Spring Bunny Hoop Giveaway

Firstly, thanks so much for all the get well wishes.  I am pleased to report that I am now feeling much better!  To celebrate I thought it would be fun to hold a giveaway – as I haven’t had one for a while!

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The giveaway is for the chance to win ONE of these little hoops hand stitched by me.  You can choose EITHER “Happy Easter” OR “Hello Spring” whichever you prefer.  To enter (it’s free of course) then please do leave a comment below telling us (just for fun) what’s your favourite sign of spring.   The winner will be chosen by random selection and I will post anywhere in the world.  The spring bunny giveaway closes at midnight on Monday 14 March so there will be plenty of time for your prize to reach you before Easter.

Good luck everyone!

Thank you to all who entered, this giveaway is now closed. xx

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love chocolate bunnies grand children have two bunnies this would look delightful hanging up.

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Marion wood

The best sign of Spring for me is the Puffin’s with their life long mate nesting on the RSPB at Bempton Cliffs near to my home.

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Perky Fisher

I love making my GREAT GRANDCHILDREN AND GRAND NEICES presents for spring.

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I’m so glad you are starting to feel better
What a fabulous giveaway I’d love a chance to win. My favourite sign of Spring is seeing the new leaves start to unfurl on the trees.
Jackie x

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Kathy Luehrs

Love Hello Spring – that way I could keep it on display longer – daffodils – I just love them

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Stella Davis

I love to see the daffodils. They indicate that warmer weather is on the way and that the Rugby Six Nations tournament is imminent. I always buy a bunch of daffs to put in a vase when Wales are playing.

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Jo Anne Hawks

My favorite sign of spring is the emergence of the first spring flowers: crocus, daffodil, tulip.

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For me Spring is all about the flowers, and living in France now, that would be the mimosa, but being Dutch I still have the image of the flowering bulb fields in my head….

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Dr Dorothy Griffiths

Hello Helen I love your cheery newsletters. My favourite sign of spring are the lovely daffodils in the garden, always cheers me up as you do. Would love to win Hello Spring.
Big hugs
Dorothy????

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Tracey Hatten

I like the arrival of spring when flowers begin to pop and birds become more chirpy days begin to lengthen and the air seams fresher.

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I love to see the crocus and hyacinth blooming; then I know I can get excited for spring.

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When the lemon and grapefruit trees in my yard are covered with fragrant blossoms, then I know Spring is here.

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jenny coles

the lighter nights, crocus, daffodils, little bits of green peeping up from the soil

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Pat Woolley

My favourite sign of Spring is watching the birds picking up the fur from combing the dog to line their nests.

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Belinda Bentley

My favourite sign of spring is more of a sound really. The sound of blue fits claiming territory and attracting a mate x

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Susan Fairhurst-Blakey

My garden reawakening after its long winter slumber, the first buzzzzz……happy days. The heart feels lighter and the daylight lingers just a little longer. My dear mum reading on the patio God bless her. If selected I would love hello Spring.

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A lovely gift, and my favourite thing of Spring is seeing primroses, they are so lovely xx

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My favorite sign of spring is that it is warm enough to send my kids outside to play!

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I love when the flowers are starting to peek out of the ground. Have a happy day.

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Love the bright colors of the budding spring
flowers–all the yellow, purple and pinks that
creep out during the early windy days of March!!

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Would love to win this Helen. My favourite sign(s) of spring is the smell of the air and the abundance of happy birds. 🙂

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Alexandra Soares

I love Spring, and love many flowers, but my favorite are tulip, sakura and cherry blossom.
<3
Kisses

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I love the ‘Hello Spring’ design! My favourite sign of spring is the hyacinth. I loved stitching your variation of this beautiful flower.

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My favorite sign of spring is the daffodils returning even when it’s still cold outside. But last year, we planted fruit trees and David Austen rosebushes, so now I get excited about the buds showing up on those as well!

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Yesterday I went out on my porch …heard honking but couldn’t see anything …then out of no where high up in the sky a beautiful tremendous formation of Canada Geese appeared! What a sight ..then they all landed on our lake …two groups of about 30-40 each. They stayed around until early evening just floating around so gracefully.
Then last night lol …moths appeared by our outside night light …at leas 15 fluttering like wild , honestly looked like they were doing the happy dance lol.
Jeannette

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Sandy A in St. Louis

My favorite sign of spring is the snowdrops blooming in the bare yard. We have a small cluster that pops up every year, That’s how I know spring is on the way!

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Judith Ward

My favourite sign of spring is the miniature daffodils ‘smiling’ in pots around the garden. Another thing I love is that the evenings are getting lighter and I seem to have more energy! I would love to win ‘hello spring’ so I could hang it for three months and not just over Easter.

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I love it when I see the first sign of the snowdrops emerging from the soil. Then of course, I love then when they bloom.

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Eimear McEleney

Such a beautiful gift, you are so talented 🙂 I love seeing tulips in spring ❤

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Living in Vancouver, BC, my favorite sign of spring is when the cherry blossoms unfurl and the streets are a riot of pink and white. I had the good fortune of going to Japan last year during Sakura (Cherry Blossom Festival) and I felt such kinship with the awe that the Japanese hold for cherry blossoms – it’s the same here in Vancouver!

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Sam tossell

Love the early morning bird song in spring and the first sight of the snowdrops

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My 7 year old son says he likes spring because it’s lighter and brighter and he gets to out more! x

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The mustard fields in bloom. I always take a drive to see acres of beautiful fields in bloom.

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Karen Ibbotson

I live in the Highlands, so my favourite sign of Spring is the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer.

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Linda Caldwell

Since I live at 9000′ in the Rocky Mountains west of Denver, CO, Spring is late in coming to my home. However, when it does come it seems to blast it’s way in! I love the smell of fresh pine trees, the tulips pushing thru the newly thawed soil and the small “critters” coming out from their winter sleep and foraging for food to sate their hunger. I love spring and I believe each spring is God’s way of saying…”I love you and am giving you another chance for a new beginning!”

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My favorite sign of Spring is seeing the new leaves “pop out” on the trees. I also love to hear the birds singing early in the mornings.
I would be so thrilled to receive the Hello Spring!

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Carole Tinkler

Daffodils are my favourite part of spring. They always cheer me up with their sunny heads bobbing in the breeze. So my choice would be ‘Hello Spring’. Beautiful giveaway. ☺

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Little bunnies hopping about and daffodils popping up and giving bright splashes of colour x

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My favorite sign of spring is the many bird calls I hear. I just love going outside in the morning to a chorus of new birds returning home after the winter.
Thanks for the chance to win one of your lovely hoops! xo

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Susan Perkins

Everything turns yellow with Daffodils and Forsythia and longer days to enjoy them.

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I love seeing all of the flowers begin to bloom – especially the daffodils! My great grandmother had them all over her yard, so I think of her when I see mine bloom. Thanks for offering this giveaway!!

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My favorite thing is seeing spring bulbs start to come up through the soil. And the smell of the spring air!

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Darlene Lathrop

Opening the windows is my favorite part of spring! I just love the fresh air and letting out all of the winter blues!

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My favorite sign spring is here is crocus — purples and yellows followed by bursts of daffodils.

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I love seeing the crocus come up. For me here in Portland, Oregon USA, that is in January, so I get to pretend spring is already here. It won’t really be here until April. But I need hope!

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Jan Taylor

Spring. Oh the time of new beginnings! The trees are a burst of pink, new lambs are in the fields,daffodils are popping up from the ground. What is not to like? I love it all. Biggest spring hugs!

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That is a Super Hard ONE! First, it is my Birthday Time (April 5th). I love Spring for ALL of the reason’s everyone else said, but most of all to see the Earth’s rebirth and renewal! A breath of new possibilities!

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Angelia L.

My favorite sign of spring is seeing the birds return to my feeders….and then I get to see all the new little ones! Your little bunny hoops are so adorable and Hello Spring would look so lovely with my bunny collection!

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Moira ewen

When I see the snowdrops and crocus and the lambs jumping in the fields.also the birds singing.l like the spring rabbits.

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My favorite sign of spring is when the trees start budding and the plants start to peek out of the ground. Love the bunnies!

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Seeing the robins return has always been the first sign of Spring for me. Thanks for the sweet giveaway (Hello Spring would be my choice). :o)

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Sue Thomas

Glad you are better and having fun with your Grandson. I love to watch new lambs playing in the fields. The Easter Bunny would be just lovely if I were lucky enough to be selected.
Thank you Helen.

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This is sew wonderful!! Here in Cali it is when I see the Daffies blooming..since we have had rain here after 4 long years without my Daffies have shone their sweet faces once again! Not many of them but it is nice to see a few of them back! Thank you Helen

Hugs
Jan

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Christine douse

Bunnies hopping, flowers springing up through the ground and the nights a getting lighter. Love your hoop giveaways

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Lynne stone

Enjoying my morning coffee outside listening to the birdsong and feeling the sun getting warmer.

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The sign of spring that brings the most magic for me is crocus popping up through the grass. It always catches me by surprise!

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Wonderful bunnies! I love seeing the hummingbirds return to the newly blooming “lipstick” plants in my garden.

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The spring flowers are so optimistic , especially the daffodils and hyacinth. The announce that the hummingbirds will be here soon. I love your bunnies and would enjoy the Hello Spring for a longer time that the Easter one – they are both delightful.

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Melanie Maloney

Being Welsh and living in St. Davids, it has to be daffodils. Everywhere is covered with them to celebrate St. Davids Day every year.

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It has to be daffodils – I would love to win this as I am struggling to finish anything so the swill be an inspiration

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I love the signs of snow drops and crocuses appearing. I would love the Hello Spring hoop. So glad you are feeling better xx

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Tina Breitwieser

The lovely purple and yellow crocus popping up in my garden are always a surge that Spring isn’t far off ! I adore the Spring Bunny that you stitched !! Very sweet ❤️

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I love the daffodils in Spring, plus watching my indoor rabbit jumping about. I would love to win either, they are brilliant

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My first robin sighting. It’s not really spring until I see one. I also love seeing the crocuses, the buds on the trees, the tulips and the hyacinths.

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Glad you are feeling better.
The first sign of “spring” for me – is the crocuses popping up in the garden. The air is still crisp – there is a clean fresh smell in the air, and the birds are chirping. Thanks for hosting the give away.

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I love to hear the birds singing in the yard. I would love to win the “Hello Spring!” hoop! I would put it up in my sewing room, which is decorated in happy, spring colors.

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Hello Spring – new buds, new shoots, new blossoms, new projects.
Please choose me!
Diane

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I love to see the birds busy building their nests and gradually more and more birds returning from overseas to fill the garden with birdsong.

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Thank you for the chance! I love the Hello Spring. My favorite sign of spring is that my chickens start laying again. There is nothing like fresh eggs!

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Ms Sam Nicholson

First sign of Spring for me is the pussywillows blooming, they have already started!!

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Katrina Embling

Beautiful embroideries. I love Hello Spring and it sounds so cheery. My favourite sign of Spring has to be blossom, from blackthorn to cherry, I love them all.

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My favorite signs of spring are sunny days and the color green heralding warmer days ahead!

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Irene Massey

I love to see the little snowdrops pushing their way through despite the frost and snow still being on the ground. It fills my heart full of hope for the coming year

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Glad you’re feeling better. Oooo I’d love a ‘Hello Spring!’ I love the longer daylight hours, flowers blooming, birdies chirping! Thank you!

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I love the first crocuses that poke up through the melting snow. There’s such hope and promise in that first sign of spring.
X Linda

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Sherry B in Sacramento

I always love the thoughts associated with Easter – such a wonderful time of rebirth, spring flowers and pretty outfits on the little ones as they hunt for eggs. If chosen, I would like the Easter hoop.

Blessings to you for such a great blog and website. It is so fun to keep up with you and the pups.

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My favourite sign of Spring is the blossom on the tree outside our house means lots of fun warmer hours in the park are ahead. I love the ‘hello spring’ hoop. I love the little bunny.

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The moment in spring the Swallows appear in our stables. During winter time they stayed miles and miles away from our Home and those who come back being born and raised in my backyard. Makes me feel humble and aware of live.

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Opening the windows and seeing the birds scoping out their nesting sites and singing their cheery songs is the sign of spring I love the most. It really brings cheer to my heart.

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My favourite sign of spring is when the flowers start popping out of the ground and the birds return with their wonderful songs. Thank you for the chance to win you wonderful giveaway.

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I love bunnies & I love Spring! Of course, I love the squirrels also! Thanks for this opportunity to win some art you’ve created!

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My favorite sign of spring is seeing the red bud trees in bloom. Thanks for the contest!

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Hello Spring would be my choice so that I could hang it in my kitchen all year! my favourite time of year, fed up with all this wet cold weather and this would really cheer me up.

fingers crossed x

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Pat Judice

My favorite sign of spring is bird song. It’s music to my ears and lifts my spirits. Glad you are feeling better, Helen.

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Liz Bowler

Spring to me is seeing the pretty, delicate, fragrant primroses growing with wood anemones .Catkins nodding in the hedgerows & the blackbirds song as he sings his little heart out & the baby lambs holding little lamb derby’s in the fields.

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Sally Birkitt

What I like best about Spring is watching the birds collecting nesting material and popping in and out of the nesting boxes and watching the lambs in the fields.

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Carol Blake

Hi Helen, Here in South Carolina, USA we have beautiful bright blue skies with puffy white clouds when the weather is nice…sure beats the dreary gray skies of Winter. When my daffodils pop up and the Japanese Magnolia opens its’ delicate blooms, I know Spring is at the door, and we have survived another Winter.

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I used to have a cherished garden and an old retriever called Tess. With Tess by my side I planted some mini daffs in a big planter which houses one of my maple trees. Tess has long since gone and then arrived three very gorgeous; but mad as march hares, rescue dogs. They have completely destroyed the garden but those mini daffs come up every year (some 15 years later) as an indication that spring has arrived and they always remind me of dear old Tess.

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Linda Chan

My favorite time of spring is watching as the robins start to build their nest on my porch light. The resident squirrel always seems to scold Mrs Robin for moving in on his territory and disturbing where he has so carefully buried his precious winter stash.

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Marcy Mahle

I was born and still live in the US, but my family on my mother’s side all live in North Wales and whenever we visit, it is usually in the Spring. There is nothing as lovely as the Snowden with the tiny white dots of newborn lambs. Miss my family very much.

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Those first glimpses of colour & a promise to be rid of bleak! Snowdrops and daffodils! Sticky buds, blossom. Wonderful!

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It’s daffodils! I love yellow daffodils! And the second sign that makes my heart skip is to watch the birds as they search around for good nesting places and their chirping in the early mornings.Then I know Spring is here soon!

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Very cute! I like hello spring. my favorite sign of spring is my little granddaughter Lilly, coming over to visit and wanting to plant the garden!

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I love the hello spring one, but they are both beautiful. I always look forward to the return of flowers and leaves on the trees!

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Linda Courtney

Living in Australia, Spring starts here in September, but as an ex-pat I always associate spring with Easter time, the lovely English spring flowers, new life, and of course, Easter eggs! I would love to win the Happy Spring embroidery to remind me of home ….

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Thank you so much for these beautiful giveaways. I love “Hello Spring”.
My favorite sign of Spring is blossoming flowers, but also to hear the birds singing early in the morning.

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Lynda Treen

Oh, the ROBINS!!! I wait all year for the first one to appear in my front yard. Then I hear their wonderful sound and I KNOW that spring and Easter are coming soon. Easter is my favorite time of the year. And since I was born in March, I am a spring baby making the season even more wonderful to me!!

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sandra walters

My favorite time of spring iswhen my Bradford pear blooms,and I.love bunnied

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Rosie adams

Both the hoops are lovely. At this time of year I clip off the dogs soft curly winter coats. They are poodles them I hang the fur in the garden in a net the birds take all of with lots of noise and excitement. They line the nests with it so thier babies have a beautiful fur lined nest. It’s my favourite sign of spring

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Hello Helen,

I love the hello spring design, as its what I’m thinking. I moved last year to a house with a garden for the first time in 12 years, my favourite signs of spring are the sun pouring in through my office window and that I saw a bee in my garden

Thanks for the chance.

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My favorite sign of spring is the buds on the trees looking like jewels when the sun shines on them. Hello Spring is just right.

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Margaret O Rourke

I love to see the daffodils, and hear the birds singing, and of course the longer evenings and brighter mornings. Beautiful prize.

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i love Spring! The trees blooming are the best sign that warm days are coming!!!

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I love your little hoops. For me all of the nature signs are great but what tells me the most that Spring is here is the local ice cream shop that open up last Thursday. I always know we can hope for good weather soon,
Thanks for the give away.

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I love seeing the trees start to bud out,
daffodils and crocus emerging from the ground. And primroses everywhere!!

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I love when the birds get busy building nests in Spring. My favourite sign is the flowers of spring the daffodils and especially woodland primroses. I would choose the Happy Easter embroidery.
Pauline

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Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite sign if spring is hearing the spring peepers at the pond start their chirping.

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Denise Shrewsbury

I am a community nurse and absolutely love spring when the hedgerows start to change and all the new signs of life start to be around me, such as the brightly coloured flowers tucked in the verges and the new lambs testing out their wobbly legs a few days before they start their games of chase with all the others, as I’m driving between visits (paying attention to the roads of course!), so hello Spring is my favourite.

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Marilyn Grant

I love all the lovely spring flowers especially the daffodil with it’s big yellow trumpet braving all weathers. They make me smile dancing around x

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Kathryn Callahan

My favorite sign of spring is either all the new baby fawns running around or seeing all the beautiful wild flowers I see on the side of the highway while driving

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Janet Hickman

Glad you are feeling better. I love that we have longer days and the daffodils are blooming

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Your left hoop reminds me of a small village nearby called Lower Easter. When Easter approaches they stick tape on the “Lower” in the village sign and paint “Happy” on the tape so every visitor is greeted with “Happy Easter” when they come to town. I love this and your embroidery is beautiful!

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Susanna di milo

I love to see the pussy willow blossom, those little tufts of fluff look so lovely.

Your bunnies are so delightful and I really love the hens! You always come up with such great ideas!

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my favorite sign of spring is opening the tool shed and putting the snow shovel away. I have not used it much this year.

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I love to see the daffodils bloom! A friend used to bring a big bunch to me for my spring birthday as a child. I was born on Easter, and when I see the daffodils bloom, I know my birthday is near.

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In Australia it is the beautiful bright flowers. The native birds and ducks coming in for a feed. The ducks having babies. Then watching them grow up.

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I love the Hello Spring. My favorite sign of spring is seeing daffodils. I once said I loved daffodils to my husband while we were dating and he always tried to get them for me while they are in season (before we had a garden where they grow).

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Love the changing weather and the longer daylight! Both of the hoops are beautiful and I can’t choose – to win either would be lovely.

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Aside from the comments above, which ARE all true for me, my favorite sign of spring is the sound of the street sweepers. That is a sure sign that there will be no more snow. Thank you for your lovely gift!

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I love to see the new spring flowers and the feeling in the air, of life waking up again, the birds are singing and the little bit of warmth in the sun, promising warmer days are on their way, just magical x

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I love spring! My favorite thing is all of the trees down in town (in live in the mountains) breaking into bloom all at once. It’s so beautiful.

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My favorite sign of spring are the little pointy tulip bulb leaves popping up through the soil. I love rabbits–such lovely choices that either would bring a smile to my face–as long as the rabbits don’t eat my tulips!

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Thanks for the chance to win some of your beautiful handwork! My favorite sign of spring is the early Grecian Windflowers and the delicate Snowdrops. These are always the first to bloom in my area.

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Susan Miller

One of the first signs that Spring is really upon us here in Northern Louisiana, is the blooming of the Red Bud Trees. Usually, when they bud we are truly in Springtime, and can begin planting. Love the hoops! It’s too hard to choose which one I like best!

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Both hoops are lovely but I would choose Hello Spring is I was lucky enough to win. I love seeing all the blossom coming onto the trees when spring arrives. Thanks for the lovely giveaway Helen.

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I’d love to win “Hello Spring”. I love to see the peeking of crocuses to show me Spring has sprung. :o)

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Susan Williams

Of all the beautiful signs of Spring I think hearing the chorus of bird love songs in the morning when I wake is my favorite.

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My favorite first sign of Spring are the Anemones which pop up out of nowhere and the Daffodils that take my breath away! “Hello Spring is my favorite piece. Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

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Sue Staniland

Love to see all the colourful blossom and daffodils and the days getting slowly longer I can sew a bit longer each day! Would love to win the spring hoop fingers crossed I might be lucky x

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Hello spring is lovely. I hope to win it.
Wew are entering autumn in Australia, spring for me is the bulbs, coming up, and the days getting longer and brighter.

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I live in Southern California, USA, near the beach. We do not see many changes from winter to spring, but our birch tree begins bearing new leaves in the spring, and that’s when I get excited. This year, our winter was very warm — our flowers bloomed early, which is so pretty, but the birch tree has not begun bearing leaves as of 10 March. It’s not quite the same (yet), but I look forward to seeing everything, including the tree, in full bloom soon! “Happy Spring”, please!

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Jennifer Gardiner

I love seeing the first crocus and snowdrops peeping out through the soil. Cheers me up no end.

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Hi Helen,

I love lots of different signs of Spring – the air, birdsong, flowers, hedgerows coming to life after winter but, and I know it sounds corny, my favourite sign has to be the lambs that are being born right now and taking their first wobbly steps in the world.

Love,
Diana.
xx

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I love spring, especially the primroses that appear every year in the hedgerows.

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Joanne Purich

Hello Spring!

Every year, around this time, my Mum & I start looking for the first sign of Spring on our daily walk. For us, it’s the appearance of the North American Robin here in Ontario, Canada and we have managed to see it together for the last 50 years! My Mum will be 81 this year and I’m so lucky to still be able to go for walks with her and celebrate the beginning of our favourite season!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Spring!

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Ann Dibble

Must be Cowslips, reminds me of the day my daughter was born. Farmer husband bought me a bunch of cowslips

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Judith Martinez

My favorite sign of Spring is longer days! I actually like the cooler temps of winter but the dark is such a drag! I like the Hello Spring one best.

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Miriam malik

My favourite sign of Spring is the smell! You can just smell the whole earth starting to wake up after a long nap. Of course over here in Australia we are heading into Autumn, so a little bit of a wait!

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CIndy Williamson

Spring to me is the first Robin here in Michigan…..my crocus….the green appearing in the farm fields…the fresh air blowing through our bedroom….my lily of the valley peering their green little noggins through the soil and getting that grill out for the first of the year steak!!!!

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Doris McCarty

There is bunnies in our yard already this year. I love watching them in the spring. Happy Spring!
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Sharon Tilley

It has to be the daffodils. Seeing their heads nodding in the wind. Their beautiful bright colours that warms your heart

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Mary Beth Baker

I love the robins and watching the finches change color…the snow drops and the crocus poking up is always such a joy to me!

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Where I live, here in the MidAtlantic region of the USA, the first sign I look for of spring is for the (American) robins to migrate back from their wintering grounds. Usually we see them in late February to late March, depending on weather. This year I saw my first robins on March 1st.

🙂 Linda

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My magnolia tree blooming against a clear blue sky.
(Either hoop would be lovely ????)

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rrjane011749

I’d love the Hello Spring hoop. My favorite sign of spring is the flowers!

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I am so glad you are feeling better! My favorite sign of spring is the little crocus leaves and blossoms that sometimes must peak out from under a late snow here on the Nebraska plains. Then come the daffodils in many colors. 🙂 And the SUN!! Very happy we’re having an early spring

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Hello Spring.
I love the way the birds are so busy, searching for that special place to build their home and raise their family in my garden, such an exciting time. What a joy for me to hear the lovely singing.

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I love seeing the crocuses, tulips and daffodils by the roadside next to the beach, their heads all turned towards the sea.

I love the hello Spring hoop. Very pretty.

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Michelle Rees

Being in Australia, easter and spring do not go hand in hand, Easter is our Autumn, which means cooler evenings and more time spent outdoors on weekends. Spring which is in September means rain and green grass again for me.

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Hello Spring! I love bunnies and I love to see the green shoots of the flowers in my garden start to pop up through the ground. Snowdrops are out now, Crocus are soon to follow.

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My favourite sign of spring are seeing all the baby lambs and calves whilst driving through the countryside.

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Linda Kendall

Hello Spring is my favourite, because I have come to realise a little habit I have spotted from my pair of friendly robins. Most days one will feed from my hand for over half of the year, I presume it is the male as when spring arrives and they start courting not only does he eat a piece, then the process involves my brave little male robin collecting food from my hand taking a tasty morsel to his mate who sits a few feet away waiting to be fed. I have noticed the same ritual taking place in spring for the last few years and although I’m sure he feeds her as well as his young later on, she just sits there expecting to be waited on prior to them nesting and raising a brood together. I commented just a few weeks ago to a relative that Spring was on the way because Mr Robin was feeding Mrs Robin again.

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Terri Drake

So glad to hear that you are feeling better. No fun being under the weather.
My favorite hoop is Hello Spring. My favorite part of spring is seeing all the new life that bursts forth from baby birds to roses bursting into bloom.
Thank you for such wonderful patterns and a great magazine!

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Angela van der Linden

We were visiting with family and looking over their garden to see the tops of their feature trees starting to turn red. I pointed this out to miss 5yr old and she squealed with delight!!!
That is the delight of Autumn in Australia xxx

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Carol Croner

Here, on the Central Coast of California, USA, The first sign of spring that love is when the wildflowers bloom on the hills around us.. It’s really beautiful..
Carol

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I love the Hello Spring hoop! As to my favorite sign of spring……. I’ve lived in San Diego, CA since 1969. Unfortunately we don’t have seasons here. 🙁 We have Hot&Humid season and Fire season.

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The Spring Peepers! A harbinger of Spring here in New England! I heard them for the first time tonight!
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My favourite sign of Spring is the arrival of hot cross buns in the shops, although it seems to get earlier every year now!

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Debbie Chenoweth

Since I live is SW Florida my favorite indicator that spring is coming is when the snowbirds head home.

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My favorite sign of spring is when the robins return. I love to hear their spring chatter announcing they are here! I love to watch them prowling our yard for worms.

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Brenda J.Moore

Hello Spring!!
I’m tickled to hear all the birds which have gotten back home to me in south-east Ontario.

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Here in Canada it gets real cold in the winter, and there are no smells in the cold. The first sign for me is the smell of the warming earth, and the lovely smell of the first spring rain.

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Just seeing the ever diligent spring bulbs breaking ground reminding us of the beautiful cycle of life being born again! Hello Spring is the choice for me.
Thanks for this design.

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Victoria G

The first sign of spring for me is the sudden (so it seems!) appearance of green leaves on the trees…its magical! Adore the bunnies!

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I love both of the hoops so I would be thrilled with either.
For me, fat breasted robins and yellow blooming forsythia are the sure sign Spring has arrived.

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Karen Scott

To see the little daffodils pop up and the oh so small buds on the trees excites me for the burst of color that will soon emerge.

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My favorite signs of spring are when the weather turns warmer, the snow melt is running along the curbs & the birds are singing.

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Helllo Spring! We are seeing daffodils and the bulbs are popping out all over. Makes me smile! I love your bunnies. Thanks for the chance.

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My favorite sign of spring – DAFFODILS!! Makes me happy from the time when I first see them poking out of the ground until they bloom!

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Here in Texas, Spring really begins to come alive when you begin to see all the bluebonnets and wildflowers covering fields. It’s a beautiful site! Love the bunnies, would be a great addition to my bunny collection 🙂

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My favorite sign of spring is when our Jane Magnolia starts to bloom. It is very impressive as the purple and white flowers bloom before the leaves appear. Gorgeous!

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My favorite first sign of spring is the garden taunting me to come out to play…

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Debby Hughey

Seeing Robins flying around. When they land looking for worms, they are to busy to fly away!

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Stephanie Barrett

Living in Southern California means not having much of winter, but for me, the first scent of orange blossoms means spring is on its way!

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When I lived in a snowy region of America my favorite was the yellow daffodils poking through the snow

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I love the tulip fields beginning to sprout–the promise of vibrant color to come–and the snow geese and trumpeter swans taking flight and nestling in the bare fields!

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Christine Chilton

First signs of Spring for me has to be lighter mornings, open windows and Cherry Blossom….just can’t beat it!
Both embroideries are nice but Hello Spring says it all for me…..

Christine????????????

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Linda Rielly

Alberta, Canada. It has felt like spring here for the last 3 weeks. No snow and very warm days.I guess what I most like about spring is getting outside more. And looking forward to planting my garden. What I love most is my peonies when the are out in full bloom.

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Sarah Oswald

My favorite sign of spring is all the animals and flowers starting to come out and of course the warmer weather.

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Dawn skinner

For me the first signs that spring is on the way is the first glimpse of snowdrops my favorite flower and also the nights getting lighter 🙂
I love spring and I love your hello spring hoop x

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Lovely bunnies!!!
I know that spring is coming when I start to see almond’s tree giving little white flowers. I live in Sicily (Italy) and they are the first trees to blossom (in february).

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Tina Mason

My favourite signs of Spring are: The nodding heads of the tet-e-tet daffodils, they are sunshine on a green stem 🙂
The catkins bobbing in gentle breezes and all the other buds just waiting to explode.
The Sweet Almond Tree with its soft pink blossom and stamen looking like candy tufts.
The chickens emerging from their hiding places, with tiny little bundles of cheeping, fluff running after them.
Above all, what I love about Spring is the feeling of renewed hope which is evident all around me 🙂

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Sue Toomer

First signs of Spring for me are lighter mornings & evenings, just gives such a good feeling.

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Helen Roast

My favourite sign of spring is seeing the daffodils appearing in my garden. When they flower I know spring is on its way. My favourite flower!

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Lorraine Bennett

I love the beautiful birdsong and colours of the day going from drab to bright.

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Karen Wetherall

Wow that’s a lot of comments!

My favourite sign of Spring is the duck arriving to spring clean her nest ready for this year’s brood – in our back garden!

Either hoop would be fab.

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Susan Webb

Spring. Love to see the birds investigating the bird boxes in the garden, then collecting bits of fluff and dog hair from the lawn to make a cosy nest.

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My favourite sign of spring.. the flowers and the little lambs. They are so cute!

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Thanks for a chance to win such a cute bunny! My favorite sign of spring here on the central coast of CA is when our state flower, the CA poppy starts “popping” up all over. The bright orange color is so cheerful!

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When I start to hear the birds early in the morning SPRING is not far away! Oh, and the mud! There is always a lot of mud!

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My favorite thing in the beginning of Spring Time is hearing the birds sing. There is nothing more beautiful than to sit early morning with my coffee and hear them sing outside. It brings us alive and makes everything feel new after those long winter days of silence. I would choose “Hello Spring” and hang it on my mother-in-law’s circle antique mirror I have. It would be lovely!!

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Darlene Poirier

I would chose Hello Spring, after a long winter, seeing all the new buds on the trees, the crocus, and tulips peeking through the ground, it is like they are all saying “Hello, I am here”

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The park I drive by everyday is absolutely swarming with crocus’! Beauiful! The grass looks like a watercolour painting!

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Here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the very first sign of spring is ice! The snow gets all slushy during the warming days and freezes at night. In the mornings everything is icy; dangerous but so sparkly. Then, my favourite thing happens… we start to see patches of grass. That’s the sight of hope to me!

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Ellen Brown

Hello Spring! We enjoy seeing our native turtles come out of hibernation in our garden–extra special when we discover a new addition.

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Heather Pearce

My favourite thing that shows spring is on the way is the daffodils all standing up proud with their yellow and orange cups looking up to the sky. It warms you heart and lets you know that better weather is just around the corner.

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Jacqui Wise

Lovely embroidered hoops. My first bunch of daffodils always signals Spring for me & watching the birds return to the garden ready for nesting.

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Nancy Swaim

So glad you’re feeling better, Helen. I would love to win your beautiful Hello Spring hoop! One of my favorite parts of Spring is the intoxicating smell of daphne flowers fill the air!

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Leslie Blatt

First sign of spring…the wood ducks return to our area for nesting. Absolutely beautiful birds! Would love to win a stitched piece!

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Janet Branscome

I live in the country in North Texas and my favorite thing in Spring is welcoming back my hummingbirds with feeders around our beautiful and peaceful home. Surrounded by flowers, ponds, llamas, cattle and pastures of green they entertain and bring us joy along with all the other birds through Fall.

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My favorite thing about spring is the erratic weather – one day it snows and a few days later we have 85 degree (F) weather. The sky is beautiful with the changing cloud formations and the amazing light. It is an inspiring time to create!

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My favorite sign of spring is the spring peepers. I heard them for the first time last night. I love the Spring Bunny! Thank you.

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Kimberly R

I am so happy you are feeling much better and I do love this cute giveaway!
My favourite thing about the beginning of spring are the endless flowers that begin to bloom. thanks for the giveaway.

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Jo Nicholl

My favourite thing is waiting for my pet tortoise Topsy to feel it is warm enough to pop her head out of her shell after a long winters sleep!
I would love to win one of your hoops as they are both gorgeous x

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I am so happy you are feeling much better.
I like spring when the birds are beginning to sing early in the morning. All the trees and the flowers are beginning to bloom. The day is lighter and all people are smiling or singing in the streets.
Sorry for my English but my mother’s language is French.
Your two hoops are so beautiful but I prefer “Happy Easter”.
Thank you in advance.

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Elizabeth Hyland

Hello, I love the first peeking out of a crocus bloom and of course, Hello Spring seems fitting!

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Kathy Norquist

Welcome sign of Spring in northern state Minnesota is temperatures warm enough to have the windows open and let the fresh air in.
I so love your hoop ideas, instant frames!

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Lucille Perez

Glad to hear you are feeling much better! My favorite sign of spring is seeing the new growth of awaking on the trees and flowers in my yard.

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My favorite thing about the beginning of spring is the return of the birds. When I see the first Robin or Mourning Dove, I know spring is not far off.

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We have a very short spring here in Texas…we seem to go from winter to summer. 🙂 But the spring wildflowers are gorgeous…the pinks of evening primrose have been replaced by the blue bluebonnets right now. Then we’ll be on to the yellows…

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Caren Miller

Spring Peepers! These little frogs peeping in the evening is a sure sign Spring has sprung!

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My favorite sign of spring is seeing the bright yellow of daffodil heads open!

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There is a tree opposite my bedroom window that looks lovely when it blossoms. It’s a bit strange though a it does it in two parts about 2/3 will open then when it starts to wilt the rest blossoms, but it does last longer that way.

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Hello Spring! So good to see you again. Oh, you brought me daffodils? How nice of you to remember how much I love them!

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Sheila Bent

Spring is near, how wonderful, the brightness of the daffodils, the sun shining with that little bit of warmth, the longer evenings, the birds singing tunefully in the hedgerows….all wonderful signs of life renewed.

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So glad that you are feeling better. I would love to have ‘Love Spring’ hanging on my wall. My favourite thing about the beginning of Spring is the birds busy finding twigs so they can begin building their nests for their upcoming babies. Fab giveaway.

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My favourite sign(s) of spring have to be bunnies since I live in Watership Down country in north Hampshire and narcissci popping their radiant heads up to raise a smile. I would love a Hello Spring and if would be winging it’s way up to mummy near Manchester as I haven’t been able to make it up for Mother’s Day or Easter this year. Thank you and hope everyone has a lovely Easter weekend.

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My favorite part of Spring is seeing my pasture turn nice and green and all my farm animals nibbling away at it.

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My favorite sign of Spring are the daffodils and their bright, sunny Spring color! Thank you for your wonderful magazine and inspiration. I have been a dedicated subscriber since the very 1st issue!!

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Patricia Livingston

I love to see the first sign of the snowdrops and the arrival of the new lambs.:-)

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I love to see purple crocuses popping their heads up through the snow!! That’s my favorite part of spring!

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My favorite sign of spring would be the Easter weekend. Not only does it represent the spiritual side of things, but it means soon to be warmer temperatures, fresh sprouts on all the trees and plants, that wonderful fresh smell in the air, and Bunnies! I really enjoy all the assorted Easter bun’s, chicks, lambs, etc. that one sees when the holiday is approaching. It is my favorite holiday by far, and being a long time bun mom I am a tad partial to them. Love the hoops!

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My favorite sign of spring is when I first notice the buds of the trees here in New Orleans begin to turn that wonderful light green color, ready to burst forth with new leaves.

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Helen Loeffler

Hello Helen

For me, its daffodils, lovely and bright and very cheery.

Helen

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Doris Scherling (Austria)

I love the spring snowflakes and snowdrops which cover the ground, no matter how much snow hits them, greeting me with their delicate blossoms. If you pick me (*hoping*), please send me the “happy easter” hoop – a space on our wall is already waiting for it 😉

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I have two favorite signs of Spring…the singing of the birds and the pops of color when the trees and shrubs come alive when they start to bloom.

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I have two favorite signs of Spring. The singing of the birds (looking for the bluebird’s arrival) and the pop of color that come literally overnight on the trees and shrubs!

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Shelly Sandy

We had a beautiful week here in Baltimore, Maryland – upper 70s and buds on our Bradford pear tree. Soon the cherry blossoms will be blooming in Washington DC, which is a magnificent sight! Our guild retreat is also,just around the corner in mid-April. Love the little hoop bunnies – one would look fabulous in my quilting studio!

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In Colorado, we have a long winter and short spring. I love when the first tender green leaves emerge on the trees!

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Greetings Helen! My favorite sign of spring, here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the sound of peepers “singing”. They are tiny chorus frogs looking for love that chirp together by the hundreds just as soon as the temperature gets warm enough.

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Joan Crasten

Seeing the crocuses popping up, is what I always watch for. Then I know Spring is right around the corner.

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Seeing the coppery red leaves of rose bushes springing into life and hearing the birds chattering in the trees.

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Gorgeous! Hello Spring is my fave but they are both adorable! March flowers………when I see March flowers blooming that beautiful yellow, I know Spring is right around the corner. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win.

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Buds on the neighborhood trees signal Spring for me. We have a beautiful tree across the road that slowly turns pink as the weather warms. I can see it out my kitchen window as I do dishes in the sink so that is my signal for Spring.

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I would Love the Easter Bunny.

The first signs of Spring here in Colorado…NO SNOW ON THE GRASS! after all that snow it’s great to see the lawn. LOL With that, every thing bursts anew…flowers birds trees and people are happy.

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Janice Wilby

My favorite sign of spring is when my big coonhound spends all day sunning himself on the deck.

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Spring for me is the lighter nights, the graden coming back to life again, and the bonus of a little sunshine.

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My favorite signs of spring in the US are the forsythia blooming and people wearing shorts and tshirts!

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Evelene sterling

My favorite part of spring is the green leaves of my bulbs coming up in the dirt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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My favorite sign of spring is the return of the robins. Even if it snows they still sing because they know the snow won’t last.

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Flowers: mimosa,tulips, cherry and almond blossoms. Thnaks for the opportunity

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Being woken by the dawn chorus and later in the morning walking in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside smelling the fresh spring air.
If I am chosen Helen I would love to have the Easter Rabbit embroidery, Easter decorations and family round for lunch on Easter Sunday, just perfect!

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My favorite sign of spring is the first signs of everything coming alive after a long winter sleep. The flowers, the trees budding, new green grass peeking through, the flowering trees, & the return of all the singing birds. I love the newness of spring & the gentle spring rains. I would love to win the Hello Spring Hoop. Thank you for the great giveaway. God bless.

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Thanks for the chance to enter the fab giveaway. As my house is called Spring Corner it would have to be the Hello Spring hoop for me : )
My favourite sign of Spring ? The sound of the dawn chorus on a beautiful spring day x

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Kathryn Hickling

What beautiful stitch work. My favourite sign of spring is the lambs in the field they look so cute and bound around for no other reason than its fun to be alive and to run around the fields.
Either of these would be a lovely thing to hang up at this time of year

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Thank you for the chance of entering your give away, hello Spring.
I love to see the early sunshine with snowdrops and crocus, it’s a reminder that lighter days of sewing ahead.

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I love Bunnies, have pet Bunnies, own a shop called Bunny Hop Quilt Shop,and have a wonderful bunny collection. This would be an amazing addition.

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Saskey-on-sea

Hello Spring is when I can sit and sew in my vintage caravan “Dotty” without having to put the heater on!

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robyn Lawson

Hello. I love it when it starts to smell like spring and you get to see the first bulbs peeking up, especially the snowdrops.

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Penny Pendlebury

My favourite signs of Spring are the wild primroses, violets and bluebells, they take me straight back to walking in the beautiful Hampshire woods with my very dearly loved grandmother, over 50 years ago. One day before too long I hope so much to have little grandchildren to take there myself. I can’t see Nanna any more, but I know she’s there, waiting for us!
A very special treat this year is being back in the countryside at last, in my dear little bungalow, and listening to the glorious singing of the birds. I shall be 60 in August, and have never enjoyed it so much!
I would love either of the hoops, of course, but especially “Happy Easter”, which I would share with my mother, with the Simnel Cake I will make for her, and with lots of happy memories of dear Nanna. XX

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Carol Putnam

I love the spring rains as they wash clean the dirty grunge left by road grime. This prepares for all the fresh colorful new growth. I’m loving the spring hoop if I’m so fortunate to win this generous giveaway.

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The hoops are adorable! Spring flowers and the bright green leaves on the trees are my favorite signs of spring !!Debbie

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Michele Anderson

Spring in North Carolina is the appearance of the blooming trees and bushes. Although it is still technically winter we are having unusually warm weather. A few days ago I was driving on a country road and across the road ran a group of 6 deer. I would like to have a bunny embroidery.

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Of course I love bunnies . . . and would truly welcome “Hello Spring” into our home.
Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your beautiful works of art!

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Lynda Whittemore

My favorite signs of spring are the new buds on the trees and flowers and also the return of the robins in my yard.

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My favourite sign of Spring is seeing the lambs and their joyful gambolling, full of happiness and fun. Thank you for giving us the chance to win one of your beautiful hoops.

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I love the daffodils and crocuses, but I always feel spring has properly arrived with the lambs.

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Karen Seitz

Seeing snowdrops peeking through the snow is my first sign that spring is on the way. Not enough snow this year for that particular sight, but they popped up all the same!

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HELLO SPRING… So sweet and bright and fresh! Thanks Bustle and Sew for your truly delightful designs!

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Sandra Hart

All the snow gone and the smell of all the trees in bloom. We have a jackrabbit that lives under our storage building and looks just like the spring bunny.

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Daffodils defy the last blast of winter and always herald the arrival of Pussy Willows on the first proper day of spring.

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Hello Spring! I enjoy the nicer weather and the flowers coming to life once again.

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Stacey Smith

My favorite time of spring is the see the spring crocus blooming in my garden and all of the birds coming home.

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Julie Wright

Walking down country lanes and seeing the banks covered in primroses, so pretty and they just shout Spring is here!

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Su Phillips

My favourite signs of Spring is the madness of us all! It brings out our paintbrushes, our cleaning cloths, the mowers out of the sheds. We all rush to soak it up (usually with good cause!) every year I think it won’t happen to me but of course it does!! Add on the birds singing first thing, cowslips and daffodils popping what a joy to live in a beautiful place xx

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hi Helen thanks for the chance to win. I would love hello spring if I win. cowslips are my love in spring, they remind me of days spent picking them with my Nan in her large garden when I was little . by the way she lived just along the road from you in Nettlebridge. Hope you are feeling better.

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Vanessa Taber-Robinson

My favourite sign if spring is the return of the birds to the garden. Spring comes late here in Canada but the sound of the birds getting busy to build nests is a sign that spring will eventually arrive.

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Love your bunnies and Spring! Favorite sign of spring is the first daffodils on the roadside.

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anna donato

When the weather gets warmer, the tulips come up and I can take off my coat.

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