Win Linda Lum DeBono’s SEW MERRY AND BRIGHT Book!

Oh, Canada has given us many things ….

Smarties

Ketchup Chips

Margaret Trudeau

(OK, that’s a stretch . . . )

But the best thing to come out of Canada is my buddy

Linda Lum DeBono

As an invited part of LLDB’s blog tour to celebrate her new book, I bring you Linda’s newest bestseller  ….

Before I go on . . .

I want to let you know that you can hear LLDB talk all about her book, her process and her inspiration on my podcast, Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski.

To listen just click this link:   http://toginet.com/podcasts/creativemojo/CreativeMojoLIVE_2012-07-11.mp3?type=showpage

Now, don’t be an idiot . . .

Listen, cupcake, Christmas is just right around the corner.  And if you have plans for making and creating the perfect holiday, you’d better get started on those Christmas projects — TODAY!!!

Linda’s book is full of easy, fun and whimsical ideas that will make your sister-in-laws simply curl with jealousy once they see what you have created.

I ask you: Isn’t it worth anything to see those bitches , curl?

A Little History . . .

I first met Linda Lum DeBono when when we were children in the Japanese internment camps during World War II

OK, that’s a lie (But, I had Linda’s adorable baby picture and just I couldn’t help myself)

First of all, Linda is Chinese, not Japanese, and while she was born during the early 1930’s I wasn’t birthed until the very late 1950’s.   And she’s CANADIAN (Hello? Weren’t you reading?)

Linda and I actually met at our local quilt shop, Kindred Quilts, after I had fallen in love with one of her patterns and the shop owner promised to introduce us.  We’ve been fast friends (and neighbors) since then.  She’s the sister I never had and I am, frankly, Linda’s one that got away . . .

HERE’S WHY YOU NEED THIS BOOK

  • There are 21 fun and whimsical projects in the book, including wall hangings, place mats, ornaments, stockings, table runners, a tree skirt, an Advent calendar, and more!
  • Linda is a master at using novelty and bright prints so your Christmas stuff won’t look like the same old crap you’ve been buying and making for years!
  • People LOVE to get handmade gifts like these rather than some cheesy Hickory Farms sausage basket — so get to work!
  • Linda is not writing books for her health.  This is how she makes her living.  Unless you’d like to see her and her beautiful family living in an old refrigerator box behind your local Piggly Wiggly, then I suggest you get out your checkbook and start ordering (…the books make great gifts, too).
  • She uses Aurifil Thread.
  • That Patchwork Place does great books!

Just Some of What You’ll Find Inside

The holiday world of Linda Lum DeBono inspired designs await you.  Great instructions and easy techniques, even a beginner can master!

You Can WIN a Copy of Linda’s Book

All you have to do is leave a comment right here.  One comment and you have until Saturday, August 4,  to do it.  Next  Sunday, I’ll be choosing a name, at random, from the comments and I’ll send you a copy of SEW MERRY AND BRIGHT!

So, tell your friends.   Get your family members to comment.  Your mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers.  The more entries, the better your chances of winning!

BONUS:

If I get 500 or more comments in the next week — I will throw in a Fat Quarter Greatest Hits Pack of Mark Lipinski’s Home fabrics!  (That’s a $40 value, dude.)

ORDER YOUR  COPY NOW

Order your copy thorugh your local quilt shop or independent bookstore.  If you just can’t wait here’s a link to Amazon.com to order your own copy of SEW MERRY AND BRIGHT.

Just click on the photo:

Love you, cupcakes!  xoxom

PS

I’ll be posting a VIDEO tour or Linda’s book, SEW MERRY AND BRIGHT soon!  Keep watching!

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343 Comments on “Win Linda Lum DeBono’s SEW MERRY AND BRIGHT Book!”

  1. upstatelisa
    July 29, 2012 at 9:08 AM #

    ummm somehow I don’t think she was really born in the 30s lol!!! From another transplanted Canuck!!! I loved your show this past week!

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    • July 29, 2012 at 10:48 AM #

      You could be right. Maybe Linda was born in the 20’s? xoxom

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  2. susan thompson
    July 29, 2012 at 9:08 AM #

    beautiful and fun…

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  3. mary lou eustace
    July 29, 2012 at 9:09 AM #

    Love anything Mark likes….

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  4. betsey karl
    July 29, 2012 at 9:09 AM #

    dear Mark–
    i would so love to win this book! and if i do…i promise to make you cupcakes!

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  5. Elizabeth Bolton
    July 29, 2012 at 9:09 AM #

    I’d love to have a copy of Linda’s book – such bright and cheerful projects!

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  6. Nancy Harvey
    July 29, 2012 at 9:09 AM #

    Wow, what a great book. Such a happy feeling looking at the bright creations. this book would make a great gift for crafty friends.

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  7. July 29, 2012 at 9:10 AM #

    I love Linda’s work!

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  8. Barb Johnston
    July 29, 2012 at 9:11 AM #

    I need baby Christmas, OUR FIRST Grandchild is due Dec 25th, a little girl. And another we hope and pray will be home from the NICU a cousin she was only 3 #’s at birth and had one surgery before she was born and one after and well a special ANGEL and well for both these little angels I pray Christmas will be a happy one

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  9. Patti
    July 29, 2012 at 9:11 AM #

    I love Linda’s designs. You are right, Mark, lots of good things come from Canada

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  10. Brenda Shaw
    July 29, 2012 at 9:12 AM #

    Love to have this book!

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  11. Ann Berezowski
    July 29, 2012 at 9:12 AM #

    Hi Mark, I think I need to say…Linda is probably one of the more creative designers I have seen in a long while! As a fellow Canuk, I have to say that I am not really surprised by that! Don’t get me wrong, I think that you are my favorite designer from both sides of our shared border! I sure wouldn’t mind getting a copy os Lindas book and if I do not win the copy you’re offering as a treat, I’ll probably buy my own copy!
    Take care, and thank you!
    Ann Berezowski aka annibee from Calgary

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  12. July 29, 2012 at 9:13 AM #

    Wow, Mark, Linda’s book, Sew Merry and Bright is wonderful! Thank you for the history of Linda life and how you two got to be “best-buds”. 🙂

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  13. Charlene
    July 29, 2012 at 9:13 AM #

    Love, love, love her books. Colorful bright and very easy patterns for quick sewing. OH OH OH pick me, pick me!!!!!!!

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  14. Ruth
    July 29, 2012 at 9:13 AM #

    Love all the projects and beautiful fabrics!

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  15. July 29, 2012 at 9:14 AM #

    I knew your post about Linda would be funny and you did not disappoint. I love to ‘listen’ and watch you two on facebook. You guys have the best friendship. And you are right about one thing – her stuff is bright and fun.

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  16. Anna Miner
    July 29, 2012 at 9:14 AM #

    It looks like a really fun book to have! Talented people inspire me to do more and also to better myself.

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  17. Shirley Hammar
    July 29, 2012 at 9:16 AM #

    Lovin’ the retro look, takes me back to childhood Christmases.

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  18. ellen icochea
    July 29, 2012 at 9:16 AM #

    I need this book once I read that it will help me avoid making “the same old crap!”

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  19. anne trudel
    July 29, 2012 at 9:16 AM #

    Love the fabrics and those projects esp the squirrel ornament….

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  20. Kathy Kray
    July 29, 2012 at 9:17 AM #

    I saw this book recently and fell in love with it. It’s already on my wish list! Loved the background on Linda.
    Thanks.
    Kathy

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  21. Christina
    July 29, 2012 at 9:19 AM #

    Love the projects in this book! Normally I only do repo fabric projects but these really are “talking” to me.

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  22. July 29, 2012 at 9:19 AM #

    Mark, you are by FAR the funniest blogger/quilter I’ve known. Wish I could meet you in person. Hopefully someday! And I am already in love with this book. Its perfect!

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  23. Judy
    July 29, 2012 at 9:20 AM #

    All the projects I have seen from this book look great. Linda is very talented and must have a good sense of humor with you being her friend. Enjoyed your version of the history!

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  24. Mary Sue
    July 29, 2012 at 9:20 AM #

    The more I see of Linda’s book on the tour the more I want one. If I don’t win I will be buying this book!

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  25. Dee Bonavita
    July 29, 2012 at 9:22 AM #

    Love the book, love the colors, (so merry and bright) and love you! your gal pal from over the bridge in Staten Island!

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  26. July 29, 2012 at 9:22 AM #

    This looks like SO much fun! I would love to have a copy. Merry Christmas in July!

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  27. July 29, 2012 at 9:23 AM #

    Love the peek at the book, thanks for a chance to win!

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  28. Linda
    July 29, 2012 at 9:25 AM #

    My Christmas could use some new colors Thanks for doing this.

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  29. July 29, 2012 at 9:26 AM #

    I love reading your comments on FB. That’s how I saw this ! thanks Mark for being you!

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  30. July 29, 2012 at 9:27 AM #

    The squirrel alone would have sold me, but this is just what I need to get a jump on the never-ending Christmas list!

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  31. Sue
    July 29, 2012 at 9:27 AM #

    Those ornaments are too cute!

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  32. Faye
    July 29, 2012 at 9:28 AM #

    Oh, WOW!!!! I hope I win…. I LOVE the pictures… great projects!

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  33. July 29, 2012 at 9:28 AM #

    I love these Christmas projects. I would love to get started on the projects right away!

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  34. Jen Nelson
    July 29, 2012 at 9:30 AM #

    I want that squirel…love the colors

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  35. Patty
    July 29, 2012 at 9:31 AM #

    I love all the bright, festive colors she uses in her darling designs!

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  36. Kim
    July 29, 2012 at 9:34 AM #

    Perhaps you have never tried Hawkins Cheezies, only in Canada!

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  37. July 29, 2012 at 9:35 AM #

    With the squirrels and the trees, someone could make a homage to Bob Ross.

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  38. Janet Myers
    July 29, 2012 at 9:35 AM #

    love Linda’s work!
    Would really like to have this book. Thanks

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  39. Kathyl
    July 29, 2012 at 9:35 AM #

    She looks VERY young to be born during the early 1930’s! Typo? LOL!

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  40. Michele Inman
    July 29, 2012 at 9:35 AM #

    The little Christmas tree ornament is something I could do with my grandkids! I’d love to have this book.

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  41. Kate
    July 29, 2012 at 9:36 AM #

    too funny! Linda’s book looks wonderful and I do need a jump start on the holidays! Thanks for the chance to win one!

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  42. July 29, 2012 at 9:38 AM #

    Oh, pick me! Simce mid-April I have been helping care for my very ill dad, 1300 miles from own home. No way to sew….i could use some eye candy and inspiration.

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  43. Liz Nix
    July 29, 2012 at 9:43 AM #

    I love the squirrel ornament and the advent calendar and the placemats and . . . okay so I love everything I’ve seen from the book so far!

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  44. Diana
    July 29, 2012 at 9:43 AM #

    I would love to win this book!

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  45. July 29, 2012 at 9:44 AM #

    Oh, well, if it’s doing a good deed, I *suppose* I could buy myself a cool quilting book.

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  46. July 29, 2012 at 9:45 AM #

    I absolutely love this. Would certainly make things easier to make some fantastic gifts with a super busy life I lead

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  47. Sandy A in St. Louis
    July 29, 2012 at 9:46 AM #

    Would love to have this book! And thanks for the in-depth background on Linda. 😛

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  48. July 29, 2012 at 9:46 AM #

    She had me at the squirrel. We have two in our backyard – Blackie and Graytail – who drive us crazy (have you ever heard a squirrel who doesn’t want to have sex at 2 in the morning with her philandering partner?). My family will laugh themselves silly if the new ornaments for our tree this year are squirrels! And because we live in the heart of squirrel country in southern Ontario (note that is in Canada) I could make them for the neighbours too!

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  49. Linda Payne
    July 29, 2012 at 9:48 AM #

    These are great projects! Everything is so fresh and bright. Your inspired review simply made my day! You always make me laugh — or at least smile very loudly! 🙂

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  50. Melissa E.
    July 29, 2012 at 9:50 AM #

    Linda’s book makes the Christmas projects even more happy and jolly! I love the bright fabrics and her take of the new colors of Christmas and the holiday season. The book along with your “collector” fabrics would be a wonderful treat at any time of the year. Thank you, both, for your generosity!!!! PS Kindred Quilts is one of my favorite quilt shops. A friend introduced me to that shop in 1995 – it reinstated my love of fabric, quilting, and sewing. Have been back several times since then and always enjoy it so much. xoxoxo

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  51. Joy Peters
    July 29, 2012 at 9:50 AM #

    Love Linda and her work. She is so talented. Not sure which project I would do first.

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  52. July 29, 2012 at 9:51 AM #

    Love Linda’s talent and wit. Her book looks wonderful.

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  53. Toni R.
    July 29, 2012 at 9:52 AM #

    Thanks for the great contest!!

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  54. Shelley
    July 29, 2012 at 9:54 AM #

    This book looks so fun!! Can’t wait to start on the projects .

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  55. July 29, 2012 at 9:56 AM #

    wow, never new an 80 year old could look so good lol sure would love to win her book ans not make the same old same old

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  56. Toni Charland
    July 29, 2012 at 9:58 AM #

    Love the colors and her ideas would be fresh inspiration….hope I win…I would be off the wall…and then to the fabric store….
    Toni C

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  57. Judy
    July 29, 2012 at 9:58 AM #

    Thanks for the sneak preview — Christmas in July! I’d love to have a copy of this book.

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  58. Barbara Long
    July 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM #

    I love Linda’s designs. Thanks for the give-away, Mark.

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  59. Sandra Hand
    July 29, 2012 at 10:01 AM #

    Will have to check out this new book – looks like fun!

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  60. Lisa Marie
    July 29, 2012 at 10:04 AM #

    Loved your informative and very entertaining post! I would love to have this book to make some of the fabulous projects. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  61. Jackie Johnson
    July 29, 2012 at 10:06 AM #

    Hugs and Kisses was one of my first quilts I made, love her style! Have followed her ever since!

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  62. skysweptdesigns
    July 29, 2012 at 10:07 AM #

    this would be a fun book to have to make some great new Christmas items!

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  63. Jeanne Jones
    July 29, 2012 at 10:11 AM #

    Just looking at the pictures makes on merry and bright. I’d love to win!

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  64. Carol J
    July 29, 2012 at 10:19 AM #

    Looks like a lot of fun – might make some good together time with my grand daughter making some ornaments!

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  65. Paula Blair
    July 29, 2012 at 10:20 AM #

    I gotta make that Christmas quilt and I love the little dolls.

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  66. Robin Love Lehr
    July 29, 2012 at 10:23 AM #

    I really would love to have this book and then maybe I would get started on some Christmas gifts instead of procrastinating and starting to late to get things finished. Whoa, that was one long sentence. 🙂

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  67. July 29, 2012 at 10:23 AM #

    I’d love to win this book – looks great! Thanks for the chance!

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  68. Cindie White-Weiss
    July 29, 2012 at 10:25 AM #

    I knew La Linda was a creative but I didn’t realize just how creative! Wow. I am so excited for her! I love all these cute projects and her use of the cute, contemporary fabrics coming out now. So sad about the internment camp though. (She must be in her 80s now. Holding up well though. LOL!)

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  69. Chris Chambers
    July 29, 2012 at 10:31 AM #

    Such cute patterns. I could see myself making al of them. Thanks for the contest! (P.S.: Mark–I love your posts–they always make me smile!!)

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  70. Julie Barkley
    July 29, 2012 at 10:33 AM #

    Wow, she is so very talented love her stuff! This book looks like it has all the projects I NEED to do with my 2 girls!

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  71. Sue
    July 29, 2012 at 10:34 AM #

    Oh mark,here is my comment on your blog
    !!! I think you are the most handsome
    And delightful person I’m on fb with ,,,,,
    I would love to win lindas new book !!!

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  72. Lana
    July 29, 2012 at 10:34 AM #

    Would love to win as looks like she has a few great projects in her new book, hopefully as a new quilter, I would be able to do the quilt..

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  73. Susan
    July 29, 2012 at 10:35 AM #

    It would be great to win this book…especially if it were paired with your awesome fabrics!!! Thanks for the chance to win :o)

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  74. Cyndi Lott
    July 29, 2012 at 10:37 AM #

    Looks like a great book. Thanks for the opportunity!!

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  75. Joyce Bardeen
    July 29, 2012 at 10:39 AM #

    Love your energy, Mark, and all the interesting guests you bring to Creative Mojo. Ideally need this book, so here’s hoping!

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  76. Sandy Rollins
    July 29, 2012 at 10:40 AM #

    Love you, Mark Lipinski and have been following you since taking a class with you a few years ago at Road to California. Hope to soon hear you’ve had your transplant and feel better then you have in years. Love hearing about your adventures (and misadventures) with Linda Lum DeBono.

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  77. Lisa Newton
    July 29, 2012 at 10:42 AM #

    Christmas is my favorite holiday! I keep snowmen out all year long.Love the fabrics she has used.

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  78. Nancy Farrar
    July 29, 2012 at 10:44 AM #

    Looks like a great book!!!

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  79. Brenda Erwin
    July 29, 2012 at 10:46 AM #

    Looks like a fantastic book, Mark – thanks for bringing it to everyone’s attention. I hope it does quite well for Linda.

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  80. Vivian V
    July 29, 2012 at 10:47 AM #

    What cheerful happy patterns, I would love to win 🙂

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  81. Liz O'Neill
    July 29, 2012 at 10:47 AM #

    I really, really need this book, and I really need your fabric to do a project! Take care of yourself, and keep the positive attitude that your continue to pass on to us.

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  82. Bev
    July 29, 2012 at 10:47 AM #

    This book looks great! I have a nine year old granddaughter who would love me to make her some creative projects. Bring on the ideas!

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  83. Betty Olson
    July 29, 2012 at 11:01 AM #

    I love, love, love contests!! Thanks, Mark!!! What a great gift this book would make for a crafter.

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  84. July 29, 2012 at 11:03 AM #

    Even though I’ve started working on some of my Christmas projects, I would LOVE to try the ADORABLE projects in this book! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

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  85. July 29, 2012 at 11:05 AM #

    I remember being in that camp too….This book would be a great addition to my library…..and getting a head start on Xmas……pick me….

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  86. Kathy Leip
    July 29, 2012 at 11:11 AM #

    This looks like a wonderful book to make such cheerful and bright Christmas crafts – ornaments, placemats, etc. I’d love to win !

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  87. July 29, 2012 at 11:14 AM #

    Thanks for a great blog Mark! This looks like a TREASURE to have! So many cute and fun designs to play with! It is so COOL of you to offer this contest for us! You ROCK! 😀

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  88. Cheryl Randleman
    July 29, 2012 at 11:17 AM #

    Great colors and fabulous inspiration — thanks for the giveaway.

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  89. Louise Bruce
    July 29, 2012 at 11:19 AM #

    Mark, I love you and Linda both and also follow you both on Facebook….sometimes I laugh till I almost fall out of my chair over some of the things you come up with but you both are very talented folks and would love to win one of Linda’s book….and are you telling me Linda was born in the early 30’s, holly molly does she hold her age well….Love you guy’s and gal’s.
    Louise Bruce

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  90. Melanie Collins
    July 29, 2012 at 11:21 AM #

    Love it Mark!! Linda’s book looks really fun – love the colors and fabrics.

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  91. Charles Rhodes
    July 29, 2012 at 11:21 AM #

    Well, what can I offer to get the book? Cupcakes or……..

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    • Charles Rhodes
      July 29, 2012 at 11:21 AM #

      BTW today is my 53rd Birthday….does that help me more?

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    • July 29, 2012 at 11:24 AM #

      You have a much better chance with OR . . .

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  92. July 29, 2012 at 11:23 AM #

    Ok, she completely had me when I saw the squirrel!!

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  93. July 29, 2012 at 11:26 AM #

    I love the creative use of color in Linda’s new book! Great way to jazz up your holiday decorating! Thanks for sharing this resource!

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  94. Ulla Schierhorn
    July 29, 2012 at 11:26 AM #

    Love the non traditional approach. Fun and modern. I’d like to win this book! PLEASE!

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  95. Deb Faunce
    July 29, 2012 at 11:29 AM #

    Thanks for all your posts and inspirations

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  96. July 29, 2012 at 11:34 AM #

    Very generous giveaway, thanks so much!

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  97. July 29, 2012 at 11:37 AM #

    You are so right, Mark. Now is the perfect time to start those Holiday projects!!

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  98. Sharon Meyer
    July 29, 2012 at 11:40 AM #

    just love holidays crafting . I am always looking for new and creative designs. I would love to win. Thank you for the chance.

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  99. Carol Morgan
    July 29, 2012 at 11:41 AM #

    I love Christmas ans would love towin the book and thanks for the reminder I need to get busy making my Christmas gifts. The book has some great things in it too so I would be very proud to win Linda’s book for sure.
    Happy Quilting, Carol in Delaware

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  100. Kathryn Knox
    July 29, 2012 at 11:42 AM #

    Love the colors used in this book… fun projects. Would love to win this book. Thanks!!!

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  101. Julie
    July 29, 2012 at 11:44 AM #

    Mark you’re hysterical! I think, after all, you are MY long lost brother and that a family reunion is in order. On the subject of Linda’s new book (I have followed the blogging of it religiously) I find it inspirational and the use of nontraditional colors the best thing since I love to decorate nontraditionally. Thanks ever so much!

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  102. Carla G
    July 29, 2012 at 11:47 AM #

    This book looks fabulous! And just what I need to get a kick start to actually making some Christmas gifts this year. Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

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  103. VickiT
    July 29, 2012 at 11:48 AM #

    You are too funny Mark. Thanks for the laugh. I’ve been following the blog tour, as well as Linda’s blog and just love her work. I am actually hoping to buy her “Happy Days” quilt very soon because it’s just gorgeous and so fun. This book is a definite must have for anyone that loves the hoidays. Oh wait! That’s ME! I just love that adorable squirrel. Thank you for taking part and showing us more Mark.

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  104. July 29, 2012 at 11:50 AM #

    Great Patterns can’t wait to win this book and try them out.

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  105. diane i
    July 29, 2012 at 11:54 AM #

    I have liked like Linda’s pattern for some time. I like how she blends modern with traditional syles. So I would very much like to win her book. I need to be making some christmas ornaments for exchange I belong to.
    Happy sewing or crafting!
    Diane

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  106. Betty Elliott
    July 29, 2012 at 11:55 AM #

    What a gorgeous book! I would sooooo love to win a copy!!

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  107. Bergere
    July 29, 2012 at 11:56 AM #

    Merry merry Christmas stuff!!!!!! Thank you for showing us.

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  108. diane i
    July 29, 2012 at 11:57 AM #

    Mark
    Hoping we can make it to 500 post so we can also win your fabric back too. Wa hoo!! No thread thrown in also. Who can sew your fabric without Aurifil??

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  109. Mary Alice Smith
    July 29, 2012 at 12:00 PM #

    Linda may be Chinese but I definitely feel a Nordic air just looking at those wonderful projects. I would love to add that to my plans for a Nordic Christmas theme this year.

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  110. July 29, 2012 at 12:05 PM #

    Linda’s book seems wonderful. Her projects will bring a lot of smiles during the holidays and even before as they are created. My daughters (ages 15 and 12) could make a lot of things for our holiday from her book. Thank you for putting Linda on your show, I really look forward to hearing it.

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  111. Christine
    July 29, 2012 at 12:07 PM #

    OMG she should beat your ass for saying she was born in the 1930’s. And her book is very inspiring.

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  112. Jacki
    July 29, 2012 at 12:08 PM #

    The ornaments are so cute and I love the bright colors Linda uses in her projects. And I love Christmas so the book would be a perfect collection to my library.

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  113. Pam in Texas
    July 29, 2012 at 12:09 PM #

    I will be the first to post! I have had this book in my wish list on Amazon.com! I will have to order if…if I am not lucky enough to win this book! Linda is a very talented designer and artist!

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  114. Nicki
    July 29, 2012 at 12:12 PM #

    I hope to be in my very small house (810soft) by October and something bright and cherry from Linda’s book would be so welcoming!!!!

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  115. Mandy Currie
    July 29, 2012 at 12:17 PM #

    Hello Mark, Linda’s book looks lovely. I’m relatively new to quilting, I haven’t even done piecing yet, just applique and whole cloth. I would love to make my family some Christmas gifts, this book looks ideal and just beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity. Regards Mandy Currie (mandycurrie@googlemail.com)

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  116. July 29, 2012 at 12:25 PM #

    I look forward every day to see what you have posted! I love all the creativity! Never boring! Looking forward to many future inspiring postings! Linda Lum DeBono is as inspiring as you are!

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  117. Cheryl McLaughlin
    July 29, 2012 at 12:31 PM #

    i sure love giveaways!

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  118. Sharon Scott
    July 29, 2012 at 12:40 PM #

    Thank you Mark for spreading the Joy around 🙂 Linda is so fun.

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  119. Kathy L
    July 29, 2012 at 12:53 PM #

    I need the book so that I can make the squirrel. My precious grandson likes to chase them.

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  120. Sue G
    July 29, 2012 at 12:56 PM #

    Ooooohhhhh, Linda is gonna get you! Has she made you poutine yet, or Saskatoon Berry jam? After what you wrote, I don’t think she ever will! Thanks for the laughs Mark, from another Canuck!

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    • July 29, 2012 at 1:37 PM #

      I shave my poutine. I have urged Linda to do the same . . . xoxom

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      • Sue G
        July 30, 2012 at 9:20 AM #

        Mark, if your poutine is hairy, you really have a problem!
        You have a very warped sense of humour, I really enjoy that in a person 😉 Please excuse me as I get something to wipe the coffee off the moniter……!

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  121. Lisa Marie Dragan
    July 29, 2012 at 1:02 PM #

    I’d love to make something new and funky for the holidays instead of the same old crap! This looks like a fun one!

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  122. MelodyJ
    July 29, 2012 at 1:08 PM #

    This looks like a good book.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  123. Paule-Marie
    July 29, 2012 at 1:09 PM #

    I would love to win the book. It is so bright and cheerful.

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  124. Kathy B
    July 29, 2012 at 1:11 PM #

    I would love to get Linda’s book — I see several things I would love to make — especially love the squirrel!

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  125. Kornelia Massner
    July 29, 2012 at 1:35 PM #

    The book would travel well to Arizona, Mark! One of these days Linda is going to swat you with a newspaper for all the jibes you throw her way. :o) Maybe she already has! Watch out for those pineapple tini’s!

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  126. Sue
    July 29, 2012 at 1:37 PM #

    Congrats Linda on your book! It looks fab!

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  127. Candy
    July 29, 2012 at 1:44 PM #

    Love, love, LUV, all those Christmas ideas! Pick me! Pick me! Puleeze!

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  128. Nancy Lacey
    July 29, 2012 at 1:44 PM #

    You are so bad, Mark! Of course, that’s why I love you!!! And I would love to win a copy of Linda’s book. I could even come pick it up in person!!!

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  129. Janet turner
    July 29, 2012 at 1:49 PM #

    Looks like a Very happy book

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  130. hippievwchica
    July 29, 2012 at 1:59 PM #

    i want the book !!

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  131. Jo Langlois
    July 29, 2012 at 2:16 PM #

    The book looks great!

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  132. Linda P
    July 29, 2012 at 2:17 PM #

    Thank you, Mark for your review – you had me giggling the whole time, …. I could tell when you were lieing!! LOL!!! No lie though, if I don’t win, I must get Linda’s book! She’s got some really cuuuuute stuff in that book!!!
    Yes, lets hear it for Aurifil also!!

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  133. Jennifer June
    July 29, 2012 at 2:32 PM #

    I simply want and deserve that book, end of story,lol

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    • Jennifer June
      July 29, 2012 at 2:34 PM #

      I want the damn book so give it to me, oh yes, please

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  134. Shirley
    July 29, 2012 at 2:35 PM #

    Thanks Mark! I look forward to your posts. Love them!

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  135. Laura
    July 29, 2012 at 2:38 PM #

    Looks like a fab book! And Mark – I am so happy to see you using Pinterest more! 🙂

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  136. Carolyn Rush
    July 29, 2012 at 2:44 PM #

    I would love a copy of Linda’s book. Christmas is my favorite time of year.

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  137. Lisa McCann
    July 29, 2012 at 2:46 PM #

    My 21 year old daughter would LOVE to have stuff made from the the projects in this book!

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  138. Kathy
    July 29, 2012 at 2:48 PM #

    Love a colorful new book… I need some new mojo happening… thanks for the chance!

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  139. July 29, 2012 at 2:48 PM #

    I’ve followed Linda’s book tour for the last week …this is the BEST… (w/ no offense to the rest)….I have Linda’s book and it’s WONDERFUL…but now I keep picturing Linda and her fam surrounded by cardboard walls…I must order MORE!

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  140. Angelica Lee
    July 29, 2012 at 2:51 PM #

    What a bright and beautiful way to share the holiday spirit! Love your posts they never fail to make me smile!

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  141. Abby Gilliamsen
    July 29, 2012 at 3:10 PM #

    Sounds like “sew” much fun! I am new to sewing and am eager to see what I can accomplish.

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  142. July 29, 2012 at 3:11 PM #

    I love her patterns…I’m working on one of her Christmas patterns from BH&G a while back..

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  143. July 29, 2012 at 3:13 PM #

    Thank you everyone! Aurifil is having a giveaway at their blog, auribuzz.wordpress.com! Win thread that I used in the book and my book!

    Mark, from what I saw this morning during FaceTime, it looked as though you had a lot more shaving to do!

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  144. lois
    July 29, 2012 at 3:13 PM #

    I love that book, it looks fabulous !!! Thank you for the opportunity! ❤

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  145. Debby, Chester NY
    July 29, 2012 at 3:15 PM #

    I’ve followed Linda for quite a while now. Heard all about her book and I’m hoping I win a copy of it!

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  146. Lynn Hill
    July 29, 2012 at 3:16 PM #

    I love looking at the pictures you posted the make me smile!!! It must be a very happy book. I need to win this book please!!!

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  147. Deb Green
    July 29, 2012 at 3:16 PM #

    Hi Mark:-) love hearing from you. love the projects – I am such a sucker for Christmas books

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  148. Becky
    July 29, 2012 at 3:17 PM #

    I love love love when you and Linda do the show together! So much fun! and Linda’s designs are so awsome and happy!

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  149. Carolyn
    July 29, 2012 at 3:17 PM #

    Now that is about as far from a Victorian Christmas as you can get. Don’t get me wrong, I love Victorian stuff, but I’m overdosed and this looks like the cure!

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  150. July 29, 2012 at 3:19 PM #

    Mark, I really need this book. And I’m a poor college student, so pick me! Love your posts, btw!

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  151. Kathy Smith
    July 29, 2012 at 3:25 PM #

    This looks so exciting!! Sure hope I win!!!
    Thanks Mark for the chance!!!

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  152. MaryEllen MacGregor
    July 29, 2012 at 3:28 PM #

    Okay I want a chance too!

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  153. dquilterguy
    July 29, 2012 at 3:29 PM #

    WOW!! I could use something that is fun and festive.. looks to be an interesting and fun read

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  154. July 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM #

    I must get my hands on this book. If nothing else, to make one of those adorable squirrels!!! Pick me pick me!

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  155. Ria
    July 29, 2012 at 3:33 PM #

    Love your posts Mark! They brighten up a blah day!

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  156. Joanie Klein
    July 29, 2012 at 3:34 PM #

    Mark, please pick me, I need the book, there are so many cute pattern to make with my great nieces Hannah 12, and Sami 9, They both have their own sewing machines and love to sew with me.

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  157. July 29, 2012 at 3:35 PM #

    Ooooo, this looks like a great book. And Christmas is just around the corner … oh, no, what did I say??

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  158. Mary Van Dijk
    July 29, 2012 at 3:36 PM #

    Since Linda is from Canada, I think you need to send the book to Canada! Cute, whimsical Christmas projects! Love, love, love!

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  159. July 29, 2012 at 3:37 PM #

    Mark, You are awesome and I just love all the men you keep sending our way! 🙂 I would love the book! Please! Happy Creating!

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  160. July 29, 2012 at 3:40 PM #

    a comment

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  161. Pat Marabella
    July 29, 2012 at 3:42 PM #

    Merry and Bright, just like you Mark!!!!
    Looks like a winner.

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  162. Cathy Damen
    July 29, 2012 at 3:44 PM #

    I love the fresh ideas and the simple elegance!

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  163. Bickette
    July 29, 2012 at 3:45 PM #

    Love the title!!!!!

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  164. July 29, 2012 at 3:45 PM #

    Would love to win the book so I can gift the copy I ordered….btw…what did you shave? And why not wax? Hehehe

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  165. Linda
    July 29, 2012 at 3:48 PM #

    I’m not sure I’m ready to think about Christmas but it sure looks like a great book!
    Thanks

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  166. SueP
    July 29, 2012 at 3:57 PM #

    WOW!!! What a terrific book! It’s so inspiring I wish I could just cut out the pictures off my computer and stick them all around it – hey, can I do that??? But CC as always you have made my day a little brighter! Love you both 🙂

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  167. Jean
    July 29, 2012 at 4:06 PM #

    Love the ideas shown from Linda’s book. i would love to have one.

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  168. Cindy B
    July 29, 2012 at 4:07 PM #

    OOH LA La So Merry and Bright!

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  169. July 29, 2012 at 4:13 PM #

    This book looks amazing. I especially love the advent calendar. Would treasure this book if I win.

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  170. mary
    July 29, 2012 at 4:15 PM #

    what a wonderful looking book. Would love to own it.

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  171. Susan
    July 29, 2012 at 4:18 PM #

    I would love this book, and I always need (want) more fat quarters.

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  172. cnuland
    July 29, 2012 at 4:20 PM #

    Thanks for the chance to win – it looks like a wonderful book!

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  173. Leila Soffen
    July 29, 2012 at 4:20 PM #

    Mark and Linda sitting in a bar, enjoying cocktails har, har har ! I love bright and cheery and novelty fabrics. I think Linda wrote this book just for me! This was my first virtual book tour and it’s been so much fun!

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  174. Diana
    July 29, 2012 at 4:20 PM #

    Looks like a very good book. Love the colors of the projects. Looks like a very happy little book. (take off of Bob Ross) sorry couldn’t resist.

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  175. Shelly Niles
    July 29, 2012 at 4:21 PM #

    I Love all the great bright colored projects in Linda’s book! I work at an elementary school and am always looking for teacher gift ideas- found them for this year! – Love Creative Mojo, keeps me smiling! Thanks Mark 😀
    ❤ Shelly Niles

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  176. Kathleen Frosch
    July 29, 2012 at 4:22 PM #

    Linda’s use of color creates joy !

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  177. Sandy
    July 29, 2012 at 4:22 PM #

    Love the little birds and animals! I would be tickled pink to receive this book!!!

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  178. Deb Thom
    July 29, 2012 at 4:30 PM #

    You are an inspiration!!!!

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  179. Grace
    July 29, 2012 at 4:30 PM #

    Great holiday patterns, and I love the colors Lina used.

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  180. Suzanne Cubberley
    July 29, 2012 at 4:33 PM #

    I love that it features non traditional Christmas colors.

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  181. scrapperdeb
    July 29, 2012 at 4:40 PM #

    I’ve enjoyed all the blog hop! I’d love to win her wonderful book.

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  182. Maree
    July 29, 2012 at 4:44 PM #

    i b merry every day and i surely r bright! hey, i’ve been tested! lol thanks for the chance to win this awesome book!!! ☺☺☺

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  183. Richard Lavimoniere
    July 29, 2012 at 4:49 PM #

    Owning this book will make my upcoming christmas holiday sew merry and sew bright!!!

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  184. MAureen Custer
    July 29, 2012 at 4:55 PM #

    Thanks for showing us that the rtue colors for anything and everything are always merry and bright

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  185. Lissaemtb
    July 29, 2012 at 4:55 PM #

    So love the fun that you and Linda make together. Now if I could get time to actually play in my sister’s (Beakerbabe’s) fabric stash!

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  186. Susan G
    July 29, 2012 at 4:56 PM #

    Canadian, eh? Great looking book, Linda, love the fresh new colours.

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  187. July 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM #

    i want to do the squirrel ornaments for my daughters!!! i find squirrels funny and my kids dont think they are so i want to make a whole bunch of them.

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  188. Chrissi Vergoglini
    July 29, 2012 at 5:05 PM #

    What a bright, colorful idea book! Love the squirrel! Also would LOVE to win your fabrics!

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  189. Mary Ellen
    July 29, 2012 at 5:07 PM #

    The squirrel ornaments are sooooo cute! Can’t wait to see the book in person

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  190. Kaymc
    July 29, 2012 at 5:30 PM #

    I need this book so I can get some Christmas gifts done ahead of time I won`t be a crazy person in December.

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  191. Jean Foglein
    July 29, 2012 at 5:32 PM #

    hey – great ideas for ornaments – ssooooooo cute – would love to win, Canadian Jean

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  192. Diana Cruz
    July 29, 2012 at 5:32 PM #

    Sew Merry and Bright looks like some great projects for Christmas. I love the stockings.

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  193. July 29, 2012 at 5:36 PM #

    I just love Lindas style. I would treasure this book. I need some new ideas now that the kids have moved out and taken the Christmas items with them!!!

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  194. Mary Lou Devlin
    July 29, 2012 at 5:43 PM #

    This book looks fantastic! And thanks for the reminder to get going on Christmas projects!

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  195. Jill Ellis
    July 29, 2012 at 5:44 PM #

    Nice mix of projects–looks like hours of fun!

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  196. Judy D.
    July 29, 2012 at 5:44 PM #

    LLDB rocks! Love the not-just-red-and-green Christmas color choices. Keep smilin’, Linda and Mark. ❤

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  197. Kathy Cole
    July 29, 2012 at 5:45 PM #

    Great story, love how you add your zen onto the blog. Looks like a great book.

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  198. Gail sapp
    July 29, 2012 at 5:45 PM #

    Christmas in July! Love the squirrel! Hope you get 500 comments! 🙂

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  199. July 29, 2012 at 5:48 PM #

    Love the fabrics & hope I win the book!

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  200. Kathleen Wilcoxson
    July 29, 2012 at 5:59 PM #

    I love contests and love this book!!

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  201. Beth G.
    July 29, 2012 at 6:00 PM #

    Mark – you’re hilarious! Linda’s book looks super cute! I also LOVE the squirrel!!!
    b.

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  202. Jane Zulian
    July 29, 2012 at 6:10 PM #

    Love the colors and simplicity of the book hope I am the random pic!

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  203. Darcy Hansen
    July 29, 2012 at 6:18 PM #

    I love her other books, I’m sure I’ll love this one too!

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  204. Lori Smanski
    July 29, 2012 at 6:22 PM #

    I would love to win her book. She has such wonderfully bright and colorful ideas. I especially love the squilrll ornament and tree placemat. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  205. Raquel birch
    July 29, 2012 at 6:38 PM #

    I love lovelove Christmas projects!

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  206. Mary ann
    July 29, 2012 at 6:52 PM #

    Sleigh bells ring are ya listening…oh wait, I need to make these projects first! Thanks for sharing your insights and Linda’s adorable projects.

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  207. Deb T.
    July 29, 2012 at 6:57 PM #

    Appears you are calling my name with this book. I need ideas for small Christmas projects. Thanks.

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  208. usairdoll
    July 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM #

    You are too funny! Great post. So many cute projects in Linda’s book.

    Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win. Here’s too 500 comments! hehe.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  209. Velveteena
    July 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM #

    What a fabulous peek at Linda’s new book! I love the brights at Christmas, great contrast to our snow here in Idaho. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  210. July 29, 2012 at 7:04 PM #

    Thanks for this giveaway, Mark. Another great book from Linda. Love her fun style – we Canadians are all about the fun, don’t you know! Would love to win a copy, so try to pick my entry 🙂

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  211. Lorri Stearrett
    July 29, 2012 at 7:12 PM #

    My she looks good for her age!! Her book looks amazing. You are both fortunate to have such a great friendship.

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  212. JoAn GODFREY
    July 29, 2012 at 7:34 PM #

    love those ornaments!!

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  213. stampinscott
    July 29, 2012 at 7:50 PM #

    I LUV Mark and look forward to all his creative projects, so seeing this new book by someone he highly recommends just makes me want it even more!!

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  214. MarciaW
    July 29, 2012 at 7:52 PM #

    Thanks for the humor on this overcast day here in sunny Florida. Yes, I too want to win a copy of Linda’s new book. Her great blog photo of her boys sporting their mustashios is etched in my memory! Thanks for the chance.

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  215. Sara Volk
    July 29, 2012 at 8:02 PM #

    I love LLdB’s designs and I’d love to have her book!

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  216. Debbie Abbe
    July 29, 2012 at 8:11 PM #

    I can’t wait to get a copy of this wonderful book!

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  217. Marty Askins
    July 29, 2012 at 8:26 PM #

    I love your funny humor. I would love to win this book. Thank you for the chance to.

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  218. Debi
    July 29, 2012 at 8:38 PM #

    Thanks for a chance to win this book! If I do not win, might buy it because I sure do not want her to live in an old fridge! That little squirrel is too cut and I love the hex design and her use of bright colors.

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  219. July 29, 2012 at 9:10 PM #

    would LOVE to WIN this book THANKS

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  220. Sue Bone
    July 29, 2012 at 9:38 PM #

    I had to google smarties. Canadian???? They’re a British invention but I see the biggest production facility outside of Europe is in Canada. So your Smarties do come from Canada, but they’re a British invention.

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    • July 30, 2012 at 6:51 AM #

      Not technically Canadian but he makes fun of me because I “import” my stash from Canada. American ketchup chips are horrible and it is tough to get Smarties or Aero [though Hershey just started making something similar] in the US.

      I would say that poutine and butter tarts are more “Canadian” and those would not travel as well.

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  221. Ann Kelly
    July 29, 2012 at 9:41 PM #

    I’d love to win! Linda’s book sounds great! Thanks for the give-away opportunity!

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  222. Judy
    July 29, 2012 at 10:46 PM #

    Pick me!!! Pick me!!! The book looks cheery and bright and I want to start early this year since my first grandchild will be celebrating his/her first Christmas!!!

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  223. July 29, 2012 at 10:56 PM #

    I would love this just for the squirrel!!

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  224. buntyw
    July 29, 2012 at 11:39 PM #

    This looks such a great book!! I’d love to win a copy!

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  225. July 30, 2012 at 12:20 AM #

    Looks like a fabulous book. I can’t wait to see it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  226. Mary
    July 30, 2012 at 2:16 AM #

    Looks great. Love the stockings! Hope I win… Mary

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  227. July 30, 2012 at 2:58 AM #

    Love the book. Especially the Christmas stockings!

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  228. Kay Ahr
    July 30, 2012 at 3:19 AM #

    First purple got added to Halloween. Now turquoise is added to Christmas. Love it!! And love the shades of green she is using.

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  229. Michelle Hasenbuhler
    July 30, 2012 at 4:40 AM #

    Sew fabulous!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

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  230. July 30, 2012 at 5:04 AM #

    I would love to win Linda’s book! I just love to work with bright colors and her Christmas ideas are right up my alley. Thanks for the chance to win one!

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  231. July 30, 2012 at 5:53 AM #

    Linda’s book looks amazing, I wouldn’t expect anything less from a fellow Canadian!! Love you Mark, keep up the great work!!!

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  232. Lesley
    July 30, 2012 at 5:59 AM #

    Looks like there are a lot of fun projects in the book. Thanks for
    having the contest.

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  233. July 30, 2012 at 5:59 AM #

    What a lovely and colorful book, looks like a must-have! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

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  234. Shelby
    July 30, 2012 at 5:59 AM #

    This looks like a really cute book. I could use some cute idea for christmas gifts…

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  235. Chelley Black
    July 30, 2012 at 6:00 AM #

    Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

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  236. Eileen Paisley
    July 30, 2012 at 6:00 AM #

    This is what I’ve been waiting for, thanks!

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  237. July 30, 2012 at 6:01 AM #

    I think you can do this! – Wow! Great Book and awesome photos and artistry! CAROL in CHINA

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  238. July 30, 2012 at 6:03 AM #

    Looks like fun would love to work with something Merry & Bright

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  239. July 30, 2012 at 6:04 AM #

    A definite must have for Christmas!! Would love to win it and thanks, Mark for your giveaway!

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  240. July 30, 2012 at 6:05 AM #

    Just love Linda’s designs and patterns. She is a wonderful, talented lady. I really enjoiy the non-traditional colors for Christmas. Thanks Mark for this great opportunity to possible win her book.

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  241. July 30, 2012 at 6:08 AM #

    Christmas in July! Just in time to start sewing for the holidays. Looks like a wonderful book to be inspired by!

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  242. July 30, 2012 at 6:14 AM #

    Hmm… I’m a big fan on LLDB, and somehow I seriously doubt she is older than you!!! I’m glad you two are such good friends – she is a wonderful friend to you, ya know! – and that you shared how you met.

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  243. Ann H.
    July 30, 2012 at 6:14 AM #

    The book looks like so much fun! Love the bright colors and whimsy! Thanks for always sharing pretty things Mark!

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  244. peggy a bass
    July 30, 2012 at 6:14 AM #

    this looks like a fun and wonderful book

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  245. Mary Jo
    July 30, 2012 at 6:20 AM #

    Linda ALWAYS has projects that just make you SMILE!! I just love BRIGHT AND HAPPY projects!!

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  246. Lorinda
    July 30, 2012 at 6:22 AM #

    I’m pretty sure the book is way better than ketchup chips. Just sayin’

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  247. Phyllis Baas
    July 30, 2012 at 6:25 AM #

    I like that her work isn’t stuffy and her reds are frequently pink!

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  248. C3
    July 30, 2012 at 6:25 AM #

    What a great way to start ramping up for the Holidays! Christmas is my favorite time of the year!

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  249. Karin Jackson
    July 30, 2012 at 6:25 AM #

    Love Christmas!! Love Linda’s designs!! And LOVE Mark!!!

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  250. kathyfictorie
    July 30, 2012 at 6:27 AM #

    Will have to make some of those super cute ornaments! Would make great gifts for my kiddos!

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  251. rosemaleficent
    July 30, 2012 at 6:28 AM #

    Her designs are colourful and cute and … there is a squirrel!!! This Canadian would love to win this…

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  252. Marsha
    July 30, 2012 at 6:28 AM #

    Sounds like a great show wednesday1

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  253. Sharon McKee
    July 30, 2012 at 6:33 AM #

    What a perfect birthday present!

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  254. July 30, 2012 at 6:34 AM #

    Go Canada Go!!!
    Love that Matroishka doll ornament!

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  255. Jan Canyon
    July 30, 2012 at 6:35 AM #

    Looks like a fun book and great departure from the usual Christmas stuff. Let’s hope I win! Thanks Mark.

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  256. Mona
    July 30, 2012 at 6:35 AM #

    To be 100% honest, I am a book Whore! I love the feel and the smell of new books. I also try to do one project out of each book. Unsuccessfully, I might add. I started Chrstmas stockings for my family a few years ago, (a few each year). I could add these to the collection. Thanks for the givaway.

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  257. deb
    July 30, 2012 at 6:48 AM #

    I want desperately to BE Mark Lipinski some day, although I know it will never happen…….so I will settle for his creativity, along with that of ALL his friends, thus be able to make all these projects!

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  258. Arlene Simpson
    July 30, 2012 at 6:51 AM #

    looks like a really fun book, and I love sewing books. Since I never win on these things, I’ll now congratulate the winner. lol

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  259. Darlene
    July 30, 2012 at 6:54 AM #

    Being Canadian and in the quilting industry she just work a little harder – that’s why the book is so good. Just like the best quilt shop – Country Concessions – quilt heaven in Cookstown ON – check it out

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  260. Melissa
    July 30, 2012 at 6:58 AM #

    This book is on my list of “MUST HAVE’S”…………..would be cool to win it!! 🙂 Love me some Mark Lipinski and LLDB!! 🙂

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  261. Gina Halladay
    July 30, 2012 at 6:58 AM #

    You know I want it! Love it!

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  262. July 30, 2012 at 7:04 AM #

    I look forward to looking inside this book like I do Mark’s post everyday on facebook…. this book looks exciting, bright & fresh…. good boost for the mojo!!

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  263. Pam
    July 30, 2012 at 7:05 AM #

    What beautiful project photos. Of course I must have this book because I’ve already chosen several projects to do for holiday gifts! As always, thank you for sharing such great finds,Mark.

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  264. JoAnn L
    July 30, 2012 at 7:06 AM #

    I would love this book!! I am always looking for small gifts to make for family & friends.

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  265. carolyn rovere
    July 30, 2012 at 7:17 AM #

    Love it, love it, love it! This just might get me out of my bah humbug mood!

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  266. Colleen
    July 30, 2012 at 7:25 AM #

    I can just picture LLDB and family in the fridge behind the Piggly-Wiggly. NOOOOOO way! I have room for her here!!!!!! But, a book would be nice to win to keep me busy so she wouldn’t drive me absolutely insane….I could tune her out while seeing lol!!!!! I would love to win!

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  267. Mary White
    July 30, 2012 at 7:28 AM #

    I want to win this book! Will probably buy it if I don’t. Love the style!

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  268. July 30, 2012 at 7:34 AM #

    This book looks Fabulous!!

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  269. Cheri Hash
    July 30, 2012 at 7:44 AM #

    So festive! my sisters and I have been looking for holiday projects to do in our little stiches coven. these look perfect! Linda Lum Debono’s stuff is all great!

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  270. July 30, 2012 at 7:45 AM #

    OMG I’m SO relieved to find out I’m MUCH younger than Linda !!!! 🙂 PHEW ! She’s very creative for an old lady !!!! Would LOVE to win her book !

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  271. July 30, 2012 at 7:47 AM #

    Mark Mark Mark, good to see you showing Linda some love =) after that hilarious wicked witch post. The book looks awesome, thanks for hosting,

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  272. Rinda
    July 30, 2012 at 7:49 AM #

    Fun Christmas book and just the right time of year to get started with it!! Thanks Mark!!

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  273. Suse
    July 30, 2012 at 7:53 AM #

    I’d love to win Linda’s book. 12 Little Birdies & Matryoshka Love are calling out to me. And I’m always looking for more ideas for Christmas stockings & place mats. I already own Cool Girls Quilt so I would love to add her Christmas inspired and fun ideas to my library!

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  274. Lisa LeBlanc
    July 30, 2012 at 7:59 AM #

    Absolutely Gorgeous! I hope I win!!! =D

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  275. Linda G
    July 30, 2012 at 8:16 AM #

    I haven’t made seasonal decorations for years. Same tired patterns and fabrics. This book could change my mind! Love the fabrics she used too.

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  276. Kelly M.
    July 30, 2012 at 8:28 AM #

    Sew many uber-cute projects – where would one begin? Well, I’m gonna find out – one way or the other. 🙂 I think my favorite from the pictures you posted is that curly toed stocking. Who wouldn’t love it?!?!?

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  277. Ann Tetreault
    July 30, 2012 at 8:50 AM #

    Love LLDB’s designs! Will buy , but would love to win…

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  278. Emily C
    July 30, 2012 at 9:12 AM #

    Love everything I’ve seen from this book. I would LOVE to see the rest of the projects. Good luck on the 500 posts, I hope you get them.

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  279. Patty
    July 30, 2012 at 9:13 AM #

    If the book is as entertaining as your blog entry…it has to be a hit! Thanks for the fun!

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  280. Laura A
    July 30, 2012 at 9:15 AM #

    I love the little squirrel ornament!

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  281. Leslie H.
    July 30, 2012 at 9:17 AM #

    Me, me, me!! I want to win! 🙂 *fingers crossed*

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  282. Cynthia Butcher
    July 30, 2012 at 10:34 AM #

    Love her color and fabric choices. The patterns are delightful. Fun gift giving ideas. Of course, I’d love to win the book!

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  283. Cecilia
    July 30, 2012 at 10:51 AM #

    Thank you for your review, I really like the cute projects Linda has in her book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  284. bonnie wefel
    July 30, 2012 at 10:54 AM #

    I have loved my traditional Christmas things, but really like mixing in some Fresh Brights to make it a more contemporary/eclectic style – the “Sew Merry and Bright” patterns seem like just the ticket to help me create an updated look for the Holidays this season.

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  285. carol schoner
    July 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM #

    she is a doll! her stuff is lovely, the colors are bright, what is not to like about Christmas, Linda or you Mark?

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  286. Liza S
    July 30, 2012 at 12:06 PM #

    I love all the bright colors and always need incentive to start working on Christmas presents early! Thanks for the give away chance 🙂

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  287. M Lloyd
    July 30, 2012 at 12:20 PM #

    Great review and blog–would love to win this book–great projects and ideas.

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  288. Teddi Munslow
    July 30, 2012 at 12:35 PM #

    I love bright colors I love holidays I love presents..hope I win this

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  289. Nancy Spilchen
    July 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM #

    Loved your review. Linda has been a good friend of mine since high school. I’m so proud of her! Great job Linda!

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  290. Carol
    July 30, 2012 at 1:19 PM #

    I LOVE bright colours (notice I used the Canadian spelling?) and Christmas – and Linda’s book has a lot of beautiful bright colours and Christmas projects that I would love to make.

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  291. July 30, 2012 at 1:20 PM #

    I have to tell you, reading the comments, was almost, but not quite, as enteraining as reading todays’ post, Feel kind of bad(… not really) about Sue G’s computer moniter, hopefully her coffee was not filled with cream and sugar…. had no idea you were Japanese or that old. You look great for your age……your mind and sense of humor still intact!

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  292. Michele Fetter
    July 30, 2012 at 1:44 PM #

    The projects in the book are just too yummy. I can see great Christmas gifts for those on my list and a big ho, ho, ho for the ones that wish they were on my list. As far as fabric from ML, that’s just the icing on the cupcake!

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  293. Sue Wales
    July 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM #

    pick me, pick me! let my creative juices flow.

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  294. Renee Valz
    July 30, 2012 at 2:44 PM #

    Holy guacamole! This is the first time I have visited your blog and you are one popular dude! 🙂

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  295. cookie2345
    July 30, 2012 at 2:58 PM #

    Looks like a book I need in my collection.

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  296. Marianne
    July 30, 2012 at 3:58 PM #

    You are funny. But you already knew that. Love Linda’s new book, lots of great projects!

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  297. Barb
    July 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM #

    Love Linda’s colors…her stuff is always awesome.

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  298. Pat Kriegereier
    July 30, 2012 at 5:00 PM #

    Love the ideas in this book! Can’t tell you how many times I’ve made the crayon roll she published a few years ago.

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  299. Joleen Graham
    July 30, 2012 at 6:38 PM #

    I would love to win this book, it has so many wonderful idea in it! I love all your humor.

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  300. July 30, 2012 at 7:21 PM #

    Sew Merry and Bright looks like a lot of fun! Would love to have it.

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  301. shellie
    July 31, 2012 at 12:28 AM #

    Ooooh!! I so want this book! 🙂 thank you for the giveaway!

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  302. Vicki W
    July 31, 2012 at 3:10 AM #

    what a delightful book of projects! Ni really would make every single one!

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  303. cynthia andrews
    July 31, 2012 at 5:01 AM #

    oh wow i want the book and i want fabric!!

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  304. July 31, 2012 at 5:06 AM #

    Oh, please, pick me! Pick me! Gotta have that squirrel ornament!

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  305. Olga
    July 31, 2012 at 5:09 AM #

    Looks like a book full of fun, I’m in!

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  306. Mary Furber
    July 31, 2012 at 5:10 AM #

    This book looks like it has really fun projects. I would love to win a copy!

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  307. Tricia
    July 31, 2012 at 5:11 AM #

    This looks like a fun book! Thanks for the chance!

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  308. Elisabeth in France
    July 31, 2012 at 5:14 AM #

    Love your blog, love Linda Lum de Bono and would love to win her book!

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  309. Sandy Mackay
    July 31, 2012 at 5:43 AM #

    I love Linda’s patterns. I’m ashamed to say I’m still slowly working on an applique pattern I bought at Quilt Connection ages ago.

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    • July 31, 2012 at 5:46 AM #

      I loved Quilt Connection. Miss Lois’ and Sally’s taste in fabrics. xoxom

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  310. sandi telzrow
    July 31, 2012 at 6:00 AM #

    This book looks like so much fun! I’d love to win!!

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  311. Jessica M
    July 31, 2012 at 6:22 AM #

    This would be the perfect gift for me and my mom!

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  312. Lynne Copes
    July 31, 2012 at 10:56 AM #

    Love your podcasts! Love your blog! I am excited to maybe win Linda’s book!! Keep up the great work, Mark!!!

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  313. Dell
    July 31, 2012 at 1:30 PM #

    What a fun review. I added this book to my Amazon wishlist as soon as I saw it. Can’t wait to get.

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  314. Sandra Fiegi
    July 31, 2012 at 2:14 PM #

    Love the bright colors!

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  315. Karen G
    July 31, 2012 at 4:15 PM #

    I’m crazy about that squirrel!!

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  316. Bernice F.
    July 31, 2012 at 4:48 PM #

    I love all things Christmas – would love to win this book!

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  317. Crystal
    July 31, 2012 at 10:46 PM #

    This book looks fabulous! Love the simple designs and upbeat color schemes. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

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  318. tjoel2Tisha
    August 1, 2012 at 8:14 AM #

    Love the SEW MERRY AND BRIGHT book! Squee.

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  319. August 1, 2012 at 10:25 AM #

    Canada does have lots of great things including people like Linda- We do love our hockey, say eh occasionally , and live in a wonderful country full of diversity. Thanks for the chance to win Linda’s book- it looks like a good one.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  320. August 1, 2012 at 6:28 PM #

    well if i win then maybe mark will b my friend too! one can never have enough friends. plus i think mark has pretty cool taste. like linda her work is so uplifting & cheery.
    i m gonna get her book one way or another.
    have a good one.

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  321. August 3, 2012 at 6:15 AM #

    Looks like a great book! I love all the colors.

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  322. Holly Disterhoft
    August 3, 2012 at 6:54 AM #

    Love the book! I’m ready to order, but I will hold out just in case! I am a Christmas whoooaa so I have to have it either way!

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  323. August 3, 2012 at 7:27 AM #

    There are just darling projects in this book. Would love to have a copy of it! Love Christmas, love Linda’s designs! Love Mark’s too!

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  324. HelenMarie Marshall
    August 3, 2012 at 8:32 AM #

    Love the projects pictured from Linda’s book! Looking forward to making some of them for friends and family. Makes me want to check the Christmas stash and liven it up with some retail therapy!

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  325. Brenda McCoy
    August 3, 2012 at 9:20 AM #

    Love, Love, Love the colors!! I have to make the squirrel and the nesting dolls. Now, go back on vacation Mark!

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  326. Nancy
    August 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM #

    Love her ornaments. I am making ornaments for a dear friend who lost all of her Christmas decorations in a house fire. These ornaments would be perfect.

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  327. August 3, 2012 at 10:10 PM #

    A new book!! From cook books, crochet, knit and quilt books, I love them. I read them I read a novel. I would to win it this one.

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  328. LindaRuth P.
    August 4, 2012 at 3:55 AM #

    i really love linda’s work!and mark i think you are tops!!

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  329. barbarajean
    August 4, 2012 at 3:58 AM #

    i think the little ornaments are fantastic!can’t wait to try them!

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  330. mbglover@earthlink.net
    August 11, 2012 at 1:44 PM #

    WOW!!! Creativity, Whimsey, Originality and Talent all in one package…and you are right now the same old traditional Christmas crap. For some reason the squirrel ornament is my favorite….maybe because the local squirrels keep my four indoor kitties entertained so they are not pestering me for treats all the time ????

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  331. mbglover@earthlink.net
    August 11, 2012 at 1:45 PM #

    That should have been “not” the same old….sorry old age strikes again. My typing has gone to you know where.

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