Friday, 30 August 2013

The Stitch Gathering Goody Bag GIVEAWAY!! And Linky!


So we gathered and we stitched (thanks Sheila for that great sentence!), and we got an AMAZING goody bag courtesy of all our fabulous sponsors!
Look at all that booty! And I have saved one goody bag to give away to one lucky reader of this blog!


But first of all I'd like to take a closer look at all the goodies and thank our sponsors properly.


Liberty Lifestyle not only donated fabric but also enough beautiful needlecord fabric bags for us to use as the actual 'bag'. Here it is filled up with deliciousness!


We actually had a choice of tote bags, as Coats gave us a spacious cotton one which we filled with the rest of their kind donations: 2 FQ of Notting Hill fabric, Coats thread, Anchor embroidery cotton, Millward needles, a pen and a funky zip brooch!


The UK wholesalers of Robert Kaufman really knocked the ball out of the park with their incredibly generous donation of 7 FQs of Kaufman fabric, which we made into that bundle!
Sewing Machines Direct, my 'go to' place for sewing machines and a company I can wholeheartedly recommend for fantastic service and price, gave everyone a whole box of mixed Frister Rossmann threads each!


And there was more Liberty loveliness which a fantastic scrap pack of Liberty Tana Lawn from lovely Ali at Very Berry Fabrics (who was our first, and most enthusiastic, sponsor!), it even came in a little zip-lock bag! And was also very useful for my Fabric Origami and Japanese Embellishment class.

You can also see below a FQ of one of my favourite fabrics from Liberty Lifestyle Stile collection which Liberty donated along with their bag.


For some local Scottish flavour, our goody bag refreshments were donated by Highland Spring and Nairn's Oatcakes. These were all very welcome to help get us through the strenuous stitching! The Nairn's oat biscuits went down a treat with afternoon tea and the Highland Spring water kept us hydrated throughout the day!


The Button Company donated a bag of mixed buttons and a spool of Hemingworth thread which comes in this little clear plastic dome (which makes it look really cool and special!). I haven't tried this thread before so am looking forward to giving it a go and will report back.
And all the way from the USA, carried in Dolores's luggage, came these little hexy packs! Dolores had convinced her boss Carly, the owner of Web Fabrics (a fantastic online store which Dee says stocks more basics and blenders than anywhere else in the country!) to contribute towards our goody bags. Carly donated the fabric and Dolores donated her time putting the packs together! Thank you pal!


And here's some really useful stuff for your sewing room. A Frixion pen (my new best friend!), donated by Pilot. This pen is simply magic as all traces disappear once you iron your fabric! I now use this religiously for all my quilting and embroidery marking, and am constantly recommending it to my students.
Groves & Banks donated this daisy cutter from Sew Easy. This is a great little sewing aid with a cutting blade around the daisy and a threader cleverly concealed in the stalk, plus it comes with a lanyard so you can hang it round your neck while working.
Everyone also got a spool of Aurifil thread to try out, courtesy of the lovely Alex Veronelli, and Avery Homestore (basically me!) donated the button tin!
Phew!

I would like to send my heartfelt thanks to all our sponsors for helping make the Stitch Gathering such a special day and bringing such genuine delight to all our Retreaters!

Now, how do you lot get hold of this last bag?! 
Pretty straightforward really, you have 3 possible goes -

1. Follow my blog and let me know that you do in a comment
2. like our Facebook page and let me know that you do in a comment
3. Blog about, tweet about, or share the giveaway on Facebook and let me know in a comment that you do. We are @stitchgathering on twitter.

Giveaway is open to international entrants and ends midnight next Thursday 5th September.
Good luck!

One more thing!
There has been some wonderful blog posts about the Stitch Gathering and I thought it would be a good idea to have them all in one place so I have managed, for the first time, to do one of these linky things.
If you have posted about the Retreat or the Exhibition please link your post below - thank you!


168 comments:

  1. That is the best goody bag I've ever seen! I follow your blog you pop up in my blog roll!

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  2. That's a wonderful goody bag!!! I follow your blog at Bloglovin :)

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  3. Oops I was comment 1 which probably means I'll not win but I follow you on face book too! In fact that's how I saw the giveaway was going on!

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  4. So jealous! Not only does it sound like you had a great time, but you got some amazing goodies too! Thanks for holding onto one of the bags for those of us not fortunate enough to have been there. I'm a follower through bloglovin :)

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  5. And finally, I've blogged about the stitch gathering :-)

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  6. What a wonderful giveaway! I follow your blog :)

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  7. Wish I had been there but this would be a great consolation prize love following you

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  8. Glad for you that the day went so well - would have loved to have come. I already follow your blog and get the newsletter x

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  9. Wow what a goodie bag. From what I've been reading it certainly sounds like the Stitch Gathering was a smashing success!

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  10. Holy smokes! This is one amazing giveaway! Luckily I follow you via Bloglovin' - thanks for the chance!!

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  11. I liked your FB page - thanks for an extra chance!!

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  12. I shared your awesome giveaway on twitter: https://twitter.com/mimistarquilter/status/373424200733573120

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  13. amazing goodie bag. Thanks for the chance :-)I follow you on Bloglovin!

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  14. What an amazing goody bag, and thank you so much for the chance to win one. I follow you via Bloglovin.

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  15. Following the blog and look forward to reading more posts :)

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  16. Ohhh I should have gone for the goody bag alone, amazing! And I follow you of course ;)

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  17. You clearly did an excellent job hosting your retreat and I think that the quilt show running up to it was brilliant. Thank you for a chance to win that excellent bag of treats from your sponsors. I follow your blog and have for a long while.

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  18. i follow you via bloglovin. thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I follow your blog on bloglovin

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  20. I follow you on Fb as Teresa Alcantara Lopez

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  21. What a wonderful giveaway! I've been following your blog for a while now, and it's always such a nice read. X

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    1. I should add that I also shared and followed on facebook as Sofi Hjalmarsson.

      Thanks again! x

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  22. I share the giveaway on Fb¡¡¡

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  23. I follow you on Bloglovin and by the way, those Nairn biscuits are fab. I am a little bit addicted!

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  24. I follow you on Twitter (witt0071). Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  25. I follow you on Twitter (witt0071). Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  26. What fabulous goody bags - I wish I could have been there!
    I'm a happy follower!

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  27. I tweeted about you (https://twitter.com/witt0071/status/373446622996201472)

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  28. Wow, those goodies are fabulous! I follow your blog via GFC.

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  29. I follow your blog via GFC!

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

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  30. I follow (LIKE) your Facebook Page!

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

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  31. Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/Gathering_Roses/status/373451026033954817

    Terri P (@Gathering_Roses)
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

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  32. I'm a follower via bloglovin, I have to say how great that goodie bag you put together looks.

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  33. I Follow on Bloglovin' As Mel's Daisy Patch.

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  34. I liked on Facebook as Mel's Daisy Patch

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  35. I've shared on face book too!

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  36. What a great giveaway (I follow via bloglovin)

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  37. Shared on FB (https://www.facebook.com/MadameYokel)

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  38. https://www.facebook.com/bearpawcraftclasses Liked on FB

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  39. I likedyour site on facebook. I could give this goody bag a lovely home!!!

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  40. My friend Shirley of SimpleSew told me about this giveaway and I will now be a follower, only Europeans understand the excitement of getting a zip-lock bag :) I love it when people send me things in those.

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  41. Wonderful giveaway - thanks for the chance to win. I'm a Bloglovin' follower.

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  42. Liking you on FB - thanks again.

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  43. And shared your giveaway on facebook.

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  44. I follow your blog....and what a great haul of goodies you are giving away.

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  45. I follow you on Bloglovin'. What fun stuff! thriftstorecrafter at yahoo.com

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  46. Great goody bag - so sorry I couldn't make it. I follow your blog!

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  47. OM! This is the most amazing giveaway bag I've ever seen! tks fr the chance.
    I'm yr follower! ;)

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  48. WOW - what a fab goodie bag! All that thread - yum! Lucky you guys that went! I am a follower as you know :)

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  49. Yay- I already like your Facebook page! Well done for such a great retreat - wish I could have been there!!!! Yay to your sponsors too :)

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  50. What a great batch of sewing booty! Count me in please!

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  51. This must be the most fun giveaway, lots of happy, stitchy fun in a bag. I follow you on Fb.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  52. I follow you on Bloglovin too. It has been lovely to read all of the posts about the event. Congrats on organising it.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  53. I'm a devoted follower...and a lover of those biscuits! They are particularly nice when accompanied by a glass of milk!

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  54. I tweeted about the giveaway
    https://twitter.com/Archiewonderdog/status/373507184916561920
    Thank you!

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  55. What a wonderful goodie bag I'm an avid follower.

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  56. Brilliant! Everyone must be so delighted to get this amazing goodies! Thank you so much and thanks to the sponsors giving the opportunity to win one bag!
    follow blog

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  57. What a fantastic bag! I follow your blog;)

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  58. Wonderful goody bag. I follow your blog on GFC.

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  59. I am already a faithful follower! NICE giveaway!

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  60. I am following you. Thanks!

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  61. I rather like your facebook page too...

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  62. I have been following you for aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages!

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  63. I have Liked you for about as long!

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  64. I am a Bloglovin follower. jennylarking@gmail.com

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  65. I liked you on FB. jennylarking@gmail.com

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  66. I shared on FB. jennylarking@gmail.com

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  67. Great Giveaway. Glad you had such a good time. Linda on travjonuk@yahoo.com

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  68. Fabulous giveaway!! Nairn ginger biscuits prevented many days of morning sickness for me when I was pregnant and I will love them forever!
    I follow your blog!

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  69. I just started following on Bloglovin. I popped by from Bluepatch Quilter.

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  70. wow- an amazing goody bag! Those liberty prints aren't easy to get in the US. Oh the beautiful things I could make.

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  71. I also like you on facebook :-)

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  72. I just liked your page on FB. Thanks for the giveway; there are so many products that I've heard about but have not yet tried in this basket, and the fabric is gorgeous.

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  73. What a yummy goody bag...thanks for the sweet giveaway (I'm already a happy follower)!

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  74. I liked your FB page...thanks for the chance :)

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  75. I wish I lived in the UK, your Stitch Gathering sounds wonderful, I shall hop around all the blogs and enjoy all the photos instead. I follow you on Bloglovin and have also liked your page on FB, thanks for the chance to win a lovely goody bag.

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  76. I would drool over those Liberties and never get anything actually made if I'd been at your Stitch Gathering. Lovely lovely lovely... next best thing? winning your amazing giveaway.. dont send the water to Sydney however..will let you keep that! Have liked you on FB

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  77. im a follower!!!! a bit of technical info on the frixon pens, ironing doesn't make it vanish, it turns it invisible! the difference? apparently if you put it in the freezer it shows up again, but unless quilts are being used outside in the arctic its probably not a probkrn, and washing does make it vanish.

    (the freezer tip would have been helpful when youngest daughter was recording bad school behaviour in her h/w diary - the teacher could check she'd written "talking in class" or whatever, but I never saw it!!!)

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  78. I like you on Facebook -- left a little note of thanks for the giveaway!

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  79. What an amazing (and generous!) giveaway!

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  80. What a wonderful goody bag. Once again congratulations on the Stitch Gathering success.
    I've been following your blog since FQR :)

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  81. Hi, I'm now following your blog - looking forward to browsing. what a lovely giveaway, looks like you had a great and productive time away!

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  82. I follow your blog. Thanks!

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  83. Wow...what a wonderful goody bag! I am a follower!

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  84. following on bloglovin http://www.bloglovin.com/katrinao

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  85. tweeted https://twitter.com/Top_cat81/status/373820890808459264

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  86. So sad that I didn't make it to your Stitch Gathering this year... next year I will be first in the queue!
    Wow what a goodie bag. You ROCK!
    I am a follower here, of course :0)

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  88. Oops -- I follow your blog in my reader. :)

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  89. Thanks for offering these lovely goodies. I am a follower of your blog. Sylvie

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  90. I follow your blog via Feedly.

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  91. I've been enjoying all the reports of the Stitch Gathering!! How generous to give away an extra goody bag! I follow you through Bloglovin

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  92. I also LIKE your page on FB...

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  93. I am a follower of your blog thru blog lovin...thanks for the chance to win this great prize!

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  94. Im following! Always read your blog and love your shop! Hope to go to the event next year!

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  95. I'm so envious! I wish we did something like this in Australia. Thanks for thinking of us. I am a follower!

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  96. I wish I could have made it. We enjoyed our interpretive dance for the under 7s show/class at Summerhall though. (I follow)

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  97. Follow you on Facebook. Had to wipe the drool off my screen when I saw the Liberty prints. :)

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  98. I am a follower and I've loved reading all the posts about The Stitch Gathering!! Sound like a brilliant time was had!

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  99. Hi Jo! Wish I could have been with you! Don't know if you've read my blog lately but I've had a bit of a curve ball to cope with. Jenny's doing well. She's in remission and we're breathing out a bit. Hope I'll be able to join you next year. xxxx Oh and yes please can I enter your give away? It looks gorgeous! xxxxx

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  100. I'm following your blog and love your stitching!

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  101. What a beautiful goodie bag. I hope you've kept one for yourself ;-) I follow you via bloglovin x

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  102. What a great give away! You have very generous suppliers. I am already a follower.
    Teresa x

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  103. I just put a link to the giveaway on my blog today :-)

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  104. I like the Facebook page.

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  105. And finally, I blogged about the ace stitch gathering. Thanks for the giveaway of the best goody bag ever!

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  106. Am new to this but have managed to join bloglovin. Love your blog and think I have worked out how to follow it. The stitch gathering sounded a lot of fun.

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  107. I read your blog quite a lot, I'm now a follower.

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  108. What a generous goody bag! I follow on Bloglovin.

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  109. After reading the blog for a while, I'm now following you properly!

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  110. and I've just shared on facebook too.

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  111. OMG this is awesome what a fantastic prizes I really love all you included.
    thanks you so much for a wonderful giveaway. I will keep mi fingers crossed
    I'm a follower

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  112. Great giveaway! I follow your blog on my reader.

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  113. I liked your Facebook page!

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  114. Got the word out on my f.b. page too. Thanks for this amazing giveaway.

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  115. Amazing goodies from your very generous sponsors....I'd be happy with just the bag it all came in! I'm a follower.

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  116. I liked you on face book....T Hopper....we like to share!

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  117. I am a follower of your blog too - and had a wonderful time at the Stitch Gathering. If I happen to win the goodie bag I think I will use the contents as gifts to encourage beginner sewers.

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  118. I was the person that came into the shop and took a poster to put up in Marchmont! Wish I had got to the stitch gathering, but love following your blog. Even if I don't win I still have the fun of being inspired by your designs and inspirational colour choices. Thanks for a beautiful blog!

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  119. Great goodie bag, makes me even more jealous of those who were lucky enough to attend! I follow your blog on Bloglovin!

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  120. I tweeted about the giveaway too!

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  121. This is a great giveaway, I started following you a while back, but cannot see my previous comment. Hopefully this one will be accepted by the online powers that be! Like your blog a lot

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  122. Oooo! Those are LOVELY!! I follow your blog - even put you in my blog roll.

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  123. I'm a blog follower - looks like a fab day was had by all.

    Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pictures.

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  124. Hi Jo, what an fabulous giveaway! So generous of you, not to mention all your sponsors - never seen a goody-bag so covet-worthy. Loved all the news of the Stitch Gathering - next year I'm going to make it! I follow your blog on Bloglovin of course! Off to fully digest the amazingness of the tapestry blog post! Papiya x

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  125. oh, and I've "liked" you on facebook too :-) x

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  126. I really enjoy your blog. Glad the Quilt Retreat was so successful.

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