Thursday, 15 September 2011

A Cotton Blossom Farm giveaway

I am always snuffling around the internet, looking at who is selling what when it comes to fabric.

A few days ago I stumbled across Cotton Blossom Farm.

If the name wasn't lovely enough, it was the website that got me. Call me shallow if you like, tell me I need to get out more but when you click on 'Add to shopping bag' on a fabric icon to order some of it, as if by magic, right before your eyes, it whooshes upwards into your basket.

I liked that.

I am clearly easily pleased.

Cathy is super friendly and has a really great range of the kind of fabrics I like, which they are adding to all the time.

Cathy is also super, super generous and would like to offer one of you a complete fat quarter set of the new Verandah collection by Amanda Murphy for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

There is this:




And this:


And not pictured, Cathy will also be including the two other fabrics that complete the collection.

Cathy is willing to ship this generous giveaway to anyone, anywhere in the world. And if you are not lucky in the giveaway she is again, very generously offering a 15% discount off your first order with Cottom Blossom Farm if you type in the word FRESH100 at check out.

So, I like a simple giveaway as much as the next person, and simple it is.


  1. Leave a comment telling me: if you could lie on a beach right now; the name of the beach and where in the world it is. (Got to get me some holiday ideas for next year!)
  2. Second comment if you are already a follower.


Cathy is offering 21 fat quarters and even with my basic counting-on-fingers maths I have worked out that is over five yards.

I'll leave the giveaway open until 7pm Little Island time next Thursday 22 September, after which Mr Random Generator will work his magic.

Good luck.

248 comments:

  1. I am not a lie on the beach kind of person. I prefer cruises with scuba diving on the side. :)

    Mary
    iammaryburke @ gmail.com

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  2. I am already a follower

    iammaryburke @ gmail.com

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  3. I'd be no help with a beach idea. Not a beach person, I prefer mountains and forests. Good luck with your vacation planning.

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  4. I would absolutely lie on Tamarak Beach in Carlsbad, CA for the simple reason that it's the beach I grew up lying on and I miss it!!! Thanks for the giveaway - gorgeous fabric :)

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  5. I'm a happy follower of your blog :)

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  6. I happily follow your blog :)
    That is such a lovely range of fabrics, I'm in lust!

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  7. Well I am surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches in the world where I live in Hawaii! That said-I'd have to find a spot in the shade! All this sun about 340 days a year can play havoc on one's skin!

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  8. Thanks Carol!
    I'm not really a lie-on-the-beach person but my favourite beach is on a remote island in Ireland called Omey Island

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  9. I’d love to go back to Jeckyl Island beach off the coast of Georgia. Extra points for it being during Jan when they put out artistic blown glass balls for you to find. It can be warm then too…

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  10. Drive a few miles north of Aberdeen and the beaches are stunning and unspoiled. Really, they are amazing!! Prince Edward Island in Canada has beautiful beaches and by some weird quirk the gulf stream scoops in right there bringing swarmer southern water so you aren't turning blue in the North Atlantic. There are some amazing beaches on the easy coast of the Malaysian peninsula. White sand and snorkling with pretty fish on st Johns in the US Virgin Islands. I can come up with more if you want. My cruise ship life led me to some stunners!

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  11. I have to admit I'm not a lying on the beach sort (hate the sun!) but I do like a nice walk along the beach with Archie and I love my local beach http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/main.nsf/Web+Full+List/C471ABC48E19FA0B80256C78004D8A0C?OpenDocument don't know where they got the sun from on the three photos, it usually looks like the top one so I'm not sure it's what you had in mind! Thanks for the giveaway - the fabrics are gorgeous!

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  12. Right now I'd be happy to be on a beach anywhere if my other half was there. A year ago we planned a holiday in September abroad but thanks to his job that's gone down to one night away. Only he's just phoned to say that night away will be at mine. We won't be going anywhere. :-(

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  13. I would like to go back to a beach that has wonderful happy holiday memories from nearly 30 years ago - so it would be New Seabury in Cape Cod. Fingers crossed it would still be as lovely as I remember it.
    I am a follower, and love your blog!

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  14. I have nothing to offer about lying on the beach. I just don't do that anymore. I do like going to the beach and Rehoboth is one I love to visit.

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  15. If I could be on any beach, it would be my own :( Ah well, maybe another year!

    No fabric for me, but congrats at finding a new place to spend your money ;)

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  16. Lindquist Beach in St. Thomas ~ looks like a great place to be right now :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. We enjoyed Waikiki Beach a few years ago when visiting our son in Hawaii but we also have a fine white sand beach called Grand Beach in our home province of friendly Manitoba in Canada.

    SBQ5105(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I'd love to go back to the Bahamas. I was on a cruise with Royal Caribbean and they had a private island - it was pure bliss.

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  19. I'm already a follower! I looove these fabrics, thanks for the chance!

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  20. I love the beach. Count me in for anywhere in Jamaica!

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  21. I'm not a lying on a beach kinda girl, but I'd love to escape right now, and if I could go anywhwere, I'd head to Penang, Malaysia! That's a very generous giveaway! Thank you :)

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  22. I haven't been to too many beaches, but one of the nicest was in Tampa Bay, Florida - a looooong time ago! Jxo

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  23. Already a follower. Thanks for the giveaway - these fabrics are gorgeous! Jxo

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  24. I love the beach, send me to Hawaii!

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  25. Having just spent a very wet week in north Devon I do not wish I was lying on a beach there! I vote for somewhere in the Whitsunday Islands off Australia.

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  26. I'm not so familiar with fabulous beaches but my favourite of those I've been to was on a little island just off Cozumel. Lovely. I haven't been to many exotic places. My beach experience is usually at small local lakes in Saskatchewan and I'm pretty happy with that. In the summer. In the winter ... somebody ... please ... take me AWAY!

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  27. If I could lie on the beach any where it would be either Santa Cruz, CA or Anacortes, WA. Love both of those beaches. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

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  28. Gosh we are not a beach bunch are we - me neither but I wouldn't say no to a nice walk along a quiet Scottish beach.

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  29. I am already a follower andam off to look at this generous shop.

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  30. What an incredibly generous giveaway! Thanks to you both for the opportunity to win such gorgeous fabric :)
    I'd like to be soaking up the sun on Amadores Beach near Puerto Rico on Gran Canaria. I've not been for a few years now and am hoping that we might go this Winter. I love the walkway along the cliffs between the two places.

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  31. Wow, fantastic giveaway - thank you. Beachwise, the narrow but beautiful Cayo Guillermo, Cuba - where you get a natural fish pedicure in the warm shallow waters - bliss x

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  32. I would love to be in Bermuda on the beach.. sigh, it finally is starting to get cold and I'm already dreading it!

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  33. What a gorgeous set of fabrics I thought for one awful (lovely) moment we'd have to choose between the two sets but some lucky person gets them all!!
    I must admit I'm not a great lover of sand, so my favourite "beach" is in Kalkan Turkey where you can climb down steps in the rock into the sea! There is a man-made sandy beach there too ;)

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  34. Mansion Beach on Block Island, Rhode Island, is my favorite beach to relax on!

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  35. I'm not a beach person. Instead I would like to be in the beautiful mountains, sitting by river flowing over large rocks. The sound is relaxing.

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  36. Not much of a beach person either though I managed a bit of crochet on the beach this Easter at Sandown on the Isle of Wight! Used to enjoy the beach in the North of Scotland at Rosemarkie! Got some caves and rockpools! Two extremes here and both in the UK!

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  37. It would have to be Whitehaven beach in the Whitsundays, Australia.

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  38. somebody already mentioned tampa florida, i used to live in sarasota just south of there and the beaches on the west coast of florida are beautiful white sand, the surf is gentle because its the gulf of mexico and the water stays almost warm enough to swim in year round. (once you live there a year or two you wouldn't think so... but visiting from a cold climate... its heaven)

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  39. I could be lying on Pear Tree Point Beach in Connecticut, but it's dark right now. It's a lovely beach, very New Englandy, so the water is a bit chilly, but the views are to die for . . .

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  40. Holy moley, those fabrics are beautiful! I'm already a follower. :)

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  41. And a beach I would visit . . . I have to say, the only beaches I have been to in the last decade were in Egypt, at a Red Sea resort last summer. Don't know if you want to go to that area of the world, but it was breathtaking. You could see Saudi Arabia across the gulf, people were parasurfing, sailing, etc. The boats were gorgeous, the people friendly and so on. Of course, they assume you are European because it's sort of a European getaway place, but I liked pretending that I could be someone from the "old" country! :)

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  42. I love Klaloch WA. It has a wonderful beach and log cabins to sleep in with no phones, television, computer. You can walk the beach for miles and if you don't want to cook, there is a very nice restaurant. And the view is awesome!

    Dona

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  43. I am a follower. Come over and visit us at www.worldofcharitystitching.blogspot.com!

    Dona

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  44. I'm not a lay on the beach kind of person but when I go, Isle of Palms, SC is only about 10 minutes from my house and quite a lot of people from far away places come to visit here (and Charleston, SC). Thanks for the giveaway.

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  45. I would definately go to Maui!

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  46. I spelled that wrong: definitely. I am a follower. Beautiful fabric!

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  47. Any of the beaches in South Australia.......oh pure pleasure. Don't forget summer and winter are switched, tho. For a beach in our hemisphere.......anywhere in Hawaii. :)

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  48. I have not been a follower, but I will be now. :) came across you on the Selvedge blog.

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  49. My daughter and granddaughter tell me the only beach is in Cancun!

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  50. Granite Point Beach, Maine. 5 houses, a beautiful cove protected beach and the best summer childhood memories. Bonfires, marshmallows, beach baseball. The water is cold, but who cares!!!

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  51. Marsah Matruh on the Mediterranean coast in Egypt. Beautiful! If that's too far then San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina in Colombia is a wonderful place to visit.

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  52. I would lie on the beach in Tofino, BC Canada

    even though it might be a bit cold today. : )

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  53. I have followed your blog for quite some time now.
    Thanks for the super-generous giveaway!

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  54. and I am totally a follower

    even my husband has been cuaght looking over my shoulder at your blog. I think it was the giant veggies.

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  55. I would love to lie on the beach at Little Dix Bay

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  56. I'd love to be all alone on Wreck Beach in BC. hehe. That fabric is super awesome, and so is that website, even if I don't win, I'll be shopping there for sure this week! :-)

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  57. Already a follower. but i clicked follow just in case.

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  58. Daytona Beach is where we always went. Daytona Beach, Florida. Love those fabrics. Yummy.

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  59. Given a choice, I would lie on the beach in St. Augustine, Florida -- but NOT tonight! It is now 98 degrees -- a perfect night for air conditioning!

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  60. I am a happy new follower of your blog! Thank you for hosting this fabulous giveaway!

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  61. A beach right now would be Datona Beach. I love going when the weather cools off!

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  62. I love Venice Beach, FL. thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  63. BOra Bora looks to be a wonderful place to lie on the beach. If that is too far away, I live in the Florida panhandle, and you want a peaceful beach Mexico Beach is one way ( not mexico the country either) or Panama City Beach is the other direction.

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  64. I am a follower, and I love that first palette.

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  65. Seaside Oregon on the Pacific coast. Wonderful storms, great kite flying and sand castle building. Plus some great memories.
    maggie

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  66. Unfortunately I am not on first name basis with any beaches except the one in my town - Carcross beach. Due to intermittent snow and ice, it won't be available for beachlike activities until next May or June.

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  67. Funny you should ask. I'm in Texas and we've had a record drought this year. My husband and I are planning on going to the coast (Galveston) next Monday and it's supposed to rain all week. Apparently planning a vacation works better than washing your car.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  68. I would like to be on a beach in Ireland. :)

    God bless and keep you,
    Sonia

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  69. Oh gosh!! I don't know of any good beaches. I'm from washington state. Those are good laying on the beach kind of beaches. But I'm sure there isn't a bad one in Hawaii!!

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  70. I'm a follower. :)

    Thanks for this opportunity. I think the fabrics are gorgeous.

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  71. I'd be on the sandy white beaches of Orange Beach, Alabama!

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  72. How beautiful! Thank you.
    I haven't been to that many beaches - the beaches in Washington State are cold and rocky. It may be cliche but I want to go to Hawaii. Snorkeling, kayaking, the Polynesian Cultural Center = Fun Fun Fun!

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  73. I'll tell you a secret for if you ever come to Sydney - about an hour north of Sydney in an area called Pittwater, there are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, my personal favourite being Currawong beach. Access is by ferry only, and there are only a handful of families there at any one time. It is totally paradise on earth!

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  74. Fab giveaway, love the purples!

    Personally, I don't like lying on the beach. Being a particularly pale person, I just get burnt! But, if I had to lie on a beach, I'd go for the beach at Hoi An, Vietnam as that would mean I'm in an amazing country!

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  75. When I was a little tyke, my parents took me to Hampton Beach (I think it's NH), and it brings such happy memories! And that was a long time ago. Wish I could go back!!

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  76. Don't know the names of any beaches, but I would love to go to some 'deserted' island like in the movies :) Maybe there is somewhere in Aruba that would fit the bill? I have friends that vacation there every few years....hmmm.

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  77. I'm lucky enough to live on Long Island in New York. We have some of the best beaches in the world. (people come here for the Hamptons each summer) My second choice would be Maui, Hawaii. (we went there on our honeymoon 24 years ago) Good luck with your next summer vacation plans. ;->

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  78. I'm a new follower! Good luck to all!!! ;->

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  79. I don't think it would be a good idea for me to lay on the beach. The beached whale division would be out in droves!! But, if I were skinnier, I might go to a south seas island somewhere AFTER Hurricane season :)

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  80. My favorite beach is at Fort DeSoto Park in Florida. It is quiet and not very busy. A fun little secret hideaway :-)

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  81. My favorite beach is at a little lake in Michigan. Although it is getting a little cold to lay there! Maybe next summer! Thanks for a chance.

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  82. The nicest beach that I ever visited was Magens Bay in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. I wish I could beam there right this minute.

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  83. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway :-)

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  84. Id rather sit on the dock by Gull Lake in Ontario Canada. Ill even sit on the tiny beach they made if you want.

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  85. I would lie on the beach at Higgins Lake Michigan. Not always warm but the water is crystal clear.

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  86. i'm already a follower. didn't think it was a secret.
    maggie

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  87. I'm not a beach person, as others have commented, but I'd choose Hawaii if I were planning on a beach vacation. It sounds wonderful!
    Thanks.

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  88. Seeing the photo on your header, I want to go there, lol.
    I really don't lie on beaches, but I love Acadia Maine, I would walk on the beach and paddle in the coves if I could.

    Debbie

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  89. I don't really lie on the beach, but I love the beaches on the Southern part of the Oregon Coast. I usually play on the beach with my grandkids :)

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  90. I'd be in Virginia Beach, Virgina!

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  91. If I cold be laying on a beach right now it would be at Watch Hill in Rhode Island!

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  92. I am following you. This is a great giveaway!

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  93. I'd be back in Rio de Janeiro with my hubby - we spent our honeymoon there in May 2000. Thanks for this FABULOUS giveaway!

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  94. I `m a follower.Great giveaway!

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  95. I`d be back to Arenales del sol,Alicante,Playa del Carabassi.Spectacular.We were there last month.

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  96. ALREADY FOLLOWING YOU!
    THANKS FOR A BEAUTIFUL GIVEAWAY!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  97. I dont know the names but any beach in Hawaii would do. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  98. I'D BE ON THE WHITE SUGAR SANDS ALONG SARASOTA,FLORIDA BEACHES! SUN IN THE USA !!!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  99. I am already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  100. I am not much of a beach type of person but I would love to go to the coast of scotland and see those beautiful cliffs :)

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  101. I don't know a specific beach, but it would be on the Mediterranean! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  102. Oh my - I'm not a lying on the beach type of person (hate the heat!) but how about a bonfire on the beach on the north shore of Lake Superior! :) I'd love to check out the fall colors there, too - someday!!!

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  103. I'm a follower. :) Thanks for a nice giveaway. :)

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  104. my favourite beach is Derrynane Strand in Co. Kerry, Ireland :)

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  105. How about any beach in Fiji?! I would love to go to Fiji and lay around on the beach all day. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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  106. Tough choice. I think I would pick Turtle Bay in St. John, Virgin Islands. It's been more than 30 years, but I'd like to take my DH and enjoy the peace, beautiful snorkeling, blue skies, etc.
    alternative would be one of the islands in Hawaii, which I've never visited, but it's on my bucket list.

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  107. I'd go to Cape Cod and rent a beach house to share with my family and my parents and sister's family for a week!

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  108. I am really not a beach type person, but I would return again to PEI, Canada! Thanks!

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  109. Melbourne Beach in Florida. Clean, great surf, and you can have the whole beach to yourself during the week! VermontPines@aol.com

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  110. Any beach works for me... preferably somewhere warm, sunny and beautiful. :)

    Tracey
    thepeonyteacup.blogspot.com

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  111. We have so many lovely beaches here in Australia that I would be hard pressed naming just one!

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  112. Not sure what beach I would want to be on, but probably somewhere in Mexico! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  113. I'd love to flake out on any beach in Europe.

    Carolyn

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  114. I would lie on the beach at Pensacola Beach, Florida (it's where I live.)
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  115. I'm a new follower.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  116. I would love to be lying on the beach in Nags Head, North Carolina, USA. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  117. I am now a follower of your blog and thank you for the opportunity to win this exciting giveaway.

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  118. I'd love to lie on a beach pretty much anywhere in Hawaii.

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  119. I live in Florida and we have some great beaches. Come on Down!!! I'd love to see Hawaii...especially the north shore. I love this fabric line!

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  120. I am a new follower of your blog.

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  121. Mmmm, I'm thinking of the Gold Coast in Australia. Be sure to wear a hat & a good sunblock!

    Thanks for the chance at this yummy goodness!!!

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  122. Have you ever heard of wonderful Adriatic coast in Croatia (my homeland) and Kornati islands ?
    Well, that's the place where I would like to be now

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  123. Am a follower. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  124. Rarotonga is a great little Pacific island that is so beautiful and relaxing. Have been once and would go back in a heartbeat.

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  125. Thank you for the opportunity to win some stunning fabric. One of the best beaches to lay on is at Dunsborough in West Australia. A lovely beach or your could try the one at Margaret River or Bunker Bay. A holiday in the south west of West Australia is the perfect spot to find some great beaches.

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  126. I wish I was lying on Waikiki Beach on the island of Oahu, Hawaii... maybe someday I'll get to go back over there! Good luck with your vacation planning! :)

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  127. I'm a follower! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

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  128. Adding this one myself on behalf of:

    Blogger isn't cooperating and won't let me post a comment on your blog, so I hope you'll accept this as an entry. Gorgeous fabrics, I love the beach and my choice would be either Hervey Bay on Queensland, Australia's coast, or Mikinos, in the beautiful Greek Islands, I follow through google reader.

    Linda

    http://all-stitched-up.blogspot.com/

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  129. Of course I'm a follower! As much as I like Shell Beach, :)
    My favorite beach in the world is Stinson Beach in Marin County California

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  130. I'd be lying on the beach in Pangkor Laut. There is nowhere more beautiful...

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  131. Palm Beach, we surfed and played on that beach as children. Soft sand and the best shells. It is in New South Wales, Australia.

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  132. Hmmm--I grew up near an awesome beach (Canaveral National Seashore near Titusville, FL) but I had a great time on the beach in Pattaya, Thailand!

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  133. I don't know any beach names, but I grew up in Barbados and recommend any of them :)

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  134. Okay, I live in GA so I've been to the GA and FL beaches, as well as SC beaches. But I would love to check out a Mexican beach!

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  135. My favorite beach is Playa La Ropa in Zihuatanejo Mexico. I've been there twice & would love to go back again although I understand it is not as unpopulated as it once was - it's becoming more & more like it's neighboring city of Ixtapa. I'd still go though given the chance.

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  136. I am a new follower. Great comment question. Interesting to read about everyone's favorites. And thanks for the chance to win some awesome fabric.

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  137. I haven't been to many beaches so my favorite one that I have been to is Corolla, The Outer Banks in North Carolina, USA. If I could go to any beach, I would love to visit New Zealand!

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  138. I'm a brand new follower. Just found your blog and I love your quilts!

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  139. The best beaches I've been to are on the Big Island of Hawaii and in Cancun.

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  140. I lice on the west coast of Florida so the beach is always a couple minutes away. We have several wonderful beaches here but I prefer the private beaches.

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