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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Quilters Back To School Blog Hop Party

Back To School Blog Hop Party Started August 26th but as usual I am behind.  Uhm, well it was a family emergency so I am really right on time.  I will extend my giveaway until September 7th.  

Michele from Quilters Gallery is hostessing this fun event and there are over 100 blogger's participating and lucky me I am one of those blogger's.  So visit the other bloggers pages, most of the giveaways don't end until September 3rd and a few later then that, so you have a bit more time.  You will see some amazing blogs and learn a few things while hopping around.  Here on my blog you will read about my thoughts on school starting this year.  And below that is the information about the giveaway. 

 


 Click the Party Sign to go to list of participating Blogger's

Time for the Back To School Blog Hop Party and I am so excited!  Why you ask?  Many reasons:

1.  I no longer have to purchase school clothing and supplies!
2.  Although he was in his early 40's my so finally graduated from College!
3.  I love to buy things for my granddaughter and grandson all through the year and maybe it is for school and maybe it isn't, but as the "grandma" I can get away with it!!
4.  No, pushing, shoving, yelling, badgering, money beggin', lost books, dog ate my homework, "it's his fault",  "Mom, where is my ???", softball practices, basketball practices, band practices, "I'm going to ???'s house and will be home later" (later has a broad meaning to a 16 year old), need gas money, have a date, can I, can we, and the ever famous "I Don't Want To Get Up"  and  "Mooooooooom"!!!
Gas Station Worker clipartRoyalty Free RF Clip Art Illustration Of A Cartoon Man Covering His Head With A Pillow by Ron Leishman  bag of money

 
5. Coffee on the back deck with my sweetie and the wildlife. 
 Retro Woman with a Pot of Fresh Brewed Coffee
6. Sleeping in because "I Don't Want To Get Up"!

But on the other hand it is a bittersweet deal when I hear the school bus pass the house I feel lonesome,

hearing the kids play while waiting on the bus,

mom's and dad's gathering up to chat while waiting with the kids,
 
meeting the parents at school functions, being room mother,
cub scouts, boy scouts,
trombones, guitars,
kazoo's honking and going to the Blue and Gold Cub Scout banquet and listening to one of the young men playing "The Entertainer" on the piano only to find out it is my son and not having a clue he could play the piano (we didn't have a piano, so where did he learn this? It is still a mystery to me).  A Teen Boy Playing a Piano - Royalty Free Clipart Picture

Yep, there are times when I still miss being a mom to my little boys, but they are great men now and I am so proud of them. 


 Chuck and Sherry                                                                           
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Kevin and Cyndia








So for all you mom's out there sending your kiddos off to school, treasure the moment, cry your tears, laugh with joy and always be there for your kids, you will have wonderful memories too.  AND, you will survive, I promise!
Click the Party Sign to go to list of blogger's participating

 Now about that giveaway.  I have this delightful book to give to one of you, along with some fun  fabric and Aurifil Thread.  I will post the picture first thing in the morning.  So come one, come all, send your friends and family.  I will let Mr. Random.org choose a winner at around 9:00 pm on September 7th.  Winner will be announced here and via email, Facebook and Twitter.  So keep a close watch to see if it is your name drawn.  All you have to do is be a follower of my blog, leave a comment telling me how and leave another comment telling me what you hope to accomplish during this school year.  Good Luck to you all

also there will be some fun fabric and Aurifil Thread.    

Jeanne 

Disclosure: From this date forward, for all active and future giveaways on all my blogs, if you are a no reply blogger I will not put you in the draw unless you provide me with your email address.

83 comments:

  1. I love hearing about what my kids did at school and on the bus! they crack me up! but i am hoping to add some more things to my etsy while they are in school. and i follow you on my yahoo :)

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  2. Well #1 never wins haha, but someone has to be 1st! Thanks for the chance. It's nice not to have to buy school supplies! Talk about expensive. My best friend has 6 kids and 4 of them are in school. She spend 250 bucks just for some basic stuff before school. Then I'm sure the school sent home a list with required extra stuff she needed to buy. Gosh I can't imagine!

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  3. im a follower via gfc, facebook, everything

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  4. I want to get my hexi globe finished, started on vomit quilt and a dinosaur quilt, need to get a baby quilt done for Jan too

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  5. I ama a happy follower of your blog through RSS feed.

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  6. I hope to finish up some WiPs during the first couple of months of school and I really hope I can improve my FMQ skills - thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. Nice to see you on the Hop. Great post! I am enjoying No School Anymore. I dont miss it one little bit. And lots of time to work on quilting projects and play games on FB..lol

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  8. What I hope to accomplish? Well, I got school clothes bought for grandaughter - what a hoot that was. So now on to being available for school events.

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  9. HELLO! FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOG LOVIN'! LOVE YOUR BLOG! I PLAN TO GET A LOT OF QUILTING DONE DURING THIS SCHOOL TERM!!! THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  10. I am a follower and I plan on making a big dent in all my UFO's. On my blog I jokingly refer to it as working on my PhD. (projects half done)

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  11. I am a follower. I want to finish alot of my half done projects and organize my sewing room better.

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  12. I have an all hexy quilt I would like to finish. Also, a couple of christmas quilts. I follow. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Hay, you know I am a faithful follower...sometimes slow, but faithful! LOL

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  14. OK, what I want to do this school year....Quilt!!

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway. This greataunt (and my mother the greatgrandma) do get into the school thing because we are after school kid-sitting my two grandnieces ages 7 and 4. In between, I like to get some sewing done on my first civil-war-ish quilt. A block every third day -- it will be next year that may have the top pieced.

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  16. Blogger tells me that I gfc follow your blog. Here's the confirmation:
    The Learning Curve Quilts and Such
    Congratulations, MarciaW
    You are now following The Learning Curve Quilts and Such
    Invite your friends - View Blogger Dashboard
    Done
    ©2009 Google - Terms - Privacy - Help - Sign out

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  17. I`m a follower and want to catch up some Dear Jane blocks.

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  18. I want to learn some new quilting and sewing techniques this year - like maybe try some of the neat rulers out there.... Great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  19. I am a follower of your blog by google and by email. Thanks for the opportunity
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  20. I'm a newbie and a slow-poke quilter so my one goal this year would to learn how to use a jelly roll that I received as a gift. Winning your great little book would sure help me reach my goal so thank you for the chance to win.
    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  21. I want to become my grandson's home room grandma

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  22. I follow your blog through Google Friend Connect! :)

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  23. During this school year I hope to get my dental hygienist license! By November actually. I also want to make two baby quilts by Thanksgiving as well! :)

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  24. I am a new follower thru google reader. Nice Giveaway to spend the coming months keeping me busy should I win

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  25. I follow through Google Friend Connect. I want to finish two quilts I have promised to family members. I also want to restrain myself from buying new fabric until I use up some of my old stuff.

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  26. I follow via email. love your great giveaway. going back to school time is hard for me. my daughter was going to start law school, but tragically just four days after she moved in with me, she died in my arms from a blood clot to her lung. please if you take any kind of birth control, have your doctor check you for the factor five clotting babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  27. I am I am your new e-mail follower
    thank you so much for this giveaway

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  28. this is, for my oldest boy, his second kindergarten year, he's learning to write letters right now (I am at my laptop and he's writing on my knees) I can't wait to see his progresses

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  29. I am following you by email. I enjoyed your blog about back to school, I relate in many ways

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  30. This year I would like to finish a wedding quilt for my nephew and is lovely wife

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  31. I'm following you through GFC. Also following your pinterest boards, as I am addicted to pinterest lol.

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  32. As for what I want to accomplish - I've about given up hope of getting anything done - lol. I homeschool my own children (3 still at home) and run a licensed home-based daycare, so my "free time" is virtually non-existent. I count it a good day when I finish everything I have to do! But I do enjoy sewing and quilting, and try to squeeze in as much as I can :)

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  33. I am a follower...I just pushed the "follow" button!

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  34. All my kiddos are in college, so it's DH and me at home, so I'm planning on cutting my UFO list in half this year!!!

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  35. I'm the youngest of my family, and just graduated college, so no more back to school shopping for us. Of course, my boyfriend still has this year, so I do have an excuse to get a few things. -grin-
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. I'm planning.....hoping.....praying, lol....that I get my sewing room organized and useable this year!

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  37. I am a new follower via GFC, Facebook, network blogs - Linda Meyers Gabbard
    A Pinterest follower - llmg60
    A email follower - llmgabbard60 at Gmail dot com

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  38. I am also following via twitter @llmg60

    I do not have children other than the furry ones with paws. So, the school year doesn't effect me unless I get behind a school bus in my way to the store.

    I am also new to quilting and haven't a clue yet as to what I'm doing. I hope to learn more techniques this year

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  39. I am a follower via Google Friend Connect. (have been for about a year now...)

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  40. Thanks for the chance to win. I also follow you on twitter (@KShahann).

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  41. My boys are all grown up with families of their own so now I get to enjoy hearing about the grandchildrens school adventures . Thanks for the chance at your great give away I enjoyed your post , it made me smile . I am now following by email and look forward to many more interesting posts .

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  42. I follow you via e-mail. Thanks for the great givaway!

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  43. All I wish for the upcoming shcool year is that my 2 little girls would be healthy and happy!

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  44. My oldest son started middle school my daughter is in elem school and now I have a 2 wk old girl too, so I guess my goal is that we get into a good routine again

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  45. My goal is that my son will continue to learn and move forward instead of back. And I will be able to finish some quilts. I follow u via google. OH! I'm the 100th follower, yeah!

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  46. I am a new follower!

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  47. I hope to make a quilt for my friend, Joe , and keep blogging on my new blog!
    susie
    legato1958@aol.com
    www.SusiesSunroom.blogspot.com

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  48. I'm a new follower. My plans for this school year are to complete a quilt for a grandson who will graduate high school. Bigger plans include a quilt for my sister's 60th (top almost finished)one for my son's 25th anniversary.

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  49. I hope to catch up on the backlog of tops to be quilted and then keep up!

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  50. we are retired so no school clothes for us

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  51. I have started following your blog. I'm new to quilting and I hope to start some great projects when my kids start school for the first time in a couple of weeks.

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  52. ik heb geen schoolgaande kinderen meer. Volg je blok met interrest.
    hele mooie give-away

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  53. I am a a new follower and am excited to have found you. It is a great blog. I follow by Yahoo.

    Sandi T.
    Sonora,Ca
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  54. I hope to finish my blue and white quilt for my queen-size bed. I also want to make 4 matching pillows. Thank you for joining in the Blog Hop and giving all of your friends and followers a chance to win all your wonderful goodies.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  55. I hope to finish up some UFO's! I follow with GFC, thanks!

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  56. I'm a new follower by friendconnect/google...

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  57. I hope to start quilting again, and finish a quilt as well

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  58. this school year i plan to finish 4 quilts

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  59. Thanks for the chance to win. Hope everything goes well with your emergency.

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  60. I am a follower. Thank you. very nice etsy shop.

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  61. Thanks for the giveaway. Just said goodbye to daughter # 2, we aren't quite empty nesters yet, but it's going faster than I really want...:(

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  62. I'm a new follower with google.

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  63. We're empty nesters, so the school year isn't in our lives anymore! Yahoo! I plan to sleep in, never have to phone the attendance office when I have a kid who's going to be late, never attend a Greet the Creature (Meet the Teacher) night,,and so on. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  64. New gfc follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  65. During this school year I hope to accomplish finishing two quilts that I have been working on for too long!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  66. I'm following you through Twitter. I have 3 of my 4 kids in school now. The "baby" is 2 though, so working isn't all that easy. I have a STACK of quilt orders backed up. I need to get them done!

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  67. I am a new follower through the google friend on your blog.
    I have one grown son as well whose name is Kevin. He lives on the other side of the country from us and we miss him very much. He is currently attending college in an IT program.
    I am a kindergarten teacher so I love the school beginnings- there is is always new kids to teach.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Regards from western Canada,
    Anna

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  68. I am a new follower.
    We are a homeschool family although I only have 1 out of 4 children left at home.
    I just hope to keep up great days of great learning.

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  69. i am a new follower through gfc. as far as accomplishing things, i am looking forward to seeing my daughter complete her first year of college this year. woo-hoo!

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  70. This year I sent 4 of my six children off to school when it started. It does free up a lot of time for sewing! I am currently working on a queen sized quilt for my oldest two girls bedroom. I'm hoping to get it done before the end of the year!

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