Sunday, July 29, 2012

Christmas in July Giveaway

Henry Glass Fabrics is doing a Summer Party blog hop this week! Of course there will be lots of giveaways and goodies......  I have a BIG giveaway here on my blog as well, so keep on reading.....

For this post I am supposed to write something about summer.... my favorite summer things, or summer plans, or new products being released this summer....

So of course I decided to write about.... Christmas! Because as far as I'm concerned, it's never too early to start thinking about it and getting some projects done. And when it's really hot outside, you can crank up the air conditioning and the Christmas music and have a little party....

I actually celebrated Christmas in July just yesterday at my church. Every year, our church participates in an event called Operation Christmas Child. It involves packing shoe boxes with little toys and gifts and candy, and then they get sent to children all around the world- many of whom have never received a Christmas gift in their whole entire lives. You can even track your box and see where it goes- last year, my family's boxes went to Malawi and Kenya. We usually pack and send our boxes in the fall, but we thought this year it would be fun to do them in the summer, since everyone seems to be so busy in the fall.



Some of the ladies from our church got together to go shopping, then we came back to the church and made a party out of wrapping and assembling the boxes. Of course there was Christmas music, Christmas cookies, and Christmas decorations. It was a fun and festive time!



(And, you know, there had to be food involved, 'cause you can't do all of that hard work on an empty stomach..... It was also a chance to pull out some of my favorite Christmas dishes that don't get nearly enough use.)

At the end of the day, we had about 30 boxes to donate to Operation Christmas Child. An afternoon well spent.....

For a few FREE Christmas projects you can work on RIGHT NOW, click below:




The panel and fabrics for my Oh Holy Night fabric collection are now available on my website, too, for fun holiday sewing:



Click here to see swatches for this collection.


Stop by the Henry Glass blog today and everyday this coming week- they will be giving away lots of fabric!

Now for MY giveaway:

The prize is this great collection of fabric, patterns, and note cards:




The prize includes:
5 Christmas/Holiday themed quilt patterns
3 Packages of Cards
A fabric panel and assorted fabrics from my Oh Holy Night fabric line
A kit (pattern and fabric) for a Thimbleberries Table Runner
A double sided snowman pendant

The RETAIL VALUE on this prize is over $120.... there are several ways for you to enter:

  • Leave a comment here telling me what is your favorite holiday to make crafts and projects for? Is it Christmas? General winter theme? Valentine's Day? Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving? Or some other holiday????                                                                                                                                        
  • For an extra entry, be a fan of The Noble Wife on Facebook, and leave a comment here letting me know that you are a fan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • For an extra entry, share this post on Facebook. This is super easy- just look for the little row of icons at the bottom of this post, near the comments. Click the "f" for Facebook button. Leave a comment here to let me know that you have shared it.                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • For an extra entry, follow me on Twitter, and leave a comment here letting me know that you are a follower                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • For an extra entry, you can also Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter (must provide link to THIS post), and mention @TheNobleWife, and leave a comment here letting me know that you are a fan (again, there is a oh-so-easy-to-use Twitter button ("t") at the bottom of the post near the comment section). Leave a comment here to let me know that you have Tweeted.                                                                                                                                              
  • For an extra entry, become a follower of this blog (see right side bar, under Fellow Artsy Folks), and leave a comment here letting me know that you are a follower
Gee, so many ways to enter, there's no excuse to be left out....
Remember to provide a SEPARATE COMMENT here on this post for EACH way that you have entered. (You will see something at the bottom of the post that says 0 comments, or 5,683,598 comments, or something like that. Click on it and it will bring up a comment box.)

I MUST be able to easily contact you, please make sure your email is included in the comment or that I can reach you through your Blogger/Google account.

You have until Midnight EDT, Monday August 6 to enter.

GOOD LUCK! AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!!!

203 comments:

  1. What beautiful fabric you have come up with!!! Christmas is my favorite holiday to craft for, and I've already started!!! I usually start listening to Christmas music in July while working on my projects. :)

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  2. I'm already a blog follower, but I liked you on facebook and then shared this blog post too.

    My favorite holiday to craft for is Christmas and it's usually ornaments or something for gifts.

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  3. I love making quilts with a religous theme. it helps keep me grounded in my faith babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  4. I liked you on facebook babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  5. I follow via email babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  6. I follow via email babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  7. Well my favorite holiday is certainly Christmas, whether it is making food or making gifts or decorating for it in general, I just love it. What you all did with the gifts to send to the children was just inspiring. I love it!

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  8. I liked the Noble Wife on Facebook.

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  9. My favorite holiday is Christmas. I love to make gifts, bake and decorate. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

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  10. I shared your giveaway on FB.

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  11. I am a follower on Twitter.

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  12. I am a follower of your blog.

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  13. I would have to say Christmas, it is the season of hope and love and I love to create new pieces and make gifts for friends and other's.

    Debbie

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  14. My favorite holiday to make things for is definitely Christmas. Your fabric is so pretty.

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  15. I liked your Facebook page, does that make me a fan?
    I have no idea how to twitter or tweet or what it is, lol.

    Debbie

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  16. Christmas is by far my favorite holiday to craft for. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  17. I love Thanksgiving - its a great time of the year!

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  18. I love Operation Christmas Child and I'm part of the committee at our church. We also celebrated Christmas in July where we collected items for shoeboxes and had a Sewing Day to make pillowcase dresses: http://quiltingbydawn.blogspot.com/2012/07/sew-day.html Sew much fun!

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  19. Huge Halloween fan here; I love crafting year-round for Halloween and I can now, proudly say, my collection of Halloween decor surpasses all the other hoiday decor I own.
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  20. I'm your Facebook fan now
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  21. I'm a follower of your blog and receive your newsletter! My favorite holiday to make crafts/project for is Christmas!

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  22. I`m a follower of your blog!

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  23. Shared on Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/AuntieThesis/posts/384667828254338

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  24. Twitter follower @auntiethesis
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  25. Tweeted:
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    shel704 at aol dot com

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  26. Christmas is my favorite holiday to make crafts and projects.I love decor my house.Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  27. Following your blog
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  28. My favorite holiday to make stuff for is Thanksgiving - it's my favorite holiday!

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  29. Following you on Twitter (goonyburd)

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  30. Tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/goonyburd/status/229626414360580096

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  31. I'm following you via email!

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  32. Christmas is my favorite holiday to craft for. Thanks for the chance to win some great suff.

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  33. I also follow your blog. :-)

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  34. I like making Christmas things the best because I love to give them as gifts. I also enjoyed making Halloween costumes when my son was interested in dressing in a costume.

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  35. I signed up to follow your blog.

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  36. I love Christmas. With grandkids it is the greatest. From baby to late teens-always something to create and share. The memories created are priceless.

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  37. Fall and Christmas are my favourite seasons to decorate.

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  38. I love making things for Christmas. I try to decorate our home for most holidays, but I seem to have an abundance of Christmas stuff. LOL Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway!

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  39. Oh!~ I am a happy blog follower too. :-)

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  40. Do I really have to choose just one holiday? :D
    I love creating decorations for Easter, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, Birthdays, the 4th of July, the first snow of the season, and Christmas! Right this very minute...I like creating Valentine's Day Hearts...there is always room for a bit more LOVE.

    sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  41. HELLO! MY FAVORITE IS CHRISTMAS! I MAKE THINGS ALL MONTHS OF THE YEAR FOR CHRISTMAS! NEW TINGS FOR US AND GIFTS FOR OTHERS! THANKS FOR A SWEET AND GENEROUS GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  42. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  43. LIKED+SHARED ON FB!
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1711336606

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  44. I tweeted about the giveaway!
    https://twitter.com/KShahann/status/229698913416912897

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  45. I follow you on Twitter as KShahann

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  46. I follow you on facebook (Kathy Schaller Snider).

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  47. I shared your giveaway on facebook as Kathy Schaller Snider.

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  48. My favorite holiday to make crafts for is Christmas (mostly because I like to make gifts and bags).

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  49. I love Christmas, but tend to decorate for winter instead, so I can keep the decorations up longer. I do the same with fall rather than Thanksgiving and Halloween. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. I now follow you on Twitter!!

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  51. I Tweeted about your blog and giveaway. At least I think I did :-)I did follow your instructions!!

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  52. It would have to be Christmas for me..

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  53. I love decorating for Christmas and that includes making lots of Christmas goodies on the sewing machine. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  54. I'm a new blog follower. I'm so glad to have met you through Henry Glass and I can't wait to get started on my Christmas goodies. Thanks again for the very generous giveaway!

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  55. I am a new folloer of your blog.I found it through Henry Glass.

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  56. My favorite Holiday for making Crafts is Christmas.I like to use them to Decorate.It makes it easier to put away.

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  57. How lovely! My favorite holiday to craft for is Christmas!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  58. Facebook follower!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  59. I shared on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/deborah.brine/posts/486378514722951

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  60. Christmas is my favorite holiday to craft for!

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  61. I love every holiday but I think my favorite to craft for is Christmas

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  62. So happy to be a new 'follower' here on your blog

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  63. Shared you of FB - and of course "Liked" you as well :)

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  64. The fall is my favorite holiday to craft for! I love the colors, leaves, pinecones and simmering scents puts me in the mood to craft!

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  65. That's a hard one. I'm making a Winter quilt and a Halloween one and love them both....such fun.

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  66. winter, and christmas, are my favs to make for ... have been collecting patters and will soon be ready to cut. thanx for the chance to win this great giveaway!

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  67. i've posted a comment on your fb page!

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  68. Beautiful fabric and fun projects. I love to make things for Christmas but I also love the colors of Halloween. Those are my 2 favorites.

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  69. Christmas ... I love to stitch for Christmas. Christmas colors, traditions and smells are so wonderful.

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  70. You have been liked on Facebook.

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  71. I shared you r post on Facebook.

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  72. I am a long time follower. Love your blog. Love your fabric! Love your book! I think I will keep following!

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  73. Wow! What a fantastic prize pack!!! Thank you so much for the chance to win! My favorite holiday to sew for is definitely Christmas-- and a close second would be Halloween, as I love making costumes! :-)

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  74. I do like The Noble Wife on Facebook! Thanks for the second chance to enter your giveaway! :-)

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  75. I shared your giveaway on Facebook! :-)

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  76. I also follow The Noble Wife on Twitter-- thanks again! :-)

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  77. I tweeted your giveaway here: https://twitter.com/GwenWindham/status/229757497412579328

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  78. I follow your blog via GFC! Thanks again! :-)

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  79. Most definately Christmas, from the religious, to the whimsical I never get bored with Christmas!

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  80. I have been following your blog.

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  81. Christmas is definitely my favorite holiday to craft for.

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  82. My favorite holiday to make gifts for is Christmas. My sewing club made knitted hats and scarves for Christmas presents last year. This year we are going to make quilted gifts. I can't wait!

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  83. I have liked you on Facebook.

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  84. I shared this link on my facebook!

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  85. My favorite crafting holiday is Christmas.

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  86. I am a follower of this blog.

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  87. I love to craft Valentine's Day cards. It's a great time to tell others of God's love. And it's an unexpected treat for adults to receive a card in snail mail on V-day.

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  88. I liked the Noble Wife on Facebook. Is that the same as being a fan?

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  89. Valentine's Day. So fun to show my peoples that I love them. :)

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  90. I like The Noble Wife on FB.

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  91. I now follow on Twitter. @birdie00000

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  93. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/birdie00000/status/229833968177008640

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  94. I follow this blog with Google Reader. Thanks!!

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  95. What great ideas!!
    I love Christmas too!

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  96. Tweeted - https://twitter.com/hueisei/status/229855461858496512

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  97. I love to make Christmas themed crafts - it just gets me into the spirit!! Thanks for the chance to win your amazing and generous giveaway!!

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  98. I liked The Noble Wife on FB!! Thanks for a second chance!

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  99. I have been following your blog for some time now!!

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  100. I am now following you on Twitter!!

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  101. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/mimistarquilter/status/229928275235962881

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  102. I love your blog and I follow you on facebook. You have some great projects!

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  103. My favorite holiday to make things for is Christmas. If I ever make all of the Christmas designs I have patterns for, I could probably entirely wallpaper my house with quilts.

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  104. We liked you on FB and left a comment on your giveaway post as Marcia and Margaret, the butterfly avatar.

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  105. Christmas is my favorite holiday for making handmade crafts and projects.

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  106. I already follow your blog as MarciaW - see the butterfly avatar under fellow artsy folks.

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  107. I love Thanksgiving. I make topiary using straw flowers, glued to a round styrafoam ball, dowel and put into a pot. A little fall silk ribbon and the tables are set. Love your Christmas goodies too.

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  108. I think my very favorite is not even a holiday....Well maybe for two people. I love making table runners, quilts, etc for weddings. I recently made a tree skirt and matching stockings as a wedding present and it went over so well that I just might do that all the time. What better blessing than to help a newly married couple decorate for their first christmas.

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  109. Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.comJuly 30, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    My favorite is Christmas. I like to make wallhangings and ornaments for the tree and sometimes a few gifts. I enjoyed seeing your Christmas in July event at your church, that was a great idea!

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  110. Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.comJuly 30, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    I shared your post on Facebook.

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  111. I love to make Halloween crafts and projects. It is such a versatile holiday. You can make cute or scary.

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  112. I Like The Noble Wife on Facebook

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  113. I follow you on Twitter
    @VettekLisa

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  114. I'm not in the giveaway....just stopping by to say that I posted your giveaway on my FB page! Hugs!

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  115. My favorite holiday to create things for is Christmas- I like to make tree decorations, gifts for others and of course a quilt or two to add to our seasonal decor. I loved your story about Operation child- what a lovely event you and the ladies congregation have created to help others. It sounds like fun was had by all.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  116. I have been a follower of your blog for quite awhile now. I have enjoyed reading the Henry Glass blog for awhile as well. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  117. I have liked your facebook page today- For sure I will be able to see all the fun things that you are doing.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  118. Valentine's day! Cos i love pink ^^
    andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  119. My favorite holiday to sew for is Christmas, but I recently finished table runners for a wedding present. They represent Valentine's Day, 4th of July, Halloween, and Christmas.

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  120. My favorite is to make Winter items that get used for Christmas as well as continued through the winter season. Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway! :)
    bcgeates at netbistro dot com

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  121. I'm already a fan of The Noble wife on fb! :)

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  122. I now follow you on twitter. :)

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  123. I tweeted...
    https://twitter.com/CGeates/status/230401040665698304

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  124. I'm a follower of your blog via gfc! :)

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  125. Love to sew for Christmas. There are lots of handwork projects that can be done, all year long.

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  126. I think it is christmastime when I craft the most.

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  127. I am already a happy follower. Be blessed!

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  128. Christmas is my favorite holiday to sew for. . .such excitement!

    I am a fb fan already

    Adding your blog. . .can't wait for the updates. :-)

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  129. BTW, I shared your post. Hope you get lots of new followers.

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  130. My favorite holiday to make a project for would have to be Christmas!!!! I love to add to the wonder and excitement of that beautiful time of year by giving a gift made by my own two hands! :)

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  131. I like to make things for Christmas but try to make them for winter as well. One tablerunner is Christmas on one side and the reverse is wintery, that way I get more use from it.

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  132. Love your blog - and it's never too early for Christmas, especially Operation Christmas Child. I volunteer here at the warehouse each year, checking boxes before they are packed. Love Christmas crafts, because it reminds me of why we are doing them. I shared your message on Twitter, Facebook and via email!

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  133. I love Christmas and making things for Christmas. I try to make many of my gifts.

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  134. I shared this post on facebook.

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  135. I follow you on your blog. After the recent events in your life, you really do need to rest and recharge.

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  136. I love sewing/crafting for Christmas whether it's gifts or decorations for the home.

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  137. follow you on twitter
    @blessedmama4

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  138. tweeted: https://twitter.com/blessedmama4/status/231061534925803520

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  139. This is my first year of sewing and I loved crafting for my daughter's first birthday but I am SO excited for Christmas!!

    Pnaygrl@hotmail.com

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  140. I am following you on twitter

    @mamayello

    Pnaygrl@hotmail.com

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  141. I tweeted the giveaway

    @mamayello

    Pnaygrl@hotmail.com

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  142. Most definitely Christmas! We have an abundance of Christmas decorations, but I can never pass up getting more Christmas things to make!
    Lori
    dlchadd at surewest dot net

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  143. I love creating things for all holidays but I think that Christmas if my favorite time. I love to make most of my gifts.

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  144. I am a follower of your blog and always enjoy visiting here.

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  145. I also "LIKE" you on Facebook.

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  146. Such a gorgeous giveaway, thank you. I love to make things for christmas, each year I pick a theme then it is easier to choose what to do for people. This year I will be making mug rugs and placemats for friends.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  147. I follow you on facebook.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  148. I have shared the post on facebook too.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  149. I just discovered your blog when I saw The Noble Wife ad in APQ magazine.

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  150. I'd say Christmas with 4th of July being a close second.

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  151. I really want to make a fall-themed quilt. I just love the rich, vibrant colours.

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  152. I most often am making items for Fall. I love the colors and everyone in our family has their birthday in the fall.

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