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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day is here and so is the Giveaway!

Leap Day Giveaway

The giveaway is closed...


It’s Leap Day – a very special day – and it’s time for my giveaway!  I’ll be linking up with Elizabeth from Such a Sew and Sew and if I can figure it out I’ll even attach her linky list to my post….
I have such a difficult time figuring out what to give away.  I’ve never been very skilled at buying presents either Sad smile
In the end I am having two prize packages, because I promised to do a follower giveaway, way back when, and now I have over two hundred followers!  Not that I care about numbers but I have made some lovely friends in blogland Smile
The rules for my giveaway are:
1. You must be a follower.  This is a giveaway for my followers.  And besides I might not have any followers after February 29th…. I have no idea what will happen when Google Friend Connect ceases to exist.
2. I’ll ship anywhere in the world.
3. Please only leave one comment.  Please tell me if you have ever thought of changing your name and what name you would give yourself if you were naming yourself now.
4. If you have previously posted on one of my February photo of the month posts I’ll give you a second entry for indulging my attempts at interesting photography. 
5. I’m setting this up to post at 12:05 a.m. on the 29th (Pacific Standard time).  I’ll have to stay up to see if it works.  The giveaway will close at 12:05 a.m. on March 1st.  I’ll post the winners sometime on March 2nd. 
6. The first name I pull (forget Random Number Generator – it was an exercise is frustration for me last time) will get first choice. 
7. All the usual stuff about having a way to contact you….
Here’s what I’m giving away:
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# 1 – two fat quarters of this scrumptious fabric – Happiness by Kathy Davis for Free Spirit.
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# 2 – two fat quarters of this gorgeous fabric -  Junebug by Alice Kennedy for Timeless Treasures and an unnamed batik.  (If this batik could name itself now it would call itself Rose Blush.)
No linky – I can’t figure it out.  Go here to see the other giveaways.
Janet

83 comments:

  1. I am a follower.. and I think if I was naming myself today I would be Anastasia. I always loved the name. Plus I like the thought of being an Anna. :)

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  2. Hello! I already follow your blog!

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  3. Janet those are such lovely fabrics.. how nice of you to have a giveaway to celebrate the leap year.... I fancied calling myself Margaret.... (it is my second name)
    Hugz

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  4. Sorry,I like my name BUT I would spell it differently..ie with only one L. I'm a follower and I would LOVE to win #1 if my number comes up! :)

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  5. I wanted to offer a give away too, have to start at some point .. but moving (once again) crossed those plans. But at least I can still enter them.
    My name, I quite like it, it's not very common in my generation. But I've always been sad that my mum let herself be talked out of adding "Olga" as my middle name, I always liked the sound of it, full and a bit round and comfortable ...
    Thanks for the chance!

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  6. I never thought of changing my name. I was named for my father's mother and my twin was named for my mother's father. I was just glad when people stopped calling me "one of the twins".
    Nikko says she will come and draw a name for you if it involves cheese.

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  7. When I was younger I wanted to change my name, but now I am happy with it, just like it is. Drives me mad though when people just call me Ann..........my husband has always done it too.

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  8. I am a follower. I don't know if I'd change my name, although I thought about it. I just couldn't pick which one I'd change it to. But here's a tidbit. My mother wanted to name me Atlanta June when I was born. My father vetoed that. Thank the Lord!

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  9. the only name change i've ever thought of is what i'd be if i was a bloke! i quite fancied bernard! My name is my grandmas favorite but she didn't use it for my mum or auntie cos she felt just didn't go with her surname!

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  10. I like my name - always have done - short and sweet (just like me LOL). I've been following you for sometime/

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  11. I changed the spelling of my name when I was 12. But I love my name so I would never change it. I am a follower too.
    Thanks for taking part in the bloghop.

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  12. Did I consider changing my name? Many, many times. My parents used my full given name (in a special tone!) when trouble was brewing. Any other name - Tom, Dick, Harry, whatever - would have worked for me during those times. Oh, the joys of childhood! Happy quilting.

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  13. You will still have me - I use Blogger reader to follow so I'll still be here. I've never thoguht of changing my name, except when demands from my students or my daughter got too much for me!

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  14. I love my name, I am named after my grandma.

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  15. I never thought about changing my name...and I am already your follower...I always look forward to your new postings. Thank you for having such a wonderful give-a-way.

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  16. I am a regular follower. The only time I changed my name is when I got married. But my husband calls me "Sweetie" all the time and that's just for him.

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  17. I probably wouldnt change my name either... it is unique and I have never had anybody else have the name except my sister whose name is spelled Elberta... the first letter being the only difference.. (twins of course). I also am a follower and I am not sure if I posted already this month.

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  18. Oh - when I was a kid I wanted to change my name from "Kristina with a K" to just about anything. No none could spell my name, very few people got to the "a" on the end so they called me "Christine," and there was never a keychain or such something with my name printed on it. So, I prefer "Kris."

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  19. I'm already a follower, and when I got married I got a great last name, my full name is just 6 letters - Bea Lee
    and it's Bee-a, not Bee, I don't have wings and don't buzz and I certainly don't sting :-)

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  20. I'm a follower. Never thought about changing my name - until now and I think I'd like to change it to Princess :)

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  21. I'm a follower. When I was little, er..younger, I wanted to change my name because mother was always calling for me to do something. LOL

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  22. I'm a followeer. I think about changing my name all the time!! I am always auditioning new names. Now that Blogger has started with that silly word verification thing, I see lots of possibilities!!

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  23. Thanks for the giveaway I love your pictures but dont know if I have done what you ask before in past so only one guess for me. Stop my my give away for your chance to win.

    Richard Healey

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  24. I'm a happy follower
    I've never thought about changing my name but I'd probably choose Harriet - I wanted the name for my last 2 babies but they were both red headed boys!!!

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  25. Wonderful fabrics. Thank you for the giveaway.
    I imagine most of us have thought about changing our names, especially when we had Cher and Madonna that didn't need last names to be known. I've never really thought seriously about it though. If not a Lisa, I have no idea what name would fit me.

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  26. I am a follower. Sometimes I mispell my own name so Marica is what I end up with...thanks for the giveaway.

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  27. Gulp--Google Followers disappearing tomorrow? I better find out what to do--I'm following tons of blogs, and have my own blog followers.

    I like my name because it is French, and I like France, the French language. I've never thought of changing it, because it's one of my only links to my mother, who dies when I was very young, and of whom I have no memories.

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  28. I have not thought about changing my name. I do like the name Claire. I am a follwer of your blog. Thanks for the
    chance to win.

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  29. I am a follower. When I was little I thought of changing my name to match my other girl friends' names. Jessica seemed like an exotic name to have.

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  30. I like my name because not too many people share that name. I also like your giveaway and thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  31. I am a follower, and yes I have thought about a different name. I would pick Audrey Rose.

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  32. What a great giveaway! I'm a follower and I've gotten so used to my name that I wouldn't want to change it now. Thanks!

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  33. With a name like Maxine I wanted to change it as a kid. But later I realized that it was a little more than the usual and that's who I am.

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  34. I am a new follower. Thanks for the second chance to win.

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  35. I always wished I could have kept my maiden last name without confusing my kids:)HAPPY LEAP DAY TO YOU AND YOURS!

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  36. When I was a child, I always thought that I would like to change my name to something exotic or romantic... but now I've grown to like my name== wouldn't change it... :-) Thank you so much for the chance to win! Giveaways are such fun! :-) Oh, and I am a follower!

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  37. I follow and I have always wanted to change my name as a child. Melissa was way to common, there were 6 in my 5th grade class. I wanted to be something exotic like Tamara :) Now, I like Melissa just fine and it suits me well :)

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  38. I'm a follower. I would love to change my name but could never think of a good one - just know I hated mine

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  39. I'm a new follower.......when I was young I wished that I was named Susie or Kathy or Debbie because I thought my name sounded like somebody's "old aunt".......but now I LOVE my name! (And now I AM somebody's old aunt....LOL) Thanks for the giveaway! Ida

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  40. I am a follower. I like my name but not really the nickname my parents used - I would rather have been Elizabeth all the time. Now when someone says "Elizabeth" they are either a doctor or teacher or something :)

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  41. I'm a follower. I'm old and have been Billie Beth for so long I couldn't think of anything else so I ask Mick...if you could change my name what would it me.....He said Sweetie.....LOLLLLLLLLLLLL

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  42. I'm a follower. When I was young I wanted to change my name to Jessica because that's what most people thought my name was when I said it. Now I'm pretty happy with my name.

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  43. I always wanted my name to be Becky when I was a kid (no idea why), but I'm pretty happy with Susan now!

    Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Leap Day!

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  44. I just became a follower.
    Loving this blog hop for leap day! Thanks for hosting a give a way!
    I didn't always like my name but now I love it and wouldn't want to change it at all.

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  45. I am a follower,I always wanted to my name to be Laura after my GM.Would love to win.

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  46. I am a follower and look forward to your blog posts. I have always loved the name Kate. My name is Beverley but everyone just calls me "b". Thank you for a great giveaway

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  47. I'm a follower. And nope, never wanted to change my name as I quite like it.

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  48. I always wanted to be called michelle or christina because when playing what's the time mr wolf, I never would win as I have 3 p's in my name :(

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  49. I am a new follower. I always wanted to change my name I though George was a good one when I was about ten but my mom had a fit and would not call me that. Happy Leap Day!

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  50. I am a follower, I haven't ever wanted to change my name, I have always liked it. But I did think of a pseudonym for when I become a famous author yet want to keep my privacy. Since it would ruing the privacy thing I will only give you the initials: MP Thanks for the giveaway!

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  51. I'm a follower! I've never thought of changing my first name... But I get called Car or C quite often instead of Carla. However I did change my last name when I got married and I went from one name that no one could spell to another one that gets misspelled and mispronounced. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  52. Nice post :) When I was younger, I was fascinated with my grandmother's name, Stephanie, so I would probably choose that name.

    BTW, I see you are participating in the postage stamp swap from the Curious Quilter. Me too, though I have yet to start sewing.

    Oh, and I am a follower :)

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  53. I'm a follower (new) and looking forward to read your blog. Thanks. I like my name of Jenelle because you don't really hear it often. So not sure I would even concider changing. Thanks for the giveaway. great colors in the fabrics.

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  54. I'm a new follower. Great prizes. I like my name...Not too many of us around...I've only met about 4 in my life.

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  55. as a child i thought it might be better to have a different name now and then when being teased, but i got to be a better teaser than the neighbor kids and never gave it another thought. nice giveaway; thanx for sharing.

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  56. Love the header photo of your blog. I'll be back to check out moreof your items and will become a follower. As for a different name, when I was younger Julia always had an appeal to me since my legal name was Eileen. But also since EIleen was my Mom's name, I started having every call me by my middle one, Jane.

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  57. I'm a follower. Back along time ago in the 5th grade, we had special after-school classes to learn French. The teacher named me Josette because it was closest to Joyce. So I would pick Josette, though everyone would probably call me Josie. Thanks for the terrific giveaway.

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  58. I am a new follower. My real nane is Elizabeth, but from birth everyone called me Lisa so if I changed my name I guess I would be Elizabeth. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  59. I've a follower. I have never thought of changing my name. The fabric is beautiful. Thanks for participating in the giveaway!

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  60. When I was younger I wanted to be named anything but Linda. The only change I made was when I got married over 36 years ago - I changed my last name :) Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway!

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  61. Following and I have always liked the name Stephanie. ;)

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  62. Happy to follow. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  63. I've never considered changing my name!

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  64. You are right I did forget my name on my first post. So since I did comment on a picture here is my 2nd entry. I like family names. My Grandpa's names were Dayton and Joseph. My brother is named Dayton so that would just be confusing so I guess Joseph would be the name. But then again My brothers middle name is Joseph which might be difficult. So dads name is Lynn but that is already the middle name. So I guess I will just name my self Richard. But then Again my sons Name is Richard named after me so.

    Hum So lets Try QuiltMan. Ya that might work.

    Richard Healey

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  65. I never minded my name. I had such a difficult time coming up with a name for my daughter. I liked so many different names but didn't love any of them.

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  66. When I was younger I thought Jenna would be more modern. Now days I am happy with Jennifer. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway. I am a new follower.

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  67. Hi! thanks for the giveaway!
    Of course, I am a follower!
    If I wanted a different name, don't know what it would be!
    Take care Leslie

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  68. Now you have 235. When I was little I wanted my name to be Virginia. I think it was because of a book about Virgina Dare. I love your header. Thanks

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  69. I am a new follower, and I look forward to getting to know you. I really like my name = Karen. So I never thought of changing it.

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  70. I think if I could change my name it would probably be to Jasmine. I think it sounds more "Jazzy" than just Julie! :) Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway! :)

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  71. Thank you for the chance to win. I have 2 names already. Sandra and Sandy. Some people call me both.

    Been a follower for awhile

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  72. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  73. I'm a new follower. When I was a teen I went by First and Middle initials instead of my name. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  74. I am also a new follower and love your blog. thanks for the giveaway. I have never wanted to change my name - its Colleen but my brothers called me Lee. thanks!

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  75. I only thought about changing my name when I was a kid. I hated going on vacation and not finding souvenirs with my name on it. But now I love the uniqueness of my name.

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  76. There were too many Nancy's growing up and now I work with 4! If I could, I'd change my name to Anne with an e like Anne of Green Gables.
    Nancy R.
    nrowe0203@yahoo.com

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  77. Never thought about changing my name.. hmm.. oh, and I think I've commented on a couple of picture posts.. does that count? ;)

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  78. I am a new follower and clicked on you because of your name. I live in the "cariboo" region of BC Canada!

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  79. I'm a new follower... I've never thought of changing my name, although my grandmother was trying to change it today...

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  80. Okay, I guess I missed it - didn't see this yesterday morning, so sad. Oh, well, I did comment, I think once or twice earlier in the month, can't remember! Not sure what I'd like to be called, except not late for dinner - when we were kids a bunch of us would pretend we all had rhyming names like Candy, Mandy, Sandy - so maybe one of those would do! Good luck to everybody!

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