Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Moda Designer BOM (Feb) - and blog hop giveaway!

Welcome to all Quilting Gallery Beat the Winter Blues Blog Hop 'tourists'!! It is super to have you visit and I hope you will have a look at a few of my posts and be inspired!

THE GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED -  my hubby has run his hand over the list of names and stopped on ...Jodie!! Congratulations - I will be in touch for an address (in Australia it seems!)

ORIGINAL POST: It is the end of summer here in New Zealand and, as we move into autumn, I am hoping we will have warm sunny days for a while to come!  However much of NZ is experiencing a drought so a little bit of rain would be good for the farmers and vege growers...just not while I've got my class away on our annual senior camp though!

With the first term of our school year well underway, I have been flat out with my preparation and planning and all the side-issues that arise with being a teacher of the 10-11 year olds of our primary school, so I have not been as productive as I would have liked, despite my to-do list.

I did though make an effort last weekend to be sure to put together the lastest arrival in my Moda Designer Mystery BOM...it did not take long and I really like it.
"Lakeside Retreat" designed by Joanna Figuera of www.FigTreeQuilts.com
I am looking forward to seeing the range of blocks get put together after the last BOM arrives!

Now, to the blog hop giveaway!  (Entries will close on 15th March NZ time)  Below is a photo of a small selection of greys that I have had for a few months, waiting for just the right occasion...I think this is it! I don't have a clue what design/er they are but they will be perfect for any stash, especially if you love novelty fabrics.
Nine pieces, varying in sizes from 8' x 13' to 13' x 13'
To enter the draw to win, please share  a comment about your favourite school days memory! I always smile when I think back about the time my class acted out Roald Dahl''s revolting rhyme "Red Riding Hood" for the school concert - I got to play the Grandma - it was lots of fun!

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  1. Playing Bullrush on the bottom field before it got banned as being dangerous.

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    1. Oh yeah! I was too wimpy for that sort of game! Thanks for visiting!

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  2. My favorite school day memory was to be first or lastnon the bus and have the terribly nice bus driver tell us "knock knock" jokes....he saved them for my sister and me. Kind and funny man

    Jane Modjeski

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    1. We had a pretty cool bus driver for our trips to high school too. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Best memory has to be graduation - was SO glad it was over!!

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    1. Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy school, I guess it's just not for everyone! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. I think it was grade 6, I got to be the Master of Ceremonies for the Remembrance Day ceremony . A man came from the paper and took our picture with the Veterens and it ws in the local newpaper.

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    1. That is a cool memory to have. We have ANZAC Day to commemorate our war veterans. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Mine was probably kiss tag. We used to chase the boys, pin them to trees and kiss them. Torturous for them, really.

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    1. Oh, that game is one of my first memories of school, helping my friend to catch a boy, we were five! So innocent! Thanks for visiting!

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  6. having water fights in science class :)

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    1. I passed notes in science class - our teacher was obviously not very inspiring that year! Thanks for visiting!

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  7. The end of year school concert was a fav memory. We knew the Gay Gorden dance by memory

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    1. Oh we learnt the Gay Gordon for our school ball! We always did traditional old-time dancing for those (and most Southland schools still do I think!) Such fun! Thanks for visiting!

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  8. Thank you for the chance to win...hmm Christmas play at the concert hall when I was 9.

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    1. The school I teach at always has a staff performance in the end of year concert - the highlight of the year for many community members apparently! Thanks for visiting!

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  9. First - grey is my favorite color ;-) Second - I loved pretending to be a bird and making nests of pine needles around the bases of trees in the schoolyard. My friends and I would fly from nest to nest and they were easy to rebuild if other classes destroyed our handiwork ;-)

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    1. My primary school had huge oak trees that we would play amongst, I remember the trunks being so wide. Sadly they got diseased and had to be cut down a few years ago, such a shame. Thanks for visiting!

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  10. I absolutely love the selection of fabrics you are giving away - my fingers will be crossed all week!!! I will never forget sitting in my Latin class and having the boy that I liked peek in at me. I flashed him a big smile and he ran away like a scared rabbit. But, eventually things worked out and we are still happily together 32 years later.

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    1. What a wonderful story! I first spotted my husband the day after I graduated from teacher's college...I put him on the radar and a few months later...Thanks for visiting!

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    2. We've been together now for 19 years!

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  11. My mom's fried chicken that she packed for my lunch when my class went on field trips. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Yum! You are making me hungry! Thanks for visiting!

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  12. Hello,

    We would love some rain in West Australia too. I remember the bottled milk we used to get for morning recess. The milkman would leave it in the sun, a bit curdled sometimes but it did have real cream on the top.

    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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    1. My mum talks about that happening to her when she was a kid in the 50s. My big treat for lunch orders in the early 80s was flavoured milk! Still love a good milkshake. Thanks for visiting!

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    1. I hated dodge ball! Too wimpy! My son loves it now though! Thanks for visiting!

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  14. Hmmm favorite memory? I think it would have to be lunch time! Not the food but the chance to hang out with all my classmates and not get in trouble for talking!

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    1. Yes, I too love the memory of those 'long' lunchtimes with friends! Thanks for visiting!

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  15. My friends and I loved hanging out in the library and playing games in there on rainy days! I doubt the teachers enjoyed it as much! ;)

    Love the grey fabrics - that's one area of my stash that always needs work!

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    1. I can totally relate to you about the library - I would have been there at least twice a week, as well as calling into the town library on the way home! Book mad! Thanks for visiting!

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  16. Reading Around the World in 80 days and making huge class murals - I still love that book! Thanks for he lovely giveaway.

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    1. Now that is a cool idea I may have to use in my classroom! Thanks for visiting!

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  17. This may sound funny, but I feel I was the teachers pet and she would let me erase the chalk boards and go outside and clean the erasers by hitting them against the sidewalk. LOL Fun fabric. Thanks for being part of the hop

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    1. Yes, we would fight over who got to do the dusters! No chance of that now with whiteboards or interactive boards! Thanks for visiting!

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  18. I remember being chosen for the county spelling bee -- practicing lists and lists of words!

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    1. I would have loved to be in a spelling bee, I have always had a good memory for words! Thanks for visiting!

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  19. One of my favorite school memories is playing outside in the courtyard in the sun... (I don't get to see the sun much here in Ireland...) Thnks of the chance!

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    1. Not getting the sun often means that you appreciate it more when you do get it! I would love to visit Ireland one day, it is totally on my bucket list, rain or shine! Thanks for visiting!

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  20. I ADORE these fabrics. My favourite school days memory is roller skating to school and home. I had the old fashioned kind of skates that went on over your shoes and I wore the key on a string around my neck. It is featured in several of my class photos from grade school.

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    1. Yes! I had skates like that too and my parents kindly installed a concrete driveway that was perfect for learning on! I was so proud of being able to do a spin! Thanks for visiting!

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  21. Some of my fondest school memories were from French class. The teacher, Ms. Strahan was one of my favorites and once a month, she'd bring French pastries in for the class. At the end of the school year, all the students help prepare a meal, including Coq au Vin, Ratatouille and Escargot!

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  22. The day the school was 100 years. We all had to dress up and I had to wear a apron.

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  23. I think the best were the Earth days when we had a fashion show with clothes made of whatever may land in garbage... plastic bags, magazines, plastic bottles, etc. I still have some photos from those days :D

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    1. The kids still love that sort of thing! Thanks for visiting!

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  24. I am from over the ditch in Australia (Newcastle, NSW) & I love those grey fabrics, so beautiful. I have lots of happy memories from school days. Your School concert memory takes me back to play we did in primary school called Kids in space. It was a Musical and it was full of terribly bad one liners suitable for primary school kids to give and we loved it.

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    1. Hi neighbour, sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for visiting!

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  25. Fun fabric - great giveaway!! My fav school day memory would be snow days!! We lived close enough to walk to school so the kids who could walk were often the only ones there with teahcers as the majority of the kids would come in by bus. It meant that the teachers would let us do crafts all day - no lessons!!! LOVED snow days at school!!!

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    1. How cool, literally! Down here we only really have one or two days like that (much to the children's disgust!) Thanks for visiting!

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  26. I always enjoyed choir and taking part in the school plays.

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    1. Great memories! I hope you are a better singer than I am! Thanks for visiting!

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  27. I always loved going on school field trips and the one that stays with me is the trip to Casa Loma. It is a "castle" in the middle of Toronto, Canada. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Great fun! We had some cool class trips to various places too - kids always love anything that is not in the classroom! Thanks for visiting!

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  28. I have no favourite school memories, bar maybe the last day of school ever when I graduated cuz I never liked school lol.

    Thanks for the chance to win these, I don't have many greys in my stash :)

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    1. Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy it. I loved it so much I never left (am a teacher!) I hope all is better for you now, thanks for visiting!

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  29. I have very few happy memories of school - so many years ago - but some of my favorites was when I went to a very tiny country school for 4th & 5th grade (1960's) - playing Red Rover on the school grounds was a favorite game.

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    1. My first job was in a two-teacher country school - I think country kids get the best of both worlds! Thanks for visiting!

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  30. One of my favourite memories was on world book day when we all dressed up as book characters. I went as the Princess from the Princess and the Frog, I wore a ballgown and carried a golden ball. I must admit that I was the teacher and not a child at the time! Wearing a ball gown was fun for the day but I had forgotten that I was on playground duty that day wand was freezing at break times. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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    1. Ha, yes, the things we do! I dressed as Kate when she and Wills got married - have been able to bring out my wedding dress about six times for various events (am always just glad it still fits!) Thanks for visiting!

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  31. In elementary school we had a day each year in the spring that was called "Field Day". It was a whole day of outdoor competitions and games -- running and jumping and things like that. And at the end we all ate ice cream. So much fun!

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    1. Isn't it funny how we often associate great memories with food! Thanks for visiting!

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  32. My favorite "school" memory is the year my entire family moved to Costa Rica to attend a Spanish Language school for a year. It was a great break from our regular studies, a cultural experience, and we learned something very useful, another language!

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    1. What a wonderful experience for you all! Thanks for visiting!

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  33. Honestly...my school days were so long ago that I don't really have any favorite memories. I did like playing four square on the playground with the other kids though.

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    1. You've made me laugh! I was out on duty today and joined in with the kids playing...yep, four square! Tonnes of fun (and I was top of the table even though those boys were really trying to get me out!) Thanks for visiting!

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  34. Christmas carols. I don't really have a good voice but I so wanted to be out front.

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    1. Oh I have a few children like that in my room! I'm sure you had fun! Thanks for visiting!

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  35. A snow storm that covered our home. We only got one day off of school even though trucks couldn't deliver food and our world kind of stood still. I learned how neighbors can come together. We dug each other out. Shared food, etc. I remember how quiet and still things were. I also got to jump off our roof into the snow. It's amazing we didn't break our necks!

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    1. Oh wow! I cannot imagine how that sort of snow must be; the worst I have had to deal with was major flooding that meant we were evacuated and spent four days cooped up in my aunty's house with her kids and two other sets of aunties and cousins (the dads were all off helping with the flodd relief). Thanks for visiting!

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  36. A friend and I would play a game where we hid notes around the school and each note lead to another note and clue... we hid them under faucets in the hall, or behind toilet tanks in the washroom, we had to be very inventive and sneaky... in the end we had a prize (usually a treat to eat at recess).

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    1. That is hilarious! And very creative! I bet that was fun! Thanks for visiting!

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  37. I love the gray fabrics!! My favorite school day was a field day trying to race/hop to the end of the field in a burlap bag!

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    1. Ah yes, we used to have sack races at our school picnic - I always loved the three-legged race, lots of fun! Thanks for visiting!

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  38. my favourite is when school takes a beak! even when I became a teacher I loved the breaks. I really did like school too !

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    1. I hang out for my holidays too, though during the term I love the 'busyness' (and that is where crafting helps me unwind!) Thanks for visiting!

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  39. We performed the Beggars' Opera, that was an awsome experience.
    Thanks for the chance!

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    1. I haven't heard of that one, must look it up! Thanks for visiting!

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  40. What a fun memory! I think my favorite memory is my 5th grade teacher had a smoking clown to showus the adverse effect smoking has on lungs. He also made the best brownies!

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    1. My class love it when I bring baking too. A smoking clown you say? That would be a sight alright! Thanks for visiting!

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  41. I really like your giraffe stuffies for baby gifts, what a great idea. I liked music classes, singing and square dance my favorite!!

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    1. Thanks - I do love the giraffes too. One of my favourite fun nights out was when we held a square dance - SO much fun!! (and boy was I tired afterwards!!) Thanks for visiting!

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  42. In my years 10 - 13 I had a teacher who couldn´t ride a bike. We were always walking when the class was out. I even have a medallion from a walking competition :)
    Gun, Sweden
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    1. Good exercise though!! Thanks for visiting!

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  43. We had a forbidden area at school too...loved to play there!!
    Thanks for the chance,

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  44. I was home schooled, so we went on outings with the other home schoolers. It was run out of the local high school. We went on a picnic one day. I really loved that. I had a lot of fun, we played games and ran around. One guy had a huge ball that was blown up and everybody got a turn to sit on top and be 'king of the hill'. we were only 6-8 yrs.

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    1. If only our lives were so simple and carefree now; and, being a teacher, every day I see children with that innocence but increasingly they are 'worldly-wise' so much younger, which is a shame. Let's hope children still get to be children...Thanks for visiting!

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  45. School was never my favorite so I'd have to say my favorite memories was always the last day of the year before Summer Break :)

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    1. I have to say, as a teacher, by the end of the year THAT is my favourite day too! Thanks for visiting!

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  46. I teach early childhood special education so I have lots of school memories. some very recent:) I must have loved school because I've been there for a very long time! thanks.

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    1. Same wavelength! I've been 'at school' now for 35 years! I admire you for working in special ed, takes a person with a special character to work in that field and I am sure the work you do is so valuable to the pupils you have! Thanks for visiting!

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  47. My favourite school memory? The day I left!

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    1. Oh, sorry to hear that! I hope all is going well for you now. Thanks for visiting!

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  48. My favorite school day memory was when I put lipstick on my lips and above my lips and my teacher told me to go wash it off. You see I have very little lips and the girls in my class was trying to help me get fuller lips

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    1. Oh the things we do to try and get others' approval - i bet you looked funny! Thanks for visiting!

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  49. My favorite school days memory is high school graduation night. We were all sitting on the auditorium stage & I was in the back row, whispering & laughing with my fellow students. Later that evening, my aunt told me I was the happiest person on the stage & she was right. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. That is a cool memory. I don't remember much about my graduation ceremony but I do remember being excited about heading off to teacher's college in Dunedin. Thanks for visiting!

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  50. Not very educational but skipping gym class in order to eat ice cream not far from school... :) Many thanks for the great giveaway!

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    1. Hmm, gym vs icecream? I would have chosen the same thing too! Especially considering the awful PE shorts we had to wear!! Thanks for visiting!

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  51. Great giveaway!
    Playing sardines on a school trip when I was around 11 !!

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    1. I've never played it but have read about it - I think I would be too claustrophobic to have enjoyed that game! Thanks for visiting!

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  52. Having an art teacher who finally let us be creative and winning a county wide art show is my favorite memory. By the way, that fabric is early Jay McCarroll, so fun.

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    1. Oh thanks for the tip re the designer! How very cool to have won an award - such an inspiration for a young artist, did you continue with art? Of course quilting is a form of art. Thanks for visiting!

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  53. Favorite schoolday? Wow, that is a hard one... Have so many that I became a teacher myself! Art of course....

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    1. Yes, I have now been at school for 35 years! Apparently I told my mum on the first day that I would be a teacher! Thanks for visiting!

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  54. Favorite memory - being in the musical, Guys & Dolls - we had so much fun!

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    1. My friends and I couldn't sing to save ourselves but were able to get in the chorus of Pirates of Penzance! Great fun, we were only there to get to spend time with the guys we were keen on! Thanks for visiting!

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  55. HI! PLAYING MARY AT OUT CHRISTMAS STORY PROGRAM IN GRADE SCHOOL IS A HAPPY MEMORY!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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    1. What an important role! Definitely a big deal for a young'un! Thanks for visiting!

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  56. I think is the times I spend at our school library after school. I got to read all my favorite books :D

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    1. I know what you mean, the library was (and still is) a favourite hang-out for me...sigh, so many books, so little time! And then there's the teaching, the quilting, the netball, the cooking, the family, the gardening...Thanks for visiting!

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  57. I was such a dork in school! I was always with my nose in a book. That's not an amazing memory but it does discribe me pretty well. Thanks for the chance to win goodies

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    1. Yeah, I was certainly not one of the 'cool' crowd but I had a super bunch of friends all the same! Thanks for visiting!

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  58. ooooo you have sparked a great memory of mine.... Roald Dahl came to speak at our school assembly - and I will remember to this day what he talked about, he showed us the hip joint he had had replaced in his leg!!! I remember him to be so tall (I was small then though!) I love his books. Thanks for the give away xxxx

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    1. Oh wow! How awesome to be able to say you met the great man himself! Lucky lucky lucky, his books are amongst my favourites of all time. Thanks for visiting!

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  59. What neat fabrics and greys are something I don't have much of! My childhood memories are of reading Nancy Drew books......it was a long time ago!

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    1. Oh I read all of those too! And the Hardy Boys, Famous Five and Trixie Belden. All favourites! Thanks for visiting!

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  60. I enjoyed school and went to a small one so favorite memories include being in the musicals and participating in sports. Thanks for the chance at your gray giveaway.

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    1. Small schools are great - the one where I work has only 140 kids and 6 teachers, we all love working there and the country kids are the best!! Thanks for visiting!

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  61. Science scagenger hunt competition

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  62. My favorite school memories were of when I was on the varsity swim team, we always had such fun.

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  63. Graduation. School was not my favorite place. I love my life now. Nice give away and thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. I am glad you have found contentment in the real world! Thanks for visiting!

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  64. I was just musing last night about how I missed the oldfashioned desks that had the hinged lid, and sometimes still had an inkwell hole :)

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    1. Oh yes, the amount of stuff that can be loaded into those spaces! I am sure those desks are like Dr Who's Tardis for some children's belongings! Thanks for visiting!

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  65. ridding the bus to school and back every day, one child would sit on the ground and eat dirt

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    1. Oh dear! That is not a recommended diet at all! What a memory to have! Thanks for visiting!

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  66. i loved going on school trips...to the beach or a museum. The kids always had such great fun on the bus.

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  67. My favorite memory is going to the field and playing a softball game after we had finished all of our school work for the day. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  68. I love that block--I have yet to start ANY of my Moda BOMs! I may start with this one!lol Love those greys...hmmm...favorite schoolday memory? Mine would have to be when I was a fourth grader and I would help walk the kindergarteners to their classes. I created a special bond with a little foreign student--when he told me that all him and his sister had received for Christmas presents was clothes--it made me so sad. So, my sister and I bought some gifts to give them. A few days later his family came to our house and gave my sister and I some Hello Kitty things as a thankyou. (Though now that I think about it--I am not sure how they found out where we lived!)

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    1. How kind of you to take those gifts, I am sure they still remember that too! I have loved doing the Moda BOMS and can't wait to see them all put together. As for the leftovers...the book Sunday Morning Quilts is calling me! Thanks for visiting!

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  69. Hi love the fabric I have been out of school since 1972 but I remember the day that our whole class walked out because of race problems. thanks for a chance.

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    1. Gosh, how amazing to be part of such an important issue as that! I was only born that year so only know about it all from what I've read/seen etc. Thanks for visiting!

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  70. For kindergarden graduation the girls were taught a tap dance routine. We practiced for months, I know I had a great time, it was my first and last time dancing. I really can't dance. Thanks for the generous giveaway! ;-> Toni Anne

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    1. I had cousins who took tap dance lessons - very cool to watch! Thanks for visiting!

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  71. My favorite memory is when my second grade teacher read us The BFG. I went home and cried agree the first chapter because I was so scared of the giant and then it turned out to be one of my favorite books.

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    1. My favourite was always Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I remember a teacher reading Danny Champion of the World to us. Thanks for visiting!

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  72. I was a Sugar Plum Fairy in my schools performance of The Nutcracker.

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  73. my favorite memories of summer was going to the library and picking out all the books I would read during my free time. Thank you for the chance.

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    1. I love libraries too and always had (and still do) a stack of books to read! Thanks for visiting!

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  74. Those fabrics would be great for the gray and lime green quilt I am working on. Favorite memory??? It was probably the day we collected pill bugs at lunchtime and had a race in English class after lunch. Oh dear!!

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  75. Beautiful greys, I could give them a good home. Favorite memory would have to be in elementary school, nothing specific, just a special teacher and having fun with other little girls in the classroom and playground.

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  76. When I was teaching and had the kids design ways to keep eggs safe... Then we tested their designs by dropping them off the roof of the school. It was SO FUN!

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    1. Always a cool activity! We designed teddy bear parachutes for a technology project and launched them from the top of the adventure playground. Thanks for visiting!

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  77. Painting scenery for the school musical, late nights, and new friends.

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  78. Favorite school memory is recess. Why cant my boss see the value of it? I have been working on a orange and gray quilt hope I win those would work fantastically.

    Richard and Tanya Quilts

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    1. From all the comments (and other blogs I've viewed) I had seen that greys are very popular. Thanks for visiting!

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  79. I went to school in Arizona and in fifth grade we did an overnight campout at Camp Cooper. We got to go scorpion hunting in the dark with a black light. That was pretty awesome!

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    1. Scorpions! Now that's a story you won't hear a New Zealander telling! I would be freaked out doing that. Thanks for visiting!

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  80. My favorite memory was spray-painting the snow on the day after a snow day! One year, the news station came to video tape all of the school's students spray-painting!

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  81. I loved "Show and Tell" in the elementary grades. It must have shown as my daughter earned the "Best Show and Tell" prize in her Kindergarten class as well.
    Can't wait to see those gray fabrics up close. Thanks!

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  82. going out on school trips tot a playground or the zoo. lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

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  83. My favorite school memory was being on the yearbook committee , it was a huge job but so much fun and a lot of laughs and I made life long friends with the others I worked along with . Thanks for the chance to win.

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  84. Playing ping-pong on the desks, during break (until it for banned). Love the greys, would mix it with yellows

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  85. My favorite school days memory is when my 6th grade teacher contacted me during the summer to make paper flowers to enter in a contest. I was also a winner in a poster contest for the local Veterans of Foreign Wars group.

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  86. My favorite memory was winning a plane ride. The teacher had a contest (don't even remember what it was) to win a ride in a friends plane.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  87. I went to a Catholic school, and twice a year we would have a wonderful fair - lots of games and activities, and you didn't have to wear your uniform that day!!!
    Susan in PA
    susie.galasso@gmail.com

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  88. I loved the Pep Rally before games! Not only did we get a shorter day, we had fun! Go team Go!

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  89. When I was in first grade, WAY back in the last century, our class was putting on a play, complete with costumes. I must have mentioned to my teacher that my mom didn't have a sewing machine and we had no costumes or something. Anyway, teacher invited me to come to her house on a Saturday morning. When my dad and I arrived, she opened up her closet which was stuffed Full of the most gorgeous little girls fancy gowns, complete with miles of crinoline and lace! My recollection is that I chose a pale blue dress for the special occasion. I have absolutely no recollection of actually performing in the play or concert, only this wonderful memory of my sweet first grade teacher!

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  90. Listeing each day as my 2nd or 3rd grade teacher read Nacy Drew to us and being able to go to the library and check out all those wonderful books to read. The grey fabrics are amazeing. I love grey...Been tryng to collect mustard yellows and greys to do a quilt with.

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  91. Hey Ida, I went to school in AZ too! My fave memory was when we were learning to slow dance but the nuns were making sure we didn't get too close - we were too nervous to be getting close! LOL priceless, thanks for the giveaway!

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  92. School dances were the best! Thanks sew much for this chance to win your generous giveaway! :-D
    back2loghome (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  93. I was Buttercup in our 6th grade production of HMS Pinafore!

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  94. Recess was good!! :) Thanks for the chance to win some fabrics.

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  95. I am just glad that I graduated and it is all behind me. I wasn't really popular and only made B's and C's. The important thing is that I did get my diploma and that is what really counts. Your giveway is a very nice one. I would be happy to be a winner of this fabric. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net
    Sonora, CA

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  96. FROG DISSECTION! And I did not grow up to be a surgeon like I had thought I would. I loved ALL the dissections and I would list them but I do not think it would be very genteel...

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  97. Thanks for the chance to win! I always loved the team spirit of our class best, many of us were real friends, not just classmates!

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  98. For a geneology class we went on a Field trip to a nearby old cemetary and made gravestone rubbings. It sounds gruesome, but it was really interesting to see all the history. Thanks!

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  99. Like the colours you are giving away - I am in NZ too so thought I would start with you. My girls (twins Elizabeth and Isabella) started Am Kindy today so hopefully soon I can get lots of sewing done when they are there. Richard (son) is year 7 at a full primary (goes to year 8 - in america thats grade 7) and had school patrol today so off to school and kindy early. I remember doing school patrol on Mondays when I was year 6 9old standard 4 - or to the Americans Grade 5). So thanks for the opportunity to look at you site and I too am an Aisten fan (recently got into it).

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  100. I love go to school with flowers for my teacher. thank you for this chance. hugs Alessandra

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  101. I always remember when my class did a play on the story of Chicken Little: The Sky is Falling!!! Fun memories.

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  102. My favorite was when we watched Disney movies in the gym!

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  103. lovely fabrics, thanks for a chance to win.
    I had a lot of good school memories. But the one that stands out is: a good friend and I were able to get into the school talent show. We made our own dresses. Same pattern different fabrics in blue. And we sang "Leaving on a Jet Plane" LOL we really stunk, but we had the best time ever.

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  104. The class pet - a rodent named puddles - who lived up to his name! Always on my lap!

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  105. I was a nerd and loved learning new things. I had fun learning all sort of new concepts. Thanks for chance to win.

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  106. Favorite school days memory.. going to the library, and checking out Beatrix Potter, and Raggedy Ann books as a little girl, and sometimes getting to visit the Bookmobile. :) Thanks for the chance to win those yummy fabrics, Jen! I love novelties, and I recently had to purchase some grays for some swap blocks, as I didn't have ANY! Fingers crossed. xo

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  107. As a a student- working on a play with a fabulous teacher who we all loved named Mimi W. She was terrific and made everyone feel like they were special. As a teacher I love the Mother's Day Tea - it is fun to see my kids perform and share tea with their mothers/ grandmothers.
    I am not very good at buying greys so these fabrics look especially wonderful to me. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna

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  108. Did you whip the pistol from your knickers?? Or is that one of his other revolting rhymes.
    For me the best day ever was the day I graduated and never had to return (secondary school)
    Primary school, I loved everything about it but the sleepovers at school were extra wonderful. I loved sleeping in the classroom, cooking in the home ec. room and reading books in the library with no-one else there except friends.

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  109. We always had fun messing around when there was a substitute teacher- or better yet the time that they forgot to send a sub to cover our class! Ironically, I am now a substitute teacher! Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

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  110. fabulous fabrics! My favourite memory is just of all my friends - I'm still in touch with a few of them and it's so wonderful to have all that history together :)

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  111. When I was in Jr. High we had a Winter Carnival to beat the winter blues... My best friend and I had SO MUCH fun at our booth.

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  112. I loved algebra. All those lovely math puzzles.

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  113. our maths teacher used to walk on the tables giving us test questions

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  114. I still remember the smell of crayons:) love it!

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  115. We used to cover shoe boxes and decorate them for valentine's day. A slit was made in the top where other classmates would slide a valentine in the box. The room mothers would bring treats.

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  116. Like Sandi above, I was glad when high school was over. An uncertain and awkward time. Luckily it was at that time that I met my wonderful husband, and never looked back after that!
    I love grey, it's my current favourite. Thanks for the chance.

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  117. On nice days, we used to have picnics on the football field at lunch time. It was awesome! Love the bunny and bushy berry(?) fabrics, thanks for the chance!

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  118. I belonged to drama club so we did lots of plays and they were so much fun... but my favorite memories were in my Home Ec Class, we had so much fun.

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  119. Going to see a Charlie Brown play at the Theater. We went together as a class and everyone was dressed up. This was in sixth grade. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  120. ..Are those crazed bunnies?!??!? Awesome!
    My favorite memory is my 3rd grade teacher spending our time with meal worms...we made clay cities for them and let them roam at will. It was kind of awkward the next year when I found out she was supposed to be teaching us how to do homework and I was clueless though ;)

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  121. Mir hat an der Schule am besten das Gequatsche mit meiner Freundin gefallen ;-) und natürlich die Pausen

    Danke für die tolle Verlosung und Grüße aus Deutschland
    Marion

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