1.30.2013

I'm a Sucker for You || Valentine Tutorial || Giveaway





This is such an easy project that would be perfect for giving to teachers, friends, family members, and of course, Valentines!  **No sewing machine is required for this tutorial!**




I am participating in Ellison Lane's Valentine Blog Hop today.  Enjoy the tutorial!





Supplies needed:

Needle and thread  (Sewing machine is not required for this tutorial, but it is handy)
Scrap fabrics
Stabilizer
Fabric marker
Pinking shears
Polyfil
Suckers
Ribbon
Computer + printer



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Place a sucker on top of your fabric facing right side up.  Trace a heart around the sucker using a fabric marker.



To sew your heart, place main fabric right side down, then stabilizer, followed by the back piece.  Sew the heart making sure you leave enough opening for the sucker and polyfil to slide in.



After placing the sucker and polyfil inside, hand sew the hole shut.  Using pinking shears, cut along the outline of the heart.  I cut mine about 1/4" from the seam line.



I used a font I own, and printed it out to a size that was appropriate for the sucker and legible reading.  I cut it out, punched a small hole, threaded the ribbon through, and tied it to the sucker.












Here is the schedule of all the Valentine tutorials, so make sure you stop by to win some fabulous goodies:

1/28: 
Blog: Ellison Lane 

1/29: 
Blog: LR Stitched 

1/30: 
Blog: Owen's Olivia 
Blog: Petit Lyons 

1/31: 

2/1: 


Giveaway time!



Today's giveaway is sponsored by Amy of During Quiet Time.  DQT offers an array of wonderful patterns on Etsy and Craftsy.  She is graciously giving away 5 patterns from her Etsy shop to one lucky owen's olivia reader.  Thank you Amy!

To enter:  Please answer the question:

"I am awesome because .  .  ."


Giveaway is open to all readers stateside and International.

Mr. Random will select a winner on Feb. 5th, and I will email the winner.

Other helpful information:

- Amy has a few other Valentine tutorials found on her blog, which you can see here and here.  There are more to come soon, so stay tuned!
- Visit During Quiet Time at Etsy or Craftsy.
- Amy's blog, During Quiet Time


Good luck everyone!

peaceout

155 comments:

  1. I am awesome because I am the first to comment!

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  2. I am awesome because I function on four hours of sleep!

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  3. I am awesome because I am a mother of 2 wonderful children. One beautiful musicaly talented child and one Autistic special needs child. Being a mom is the one of the toughest jobs a woman can have and when you accept that recponsibility and do all that you can do all the time to allways provide guidance & love to help your children suceed in life then you will knows you are "awesome"... And if you doubt that you are you just have to look into their faces and eyes and see that you are "awesome"
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. Those are so fun!!! I might justmake them for the friends I need to mail. Valentines too. I am awesome because at nearly 30 I still love hearts and pink and ruffles and mermaids.

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  5. . . . I always tell the truth, even when it is unpopular.

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  6. I am awesome because I can take a joke and have a good laugh at myself!

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  7. I'm awesome because - believe it or not - God just doesn't make mistakes.

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  8. I am awesome because I have been with my husband of 25 years and together we have survived cancer for him 4 times. Thank you for the cutest tutorial and for giving all of your followers a wonderful opportunity to win such a awesome giveaway.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  9. I am awesome because my 2 kids turned out to be wonderful adults....so my husband and I must have done something right!

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  10. these are really cute, thanks for sharing the tutorial.
    i am awesome because i have the Lord in guiding my life.

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  11. Those are really cute! My friend and I have been inspired to try quilting...without a sewing machine (neither of us has one), so maybe this is a good place to start our practice. :)

    I love making tutorials - I just did a Valentine's Day cupcake how-to earlier this week!

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  12. LOL. I am awesome because this year I am trying to get more involved in the online crafting / quilting community, and all I've found so far is how FUN it is!

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  13. I am awesome because my kids think so! Yes, they are still young. :-)

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  14. I am awesome because I can hunt, trap, fish, garden, can, and even sew! I have also taught my lovely 9 year old daughter these skills as well! Yep the poo hits the fan and we should be alrignt in my neck of the woods :) The sucker covers are super cute! Might have to had my girl make these for her classmates! Thanks!!

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  15. I am awesome because my sisters named my Hubby Mr. Awesome, therefore by default I am Awesome :)

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  16. ...because I am about to be the mom to three boys! Thanks for the awesome giveaway, I love your tutorial!

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  17. Gorgeous idea, thanks for sharing. I love Amy's pattern so would be delighted to win. I am awesome because today I didn't sew all day instead I cleaned the inside of our windows! Yes that is a huge achievement for me, I will be rewarding myself with some sewing time tonight when the children are in bed!

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  18. I am awesome because i can sew ;)

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  19. I am awesome because I grew up with a family that loved me and taught me how to be a good person!

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  20. I am awesome because I refuse to follow the crowd :) Loved reading these entries!

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  21. I'm awesome because I care for family members who can no longer do many things, and still feel privileged to love and care for my husband and kids.

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  22. I am awesome because I realize that quilting is an art and so I am an artist.

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  23. What an awesome idea! Those pops are great!

    Hmmm... I am awesome because...I just finished my first ever MQG challenge, and I'm really proud of it!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. I am awesome because I create things that make the people I love happy... thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. I am awesome because you seem to think I am... personally I don't!

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  26. I am awesome because I was created by an Awesome God!

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  27. I am awesome because I just got home from an hour and a half of fitness classes, and that makes me feel awesome.

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  28. I'm aswome because I quilt, or quilt not because I'm lacking time. ;-)

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  29. I am awesome because I just started working out. Feels good!

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  30. Adorable tutorial Nancy! Thanks so much for being a part of the hop with your fabulous creativity!
    xo
    You are awesome! :)

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  31. I am awesome because.. I make really good cupcakes!

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  32. I am awesome because....I can sleep through anything :)

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  33. I'm awesome because I'm still in my jammies! (Super cute tutorial!)

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  34. I am awesome because I make "awesome" macaroni and cheese for my family.

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  35. I am awesome because I am me. And as long as I remember to just be me I feel awesome.

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  36. I am awesome, because I maintain a great family life, quilting life, blog life, outdoor life, and am a full time career women. Phew!! Thanks for making my crafty life easier with great tutorials!!

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  37. thank you both for the nice tutorial and the great giveaway! I apreciate it by the fact that I am international ^_^
    I am awesome because I am a loyal wife, a patient mother of two lovely kids (everyone has) and above all because I am what I am, I don't compromise and don't wear a mask only because the rest of the world asks you to do it! <3

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  38. I'm Awesome because...I am a Child of God & HE says I' awesome!! ( & He never makes mistakes, or tells a lie) Woohooooo!!! :)

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  39. I am awesome because I say so! ;)
    This is a great idea, thanks for sharing it. It's nice to have a simple and easy gift idea that gives a special touch without a lot of work!

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  40. ...because I have a super cool sister who made me two ridiculously cute pillows in the past two months! hehehe.

    Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  41. ...because I raised my daughter who turned out to be an awesome human being.

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  42. I am awesome because I have had my coffee today!! And I finished a quilt this week....

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  43. I am awesome because I like to help people learn

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  44. I am awesome because I raised three awesome girls.

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  45. I'm awesome because I have been married to my husband for over 41 years. It has been a lot of work, but well worth it. I love your tutorial. Those are sew cute!

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  46. I am awesome because my 15 grandchildren think I am.

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  47. I am awesome because yesterday I cut and pieced a quilt in one day. It is the first time I have ever done that. And only my 4th quilt top ever!

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  48. I am awesome because I am raising two great children who everyone loves.

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  49. I am awesome because I'm fighting to enable my Autistic daughter to have a real education!

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  50. I am awesome because I make quilts and give them to others.

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  51. I am awesome because I am me. :)

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  52. Oh my, Im awesome b/c i can clean up a dozen eggs off my kitchen floor and dog and still laugh about it. (yes, i have a little one that thought maybe there was at least one boiled egg in the carton) he was wrong! Lol
    Aparrish1113@yahoo.com

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  53. I am awesome because I can fit in a bit of quilting around two big kids and a baby. I love your lolipops!

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  54. Hmmm... I am awesome because I cry when watching amazing things (example: a skip-rope troop doing a skip-rope performance - it was awesome so I cried!).

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  55. Nancy, these turned out so cute! What a clever idea! I am awesome because I am not afraid to try new things, both in and out of the sewing room:).

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  56. I am awesome as always try to give 100% in anything I do. :-)

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  57. I am awesome because I finished a quilt top yesterday...I have a goal of 1 per month this year and I'm on track so far (1 month down)...hehehe. Thanks for the chance!!!!

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  58. I am awesome because I am a good kind person. thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  59. I am awesome I am an excellent gandma

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  60. I am awesome because I am enjoying my first pregnancy. :)

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  61. These covers are too cute! What a great little something for my sewing group, hehe. Great tutorial andthanks for sharing. I'm awesome because I'm a great and loyal friend.

    Thank you and Amy at During Quiet Time for an awesome and generous giveaway and a chance to win. Amy has neat patterns, I would love to win!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. I am awesome because I am a quilter.

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  63. I am awesome because I randomly give things that I have made to family and friends without being asked!

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  64. I am awesome because I have a tasty and nutritious dinner cooking on the stove right now.

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  65. I enjoyed reading the comments:)
    I'm awesome because I'm honest to a fault
    Saffronstitches at hotmail dot com

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  66. I am awesome because I'm that kind of a mom that sews everything to her 2 little girls, almost don't buy (except fabrics :))

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  67. I am awesome because I practice the good manners my parents instilled in me! Thanks for a fun question!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  68. I am awesome because I have a wonderful family and amazing friends surrounding me!

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  69. I am awesome because I read yours and Amy's blogs :)

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  70. I am awesome because I just retired after teaching high school English for 40 years--and lived to tell about it!

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  71. I am awesome because I have 5 great children and 6 awesome grandchildren. And I love to try new projects even when they are hard.

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  72. I am awesome because I am a mom to 2 wonderful daughters and 2 wonderful dachshunds, wife to a super sexy fireman (to me anyway)and a child of God!
    lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot)com

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  73. I am awesome because I care about others. :)

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  74. I am awesome because I am me!

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  75. This is a hard question to answer about oneself... I am awesome because I can turn little bitty scraps of fabric into a glorious work of art!

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  76. I am awesome because my kids and my daughter in love welcome me to be with them at anytime. I try my best to not interfere in their lives but to help in any way I can.

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  77. I am awesome because ...I feel everybody else is awesome! Those that do amazing things are awesome, those who do little things are awesome, those who do unusual things are awesome. I think everybody is awesome in their own way. May sound a little naff, but when you look for the good, you will will find it in everyone.Thanks for the giveaway if I win I will give it to someone else who is awesome!

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  78. I am awesome because I made this cozy quilt that I'm snuggling under.

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  79. I am awesome because I am addicted to fabric!

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  80. I am awesome because my family thinks I really am!

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  81. I am awesome because I make all of my grandchildrens Halloween costumesQ

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  82. I am awesome because I'm here right now! :)

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  83. I'm awesome because I've finally accepted that I don't need to be perfect to be awesome!!

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  84. I am awesome because I just spent all day with my kids at Children's hospital for 6 appointments and didn't have a breakdown!

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  85. I am awesome because I can stretch a dollar like nobody's business! :)

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  86. I am awesome because to be less would not be as I was created to be.
    MaryD www.stitchesonmyneedle.blogspot.com

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  87. I am awesome because I am going to make a bunch of these to give out at work! :D

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  88. I am awesome because I am a wonderful listener, a devoted friend, an animal advocate and a supportive wife....WOW, this was a great request. I don't think many of us take the opportunity to remind ourselves we also have value.
    I love the patterns in quiet time! She is a fabulous Paper piecing designer and I'll bet she's a great gardener too!
    Thank you to both of you (and Jen) for this grand opportunity--ja21ke@yahoo.com

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  89. I am awesome because God tells me so and also because I have many talents that I am able to share with my friends and family. :)

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  90. I am awesome because...hmmmm, boy, y'all make it hard to be humble. lol Well, I am a great multi-tasker.

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  91. I am awesome because I am decisive and quick to action (and I've got the Fortune Cookie fortune to prove it)! :)

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  92. I am awesome because I went for a walk at 6 this morning!

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  93. What a fun idea. I will be doing this with grand daughters so I will be an awesome grandmother!

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  94. Wow! So cute ! And look at all the comments!

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  95. I am awesome because I chase my dreams

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  96. I am awesome because after retiring from 37 years in education I still enjoy subbing & working another part time job.
    Gotta' make some of these for my teaching friends.

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  97. I am awesome because my children love me and want to share their lives with me.
    I must be awesome because my husband choose to love me and spend the rest of his life with me.

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  98. I am awesome (and so very blessed) because I am loved.

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  99. I am awesome because I made an awesome daughter! The coolest thing my husband and I have accomplished, she is our everything!

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  100. I am awesome because I learned to quilt on my own and also teach hubby to quilt with the walking foot too! :)

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  101. I am awesome - because I am a child of God and He made me this way! Plus, He gave me the love of quilting!

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  102. awww
    I am awesome because I've somehow managed to get some amazing people to love me over my lifetime!

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  103. I'm awesome because..I drive a school bus and I'm still sane! That's because I drive awesome kids!

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  104. I am awesome because I love my family and they love me back

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  105. I am awesome because I am always learning and this tutorial is so fun! I am going to make a bunch for Valentines day and give out!

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  106. I am awesome because I got up at 6am to bring my husband to work in the freezing cold!

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  107. I am awesome because I am growing another human while chasing a NUTTY three year old around! :)

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  108. I am awesome because I was up til' 12:30 last night with sick babies, and up at 5:30 to get to work!

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  109. I am awesome because I teach math!

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  110. I am awesome because...hmm, I might be a bit too overanalytical to answer that. But I really enjoyed reading everyone's comments!:) Thanks for the terrific question (and giveaway, of course)!

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  111. I am awesome because I have a knack for remembering birthdays and I think that makes people feel special. :)

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  112. I am awesome becuase God only makes awesome people! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome patterns!!

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  113. I am awesome because I don't let negative space anywhere near me - it's so refreshing to be positive -- thank you for the giveaway !}

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  114. I am awesome because I can make a clothes for myself.

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  115. I am awesome because I make really good pie crust!

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  116. I an awesome because I can find the cutest tutorials on the world wide web ;-)

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  117. I am awesome because I have the greatest bronze ceramic pig with wings... Yea who doesn't need one of those?

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  118. I am awesome because God made me that way, then he gave me fabulous parents to raise me and guide me!!

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  119. I am awesome because I am going to let my kids make those for Valentine's day! :D

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  120. I am awesome because I follow (and actually read) your blog! ;)

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  121. I am awesome because I am slowly turning my house ultra foo foo under my husband's nose.

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  122. I am awesome because despite reading and re-reading directions the things i make always seem to turn out different than they are supposed to.

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  123. .... because I'm with my SoulMate!

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  124. I am awesome because I make the best macaroni cheese!

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  125. I am awesome because I teach Kindergarteners Spanish.

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  126. I am awesome because God thinks I am.

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  127. I am awesome, because my daughters tell me that I am! (That's a big deal, because I have teenagers.)

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  128. i am awesome because I make a difference in children's lives everyday!

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  129. ....because I've managed to stay sane after deciding to become a stay at home mom to a crazy three year old diva!

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  130. Geez! Hard question, have to think hard on that one. I am awesome cause I have been married over 40 yrs to the same man! Martha

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  131. I am awesome because some days I feel that way and others not so much.Thank-you for the cute tutorial and give away.Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  132. I am awesome because I love being silly with my teenage children. And they love it also.

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  133. I am awesome because I finally learned how to make the best fried chicken ever, just ask my kids!
    5higgins AT bellsouth DOT net

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  134. I am awesome because everyday I say all day long what I am grateful for. You can't be grateful for things and be unhappy at the same time. So, I say I am grateful for my home, my kids, my husbands, my doggies, my life, God, my health, my sewing room, my fridge full of food, etc. See, after saying that I am content and happy. I smile and the world is a good place to be.

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  135. I am awesome because I believe that I can do anything! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  136. I am awesome because I can still make my husband laugh :)

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  137. I'm awesome because I love serving my family!! Thanks for the giveaway! My email address is jenjeb@juno.com

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  138. I am awesome because I built cabinet doors yesterday and finish sewing quilt blocks today! Love checking things off the list.

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  139. I am awesome because I have two adult children who want to be around me and too many friends to count.

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  140. I am awesome because at nearly 70 years of age, I find life more wonderful than ever. I have 3 daughters, and 3 grandchildren. I am blessed with lots of energy, friends, and faith. I truly enjoy helping people, volunteer work, church activities and hanging out with my family and friends. God is good!

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  141. I am awesome because I am very lucky in life - family, friends, love and work. :-) Thanks.

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  142. I am awesome because I am courageous enough to try out new things this year - crafting!

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  143. I am awesome because I have not afraid anymore.

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