Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Merry Stitches GIVEAWAY!!


Our Christmas Fabric has arrived! I know you are all hot and sweaty and Christmas seems such a long way off but it's here anyway so let's celebrate!!

And not any old Christmas fabric, no, this is a whole collection from my favourite designer Cori Dantini!!


And I'm going to give away a whole FQ bundle PLUS that amazing panel at the top to one lucky reader!!


Merry Stitches is the usual adorable whimsy from Cori's beautiful illustrations and patterns. I just love this charcoal snowflake 'Fleeting grey'...


 gorgeous leaves and berries 'Much Joy blue'...


and 'Little World of Wonder panel multi'! And many more, view them all plus the rest of our 'just in' Christmas fabrics here!
It's all available in Fat Quarters or Half Metres. Plus Fat Quarter and Fat 1/8th bundles.


And look what you can make with all this lovely fabric...


This is my Advent Quilt. Yes each of the squares is a little pocket for advent treats.
I made a version of this 3 years ago for a class that I never got enough bookings for (it was in the very early days of myBearpaw). I have rejuvenated it as a 5 week evening course which now includes machine embroidery, FMQ, EPP as well as basting and binding. Available for booking now, details here.

I am going to make another version of it with the charcoal fabric as the background and with a different numbering technique. Then whichever one I like best will go off to Quilt Market in Houston for the Blend Fabric stand. I love working for Blend, they are such a lovely company, and this year they are sponsoring the Stitch Gathering, so expect some Blend Fabric loveliness in your goody bag Stitch Gatherers!!

Oh and just a wee note - this year's event is now SOLD OUT!!


And so to the giveaway!!
Just to remind you that I am giving away a bundle of 8 Merry Stitches FQs, plus one of these beautiful 60cm panels (let's just look at it again!)


All you need to do is one or all of the following:
1. Leave me a comment below (make sure you are not a 'no-reply commentor'!) and tell me what your favourite Christmas Carol is!
2. If you follow my blog then you can have another entry as long as you tell me in a separate comment.
3. And for one more entry just blog, tweet (@bearpawcraft) or instagram (@mybearpaw) about this giveaway (don't forget to tag me and link back here!) and tell me in yet another comment!

Giveaway ends Sunday 10th August at midnight GMT and is open to international entries.

Good luck!!

179 comments:

  1. Away in manger (reminds me of primary school recorder concerts!)

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  2. Difficult to choose a favourite carol as I like lots of them, but if forced I will say 'The Holly and the Ivy'.

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  3. O Little Town of Bethlehem has always been my favourite carol.

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  4. It's not a traditional carol, but my favorite is Mary Did You Know -thanks.

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  5. I'm a follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

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  6. I follow on facebook.- does that count?

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  7. In the Bleak Midwinter...reminds me of being really wee.

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  8. Oh my goodness I love her fabrics and artwork. I would say my fave carol is teh Little Drumemr Boy with Bing and Bowie. LOVE that one!! Fingers crossed and crossed again!!

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  9. I love Oh Holy Night. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  10. I follow on Bloglovin crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  11. I shared the giveaway on twitter. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com
    https://twitter.com/CrystalblueRT/status/496786469223022592

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  12. I am a follower :) Wish I lived closer - I would love to go to your day retreat!

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  13. Silent night (I assume I am not a no-reply-commenter)

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  14. I follow on bloglovin, my name on there is Rosalind Blight

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  15. I am a follower, I am now reading through blogger, but you are probably on bloglovin too.

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  16. Love came down at Christmas
    We sang it at our wedding 30 years ago this Christmas

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  17. https://twitter.com/RosalindBlight/status/496791263191236608 here's my tweet :D

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  18. " Go Tell It on the Mountain" is my favorite Christmas carol. This fabric is beautiful!

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  19. I follow your blog. Love doing so.

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  20. I love The Holly and the Ivy! thank you!

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  21. I follow your blog w/ GFC

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  22. i've sang Jingle Bells to my baby all week ! +)

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  23. i've pinned the giveaway on my page. Pinterest - angela hillier.

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  24. My favourite carol is Frosty the Snowman.

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  25. I follow you on Bloglovin (Pippirose)

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  26. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/pippirose77/status/496797072209629184

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  27. little drumer boy thanks for the chance

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  28. My favorite Christmas song is Last Christmas by George Michael. I hope that counts!!

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  29. I absolutely adore Cori Dantini! This collection is so beautiful. My favourite Christmas carol? I love "Good King Wenceslas"!

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  30. What Child is This is my favorite carol.

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  31. Silent Night. Love your advent calendar.

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  32. Following with GFC. Thanks.

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  33. My favorite carol is "O Holy Night".

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  34. I follow your blog on bloglovin'.

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  35. O' Holy Night is my favorite.

    Debbie

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  36. My favorite is O Holy Night - so beautiful!

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  37. I love these fabrics - especially the snowflake ones. My favorite Christmas Carol is Carol of the Bells. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  38. I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  39. my favourite is 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing'.

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  40. Looove so many Christmas Carol's! lol Going with "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" today :)

    Loooove the fabrics & the panel...they are Awesome!!

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  41. I'm a Follower thru Bloglovin too :)

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  42. What a wonderful giveaway - my favourite carol to sing is Away in the Manger

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  43. Love what you made with that pretty Christmas fabric! My favorite carol is Jingle Bells, it just says Christmas to me.

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  44. Oh my goodness, I love this fabric! what a great give away, Thank you! My all time favorite Christmas song is: White Christmas
    sunluvr5@cox.net

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  45. I love oh come all yet faithful because I like singing the high bits. No one else likes it but I do! Thanks for a great giveaway. This fabric is gorgeous!

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  46. O holy night is my favourite traditional Carol, but for silliness I like I want a hippopotamus for Christmas! Beautiful fabric giveaway, thank you for the opportunity.

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  47. I love all of them but I guess Silent Night but it will probably be something different tomorrow.

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  48. I follow on BL. Love this fabric.

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  49. I shared the good news on IG too!

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  50. MY favourite carol is Ding Dong Merrily on High.

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  51. I follow on Bloglovin and wish I lived in Scotland so I could attend your classes.

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  52. Who is He in Yonder Stall. Thanks!

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  53. My favourite carol is away in a manger.

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  54. I have always loved Silent Night as it is so peaceful, but Away in a a Manger used to be the song I sang every night to my children at bedtime for years. Thank you for a beautiful giveaway. x

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  55. I follow on Bloglovin and Facebook. x

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  56. Hello, I am a little stuck as I don't have any of the above, no personal blog, no twitter account, no intagram. In fact I am not even sure that I can comment here. The comment as options does not seem to correspond to my non existant profile.
    Oh well, this might come out as if I am anonymous then.
    My favourite carol is 'Come of ye faithfull'.
    I follow you on bloglovin and have shared on FaceBook and Pintrest.
    Fabienne

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  57. Hark the herlod angels sing! Lovelyy fabrics!

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  58. I am a follower on bloglovin'.

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  59. In the Bleak Midwinter - reminds me of carol singers coming to the house as a child!

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  60. I follow your blog on feedly - does that count?

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  61. My favourite english carol is Silent Night.

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  62. Such a beautiful wallhanging.One of My favorite Carol is Holly Night!

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  63. My favourite carol is Silent Night valerie.boudier@ntlworld.com

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  64. Silent Night is my favourite. Thank you for the chance; it is a beautiful collection.
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  65. Silent Night is definitely my favourite. Gorgeous fabrics Jo

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  67. I follow you with GFC (Paula Lemos)
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  68. I shared your giveaway on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ap_lemos/status/496968129239453696)
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  69. O Little Town of Bethlehem!

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  70. I think my favorite Christmas Carol would have to be "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear".
    I am not sure if I am a no-reply blogger, so my email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com

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  71. I follow you with BlogLovin', thanks!
    I am not sure if I am a no-reply blogger, so my email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com

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  72. I'm a follower of old. (One who's now singing Christmas carols!)

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  73. Oh my earlier comment of a favourite carol didn't post?! It's Silent Night - although I may say another song on a different day!

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  74. My favourite carol is the Huron Indian Carol- haunting and beautiful!

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  75. "Oh Holy Night" so powerful and so many memories of singing this when I was in the grade school choir.

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  76. "Oh Holy Night" so powerful and so many memories of singing this when I was in the grade school choir.

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  77. My favourite Christmas carol is 'Deck the Halls' - always loved it since I was a child, remember singing along every Christmas to it on the Disney Very Merry Christmas sing-along video!

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  78. My favourite Christmas carol has to be Dawel Nos (the welsh version of silent night)

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  79. I follow your blog via Bloglovin!

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  80. Of course I follow your blog! (Via bloglovin)

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  81. I shared this giveaway via Twitter (@amjordy)

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  82. Favourite carol is probably Deck the Halls.

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  83. My favourite carol is Ding Dong Merrily On High.

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  84. Following on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  85. Jingle Bells. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  86. Silent Night! I actually love most songs but we used to sing Silent Night in German so I am fond of it :)

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  87. I think that's the loveliest Christmas fabric ever. My favourite song (and least favourite too!) is 'Gingle' Bells......Katie sings is year round. Juliex

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  88. And I follow on bloglovin too!

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  89. I have always loved Little Drummer Boy!! This fabric bundle is very sweet, thanks for the chance!!

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  90. I have been following you via Bloglovin' - thanks for having these fabrics as a giveaway prize.... Very sweet!!

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  91. I tweeted... Hope I did it right!!

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  92. I love "O Holy Night"although I do not have a voice that can do it justice...it gives me goose bumps!

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  93. I follow your blog with feedly. I love that adorable panel!

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  94. My favorite Christmas song is a bit contemporary - "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm". It perfectly describes winters here in Wisconsin. Thanks for the give away!

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  95. I am a new follower on Bloglovin'.

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  96. I am a new Instagram follower and I reposted your give away. jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  97. I love The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  98. I follow you on Bloglovin! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  99. Oh you know I go a bit weak in the knees for Cori! Hmm, not so much of a carols fan since a few traumatic childhood carol marathons, but I love the Fairytale of New York if that counts?

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  100. I follow you through my Blogger Dashboard (GFC), thanks for the chance to win!

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  101. I am a follower and read your posts on bloglovin. Thanks again for the giveaway.

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  102. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is one of my favorites...for some reason, it feels like I've been transported back to the 40s!

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  103. just tweeted about your awesome giveaway (@cari2178)!

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  104. I adore 'O Holy Night'! (And that panel!!)

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  105. I tweeted about the giveaway https://twitter.com/Archiewonderdog/status/497085138229297153 Thank you!

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  106. "Silent Night" is my favorite.

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  107. Following you on Bloglovin'.

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  108. My favorite Christmas carol has to be Joy to the World! thanks!

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  109. I follow your blog! love reading & staying up with what you're creating :)

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  110. I follow with bloglovin. Thanks! sarah@forrussia.org

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  111. Very, very cute fabric! I'll make stockings with it if I win! Thanks. sarah@forrussia.org

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  112. Not sure if you would call it a carol but my favorite Christmas song is Fairytale of New York by the Pogues. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  113. Gorgeous fabrics Jo!

    My favourite carol is Hark the Herald Angels

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  114. Drummer boy is mine. Thanks for the tutorials. Love your calendar. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  115. I love Angels We Have Heard on High. I usually have a no seasonal fabric rule, but I love all her stuff.

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  116. Hi!!!! Very fun give away!!!!! I love Little Drummer Boy!!!!!

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  117. I am a happy follower!!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

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  118. I tweeted about your lovely giveaway! https://twitter.com/aggiesmom1/status/497249688437792768

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  119. I follow your blog on Bloglovin. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  120. My favorite Christmas Carol is Angels We Have Heard on High. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. The fabric is lovely, and I love your Advent quilt!

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  121. My favourite Christmas carol is "I saw three ships come sailing in". Thank you so much for a wonderful giveaway!

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  122. I follow your blog, Jo, and I love all the inspiration I get from it. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

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  123. My favorite song would be *White Christmas* by Bing Crosby. He sounds like my Father. Good memories.

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  124. I have been a follower for a long time now. I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  125. O Holy Night is my favourite carol, gives me goosebumps every time I hear it sung (well)! Thanks for the giveaway, I love this fabric! :)

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  126. I love Silent Night.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  127. I'm following via Bloglovin.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  128. Favorite carol is by Nat King Cole called "A Cradle in Bethlehem" ...can't get through it without getting all misty eyed!

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  129. Excuse me...I just tweeted! https://twitter.com/gkneed/status/497584948640219136

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  130. I follow your blog...cheers!

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  131. Love "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman" and "Walking In A Winter Wonderland"! Ooh and " Baby It's Cold Outside"! I just love the holidays.

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  132. Holly and the ivy. I love these fabrics!

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  133. Away in a Manger is my favourite :)

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  134. Fairytale of New York by the Pogues!

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  135. My favourite carol is O Little Town of Bethlehem :)

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  136. My favorite is White Christmas.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  137. Follow you on GF theresan
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  138. My favorite Christmas carol is In the Bleak Midwinter. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  139. What beautiful Christmas fabric!

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  140. I'm a stalker...ahem...follower!:)
    xo

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  141. I just made it in by two hours!! Wish I could take the class! Congrats on the Stitch Gathering being sold out! Tell Jonathan I hope he takes tons and tons of photos!!

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  142. Your advent calendar is adorable! My favourite carol is Carol of the Bells.

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  143. What a great prize! My favourite carols are "oh holy night" and "it was on a starry night"

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