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Kim Goodrich

What wonderful gift bag! Would make a lovely birthday gift for myself - on Oct. 29th!!

Colleen Orlopp

Sounds like you all had s wonderful time! All the items are just beautiful.

Lori Souter

Simply beautiful. I would love to win this wonderful gift!

Carmen Wyant

This looks lovely, the 29th is my birthday-so it would be wonderful to win this :).


Oh, I want, I want, I want. Please, please, please.

Mary Pat

Oh, this is such a lovely treat! Mary Englebreit's Facebook post sent me here! This will now be added to my favorites list! Such cleverness packed in here! Thank you for making my day brighter!


Amazing artists! It is motivating to see the energy!


Each piece is a treasure! Your weekend sounded wonderful.

Barbara Burton

I can't believe all the wonderful things that are in your beautiful give a way bag. It makes me want to go make something right now. Even if I don't win, I'm glad I found your blog, it's so inspirational!

Bernie B

Thank you for sharing one of the goodie bags! So many unique items!!

Christine Smith

What a lovely lot of prizes and wrapped so prettily. I would love to win this !!!!!!

Carrie Hiser

A beautiful gift bag filled with delightful goodies! I'd love to be the lucky winner!!

Brenda Flanders

Awesome giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity!

Karen Baruth

I watched your getaway from afar and envied your special time. How lovely to have a chance to share some of the fun! Thanks so much!!

Gail Trask

Lovely bag of goodies! Thanks for the chance to win this!

Pam Seltzer

Love this site. So glad ME shared it!!


ohmygosh, so much good stuff! (i may have drooled a little.)


Wow!! I loved visiting your site. Someday I will bring my wife back east! Until then winning this for her would be a wonderful suprise for her. She hasn't been able to craft for a year and a half, due to fighting Thyroid Cancer. We are hoping this week will be the last of radiation/labs/scans and on the way to feeling better~

Eileen Dickerson

I love everything you have included in the giftbag. It is all very thoughtful!

Lori Burkholder

Inspiring. I would love to win it.


A lovely, fun giveaway! Would be very nice to cozy up this winter with one of the stitching projects!

Valerie Crider

Would love to have that goodie bag! Thanks for allowing be to participate.


I enjoyed the photos of your day of friendship. I love all the hand made items. My mother introduced me early to fabric and hand sewing. Thank you for the chance to win a lovely bag of goodies.


I wish I may, I wish I might, win this beautiful giveaway. Sorry it doesn't rhyme!

julie wilder

Oooo--what a treasure! So happy you all enjoyed your stay in my beautiful home state of Vermont.

Cindy Sevedge

Love the giveaway and enjoyed seeing the activites of the getaway!!

Susan S.

Great getaway & great giveaway! Beautiful bag filled with wonderful treasures.

Carolyn S

What a lovely selection of items! Hope I'm the lucky one.

JB Mimi

Winning this would be so much fun! Can't wait! Thank you!


It's so lovely! Thank you for hosting such a delightful giveaway.

Janet Nicoson

I love your site. Please enter me in your contest.

Verlaine Stein

So excited for a chance to win. I love doing a variety of crafts so this is just perfect. Thank you for the chance to win.

Angela Strehorn Gaston

Lovely! Brilliant!

Deb Carmine

This is a great giveaway and just in time for those long winter evenings.

Jeanette in Illinois

Thanks so much for this most-generous opportunity and super-duper fabulous giveaway!!!
How wonderful are all the goodies!?!
Blessings in abundance to you!


Wow, what a special bag full of wonderful goodies!
Thank you for doing the give away.

Joanne Yeager

would love to win this one!

Suzy McQ

It's almost like being there, almost. How sweet of you both to think of those who could not attend, and, the bag, well, it's lovely! Fingers crossed here.


Wish I had been in time to join you this year. Hoping for better luck next year! :-)

Maura Stefl

When life gives you prizes, make things!

Anna Marie Penix

what a fun giveaway! ME sent me! <3

Suzanne T

So excited to enter! What a perfect mix of crafting delights! This gift bag is the ultimate dream "stocking"!


Oh my gosh, I'd love to be included in your giveaway! Lovely lovely! I followed your retreat avidly -- so wonderful! Thank you for doing this!


Oh I'm so glad Mary introduced all of us to you! And I'm right next door in NH!

Claudia W. Small

What a sweet thing for you to do. It would be so fun to have - especially since I wasn't there. Maybe next year, though!

Deb Grafe

Wonderful give-away I would love to enter! Thank you


Oh, my! What a lovely bag of treasures. Thanks to you and your wonderful sponsors for such a delightful giveaway!

Jamie Vowell

Oh, this looks like it was a fun adventure. It would be great to won this treasured prize! Jamie V in MT

Gayle Caldwell

Would so love to win that sweet bag filled with goodies!

Liz Haswell

Oh my, treats to share! Thank you for the chance!

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