Guest Blogger ... and THREE giveaways!

I'm a guest blogger over at Sew we Quilt today!





I hope you'll pop over and have a look.

It's a fabulous site with lots of great ideas for manicuring the stash.



And I'm having a giveaway - THREE in fact.



Yes, there will be three winners. The prize will be one of my e-patterns (a pattern that is e-mailed) for each winner.



To enter the giveaway, go to my website pattern pages and see if you can find a pattern that you would like, then leave a comment at the end of this post, and another comment on my post over at Sew we Quilt, telling me which one of the patterns you would like to win. The three winners will receive whatever pattern they choose from my range.




Giveway closes 12 noon Sunday 15th May, (Aust EST).
 



And don't forget to keep a look out NEXT WEEK for the next pattern in my free Block of the Month "Consider the Lilies" design.

Happy stitching
Val

PS - I am having terrible trouble with Blogger at the moment (as are a lot of other Australians evidently) and have had to use the old editor to be able to write this post, which keeps on putting HUGE spaces between everything and won't allow you to do all sorts of things that I'm used to doing! Oh well ....

113 comments:

  1. Hi Val,

    I love all your designs, but Garden Dreams calendar is my favorite. Thanks for your Stash manicure post. It was fantastic!

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  2. Val, I really enjoyed reading about all the designs you made from your fabric stash - your level of creativity was truly inspirational. Makes me want to tackle my own stash of fabrics, if only I had some spare time today! I loved all your patterns & think one I'd really enjoy making would be your Soft Jelly Sewing Folder. Blessings to you, Karen

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  3. Just came here form Stash Manicure, Thanks for a lovely post!
    I love your Hearts & Braid Table Runner :D

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  4. Love your guest post over at Stash Manicure.

    I would choose your lovely pattern "Garden Dreams Calendar".

    I like small projects too as all my bigger ones seem to end up as UFO's! Hoping to wrap those up this year sometime - ha ha. Well, mayber one or two at least.

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  5. You have wonderful designs Val....and they are lovely...:) So hard to choose but I think I love the Garden Caddy :)

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  6. Popping over from Stash Manicure to tell you I love the "All My Sewing Things" quilt! Very pretty! And I am always amazed at how far fabric seems to go! This pattern would be perfect for a stash of French General I still have!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. I love your Tickled Pink Sewing Compendium - would make for nice X-mas gifts for our quilting ladies.

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  8. I really like your Soft Jelly Sewing Folder pattern. I need it for my hexagon supplies! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  9. Just dropping by from Stash Manicure. My favorite pattern is the Spring Garden Scrappy Quilt.

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  10. Just popped in from stash manicure! Loved your post and ALL the stuff you made from your fabrics. I checked out your patterns and love that tool chest!! Too funny, and very creative.

    glen

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  11. I enjoyed looking at all of your patterns. I really like the "All My Lovely Sewing Things" pattern. Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

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  12. My favorite pattern (the one I want to win....)
    All my Lovely Sewing Things" I've the perfect spot on my sewing room wall!
    Many thanks for your generous give-away!
    suecshamekh@gmail.com

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  13. All my Lovely Sewing things PLZ

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  14. Love the Fan heart and charm quilt.

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  15. Loved your post stash manicure, my favourite is the fan heart and charm pattern, thanks for the giveaway

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  16. This is the first time I'm seeing your patterns, they are all great. I particularly like the wallhanging ones and I would like to have the "All my lovely sewing things" pattern. It would make a super wallhanging for my sewing room.

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  17. What a great amount of loveliness from one fabric range, well done! I had a lovely visit to your shop, the cupboards are lovely, I've never seen anything like them! So difficult to chose, but my favours is the kitchen: those lovely cups and saucers!!

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  18. I loved your post at Stash Manicure. your pattern are all fantastic but I love the Country Cottage Calender.

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  19. I enjoyed reading your post on Stash Manicure. It's amazing how far all that fabric went! I chose All My Lovely Sewing Things. Thanks for the giveaway Val. Hugs, Christine

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  20. I absolutely love your all sewing patterns! Really! They are beautiful, feminine and gorgeus-to-see. If I must choose one this is All my Lovely Sewing Things your new pattern. Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  21. Just back from Sew we Quilt. I love all your patterns but especially admire the Garden Dreams Calendar. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  22. All of your patterns are just adorable, but I'd love to get your "Love never fails" pattern :)

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  23. Thank you for the inspirational post over at Stash Manicure, and for the chance to win one of your lovely patterns. I would choose your lovely pattern "Garden Dreams Calendar".

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  24. I loved reading your post, and this one too. Your fairy floss quilt would be just perfect for my littlest grand-daughter. It's beautiful.

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  25. Val, your work is beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win. I would love to own Country Cottage Calendar.

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  26. just over from stash manicure,love all your patterns but would like rustic hearts tote pattern

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway I love the Garden Dreams Calendar.

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  28. Gifts of Grace would be my pick.
    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  29. Love your designs and my "fantasy" would be to win the Fanatasy Fan cushion - I just love this one. Your post on Stash manicure was full of great ideas and info on your designs -which are all so lovely and small enough to finish !

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  30. How to pick one....I have 2! The Tool Cupboard and the Garden Dreams Calender, One for my boys and one for me!

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  31. It was a difficult choice. But The Herb Garden is my favorite. I thoroughly enjoyed your post at Stash Manicure today. I know I'll have to revisit it for inspiration once or twice more. Well done. I am a new visitor to your site and am very excited to now go exploring. Have a great day! ~karen

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  32. Thank you for the fantastic inspirational post, i love all your desings...Hearts and braid table runners is beautiful.

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  33. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win the Garden Dreams Calendar!!!

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  34. Val, I love the Fan Fantasy. So very pretty and I think I'd actually be able to do that one without all the fancy stitching. Have no clue how to do that. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  35. I applaud you and I would love love love your new pattern with your fav things...perfect...guest, perfect projects, perfect you

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  36. Val, all of your patterns are beautiful, but if I had to choose just one it would be The Garden Dreams Calendar.

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  37. I just popped over from Stash Manicure; your post was wonderful! I can't decide between the Hearts and Braid Tablerunner and the Fan Hearts and Charms beauty! Oh, decisions, decisions!
    My address is quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Jacque in SC

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  38. Felt like a kid in a candy store looking at all your beautiful patters. I like the Hearts and Braid table runner.

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  39. Hi Val! Congratulations on your guest blogging. I follow that blog as well as your own! :)
    You have been so generous with your BOm's.
    I would pick " Love Never Fails" wallhanging- why? because it is beautiful.

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  40. Just read your post at Stash Manicure! Would love to have your "All My Lovely Sewing Things" pattern ( it was hard to decide, "The Herb Garden" is wonderful, too!). Fantastic projects for stash busting , for sure. Thanks for ALL of the ideas!!

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  41. I visit Stash Manicure every morning and I loved your post this morning. I really like the Heart and Braid table runner. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  42. I really enjoyed visiting with all your beautiful eye candy patterns - would love the Tickled Pink Sewing Companion pattern to make my Golden Girls a Christmas present. Beautiful post on Stash Manicure. Judy C

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  43. I loved your post at Stash Manicure. I love the Garden Dreams calendar, the herb garden wall hanging and the my lovely sewing things. Such lovely patterns.

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  44. Your designs are wonderful. Hard to choose from, but I finally picked All my Lovely Sewing Things wallhanging pattern. Debbie in WV

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  45. You have a lovely variety of patterns. My favorite has to be the Hearts and Braids runner. Or maybe it's ........ hmmmm

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  46. Hi! I was thrilled to find you this morning at Stash Manicure. I really do want "Herb Garden..." You helped me find fabric for "Consider the Lilies," now my mind is raging with ideas of what to do with the rest of it! Thanks so much!

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  47. The Garden Dreams Calendar is my faviorite!
    I'm having those garden dreams in the sun, after tending to the garden ;^}
    Whenever I am not dreaming up quilts that is!
    Irene from a sunny Amsterdam

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  48. You do beautiful work. I love all your patterns, but my favorite is the Hearts and Braids tablerunner.

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  49. Wow! I just discovered you, and your amazing patterns through Stash Manicure. Thank you for the inspiration and motivation for using all that fabric!! After looking through all of your patterns it was hard to choose, but the Garden Dreams Calendar would be such a sweet addition to the homeschooling room I think I'd like it. Thank you for the giveaway! Now I have to go pull stash!! vbg

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  50. You have so many wonderful patterns but I think my favorite is Garden Dreams Calender. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

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  51. We are going to visit our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter in a month so it will be two weeks worth of tea parties. I would love the "My Kitchen Dresser" for her wall.

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  52. Val, I love all of the projects you wrote about on Stash Manicure. They are all beautiful! I follow Stash and your blog faithfully, love all the beautiful things I see. If I were lucky enough to win I would choose the Heart, Fan and Charm Quilt pattern. It is so hard to just choose one! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  53. What wonderful patterns you have. My favorite is the Etui. Either one, but I think I like the Rose Delight the best. Nice giveaway, Thanks.

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  54. Hi Val, Just read your post at Stash Manicure, my first time there and loved learning how you went about creating all those beautiful items. Would really enjoy making the Heart and Braid table runner.

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  55. Some truly lovely patterns....I love Madame Samm's blog because it leads me to so many talented folks - like you! I think I like your Herb Garden pattern the best - it was hard to choose! Thanks for you generosity....piece.

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  56. Hearts & Braids tablerunner would be for me! My daughter has been on a table runner/placemat kick for a while now and wants me to make her several, so this would be handy! thanks

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  57. You have a lot of great patterns Val - I think herb garden is my favourite!

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  58. I love the spring garden scrappy quilt - gorgeous design and lovely colours. You are so talented!
    ianruby@iprimus.com.au

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  59. Just read your entry on Stash Manicure. Love your work. Tough time choosing just one pattern but Gifts of Grace won. Love the Bible verse. Veronica, veronicakersting@yahoo.com

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  60. Hi there, Found you on Stash and you have a new follower! I adore your blog design and all your patterns. What a lucky find for me. :)
    I would love to give a go on your Fan Fantasy Cushion. Looks so lovely.
    Thanks again.

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  61. Wow! I was exhausted by the time we finished with all those fat quarters - LOL! You are a very dedicated seamstress!
    I love the Tool Cupboard pattern for a new grandson

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  62. My goodness! You got a lot of items out of those fat quarters and jelly roll. And I love each of them. Beautiful work.

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  63. All your projects are wonderful. It is so hard to choose but my choice is the Matching Shapes children quilt. The second would be the soft sewing folder.

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  64. Hi Val,

    I came over from Stash Manicure and I just love your designs!!!
    You are so creative! I particularly love the Herb Garden and the cute Fruity Mug Rugs.
    Just perfect.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  65. Thanks for a great giveaway. I love all your designs, but would choose Tickled Pink Sewing Compendium if I could only choose one!

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  66. Love your post over at Stash Manicure! Great projects! My favorite pattern of yours is the Rose Delight Etui.

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  67. I really do love the "Hearts and Braid" table runner pattern. Thanks for the give away!

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  68. Thanks for the contest. I love your Garden Dreams Calendar.

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  69. I just added you to my friends list. I love your patterns and am torn as to which one I like best. I think the Hearts & Braids table runner is my favorite but only by a whisker. Thank you for your generosity.

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    Wanda
    http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

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  70. Thanks for showing what all can be done with just a bit of fabrics! The Etui projects are darling and will make great gifts - just for special people.

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  71. What a great post over at Sew I Quilt. I have always wondered how many projects you can make with a fat quarter bundle. You made so many things. I have always wanted to make your Country Cottage Calendar. It looks so fun!!

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  72. Hi Val. I loved your blog post over at Sew we Quilt. My favourite pattern was your garden calendar, so that would be my choice for the giveaway. I like when boggers do guest posts as I find more blogs to read. Will be adding you to my favourites as I love you work. Many thanks Caroline
    carolinehemsley@btinternet.com

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  73. I love the Spring Showers cushion, but I also love the herb garden wall hanging. You have many wonderful designs.

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  74. Great post at Stash Manicure! I would choir All My Sewing Things b/c I would make at least 2 of them, maybe more, as gifts.

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  75. you have great designs, my favorite is the fan, heart and charm quilt you just showed

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  76. Olá!
    Lindas todas as peças, mas a que eu mais gostei foi o love never fails wall-hanging.
    Que tecidos lindos e quanta criatividade.
    Parabéns!!!
    Beijos,
    Helck

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  77. ALl your patterns are beautiful. I thought my favorite was the herb garden but then I saw Love never fails and that is my new favorite. thanks for the chance to win.

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  78. Hmm, I realized I posted under the wrong post. I guess I got carried away looking at all your pretties and skipped right by. I would love the pattern for the Hearts and Braids table runner. I loved it when I saw it at Sew WE Quilt.

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  79. I love your Garden Dreams Calendar :)

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  80. I'm very glad that I "met" you at Stash Manicure today; your post was entertaining and a joy to read. Using your fabrics in so many projects was really creative and gave me many ideas.
    Your patterns are sweet, particularly the use of embroidery. I'd really enjoy having the Joy of Stitching Sewing Compendium, to make a gift for myself.

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  81. The Fan, Heart and Charm quilt is my favorite.

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  82. I love seeing how many different things can be made with the same fabrics... thanks for opening my eyes :) My pattern of choice would be http://home.exetel.com.au/val_laird/index_files/Page1312.htm which is the French Connection Etui :)

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  83. I love your Hearts and Braid table runner. Thanks for showing all of your projects. They were beautiful.

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  84. Hopped over from Stash Manicure and loved your posting. Thanks for the chance to win, I'd choose the Colourwash Diamonds Quilt if I win.

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  85. Love your guest post over at Stash Manicure.
    O love all your designs, but if I REALLY had to choose it would be the Garden Dreams Calender.
    Julia ♥

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  86. Your patterns are beautiful! I've been following your free block of the month. I'd like the Garden Dreams Calendar if I win. s2weaverduo@yahoo.com

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  87. Came over from Stash Manicure and want to tell you all your designs are lovely. I would pick All My Lovely Sewn Things wall hanging if I would win!

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  88. Thoroughly enjoyed your post at Stash Manicure! You have such creativity. I would love to have any of your patterns, but if I have to pick one right now it would be All My Lovely Sewing Things. Thanks so much!

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  89. LOL - see if you can find a pattern you like - well, Val, I love ALL of them! But I think the Country Cottage Calender is just too darling for words. Popping over to see you at Sew We Quilt - good for you!

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  90. You write, you hope you have inspired us. I am so inspired that the day and night should have 48 hours.
    My favorite pattern is 'Heart & Braid table runner', if I should be one of the lucky winners.
    Thank you for your generosity.

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  91. I love a lot of yur patterns, but have some of them already in magazines, so I'd choose one of the kid's interactive wall hangings - My Kitchen Dresser probably!

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  92. Please enter me in your drawing. I love the pattern Fan Hearts and Charms ... it would be PERFECT for our new home. We're retiring and recently purchased a home for our retirement years ... after many years of hard work we're finally achieving our dream ... can't wait to spend my free time quilting! Thanks and loved your column on Stash Management ... one of my daily blog stops ;-)

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  93. Oh my gosh you did an outstanding job as a guest. Loved all the different items you made. My favorite is the Hearts & Braid Table Runner.
    hadacres at comcast.net

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  94. Hi, thanks for a chance to win a pattern. I saw garden dreams calendar and immediately loved it!

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  95. Dear Val, Love the post and you MUST read a children's book Titled "Joseph's Little Overcoat" by Simms Taback. It is YOUR story, only about a Man who begins with an overcoat and the fabric ends up being a button!! The moral of the story is "you can always make something out of nothing". It is a precious children's book You MUST find it and purchase. I'm a retired Reading Teacher so I love children's books as well as quilting.
    The pattern I most desire is Gifts of Grace? I believe that is the name and I'm surprised no one has chosen that pattern. it is beautiful and one my sister would cherish as she is a Childrens' Ministry Leader.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane
    http://grandmamasstories.blogspot.com

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  96. All of your patterns are awesome!!! But the one that I really would like to do is--All my Lovely Sewing Things.

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  97. I love all your patterns but the one I would like to create for myself is 'All my Lovely Sewing Things'.

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  98. Lovely designs! I would choose Garden Dreams Calendar. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  99. Your post are always good reading. Have decided on the Vintage Peg Bag pattern. Am going to the Library to look up that children's book that gmama jane has mentioned. Always my pleasure.

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  100. Your designs are lovely - will select Colourwash Diamonds Quilt if am so fortunate as to win. Thanks for the post on Stash Manicure -- loved your tale of the never-ending FQs and jelly roll.

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  101. I still have a regular outdoor clothes line and I would love to win the vintage peg bag. It is really cute.

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  102. Hearts and Braids Table Runner is the pattern I would choose. So many great patterns to pick from. It was hard to choose just one.

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  103. Hi, I really like your 'My Gardening Cupboard'.
    Thanks for the Giveaway!!!!

    Crispian

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  104. Hello, I really want the 'Country Fruit Table Runner'.

    Jomai

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  105. So many pretty things Val but my choice would be your Spring Showers Cushion. Tracee xx

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  106. Hi Val
    Thanks for sharing your lovely idea's with us.
    My favourite pattern is "All my lovely Sewing Things

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  107. i love "all my lovely sewing things!" lovely patterns - thanks!

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  108. I loved your post on Stash manicure and I would choose the Hearts and French Braid runner , simply beautiful .Thanks.

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  109. I am a new follower as well as a blogger and would love to win "Love never Fails" or all my lovely sewing things. thank you for the chance

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  110. Love Never Fails is so pretty & would be nice to win. I am doing your project "Consider The Lilies" Love it. Thanks for the chance to win. Blessings: Dianne

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  111. Hi Val, Love all your creations. My favourite is the cupcake table centre. It is gorgeous! Regards & God bless, Catherine Colquhoun.

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