Monday, 21 December 2009

Instant Village Giveaway

Sorry, the giveawy is now closed!

My 100th post, Snow day, and the 25.000 visitor mark was passed about 800 visits ago, so yeeey:-)
I wanted to do something special for my first giveaway, so I have put together a kit for a Village Table runner top, with the precious snowy fabric and all.


All you have to add is the white squares for the snowy roofs, thread and your time. The house fabrics are not exact the same as in mine as I ran out of a few of them, but here is the kit (sorry about the ray of sunshine that snuck into the picture):

The houses are the appropriate size, all 20 of them. The snowy fabric is cut into one strip for the mid section and one strip for the sashings (sorry, you'll have to cut these yourself).
If you are new to the Village Table runner, you’ll find my tutorial on how to build a house here, and my free pattern "Building A Village" here. Your village will be 1 house unit shorter than mine.


This is how you enter the drawing which will happen on January 31st. Let’s face it, it’s already too late for this Christmas season, and with all the family gatherings, eating and napping, it will probably take us a while to catch up on our blog reading. Wouldn’t it be great to get a head start on next year’s projects though..

1) Leave a comment to this post and you’ll get one ticket in the drawing. Make sure your blogger profile includes your email address (Click “Edit Profile”, check “Show my email”, and click “Save”) or leave one here so I can get hold of you if you are the lucky winner

2) Post about this giveaway in your blog including a link to this post (feel free to use the image on the top of the sidebar too; I have in vain tried to make this button thing work…).
Leave a new comment when it’s done and you’ll get another ticket in the drawing; I will check though.

3) If you are one of my wonderful followers (or become one), leave a sparate comment telling me so and you’ll get another ticket in the drawing.


I wish you all good luck:-)

145 comments:

  1. Oh I love this pattern, I have it downloaded and along with the ones that I purchased off you I have them on my list to do when I get a bit more me time. Please put me in the draw. I can't believe I am first.

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  2. Ohhh I get 2nd place too, I am a follower and am loving it.

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  3. enter me please, i was admiring the lovely runner the other day on your blog and would love to make it

    alison x

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  4. Nina I would love to win this. I am already a loyal follower. Thank you for the chance.

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  5. What a beautiful runner...I'd love to be lucky and win it! But if I don't I have downloaded your tutorial.

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  6. Oh, and I have just become a Follower.

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  7. Oh wow, what a great pattern! I love it! I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

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  8. And I have been reading your blog for a while, but now I signed up as a follower :-)

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  9. Oh my Dec. 31 ... that just happens to be our 43rd wedding anniversary ... hope it brings me luck.

    Thank for you ... your runner is on my 2010 to-do list.

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  10. And I use google.com/reader to track (follow) my favorite blogs ... thus I've followed you for a very long time.

    Thanks so much. Merry Christmas

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  11. Love your blog and love to sew!

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  12. Oooh, I love this table runner and would love to have those awesome fabrics to make one for myself!

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  13. And I am a follower and very much enjoy reading your blog.

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  14. Thanks Nina! I love the village quilt. I have posted a link to this post on my blog. Kate in Colorado

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  15. Nina, I am also a follower of your blog - Kate

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  16. Nina, this is one of my favorites of yours, I'd love to join in the fun. I'm only sad we have to wait until January 31st-! Thank you for all the many great ideas you share, they are a great inspiration. I'll put a post on my site today.

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  17. I'm a follower, it's official. :-} pokey

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  18. What a cute table runner. I'd love to win this kit.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  19. I posted about this giveaway on my site where I share insights on contests & giveaways: http://sewcalgalcontestinfo.blogspot.com/

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  20. I follow you with great delight!

    Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  21. This is such a lovely tablerunner. I'd like to enter.

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  22. If I already have you on my bloglines list is that the same as being a follower?

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  23. Hi there
    Thanks for the great opportunity
    Love the runner
    Cheers
    Catie
    cathycurrie@comcast.net

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  24. What a lovely giveaway! I am enjoying your blog and your creativity very much!

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  25. I LOVE that table runner! It'd look perfect covering up all my dining room table's imperfections. :D

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  26. I shared your giveaway with the readers on my blog. If you'd like to see it, you can find it here: http://sewbotslaboratory.blogspot.com/2009/12/village-table-runner-giveaway.html

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  27. Its a beautiful kit for a fabulous runner - thanks for the opportunity to winQ

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  28. Okay, come see my post! Thank you again, Nina.

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  29. This is gorgeous... I so would love to win (along with everyone else) but am d/ling the tutorial, too.

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  30. Oh... and I am subscribing to your email and am now a follower, too!

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  31. I am Loving your table runner! Early Christmas present for next year, OR early Christmas present for myself for next Holiday!

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  32. I really like this runner - thanks for a chance to win it.

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  33. I love your table runner, please enter me!

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  34. Oh please count me in!! I love all your work, and to have a little village of my own would be wonderful!!
    Happy HOlidays!
    h_freund@hotmail.com

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  35. Oh, and I am already a follower!!

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  36. I love houses and a village is even better. I'd love to win your wonderful kit!!

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  37. Congratulations on your posts!! I am now a follower too!!

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  38. Hi there....what fun patterns you have :) I am a follower now....because they made me smile....who would not want to smile?

    Kelly

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  39. Here is my comment for the giveaway....I love the idea of little houses with snow on top. Great idea :)

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  40. I hope I win :)

    mariammarhoon@hotmail.com

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  41. I LOVE this pattern, thanks so much for the giveaway!
    diesilsflora@msn.com

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  42. What a darling pattern. Definitely something I would love to make after the New Year!!

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  43. I just became a follower....Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  44. The tablerunner looks great and I would have fun playing with your selection of fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  45. Love your blog! I follow on google reader. I want to make your houses and this would get me started for sure!

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  46. what a great design, love the flow of it and the colors you chose!

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  47. Merry Christmas

    Billie

    bigmick@austin.rr.com

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  48. Your village houses are adorable, I would love to be entered in your giveaway..

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  49. I've signed up to be a follower.

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  50. Cute village runner and you are right - the snow really makes the runner!

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  51. I'm really enjoying your blog after seeing you on the virtual christmas quilt show. I love house quilts and your table runner is so sweet. Please enter me!

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  52. I'm following you now, too! ....now to blog your giveaway.

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  53. Ok, all blogged Nina! Come and visit http://poppyprintcreates.blogspot.com/2009/12/let-there-be-light.html

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  54. Your pattern is beautiful and I will try it even if I don't win. But I hope I do! Merry Christmas.

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  55. I saw your village when you completed it earlier, and fell in love with it. Maybe I'll make it if I win it. I always seem to have good intentions, I save the patterns, but never seem to get out to buy the fabrics. So winning this would get my butt in gear and I'd actually make something. Wouldn't that be a novel idea? Love, love, love your Village table runner.

    dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  56. I'm a follower. Love your blog!

    dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  57. Just found your blog - it's great! And I love the table runner. It would be great to have one for next Christmas. Thank you!

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  58. Very Beautiful! I love how it looks like a village of houses.

    come to my blog for my very first giveaway as well. squeeee!

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  59. i love the table runner.
    and congratulations on all those visitors and all the blog posts you've written. i definitely enjoy your blog very much and i'm sure lots of other people do too.

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  60. Your table runner is awesome, chirpy and smart! Congratulations on your 100th!

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  61. I'd like to win. Still looking for my first give-a-way win, lol. I love the pattern.

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  62. I love this runner and plan on making it for my dear friends for Christmas gifts NEXT year!

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  63. I love your patterns. This table runner is adorable. I have been slowly adding to my runner collection for the different seasons. Thanks for the giveaway.

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

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  64. I am a new follower.

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

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  65. What a wonderful give away. I would love to win. Please enter my name. Really thought your tutorial was great.

    browne426@hotmail.com

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  66. I would love to be entered to win this great quilt kit! I love original designs you have shared on your blog...

    Have to get myself some Christmas cats! :)

    SheilaC

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  67. I am a follower!!

    Thanks for the give away!

    SheilaC

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  68. I blogged about this great give away yesterday so that all of my readers could enter. It is such a generous give away and I love the village. I already have the black snow fabric to make this runner...so don't throw my name in you hat. Let someone else be lucky too! Thanks again for sharing the pattern!! LOVE it!
    Paulette

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  69. I would love to do this runner for next year. It's very cute. Although I don't have any real snow here, I can certainly buy some whites for the snow. ;)

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  70. I have also added your blog to follow.

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  71. What a lovely table runner! Please count me in. :)

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  72. Oh, and I have posted about your giveaway on my blog too.
    Oensker deg en GOD JUL og GODT NYTT AAR! (Fra +30C i Mauritius)

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  73. Hi Nina, thanks for the visit - I guess my third ticket is the link on my blog ; D
    Thanks again, Kate in snowy Colorado

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  74. wonderful little runner! I love villages.

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  75. I've become a follower.
    I can't believe you made all those quilted Christmas cards. those are great! what a treat for the people who will be receiving them!!!

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  76. How wonderful! Thank you for the chance.

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  77. So you weren't expecting so many comments! Love the runner and would love to win it.

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  78. And now I've become a follower. I think it will be fun.

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  79. This is one of the cutest tr I"ve seen in a long time - thanks for the fun.

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  80. I like cute and simple projects. It would be fun to make for a long snowy season, even though I live in Arizona

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  81. Love the runner! I'm a big fan of houses and your combination is adorable. I'm an official follower of your blog and I have a link on my blog. Yea! Lots of entries so that baby may be coming my way. Merry Christmas!
    Deborah
    www.caitty1.blogspot.com

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  82. Oh my thank you so much for this chance I just love it!!

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  83. Hej igen og tak for din mail. Jeg håber at komme i betragtning til din flotte giveaway - den er bare så sød.
    Endnu en gang rigtig glædelig jul.
    Hilsen Helle fra Danmark - heh@post12.tele.dk

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  84. I know for a FACT that I won't be getting any quilty stuff from DH, this year.... and I would just LOVE to receive your "kit"!!!

    *grin*

    Please add my name in your hat, for this contest...

    Rosa Robichaud
    robich@rogers.com

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  85. I love the houses! I love to make table runners as well. The fabric in this is so adorable. Thank you for letting me enter
    Have a Merry Christmas

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  86. OOOh! I love your Villages and would love to make one for/in Texas!

    Merry Christmas!

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  87. I became a stalker... ugh follower :)

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  88. What a great opportunity!! Thanks so much, Oh and I am already a regular stalker. :-)

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  89. Love your table runner- it is so bright and cheery. Would be sooo happy to be a winner

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  90. I am also a follower of your blog

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  91. I have to tell you that your tutorials are wonderful and I really like your tablerunner. it is full of color and along with color comes life, very pretty. I would be a proud owner of something so meaningful for when I look at it a row of houses is like connecting rows of family and friends. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Sharon G

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  92. Oh and thi sis to let you know that I have become a follower with your wonderful tutorials who wouldn't...thank you

    Sharon G

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  93. This is a great giveaway! I'm happy to have found your blog!

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  94. Of cause I would love to be in your drawing. Nice table-runner.

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  95. I would be so lucky to win this great prize!

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  96. Of course I already follow you!

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  97. Congratulations on your 100th post! I would love it if you would put me in the draw for the beautiful prize. Thankyou.
    sandangels1945@hotmail.com

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  98. Oh my goodness! What a fun project and giveaway! I'm going to go check out the directions that you said were posted and then keep my fingers crossed that I win! I also am a new follower and I will put your give away on my next post! I am going to have a give away in the next week or so so be sure to check in! :o) thediz@roadrunner.com

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  99. I get such pleasure out of lurking around in blogs and it sparks my creativity. Who knows, maybe this year I'll be brave and start my own little spot on the internet. Please enter my name in your giveaway.

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  100. This is a Super Nice Giveaway!
    Thank You so much for sharing!
    Love,Linda D.

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  101. I love the pattern. I love the fabric. I would love to win and make this for my daughter and her husband who just moved into their first house.
    Congratulations on your 100th post.

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  102. I am a follower and have admired your work for a while now.

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  103. following on google reader now

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  104. I would love to win and I am a follower!

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  105. Great giveaway! Thank you for the chance!

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  106. I put a link on the top of the sidebar.

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  107. I also love your creative eye for color and design. Your Village table runner pattern is destined to grace many a table across the world. Hoping to see it crafted up and on my family table. Thanks,I'm Wishing you a Creative New Year! Nikki
    nikki(dot)pachecotheard@gmail(dot)com

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  108. I just found your blog yesterday and am slowly working my way back through your posts. (I don't know how I found you, isn't that always the way?) I have been enjoying your blog so far and your tutorials. Congratulations on reaching 100 posts and so many visitors. I would love to be entered in your draw.

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  109. I had already added you yesterday to my links and I've now added myself as a follower.

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  110. That is a darling table runner. If I win it I'd probably even be able to finish it for Christmas 2010!!

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  111. I love this pattern. It is so much fun to see your work!

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  112. I love it. Plus Jan 31 is my birthday. Wouldn't that be a nice present.

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  113. Congratulations on your blog milestones. A great idea for a giveaway.

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  114. just signed up to be a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  115. I love the tablerunner, count me in

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  116. Even if I have read your blog for a while I havent become a follower until now. But now I am :o)

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  117. Hi, please pop my name in for the giveaway. I love the way it looks, my friend Khristina made one in Modern Xmas prints for her sideboard and it looked great...she seems to think I'd be able to make one...maybe this giveaway is just the incentive I need to make one! Hugs Naomi

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  118. I'm a follower....even though I've visited before! Now for the last bit, am off to blog about the great giveaway...thanks for hosting it. Hugs Naomi

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  119. I've now blogged about it....see http://beeshebags.blogspot.com/2010/01/instant-village-giveaway.html for what I wrote! Hugs Naomi

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  120. I have blogged about it and signed up to be a follower what a darling runner.

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  121. Please enter me in the drawing. the fabric is gorgeous and the pattern is perfect. thank you.

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  122. I am now a follower. Glad I found you.

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  123. Congratulations on your 100th post.
    The table runner looks great.
    Hugs, Sharon

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  124. Thank you for the opportunity to win... If you check out my blog you will see I have made your gorgeous runner already in Amy Butler fabrics. If I am lucky enough to win your prize I will very gladly make another one! It was so much fun and I have had loads of lovely comments about it! Thank you xx

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  125. I am also a follower! Thank you :)

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  126. I'm a follower and have just mentioned you on my blog. Congratulations on your 100th post. Love that tablerunner!

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  127. Congratulations on the 100th post and keep up the good work! I love the Instant Village and the snowy fabric is beautiful.

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  128. Oh I hope I'm not too late to join in this fantastic giveaway, I adore the Instant Village (thanks for the pattern for those who aren't lucky). I'm having a little 100th post giveaway too, open until about 20th February so do pop over. http://shiny4444.blogspot.com Congratulations on your 100th, and a great blog - I've signed up to follow now, was just a lurker before.

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