Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Celebrating with a Giveaway! (Giveaway closed now, but thanks for stopping by!)



I'm so grateful that we have over 600 followers now, that are peeping out from the right-hand sidebar, and we have others that follow through our RSS feed, too!  You guys and gals are the best!

Today we offer a wonderful prize package for you! We have several kind sponsors who have helped us out with the goodies, so let me show you all the great stuff the lucky winner will receive:


Quite a haul, isn't it? Here's a list of the items, with some photos and descriptions . . .

You can see that there's a copy of Interweave's Stitch magazine, full of projects AND patterns. It's an awesome resource for quilters and crafters.

There's a sample package of Sulky thread. This was in a prize pack that I won from McCall's Quilting, and I'm paying it forward, passing it on to one of you special peeps:


Now let's look at some of the other prizes . . .


This gorgeous Floral Fancies panel is sponsored by Kelly, at IHAN. Want to know all about the latest tools of the trade? Want to order them at really great prices? Would you like to experience awesome customer service and orders carefully packed by obsessive compulsive elves? (Wink) You can get all of the above from the IHAN online store.  I hope you will take some time to look at the many things she has in the shop; I know you'll have fun looking around.  Just click on that link and check it out!
Oh, and here's another prize sponsored by Kelly; the Mighty Bright -- fasten your peepers on this:


Kelly has some of the neatest options for lighting your work, in her store. These little guys are absolutely awesome - take my word for it, cos I ordered a set for me! You can clip them almost anywhere; my favorite way to use them is when I'm hand-stitching on a quilt or a stitchery, and I don't want to disturb anyone around me. (You know, like when you turn on the lamp and it casts a glare on the television, or gets in someone's eyes . . .)  The LED light in it is very bright, but only shines in the direction that I choose, so it is very discreet. There are two in the package, and I am in love with mine!
Kelly is a doll to sponsor the lights and the panel --- I appreciate it, my friend!


Next up at bat is Colonial Needle --- the prizes they sponsored are actually inside that patchwork pouch in the picture, but we'll show you pictures, anyway.  (The pouch is handmade by moi, by the way!)
Colonial Needle is a company that I discovered after I won a prize in Madame Samm's Wantobe campaign. I'd love to tell you about them, because I have personal experience with their products.

Have you ever reached into your sewing bag or tote, and when you pull out your hand, you've been scratched by one of your needles? I used to just stick my needle through the lining of my tote, and I was always getting poked or scratched!

I don't any more! Enter the John James "Pebble" from Colonial Needle! These sweet little pebbles keep your needles enclosed, and safely away from your hands until you pop open the top!
Here is what the web site says about the Pebbles:
Fine Quality Needles in a "Pebble" -The John James Pebbles are designed to store your hand needles safely, making them instantly visible and easily accessible in your sewing box, craft bag, top drawer or even your handbag. Each needle style comes in its own elegant and distinctive color for quick identification.
Personally, I have found that these are the absolute best needles I have had the good fortune to use! Seriously. I would love for all of you to try them, but obviously I can't give all of you one of the Pebbles! I would encourage you to check out the Colonial site and see them, and get a Pebble for yourself --- each color of Pebble is a different type of needles: embroidery, chenille, beading, quilting, and more!

Now, there is a Pebble in the pouch, and there are also some extra goodies tucked in, that Colonial Needle graciously supplied . . .
That pouch is just packed full of excitement, and I would like to thank the folks at Colonial Needle for their generosity in helping with this giveaway!  I hope you'll take a moment and go check out their site, too! They have gorgeous sewing baskets, cool, high-quality tools to go in them, and lots more for your quilting and sewing delight!  Spend some time shopping there, and tell them Snoodles sent you, OK?

Now, would you like to see some of those fabrics, up close and personal? Do you have a hankie ready? I guarantee these are drool-worthy, so be prepared!


First we have two fat quarters from the Scribble line, from Timeless Treasures. Pretty, huh?


Also in the package are these two beauties . . . I couldn't find a selvage id on the polka dot, but there is a full yard of it! The one on top is a half yard cut of Flora Lane, by Laura Berringer. Scrumptious!


How about a stack of TWELVE fat quarters? Lots of variety here, to build your stash, and all of these are quilt shop quality, too.


This is in there, too --- though I have to apologize for the blurry picture. I'm not positive, but I think these two fat quarters are from the Sausilito line.  They're pretty, anyway!


This lovely bundle is four fat quarters of What's Cookin by Loralie, for Quilting Treasures.  Super cute prints with chefs, pots and pans, utensils and polka dots!


Here are two sweet fat quarters from Blank Quilting --- I was afraid to look for a name on the selvage, for fear I wouldn't get them back into that pretty ribbon! (Grin)


Last, but not least, a gorgeous piece of Katagami by Red Rooster, and a quilt pattern to go with the full yard of fabric.

At this point, you need to wipe up your keyboard and the desk/countertop/your lap, and enter to win all of these awesome prizes! Here is how you do it!!

It's going to be easy this time . . .

  •               Leave one comment to tell me you are a follower, old or new.
  •               2nd comment - tell me something funny that's happened recently to you (If you can't think of anything, just tell me a joke! Let's keep it clean, tho, OK?)          

We'll leave this one open through Sunday night, and announce our winner on Monday, February 27th. Sound good? Well, let the commenting begin - and make me chuckle!

Love,

241 comments:

  1. I am a regular follower. Thanks for the awesome give away. Love reading your blog.

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  2. I am an old follower (in more ways than one it feels like some days - ha ha!). I really enjoy your blog. Congrats on 600 and thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

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  3. I can't see without my glasses. I always take them off before I get undressed and put my pjs on. The other night I was so tired but could not get comfortable. I finally fell asleep after tossing and turning for hours. In the morning when I got up and put my glasses on I realized that my top was on backwards and wrong side out.

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  4. From a friend's Facebook post:
    I put candy "X's" and "O's" on the kids V-day cupcakes, you know... to signfy hugs and kisses. Well, Jake snitched McKenna's "X and O" and she came in crying, "Mommy, Mommy, somebody ate my ox!!!"

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  5. I follow you through my Google Reader.

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  6. I am a happy follower. What a great give away,wow!

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  7. Yay for reaching 600. I follow you.

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  8. Me and my Mom was driving around and I started singing Red Solo Cup.Not my favorite song but it gets in your head. Momma joins in and starts singing Red Sippie Cup. I said Momma it's solo not sippie

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  9. I'm a follower, congrats on 600 followers! Love your blog, what an enormous giveaway! WOW!!! ;-> Toni Anne

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  10. Congratulations on reaching over 600 followers! I can happily say I've been one of your followers for quite awhile now. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your super fantastic giveaway!

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  11. im a follower - oldie but a goodie!

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  12. Woo Hoo!!! Congrats on 600 followers. I have been a follower for some time now.

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  13. Something funny that's happened to me? Well, nothing - I lead a pretty boring life. And jokes? I never memorize any because I am a terrible joke teller. Sorry! I'm still happy to be a follower though :D

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  14. Ooooh, What a giveaway, Snoodles. I'm a follower and love your blog. Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations on your 600th follower!

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  15. A tour bus driver is driving with a bus load of seniors down a highway when his tapped on his shoulder by a little old lady. She offers him a handful of peanuts, which he gratefully munches up.
    After about 15 minutes, she taps him on his should again and she hands him another handful of peanuts. She repeats this gesture about five more times.
    When she is about to hand him another batch again, he asks the little old lady, "Why don't you eat the peanuts yourself?"
    "We can't chew them because we've no teeth", she replied.
    The puzzled driver asks, "Why do you buy them then?"
    The old lady replied, "We just love the chocolate on them!"

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  16. Some thing funny.........
    John O'Reilly hoisted his beer and said, "Here's to spending the rest of me life, between the legs of me wife!"
    That won him the top prize at the pub for the best toast of the night!
    He went home and told his wife, Mary, "I won the prize for the Best
    toast of the night."
    She said, "Aye, did ye now. And what was your toast?"
    John said, "Here's to spending the rest of me life, sitting in church
    beside me wife."
    "Oh, that is very nice indeed, John!" Mary said.
    The next day, Mary ran into one of John's drinking buddies on the street
    corner. The man chuckled leeringly and said, "John won the prize the
    other night at the pub with a toast about you, Mary."
    She said, "Aye, he told me, and I was a bit surprised myself. You know,
    he's only been in there twice in the last four years. Once he fell
    asleep, and the other time I had to pull him by the ears to make him
    come."

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  17. Okay, this might be one of those "you had to be there moments, but our family absolutely cracked up when this happened: we were celebrating our twin sons' 28th birthday with cake, of course. We sang the traditional Happy Birthday and were passing out the cake. My daughter handed her nearly 5 year-old daughter her piece and she just looked at her and said "seriously mom, no icing?" Her frosting had fallen off. We all lost it and just cracked up. Needless to say, we gave her some extra icing!

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  18. I follow your blog. This is an awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance.

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  19. I am a follower - congrats on the 600!

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  20. I am a follower! You have a great blog and such awesome giveaways!

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  21. Something funny that happened, hmmm?
    Well, I moved some 4 month old chicks out of my closet today and into the adult pen outside. I went to check on them a little later and noticed that the smallest one wasn't in the pen anywhere. I went wandering around the yard yelling, "Little One!" until it popped out of the bushes and came hopping over to me. I imagine the neighbors would have thought I was crazy to be calling for a chicken.

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  22. As parents I guess we all think our kids are clever and funny so here's what my college aged son told me the other day. Him: I'm going on a cruise for spring break. We have to drive to Cape Canaveral to get on the ship. Me: Where are you cruising to? Him: Well, leaving from Cape Canaveral we must be cruising to SPACE!

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  23. Recent funny - well I laughed, but the funny was on my fur babies. They always like to go in the dryer when I am un-loading - for the warmth and one likes to steal the dryer sheet to play with. I took a few things out and was going to toss the rest a little more and without thinking to look; closed the door and pushed the button. Luckily their 'un-even' weight made the buzzer go - two very frazzled puffed out kitties emerged - luckily not dryed, hopefully that cured them.

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  24. Of course I am a faithful follower and am so impressed with this treasure trove! What a special treat for someone to win! You and your sponsors are so generous. Thank you!

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  25. I'm a follower but not sure this is open to International....that's a big prize. x

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  26. I'm a follower

    Mary
    iammaryburke @ gmail.com

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  27. A joke:
    Why did the sea blush?
    Because the sea weed.
    :-)
    Gemma

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  28. Congratulations on reaching such an awesome milestone. I see 1000 right behind!!

    I am a happy follower.

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  29. Funny (but not really) ... I grabbed a can of Scrub*bing Bubbles instead of hairspray just the other day. They are NOT interchangable.

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  30. I am a follower, count me in please! thanks!

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  31. I am a follower. Old. Seriously.

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  32. I am a new quilter, having made two squares and now working on a small kit. I sewed the first two blocks entirely backwards and had to pull all the seams out and start again. Clearly the Universe intends this new craft to be an exercise in humility.

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  33. Today, I caught the dog trying to scale the back of the sofa to sleep in the cat's spot. It explained why the sofa cushions have been mashed lately. Congrats on 600!

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  34. True story, I was in the queue at the post office when the lady in front of me kept string and looking at me with a horrid look on her face, I kept wondering if i perhaps knew her and had offended her, really i could not think. My turn at the check out now, and finally i was told by the lovely lady behind the counter that i had a knitting needle sticking out of my shoulder! I had been walking around all morning, and i had no idea that it was there, a big fat knitting needle was caught in one of the stitches on my jumper! Problem solved. I just wish that the lady before me in the queue had said something instead of glaring at me, perhaps she thought i was going to hold up the post office Robin Hood style.

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  35. Wow that's alot of great things!! I am a follower!

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  36. My favorite joke (yes I know, it doesn't take much to amuse me LOL!).

    What's brown and sticky??
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    A stick! ;)

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  37. WHat did the fish say when it ran into the wall?







    Dam

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  38. I'm a follower! Found you through another blog about a month or two ago. :)

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  39. I'm a happy follower. Congrats on 600. Best giveaway ever - thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. Funniest thing of late was I finished a quilt I've been working on for a few months and put it on the bed and slept under it.

    The quilt is meant for my daughter in law, maybe unless she chooses the other one that I'm working on now.. anyway hubby came home and got all offended.

    "If you are giving this to LaRae then WHY is it on our bed?! Now it is USED!"

    I told him I had to test it out! Truth is I hope she chooses the quilt I'm making now because I really want to keep the first one! LOL! Is that bad of me?

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  41. As I was nursing my baby, my cousin's six-year-old daughter, Krissy, came into the room. Never having seen anyone breast feed before, she was intrigued and full of all kinds of questions about what I was doing. After mulling over my answers, she remarked, 'My mom has some of those, but I don't think she knows how to use them.

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  42. Hey Snoodles! Fab prize package! I'm an old follower, litterally.

    How do you catch a unique rabbit?
    Unique up on it! hahaha I love that riddle!

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  43. We babysit my 3 yo grandniece. While eating lunch she broke out singing, "Nationwide is on my side" then turned to my mother and continued singing, "Nationwide is on your side too" and then to me "Nationwide is on our side." She was very serious and asked us, "Did you know Nationwide is on our side?" The TV was not on during her visit so she learned this elsewhere. Kids!

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  44. I'm a follower! Love reading your blog :) thanks for the chance.

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  45. Blogger isn't posting my comments today so here goes again.
    I've watched for a while to see when you passed the 600 mark. Shout Out, CONGRATULATIONS!
    I'm an old follower.

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  46. What a haul! Holy guacamole! No funnies here... we have been too busy with the birth of my grandson! All 9lbs, 8 ounces of him!

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  47. I am a follower. Great giveaway!

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  48. This is a 'you had to be there' funny. I live on a street with lots of kids, and the kids play in the street. So whenever anyone comes around the corner, everyone yells 'CAR!' and the kids scramble out of the way. Sunday I was helping at a Girl Scout cookie booth - the girls weren't paying attention, and when someone came out of the store, instead of saying 'customer' I said 'car'! The other mom chaperoning lives on my street, and we both cracked up.

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  49. I am a avid follower. Congrats on 600. Your giveaway is beyond generous.

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  50. I was helping to organize a customer appreciation day and my job was to go around to different businesses in town to ask if they wanted to advertise with us. I was headed to a local salon around lunch time and I was starving. All I had in the car was a mini Snickers bar. Well, evidently it had been in my car all day because when I opened it, it was melted. Of course, I ate it anyway, even licking the paper to get all the chocolate. I went inside, talked to the manager and then left about 20 minutes later. When I got in the car I looked in the mirror and I had chocolate on my nose. No one told me the whole time I was in the salon! :)

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  51. I had one of those dumb streaks last week. Myself and 2 DILs were having a night out. With 1st DIL in car I drove to 2nd Dil's house. 2 houses past I realised I had overshot. 1st DIL's comment,"I thought as we drove past, I didn't know there were 2 houses just like 2nd DIL's on this street." 2nd DIl got into car safely. Now driving down Main Street, have to turn on Center St. Forgot, turned half way through intersection. Luckily, no cars coming. Proceeded one block, made left turn safely, drove 1/2 block to parking garage, almost missed left turn into garage. Turned hard left. DIL's stunned into silence by now. Pulled into parking space, backed out, tried to back into space, pulled out, had 1st DIL get out and keep me from backing into garage structure. Turned off engine, took out key, everyone breathed a sigh of relief. I used to think I was a good driver! We had a nice evening at the Opera once we got there.

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  52. Not real funny, but I'm watching my DH follow some cutter ants down the driveway and street to see if he can find there nest.

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  53. I am a follower and new to quilting nice pile of stuff could put it to use.

    http//richardquilts.blogspot.com
    http://trackmyshows.com

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  54. Something funny. My wife and I on our first 3 dates I wrote her name on my hand so I would not forget it. And she reminds me about it all the time 19 years latter.

    http//richardquilts.blogspot.com
    http://trackmyshows.com

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  55. Congratulations on 600! I'm a follower.

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  56. I don't have any jokes, but I have enjoyed reading all of the comments. :-) Thanks for such a great giveaway.

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  57. congrats on reaching 600. i've been a follower for awhile!

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  58. we are taking care of the neighbors cat and he has taken to looking in the windows next to our front door to try and get our attention. peeping tom cat.

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  59. I have been a follower of your blog for quite a while. Thanks for the opportunity to win your generous and fabulous giveaway.

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  60. I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance!

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  61. I have to tell you, the funniest thing happened yesterday actually. I received a phone number from a number I didn't recognize but answered any way. It might have been something important. Not the best decision since a woman immediately began to berate me for continuously calling her number since she is a very busy woman and so on and so forth. I was finally able to interrupt and say, "Don't yell at me. I didn't call you so YOU have called me and I'm a busy woman (big lie there.)" Well, I thought it was funny. . . .
    Thanks for the opportunity to win your generous and fabulous giveaway.

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  62. I have been a follower of yours for a while now and love your blog!

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  63. My five year old grandson wants to have hair like his poppy. His poppy is bald!

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  64. Well, my kids and I had to run by the LQS today for binding fabric for a current quilt. After being there a few minutes, he said, "What's that smell?" Of course the poor LQS owner spent the next 10 minutes trying to figure out what smelled! I kept trying to tell her to ignore him, that he 'smells' things everywhere!

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  65. Something funny...maybe.lol

    My husband is home for the winter; off work. He has decided to buy a guitar and teach himself to play. Now you can imagine what that is doing to me....lol. Seriously; not as bad as I would have thought...hahaha

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  66. my funny story

    I am pretty visually impaired without glasses. A few weeks ago I had just left the shower and was walking around my bedroom collecting clothes .
    I looked down and started talking to my white cat sitting on the floor next to my bed.

    then I put my glasses on. It was one of those white plastic bags from the drugstore not, my cat to which I was speaking. But, in all actuality my white is deaf anyway

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  67. Hmmm, nuttin funny much happens to me, I usually just laugh at something funny my grandson does. And I've never been good at joke telling, so I won't bore you with one. Congratulations dear Snoodles on all the followers. I'm sure Padsworth is a very hoppy guy right now!

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  68. I am a happy follower and the treasures available are wondrous!

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  69. I am a follower as you probably know. :-)

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  70. I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  71. Nothing all that funny has happened to me lately....
    But my mom has lost weight in the past several months. So I carried a sewing machine over to do some fitting for her. One skirt looked pretty much the same all the way around. I was adding darts in the waist band to take up the excess. So I put in the darts and had her try it on. Boy did I mess up. She put it on with the zipper to the side (where it belongs) and not at the back where I expected it to go.
    Those darts looked really odd with one on the front and one on the back-instead of evenly spaced on the back. Good thing I did a basting stitch first and had her try it on to test it.

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  72. I am a follower. Thanks for a chance. What a wonderful giveaway to celebrate.

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  73. I was sewing one day trying to meet a deadline, I guess I was sewing fast, because my son (toddler) came up to me and said "you better watch out mom, you're going to get a speeding ticket."

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  74. Yay! 600!!! Congrats. I'm a follower.

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  75. Funny...I haven't had much funny going on lately...but if you want to talk about errors or mishaps, I'm your gal! =) I am working on a project and bought 10 yards of ribbon...well I'm about 6" short for the project, so can't finish. =)

    Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

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  76. Have you seen all the comments on my blog about your post! Everyone loves you to bits... seriously!

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  77. Here's a joke:
    Queen Nyteshade had two claims to fame. She could tell fortunes and she was a midget. The local authorities frowned on her because they thought that fortune telling was fraudulent. They had Queeny arrested. She was placed in a holding cell. Since she was so small she was able to squeeze between the bars of her cell and escape. This to incensed the judge that he ordered the local newspaper to print an article about the culprit. The following was printed in the paper the next day. Small medium at large.

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  78. Am doing a quilt as a go (row by row) finish for a wall hanging. Have been really preoccupied lately and been mucking a lot of things up. Sewed the next row on. Secured the batting and everything. Went to straighten it out (can't iron as it is a 3 dimensional) and I had a double sashing. I sewed the wrong edge:( Needless to say I didn't touch my sewing for the rest of the day.

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  79. And yesterday, my granddaughter decided that she wanted a new stuffed panda bear - but she wanted one for her mom too. I told her I would only buy one - she looked at me and told me, "You will buy me two panda bears!" And the only thing I could think of was, "These aren't the droids you are looking for...."

    I think she watches too many movies!

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  80. This is funny to me: sometimes when my dog is sleeping on the couch, he rolls over in his sleep and falls off! Then he looks at me like I pushed him or something!

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  81. What great prizes! I am a follower.

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  82. I am a regular "old" follower... not so sure I like the sound of that, LOL!

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  83. I'm a follower of your blog!

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  84. My kids always make me laugh, today my 3 year old said "Mommy, this is how a gorilla walks up the stairs" and did an excellent impersonation. I have no idea where he learned that, but boy did I laugh!

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  85. I'm a happy follower. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

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  86. My toddler granddaughter called me on the phone. When she was done talking, she said "Amen" and hung up.

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  87. I am an old follower! :-) Thank you for the chance to win this amazing prize!! :-)

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  88. Ever used one of those automatic toilets that flush when you don't want them to? Today I was in Costco and had just gotten the complimentary seat protectors placed down just right. As I turned around and was getting ready to sit...the toilet flushed and swiped the seat protectors just as I plopped down. Ackkkk!!! I'm so germ conscious, and there was nothing I could do...except take a shower as soon as I got home!

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  89. I follow you and those are some fantastic prizes, thanks.

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  90. One day last week, my daughter and I were sitting in the van, with the windows rolled down slightly, having sandwiches for lunch. We had been hearing a bird chirping nearby-- not a pretty little chirp, but a scolding chirp. I said, "Wouldn't it be terrible if a bird flew in through the window!?"--- not seriously thinking that it might happen, but just chatting... Not two minutes later, a mockingbird flew up to my open window and started flying at it-- squawking-- and trying to figure out how to get in. I had my sandwich in one hand, a drink in the other, and had to try to turn the key and press the "roll up" button all at the same time-- screaming the whole time-- while envisioning what I would do if that bird *did* manage to get in the van!!! She finally flew down to the ground beside me and paraded around flexing her wings and scolding fiercely. I think that she had a nest in the big bush nearby and we were too close... My daughter and I had a good laugh after... but thank goodness, my window was not open wide enough for a crazy bird to squeeze by! LOL

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  91. Something funny...I woke up on Monday to the sound of my daughter screaming my name! I run blindly into her room (left my glasses behind) and couldn't find her!!! I even looked in the hamper - I found her locked in her CLOSET! She was so proud of her accomplishment of getting in there but she couldn't figure out how to get back out. We now have a door knob lock on there in an effort to make sure it doesn't happen again! Mainly because I don't need another heart attack at 6:30 in the morning!

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  92. How long has it been now? I think about half a year; loving everything you write:-) Just repeating the obvious; I'm a follower.

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  93. My daughter caught me some time ago on a parking space furiously beeping away at a car with my keys, trying to unlock it and just asked "Oh, are we driving a Ford now?"

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  94. My grandkids came for a visit. That is funny all by itself. They are a barrel of laughs. We went out for a sauna in the evening and DH started talking about watching out for the Sasquatch. Poor DGS, who is 4, got really scared. DGD, who is 7, wanted to know all about them. When we came in the house we had to look up pictures of Sasquatches on the computer. When I told their mother this story she said "how could you look at pictures of something that doesn't exist?"

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  95. I have been a follower for quite a while now and enjoy your blog.

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  96. I'm sorry I must be really boring because I can't think of anything funny or even a funny joke.

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  97. I am a follower! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

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  98. A funny...Well, let's see, Some may think this is morbid, but here goes...My son was asked to participate in an anti drinking and driving program at school. He (and I) were thrilled to have him do it. It is called Every 15 Minutes. The school/program goes "all out" the kids who "die" have crosses in a "graveyard" at the center of the school. At the very end of the program (which lasts days) the kids (nd parents) are kind of tired and drained. They get to take their "stuff" with them (obituary, cross, etc...) So he took his stuff. We came home. His hands were very full, he stuck the cross in our front lawn...a few hours later I had several neighbors at my front door. They were there to offer condolences and were very confused when he answered the door. (I felt bad, but it was funny).

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  99. Not necessarily fun, but very cute...today, my 3 year old said, "When I get bigger, I can cut and sew just like you!" It thrilled me that she wants to sew too!

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  100. I'm a follower! I love your blog! :)

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  101. This isn't "funny", but it makes me smile! My daughter is pregnant with her third child and she's on bedrest because this little guy wants to come too soon! So I've had her other two children for a couple of months and have had many "reminders" of what it's like to have little ones in the house again! Grandkids are the best!!! :)

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  102. I am a regular reader of your blog and now a follower.

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  103. My mind's gone blank so it'll have to be our favourite family joke - How do you stop a rhino from charging?


    Take away its credit card. :)

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  104. Congrats on this amazing milestone! I am a happy regular follower of your blog!

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  105. I'm terrible at jokes. A skeleton walks into a bar and orders a beer...and a mop. (get it?)

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  106. Wow! What a wonderful set of gifts... Yes I'm a follower

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  107. As for funny... my 6yo gave me a card in the fall that covered off Valentines day and Mother's day in one.... Oh I got it before Halloween!

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  108. I am not good at jokes.....but we had our car broken into this weekend, maybe I should think about getting this sign made up:-

    "Property guarded by shotgun 3 days a week, guess which days!"

    Hugs x

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  109. I'm not good in jokes. But, I got this one for you. A panda baby ask her mom, why western bear is brown??

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  110. Funny?? or embarrassing?
    Walking round the supermarket recently I stepped on something - looking down I found it was yesterday's knickers hanging out of my trouser leg!! ooops!

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  111. Me again! Been following you for a few months now.

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  112. Our family are renowned for saying stupid things and laughing hysterically. We call it Cucumber Syndrome (don't ask!).

    During the recent very cold weather we've been having in Europe my mother had to spend a few days with one of my sisters who was ill, to help her with the kids and generally do what Grannies do best! She drove the 25 miles in freezing fog. She texted me to say she'd arrived safely and the fog was freezing on the windscreen. I read the text out to my 16 year old daughter who said "Freezing frogs on her windscreen?". Hysterical laughter could be heard in Kent, London and France as my other sister, Mum and I swapped texts.

    Another saying added to the family in jokes!

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  113. I am a blog follower.
    wendyhatton@yahoo.com.au

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  114. I live in a remote-ish area so, on a drizzly Sunday when I notice a bus (rare sight) pulled to the side of the road, people standing about I wondered if they were ok (thinking broken down, remote area, Sunday). As we approached I asked my daughter to roll down her window. I leaned over and asked a bloke who approached if they needed a hand. In the same instant that he replied, red eyed and bleary, that they could manage I realised that several men were standing facing the bushes at the side of the road. Oh, boy. I had just asked a bus load of not very sober men, who had stopped to pee in the bushes, if I could give them a hand! I left. Quickly.

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  115. Congratulations on 600 followers! I'm a happy old one) Thank you for great giveavay!

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  116. I am a follower what a haul for the winner.

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  117. I love to sew so usually when someone has something to mend they call me. Last week a friend needed curtains shortened no problem well they were lined I hate lined curtains. They are done but boy they were not fun. Next time I will ask are they LINED before I agree so quickly.

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  118. I've been a follower for a while but don't consider myself to be old!
    Can't believe all that stuff - how awesome, thanks!

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  119. Something funny? My 2yrd old son coming in and pulling my hand saying 'no computer mummy'!

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  120. I have been a follower for quite a while. Love your blog! keep up the good work

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  121. I am not sure if this is funny. While gardening last week, I thought of renaming one of my mini stores " Passion fruit". Told this to my friend and she fell off the chair laughing!!!!

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  122. A little bit ago I heard my phone ring and I was trying to find it. Every time I would spin around to where the noise was coming from, it sounded like it was moving behind me! Well after 3-4 spins, I figured out it's location. My back pocket!

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  123. WOW! WOW!!! Congrats and thanks for an amazing giveaway! I'm of course a follower here and on facebook! :) LOVE that light, could have used it last night!

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  124. Funny....hmm.....living with 5 children there are LOTS of funny moments for sure! Just had a baby streak through the room I'm in and she was fully clothed the last time I saw her! :)

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  125. Hmmm funny - my one year old has taken to calling his Aunt Courtney Aunt Cookie!

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  126. A funny huh?.. hummmmm
    I'm kinda short. At the grocery store on day, I needed to get something from the top shelve and couldn't reach it. A guy was on a ladder near it and I extended my arm pointing to what I needed and said, " Would you please grab me" pause, trying to remember what it was I wanted him to grab off the shelf for me... and then I remembered. I got a funny look at first. AWWW those senior moments. LOL

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  127. 600 followers?! WooHoo!
    AWESOME give-away?! WooHoo x 2!!!
    Something to make you smile: What did one strawberry say to the other strawberry?




    If you weren't so sweet, we wouldn't be in this jam! :)

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  128. I am a stalker er follower...what a great giveaway.

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  129. my life is funny...in so many ways. I try hard not to dress "old" if you know what I mean. I have an aunt who dresses old as well as my mother. I work with them every day. I was getting ready for work one morning and asked my daughter which belt to wear. Her reply "it doesn't matter, that shirt is broken. no belt will help" I thought oh she is crazy! so I finished getting ready! As I was walking in the door of work my aunt and mother said to one another "doesn't Rhonda look nice today?" Needless to say I won't wear that shirt again and I didn't tell my daughter!!!

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  130. I am a follower always enjoy my time reading your blog. This is a fantastic giveaway.

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  131. The funniest moments I have had recently have been trying to comment with a Kindle Fire apparently it interprets what it thinks you meant and changes words. This appears to happen as I push send. Just last week I typed I was going to "snog someones bologna" needless to say I now use the pc when I need to be ready for primetime.

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  132. WOW! I'd say we all needed to wipe our keyboard off after reading all those awesome things you're giving away to one VERY lucky LUCKY person. Wow.

    So, what's your definition of 'old' follower? By age I totally qualify but date wise....well I am already following but not for too long so I'll just say I'm an old follower since this is not my first time here and I didn't click the follow button for the entry into this giveaway. How's that?! :)

    Thank you SO much for this amazing bunch of goodies.

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  133. I can't honestly think of anything funny that happened to me recently although I'm pretty sure if I asked my husband he'd think of something. I'm always doing something goofy.

    I guess I'll have to go with the joke option. :)
    I'll add that this is a joke I recently read somewhere although I'm sorry that I cannot recall where. My father retired from being a judge for over 20 yrs but prior to that he was a lawyer for many years. My son has chosen to follow in Grandpa's foosteps and is currently in law school himself. I read this not long ago and it hit my funny bone because of the history in my own family. Hopefully you'll like this one too.

    One day, a teacher, a garbage collector and a lawyer wound up together at the Pearly Gates. St Peter informed them that in order to get into Heaven, they would each have to answer one question.

    St Peter addressed the teacher and asked “What was the name of the ship that crashed into an iceberg? They just made a movie about it”
    The teacher answered quickly, “That would be the Titanic.”
    St Peter let him through the gate.

    St Peter turned to the garbage man and decided to make the question a little harder, “How many people died on the ship?”
    Fortunately for him, the trash man had just seen the movie and answered, “About 1,500.” “That’s right! You may enter.”

    St Peter then turned to the lawyer. “Name them.”

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  134. I'm a follower - congrats on 600 followers! :)

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  135. My daughter came into the room last week and said she hates telling chemistry jokes because she gets "no reaction". We are nerds for sure

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  136. Wow! Everyone has great funny stories/jokes! Mine is not craft related, it's about my daughter who is now 18. I needed to get gas one day and I asked her to pump it as she has in the past. She told me didn't really know how to...and I said you have done it before so please do it again for me while I make my purchases. Being a mom, who wants her daughter to be self-sufficient, I got out of the car and gave instructions how to remove the nozzle and insert it, how to select the gas type, and how to pump without having to hold the nozzle. I told her when it was done to put the nozzle back where she got it and then went into the store to make my purchases. The next thing I knew she came running in the store in a state of panic saying "MOM! The pump is broke!". I wish you could have seen her desperate face. In my mind, I was thinking "only my daughter can do that". LOL! She's my clumsy, awkward girl, which as she ages she's growing out of. Upon inspection, she did not break the pump. The pump stopped and as you know this signifies that the tank can hold no more gas. I explained this to her and it's been a running joke in our family that she cannot pump gas anymore! The best thing about this is she laughs harder about than anyone else about the experience!

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  137. I am a regular follower!! Yay! Holy smokes this is one awesome giveaway!! Thanks!

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  138. I am a new follower of your brilliant blog! susand1408(at)googlemail(dot)com

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  139. My funny story:
    I was sat at my computer reading blogs and my son (5 years old) shouts "Mum look I'm FLASHING" I looked up ready to tell him off and he is stood there with on of his toys police lights down his pants "flashing" I couldn't help but laugh and didn't get round to telling him off :-)
    susand1408(at)googlemail(dot)com

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  140. Well, I've been kinda depressed lately, so the funny story thing is a stretch; but today at Weight Watchers they were talking about emotional eating, you know, eating not really because you're hungry but because you're stressed, bored, whatever. So the leader ended with this quote, which made me smile: "When hunger isn't the problem, food isn't the solution -- so face your stuff, don't stuff your face!"

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  141. Funny? I guess I need to focus more on the little things each day because I'm having a hard time finding humor right now. OK, let's try... I had a plan to clean the house today. It was funny thinking that that was actually going to happen. Doesn't count? Let's try again... my 2 year old singing with Bear (in the big blue house) is adorable. It's not really funny, but it sure is cute. I hope that counts because I've been racking my brain for like 5 minutes.

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  142. I have been a follower for awhile now. Congratulations on all the followers.

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  143. Here's one for a good laugh...
    Living in a small town we are not used to modern conveniences, so the day that my daughter and I went to the grocery store, I was walking, talking to her,leaning forward to push the door open when suddenly it flew open all on it's own! I just about fell on my face and then we started to laugh and laugh and laugh... to this day I chuckle when I go through that automatic door!!

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  144. I saw this one recently:

    Signs Of Getting Old

    Three older ladies were discussing the travails of getting older. One
    said, "Sometimes I catch myself with a jar of mayonnaise in my hand in
    front of the refrigerator and can't remember whether I need to put it
    away or start making a sandwich."

    The second lady chimed in, "Yes, sometimes I find myself on the landing
    of the stairs and can't remember whether I was on my way up or on my way
    down."

    The third one responded, "Well, I'm glad I don't have that problem;
    knock on wood," as she rapped her knuckles on the table. "Oh!" she
    exclaimed. "That must be the door -- I'll get it!"

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  145. I'm old and an old follower!!

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  146. Here's my chuckle for the day:
    While walking along the sidewalk in front of his church, our minister heard the intoning of a prayer that nearly made his collar wilt. Apparently, his 5-year-old son and his playmates had found a dead robin. Feeling that proper burial should be performed, they had secured a small box and cotton batting, then dug a hole and made ready for the disposal of the deceased. The minister's son was chosen to say the appropriate prayers and with sonorous dignity intoned his version of what he thought his father always said: 'Glory be unto the Faaather, and unto the Sonnn, and into the hole he goooes.' (I want this line used at my funeral!)

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  147. I am an old follower. Congrats on 600 followers.

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  148. Well, I found out a family member that I never could have imagined wears a Forver Lazy and now I giggle every time I think of it. I might even go visit sometime in the later evening just so I can get a peek of him sporting his bright blue Forever Lazy (it is a seen on TV thing- SUPER corny commercial worth looking up if you haven't seen it).

    heeheehee..

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  149. I'm a follower and would love to win this

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  150. I have two kids now 9 and 7, my son when he was little went with me to JoAnn's and this young girl was cutting my fabrics... my son then blurted out : MOMMY I FARTED!!
    okay, buddy thanks for the information.... but the look on the girls face!! she turned beat red, I just replied... ahh the joys of having kids, grabbed my fabrics and left.

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  151. Holy cow, lots of wonderful loot! I am already a follower.

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  152. You probably had to be there, but in work we have a community refrigerator. As I was putting my lunch in there, someone else's plastic container flew out, onto the floor, upside down, no less, and AFTER the lid flew off! It was meatloaf with gravy! Oh, no! and what a mess! I couldn't help but start to giggle, which grew into uncontrollable laughter! Luckily it was a very OLD lunch that someone had forgotten about.

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  153. Amazing giveaway! I'm a follower.

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  154. Something funny - the other day I was on a major highway and suddenly noticed a wheel rolling along beside me near the shoulder. The semi in front of me had lost it - rim and all! It was so bizarre. I pulled alongside him and got his attention and he pulled over.

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  155. Several weeks ago, just before my husband and I were heading out of town to visit his family, he announced that he needed to get his oil changed. So while I packed, he went out to run a few errands and have his oil changed. About an hour and a half later, I hear my cell phone ring. As I answer, my husband breathlessly asks, "Are you still at home?" I said that I was and asked why he needed to know. He replied that he was at the oil change shop and they had his car on the ramps and that the mechanics were almost done and... that he had left his wallet on his bedside table and could I please bring it to him.
    ID-10-T :o)

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  156. Now that I've found a tissue to wipe off my keyboard ... ahem ... I am indeed a follower!

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  157. True story ... I lost my eyebrows to chemo and they've never really come back so I have to draw them on. I used to have bangs but because of losing my hair, too, and it not coming back like it was, I have a lot of exposed forehead.

    I gave a presentation last week and had been in a bit of a rush that morning. It wasn't until an hour after my presentation during a trip to the washroom that I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and realized, my personal horror and hilarity, that I'd forgotten to draw on one of my eyebrows. I looked pretty off-balance. It must have been pretty distracting for the people I was presenting to. Nobody said a think but they HAD to have noticed. Pretty glaring. Pretty funny. Funny looking, that is.

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  158. Re my True story --- I also still suffer some "chemo brain". If I posted the previous "true story" twice, please delete one! ACK!!!!

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  159. I'm a follower. Thanks for the terrific giveaway. And congrats on reaching 600 followers.

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  160. A joke: A friend hosted a dinner party for family far and wide and everyone was encouraged to bring all their children as well. All during the sit-down dinner one four-year-old girl stared at the uncle sitting across from her. The girl could hardly eat her food for staring. The uncle checked his tie, felt his face for food, patted his hair in place but nothing stopped her from staring at him. He tried his best to just ignore her but finally it was too much for him. He finally asked her "Why are you staring at me?"
    Everyone at the table had noticed her behavior and the table went quiet for her response. The little girl said "I just want to see how you drink like a fish."

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  161. Holy Schmokin' girl....that is one heck of a give away you have going on. When you do something this big the next thing you have to follow up with is a beach house or convertible car....LOL.

    I'm definitely a follower....:)

    Kelly

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  162. Ok, so I have a really long, hard-to-pronounce last name, and I'm forever having to spell it to people I don't know. So I called a customer service line, and the guy picked up and asked me my name. So naturally I went ahead and spelled the whole, entire last name just to get it over with ("b as in boy..." and all). And he paused for a moment, then said, "Oh, thanks, I just wanted your first name so I knew who I was talking to!" And after that, the entire call was back-and-forth laughter... and before I got off the phone, I said "May all your calls this evening be so full of joy!" And may YOUR reading of this little comment and all subsequent comments be EQUALLY full of joy!

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  163. I am a recent follower. Thanks for the awesome giveaway and for the advice about changing my profile so I could get a reply! Appreciated!!

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  164. congrats from an "already" follower (sounds better than old LOL)

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  165. for funny... hmmm... well, my cat is "jealous" of my phone... she can be sound asleep and if I pick up the receiver she is right there on my lap, yowling lol

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