Friday, 22 August 2014

By the Numbers Giveaway

It's been a great summer in the Quilt Matters household. Although not a lot of quilting has happened, a whole bunch of other good things have -- one new nephew, two getaways, three happy and dirty kids, four sleeps 'til school starts, five puppet shows, six soccer festivals...well, you get the idea.

To celebrate a numbers-filled summer, I'm going to give away 2.5 metres of the IKEA Bitten Numbers 60" wide fabric. Yes, this is the fabric that is being discontinued and is being hunted down by quilters at IKEAs the world over. Okay, I can't really speak for what's happening in other cities, but we've cleaned out the Ottawa IKEA.


So, to win this fabric, leave me a comment with your favourite summer memory. You also get a bonus entry if you follow the blog, just leave a comment telling me how you follow. Another bonus entry if you follow via Facebook -- again leave a comment letting me know. That's 1, 2, 3 chances to win! Ah, ah, ah! No one else heard the Count from Sesame Street there, did they? Okay, moving on...

No reply bloggers, please leave your email address in your comment or I will need to pick another winner. Hint: If you've commented on my blog, except during a giveaway, and not received a response, you are a no reply blogger! Find out more about it and how to fix it here so you can win stuff and we can chat via email!

This giveaway is open until Monday, August 25th at 8 p.m. EDT. Winner will be chosen via Ms. Random Number Generator (RNG).

Good luck and may the RNG number be in your favour!

203 comments:

  1. Ah, favorite summer memory ... at my grandmother's ... 11 of us grandchildren sitting around an old wooden picnic eating watermelon with it running down our arms and chins, and bellies ....... and being hosed off by our grandmother (Nannie) and then playing out in the sun and fresh air til our clothes dried out! (I'm 53 now, so it was a long time ago).

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  2. And I 'like' you on fb. (And I was a Mr Rogers' Neighborhood kid, vs Sesame Street) .....

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  3. I did hear the count! I like you on FB!

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  4. It is so hard to pick one favourite summer memory. We have had a great summer! I think I will pick our little two day getaway to Montreal and spending time with my cousin's family. So much fun to get together and have a great meal and a dip in the pool!

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  5. Taking my kids to the beach for the first time. The one year old keeps asking "beach soon please?"

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  6. I follow on feedly and yes I heard the count :)

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  7. Fresh strawberries and blueberries right off the back porch...Yum!!

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  8. I follow on Bloglovin'. And always look forward to your posts!

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  9. Family holidays when my children were young - I loved them all!

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  10. Following you on facebook too !

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  11. Spending two weeks with my cousin Susie every summer in Wenatchee.

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  12. This summer my DH, DD, and I went on a tour in Europe, afterwards we visited with my French relatives for a week, and wrapped our vacation in Paris.... It was a trip of our lifetime, we lived the dream and I'll be thinking about it over the long, cold winter season!!!

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  13. Am following you via Bloglovin'!!! Thanks for an extra chance!!

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  14. I am already following you via Bloglovin'!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

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  15. My favorite summer memory was a 10 week motorcycle camping tour around the western parts of the US and lower Canada. We visited a lot of National and State parks and monuments. It was just beautiful.

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  16. I follow you on bloglovin'. Thanks!

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  17. getting sunburned with my cousin when we were 16

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  18. My favorite summer memories all surround my kids. I've enjoyed watching them play together and grow closer this year. Even my littlest is part of their pack now, chasing behind and yelling, "Waaaaaaaait!"

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  19. Thanks for the opportunity! My favorite summer memories, from being a kid through raising my kids, have always been little snippets of everyday- bike rides, playing kick the can, catching fireflies, and eating juicy-runs-down-your-arm peaches. I love the Fourth of July celebration in my hometown every year, too!

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  20. My favorite memory this summer was spending two weeks with my SIL, helping her to make a quilt. Thanks for the giveaway....looks like great fabric!

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  21. I follow through GFC and bloglovin. Thanks so much!

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  22. My favorite summer memories were taking a few weeks with the entire family from So. California to Lake Havasu, AZ. We always had a blast, went on the boat just about every day and I do not remember one bad time. At. All. My 2nd was the annual trip to Disneyland every year. Oh the pleasures of no worries as a child.

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  23. We used to spend summers in Boulder, Colorado because my dad worked at CU and I have great memories of doing outdoor stuff with my friends and family! Great giveaway!

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  24. My favorite summer memories involve spending time with my now adult children who live too far away from me....Always love family time, especially in the summer!

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  25. Om! the Ikea Nummers is my top fav for quilt backs! I've never had the chance to own any. Thank you so much for this wonderful chance!

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  26. I'm already following you on Bloglovin. xx

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  27. My fav summer memory is sitting on the deck, very early in the morning before the noise of the hustle and bustle of the world takes over, listening to the birds, sipping a hot cup of tea with my dogs by my side and planning my quilting day

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  28. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU ON FB!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  29. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU ON BLOG LOVIN' !


    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  30. HI, sitting on the porch in the swing eating watermelon with my Grandma is a sweet summer memory of mine! Thank You for a great giveaway! Thank You for your Blog too!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  31. One of my favorite summer memories is my white water rafting trip in Costa Rica. I had wanted to go for some time and did so there in the beauty of this Caribbean escape.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks for the opportunity to win some lovely fabric.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. I used to get dropped off at my geandma's farm and I would spend a week or two without brothers or parents. I would get ridiculously spoiled and I loved every minute of it. My favorite part was making jam cookies. It is a recipe from my grandma that I will always cherish.

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  34. I follow you on BL. My favorite summer memories are when my 2nd cousins used to go to their Grandma & Grandpa's farm & I'd go over to play. We'd make mud pies with rosehips, grass, choke cherries or whatever else was around! We'd play hide & seek in the straw bale stacks. Auntie would have cookies & lemonade for us. Such good memories!

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  35. Wow, what a generous giveaway... My favourite summer memory is building a waterslide in our neighbor's back yard, and sliding until we were pruny and tired.

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  36. I follow you on BL. IKEA Calgary is out too :(

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  37. My favorite summer memory was riding across the country- coast to coast- with my daughter, her husband and their 10 month old as they moved from Charleston, SC to Seattle, WA.

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  38. Screeeech! I have been lusting after this fabric for the longest time! You are very kind!
    My favourite summer memory is not having to go to school! :) I also liked VBS at church.
    Carol

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  39. Follow the blog with Google Friend Connect.
    Carol

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  40. I'm following with GFC and probably some other ways too.

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  41. My favourite summer memories were being a junior leader at Girl Guide camp.

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  42. I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  43. My favorite summer memory is all the sunny days we have had. We have had a record number of sunny days without rain. We have really enjoyed the outdoors this summer!

    nehanson@shaw

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  44. I follow your blog through Feedly. Love it!

    nehanson@shaw

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  45. A favorite summer memory is sun bathing on the dock in Naramata, BC and watching the meteor showers there at night.

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  46. I follow you on bloglovin. fo

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  47. Please ignore the extra 'fo' above... Typing on a tablet. I also follow on Facebook.

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  48. my favorite summer memory is of watching fireworks on the beach with my children :)

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  49. Honestly I can't think of one single memory. It's kinda the whole summer put together.
    2 years ago we moved in to this wonderful neighborhood . Everyone is amazing. But next weekend we are moving back from where we came.

    The entire summer has been filled with wonderful gestures from lifelong friends and it's not just because we are leaving. We didn't tell anyone until the beginning of this month


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  50. I follow you on GFC and I need some 60" wide fabric for a project so I'm really hoping I'm lucky!

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  51. My favourite summer memories for this summer are my son's wedding and just sitting quietly in my back yard with my cat when all my neighbours aren't around.

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  52. I follow you with bloglovin

    Mightymadgescloset[at]gmail.com

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  53. I just liked you on facebook

    And by the way thanks for such a generous giveaway

    Mightymadgescloset[at]gmail[dot]com

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  54. I do like this fabric, but had NO idea it was that popular! I think my "best" summer memory now is when I decided NOT to purchase any of it - even though it was quite reasonably priced - when visiting IKEA in

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  55. This is a continuation of my previous post - it all locked up on me - so: visiting IKEA in Middelfart, Denmark, with my sister, because I was afraid the fabric was too thin! RATS!

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  56. My favorite summer memory was 3 little grandkids at Gma's and Gpa's house on the lake- swimming, fishing, paddle boating and eating waffles for breakfast!!
    The closest Ikea to my house is 130 miles away. I would love some of this hard-to-find fabric!! Thanks for the chance!

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  57. Am following you on Bloglovin'.

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  58. Swimming in the river with my hubby on a rare weekend away alone. Best thing this summer.

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  59. I follow you on Bloglovin' and I covet that Ikea Fabric. And we don't even have Ikea in Nova Scotia! Just saying

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  60. I follow you on Facebook. Still no Ikea in Nova Scotia

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  61. I'm in love with this fabric! I follow via Bloglovin'. Thanks and have a great weekend!

    Kimberly
    kbaird0903@yahoo.com

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  62. Barbeques on summer nights.... now you better make sure I don't win because the postage would kill you!

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  63. This summer I have been able to see summer anew, through the eyes of our first grandchild, now 18 mos. old. Taking walks with him are so different from walking alone!

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  64. And, I just " liked" you on FB as well. I would LOVE to have that fabric!

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  65. Summers at the lake with our kids ... beaching ... swimming ... going for ice cream ... playing cards around the cabin table with multiple generations ... camp fires ... bush pies ... bare feet ...

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  66. I follow your blog via RSS (Feedly).

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  67. My favourite memory from this summer is a visit to peppa pig world.

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  68. And although I hate FB I liked you! Different username then here.

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  69. I follow your blog using InoReader. (It's not well known, but it's very much like Google Reader!)

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  70. I have multiple favorite summer memories -- all involving vacations! Last year we visited France and this year we went to Alaska. Good times!

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  71. My current favourite summer memory is holding my brand new baby grandson in my arms and looking at his perfect little face - which actually looked like his mother's perfect little face when she was born. Two daughters, two sons in law and five grandchildren - we have a lot of summer fun - winter fun - spring fun and fall fun.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  72. I follow on Facebook
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  73. I follow the blog via email
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  74. My favorite summer memory is the birth of my first grandchild...more overwhelming than having my own! She was and still is the most amazing and beautiful little girl.

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  75. I am following 76 different blogs!

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  76. I think that the best thing to happen this summer was building a patio with my dad. It's great to look at and remember the quality time we got to spend together.

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  77. my best summer memory has always been spending a few weeks in pennsylvania every year with my grandparents

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  78. Well, I've had a pretty quiet summer. The weather has been okay but it was an awfully short summer if you like hot. It didn't feel like summer until near the end of June and then it was basically over by the end of July, just the odd warm day, and way too many rainy ones. Reading your blog, I thought, oh no, I better get over to Ikea, but I'm in Orleans, and our Ikea is the Ottawa store. Maybe I'll win it.

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  79. Spending more time with my four fabulous grandkids

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  80. Favourite summer memory....first campfire...with marshmallows : )

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  81. Will enter that again....now as a reply blogger : )
    You can now tell that I follow your blog because I read how to fix my no reply blogger....this will be much better. Thank you for taking the time to explain that

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  82. my favorite summer memories is traveling to visit my dad's family every summer, there was always a big family reunion and lots and lots of cousins to play with. Those were the best times of my life.

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  83. Favourite summer memories will always be Camp Edphy, a French sports camp in Quebec... loved it!

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  84. I didn't have a getaway this summer so my favourite memory is of working in my garden. I find it relaxing and peaceful even if some physical work is involved. And I found time to sit and enjoy the flowers too.

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  85. I follow with bloglovin. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  86. My favorite summer memory was making a rainbow quilt with my 5 year old granddaughter

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  87. My favourite summer memory is watching my boys goofing around on their trampoline and playing video games with them!

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  88. Favourite summer memories mostly involved summer camp. I can't think of anything better for a kid than to be surrounded by friends and a lake and crappy food and endless pranks!

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  89. Had no idea this fabric was so popular! Someone is going to be very happy. We spent a very happy, lazy weekend at the Marciac jazz festival, definitely going again next year. xx

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  90. Cousins weekend at the cabin is always a great summer memory. I know my IKEA no longer has this fabric available as of a few months back. I would love to win! Thanks for the chance :)

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  91. we had so much fun jumping on trampoline. I'm going to miss that in winter.

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  92. I'm happy bloglovin follower :)

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  93. I follow with Bloglovin!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  94. My favorite summer activity is tailing my kids on a walk to the park. We live next to a creek with a paved walking trail, and there are three parks on this trail! They usually want to go to all three on one walk!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  95. My favourite summer memories are of going to camp, and now seeing my boys going to camp and having so much fun.

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  96. Had no idea it was being discontinued! I guess I know where I'm going this afternoon!
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  97. My favourite summer memory is making hollyhock ladies out of my grandmother's many many hollyhocks with my cousin.

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  98. My favorite summer memory is traveling to Hanover NH for my younger daughter's graduation from med school, the first time in years that my husband and both of our daughters had a time away together.

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  99. My favorite summer memory is of Dad making homemade ice cream. The silver canister churning away, rock salt and ice chunks ground up around the outside. Nothing better than homemade ice cream after a scorching Texas day.

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  100. My 50th birthday, my family came to celebrate. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  101. My favorite summer memory is taking our kids to the beach. (We live in the MO Ozarks.) We would go every summer for years, but now that our kids are grown it is harder to plan around everyone's schedule. We were able to go together three years ago though and it was my best summer memory.
    \kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  102. I follow Quilt Matters on Bloglovin.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  103. I follow Quilt Matters on FB as Kathy Newsom Davis.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  104. My favorite summer memory is fresh vegetables from our garden. Nothing tastes better than freshly picked veggies. My favorite garden vegetable is peas. I like to shell them and eat them raw....yummy!

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  105. I also follow you on Facebook

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  106. That's easy...we just got back from the Black Hills in South Dakota. My favorite activity there was horseback riding in the hills with the Crazy Horse monument in full view! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  107. Picking saskatoons with my family on a gorgeous, August day is just one of many beautiful memories we made this summer. :-)

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  108. P.S. I follow your blog by email. :-)

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  109. I follow via Bloglovin.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  110. I like you on FB.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  111. Hubby and I play senior volleyball - so this summer we've played about 60 games of volleyball. (We play 3 days a week for about 2 hours, with a few rests in between games. Whew! We also watched about 20 games of girls' softball (2 granddaughters.)
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  112. My most recent trip to visit family in Ireland. Great weather and company. Thanks! Notwendy gmail

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  113. I follow your blog via email subscription. Thanks! Notwendy gmail

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  114. I also like/follow you on Facebook. Notwendy gmail

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  115. My all-time favorite summer memory is the summer of 1980 when I met my husband-to-be at my 19th birthday party. We married in 1983 and just celebrated out 31st anniversary a few weeks ago! Love that man!

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  116. I can't believe they are discontuing it! Last summer we lived at our lake cabin for three months and commuted to,work every day. It was so wonderful!

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  117. I follow your blog with bloglovin :)

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  118. My favorite summer memory is of when I lived in the Kimberley of West Australia. I would walk from the town at dawn, and the sun would be rising on one horizon and the moon would be setting on the other. Still gives me pause.

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  119. My summer memory is picking summer berryfruits. julie.mckay@xtra.co.nz

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  120. I am a follower. julie.mckay@xtra.co.nz

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  121. Every summer the whole family, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters and kids; got together for my Grandfather's Birthday. I love the meals, but most of all giving him my gift, he would hug me and say I love you. Then we would have cake and homemade ice cream. Miss him so much. Thanks for the chance.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  122. It is easy to select my favorite summer memory! My twins were born! :)

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  123. One of the ways I follow you is via email.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  124. My favorite memory from this summer will be playing tennis with my son. Thanks!

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  125. I happily follow on Bloglovin!

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  126. My favorite summer memory is camping with my 5 siblings, with 6 kids, it was the only vacation my parents could afford!

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  127. My favorite summer memory is playing with my cousin when he came to the farm. Many adventures were acted out.

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  128. Favourite summer memories....I just went to Japan for holiday:)

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  129. I'm following you via bloglovin:D

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  130. Fave summer memory is watching the hummingbirds in my garden.

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  131. My favourite summer memory is jumping in the waves a the beach with my Dad as a kid :)

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  132. My favourite summer memory is lying head down on a hill with my 17 year old, both of us wrapped in a too small sleeping bag against the unseasonable cold, watching the Perseid Showers and giggling like fools. You can't buy that.

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  133. I follow you on FB (of course)

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  134. I follow your blog through Bloglovin'

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  135. My favorite summer memory is baking muffins with my cousins.

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  136. Ahhh my favourite summer memory was at Sandbanks Provincial Park. It rained and rained and we had a canvas awning held up by tent poles for a some shelter and the rain poured off it by the bucket loads so my sister took the opportunity to wash her hair in it/under it. That was a great family holiday. Oh and all teh camping trip sthat we tried to catch fireflies - so much fun!!!

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  137. Thanks for a chance to win some fabric. A summer memory would be a week at the cottage on Lake Huron.

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  138. I loved loved loved going camping with my family. Sitting in the lake when the electricity went out from the heat. 2 weeks every summer!
    Barb@Witsend

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  139. I follow you by Bloglovin'.

    Barb@Witsend

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  140. Living in the Land of 10,000 Lakes means that summers revolve around water... swimming and paddleboarding are my current favorite activities.

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  141. My favorite summer memory was swimming with my grandson in our new pool! And yes, I heard the count. I remember from when my own children were small! I'm more of a Gene London and Captain Kangaroo type!

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  142. I follow you on Bloglovin!

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  143. I follow you with Bloglovin. :)

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  144. My favorite summer memory is going camping at the lake every summer. It was a week of swimming, hiking, boating, fishing, flirting, and eating penny candy. It was great fun! :)

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  145. favorite summer memory is going to my grandparents cabin growing up. Swimming and fishing all day and spending time with my grandma.

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  146. My favourite summer memory this year is watching our 5 year old's happy face as she completed the trails on her 20" bike. Finally the family can ride the trails together :)

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  147. I also follow you on bloglovin :)

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  148. As kids, we would spend countless hours playing in the woods and the creek a short walk from our house. Climbing trees and floating handmade toy boats in the creek. We would eat wild berries, such as little wild strawberries, salmon berries, Thimble berries, or black berries. Whatever was ripe at the time. I just love trees and ferns and wild flowers to this day.

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  149. One of my favorite memories was hiking Katahdin with my family. We rented this cute little house and just lazed around the rest of the weekend. I didn't realize this fabric was discontinued, thanks for the chance to win!

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  150. My favourite memories are looking at the boats sailing by as the head out of/into the harbour from my deck. Very peaceful and relaxing.

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