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Friday, February 3, 2012

A special day for me...


...and a give-away for you
Today is my 55th birthday.  I love special days especially my birthday and I want to share my happiness with you.  Wonderful Jane from Want it, Need it, Quilt, my very favourite on-line quilt shop, has very generously given me a $25 Gift Voucher to give to one of you to help celebrate my birthday.
As so often in bloggy world there are three ways to go in the draw and you can have up to three entries.

  • leave me a Happy Birthday message on this post
  • be a follower and leave me a comment letting me know that's what you are, on this post
  • blog about my birthday giveaway (or mention it on Facebook) and let me know on this post
Please go and visit Jane's fabulous shop, I'm sure you will be thrilled with how many wonderful things she has on offer at bargain prices.  I could not make my fussy cut hexies without her hexie template (the best $3.50 I've ever spent)

 and her the $10 charm packs are brilliant such as these gorgeous William Morris prints.
The super-dooper bargain is Layer Cakes from $25 with the scrumptious Cabbages and Roses Layer Cake for $28.  There are many others for only $32.50.
Not only are Jane's prices a bargain, she is the nicest person you could ever hope to correspond with and I do hope one day I'll get to meet her in person.  I'll show you the wonderful birthday present she made for me tomorrow.

The photo at the top of the post shows some of the wonderful gifts I received from my dear bloggy friends.  Enormous thanks to everyone.  I'll be blogging more about them over the next week.

FABULOUS FREE STUFF

I really love this armchair sewing caddy from Hugs by Helen which I discovered on sweet Peg's blog.  I'm making some of these throughout the year as Christmas presents.  Helen is very generous with all that she shares with us.  Thank you so much.

204 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday from northern New Brunswick,Canada!!!

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  2. Hugs and birthday wishes are coming your way,hope you have a fabulous day.

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  3. Happy Birthday Melody!
    hope you have a good one ;-)

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  4. Happy Birthday Melody! Look at all your lovely gifts, it's because you are such a special person :) I will have to head over to Want It, Need It, Quilt - It sounds like she has some lovely goodies to revel in.

    Have wonderful day!

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEL,hope all your wishes come true my friend.xx

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  6. Happy Birthday, Melody! Hope you have a really great day. :)

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  7. Happy Birthday To You,
    Happy Birthday To You,
    Happy Birthday Dear Mellllooodddyyy,
    Happy Birthday To You..

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  8. :) and of course, I'm a follower.

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  9. Happy Birthday! I hope 55 is a wonderful year for you. I'll be there myself next month.

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  10. It's YOUR birthday.. and we get a pressie..WOW..that's fantastic!
    HaPPy BiRthDaY Mel... :)

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  11. I'm a faithful follower, too.

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  12. Happy Birthday special friend.... have a wonderful day.... and of course many many more.....
    Hugz

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  13. ... and I would like to get a 'followers' entry to your lovely giveaway so I am putting in my extra comment.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY ..... can you hear me singing from Qld???
    Hugz

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  14. Ooohh and for a third time today.. HaPPy BiRtHdAy Old girl..haha. I am a follower "of course"...
    Thanks for another chance to win the voucher! :)

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  15. We are the same age now,lol,i am a faithful follower Mel and thankyou for a chance in your giveaway.xx

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  16. Happy Birthday. May you have a super special day filled with love and joy. hugs, Sharon

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  17. and of course I am also a follower.....wouldn't have it any other way :o)

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  18. Happy Birthday wishes to you Melody!
    All the best on your special day :)

    I'm already a follower!

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  19. happy birthday - I have you beat by 4 years.
    Karen

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  20. I follow you on my google reader.
    Karen

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  21. Sending birthday wishes to you from Ontario, Canada (aka The Great White North... and I am not kidding!!)

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  22. Happy birthday Melody! Happy birthday to you.

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  23. I am already a follower - thanks for the chance!!

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  24. I am following now. I have been following along, your blog has been on my sidebar for a while. But sometimes I forget to hit that button that shows everyone else I am following. Hit it today just in case I had not before.

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  25. Happy Birthday Melody , I sincerely hope your day is extra special for an extra special person such as you !! hugs Sheila

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  26. I am of course a follower , wouldn't want to miss your wonderful work ;-)

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  27. Remember: you'll only be this old for one year, but you'll be fabulous forever! Happy birthday Melody.

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  28. I know I already sent you Wishes yesterday but ..

    HAVE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEOLDY...
    Hugs
    xx

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  29. Yes I'm already a faithful follower.

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  30. I mentioned your giveaway on my blog: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2012/02/giveaway-at-house-on-side-of-hill.html

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  31. Happy Birthday Melody! 1957 must have been a fabulous year because lots of great people were born then. I'm only a few days behind you, on the 14th. Have a great day.
    And yes I am following.

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  32. Happy Birthday Melody. Have an excellent day doing what you love.

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  33. Hi Melody, I only found you recently and immediately put you onto my reader (does that make me a follower? I don't know). I was very excited when I read yesterday about your birthday. The timing is so nice, I get to send you birthday wishes.
    So- Happy Birthday, wishing you all the gorgeousness and unexpected joys you could never dare dream of.

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  34. Happy and most wonderful birthday, Melody!!! What a treasured soul you are, always a blessing to others and a joy to know. May this coming year be extra special indeed and shower you with all good things.
    {{{hugs}}}
    Jenny
    xxxxxx

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  35. Happy Birthday Mel, I wish you the Kind of wonderful Birthday you deserve, and a great year to follow,Love from Rosalie.

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  36. And yes Mel, you know I follw your Blog everyday. R.

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  37. Well happy birthday. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

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  38. Happy birthday AND happy Groundhog's Day. Thanks for the celebrating with us with a giveaway.

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  39. Of course I'm a follower as well. I don't want to miss a thing!

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  40. I blogged about your giveaway today at:
    http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2012/02/solstice-stars-series-whirling-star.html

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  41. Have a Wonderful Birthday Melody,
    I came across your site via Quilty as Charged. So happy to have found you again, I often think of you. I am now a follower too.

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  42. Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a great day!

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  43. Hope you have an absolutely fabulous birthday.

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  44. Happy birthday Melody. I am already a follower. I hope you had a fabulous birthday

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  45. I am now a follower, I have posted a birthday wish and have just now posted your give away on Facebook. I am wishing me luck!

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  46. Goodmorning Meldoy,

    Happy Birthday to you, all the best for today and the coming year. Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  47. Feliz Compleanos!! I believe that it Happy Birthday in Spanish, if I remember correctly from high school Spanish class. :) Thought you might enjoy a change from the regular Happy Birthday. Thanks for hosting a giveaway, too! I hope today is the best day ever for you!! xo

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  48. I always wondered how they fussy cut the hexagons so nicely, definitely need that.
    I hope you have a very very Happy Birthday!
    I hope you spoiled yourself today.

    Debbie

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  49. Happy birthday! Here's hoping that this is your best year ever!

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  50. Happy birthday! What a lovely lot of blight friends you have :)

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  51. Happy Birthday, Melody. Enjoy your "special" day!!

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  52. I am a new follower. I've been here before, but now I have become a follower.

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  53. Happy birthday, Melody! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. Happy birthday from Saskatchewan, Canada!

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  55. Happy Birthday to you! Such a beautiful date!
    Wish you a lot of happy events and nice gifts :)

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  56. And I'm your follower - thanks for sharing your creations and interesting links with us!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  57. Happy birthday, and here's to 55 more! ;) thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. I'm also a follower. Thanks again!

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  59. Happy birthday Melody. So glad you like you birthday fat quarter. When I bought it I didn't realise it was from the Bliss range. Hope you have a lovely day. Hugs, Christine

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  60. Of course I'm a follower! I enjoy reading your blog.

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  61. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    Melody.

    Thankyou for the link to Janes shop.
    Haven't visited there before.

    Lynette

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  62. Happy Birthday sweet Melody!! Wishing you a fantastically crafty, exciting and loving year ahead!!
    Huge Hugs!!

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  63. And yes, of course I am a follower!

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  64. Happy Birthday! I always enjoy reading your blog! :0)

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  65. And I'm a follower too! Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

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  66. Happy, happy Birthday!!! I'm already a follower!

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  67. Happy Double Nickels Birthday!!!! I hope it's a happy one!

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  68. Happy Birthday Sweetie :)

    Hugs - Fee X

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  69. Happy Birthday! Love your blog!

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  70. Yay for you! I hope you have a great 55th year!

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  71. Hippo birdie ewe ewe! Hippo birdie ewe ewe! Hippo birdie deer Melody! Hippo birdie ewe ewe! And many more!!!

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  72. Hope you've had a lovely day! Happy Birthday.

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  73. I'm a follower of yours (and Jane's as well!).

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  74. Happy Birthday Melody, Warm Regards, O'faigh

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  75. Oh HAPPY Double FIVE Melody! Hope you have a great day!

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  76. Happy Birthday Melody. Hope its the best ever.

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  77. I have been a follower for some time.

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  78. Happy Birthday Melody!!!!! We practically share the same day AND year! I will be 55 next week!!! How wonderful! Have a happy, happy day and many more throughout the year too!

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  79. And I am a follower! (Do robots have birthdays!?)

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  80. Melody, you're the best! I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Love from a fellow Aquarian....

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  81. Happy birthday Melody. I can see some wonderful hexies out of those fat quarters.

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  82. You know I follow along as well.

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  83. Happy birthday, what a generous offer to give us a gift on your special day! Happy quilting with your fab new fat quarters, Sue

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  84. And because I am a follower I would love to be in with a second chance, because for my birthday I got a book of patterns using layer cakes and charm squares, so shopping is in order!
    I hope someone brought you a nice birthday cake ... Just wondering with all the talk about cakes?!

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  85. Happy Birthday Melody. Have a great day. I think this is one day when you can eat lots of cake :)

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  86. I already follow you.
    You are right about the good prices. I will definitely go for a look at the fabrics.

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  87. Happy birthday Melody. Have a very nice day.
    What a generous giveaway. You should be receiving gifts instead of offering them.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  88. Happy birthday to you. Enjoy the day!
    Be blessed
    Martina

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  89. I am already a happy follower!

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  90. a very happy birthday hug Melody!!
    No need to convert me to the wonders of Jane's shop. I always find a bargain.
    Those fabrics are just gorgeous!

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  91. Happy Birthday Mel, I hope you have had a terrific day with lots of cake and laughter.

    Of course I'm a follower, love all your posts.

    Helen

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  92. Happy Birthday to you Mel...I hope you have had the best day....Thankyou, the armchair caddy is so nice I have made this one a few times....enjoy the rest of your day Mel...

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  93. A very very Happy Birthday from me the hubs and Lady and Sam xxx Also thank you for all the links to the freebies I have downloaded some of them to do later. Have a fabulous day.

    PS Hope it's warmer with you.... minus 11 in France this morning Brrrrr

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  94. Hope you are having the most wonderful, fun, enjoyable, memorable & extremely happy birthday.......

    Blessings

    Gail

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  95. I am now a follower and am about to post on FB.

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  96. Happy Birthday. I enjoy going to Jane's shop. Good prices. I follow yo. I have blogged and put a link to this on FBook

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  97. Hope you have a lovely day!
    Gemma
    x

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  98. Happy Birthday Melody. I hope you have had a lovely day. I am a bit late today catching up on my blog reading. :)

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  99. Of course I am a follower.
    I also follow Jane's blog and I agree she has some fantastic bargains. :)

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  100. Happy Birthday Melody!
    We're the same age!! Have a great day!

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  101. Wishing you the very happiest birthday Melody!

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  102. A very happy birthday to you and I really enjoy your blog. I am also just joined as a follower.

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  103. Happy Nirthday so glad to have found your site. Lots of yummy info and eye candy.

    Enjoy your day!

    Laura

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  104. A big, big happy birthday to you! I hope you have had the most wonderful day! I love your blog and follow it too!

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  105. Have enjoyed catching up with everything you have shown the past few post Melody. Wishing you a very happy birthday.

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  106. Happy Birthday sweet Mel, hope it has been a wonderful one for you... I also hope that you were able to do something you loved..
    I love being your 'follower'....xx

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  107. Happy Birthday from a sunny but very cold England! Hope you have a lovely day xx

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  108. I'm also a regular follower xxx

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  109. Happy birthday Melody, hope you are having a fantastic day/night! Looks like you will be having lots of fun with all that gorgeous fabric. Hugs xoxo Peta

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  110. Happy birthday to you!! I hope that it brings you lots of happiness and lots of cake.

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  111. I'm a newish follower as I only found your blog a couple of weeks ago, I'm really glad I did!

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  112. Hope that you have a wonderful day.
    By chance i saw your blogg and I am sure )I am a follwower very soon.

    Love
    Judith

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  113. Happy Happy Birthday, dear Melody!!!! Lovely fabric you got!! Don't enter me in the give-away, I just want to wish you a very happy birthday and many happy returns!!!!

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  114. Hope you had a wonderful Birthday Melody. WOW!! you receiced a really gorgeous bunch of FQ's.

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  115. Hi Melody thankyou for a chance to win your birthday giveaway. I have been a follower for awhile and always enjoy your posts.

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  116. Happy Birthday Melody, hope you had the best day. Cheers Pat.XX

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  117. Happy Birthday! Hope your day is wonderful! Thanks for sharing the birthday joy!

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  118. Happy, Happy Birthday!! I hope this will be a wonderful year for you!!

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  119. I am a new follower of your blog - very happy that I found it!

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  120. Happy birthday to you. Hope you have a wonderful day.

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  121. Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday dear Melody
    and thanks for the giveaway too!!!

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  122. Happy Birthday! I hope you have some wonderful things in store to celebrate you!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

    p.s. love the fabrics at the top of your blog post! so pretty :)

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  123. 'gefeliciteerd' as we say in Dutch :-)

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  124. Happy Birthday!! Hope today brings you cake.

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  125. Hope you had a lovely birthday Melody. As I just won one of your generous giveaways please don't put me in the draw - just wanted to send my best wishes :-)

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  126. Happy Birthday!!!! Hope your day is wonderful.

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  127. I'm a pretty recent new follower. Love your blog. Thanks for sharing!

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  128. Happy Birthday! I am 55 too (until May that is!).

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  129. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ♥
    THANKS FOR YOUR NEAT BLOG!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  130. A day late but I do hope you had a wonderful Happy Birthday yesterday (I follow along as a subscription in Reader). Have a great weekend, hope you get lots of birthday treats.

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  131. A big hug and many, many Happies to you Mel for your special day. So sorry I am late with the hugs. I hope your day was incredible special as indded are you. Blessings Michelle xx

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  132. Me and the bunnies will follow you anywhere!
    Hugs!

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  133. Happy B'Day from Trenton, Florida, USA

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  134. Happy Happy Birthday to you! Hope your day was wonderful! :)

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  135. I'm a follower of your blog! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway! :)

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  136. Happy Birthday from Vesuvius, VA!!

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  137. Happy Birthday! Thanks for offering such a lovely giveaway.

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  138. Happy Birthday Today Feb. 3rd. My 75th Birthday is Feb. 6th. So it's fun to corrrespond with a fellow birthday person. I am learning how to put blogs on my favorite list. so hopeful I get yours on mine. Please put my name in your drawing for the $25.00 fabric certificate. Thanks! from Marlynne in Garden City, Missouri U.S.A. at mcreatesdaily.blogspot.com

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  139. Happy Birthday Melody... I hope you had a WONDERFUL DAY.... Lots of love to you and I'm sorry I didn't know it was coming up!!! xx

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  140. Happy Birthday,
    Hope you had a great day.

    Hugs

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  141. Happy Birthday February Birthday Pal. Mine is the 23rd. I'm consideraly older than you however, I'll be 66.

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  142. Happy birthday.....with all these birthday greetings I'm sure all your wishes will come true.

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  143. I'm a follower and have been for a while now.

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  144. A belated happy birthday, Melody. I do hope you had a wonderful day and you were utterly spoilt. (looks like you might have been).
    Thank you so much for finding the free projects etc. Love seeing what you have found each day.

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  145. Happy birthday Melody, all your gifts look wonderful, I'm sure you had a special day. I love being a follower and love all the ideas on your blog.

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  146. JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE Melody ! Big kisses from France

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  147. I'm already a follower on your blog, on your age (53 ) and birthday date (feb 22 ) finger crossed !

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  148. Happy Birthday! Hope the special day was filled with time for quilting fun!

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  149. i follow your blog. congrats on bday.

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  150. Hope you had a lovely birthday Melody!

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  151. Happy Birthday! I am here because I just read about you at Blue Mountain Daisy and I just want to say that you are a very nice person and so creative and it just warmed my heart to see such great energy. Thank you!

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  152. Happy Birthday! I can see by all the special goodies you received that you really did have a happy day! Thanks for the chance in your giveaway :)

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  153. I've just become a follower - your blog is so inviting and I love the fabulous free stuff you feature!

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  154. Oh Melody,
    How could I have missed this post? Happy Birthday.....it's okay to be a bit late cause birthdays last a whole week - right? Right!

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  155. I've been a follower and love your blog!

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  156. A belated Happy Birthday. My granddaughter celebrated her birthday on the 2nd, she's 4. She celebrated with pizza at Chuckie Cheese. I hope your celebration was a bit more high class and quiet.

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  157. I'm a new follower. Love your blog name. I've lived on a hill all my life. Growing up north was up and south was down toward town. Now, south is uphill and north is down toward city center. I've lived in this house for over 30 years and I still have to think about north and south, because north is up and south is down!!!!At least the mountains have remained on the east, there are some towns where the sun sets in the east for me because the mountains moved.

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  158. Happy Birthday for the 3rd Feb Mel, I hope you had an awesome day. Thankyou for a chance in your most delightful giveaway.

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  159. Hi Mel and yes I am most definately a follower, please give me a second entry into the draw.

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  160. Don't know if this is too late, but here's wishing you a wonderful birthday full of love and suprises!

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  161. Happy birthday, my daughters birthday was yesterday. Janita

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  162. Well Happy Belated Birthday Melody! Hope you are enjoying all the treasures that birthdays hold!

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