Saturday, April 14, 2012

The April Christmas Quiltalong is Here with a Giveaway

Good morning! I couldn't sleep any longer.  I just had to start the day! It's finally here. The day that Quilt Sue reveals Part 3 of the Festive Mystery Quilt right here on my blog. If you're ready to quiltalong and enjoy the party, make sure you link up at the bottom of this page. We can share what we're doing all day long! 




I'm the guest host today and am thrilled to have you join me for the festivities.  But first, let's give a round of applause to Quilt Sue for this wonderful quiltalong! You will be so impressed with this project and her excellent instructions. She is an amazing and wonderful person, quilter, author, blogger, and so on.  Her blog was actually one of the first I ever visited and I tagged right on to the Christmas Quiltalong 2011. Now we're into the 2012 Christmas Quiltalong and full speed ahead! 


Keep those hands clapping for past guest hosts Hazel at Hazel's Quilts and to Joanna at Needles, Thread, Happiness.  Please drop by and visit them today to say hello and to get the instructions for Part 1 (Hazel) or Part 2 (Joanna) that are posted from when they hosted. They've set the bar pretty high for this little blogger! (Instructions for all three parts can also be found on the tabs at the top of this page).


Of course I'm up before the sun and the house is still a little chilly so I whipped up some quick cinnamon rolls to take the chill off. 




My friend Chip made these the other day at one of our Chip and Dale quilting days and she was sweet enough to share the recipe that she found right here.  


And what goes great with a cinamon roll?  A cup of home brewed flavored coffee.  Of course I took out my good Christmas china because today I have company!  Don't you love my Santa plant?  It arrived as a Christmas gift from a good friend and it seems to be flourishing! 




I have to get busy now. You're all waiting patiently for the instructions. I'm in such a hurry, I'm staying in my jammies.  Gotta love flanelette! 
OK, to be honest, my jammies aren't quite like these, but wouldn't these be perfect for our Christmas Quilalong Pajama Party?


Now the the Big Reveal!  Click on the line HERE and you'll get transported to the Google document with the instructions for Part 3.  


If for some reason this doesn't work for you, email me at lcarruthers3@gmail.com and I'll send you the instructions.


GIVEAWAY you ask! Yes, I have Christmas fabrics to give away. I purchased some beautiful Christmas fabrics at a very good price at my LQS in Antigonish, Harbour Quilt Company.  I have two sets of Christmas Fat Quarters to send off as giveaways. 


Two winners. Each one will win a set of these 6 fat quarters. How to win?  Leave a comment on this blog post. That's it. No hoops. One chance per person. It would be nice if you tell me where you are visiting from, but you don't have to in order to qualify!  Deadline for the giveaway draw is Tuesday, April 17 by 12:00 midnight, AST. 


It's a great day for quilting.


  
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104 comments:

  1. Mmmm, those cinnamon rolls do look lovely. Sadly, quilting just isn't on my agenda right now, too much to do with a house/garden renovation but I keep a close eye on what Sue and Hazel are up to so will be checking back every now and again to see what sort of day you are having :}

    Enjoy!

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  2. Well I'm here and I see I can't even spell my blog name - geesh!! I need to put the coffee on, grab the tote, and then on to the download.

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  3. Oh those buns do look inviting! Better get out of my own flannel PJ's and get to it!

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  4. The cinnnamon buns look yummy - thanks for the link to the recipe.
    Congratulations on hosting part 3 of the quilt a long.
    Margaret (Spain)

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  5. Hey hey! Good morning, Lesley! Good morning, girls! As Lesley says - isn't it a great day for quilting? I'm here with a cup of tea - and I could do with those cinnamon rolls - too cute!

    Thank you for part 3 - I need to run some errands today, but perhaps I'll just make a little start and get everything ready first...

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  6. You are certainly a wonderful host with the cinnamon rolls and coffee. Lovely idea. I hope you get loads of sewing done.
    Have a lovely time.

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  7. Here I am! I'm late so I hope you've saved me a cinnamon roll? I've only got time to make a quick visit now, but will be back this afternoon.

    Oh, and thank you for the wonderful compliments, my head's got so big I'm not sure I can fit through the doorway now!

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  8. Thanks for the chance to win some great fabric. Hey, could you please pass those cinnamon rolls over this way?

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  9. I'm just in time for breakfast , those cinnamon rolls look yummy :-) I'd love to win the fat quarters , maybe then I would start this project ;-) Have a great day stitching .
    Sheila

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  10. Everything is better when you can stay in your PJ's...I think I'm going to have a sewing day too!

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  11. HI lesley
    You have had an early start but your enthusiasm is very catchy. Although I will not be sewing today I will be thinking about it. Have a great day. Aurea

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  12. Hi love cinnamon buns and coffee. Those little babies look wonderful. You've been pretty busy this morning already. I'm just a tad bit pokier today:/

    Have a wonderful day!

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  13. Good morning Lesley. Thank you so much for being our hostess today. I have my coffee, now if you could just send me a cinnamon bun through the Internet I'd be very happy!

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  14. Love your PJ's Lesley, how cute!! We're supposed to get some rain today in Iowa but I hope it misses us! Definitely have to check out this QAL!

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  15. I just love your PJ's. So darn cute and look so comfy. You're ready for the Christmas Quitalong. Yes, it's time to eat. I have downloaded the recipe for the Mini Cinnamon Rolls. Do you have any more recipes to share? I am following along and having a lot of fun visiting each and every one of you. I live in Sonora, CA. We have had 3 days of rain and some snow. Makes good weather for quilting and cooking. Your giveway is awesome. Will sure make a great quilt for someone.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  16. OH, what a great giveaway! My stash is short on Christmas fabric so these would be a delightful addition. Do some of those yummy cinnamon rolls come with it??? *wink*. Thanks for a chance. By the way, I'm not sure how to link up as I don't have a blog, but my flicker link is
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stitched_with_prayer/

    There you can see my "Tis The Season" project I'm working to get finished for Christmas decorating. I have just three of the small stitcheries to finish up, then I can put it together and get it quilted. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will get done. Hugs...

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  17. Those cinny buns look fabulous, think I'll whip some up for the hubs!
    Love to win, can never have enough Xmas fabrics. Would love to be sewing along today, but a visit to my wee grandsons is my first priority today!

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  18. What a great set of fabrics, I'm posting from the Gulf Coast of Florida and while I'm sure you're up and dressed I am still part of the pj crowd.

    Though I'm jealous want to swap breakfasts?

    Thanks for being our hostess today.

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  19. Those cinnamon rolls look so delicious that I went straight to the recipe first. I'm definitely buying the dough for them today! Oh, back to sewing, thanks for the opportunity to win those beautiful Christmas fqs. Now off to find my project for the Christmas Quilt-Along.

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  20. Such sweet FQ's!!! Almost as sweet as the cinnamon rolls - thanks for the recipe!!! I'm following along on the quilt-along, but sadly cannot join in right now. Hopefully in a few months :*)

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  21. SWEET GIVEAWAY!
    QUILTING AWAY HERE IN MONTANA!
    HAPPY QUILTING TO ALL!

    msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

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  22. Well hello.....from Twain Harte CA. What a wonderful giveway. I could use them today I'm working on a lady in our group.....mystery strip....and hers is in Christmas fabric.

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  23. I loved cinnamon rolls... I'm going to buy one tomorrow! :)
    Thanks for the chance to win the Xmas fabrics...

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  24. How exciting! Thank you for hosting. Looking forward to seeing what everyone has been up to!

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  25. Oh, thanks for the giveaway and instructions for no. 3. I'm visiting today from Lynden, WA, USA! SweetP sent me over to you! Oh your cinnamon buns looks delicious. Enjoy your day!

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  26. Hmmm, baking cinnamon buns or quilting??? Big decision for today. Thanks for the giveaway, love blue for a Christmas colour. Coming to you from sunny Vancouver Island.

    Sandy

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  27. Those cinnamon rolls look yummy Lesley! Thanks for the sweet giveaway..visiting from the desert Southwest, USA (where it is raining today!!!). Have a great weekend!
    ~Terry~

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  28. I'm popping in finally!! Though don't put my name in for the giveaway since I'm really not working on holiday gifts. I decided after my errands that I needed to quilt a customer quilt and that I did! Woo Hoo! I have a finish but not mine to keep. Bummer but still a productive day here in the hollow! I've been periodically lurking in to see the happenings! Are those cinnamon rolls gone?

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  29. i am a follower from georgia u s a

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower from Northern Ontario.

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  31. Everybody is coveting those cinnamon rolls. No doubt we'll all be making them tomorrow:) Looks like everyone is getting lots done today.

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  32. Love that Christmas fabric! AND the cinnamon rolls!

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  33. I love Christmas fabric. I am following from Northern Michigan. Little bitty farming town. In fact, we have one of the biggest farms in the area in the middle of town accross the road from the grocery,clothing,meat market, hardward, gun store. When you live in a small town, everything is in one place. Really makes it sort of nice.

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  34. My goodness you are a busy and happy person so early in the morning. I am not much of a morning person. That is when I sleep the best. It is a rather cool and rainy day here in mid Illinois. I'm about ready to make myself some hot chocolate. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Love the Christmas fabrics

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  35. Christmas in April? Why not... I can always use Christmas fabric. Thanks for the chance...

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  36. Christmas Fabric is wonderful.... I would love to win. I live in Southern CA

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  37. We were out of town today so I didn't get to sew along today, so I'm here tonight trying to catch up with what everybody has done today, looks like there was all kinds of fun. Love the Christmas fabrics. I'm in S.E Kansas.

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  38. It's after 10 p.m. here. I'm sure you have long ago gone to bed but I'm here to add my Linky and show off the little bit of Christmas cheer I got done today. So sweet of you to have a lovely Christmasy giveaway. I'm visiting from PDT in the Yukon. I think I'm going to have to get up at 4 in the morning, or maybe just start sewing at midnight and stay up all night, when it is my turn to host :)

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  39. That christmas fabric is lovely! I live in Sweden.

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  40. Hi, I am a fairly new follower and have really enjoyed reading your blog. I am from LA (Lower Alabama). :) I love Christmas fabric.

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  41. What better way to enjoy cinnamon rolls and coffee than in our jammies! Yum, yum, yum!

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  42. I love the plant in the Santa cup. So cute. Off to finish my rows.

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  43. Hi Lesley~ I'm back! :-) I was gone all weekend, but knew when I got home today I'd have to get over here and find step 3... and a giveaway! You are so sweet! Thanks for the fun!

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  44. I love those cinnamon rolls and coffee. And in your pj's. What fun

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  45. I just discovered your blog, Lesley, so I've now become a follower; don't know why I didn't find you before; my usual schedule is 5:00 a.m. to ????? Lovely giveaway....have a great day (and enjoy some more cinammon rolls).

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  46. I would love some Christmas fabric. These are really lovely designs. Your cinnamon rolls look really YUM!!

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  47. Cinnamon rolls and coffee...mmmm. Love the Christmas fabric. Thanks for a chance.

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  48. Cinnamon rolls, coffee and fabric, fantastic combination.
    Thanks for sharing your blocks ,loving the inspiration I get here.

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  49. Thanks for sharing the cinnamon roll recipe and the opportunity to win lovely Christmas fabric. I'm a new quilter (working on #2 bed quilt) and could use the fabric !
    I'm originally from Chicago, but now live in Houston.

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  50. Cinnamon rolls and Christmas fabric sound like a great combo.

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  51. How fun, Christmas in April! Can't wait to jump on this bandwagon. Thanks Lesley. You Rock this morning with those cinnamon rolls and delicious coffee. I would be delighted to win some Christmas Fabric, I am still making baby quilts for St. John's Hospital Baby Unit for the day they open their new unit, which I understand is not too far away now. Thanks

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  52. I will take a cinnamon roll to go with my coffee, please! I would love to win the fabrics too. It is raining here in Ohio this morning.

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  53. I'll take an order of rolls and some fabric to go along with them. Thanks for the giveaway. Kathie L in Allentown

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  54. cute fat quarters they would owrk great with my candle mat pattern..... thanks for the chance to win
    loved the parade of table toppers you have made
    in stitches

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  55. I am visiting from Roswell, NM. No lame jokes, please.

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  56. OOh, I do love Christmas fat quarters! Thanks for the chance to win....love this post, it's so much fun!

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  57. I'm blog hopping with the Table Toppers Blog Hop. Enjoyed visiting...from Grafton, WV.

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  58. Blog hopping w/ the Table Toppers Blog Hop! Thanks for the chance to win!!! (from TN!)

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  59. Really enjoyed your blog hop post. Popping by from just North of Toronto.

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  60. Thanks, I wasn't hungry when I popped in but now I am. They look delicious, I can almost smell them, Mmmmmm..... Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and what beautiful table toppers. Hope you have a lovely Monday! ;/> Toni Anne

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  61. Thanks for the chance to win Christmas fabrics!
    Love your cinnamon rolls! They look yummy!
    I am visiting from Wisconsin!
    Enjoy your day!

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  62. It is a warm but blustery day here in Northern Ohio.. thanks for a chance at your Christmas fabric giveaway.

    jleibfried@ideasincweb.com

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  63. Just visited your Table Toppre bog post - very nice. Happy to enter this giveaway as well.

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  64. Love your table toppers. Thank you for the chance to win. Visiting from Utah

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  65. I am drinking coffee and visiting from Roseville, California. I love that Christmas fabric!

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  66. I love your table toppers!!! And those cinnamon rolls . . . I'm drooling over them right now!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!!! :)

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  67. from Texas. The cinnamon rolls look yummy! Thanks for the chance to win the Christmas fabric!

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  68. It's never too early to get started on a Christmas project! They are lovely fabrics.

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  69. lovely giveaway and i'm a old follower :O)

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  70. Lesley I'm visiting from Hot Springs, Arkansas where we've had some awful storms the last couple of days but this afternoon it's gorgeous! blessings, marlene

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  71. thanks for this chance. I am here from New \Brunswick

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  72. Lesley, I'm Gmama visiting from Alabama! I love all your quilting projects, color choices and designs. you are a true 'artist"!! Hope I win!!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  73. Oh oh... now I am craving sweets after seeing those cinnamon buns... mmmmm!! Thanks for the chance to win some Christmas fabric.

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  74. I'm visiting from the Chicago area! Thanks for the chance for the lovely Christmas fabrics!

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  75. Pretty pretty Christmas fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win

    Vail in tn

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  76. Love the fabric! Would be nice to get some of those Christmas gifts done early this year!

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  77. Thanks, Lesley, for sharing the info re: 2 give aways!(from Table Topper Blog Hop).
    Christmas seems to be here, ready or not! So, some Fat Quarters in the Christmas theme are always wanted & needed!
    This GG from Georgia, USA

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  78. Love Christmas fabric, my snowman table cloth is still on the table!
    Visiting from Smithville Ontario.

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  79. Those cinnamon buns look so good. Looking forward to making some.

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  80. I need some christmas FQs. Tennessee USA

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  81. Yum, those cinnamon rolls sure look good. Not on my diet however, so it's just as well I don't have any. Hello from New Jersey.

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  82. Those cinnamon rolls look yummy. I'm visiting from Lino Lakes, MN.

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  83. Oh I love your site. Thank you for the chance to win and the cinnamon roll recipe. I love cinnamon.

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  84. Hi, I am visiting from www.intheboondocks.blogspot.com in WV, it looks pretty nice here. Thank you for the cinnimon rolls, my favorite, I bookmarked the recipe some crescent rolls. I love Christmas fabric, so I would be so excited to win. But I am already excited to eat the cinnamon rolls. Thank you for the food, great company, and the party atmosphere. Love it here

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  85. Fresh cinnamon rolls and a hot cup of coffee can't beat that in the morning plus both make the house smell wonderful. Thanks for the link to the quick cinnamon roll recipe and for the chance to win a set of fat quarters

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  86. Sewing in pajamas, coffee and cinnamon rolls all in the same morning? Sounds like the perfect way to start off the day! Thanks for the giveaway. I'm visiting from Wisconsin where I could put that Christmas/winter fabric to good use!

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  87. I am on the table topper blog hop and would love to win those Christmas fat quarters. I am a long way away in Australia.

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  88. Sweet giveaway. Funny to be thinking about Christmas when it seems the snow is barely gone (was 25C here in Ontario today tho!).Thanks for the chance to win.

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  89. I think I'm going to have to put blog hop blinkers on, I'm getting such a long, long to do list that it's just not fair! I want to make almost everything I see, including the cinnamon rolls! (A gals gotta have sustinance to keep up with a long to do list right??? lol)

    I'm visiting from Berri, Sth Australia and you've made me feel so welcome I hope you'll let me come back again soon?

    HUgs
    Naomi

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  90. Cute little Christmas prints. I'm visiting from Australia and came across your blog from the table topper blog hop.

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  91. Hi! I'm visiting from Winston Salem, North Carolina.
    Yummy looking cinnamon rolls. Love your fun post :D

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  92. cinn. rolls and fabric! yum! thanks and good morning from Detroit, Michigan.

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  93. I wish I could reach through the screen and grab a bite of one of your cinnamon rolls. They look yummy. Thank you for offering the giveaway.

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  94. Congratulations on reaching over 100 followers. Thanks for the giveaway. You can never have enough Christmas fabric.

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  95. Would love some cinnamon roles on this cold rainy day. However, I did just down half a roll of cookie dough. :o( Would love to win some Christmas fabric as I have been searching for it to start on a few Christmas quilts. Thanks for sharing.

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  96. Very cute fat quarters. I especially like the blues!

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  97. Cinnamon rolls sound so good - thanks for sharing!

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  98. I need to start on Christmas earlier this year! I need a clamer Christmas! I am here in Ontario and the cinnamon rolls look mouth watering!

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  99. The cinna buns look great. Love the xmas fabric

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  100. Those cinnamon rolls made me hungry so left to take a snack before comment! The Christmas fabrics are very pretty. Thanks for the chance. I'm visiting your blog for the first time via sewwequilt table topper blog hop.

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  101. Hi...i love cinnamon rolls. Thanks for sharing the link of the recipe, I've save it for my to-bake list.

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  102. Imagine Christmas in April Love it.I just found your blog and I live in Bristol Quebec Canada

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