Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Pincushion Blog Hop

Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs. 
Mario Andretti


Welcome to my day on the Pin It Blog Hop!!!  If you haven't been to my blog before I hope you will take a little time and have a look around to get to know me better.  I haven't been posting much lately due to some internet connection problems but I'm hoping those days are all behind me now and I can resume chatting with my readers easily and regularly!





First I want to start off with a BIG THANK YOU! to Madame Samm and Kristen for making this event possible.  They blog at Sew We Quilt and Meadowbrook.  It's always fun to get to hear from some new quilters and fabric lovers around the world.  Here is today's blog hop list.  Make sure you check them ALL out.


September 11
Quilting Lines  That's Me!


If you are one of my regular readers you may know by now that I have a thing about OWLS. I don't have a huge collection but I do have a few.   I even designed a paper pieced one, Dr. Whoot for a blog hop last year.  So when I saw this cute little pincushion in a magazine I saved it because I knew I wanted to make at least one.  After looking at the pattern a few times I realized that it was fairly small.  You know how small cute things are, you can't make just one!


Let me introduce you to my Pin Powls

Owllie

Owllie has a Scottish heritage I think

Paisley is a bit more of an introvert

Leafy is a bit more laid back than the other two

They are a great trio!  Now if they could sing it would really be a Hoot!

They were easy and fun to make.  Just 3 seams and a little handwork.  They are filled with crushed walnut shells.  I think I want to enlarge the pattern and make one that is about twice as big which still will be smaller than my hand.

Now, how about a GREAT GIVEAWAY!  I have been promising my followers that I was going to run this giveaway for months now.  I was going to start is earlier this month but I had serious internet connection problems so it had to wait.  I'm not going to put it off any longer.  Here's what the prize is:




I won this last year in a giveaway on the EQ Blog.  It was a great prize and it came with some other software too (which I kept).  I already owned it though so I thought it would be a good prize to offer on my blog at some point.  I've been a EQ user for many years and it is a great tool for quilters.  I designed my Dr. Whoot block in it.  The value of this prize is $189.95 plus shipping. 

The reason I'm giving it away now is because I passed the 50,000 pageviews mark last month.  I also am approaching the 500 followers mark although it's a little harder to keep up with since there are so many readers in use now.  This will also be my 149th published post so 150 is coming up.  So let's celebrate!

THIS DRAWING IS CLOSED.

Linking with:  Fabric Tuesday and Linky Tuesday

146 comments:

  1. Love all of your Owl pin cushions! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. What COOT owls ! I love the big eyes and what a fabulous giveaway for some super lucky person ! WOW ! I follow you ! Have a fun day.

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  3. So cute the owls i liked them!
    You have a great gife a way!
    Have a nice day.

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  4. Owls seem to be so popular again - and tiny ones, so cute. (I have EQ7 so not in the draw) Thank you for sharing today.

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  5. Well done; lovely little owls.
    Cheers,

    Jeanneke.

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  6. Your owls are very, very sweet! Do they hoot when you put the pin in? They look to sweet to stick them with pins on a regular bases..... Well done!

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  7. Really cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love your owls - can you remember where you found the pattern??
    I'm a happy GFC follower!

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  9. What cute owls. I am a bloglovin follower. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  10. Cute owls! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I am also an owl lover! What an amazing give-away! Glad I am a follower ( by email) and might have a chance to win!

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  12. Owly cushions are so cute. Your giveaway is very nice (but I'm a Mac user and use Adobe Illustrator anyway for quilt design). I know your prize will make some lucky winner so very happy! That is awesome! Thanks for sharing your creations today.

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  13. Your owls are all adorable! I love the paper pieced owl!

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  14. I love your owls, they are sew sweet! I am a brand new follower of your blog and hope to read more of you! Thanks for the chance of winning such a wonderfull price, I dream of having and using my own EQ7!

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  15. Lovely little owls. I can see how just one would not be enough!

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  16. Those are adorable. And I signed up to follow.

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  17. i follow by the 'follow' button

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  18. Cute owls!
    Wow what a great giveaway. I follow you using feedly

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  19. Hi, I was just hopping and I found you and Mr. Whoot, who of course is sew cute. I'm a new follower through Bloglovin. ;-> Toni Anne

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  20. Owls are possibly the most popular pin cushions I have noted....yours are very cute... congrats on your numbers....500 is around the corner..no doubt about it

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  21. Yes; so many beautiful owls today!! I am a new follower via Bloglovin

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  22. Love the owls. I have EQ7 so p,ease don't enter me in the contest! Thanks.

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  23. I follow on Bloglovin. I'm glad that you were able to get back up in time for the hop. Your little owl is so sweet.

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  24. Hi Patricia. I am a follower through GFC/Bloglovin. Love the owls. They're a hoot!

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  25. I am a follower via e-mail. Good to see you are up and connected in time for the hop. Cute owl, the LQS gave me the pattern for that one too. I think it is sew cute but haven't played with it yet.

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  26. I don't want to be in for the giveaway, but just wanted to say that I love your little owls :-)

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  27. What pretty little owls...I follow in gfc :)

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  28. Love those owls...so cute! I have that software...so much to learn! Of course, I follow you. :O)

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  29. I am a new follower and love your owls. babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

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  30. I'm a follower and I just love your owls!

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  31. Your owls are adorable!! :) Thank you for sharing your talents with us! :)

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

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  33. these little guys are just sew cute. thanks sew much for sharing with us today.
    and also for such a great give away
    in stitches

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  34. This must be the year of the owls as I have seen so many around. Your owl pincushions are just darling.

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  35. I follow you via bloglovin as of right now :). Love the owls. It seems that owls are very popular as pincushions :)

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  36. I love your owl pincushions!!! And I like your choice of buttons for their eyes...

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  37. Hoot, Hoot....so cute, I love paisleys eyes.

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  38. I love your little owlies! And their different personalities!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  39. I follow you by bloglovin


    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  40. Your owls are adorable. Love making small projects. Great job.

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  41. Your owls are a hoot!
    I am an email follower at louster388atyahoodotcom:)

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  42. I am a new follower.
    mabear29@ymail.com

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  43. Nice cushions.... I follow you on the GOOGLE icon!

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  44. I agree you can't make just one cute pincushion they must have friends! I follow both on bloglovin and on your blog. That is a super duper giveaway!

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  45. Oh my! Your owls are adorable! I follow you via email so I get your posts immediately in my Inbox. I like this much better than having to remember to check in with Google, or the Blogger dashboard, or Bloglovin. I get the notifications with Blogloving every day, but things can get lost in there if there's several notifications within that one email, so I get you directly in my Inbox and wouldn't have it any other way :-)

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  46. I happily am following your blog through Google Friend Connect. Thanks for having the EQ7 giveaway !!

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  47. I love these little owls! They are so cute!
    I'm a new follower by E-mail.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  48. I love these little owls! They are so cute!
    I'm a new follower by E-mail.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  49. Holy cow...what a generous giveaway ...defiantly cunt me in :-) I always wanted to try EQ ...now i just have to win ! LOL

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  50. I am following you on Bloglovin'. Those little owls are addictive. I made four of them earlier this year for a pincushion swap and just to give away. I need to make one for myself.

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  51. Your little owlies are so cute! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway! vickise at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh, and I follow you via GFC and email! vickise at gmail dot com

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  52. Amazing how much personOWLity a little bit of fabric can have. Uber cute pincushions. Great hop...

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  53. I'm a new follower :) Love the buttons that you use for eyes!

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  54. I follow you through Bloglovin'! I love your owls!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  55. Love your owls! So cute,
    I follow you through bloglovin'.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  56. Those owls are too cute! Thanks for the chance to win such a fantastic prize! I follow you with Bloglovin.

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  57. Those owls are too cute! Thanks for the chance to win such a fantastic prize! I follow you with Bloglovin.

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  58. Your owls are so cute, but I didn't know you could design that kind of stuff on EQ. Thanks for the chance to win! I am a brand new follower on email...yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

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  59. I follow you by email - love your owls!

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  60. Little personalities! Very cute. :)
    I follow with bloglovin.

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  61. I follow you via bloglovin. Thanks for the giveaway. I have asked my husband for EQ7 for my birthday, that will be in October. So fingers crossed :)

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  62. I love owls too. I follow with BL.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  63. I posted this on Facebook! EQ7 Giveaway...Check out this blog. She has free patterns, tutorials, and some cute Owl pin cushions for today's Blog Hop! She is very generous in having a giveaway to any of her followers. Become one today ! http://www.quiltinglines.com/
    Quilting Lines

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  64. Here is the link via my blog http://kwiltkrazy.blogspot.com/2013/09/krazy-eq7-giveawayfrom-quilting-lines.html

    Can you tell I want to win LOL

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  65. Oh so many owls and they are all adorable. Thanks for sharing

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  66. Love your little owl pin cushions. They are so cute. I follow you by e-mail. Love the give away also!!

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  67. Great giveaway - really could use EQ7.

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  68. Cute owls. I'm a follower on bloglovin.

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  69. I follow you with Google Friend connect.

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  70. Your owls really have personality. Thanks for sharing. What a giveaway. I absolutely love my EQ7. Someone is going to be very happy. Congratulations on your accomplishments.

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  71. Love your owls! I follow you on Bloglovin!

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  72. I follow by email. Pick me I need EQ7!

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  73. Cute little owls! I follow you on Bloglovin'.

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  74. Aren't they cute! I love that you have named each one. Thanks for sharing!

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  75. Love the button eyes! blessings, marlene

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  76. Adorable little owl! I follow on Bloglovin.

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  77. OMG, love the owls. They re so cute. Thanks so much for sharing and for the opperunity on a wonderful draw. I follow by email.

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  78. I love all three owls, and your post is such fun! Glad I found your blog, one of the best parts of these hops is making new blog friends! Your posts now will appear in my inbox! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  79. Nice Work! Such a collection of personalities. :)

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  80. Your owls are really great! I definitely would make these if I had the pattern!I follow on bloglovin.

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  81. I am a follower. Your owl pincushions are really cute - love the button eyes.
    Congratulations on the milestones you've reached. Keep on posting...I enjoy reading.

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  82. I follow with GFC and Feedly.

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  83. I set up a picture on Pinterest under my Giveaway Board. See:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/225954106277835665/

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  84. I mentioned your give away on my blog which will post tomorrow under Sew Easy at http://whataboutrheema.blogspot.com. It is scheduled to post tomorrow morning at 3AM EST.

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  85. I follow with bloglovin. Love the owls.

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  86. I love your owls. thanks for sharing. I am already a proud owner of EQ7 and love it.

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  87. Owls are in! Yours turned out cute.
    I already have EQ7 also...what a great give away...someone is gonna LOVE it!

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  88. Love your owls. I'm seeing lots of them this hop. Maybe it's time I made on for me. Leave me out of the giveaway. EQ doesn't work on Macs and I have no intention of purchasing Windoz. Someone will be happy though I'm sure.

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  89. What cute little owls!!!
    I follow via GFC...thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  90. I love your Pin powls! Cute names!
    Thank you for the chance at the giveaway. I would love to see what EQ7 is all about.!
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  91. I follow through BlogLovin. I was signed up on GFC but switched over. Thanks for the chance. I will share on FB when I figure out how to do that. lol.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  92. Well that was easy - I shared on FB
    here is the link:
    https://www.facebook.com/sewandsowfarm
    thank you for the chance
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  93. Love your owls, they are so cute! I may have to make me some so my granddaughters have something they can enjoy in the midst of my quilty stuff. Thanks for such a wonderful give-away as well.

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  94. Love your owls! Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  95. I am a follower by Bloglovin' and GFC. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  96. I tweeted about the giveaway:
    https://twitter.com/wigglypup/status/378039386186604544

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  97. Wow another owl pincushion fan.Love them.

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  98. I follow by email subscription. Thanks for all your great tutorials!

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  99. Love the owls. I follow on bloglovin.

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  100. My 3 year old looked over my shoulder and told me she loved your owls. She wants me o make some. I follow on feedly.

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  101. I follow with bloglovin and blogger The owl trio is so fun, love it!

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  102. I am following you with bloglovin. Great giveaway!

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  103. Please don't include me in the giveaway, I don't have EQ7 and would love to have it, but the customs charges for receiving something so pricey would be ridiculously through the roof for my country. BUT, I just had to comment on how cute these owls are, I especially love Paisley, the button eyes are perfectly owly! :D

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  104. Please don't include me in the giveaway, I don't have EQ7 and would love to have it, but the customs charges for receiving something so pricey would be ridiculously through the roof for my country. BUT, I just had to comment on how cute these owls are, I especially love Paisley, the button eyes are perfectly owly! :D

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  105. I follow by blog lovin and tweeted the giveaway; https://twitter.com/schind67/status/378284707420463104

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  106. I am a follower by GFC! What an awesome gift! I have to admit I thought and was hoping for your delightful little owl! Then bam! Thanks for doing this for the blog hop! I will follow by bloglovin!

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  107. What a hoot, adorable little owls and a fabulous give a way. I'm a new follower, who is suffering with intermitent internet service too. Arrrgh! We depend on our technology don't we!

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  108. What cute little pincushions, the buttons eyes really give each it's individual personality! I am a follower of your blog, thanks!

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  109. I was searching for pin cusion ideas, yours is really great! I follow you by e-mail. Thank you for the chance!

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  110. Following you on Bloglovin: Nicole Sender. Love your owl pincushions.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  111. fb share; https://www.facebook.com/nicole.sender2/posts/10201241849199662
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  112. tweet
    https://twitter.com/minibea/status/378722571895586816
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  113. Google+ share
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/111812318383807144136/posts/dzdY4APr5Lc
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  114. Love your owls - you are right they are a hoot! Thanks for sharing and sorry I am late visiting.

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  115. I follow you by email. I'd sure like the opportunity to put EQ7 to good use! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  116. i follow by e-mail thanks for the chance

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  117. I love those owls---the button eyes are just the perfect choice there. I am a proud owner and user of EQ since version 4 and have 5,6, 7 on my computer so I will pass on the giveaway. Certainly you are going to make someone very, very happy though!

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  118. I love the owls. :)
    I'm a follower via GFC and Bloglovin. Thanks.

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  119. not come across pin cushions like these before, they are cute. Owls are the symbol of Leeds which is where I live and they are on buildings etc all over the place.
    What an amazing give away, think this is the best I b=have ever seen on offer. I follow your blog through bloglovin

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  120. I pinned on pinterest about your giveaway under Susan Shaw. Your are more than generous - someone is going to be very, very happy.

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  121. I love your Owl Powls. Oh, adorable. Do you remember the magazine you happened to carry the pattern? They are just too, too cute and I love small things. I'm looking for pin cushions to make for our quilt guilds boutique for June 2014 and this just might be the ticket. You never know what is going to sell and they look like as small as they are they could be made from scraps very easily and maybe in a timely manner. I always adore your posts. I saw your post of the two finished tops with men themes and they are adorable quilt tops. Yes, I notice that even at show and tell most of the quilt tops are flowers are pinks or more to ladies and girls than men and boys. I have three grandboys and no grandgirls, so the only chance I take to sew "pretties" are for me since I'm single AGAIN! lol One of my grandson's favorite color was pink for a time, but I didn't make him a pink quilt and I thought that would change and his 1/2 sister would get it and she is nothing but a stinker, and that's putting it nicely. Thanks for participating and being a great inspiration to us with your wonderful, small owls.

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  122. I was already a follower via Goggle and just became a follower via Bloglovin'. Again, thanks for the wonerful giveaway. I signed up and started receiving the fabric and block hints for a Dear Jane quilt in blues in January. I bought the EQ Dear Jane software (it has nothing to do with EQ). I say I signed up and started receiving because I haven't started on it yet. I guess I need to get in gear, eh? Or it wouldn't even become a UFO.

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  123. Love, Love The little Owls. I can see I will have to make these. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  124. I follow you on Google, Bloglovin and e-mail.

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  125. Follow you on FB and I shared this giveaway on FB.
    https://www.facebook.com/debra.neiman.1/posts/413262455441997
    "Lots of fun projects on this Blog Hop."

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  126. Cute owls! I made one very similar and I love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  127. I follow through bloglovin, love the owls. I need to find buttons for my owl eyes on a quilt I am making, good idea.

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  128. Cute owl, great to use for pincushions.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  129. Hi!!! I love your pin powls!!! Very fun!!!

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