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Monday, 8 December 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day...

*** Sorry, the giveaway is now closed ***

Hello, hello, hello!


I have to confess that at 4pm today I hadn't actually made anything to give away.  It's not that I don't love and appreciate you all and want to shower you in gifts, it's more that my brain is shrinking and what is left is so choc-a-block full of Christmas, work and all the things the kids have to do in the next couple of weeks, that I just completely forgot!

So to join in the fun, I whipped up this little scrappy token of my affection, or something like that, which perhaps you may like the chance to win.



It measures up just shy of 6" square minus pompoms, all Cotton & Steel, and filled with poly-stuffing, and you may even see your way to sticking pins in it.


If this is your first time visiting, welcome, I know you won't have time to have a look about when there are so many other giveaways to enter, but it would be nice if you came back on a normal day too.

This giveaway will be open until 10pm GMT on Friday 12th December; open internationally, but if you are a No Reply Blogger, I will not be able to track you down, so please leave your email address in your comment(s), or I will re-draw, using Random.org.

Two chances, so 2 comments only please…

Comment i)  How many Christmas presents do you still have to make?  NB. you are aiming to make me feel better!  If you don't celebrate, just tell me how much you are laughing at the craziness of the December panic-sewing!

Comment ii)  Bonus for blog followers - just tell me how you follow!

Good luck everyone xxx

183 comments:

  1. I have the binding to finish on a table runner and then I'm done.

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  2. I have NO Christmas presents still to make, because I do not make Christmas presents. Humbug and Ha!

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  3. And I follow you on Bloglovin of course

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  4. Ha, all of them!

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  5. Now following on bloglovin

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  6. I've 2 still to make ... And one of them is for my mum ... So best I get going!

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  7. I have a few for my bestie but we're not sending until the new year :)

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  8. I have one more to make. I am going to make my sons fiancé a pincushion out of her dress (which she is making) and his shirt (which he is making)

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  9. I am a new follower on bloglovin

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  10. I have 3 or 4 presents left to make still...

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  11. None...I'm all finished! Just need to wrap them up.

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  12. I have two more gifts to make.

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  13. Your pincushion is darling. I follow via bloglovin.

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  14. Love the tulip and Pom poms!

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  15. I'm all done with my Christmas sewing, got it done in record time this year :)

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  16. Zero to make! I mail out my last one tomorrow.

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  17. Yowsers I am still planning on making something for my sister in Canada (this will be a belated Christmas gift obviously!) and something for three people at work.

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  18. I still have to finish up two pillows and I am all set for xmas.

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  19. I have some edible presents to make still - planning on some chocolate-covered pretzel rods and homemade english toffee. Not sewing any gifts this year, since I knew I wouldn't have time.

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  20. I follow you and read your blog posts on all the "normal" days via Bloglovin. ;)

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  21. Due to circumstances I am not making any gifts this year, but am looking forward to trying again next year! I love finding great blogs & inspiration on Giveaway Day. Good luck with your gifts, and thanks for sharing with us!

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  22. I follow you by email. Thanks for sharing with us at this hectic time!

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  23. I have... yet to start. :) I usually make some pouches for people for christmas - I'll do that soon... pillow cases for my nieces too.

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  24. And I'm a new follower -- any chance you're on instagram? Id follow more regularly there.

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  25. So I have only one present made and that is because a long time ago I decided to give a quilt that is done to my sister. But I have all the rest to make/buy/think up. All of them. I would love that little pincushion with monster pom poms.

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  26. I've only got a couple left. I think i'll make more handmade gifts during the next year. Thanks! Love the pom poms :)

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  27. Your pincushion is super cute and I'd love to add it to my collection. I have one little gift left to make before Christmas. I confess that I have a quilt I've been working on for years for my father and stepmother and I'm afraid another Christmas will come and go without my finishing it. Maybe next year.

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  28. I have two zipper pouches to make for my girls.

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  29. My work and all our extracurricular activities have been too crazy for me to sew presents this Christmas. Sad face. Though I'm still trying to finish a crochet blanket which was supposed to be a gift to myself for winter, but it's now summer in Australia!

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  30. I think 3...and I'm buying the rest.

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  31. SIL, son, nephew x 3, girl next door = six more to sew before christmas, unless something else hijacks the list.

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  32. I follow you in all the usual places.

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  33. I hoped to make a couple quilts, but it's not looking so good! Love your pin cushion!

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  34. New follower with bloglovin. You make some awesome things!

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  35. Oh dear. Nothing big but I am hoping to get some ornaments and mug rugs done this week.

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  36. I follow you (on GFC but I read on Bloglovin). Happy Holidays!

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  37. I've only made one so far but I've also been plugging along at 20 ornaments which I will hand out to teachers, friends, caregivers at a mom's group. I need to get going!

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  38. I'm not making any this year! Still working on lots of WIPs though...

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  39. Oof - I've barely started! Much coffee ahead :)

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  40. I have a scary amount of "not enough" sewn 8-0

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  41. I'd like to get three or four done, but I'm not holding my breath. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  42. I follow on bloglovin, thanks for the giveaway :)

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  43. I am a happy Bloglovin follower. x

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  44. I am part way through a cushion for Christmas, I have cross stitched a piece which now needs making up, and I would love to make my husband a new stocking. Thanks for a sweet giveaway. x

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  45. None! Yay! Just binding to sew down on a quilt for the preschool Christmas raffle and that's it. That pincushion is way to pretty to put pins in :)

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  46. I follow via email! I always read your posts in the morning when I get woken up at stupid o'clock with a cuppa :)

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  47. 2 quilts and about 30 minor things (baked goods, personalised liquid hand soap). Oh dear!

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  48. I should make 3 sewtogether bags.... which is quite imoissible
    ehodasz at yahoo dot com

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  49. I follow you via e-mail (if I remember correctly)
    ehodasz at yahoo dot com

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  50. I have to finish badge swap for MQG otherwise all don. Pauline@moulsdale.co.uk

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  51. I follow you here and on Instagram. Pauline@moulsdale.co.uk

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  52. I still have 4 and that is only because I bought some instead of making.

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  53. I follow your blog, on gfc. I also stalk you on ig ,
    ps the pin cushion is gorgeous

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  54. Oh, I stopped counting at 15. Let's say I have a lot and leave it at that!

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  55. I still follow you by email! Love this little pincushion. Still can't wait to see the girls' quilts!

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  56. Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've just spent ages leaving an increasingly panicked comment about how much I still have to make/do and bl**dy Blogger hasn't published it! Let's just say that if you'd read it, I think you'd be feeling a little better ;o) *copies comment before clicking 'Publish'*

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  57. *Blogger publishes said comment because it has been copied before publishing. Evidence that S*d's Law is still alive and well*

    Oh, I follow your blog, of course I do! Gorgeous pin cushion by the way, thank you!!!

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  58. About eight finishes so far love the pincushion great giveaway thanks

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  59. Well, I have a minimum of 3 pairs of child sized pajama pants to sew, a size 18-24m button down shirt, a hat to finish knitting, 2 dishcloths to knit (minimum), some hanging dishtowels to sew, and that's just what I can think of at 7:15 am on a day when I'm not feeling well and stayed home from work...

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  60. I have several doll outfits left to make but they could be saved for other holiday gifts as well so I am not panicking yet.

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  61. Two to go. One bag and one quilt.

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  62. I have one keyring to finish for this year...but two applique tea towels from last xmas that are not yet with their intended recipients! Ho hum....

    I follow with bloglovin'
    renie.baxter@gmail.com

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  63. Let's see... I still need to make two pillows, one zipper pouch, two dresses and some PJ shorts. Procrastinators unite! (Eventually.)

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  64. I don't have any Christmas presents to make, but, I am working on a wedding quilt for my daughter. Boy am I behind, but please don't tell her!

    thcole87@gmail.com

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  65. I follow you through email.

    thcole87@gmail.com

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  66. I have anywhere from four to infinity presents that I still have to make. I need to finish the gifts for immediate family (4 left but I have a list of things that I'd like to finish in time to have wrapped under the tree for the kids. The furry animal themed winter hats is the big item I definitely want finished. With them being young I doubt they would particularly care if the rest of it is completed after the holidays. ;)

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  67. This year I am making 4 christmas presents - we don't exchange with anyone other than a couple friends and my mom so it makes it easier than sewing/buying a bazillion for everyone! :)

    Would love to win this cute little cushion, thanks for the chance!!

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  68. At least 6, that I can think of!

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  69. Still have to make five!ariadnesky(at)hotmail(dot)com
    AriadnefromGreece!

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  70. I have two whole bags to power through, a baby clothes quilt, and sewing buttons to a sweater. Yikes!

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  71. This is so adorable! I don't have any rush for christmas presents to make... Although I'd like to finish some pouches for people.

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  72. None!! I am tired of putting so much effort into things people don't appreciate so they are all getting generic storebought crap this year :) ...that'll teach them right?! LOL, maybe I'll get back in the spirit next year...

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  73. I'm a follower through Bloglovin and Instagram (sewingwithsqueak)

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  74. I don't make Christmas presents either. I'd rather be reading you on Bloglovin'

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  75. I have three left . . . not too bad!

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  76. I have 8 infinity scarves, need to finish my 2nd bear scoodie, intend to crochet some boot cuffs and maybe make a few market totes if there's time!

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  77. I am a blog follower via Bloglovin :)

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  78. following on bloglovin' peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  79. I love that pin cushion - I need a new one and never have time to make one. Thank you. peterstankovich@comcast.net, oh, still need to sew 2 items for Christmas. Merry Christmas!

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  80. I'll definitely make you feel better as I have loads still to make and I can feel depression ( and the use of my credit card) setting in!

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  81. I finished my last Christmas gift Saturday night at 9 pm. So now it's just selfish sewing until the end of the year. Whoohoo! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  82. I follow via bloglovin'-- Merry Christmas!

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  83. oh my goodness... like hundred!! or so it feels! my list of to makes grows daily but my completed projects are not keeping up!

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  84. I need to purchase at least four more, and finish making at least three. I have the goal of being done at the beginning of December, but that only happened once. We're totally going to do last minute shopping this year, and I don't like it!

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  85. We don't celebrate in the common sense. Presents and decorations aren't a big deal here and we don't have that stress. But I'm not laughing at folks scrambling - often, I find that I wish they didn't have the stress but am impressed at their fervor in providing gifts. And I most admire the hearts behind those who make gifts for their loved ones. I don't make them specifically for Christmas but I make them as often as I can for other reasons. Otherwise, I'm going to miss singing in a Christmas concert this year - I love that more than anything else and logistics prevented our normal concert from happening this year.

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  86. Opps no handmade gifts this year...broken leg instead! :)
    mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. Following on email! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. I follow you on Bloglovin and I think your pincushion is awesome! Magistra13 at yahoo dot com
    Beth

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  89. I don't know as I don't know what to make and who for.

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  90. My husband and I have 4 daughters between us and I'm hoping to get a little zipper pouch and a tote done for them. I would also like to do some decorative holiday sewing done, but we'll see! Have a happy holiday! Magistra13 at yahoo dot com
    Beth

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  91. I am hoping to finish off the gifts for my 2 nieces...

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  92. And I follow your blog via Bloglovin'

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  93. Aww, this is too cute!
    I need to finish three gifts, and make two that I haven't even started...
    Oh, and one still needs a label!

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  94. I follow you via GFC.
    Thank you for the chance to win! :-)

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  95. I need to make a Christmas stocking for my 2 year old daughter!

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  96. I have about 8 more to make...and I need to ship them too. I have a lot of work to do!

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  97. Too cute! Love this.:) I am still working on the two quilts I'm giving away for Christmas. Still have the binding and labels to do....

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  98. No presents left to make but I am working on a Christmas quilt and starting to wonder if it's for this Christmas or the next!

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  99. I've only finished one nightie today and now am enjoying checking out all the wonderful giveaways. Sort of a distraction lol. I still have one pair of pjs and at least two boxer shorts for my hubbie. Wish me luck. p.s. the pin cushion is adorable

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  100. I have endless presents to make - so far one down, many to go!

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  101. I have at least two items left to make, but if there is time I might add one or two "supplemental" gifts into the mix.

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  102. Only have one thing I want to make. It has been a busy month, I hope it gets done. Good luck with your projects.

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  103. I have a couple things left to make... unless I add more to my list at the last minute!! :)

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  104. I have 4 gifts left to make, including buying materials! Eek!

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  105. I have two gifts to finish. Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  106. I follow on bloglovin too. Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  107. I have like 5!!
    Genevieve
    jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

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  108. I still have a ton of Christmas gifts to make and buy! I'm not even half done. I've finished the gifts for family in Australia almost, but that's it so far.

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  109. 3 but all 3 are nearly done :D

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  110. I have to make at least a dozen, if not more. My list is still growing!!

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  111. I follow via bloglovin

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  112. I finished my "vitally important" sewing for Christmas list, and now I'm moving on to the "I hope I can get to it" list -- Probably about 5-10? sarah@forrussia.org

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  113. I follow you on bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

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  114. I have probably 5-7 zipper pouches I want to make for friends, but besides that I'm not sewing anything big this Christmas. I love what you whipped up- it's so cute.

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  115. I don't think I'll make any presents. My friends and family all know I'm a grinch, so at least nobody will be disappointed! People sure do go crazy this time of year, though.

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  116. I still am making 3 gifts, but won't see the recipients until after christmas, so ahve a little extra time.

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  117. Following you via Bloglovin ikinfamily at bigpond dot com

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  118. I hope I am finish up my last two, but in the time I typed that I thought of two more, yikes!

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  119. I don't have any presents left to make this year. That's cos I am not making any at all as I can't get into my sewing stuff thanks to builders and decorators!

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  120. follow you through Bloglovin.

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  121. I'm following you on Bloglovin so I can come back on a normal day :)

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  122. I have 3. I agreed to making coordinating skirts for a group photo of some cute little cousins. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  123. I have three left - all knitted. I need to get those needles flying!

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  124. Thankfully I finished the last two presents at quilt club yesterday.

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  125. I follow you on Bloglovin. I enjoy your blog.

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  126. I still have 4-5 to make or finish up for Christmas

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  127. Maybe 4... I am scared to count!

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  128. Two -- but I finished my last knit gift last night!

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  129. oh I love love love it!!! great fabrics and the pom poms are too cute! I have one present left to make... urm that's the only one I'm making so I really should have done it already!!

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  130. I've still got about 6 things to finish before Christmas, eek, and some of them aren't my gifts!!!

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  131. Follower, but of course, through bloglovin' :o) And good luck with your finishes x

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  132. Well....not too much left to do...if I finish them!!!

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  133. ha! If I finish my last 5 projects early I'll just come up with more ideas!! I'm so bad about that. I LOVE to give hand made.

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  134. What a cute pincushion! I love it! I still have at least three gifts to make. I'm sick and hoping I'll be better soon.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  135. New follower via BlogLovin.

    Awesome giveaway!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  136. no christmas sewing for me! good luck with yours!

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  137. I have two dresses still to finish!! Arghh....

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  138. I need to finish some pajamas and start ... and finish... a quilt. Thankfully the quilt gift isn't going to be given until February when I visit my sister!

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  139. I haven't made a single one yet ... so that is 4 for family 5 for extended family, 5 for close firends ohh and did I mention the 2 birthday presents Is till need to make ... so hmmm 16 still to do ... ohh and I need to still write all the christmas mail ... ahh yes I will go on "holidays" the weekend before christmas so that should give me some time to get some of the things done ...

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  140. Enough that I expect I will be wrapping up some IOUs. Personally, I think there is nothing wrong with giving Christmas presents whenever you find or finish them -- early . . . late . . . summertime . . . and even on Christmas.

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  141. I love pincushions and yours needs to come to me house! I am currently working on 10 presents and taking care of a sick Husband and Son. I will try to get them finished! Our tree is not even up but grateful for what we have.

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  142. I follow by GFC and bloglovin and IG I think @intheboondocks

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  143. Hundreds! Okay, maybe just 4 or 5, or 6..... and maybe some that I will relegate to New Year's presents to make myself feel better! Really impressed with what you pulled off in a jiffy :)

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  144. I'm following on gfc, and now bloglovin too!

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  145. I have to make a baby quilt and few coasters...hope will finish in time. Ashwini (askanhere@yahoo.com)

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  146. I have a table runner, 2 aprons, 12 potholders and a mini flag to finish! yikes!

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