Monday, 17 May 2010

Hurrah for the 17th of May and Giveaway day!

Welcome to my blog, Mrs Moen, and thank you for stopping by. Feel free to kick off your shoes and have a look around.

I am a Norwegian quilter and designer, and this is my first time participating in Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day. I have created a little appliquéd quilt, “Happy May House” (8”*11 1/2”), for my giveaway.


As we are celebrating our national holiday today, I have chosen the colours from our flag, red (well, the red colour family anyway), white and blue. The background is a damask fabric; the quilt is embellished with a few buttons and hand stitches, and has hanging loops attached.
17th of May is one of the favourite days of the year for most Norwegian kids, starting with the children’s parade in the morning. I love watching all the dressed up and happy kids marching along in a rather disorganized manner, cheering and waving their flags. I choke up every year when they stop in front of the senior centre to sing the national anthem (did I say I choke up?? Yup, every year!). After the parade there are games in the school yard and the kids get to eat as much ice cream and hot dogs as they like. Later there is the citizen parade, more food and ice cream, sore feet and tired little ones. Happy day indeed!

So, back to the giveaway, for a chance to win you have to leave a comment to this post. Please make sure I have a way of contacting you if you should win. I will ship internationally.

The giveaway is open until noon at the 20th of May (Norwegian time), when the winner will be randomly picked by Random.org.

Good luck to you all; I’m off to watch the parade!

Sorry, the giveaway is now closed!

137 comments:

  1. Hello Nina, enjoy your holiday and it is such a cute quilt. Happy days.
    Bev.xoxox

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  2. Wow!!! Happy National Holiday to you!!

    hm..... we must make plans to take a holiday in mid May one day and stop by Norway on our next trip to Europe, because that's my birthday - so a perfect day to have a celebration and what better way than to enjoy a national holiday!!

    oh...and what better day to win a "Happy May House"

    xo
    eva

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  3. Your quilt is adorable.

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  4. Happy national day! We have ours in July - Canada Day. I'd love to win your little quilt!

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  5. well, happy holiday to you! I am looking forward to seeing your daughters outfit!
    I love your little house quilts and I would love to win this one...it is so sweet.....

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  6. Wow so cute, I love the way you use the buttons.

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  7. This little quilt is SO cute...it made my heart go pitter patter! Adorable! Thanks for putting my name into the "give-away-hat"!

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  8. Hello from New Zealand. That is such a pretty quilt, and I love the buttons on it.

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  9. It is so cute, I would like to live in it.
    Happy holiday !
    Keep sewing & smiling

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  10. Gosh you have a wonderful prize on offer. Thanks for the giveaway. Count me in!!!!

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  11. I love both the quilt and your earlier embroidery project.

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  12. That's sooo beautiful! I'd love to win that little house!

    Jump over to my blog and take your chance to win an ePattern!

    Greetings from Germany,

    Tanja
    :-)

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  13. What a cute quilt. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and a great parade! Hugs!

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  14. This sounds like a really fun day--instilling a great pride of heritage in the children. As always, your little quilt is delightful.

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  15. Happy Syttende Mai from from a full blood in Minnesota!! I'd love to be entered in your drawing...

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  16. Have fun in the parade!! I would love to win your giveaway!! it looks really lovly

    if you have time, visit me, Im also in this wonderful giveaway day

    http://withblueberryheartquiltscorner.blogspot.com/

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  17. How very cute this is. I love the whimsy of it.

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  18. Those little button flowers are so cute! Happy 17th of May to you!

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  19. Very creative and totally cute!!!

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  20. Wishing you a very happy Norway Day!
    I *heart* your applique quilt - so very beautiful. So very creative and filled with so much soul. Such a generous offering for a giveaway.
    Sincerely - thankyou for the chance to win.

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  21. Happy Holiday!! Thanks for the giveaway, I just love that little house!! It's TOO cute and cheery. I hope I win.

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  22. I live in Kamloops, B.C., Canada. I love your blog............my mother's side of the family is Norweigan. I find your work very beautiful and inspires me. I didn't know my grandmother, but I have taken up quilting. I have a guilt that my great grandmother made. She was a milner, and it is made from scraps of silk and satin, with hand embroidery embellishment. It is my treasure.

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  23. Nina, thank you for the chance to win. It is beautiful.

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  24. Thanks so much! Enjoy your national day! Piece....

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  25. Well, Happy National Holiday to you! This is a very cute hanging!

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  26. Enjoy the festivities today! And I am keeping my fingers crossed for this little house quilt.

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  27. Love the colors! I am a quarter Norwegian but have never been. I'd love to have a little something from there in my home!

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  28. I would so love one of your beautiful creations. Hope your national holiday was wonderful!

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  29. Hoppas du hade en trevlig 17e Maj :) I love your quilt, so talented.

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  30. My next door neighbour here in Scotland is Norwegian, now I know why flags are flying in his garden today. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  31. I hope you take lots of pictures of grandson so we can see. Of course I would love a happy house in my house! xox

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  32. happy national holiday!!

    i love the quilt..thanks for the chance to win!

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  33. Nina, such a fun creation! Love it! Thanks for entering me :-)

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  34. I think I'm going to win!
    pjjllive(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. Hoping you're having a nice national holiday. Your little quilt is really cute!

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  36. How lovely! I have a housewarming party soon and would probably give it to the owners...if I could part with it...

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  37. Hi! Your happy May house is so beautiful - and happy!!!

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  38. beautiful work!!!
    please also check out my giveaway at www.cheekyapple.com :-)
    mail(at)cheekyapple(dot)com

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  39. How cute is this? I'd love to have it.

    gracescotkeith at hotmail dot com

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  40. Love the mini quilt! Great colors as well.

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  41. I jusr Love it! I´d really like to see this hanging in my sewingroom, so I can look at it every time!

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  42. Så flott blogg du har! Håper du har hatt en fin 17. Mai!

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  43. Happy National holiday! This is so very cute! I'd love to win!

    bocks at allegheny dot edu

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  44. Nina Lise, enjoy your holiday!!! Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win one of your Happy House minis!!!!! Love the buttons on this one. I'm a big fan. Hope you win some goodies too!

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  45. Ah!!!! I love it!!!!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Lori
    kirudaze@gmail.com

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  46. Jag måste ju bara vara med på denna giveaway! Jättefin quilt!

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  47. Cute little wall hanging!
    I really enjoyed visiting your country!

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  48. WOW, great little quilt, I feel like we are related, my Aunt and Uncle were Olof And Leona Johnsrud here in Wisconsin. Mange Tusen Takk!!!

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  49. What a lovely little quilt!

    mossy oak at sonic dot net

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  50. Happy Syttende Mai! I'm off to the parade here in Ballard, Washington USA in a couple hours. Last year I got to pet the Fjord ponies before the parade, so fuzzy! I like your happy house quilt. :)

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  51. Happy national day. What a lovely quilt, thanks for a great giveaway.
    Katie

    knygh[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  52. Happy Sytende Mai!! My husband was born and raised in Stavanger and our daughter studied at the University of Bergen! We love your city and the beauty of the country. We celebrated with a parade and picnic in the park and folk dancing in the street yesterday! Love your quilt in celebration of the day!

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  53. I love your quilts! Dorret [sp?] the queen bird is so cute! hrobbins422 at yahoo dot com

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  54. Nina it would be a honor to win this beauty! Here's to winning!

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  55. Hope you enjoyed your holiday...ours is next Monday:) I would love to have your wall hanging in my home!

    Thanks
    pytoomanykids@gmail.com

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  56. I am so hooked on mini quilts. I would love to add yours to my wall.

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  57. Sara Suzanne Sews18 May 2010 03:20

    Happy Holiday to you! I have some ancestors from Norway and I always claim that as my favorite part of my heritage. I love your little quilt!

    SaraSuzanneSews[at]gmail[dot]com

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  58. what a sweet & happy little quilt!

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  59. What a cute little quilt! I love it. It would make such a cute wall hanging! Thanks for the chance!
    megan
    schacht.megan@gmail.com

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  60. the quilt is fabulous! so sweet :)

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  61. Happy Holiday to you! I love your blog (and I am a follower!). Would love to win your little quilt - truly. My fav is still your Moo quilt and I'm sorry I didn't win it!!! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

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  62. How cute! I love parades too!

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  63. Lovely quilt hanging-very unique!

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  64. My mother's family was from Norway and I hate to say I never heard of the holiday! happy May 17th!
    Love your quilt - a great giveaway!

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  65. I'd love to have this in my home! wow

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  66. I love this little quilt! You did a good job with it. If I am lucky enough to win you can contact me on www.radpots.com

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  67. Mrs. Moen,
    I love your house- they say home is where the heart is- such a terrific happy house you have created.
    There is something very moving about hearing children sing-
    You can find me at
    http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/
    Regards,
    Anna

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  68. Happy Holiday. Love your little quilt. You always have such clever designs.

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  69. Precious! Pick me, pick me!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  70. what an interesting post and a lovely giveaway! the mini quilt is adorable! thanks for the chance!

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  71. Gorgeous. I love that you have used the colours of your flag :) fab_ulous@yahoo.com

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  72. This is great. Thank you for the chance to win. Hope you enjoyed ice cream and hot dogs with the kids!

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  73. please enter me--this is SO beautiful and it would add so much cheer to our home! i loved reading about the norweigan holiday, and i will surely enjoy your blog. thanks for the chance to win.

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  74. What a lovely quilt! It's pure artwork! And I LOVE the meaning behind it with your national colors. thanks!!

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  75. WOW, what a wonderful idea!
    I'm deeply impressed.

    Kind regards from Germany
    Claudia alias frauknopf@gmx.de

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  76. Jag vill gärna vara med och tävla om din fina give away! :-)

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  77. wow this is so fab i love it not like many others out there.... go you
    tracimjanderson@yahoo.co.uk

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  78. This is so lovely, what a beautiful quilt!
    Hope you enjoyed your day yesterday.
    thx for sharing

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  79. hwtuan[at]hotmail[dot]com

    great quilt! hope to win this one!

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  80. what a wonderful tradition you have. Portugal's national day has no parade :(
    i love the buttons detail. i love buttons!!!

    it was nice to meet your blog!

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  81. what a great giveaway and national day activities. love your things
    thanks so much for sharing

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  82. That quilt would look so cool in the nursery

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  83. It's adorably perfect!!!

    xo Steph

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  84. Thank you so much for the chance to win you cute little quilt!

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  85. hello from spain! what a cute quilt.
    camistewart@hotmail.com

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  86. Hello from Michigan USA. What a cute quilt.
    Thank you for the chance to win
    Colleen
    Butler83@aol.com

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  87. this is really really lovely! i would like to see it close up in hopes that i could learn how to make one myself. thanks for giving!

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  88. That's adorable! Happy Settendemai!

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  89. Adorable!!!

    michelle@campnc.com

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  90. You do such lovely work! I know just the wall to adorn if I should win your giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

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  91. anne from finland18 May 2010 19:55

    I really love to see everything you´ve made! There is something special in your quilts that make me happy to see them! I´ve admired all my life your national dresses. They are really beautiful!

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  92. This is so cute! Thank you!
    Anna
    lassothemoonshop@gmail.com

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  93. Another beautiful piece of art from you! Thanks for the chance to win:)

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  94. After following you for awhile, I would love to have one of your quilts!! I could hang it for Memorial Day and Independence day here as well (Our flag being red white and blue too!) Then, next year, I could hang it out on May 17th and remember the lovely lady who made it!!!

    Blessings,

    KT

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  95. Lovely quilt, I am already a follower and love your work...

    http://busybeefree.blogspot.com/.

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  96. Great giveaway! Your national holiday sounds great!

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  97. please enter my name in your lovely giveaway, ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com from Florida Gulf Coast area

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  98. hope your holliday was awesome!
    lovely quilt!
    I become a follower, I will want to kwow your next projects!

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  99. What an honor to win one of your creations! Thanks for the opportunity. BarbaraMDahl@gmail.com

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  100. Adorable little house I would love to give a home to!

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  101. I hope you had a wonderful holiday! I LOVE the quilt... it is beautiful and I would be proud to have it!
    Thank you!

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  102. As always...a darling quilt. The red, white and blue would match our colors too.

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  103. Beautiful! My husband and I have traveled to Norway a couple of times and have lots of friends there!

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  104. Too cute! I hope I win!

    Thanks
    coryshilokids@netzero.com

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  105. Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to enter mine too!
    http://www.sew-funky.com/2010/05/sewmamasew-may-giveaway/

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  106. It is soo cute, I hope I win this.

    Thanks for this chance.
    mikthasq(at)gmail(dot)com

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  107. First of all, thank you for having such a lovely giveaway and, secondly, thank you for reminding me of my lovely Norwegian roommate from college. She had a pic of herself in her national dress and it always fascinated me with the tradition of it all.

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  108. Hello from Kenya, I really really badly want to win.

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  109. Great giveaway - I love houses!!

    Gill

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  110. Wow! Lovely quilt! And nice blog too!

    Irina at http://www.el-petit-taller.blogspot.com

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  111. Love your house! Thanks for the chance to win.
    ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  112. It is sooo cute. It is hard to believe you are giving it away.
    raegreen1[at]verizon[dot]net

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  113. Hi Nina Lise!

    So cute! I would love to win! Thanks for being so generous!

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  114. This is lovely! I haope you enjoyed the Holiday. Thanks for the giveaway!

    racergirl1313-AT-hotmail-DOT-com

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  115. Very cute! Especially your little guy!

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  116. What a lovely quilt! It looks like your holiday was delightful, the pictures are wonderful.

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  117. Very cute giveaway and I liked your description of your holiday. It's fun to learn about the holidays of other countries. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  118. great giveaway! thanks for the chance to win! crossing my fingers!

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  119. your applique is cute, and I really loved your costumes for the parade ! Thanks for the chance and for the parade pictures !

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  120. It sounds like a wonderful day...and you two look so sweet in your outfits! I would love to visit Norway some day...it seems amazing.

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  121. Crazy-cute giveaway! Thank you for putting together this creatively awesome prize!
    Pick me Mr. Random number generator!! Ooohhh, Pick me!!
    ♥♥

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  122. Adorable! Thank you for making a lovely prize.

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  123. I love the quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  124. That is really cute! I love wonky house patterns. Thanks for the giveaway!
    parknj at verizon dot net

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  125. What a creative little quilt! nice colors! :)

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  126. That is such a sweet and lovely little quilt! I love that you used your national colors.

    HeidiG@gmail.com

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  127. Nothing I like better than fabric art hangings. I can just picture it in my house!

    shwebel(at)gmail dot com

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  128. If I win one thing on giveaway day, I hope it is this. You are lucky to live in such a beautiful country and to have such skill to make a mini-quilt like this.

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  129. thats a great quilt .... love it, your holiday sounds like a lot of fun

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  130. Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to enter.
    -mab
    mab(at)onepost(dot)net

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  131. Very very cute! Hello from Germany - and thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  132. I love the quilt and the cute button flowers,
    Happy Holiday!

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