Monday, May 12, 2014

Giveaway Day!



I really want to thank everyone who has been supportive of my blog over the past year! You guys are awesome! The quilting community is so uplifting to me. I've received so many wonderful things and words since blogging. This is what giveaway day is all about to me! You deserve it! This is for you! So a big big Thank you!

Let's get to it!

Up for grabs is a Wishes Jelly Roll! 

To win this jelly roll...

-In light of Mother's Day yesterday...leave a comment answering my question: What is something special about your Mother? (Or someone who filled this role or inspires you)

-My followers get an extra entry so let me know how you follow me

Good luck everyone! I'll choose a winner on Saturday! Don't forget to leave your email in your comment if you're a no-reply blogger!!!

EDIT: I wanted to thank you for all the sweet comments you guys said about your mothers! If you get a chance to scroll through the comments, read a few to brighten your day. I know it was hard for some of you but I'm glad you chose to leave a comment about someone. 

Now for the winner of the Wishes Jelly Roll! Drum roll please..................


Congratulations Kelly!
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863 comments:

  1. My Mother is wonderful because she always supports and loves 100%

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  2. I follow your wonderful blog via bloglovin!

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  3. My mom taught me the importance of priorities! :) Thanks for the giveaway, Stephanie.

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  4. I now follow you via Bloglovin. :)

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  5. My mom is very hospitable. We have always had people over for holidays who didn't have anywhere else to go or who didn't have family in town.

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  6. My mom is even more excited about my pregnancy than I am. Thanks!

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  7. I also follow you with Bloglovin. Thanks!

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  8. I follow you on Facebook.

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  9. My gran was the kindest person I have ever met, she was also a wiz with a sewing machine.

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  10. My Mom is a strong woman who has been through many illnesses and is currently fighting breast cancer, she makes me so proud of her strength and compassion.

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  11. My mom was a great lover of quilts and made so many and gave away so many. I love her giving spirit. I hope to be like her and this fabric jelly roll would be fun to make into a charity quilt.

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  12. My Mom has a birthmark on her face. She hides it with make-up and has no idea how beautiful she really is.

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  13. My mother was very patient and kind.

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  14. My mother has a great sense of humor.

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  15. My mother is a fighter who made it through serious illness. And she taught me how to sew!

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  16. My mother had the best smile. She could light up a room!
    tstanulis@verizon.net

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  17. I follow via Bloglovin'.
    tstanulis@verizon.net

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  18. My mom is the most selfless person I know. her heart overflows <3

    glazefamily3 AT gmail.com

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  19. Mom taught me work hard and play hard!

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  20. I'm following on instagram, thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. follow on bloglovin- Desiree Glaze

    glazefamily3 AT gmail.com

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  22. Mom was going to start quilting when she retired but never did, so she gave me all her quilting supplies! I got my love of sewing from her.

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  23. my Mum taught me what it means to persevere :-)

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  24. She constantly puts up with me no matter what hehe :)

    Jo
    riddleandwhimsy [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  25. My Mother is my role model, I inherited my love of making things to show my love from her.

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  26. I follow on BL and instagram! :)

    Jo
    riddleandwhimsy [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  27. My mum is a bit crazy in a good way ;) The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

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  28. My mom is my unconditional place to fall and also my favorite person in the world to laugh with.
    buffyh_6 AT yahoo DOTCOM

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  29. Also a FB follower
    buffyh_6 AT yahoo DOTCOM

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  30. My mom was "someone who was willing to keep loving, even when it made no sense, because that’s what love does." (Ann Voskamp)


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  31. Now following you thru Bloglovin!

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  32. My mother taught me to sew, but in a hands-off, indirect way. She told me I was on my own, but she'd answer questions and offer advice if asked!

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  33. My mom taught me to sew and to see and appreciate beauty in little things!

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  34. She really does love me unconditionally. And has let me raid her fabric stash since I was a teenager!

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  35. My mother is a professional craftster, and I have learnt so much from her during the years!

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  36. I am already a Bloglovin follower

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  37. My mama taught me how to sew when I was a teenager. We sewed a dress, and I still have it! (It doesn't fit, but I can't bear to get rid of it.) I have since learned to sew, and I'm making her a quilt to tell her thank you for all of her love over the years. :)

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  38. My Mama taught me how to be a good southern woman. She is a blessed lady! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. My mum has pots of patience - don't know how she managed with 4 kids - she is brilliant! Thanks for the chance

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  40. My mom is always on my side. My biggest encourager.

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  41. my mother lives next door, and always is so helpful and thoughftul !

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  42. My mother is always there for me, even when she doesn't agree with me.

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  43. My mom always supports me no matter what, and she is always there for me!

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  44. My mom is the best listener ever. And she supports me, no matter what!

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  45. I was blessed to have a mother, a mother in law and an aunt who had great influence on me. They were each very caring and encouraging. They are all gone now, and I miss them terribly. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. Time in the kitchen cooking. Thanks for your tutorials. Thanks for the chance.

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  47. My Mama is such an inspiration to me as she's such a giving woman!

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  48. I follow your blog through NewsBlur.

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  49. I am a FB follower
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  50. My mom's wonderfullly easy to talk to and she taught me how to sew, I wouldn't quilt today if it weren't for her. Thanks for the chance!

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  51. My mum is the best. She has been staying with me helping out after getting my appendix out and today she made dinner and bought me flowers!

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  52. my mum is just wonderful. She's my best friend and my biggest supporter. she also loves to make things so we get to spend time together crafting or at craft fairs and shows.

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  53. When my two sisters and I were young, my mother and grandmother would take us to the Dells for two days of fun and shopping every year. Great memories. Thank you for the chance to win. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com.

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  54. my mom introduced me to sewing!

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  55. My mother was a wonderful lady. All the kids in the neighborhood loved her. Even though she had her rules. She was honest, fair, happy and loved life. She shared this with everyone she met. I learned about life from her and wanted to be like her from the time I was little. If I am half the woman she was I count myself blessed

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  56. forgot to add that i'm following on bloglovin :-)

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  57. My mom will yell at anyone for me. :)

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  58. Her patience with all mine and my siblings antics! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. My gram is special because not only did she teach me to tie my shoelaces, she also gave me a children's quilting book really early on in life and has helped me in one way or another with basically every quilting project I've done. (She even finished quilting a quilt for me).

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com

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  60. My mom has especially supported me greatly over the past 2 years as I went through a trying time in my life!

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  61. My mom is completely selfless.

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  62. My mother was my biggest cheerleader. Supported me in anything I wanted to explore.

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  63. I'm now following you on instagram.

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  64. My mum is very supportive, she has been my full time carer for 10 years.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  65. My mom was a great seamstress and she taught me to sew when I was young. I have never quit using a sewing machine since then.

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  66. My mom is such an example of faith for me <3

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  67. I follow you on bloglovin (merroman)

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  68. I follow you on bloglovin'

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  69. No matter our differences my mother has always been supportive and loving!

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  70. My mum was amazing and instilled in us at a young age, anyone can do anything they want, you just have to work really, really hard. It's certainly been true for me!

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  71. I follow you via Bloglovin!

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  72. My mother is vey friendly, she always greets people with a smile.

    just in case:(m3reyna at gmail dot com)

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  73. My mom is the most compassionate, giving person I have ever met. I can't begin to fill her shoes! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  74. My Mom is the most loving woman I know! And she taught me to cross stitch and how to sew when I was 8 years old, and I haven't stopped since! I'm soo thankful for her!

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  75. I'm a new follower! So glad to have found your blog!

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  76. My mom passed away a couple of months ago. But she was special. She gave to many especially her orange cookies.

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  77. My mom is super creative. I love getting together with her to make cards, sew, or just plain talk.

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  78. My mum is extremely active and gets on with absolutely everyone, her people skills are great - and she supports me whatever I do!

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  79. Sweet giveaway! My mom taught me to be self-sufficient and to sew.

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  80. I follow you around on Bloglovin.

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  81. My mom is giving-she loves to give to everyone, especially her family & friends of her time, talents, gifts, etc!

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  82. My mother went without to support us

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  83. My mother made the most awesome breads - raisin, banana and pumpkin. I have the recipes but they just don't taste the same.

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  84. I am a new follower via Bloglovin'.

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  85. my mother's legacy to me is her grace and strength. I hope I'm passing that to my daughter.

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  86. My mum is special because she is so patient - I'm hoping that one day I will be too!

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  87. My mother always encourages me to respond with kindness, no matter what the situation. She is such an example to me

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  88. I'm a new follower via feedly - thanks

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  89. I spent mother's day weekend monopolizing my mom's sewing room, so I would say she's pretty awesome and supportive of my quilting endeavors!

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  90. My mother is very supportive!

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  91. and i follow on bloglovin!

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  92. My mother can accomplish anything and she is so inspiring. Thanks.

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  93. My mom has this contagious joy... when she is happy everyone around her is happy!

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  94. My mom is the one who taught me to sew so that is hugely special! :)

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  95. My mom had made me the person I am today. Takes a lot of love, wisdom and patience. Thank you for being a part of Sew Mamma Sew and the chance to be able to win this lovely Wishes Jelly Roll.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  96. My mom passed away almost three years ago so the best part of her now are the memories. She was the person I called whenever I needed encouragement or consolation. She always knew the perfect thing to say to talk me down from my anger or sadness. The thing I miss the most are our 30 minute phone conversations about nothing in particular.

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  97. I follow your blog as well.

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  98. I learned to quilt from my mom.

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  99. I got my love of fabric and thread from my mom, who got it from her mom! She is helping me pick out fabrics and plan for my first queen-sized quilt, and may help me piece and quilt it too. Thanks for this chance!

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  100. My mom is special because she is the one that taught me to quilt on her machine when I was only three years old. She took a magic marker and put the numbers all of the machine so I would learn how to thread the the machine. Something that I can't imagine doing myself but to her, she wanted me to learn. Ginny from Virginia

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  101. My mother and I think so much alike, therefore, we agree on so much, have lots of fun together, and she is just a FUN FUN Mom, even at the age of 77!!

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  102. My sister was my greatest cheerleader when I went back to college. Two weeks ago I graduated at 59 and I could not have done that without her support and encouragement.

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  103. My mom is incredibly stubborn. She will persevere through anything if she believes in it.

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  104. She was a generous woman and tried to help the homeless in her town. Recently a lunch for the 'beach people' was held in her memory where her friends fed over 150 people.

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  105. My grandmother, Eileen, was the sweetest, kindest, most inspirational woman in my life growing up. She is gone these few years, but I think about her everyday. I named my daughter after her. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck everyone.

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  106. My mom taught me how to SEW at age 8. SHE sewed and I wanted to do it so much. she finally let me, and that started it all - all clothing sewing till my twenties. then some crafty stuff, but not a quilter till 11 years ago. My mom's quilting years did not interest me, SADLY. Only in the last 18months of mom's life did I get the bug, and I was full of questions, we scoured quilt magazines on hot summer days, inside :), and shared this love for the brief time! I'm thankful we had that!!!!

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  107. Whether it was the sewing machine, baking or other crafts, my mother had it available for us to try. She would answer questions but didn't push. As a result, I do all of these things. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  108. My mom is very down to earth and I love that about her, thanks! wonderlandbyalyce(at)gmail(dot)com

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  109. I follow via bloglovin, thanks! wonderlandbyalyce(at)gmail(dot)com

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  110. My mom always encouraged us to create!

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  111. My mom is the reason that I love to do crafty things! She felt like she didn't do enough crafty things growing up, so she really wanted me to have fun with them! She inspires me to create :)

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  112. I got my crafty/sewing genes from my mom. She was a great sewist.

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  113. My mom always loved sewing - and tons of other crafts - but never pushed us to follow what she did. She still, to this day, laughs because I now sew almost every day - and she's often asking ME questions! :)

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  114. I follow your blog with bloglovin.

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  115. My mom is kind and always doing things for others. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  116. My mom is a breast cancer survivor! She is amazing.

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  117. My mother was a great artist and avid birder! She was an inspiration. thank you!

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  118. As an orphan I'm going to have to nominate my future mother in law- she always helps me out in mess and is unconditional with her advice.

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  119. My mom made clothes for me and my dolls when I was growing up. While not fully appreciated THEN, now the memories inspire me to create homemade gifts for my nieces and nephew. Thanks for the chance to win some fabric:)

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  120. My mom has always been my champion...she lets me know I can do anything I set my mind to

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  121. My mother has always been supportive of me and stood by me. She has helped me emotionally and financially. She is an amazing person! amy.forkner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  122. I follow you on Pinterest! amy.forkner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  123. Rosemary b here
    I have been following you forever
    And I will until forever

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  124. Rosemary B here:
    Well, my mom is amazing
    She was born in 1923 in Rotterdam Holland the first child of her parents.
    She was born with one hand
    She thought she would not get married because people said she was "handicapped"
    She can do every thing, type, sew cook fancy meals, give birth to 4 children after being married to my dad, Mr Prince Charming
    She can make lace, speak 4 languages, climb mountains, cross country ski, sew dresses for every child, and a suit for my brother.
    She volunteered for the Red Cross, and her church, she sings and plays the piano.
    Her amazingness never ends.
    Both of my parents are still alive. Mom had a stoke last year and I moved them to the apartments one mile from my house
    They are my twins now. I love them. they are both 91 and I take care of them every day.
    My life has changed. I feel like I REALLY do have twins.
    They make me laugh and we go on adventures all the time every day. My mom can walk and do everything she could before the stroke but slower.
    I try to sew when ever I can, I make her jackets and placemats for their apartment.
    I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS
    OH MY
    Stephanie, your blog is one of my faves because you inspire me even when I come home exhausted, I go and do some sewing
    Love, Rosemary

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  125. My mom taught me to love books and reading.

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  126. My mom is an inspiration to me and many others. She spent 20 years working in a technical field dominated by men, where she worked her way up the ladder. When that opportunity ended, she decided to become a nurse, and has worked her way up from the bottom of that field, all while going back to school, taking and teaching medical classes, being a volunteer firefighter, the first woman at her station to do so, and working as an emt. I could not be more proud of her and everything she has done.

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  127. My mom gave me her red hair and blue eyes -- a winning and rare combination. :)

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  128. What's special about my mom? Everything! We quilt together, that's fun. She helps me with my baby, that's pretty essential..... lol Love mum. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  129. My favorite memory of my mother was that I never heard her say anything bad about another person. She truly lived by if you can not say something nice, you just don't say anything at all. I miss her every day.

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  130. My mother taught me to quilt! She's the best!

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  131. My Mom is also a quilter so I get my love for quilting from her!

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  132. I'm already following your via bloglovin :D

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  133. well she taught me that I can do anything if I want to - though I didn't always appreciate her methods ...

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  134. My mother is special because of her kindness. It is overwhelming at times! Thanks!

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  135. My mom was very special and an awesome cook, I do miss the wonderful meals she made. Thanks for the chance

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  136. I follow you by email.

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  137. My mother always encouraged my creative pursuits

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  138. My mother is enthusiastic and her enthusiasm is contagious! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  139. My mom raised 9 kids. God bless her heart. We always had what we needed, we never did without.

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  140. My mother always believes in me, even when I don't believe in myself!

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  141. My mom had 6 kids, and I always swore I was not following in her footsteps... Guess what!?! Yeah. 6.

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  142. At the end of the day my mom is always there for me and that's what makes my mom a special person to me. Thanks for sharing

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  143. My mother was a strong, wonderful, awesome person..Thanks for the opportunity...

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  144. I follow you on facebook and email...Thanks

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  145. My mom can engage just about anyone in conversation, leading to them both having a great time. Baffles this here introvert, but it's fun to watch sometimes!

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  146. my mom read to us everyday when we were little

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  147. my mom genuinely cares and loves jumping in and helping whenever she can!

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  148. i am already a happy follower via bloglovin. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  149. My mother is fiercely loyal, caring and supportive of her family. I love her dearly and am grateful to still have her in my life at age 85.

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  150. my mom was awesome. she had to quit school in the third grade to raise her five younger siblings after her mom died. she never had a child hood after that time in her life. she did such a great job raising her siblings they are all very productive adults. how many people could do that in these modern times? babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  151. My mother is extremely generous towards everyone with her time and resources.

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  152. I talk to my mom on FaceTime almost every day, and she buys me lots of baby carriers so everytime I use one it's like a hug from her to me and my sons :)

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  153. I follow your wonderful blog via bloglovin!

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  154. My mother taught us to love and live with our music!

    Susie

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  155. My mother is fiercely loyal, caring and supportive of her family.

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  156. I already follow you by email!
    Susie

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  157. My mom is the most supportive person in my life and I'd be lost without her!
    jessicamailman@rcn.com

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  158. My mom is my best friend and always supports me 100%. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  159. My grandmother was incredibly nonjudgmental even as a senior citizen. I always admired her openmindedness.

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  160. My Mom had a green thumb! She could break a branch off a tree, stick it in the ground and it would grow!

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  161. I just signed up for your newsletter!

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  162. my mom is the best baker in the world

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  163. My mother lived with and looked after her mother in law for around the first 30 years of her marriage until my Granny passed away, and never once did she publicly complain about the strain it put her on her. <3 Plus she makes the best lemon meringue pies ever!

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  164. My mom has always been my inspiration , she taught me how to sew when I was very young on a feather weight machine , she is my best friend as well as my mother .

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  165. Following you on Bloglovin!

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