Thursday, January 9, 2014

365 days well spent? {giveaway: year I}

Giveaway is now closed.  


Congratulations to AMANDA of Everyday Fray!  Happy to call you my friend, A :)  Now, off to assemble some goodies (more on that to follow).

I'd say so.  But then again, I'm a bit biased :o)

A year of doing what, exactly?  Well.... there's been:

a lot of trial and error.
new techniques.
a welcome bounty of new friendships forged (all but one long distance).
too many (or not enough?) new fabric purchases (which is why I've committed to holding off on all future stashing until my selvage quilt is completed (insert tear of sorrow)).
my first link-up.
my first pattern.
my first giveaway (and then a second, and a third).
my first tutorial.
my first (official) forray in do(.)ing Good.
my second attempt to do some good, one by one.
my first honorable mention.
my first first place.
my first teaching opportunity (as fate would have it, sign ups for the February 14-15 class start TONIGHT, of all days!  There's that karma again.)

But I doubt you're here for long-winded lists.  So why don't I show you a sampling of what I've been up to since burrowing out this little corner of the blogosphere on January 9, 2013:


So, as a little gesture of appreciation for the role you've played in making this {house} feel more like a home, I'm going to cull a few favorites from a year's worth of projects and put them up for adoption (disclaimer:  loveless abodes need not apply).

What might that look like?  Well there's Liberty.  And Oakshott.  And low volume.  And Aurifil.  And grays.  And feedsacks.  And the rainbow.  (Speaking of, maybe I'll just give away all those pre-cut, 2" selvage strips so I can get back to my previous fabric-hoarding habits. (...Juuuusssst kidding!))


Let's just say the winner should prepare to be surprised, shall we? :o)  Unless of course you follow me on IG (@nohatsquilts), in which case you should keep your eyes peeled for a sneak preview post in the next few days.  Along with other goings-on, of course :)

So, how to enter?
1.  All you have to do is leave a short comment with whatever word or phrase best describes you.  I'll start:  Crazy thoughtful and generally free-spirited.  But mostly crazy.
2.  Followers get a second entry. (Honor system here:  @nohatsquilts on IG, bloglovin, feedly, or email?)

Edited to add:  I'll keep it open for four days, and will draw a winner sometime on January 14, 2014.

Cheers to the next year's installment of optional hatlessness.  I hope you'll stick around for whatever's to come!

Sarah

254 comments:

  1. Exhausted. (After the holidays, it always feels like the calm after a storm.

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  2. That's hard, sometimes I am fearless and fierce, sometimes thoughtful and creative, always learning and trying to have fun along the way.

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  3. I follow you on feedly and instagram, I am glad I found your blog.

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  4. Crazy tired...like laughing but falling tired. (I'm casting a class play.)

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  5. Serious but very down to earth. Definitely attuned to all the irony that life has to offer these days.:) Love your wonderful giveaway! Very glad to have found your blog during the last Bloggers quilt festival!

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  6. I follow on blogger and on Bloglovin' both!

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  7. Classy. Sometimes seriously, sometimes sarcastically.

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  8. Congrats on the milestone :) I look forward to continuing to follow your journey! (Through blogger)

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  9. Easy to get along with but hard to get to know.

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  10. I already follow on bloglovin

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  11. I quilt for fun! And I'm always looking for new adventures and things to learn! (I guess that describes why I quilt!)

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  12. I am a follower! I've had fun with your jewels pattern!

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  13. Willing to work; willing to learn; requires quiet reading time everyday to function well. Thanks.

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  14. I'm a follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

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  15. *Obsessed* with quilting, to the detriment of most all my other responsibilities. :-) :-(

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  16. spirit living in a material world

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  17. I'm a follower via Feedly, though I feel a little guilty using the second entry, because I'm a very new follower, just since Anne directed us over to see the amazing DWR.

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  18. I am a follower via bloglovin and love surprises

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  19. currently sleep deprived, lonesome, energyless, with way too many "projects" swimming around in my head

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  20. Described often by BFF.."Peter Pan"...cause I always say I'm never gonna grow up!! lol giggle I loooove bubbles & coloring & creating etc etc All things Kiddo's lol...and quilting of course!! And definitely looooove Surprises!!! :)

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  21. I follow you thru bloglovin too :)

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  22. Of course I follow!! I am addicted to your beautiful makes :-)
    E xx

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  23. I have been told I'm like a rainbow. Colourful, cheerful and a pleasure to see. (I swear I asked the co-worker who sits next to me and this is her quote. I did choose not to include her statement about a pot of gold...)
    E xx

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  24. Sleep deprived...3 kiddies at home, creative, fun and slightly ocd lol

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  25. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. I just started blogging under the name Good Starter so I guess that sums up something to describe me. I'm hoping 2014 will be a year of finishes.

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  26. My husband's list of me: dry-funny-sarcastic, outdoorsy, creative, determined, fun, dat ass--hawt, integrity. I'd add loyal, social, active...

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  27. Driven Newbie Quilter Woman. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  28. I am happy to follow you on Bloglovin. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  29. I think 'a storm in a teacup' describes me well :) Although aiming for patient... liamandmeg at gmail dot com

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  30. Also follow through feedly! liamandmeg at gmail dot com

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  31. Always starting something new - lots of ideas waiting to come to fruition

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  32. Preggo with fear of getting behind on projects!

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  33. Weird and nerdy and fond of colorful things :)

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  34. So my word is pretty obvious, right? They don't call me Molli Sparkles for nothin'! Haha. Now, regardless of the giveaway, you are one of the first bloggers I felt friendly with, and I'm so happy to have struck up a relationship with you. Your work consistently makes me think, and always impresses. Bravo! Plus, congrats on lasting a year!

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  35. I guess you could call me happy in my own space. I'm right where I want to be. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. I'd have to say I was a juggler. At least that's what my life feels like most days trying to fit everything in.

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  37. I follo wvia Bloglovin. Congrats on the one year blogiversary. Looking forward to seeing what the next year brings.

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  38. I feel like I just did this via email. ;)
    Colorful dork ... I was going to add more, but that really kinda covers it in so many different ways!
    I'm so happy we "met" over the last year! You know I'm a ginormous fan of everything you do. :D

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  39. I follow you. All the ways. If this were any other realm it'd be stalking.

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  40. Great year! I follow you on Bloglovin:)

    PS. This comment first, because I have to think a minute on first task:)

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  41. I am very cheerful person. Always with a smile on my face.

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  42. Color order obsessed geek not afraid to tell her honest opinion. Trying to be funny as much as my language skills let me.

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  43. Congrats on your year thing! I follow via bloglovin.

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  44. colorful fabric lover, started to hoarding them a few month ago,

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  45. Trying not to be a procrastinator.

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  46. Follow you on Feedly, always with great interest.

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  47. Bloglovin follower looking for inspiration. I usually find it here....

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  48. Fun, hoarder, and currently stressed because of work piling up...

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  49. I'm following with bloglovin...congrats!!

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  50. funny, crazy, happy, sad, indecisive, human. Thanks!

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  51. I follow you with Bloglovin'. Thanks!

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  52. Happy (except when sad). I follow on bloglovin and soon IG!

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  53. Focused, scatterbrained, silly, serious, contradictory! And usually covered in glitter (I teach at an afterschool program)

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  54. Peter Pan, Shahrzad, Liesl and sometimes Po, Penelope and Elizabeth. ;o)

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  55. And I absolutely enjoy following you with Bloglovin's help.

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  56. Family-loving, quiet, easily stressed, loves color, Me! Many thanks!
    emyerly(at)sideopenwest.com

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  57. I follow you by email. Congrats on a great year!
    emyerly(at)wideopenwest(dot)com

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  58. reflective, quiet, curious, caring, but mostly reflective. Congratulations on your blogaversary, and thanks for all the artful joy that you offer!

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  59. I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your quilts!

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  60. It is great to see how much you have accomplished, well done. I think my phrase would be organised but stressed. My word for the year to work on is RELAX!! Thanks for a fun giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  61. I already follow with Bloglovin.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  62. I'm an email follower - Congratulations on your anniversary! May you have many more, all of which you enjoy and treasure.

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  63. Determined, sassy, contradictory, a survivor. And just a wee bit doo-lally

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  64. Hmmm, that's a hard question. Cheerfully bright and stubborn. At least that's what I think. My husband calls me a force of nature.....still not sure if its a compliment. :D

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  65. I follow you through email. Such a nice way to start a morning too! :D

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  66. The best way to describe me would probably be non-stop. I have a hard time just sitting and relaxing. I always need to be doing something :)

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  67. I'm a follower through bloglovin :)

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  68. Passionate...about my family, quilting, crafting...... Thanks for the chance to win!

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  69. I will go with... awesome. My youngest just learned the word and has been telling everyone and anyone "Mommy's awesome". High praise from a 2 year old!

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  70. and I follow you on bloglovin'.

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  71. I follow you via email. I always am excited to see a new email because your blog name is so cute!

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  72. Description? Generally calm, good cook, and ready to learn to enjoy solids when quilting!

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  73. Overwhelmed most of the time, but trying to get a handle on things!

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  74. Optimistic, competitive, creative, tired wife and mum. Ask me again in six months - hopefully I'll have dropped tired off the list

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  75. Honest, loyal, and too social for my husband's liking....

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  77. dreamer, caregiver and crafty. :)

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  78. Hardworking, OCD and friendly! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

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  79. I follow you via email subscription!

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  80. I follow (with stalker-like abilities) via email. Awesome giveaway, thanks!!

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  81. I've got so many ideas bouncing around in my head for future quilts, I guess confused is a good word for me.
    lin3841 at gmail dot com

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  82. I follow you on bloglovin
    lin3841 at gmail dot com

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  83. honest, open minded, and compassionate and maybe a bit anal retentive lol

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  84. Soft-spoken, diligent, and easy-going and fun!

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  85. Caring, supportive, creative, and downright goofy.

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  86. Too many ideas/not enough time, quilt addict, creative, expanding my knowledge!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

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  87. I receive your blogpost through email!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

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  88. i think i'd go with loner but not lonely.

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  89. i follow you via bloglovin and instagram. and i really like your selvage idea, btw. i have a ton myself and am constantly undecided on what to do with them.

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  90. Quilter! That should take care of all of the other descriptions put together!

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  91. Creative, contemplative, and friendly.

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  92. Of late, Scattered in thoughts, daydreamer, unsettled.
    Thank you for the chance :)

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  93. Creative, modern, serious, crazy, scattered, organized.....
    thanks for the chance to win.

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  94. Charitable. I love to make charity quilts and charity blocks. My family pretty much have one or two quilts from me and my friend has a charity I love to make quilts for.

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  95. curious...i want to try all kinds of new sewing and quilting things this year!

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  96. Old enough to get away with almost anything!

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  97. Creative... and right now, manically so. LOL thriftstorecrafter@yahoo.com

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  98. I follow you on Bloglovin' thriftstorecrafter@yahoo.com

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  99. Honest, loyal, optimistic, child-like, and more than a little crazy.

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  101. I follow you on Bloglovin. That's how I got here today! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  102. Wow! How adventresome you are with so many firsts! I'd love see the entire Hunters Star quilt...I'm obssessed with them lately. Me = analytical, hard working, family centered, opinionated (I'm working on that last one). svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  103. Quiet, fun loving, crazy, indecisive, and maybe a tiny bit OCD. I also call myself monkey brain sometimes....you know....those nights when lay in bed trying to sleep but your brain just won't shut down and you can't stop thinking about one thing after another. That happens a lot. Congratulations on your first wonderful year!
    anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  104. I follow on Bloglovin and email!
    anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  105. Flu-y, icky, unmotivated are the key words of the day here. Normally? Well, that one about motivation seems to show up a lot.

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  106. Also a follower via The Old Reader.

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  107. Honest, quiet and loving, thanks .
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  108. I follow you with bloglovin.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  109. Quiet, self taught quilter, lover of quilt blogs and very creative.

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  110. I'm also a follower on bloglovin. Thanks!

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  111. Quiet, contemplative, frantic (gearing up for a massive move, and new jobs for other half and myself!). I only discovered your blog in the last part of 2013, but gees you do some amazing work. Hats off to you!

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  112. And, I follow you on bloglovin, just so I can keep track of your creative wanderings!!

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  113. Dreamer. The problem is I need to turn some of those dreams into reality. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  114. I follow you on bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  115. FOLLOW > BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  116. Hi, I'm cheerful, thoughtful and sometimes a little crazy!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  117. Torn. Between work and home I always feel like there's never enough time to do everything I want

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  118. You know I follow you via Bloglovin and IG!

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  119. Spontaneous and cheerful, sometimes too much so. I'm learning :)
    This giveaway... I think I would fall over if I won it!

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  120. As my name states, I'm chirpy, happy when I'm home and not at work, loving, and committed to quilting and family.

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  121. I'd say down to earth, with an occasional flash of whimsy. Thanks for the chance.

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  122. A tryer, and a plodder but I am getting there , I only found your blog today for the first time.

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  123. I've really loved seeing all of your beautiful creations this past year, Congrats! To describe me, hmm.. I guess loyal, reserved and content, Thanks!

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  124. ambitious, wistful and anxious...

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  125. Thoughtful and considerate while being equally neurotic and particular!

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  126. I follow you on feedly, congratulations for making it to a year on your blog!

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  127. Caring, crafty, considerate, sweet, easy going and loyal... I am also a worry wart! Can you picture me now?

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  128. Positive, Supportive, Creative, Loving.

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  129. Also, I follow with bloglovin!

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  130. Blessed, encouraging, friendly and straightforward

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  131. Sassy and spunky!! With some crazy in there too ;)

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  132. This job is cutting into my quilting time...until the end of 2014!!!

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  133. Obsessive and low key but sometimes excited if the right thing comes along. :) So love your work!! Looking forward to year 2. And January 15 is my birthday so feel free to pick me as a winner.

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  134. I follow on Bloglovin'. And more recently on IG!

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  135. i'm socially inadequate, extremely patient, and generally overly ambitious with my projects (usually in regards to time frames!!)

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  136. And you know i follow you! All the ways!

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