Tui, thanks for showing me! Love your give away as well!! :-)

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  141. Thank you for the lovely prize and for including information about the bird. It is always nice to learn something new, and if I win the fabric it is nice to know about it!

    New Zealand is one of those places that I have always wanted to visit, it looks SO beautiful.

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  142. That is seriously a beautiful bird!

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  143. Thanks for a beautiful giveaway!

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  144. Tui is such a gorgeous bird!

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  145. Thank you for the chance to win! mjalfano19@gmail.com

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  146. Lovely prizes! I love precuts-hate to cut, love to sew!

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  147. Beautiful bird! We've just got a bird book here and are checking off all the new ones we see.

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  148. Thank you for the lovely blog and giveaway, This is fun, all these giveaway, I am getting corpal tunnel.. funnymesjc@gmail.com

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  149. Love the Tui. Beautiful bird.

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  150. Great fabric, thanks for the chance!

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  151. I like learning about birds with my fabric. :)

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  152. I love bird fabrics, and it's always fun to learn about animals that aren't local to my neck of the woods!

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  153. Me tornei seguidora.Este pássaro é maravilhoso mesmo,tenho uma amiga-quase-filha que foi morar aí na sua terra.Monique já tinha me contado,aí é tão longe...eu sou brasileira.Volto aqui depois,obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  154. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  155. Beautiful bird and what a great giveaway!

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  156. turn-overs are sew much fun! Love the tui! thanks for opportunity to win

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  157. I'm a new follower! I'm really enjoying finding all these vlogs via the sms giveaway day! i'm a new sewer and it's been difficult to find quality tutorials online! thanks for participating!

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  158. thats an awesome bird, my 3 yr old just looked at it forever!

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  159. such a lovely prize!
    I havent worked with a turnover before.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  160. What a great prize, thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  161. I would so love to visit New Zealand one day!

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  162. I was delighted to discover your blog. Thanks for offering the generous giveaway.

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  163. Hi there Michell...came over to check out your colour swap and saw this giveaway..please count me in!

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  164. New Zealand is on my bucket list. I have a cousin in law from New Zealand. She went to BYU Hawaii, married and now lives in Utah. If she is representative of the culture you have an incredible place! I love her. THanks for the giveaway.

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  165. Beautiful! I've never used a turnover before, but it sparks all sorts of ideas!

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  166. Thanks for the giveaway! I really like the nostalgia patterns

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  167. Here's my "any old comment" ;)

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  168. New follower. Would be neat to receive something from New Zealand. My parents tried immigrating there in the early 80's, but they were denied entry. Now I'm off to your cross stitch blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

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