21 May 2012

Giveaway Day: Mendocino!

I'm so happy it's Sew, Mama, Sew!'s Giveaway Day, where there are all kinds of amazing handmade prizes and sewing and crafting supplies to win this week. It's also a fantasitc way to find new blogs and sources of inspiration. I KNOW I'll just be trolling through all the entries in my free time.

If you're finding your way here from that giveaway mother ship, welcome!  It's so nice to see you!


For one reader, I'm giving away some of the sweetest, softest fabric in my stash: three prints from Heather Ross's much-loved Mendocino line. I've just been letting them sit on a shelf in my fabric cabinet, and they want some fresh air/to be made into something fabulous!


1 Fat Quarter of Giant Octopi ~ Blush
1 Fat Quarter of Seahorses~Rust
1 (regular) Quarter yard of Swim Class~Sunset

(They've all been pre-washed.)

To enter, leave a comment on this post by 8:00 pm EST on Friday, May 25 telling me who or what keeps you company while you sew or craft. Your kitten? Your quilt guild? CSI?

I'll pick a random comment and notify the winner by email by the 27th, so please make sure you leave an email address in the comment (either through your Blogger account by making your email address "visible" or by including it in the comment text) to be eligible.  Make sure you're not a "no-reply" blogger (I used to be one without knowing!), or leave your email in the comment, please!

International?  That's fine!

When I sew, I am usually accompanied by two furry friends who like to be quite "involved" :D

I like to listen to the Joy the Baker podcast, or watch/listen to junky TV shows while I'm stitching. Most recently, it's been Once Upon a Time on Hulu.  What about you? Any podcasts or TV series you'd recommend?

 <-- lots more giveaways!



519 comments:

  1. Lately I've been going the podcast/book on tape route over my old TV routine. Thanks for the chance at such wonderful fabric!

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  2. My cat George and MPR or Pandora

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  3. I listen to the radio if I sew in the morning and watch tv if is evening or night.Thanks for the chance!

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  4. I love to watch Friends and Psych while I quilt - they make me giggle and make the time just fly by!

    Francine
    (mochawildchild@gmail.com)

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  5. My 2 year old plays in the fabric scraps and hands me her pretend phone. I think she already loves fabric too.

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  6. The moon often keeps me company as I sew as well as a bar of chocolate! It's often oh so late at night when everyone else is asleep! the quiet of the night keeps me going!

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  7. I download podcasts from the cbc to listen to while I quilt.

    (in case you're interested: cbc.ca/podcasting - my faves are Quirks & Quarks and Ideas)

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  8. My iPod is my favorite sewing companion, but it inhibits the listening to see if the baby woke up from her nap I usually have to do these days.

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  9. Usually I have music or a movie on in the background if I'm alone. Sometimes, though, my neighbor will bring her machine and project over (or I head over there) and we have a sewing date!

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  10. My son leaves his stuffed owl, Brown, on my cutting table while he is at school. He is my sewing buddy!

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  11. I like the peace and quiet and no noise but the sewing machine. So, I guess I'd say just me and my machine!

    myyearinhaiku at gmail dot com

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  12. My puppy keeps me company when I sew, she lays under my sewing table and surprisingly doesn't step on anything when my quilts are laid out on the floor!

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  13. I watch so many shows LOL! Touch, Awake, Whale Wars, Giulianna and Bill! I have a problem. Thanks for the giveaway... I have always regretted not buying this line.
    nydia@add-crafter.com

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  14. OMG you're giving away some Mendocino!!!
    One of my cat is never really far when I sew and I usually listen to Grey's Anatony, Nikita, Homeland and a bunch of other shows !
    thanks for the chance !

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  15. A really good audiobook- I love to be able to craft and 'read' at the same time:)
    ibs102(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. My cat stuffs herself in between piles and purrs to keep me company. Thanks for a chance at fabric I have often admired but never bought...would love to make something special with it!

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  17. I sew to the hum of my sewing machine, I do often have snacks nearby to keep me company but maybe I should listen to something else instead.

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  18. Right now, its my Rhodesian Ridge back named Ridgeley. He just lays by my feet underneath my sewing table. Too sweet.

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  19. My teddy bear puppy loves to sit on my lap but my daughter likes to as well! They fight over the opportunity

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  20. Korean dramas. I like to watch them while knitting.

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  21. I am usually kept company by the television. I can't really hear it over my sewing machine, but I don't like the silence!

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  22. Ohhhhh, Pandora is my constant companion when I'm sewing/quilting. I love how you can plug in certain songs you like, and it finds so many more that you end up liking as well! Don't know how I lived without it all these years.

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  23. Thank you for the giveaway. I love this fabric. My sweet silky terrier, Minnie, lays by my chair when I sew and keeps me company. I love her so much!

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  24. I usually have a toddler wanting to "help" me when I'm sewing, so I try to sew when he's gone to bed which, by that point means I can sew alone. :)

    tinaotherworld (at) yahoo .com

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  25. I'm accompanied by 3 little boys running in and out; 2 cats wandering in and out; and the TV (which I can't see but only hear from where I sew) turned to something that I like, which varies depending on what time of day it is! Thanks for chance to win this gorgeous fabric! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  26. Thank you for the giveaway, from a HR obsessed quilter. When the girls are in school I sew in peaceful quiet and usually just my own thoughts. When they are home I have to share everything, including my machine. I love that they are interested but sometimes I just do not want to share!

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  27. Wonderful giveaway! More Mendocino over on my blog for giveaway day! I'm missing that Octopi... As far as who keeps me company, usually I would prefer the alone time, but usually my DH is up with me watching TV while I sew.

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  28. I usually watch TV, I was watching Homeland (so good!) for a while and nature shows are always good sewing companions :)

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  29. I have two small children and do all my sewing when they are asleep (nap time and bedtime). So I am usually very lonely when I sew, unless my husband or the cat decides to hang out with me in the sewing room, but this almost never happens. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  30. My little boy usually keeps me company while I craft, he sometimes is crawling around my feet and tries to make me sew faster! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. A near unhealthy stream of Netflix is always on while I sew, everything from Parks & Rec to the BBC Sherlock. I prefer television to movies because it feels like less of a commitment, even if I hit "next episode" dozens of times in a day!

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  32. My dog Dudley, a 13 year old Cairn Terrier, keeps close watch on me.

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  33. my kids keep me company, and always try to help. sometimes i get together with some friends for a night out :)

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  34. I've got two cats, both grey and white but one has long fur. They need to be laying on pattern pieces, fabric, the ironing board, or my book if available....otherwise they settle for laying on me.

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  35. My dog Simon always keeps me company-- he usually manages to lay on my foot pedal or right under my ironing board. I love having him around!

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  36. I was going to say the voices in my head are plenty company for me but I was afraid people might not know it was a joke. So... I will seriously say that I usually keep a backlog of shows that I have already seen (Project Runway, etc...). I like the background noise and occasional interesting bits, but it is not too distracting. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. My giant dog lies behind me and snores while I sew and watch period dramas on you tube from the BBC :)

    Love these FQs - you are so nice giving them away!

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  38. My dogs like to come and lay under my cutting table and take naps while I sew.. usually it's my beagle/lab mix Casey, but sometimes my Border Terrier/Golden Retriever Ferb will join me as well. If not the dogs, then I usually rock out to some tunes on Pandora.. Ben Folds, Nirvana or Collective Soul all make some good sewing music!

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  39. I want to pet this fabric. For real, I almost tried to pet the computer monitor!
    During the day, my 3 year old keeps me company. He "helps" by handing me pieces to sew together. We make some.. um... interesting looking stuff when he helps. When he's sleeping, Iheartradio and a giant bulldog are my company!

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  40. I like listening to the radio or podcasts. American Patchwork and Quilting has a good one. I just discovered iMake and Creative Mojo. I like Paperclipping Roundtable also, even though I rarely scrapbook anymore.

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  41. Usually an audiobook and my doggies! Well, mostly they ignore me unless they want a treat or to go outside. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  42. I am kept company usually by my 2 year old who is fascinated. She'll sit or stand behind me on the chair and look over my shoulder while I sew. When she's asleep I listen to 80's music or "watch" the Golden Girls on my laptop. Great question and awesome giveaway!!

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  43. Pandora or Hulu keeps me company. Lovely fabric!

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  44. My dog sits under the table and naps while I sew. She is a great companion.

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  45. sometimes it's the food channel, sometimes it's an assortment of my kids, sometimes it's just perfectly quiet!

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  46. I am usually accompanied by my two dogs who like to sleep under the table and some music in the background.

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  47. My pups keep me company, and I can hang out with my husband while he watches TV shows I don't like! I like the This American Life podcast, and I just downloaded the app that has all the past episodes.

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  48. netflix streaming on my ipad and a kitty who insists on being right in the thick things are my constant sewing companions.

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  49. I like to quilt to get some time alone! :)

    Thanks for a lovely giveaway!
    ~Lindsay
    lmchishaffer@aol.com

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  50. Right now, it's usually quiet. But I need to start putting on Pride & Prejudice or Firefly, again. I need shows I've seen before, because otherwise I stop sewing and start watching!

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway. The octopus fabric is my favorite! I've seen so many lovely bags/purses/clutches made with it that always turn out well!

    elizabeth.waligora@gmail.com

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  51. i usually listen to music when i craft and my 3 cats are always jumping in to help. they often go "on break" though. thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. this is a great question! it's fun to see what people are doing while they sew. I like to have the radio keep me company, specifically, NPR. It's great to catch up on the news and listen to intellectual conversations while a sew. Plus their radio voices are so soothing that it keeps me calm and happy : )

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  53. Lovely giveaway. I keep myself company when I sew. It is the one time I get any peace and quiet!

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  54. I've recently started listening to audio books while I sew! It's easier for me to listen to a story than watch TV while I work.

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  55. My Iphone with Pandora playing!

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  56. While sewing I kill two birds with one stone. I catch up on my guilty pleasure TV and sew away. It's the best!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  57. Only the ipod or tv keeps me company while I sew :)

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  58. I love the octopus! Right now, usually some crime drama keeps me company, but hoping to get a dog soon.

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  59. My puppies keep me company while sewing. Although they aren't quite puppies anymore, they like to lay on the tile floor next to the sewing machine!

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  60. My cat is always trying to get between me and the sewing machine. He doesn't understand why he can't be my sole object of adoration at any given moment.... Most of the time, he'll settle for beside me since I don't allow him on my lap while busy. He hates that. lol.

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  61. My dogs keep me company. I have 3 dachshunds but one spends his days on the couch in the living room, the other two sleep on the guest bed in my sewing room while I work

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  62. My Scottie dog Jacque. He follows me around my sewing room and anytime I leave and then comes right back to lay under my table while I sew!

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  63. My laptop is my companion. Sometimes he plays me music, sometimes he entertains me with a good movie

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  64. My digital radio... and Elliecat :-) Oh and every now and again I get skype out and have sewing sessions with friends!

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  65. OH my goodness, I'm in love with Mendocino! I've been getting caught up on series finales - Community, 30 Rock, Parks and Rec - while I sew. And when that is over, I've been working my way through Top Gear on Netflix.

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  66. I have five little ones to keep my company. My boys don't love hanging out in the sewing room, but my girls do. Caroline, the baby, is underfoot, and her big sister can be found delving in the stash for fabric.

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  67. My three year old is on me like glue when i turn on my machine. It makes for slow sewing but it is nice to see her interested in learning....

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  68. I have a series of movies that I watch - ones I know well enough that I don't have to actually "watch" them.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  69. ha my cat loves sleeping on my fabric!!! but, my husband is usually sitting at the opposite end of the desk on the computer :)

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  70. Since I sew after everyone has gone to bed - when I am cutting NCIS is my company, when I am at the machine it is NPR.

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  71. I tend to sew by myself when I am able too, but sometimes little ones and cats come to visit me!

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  72. thank you for the chance to win. lately is has been dust...lol

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  73. Hulu keeps me company with a huge variety of shows... it is kind of embarrassing all the shows I have watched since I put them on while I sew!

    kats3121(at)netscape(dot)net

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  74. Audiobooks!! And usually dh playing a video game or watching tv. Sometimes my babies (1 and 3) if I catch a chance to sew while they play.

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  75. When I sew, I usually have a movie going unless it's during the day when my 4-year-old is hanging around. Then the sound of him playing Thomas the Tank is what keeps me company. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  76. Sometimes a glass of wine ;) But mostly just my iPhone and Bose Soundock :) Thanks for the chance to win! Love this line!

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  77. It's usually re-runs of CSI, Criminal Minds or Law & Order!

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  78. My two cats are my advisers and test all fabrics for softness and napping potential.

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  79. My Pandora radio stations and my lovely kitties keep me company! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  80. i listen to loud music when i sew, and watch TV when i knit. i've been rewatching buffy the vampire slayer lately. :)

    you can reach me at supersharmie at gmail dot com :)

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  81. Lately I've just been enjoying the silence in my craft room! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  82. My oldest daughter loves to spend time with me while I am sewing. In fact, she asks me almost every day, "Are we going in the your room tonight"? I love having her in there. She hangs out and we get to chat while I also get to do something just for me.

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  83. I listen to a lot of audiobooks while I quilt - or watch Gossip Girl. lol

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  84. usually the tv or the radio keeps me company.

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  85. quite possibly my favorite fabric line ever! i guard every little piece i have left with my life. ;)

    my company is usually my kids running in and out of the room or banging papa's drumkit behind me in my "sewing/music room". i've gotten so used to it, that i have a hard time sewing in silence now.

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  86. I have my kids running in and out of the dining room while I sew (that's my sewing room until we need to eat at the table!)

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  87. My little one (a daughter, age 3) is usually in the craft room with me, coloring or doing something else crafty :)

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  88. My Kindle Fire keeps me company! I stream movies and tv shows to keep my ears from getting bored while I work, also, I hate just sitting around watching tv but I get addicted to the stories so I have to fit them in somehow!

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  89. Most of the time I listen to music while I sew but sometimes I just like the quiet.

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  90. I'm usually accompanied by some swing music and one of my three daughters. Thanks for such a lovely giveaway!

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  91. Usually my hubbie asleep on the couch :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

    clintcrystalella@Hotmail.com

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  92. the tv is my company lol. I like everyone else to be sleeping or out when I sew. thecraftingfiend@gmail.com

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  93. I'm a nerd. I watch (sing along with) Glee while I sew :) Thanks so much for the giveaway. Mendocino is my fave!

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  94. Well my cat has the habit of sitting on my lap while I'm sewing with the sewing machine but as soon as I turn it off he is gone as well.

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  95. Well, I just finished all 7 seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was great company. I watched all 7 seasons of Gilmore Girls before that. I also love the podcast of This American Life!

    knspears (at) gmail (dot) com

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  96. I had no idea that someone still had this in their position un used!! I have been neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeding this for ever!
    I usually just have the Crime Channel on - yeah i know creepy, but i really enjoy it.
    thanks for the chance
    Cleo
    cleo(AT)techgear.co.za

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  97. usually the quiet of the house while the kids are asleep, altho sometimes my husband is there watching TV

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  98. I like to quilt in silence! When the kids are asleep and my husband is working/out of town.

    kell22 @ cox.net

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  99. I am usually being kept company by my dog Connie, and on again off again by my cat Travis. The four goldfish are in the room too, but they don't contribute much! :-)
    I usually like to work in silence, sometimes I will have some quiet music on in the background, something low and slow. I get distracted too easily!
    Love the fabrics, esp the fish :-) Thanks x

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  100. I am usually by myself I think better that way. My kids tend to close the door on me because I make too much noise. thanks
    lbroadstreet@tds.net

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  101. first of all i love this fabric! and next- i am usually kept company by random internet tv shows that i need to catch up on. two birds-one stone!

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  102. I usually listen to Dave Ramsey while my youngest little one (three months) naps or plays nearby. The oldest has to be down for a nap though or she wants to me in the middle of what I'm working on. I see a craft or two in her future!

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  103. I'm a librarian so my iPhone is playing audiobooks!

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  104. I have two kids who may, or may not, enjoy asking me for things while I try to sew... ;D

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  105. Ooh, AWESOME fabric.
    I usually watch cheesy lifetime movies when I sew. (blush)

    ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

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  106. pandora...and occasionally my roommates.

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  107. well, sometimes Jamie Lee, my cat, but usually Marc Riley on BBC Radio 6Music

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  108. Now that it is warmer , I open the window and let nature be my background music.

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  109. The Tv and my cocker smooching me. The cat sometimes, and sometimes she gets locked up.

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  110. Usually both children and a cat or two. :D It's busy when I sew!!

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  111. my dog is always at my feet but my little ones are either at school or in bed as I dont like to feel I am ignoring them!

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  112. i'm usually by myself, or maybe my dachshund keeps me company :)

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  113. I usually sew while my kids are sleeping, so my dog is my only companion.

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  114. I'm either alone and with my cat distracting me :)

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  115. I craft in blissful quiet during my little ones naps, or every Monday night with my my "sewing social" girlfriends. Thanks for the great giveaway, liz at mommysaidsew dot com

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  116. I run Netflix.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  117. My three kids! Yesterday I had them randomly move around squares for a block. Start em young!!

    Sometimes I set up my laptop and watch a tv program too when they are asleep.

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  118. I'm kept company by my dog Jasper (who to be fair is a tad jealous when I'm crafting and not stroking him!) and generally a crime drama from iplayer....thanks for the giveaway, love the squid fabric!

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  119. My younger son, Murphy, he is with me in my sewing space all the time.

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  120. fabulous giveaway! I am usually so surrounded by kids and stuff going on that I honestly prefer to sew with no other distractions. Sometimes I'll embroider or hand sew in front of the TV, Bones and or a good film. But mostly I like nothingness!!

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  121. my kitty... he loves to plop down on whatever i'm working on a claim it as his.

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  122. Usually it's just my husband. . .he's surprisingly supportive of my crafty ways! Thanks for the chance to win

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  123. Jax my dachshund/beagle dog sits at my feet staring at me. He would rather we go for a walk than I sit at My Toyota teh sewing machine. Can't please everyone all the time, right?!! Superb giveaway!!

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  124. She's not really a kitten anymore, but my 18mo old cat likes to keep my stacks of blocks cozy.

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  125. Hahaha, "the giveaway mothership"! I have a crush on Jeremy Wade of Rivermonsters and record those to watch while doing projects. You wouldn't think a show about fishing was great, perhaps, but you might be wrong. He's so manly and witty and it's so dramatic. Sometimes Martha Stewart and sometimes, uh, should I admit it? Repo Games is totally ridiculous and funny.

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  126. My friends and I like to have online crafting meetings. :) We all gather in a chat room and craft. :D

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  127. I have a cat that likes to sit on the back of my chair while I am in it. My kids also like to "help". lol

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  128. Audiobooks keep me company while I sew.

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  129. I listen to my current favorite playlists... I couldn't watch TV because I'd be too distracted :)

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  130. My sewing space is in our TV room, so I usually catch up on my DVR viewing while I sew!

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  131. Nothing! I prefer to be alone. But every once in a while I will plug in my iphone and turn the jams up. thanks for the giveaway!

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  132. This weekend's sewing has been accompanied by a Criminal Minds marathon. LOVE IT!!

    When I do handwork (knitting, stitching, etc) I generally watch/listen to either Bones or Murder She Wrote. I need to be entertained when I work.

    Thanks for the chance, those fabrics are fantastic and I have never had an opportunity to play with them.

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  133. I like to watch vidoe podcasts on my iPad or sometimes I'll watch recorded PBS shows--no commercials! My cat is a companion but he thinks standing in front of the sewing machine is "helping"

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  134. I like music in the background so I put on Pandora to hear new artists.

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  135. My two cats love to "help." They woul dmake great pattern weights.

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  136. That would be my radio....no pets anymore....loved them when I had them...but been there done that...lol thank you.

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  137. My husband will often be watching tv; I can't watch and sew simultaneously. Hand sewing gets saved up to be on the couch and watch movies together.

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  138. Wow, I've been trying to hunt down some Mendocino to make a quilt for my daughter!! My dog Maggie curls up in her bed under my sewing table often. And there's usually a kid or 2 under there as well :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  139. Usually I just do it alone, but I guess a movie or music sometimes accompanies me.

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  140. My company consists of my radio, chocolate and my fabulous friends in blogland and facebook! Great online sewing community!
    Thanks for the giveaway....I NEED those little seahorses!! :)

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  141. My company is usually Pandora radio and my kitty. :D

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  142. ooo ... such cute prints, I'm surprised they haven't found their way into one of your great projects yet. My quilting buddy is my cat Bianca, she LOVES to help. She has to be touching you at all times so I have finally gotten her to sit next to me and put her paw on my lap instead of sitting on the foot that I need to use for the pedal. Thanks for the great giveaway, this is always such a fun day.

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  143. I cannot tell you how much I am hoping for this fabric. My son is currently obsessed with sea creatures - and most expecially Octopi!!

    Oh and lately Dr. Who or some other British show on Netflix has been my sewing company.

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  144. I am accompanied by my 60 pound furball, Lily. She has not left my side since I brought her home from the shelter unless she hears my granddaughters coming in the back door and I am immediately abandoned.

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  145. i have three kids - two girls, ages 4 and 2, and then a 3 month old boy. he's usually the one that keeps me company while i sew. :)

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  146. My dog Pearl, from a distance-I sew upstairs and she does "security" at the bottom of the stairs.

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  147. I usually sew and listen to music, and sing!

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  148. I have been slowly collecting Mendocino to eventually make a quilt with. I have my two dogs that like to hang out with me while I sew. I listen to the This American Life podcasts and I have the NPR ap where I listen to Car Talk among other things I also listen to music. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  149. I almost always have the tv or the radio on when I'm sewing for the noise. I'll listen to How I Met Your Mother or something light and funny.
    Such a fabulous giveaway!

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  150. My pups like to hang out with me when i sew & love to sneak under my sewing desk when I'm ironing and in front of my ironing table when sewing. O_o I usually either have a movie playing or listen to an audiobook. Being a newer sewist I totally missed out on Mendo & am slowly trying to collect it. Thanks for the chance!!

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  151. My kids! And my dog loves to lay on a freshly ironed piece of fabric if I put it on the floor!

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  152. My dog is usually at my feet while I sew

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  153. My two year old likes to come on over with the comment, "that's pretty!"

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  154. My boys keep me company ... whether invited or not. :)

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  155. I am really boring....i love the peace and quiet, when the opportunity strikes to quilt in peace, it simply means that. no noise ...except for the many birds that live near me!
    thank you for this fabulous giveaway

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  156. When I sew I am usually accompanied by the sounds outside my window and my furry 'ham' Ivan. But on my lucky days, my husband sits in the room and reads while I sew.

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  157. no company for me..i usually sew when the kids {finally} go to sleep...but i do listen to a lot of music or books on cd! thanks for a chance

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  158. a little wilco or joni mitchell is a good sewing companion for me. thanks.

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  159. Either Spotify or podcasts, if I'm listening to something. Almost always my laptop with the websites open to all the relevant tutorials for the current project. ;) Thanks for the giveaway! sneakfuzz at hotmail

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  160. While my boyfriend is usually in the next room, my cat Eleanor loves to sit and watch me sew. I think she's making sure my stitches are straight!

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  161. My husband and, about half the time, the corny 80s music station on cable TV. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  162. Podcasts from howstuffworks.com keep me company.
    kirkwood0419(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  163. My two girls keep me company while I sew!

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  164. tUnE-yArDs and veda hille, basically non-stop

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  165. It used to be my german sheperds but I kicked them out because they can't seem to lay there nicely. Now it is just some music or random tv show on my ipad

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  166. Actually, I prefer to sew on my own with just some music going, but I do often sew with my two little daughters playing or crafting nearby.

    :) debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  167. My cat Carlton keeps me company while I sew. He tests out the cuddliness of my quilts by lounging on any fabric that comes in contact with the floor. His favorite is when I lay a quilt out on the floor to pin baste and then he zooms across it or plops down and rolls around. Annoying but he's cute, so it works :)

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  168. my 2 gigantic australian shepherds!

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  169. My dog, Jack, rarely leaves my side regardless of what I'm doing, so he's always there when I'm sewing or knitting. But I also often listen to the radio and very occasionally when knitting large sections of stockinette or garter stitch, I'll watch a movie.

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  170. Whoa, what a great giveaway!! Generally my cat, Kita, watches me while I sew. The dog will wander in, but she generally gets bored and goes back to the couch. I really want to get some set up such that I can watch shows while I work at my sewing machine, I think it would greatly improve the situation in my craft room!

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  171. my tiny dog..who i call just that..she sleeps at my feet when im knitting in front of the tv :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  172. Just me - I enjoy the solo part of it all. A nice break from the rest of the life!

    (Sorry, I don't have an ID to sign in with, but you can reach me on email at inkahmedia on yahoo.com)

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  173. I only get to quilt for about 4-5 weeks in June/July, so quilting is more of a marathon experience for me. I turn on the radio and hope there's something good on CBC or the local station, but I can't afford to be picky. I also knit, and since I've been teaching some of my middle school students how to knit, most of my knitting is done in the company of some extremely chatty young women.

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  174. Great Giveaway! I usually sew after everyone is in bed so my Cat keeps me company!

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  175. My dog and cat keep me company, since I always sew at night after the kiddo is in bed. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  176. Listening to podcasts on my iPod keeps me company!

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  177. I like to listen to my husband watching tv or working on his computer while I'm sewing. It helps me enjoy my sewing to know that he's relaxing, too!

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  178. I'm always "watching" something while I sew, which really makes me sew slower. Sometimes I'll turn on the radio, instead, and things go much faster! Right now, I'm watching Borgia streaming on Netflix.

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  179. My kitty Cleo is definitely my sewing buddy. Her favorite part is sitting on any pieced blocks that I lay on the carpet. ;) I also listen to American Patchwork and Quilting Radio, Freakonomics, and NPR Science Friday while quilting. Thanks for the Joy the Baker suggestion too!

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  180. My two year old daughter helps me 'fold' my stash while my nine month old son climbs my legs, or tries to get his little fingers sewn while sitting on my lap. And OMG, please please please pick me. I fell in love with these fabrics after they were sold out. :(

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  181. I have a playpen in my craft room now, so Miss maze keeps me company. :)

    I'm SO excited about the Mendocino! I hope I win!

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  182. Love! I actually just love to enjoyed silence and the hum of my machine! It's the only quiet time of my day. I love the idea of getting some podcast time in though!

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  183. The Backstreet Boys and Florence and the Machine (I know, very different) usually keep me company ;) :)

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  184. Usually whatever is on Bravo at the moment!

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  185. I covet this fabric! I just adore it. I have trawled through on-line shops looking for it, AND HERE IT IS, in a giveaway. Be still my beating heart.
    My company in my craft room is intermittently my cat, and my six year old son. He is a crafter in the making. Comes in, has a chat, moves about some fabric and notions, then usually puts in an order for another pillow, quilt or softie. Things are getting mightly crowded on his bed, but he loves everything and anything I make, so I'm always happy to have his company.

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  186. My favorite radio station (NPR).

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  187. Our little dog tries to stay in the room with me

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  188. So cute!! Usually my kitty cat Cricket keeps me company while I sew. annie@gluegunannie.com

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  189. Lately, the HUnger Games! I listen to audio books while I sew. :)

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  190. I usually watch Hulu while I sew. That way I can catch up with my shows and still be productive.

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  191. I love to listen to audiobooks! I've "read" soo many more books since I started listening instead of sitting & reading :) plus multi-tasking!

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  192. I love to listen to audiobooks, or watch Netflix. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  193. RadioLab, This American Life and Pandora!

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  194. Netflix is my company when I craft. It's nice because I can choose the "friend" I want based on my mood. LOL Thanks for the chance to win!

    ravensrascals (at) gmail (dot) com

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