Monday, June 11, 2012

June Giveaway

Time sure flies. It has been a week since my daughter and her kids were here. She tied 2 jean quilts and we made 2 camping quilts with fabric from the line "Are We There Yet" I didn't get pictures so she will have to post them. (hint...hint)

July is just around the corner and I have just received these patriotic fabrics today. So I am going to give away a fat quarter bundle of these 7 fabrics to one lucky winner. All you need to do is post a comment about what your favorite 4th of July memory is. And if you follow you can have a second chance. I will pick a winner Saturday, so you will have time to use your prize.


I will share two memories:

I remember one year on the 4th of July when I was a kid, we were traveling and we must have timed it just right because it seemed like every town we passed through was shooting off their fireworks, it was spectacular.

My dad was in the service and there usually was a pick nick that lasted all day, maybe an air show and to top the evening off fireworks. I think the military puts on the best firework displays.

Happy Memories. I love this country and all that it stands for; Freedom, life, liberty and pursing happiness.

48 comments:

  1. My favorite memory was last year when we spent the 4th of July with my daughter's family in Wisconsin and we were able to spend time with our new grandaughter born on the 2nd. We will be there again this year for her 1st birthday. We live far from them in Washington State.

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  2. I am a follower of your blog.

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  3. Hi Jeanette Happy 4th to you and your family. My fondest memory is when my husband and I finally bought a house and my Dad was pretty sick at that time but we did not know how sick actually and we decided to have a BBQ with family members. Well my husband decided to go all out with the fire works and I still remember my Dad saying it was the best 4th he ever had....memories is what helps to hold families together aren't they...take care and would love to win. I am a follower

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  4. My first date with my husband was on the 4th of July back when we were in college. His cool car (Mustang Convertible) broke down, so the date was definitely memorable. But I did see fireworks on our first date!

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  5. Family bbqs are always interesting in my husband's family. They usually have one for all the holidays starting with Memorial Day and ending with Labor Day.

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  6. Ice cold watermelon, hand churned vanilla ice cream with peach sauce, grilled hamburger drowning under a blue cheese mound, roasted corn on the cob and fresh thickly cut tomato. Does one sense a theme? Food! My best 4th of July memories are about family and friends gathering to chow down.

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  7. We have spent most of our fourth of July's lately at boy scout camp on staff. We have had a great time out by the campfire watching the different fireworks shows around the lake.

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  8. I'm in the UK so we don't celebrate July 4th but we have just had 4 days of celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee!

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  9. My favorite memory was when I was a teenager watching fireworks at the local fairgrounds in the stands hanging out with friends! Thanks for a trip back in time.

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  10. Every year we see the fireworks on the Grand River in Grand Rapids Mich. all the family that can make it - dinner before and then party on the River. its always the best and my sister hosts! I would love to make her a picnic quilt! thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. I am also a follower in google reader! thanks again!!

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  12. I love patriotic fabrics! My favorite memories are when I was in high school and a huge group of us always camped out over the 4th. Such great times with friends.

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  13. I was in labor with my 2nd child on the 4th of July, 1994. My doctor was out watching fireworks. I refused to push until she came to the hospital. My son was born 10 minutes after midnight, July 5.

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  14. my favourite memory is that my eldest daughter was born on July 4! She is not 27 years old,married and just convocated with a BSc. in Biology...couldn't be prouder!

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  15. Watching the fireworks from the top of Mt. Jefferson...ever see the "top" of a firework..??!!
    Enjoy your blof and Barb's too.....

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  16. Not necessarily July 4th, but I have very fond memories of watching the fireworks at DisneyWorld/Disneyland. I love how they put them to music and they all fly above the castle :)

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  17. My favorite memory is just from a couple of years ago. My brother in law had a huge picnic with lots of friends and family. He put on a fireworks display with a Historical commentary about our why we celebrate July 4th. It was magnificent.

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  18. My husband asked me to marry him on July 4. We were with our combined children, watching fireworks on the grass. The children were running around and playing and I was leaning back against my husband's chest; he whispered in my ear that he loved me and wanted to spend the rest of our lives together and would I marry him? We just celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary in April.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  19. I'm a follower
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  20. My favorite Fourth of July memory happened last year - we had the whole family together for the concert and fireworks display at West Point, NY. Very impressive!!!!

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  21. I am a happy follower of your blog!

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  22. The fireworks were great and so were the picnics. Don't count me in the giveaway

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  23. My memory is that the relatives came to our house- we had potluck and always home made ice cream and of course watermelon. We pooled the fireworks and had lots. We were always reminded of what we were celebrating

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  24. One of my favorite memories is having all the grandkids over for a cookout, roasting marshmallows in the fire and watching fireworks from the yard.

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  25. I don't celebrate 4thnof July but I'd love to win :)

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  26. We always have a large family party here on the 4th of July. Some of my fondest memories are seeing the little ones watching the sparklers for the first time.

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    1. You have won the giveaway for the patriotic fabric. Thanks for entering, just send me your address.

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  27. Hiking down to the Willamette River to watch the fireworks in Indepenence Oregon.

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  28. One of my favorite memories is sitting on the banks of Veteran's lake in Sulphur OK. The fireworks were so close and beautiful reflected over the lake.

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  29. Lets see, the year I burned down the neighbors field with fireworks (not my fav) or the year that a firework landed in my lap (also not my fav)...getting the picture? I love fireworks, but, only from a DISTANCE now. When we lived at the lake, we could watch the fireworks from the AF base from our balcony. That was fun!

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  30. My favorite is having a family camp out on July 3rd and waking up in the backyard July 4th. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. Perhaps a Fourth of July quilt will be in the plans soon! My favorite Fourth was seeing fireworks over the water at my parents home. All year their small community raised funds for this, and that first time was amazing. Afterwards, we watched the Fourth of July ceremonies on tv.

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