Friday, May 9, 2014

Mother's Day Giveaway Celebration - Day 5

It's Day 5 of the  Mother's Day Giveaway Celebration.  In you are just finding this fun event you can read the  details here.

So lets get to Day 5!!!   And today, we have 2 giveaways!!! Yup, it is another 2 for 1 special!!!   :)

The first giveaway is sponsored by Missouri Star Quilt Company.  Thank you so much to Jenny for her wonderful sponsorship of today's first giveaway!!!  Here are some of the great things that you loved from Jenny's shop.

Rotating Cutting Mat


Hex N More Ruler


But in the end, the favorite item that won out and the Mother's Day Wish List giveaway for today is . . . 




The second giveaway is sponsored by The Rustic Rooster Quilt Shop  Thank you so much to Trina for her wonderful sponsorship of today's second giveaway!!!  Here are some of the great things that you loved from Trina's Shop

Simply Fat Quarters Book


Plum Sweet Jelly Roll


But in the end, the favorite item that won out and the Mother's Day Wish List giveaway for today is . . . 




Both of these are so fun.   One a surprise, and one a little quilting flair to add to all of your daily planning.  So cute!!!     So what do you have to do for a chance to win either prize??  Easy.

Since this week is all about Mom's, your comments will be all about your mom ;) Whether she is still with us today or not, this week will be all about pondering over her and treasuring the memories you have together.

So for today's entry, leave me a comment of your Moms favorite way to spend her little amounts of "free time" .  For mine . . . I love to find my mother curled up in her chair with a blanket and a good book.  She always seems so at peace and content when things have slowed down enough for her to enjoy a favorite book :)

Please, one entry per person and international entries are welcome.  The one entry will enter you for both giveaways today.   The Giveaway will be open until Mother's Day and I will draw all the winners from the entire week on the 12th.

Be sure to pop back in tomorrow for Day 6 of the Mother's Day Giveaway Celebration for another fantastic giveaway,, we are going to end with a big blow out!!!  Think Aurifil :)   And just in case you missed  it, you can find the other days here.  Day 1   Day 2  Day 3  Day 4

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!
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346 comments:

  1. My mom is a gardener, so she spends as much time as she can in her massive garden.

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  2. Reading was my mum's favourite activity and from early on I always remember a pile of books near her chair and a weekly visit to the library.

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  3. Mom uses her free time at home to watch SF Giants baseball games or to watch the Kings basketball games. She also enjoys her garden and waters when she can. I love my Mom very much and I hope that she will have a great Mother's Day. Thank you and your wonderful generous sponsors for their genousity. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day and hoping that one of us becomes a very lucky winner.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  4. My mom would spend her free time sitting on her back patio, watching the hummingbirds that flew into the yard.

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  5. Embroidery was my mom's favorite activity. She always had a project in her hands.

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  6. My mom would spend her free time on the couch in the living room, watching tv and doing some crochet/stitching... multitasking even during free time :)

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  7. MY mom loved flowers, so she spent her free time tending to her flower garden. Thanks for another great giveaway! Happy Mothers Day to you!

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  8. My Mom's favourite free time is spent simply visiting with friends and family. She is a real people person. Thank you for the opportunity. rpshandATnsDOTsympaticoDOTca

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  9. My mom used to spend her free time cross stitching. She was always working on a project while we were together as a family watching TV or playing. She was so relaxed when she was cross stitching.

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  10. My mom never stops, ever. :) she likes to be busy, her free time is spent baking bread or gardening.

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  11. My mom crochets. She says or keeps her mind busy. Indeed. She made 99 afghans in her career and now everyone who knows her has more than a few of her doilies.

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  12. My mom loves to needlepoint and she is VERY good! Her work always amazes and inspires me. When her hands are busy with needle and canvas she loves crossword and Sudoku puzzles; she says they are good mental exercise and she must be right because at almost 80 she is a sharp as a tack!

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  13. My mom likes to restore photos, work on genealogy, and quilt.

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  14. My mom would spend all day in the garden if she could :-)

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  15. My mom loves to garden, she can spend hours n her yard. Me I love to sew. Happy Mother's Day.

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  16. My mom is a gardener with her whole heart. That is where she spends her free time.

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  17. It's hard to imagine my Mom with "free" time - I imagine her calling someone to see how they were doing or sitting down to write a card. She's always thinking of other people :)

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  18. My mom spends her time knitting the most beautiful baby booties and sweaters and shawls, She also loves to do genealogy! satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net

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  19. My mother loved to read, do cross stitching and of course sewing !

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  20. My mom always had a bucket or two of fresh cut flowers in the sink in the laundry room. In her spare moments, one of the things she loved to do was make flower arrangements. She had a knack for making the most gorgeous big lush arrangements. The house always smelled lovely:)

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  21. My mum quilts!!

    riddleandwhimsy [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  22. My mom died last year at the age of 86 but in her last years she enjoyed being on the internet. I thought it was great. It kept her mind active. She was curious about so many things and would share what she'd come across.

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  23. My mother loved to spend her free time in her flower garden.

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  24. My mom loved to garden, read, decorate the house and travel. If she had just a few hours it would be spent doing one of the first three. If she had an entire day it was spent in the car on day trips.

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  25. My mom likes to get together with friends and play cards - usually gin rummy.

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  26. My mom loved to spend her free time, after a full day of yard work, sitting on her huge porch 'watching the grass grow' as she liked to say. I'd love to spend a few more precious moments sitting on the porch with her. She's been gone nearly 5 years now.

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  27. My momknit, and read romance novels.used her free time to crochet,knit, and read romance novels.

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  28. My mom loves to play slot machine games on her computer. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  29. Moms free time reading a book or watching a favorite show. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  30. Fun! My mom loves to scrapbook in her free time. She likes to.sew too but she doesn't quilt.

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  31. My mother is retired so she has a ton of free time now and she happily piddles it away playing computer games (mostly on facebook). My sister and I are trying to get her a more active hobby (she's going to start volunteering for a local animal shelter).

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  32. My mom drank a pot of coffee while watching morning shows. I never had her taste for coffee...or morning shows. Happy Mother's Day!

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  33. My mum reads all the time, sometimes she does some baking, but mostly she can be found with a book in her lap.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  34. She loves to browse craigslist and facebook with a cup of coffee in her hand :)

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  35. My mom knits. She made/makes the most gorgeous sweaters and hats, etc. for all of us, and every time she has a free moment I can find her knitting something. Thanks for the giveaway! sarah@forrussia.org

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  36. She has always enjoyed reading curled up in a chair.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  37. My mom is 95 and her favorite past time is working crossword puzzles.

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  38. My mom loves to read or go for a manicure.

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  39. My mom reads and quilts... but I think if you asked her, she'd say her favorite pastime is going on walks. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. My mom is a chef and an artist, she makes beautiful cards and loves to spend time on pinterest learning to garnish her dishes. I like watching her on her IPAD, its funny and its also nice to sit across from her having a margarita and visiting with no interruptions, We live far apart so thats the first thing we do.. eat TEX MEX..

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  41. My mom misses gardening, now that she lives in a condo, but there will always be potted plants around. She loves to curl up with a good book to read, loves to travel and loves shopping.

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  42. My mom likes to have coffee with her friends. Sometimes they go to the local coffee shop, but more often they meet in homes...a couple times a week!

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  43. My mom likes to spend her free time with a glass of wine and a good book.

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  44. My mom never had free time. She was constantly on the move and never could sit down to rest. That said, she loved to hand quilt.

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  45. She worked in the public for so long that she cherishes her alone time.

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  46. "Little" free time is right! When she did get to relax it was at the beach with a good book.

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  47. My mom passed away 7 years ago, and her birthday was yesterday (she would have been 72) - her favorite way to spend a little bit of free time was to indulge in a half hour with her favorite soap opera, a crossword puzzle in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.

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  48. My mom worked up until she was 80, cleaning other peoples' houses. Her way of relaxing was working in her garden or reading. She loved biography books - especially about royalty, past and present.

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  49. Sleeping. Don't let her get in a recliner cuz she will start snoring :)

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  50. My mother would read every chance she could. She passed down her love of books to me and all my sisters.

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  51. This is a hard one! My Mom's favorite way to spend free time would be playing with her granddaughters!

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  52. Wow. I don't remember free time for Mom. How sad is that? Not as a child anyway. I think that I am going to cry!

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  53. My mom would get up extra early so she could have a peaceful cup of tea and read a romance novel, with the cat in her lap.

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  54. Hi. My mom will be 80 this year. She is remarkably healthy. She loves Gerard Butler, so will spend some of her free time watching a Gerard Butler movie. We all tease her about that! She also loves to go to garage sales. Thanks!

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  55. I don't know that my Mum ever really has free time. She seems to be always busy aorund the house or in the garden. She does knit for the grandchildren on ocassion.

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  56. When my mother has some spare time, she sits in her sofa knitting or doing crossword puzzles.

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  57. My mum loved to garden - so do I !!

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  58. Hmm. I remember my mom used to love taking naps whenever she could snag one. ;) She was also a crocheter and loves to read.

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  59. My mom likes to spend her free time doing cross stitch or knitting. I have several of her gorgeous cross stitch pictures in my home and she loves to knit baby blankets and donate them to hospitals.

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  60. My mum is always so busy at one point she was in 3 choirs! She loves singing and some of my best and worst memories of her involve singing ;)

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  61. My mom likes to watch old movies and play on facebook!!

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  62. I remember my other with a book-always! She even volunteers at a library to get first dibs on new books!

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  63. I love to walk through the door of mom's sewing room and see her buzzing away on whatever she's making now. That "Come see what I'm working on!" comment the instant I come into the room is such a joyful moment.

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  64. My mom enjoys her free time with the grandkids!

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  65. My mother's favorite pastime was playing the piano. It was nice to fall asleep to Debussy.

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  66. My mother is a machine knitter, so her "happy place" is in front of her machine.

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  67. Mother is 89 and has advanced dementia now, but working on her genealogy records was a favorite past time in a very busy life.
    She no longer recognizes me, but she has family photos of 'the good old days' that she does remember. They are set up all the way around her chair and she will pick up this one and that one and tell me who they were and what they did, little tidbits from liffe in the 20's and 30's. So in her own way she is still snacking on genealogy moments.

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  68. My mother loves to spend her free time with my dad in their RV camping. They love to just go for a week here or there. I dream of a day when I can just pack up and do that too!

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  69. My mother loves to spend her free time with my dad in their RV camping. They love to just go for a week here or there. I dream of a day when I can just pack up and do that too!

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  70. my mom was addicted to those "movie star" mags of the 50's and 60's. She had to hide them from my dad - he hated them. These were the forerunner to the People and Us mags of today

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  71. My mom likes to spend her free time out by the pool throwing the ball for her 2 dogs.

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  72. When we were young it was reading, but once she finally figured out the internet, she liked to enter online contests and giveaways. She also spent alot of internet time doing geneology searchs to complete our family tree. dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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  73. My mom has recently been through some serious health issues. She is recovering nicely. She recently purchased a sewing machine so I expect her to be stitching up a storm in the not to distant future. Thanks for this fun week of reminiscing.

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  74. My mom is a big-time crafter and spends most of her free time working in her craft room. If she's not making curtains, she's making goodies for my 6-month old niece, or now she's into making American Girl doll clothes for my niece when she gets old enough. She's always got a project (or two or three!) going and spends most of her time working on those. When she's not actually creating, she's planning and designing her own patterns.

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  75. It seemed like my mom was always busy -- taking care of the family, working, cooking, etc. The last few years of her life she had gotten into antiques and loved to go hunting for treasures when she had the time. And, after my son was born, she had two short years to enjoy being a grandma.

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  76. haha! My mom is a shopper. I believe she is the reason I'm so good at hiding fabric from my husband. She would go shopping and tell me not to tell my stepfather about it. Leave things in the trunk until he was busy or out and then retrieve them! :)

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  77. My mom lately is into catnaps! She has earned them as she's approaching 90!

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  78. I "found out" about Santa at a young age, so my mom always said I was her special helper. I was the only one who helped with shopping and wrapping and putting out presents, and I will always cherish those memories!

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  79. My mom loves YA literature. She always had a giant stack of books and was always reading. When I (her 6th kid) was little, she got a job shelving books at the library. It was her escape to just be with books. When I went away to high school, she took a job as a children's librarian.

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  80. My Mom loves to read. One of our favorite things is to read the same book at the same time and shoot little comments back and forth and laugh at the funny parts together. Wish we lived closer!

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  81. My mom is quite the people person, so you will usually find her chatting with someone in her free time. :)

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  82. My mom used to love to go to our baseball and softball games (or any of our sporting events) during her "free" time. She loved to watch us play.

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  83. My mom can usually be found in her huge garden. She's loved gardening since I can remember. I did not inherit her green thumb, sadly!!

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  84. My mom loves to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea. thanks so much for a fun week of surprises...

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  85. My mom spent her free time knitting or crocheting. She could knit or crochet a baby set in an evening in front of the TV. That included sweater, bonnet and booties. She was fast! During the summer months she spent more time outdoors in her gardens, but still found time for that knitting or crocheting! I never did take to it like she hoped I would. I preferred sewing, to me it gave faster results.

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  86. My mother loves to be out in her garden, where she still does so much work even though she is permanently on a walker. She always has been a marvel and at 88, she still keeps going. I admire her determination so much.

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  87. My mother always had some knitting close by. Her fingers were never idle. Whether she was making something for us or later on, her grandchildren, I always treasured her knitted items.

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  88. My mom loved to read and crochet.

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  89. My mom died last year just before Mothers Day, she gave up and now I am kinda lost-even at 64 I am lost.She had knowledge of how to cook and grow beautiful things, she did not pass on any of that. I had not seen her since 1982 for reasons I do not know. But she raised me and I am thankful.

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  90. My mother was happiest when she was baking her wonderful cakes. I have tried and tried to make my cakes taste like her's and have yet to master it. I "think" she added bourbon to her Lane cake. Her German Chocolate was to die for!

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  91. I lived in the same house until I married. Our neighborhood was a "village" with ladies who loved playing Canasta and laughing. My Godmother with her coffe cup, and the rest whenever their husbands left for work. When I got home from school around 4:00, they were still there. Always saying "just one more hand." This was how growing up in the '50's was. Maybe that's what quilting bees were like, but Canasta won. My mother's laughter, along with all these women laughing was a wonderful welcome! Sneaky trick, my Godmother set the table for dinner and chopped onions in the morning. When her husband came home, the smell of onions sautéing and a table ready for dinner made the King happy in his Castle!

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  92. I remember so many different "seasons" of my mom's life. A couple things she would do in her free time were crocheting and doing crossword puzzles.

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  93. My mother's favorite past time is word search puzzles. She gets a new book and just cannot put it down. I think she has gone through all that are made in the last few years. It is wonderful that she still has capacity to do this at 84. I'm thankful that she still has cognative abilities!

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  94. my mother loved to read so we always passed books back and forth, thanks

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  95. My Mom liked to crochet & she usually had some project that she would work on when time allowed. Later in her life, she became a quilter, and started using up the scraps of material she had collected. Thanks.

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  96. My mum is a great knitter and that is what she likes doing on her free time. She also enjoys a good book sitting by the fire… I think we're so much alike!

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  97. My mom is a reader, especially mysteries. She reads several a week. HER mom was into romance novels. Somehow it is funny to see my mom reading on a kindle instead of her pile of library books, but it is light and easy for her to hold!

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  98. Reading, reading, reading. Whether a magazine or a book. When she shifted recently mum had to sort decades of reading materials, whittling it down to her most beloved books and magazine issues. This required re-reading all the magazines again before donating them.

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  99. My mom was a very hard worker who supported us with her full-time job so she didn't have much free time. She loves to read, sew, and serve others - that's what she does best. She is always helping others feel the Savior's love for them. Thanks for the week of memories about my mom.

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  100. She volunteers as a reading tutor and loves to get a massage.

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  101. My mother loves going to flea markets and garage sales and then she spiffs up the clothes she buys and sells them again, she also makes her own chili and sells it, she loves thinking of new ways to make money since she has retired.

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  102. My Mom used to have needlework of some kind in her hands all the time. She went from knitting to crocheting to x-stitch and then she would curl up with a good book. I miss her dearly.
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  103. Hands down, my mom loves to shop. So if she had any "free time", you'd probably find her in a mall somewhere. Ha!

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  104. my mother has always sewn but in mid life started to quilt. She has helped me along and though we love different styles of quilting we love to talk quilting and love buying material.

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  105. My Mom is a knitter so that is what she loves to do in her free time. :)

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  106. My mother also loved to read in any spare moments she had. Thanks!

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  107. My mother was a reader, but it was always magazines. I think the only book I ever saw her read was her Bible.

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  108. I'm not sure there was ever any free time. 5 children within 5 1/2 years makes for a busy woman. Tatc01@comcast.net

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  109. My Mum's been gone for 12 years now. I miss her every single day. Her favourite pastimes were reading and doing needlework, either crewel or cross-stitch. Lucky me, I have "inherited" both of these loves along with many others!

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  110. My mama's free time was sitting at the kitchen table with her cup of instant coffe and nibbling on a cookie.

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  111. My Mom enjoyed reading and crochet. And watching tv!

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  112. My mom would read books, all kinds of books! Cookbooks, biographies, novels, and magazines, too.

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  113. My mom loves to golf and garden! hatlevig@integra.net

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  114. My mom loved to read books, but really I think she just loved to clean lol

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  115. My mother has had a lot of health issues lately but one of her favorite hobbies has always been reading to grandchildren. My son says that she is the best reader in the world!

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  116. While my mother was a single mom, I don't remember her having enough "free time" to do much of anything. And if she did, it was when my sister and I were out of the house playing outside or something. But once she married my step dad, they both LOVED to shop. Not necessarily to buy anything, although they did plenty of that! They just loved going to places, walking around, seeing what was there, and dreaming. That is definitely NOT something that I have carried on. I hate shopping!...Except for fabric. I could spend all day doing that! he he he

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  117. My Mother loved to Sing and had a beautiful Soprano Voice. If she had a spare moment I could find her playing "The Fairy Wedding Waltz" on our Vintage upright piano. I had to go and find the YouTube for it to listen to again today! Thanks for bringing up that memory!

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  118. My mum loves to garden and will always pop outside to snip a few deadheads or water her plants in pots.

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  119. My Mother had 2, one was working on her front yard I remember people stopping and commenting on how nice our yard looked and the other was crochet, when she was learning how to do it she tried for a bikini for me rofl it turned out HUGE we had a good laugh on that one, but soon she had it mastered like everything she put her mind to.

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  120. My mom tends to watch TV in her free time these days. She reads the newspapers, too, on her days off.

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  121. My mom had 4 kids and worked full-time. What little free time she had, she enjoyed reading. In retirement, she got more into crafting, sewing and knitting.

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  122. My mom also loved to read and instilled that love in me. She would get up before anyone else so she would have time to read - she would start with the Bible and then whatever else struck her fancy. For the last 20 years of her life, she only had vision in her right eye and reading was very difficult for her. She still read her Bible every morning and then would listen to books on tape.

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  123. Reading her book, preferably in the sun beside the pool

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  124. I don't think I ever saw my mum with some free time. She liked to stop and watch the news though but would promptly fall asleep on the sofa. I'm the same, never any free time and have been known to fall asleep at my sewing machine and laptop. LOLLL

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  125. My Mom was an avid reader. We didn't have a lot of money to buy books so we spent a great deal of time at the library. I remember her always putting a few dollars aside each paycheck and every six weeks or so we would head to the local flea market. One of the largest stalls in the flea market was for used books and my Mom had a great relationship with the owner, he would often set aside specific books when he got them in knowing my mom would like them. He was always so generous when she sold books to him as well, letting her trade them or offering her nearly the full resale value of his to her. When she passed away I made sure all of her books made their way back to him and made a trade in his benefit.

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  126. Mom loved to sit in her favorite chair with her dog in her lap and watch Krissy Everett Lloyd play tennis. She even named her Yorkie, Krissy. Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  127. My mom used to knit in her free time. Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  128. My mom was a crafter and her "free" time was spent making doll clothes and stuffed animals for craft fairs.

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  129. My mom is a cook. She actually enjoys this. And she loves to watch cooking shows. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  130. My mom was always reading books when I was growing up. Lots of Zane Grey (I think I remembered that name right). Unfortunately she started having eye troubles, and now has to listen to books more than reading them. :(

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com

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  131. My mom absolutely loves going to the movies, so whenever she has free time, she goes to the movie theater, often in the middle of the afternoon now that she's retired. She'll even go by herself if there's no one available to go along. Thanks!

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  132. My mom absolutely loves going to the movies, so whenever she has free time, she goes to the movie theater, often in the middle of the afternoon now that she's retired. She'll even go by herself if there's no one available to go along. Thanks!

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  133. My mom absolutely loves going to the movies, so whenever she has free time, she goes to the movie theater, often in the middle of the afternoon now that she's retired. She'll even go by herself if there's no one available to go along. Thanks!

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  134. HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAAAAAAA I'm laughing at this one....my mom never had or has or will have 'free-time' she is constantly on the go and up to her ears in activity. At almost 80, she leads the college study group at her church. There is no stopping her, but she would say, in her 'free-time' she can be 'caught' weeding her garden....but you better look fast! :) As there is always something else to do!! :)

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  135. My mom likes to sit on the lanai and read. :)

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  136. My mom would knit...
    thanks for the giveaway

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  137. My mom didn't have a lot of free time when I was little. 8 kids, a farm, a garden and dad working away from home kept her pretty busy. As we got older she found time to read.

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  138. My mother loved to quilt. She made everything by hand and would hours cutting out pieces and then sewing them together. At the time, I didn't appreciate all the love she put into her quilts, but since she is gone, I treasure them and would never part with any I own.

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  139. ... and my Mum loves to meet family and friends - she is very social and active, far more active than I am...

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  140. What free time? My mom is the busiest person I know! But she does enjoy knitting and crocheting, so if she's got an unexpectedly free evening, she'll be watching TV with the cat on her lap and a yarn project in hand.

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  141. My mom loved going to the driving range or sitting on her lounge chair in the garden with a book.

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  142. My Mom at 89 loves to shop- for clothes, decor, shoes- pretty much anything. She has recently discovered Walmart (I know) and can't wait to get back.

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  143. My mom likes to cross stitch whenever she was sitting down; )

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  144. My mom was a reader, any free time was spent reading a good book...or a bad book, it didn't matter to her.

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  145. For my mom I am pretty sure it would have been catching a few rare minutes at a time of TV shows. I would find her asleep on her recliner just resting and I would tease her and she would always say, I am NOT sleeping I was just resting my eyes lol

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  146. Mum has recently joined a craft group and a knitting group and really enjoys both; she's been known to take along stuff I've knitted for her to show off.

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  147. My mum loves to spend time in the garden or reading

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  148. My mom always watched As the world turns!! After noon lunch:)

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  149. That's a tricky one, my mum never relaxes and as I've got older I realise I'm just like her in that! Occasionally she can be found reading a book, in fact I remember her reading when I was little and nothing would distract her, not even 5 fighting children!

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  150. My mom would do the same thing, grab a book and read. She passed her love of reading on to me and I'll be forever thankful.

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  151. My mom would spend her free time at knitting, she loved to knit for the grandchildren. I miss her. I have 3 daugthers and 2 daugthers in law and nobody is sewing or crochet or knit. I started quilting after my mother passed away, so she never saw my quiltprojects. Thanks for the chance!

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  152. Min mor havde lært at sy hatte i sin ungdom (modist) og lærte siden at sy tøj. I mange år underviste hun unge piger i at sy deres eget tøj. Jeg har lært at sy af hende og er blevet meget glad for patchwork. Hun nåede kun at sy 1 tæppe, før hun stille sov ind 87 år gammel

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  153. My mom always was either sewing or reading. Unfortunately, due to health issues, she is no longer able to sew, but she still reads quite a bit!

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  154. My Mom would find any kind of sport on TV and watch it...she was an amazing seamtress, but her favorite thing was sports!

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  155. Mother's and free time?? LOL hmmmm, okay, let me see. My mom was not a reader, seemed she was always sewing or cooking. I do remember pictures of her on the lounge chair in the backyard soaking up the sun. I can imagine any sort of break from her routine was a welcome respite.

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  156. Reading, cooking, visiting with friends and neighbors, being with family. I remember my Mom recharging with those. Thanks

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  157. My mom loves to quilt, but she also loves to play the piano and do Sudoku puzzles!

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  158. My mother adores reading and doing sudoku puzzles! Spetzie at att dot net

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  159. My mother spent her free time sewing and crocheting. She taught me to sew and crochet.

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  160. Reading, bowling, and coffeeing with her best friend, How I miss her!

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  161. My mom never had much free time, but being from Europe she loved to knit and would spend any free minutes knitting mittens and socks for all of us. Now that I quilt, I realize she was providing us warmth but I think that she needed that time to just sit and knit and relax.

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  162. My mother always sewed during the day but at 3pm she always stopped , She then would go sit with my dad whether it was outside or in the living room. They called this their time.

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  163. I think my mom's favorite "me time" activity is shopping!

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  164. Painting, crocheting, sewing and decorating, in between raising 8 kids and moving around the country because my Dad was in the navy!

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    MGM

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  165. My mom crochets every day. There are hooks on every side table in the house so she doesn't have to waste a moment looking for one.

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  166. My mom has always liked to read. We now share the same taste in books which is fun.

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  167. My mom loves to cook. The kitchen is where you would find her first in the morning and as soon she's off work.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  168. My mom played Tetris all night long.

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  169. We loved
    to read together. As soon as I would finish a book we would trade and she would read it. Happy mothers day to all of the moms out there hope you all have a good day! Thanks for the great giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  170. My mom seems to reject the concept of free time. But when she has a minute to breathe, she's on Facebook.

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  171. My mom always used her free time to read a book. She taught me to keep a book in the car, in your purse, by the bed, snd in the bathroom. Because there's no point waiting aimlessly for doctor's appointments, meeting someone, etc. Read. I can use the same principle with a little bag of hand stitching.
    Raylynn@homemail.com

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  172. My mom enjoys reading about WWII, and far away places such as Africa, in her free time. Though free time is sparse for her since she works 7 days per week.

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  173. My mom was a farmer's wife and she would only sit down and relax in the evenings, after the kitchen was cleaned up and all the other chores were done. She loved to read while my Dad watched TV. She shared her love of reading with me and I think of her often as I read.

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  174. My mom loves to garden and has a natural talent for it. I was not so lucky.

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  175. My MOm was a farm wife...not much spare time...but she loved to sing

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  176. My mum loves to read. She will go to the library and borrow about 15-20 books. Then in a week or so will be back to borrow more!

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  177. My mom read the newspaper in her free time

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  178. Mom often sneaks away to the garden, pulling weeds, moving plants or picking flowers.

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  179. My Mom hand pieced kwilts in her spare time.

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  180. My mom was a volunteer, giving of her free time to help others.

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  181. My mom likes to sew pillows for hospice in her free time.

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  182. Great items for today! My mom is an artist and spends her free time painting. I'm lucky to have many of her acrylics, water colors and some pencil sketches on my walls! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  183. My mom spent her free time creating photo albums and making quilts for her grand-babies.

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  184. My Mom was a people person and in her spare time would visit the shut-ins and ill individuals from our church. Of course she always arrived with some homemade cookies or rolls, or flowers from her garden. Although she has been gone for a few years now, people still tell how much those visits meant to them

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  185. Ok my mom is a sewing fiend, but I think her favorite thing is to sew vests for some reason. She has a vest for every single holiday, I don't know *WHY* but I try to be supportive when I see new ones ;)

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  186. We liked to spend Saturday nights with a pizza and a good movie as a family.

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  187. My mother would do needlepoint when she had a few free minutes. She made such beautiful items. A few things she made are used as rugs in a museum's display of antique dollhouses

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  188. My mother tended to her flowers in her spare time.

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  189. My mom always loved to take a nap on the couch in the afternoons. I remember trying to be really quiet, because when Mom was sleeping, I didn't have to clean my room or do any other chores. :) Playtime!!

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  190. My mom lives to chat on the phone!

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  191. My mother is no longer with me but when she was she loved to do ceramics

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  192. Love this blog and the great giveaways!! My mom was always busy, but if she had spare time she would read or sew. She was a great seamstress. A busy lady.

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  193. My mom is always in the kitchen. She loves to cook.

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  194. My Mother loved to read murder mystery books and played cribbage.

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  195. In her down time she would be reading the newspaper at the kitchen table or curled up in her chair with a good book. Thanks for all the great giveaways, have a wonderful Mother's Day! ;-> Toni Anne

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  196. My Mom would either be reading a book, or doing a crossword puzzle. Always thinking!
    Lin

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  197. My mom loves to read, watch Nascar race and spend time with her grandchildren.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa