Wednesday, November 27, 2013

WIP jellyroll quilt and a Blog Hop giveaway

Friday 29th November - congratulations to Anna from Alberta, Canada - your comment (number 143) was drawn as the winning comment! Anna wrote: I live in Edmonton Alberta Canada and I love the beautiful river valley and the seasonal changes. Canada is a huge country with so many gorgeous places to visit- Perhaps one day you will get a chance to visit Canada.
 Thanks for visiting my blog Anna, and yes, I would love to visit the grand land of Canada one day!

Original post: Welcome to my blog-post for the Quilting Gallery's Blog Hop of November 2013!

It has been a busy few weeks thanks to end of year school reports, a four-day weekend in Auckland with three friends to cheer, dance and have a general great time at the Fast5 Netball World Series, the local Friday night lawn bowls started up, and there are all the preparations for pupil goal reviews and getting ready for our end of year school concert.

Phew. I am TOTALLY ready for a Christmas break!

In between all that, and using this blog-hop as a target date, I have been aiming to finish this jelly roll lap quilt...

I have straight-line quilted a quarter inch in from each edge of some of the strips, have FMQ'd a kind of daisy chain or four-leaf clover pattern and or chains of large circles along some strips, and plan to do a large zigzag along the leftover strips. 
 
Watch this space to see how it all finishes up (which will hopefully be before the end of the blog-hop!)

My giveaway is celebrating all things New Zealand as I am a proud Kiwi and it is a pleasure to have visitors to my blog from all over the globe: up for grabs I have a 250g block of NZ-made Whittakers' L&P white chocolate - this chocolate has been infused with the taste of the world-famous-in-NZ fizzy drink known as L&P, which is set into popping candy that fizzes and crackles in your mouth - some love it, some hate it, but I think it is fun to try something different!

Our national colours are black and white so I have added a pack of 5" charms - forty squares in black and white prints or plains - great for a special project or to add to the stash.

No big tricks to entering - just leave a comment telling me one of your favourite things about where you live and I will do a random draw at the end of the blog-hop! (Thursday - hi! I have sat here on the computer two nights in a row to reply to everyone's lovely comments, only to find that for some reason the comments are not showing up even though the website said it had published them! So please, I do read your comments and am trying to reply to them (or you may end up with two replies - goodness knows what is happening in cyberspace!) Thanks everyone - I am loving reading about where you live!

300 comments:

  1. i love Ga. because it's beautiful but would love to visit your country

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    1. Thanks for visiting! There are many who would like to come to NZ - I recommend it highly!

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    1. I know what you mean - nothing beats home!

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  3. I live in australia, and i love the beaches!
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    1. I have visited some of your beaches - lovely places to hang out!

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  4. Right now I live in Florida so my favorite thing is the weather. No snow!

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    1. I have only ever seen Florida on TV or movies and great weather is certainly a standout feature! An A+ feature as I look out my window at the rain!

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  5. I live in eastern Kansas. I am close to quilt shops but far enough from everything to get lots of quilting done. I love my state because the people are friendly and generous. My current interest is embroidery quilts. Today I gave a program for local quilt guild about using the embroidery module to enhance quilts.
    Jane

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    1. How cool that you can share your skills with others in that way! Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Pretty fabrics and that chocolate sounds like fun! I love the US because you can see so many different areas (in terms of climate, scenery, attractions, etc) without ever leaving the country! The country is so varied depending on where you are! That said, I still love to travel internationally too! :)

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    1. Yes, the USA is absolutely gi-normous compared to NZ! It gets quite diverse here too. I would love to visit your Grand Canyon, I think the sheer magnitude of it all would overwhelm me!

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  7. I live in the Sunshine State of Florida and I love the year round balmy weather :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Year round balmy weather sounds like bliss....

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  8. I love the diversity of my city, in people and neighborhoods. (Atlanta)

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    1. I love the diversity of a city too - so different to my little village of 200 houses!

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  9. My favorite thing about living in Santa Fe is the colors of the high desert landscape here. I love all those black and white squares ... and I'm willing to try anything, food-wise, even the curious-sounding Whitaker's L&P White Chocolate ;-)

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    1. It's a cool chocolate I can tell you! Santa Fe - brings up pictures of those tall cactus, would that be right? Mexican influences? Quite different to my dairy farming emerald green area here!

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  10. Having recently moved to Florida, what I'm loving most is living close to the beach. I can't tell you how awesome it is to walk out my front door and hear the surf. It rocks!

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    1. Oh that is one of my favourite sounds too, the waves crashing onto the beach - nature in action!

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  11. Favourite thing about where I live is probably how close we are to the fields, so we only need a 5 minute walk and we're already in the greens where we walk our dog. I could spend hours out there and I love nice, long walks :)

    Thank you for the chance to win!

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    1. Oh you'd like my house - a no-exit gravel road at the end of my driveway, dog can run all over the place - stare down the sheep in the paddock, gallop after the wild rabbits, hide in the long grass...she loves it!

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  12. I live near 7 national parks and monuments. It is gorgeous here in a southern utah desert and red sandstone way. Saw Lord of the Rings last week (again on TV), desperately want to see your scenery. I love the small town friendliness and comfort that is here. Thanks.

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    1. Quite a different place to the green fields of this dairying countryside! I love LOTR - am hanging out for the next episode of the Hobbit movies!

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  13. I live in Columbia, SC, USA. Although we have a wonderful climate, many historical sites, the state house and an absolutely fantastic library system, my favorite thing is my quilt guild!

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    1. Sounds like my kinda place! Thanks for visiting!

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  14. Thank you for the chance to win. I'm from Saskatchewan Canada and right now we are Ina cold spell so not a lot to enjoy...lol

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    1. I can only imagine living in a climate like that! We were warned about twice this winter to expect snow...never turned up! Kids were most disappointed. We usually only get about two inches if it does snow anyway!

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  15. I love all the natural attractions (ocean, mountains, forest etc.) there are to visit so close to where I live.

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    1. Sounds like NZ! Are you sure you don't live near me?? Thanks for visiting!

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  16. What a fun giveaway, I've never had that chocolate! The favorite thing about where I live is being right on a river. Thanks!

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    1. Do you have nice views? I grew up next to a river. Not so much fun in a flood though! Thanks for visiting.

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  17. We live in an area where the river is an attraction for canoeing. When I was younger I love to canoe the river Now I go down the river in a raft. Thanks for the giveaway

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    1. Sounds like a relaxing day out! (Unless there are rapids to go through?) Thanks for visiting.

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  18. Fun giveaway - teh popping sounds interesting!!!! Thanks for the chance!

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    1. Thanks for visiting! Enjoy the blog hop!

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  19. Your jelly roll quilt is fabulous! I cant wait to see more of it completed! Thank you for the lovely giveaway- I loved learning a little about New Zealand! I am from southeast Michigan USA and I love that we have lots of farmers markets and art galleries!

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    1. I wish we had more markets here - it is slowly becoming part of the culture - I just live so far from the major towns that it is a mission to make it in to the market sometimes. And yes, I am keen to get the jellyroll finished too!

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  20. You had me at white chocolate!

    I live in the beautiful Willamette valley in Oregon USA. Never too hot or too cold. And always green and lovely!

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    1. Any pictures I have seen of Oregon show a beautiful countryside - I hope you have a good winter!

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  21. oooh chocolate!! I love that in Australia we have some really unique animals that can't be found anywhere else! So I've been able to see them in the wild and not just in zoos.

    --Jo-- patchaday [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. You have some crazy animals! Most of which would creep me out! I did love seeing the koalas and kangaroos at Australia Zoo last year, very cool, and those crocodiles!! Amazing!

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  22. i love the seasons here in kentucky. some days are too hot and others are too cold but overall watching the seasons change is awesome. how about you what is your favorite? babscorbitt@gmail.com

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    1. Yes I love the changing seasons too - can't imagine living fulltime in a place where the flower garden always looks the same - at the moment my peonies are in full bloom, roses are all out, the spring daffodils are long gone. But then I love the autumn colours and the crispness of winter too.

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  23. What a fun giveaway! I'm from Texas in the United States, and I love Texan friendliness!
    emily@thecaffeinatedquilter.com

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    1. I have met a Texan, a lovely lady who visited my classroom to see how we operate here in NZ (she was a teacher too). Her Texan drawl was a bit much for me though, while she thought we kiwis talk TOO fast! I guess we get used to our 'normal' stuff.

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  24. I appreciate the quaintness of my village of 175 souls!
    Thank you for the chance :)

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    1. Ooh, mine is a bit bigger than yours! About 600 in the township - the rest is all farmland.

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  25. I really would like to taste the chocolate. The packaging is so elegant. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  26. I like that we have all four seasons but not too many extreme high or low temperatures. And we have a very low risk of natural disasters. I am thankful for that each time I read about places hit by tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.

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    1. Oh I agree totally! There is always someone worse off isn;t there? I too live in a fairly quiet area - the occasional flooding and the ever-present threat of a major earthquake maybe as we are near the southern faultline.

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  27. That we have the best weather in NZ on the East Coast ;)

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    1. Oh I am hearing you! I've been up that way just once - right when the corn crops were in full growth, have never seen anything like it! Big difference to fields full of cows!

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  28. I love all of the parks and green spaces. I love to hike, run and bike. Thanks for the giveaway. I've added it to my weekly link up.

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    1. Awesome! You sound a lot more energetic than me! I am pleased if I get the dog for her walk each day!

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  29. oh my chocolate and fabric....must be in heaven...i like the varied geography of canada

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  30. I love going to the beach...can't avoid it in California :)

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    1. Not jealous.. not at all.. nope...nada...not green with envy...

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  31. I love that we don't usually have snow and ice in the winter.

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    1. We get a bit frosty here, wet and windy too. Not much snow at all. Am enjoying the awesome spring weather we have had the past two months. Thanks for visiting.

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  32. Oh I wanna try that chocolate!:) my fave thing about where I live is the yummy food!

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    1. Funny how food is often a factor in enjoying somewhere! Thanks for dropping by.

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  33. I love Wisconsin weather in the summer but winter is another story.

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    1. I can only imagine! I hope it is kind to you this year!

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  34. I live in Oklahoma and I love the people, just plain folks and our American Indian heritage. Thanks. I am here for the party! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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    1. I just want to sing when I hear Oklahoma! The Indian heritage has always fascinated me (my hubby apparently has Cree in his ancestry thanks to an Irish great grandparent who came west via the USA).

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  35. Ok I tried but I really don't like where we are living at the moment and could not think of anything at all. That candy sure sounds yummy though!

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    1. Oh dear! Sounds like you are a bit blue! I hope things pick up for you soon!

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  36. I love the lush green pastures of southland in NZ

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    1. Well howdy neighbour! Welcome to the world of blogging! Such a time waster!! I get lost on here for hours (when should be quilting!)

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  37. I love living in the UK as we have proper seasons.

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    1. I know what you mean! No-one appreciates a great summer better than someone who has experienced the chill of winter!

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  38. I live in Nova Scotia and I love that we have both mountains and the ocean . Thanks for the chance , I have always wanted to visit New Zealand .

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    1. And likewise me to visit your part of the world - many similarities I believe!

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  39. I'm in England and I love having all my family here and most of my ancestors lived here too!
    Having said that New Zealand is top of my bucket list!!

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    1. Oh you must come down one day! I have my ancestry in Scotland and would love to experience the history of the British Isles...MY bucket list!

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  40. I live in Switzerland and there is so very much I love about this country. Perhaps my favourite thing is the winter snow. Growing up in Ireland I never saw loads but loved it, now I get enough but not so much that we can't get on with normal day to day life. Thanks for a fab giveaway.

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    1. Yes, the kids love the snow, the adults just find it disruptive! I would love to have a white Christmas in a beautiful place like Switzerland though!

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  41. I live in central Florida and I love to be able to visit several destinations within One hour.

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    1. You would never run out of things to do or places to be there!

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  42. I'd love to be counted in for this one. I know the colors from your cricket team!!!


    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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    1. Brilliant! Sadly, they are not known for their winning success!

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  43. I live in Pennsylvania. It snows here and I love the pretty snow when it is fresh on the ground.

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    1. It looks like a great place - I have seen it on many movies and TV shows - my sis-in-law was over that way and met many Amish people while on a missionary journey, she loved it!

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  44. One of the things I love about Vermont is that it's unpretentious - you can just be yourself, and it's easy to get outside and walk, etc.
    That chocolate sounds very delicious!

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    1. oh Vermont! I am picturing forests and farmland and mountains? Would that be right? Away from the rat-race!

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  45. That chocolate sounds very interesting. I love that we don't really have extreme weather (hurricanes/earthquakes) or and deadly wildlife.

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    1. I am on your page! It is the same here too!

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  46. I love the green-ness of where I live - lots of rice fields, trees, grass - it is beautiful. THanks for a lovely giveaway.

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    1. Rice fields...quite different to my view of farm paddocks with cows and sheep on them!

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  47. One of my current favorite things is that we are very blessed. We cannot take things for granted, because no one knows what the future holds, but I appreciate living in the US. Thank you.

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    1. You are so right! As Robbie Burns said..."Enjoy it while you're living, for you're a long time dead!""

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  48. I like Northern New York because I have meet many great people here. I have moved a lot in my life and I have found that there is always something to like about where I have been.

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    1. I think life is what you make it and if you look for the good, you'll find it! I have to say, NYC is probably top of my bucket list - so different to where I live now, so big, so busy, I would be happy to sit and watch all the action!

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  49. Thanks for the giveaway! I really love all of the free family activities St. Louis has to offer - the Zoo, Museums, Parks/Gardens, etc.

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    1. Sounds like a super place for a family!

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  50. I live in Wisconsin - I love the change of seasons. Thanks for the chance!

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    1. I love each season too for different reasons!

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  51. My favorite thing about where I live is the fact that it is close to the mountains. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Do you have ski-fields? We are about two hours from the nearest Queenstown ski area...we go a couple of times a year but it is not a big deal for us.

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  52. I live in Indiana. I love the spring, summer and fall here. I don't live in a big city, so you take country roads everywhere. I enjoy driving past farms and corn fields. It just feels like home to me. powersjlc at gmail dot com. I love chocolate and think it would be fun to try out that bar. Also, I love that black and white fabric!

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  53. One of the my favorite things about where I live is that I am but a short drive from the mountains or the beach!

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    1. I am between both too (closer to the beach than the mountains, though our beach is closer to Antarctica than what most people think of when they think of beaches!)

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  54. I live in Ontario Canada. I love fall the best here.
    Thanks for your giveaway

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    1. Oh you guys make the only true maple syrups!! Your fall scenes must be just incredible to see!

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  55. Hi, I live in Kansas. I like that we have all four seasons, although I think it gets too hot in the summer. I love your giveaway, I hope to try the chocolate. Thanks for the chance.

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  56. I live in central North Carolina, USA - we're just a few hours from the beach & a few hours from the mountains - we get all 4 seasons, and usually the winters are fairly mild. I want to visit New Zealand one day so I'd love to win your taste of NZ prize. Thanks for the chance.

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  57. favourite thing about Alberta is the beautiful wide open sky

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  58. That chocolate sure would be fun to try! I love Canada because I really enjoy the different seasons and the different activities that go with them. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  59. I live in Pennsylvania, on top of a mountain in a heavily forested spot. My favorite thing about the place is that I can get to civilization in minutes but when I get home, its really peaceful.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  60. I love springtime, fresh mowed lawns & my dogwood in bloom:) dfnanney@gmail.com

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  61. I live in Georgia and I love the scenery. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

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  62. I'm from Israel and I love the warm weather :) Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

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  63. Thanks for the chance to win the charm pack & CANDY! I live near my family !

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  64. Yum I would love some of that chocolate, please. :) One of the things I love most about living here in northeast Tennessee, USA, is the four distinct changing seasons. I don't think I could live somewhere without the changing seasons.

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  65. that chocolate sounds incredible! right now i love that i live near a river.

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  66. My granddaughter is right down the street.

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  67. The Kookaburras laughter as my alarm clock...one of my favorite things about living in Australia.

    Deborah
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  68. I live up in the mountains and I love that it isn't stiffling hot in the summer! And yes, that chocolate sounds awesome.

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  69. What a joyful jelly roll quilt! I love it. My favorite thing about Wisconsin USA is lots of open space and beautiful hills. Thanks for your awesome giveaway. The chocolate looks like such fun!

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  70. Hmmmm that chocolate sounds interesting... I live in Canada and what I love best is the fresh air and quiet... plus seeing the stars at night on a clear night!!

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  71. Nice giveaway....here, where I am..New Brunswick, Canada; it is peaceful out in the country, We also have beautiful scencery.

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  72. I like that we have four distinct seasons and I enjoy all the lakes in our area. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  73. I live in Columbus, Ohio. Soooo the Ohio State buckeyes football is a fav for me,

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  74. Hi Jen! I live in Canada and the thing I like most is having four distinct seasons. We are just heading into winter...my favourite time of year because I get lots of quilting done!

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  75. What a fun giveaway! Love chocolate and fabric! We just moved to a home near a large lake in Hartwell, GA. It is quiet and quaint. Nice to be out of a big busy city. Thanks so much for sharing! Hope to visit your country one day!

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  76. I live in Florida so no long cold winters even though we do have some chilly weather which is nice for a change of pace...one can only take so much heat! That candy sounds like it would be fun to try!

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  77. I live in Pennsylvania and I like that we are close to the ocean and the mountains.

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  78. We have lots of quilt stores around where we live. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  79. What I like best about where I live are the cultural opportunities in my city. I love all the beautiful places in the state of Michigan.

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  80. I like living in Ohio USA. It's a great place to live. You get all 4 seasons, and we have a lot of Amish people living in my area. That chocolate looks delightful and addictive. To have Choco and fabric at same time is plain scary LOL. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  81. We are currently living in Australia. We are loving having a pool and being able to swim every day in the summer!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. I live in New York State and we love the change of seasons in our Finger Lakes Region, especially Keuka Lake!

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  83. I live in Southern California, and from home I can make a day trip to the beach, the mountains, the desert -- what's not to love! And I would love to try your chocolate. Thanks!

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  84. I'm in Australia - 15 minutes to the beach, an hour's drive to the mountains. Love your quilting on the jelly roll quilt, it looks great.

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  85. I live in Greece. Therefore so many things... the sun, the sea, the isalnds, the weather, the food.....

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  86. I live in Finland and love the snow :P And playing hockey :D
    mmyheartishere@gmail.com

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  87. Good morning from South Carolina, USA. I live in a Coastal State. We have mild temperatures, very hot summers and humidity and lots of wildlife and insects and beautiful birds and butterflies. We have a beautiful state. Our state is full of history related to the Civil War. Or better known as the war of the North and South to end Slavery. We have beautiful palm trees in a lot of areas.The closest area to me known for tourism is 45 minutes away a beautiful city name Charleston SC. Full of great shopping, restaurants and nearby beaches. With lots of historical places to visit. Our state capitol is in Columbia, SC. I used to live their but moved further inland to a less populated area about 2 and a half years ago. I would love to try your chocolate and love black and white... Our state flag has a Palmetto tree and a crescent moon and the colors are blue background with white tree and moon.

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  88. I love the jelly roll quilt, especially the little daisies that you have done. I live in Lincoln, England and we have wonderful history here including a castle and a cathedral that are both several hundreds of years old. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  89. Thanks for the giveaway and Ithe favorite things about where I live is all the veggies,olive oil,wine and furnitures!!

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  90. What a great give-away! I cross my fingers.
    We have a wonderful nature here. We live near the fjord, we have great opportunities to hike in the hills and the mountains in summer and in winter we are skiing. I live north of the Artic Circle so in summer there's no darkness.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  91. HELLO FROM MONTANA,HOME OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND SHOOTING GEYSERS! COME VISIT US !
    THANKS FOR A "SWEET" GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  92. Great giveaway! I love winter and we have fabulous winter here - snow, cold, northern lights, stars, skiing, skating, snowshoeing and fun!

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  93. I love Iowa...it's so green (unless it's winter and beautifully covered in snow) and fresh here. The people are some of the most gracious and giving you'll ever meet. Also, values mean something in Iowa....a great place to raise a family. svonfumetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  94. Hi from Kansas, Ohio. My favorite thing about being here is being close to family. midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  95. Ooh, I love chocolate! And add fabric to it, it makes a great giveaway!
    I live in a very rural area of Missouri, USA. I love the slower pace, as most
    people aren't in a real hurry here. And everyone is so nice and helpful.

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  96. I live in Surrey, BC on the Canadian west coast and I love the mountains, especially in winter just after a new snow. Thanks for the giveaway - the white chocolate sounds very interesting.! Linda
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  97. I live in northern Florida, and I love the moderate temperatures this time of year! When my Sweetie puts up the outside Christmas decorations, we will be able to sit outside at the patio table till all hours enjoying the glow!

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  98. I am in Oregon and love the ocean and sand dunes and trees and mountains. :) The candy sounds like fun and I love black and white fabric. My first quilt was made in black and white. If I was to travel out of the country, I think I would like to visit yours. Thanks for the give-away.
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  99. I live in Salt Lake City, Utah. I live in the city but am close to mountains to go driving or hiking in. Thanks for chance to win.

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  100. I just moved to Panama from the US and my favorite thing about living here is the abundance of fresh fruit. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  101. Fabulous treat: great fabrics and chocolate....! must be Christmas coming....
    I love the seasons in the UK, that roll around and give us familiar, yet surprisingly unexpected, pleasures all year round.
    Like the rainbow today - from grey clouds to the golden November leaves, through rain showers.... love it...
    Barbmo

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  102. I love the vast untouched wilderness here in the awesome state of Alaska! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I have some jelly rolls and may have to attempt to do a quilt like you have pictured; it is beautiful and yet simple in layout. God Bless

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  103. hello from Alaska's north gulf coast, on the scenic kenai peninsula, a photographer's dreamland. closer in, I live two blocks from the hospital where a landscape quilt hangs, depicting mt. redoubt, a volcano across cook inlet on the outer edge of the valley of ten thousand smokes.

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  104. I like that I am kinda central. I can be in Toronto, Ontario in an hour, 2 hours to Niagara Falls (where I took a kiwi exchange student last week) and I have have three world class universities practically at my doorstep.

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  105. I love the rugged wilderness and Lake Superior (NW Ontario). Nature inspiration.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  106. I live in northern California, and my favorite part of living here is the weather. It's usually perfect, and I'm so thankful.

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  107. I currently live just east of San Francisco, California - in a wine growing valley,, so I'd have to say, I love all the yummy wine :-)

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  108. I loved my hometown of Lancaster PA lots of farmlands and amish quilting... but now I am in the Florida Panhandle and I like it because it is like spring or fall weather most of the year.. no snow to shovel

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  109. Hi, I live in North Queensland, land of lots of sunshine and soft rain. Well it has been the last few days. There are mangoes ready to pick and pineapples coming on. Our climate grows lots of fruit and veg. Thank you for the great giveaway.
    Cheers
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  110. I love living in the fingerlakes region of NY. It is beautiful here all year round.

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  111. I live on the coast of South Carolina. What is not to love? We have mild weather, beaches, marsh, historic city center, good food. It's wonderful. Thank you for participating in the blog hop.

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  112. My favorite thing about where I live is that I have two sisters that live in town and we get together all the time.

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  113. I live in Washington State, and I love that there are mountains all around us and beautiful beaches nearby too.

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  114. I'm in the country..I love the peace and quiet.

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  115. I live in Dubai...I LOVE our winters (hate the summers-very hot and humid). One day I hope to visit N. Zealand!

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  116. I'm from Northern California. I think the best thing about where I live us that you can take day's drive in any direction and see just about every type of climate/landscape, from beaches to mountains to deserts. We have it all!

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  117. I live in Adelaide, South Australia and I love the beaches and the availability of everything. We have so many different activities within an easy drive and then we also are close to the outback and amazing 4WD areas.

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  118. I live in a small community where the river and lake meet. It is so friendly but yet peaceful. I sit by the river and read.

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  119. Hello, I live in Zeeland in the Netherlands. Just four minutes walking from the Oosterschelde. An arm of the Northsea. It's so quit and healthy to live here. I'm very happy my husband and I moved to this place two years ago. And the bonus is: my daughter and grandson are very near.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  120. I live at the west coast of Norway. The best about that is variety, in wether, landskape, seasons, everything. And I love to see the ocean! These black and white fabrics would fit right into my big hexagon project La Passion. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  121. I live in the Netherlands. Love the seasons, spring and summer are the best. Do not like the dark days :-) Thanks for the chance.

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  122. I can sit in my living room and watch the activity on the lake across the street. I am in Northern Ohio, USA

    Jleibfried@aol.com

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  123. I live in very rural Arkansas, and I love that it is rural. I live on the tip of the Ozark Mountains and love the views and the wildlife and right now the beautiful leaves of fall!

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  124. I am in CA and I love the weather. No snow here, and it doesn't get scorching hot either!

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  125. I am in Utah, USA, I love the view of the mountains from my kitchen window! Thanks for a chance at your wonderful prize!

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  126. Although British I live in Spain, for the lovely weather and beautiful beaches.

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  127. I live in Virginia and I love the great fall colors of the trees. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  128. I live in Texas. Everyone is really friendly and we have really nice, big trees! Thanks!

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  129. I love that we are close to the Adirondacks...

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  130. My favorite thing about this small town is no traffic!

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  131. I'm in Minnesota and here I love all the lakes. Our state motto is the land of 10,000 lakes. But if you count all the smaller ones, there is actually many more!

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  132. The favorite thing about where I live (Shenandoah Valley of VA) is I can look out my front door and see the Allegheny Mountains and out my back door and see the Blue Ridge mtns. I'm a mountains lover so I love my home!

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  133. I Live In Florida And I Love that We Have Flowers Year Round. Yummy Sounding Chocolate.

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  134. I live in Missouri and very rural in the woods-we love all the oaks and hickory trees around us and we really enjoy all of our wildlife visitors-deer, wild turkey, fox, and more
    Kathy the chocolate sounds wonderful

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  135. I live in Florida and love the fact that we have lots of sunshine and warm weather.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  136. Wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. One thing I really like about where we live now, Connecticut, USA versus where we grew up Buffalo, NY--is that the sky stays blue during the winter! IN Buffalo, it is grey from December through March. In CT, it is grey during a storm, but then it is blue again! Love the brightness.

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  137. I love the changing seasons - going to the beach in the summer, cool in the fall, snow in the winter. (Ontario, Canada). I really could use some black & white in my stash, these would be great!

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  138. I live in Wisconsin and love the variety of local cheeses - very yummy!

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  139. Favorite things... mmmm I really do love the name of our little burg.... It is Possum Trot, Kentucky, USA. The mailing address is Calvert City, but only because we don't have our own postal office.

    Black & Whites...oooo lovely. I'm collecting a variety so I can do a B&W top and still need several more. Of course, there is nothing better than anything chocolate...haven't met a chocolate that I didn't like :).

    Have a bright and wonderful day.

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  140. We live in rural western South Carolina USA. I love how beautiful the land is and how nice the people are!

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  141. Love your jelly roll quilt. That is something I want to make someday! I am from southeast Missouri. I love the fact that we do have a distinct 4 seasons here. I also love the many rivers, lakes and lots of forests around us. Being outdoors is very important to us. We also have some of the best BBQ available. Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  142. I live in Edmonton Alberta Canada and I love the beautiful river valley and the seasonal changes. Canada is a huge country with so many gorgeous places to visit- Perhaps one day you will get a chance to visit Canada.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna

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  143. Your chocolate would be fun to try. Sounds very unique! Great thing about where I live is we are about equal distance from the beach and the mountains ...so we have a lot of outdoor choices when it isn't so rainy. I live in the Pacific Northwest in Washington State. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  144. I live in Bendigo Australia and my favourite things about this part of the world are the climate (which is making my garden bloom so nicely) and the local architecture (Bendigo was a gold mining town in the 1850's).

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  145. I live in Oregon and, crazy as it may sound, my favorite thing is the rain! Thanks for hosting. pbstrand@msn.com

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