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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

March Sponsor News and a Giveaway!

It's the middle of the month, and that means it's time to get lucky with the latest collections, news, and sales at some of my favorite shops!  Oh yes.  This post definitely includes a giveaway as well, so read on, my friends!


Let's kick off with something fitting for the holiday at hand, shall we?  Jodie at Fort Worth Fabric Studio has put together two bundles in honor of St. Patrick's Day that are really great stash builders.

As a lover of all things green, you know I am having a hard time resisting that emerald Lucky Charmers bundle, but at just over $10 for five FQ's, I feel absolutely no guilt in giving in.  The other bundle is called Pot 'O Gold, and is a fun mix of metallic gold fabrics- so fun!  Check them out!

         Fort Worth Fabric Studio


If you're looking to build up your stash, (and honestly, aren't we always?) then you definitely won't want to miss the HUGE Spring Sale going on at Five Monkey Fabrics.


I absolutely cannot resist chevrons and polkadots.  I think they work in almost every quilt, and there are so many variations of color, size, etc. that they are really fun to use.  Five Monkey Fabric's selection of these basics, as well as a whole lot of other fabrics, is excellent, and when they're on sale, they're hard to beat!

                    Five Monkey Fabrics

Tons of fabrics are available on sale in bundles, or as yardage, so you can get exactly what you need.  FYI- the term "need" is used very loosely around here, ha!  The sale ends on Sunday, 3/20, so don't miss out!


 LouLou's Fabric Shop has some great happenings as well, including the arrival of a few new collections.  The Lullaby collection by Kate and Birdie is so sweet, as well as Mama Said Sew Volume II by Sweetwater.


       

LouLou’s Fabric Shop
They've also added several collections that are now available for preorder, and you can save 10% anytime on those with the code preorder.


Right now though, LouLou's is having a special sale for St. Patrick's Day!  You can save 17% on your entire order (excluding preorders and sale items) with the code stpat17 today through Saturday, 3/19 only.







Lady Belle Fabrics always has some drool-worthy fabrics and bundles, and this month is no exception.  Just look at this bundle of V and Co.'s Ombre fabrics!  Oh my goodness.  So gorgeous!


There are several other bundles on sale right now as well, including Tula Pink's Chipper,  Fleet and Flourish, and this bundle that I have been eyeing for awhile.  Yes, my friends.  I think I am finally about to take the plunge into some Liberty Lawn fabric.






We all know that this fabric is pretty expensive, but I love that Lady Belle offers this bundle in sizes down to fat sixteenths (9" x 13").  That means that you can get a sampling of 22 delectable prints without breaking the bank.



                   Lady Belle Fabric
       



I don't know about you, but I think the internet has been instrumental in advancing quilting in recent years.  There is SO much fantastic information available with a quick Google search, at any hour.  And though I have experienced some wonderful paid classes online (and in shops as well for that matter), you can find a plethora of free tutorials out there as well.

A perfect example is the Fat Quarter Shop's youtube channel.  FQS has video tutorials on everything from basic how-to's, to quilt alongs on their channel, and they're fun to watch!


Fat Quarter Shop is also sponsoring a wonderful giveaway today, a fat quarter bundle of the Gardening collection, with 13 fat quarters.  These cute prints just scream "spring"!

Keep reading for details on how to enter!


         Fat Quarter Shop

Southern Fabric always has beautiful fabrics at wonderful prices, with great customer service to boot! 


Right now, they have several new arrivals, and lots of new items on sale, including Kate Spain's Aria, as well as Skopelos and Glitz Garden, all available in bundles and yardage!


                    Southern Fabric


            









             
At Shabby Fabrics, my latest obsession are their Seventh Heaven bundles.  These are perfect little stash builders, containing seven FQ's each, and they are available in a gorgeous variety of colors.  I've only pictured a few of my favorite groups here, but there are 25 different choices!



         Shabby Fabrics





And last, but certainly not least is Fabric Tree!  Fabric Tree's selection of fabrics may be smaller, but they certainly are beautiful, and with great prices and wonderful customer service, you should definitely check them out!  As an independent Etsy shop, they are also willing to put together custom orders for you.  Just ask!

I am loving the Floriography collection by Riley Blake, and I think I'll be getting some of that soon!  These fabrics are the perfect colors for the beginning of spring!

            Fabric Tree


Okie dokie, friends!   I hope you'll take some time to browse around my favorite fabric spots and take advantage of some of the amazing specials going on.  Before you do that though, you'll want to take some time to enter today's giveaway!  Just leave a comment on this post to let me know your favorite springtime activity.  Remember to leave an email address if you're a no-reply blogger, and one entry per person please!  Unfortunately, replies to your own comment counts as an entry (the system numbers those, too), so remember to put your email address in your comment.  Additional  replies/comments/entries are always deleted.  I'll announce a winner at next week's NTT!

This giveaway is now closed.  Watch for the winner at this evening's NTT!  If you missed this one, be sure to subscribe to my posts with your favorite blog reader or through email, so you don't miss out next time.  I host giveaways every single month!

May the Luck 'O the Irish smile upon you!  Happy stash building!


108 comments:

  1. I love quilting any time of year but in springtime the windows are open and I am enjoying the warm breezes while I sew.

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  2. My favorite is gardenning and getting the garden ready to plant. dhoctor@sbcglobal.net

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  3. Oh Wow! I love this monthly presentation each month. Not just for a chance to win a great fabric, but a reminder to go mosey around fabric shops. Yes, the internet HAS done wonders to promote quilting.

    crdelater at yahoo dot com

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  4. I think my favorite spring activity is being outside working in the yard or just sitting on the porch enjoying the fresh air after being cooped up for the winter

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  5. I love being outside in the springtime. It rejuvenates my soul!
    laura.harris1073@gmail.com

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  6. Quilting with the windows open and a cool breeze fluttering through the curtains is definitely near the top of the list; but I'll have to go with something outdoors - kayaking!

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  7. Oh I love those bundles!! My favorite spring time activity is going to different parks to walk. surivor9872@yahoo.com

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  8. My favorite Spring activity is being outside enjoying the warm sunshine and working in my flower garden.

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  9. My favorite spring thing is walking around my yard looking for signs of flowers coming up.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  10. My favourite spring activity is getting back to walking/running outside in the fresh air. kristawells at nl dot rogers dot com

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  11. Our family always plays poo sticks and duck racing in our brook on Easter Sunday with all of the children. My two Daughters are growing up fast but we still enjoy it every year! In the spring time sunshine and the new coming flowers. :0)

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  12. Awesome fabrics and some great deals and inspiration! Our family does lots of mountain biking in the Spring (it's our race season here!). Off this weekend to a race! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I love being outside and planting flower gardens.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  14. I love walking my dogs in the spring. Sew in the morning. Walk all afternoon :-)

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  15. My favorite thing to do is get out in the garden and start cleaning it up. Watching for things to sprout up is pretty exciting. willowis4@hotmail.com

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  16. I like gardening, preparing to garden, walking in the early morning in a nearby park and listening to the wonderful song birds sing their unique songs. The renewal of life comes in the Spring, so exciting.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  17. Getting out to the flower bed to get it ready for planting, also walking in the nice weather.

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  18. All of the fabrics are so beautiful, and they all speak of spring! I love spring with all of the flowers blooming even though they mess up my sinuses. I wish we had flowers all year around.
    My little begonia on the patio has bloomed nearly all winter. I didn't cover it up or anything, and we had some pretty cold night here in N. Louisiana. Our azaleas are starting to bloom and the bridal wreath!

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  19. Spring is my favorite season and after having such a long winter, I am anxious to get out in the gardens. I will be cleaning them up and prepping for new plantings and annuals for summer color and blooms! duchick at gmail dot com

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  20. Checking for signs of spring, Geese overhead, Pussywillows, Crocus, Robins and other birds returning, etc. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  21. Well, my absolute favorite spring pastime is gardening. Although; this year will be only my third garden ever. I'm seventy years young and have been living with a small very shading yard for the past thirty-three years until purchasing a sunny place in the country two years ago. Each year my garden has become a little bit bigger. One of my favorite summertime pleasures is putting free boxes of extra produce out by the road and watching cars stop and smile and wave as they fill up sacks of goodies. There are too many people like I was before that don't have a place to grow fresh vegetables . . . I love grocery shopping in the backyard, LOL. Thanks for this opportunity to have a chance at your beautiful give-a-way :)
    Connie :)

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  22. My favourite springtime activities would be gardening and walking. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  23. Walking. I love to get out and walk down the road and smell all the flowers!

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  24. I love to get out into my gardens and see all that new growth peeking through the soil. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. I live in Charleston, sc, so one of my favorite spring activities is to be outside enjoying the beautiful flowers. Love your Vertigo quilt!! So funny..... Jspwarren at aol dot com

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  26. MY FAVORITE SPRING ACTIVITY IS PLANTING "SOMETHING"! THANK YOU+FQS FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  27. I love to plant things in the spring, even though I tire of taking care of them in July or thereabouts.
    lesley209@gmail.com

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  28. My favorite springtime activity is quiltmaking. Summer, fall, and winter, too!
    dawn@firstlightdesigns.com

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  29. I love just being outside, but as silly as it sounds, my favorite thing about spring is being able to see the sun again! With my work schedule, most days during the winter are dark when I leave for work and dark when I get off. I love getting to see some sun now! :)

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  30. Lots of great deals and quilty goodness in this post. Absolutely love the polka dots. My favorite spring time activity is hitting the Disney parks before the summer heat makes it too uncomfortable. It used to be spring planting when we lived up north but now we have full yard maintenance and my herbs and preferred flowers (tulips) don't grow well for me in Florida.

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  31. I love being able to take my morning coffee outside to sit on the deck drinking it.

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  32. OH LA LA :) soooo pretty! My favorite Springtime activity is planting veggies in my garden!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  33. My favorite springtime activity is going to the quilt shows we have around here. It seems a lot of the guilds like to have spring shows plus there is a big one in Chicago that I am going to this year!
    Sandy A

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  34. My favorite springtime activity is to clean up my yard after winter!

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  35. Opening the windows and letting the fresh air blow through. :)

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  36. loving warmers tempt. and getting out side in the sun bewtjwatgmaildotcom

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  37. I love spending time outside with my plants, but spring also is a great time to start a bright cheery quilt! Thanks for the great eye candy and chance to win great fabric.

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  38. My favorite springtime activity is being able to leave my winter coat in the closet! Haha. I am always so happy when I don't have to wear a coat anymore! And going for walks!

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  39. I love getting out and hiking in the spring, when temps are still a bit cool, the flowers are blooming, and the trees are leafing out. Great fabric collections! Thanks for the opportunity to shop, and to win!

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  40. I love starting collecting butterflies in the spring. The first ones have already started flying. Thanks for this giveaway.

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  41. Gardening has always made me love spring!

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  42. Quilting is my favorite activity, no matter what time of year!

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  43. I love being able to get all my flowers planted in the spring in anticipation of beautiful summer blooms.

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  44. Growing vege seedlings is my favourite activity in Spring. Especially tomato seedlings. Thanks for the giveaway. Tarnia.hodges at gmail.com

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  45. Love to work in the garden and add a lots of color to my outdoor view!

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  46. I try to meander each day in the yard to see the latest blossoms and buds that have appeared. Spring is my favorite time of the year.

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  47. Springtime is for planting and WEEDING! My children remind me it is for swinging and building towns in the sandbox.

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  48. Sewing is always a favorite, but I also love getting the garden going, taking long walks in the still crisp air and playing with my babes. And I have also started venturing out to the honeybees with my husband, the beekeeper. :)

    debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

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  49. My favorite Spring activity is gardening! I cannot wait to get some planting in! thanks!

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  50. I love being outside on my front porch watching the birds. I can't wait for the return of the Humming birds.

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  51. Thank you Kelly for a great give away! As for most, also for me spring is wonderful time for gardening. Even here the garden is green all the winter, it's so nice to get it cleaned and to add new flowers in spring. x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I enjoy getting out into my garden, jogging and sewing dresses in preparation for summer x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  53. Lots of scraps, love what you do with them. I like to quilting any time of year. Lots of things get in the way but just a few minutes at the machine is wonderful.

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  54. Bicycling and kayaking in the spring before it gets too hot in the summer - it energizes me to sew more!
    Quiltandsew-in@outlook.com

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  55. My favourite spring time activity is planting my summer vegetables, it makes me think summer is just around the corner. Jane, janefnhill@gmail.com

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  56. Being outside before the heat hits is always a treat! Taking the kids to the park, playgrounds, walking the dog! beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. I love getting outside and enjoying the sunshine and all the blooming plants and trees.

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  58. I love to quilt with the sun shining through the windows. It makes everything better! Lildeb575@yahoo.com

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  59. Cleaning up the garden and making it ready for Summer and to spend time in the garden :-)

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  60. I love take long walks with my husband and sweet little girl

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  61. My favourite activity is relaxing with a good sewing project in hand. The breeze that comes through the window is a plus though.
    abeed123123@gmail.com

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  62. Planting seeds with my kids is always fun-- we were just talking about getting peas started at lunch today!

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  63. Being in the hammock reading is probably my favorite thing in the spring -- before the mosquitoes come and chase me inside.

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  64. I am a lazy girl so my favorite springtime activity is to take time to smell all those wonderful flowers...freeshias are my favorite,

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  65. My favorite Springtime activity is being outside..seeing everything waking up ...turning green & blooming!! Also gettin the garden ready to plant... & seeing our Peach Trees bloom!! LOOOVE Spring! Is time for New Beginnings..fresh and sparkly!!! :)

    Thanks for chance to win your Give-a-way too!!! :D

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  66. My favorite springtime activity would be my annual Easter Egg hunt. I just love seeing everyone running around gathering eggs & prizes.

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  67. My favorite thing about spring is getting to ditch my winter coat, and leave the house in a sweatshirt!

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  68. I love aitting on thr porch, drinking tea and just enjoying the warmer weather!

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  69. My favourite springtime activity is going home back to Kingsville. :-) Whether it is Florida or southern Ontario, though, I think my absolute hands down favourite thing is listening with wonder to all the variety of bird songs. :-) Thank you for this; some shops I have not heard of...

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  70. My favorite Spring activities are getting outside to walk or go bicycling. So many beautiful fabrics in this post.

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  71. The fabrics in this post today are beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration. My favorite springtime activity is preparing my screened in porch with bright colored table toppers place mats, and coasters. I am so ready for the warmth of the sun. janie(dot)mccombs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  72. I love spring, and I love getting some pretty flowers in the garden, and walking with my neighbor!

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  73. My favorite spring activity is getting out the grill and cooking outside!

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  74. I enjoy watching my kids play baseball.

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  75. I love sunny spring walks - and also a good spring clean! X

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  76. My favourite spring activity is yard work. Getting the yard cleaned up and ready to turn green after a long, cold winter is the best! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  77. I love taking long walks in the warmer weather.

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  78. My favorite spring activity is photographing wild flowers. I'm supposed to be on a fabric diet, seeing all those fun fabrics makes it hard to stay on the wagon.

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  79. Great fabric highlights....thank you!! Now, my favorite Springtime acitvity...don't laugh, but it's that first time I get to mow the lawn again!! V:)

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  80. I love to sit outside on our deck with a cup of tea and hand quilt or read. Love the fresh air and warm sun after a long, cold winter!!

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  81. I love to go on picnics in the Spring. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  82. Flying kites with the kids, grecomara at gmail dot com

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  83. My favorite spring time activity is cleaning up the yard, out with the dead, in with the green!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  84. Gardening
    goldnplum at gmail (dot) com

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  85. My favorite springtime activity is planting annual flowers in pots around the front entry of my home!
    tstanulis@verizon.net

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  86. I can hardly wait for the snow to melt so I can go out and start cleaning up the flower garden and berry patch. Feels so good to get out in the sun without lugging a heavy coat. thanks for the chance of some new fabric. sewfabrics at outlook.com

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  87. Springtime gives me the itch to get my vegetable garden ready for planting!

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  88. I love seeing the new growth of tulips and daffodils sprouting from the ground. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  89. My favorite springtime activity is drawing with sidewalk chalk in our yard.

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  90. I love watching the spring flowers emerging.

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  91. Gardening and reading! Gretahoneycutt (at) gmail (dot) com

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  92. I love spring time. I like those first warm sunny days when can drive with windows down and a great song on the radio. I also love when finally time to plant flowers. Those spring colors always inspire my quilts. Need to get some great grass green materials. Email ekrichmond2106@yahoo.com

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  93. I love visiting the cherry blossoms in DC... but the allergies here in VA make me craaaaaaazy!

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  94. My favorite springtime activity is working on hand appliqué on the patio in the morning. It's not too hot, and the birds usually come and visit. email sewcrazyinohio@sbcglobal.net

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  95. I really miss walking in the park. That's my favorite thing to do in the spring!

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  96. Kelly, Springtime bicycle rides, off the beaten path so I can smell the tall green tree's and feel like I'm taller just being amongst them.
    Thank you so much, this is truly an awesome giveaway and I appreciate you and your sponsors so so much.

    bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  97. Well, we still have snow on the ground, but once spring kicks in my husband and I love to go for a ride on one of his motorcycles! That's our look-forward-to-it moment. annesimonot@sasktel.net

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  98. My favorite springtime activity is getting out for walks with the days getting longer!

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  99. We love to see the trees and plants come to life.
    Justicefam@aol.com

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  100. I love watching Humming birds and being in the garden.

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  101. During the Spring, I love watching the flowers bloom.
    jessbuter@hotmail.com

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  102. Biking this time of the year is so refreshing. jarvenpa1ne(at)gmail(dot)com

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  103. I enjoy planting my herbs & enjoy sitting outside when I get a chance! chris0855@gmail.com

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  104. Love planting the first flowers in spring and feeling the sun in my face.

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  105. I don't know if many would be calling 'washing windows' a favorite spring time event -- but Spring is when we wash the outside of the house down and clean all the windows. The beautiful sun streams in and it's a treat to air out the house!

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  106. Springtime means getting the camping trailer ready and stocked for summer getaways with the family.

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