Monday, June 30, 2014

Upcoming Anniversary Giveaway #5

I looked at the calendar today and it is the end of June, which means  2014 is halfway over.  Please tell me how that happened?

This summer has been wonderful with some of  the best weather.  I have been enjoying my bike, evening walks, dips in the pool and playing in my flower gardens.  I have found quite a bit of time to sew and  just completed a quilt that has been one year in the making (Hurray! and pictures after I have it quilted).  The one thing that I have been not keeping up is blogging and reading blogs.

So I need to announce what the giveaway #5 is for my blogging anniversary.  In August, it will be my 8 year anniversary of blogging.  I have had 4 previous monthly giveaways to celebrate this milestone.  There will be one more giveaway in August for the 6th and final giveaway for the 8 year anniversary

A Girl Charlee gift certificate in the amount of $25.  In fact, my polka dot top was one of the garments  featured on their Knit Picks for June.  Thank you Girl Charleed


I will draw the winner on July 14th.  

Let's see to enter, leave a comment about your plans for the second half of the year, or your plans for the 4th of July or your plans for the second half of summer.



53 comments:

  1. Time does fly by to fast. Can't wait to see the new quilt. Congratulations on 5 years.

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  2. There will be a lot of organizing in the second half of 2014. My daughter is planning to move half way across the country to Nebraska. (From MA) It will be a busy time for us.
    We will celebrate July 4th at a friends cookout.
    Happy 4th.

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  3. I hope the second half of the year will involve much more sewing! I spent most of the first half of this year working on my house and now that I've finished a lot of projects it's time to sew!

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  4. Hopefully the second half of my sewing year will be more productive than the first. Having a busy work schedule and no concrete sewing plan has not done much to enhance my wardrobe. I need to reevaluate my closet and then get busy stitching. Congrats on a wonderful 5 years of blogging for you!

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  5. Looking forward to my first ever 4th of July celebrations in a few days. Then in a few months time, I will actually look forward to some winter wear sewing - coats, jackets, pants - since I have been lucky enough to enjoy two summers in a row this year with our OS move. Congrats on your blogging anniversary!

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  6. I will be spending the Fourth with my siblings and their families. I also hope to enter the Pattern Reveiw Mini Wardrobe contest, so I have to decide on patterns and fabrics for that. Congrats on your anniversary! Yours is my favorite sewing blog of all. :)

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  7. I hope to spend the 4th sewing :) Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  8. I get to spend time with my 86 year old mom (who is healthy and happy) and my brother and his family. I love 4tth of July! Congratulations on your anniversary!

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  9. I am spending the 4th with my hubby on a little day trip and then hopefully a cook-out on Saturday with the kiddos and my two wonderful grandbabies!

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  10. I've finally donated enough fabrics and notions that I can see what I have without being overwhelmed. Before I begin any new projects, I have two dresses, both far to big now, that I have to remake.

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  11. My plans for the second half of the year are to travel to the DR, NY (twice), and hopefully california and Florida!

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  12. Congratulations on your blog-iversary. But really I should say Thank You, because your posts are so informative and inspirational.
    My plans for sewing include Frozen dress up clothes for granddaughters and a new dress for my birthday, which was last month. For the 4th we are taking a drive up the Mountain Loop Highway (western Washington State). For the rest of 2014, I need to STUDY and finish a self paced college class!

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  13. I don't work in the summer so I plan to sew every day.

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  14. For the second half of the year I hope to organize my sewing area to more enjoyable place to be

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  15. Congrats!! And I'll be camping with my three year old for his first time over the July 4th weekend... he's so excited about trying smores :)

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  16. Congratulations! I plan to enjoy the 4th of July weekend with some time to sew. I'm working on a quilt for my granddaughter. The top is pieced. I just need to add borders and get it ready to quilt. I really enjoy your blog!

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  17. I have just learned a method for grading a pattern down in size. I see some testing going on in the near future.

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  18. spending the 4th of July with family...parade and ice cream with grandkids!

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  19. I just ordered fabric from there for maxi skirts for my girls. So that is the immediate plans. Maxis for both teenagers.
    Have a great 4th and enjoy the holiday weekend.

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  20. I'm going to be traveling in the western states in August and then in between looking for a new job in September, I'll be doing a long overdue revamp of my sewing room and finishing up some quilting projects and working on sewing some tops.

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  21. I can hardly believe tomorrow is July. Yikes! Today I had a total knee replacement on my left leg and three weeks ago the right one. Ouchy. I am looking forward to getting my mobility back and sewing more.

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  22. I'm trying Pamela's Patterns over the July 4th weekend.

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  23. I plan on retiring September 1st and stepping up my grandbaby and quilting time!
    Marilyn L

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  24. Congratulations on five years! My 17-year-old daughter and I are working on a romper for her to wear this weekend. It has a patriotic theme. But silly me laid the pattern pieces out wrong. Now we have to go back to the store for more fabric...hope they still have some. I feel bad because she bought everything she needed to make the outfit herself. Guess I'll be buying this time.

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  25. Going to spend the nice part of our Pacific Northwest Summer gardening, hiking, reading, knitting, and, of course, sewing!

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  26. We're going to Alaska in July, and I plan to buy Alaska themed fabric to finish the quilt I bought the last time we went! The rest of the summer will be spent tending to our garden and getting ready for fall.

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  27. A garment a month - that's my (very small) plans for the rest of the year. And no new fabric. (Unless I win!)

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  28. It will be school clothes for the grand daughters that will be keeping me busy. Congrats on your son in laws cancer free dx. My 8 yr old grandson is coming up on 5 yrs cancer free. I know the joy this news brings to a family!!

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  29. Looking forward to seeing that quilt, Lori! The second half of 2014 I plan to try my best to make some jeans for my grandson, read at least one book per month and take some time for me.

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  30. What better way to spend the 4th than with the grandkids at a baseball game complete with fireworks?! I've still got plans for a couple pair of summer crop pants.

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  31. I plan to visit my father-in-law for the 4th. We lost Mom recently, so we want to be close for the holiday. As for the second half of the year, we are welcoming grandson #2!

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  32. I would also like to know where the year has gone. My plans for the rest of the year is to make tops and cardigans, I need them!

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  33. My husband and I are headed to LA to work at anime expo for the 4th of July- without children for the very first time! So excited!!

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  34. I will be spending the Fourth of July at my nieces home with family in Fresno. The temperature is expected to be 108 degrees so there will be lots of pool time.

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  35. Plans for the fourth? Sewing of course! Maybe a little gardening, too. I am making an appreciative friend a dress for a wedding. She is an attractive 52 year old bridesmaid and has been told she can wear any type of full length dress in baby blue. Try and find that! Who wants to wear baby blue at fifty two? We will be making a cowl neck knit dress with flutter sleeves, very simple. She is not excited about this, just needs the dress. I will try and make it "pretty" for her.

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  36. We have friends from Illinois coming to visit us at our cabin . Forest here is very dry so not sure if there will be fireworks :(
    Hope to sneak so e sewing in also . I have a Girl Charlee knit top to make for the holiday :) thanks

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  37. I ordered Burda mag for the summer. So the rest of the year I'm going to be sewing a whole lot of Burda. Congrats on 8 years of blogging.

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  38. I will be sewing for holidays, weekends and spare moments as I scramble to finish a couple makes before heading to the england for my daughter's graduation from college. Love your blog and look forward to seeing your creations for the second half of 2014

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  39. I hope to keep my sewing mojo going, and just sew whatever garments inspire me at the time. I always think I know where I'm going but then I found new ideas to pull me astray.

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  40. Well.....3 (!) weddings in our family over the next year. That means 3 wedding quilts!

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  41. Making 100s of favors for an event in November!

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  42. Sewing more is at the top of my list for the 2nd half of 2014. I need some staples in my wardrobe so some quick tops and bottoms are on the cutting table. Also, you have inspired me to start making some small quilts to use as gifts. I have some beautiful cottons that need to be sewn up. I like the idea of having a gift ready to go when needed. Love your blog!

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  43. Finish my sewing projects that I started the first half of the year. : )

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  44. I have signed up for beginner sewing classes this summer. Wish me luck. This is on my bucket list.

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  45. I plan to work my way through at least one of the Craftsy classes I have purchased. This was on my New Year's Resolution list and I haven't completely finished one yet.

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  46. 4th of July will be a bbq at my sisters celebrating her anniversary. Since I have a few days off (nice long weekend) I plan on catching up on a few sewing projects, going to brunch and some shopping and because I took Monday off too planning a beach day with my daughter. Trying to enjoy the summer as much as I can since we had such a snowy cold winter.

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  47. We'll be camping at our friend's lakehouse over the 4th - looking forward to it too! :)

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  48. During the day on the 4th, I will be finishing watching the Jeanius class on Craftsy, as I haven't had time to do so yet. In the evening, we will be going out for our anniversary supper.

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  49. My July 4th plans are very low key. On Monday I had a total knee replacement done and will go home from the hospital today. Three weeks ago I had the other knee done. Best of all though, nine days ago my son had his first child and I am a grandmother to a beautiful little boy. My plans are to spend time with that wonderful baby and when I am feeling better to sew some things for him. Have a happy holiday!

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  50. Low key July 4th. I'm re-tiling (just the peel and stick kind) my kitchen floor. If I stick (pun not intended) I can spend the rest of the weekend sewing.

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  51. I hope to make another baby quilt and some pants and some shorts. And an Archer!
    And I hope to buy a house by the end of the year, but there's a lot of work left to do on that plan!
    thanks for the great giveaway AND the FUN blog!! kriston

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  52. I plan to make some new clothes for our anniversary trip in October. 10 years married, 3 kids in...it'll be nice to have some new clothes that don't need to be nursing friendly, long enough to be able to bend down in, and that won't get dirty from sitting on the floor. :D

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  53. Visiting my parents on the 4 th. After that, start knitting a sweater.

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