12.09.2011

party time!

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The holidays are quickly approaching and parties are filling up our nights. But how about a party where you don't have to dress up, you don't have to drive anywhere, you don't need a babysitter, and you don't have to clean your house?!

Welcome to that party!!!



Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways


Quilting Gallery is celebrating their 4th anniversary, and Michele is hosting a fabulous Blog Party to celebrate. Every blog that is in the party is hosting a giveaway...and, rumor has it, there are over 240+ participating blogs. That's a lot of prizes!!

So, here's my little giveaway.  It's a small bundle of things I received at Sewing Summit, passed on to you, my fabulous readers.

First is a Robert Kaufman Kona charm square pack (dark palette)...



 
(You can see all the colors in this palette by clicking here.)



...a "Stella" dress pattern by the fabulous Izzy and Ivy Designs...






...and a Quilter'sBlock-A-Day Calendar Companion CD.





One winner will receive all three of these items.

To enter the giveaway...
(1) Leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about holiday parties. (1 entry)
(2) Follow Stitching by Starlight, and leave a comment telling me that you do. (1 entry)

US entries only, please, limit two entries per person. Giveaway ends Dec 17, 2011.

The full list of blogs will be available tonight, just a little after midnight.  Be sure to visit the Quilting Gallery blog to visit see a list of all the giveaways!

Happy Hopping!

208 comments:

  1. OOh i'd love to win this dark palette!

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  2. My favorite thing about holiday parties is the food. I always say I will make the good stuff, but then I never do! So I enjoy that others made it for me :)

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  3. Best thing about holiday parties is seeing & reconnecting with people I don't see very often.

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  4. My favorite part of Christmas parties, is spending time with friends and family.

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  5. I am a follower, thanks for a great giveaway

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  6. Imlove seeing old friendsnat holiday parties

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  7. I'm a follower!

    Mary
    iammaryburke @ gmail.com

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  8. My fave thing about holiday parties are the drinks. :) All kinds of festively flavored and colored drinks. We had snickerdoodle martini's at a cookie exchange party. They were awesome!

    Mary
    iammaryburke @ gmail.com

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  9. I'm a follower. Merry Christmas!

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  10. My favorite thing about holiday parties, is visiting with all the guest.

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  11. Oh, I wish I could say it's the company but it's usually the food!

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  12. HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  13. LOVE MEETING OLD+NEW FRIENDS AT PARTY'S! FOOD IS USUALLY SO YUMMY TOO! THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  14. I love to get to see friends and family and eat yummy food :)

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  15. i enjoy the chit-chat, laughs and the effort the host and hostess has made in refreshments and decor.

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  16. I don't go to too many Christmas parties these days, but my favorite part of a good holiday party has to be dessert! :)

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  17. Okay, I gotta be honest here, it's the food. You know it's true, I'm not the only one who thinks so!

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  18. I am already a follower! thanks for the chance

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  19. My favourite thing about holiday parties is the laughter. We always seem to have a lot of laughs when all of us, my regular group of party friends, get together.

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  20. That everyone is cheerful (strangers in stres, etc.) most of the time...

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  21. Great giveaway.
    the one thing I like about holiday parties is just being with friends and the food is usually pretty good too.

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  22. Best thing about Christmas parties is seeing everyone dressed up extra special and having the opportunity to glitz it up a bit, too.

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  23. My favorite thing about the holidays is all the good will towards everyone!

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  24. Thanks for the giveaway!! My favorite things at holiday parties are the treats :)

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  25. The best thing about Christmas is relaxing all day in the lovely summer weather in Australia, with great food to alternate nibbling and feasting on, and no one looks askance at you for starting the bubbly before lunch time! Haha!

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  26. Oh, and I'm subscribed to you in my Google Reader, does that count as following....? :|

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  27. My favorite thing about holiday parties has to be the fellowship and catching up with those who you do not see much.

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  28. My favorite thing about holiday parties are the cookies/candies/desserts. Everyone always goes all out with the baking!

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  29. Hi Angie! I love holiday parties. The best time is taking time to connect with friends and family - and of course the food!

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  30. I just became a follower :) Excited for our guild meeting on Tuesday!

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  31. I haven't been to any holiday parties recently, but the food is probably my favorite!

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  32. I don't do a lot of holidaty parties. I do like cookie parties at this time - then I only have to bake one kind and come home with lots of goodies.

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  33. My favorite thing about holiday parties is gathering with family!

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  34. Am a follower of your blog, thanks for your generosity!

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  35. I'm a follower of your blog and look forward to your new entries! Thanks.

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  36. Best thing about holiday parties? Catching up with old friends and making new ones, of course.

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  37. The best thing about holiday parties is spending time with family and friends.

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  38. I just finished making a quilt using Robert Kauffman's Kona Solid charms packet, but in lighter shades. It was for the recent challenge and via the Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild. Go to my blog and check it out.

    My favorite thing about holiday parties is connecting with friends and family.

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  39. I love getting together and visiting with my family and friends. I especially love New Years Eve since we live right next to a ski resort that has fireworks at midnight. It's so much fun to bring in the new year!

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  40. My favorite thing is that everyone is just so nice and cheerful.

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  41. My favorite part of the holidays is making Christmas cookies!

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  42. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  43. Unfortunately for my hips & thighs, my favorite part about holiday parties is all the great food, especially the sweets. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  44. House parties, I love to see how other people decorate. Sometimes we go to business parties and then we go to someplace I go I've never been before and that is fun.

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  45. Holiday Parties - I actually don't go to many but getting to bake something yummy and bring it for others to enjoy might be my favorite part!

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  46. Oh, and I follow you in my Google Reader!

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  47. I'll be honest, my favorite thing about holiday parties is the food. But I like catching up with friends too.

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  48. I'm a new follower. Do you have an RSS feed?

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  49. I don't attend holiday parties but love holiday pies.

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  50. Gorgeous fabric! My favorite thing about holiday parties (other than the company) is definitely the food! I love food. :)

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  51. I follow you via the quilterblogs.com RSS feed!

    Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

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  52. I love that I get to wear my Christmas sweaters.

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  53. I think I would have to go with the food as well.

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  54. I am a follower. The block a day calendar looks so addictive. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  55. My favorite thing about holiday parties is the food!

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  56. My favorite thing is the food. LOL! Thanks for the giveaway chance!
    Linda
    http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com

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  57. I am a new follower, too. Thanks for the giveaway chance!
    Linda
    http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com

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  58. At a good party, my favorite thing is the conversation... at a less good party, my favorite thing is the food! Thanks for such a fabulous giveaway.

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  59. It's wrong to say it, but the cookies. I'm not a baker and I have a sweet tooth (or a whole mouthful of them).

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  60. what a nice giveaway my daughter would love it if I got that pattern and made her something

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  61. I love the decorations at holiday parties. People have cool stuff.

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  62. My favorite thing about holiday parties...FOOD!

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  63. I like the opportunity to wear silly hats.

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  64. My favorite things about holiday parties is all the fun food.

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  65. Thanks I would love to win this, especially the pattern. My favorite thing about Holiday parties is being with people and catching up.

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  66. I love having friends and family around at holiday parties. The treats are nice to have too.

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  67. I don't go to too many holiday parties (not really my thing), but when I was working it was humorous to watch people get tipsy.

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  68. I don't go to too many holiday parties (not really my thing), but when I was working it was humorous to watch people get tipsy.

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  69. The best part of holiday parties is all the great food I didn't have to prepare! Love it.

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  70. I am a Stitching by Starlight follower.

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  71. Thank you for the great giveaway, I love having family and friends over

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  72. I am a new follower! Thank you for the chance to win. :)

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  73. My favorite thing about holiday parties is the food. So many yummy treats to choose from! :)

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  74. Best thing about holiday parties is seeing & reconnecting with people I haven't seen in awhile, & of course dressing up!

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  75. The best thing about holiday parties has to be the food but, it's also catching up with friends you might only see a few times a year.

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  76. I am already a follower. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  77. Thank you for the chance to win

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  78. My favorite thing about the hoildays is the time spent with family.

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  79. I always think I don't like holiday parties and I'm somewhat of a grouse getting ready but I really enjoy visiting with friends and acquaintances. I just need to remember that during the preparations. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  80. Live in canada, but still like your giveaways. Very nice.

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  81. Am from Canada, unfortunately, as love that dark palette!Happy Holidays!

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  82. My favorite thing is the decorations. :)

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  83. I follow you in my reader! :)

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  84. SOmething I like about holiday parties is usually everyone is dressed up and we have so few opportunities to do that anymore.

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  85. The thing I like most about holiday parties is that I don't have to cook! :)

    Just signed up for the blog!

    Cathleen Savage
    Quilt My Phone
    http://www.quiltmyphone.com
    cathleen@quiltmyphone.com

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  86. Parties at Christmas is seeing old friends, meeting new people and enjoying the company.

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  87. I like the process of getting ready most, especially doing my makeup!

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  88. Hate to admit it but I love the holiday food. One of the few times in the year that I get to eat homemade food and not do all the cooking!

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  89. Family and food! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  90. I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing!

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  91. My favorite thing about holiday parties is seeing the happiness and joy of those around me

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  92. I am a follower what a great giveaway! Thanks!

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  93. My favorite thing about holiday parties is having fun with friends you haven't seen for awhile, thanks!

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  94. What a great giveaway! The Kona solids are beautiful, and I could SO see my little buglet, Kayla, in a dress made from that adorable pattern!

    Thank you for the chance. :0)

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  95. I'm already a happy follower of your blog and follow you on Twitter (LaLaMcKinnon).

    I love all of the cool tutorials you've shared with us on your blog. Thank you!

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  96. Hello! Thanks for a great giveaway! I'm a new follower! Happy Holidays! :)

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  97. I love socializing at holiday parties :)

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  98. Thanks for the chance to win! The food of course!

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  99. I love the Christmas spirit at holiday parties. Thanks for the fun geiveaway.

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  100. My favorite thing about holiday parties is leaving:) I'm not a big party person and I'm usually done in about 20 minutes and ready for quiet. Great appetizers might keep me there 10 mins longer for a good friend though!

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  101. I'm not much of a partier but I love all the food. Merry Christmas

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  102. my favorite thing is family parties and watching the kids and the sparkle in their eyes as Santa Arrives, they see the decorations.. It is a magical time
    I have video of two Grandkids 2 and 2 1/2 the older one was taking her cousin around and explaining the decorations and who they were. So cute... but now they are teens and driving.. oh how they grow

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  103. Favorite thing about a holiday party is :0 greeting friends - and FOOD - cookies!
    Thanks,
    Cathy Byrd
    byrd@gulftel.com

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  104. I enjoy holiday parties because calories don't seem to count as much, for starters. Also, it's fun to catch up with friends I might not have seen in a while. It's quite enjoyable to meet new people. Sometimes, too, I hear about troubles others might be facing. It makes me realize that whatever problems I think I have, there are always others facing tougher issues. It helps put things into perspective, I suppose.

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  105. My favorite thing about holiday parties is that everyone seems to just be in a happier frame of mind-- the joy of the holidays is in the air! The homes are beautifully decorated, the food is oh-so-delicious, everyone is having fun! :-)

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  106. New follower here! Thank you for a chance-- well, actually TWO chances!-- to win your wonderful prize pack!!!

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  107. I really enjoy the people at the Christmas parties I go to!

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  108. shh. I really don't like holiday parties. That is unless I am hosting. Then I love the cooking part and seeing everyone so happy. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  109. My favorite thing about holiday parties is when we leave! I am really not a party person. I wonder how many quilters will give equally introverted responses...

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  110. I don't do parties - too much of a stick in the mud. But I would still like to win this giveaway - I can do the Snoopy dance when I win. Thanks

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  111. I like all the food :)

    I have been wanting to try that pattern, so fingers crossed!!


    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  112. blog follower

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  113. Since I live in a tiny apartment I don't host any parties which means I just get to attend everyone else's. I love the food and the dancing (swing/two-step mostly) at my best friend's party. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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  114. I love the food at parties, and seeing other homes decorated for the holidays.

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  115. I am a follower (RSS). Thanks for the chance to win!

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  116. I love spending time with friends.

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  117. I love the food at holiday parties. My birthday is coming up and I want Chinese food, really bad. lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

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  118. New follower on GFC, The Sleepy Dreamer
    lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

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  119. The food, of course! Thanks for the chance!

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  120. Yup I'm with the most, I dig the food!!!

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  121. holiday cookies is my favorite

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  122. The food, especially the cookies. I can never get enough. Thanks for the giveaway!
    kessilari (at) gmail (dot)com

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  123. I think the most favourite thing is the anticipation of Christmas. Everyone is happy and upbeat. So nice.

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  124. Best thing about a Christmas party? Getting dressed up or the food (others are so much better cooks than me). Quilted blessings, Nita

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  125. I'm now following you by email. Thanks. Nita

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  126. I enjoy the togetherness! Merry Christmas and thanks for an opportunity in the drawing!

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  127. My favorite things about parties is seeing all the great decorations.

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  128. My favorite thing about Holiday Parties is when they are over :-( Not my favorite thing, but I LOVE the fabric you are offering! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  129. I love the feeling of not having to rush anything or anywhere and just enjoying the moment. Thanks for the chance, Dianne

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  130. I have been a follower for some time! Thanks for the chance, Dianne

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  131. I love Kona soldis. Thanks for the chance.

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  132. I love seeing all the friends I sometimes see only once a year! (OK, and the food!)

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  133. Such a great prize pack, Angie! Thanks for the chance!

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  134. I'm a follower! And I forgot to tell you in my last comment that I love holiday parties most because I get to spend time with people I don't see very often. Thanks again!

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  135. I love spending time with friends and family. Great giveaway Angie.

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  136. Would love to win. Glad I found your blog.

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  137. I love being with friends and playing games.

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  138. Hi, Happy Holiday to you and yours. I love parties because I get to get caught up on what has been going on in the group while I have been gone.

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  139. What a great prize! Thank you!! The dark palette is amazing!

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  140. My favorite thing about holiday parties is when they are at someone else's house. LOL. I'm always too ambitious with my own party and end up exhausted by the time it's over.

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  141. I'm a new follower. Thanks, love Kona cottons.

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  142. Favorite thing about holiday parties are the friends I get to see & all the variety of foods we share.

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  143. I love doing White Elephant exchanges. So fun to steal and trade to get the best gifts!

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  144. My favorite thing about Christmas is the dinner where we invite others to share our Christmas. We have a feast of food and lots of fun

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  145. My favorite thing about all the parties is trying all the goodies - lots of new recipes!

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  146. My favorite thing about holiday parties are all those yummy appetizers..... the real reason to diet the rest of the year!

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  147. Honestly my favorite thing about holiday parties is the good food, mostly the shrimp. Hubby doesn't eat seafood at all so I don't get to enjoy it too often.

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  148. I'm following now that I have found you.

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  149. I love catching up with people I might not see as often as I would like.

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