Thursday, February 19, 2015

Poor Neglected Blog-Giveaway!

My poor neglected blog, how I have deserted you since discovering Instagram and loosing my camera cord....
Now I enjoy easily taking photos with my tablet and quickly showing off what I am doing directly to Instagram and then followed by Flickr or even Facebook (that's mostly just for family).  Of course the photos are very grainy and I haven't found a way to share them anywhere else, but I do have this one photo before Instagram took over my life.
 I made a couple extra 4" squared bees for the teenytinyblockswap and I thought they would make perfect pincushions, would you like a little summer bee flying your way to you!  I will be making them up in a few days.  I can't wait for summer and warm weather, it hasn't been freezing cold or extremely snowy here, but still my favorite time of year is summer.
Speaking of summer look at this pretty little red sunflower.
 A Quarter Inch from the Edge is hosting a "Heart Kona" linky, I love Kona, do you?
I used Play Crafts Palette Builder to find my matching Kona's, and the photo is from Wikipedia. 

And speaking of bee's and Kona, you can go over to Buzzin Bumble and enter in Lara's Kona Card giveaway, I would so love to win this, I have several Kona's okay over 100 that I don't even know the name of, help!

Tell me how your weather is in your part of the world and I will pick a winner to receive a bee pincushion and I just might add a few pieces of Kona :)
Giveaway ends March 1st, Good Luck

79 comments:

  1. Hello!! It is hot hot hot and sticky in Sydney today. I think we'll get rain later

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  2. HI, we are in the Rocky Mts. of Montana and we do have snow>old and new!
    Thanks for your Blog+sharing!

    SHOW YOUR FABRIC STASH!

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  3. I'm here in the Kansas City, Mo area and it's soooo cold that even the icicles are shivering.

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  4. Kyoto is having sun, rain, and cloudy weather today. It's almost cold enough to snow, but not quite. I hope you can find your camera cord and come back to blogging. I'm not on Instagram and feel like I'm missing the party. :-(

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  5. Hi. I live in N.E. Georgia and the weather here is horrible. We had an ice storm with 1/2 inch of ice on Tuesday. Some melted yesterday, but the wind came up and it has been in the 20's all day today. I have seen some snow flakes blowing around, but we haven't had enough to call it a snow storm.

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  6. Here on the plains of Oklahoma is is sunny and 57 degrees F. Predicting snow on Monday. I want the bee pattern please. crystalbluern @ onlineok dot com

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  7. I'm from Dayton, Ohio and it's below zero with several inches of snow! I can't wait for Spring! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  8. Oh I love your bee block - I am a taking classes to be a bee keeper :) Here in Michigan - it is -11 and of course we have lots of snow and ice. Thank you!

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  9. It is supposed to be below 0 tonight near Philadelphia.

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  10. In Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, we're dealing with (even more) winter snow and the potential for freezing rain this evening. Love your sunflower pic and the accompanying Kona palette. Thanks for linking up!

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  11. It's supposed to be about 70 tomorrow here in Texas, but by Monday we will have a wintery mix of precipitation and a high of 34!!

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  12. Over here in Pennsylvania it is really freezing and snowy! A little bee pinnie would be such a sweet reminder that summer will come back someday. Your sunflower palette is so cheery, too!

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  13. Here in Kansas it will be 40's tomorrow and then temps will fall to teens for the weekend with possible snow. I love spring best. Would so love the bee pincushion.

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  14. It's been lovely sunny weather of about 70 degrees.

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  15. Oooh my...we are under a Windchill Warning still..yday afternoon thru noon tomorrow! Chills as low as -30!!! Regular temps zero to 9! Sooooo ready for Spring here! lol

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  16. It is just around freezing temperature where I live, but thankfully no wind.

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  17. My section of California has been foggy until after noon and then around 65F for a few hours.

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  18. Love your bee block and the sunflower colours. Weather here is always the same - grey, damp, cool.

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  19. Your bee block is lovely ! Here in Sparta the weather is lovely, it is sunny and a little bit cold, but it is winter time, I love this weather! Have a nice weekend! Anneli

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  20. I love your little bees :) It is hot but raining a lot here at the moment!

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  21. Hi Mara - your bee is fabulous!
    Here in my part of the UK the sun is shining but it's been very wet for the last cfew days!

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  22. The bee is adorable...great job. It's been cold here and everyone is looking for spring. Yesterday's high was in the teens, but this morning we're starting out at 14 so it should be a little warmer!

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  23. What a sweet bee! I cannot resist a good sunflower photo either! Welcome back to the bloggy world...I have resisted Instagram, and so I am always happy when insta folks pop back into blog land now and then :) I am in central Montana where we are in the midst of freeze and thaw of spring, which results primarily in MUD!

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  24. It is FREEZING here in Northern Virginia. We were at 4 degrees (-4 with windchill). Expecting heavy snow tomorrow. I am done with winter..

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  25. We were -4 when I woke up this morning, ugh...spring can't come fast enough!!

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  26. Our weather has been unseasonably warm and I'm not complaining. SoCal in the winter is great. Please continue to blog. Your projects inspire me! By the way, the butterfly is so neat. Paper piecing takes great concentration.

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  27. In Lincoln, England it is damp and miserable, w head a little frost early this morning too. Thank you for a sweet giveaway, the bee is just delightful. x

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  28. Love the bee, Mara! Out here the weather is like a yo-yo. Cold (as in -20/-30 C ) one week, with lots of new snow and then 'warm' (as in a few degrees above or below zero) for a couple of days, just to go back to cold. Really looking forward to spring :)

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  29. Adorable bee!
    It's been so spring like and warm out here, I'm worried that the fruit trees will start blooming before the bees wake up to pollinate them!

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  30. Mara, I think this is the Sweetest little bee and the Cutest blog giveaway ever!
    Thank you for giving me a shout out too - I'll do the same for you when I have the drawing for my giveaway tomorrow!
    We've been freezing our biscuits off here in western New York. Temperatures below zero and a good bit of snow.
    Your sunflower color palette captures the warmth and sunshine of summer perfectly!

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  31. Love your sunflower photo with the palette of coordinating colors,might have to give that a try. Your tiny bee blocks are adorable! It is snowing here again…come on spring!

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  32. Love your bee! It is cloudy and 46 degrees F here in Snohomish, WA tonight.

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  33. Sent here by Lara at Buzzin' Bumble! How cats, your little bee is adorable!
    I'm in NE Iowa right on the Mississippi River and it's colder than ice cubes here. We've got about 6 inches of snow on the ground and everyone is wishing we could just turn the calendars to April!

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  34. All snowy and wintry here in Ohio! Love the bee. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  35. We live in the MO Ozarks and we woke up this morning to ice on top of our 6 inches of snow. (I make and collect pin cushions!)
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  36. That bee is sooo cute! Weather here is frightful. Buried in snow and getting 6 more inches later today!

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  37. Thank you for the chance to win that darling little bee! It's a bit warmer today than it has been, about 23 instead of in the negatives. And snowy!! I love the snow. :)

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  38. I'm in Maine (northern New England, US) and it's 18 Degrees F and clear right now. The forecast is predicting more snow today to put on top of the 4 feet that already lives in my yard! Spring is around the corner and I'm really looking forward to it. At least the icky weather lets me be inside to sew!

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  39. The weather here in Western Mass is freezing, but currently clear. We anticipate yet more snow today with about 3-5 feet already on the ground depending. The plow has nowhere left to put snow! Thanks for the opportunity of the giveaway!

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  40. It is cold and icy here in Scotland. Had to abandon my morning run as the pavements were too slippy!

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  41. It's snowing and miserably cold in Philadelphia! Lucky for me I've got my new quilting hobby to keep me busy indoors (and my 2 young girls too!)

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  42. Hello Mara! I am in Eastern Pennsylvania, and the temperature is -6 C, and snowing! sarah@forrussia.org

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  43. I've already won from you and should let someone else have the chance (because how awesome is that bag!?), but we're having miserably cold weather right now. Nothing like most of the eastern part of Canada and the US, so I shouldn't whine too much, but I can't seem to hold myself back :D You might have seen a picture of me wearing what looks like a niqab on Instagram, but is actually just a scarf wrapped around my head. It was a cold walk to the train station this morning for work!

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  44. Here in Cheddar, Uk...it's just grey days and chill... Fingers crossed as we head towards spring..it'll get sunnier.... But then I'll not have the excuse to stay inside...and sew will I??! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Wendy
    WBooth-Boyd@hotmail.com

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  45. Hey, lady! I'm trying to give my neglected blog attention, too. I added your giveaway to my link up missourimel.com/giveawayroundup. :)

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  46. 6" of more snow in Northwest PA!
    Thanks
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  47. I live in snow laden Western New York...we had 7 FEET of snow in 2 days in November...now it's been ZERO or BELOW for the past few days....Brrrr... I want Spring! God bless!

    ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  48. Cutest Bee block ever. It is sunny and plus 10 Celsius. Vancouver Canada, eh! Thanks for the give

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  49. I love the bee and would like to win one. We have had some below freezing temperatures and around 6 to 8 inches of snow. gandn74@ymail.com

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  50. The weather has been really cold and we've had some ice...school has been closed for 4 days! But it is starting to warm up a little this weekend!

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  51. I love the bumblebee pin cushion..perfect for a teeny tiny block swap heck yah!
    It's fireplace weather, stitching the binding on quilt covered lap, dogs at my feet enjoying the warmth on my tootsies. Snow is getting slushie as it warmed up to 43..heat wave!!!!

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  52. That's a great little bumblebee. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm loving all the summer colors in this post, sitting here with the snow outside my window. :)

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  53. Drizzly and cold! A perfect day to stay inside sewing ;)

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  54. Freezing Cold. We actually have a high of 35 today and it seems warm, because all last week we had temperatures in the single digits. If we were lucky. Some days were below 0.

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  55. Finally it's above freezing and starting to melt the 13 or so inches of snow we got this past week. I am so ready for spring!

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  56. It's been snowing for the last day and a half. I hope I don't have to drive anywhere soon.

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  57. Yucky cold and damp. we are in the single digits or low double digits. I love this bee block. I have yet to make myself a pincushion

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  58. The weather here is flippin' freezing! Like the Arctic (-40 C windchill). Brrrrrr...

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  59. Love that little bee:) It is cold cold cold here in South Dakota.

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  60. Your bee is really beautiful!! I live in Canada and it is freezing... It just won't warm up and we are going to have another week of freezing temperatures (-30*C or below!!!!!) yup it is cold!!

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  61. Cold, rainy and windy today in Lincolnshire.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  62. It was very warm here in Georgia today. Your bees are too cute! Thank you for sharing.

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  63. I love that paper pieced bee block - I have determined to learn paper piecing this year! I live near Victoria on Vancouver Island and we have quite temperate weather here - today has been dry, bright and sunny and about 8 degrees C.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  64. It's unnaturally sunny here, to my relief. Did you win that kona palette?

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  65. It is -4. Brrrrrr. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  66. The weather here has been rainy, sleety, snowy, sunny, and storm cloudy today. Sometimes weather in Britain can't make it's mind up. I love your little bee, it's so cute, and I can't believe you made it so small. That's precision!

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  67. That little bee is so cute!! The weather is cold here in Georgia- it even snowed a pinch the other day- crazy!!

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  68. We have sunshine in Kansas today -- but wait a day or two and it will be bitterly cold, snowy, windy. I'd certainly put that little bee pincushion to use! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  69. Wet, windy, sleety, snowy, dry, sunshiny, need I go on? One thing you can say about this little corner of the world is that the weather isn't dull!

    Crossing my fingers for the ickle bee 😀

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  70. It's just starting to get sunny and warm up over here in the Okanagan Valley (BC, Canada). It's really grey during the winter so its nice to get some clear blue skies out here.

    roseharries_06@hotmail.com

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  71. Warm and sunny here! I love your bee!

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  72. We are cold here with lots of snow! Will spring ever come? Love the paper pieced bee. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win!

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  73. It's terribly cold here in Wisconsin, sunny and 1 degree above zero, high today of 15 degrees. Love your sunflower....and thanks for the chance to win your cute bee! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  74. It has been cold the last few days but seems much more sunnier today. I love your giveaway - I would love to win it.
    merryorganic at gmail dot com

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  75. It's in the 60s in Southern California. We're expecting rain several days next week. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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