July 13, 2012

Mania

Wow, so many thanks to all of you who chimed in on helping me identify that Singer sewing machine! I'm so happy to know a little more about it. It is indeed a powerhouse of a machine and when i first sewed on it two years ago, i could not believe how many layers of fabric it would go through...without a snarl or missed stitch. Amazing! Needless to say i feel fortunate to be its caretaker for now.

This morning, i was surprised, delighted, ecstatic, and honored to discover that my lil' ol' quilt called Pond Garden made it onto the cover of Quiltmania magazine's special summer edition!

I designed and made this quilt for Market last fall using a jelly roll and some yardage from Good Fortune. Now you can make it too! If you don't speak French, you can find the english version of the magazine here.
In my last post, i mentioned that we're moving. After we put our house on the market, to our shock and disbelief, it sold in two weeks. We didn't expect that to happen so quickly, and we certainly didn't have time to find another place to live in order to line everything up for a smooth transition from one house to the next. If only! Moving once is hard enough, but we'll have the misfortune of moving twice. Calgon, take me away!
Needless to say, life has been a bit of a blur lately — except for the screechy scratchy sound of packing tape and the obstacle course of cardboard boxes around here. We've been packing non-stop for the past two weeks, but just last night, while i was taking the curtains down in our living room, i started to think about all that has happened in the 8 years that we've lived here. Best of all...marrying Pete! Otherwise, way too many things to list and so many life changes. I'm sure the same is true for you, too. After all, our homes are where our lives happen — the good parts, bad parts, and everything in between.

I also started my business here. And by "here" i mean right where i'm sitting as i type this now. I designed my first fabric collection, mug, paper plate, greeting card, dishtowel etc. from this chair, in this room, in this house, looking out this window at the same maple tree across the street that i've watched change over the years and from season to season. I've learned and grown so much here, and am grateful for every moment of it. Though these items can't be packed in a suitcase, i will take them with me wherever we go.

Another wonderful thing that happened during our time here has been getting to know so many of you! Thank you always for your comments, support and friendships. Btw, there are a few things that we just couldn't squeeze into our moving boxes, so i was wondering if anyone could possibly help us out by giving a home to one of these?
Anyone? Please toss a comment into the box and i'll pick three lucky winners. Thanks for your "help" *wink*

*****Comments are closed for this, but come back soon! Another giveaway coming up soon*****


The upside of moving is that Franny and Lou are loving all these boxes!


Have a great weekend.
xo,
kate

348 comments:

  1. awww, your kitties look like they are having a ball! I hope the packing goes smoothly!

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  2. Gratz on selling your house so fast. That is a blessing for sure. Change is always a good thing. Your kitties are adorable!

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  3. Well, now, I’m always ready to help make a home for misplaced fabric.

    Best of luck with the moving process! I know it’s a pain.

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  4. I've moved 13 times and it is always nostalgic. Isn't it nice to know youre leaving so many happy memories for the next inhabitants to build on? :)

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  5. I remember my cat "helping" by climbing as high as he could on the stacked boxes. :) Best wishes for your move! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I'd be more than willing to help you out! tee-hee!
    Your quilt is so cute-glad it's in English, too!

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  7. Congrats on the cover - beautiful quilt! Would be happy to "help" with your move.

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  8. Your cats must be having a ball with all of that packing material and boxes! Good luck!

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  9. Here's to hoping you find the perfect home soon!

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  10. Love your quilt, I'll definitely be getting a copy of the summer special. Good luck with your moves and thanks for the chance to win some lovely fabric.

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  11. We're not "movers", first home 30 years, this one almost 14. Good luck with everything, and thanks for the give away.

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  12. Congratulations!! on your first move :)
    How cute with the kitties in the boxes
    make sure you check for them before you tape them down LOL
    and sure! of cours! I can help you with the not packing all that extra stuff ;)
    Thanks for the chance
    marta

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  13. Congrats on the house selling so quick and just think of all the fun new memories to be made in your new house/houses!
    Thanks for such a great giveaway!
    Erin
    emstone28@gmail.com

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  14. I think this is the best reason for a giveaway to date! Your feline helpers will be indispensable to your move too, I'm sure.

    Wishing you a safe move and a happy landing.

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  15. Good luck! That sounds so overwhelming, but such a wonderful new adventure!

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  16. Moving is such a pain. I hope you are close to being done! I would love to give one of those prizes a home. Hope I am lucky enough to win the FQ's. ;)

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  17. Happy to "help" all I can. ;)

    Kelsey

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  18. Oh, I *think* we can help with the things you can't fit in the boxes ;o) Good luck with the move (don't tape the kitties inside a box!) - I hope you get settled soon x
    P.S. Over here Calgon is a product to stop lime-scale build up in your washing and the motto (or whatever it's called...maybe a tag line?) is 'Washing machines live longer with Calgon'. You definitely wouldn't want to bathe in that!!!

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  19. Good luck with the move! Whata lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

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  20. A little Calgon always helps the situation especially when paired with a nice bath time dessert! Best wishes to you in this next chapter in your life

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  21. That's a great quilt! I'd love to help out with that fabric. I could find a good place for it in. T house. :)

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  22. Don't accidentally pack a kitty! Don't accidentally leave a kitty behind! Wow, did I just add to your stress? Didn't mean to. I would LOVE to win some of your beautiful fabric! ;p

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  23. Great post! Hope your next home treats you just as sweetly. :)

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  24. Oh, I would love to win! I can't wait to see Cuzco in person. It's so pretty!

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  25. Congrats on your impending move, I'm sure that you'll create new memories at your new home. Love your fabric lines, I have many of them, but I'm having a really difficult time cutting into the fabric, it's really too pretty to cut!

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  26. Would love to help you with those! Love every single thing you have ever designed-keep it up!

    Missy

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  27. I feel your pain. We are moving, but fortunately only once! Love that quilt pattern. Just bought the magazine.

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  28. I feel your pain on moving...we sold a home in 24 hours & had to be out in 30 days! It is hard to leave a home to make another but what an adventure!!

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  29. oh my gosh, of course I have to enter this! LOVE it! The always seems to be the case. Hope you are able to get settled & the kitties too. Our cats were not fond of our moves.

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  30. We moved last summer, and it's definitely on my list of least favorite things to do. But congrats on selling so quickly - it must be the yellow kitchen! Good luck surviving the move!

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  31. I assume the fabrics need a home, not the cats! I know you couldn't part with your furry friends. I would be beyond thrilled to help with the fabrics! Your designs are always so gorgeous. I have some pieces from some of your earlier lines that I'm still admiring before I'm brave enough to cut them. Thanks for the chance and best of luck with the chaos of moving.

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  32. Oh my Kate, I do not envy you! Although moving is a great opportunity to purge, it's just so much work and change. Very stressful, but your kitties will help you get through it. So sad those fabric bundles couldn't fit! If you find more that won't fit, feel free to toss them this way ;) It's such a pleasure working with your fabrics.

    MGM

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  33. Amazing that you can still find time to blog whilst packing to move house. I'm sure it'll be sad to leave - but exciting times ahead, i'm sure. Hope the cats adjust quickly.

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  34. I am in love with the new line!!! Thanks for bringing all of your wonderful designs to the quilting world! Good luck with moving

    - Katie Fleming

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  35. Franny and Lou look adorable! I'm glad they are having fun in the boxes!! I hope everything goes well with the move!!!
    p.s. I would be more than happy to give one of those little bundles a good home!

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  36. UGH! I hate moving! We've been married for 9 years and have moved 4 times. We thought this last time would be the last time, but that future has yet to be written. In the meantime, we're enjoying not thinking about moving! Our kitties loved the boxes, but were always nervous because they knew a move was coming. My thoughts are with you as you pack up and pray for a smooth move.

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  37. That's what we do when we move, give things away! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. I would love to help you out with the fabric...lol.
    I moved 2 years ago and know about packing fabric...you realize just how much you have! (And so does the dh!)
    Good luck in you move! You will also make new memories in your new place! kristie

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  39. I think I could help take those off your hands!

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  40. Love that quild. Want to take a few minutes to look at it and enjoy!

    Good luck wiht the move. Selling so quickly is worth the extra hassle in the long run.

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  41. Good luck with your move!
    The quilt is so beautiful, and cats just can't have too many boxes :)

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  42. Congratulations on the cover! :-)
    Oh, I know how it is to move a lot faster than you'd expeceted! Like you, we ended up with two moves instead of one. But it's a good thing though that your house sold fast.
    Wish you luck with your move and in building new memories in a new place!
    And I would be more than happy to help you out with the stuff you couldn't fit in the box! :-)
    Thank you!

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  43. I would love to help give one of the orphans a home :) Hope packing goes great and you don't lose a kitty in one of those boxes!

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  44. I'm moving myself currently, thought I'm SURE I could make some room! The quilt is gorgeous, congrats!

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  45. Oh, I know about moving having grown up as a Navy brat. It will all be worth it once you are settled in your new home. I would be happy to give your extra fabric a good home. Good luck!

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  46. Anything to help! I hope the moves go smoothly. Instead of the memories of your current house, think about all the new ones you can create in your new one - and the new inspiration!

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  47. I'd give the fabric a great home! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. I've moved quite a bit over the last 8 years and it is good to see that wherever we are we are still the same people and do the same things. I hope your moves go smoothly and you love where you end up! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  49. I have recently started quilting and discovered your fabric line - and LOVE every single line that has come out!! I cannot wait to get my hands on some of your Cuzco line (whether or not I win) and probably every single one after that! Good luck with the move and big thanks for the giveaway.

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  50. Wishing you the best during the moving....I think I could manage taking care of some of that extra fabric for you :) k.bugbee@att.net

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  51. I'll be happy to help! I'm house hunting and trying to pare down at the moment, but I could easily find room for some of your gorgeous fabric, I'm sure! Good luck with the packing!

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  52. Good luck with all the chaos. We moved 3 months ago and I'm glad it's all over. I love your fabric. Thank you for the giveaway!!!

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  53. We just finished moving our daughter and son-in-law to a bigger house, then the following week we moved our son. I'm done with moving for awhile. My niece just showed me colors she loves for her graduation quilt. These would be perfect.

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  54. Ugh, I hate moving! I'd be glad to help you find a spot for that gorgeous fabric!

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  55. OH you ask so much :) I just put in an order for a couple charm packs but I guess I could take some more :) All the best on your move!

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  56. Good luck with everything! I can't help with the move, but I can take some of that fabric off your hands. It's the least I can do. :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  57. Every home has some sentimental feelings. I just made a house quilt commemorating the 5 homes we've lived in. Lots of fun memories making that! So glad your boxes were full!

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  58. Oh, moving--not my favorite! Once upon a time I moved five times in five years--that was terrible! So, see, it could always be worse, right? I'd happily ease your suffering. Heck, since I live right around the corner for now!), I wouldn't even make you ship it! See how helpful I am?

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  59. I'd love to lighten your moving load:). Such a beautiful line!

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  60. Oh, sweet Kate. I completely understand your sentimentality about those 4 walls. It's so hard to leave a home. The worst part for me was leaving my garden. So many plants given to me by family and friends over the years and it was the wrong time of year when I moved to try to take anything with me. I still drive by and stalk my old house and garden. : )

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  61. Moving is the 'pits' and it is always bittersweet. So, anything we can do to help lessen the burden and reduce the number of boxes you need to move, we are there for you! Good Luck!

    leepeters[at]comcast[dot]net

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  62. Moving is bittersweet. Finding a new home is an adventure. Just imagine a new sewing room and fun places for the kitties to play. I do have room in my home for more fabric ;)

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  63. that quilt is beautiful!! How exciting to be featured on the cover! Hope the moving isn't too terrible... I'd gladly help take care of those "extra" items!! Good luck!

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  64. Best wishes on your move and congratulations on your magazine cover! and thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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  65. Kate, I just want you to know that I'm here for you and will gladly take any and all fabric that you aren't able to pack!
    Big change for the kitties!

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  66. Good luck with the move!! I would love to win some of the Cuzco! Hope it is in the store soon, I want some.

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  67. HELLO! THE QUILT IS BEAUTIFUL!
    YES (WINK) I CAN TAKE ANY FABRICS YOU WANT TO SEND MY WAY!THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

    msstitch1948@yahoo.com

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  68. I would be happy to help you and take some of that lovely fabric off your hands! Good luck with the move- and congrats on the cover!

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  69. I'd be happy to help your move by taking some fabric!

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  70. Good luck with the move! Moving is difficult, especially leaving some old memories but you will create many more new ones at your new home! I love love your new line too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  71. Love the kitty pics! Congratulations on the quick sell & I hope you find your new home quickly! :)

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  72. Oh good luck moving. I went through the exact same thing a year ago. Our house sold in a week, we had to move and didn't have a place to move to...a 1000 miles away. And I had an 18 month old active little girl. And the cat. Yep. Good times. ;)

    But I'm all nice and settle now finally and my sewing room would happily help you out by storing that fabric.

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  73. I would love the chance to move - clean out the olds stuff and start anew! Thanks for the give-away.

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  74. Hey Kate! I cross my fingers that your new home will be as nice as your current one, that it will inspire you as inthe past and that all other treees across the road will bring color in your day, pleas please please keep on creating such beautiful fabric collections!

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  75. The last time we moved was about 1 year after we got married when we moved to our property. There have been a LOT of changes to our house (2 additions, a total remodel of the original interior, a garage, a hay shed, etc.) but that was over 30 years ago-I could not even comprehend moving. I think stuff shrinks to accommodate space rather than space growing to accommodate stuff! Hope this next series of moves is your last-moving is hard work.

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  76. Congrats on selling your house so quickly even though it forces you to rush with everything else. Hope you have smooth sailing with both moves.

    When my grandpa died two years ago at the beginning of June the same thing happened with his house. My parents and aunt & uncle went crazy cleaning it out. Then my aunt & uncle painted the rooms & updated the bathroom to get it on the market a couple of weeks later. Within a week it was sold. It really all depends on the market of where you live and the time of year. Realtor keep on saying best time to sell is during the summer. My grandpa's house was a couple of towns over from you.

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  77. Hi Kate! I am new to quilting and just taught myself how to sew. It has been such a fulfilling craft for me. I love your fabrics and have enjoyed your blog!

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  78. I just closed on my very first house on Tuesday. I have been scrimping and saving for the down payment for a few years, so the feeling of finally turning that key was great. I hope to spend many years in my new home and also learn and grow in this house as you have in yours. Change can be hard, but it also presents us with so many new opportunities. Good luck with your house search!

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  79. Good luck with the move! I do think I could give a happy home to that fabric without too much trouble. :)

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  80. Why, sure, I can help you out with that extra fabric! We've moved 14 times, so I can say that without a doubt each move brought great positives and, of course, a couple of negatives, but all in all, life has NOT been boring!! Hope all goes smoothly with your move.

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  81. Wow, I think I could probably give a wonderful home to any of those, ha ha ha ha. I love this line. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. I hope you moving goes smoothly!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  83. beautiful quilt! i am willing to take all fabric you are willing to give ;)

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  84. Good luck finding your new home! I'm sure you'll pay close attention to which boxes your kitties frequent. We tend to leave the odd box sitting out until our cat loses interest in it. Thanks for the chance, your fabrics are gorgeous!

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  85. Good luck! We recently did the "two move" thing and I know what a pain it is! christina112358 at gmail dot com

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  86. I will gladly take any fabric you are willing to give away. I don't envy you with the move though. I HATE moving. I've been in my house for 30 years now & I don't plan on going anywhere. Thanks for the chance to win that beautiful fabric!

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  87. Oh, that's a great quilt!! I love the japanese lanterns - such a great touch!! And how wonderful that your house sold quickly - sorry about the two moves, but it's so much better than the alternative - sitting on a house that won't sell! I'll gladly help you out with anything you can't find a space in those boxes for - I promise to give it a good home!

    PS be careful not to seal a cat in a box - I did that once, didn't know the cat had climbed in and burrowed under some towels I had put in the box straight out of the dryer. That was one mad cat!!

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  88. I hate packing, but I hate unpacking even more. Enjoy your move.

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  89. Congrats on sellinf your house so quickly, even if it does mean you have to move twice!

    Always happy to provide a home to fabric. :)

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  90. Can't wait to see the fabric designed in the new house:) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  91. I moved seventeen times in the first ten years I was married but we've been stationary for the last twenty-four. I am glad I'm not moving now because I have soooo much stuff. Hope you find a house quickly! And thanks for sharing your goodies.

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  92. Congratulations on selling you house so quickly & good luck with the move. I am laughing because in the UK "calgon" is a tablet you add to your washing machine when you do your laundry to prevent limescale (it even has it own jingle "washing machines live longer with calgon"). Best wishes, Sara

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  93. Good luck on the next chapter of life Kate! and just think, someone will move into your much-loved home and and they too will be starting a new chapter...and watching the seasons change much as you have over the years!
    Thanks for thinking of all of us during your chaos!

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  94. Happy moving! Twice! Good thing you have two such adorable helpers. I am not sure which I enjoy most, your fabric or your Cats!

    Misty
    mistyolsen79@gmail.com

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  95. I would help you pack if I could! Your quilt on Quiltmania is really sweet! It hasn't hit the stands yet... but I will be keeping an eye out for it. Thanks for entering me in to "adopt" some lovely fabric!!!

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  96. We are in the midst of moving right now too, so I feel your pain! I love each and every one of your collections - it would be such a thrill to win! My kids like to play with the boxes like your furry Friday pals.

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  97. Moving is no fun. I would love to win any of your fabrics. Your cats are adorable!

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  98. I hate moving! I hope it goes smoothly for you (twice). I love the pics of Franny and Lou- they look like they're in box heaven.

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  99. As a child, I didn’t like moving; leaving friends and a bedroom that I made my own, but as an adult, the moving experience was exciting because it meant a new chapter in my life. So I hope that this move is a new beginning for you, where you and your loved ones will flourish and create many happy memories. I am a new quilter and I cannot get enough of your beautiful fabric designs. So….pick me! Pick me!

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  100. Good luck with all the packing, moving and such. Never ever a fun chore even when you want to move. And I would be more than happy to help by taking some of the lovelies off your hands:)

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  101. Well, I'd take the fabric off your hands. But only to help you out, you know! I mean, I certainly don't have about a dozen and one projects in mind that would be great with that fabric, nope, not me.

    congrats on everything!

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  102. Oh Please! Pick me!! I would just love to help you with anything that doesn't fit, it would make my day :)(week, month) I have been drooling over this fabric.
    I can never quite decide if the nostalgic feeling of moving is happy or sad. I pray it goes smoothly for you and you find just the perfect place. I did the double move once when my house sold the first week, it was not easy. Best wishes!

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  103. I haven't seen that quilt yet, it is really cute! Definitely something different than the norm. Moving can be so bittersweet, especially when you have so many great memories in the home you are moving out of. I like to look on the bright side though, it's a GREAT opportunity to get rid of clutter! Congrats on selling so quickly!

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  104. We just moved across the country a few months ago... Im finally getting to my sewing machine now and so happy to have my own sewing space.

    Good luck with the move!

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  105. Congratulations on selling the house. Hopefully the double move will go better than expected!

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  106. Hi Kate, I so understand the moving thing. We've planted special trees, one was a wedding gift, special plants and redone the kitchen and many other things to make our house a home. I wish I could take them with me when we move, but alas, we can't. Hope you, Pete & my fav bloggie kitties transition smoothly. And your stuff that won't fit? I will be happy to help you!

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  107. That is a cute quilt! Of course I would be willing to help you out with the fabric, too...

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  108. Good luck with the move! I hope our house sells that fast:) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  109. good luck moving! i hate the process..i moved so many times as a kid.

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  110. Oh I think I could force myself to find a small corner for some more fabric (wink) thanks for the chance. Linda :-)

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  111. Good luck on the house moving (and then finding a place of your own!) I still leave out bags and boxes for my adult cat to play in. I love that she is still playful even as she gets older.

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  112. Hope the move goes well, you have plenty of tape and boxes, and you stay well hydrated! Also, thanks for the giveaway! I LOVE Cuzco!

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  113. Good luck for your move!

    Your quilt is gorgeous by the way!

    :-)

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  114. Good luck with the move!
    I'd be delighted to help out!!

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  115. Several years ago, we moved five times in 18 months. I'll be happy if we never move again. (Although, moving always helps you clear out the accumulated junk.)

    I'd be happy to take some of that extra fabric off your hands. Good luck with the move!

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  116. Good luck with your move. Try to not over do or stress out too much. The more you give away the less you have to pack.LOL Just saying...Thanks for the chance to win some of your gorgeous fabric.

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  117. Hope the move goes smoothly, don't pack the kittens!

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  118. I would LOVE to help you out!!!! Send one my way!!!! Take a deep breath, have a cold coke, and enjoy the journey!!!! Xoxo

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  119. Congrats on selling your house so fast, but as one who just completed a cross-country move (with two cats and three dogs in tow), I don't envy you the packing and unpacking. I think we'll be unpacking for months!

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  120. Hope the moving goes well! Love love love the new cuzco fabrics :)

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  121. Please don't put me in the drawing (I already have my little stash of Cuzco waiting for the perfect project) I just wanted to say that I loved that quilt at market and I was hoping there would be a pattern sometime. So exciting!

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  122. How fantastic (and sad) that your house sold so quickly! I've moved a lot over the years (until 4 years ago, we moved every 2-3 years)...one thing I've learned...the most important things are the ones you can't pack in a box...but in your heart, and you will unpack and repack them many times! Of course...I'd be happy to take any of those packable items off your hands! ;)

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  123. We moved twice in the last 12 months. It was hard work! Hope it goes smoothly for you. I would love to relieve you of some of that fabric. What can I say? I love to help others out!

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  124. I just moved last year and it is such a wonderful, horrible, exciting and excruciating process!! Keep the Calgon handy. I would love to win some of your Cuzco precuts - beautiful use of color!. If you need a home for scraps, I would certainly help you out :-)

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  125. What a coincidence! My new fabric organizer (former shoe organizer) has plenty of room!

    Best of luck on your move!

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  126. congrats on selling your house so quick and hope you can find somewhere to settle down soon - preferably with a big creative sewing room :-)
    Beautiful fabric, as always.

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  127. I feel your pain! We put our house on the market a few years ago the week after Thanksgiving and has an offer in 2 weeks. We moved to a rental the week between Christmas and New Year's!

    Good luck to you!!
    Lisa

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  128. Glad to "help" - moving is so bittersweet... and daunting!!! Love the kitties!

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  129. Good luck with your move. Even though it's such a hassle I always love the clean closets afterwards.

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  130. Oh, that happened to me with quickly selling a house, but fortunately I had already made an offer on a new house, pending the sale of my old house, so the quick sale was very welcome! And I kind of feel your pain now, as I'm helping my daughter and son-in-law move! Summer is soooo not the right time to move in Arizona!!!

    Good luck! You will make many more memories in your new home!

    Tracy

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  131. I love your cats and i love your fabric!!! Hope I win some :)

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  132. You have some sweet four legged "helpers"...they are so fun & energetic!!

    Would be honored to help you with the extra fabric!! FUN!!!

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  133. I've moved a lot from apartment to apartment. Now that I'm in a house with a house full of stuff I never want to move again! Good luck! Hopefully This will Be the last move for a very long time!

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  134. I'm moving in two weeks so I really shouldn't... but I think your fabric might want an all-expense paid scenic tour of the US, which we'll be able to provide! Just think of the adventures! ;-) Good luck with the move! I feel for ya!

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  135. goodluck moving.........well moving twice.......I guess you will know what you really want and don't want to keep after that......it's great you leave somewhere with such find memories..........goodluck..........

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  136. oh yuck to moving! and good luck!
    (though like all these people are saying -- it might be nice to get rid of some stuff)
    Sad about your garden though... I hope you can get a new one, and enjoy the process in doing so!

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  137. Love your furry little helpers! Good luck with all the moving! :-)

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  138. Good luck with the double move!

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  139. Good luck moving! And thanks for sharing some goodies!

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  140. Oh, I would be so happy to lend you a hand, lighten your load, and take some of that pretty fabric off your hands. :) All jokes aside, moving is no fun. I hope you make it through and find the perfect place to live.

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  141. I think of moving as an adventure. New places, new friends, that's so much fun. I hope you enjoy your new home and make many new memories. ;-> Toni Anne

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  142. I would be happy to give some of that fabric a good home! Best of luck with your move and for sure, the kitties will love having so many boxes around!

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  143. I would love to win some fabrics! Thanks for the chance. Hope you love being in your new home and the move isn't too much of a hassle.

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  144. Good luck with your move.
    I'm terrified to move....I have just too much stuff but I think there's room for that bundle of fabric in my craft room.
    Thanks.

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  145. Please, please. Pick me. Even if you don't pick me I will still come back to your blog just to see the cats! Terry

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  146. Oh my goodness, yes! Thanks for sharing these lovelies with us! I hope that everything goes smoothly with your move.

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  147. I think that I have some room for a bundle of your beautiful fabric but it wouldn't be sitting on the shelf for long because I would sew it into a quilt!! Thanks for your generosity! You are my favorite fabric designer - seriously!!

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  148. Wow, that was fast. I'd be happy to help you out and take that fabric off your hands, anything I can do to help you out. I hope the move goes smoothly, it's such a sad and exciting time.

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  149. Remember to breathe during this crazy time. Take a little time to remember the wonderful time in this home before letting another family have their time.

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  150. When we bought our house, my husband was living in a hotel down here 5 days a week, while I was back in the rental... the process took forever for everything to be signed and finished, and then the Monday after Thanksgiving, he called to tell me we'd be moving Tomorrow! Thankfully, I'd been trying to pack a little at a time, but still- talk about hectic. I hope your move goes smoothly and as stress-free as possible! I'd love to "help" with the fabric. Good luck!

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  151. Wishing you "Good Fortune" with your move! So sweet of you to share your beautiful new fabric line!

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  152. Good luck moving...I was so sad when our first house sold (I think I secretly wished it wouldn't, so we could move back some day!), two years and three houses later (thank you Army for dragging us around!), I keep thinking it will be easier next time...but I'm already dreading next year's move!

    And hooray for your house selling! I have plenty of room to take any precuts you need off your hands! **wink**

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  153. I love/hate moving! I'm eager to go somewhere else, but really love it here. Good luck -- I hope you have a nice landing spot for your interim. If so, take your time in finding your new home. meanwhile, Id be very glad to help in my own small way by taking in some of those yummo fab!

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  154. Sometimes the transitional move ends up being a blessing in disguise that prevents you from settling on something less than perfect to avoid the double move. Think of it as breathing room...well, maybe once you get through the packing. My heart stopped when I saw pictures of your Cuzco line. I have a Grandmother's Garden In progress that's been set aside while I wait for your this line to be released. One way or another I will be happily fussy cutting them!

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  155. CONGRATULATIONS on your quilt making the cover!!!
    I Love your Pond Garden quilt. I just may have to make one for my daughter. She would love me if I did.
    And your kitty is adorable!!!

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  156. Hey there Kate! Good luck with the packing! I reinisce when I leave a place too. But Im sure you feel at home wherever hubby is! Those cattys arr so darn cute. (catty is my word for kitty :) ). I would love to win some Cuzco! That quilt u desifnedfor Good fortune is so nice! Congrats on such a wonderful design! Hope to see u at Market this year!

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  157. Moving twice is a good problem to have... hopefully this one is painless. Can't wait to get my hands on Cuzco! Happy Weekend!

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  158. Good luck with all those boxes. We moved last summer and I disliked every minute of it. It's so nice of you to give the cats all those new toys though. Good luck with this move and the next one.

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  159. I would be happy to give a home to one of the bundles! I promise to take excellent care of it, and love it in quilts and pillows, and any number of beautiful things!

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  160. Before you know it, you'll be unpacking again! I'd love to give some of that fabric a good home. Best of luck!

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  161. Good luck with the packing. That's the hardest part in my opinion!

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  162. Oh, I would be happy to! :) Haha. I LOVE your pond garden quilt - it is gorgeous. And good luck on the move- AND congrats on selling the house!

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  163. Moving can be fun, happy and sad and very stressful, the best part is when you get into your new home and start unpacking and make a new place for all of you. We had that happen to us in our first house. Your kitties will love it new territory for them to explore. Our Zeus hide in the closet for two weeks after our last move but he is really shy. I am sure I can make a home for some of your beautiful fabric. At least you can take us with you. Hugs And blessings Sandra

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  164. Wow, 2 weeks, that is quick!! Good luck with the packing and hope both Franny and Lou find a different mode of transport to their new digs ;)

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  165. I am feeling similar with my impending move in September. Change is so bittersweet sometimes ! Sending you happy thoughts and good wishes, Thanks!

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  166. Two weeks? Wow and (gulp!)

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  167. It is always a bitter-sweet thing to leave a home. Good luck with the transition.

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  168. Those fabrics look pretty yummy! Congrats on the magazine cover.

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  169. Good luck with the move! I'm glad you have such sweet kitty helpers to make the packing easier :).

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  170. Isn't it funny that the children always like the boxes more than what is in them?

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  171. Many blessings on your move. Change is usually bittersweet, but no doubt many new blessings await you once you're settled in your new home. :-)

    Caryn
    sewneatbycaryn at gmail dot com

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  172. Thank you for the chance to win some of your gorgeous fabric so you don't have to pack it for a move. My empathy for your move had similar logistical experience with fast sale/close/move. Here's a wish being sent your way for a smooth move and landing in a house you really really like.

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  173. Hope your kitties are as excited about the new house as they are the boxes!!
    Your kitchen story is a mini "If These Walls Could Talk"! It's always interesting to tear something away and find things the previous owners have done. Some good, some not so good! :D

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  174. Good luck with the move! It's always a bit of a nightmare until you are once again settled and a good chance to do a bit of decluttering!!!
    What a nice giveaway!!!!

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  175. Congratulations, Kate, on your quilt being a "Cover Girl"! Moving is such hard work. Good luck in your search for your new home. I could picture the maple tree as you described it. Have a super weekend!

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  176. Having moved a lot (I lost count at 26), the sound of the packing tape now just freaks me out. We have been in this home now for about five years but the rents are increasing and I see a move on the horizon - Oh well. The best time is when everything is unpacked and put away - pat yourself on the back for a job well done!

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  177. Kate,

    Congratulations on selling your house in this market. I totally understand what you mean about moving. I have moved from NY to Seattle and then back to NY. Good luck on your move. I would be happy to take some fabric off your hands anytime.

    Take care,

    Linda F

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  178. Happy to hear your house sold so fast, sorry to hear you have to move twice! YIKES! I'd love to "help" with the move and take one of the goodies off your hands! Anything to help a buddy!

    Love pics of the kitties, too! They are so much fun to see!
    Sandy A

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  179. I would be more than happy to help you lighten your load. I love your designs!

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  180. God luck with your move! It takes so much energy but your cats will love the boxes. My cat adores boxes and bags and other hidey holes.

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  181. Hope your transition is a smooth one. I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and newsletter. Good luck (or Fortune?) with everything.

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  182. I would love to give one of them a home! Good luck with the move!

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  183. Wow, I can't wait to see the summer Mania at my local news stand. Love you cover quilt! Good luck with the move.
    Give Franny & Lou a scratch for me.

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  184. Good luck moving! We moved twice last year and it was very hectic. I love your lines and I am stil hoarding some of my good fortune scraps for the right project.

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  185. Oh packing is the worst - I'm a terrible hoarder so moving house means tossing out a lot of junk for me, and then packing. Thanks for the giveaway, this collection looks even more amazing than your others!

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  186. I could give them a loving home! :)

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  187. Thank you for an awesome giveaway. And in the middle of a move!

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  188. Feel free to mail me any fabric that you don't have the energy to move!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  189. Have a safe move and thx for giveaway. You are probably tired of packing so just send me whatever you dont like to pack. I will assure you that I will take care of any fabric you send my way.

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  190. Oh my, what a nice give away! Good luck in your move!

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  191. Take a break from all that packing! Best wishes for your move. I know it's a lot of work and we do leave a lot of memories behind, but then we make new ones. :)
    Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway!

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  192. Packing up for moving is no fun! And to have to move twice...yuck! The bright side is having the home sell so quickly, especially in these more difficult times!Now, there is some "Good Fortune"! *wink, wink* Yay for you!! I hope things go well!! :)

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  193. We moved last summer and you just don't realize how much "stuff" you have!! Good luck with the house hunting and congratulations on selling yours! Looks like beautiful group of fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  194. Kate, I would be happy to take any one of these off your hands! Good luck with the move, it can be stressful.

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  195. I love all your fabrics, but I think Cuzco is my favorite of all. Good luck with the move!

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  196. I'm sure I could take some extras off your hands :-) Best of luck with the move.

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