Bustle & Sew Magazine: Second Birthday Giveaway

by Helen on January 18, 2013

Bustle & Sew MagazineYes, the Bustle & Sew Magazine is two years old this month!  And to celebrate I’m having a special birthday giveaway.  

The prize is a 12 month subscription to the Bustle & Sew Magazine (worth $66) starting with the January 2013 issue.  To enter please leave a comment below telling me your favourite Bustle & Sew pattern (I’d love to know!).  

The winner will be chosen by random selection on Friday 25 January.  Good luck everyone!

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Julie January 18, 2013 at 5:54 pm

My favourite Bustle & Sew Pattern, may I have two? The one I am doing now the Tea Cosy from the last magazine and the Herrings from issue 3
Julie xxxxxxxx

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Pat Upton January 18, 2013 at 5:57 pm

My absolute favorite pattern is the angel pig! I had felted a wool skirt and cut him out of that and he was just adorable!

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dangermom January 18, 2013 at 6:19 pm

I’m a newbie, so my favorite patterns are the recent ones. I love the baby hedgehog and the embroidery design for the 2013 journal.

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jonquil January 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm

I think that your hedgehog patterns are just incredibly adorable!

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Orsolya January 18, 2013 at 6:35 pm

I would like to take part in!!! My favourite??? Difficult question as I love elephants, hedgehogs, mice, birds, dogs etc…maybe Charlie, the elephant is my favourite. I will definetly sew him one day :)

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Charlotte Amaro January 18, 2013 at 6:36 pm

I love all your patterns but I think my very favorite was the August issue with the seaside cottages and seagulls. Congratulations on your two year anniversary!

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Lisa January 18, 2013 at 7:55 pm

My favorite, although I haven’t attempted to make it, is the nasturtium tea cosy. I love the bright orange colours.

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Amanda January 18, 2013 at 9:57 pm

I love all of your patterns, and haven’t made half enough of them, but my favourite make was the bird on a branch with bunting bag (I can’t remember it’s proper name, but I’m sure you know which one I mean) which I’ve never used but enjoy every day as it’s hanging on my bedroom wall.

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Kay January 18, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I love softies, especially the cotton spool mice. I also feel the need to make the dachsund draught excluder one day. Congrats on your 2 years.

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Lidia January 18, 2013 at 10:23 pm

I knew Bustle & sew magazine when I saw “where shall we adventure?” on Google’s images and was love at first sight. “Where shall we adventure?” is on page 4 -July 2012. Sincerely I like very much many Bustle & sew patterns, for example “Blue house crab tote” and “Seagull cushion”.

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marina genovesi January 18, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Ciao Helen, il mio preferito era nel numero di Maggio 2012 One Sunny Morning ma mi è piaciuto molto anche Coastguard Cottage nel numero di Agosto2012.
A dire la verità il Teacups Appliquè Panel dell’ultimo numero lo trovo adorabile.
Un abbraccio.
Marina

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Jane T January 18, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Rosie & Bear: A Good Book is my favorite pattern. I love the story of the Princess and the Pea.

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Kathy January 18, 2013 at 11:00 pm

I am new to your patterns, but love Rosie and bear with the books. I am a librarian and that pattern is wonderful!

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Lynn January 18, 2013 at 11:23 pm

I love the Rosie and Bear patterns the best. Please don’t make me choose a favorite of those, I love them all!

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nikki moshier January 18, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Love the pillow, signal and semaphore.

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Deb H. January 18, 2013 at 11:58 pm

I love your Rosie & Bear Around the Year Quilt. Congratulations on two years.

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Jan G. January 19, 2013 at 3:17 am

For me it would be Charlie the Patchwork Elephant, because he is sew cute and I have made 2 of him, but the main reason is that is how I found you and Bustle & Sew and Ben and now Daisy!!!
Congrats and Cheers on more years together!!!

Hugs,
Jan G.

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SewCalGal January 19, 2013 at 3:26 am

Oh, how I’d be delighted to win a subscription. Perfect opportunity for SewCalGal.

SewCalGal
http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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carla bynum January 19, 2013 at 3:46 am

Hi!!! I love the mouse pincushion and the hedgehog best!!!! Congrats on two years!!!! Yaa!!1

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Debbie St. Germain January 19, 2013 at 3:53 am

I really like the summer bird bag, that would be fun to make the the mood bunny would make an adorable baby quilt.

Debbie

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pam eck January 19, 2013 at 4:00 am

the spool mousies are my favorite!
they’re the coolest i’ve seen in a long time <3

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Shannon Hall January 19, 2013 at 4:02 am

Love your hedgehog pattern.

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Debra Lee January 19, 2013 at 4:15 am

I love the pincushion mice!

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Debbie January 19, 2013 at 4:40 am

I had never heard of Bustle & Sew
before and was directed to your site thru a craft website that I subscribe to, as I love crafting. While checking out your website I really like your Liberty Patchwork Pup, he is so cute and will make him for my grandchild! I will follow you on facebook now, have signed up for your newsletter and would really be excited to receive the free subscription to your magazine. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary!

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Sheila January 19, 2013 at 5:29 am

The fabric deer head is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen!

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Jonny January 19, 2013 at 5:30 am

So I am unfamiliar with your magazine so I don’t havee a favorite pattern “yet “.If I don’t win I probably will get a subscription.

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Michelle January 19, 2013 at 6:09 am

I’m so excited to have discovered this magazine while perusing flipboard!!! I love it! I fell in love with the tea cozy, and I AMA sucker for hedgehogs, but when I saw the Chick Emroidery Pillow I knew I found my next project! Thanks for the chance at a subscriptio; it would be lovely!

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Donna altieri January 19, 2013 at 6:14 am

I love the rosie andbear butmy favorite is the vintage bunny quilt!

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Jenny January 19, 2013 at 8:12 am

I am reasonably new to your website and newsletters, so as yet don’t have a particular favourite pattern, but I do like what I have seen so far. Thank you for the opportunity to enter. Many thanks, Jenny

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Galatina January 19, 2013 at 8:15 am

You have such pretty patterns but I haven’t seen them all. Of those I have I think the the Country Village Tea Cosy is my favourite – so cute! Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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Kim Reid January 19, 2013 at 8:16 am

My favorite is Daisy the Draught Excluder Dog, so cute!!
Thanks for the chance :)

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Dana January 19, 2013 at 8:30 am

I Love Daisy the Draught Excluder Dog Pattern- Soooo cute! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Christina January 19, 2013 at 8:36 am

I love Charlie the Elephant pattern. So sweet!

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bethbutcher January 19, 2013 at 9:01 am

It’s really hard as I already own quite a few of your patterns! I think though it has to be the patchwork elephant and your patchwork quilt (the book). They are both on my ‘to do’ list for little miss :)

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Cheri Oggy January 19, 2013 at 9:34 am

I love any of the bird patterns.

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Diana January 19, 2013 at 9:49 am

Thanks for the chance to win , and the Angelpig is my fav

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Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) January 19, 2013 at 9:51 am

Definitely the baby hedgehog – I can’t resist hedgehogs!!!

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Joy B in Soutern Indiana January 19, 2013 at 10:45 am

My favorite has to be “September in the Apple Tree!” However, all your patterns are darling! :)
xoxo
Joy

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Jan January 19, 2013 at 10:58 am

I like the seagull applique.

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Chris January 19, 2013 at 11:03 am

Happy Birthday. I like them all but Charlie the Elephant is special.

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Wendy Hatton January 19, 2013 at 11:27 am

I enjoyed making Charlie the Patchwork Elephant. Such a great way to achieve a patchwork result quickly. I have saved lots of scraps to make him some relatives.

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Brenda January 19, 2013 at 11:32 am

I like mice so the softy mice is my favorite

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Carol January 19, 2013 at 11:32 am

Happy Birthday!!

Hedgehogs, birds on a wire…I could go on and on!

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jasmine Patrick January 19, 2013 at 11:39 am

hi there, congrats on your 2 year anniversary, my favourite pattern is the Draft extruder. I have made it three times, once for myself and one for my daughter and the third one for my daughter in law, thanks for the opportunity to win, and thanks for sharing all the beautiful photos of Ben and his sister.

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ann snell January 19, 2013 at 11:48 am

i like the seagull cushion, and the mice!

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jackie koudry January 19, 2013 at 11:51 am

I love the sweet pleat shoulder tote.

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Linda Kulisky January 19, 2013 at 11:54 am

Of course it’s the angel pig since my 8-year-old granddaughter loves all things pigs!

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Donna January 19, 2013 at 11:55 am

I love the little spool mice – both my grand kids want one!

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Sharon S January 19, 2013 at 11:59 am

I’m new to your blog. Glad I found it. I’d love to try the tcup first.

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Carina January 19, 2013 at 12:17 pm

If I can only pick one, it would have to be ‘Hoots The Baby Owl’ cushion. I love anything owls right now and the cute hexagons what a great way to use up all those little scraps that I just can’t bring my self to throw away.

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Sarah Davies January 19, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Which pattern, that’s not fair I love them all. But I suppose the Elephant is one of my favourite favourites.

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marlene carpes January 19, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Parabéns pelo aniversário, desejo muito sucesso.
Meus favoritos são Parrot e Children round the world, edição 18.

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Donna January 19, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Mice! is nice!

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alice January 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I adore all things hedgehog!

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Julie Aubert January 19, 2013 at 12:47 pm

My favorites are the spool mice and the hedgehog – can’t pick between them!

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Kate January 19, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Aww Helen, I like them all but the mice and hedgehog are my favourites!!!!

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Tammy Hempel January 19, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Picking an absolute favorite is very hard for me because I love all the patterns including the embroidery. The elephant, dog, mice all of these were absolutely darling. All I can say is keep up the good work I am really enjoying all of it.

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Chrissie January 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Me, too on the meeces and hedgies! I bought some spools the other day…

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Alison January 19, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I used your 3 beach-huts cushion idea & used it on cotton shopping bags as Christmas presents. Love all your freestyle machine embroidery.

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Lynn S January 19, 2013 at 1:25 pm

I love the Rosie and Bear. It reminds me of my little grand-daughter so much! I have the quilt and ABC chart and plan to make them both for her! Your patterns just make me smile!!

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Valerie January 19, 2013 at 1:25 pm

What an amazing magazine and website. I love everything but am partial to hedgehogs! I am so inspired by you Helen!! Great job…

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ellen sylvia January 19, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I am a newbie. Would love to get the Viking humming with some great patterns!

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Jessie January 19, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Hedgehogs rock! I’m also a sucker for tea cozies. I love anything that involves small animals.

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Shari Harniss January 19, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Hedgehogs!

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Ann in Pa January 19, 2013 at 1:45 pm

The Summer Birdie bag is so sweet. Congratulations on 2 years. Here’s to many more.

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linda January 19, 2013 at 1:48 pm

i thought the mice were cute

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Char January 19, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Love all your Rosie and bear patterns! Thank you for the opportunity to enter your contest.

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Nancy D January 19, 2013 at 1:51 pm

It’s got to be the mice! Something about a little stitched mouse that just makes me smile.

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Suztats January 19, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Happy Birthday! I’m new to Bustle & Sew, but I’ve fallen in love with Podge! Thanks for the chance to win a subscription.

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Mary January 19, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I love both the Angelpig and the Hedgehog, but if forced to pick one – the hedgehog.

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marcie January 19, 2013 at 2:09 pm

I love the baby hedgehog. Too cute!

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Debbie January 19, 2013 at 2:12 pm

I love the groovy bird pillow cover

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Shannon January 19, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I’m new but everyone’s favorites above has me excited!

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Ginger January 19, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Never saw the magazine before today. Would love to have the opportunity to explore. Thank you for the chance.

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Carolyn S Cecil January 19, 2013 at 2:21 pm

I so love your Rosie & Bear embroidered blocks. They are absolutely delightful!

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Crystal Arcand January 19, 2013 at 2:24 pm

The Rosie & Bear: A Good Book pattern is my favorite – anything with books is assured a place in my heart!

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Jocelyne January 19, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Bonjour,

I am a new to your patter and I think that your hedgehog patterns are just very adorable!

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Christine Bolin January 19, 2013 at 2:42 pm

I just love the deer head. I want to make one for my niece’s husband. And one for me, too!

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Vivian January 19, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I would have to say my favorite pattern is the baby hedghog. It is also my husband’s cousin’s granddaughter’s favorite toy. thanks.

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Laurie January 19, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I like your embroidery designs, but I especially like the Fairytale in Blue Applique Panel. That is the kind of work I’m trying to get brave enough to tackle. It’s so creative and artistic and combines both fabric and thread, my two loves!

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Nancy January 19, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I am New and just delighted to have found your Blog and Website!! Congratulations on your 2nd Anniversary! I am a lover of Rabbits and Bunnies, and you have a cute Pyjama Bag I bet my Granddaughter would Love!! Thank~You for the opportunity to win your Beautiful Magazine!!

Huggs, Nancy

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Jean January 19, 2013 at 3:19 pm

I just found your magazine and I was so suprised that there was so many new and fun patterns. After browsing through I really like your pattern for the pirate ship, a great pattern for grandsons.

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Ginger January 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm

I have just discovered your website. I am in love with the tea cozy. I plan to make it this winter. Thank you for all the pretty things you share.

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Robin (RsIslandCrafts) January 19, 2013 at 3:28 pm

I like Podge the baby hedgehog.

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Judi January 19, 2013 at 3:33 pm

It has to be the mice. They are so cute and when you come across one tucked among the other displays in the house you don’t even scream!

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Laura January 19, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Your stuffed animals are so charming!

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Anne Marie January 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm

First Stitches Sampler … pure sweetness!

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Wendy January 19, 2013 at 3:39 pm

I have just found your blog but love it already, the patterns are all great and I think it lovely that you allow people to use them. I would have to go with Charlie the elephant as my favourite.

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Rose January 19, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Love the softies patterns! Each one is amazing!

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Lisa Garrett January 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Love the Blue House Crab Tote Bag!

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Patty Manders January 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm

This sounds exciting. I confess I’d not heard of your magazine before.

Always in a quest for new ideas,
the Vermonster

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Honora January 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm

I am smitten with your elephant softie. And, the hedgehog too!

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Fuzzbutt January 19, 2013 at 3:46 pm

love yourlittle mag esp the softies

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Toni January 19, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Congratultations on two years! Doesn’t seem that long does it? I have to say the hedgehog was my favorite but I want to make Daisy the Draught Excluder Dog Pattern. To cute. Well here’s hoping I win and thank you for the chance!

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Martha January 19, 2013 at 3:48 pm

I just love the “Lovebirds Cushion”. So sweet.

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nicole January 19, 2013 at 3:50 pm

charlie the elephant for sure- thanks

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sheila January 19, 2013 at 3:51 pm

My favorite would be the tea cozy , I love it , and I enjoy your work so would be delighted to be the lucky winner ,thanks for the chance . Sheila

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lynn January 19, 2013 at 3:55 pm

your fabric deer head is my current fave. thanks!

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Gwyn January 19, 2013 at 3:55 pm

My favorite pattern is the Blue Crab tote from the August 2012 issue. So many great patterns.

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tara January 19, 2013 at 3:58 pm

well, they are all pretty cute but i like the hobo bag with the bird. congratulations on two years!

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Terry W. January 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm

It is hard to choose, your patterns make me smile. But I just love the hedgehog and with my first Grandchild coming next month, looking forward to him or her liking it too:). Happy Birthday!

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Sue January 19, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I love receiving your mag and want to wish you Happy 2nd Birthday :)
My fav pattern has to be the little hedgehog :)
Im now making Daisy :)

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Hope Mitchner January 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm

I love all your Rosie and Bear patterns. Please don’t make me pick just one!! :)

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Lori Morton January 19, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Love Rosie & Bear soooo much!! But the Spool Mice run real close second!

Love alllll the Stitchy things in your Patterns…and your Blog is Awesome & fun! Thanks for all the sharing, and your hard work! :)

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ellen kudron January 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Love all!!!!!!!!!!! Mice is it!

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Melva January 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Congrats on two years! I would welcome a free subscription. The best blog and newsletter.

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lisa hansen January 19, 2013 at 4:44 pm

I am new to the site but love the last pattern I received with the fox. Very cute.

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Celia January 19, 2013 at 4:49 pm

I love your pattern for Podge the baby hedgehog, many thanks for all your lovely ideas.

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Leslie Schmidt January 19, 2013 at 4:50 pm

It was so difficult to choose only one, but I’m going to go with Hodge and Podge. They are just adorable. Who could resist them? What a great giveaway. Thanks!

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Kim Leavens January 19, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Since I too have a Dog named Daisy, the Draught Excluder seem appropriate and oh so cute, and I’m loving the “Stitch” Sewing Machine Cover,,,those mushrooms are adorable!!!

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Suejue January 19, 2013 at 4:55 pm

My favourite is the hexagon patchwork dog which I intend to make for myself and others for Christmas presents 2013 although it is very hard to choose. Happy 2nd anniversary x

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B Morris January 19, 2013 at 4:56 pm

The spool mice are darling!

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Catherine January 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm

It’s the brave aviator mice for me! :-)

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Angie January 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm

I love any patterns with Rose and Bear. :)

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Anne Shelbaer January 19, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Someone on a previous comment said it well, All your patterns are smashing. Have just fallen in love with the Fox on the cushion and wondering if he will work on a tea cosy, perhaps, maybe. Could use a new tea cosy so perhaps the new flowers all over will come to appear. Anne

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Frances Thompson January 19, 2013 at 5:16 pm

I just love the Little Geese Softies. They remind me of my childhood when we had geese in our back yard! thanks

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Lesley Wright January 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Happy days cushion I adapted it and used it as a bag front.it was a birthday gift for a friend who adores Whitby and has spent so many happy days there.

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Marsha Klein January 19, 2013 at 5:25 pm

I love the moon and bunny quilt pattern… A quilt like that would delight a small child! And it’s not terribly difficult to make!

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Marsha Klein January 19, 2013 at 5:28 pm

I love the moon and bunny quilt pattern.. A quilt like that would delight any small child! And it doesn’t look to terribly difficult to make!!!

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Emily C January 19, 2013 at 5:39 pm

I love bears, so I love all the bear patterns. So cute!

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Valerie January 19, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Hard to choose one but I do love he Rosie & Bear patterns and anything vintagy like the bunny! Happy 2nd Birthday!

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Carol January 19, 2013 at 5:43 pm

I love your deer mounted head with the hoop! All the patterns are so cute1 thanks

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Carol Miers January 19, 2013 at 5:55 pm

I am new so I have not yet seen many patterns. but I like the hyacinth in the teacup pattern, Thank you very much

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Jeanette January 19, 2013 at 6:05 pm

I have not purchased a pattern yet, but I love your animal patterns, they are so cute!

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Bethaney January 19, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I love the Rosie and Bear book pattern. Not that I have done it. I am just starting out (slowly!) but I really love that one.

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Donna January 19, 2013 at 6:11 pm

My favourite is the Rosie and Bear pattern of Rosie sitting on the stack of books. I’ve adapted it for my own daughters and granddaughters (one of whom is named Rosy … aged 5.)

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Chrissie Brett January 19, 2013 at 6:21 pm

I love the Fabric Deer Head, and the Hedgehog which are so cute. X

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Patti January 19, 2013 at 6:22 pm

I am new to your blog so I can’t say I have a favorite pattern. I came here from Craft Gossip to get the free pattern for the patchwork doggie and now to enter the contest to find out what your wonderful publication is all about. I hope to win! I have been sewing since childhood and love all kinds of crafting. I see many, many fun projects to sew so this will not be the last time I visit your site!

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Carolyn January 19, 2013 at 6:29 pm

What a lovely and generous giveaway~ thanks for the chance!

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Celtic Thistle January 19, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Love the circus clown machine embroidery pattern it is on my to-do list for my niece’s next birthday. Also on the list is the teacups wallhanging!

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Bev January 19, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Love your magazine. Congratulations on 2years. It really is wonderful. Much more success to you Bev

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joy smith January 19, 2013 at 6:37 pm

My favorite patterns are the spool mice and the sailing ship. Thanks for the nice give-a-way.

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Cindy January 19, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Hi and congrats.on your second year!!I love the Hyacinth in a Teacup Embroidery!Just found you through Craft Gossip and am so glad!

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Barbara Pricola January 19, 2013 at 6:43 pm

I love the Little Geese Softies so much!!! I have a soft spot in my heart for geese that dates back to my childhood, and yours are so spunky and cute.
I already have a year’s subscription; if I would be so lucky as to win, can we add it to the one I have?

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Jen H. January 19, 2013 at 6:43 pm

I love the spool mice and the elephant. I love elephants!!

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Misti January 19, 2013 at 6:51 pm

I love the moon bunny pattern! Adorable!

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Marilyn Sherby January 19, 2013 at 6:56 pm

My granddaughter just Loves the Liberty Pup I made for her. She takes it wherever we go. Everyone asks where she got it. I direct them to your website. Thanks Bustle and Sew

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sandra k williams January 19, 2013 at 7:10 pm

it would be easier for me to wright down the one i do not like for i like most all of your things. i am working on the deer head now to go in my sons room that i redone just a few weeks ago. i like your snail and so one.

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Mafiosagrrl January 19, 2013 at 7:15 pm

I love the Rosie and Bear Good Book pattern! Totally me as a kid, you couldn’t find me without a book in my hands :)

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Connie January 19, 2013 at 7:16 pm

This site is new to me. The patterns are all so cute, but I love Charlie the Elephant.

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Jane January 19, 2013 at 7:17 pm

I am partial to tea cosies – so that would make it easy. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful magazine.

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Carol Y January 19, 2013 at 7:20 pm

I have always liked the nasturtium teapot cozy.

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Sharon January 19, 2013 at 7:31 pm

I dearly love the hedgehog patterns. I just downloaded and printed the calendar, so I may find more patterns to fall in love with there.

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Christine January 19, 2013 at 7:34 pm

My favourite pattern is the patchwork elephant, love reading your blog.

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Claudia January 19, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Just reading the magazine makes me happy. I’m a tea drinker and collect all things tea. I like the nasturtium teapot cozy.

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Patricia January 19, 2013 at 7:41 pm

My favorite is the deer head I just recently bought! I’m working on my first one, and I already have allot of ideas for fabrics for more!

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jacqui lynch January 19, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Mine is definitely the August issue with the beautiful seagulls and seaside cotages, but I do love your exquisite little mice aswell.
All your patterns are so delightful it’s very difficult choose a favourite Helen!

jacqui x

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Nance January 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm

I love your blog. Hard to pick just one pattern, but I love the hedgehog.

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Angela January 19, 2013 at 8:03 pm

I have just found your lovely patterns and you have so many I like – but the one that has caught my eye is the Fabric Deer Head. Really think I will have to get a subscription to your magazine!!!!!

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Donna Rae January 19, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Wow, I typed in the wrong CAPTCHA Code and it makes you retype everything, even the comment when you go back to correct. Oh Well, Again,

At this time I am getting ready to make Little Geese Softies that I recently purchased from you. So I guess that is my fav right now. Will change I am sure because I like a lot of your patterns!

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Shawn January 19, 2013 at 8:25 pm

I love the hoots the owl cushion, I am an owl fanatic!! LOL

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Annelin Aas January 19, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Many, many tempting patterns, but right now my favorite is Daisy the Draught Excluder Dog. Love her!

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Helen Tietz January 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Happy Birthday,

I just ran across your site and it is awesome. I would love to win a subscription to your amazing magazine.

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Helen Tietz January 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Happy Birthday,

Just ran across your site and is amazing. Thank you for the opportunity to win a subscription to your magazine.

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Marilyn L January 19, 2013 at 9:09 pm

I’m new to your site but I love your softies, ie the hedgehog, etc.

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Marilyn L January 19, 2013 at 9:11 pm

I’m new to your site and especially like your softees. They would be great for our four granddaughters.

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Aubrey January 19, 2013 at 9:28 pm

My favorite is “Summer Bedtime”. I have my own memories of trying to sleep while there was still a little light left. Now that I am a Mom with 3 kids of my own and I must confess that I let them stay up in the summer to enjoy as much light as they can. Besides, there’s nothing more beautiful then watching kids chase fire flies on a summers evening!

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Susan L January 19, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Absolute favorite is the hedgehog – ADORABLE!!!

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Rachel kemp January 19, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Definately ‘Hodge’ the hedgehog, although in our house he was called ‘Dodger’ for obvious reasons!! Xxxx

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Mhairi January 19, 2013 at 10:13 pm

I discovered your site when I found the free mice pincushion and since then my favourite patterns always have mice in them, most recently it is the aviator mice. I love this pattern, and think it is my absolute favourite. (Well until you release another mouse one, anyway)

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Dot January 19, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Like so many others, I love all your patterns and so it makes it very difficult to choose just one. I really love those adorable Cotton Spool Mice. :o)

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Carolyn Kotlas January 19, 2013 at 10:23 pm

I love all the tea cozies…hard to choose just one!

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Lyndelle Newey January 19, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Favourite is definitely the reindeer head from last year. I also loved the rabbit bowling set :)

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Helen Milosavljevich January 19, 2013 at 11:01 pm

There are so many cute characters but the deer head is my current favourite. Congrats on two years of Bustle and Sew.

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lynaeve January 19, 2013 at 11:13 pm

I’m unfamiliar with this magazine, but it looks awesome and I would love to read it. thanks for the chance!

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Linda B January 19, 2013 at 11:16 pm

My favorite pattern? But I love them all! If I must pick then I have to say the Poppies Appliqué Scarf…or…the Sweet Pleat Shoulder Tote…oh! and I dearly love First Stitches Alphabet Sampler and the Red Riding Hood Embroidery…well, all your patterns and stitchery with little furry creatures, really…and ALL the Rosie and Bear designs…and… No. Sorry, I can’t possibly choose!
Thank you for offering the very generous giveaway! Fingers crossed!
X Linda

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Brenda Gibson January 19, 2013 at 11:27 pm

Rosie and bear is my favorite. Reminds me of my childhood.

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KatieQ January 19, 2013 at 11:49 pm

I am a new subscriber. I can’t name a favorite, but one of my favorites is the Sea Gull pillow in the August 2012 issue. I love the pennants floating in the breeze and the song lyrics.

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carynverell January 20, 2013 at 12:03 am

i would love to tell you what my favorite pattern is in bustle & sew, but i have never seen this magazine. …i would dearly love to peruse it and try out some of the patterns though.

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Nancye Aitken January 20, 2013 at 12:16 am

Thank you Helen for your lovely patterns & newsletters.
Cheers
Nancye.

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Verna January 20, 2013 at 12:36 am

I really like your stacked tea cups!

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Sharon January 20, 2013 at 12:40 am

podge the hedgehog! go podge

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Kim T January 20, 2013 at 12:43 am

I haven’t read the magazine, I only discovered this site today and it looks vvery exciting,

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Su M January 20, 2013 at 12:53 am

My 2 favorites are the hedgehog and anything bunny.

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emily January 20, 2013 at 12:59 am

summer bird bag

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therese January 20, 2013 at 1:06 am

congratulations on 2 wonderful creative years. charlie the patchwork elephant is my favorite,i want to make him with paper pieced hexagons. thanks for all of the patterns and your life you share with 2 dogs.

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Theresa January 20, 2013 at 1:12 am

My favorites are all your birdie tote bags. So cute!!! Congratulations on your 2nd birthday!! May you have many more.

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Kristy Seaman January 20, 2013 at 1:16 am

I love the circus patterns. These were from a long while back
But the lions are still my fave.

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diane Moffatt January 20, 2013 at 2:08 am

I love the teacup with the flower in the cup and the hedghog was a cutie!! Thank you for being so kind and share free pattern with us!!!

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Robin Vena January 20, 2013 at 2:21 am

Love the hedgehog!! I also look forward to pictures of Ben and your new little Daisy. I also share my home and heart with Newfoundlands, three of them!

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Leontine January 20, 2013 at 2:43 am

My favorite one is the cute hedgehog!

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Lee January 20, 2013 at 2:47 am

I love the dachshound draft dodger! Well and the hedgehog too! thanks!

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Mary Anne January 20, 2013 at 3:18 am

Happy birthday! As for a favourite pattern (it’s so hard to choose) I would have to say that I adore Hodge and Podge.

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Glenna D January 20, 2013 at 3:40 am

Ihave 2 favorites, the elephants, because my sister loves elephants and I will definitely make one for her, and the hedgehogs, just because they are SO cute.

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Judith Walsberg January 20, 2013 at 3:41 am

Helen, all of your designs are cute, cute, cute! I really like your birds on a wire and I think I will give the hedgehog pattern a go.

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Fran Drolet January 20, 2013 at 3:54 am

I love all your patterns, of course, but if I HAD to choose I would say it the Coastguard Cottages Draughter Excluder. The whimsical, colourful cottages remind me of Newfoundland (Canada) and the many happy years I lived there.

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Cathy Martin January 20, 2013 at 4:00 am

The Hedgehog! Tooo cute

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Minta Fung January 20, 2013 at 4:29 am

I really don’t have a favorite, because all your patterns are great.

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Dorothy S. January 20, 2013 at 4:45 am

I love your hedgehog and wishing you many more anniversaries.

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Terri Sue January 20, 2013 at 4:48 am

My grandson is the recipient of most of the things I make from your patterns. He sleeps with his Ben Softie, carries around as many bunnies as his 18 month old arms can from your Muddle of Bunnies, He also likes the ball from that. Ball was his first word. That grandmama can make balls is pretty exciting. I have the felted wool material to make him Humphrey Bonzo Hound. I also want to make some tea cozys. Even though I’m on this side of the big pond I have to have my afternoon tea. I have three different pots i use for different ocasions and i would like to make one of your several cozys especially for each one. What would I do without my monthly fix of Bustle & sew?

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Beertje Zonn January 20, 2013 at 4:58 am

I love all your patterns and Congratulations on your two year anniversary!
Big hug,
Beertje Zonn

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Dennis January 20, 2013 at 5:01 am

I haven’t had a chance to read it yet but I did see a dog pattern. I love anything with a dog or cat in it or on it. I would love to get the magazine but I can’t afford it. I love your blog and the free patterns. Happy Birthday

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Debbie Toth January 20, 2013 at 5:20 am

Helen, I can’t pick just one! The calendar bunnies will be my summer take-along project, I love the 3 hares which I will have to have along with the sleepy doormouse. How cute are the Rosie and the Bear designs and the pin cushion mice! Your designs are so very sweet and I look forward to your adventures with Ben and Daisy! Thank you!

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Elizabeth Rudder January 20, 2013 at 5:59 am

Congratulations on the 2nd birthday! What an accoplishment. I love the Exotic Bird Hobo Tote. The bird is beautiful and the tote is the perfect size. I admit that I also like the Hyacinth in Tea Cup Pattern, what a wonderful way to use Embroidery and Applique at the same time.
I also like the idea of expanding the life of the chipped tea cups and sausers in this lovely manner.
You have brought great designs and a lot of stitching joy into my retirement. Thank you.

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Carolyn M January 20, 2013 at 7:14 am

I love the calendar bunnies too, they’re so adorable. But really much too hard to choose :)

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Bridget January 20, 2013 at 7:57 am

Like your teacup applique pattern

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Djoekie January 20, 2013 at 8:42 am

ik vind de muizen geweldig . Gefeliciteerd met uw verjaardag

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Esme January 20, 2013 at 10:49 am

Seaside pattern
Memories of childhood
Smells of the sea
That’s what this pattern
Brought back to me

I love its simplicity the use of a scenic background fabric the summer bunting and the single gull  on the railing. This all recalled memories of summer holidays in a caravan, 99’s and candy floss mingling with seaweed and screaming gulls. 

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Meredith McCraw January 20, 2013 at 11:23 am

Just love the Rosie and Bear patterns. Receiving your magazine is so exciting, reading the articles which I always find interesting and of course there is always so many beautiful new projects to dream about. Thank you so much, I am loving your newsletter and Blog.

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Jenni January 20, 2013 at 11:44 am

I like your elephant and humphrey bonzo hound, both remind me of toys I made in the early 70s for my children and which I now make for my granddaughter. Would love to win a subscription, but good luck for the future you are a very generous person. Regards Jenni

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Persia January 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm

My favorite pattern is the Turtle and the Hedgehog. My friend likes turtles, I like hedgehogs it was the perfect birthday gift for her. :)

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Diana Hagerman January 20, 2013 at 3:24 pm

What wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!

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Kitra Woodall January 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm

I love Podge the Hedgehog!! Could he be any cuter?!!! Thank you for all of your wonderful patterns and the chance to win a subscription :)

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Pauline January 20, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Thanking you for the lovely patterns and newsletters look forward to the
rest of 2013.

Pauline.

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Karen Stewart January 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

How can you pick “just one” as a favorite. I personally love all your little animals, houses, and many of your embroidery patterns. Picking just one is difficult. Guess your Coastguard Cottages from Issue 19 would be top o’ the list for me, followed by your Retro Dandelion Zipper Pouch from Issue 6, more houses from Heart of Your Home Applique in Issue 12, and the wee birds in Summer Birdie Bag Issue 7 plus Love Floew Down at Christmas from Issue 9 . . . this last pattern can be changed up quickly to be usable for Valentine’s Day by just adding little satin-stitched or back-stitched hearts inside the leaves. Thank you for all your work in this publication. Thoroughly enjoy it and look forward to each and every one coming in the mail!

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Shirley January 20, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Please enter me for the draw. My favourite pattern is Corgi Love celebrating the Queen’s jubilee last year. Dogs and bunting, fab.
Shirley

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Mica Anderson January 20, 2013 at 7:31 pm

To be honest I don’t have a particular favirote, I love them all!! :) And I would love to see evn more of them.

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Joanna January 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Dandelion Duck tea cosy is lovely. I like all of your cosy designs.

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Julie W January 20, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Pincushion mice.

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Lucia Pribas January 20, 2013 at 9:20 pm

I love the winter bunny tea cozy although the seaside cottages are a close second!

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Hardway Hannah January 20, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Congratulations on your anniversary. The mice patterns are my favorite. I collect Cute mice things and my Mom purchased your Mouse pincushion pattern for me. Her last purchase was the spool mice. She passed away this summer. The mouse pincusion and spool mice make me feel like she is with me when I sew or quilt. I have never subsribed to your magazie but do receive your newsletters. All of your patterns bring a smile to my face.

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Connie Warner January 20, 2013 at 10:56 pm

So many cute patterns! The pincushion mice are nice— they can be Looked at, and Used!

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Connie Warner January 20, 2013 at 11:24 pm

So many cute patterns! The pincushion Mice are Nice— they can be Looked at, and Used! =)

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Debbie T January 21, 2013 at 1:28 am

Really enjoy the Rosie & Bear series…..many favorites!!

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carol January 21, 2013 at 4:19 am

I like the puppy dog. Reminds me of my childhood. I have my very first granddaughter and I can’t wait to make her one.

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Fiona January 21, 2013 at 10:44 am

Pick just one?????? Way too big a choice, Helen! But reckon I’ll settle for the Little Red Riding Hood cushion – yummy! :)

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Bev W January 21, 2013 at 11:49 am

I really love the Rosie and Bear A good book pattern, it reminds me of my lovely old book Now we are six and conjures up lots of lovely childhood memories. I always feel at my most relaxed when reading a good book and at my most inspired when crafting, combing the two by reading your blog and others is my favourite passtime!

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Pauline January 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Hi Helen

Best Wishes for 2013 and many more years.

Regards Pauline.

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Kim January 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Hi, I’m so happy for the opportunity to win a subscription to your magazine. Congrats on your anniversary! I’ve just learned of you so don’t have a favorite yet, but will be keeping my fingers crossed that I win. Thanks again.

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Rhonda Griswold January 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I love the hedgehog and elephant patterns. Congratulations on two years!

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Debra B. January 21, 2013 at 3:15 pm

There are so many to choose from! I really like Daisy the Draught Dog and the Calendar Bunnies though.

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Pam S January 21, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Elephant!! My daughter is an addict for anything elephant, gotta please her! Congrats on your 2 yr anniversary.

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superstitches January 21, 2013 at 3:43 pm

I just started subscribing to your magazine. I love it. Such a great variety of patterns. My favorite patterns are for the stuffed animals. Especially loved the dog last month. I’m looking forward to making that one.

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Jenny January 21, 2013 at 4:59 pm

I just started following you last week and I love everything I see. The blog is well written and your work is very refreshing. Keep it coming!

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Eileen January 21, 2013 at 5:06 pm

I think the felt bunnies are the most adorable pattern and they look fabulous placed around the house

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Michelle January 21, 2013 at 6:36 pm

I love the hedgehog pattern!

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Val January 21, 2013 at 7:20 pm

I like all the appliqué patterns. My favourite is the seagull. I also love the Ben softie.

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Carmen January 21, 2013 at 7:34 pm

I’m always a sucker for mice, so of course I love the Cotton Spool Mice pattern

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Monika January 21, 2013 at 8:16 pm

I am a novice when it comes to cloth. I specialize in fibers. I have not attempted any of your patterns as of yet, although I love your site and have a list of all that I wish to attempt to make. I have recently wanted to expand my knowledge and have been reading and trying to sew very small projects such as coasters or wash clothes. With not too much success. As I only have a small amount of extra cash, purchasing items are rather scarce for me. To win a few patterns to start off my sewing lessons would be a joy that I would treasure greatly. Please enter my name in your drawing. Thank you – have a great day. Monika

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Red Carousel Lion January 21, 2013 at 8:54 pm

my favorite is the baby hedgehog pattern.

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Julie January 21, 2013 at 10:20 pm

My favourites are the cotton spool mice – so cute! I shall be stitching them up shortly :)

Julie

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Paula January 22, 2013 at 2:59 am

I love the Sweet Pea Shoulder Bag :)

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Sheri Simmons January 22, 2013 at 6:05 am

I love em all!! Each and every one….just wish I had time to try and make them all. Happy Birthday….I think daisy is the cutest pup I have seen in ages…

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Juanita January 22, 2013 at 7:09 am

I love bags and birds, can’t get enough. But just one…….. The exotic bird hobo.

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Kathy January 22, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Charlie the Elephant was my introduction to you and probably because of my love of elephants will prbably always be my favorite.

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deedee January 22, 2013 at 7:07 pm

the spool mouses.. my favs.. but I love them all.. thats why I want to subscribe.. :D thanks so much..

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Tracey Widmer January 22, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Hi, I’m currently making the apple pillow. :-) Thank you for the chance to enter.

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Christine Thompson-Lucas January 23, 2013 at 3:12 am

I love all what you do..PICK ME…..PICK ME….The mouse patterns are the best…

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edie January 23, 2013 at 4:30 am

Angel Pig, hands down. The the hound puppy. Then the mice. Then it gets too hard to pick!

edie

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Yvonne Hamilton January 23, 2013 at 1:42 pm

My favorite patterns have been the series honoring the Queen’s 60 years as queen! What an accomplishment (both her 60 yrs and your wonderful patterns!!)

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Laura January 23, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Gosh Helen, My favorite? That’s a hard one… hummm… I guess if I were to pick my most-est favorite I would have to say the Christmas Candy Cone Mouse found in the October 2011 issue. He is so cute and can do double duty on May Day too with his cone filled with little flowers and sweet treats!

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Sandra Lambert January 24, 2013 at 7:55 am

I love Rosie and the Bear book and the seagull.

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trish beard January 24, 2013 at 10:06 am

i love the hedgehogs

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Emma January 25, 2013 at 6:05 pm

New reader but have liked your page for a while. Hedgehogs are my faves and I’m looking forwards to the daisy tote bag one too!

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Donna Fuqua January 25, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I love Charlie the most. How can anyone not love him best? He’s beautiful and fun all in one.

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diane February 17, 2013 at 10:27 pm

I have enjoyed all your patterns but i just love the the flowers in the tea cup. i framed it and it looks so cunning!!!!! Thanks tons for all the free patterns.not many are so giving.

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