Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Blogiversary Day 3 & Giveaways!!!!

It's Day 3 of my 4 year Blogiversary Celebration!!  If you missed Day 1 or 2 and their giveaways you can find them here ;)  DAY 1   DAY 2




And now, let's celebrate for a final  Day 3!!!  So to finish up, I thought I would show you just a few more things around the blog and today we are focusing on a few parts from the right hand or the blog ;)   So let's run through them shall we ;)

First off, is the Sponsor Section.    These sponsors truly are Spectacular!!!   There is no way I could do what I do on the blog each day without them.  I am so grateful for their support of Happy Quilting and I know you all love perusing their shops ;)   They are filled will all things quilty!!!  You can click on any of the buttons to be taken directly to that particular shop :)


And right below the Sponsor buttons is the Sponsor Spotlight!!  This is where you can find a super quick reference of all of my Sponsors Sales, Events, and Giveaways.  It makes it super easy to never miss a good deal ;)  Each line is a link, so you can just click on whatever sounds good to you and it will take you right where you need to go ;)


Next down the way is my Patterns section.  I still can't believe I have made 12 patterns.  Pretty soon I am going to need to make some sore of rotating icon here.  Guess I should check into how to do that ;)   By clicking on any pattern, you will be taken directly to my Etsy Pattern Store where you can purchase and download these patterns instantly ;)   And I want to shout out a huge thank you to all of my readers for their support with my little pattern shop.  I so appreciate you wanting to make my patterns and love seeing your finished projects!!!


And continuing down the way we find the Published section.  This has a cover shot of the magazines and books that I have been published in.  It is kind of a fun little place to see them all together.  Also, if you click on any particular cover, you will be taken to a link that shows you a little more detail about the project I have in that particular issue ;)


And then there is a whole bunch of stuff, including my personal "blog roll"  (that gets added to about daily, I love reading about quilts!!) and some buttons of the things that are keeping me busy, including my Bees and Teaching Events and such ;)  But if surf all the way down to the bottom, you will find my Blog Archive and Search Box.  I point these out, because if you are ever trying to find something and you can't this is the place to go ;)  The Archive will highlight the titles of every post I have written, and you can click on them from here.  The Search box is like a mini search engine for just my blog ;)  It can be really helpful in finding specific topics ;)




And I think that just about wraps it up for a 3 day tour of the blog ;)  I hope you have enjoyed it ;)

And of course, we are going to finish this celebration with some more giveaways!!!!  Once again today, we have 2 giveaways to celebrate!!!   

First up for grabs is this adorable custom bundle that Julie made just for me.   My favorite color is Purple so she built this bundle around some of her favorite purple prints in her shop.  So cute!!!!!   Thank you to The Intrepid Thread for sponsoring this giveaway :)


And second up for grabs is collection of Waterfront Park Domino Dot Fat Quarters!!  Oh, what a perfect stash builder these are.   Thank you to The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co. for sponsoring this giveaway ;)


You have three chances to win these awesome prizes, and please leave a separate comment for each.  The comments enter you into both giveaways :)  

1 - For the first entry, I have so appreciated your feedback over the last 2 days, so lets make today super easy.   Just leave me a comment of something that makes you Happy ;)    


2 - And for a second entry, since The Intrepid Thread has been kind enough to sponsor this giveaway, how about we show them some love.  Follow The Intrepid Thread's Blog and then come back and leave a comment here that you did, or already do :) 

2 - And for a third entry, since The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co.  has also been kind enough to sponsor this giveaway, how about we show them some love too.   Julie is also new on Instagram and adding followers, so pop on over and Follow The Scarlet Thread on Instagram and then come back here and comment that you did so, or already do :)  

And that's it :) The giveaway will close on Sunday, July 6th at Midnight and I will announce the winners Monday morning.    Good Luck to everyone ;)

Today is the last day of the Celebration but you still have time to enter the giveaways.  And be sure to check back in tomorrow.  I have a Star Finish to share for the 4th ;)   And it has been waiting a long time to be shared ;)  So exciting!!!

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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437 comments:

  1. Thanks for pointing out the sponsor spotlight section and making it so easy to keep up with sales and deals!!

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  2. I already follow The Intrepid Thread! :-)

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  3. I am now following The Scarlet Thread on ig. (@sewystuff)

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  4. I am following The Scarlet Thread on IG (@undiscoveredoptimist)

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  5. I love your patterns. They are perfectly detailed. Thanks!

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  6. I follow IT. Absolutely love Julie. I think her fabric choices are genius. Thanks.

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  7. Time to quilt makes me very, very happy. And congratulations on your blogiversary!

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  8. I've been following Intrepid Thread for quite some time.

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  9. A comment - one of the comments yesterday was about having a basic intro to quilting post (s). I'm thinking about our conversation about cutting fabric and how it is different if you're cutting for quilting or clothes and applique. I think there may be a need for a very basic explanation of strip cutting and planning how to cut fabric with a minimum of waste. Who knew how handy all the pictures on the sidebar are. Happy 4th.

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  10. So many things make me happy. If I had to choose just one I'd have to say my husband. He is just the best and being his wife makes me happy!
    tstanulis@verizon.net

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  11. I follow The Intrepid Thread's blog.
    tstanulis@verizon.net

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  12. You walk down to the mailbox and there is a squishy package waiting for you. You know that you have won fabric and there is a smile on your face and you just want to shout and dance. Oh, what a feeling. These past 3 days have been fun as well as educational. Thank you for the chance to win your awesome giveaways. Hoping you have the best 4th of July weekend.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  13. Love the fabrics and great job on all the patterns and magazines ( I think I'm in two of those Mccall's ones too) I'm VERY happy quilting of course!!

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  14. I am spreading the love by following Intrepid Thread.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  15. I'm a follower here and Intrepid (don't do instagram)

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  16. I am now following Scarlet Thread Quilt Co. Thank you for all that you do for us.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  17. i already follow intrepid thread's blog

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  18. Winning pretty fabric makes me happy. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  19. Already a follower of The Intrepid Thread's Blog. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  20. I follow Intrepid Thread. :)

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  21. Oh today it definitely is Holiday vacation time that makes me happy!

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  22. beautiful fabrics make me happy.

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  23. Lovely bundles! Sunshine, family, and friends make me happy!

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  24. I follow The Intrepid thread on FB And Bloglovin!

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  25. i follow the intrepid thread with blog lovin'

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  26. A day of sewing without interruptions makes me happy.

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  27. Everything about quilting makes me happy. Good deals on fabric make me happy, so thanks for pointing out the Sponsor Spotlight -- how did I not know about that? Tomorrow's upcoming family picnic makes me happy. I get to see my son (who lives 900 miles away) this weekend -- double happy! Thanks for all you do on your blog and have a happy Fourth of July!

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  28. I follow the Intrepid Thread blog.

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  29. my husband makes me happy! but getting happy mail is also awesome! when all the kids come home for a visit makes me happy.. the dogs make me happy!

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  30. I am following the Intrepid Thread Blog!

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  31. Quilting makes me happy. If I ain't sewed for awhile, I get pretty cranky. :)

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  32. I follow Intrepid Thread's blog.

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  33. My sweet nieces make me happy!

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  34. I'm following The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co on Instagram.

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  35. Congratulations! The fact I'm going to meet Pat Bravo tomorrow is making me happy!

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  36. This was a great post today, had a great time browsing while enjoying my coffee.

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  37. I follow Intrepid Thread - and shop there, too.

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  38. My 11mo makes me happy. He just started walking on his walker...he will be more of a troublemaker soon enough. It's hard not to laugh at his antics. He is just too cute.

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  39. Big fan of the IT and follow

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  40. I don't do Instagram, but did go and browse The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co.

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  42. My family makes me happy and sewing too...

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  43. I now follow the SQC on Instagram

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  44. A bright happy quilt and a good book make me happy.

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  45. I am a follower of Intrepid Thread blog already.

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  47. I am following Julie (the scarlet thread quilt co) on IG!

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  48. I am happy to have time to read all the fabulous blogs abouit quilting. Yours is a daily must

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  49. I follow the intrepid thread via bloglovin

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  50. Fabric and craft supplies make me happy!

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  51. I follow the Intrepid Thread on Bloglovin.

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  52. You make me happy because anytime you have a challenge it makes me happy to see how you have overcome it! Also your love of purple makes me happy too because it is my favorite color too! Thanks for your generous giveaways! K-

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  53. Hanging out with my son and husband makes me happiest but crafting time is a close second.

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  54. I've added Julie (from The Scarlet Thread) on IG

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  55. Bobbing in waves makes me SUPER happy!

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  56. Happy was getting 2 layer cakes this morning in the post and some appliqué goodies too. I know what I'm doing this weekend!

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  57. I'm working on a charity quilt with a new-to-me pattern (it's working), and that makes me happy.

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  58. Fabric and sewing make me happy!!

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  59. I follow the Intrepid Thread by email.

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  60. Petting fabric makes me happy

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  61. Quilting makes me happy! Winning makes me happy too!

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  62. I followed Scarlet Threads on IG

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  63. I am following the Intrepid Thread!

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  64. FOLLOWING INTREPID THREAD ON BLOG LOVIN'

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  65. HI,what's makes me happy is all our family well and happy!
    Thanks for sharing a neat giveaway!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  66. Being outdoors on a beautiful day makes me happy.

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  67. The fact that the weather has finally turned to summer and that the scent of flowers is in the air makes me happy. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  68. I already follow the Intrepid Thread

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  69. I already follow Intrepid Thread. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  70. Three day weekends make me happy!

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  71. I already follow the intrepid thread.

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  72. Waking up to my puppy snuggling me is always a happy morning. As are hugs andkisses from my baby nephew.

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  73. I already follow the intrepid thread :)

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  74. A new quilt fresh out of the dryer makes me happy!

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  75. spending time with my grandsons and helping them remember special times they had with there mom.

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  76. I follow Intrepid Thread's blog. Love them!

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  77. I follow the Scarlet Thread on IG. thanks!

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  78. I follow The Intrepid Thread blog (and what a cool name)

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  79. I follow the Scarlet Thread at Instagram.

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  80. Feeling well enough to quilt makes me happy

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  81. I am following the Intrepid Thread's blog on bloglovin.

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  82. Teaching my ten year old how to sew makes me happy. Taking time to quilt makes me happy, too.

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  83. What makes me super HAPPY today is my new Janome 6600 was just delivered about 20 minutes ago!!! Can't wait to play with it but have a blood donation appt to do first.

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  84. I've been following The Intrepid Thread for some time now

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  85. I already follow the Intrepid Thread blog with Bloglovin! Thank you and your wonderful sponsors!

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  86. I already follow Intrepid Thread.

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  87. I can't get Instagram on my phone to follow The Scarlet Thread but I do have their Etsy store as one of my favorites.

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  88. Sewing and quilting make me happy! And seeing other people's projects, including yours! Happy Blogiversary! :)

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  89. I already follow the Intrepid Thread's blog via email.

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  90. Thanks for the tour of your blog. I always enjoy reading the blog. So many helpful hints and beautiful quilts.

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  91. Rosemary B here:
    I love your blog the best. I hope you are having a great day.
    Thanks for sharing your celebration with us. Your sponsors are very generous!

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  92. Rosemary B here: again
    I follow Intrepid Thread on Instagram

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  93. Family and fabric make me very happy! Thank you for the blog tour....I had no idea about the spotlight links and never really paid attention to the Sponsor Spotlight. Happy Blogiversary!!

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  94. Rosemary B here again
    I follow Scarlet Thread on Instagram right now

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  95. I'm happily watching Wimbledon - some fantastic tennis !!

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  96. I follow Intrepid Thread's blog !

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  97. Lots of things make me happy, a good night's sleep, a good sewing day, a smile from friends, a card in the mail, a call from my grandsons, birds on the bird feeders, flowers in the garden, but really just getting up each day and knowing I have another wonderful day on earth does it for me. Life is grand in my book, rain or shine, hot or cold.

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  98. My family makes me happy! Sewing does too!

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  99. Things that make me happy... rainbows, my sisters, quilting, reading... the list goes on and on. Also that cute custom Purple bundle from Intrepid Thread makes me happy, such a preety palette. Love it! Thanks for everything you do Melissa, I love visiting your blog.
    dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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  100. What makes me Happy? Quilting! :) I didn't want to steal your blog name, but that's true.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  101. The break in the heat made me happy today! I was able to sit on the patio and read a book with a cool breeze at my back. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  102. I'm already a follower of IT. Thanks again!

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  103. Winning giveaways, totally makes me happy ;) Today I won a "judged" contest, that really puts a smile on my face. Someone liked what I made, so so very happy!

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  104. I already read Julie's blog.

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  105. Hearing the birds chirping when I wake up always makes me happy and sets the tone for a good day.

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  106. I follow Julie's blog with bloglovin

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  107. Just started following The Scarlet Thread on instagram

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  108. What makes me happy is when my sons are doing good. And of course quilting makes me happy!

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  109. I follow the Intrepid Thread blog.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  110. Making one of a kind items for special people makes me happy!

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  111. I signed up for the intrepid threads newsletter

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  112. Spending time with my family makes me happy!

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  113. I signed up to follow Intrepid Thread.

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  114. I'm following The Scarlet Thread on Instagram

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  115. Right now am soooo Happy that my Husband's Brother & Wife & dauughter are here for the week!! (from Kansas!!) WOOOOHOOOOO!

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  116. I follow you thru Bloglovin! :)

    I don't do Instagram..or FB, Twitter etc stuff...but did go over to The Scarlet thread...saved to spend more time there... :)

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  117. I receive the Intrepid Thread newsletter. Thanks!

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  118. I am following The Scarlet Thread Quilting company (Julie) on Instagram.

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  119. Reading with a cat in my lap makes me happy!

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  120. A warm summer day, my family and time to quilt, all make me happy!

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  121. I follow Intrepid Thread by email.

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  122. Something that makes me Happy... Is SEWING! Just spend the day sewing and finishing up a couple of different projects. So happy!!!

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  123. Finding out that I will be a grandmother again makes me happy. This time, it's twins. Having my whole family together here also makes me very happy.

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  124. Sewing and gardening make me happy.

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  125. I follow The Intrepid Thread blog.

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  126. This blog makes me happy. Thanks for the in depth tour.

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  127. I also follow the Intrepid Thread.

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  128. winning fabric or having someone give me fabric so i can continue to make charity quilts always makes me happy!! babscorbitt at gmail dot com

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  129. i am already a happy follower of intrepid thread. i love their weekly giveaways. babscorbitt at gmail dot com

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  130. i am a new follower of the scarlet thread on instagram babscorbitt at gmail dot com

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  131. That is easy...FABRIC makes me happy!

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  132. Eating good chocolate makes me happy and so does opening a new box of fabric that I just ordered.!! I can't decide between the two. kthurn@bektel.com

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  133. I already follow The Intrepid Thread on Bloglovin. kthurn@bektel.com

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  134. Spending time creating things makes me happy!

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  135. Following The Intrepid Thread on bloglovin.

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  136. We are going to the Black Hill for a couple of day!!!

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  137. My sweet family makes me happy... a freshly finished (and super crinkly!) quilt comes in at a close second.

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  138. I follow The Intrepid Thread blog on Bloglovin.

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  139. I don't have a smart phone or know how to do Instagram so I liked The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co. on Facebook. I hope this counts as an entry. kthurn@bektel.com

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  140. Sewing and quilting makes me happy.

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  141. Having time to craft makes me happy.

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  142. I follow the Intrepid Thread on Bloglovin'

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  143. get the intrepid thread by email

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  144. Being home visiting my sister and my dad, Nana and niece and nephews makes me happy. I fly home tonight though!

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  145. Woohoo - I follow the Intrepid Thread blog :) Happy Day 3!!

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  146. What makes me happy is travelling to Seattle to see my daughter,husband and my 3 grandchildren. Ages...21 girl, 12 boy,and 5 boy. I have such a great time. This trip my daughter planned a Crafting Retreat for 4 days. She is a scrapbooker so that is who came and I got to do my quilting. Eight wonderful gals I got to meet.

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  147. I already follow Intrepid Thread blog.

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  148. Thanks again for the chances and congrats to you! What makes me happy is getting to spend time with my siblings that live in another state this weekend!

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  149. Listening to little children giggle & laugh makes me happy.

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  150. I signed up to follow the Intrepid Thread blog.

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  151. The weekends make me happy - more time for quilting!!

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  152. I follow The Intrepid Thread on bloglovin.

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  153. I am now following The Scarlet Thread on ig.

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  154. Happy thoughts, eh? I have a booth at the farmer's market and seeing people fall in love with my sock monkeys each day makes it totally worth how little I actually sell them for. Also, educating people about spinning yarn (which I do in public every Saturday at the market) totally makes me feel good inside.

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  155. Something that makes me happy is reading your blog ;-) and my current love, the Lucky Country black licorice (from Australia): it's the best I've ever had!!! Have a happy 4th!!! Hugs, H

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  156. Oh yes, I follow Julie!! I've been to her shop a few times, and she is a sweetie!! Hugs, H

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  157. Following the Intrepid thread on Bloglovin!

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  158. What makes me the happiest is when we have family gatherings and our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are all there, or most of them, as it really is difficult to get that many people together at the same time. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  159. My husband makes me happy - it's been a rough week and he has been wonderful!

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  160. I follow the Intrepid Thread's blog - thanks

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  161. I'm now following Julie on IG

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  162. Seeing the sunrise in the morning makes me happy.

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  163. Spending time with my grandchildren always, always, always makes me happy! Thanks for having these giveaways.

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  164. Reading about quilts makes me happy!
    I love purple too. I haven't seen the domino dot fabric before, it looks great.
    Thanks for a great giveaway.n

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  165. Blogging and following other quilters makes me very happy...almost as happy as quilting....thank you

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  166. Something that makes me happy... seeing my 8 yr old SON have an idea, dig through my scraps, and make something from them! And now my 11 yr old daughter has cut up 50+ 2.5 inch squares from my scraps to make a baby quilt. It's so fun to see them enjoying themselves & that I can share my passion with them!!

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  167. I already follow The Intrepid Thead. :)

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  168. Grilled ham and cheese makes me happy

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  169. I subscribe to the Intrepid Thread via email and my RSS feed cause Julie is the best!

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  170. Besides spending time with my family, sitting stitching makes me happy. Thanks for the lovely giveaway, Melissa.

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  171. I follow Julie's Intrepid Thread blog.

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  172. My girls make me happy. Cliched but true

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  173. I follow the intrepid thread

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  174. I follow the scarlet thread on instagram

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  175. Something that makes me Happy is cooking !

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

Melissa