Pea pod pin cushion giveaway!

Well that was a lot of fuss about nothing – for us here at Oakhill anyway! The Newfies were very excited when the snow began to fall and insisted on heading out into the garden for the full experience.  I was only able to coax them inside with the promise of a lovely walk in the snow the next day.  We had a lovely walk … but the promised deep cover of snow failed to materialise …..

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Here they are with two of their best friends, Merlin and Bentley the springer spaniels enjoying their stroll around the village playing fields.  Daisy tried very hard to demonstrate how to roll in what snow there was, but Merlin doesn’t seem to be at all impressed with her antics ….

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And that was it!  The snow has all gone now, though it’s absolutely freezing.  I think the cold weather has helped keep my Christmas wreath looking nice.  I took it down on Twelfth Night, but couldn’t bring myself to compost it, it’s still far too pretty ….

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So it’s sitting on an upturned zinc planter by the back door where I can enjoy it for just a little longer.  But I’m rambling again … this post was supposed to simply announce our latest giveaway.

One of the patterns in the current Bustle & Sew Magazine is the Pea Pod Pin Cushion.  I made two samples which I thought would make nice prizes  …..

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And so for your chance to win one of these pin cushions please just leave a comment below.  It would be great if,  just for fun,  you could  tell us  what is your favourite vegetable!  The giveaway is of course free to enter and I will post your pin cushion anywhere in the world.  The winner will be chosen by random selection and the giveaway closes at midnight on Monday 16th January.

Good luck everyone!

Giveaway is now closed – thanks so much to everyone who entered.

167 Comments

Thank you for the giveaway!! My favorite vegetable is broccoli! ☺️ Peas are a very close second!

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Maggie Marlow

Mine would have to be squash – any sort from pumpkin to butternut – delicious roasted, mashed or souped, and can turn up as dessert! I always like peas – I think it’s a childhood thing from the A.A.Milne eating peas with honey as it sticks them to the knife!

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Diane Zeringue

My absolute favorite is broccoli! I am a citrus freak and my only toppings on the yummy green stuff is a squeeze of lemon and a light sprinkle of lemon.

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Zara Franklin

My favorite veggie has got to be…. CARROTS! They are sweet, can be eaten raw or cooked, or better yet baked into a yummy cake! Thanks for the chance to win! ?

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Daisy and Ben would have enjoyed more snow. One good thing about the cold weather is that it does keep some things looking fresh such as your wreath. Living in a cold climate we’re always trying find good things about the cold.
Your pea pod pincushions are so cute.

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I suppose my favorite veggie must be onions as I put them in or on nearly everything!

XX Linda

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My pup loved playing in the snow when we lived in the East Coast in Rhode Island but alas we now live in the desert on the West Coast in Southern California. It’ll be fun to take him to visit the local mountains with him one day to revisit snow! He does prefer the cold temps regardless of not having the snow.

My favorite vegetable has always been green beans!

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My friends just announced they’re having a baby with a pea in the pod theme so would Love to give them this. Will the pattern be available after the competition?

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The pea pod pin cushion is so adorable. My favorite vegetable are carrots, I love to add them to nearly everything I eat.

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I love tomatoes! Especially fresh out of the garden. Your pea pod pincushion is so cute! Thanks for a chance to win it.

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Nancy Blankenship

My favorite vegetable is green beans. If I win a pin cushion guess my favorite vegetable would be green peas! ?

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I love vegetables. In the spring, my heart beats true for asparagus, but in the summer I crave vine ripened tomatoes and fresh picked corn.
The pin cushion is lovely. Thank you for the giveaway.

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Susie Stough

Oh my gosh, I love broccoli! And green beans. And sweet potatoes but they are really a starch

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Jessica Jackson

The pea pod pin cushion is adorable! I love peas but my fav is probably asparagus.

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Jennifer Essad

these are adorable! my favorite vegetable is the potato, so many great ways to enjoy them

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Misty Posey

This pin cushion is adorable! I love green beans, all kinds and anyway. They are probably the only green thing I will eat, lol. We didn’t get much snow either, I’m still hoping for some. Happy Saturday!

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These are so cute, thanks for offering them as a giveaway 🙂 My favourite veg has to be a toss up between broccoli and garden peas, I love lots of both.

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Norma Bartlett

My favourite vegetable is runner beans. Mmmm……wNhat could I make that shape?

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Sandy Allen

Oh how cute! Growing up, I hated veggies and would only eat green beans. Now that I am way older, I have come to appreciate many veggies. It’s hard to pick just one! I guess, when I really think about it, cauliflower is my favorite. I don’t get it much (hubby hates it) but when I can get it, I enjoy it!

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Audrey Millar

Freshly picked garden peas. I can smell ’em!
Especially those ones you have made.

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Yvonne Hamilton

Definitely broccoli. The only way I like peas, is in this cute pincushion! My mother used to serve us peas from the can…boiled until they were gray and mushy. Ugh. One evening, not being able to leave the table until my peas were gone, I lined them up beneath my plate..then escaped. When my mother picked up my plate, there was a circle of peas on the table! She laughed so hard, I didn’t have to eat them..at least not that time. ?

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florria carrell

my favorite would be any kind of pea, i love black eyes, english are at the top of the list though.

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I love all vegetables, especially fresh from the garden. Love parsnips and swede, cooked or raw.
Love the prize x

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Stephanie Donnis

My favorite vegetable is an eggplant picked straight off the plant in my backyard from the beautiful purple flower that showcased the yummy vegetable! Thank you!

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My favorite vegetable is red beets. I LOVE the greens and the root vegetable is wonderful too.

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Barbara Roberts

My favorite vegetable is summer squash. I have found many ways to cook this and enjoy it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Joan Figlar

It’s difficult to pick a favorite, but I guess it would be broccoli or maybe mushrooms or artichokes…see

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Love the cute pea pod pincushion, I definitely have to make one. My favorite vegetable is broccoli. Cooked or raw.

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Joyce Fleming

Since we live in Florida we miss the snow,NOT, hehe. Enjoy it if you get it but too cold for us old folks. My favorite vegetable is asparagus. I even planted some last year. Thank you for your wonderful patterns.

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It is funny, but peas is one of my favorite vegetables. Actually, I like them all. So many of them are great in a good vegetable soup. It is winter and time to make a hearty soup. Sounds like a good idea for today.

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Eileen Russo

Sweet potato, hands down my favorite, sweet peas pods growing the garden is wonderful just in time for fourth of July.

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I have 3 faves,
avocado, cucumber and sweet potatoes
We own a Siberian Husky and he just loves winter and we live in Quebec, Canada so we have quite a lot of snow already and my Husky goes crazy outside.

Thank you so much for thisnk opportunity!

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Charlotte Amaro

These peas would look so cute in kitchens. My favorite is peas in their pods. Thanks for the giveaway!

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My favorite ‘veggie’ is the tomato. Botannically it is a fruit, of course, but the US Supreme Court designated it a vegetable years and years ago and we on this side of the Pond are used to thinking of it as that. Big Grin.

If not tomatoes, would have to be broccoli.

🙂 Linda

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Those are the sweetest pincushions!!! I love all vegetables, but especially fresh peas off the plant!!

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Deborah Mckenzie

I love almost all vegetables, but if I’m going to be game and stick to the ‘green’ variety, my choice comes down to string beans and spring greens.
This is most definitely NOT an attempt at sympathy, but I have been hospitalised since December 1st LAST YEAR (*indignant cough*) and following my surgery on January 5th, have been informed that the only two veggies I may never be able to eat again are asparagus (yum) and string beans (Ah me! The tragedy!!!;)

This has led me to reflect a little on life; I’m one of the handful of weirdos who don’t like chocolate or ice-cream, which I’d happily forgo forever. My point though, dear things, is that i STILL have spring greens, together with (probably) many varieties of vegetables that I am yet to try out and also to inflict on my baby grandchildren, as they continue to grow – mwah-ha-ha! (Please excuse my evil outburst but I know some of you are with me on that point;)

Vegetables are varied, wonderful and amazing things that help to keep us cooking or eating them raw with innovation and gusto.
My vote therefore goes to each and every one of them, but if you are feeling magnanimous, you could pop in an extra vote for Spring greens. (Extra votes at this stage are permissible for me alone, of course, as (a) the boost will help me feel better and the poor nurses REALLY deserve to see the back of me and (b) what in goodness am I still stuck in here for if I can’t get preferential treatment somewhere?!!

Thanks for encouraging my return to embroidery Helen; I take it out and work away at my cup of daisies whenever I’m feeling up to it. (String beans have lovely flowers too, as I’m sure you know Helen (subtle hint;)Enjoy good health and please keep your fingers crossed that it doesn’t snow here in the Scottish Highlands, just as our poor gold begin to lamb.

With very best wishes and a wonderful 2017 to all of you out there.
Debs xx

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Deborah Mckenzie

PS That should have read as ´ewes’, not ´gold’ in relation to lambing. Crikey, they’re heavy enough in late pregnancy as things stand! x

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I really like peas — but not the canned
ones. Also love carrots and most
other vegetables —- except rutabagas.

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Beyond excited for this opportunity to win your adorable pea pod in cushion! My sisters and I collect all things pea pods! We are three peas in a pod!!! My favorite vegetable oh dear that’s tough, I love peas of course especially when eating them standing in the garden, and cauliflower I must say! Thank you!!!

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I really like all vegetables except BEETS– hated them when I was younger and refused to feed them to my children too! The pin cushion is adorable. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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Stewed Tomatoes. Yes I never loved vegetables as a child but had to taste them for work. On day, the cook was making scalloped tomatoes not stewed tomatoes. Time to love a vegetable.

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Susan Perkins

I Think my favourite vegetable would be carrots. Raw or cooked they brighten up a plate and are a perfect partner for peas.

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I love onions. They add so much flavour to so many different dishes. One of my favourite lunches is cheese, sliced apple and onion. My husband thinks I’m mad.

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I eat onions every day! Cooked and raw and pickled! I love them but I adore brussel sprouts and can eat a plateful!!!

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Jax Lockyer-Barrett

My favourite vegetable, is cauliflower! Especially with cheese! Love, love, love your pea-pod pincushion! Happy New Year!

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Marcia Stahl

Vegetables are my favourite! Picking just one is hard…possibly zucchini. You eat them raw or cooked, sliced, diced, shredded, or whole. Peeled or not. In cakes or stews…hmmm…oh wait the same could be said of carrots, potatoes, beets, …lol

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Sharon Newport

Thank you for the give away Helen my favourite vegetable is the potato. Love the website Helen and the fabulous giveaway, best wishes for the New Year

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Growing up my favorite veggie was corn but recently i have found a new love, eggplant.
Your peas in a pod remind me of my grandmother making creamed peas for dinner. I thought that was a real treat.

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Marilee Herman

My favorite vegetable is brussel sprouts–grilled up in the oven with onions and sweet potato and some seasonings. Yum! Good in the morning with scrambled eggs, or as a side to dinner.
Hoping to win this little cutie!

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Lynn Flechsig

Hi, Helen! Hope you had a lovely Christmas. My favorite veg is broccoli and it makes wonderful potato cheese broccoli soup. 🙂 Yum! My next fave veg is green peas, so thanks for the very cute pea giveaway. So cute! Stay warm and I will see you in the spring. Lynn

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Peas! I love peas! How fitting! Not a favorite of many, but I do love them. Yours are very cute! Those would make a great addition to a lil girls’ toy kitchen area!

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Such a delightful little pin cushion! You make all of your projects look so easy! My favorite vegetable is carrots. They are so versatile and sweet.

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Peas – fresh from the pod or crunchy when frozen. I especially love them on spag bol with fake parmesan the way my Mum made them.

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I love tomatoes but use peas the most when cooking they are great in things like soup, stews and casseroles even when doing salisbury steak add them to the gravey

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Glenna Denman

Love the pea pincushion, how clever, I could line up my types of pins just as I used to line up my peas on my plate. My favorite veggies are broccoli and asparagus. And I must say I am glad Ben and Daisy have 2 springer spaniels as friends, they are such fun and intelligent dogs,

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Anne-Marie Tvete

The pin cushion is adorable ! My favorite vegetable is cauliflower..although I hated it as a child .

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I don’t think there are any veggies I don’t love, but my very favorite would have to be carrots.

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What a gorgeous pin cushion! My favourite vege is peas, with broccoli being a close second

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Leigh in Portland, OR

I love green beans. Roasted is fabulous. I hope you will have a pattern for this little pincushion.

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Super cute pin cushion and the only way in which I can stand peas.

Favourite veg is without doubt the humble potato, you can’t beat a good roastie.

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Well, I love all vegetables (except maybe eggplant and okra) but probably my favorite is carrots, or maybe brussel sprouts…. but I can say without a doubt that this pea pod pincushion is the cutest little thing I have seen in a long time!

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Peggy (mOm)

So Cute those pincushions are. I am a vegetable eater, love them. But one of my favorite since growing it 2 summers ago is Kale. So many wonderful recipes, salads, soups, chips (yummy)!!! And it is so good for you. I make it with onion and tomato and place it on toast with an egg for breakfast. All good things!

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Your pea pin cushions are so cute, Helen. My favourite vegetable is potato. You can do so many things with them. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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Kerry Williamson

Pity I can’t have a hybrid vegetable 🙂 I guess my favorite at the moment would have to be fresh picked Green Beans – eaten raw within minutes of picking while strolling around my very small garden looking at how the Triffid Tomatoes are ripening

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Dorothy Griffiths

Hi Helen Happy News Year to you all. How I would love to win this little beauty it would make my year. My favourite vegetables are broad beans absolutely love them yummy.
Have a wonderful week Helen
Lots of love
Dorothy xxxx

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Sally Birkitt

My favourite is potatoes, you can do almost anything with them. Bake, fry, add to stews, boil. Then if you don’t like eating them you can use them for crafting eg potato prints lol.

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My favorite vegetable must be carrots! I’ve thought a lot about this and decided that they must be my favorite because whenever a recipe calls for carrots, they are in my bin!

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Peas (raw) are my favorite. The pin cushions are adorable. Second favorite vegetable is Artichoke. That would be a cute pin cushion too!

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My favurite vegetable is parsnips – so versatile, roasted, boiled annd used with potatoes for a mash, used to make a wheat-free pastry case for pies.
However, Meg, our dog prefers carrots, potatoes and sweet potatoes including the peelings; definitley not parsnips or butternut squash. She adores peas especially when frozen!!!No accounting for taste.

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Diann DoBran

Oh gosh…this is a hard one as I love most veggies…if watermelon could be a veggie that would be tops…but….I guess I would say garlic…i love pumpkins because of fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and such but garlic just adds to everything!

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Mary Ann O'Brien

I love broccoli. Have loads of recipes where it can be added. Your pea pods are adorable. Would love to add them to my pincushion collection.

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Tina Sheppard

Peas are my all time favorite vegetable! I remember picking them in the garden with my mother and the shelling them, I can’t say if more went into the bowl or in my mouth, Having a garden as a child gave me a love of all vegetables, Now I have to make some vegetable soup.

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Mary Baldwin

I like all veg, including peas ? but one of my favourites is thin French green beans.

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My favourite vegetable is parsnips I like the sweetness of them. The pea pod cushion is so unusable I would love to make it.

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Deborah Mckenzie

This is my second (much briefer!) comment, so I would like to vote for string beans. Many thanks for the chance to reiterate my passion;)

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My favorite vegetable is …any that are orange. I love pumpkin so much I even put it in cookies. But if given the choice between carrot soufflé and pumpkin Carmel oatmeal cookies, I just don’t think I could pick

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Ciao, la mia verdura preferita sono i peperoni, ma trovo i tuoi baccelli davvero adorabili!!!!

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Carole Gledhill

How lovely to have a Giveaway in January, it is such a long and dreary month! My favourite vegetable has to be a red pepper, you can throw them into so many recipes or eat them raw and the red adds such a splash of colour to meals.

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So nice that u r doing a giveaway. My favorite vegetable is probably green beans but I pretty much live all kinds of vegetables.

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Judith Ward

Thanbk you for this Giveaway – my favourite vegetable is Cauliflower – esp. with a cheesee sauce!

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Dorene Locke

my favorite vegertable is califlower, a versitile vegetable that can be supstuted for potatoes, yummy with melted cheese

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Cheryl Ridgewell

Ooh too many to choose from. Seasonal so it varies.at the moment kalebor sprouting broc. X

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Debra pletz

I love Brussel Sprouts and it looks like several others in this section do to! What a great give-a-way!

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Colleen Lawrence

I like most veggies but have to say peas are my favorite thanks for the giveaway

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Marsha Bradford

Yes, Yes! I admit it OK? I was the weird kid that loved Brussel Sprouts! Now that I am an adult I still love them more than ever. My second favorite is tomatoes.

I feel better now, thanks for the therapy session and the chance to win 🙂

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Beets, beets, beets! I love them! Thank you for the chance to win suc a great giveaway.

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Cecile Lemoine

I love love rutabagas! I cook them with a tablespoon or two of brown sugar and mash them with butter or margarine. Love peas too, especially your peapod pin cushion!

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Boy oh boy, that’s a hard one. Vegetables are so wonderful and colorful. But baby spinach and tomatoes are neck and neck at first place.
And its so very nice of you to give away one of your peas!
Thank You 🙂

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Sally Simons

French beans are my favorite and I grew some in the summer. It was so nice to go and pick them!

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Jean Thompson

My most Favorite Vegetable would be The Tender Tips of Asparagus which my Grandmother would Cook in Real Butter and make a White Sauce and serve on Toasted Homemade Bread.. Of Course I love most all vegetables especially Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes…

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Su Phillips

We didn’t have any snow, I was so looking forward to a sprinkling so the dogs could get out there too! Its so pretty to look at even for a day isn’t it.. Oh well maybe there’s a hope in the spring or next year!

A lovely giveaway. I was going to say Peas are my favorite veg but its probably pipped to the post by a bit of cauliflower. mmmm its a hard choice though being vegetarian!

Thanks for introducing me to the wonderful world of sewing too. 18 months of positivity through illness with it. xxx

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Sharon Jones

What a lovely giveaway! My favourite vegetable is the onion! I love a roasted onion with my Sunday roast and really enjoy a cheese and onion sandwich!

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My favorite veggie is spinach – but it must be fresh spinach – uncooked. Thanks for the adorable pin cushion pattern!!

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Ruth Lawton

Thank you for the giveaways. The pea pod is so cute that I might make one if I don’t win. My favourite veg has to be sweet corn. I think the shape of a mini corn on the cob would make an excellent pin cushion. Xx

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I love green peas fresh from the pods in the vegie patch, nothing else tastes so good. Now I could even have my own green peas in my sewing basket – live doesn’t get any better than that!

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This is so adorable! I love fresh garden peas right out of the pod, sugar snap peas, and snow peas. They all are my favorites. And this little pea pod pin keeper is right up there with them. Thank you for the give away.

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My first thought upon seeing your adorable pin cushion was of my three grandchildren. I think of them like 3 peas in a pod! I love so many vegetables but was just diagnosed with a stomach paralysis which precludes me from eating my favorite, green beans, so I will vote for the potato which is so very versatile and easily digestible too! Thanks so much for your beautiful inspiration and chance of winning.

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