Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fall Into Fall - Mystery Giveaway

Alright Johnny....tell the nice people what they're playing for....

It's a......MYSTERY GIFT! (collective gasps from the audience).

Are you game? Are you feeling lucky? 

Before you go all tense and trepidacious on me, bear in mind that you will definitely receive....



A Halloween fat quarter and a scissor bling, which have been called into service as camouflage for the 'real' prize.

The question is, do you have what it takes to play for what's behind Curtain #1? Or would you like to play it safe and choose Curtain #2. Show them what's behind Curtain #2 Johnny....

It's a....



Make it yourself tote bag panel. (audience ooohs) All you need to add is thread, two 5"x28" pieces of fusible interfacing and a little time on the sewing machine and you'll very shortly be the proud owner of a lovely, reusable Debbie Mumm tote you can proudly carry to the market and stand out head and shoulders above your fellow shoppers carrying the standard Safeway/Giant/WinnDixie/Kroger reusable sacks.

So.....what's it going to be?

Johnny, tell the nice people how the game is played....

If you want to play for the mystery prize, leave  a comment stating what you think is inside the little hobo pack. (Hint #1: it's something that has been mentioned on this blog in the past). Correct answers will go into a drawing for the mystery prize. Incorrect answers, along with comments without guesses (what....are you afraid you'll embarass yourself with a crazy guess? Okay, Hint #2: it's not a Hyundai Santa Fe) will go into a draw for the shopping tote. 

Become a follower and you'll get an extra chance at the mystery prize. (And if you're already a follower, thanks, you'll also get the extra chance). And because I appreciate you taking the time to follow me, beginning in November I'll be awarding a monthly follower appreciation prize. Check back after this giveaway for details on follower appreciation (aka shameless self-promotion) .

Winners for the Fall Into Fall prizes will be drawn on October 15th. Please, be sure you have an email address tied to your name (so I can click on it and contact you). If not, you need to leave an email address in your comment. Entries without providing a means for me to contact you will be disqualified.

Good luck, enjoy the rest of the Giveaway..be sure to click on the link in my left sidebar and visit the other bloggers giving away good swag. And take a break from surfing once in a while to do something creative....it's good for the soul.

118 comments:

  1. You are just tooo funny, you should just put me in the mystery #2.....cos I aint got a clue.....yep....my little pea brain is just rolling around ...

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  2. I will definitely take door number 1 please! And you know what? I really don't care what is inside the bundle, because I absolutely positiviely *NEED* that pumpkin fabric LOL! But seeing as I have to guess correctly to be in the running for the divine pumpkin fabric I will have to guess. Hmmm it doesn't look soft, maybe it is a wooden pumpkin, that would be just too cool!!!

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  3. I'm going for door 1 please. I think it's a slot machine you brought back from Vegas? Or a Halloween ornament.

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  4. Ok...I'm up for guessing...mmmmm is it some of the lovely halloween tea towels?

    Now this is what I would really like it to be...the bargello table tunner or the pumpkin wool mat....they are both so fab.

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  5. Well I'm already a follower so that's one chance I have, now I just have to work out what's in the package...

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  6. It would be great if it was any of your autumn projects in the parcel, the tea towels are sweet, the table runner would have a fantastic new home with me and if you'd made another autumn bag just for the winner how wonder"fall" would that be? I haven't a clue have I? Great fun playing along anyway and looking forward to the regular follower appreciation giveaway :)

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  7. I think that the third tea towel is in the bag accompanied by other items. I would like take a chance on #1. cwhippc@aol.com

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  8. Oh, I'm up for the mystery. I choose Door #1 and I am already a follower.

    What's in it? Hmm, I am with some of the other guessers, a tea towel. Then again, maybe the fat quarter has some magical qualities and holds those 5 yards of batik you uncovered the other day! :D LOL

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  9. I'll also guess that it's a tea towel.
    I'll go for #1.
    I'm a new follower.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  10. Now that I read the comments, I feel like a joiner, but I also think it's a tea towel. So fun to make, but then...what to do but give them away! ;)

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  11. My guess is Halloween towels.

    Patty
    Sewsecret (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. I will go for #1 and say in the bag is the halloween tea towells with a cookie cutter tied on..

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  13. I am anow a follower of your blog...

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  14. I think it is a halloween tea towel . I love the little scissor fob. I have seen these on a lot of blogs and would like to make one but haven't yet.

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  15. I just became a follower. Lookingforward to seeing what you will be working on next. Thanks for the chance to win

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  16. I always love a good mystery but I know my daughter would love that bag so I'm gonna go for #2.

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  17. I'm a new follower ...great blog!!

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  18. I am in the game too! I think that inside the hobo bag is something that is Hallowe'en themed (you didn't say we couldn't play it safe!!) Seriously, though I think that it is a sculpture of some sort. Thanks for the fun! micheletimms at gmail dot com

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  19. I am a follower - looking forward to future posts! Thanks for the chance to win your fun giveaway! micheletimms at gmail dot com

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  20. I'm a follower too! I think I'll try Door #1, love the fabric and inside is a spooler/spindle thread & bobbin holder thing. Sounds good to me and what I could surely use.

    PJ

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  21. Mystery #1 please! I'm guessing precuts are hiding inside the fat quarter.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. ooh ooh ooh I forgot my "follower" entry :) I am a follower :)

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  23. Is it that scary Santa on the left-hand side of this blog?
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. I have no clue -- but I will guess that there is a cupcake pincushion in the bag. A sweet treat.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  25. I am subscribed as Renee G on GFC ---so at least I should get one shot at the mystery prize.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  26. Door #1, please. And since I have no clue what's inside the pretty pumpkin print, I am going to guess something fab! - like a piece of the Kaffe Fassett Jungle Paisley Print you "found" the other day. Can't blame a girl for wishing! Thanks for participating in the blog hop. Happy quilting!

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  27. I am now a follower. I thoroughly enjoyed the guess what's inside game! Therefore, I want to see what you are up to next. Happy quilting!

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  28. HAHA a guessing game - I love this :) I think that door #1 ... I mean the mystery prize ... is a Paco ... no, a trip to Vegas (YAY!) ... no, a beach tote ... NO! A cupcake pincushion!!!!!!!!
    Yep, it should be patently obvious that I'm terrible at guessing, but I had fun poking through your blog for ideas, LOL!

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  29. I think you have hidden away some Halloween tea towels under that pumpkin fabric!!! :-)
    sandangels1945@hotmail.com

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  30. Okay I've become a follower. There's just too much fun going on here!

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  31. Like others I think the bag holds that lovely third tea towel, which I'd love to win. I also wouldn't complain if there was a lovely fat quarter of the Kaffe Fassett fabric in there, or a little piece of Dupioni silk.

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  32. It's a tea towel!
    Thanks for the chance
    fsarah09 at gmail dot com

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  33. New follower!
    fsarah09 at gmail dot com

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  34. Well, it kind of looks like something folded but then there is bulkiness on top...so I will giess the tea towel(s) and maybe a pumpkin sitting on top! :)

    I am one of your newest followers! Love the music on your blog!

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  35. I think it is a special towel for Halloween.

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  36. I'm, thinking that it might be one of those cute pumpkins????

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  37. Is it a pin cushion? I would love the bag kit but I'm also drawn to the mystery of the mystery bag!

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  38. hahaha! That is REALLY fun!! Put me down for #1 iffin' I win! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  39. I'm a new follower...and I'm going to go with prize #1...what fun! My guess...how about an adorable tea towel with cookie cutter? :) Although I'm secretly hoping it's some amazing Batik and Paisleys! :)

    Thanks for a wonderful and fun giveaway!
    ~Teresa

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  40. I am a follower! Curtain number 1 is such a mystery and I do love a good mystery. I think it might just be one of those cute pin cushions from a while back. At least I hope so. If I should win it would fit right in with the scissors bling.

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  41. Hi there! I visited your site this morning at work and I spent so much time laughing I didn't have time left to enter! So here I am and since one of your posts hints at an upcoming give away....I am going to guess tea towel too. Although..... I see on your side bar that in March you did cupcake pincushions.... well, I guess they are not edible but they sure would be cute to see I bet! Thanks for having a great blog that made me laugh!

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  42. Oh ya, by the way I signed up to be a follower! I really need a blogger I can relate to!

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  43. My guess is also one of those cute tea towels, however....if Paco happens to be in there, I'll take him too!

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  44. Fun! I am going with door #1 and I will guess that it is a Halloween tea towel. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  45. My guess is that it is a fun little pin cushion.

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  46. Door number 1 for me please!
    I think it's some form of pre-cuts - jelly roll???
    Gill

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  47. How fun! I'm guessing a cupcake pincushion with paisley fat quarter! I think you threw in the tea towel hint just to throw us off, although I'd love to win that too! Thanks for the chance, and for the giveaway!

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  48. I'm a new follower! Just too much fun to pass up!

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  49. I think it is fabric stuffed inside that mystery bag!

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  50. Mystery!
    I will go for the unknown.

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  51. I am a follower, and my guess (hope) is some of your tea towels, or the purse pattern Letty's Bag by Robin Gallagher

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  52. I'm going to guess the mystery bag contains cotton Aurifil thread :)

    Katy

    caitlindevlin@hotmail.com

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  53. What's life without a little mystery in it?
    Enroll me please!!!!
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in the Fall Giveaway!

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  54. i will go with number on and be happy if i only win the pumpkin fabric!

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  55. I'm guessing there is a cute Halloween tea towel in the mystery bag. Thanks for the chance to win.
    ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. neece quiltqueen1@bluemarble.net It has to be chocolate!! No doubt and I can't wait till it gets here. The 2nd has fabric, thread, and a bag the only thing left is chocolate. I can tell you know the food groups for quilters and I will even share(maybe). Thanks for the generous gift.

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  57. I'm going to say...maybe a little fabric. I hope you are feeling better. btw, LOVE the shoe cubby idea!
    sntbosch@msn.com

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  58. I do believe an impulse-buy tea towel maybe hiding in that Halloween FQ! Love your organizational ideas...can you come over and organize my studio??? Thank you for participating in the blog hop and giveaway!

    wild_blue_farm at yahoo dot com

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  59. I think it's the halloween tea towels!

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  60. I am a new follower. I choose Door #1. Yes, the mystery door. I think wait a minute it's a, it's a book and some fat quarters maybe a cool pin cushion. What ever it is I know I will love it. My magic ball assured me I would win this. Oh I hope I do if not oh well out with the old magic ball and in with a new one that has not used up it's magic. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  61. ok, I may be way off but I am guessing a pincushion. What great give aways thanks for the chance

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  62. I am a new follower and I think whatever is in the bag you did it with a smile on your face so thank you for that. So I would go for the unknown-thanks!

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  63. I pick door number 1 please - and I would like to hazard a guess that inside is one handsome teatowell with autumn tones.
    Thank you for this chance - you have a wonderful way of expressing yourself.
    Your newest bestest bloggy buddy - bronny

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  64. I just signed up to follow you. Your post was so funny ... loved it. And loved the way you did the giveaway ... something different!
    ulli-xox[at]web[dot]de

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  65. Now for my guess - I do love the tote, too, but figured guessing is more fun! :-)
    I have honestly no idea ... so I am guessing it is ... fabric ... and ... a sewing machine cover? Maybe some thread ... or ... candy?
    Okay ... I give up! I am hopeless at guessing! And I can not wait to check out your blog ... so off I am ... :-)
    Thanks for the giveaway. And if you want to come by my blog and enter my
    giveaways ... you could win
    some custom-made buttons ... or a teacozy ...
    Have a lovely week!
    ulli-xox[at]web[dot]de

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  66. Hi , I just love your Captin Jack Santa ! He is so cute ! I am guessing you have maybe some fat quarters in there .I will be following you also ,my list is getting long, there are so many !

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  67. Well I will guess. I think it might be a wooden pumpkin or a hand towel. I would love it to be the Bargello table runner. That was beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win. I have also become a follower.

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  68. Would it help my chances of winning if I told you I have dental floss in my purse? I don't know what is in that first pouch, but the bag would be a nice prize!

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  69. I guess I am in the drawing for the second prize because I have no idea what is in the first one. I am interested in finding out however.

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  70. I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  71. I think your surprise gift is a beautiful piece of your stash. Lovely fabric.

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  72. I will go for the mystery prize #1. No guts, no glory, as the saying goes. Perhaps it is one or more of the following with a Fall or Halloween twist to it: a tea towel, fabric from your stash, candy treats, maybe something related to your Captn. Jack Sparrow, a pincushion, or my own batik bag to match yours! Thank you for this lovely prize for the Fall Into Fall giveaway. alternate email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  73. Ooooh you are making us think!?!?! I'm wishing it would be the bargello table runner - that is just gorgeous and I've been meaning to get around to a bargello at some stage - even the pattern would be a lovely surprise...I can't wait till the 15th to see what's in store for the lucky winner.

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  74. Well, I'm shooting for number 1... I would LOVE it if it was your fall purse, though I doubt wishful thinking will help me there. After reading back through your blog some, I'm just going to have to say 'ditto' on the Halloween towel... and my scissors are pretty excited about the possibility of having some bling! Fun giveaway!

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  75. I would love to be in the running for #1 - after looking through your blog my guess would be either wooden pumpkins or thread - or I just love thread and am wishing I had more... :) thank you for a chance to win.
    susan(at)mathisons(dot)org

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  76. I am a follower - I am inspired by your make it yourself cutting table and, of course, drooling over the fatquarters on display at the end of it...

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  77. I choosing #1 because I like the fabric and scissor fob. I think there are directions for a fall pincushion inside. Thank you for the fun giveaway.

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  78. It would be great if it was the Santa Fe LOL Love that pumpkin fabric! I'm guessing it's a ...cute little scarecrow to keep the crows away! Or maybe the batting for the lap quilt I'm currently making! hehehe

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  79. I just noticed your Jack Sparrow santa. How cute! Love Jack Sparrow.

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  80. I pick curtain no 1 oh how fun its like lets make a deal. Cant go wrong with pumpkin fabric. I think the hidden prize is the cupcake pin cusion . Fingers crossed.

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  81. Ooooooh, me loves a good mystery! I'd love to pick curtain 1, so here's my guess - how about that 3rd tea towel you hinted at...and maybe some of that newfound and beautiful Jungle Paisley?

    And I'm just LOVIN your FQ storage units!! So pretty to look at & functional too!! I've become a follower 'cuz it sounds like you are one constant ball o' fun. Hope you're feeling better by now!! If not - hurry & get well!!

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  82. What a fun giveaway. I love mysteries. But your tips look spooktacular.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  83. In following your winkin' blinkin' and nods in the previous posts, I think the mystery gift might just be a Halloween Tea Towel and hmmmm..maybe a spooler...(That feels like a bad word!). Thanks for the extremely fun giveaway!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  84. I am a new follower. Thank you for the fun!!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  85. Hi, Fun blog. I pick the mystery door..and my guess is a cupcake pincushion. Thanks! :)

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  86. I am a new follower - love the Santas

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  87. I like curtain # 1 and would guess candy - well, perhaps that is just what I would hope for!

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  88. Ha ha, I love your mystery idea, so I will try for that, maybe it will work? I think you may include some of that Kaffe Fassett fabric you found, or maybe the Thangles Blocks of the Month, or maybe even a tea towel? Whatever it is I am sure it will be fantastic.

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  89. I am a new follower, I look forward to getting to know you.

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  90. Im a follower! I think that inside the mystery bundle is some Jinny Beyer fabric.

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  91. what a great time I had here, some people are making the hop sooo uch fun!! Is there a tea towel hiding in Mystery gift #1?? hahahah so much fun here!!

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  92. I'm thinking the mystery gift will be some nifty tool that I need and just don't know it yet! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

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  93. Hi - it's late and I don't have what it takes to guess so it will have to be a chance to win the tote panel kit - sounds sweet anyway!!!!

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  94. I'm a new follower to your blog -- I'm guessing it is a bag of .... maybe scissors for the scissor fob? Lovely game.

    leliaevelyn (at) gmail (dot) com

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  95. I would be delighted with either gift! But I think there is a new Go cutter inside that bag :)

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  96. I haven't a clue something made by you?I'm more than happy to go with the safe option as I could do with some scissor bling.Thanks!

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  97. I am entering for my daughter, her computer is down and she called and asked if once again I would enter her in contests, I couldn’t say no as she helps my wife and her mother with their charity quilting projects. I try to support them any way that I can, so here I am and I hope I am doing this right.
    thank you for putting our name in your drawing. Florida area
    tcsean(at)aol(dot)com

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  98. Loved reading this post...too funny! I'm definitely going for door #1...love a surprise! I'll guess the mystery item is that third leftover halloween tea towel! Happy fall!

    bjleh@comcast.net

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  99. Too funny! I don't have a clue, but will guess a pincushion:)

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  100. OK I am going to guess that behind #1 is a Santa Fee Hyundai, no wait, I think someone else said that already. How about if I guess some FABRIC. Who doesn't need more of that?? Also, I love the scissors bling. I've been drooling over one of them for awhile now. (kind of sloppy aren't I)

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  101. I choose Door #1 and I think that the mystery prize is a pincushion. Or maybe it is a Halloween fat quarter. Looking forward to see what it is.
    Alda, Fl

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  102. Thank you for having this giveaway.
    warnerar at hotmail dot com
    I think that there is more fabric in the hobo pack.

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  103. Hmmmm I'm going to try to guess, what's in there, a tea towel, a table runner, it looks like also looks like a pinchision shape (maybe a pumpkin?), hope at least I'm close to it, lol... I'm your new follower, thank you for this funny giveaway :D

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  104. i'm correcting my previous no reply status, so hoping this now works for everyone! thx :)
    tho' a comment to my blog does get emailed to me ~

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  105. ************
    THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR COMMENTS. GAME OVER. I'M PUTTING ALL OF YOUR NAMES IN THE PROPER HAT AND WILL DRAW THE WINNER LATER THIS EVENING. IN FACT, I THINK I'LL TAKE THOSE HATS TO HAPPY NIGHT AND LET THE LADIES PICK THE WINNERS. CHECK BACK TOMORROW FOR THE WINNERS AND A PHOTO OF WHAT REALLY WAS BEHIND CURTAIN #1. -- SUSAN
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  106. I'm game. I think the hobo bag is full of chocolate. thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  107. I'm a follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  108. I just love how you did your fall giveaway! I am a new follower so as for Door#1 I have no idea...maybe a pincushion?? Well thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!
    http://lisa-mypage.blogspot.com/

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