Wonderful world GIVE AWAY!

And I think to myself what a wonderful world!

-Louis Armstrong

From my favorite song. Sigh

It is Monday let’s get this fantastic give away going. Why a give away? Because it is time and it is the right thing to do. I have a new blog and I am excited, (well kinda. I’m still navigating my way around.) Give aways make me happy. Time to get on with it! 

What do you MUST DO to win these quilty goodies?  Just put a comment on this blog post and tell me what makes  you…think to yourself what a wonderful world! Let me hear your voice sing along with Louis Armstrong. Tell me something joyful. Send me some comment LOVE! What will you win? 

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Two books from those sweetie pies at Martingale! Fuss-free Macnine Applique by Lori Buhler and Urban Country Quilts by Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks. My favorite little scissors from Karen Kay Buckley! whoop whoop. The bestest thread in the wonderful world by Aurifil, a little charm pack of scraps from my stash and a CUTE place mat pattern (oh sooo versitile and great for gifties). I am counting on a flood of comments so you better get going. This give away ends Wednesday June 19th at Midnight  EST Sharp

I will suffle the deck and announce the big winner on Thursday morning. Can’t wait to hear from YOU!


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    Every time I look into the eyes of a child so full of love to give to anyone.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Michele T says

    This was a song that a friend in the family sang at my mom’s funeral 12 years ago – it was perfect then; it is a perfect song today because I am healthy, happy, and content 🙂

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    I see friends helping friends, helpin’ strangers too,
    Folks with eyes of brown, green or blue
    The love in their hearts – my thoughts swirled
    And I think to myself – what a wonderful world.
    Yes I think to myself What a Wonderful World!

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    I seriously want those scissors!
    I’ve always wanted to do some quilting, but never figured it out.
    I think I need to watch a few more youtube videos lol

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    I have loved this song when done originally by Louis Armstrong. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (no way can I pronounce his name) has also done it with a ukelele which is really cool as well. There’s something so soul-soothing about the words and the melody that speak to me every single time I hear it. It’s on my I-Pod as well. It’s all about taking time to enjoy life and enjoy those around you. It’s all about not rushing through the day, but taking the time to notice all of God’s wonderful world! Thanks for everything.

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    kemberley crosswhite says

    my moment of joy is the fact that i have a sweet little boy who calls me mama and one on the way. i love being a stay at home mama more tan anything else in the world 🙂 thanks for the giveaway

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    When I hear a babies laugh of pure joy, then I do think what a wonderful sound and a world this is !

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    I will be babysitting my youngest granddaughter this week and needless to say, I’m very excited. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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    Sweet hugs from my baby boy and the joy I feel

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    This is perfect for me. This weekend my niece graduated from her residency program. As a child she would look at me with her beautiful eyes and I was in love. She has now grown into this amazing, beautiful, talent women. I love her even without all of that just as I did when she was little.

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    Jennifer V says

    A nice cool breeze blowing through the veggie garden on a sunny afternoon. Birds chirping, children playing, and the water fountain running while I’m sitting on the porch reading a book.

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    A wonderful world??? Quilt retreats… great deal on fabric (ooohhh, I bought 85 yards)… a family who understands quilting is a way of life… a long-arm machine… a quilt studio all your own… Elvis singing How Great Thou Art (right behind Louie)… my mother/son dance at my son’s wedding… and you, my friend.

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    Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
    Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
    Brown paper packages tied up with strings
    These are a few of my favorite things …. What a wonderful world. It has all my favorite things.

    Love your new website. Happy quilting.

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    If I get up in the morning it’s a wonderful day.
    Love your new blog look.

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    Melanie Truesdale says

    Love to me is seeing the new Sun come up every morning, having my Sister open her eyes and giving me the smallest hint of recognition after life saving surgery, my husband calling “Honey, I’m home” as he comes up from the garage, the Joy of friends, the happy ring of my telephone on my Birthday promising a chat full of “remember whens” and laughter. My quilt coming back from Pat my quilter looking even more beautiful than when it left my house. Life is Love, just the everyday things that we do, all our prayers and hopes tied into one. Thanks for reminding me to LOVE LIFE!

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    My light right now is my precious little grandbaby, Liam. He will be one year old on June 27th and he makes life worth living for us. I have had a rough couple of years and everytime I see him, he just melts me. Love the new blog and love the prizes for the giveaway!

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    A wonderful world? That would be spending time with my husband. We have been married for 41 “wonderful” years. He is the best!!!!

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    Marilyn Lewis says

    I have enjoyed your blog for sometime now. Now I can win your giveaways since you are sitting in my living room or does that count?

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    It is a wonderful world, full of family, quilt friends, and music!

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    What a wonderful world is watching my grandson’s face light up and smile as he learns new things and when he sees his Nana!! Also watching my 2 youngest nieces learning to sew and the look on their faces when it turns out the way it should. We made pillowcases last Thanksgiving and we are now working on sewing their own rag quilts this summer!

    I love your new blog! I miss Thimbles – I keep trying to get there, but something always comes up and I can’t make it. I hope to soon!

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    Kim O'Riordan says

    Warm sunshine after a long winter. Birds chirping away as I work in my garden. The joy and happiness my granddaughter brings to my life. The health and happiness of my children. What a wonderful world.
    Thanks for the give-away

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    Sheila Goff says

    I Love this song too. I have sung it when we are traveling and see all the beauty that God has made. The farms, mountains, oceans and dear friends. I see skies of Blue! Oh What A Wonderful World!

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    What’s a wonderful world? Worshipping God, singing his praises, loving family, my 16 year old granddaughter coming to visit…(we are picking her up after the Expo and she has asked that we (my sister and me) not talk quilts for the 2 hr ride home!!), quilting, adding new fabrics, friends, watching the birds….so much that I am thankful for!!
    Thanks for the giveaway and I like you new blog.

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    Pat Robinson says

    Love the song and really love your new digs! Did you notice the TYPO? Just saying.

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    A sunrise over the mountains in northern Arizona, a dog who races around the yard or the living room for the sheer joy of it, the tender smile of my husband of nearly 41 years. And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

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    THe sparkle in my grandson’s eyes when he accomplishes a task, the smile on his face when he sees “Don” (what he calls his granddad) and the snuggles I get before he goes to bed, these are things that make this a wonderful world. Also news that I am gonna be a grandma again in November to a little girl, “sugar and spice and everything nice”.
    Love your new blog, check it everyday. hanks for the giveaway.

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    Ms Cha Cha Cat and I told our blog readers to grab a bag of Cheetos and come check out your new website and your cool giveaway. Happy quilting.

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    Congrats on your new blog. Took a self guided tour and found inspiration around every corner.
    The best and the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched but are felt in the heart. ~ Helen Keller

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    Our military put themselves in harms way each day so we can enjoy the freedoms we have. Our country has many beautiful sights to see as well. Being with family and friends is always rewarding. Seeing people reach out to those in need due to hard times or tragedy is amazing . All these things and much more makes this a wonderful world. I like the new web site. Thanks for all you do to make the quilting world a fun place to be.

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    The sound of the birds singing in a new day. =)

    Love your new website!!

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    I know it is a wonderful world spending everyday with my wonderful husband of 41 years .

    Thanks for the chance to win your Awesome give away and Welcome to the bloggin world !

  32. 32

    It is a wonderful world when someone in need is helped.

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    I love this song. I danced with my dad at my wedding to this song 🙂
    My wonderful world is filled with books, cats, quilts, coffee and friends.
    Love your new bright & cheery website!

  34. 34

    So many things make our world wonderful! Especially quilting. . . but when I hear this song, I am very nostalgic for family – those still here and those have already left us. Snap out of my sappiness – I love the wonderful world of quilting – the friends who join me in my passion for quilting, the shops I visit and those online that I hope one day to visit and most of all the blogging world that has opened us all to more of what we love! Thanks for your blog – I love it!

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    What a delightful question! Thanks for reminding us to count our blessings. I could name many things but the first thing that comes to my mind is my two-year old granddaughter. I love her so much it takes my breath away.

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    Chris Gant says

    A quilt retreat in the N. GA mountains,
    Lots of friends, food and nonstop fun,
    Absolutely gorgeous sunsets…
    Sooo, I must think to myself,
    What a Wonderful World!!!

    Thanks Pat…miss everyone at Thimbles. Can’t wait til next month!!

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    Anne Bennett says

    What a wonderful world that God gave us, along with the gift of creativity. We are so fortunate to have all the quilting resources available today to make our hearts sing.
    Loved taking your class through the East Cobb Quilting Guild. Learned so….much from you!!! Love the new website look!

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    I love the sound of babies laughing, I love to see a blue sky with sun and a slight breeze, I love the colours of autumn. All of these are things that always make me smile and feel happy.

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    I have heard this song so many times in relation to many of the philanthropic projects done by Rotary clubs in our district. It is a wonderful world when we can stretch out our hearts and hands and help each other.

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    Beverly M says

    I recently thought It’s a Wonderful World when I finished up a baby quilt and gave it a spin in the wash and it didn’t fall apart! It makes me to smile to think about all the happy cuddling time that quilt get. (P.S. I used your bias binding tutorial. Easy Peasy)

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    Shirwill Atkins says

    I never hear that song without getting tears in my eyes. In fact, I don’t even need to hear it, just thinking about it gets me started. My daughter teaches kindergarten and is often given children’s books as gifts from friends and family. I remember the Christmas when she opened a copy of What a Wonderful World illustrated by Ashley Bryan. Just turning the pages and seeing all the illustrations with drawings of Louie Armstrong somewhere on every page made me “hear” the song as I read the words. I have often wondered why I have such a strong reaction to that song and then finally realized it is because we do truly live in a wonderful world.

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    OH what a gorgeous way to look at life!!!! Getting up on the right side of the grass each day makes me think…..’what a beautiful world’…..whenever negative thoughts creep in, I creep out to the garden and think how lucky we are to have everything perfect around us…….Oh what a beautiful world…we are truly blessed! And I’m so glad I found your blog……just added you to my Bloglovin feed……nothing like a bit of Bloglovin in the morn!!!! sugary hugs :O)

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    … “The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky”…
    Oh, my!!… Love that song, as it truly is a wonderful world!!!
    (… The colors of the rainbow, in the pretty fabrics I’m working with!)
    … “And also in the faces of the people passing by”…
    “It’s a wonderful world!”…
    I see it, most importantly, in the smiles in my dear grandsons as they come running to me for grandma hugs!!… … In the loving hugs of my daughter, my sons, and the “daughters” they gave me in marriage!!
    I AM blessed!!
    Thank you, Pat!
    Love your blog!
    Pat T.
    in Michigan

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    Dianna Whitehead says

    Hi! My favorite things are my four daughters and one son and three grandsons!! Also, when I get to go shopping for fabric and have lunch with a friend that I haven’t seen for a while. And my dog, Bandit, who is always by my side, especially while I am sewing. And the wonderful man who is my life partner and best friend that God saw fit to bless me with on this journey. Thank you for the chance to win.

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    Laura Nagy says

    Love you Pat. Your give always always have such wonderful goodies. You rock.

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    Laura tabilo says

    I love your blog and comments

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    Chris Teague says

    I see rows of thread, sharp needles too.
    This brings to mind, all they can do….
    and I think to myself, It’s my time to sew.

    All the dishes are done, cats have been fed,
    They’ll find a quilt to use as a bed ….
    and I think to myself, now is my time to sew.

    The colors of batiks, so brilliant and pure,
    The Fassetts and Handsprays in Quilts for a Cure

    Making friends on the way to shops far and near,
    Remembering our loss of those who were dear.
    Open hearts open doors; open worlds to explore…
    Giving all who give back so much more.

    I see yards of cloth , fat quarters too,
    My space is a ‘church’ and I’m in my pew…
    and I think to myself, it’s my time to sew
    Yes, I think to myself…….. oh great! Now’s time to go cook dinner!


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