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Friday, March 8, 2013

It's time for a Blog Hop party!

Update: This giveaway is now closed as of Saturday 3/16 @11:59pm: I will post the winner by Monday 3/18. Sorry for the delay. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Quilting Gallery is hosting a Blog Hop Party to chase away the Winter Blues. 





Click HERE  to check out all the other wonderful bloggers who are participating in this Blog Hop Party Giveaway. Good Luck!!  (The list of participants will be posted by late afternoon on Friday, March 8).

I'll be giving away a fantastic book, Storm At Sea Quilts by Wendy Mathson. This book includes a pattern to make your own Storm At Sea block with different design ideas. 

 Unfortunately, I will not be shipping internationally this time. This giveaway will start Friday March 8 until Friday March 15 at 11:59 PM (US-EST).  On Saturday, March 16th I will use the Random Number Generator to choose a winner and announce the winner.





Now...here's how you enter: 

You have 1 chance to win and i'll make it easy :)

 I live in South Florida and our winters are never really cold.  However, to get rid of my "Winter Blues", I love to snuggle on the couch drinking hot chocolate while working on hand appliqué. 

Please leave me a comment telling me what you do to get rid of your "Winter Blues". 


Remember:  If you're a "no-reply blogger" please leave your e-mail address within the comment so I can contact you if you're the winner.

 Good luck!

Have fun blog hopping,
Dara



89 comments:

  1. I love reading a good book. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  2. I second the good book! Thanks for the chance :)

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  3. I live in cold wintery Canada...so what do I do...I go to Florida LOL

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  4. I sew with bright fabrics to get rid of the winter blues.
    Shawn

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  5. Dara I love the book...to chase away the blues I love to shop

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  6. Great giveaway! I love winter! I know I am crazy but I love the cool crisp air, the snow and the freshness it brings!

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  7. Put on some music and dance! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Wow, I love Storm at Sea patterns. One thing that chases away my winter blues is playing with fabric. I always love designing a new project and it completely takes me away.

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  9. I like to read a good book.

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  10. I snuggled on the couch with a book or hand crafts.

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  11. Interesting book. I try to beat the wintger blues by spending lots of time in my studio.

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  12. I don't know that I've ever been cognizant enough of winter blues to get rid of them... Hmm... but I do tend to crochet a lot in winter, so there's that ;-)

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  13. I stitch by the fire - such a wonderful cozy feeling!

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  14. I don't normally have trouble with the winter blues But this year we've had a very strange winter here in Texas. It's been very gloomy and cold. But come the end of this month I'll have it solved as we're moving to your neck of the woods...the Jensen Beach/Port St. Lucie area to be exact! I absolutely cannot wait to get there!

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  15. bettyacarroll@gmail.comMarch 9, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    I also live in FL. The way I chase away the winter blues is to go out side and work in the garden or take a brisk walk. Works every time. Betty Ann

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  16. I love the winter months because the worse the weather the more guilt-free quilting time there is! That's my story and I'm sticking with it, lol! Love storm at sea quilts and I really want to make one some day, so that book would be a wonderful addition here. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Looks like a interesting gook thanks for the giveaway.

    Richard and Tanya Quilts

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  18. I like making stuff by the fire. Our winters last a long time. Thanks for the chance!

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  19. Even though I do not like the winter, I don't let it get me down! I still go outside on a regular basis.

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  20. Music, a good book, and chocolate -- all at the same time. :)

    Thank you for the nice giveaway!

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  21. A good laugh can get me out of the blues, so I hang out with my fellow volunteers.

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  22. I head for my sewing room and start sewing. Warms me right up. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  23. I can get lost reading a good novel. It's a great way to chase away those winter blues! Thanks sew much for the chance to win your book giveaway. :-D

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  24. I love sitting by the fire and hand quilting.

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  25. I go sew when its cold outside. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. I play with my two-year-old grandaughter. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  27. My winter blues are banished quickly bu taking a walk with my dog. Exercise does the body and mind good.

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  28. Reading trashy romance novels is always a good escape for the winter blues or any other blues for that matter., Thanks for the chance to win.

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  29. I quilt and play in the snow! But I must confess, I get summer blues, not winter ones. I am a snow creature! LOVE SNOW!

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  30. I do the same thing! Maybe it was all those years in Central Florida. I am in the mountains now so I have a fireplace to sit near, now!

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  31. I love sitting in my sewing room quilting and watching the winter birds

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  32. Hi Dara: Greetings from a fellow appliquer. My favorite winter blues kicker is to get my circle of friends around me each week to sew applique and other hand stitching. We bring our lunches and hunker down for a few hours. It's definitely a mood lifter! Thanks for letting us come by. Please come over to Prairie Cottage Corner and visit when you have a minute.

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  33. I read or sew to get rid of the winter blues!

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  34. I live in the sun too, so I think I'm more likely to get the summer blues :). Normally just getting outside, playing with my dogs or doing some gardening works for me. Thanks.

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  35. When I'm not quilting away my blues I enjoy reading a good book. Thanks for the chance.

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  36. If I can sew I can survive. Thanks.

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  37. Sewing with happy fabrics! Helps to beat the winter blues! Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance!

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  38. Storm at Sea is on my list of quilts I want to make someday.

    I actually like winter! But I like watching all of the seasons change.

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  39. I eat comfort foods that are too heavy for summer months - shepherd's pie, potato soup, etc. They leave me warmed up and feeling satisfied. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

    Andrea
    kmen3035 @ hotmail dot com

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  40. To get out of the winter blues, I quilt of course! LOL! Thanks for the giveaway! It looks like an amazing book.

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  41. Bundle up and take a long walk outside.

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  42. I come to FL to get rid of the winter blues! If I can't stay the whole winter, then I spend as much time as I can in my sewing room.

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  43. This year I went to the Grand Canary Islands for a week in the sun. It is really dark in January where I live.

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  44. to get rid of my winter blues, I start a new project, it could be quilting or knitting or some other stitching, but a new project always helps, specially if I get to purchase new supplies.

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  45. Quilting have been my medicine more than once - I just love it :-)
    I live in Norway and are used to long cold winters - but love these days - soon springtime.
    Quilthug

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  46. I think a good stitching project makes the days shorter!

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  47. Nana Rose
    I pull out my fabrics and plan a new project

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  48. I hibernate during the winter, the sun is the only thing that gets me going during the day. LOL Hate being cold.
    Thanks for being part of the fun blog hop. Lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  49. Ok I'll be honest. Nothing takes the winter blues away like a nice summer cocktail (pina colada, mimosa, mojito, and on and on) :) Thanks for the giveaway

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  50. I beat the Winter Blues by doing all my crafts. thanks!

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  51. I, too, live Florida...North Florida. And I get those winter blues cause it can get pretty chilly here....I've seen my bird bath frozen solid! I listen to Jimmy Buffett music to beat the "Blues" while sewing!

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  52. I love going to a fabric store and looking at all the bright fabrics.

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  53. I live in central Florida and our winters include freezing temperatures which kill all my plants. This year we were spared and only had 2 freezes so my plants are now starting to return. The time change gives me the blues because I'd rather have more sunlight. So I stitch a lot in the wintert.Thank you for the chance to win this lovely prize and taking part in the hop.

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  54. I live in Oregon and it RAINS in the winter. It does also rain during the other seasons. . . I love to go fabric shopping or blog brousing to get ideas for warm and colorful creations. I'd really like to make a storm at sea quilt. Thanks for a chance to win the give away

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  55. I love snuggling under a blanket, drinking hot chocolate and watching a great movie!

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  56. I don't think I get the winter blues! I love the change of seasons, and if it is too cold to go out, I just stay inside and quilt or bake!

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  57. Oh that's just so darn easy......I snuggle in my bed with our 2 miniature dachshunds. They keep me warm and hog all of the blankets! silly dogs!

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  58. Stoff kaufen, ins Nähzimmer gehen, gute Musik, Kaffee und dann los handarbeiten

    Grüße aus Deutschland von
    Marion

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  59. Good morning from South Carolina. I drink lots of hot peppermint tea while reading beautiful quilting magazines in my sewing studio. I also surround myself with lots of fabric to help make winter more bearable

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  60. I face my sewing machine to the window sew I can see the snow and turn the heat up really far :)

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  61. Woman, you in Florida and me in Utah: we both came up with the same question to ask of our readers! Go figure!!! Great book - it will look awesome in my library. Send it over! :-)

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  62. Why, even though I think our winters in Connecticut may be a little colder than yours--I also enjoy the same tradition! I love a good cup of hot cocoa, a movie and some handsewing.

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  63. I love to sneak up to my room and quilt with bright fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  64. To get rid of the winter blues I get outside - even if it is cold! Fresh air really helps!

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  65. I plan my spring garden. Thoughts of green and flowers always cheer me up. Thanks for participating in the Quilter's Blog Hop.

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  66. I pulled bright spring fabrics, made some lap quilts that I will be delivering to the nursing home for Easter...

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  67. Luckily I live in CA so I don't get too much winter blues... sometimes the gloomy days start to get to me but usually the sun pops back up before to long. :)

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  68. I crank up my heater in my quilt room, and sew on fun fabrics!

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  69. I like to cuddle in front of the fire with a nice, warm quilt and a mug of hot cocoa!

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  70. I belong to a book club in the winter - reading does it for me! thanks!

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  71. I read a lot during the winter. Lovely giveaway. Thanks.

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  72. 1. Cuddle up with a quilt, a good book and a cuppa hot tea.

    2. Get lost playing music.

    3. Turn on my space heater and surf the internet.

    senstrings at yahoo dot com

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  73. I like to snuggle up under a quilt and read a book.

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  74. I quilt to to get rid of any blues! Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  75. Love the book and the "Storm at Sea" pattern in any form!
    So, in Florida cold= about 60 degrees, right?
    Here it's -2 or -3 when we really feel cold!
    Winter Blues are good for going through the sewing room and recovering lost thing, found projects, found fabrics, found ideas. Happy Quilting.

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  76. Use time in the stable whit the horses :)

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  77. Here in northern Maryland, I take Vitamin D supplements. Really helps! Of course, in South Florida, you just breathe sunshine! Hope you have a wonderful Easter season!

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  78. I'm in Wisconsin and pretty sick of winter right now (it's snowing again). I usually pray for a nice "warm", sunny day so we can at least get outside.

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  79. What a great giveaway! I get rid of winter blues by working out - I am addicted to running, as well as like skiing.

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  80. I like to watch for the greens starting to pop out in the landscape! Also the spring flowers!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  81. I've been baking and reading books from the library this winter to beat the blues.

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  82. WHat a nice book! I love to make spring and summer inspired quilts to chase awasy the winter blues in northwest Pennsylvania.

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  83. I snuggle up with my warm rice bag and hand applique as well. Thanks for the chance to win the fabulous book!

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  84. I have to exercise to keep away the Winter Blues. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  85. I love thr storm at sea pattern. Great giveaway! Quilting is a blues buster for me! Cooking is too,

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  86. Great giveaway!
    I hand quilt to get rid of the winter blues.

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