Zakka Style Sew Along: Sweet Memories Photo Frame

8.20.2012


Welcome to Week 21 of the Zakka Style Sew Along! The sew along is being led by Lindsey and Amy. They have invited 24 bloggers to sew the projects found in Rashida Coleman-Hale's book, Zakka Style


Zakka Style Sew Along

Today I'm sharing the Sweet Memories Photo Frame project designed by Ayumi Takahashi.  It's a super big honor to be sewing up Ayumi's design.  If you've been hiding under a rock, you can find Ayumi's blog Pink Penguin right here.



I was really surprised by this project!  It was fun to make, my girls picked out the patchwork fabrics and it didn't take more than an hour to make.  Luckily I had all the supplies on hand.  If you're not into much crafting, you'll need chipboard and spray adhesive and a glue gun.  I think it's the first time I used any of those supplies in a year or more.  



So that's a good thing for those who don't want to sit at the sewing machine all day.  It requires a fair amount of hand sewing, so it would be fun to take along on a road trip and then bring home and finish later.  

Okay, don't stop there! You have a chance to win a pack of awesome threads from Aurifil. I've been using Aurifil for almost a year now, and it's amazing. I've got 5 packs to give away



Just leave me a comment to enter! [Giveaway now closed, thanks for entering!]

  • One entry per person.  Please leave your email address in your comment. You can leave it in a format like this if you wish: anna [at] gmail [dot] com, it's up to you though, if you have your email listed in your blogger profile, that works too!
  • I'll close comments on Thursday August 23rd and pick winners.


And if you are making the Sweet Memories Photo Frame this week, don't forget to post a photo of your finished project in the Flickr pool and link it up to Lindsey's blog, LR Stitched, for a chance to win a $75 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop. WOW!! Can I enter Lindsey?  :)

A big thanks to the Zakka Style Sew Along sponsors as well: 
























Now get sewing!

154 comments :

  1. So cute! Have been hearing a lot of good things about Aurifil!

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  2. I would love to try some aurifil to see what all the fuss is about :)

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  3. That frame is adorable! I've never heard of Aurifil thread, but if you use it, it must be good!

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  4. Love your version of Amy's project! And the girls look so proud with it.
    What a nice chance to win Auriful thread (o:

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  5. Yours turned out so neat! Mine is a real mess, the front and back are different sizes!

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  6. I love your frame. With those 2 cute girls, it was probably hard to decide which pictures to use. I hope to win the thread! Mary at svalgoma@yahoo.com

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  7. I've got this project bookmarked to do with my girls. Yours is lovely!

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  8. A frame for happy moments and for memories.Beautiful!

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  9. Cute frame! And I would love to give that thread a try!

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  10. The frame and your "models" are adorable! My email should be in Blogger, but just in case, it's giddy99 (at) gmail. Thanks for the chance!

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  11. I have the book and need to make one of these for Audrey's latest photo. The girls chose cute fabrics.

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  12. Always need more thread - and I've never tried Aurifil (I'm really curious about it). This is such a cute project, I love those instant gratification type of things (compared to quilts, say) and always love a project good for scraps. Thanks!

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  13. darling little girls and frame. Thanks for the chance!

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  14. So cute Anna! Looks like you'll have to make another one, they're both hanging on to it ;)

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  15. Your frame looks lovely!! What a fab photo for inside too!

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  16. I've never heard of Aurifil before, but would love to give it a try, I'm going to be doing A LOT of sewing in the next 2 months :)

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  17. What a cute project. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. What a pretty frame! Love the fabric choices.

    Carly(dot)mikenna(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Hmm, I wasn't sure if I was going to do this week's project, but if you say only an hour? And fun? I'm in!

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  20. Love your photo frame. I have made mine in spring yellows and greens and I'm really pleased with how it has turned out.

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  21. Cute girls, Cute frame! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. What a sweet frame and picture.

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  23. Beautiful frame! Thanks for the giveaway!
    lowry.sarahm[at]gmail[dot]com

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  24. Your frame is almost as cute as your daughters! Would love to win some aurifil thread. Thanks.

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  25. Sisters are precious! What great photos of your sweeties.

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  26. Oh your little gals are just the sweetest; what a sweet project for you all to do together!

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  27. love how your frame turned out w/the darling gals!

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  28. I had such high hopes for keeping up with this sew-along, but have only made one thing so far (it was the quilt, so a big one). I think this is just the project to get back on track. I love, love your frame! Thanks

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  29. So cute!!! And I've heard such great things about that thread! :)

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  30. Adorable project, photo and models! Thanks for the chance to win the thread sampler!

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  31. Your frame turned out really cute! I might try making one.

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  32. so sweet...looks like the girls really love their frame!

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  33. i just bought this book last week. Would love to try aurifil- but it seems so expensive

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  34. I love your "sisters" theme with that sweet photo. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  35. Your frame turned out really cute! So are the girls. :) Thanks for the chance to win some Aurifil.

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  36. Cute frame but your girls are cuter!
    I'd love to try some Aurifil thread!

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  37. Your frame turned out so well.

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  38. It's always fun to have a project where the kids can help make decisions about it. I would love to win the thread! I've never tried that kind before.

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  39. Thi sis a great project to make with the children, and very easy to find things for them to help with in it. I dream of having some Aurifil one day, thank you for the giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  40. Very cute project. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  41. The little sisters look pretty proud of the frame! Great job. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for the chance to win some great thread.
    odgbk at aol dot com

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  42. great giveaway, thanks !
    papelhilo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. I would so love to win some of that amazing thread.
    Your frame is inspiring. I think I might give this a go now.
    xxxx

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  44. So cute, and love the pic you chose!

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  45. love it, great theme! i wish my sister and i got along so well when we were that age!

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  46. Your girls are adorable! And that's such fun that they picked out the fabric for their Sisters frame :)

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  47. Beautiful way to frame your precious picture!
    Thanks for the giveaway chance!

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  48. Your girls are lovely - thanks for the giveaway. a(dot)haun(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  49. So cute- it looks like they had a great time.
    mirandaevans01(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. Great frame! And I like that you involved your daughters in the process. Thanks for the chance to win some Aurifil thread.

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  51. Cute frame. Thanks for the giveaway. Haven't used Aurifil thread yet.

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  52. Adorable frames but even cuter girls. Enjoy them at this age. They grow up to fast. Love Aurifil thread.

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  53. Your sweet daughters are ADORABLE!! Love the picture frame!

    Would Loooove to win...thanks for the chance! :)

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  54. What cutie pies! The frame too! Thanks for the inspiration...I'm always looking for ways to hang pics in my Mom's room (she's 92 in assisted living, and the only wall good for pics is where her bed sits...can't have anything heavy that might fall and knock her out..LOL)... Definitely going to give this a try soon!

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  55. Lovely assistants! Thanks for the project idea and the giveaway!

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  56. I use Aurifil too - what a cute idea!
    Thanks for the giveaway-
    Deb
    dr392809atgmail.com

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  57. The frame is great! I love that book and Ayumi. I'd love to try out that thread.

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  58. I would love to try Aurifil I usually use So Fine!
    Cjpike at Indiana dot edu

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  59. love the frame!! laurakam@iowatelecom.net

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  60. Cute frame! Thanks for the giveaway!
    cameron (dot) lawracy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  61. Fun! I love giveaways and could use some Aurifil! ;) Thanks!
    lorepuckett at verizon dot net

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  62. Such a cute frame and your girls are the best photo assistants! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  63. Cool frame! Thanks for the giveaway!
    emmy3031@gmail.com

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  65. I like it very much! thanks for the giveaway!

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  66. Lovely frame and the models are too cute! xx
    paulaheredec(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. What an adorable frame!! And your little models are sweet too!!:) I've never tried the Aurifil thread. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  68. Your girls are so cute:) Lovely frame, want to try make something like this

    yana.malysheva7 (at) gmail.com

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  69. I love the frame:) and this blog! Looking forward to some.more.sewing!!!

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  70. Love your frame - a good way of using scraps to co-ordinate a look even. Has given me a lovely present idea. Found you via aurifil mention - saw them at birmingham FOQ's the range of colours is amazing.

    clairemcdowell30@btinternet.com

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  71. Great project! For those who have never tried Aurifil thread you won't ever use anything else once you have tried it, yes it is that good.

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  72. Love the way you used fabric on this project. and I love the girls showing the final outcome. I would love to try them too.

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  73. Aw I love the fact the sisters chose the fabrics - and I love the photos of them holding the frame. They look like good friends.

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  74. such a sweet frame and the girls look pretty happy with it too :)

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  75. Would love the chance to try the thread! Bumblebeeandsophie@gmail.com

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  76. Such a cute frame ~ I started out strong with the Zakka Style sew along and it got lost somewhere.
    I love using Aurifil thread and would love to win a pack of it ~ thanks so much for the giveaway!

    elsa [dot] hart [@] gmail [dot] com

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  77. Awww so cute! Your girls and the frame. I love Zakka Style. I have a different book, but now I'm interested in this one =)Thanks so much for the give-a-way. My email is catt[dot]eddleman[at]yahoo[dot]com

    Happy Sewing!

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  78. Your frame looks fantastic!
    nlczerw(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. What a cute project and lovely that you involved your girls in it too . Thanks for the chance to win .
    G

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  80. Great frame! Thanks for the chance to win ! I know Aurifil threads! :)
    claudio.raho@fastwebnet.it

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  81. This is adorable! I won't have time to make one this weekend, but I just added this to my projects to do list. Love your blog and thanks to Aurifil for showing me how to find you. Aurifil threads are all I use now...they are the best! Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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  82. Wow! What a fun project! The picture with your girls is soooooo adorable!

    cnp2@aol.com

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  83. I have always want to try the thread out, but none of my local store carries it. This looks like a fun project and your girls are cute.

    nransantos@yahoo.com

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  84. Your blog is awesome and I'd love the chance to try the thread. My local stores only carry Coats n Clark.

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  85. Oh that looks so sweet:) and thanks for the chance!:)
    andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  86. I've never used Aurifil thread but would love to try it!
    collinkh(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  87. I would love to try Aurifil, I haven't seen it around here in the Netherlands.
    vonken@casema.nl

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  88. I hear great things about this thread! I'd love to try some!

    knspears (at) gmail (dot) com

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  89. I would to try Auifil Threas. Thank you!!!
    laboresgloria (at)gmail (dot) com

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  90. I've always wanted to try making a frame with a fabric touch to it. Just like classing up some plain notebooks or cards!

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  91. Thanks for the chance to win some thread. Your frame is awesome!
    Linda F.

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  92. What a cute idea! And the girls picked out such fun fabric :)

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  93. I would love to win this thread. I have been thinking about trying it out for a little while now.

    Your pictures are beautiful. I wish I had little girls to do these fun projects with.

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  94. Yes please!!
    ~Michelle
    falafelandthebee(at)gmail(dot)com

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  95. Your frame is lovely. Jackie
    Jzlpbc@aol.com

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  96. a win would be so inspiring right now with school starting!
    jennifershue@zoominternet.net

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  97. So cute. I need to get busy on mine!

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  98. what a sweet frame!

    hbturner9@gmail.com

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  99. Quilting is my passion and I have been dying to try Aurifil. Thanks for the chance.

    mfflquilter(at)gmail(dot)com

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  100. Awesome frame! I would love a chance to try out aurifil thread on my quilts and see what all the hype is about:). Thanks for a chance!

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  101. Awesome frame! I would love a chance to try out aurifil thread on my quilts and see what all the hype is about:). Thanks for a chance!

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  102. I wasnt going to do this project for ZAkka due to a sewing machine wreck (literally, my machine was in the car) Also my computer crashing, but I have a glue gun and some scraps so why not, the prizes are fabulous and I am a Frame NUT !!

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  103. I love Aurifil thread! Thanks for the giveaway. My email should be in my profile.

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  104. I keep hearing such good things about Aurifil thread and would love to try some. Thanks for the chance! elyse (dot) erin (at) gmail (dot) com

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  105. Aurifil thread looks awesome! Thank you for the chance to try it~Amy

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  106. Thanks for the giveaway! Haven't tried that thread yet, but have heard lots of good things about it.

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  107. Sweet frame and girls! Thanks for the giveaway :) rktunnell {at} gmail {dot} com

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  108. I don't know what aurifil thread is, but I'd love to find out.
    tilleybl@aol.com

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  109. I'd love to win the thread, I love the picture frame, so sweet.

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  110. I'd love to win the thread, I love the picture frame, so sweet.

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  111. I'd love to win the thread, I love the picture frame, so sweet.

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  112. Ack, that frame is so cute! The perfect spot to hold a pic of your beautiful girls. I haven't tried Aurifil yet, but I hear such great things about it. Thanks!

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  113. I really enjoy following your blog and seeing your adorable little girls. I have 2 daughters myself and it is SO fun to sew for them. I would love some Aurifil thread. I had never heard of it, just googled it, and it looks like quality thread. Quality thread is very important for quilting and other sewing. It should match your fabric in content. Would love to win some! Thanks for sharing! whataboutbethATgmailDOTcom

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  114. The frame is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway! lynn [dot] chouw [at] gmail [dot] com

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  115. I think the frame isn't really my style, but I like how you printed on it, and I bought the pattern and made a 241 tote recently, so yeah! Love your style! I've never used aurifil but I'm dying to try it. :D

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  116. Cute girls! What a great use of scraps!

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  117. cute frame and i would love to try that thread. Thanks for the giveay!

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  118. LOVE!
    amy[dot]comeaux[at]cox[dot]net
    THANKS!

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  119. I've begun to use Aurifil for my quilting projects & LOVE it. Would so love to try the sample pack you're giving away. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  120. What a cute frame! Love the packwork goodness.
    tiayn[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  121. Love your blog! Thank you for the chance to win.

    Stephanie
    c2drvrswyf[at]aol[dot]com

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  122. You chose so beautiful photo in your FRAME. Your blog is so inspiring. Thanks. zuzanaster@gmail.com

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  123. I love the sweet patchwork your girls selected to frame their picture. What a darling project to show off a favourite photo AND fabric!

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  124. That frame is adorable, as are the girls! I'd love to try Aurifil!

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  125. I love projects that are simple and use scraps and your frame fits that! What cute pics of kids. Mine are grown so love my grandkids and enjoy seeing little ones play. Will be following your blog. Thanks for the giveaway.
    pmpatty@tds.net

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  126. What a nice project to do with the kids, my machine just broke down, so hand sewing it is, lets see if we have some time this weekend!

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  127. Your frame is adorable! I've been wanting to try out Aurifil for a while, after hearing so many great things about it. Thanks for the giveaway! saltyoat at gmail dot com

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  128. I love frames and they are so cute. I migt wanna try to make those myself.

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  129. Handmade photo frames are always adorable! I have heard that Aurifil is great for hand work. I have a couple spools, but I don't really do much handwork. I have been thinking of trying some hexies, though.

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  130. Everything I've seen from Zakka Style has been so cute!

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  131. You are so talented, and once again a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  132. Jumping in on the giveaway before it ends! I purchased the Zakka book but have yet to make anything from it! Lots of linen in my stash though, just waiting for the right moment to strike. :D

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  133. Love the frame idea. The girls are so cute!
    Would love to win some Aurifil. Thanks for the opportunity.
    cyn4rest [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  134. That frame is sooo cute and the girls are adorable!! Wish my daughter was still little (can't wait for grandchildren) I haven't tried Aurifil, so thanks for the chance, would love to try some!! Auyumi is great - love her fabric bookcase amazing!!
    gjmanley@gmail.com

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  135. What a lovely memory maker!

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  136. I would love to try this thread!!!
    kbzelazny@gmail.com

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  137. Thanks for the chance to win the Aurifil thread! I really enjoy your blog and look forward to reading your posts.

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  138. I've heard great things about Aurifil but have never tried it. Thanks for the chance to win some!

    chancyf (at) gmail (d0t) com

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  139. I'm on a yarn and fabric diet but thread certainly doesn't count now does it?
    wotocho@telus.net

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  140. I must be living under a rock! I'm checking out her blog right after this...I just bought my first spool of Aurifil, hear nothing but good stuff :) looking forward to see how it works for me...wish me luck!!!

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  141. Your girls look so cute and the frame is lovely.

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