Monday, December 3, 2012

Joy! perhaps for you! - Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

Giveaway Day

I've been on the computer most of the day checking out the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day.   Not only is a feast of giveaways, but it's also a great place to check out some new blogs.

I admit last year, when I was fresh on the blog scene, I went a little crazy entering the giveaways.  But this year, I have been more selective (so there is a chance for everyone else).  Remembering how much fun this giveaway day was last year, has inspired me to join up this year too.

I am giving away, not 1, not 2, but 3 Joy charm packs to ONE lucky winner!

SMS Giveaway

I originally purchased these to piece together a cute backing for my Vintage Holiday Quilt, but I ended up going in a different direction (read faster,  one piece of yardage, direction).  If my math is correct, the lucky winner could make a quilt top approximately 50 x 60 inches with these 3 packs.  ***Update, my math is rusty, I forgot to allow for seam allowances - make that 45 x 54 inches.***  Just saying - not too shabby!

Now then, you have 3 chances to enter:

1) Please leave me a comment telling me what has brought you the most "JOY" this year = one entry.

2) Followers new and not so new can leave an additional comment telling me you follow and will receive an additional entry.

3) Come back tomorrow and link up a blog post or Flickr picture as part of my weekly link up for Building Blocks Tuesday!  I will add all those with links in for an additional chance to win.

Quilter in the Closet


This giveaway will remain open until Friday, December 7th at 5 pm PST, when one of my lovely assistants will draw a random winner (old school draw from a hat style)!  This giveaway is open to international visitors.  However, let this be a warning to "no reply" blogger commentors - if I can't get in touch with you via email, I will have to draw again.  Sorry, but I've tracked down people before and it isn't easy or fun.

***Update, I have already received 20 "no reply" blogger comments!!  Make sure you aren't the next!***

You may also want to come back on Saturday, December 8th for ANOTHER giveaway!!  It's my one year blogiversary!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

Thanks for stopping by,

Jen


499 comments:

  1. I think working with my chickens and ducks that I got as babies this spring has brought me the most joy this year. That first egg was such an exciting time!

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  2. We bought our first house! It has brought so much joy to our lives. The dogs are so much happier with a yard to run around in (we used to live in the city) and I actually have counter spaces AND a functioning oven AND a whole sewing room. I love this house!

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  3. Oooo, I see a quilt top in my future, if I were to win.\

    My family has brought me the most joy this year. Our son is 3 and our daughter, who had a rough start, turned one in November. They're the biggest blessing.

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  4. My husband finished his first year of law school. That was pretty joyful!

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  5. I passed a licensure exam - such joy!

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  6. The birth of my first niece in July brought me the most joy this year!

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  7. My new job and coworkers have brought the most joy this year. :)

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  8. Going overseas for 3 months to stay with my twin sister

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  9. Seeing my little sister get married last month!

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  10. My family brings me the most joy. Little kids are so funny and fun.

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  11. A source of JOY for me has been quilting for charity!
    (project12quilts at gmail dot com.)

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  12. I find joy in everything...seriously I am a very happy person:). My family and life are such a blessing.

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  13. Good luck with your blog. I became a new follower.

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  14. I have got a lot of Joy this year from participating in my first craft market selling my own designed and handmade by me creations, and always the most joy from my 3 beautiful kids.

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  15. Having a new job, working with wonderful people, and best of all my family!!!! thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. That is wonderful! But JMJ, you are a no reply blogger - please send me an email address if you want to be entered. Thanks!

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  16. I love the sweet Christmas tree fabric. It would make a really cute Christmas quilt. Spending time with family and friends has brought me so much joy this year. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mvlouie99(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. Weirdly enough, our cross country road trip bought me the most Joy. I have two young children so it was alot of stopping and diapering and ohh I like the this rest stop that almost sent over the edge. It was such great fun to show them Old Faithful and Mt Rushmore

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  18. My nieces :) They both turned 1 year old this year, and they are just SUCH a joy.

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  19. Hearing new words come out of my 2 year old`s mouth everyday...boy he cracks me up!

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  20. Moving into our first house with my boyfriend of 5 years.. our maybe my mom "surviving" breast cancer :)

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  21. We put a new roof on the house and tires on the cars so I feel better in bad weather now.

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  22. Beginning my MFA in Writing program was the biggest joy for me. I am so happy to be studying what I really to do!

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  23. Finishing my degree and starting my career - getting my first paycheck probably brought the most Joy!

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  24. Trying to be present in the small moments has brought me joy this year.

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  25. Spending time with my family and friends this year has been wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway

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    1. Truly a joyful thing indeed! You are a no reply blogger, so please send me an email address soon if you want to be entered. Thanks!

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  26. I am a follower! Thanks so much for your generous giveaway!

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  27. Sending my youngest to 1st grade has brought me joy....and free time to sew ;-)

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    1. Amanda, my 1st grader is a source of joy too! You are a no reply blogger - please send me an email address soon if you want to be entered. Thanks!

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  28. My biggest joy right now is having everyone in my family healthy this year!

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  29. Seeing my daughter go from an infant to a little girl.

    carolinebock1 at yahoo dot com

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  30. The birth of our little girl :)

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  31. I had to put my 18 year old cat to sleep this year but a month before that happened a stray cat had two kittens on my deck that she refused to accept. They were less than an hour old when I found them and I didn't know if they would even make it but after hours of hand feeding they both survived, I kept the runt and found a home for her sister. She has brought me more pure joy this year than I've had in a long time. I had forgotten the antics of a kitten and I am continually laughing at what she does.

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  32. I am a new follower and want to thank you for the Joy giveaway....it's my all time favorite Christmas fabric. Fingers are crossed!

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  33. I'm a new follower - GFC. Thanks for the chance.

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  34. The most joy....probably my kids getting older and more fun.

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  35. My new granddaughter has brought us joy this year!

    Thanks for a chance to win your incredible giveaway!

    Julie

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  36. Also a new follower of your blog...thanks again for a chance to win!

    Julie

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  37. Reuniting with my Dad after 14 years of ill feelings and knowing everything is okay. :D

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  38. Seeing my son do well at school, and succeed in life! And my daughter enjoy her gypsy-girl lifestyle! She's loving it. Just praying for my youngest to find the same joy in his life.
    annesimonot@sasktel.net

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  39. Now a follower by e-mail! I'm looking forward to checking out all the new blogs I found today!
    annesimonot@sasktel.net

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  40. I am most thankful for my fiance! We got engaged this year!!!

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  41. My 13 yr old son, of course. He's growing like a weed, he has a wicked sense of humor and he is doing exceptionally well in school. I couldn't ask for more, he's the reason I'm alive. ;->

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  42. Finding out that our first little one is arriving in April!!

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  43. Hi, I'm lucky follower # 94. Yay!

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  44. Watching my children adjust so well and so happily into their new school...

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  45. My daughter's excitement at her upcoming birthday and Christmas. I love seeing her face light up!
    *waving to you from Australia*
    Have a great day! Cass

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  46. Joining a dance class - for the exercise, the great company and the fun we have together.

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  47. my baby has brought me my most joy this year!

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  48. My mom. in 2011 She was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer and at the end of that year she had a bone marrow transplant. That she made it through and I get to talk with her and tell her I love her makes my heart so joyful.

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    1. Deana, that is really wonderful and a great reason to be joyful! I am showing you as a no reply blogger. Please send me an email address soon so you can be entered. Thanks!

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  49. Wow.. Grandchildren or Quilting that is a close call but my grand-daughters are sure loved to pieces

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  50. Having another full year with my sister gave me the greatest joy this year.

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  51. My family has brought me the most joy this year. I don't know what I'd do without them.

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  52. My son! We have 6 children, and the youngest was born this summer. While I would have been thrilled and delighted to have a girl (1/2 dozen girls--wouldn't that be cool!) it's wonderful to have a son.

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  53. Watching my family grow and develop, especially the babies.
    LOVE to win, thanks for the chance.

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  54. Thanks for the great giveaway! It has been quite a year for me and the hubs - we bought our first home and are expecting a baby in march! So lots of excitement and joy around here :)

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  55. Watching my little boys grow up every day

    violet_bg1(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  56. My sweet baby girls have brought me joy. They're getting so big.

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  57. Finally studying something I love (teaching after finishing a commerce degree and hating it) and aupairing at the same time for two wonderful little boys has brought me a great deal of joy this year. Long may it last! :)

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  58. And I am following you via email :)

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  59. thanks for the giveaway and the chance to make a quilt from this isn't too shabby indeed ! my biggest joy this year was sharing my birthday with my whole family - first time in 20 years - so it was pretty special and joyful :)

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  60. My two girls have bought me joy this year.

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  61. You know I'm a follower :-). Epic tale of joy follows!

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  62. Hoban, I wrote it on the iPad notes as I can't edit comments, but I can't paste it here, I'll have to email it to you, sorry x x

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  63. My new sewing machine has brought me a lot of joy over this year.

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  64. My son was born almost 7 months ago, he's filled the house with so much joy!

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  65. My first year of marriage to my lovely husband has brought me most joy this year! thanks for the chance to win.

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  66. I'm a new follower - just added you to my reader!

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  67. my biggest joy this year was having a book published, it was pretty exciting!

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  68. Cliche, but my greatest source of joy are my kids playing nicely together - doesn't happen a lot, but it's like magical fairy land when they do :o)

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  69. Happy, happy follower - thanks Jen x

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  70. What has given me the most joy this year is not having a big earthquake to deal with. I live in Kaiapoi NZ where we have had over 10,000 earthquakes in the last two years. They are slowing down and that gives great joy and relief. Cheers Karen karen.schulz@paradise.net.nz

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  71. My biggest joy is my husband because he is amazing and funny and did I say amazing? Thanks!

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  72. getting to go on a quilting retreat was my most joyous thing this year

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  73. I would have to say my greatest joy this year is my baby girl! I love watching her grow and learn, she is the brightest star in our family's lives at the moment, she brings us all so much happiness and joy :)

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    1. Josie, congratulations! Children are such a joy. I am showing you as a no reply blogger - please send me an email address soon if you want to be entered. Thanks!

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  74. Holding my friend's twin baby girls for the first time - they're delightful!

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  75. Hearing my girls ask to see Baby Jesus at a living Bethlehem Marketplace

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  76. Every day! Thanks for the give away.

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  77. I am now a follower. Love your HFWYG quilt blocks. The blues are wonderful.

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  78. Sewing and creating brought me most joy this year

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  79. Discovering quilting. In the past week, I've finished my first bed-sized quilt, from an online BOM course. And I've loved every minute of it.

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  80. helping my best friend pull together her daughter's wedding was a bundle of joy (and a lot of work!). Merry Christmas!

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  81. Most joy this year was traveling and seeing old friends!

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  82. My husband, definetely. He brings me the biggest joy always.

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  83. Seeing my sweet, little girls turning into beautiful big girls.
    amandahaskewatgmaildotcom

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  84. What brought me the most joy this year was just finding out my cousin was able to adopt her foster daughter!

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  85. Spending lots of time with my husband :)

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  86. Joy? My little nephew, who will be 1 1/2 on Christmas Day! He's the best.

    michaelacking(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. Giving away over 30 quilts at our new Quilt Ministry for church! This was our very first year!

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  88. I think a christmas quilt is in order with these! Maybe pinwheels or big hexies :)

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  89. Seeing my children happy brings me joy.

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  90. I've gotten great joy out of making things to give to folks (and a few commissions too).

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  91. My boys bring so much joy to my life, through their hilarious quotes and their unconditional love.

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  92. My greatest joy this year is the arrival of three new grandbabies.

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  93. What I've enjoyed most this year is sewing! I've done lots of sewing all year, and it's been so much fun!

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  94. I have a 5 year old grandson that keeps my husband and I amused constantly

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  95. What has brought me the most joy this year is watching my daughter grow as a person. She is away and school and is doing well. I was aprehensive as a mother letting her go so far away from home but she is making good choices and decisions and everything is working out beyond my expectations. Thanks for the chance to win the JOY charm packs. Choose Joy is one of my mottos.

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  96. My husband and our two cats bring me joy daily. Thanks for the give away!

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    1. My husband is a HUGE source of joy for me too. Jacklynn, I am showing you as a no reply blogger. Please send me an email address soon so I can enter you in the contest. Thanks.

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  97. It's been a bit of a rough year, but watching our grandson learn and grow from a toddler to a little boy has been the most joyous thing for me. :-)

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  98. My husband brings me so much joy, as does the fact that we're in the process of purchasing our first home together!

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  99. My daughter (4yrs) has been SO excited to decorate for the holidays, she squeals "I'm soooo excited!!!!" as we run to pull out the tree decorations or hang stickers on the windows. It has made me smile each time. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  100. Going to the corn maze with my little ones was so much fun! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  101. Love this line!
    I love Christmas with my little boys - they see everything with new eyes.

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  102. The most joy has come from being able to spend more time with my family!

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  103. My Joy this yr.was seeing my kidsgraduate and do excellent in college andgrad school.

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  104. My joy this year has come from learning to quilt!

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  105. THe most joy: expecting a first granddaughter. YEAH!! Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  106. Having a weekend with my niece. Ice skating, watching movies, eating candy, and teaching her to sew. Wonderful memories. Thanks for great giveaway!

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  107. getting to see a good friend twice this year was awesome! :)

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  108. I've been very ill this year. What makes me happy is my husband who takes such good care of me :)

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  109. The birth of my son was the highlight of the year :) I've been eyeing these fabrics for awhile, thanks for the opportunity to get them!

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  110. How awesome! going on a family vacation gave me great joy this summer. Thank you.

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  111. I'm a new follower. Thanks again.

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  112. JOY = My Family! We completed the adoption of our youngest daughter in April and it was a long awaited and special event! Thanks for the chance!

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  113. This is amazing,and so generous.My daughter had start preschool this year so it was better/sweet.Lovely giveaway,thanks for the chance to win it.

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  114. my very recent joy this year is to learn that i have a new niece or nephew coming this spring!!

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  115. What brought me joy this year is watching my kids grow, learn and change - it goes by so fast!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  116. Time spent with my teenage girls. Some good days in there.

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  117. My 2 year old has brought me the most joy this year! So much fun!

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  118. My husband got a new job that has meant he's home more, less stressed and making more money :) =JOY

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  119. new follower

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  120. My kids bring me so much joy! Thanks

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  121. My 1 and 3 year olds. Also the most chaos

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  122. Finding time to sew brings me joy.

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  123. I got married in February. Living with (and loving) my best friend every day makes me so happy.

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  124. I am a new follower as well! Yay!

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  125. Seeing my children grow up so wonderfully has brought me a lot of joy. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  126. Watching my little brother get married! Many thanks

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  127. Life! There are so many blessings in the day to day. It is the simple things that give me the most Joy:)

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  128. Getting together with my 92 year old Dad and my 3 sisters for a long weekend in early November brought me the most joy this year. We used to live in 5 different states, but my Dad moved in with my youngest sister this summer, so all got together at her house. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  129. The birth of my baby boy is my newest joy!

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  130. Being cancer free finally has brought me lots of joy!
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  131. GFC blog follower- mframe00
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  132. My new loom has brought me a lot of joy this year! :)

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  133. Finally over coming my fear of the sewing machine and learning to sew this year, it was my goal for the year and I achieved it. Next year I want to learn how to do zips and crochet too. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  134. I am a happy GFC follower.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  135. All my family home for Thanksgiving and again on Christmas.

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  136. see my children always play together, now they're 4 and 2 years old :D

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  137. Another year cancer-free for my husband.

    Thank you for your generosity and kindness (even if I don't win)!

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  138. I need to make stockings for my family of six, I think this might do the trick. My children are a challenge, but manage to bring me joy every day!

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  139. Seeing my friend adopt her first baby.. that was the joy of my year!

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  140. My family gives me great joy.

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  141. My baby that just turned 1 & my little girl that is 3.

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  142. Seeing my sons settled and happy has brought me the most joy this year.

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  143. My oldest daughter got married in February. Seeing the joy on her face (and her husband's) brought us such joy. Thanks for participating in the giveaway day.

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  144. Learning about a new Grandbaby (my son's) on the way and my daughter getting married finally.

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  145. Getting a promotion in May gave me quite a bit of joy this year! :-)

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  146. That fabric looks so very pretty!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    The thing that brought me most joy this year is what brings joy to every mother: seeing the little ones grow and sharing the fun!

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  147. What brought me joy..........the fact that both DH and I still have jobs

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  148. I think seeing my son grown up healthily bring me biggest joy this year

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  149. FOLLOWING YOU-GFC!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  150. HI! HEALING HEALTH HAS BEEN A JOY FOR US!
    THANKS FOR A BEAUTIFUL+GENEROUS GIVEAWAY!
    LOVE TO WIN THIS!
    HAPPY STITCHING TO YOU!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  151. It's been a pretty rough year so I am going to say that the support of all the people around me has been the best. But I am expecting christmas to bring me the most joy because I will be back home :)

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  152. My children have brought me the most joy this year!! Its not always perfect but they are great kids!!

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  153. My son's college graduation was a highlight. And an awesome family trip to celebrate his milestone.

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  154. I found a way to do what I love for a living. I am now a full time crafter and I couldn't be more joyful about that!

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  155. This year two things have brought me joy. Moving from Idaho back to Michigan and being closer to our family. And the second thing, is finding out we are expecting our third child. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  156. Hi!!! My greatest joy has been Jager and Emma!! My grand babies!!

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  157. I am a follower and Thanks for the fun!!!

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  158. My daughter has brought me joy. She is 9 and is sweet and kind with a little bit of mischief thrown in.

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  159. My family has brought me so much joy.

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