Tuesday, May 7, 2013

My First Giveaway Post!

Another FIRST in my blogging and quilting life!  Yikes!  



WHO
Welcome to KayakQuilting!  I'll make this brief as I know there are literally HUNDREDS of fun and beautiful blogs that you (and I!) want to visit this week.  A sample of what I have been up to since I started this little adventure last year:
You're probably quite busy signing up for all the fun giveaways, but do come back again and visit me.  I love the quilting company and all the support and advice I get from my readers!

WHAT
For my first ever giveaway, I would love to give you the above goodies:

  • I loved this book so much I have two copies (actually the on-line book store goofed and sent me a duplicate in error and did not want the return).  Zakka Style by Rashida Coleman-Hale.  Inspirational!
  • A Tucker Trimmer...amazing tool!  
  • And a charm pack of Odds and Ends by Cosmo Cricket (so cute!).

I hope this fun little grouping inspires a few of you to throw your name into the hat for this giveaway!

HOW
Again, let's not make life difficult.  Just leave me a message answering this question:  If I could not sew for a week, I would ______.  For me, the answer is:  spend the week on the water in my kayak!

WHEN
Following the rules, the giveaway will stay open until 5:00 PM PST on Friday, May 10th.  I will notify the winner by email before the end of the day on May 12.  International readers are welcome to join in (only if I get to visit you to hand deliver the prize if you win)!

If by any chance you are stopping by here and have not seen the fun things going on at Sew, Mama, Sew this week you really should stop over there!  Thanks for visiting KayakQuilting and hope to chat with you soon!

355 comments:

  1. If I could not sew for a week, I would -- read at least three books from my shelf that I've wanted to read for a long time --
    Ha, that's wishful thinking!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  2. I would read and do some embroidery. Come and visit me in Hamburg, Germany! Thanks!

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  3. If I could not sew for a week, I would be out in the garden. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. I would read on the beach!! and maybe do a whole lot of baking!

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  5. Hi Kathy! If I couldn't sew for a week - I think I would dedicate my "spare" time to reading - that was my first intense hobby.

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  6. If I could not sew for a week I would get a lot more housework and gardening done!
    Thanks so much for this giveaway opportunity - you'd be most welcome to visit me here in rural Scotland - the spare room is ready and made up, and we have some amazing rivers right on our door step.

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  7. Paint a new credenza I got of Craigslist recently!

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  8. If I could not sew for a week, I would be entering sweepstakes for fabric and checking out tutorials, thanks!

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  9. If I could not sew for a week, I would enter sweepstakes and check out sewing tutorials, thanks!

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  10. If I could not sew for a week, I would go crazy. I would actually spend my time reading and relaxing - enjoying this nice spring weather on my front porch. (palepinksewing at yahoo)

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  11. If I could not sew for a week, I would crochet like a fiend!!! Or read, if no crafty times are available. :D

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  12. Wow!Love everything here,amazing book and items,so generous of you.Amazing giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.If I don't sew I crochet,if not crochet go to the blogland,go to the walks,write something.

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  13. I would spend the week on the beach with my hubs.

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  14. Definitely go crazy, especially if I could not even read:))))
    ehodasz at yahoo dot com

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  15. thanks for the chance to win! If I could not sew for a week, I would crochet and probably stalk blogs and flickr for more inspiration!

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  16. If I could not sew for a week, I would read. I love to read and now that it's getting nice out here in Wisconsin, I can finally do it outside again.

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  17. I would read some books. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  18. I would go in my garden to hoe

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  19. I would get busy knitting xmas gifts!

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  20. I would pull my hair out! Thanks!

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  21. If I could not sew for a week...I'd be spending the time with my two little boys or catching up on my reading list.


    tinaotherworld (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  22. If I couldn't sew for a week, I would crochet or write. I am working on a YA novel and crafting always cuts into my writing time. :) The book looks great. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  23. sleep :) What a fun giveaway, I am going to have to look into that tucker tool :)

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  24. Hmm... If I couldn't sew for a week, I'd probably knit. :) I've got twitchy fingers - they need to stay busy. ;)

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  25. If I could not sew for a week I would go hiking.
    Thank you for the chance to win this book, I've been admiring different projects from it over the web for a long while.

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  26. do some scrapbooking, you are more than welcome to hand deliver your giveaway to me in Greece, in fact anyone bringing fabric gets to stay free, lol.

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  27. Catch up on reading novels.

    Thanks,

    ozknitter AT gmail DOT com

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  28. I would probably spend it visiting some of the sights in my city (Austin). Even though I've lived here for awhile there are still some spots I haven't seen or been to.

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  29. What a lovely bundle. I've never heard of the Tucker Trimmer! With my free week, I think I'd read books on a beach or a cabin on a lake! THanks for the chance!

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  30. If I couldn't sew for a week, then I'd probably read. My husband is recently into kayaking and I would love too one day, but alas someone has to keep the kids!

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  31. a very nice giveaway. thanks for a chance. If I could not sew for a week I would go to the beach.

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  32. If I could not sew for a week I would read :) Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  33. ...sleep more! And have an extremely tidy home!!

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  34. If I could not sew for a week, I would...Read.
    I've got 5 books piled up on my nightstand already!

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  35. I would read, hike, and shop for fabric. That's what I do on vacation which is usually the time when I don't sew.

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  36. If I could not sew for a week, it's probably because I'm in a new city!

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  37. if I couldn't sew, I would hike!

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  38. If I could not sew for a week I would go camping with my husband and puppies!

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  39. When I would not sew for a week last week, my house was super clean, all the laundry was done, and I read a few books & watched too much tv. It's much harder to sew without a dedicated sewing room,but I'm trying to get motivated. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  40. I guess I would have to spend that extra time fabric shopping ... so I'd have plenty of projects ready for when I started sewing again!

    Jennifer
    jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

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  41. I would do a lot of knitting -- they already compete for my time. Thanks for hosting!

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  42. Well, I haven't been sewing much lately so pretty much anything I've been doing could fit in that blank. Read, clean, have visitors, etc.! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  43. Knit until my joints start acting up (again). Jeez, I sound like an old lady . . .

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  44. I think I'd spend the week reading and floating around in a pool. Not sewing for a week though...that makes me feel panicky =) But all too often I choose quilting over books.

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  45. If I could not sew I would fish with my husband. but I would be thinking about what I could sew... Thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. If I could not sew, I would fish with my husband. But I would be thinking about what I could sew... Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. Read! I love to read, and sometimes just don't have the time. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  48. I wold love to spend the week outdoors, out in my garden, hiking, kayaking sounds like fun too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. If I could not sew, I would cry and then read.

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  50. catch up on my reading... at the beach! Fun question :)
    colorvibrant[at]gmail[dot]com

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  51. I could NOT sew for a week, I would get my butt in shape or go to the beach and get a tan!
    dazzlingshorty(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. I'd read. Definitely read. And not academic books...but fantasy and sci-fi books.

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  53. I would work in the garden or read some books!

    kari.morrison@hotmail.com

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  54. If I could not sew for a week, I would read!

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  55. ...do some paper crafts instead!

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  56. I would reorganize my sewing room (again!) and read :)

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  57. Thanks for the chance! If I didn't sew for a week I'd crochet! So many crafty hobbies :)

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  58. I would organize my craft space and catch up on some sleep!

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  59. What a great giveaway, thanks! You can come visit anytime, I'm in Calgary, Alberta. If I couldn't sew for a week I would read, read and read some more!

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  60. I would probably be on vacation. The only time a week goes by without sewing is if Im away.

    I have a kayak too, although since I have a toddler I rarely get the chance to head out!

    Wildbluestarz ((at)) aol ... com

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  61. Read! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  62. Well I already had that challenge when my sewing machine was in the shop for a whole month! I spent that time organizing around the home (tackled the medicine cabinet, my office desk, and worked on deep cleaning the kitchen (cleaning dishwasher interior, oven interior, fridge inside and out).

    Fawn

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  63. If I could not sew for a week, I would knit or crochet. Or, maybe I'd do the healthy thing and go for a jog.
    Thanks for putting together such a lovely giveaway package!
    -Adriana
    adriprints(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. i would take more naps and spend lots of time on pinterest!

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  65. That's a good question. I have not been able to sew for over a week and I am itching to sew. I have been stamping.

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  66. I would read blogs and get inspired and also catch up on my knitting!

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  67. If I couldn't sew for a week, I'd live vicariously through others by reading sewing and quilting blogs! :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. If I could not sew for a week, I would walk every day along the beach.

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  69. I wish I could say I would clean my house, but that's not happening. I would probably read, and look at quilt patterns on line. Maybe buy fabric...yeah I'm a little hooked

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  70. I would catch up on my reading! Thanks for this giveaway!

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  71. If I could not sew for a week I would find a good book and curl up somewhere warm.

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  72. I would read lots of books!

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  73. Well... there are some weeks that go by where I can't sew because of real life and jobs and stuff, but if I had my choice of what I was doing besides sewing I would be outside with the dogs and my boyfriend. Maybe a road trip :)

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  74. Well, it looks like my answer is a popular one! I would want to be reading! Preferably at a campground or in a hammock!

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  75. I would crochet. I still need some kind of creative outlet.

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  76. I would travel and read. I have been coveting this book! Thanks so much!

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  77. If I could not sew for a week, I would re decorate my house with lots of paint colors!

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  78. I would do some crafting with paper or more crochet...or start planning more sewing projects for next week....

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  79. If I could not sew for a week, I would be thinking up what to sew after the week was over!! I am also doing the giveaway for the first time, isn't it exciting?!

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  80. If I could not sew for a week I would read more books.

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  81. If I couldn't sew for a week I would... read.

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  82. I would have a panick attack. Seriously!

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  83. draw! it is my new activity, I am going to classes and love drawing flowers, thanks for the chance to win!

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  84. Great giveaway!

    If I couldn't sew for a week I'd love to go for long nature walks and rediscover the world around me.

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  85. HELLO! I'D PROBABLY GO TO THE CITY AND SHOP FOR FABRIC;ATTEND THE THEATER AND EAT OUT EVERY DAY! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  86. I would spend the time in my pool floating around admiring the flowers that are blooming

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  87. Sit in the sunshine and read a great book! Loving the look of that book! Off to explore your blog

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  88. I would read lots of books!
    Terrific giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

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  89. If I could't sew for a week I would read a bunch. (I actually do this all of the time because I can't always bring my machine with me when I travel for work). Thanks you for the giveaway!

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  90. live life... wash dishes, work, read, watch tv, pinterest and facebook. i am a sporadic sewer and don't sew every week... sometimes i go a month without whipping a stitch. and then there are times that i do a marathon 16 hours in 2 days.

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  91. Actually have been out having a social life! A rare occurrence indeed... :D

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  92. That is the story of my life, which always seems to be more work and family (which of course is good). I would exercise more with my my time. Now if I could sew for the week....the luxury...Catch up on all the BOM's and the mini quilt of the month project.

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  93. If I could not sew for a week my house would be clean!

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  94. Be remolding my bathroom. Painting, tiling putting in a new bathtub. I would rather be sewing

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  95. I've really wanted that book! If I couldn't sew for a week I would love to be sitting on a hot beach with just my hubby!

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  96. I would organize my fabrics and work on cross stitch projects. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  97. If I could not sew for a week I would have a very organized house!

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  98. I'm with you ! I also kayak. I have a pungo2000 and love to paddle.

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  99. If I could not sew for a week I would play with my little girls!

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  100. No sewing for a week? I would catch up on reading and some knitting. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  101. If I could not sew for a week, I would knit!

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  102. If I'm not sewing for a week, it usually means I'm studying or on vacation!

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  103. Sounds like me right now! =) If I could not sew for a week, I would work at all the other things in my life - family, laundry, housekeeping, cooking, church, trips, and more. =)

    I'm much rather be sewing. Thank you.

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  104. If I could not sew for a week, I would make other home decor projects (hello, power tools and hot glue!)

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  105. If I could not sew for a week, I would probably eat way too many sweets!

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  106. If I could not sew for a week, I would cry!

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  107. If I could not sew for a week, I would crochet!!
    Thanks for your wonderful giveaway!

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  108. If I could not sew for a week, I would go to Disney World with the family!

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  109. If I could not sew for a week, I would probably finally reorganize my kitchen!

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  110. If I could not sew for a week I would, get more cleaning done around the house! LOL Thanks for the giveaway! racergirl1313 AT hotmail DOT com

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  111. I would take a trip! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  112. If I couldn't sew... I must be traveling.

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  113. If I could not sew for a week I would knit! :) Thank you for the chance at this fantastic prize package.

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  114. Take my family to Disney World! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  115. If I could not sew for a week, I would be grumpy!

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  116. If I could not sew for a week I would strip some furniture and get it painted so I could get it into use... sigh.
    thanks for hte offer.

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  117. If I could not sew for a week, I would have fewer dandelions in my yard.

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  118. If I couldn't sew for a week I would garden.

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  119. I would be knitting instead! I have a Tikki pattern that I have to try for this Winter in Sydney, Australia. Thanks for the chance!
    Oooh I'm having a giveaway for Australian peeps too! www.allthingsmum.blogspot.com

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  120. If I could not sew for a week, I would go crazy. ;) I sew for sanity ;)

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  121. Well isn't this a fun surprise! If I couldn't sew for a week (and that happens alot for me!)I am usually tagging along with my hubby and our boys on some woodland adventure...or mowing grass ;) Happy giveaway!!!

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  122. If I could not sew for a week I'd love to be on vacation...realistically I would probably be changing diapers or picking up the house though haha

    caramwills(at)gmail(dot)com

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  123. If I could not sew for a week, I would meet a lot of friends for a lot of coffees (and maybe the odd glass of wine!) Thanks!

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  124. If I could not sew for a week I would catch up on some naps.

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  125. If I could not sew for a week, I would rest. (It's my current situation - I'm on a sewing/everything hiatus while focusing on my health.)

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  126. Hah- sewing time is few and far between here, so I would have to switch that around to "if I could not ___ for a week, I would sew!" And that blank would be filled with "run a hectic household" or "feed anyone dinner"! Lol.

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  127. I love Rashida Coleman-Hale! Thank you!

    If I could not sew for a week, I'd read, exercise, bake and watch movies.

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  128. If I could not sew for a week, I would read novels while sitting on a beach :-) Thanks for a lovely giveaway and a lovely blog.

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  129. I would read if I cannot sew.

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  130. If I could not sew for a week, I would crochet! Thanks for the chance to win:)

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  131. I would sleep, sleep all week long, for sure.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    lauramdd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  132. If I could not sew for a week I would do some knitting or crochet. Perhaps my time would be better used, though, sorting out my scraps into some sort of usable system.

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  133. If I couldn't sew for a week I would do a lot of reading, and sneak in a few extra long runs!!

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  134. If I could not sew for a week, I would get into the piled up journalling I keep shoving down the to-do list. I'm trying to do some art journalling, but that's a slow boat to nowhere - hahaha.

    Thank you for an amazing giveaway and the chance to win.

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  135. if i could not sew for a week one of two things would happen. i would either catch up on some sleep deficit from over crafting or i would be piling coordinating fabric with trims and patterns and designing away ready to go again! p.s. i would still ignore the laundry mountain!

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  136. i would most probably be digesting more inspirational ideas from the blogland... like your blog. beautiful quilts you have made!

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  137. I would bake bake bake! :-) hadas_a1@yahoo.com

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  138. i would spend the week at the beach...long beach bc, or north beach on haidi gwaai

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  139. If I could not sew for a week, I would probably have time to clean my house LOL!

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  140. ...I would have time to make digital photobooks for my two little boys. I'm already two years (and thousands of photos) behind. Sigh...
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    I just became a new follower so I can visit you again :o)

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  141. I would crochet! :D
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  142. I would think about sewing and caress all the fabrics in my stash :)) But in reality I would have to take care of my son, house and a garden :) Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

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  143. If I could not sew for a week......I would be in the kitchen cooking! I love to cook, bake and can foods just as much as I love to sew. This is such a good thing too since I find myself in the kitchen everyday:O)

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  144. If I could not sew for a week, I would feel like something was missing!!! thanks for a great giveawat

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  145. Crochet! :) Thanks for the giveaway. Ana

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  146. If I could not sew for a week I might die. Well, ok, that might be extreme. It would give me a chance to organize things a bit, garden more, leave the house more often. My son would probably love more home cooked meals, too. ;)
    Thanks for the giveaway ~ Carey

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  147. I would knit/crochet or draw :) Or if all crafts are out I'd spend it with my horse! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  148. I would sleep. I have a newborn and 4 other kids under the age of 6. Oh, sleep just the thought makes me happy.
    mcintoshsusan@hotmail dot com

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  149. right now...I would garden.
    sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

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  150. If I couldn't sew for a week, I'd be on vacation. Sounds nice!

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  151. I would spend my time outside planting flowers and getting my feet in the sand at the beach.

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  152. If I couldn't sew for a week I'd be taking care of my new baby!
    Oh wait, that was this week...and the one before...
    Someday I'll have time for sewing again!

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  153. If I couldn't sew for a week I would read, or if the timing fell just right, I would watch England play test matches.

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  154. If I couldn't sew for a week I would probably go mad, but do some of those things I really should be doing when I choose to sew instead - cooking, cleaning!

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  155. I would spend time with my family!

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  156. If I could not sew for a week, I would have to have a broken arm!

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  157. Spend the week with my grandkids instead.

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  158. Well, I was unable to sew about 2 weeks as I recovered from foot surgery. I'm still on disability as shoes don't fit. It was tough. I did line up hand quilting and hardanger to work on. My sewing machine missed me.

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  159. If I couldn't sew for a week, that would probably mean I would have to clean my house! lol! THank you! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  160. I would.. go fabric shopping?!! hahaha

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  161. I would go visiting people that I never get to see!

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  162. I would be out in my garden...actually I have been. So my sewing is suffering.

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  163. Crochet. Yeah, I couldn't escape the crafting bug if I tried.

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  164. enjoy the fabulous spring weather with close friends

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  165. Get out in the garden and weed!

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  166. Go to Tokyo! (That would need to be more like 10 days!) Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  167. I would garden! My other love!

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  168. If I could not sew for a week, I would read, and read.

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  169. If I could not sew for a week, I would be so bored I almost died :) Or take long walks, read a lot, surf on the net!
    Gun, sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  170. If I could not sew for a week I would probably end up spending too much time in the kitchen, baking and eating. Then I would need even more time to sew some new clothes that would fit! Thanks for a great first giveaway!
    ellen(at)myerly.net

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  171. I would kayak too :)
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  172. Spend my day swimming and reading by the pool!! (great question!)

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  173. If I could not sew for a week, it probably means I'll be working, because that's usually the reason that I don't get to sew for a week. ;)

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  174. ... go back to knitting as I usually do in winter time snuggled in a blanket watching a lovely movie!

    .. or lay on the beach watch the kids build a sand castle and read a good book .. of course about sewing :D

    thank you for the chance to win this brilliant book

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  175. If I could not sew for a week, I would re-read my quilt books. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  176. If I could not sew for a week, I would go crazy and really miss it.

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  177. If I could not sew for a week I would spend it reading.

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  178. I would spend the week outside: hiking, camping, gardening and swimming with my big goofy dogs.

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  179. If I could not sew for a week, I'd be reading blogs about sewing :P and anxiously be awaiting the end of the week :)

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  180. I would be a beach bum for sure! with cocktails :)

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  181. If I could not sew for a week I would read! Thank for the chance.

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  182. I would cook and bake both of which are my other loves..thanks for the giveaway!

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  183. I"d bake! Cookies and cupcakes! Thanks for the drawing

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  184. If I could not sew for a week, I would crochet!

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  185. I would work in the garden

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  186. If I could not sew for a week, I would spend my time reading and knitting. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  187. I better be on vacation with hubby:) Of course there would be fabric shopping:)

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