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18 January 2012

Sassy 500th Birthday {Giveaway}

It’s an exciting day here today.

Yes, it’s my birthday! Woo Hoo! I woke up to cuddles and kisses from my Mr and my kiddies.
Then I opened a pile of cards and presents. Beautiful new earrings, a watch, Harajuku Lovers perfume (I have quite a collection going), Bridesmaids on DVD (which is super funny) and a cute little steam iron (I always complain that my regular iron is big and bulky and a smaller iron would be perfect for pressing seams… hubby listened!!).

I also received a gorgeous set of Anna Maria Horner embroidery cotton from my lovely friend QuiltJane. Thank you so much Jane! I’m itching to get stitching.

If you’re an Aussie mum with small children, you will no doubt have heard the birthday song by Justine Clarke. When it’s someone’s birthday, we sing it all day... who am I kidding, we sing it when it’s not a birthday.

For those of you who haven’t heard this song, click on the link which takes you to the audio link. {ress play and sing along… the words are there on the left. http://www.justineclarke.com.au/music/1/track/27

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Now, not only is it my birthday, but it’s also my 500th blog post. Yay! 500 hundred posts. I can’t believe I’ve had so much to say!

If you’ve been reading over the past few days, you’ll have noticed my giveaways. If you haven’t entered yet, scroll back a few posts and try your luck. All of these giveaways are open until 26 January 2012.
Well, I’ve saved the best for last.

Today, to celebrate my birthday, I’m giving away a layer cake of Sassy by Sandy Gervais.

Sassy by Sandy Gervais - Layer Cake

It’s a super happy range of fabric which reminds me of summer time. It’s also the same fabric bundle which the 2012 Aurifil Designers use.

You can make this:

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Or one of these cute table runners

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Or really anything you like :-)

If you’d like to win, be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment telling:

What reminds you of summer?
 
For an extra entry, Tweet or share this giveaway with your Facebook friends and then come back and add the link in the comments.

Want another entry? Okay, sure, why not? Blog about this giveaway and then come back and post the URL in the comments.

T & C’s:
 
Be Creative!
 
Giveaway is open internationally
 
This giveaway will close at 7pm AEDST on 26 January 2012 (Australia Day) .
 
The winner will be announced here on Samelia’s Mum and the winner has 5 days to claim their prize.

226 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Anorina.... hope you have a really really lovely happy day....
    Sassy is a lovely range... my summer reminder is thunder storms....
    Hugz

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  2. Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy, Happy, birthday to you!(singing) Seeing my kayak reminds of summer days on the lake.

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  3. Happy birthday! I wish you all the best!
    Lots of things remind me of Summer, like yellow or the fabric showing on that layer cake!
    Have a nice day. Beijinhos. Ana

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  4. I'm reminded of summer by the color green.

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  5. Happy birthday!!!! Don't you just love them?

    I am a follower, love your blog. what reminds me of summer - blueberries.

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  6. Happy Birthday! Oranges remind me of summer...I hoarded one on a long trip in Russia..and even the peel made me think of summer.

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  7. Hi, Happy Birthday! I'm a follower. The smell of coconut suntan lotion (not sunscreen, yes I'm that old) I remember it from every summer growing up. Hope you have a wonderful day. ;->

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  8. Drinking ice cold lemonade always puts me in the summer spirit - even if it is below freezing outside!! Happy Birthday and Happy 500th!!!!!

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  9. Tweeted it, too!
    https://twitter.com/#!/AlphaBecky/status/159408496104833025

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  10. Happy birthday Anorina. Now I cannot get that birthday song out of my head. The smell of the salt lifting from the sea reminds me of summer.

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  11. Eating Dairy Queen or drinking lemonade in the sun reminds me of summer! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Birthday!

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  12. I shared on facebook here:
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/michjeff42

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  13. I am a follower! coconut suntan oil!

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  14. Many congratulations on your birthday.
    Summer is synonymous with green and walk.

    That passes very well, I am a follower of your blog

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  15. Wishing you a wonderful day Anorina and congrates on your 500th post.

    Love the fabrics and summer BEACH!!

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  16. I am a follower of your blog. I am reminded of summer when the kids are out of school and we are heading to the beach for a summer vacation!!!!

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  17. Happy, Happy birthday to you! Summer - warm winds, rustling leaves on the trees, beautiful flowers.

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  18. Happy Birthday!! I know summer is right around the corner when I hear the little frogs singing.

    I am a follower.thank you for the giveaway.

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  19. I'm a follower. Oranges remind me of summer. We have trees full of them and they are such a lovely versatile fruit :D. Lol, I've even begun collecting orange fabric!
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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  20. Happy Birthday and congrats on 500 posts. Thanks for the chance to win. Reminded of Summer when I can hear the cicadas...

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  21. Happy Birthday it's my birthday on Saturday - the best people are born in January :)
    My little boy body boarding in his wetsuit is my best Summer memory !
    Twiggy

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  22. What reminds me of summer? I live in orchard country, so stone fruit is the ultimate in summer for me... all those fresh cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots. Oh yum! My husband buys them buy the tray-ful, so we rarely run out :)

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  23. Happy birthday Anorina and congratulations on 500 posts. Your day has certainly started off nicely. Hope you continue to get spoilt throughout the day. What reminds me of summer is that smell of freshly cut grass!

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  24. Happy birthday Anorina and congratulations on 500 posts. Your day has certainly started off nicely. Hope you continue to get spoilt throughout the day. What reminds me of summer is that smell of freshly cut grass!

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  25. Strawberries remind me of summer! (And I'm a follower!) Happy Birthday!

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  26. BBQs remind me of summer. Even now looking out my back window at my snow covered lawn, I see our grill out there and I can't help but think of summer and all the fun we have during barbecues :)

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  27. Happy Birthday!!
    I am a follower. Bright colours always remind me of summer

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  28. Happy Birthday! This fabric reminds me of your blog. I am a follower and long days remind me of summer.

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  29. I tweeted about your giveaway. @nalaxu

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  30. Happy Birthday! Coconut reminds me of summer - guess it reminds me of the suntan lotion my mom always bought when I was a kid.

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  31. Happy birthday Anorina. I love that fabric. The smell of coconuts reminds me of summer because when I was growing up I covered myself in Hawaiian Tropic suntan oil.

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  32. I tweeted :)

    https://twitter.com/#!/BBISCUIT77/status/159428178601967616

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  33. I've blogged about this.
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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  34. Happy happy birthday! Also I love that birthday song!! A cleaner house reminds me of summer, because my grandbabies play outside til they are too exhausted to dirty it up!

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  35. I am a follower!

    Summer for me is doing jig saw puzzles outside under the pagola with my family. Everyone is relaxed and happy.

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  36. Happy Birthday!!!! Not having to wear socks reminds me of summer (my favorite season!).

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  37. Hi! Happy Birthday!!! Summer always makes me think of BBQs in the backyard and wearing my jandals everywhere hehe, sorry.. thongs ;)

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  38. Blogged about it!

    http://millybeequilting.blogspot.com/2012/01/giveaway-alert.html

    Love that fabric.. Thanks!

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  39. Happy Birthday to you !! Hope your day was extra special . I am a follower and warm breezes remind me of summer with my feet sifting through the sand ,I have to really put my imagination in high gear as it is winter and cold outside :-)

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  40. Happy birthday. Strawberries, cherries, fresh yummy salads and the beach all remind me of summer.

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  41. Happy 500th blog day!! Drinking Strawberry Lemonade always reminds me of summer!:) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. Happy Birthday!What a fabulous gift you are offering to celebrate. :)
    Several things remind me of summer, but the appearance of stone fruit in the shops always does it for me!

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  43. Tweeted @Brightangel. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. Shared on FB! http://www.facebook.com/lindij

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  45. Happy birthday!
    Greek salads remind me of summer! Feta cheese,green peppers, all the smells! Yum!

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  46. Happy, happy birthday! Sounds like your day has started well :) And congrats on 500 posts - that's a whole lot of blogging!

    There are lots of things that remind me of summer but, in the middle of a cold Tokyo winter, I had a sudden and out-of-the-blue reminder the other day. On Monday morning, my husband, who is never up early, decided to cook breakfast. I had no idea until I woke up at my normal time, went out to the kitchen, and he was cooking bacon and eggs and crepes. Quite a decadent brekkie and a great way to start the day/week! Funny though - growing up, we only ever had bacon and eggs when we went camping every summer. Suddenly the smell of bacon cooking threw me back to summers long past, camping by the beaches, north of Sydney!

    Hope you have a great rest of your day :)

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  47. Ahh.. Summer.... the smell of freshly cut grass... juicy watermelon... fireflies lighting up the sky and crickets singing me to sleep... fresh veggies from my Dad's garden.... daylilies blooming in the yard... I can't wait! :-)Thank you for the chance to win some Sassy by Sandy Gervais! I hadn't seen that line, but know that it will be beautiful-- as everything she designs always is!!! :-)

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  48. Happy Birthday! I'm with Gwen. The smell of freshly cut grass is the smell of summer to me. Also hummingbirds. We have tons of them all summer long.

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  49. I am a follower. Summer....lets see, sun shine and warm breezes, the smell of roses. Those are my summer thoughts

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  50. Happy Birthday. We have Summer about 8 or 9 months a year, here in Southern California. I think the blue skies are my favorite summer thing.

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  51. Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu, glad you had a great day!!!!
    What reminds you of summer?
    Naybe it sounds silly to you... but every single time I see a watermelon, then it's summa timem even it isn't the season, lol.

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  52. Happy Birthday to you-ou-ou!-D Love that 'Sassy'! When I think of summer I think of "green" (grass, alfalfa hay), beautiful blue skies with puffy white clouds and soft, fresh breezes. Oops, that's 3! Oh well, at the moment it's anything but that outside (S.E. MN, USA)- winter white, dark and blustery/wind chill takes your breath away! Bundled up in a quilt!-) Doreen

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  53. Happy Birthday! Love your blog. Summer to me is swimming in the ocean. Thanks.

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  54. Happy, happy, birthday! It sounds like you've had a terrific day.

    What reminds me of summer? Well since it is the height of winter here and it has been bitter cold, the new gardening catalogs that are starting to arrive have me thinking a lot about digging in the dirt and harvesting from my garden this year. I can't wait.

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  55. HappY 500!!!!

    Summer means beach nphotos can remind me of the wonderful family times spent there. I love the new sassy line. In the process of using charm packs so winning a layer cake would be fun.

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  56. Happy Birthday.
    Summer is watching tennis, cooking on the BBQ and applying LOTS of sunscreen:0)

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  57. I live in GA so heat, lemonade, cut grass, and laughter (because the kids are outside!).

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  58. Happy birthday! What reminds me of summer is seed catalogs laying around the house. :)

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  59. I'm a follower. And I Tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/birdie00000/status/159469336728322049

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  60. anything to do with camping, tubing on the river, water parks, and even the heat! LOL.

    Thank you for a chance to win.

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  61. I tweeted! @dlk3265
    https://twitter.com/#!/dlk3265/status/159474900342546433

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  62. Happy Birthday!!! (We're celebrating a birthday here today too! We've had cupcakes, lollies, lemonade and choc chip cookies - and that was just morning tea! Did someone bake you a cake?)

    Anyway, for me it's really summer when I get to wake in the middle of the night with all the windows open and the blinds all up to let in the breeze, and find the full moon shining in too. Magical!

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  64. happy birthday to you!
    summer is ......... the sound of ball on willow, smell of freshly cut grass, sounds of children playing in the pool, sitting outside having a long cool drink with friends ;-)

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  65. Happy Birthday! Summer - a great glass of lemonade.

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  66. The smell of mangoes
    The taste of watermelon
    The feel of sunburn
    The sound of the ocean

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  67. Just shared it on Blossom Heart FB page :)

    https://www.facebook.com/blossomheartblog

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  68. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day!

    The smell of coco butter is the one thing that makes summer, summer. So, the when I start smelling coco butter I know it's summer.

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  69. Blogged about your giveaway
    http://cathy-mysewingroom.blogspot.com/2012/01/block-from-colleen.html

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  70. blogged about it here
    http://cathy-mysewingroom.blogspot.com/2012/01/block-from-colleen.html

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  71. Sitting out in our back yard drinking a glass of wine and listening to the crickets! Happy, Happy birthday!!

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  72. Happy Birthday!!!
    What reminds me of summer?...
    Hmmm, that's a hard question. I guess I'd have to say bright sunshine, or bright yellow/orange colors, most remind me of summer.
    And of course, I am a follower.

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  73. I shared on Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/VettekLisa/posts/150944075020281

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  74. Happy Birthday to you!!

    I'm a follower and the colors that makes me think of summer is bright orange and lime green. :)

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  75. I have tweeted your giveaway. :)

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  76. Happy birthday, hope it stays great all day.

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  77. Happy Birthday!!!
    What reminds me of Summer - jacarandas flowering, bbq's in the backyard, hot chips on the beach and SUNBURN!!!! (red hair and white skin do NOT agree with an Aussie summer!!!)
    And bright, cheerful colours.

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  78. Happy Happy Birthday beautiful!!! Sounds like you received some fabulous gifties!!

    What makes the think of summer? ... My immediate thought was the song "Summertime of our lives" by A1 (old boy band) or that old song "Summer Rain" sung by Belinda Carlisle ... my next thought included mangoes, summer fruit and berries, and trips to the beach and park ... I also love my cocoa butter moisturiser - its summer everyday I wear this!!

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  79. Happy Birthday!
    I know summer is hear when I can smell suncream, salt and the great blue sea! And there is sand all through my car and my house...

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  80. I'm a follower :)
    Happy birthday! What reminds me of summer? Warm lazy days with no alarm clock and no schedule, trips to the beach, eating dinner with the kids at 9 o'clock and letting them stay up 'til 10, dining alfresco under the vines with a crisp white and some tangy seafood, twangy guitars and the sound of gulls, baby giggles and time to read & sew...summer has as many layers as this gorgeous layer cake!

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  81. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    Summer...that is apricots, peaches, tomatoes, and yummy sweet corn (I live in Iowa = kingdom of sweet corn).

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  82. Happy happy birthday! Best wishes for the next year!
    What reminds me of summer is coconut oil in the oil burner while listening to Jack Johnson! This is my sewing routine so that I am feeling relxed & happy!
    {I am a follower & going to share this on my blog facebook page too!}

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  83. Happy Birthday. Congatulations on your 500th post.

    Lovely cool watermelon, grapes, lovely stonefruits, mangoes. Just love summer fruits.

    I am a follower.

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  84. I'm a new Facebook follower! The smell of sunscreen and Chardonnay (not necessarily together!) reminds me of Summer! Love the fabric, thanks for the chance to win :)
    jo.marks@bigpond.com

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  86. ♫♪♥♥[̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅]
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    I put a link to your page on my Facebook and am a follower here.

    My favorite summer memory is standing on the beach at the waters edge and feel the Gulf breeze lift my hair away from my face.

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  87. hmm, what reminds me of summer...sunflowers!

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  88. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU :)...how lucky so many beaut things. I am a follower

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  89. Summer means lush flowers and fanatstic scents. I do follow your blog by email.

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  90. Happy Birthday!! Watermelon reminds me of summer here in the south!

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  91. Icecream dribbling down my chin,
    wearing a hat so not to burn my skin.
    Lazy days on the beach,
    eating a hairy, juicy peach.
    All the bright colours are here,
    I never want summer to disappear ♥

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  92. happy birthday to you!!!! ♥
    have tweeted

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  93. Happy birthday have an awesome day. Mmm fish n chips at the beach is summer:)

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  94. Happy birthday! Daysies and poppies remind me of summer. Thanks for the lovely give away.

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  95. Hi! AND what an awesome day you had today.
    About summer, Anorina, I could not have said it any better than Kerry Santillo did in her poem above. I believe she must be somewhere close to me!Southern grown. LOL! Ha!
    Anyway, I love your blog and just became a follower on Pinterest, have tweeted and FB'd. Luv the gorgious Sassy! I want to take a moment and thank you for the giveaways.

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  96. Happy birthday, Anorina. Isn't it great when you get the present you forgot you even mentioned!

    I haven't smelt it for a long time but the smell of coconut oil - when I was much younger a lot of people used it to get a tan; it is the smell I associate with the beach where we always went for two weeks in January.

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  97. Happy happy birthday!

    For me, summer is laying on the blanket outside (lakeside preferred) and reading a book!

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  98. Happy Birthday Anorina,sounds like you had a lovely day.
    What reminds me of summer are banana paddle pops,just can't get enough of them over summer :)Barb.

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  99. Summer reminds me of the bright sunny mornings, the beach, ice-cremas and...holidays!!!

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  100. Sassy looks like a nice collection. Hope your birthday has been well spent. Summer to me is a day at the beach followed by an ice cream and a beer or glass of bubbles doesn't go astray either. Jacinta

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  101. Happy Birthday!!!! I love the paisely prints in Sassy - just gorgeous.
    Cricket and tennis in the background on the telly all day - then I really know it's summer!

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  102. Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday to you,
    Happy biiiiiirrrrrrttthhhhdaaaaaayyyy dear Anorina,
    Happy birthday to you!

    And congrats on 500 posts - wowzers.

    I have to admit that layercake pretty much does the trickto remind me of summer. Also swimming costumes, watermelons and Christmas - it's high summer here in South Africa when Santa rolls into town :)

    Marilize
    marilize(dot)paulsen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  103. Happy Birthday! Summer = cricket! On TV, at the beach, in the backyard anywhere!

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  104. Happy Birthday wishing you a wonderful day. The smell of barbecue, children laughing and the sun glimmering through the leaves on the trees in the garden reminds me of summer (as I'm describing can feel it).

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  105. Happy Birthday! Summer for me is the smell of campfires, I am a Guide Leader and also camp with my family where a night is not complete unless we have sat round the fire sharing our day.

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  106. Happy Birthday Anorina hope you have a fabulous day, it sounds like you have already been spoilt...good!! The smell of roses reminds me of summer. Hugs

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  107. Happy Birthday!!
    Well, summer reminds me of nothing special, routine life. I'm staying in a country that have warm weather throughout the year :)

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  108. Tweeted - https://twitter.com/hueisei/status/159528100831571968

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  109. Happy Birthday!
    Summer is blue skies and eating outside!

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  110. Blogged here - http://loveitsewit.blogspot.com/2012/01/lots-of-great-giveaways.html

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  111. strawberries, warm wind, sunset in the beach, that´s summer for me! Happy birthday!

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  112. Double YAY for you!
    The smell of the beach and the sound of cicadas remind me of summer! I am listening to the cicadas right now and we just spent the best afternoon at the beach and finished it off with fish and chips! Gotta love summer!

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  113. congratulations, I wish you a very happy birthday!!!
    And congratulations to your blogpost anniversary,
    I enjoy reading your blogpostings.
    Summer is colours and brightness, the fabrics reminds me of summer.
    Have nice day!

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  114. happy bday! i subscribe via rss

    summer is a cold glass of lemonade on a warm, quiet day outside, relaxing on the patio... not a care in the world! (dealbunny20@gmail.com)

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  115. happy Birthdat Anorina. Homegrown tomatoes and beans remind me of summers in my fathers vegie patch, now we are growing our own - I love our vegie patch especially in summer.

    i am a follower.

    Blessings

    gail

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  116. i shared on fbk (dealbunny20@gmail.com)

    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=258619497540383&id=100003033249135

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  117. I'm a follower
    Summer for our family is sailing time (everyone but me that is) so as soon as I see sails I know it's summer for sure

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  118. I've been following you for a while. My biggest reminder of summer is lazy holidays as a kid, running through massive sand dunes with my siblings - and my kids now do the same :)

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  119. Watermelon colored quilts remind me of summer. I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  120. I'm a follower (here and on pintrest!) Happy 500th!

    Oddly enough the smell of firewood reminds me of summer. I grew up in Upstate NY (almost Canada), and much like the ants and grasshopper, warm weather was a time of preparing for the cold. I spent most of my summers cutting, splitting and piling cords upon cords of firewood. I hated it at the time, but I credit the work ethic that has gotten me through undegrad and law school (graduate in May) as coming from that.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  121. Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope you celebrate from sun up to sun down and then have some sweet dreams from all the wonderful memories you've made! What reminds me of summer is fresh squeezed lemonade, fresh picked strawberries and sweet seedless watermelon. Notice the food trend going here... hmmmm...

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  122. The sharp crack of thunder, followed by the loss to electricity remind me of summer. I grew up in Florida, USA.

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  123. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANORINA! I hope you get to spend the whole day doing nothing but the things you like. What reminds me of summer is Ice Cream and fishing on the lake. Joyce-ccarter13@windstream.net

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  124. I shared on Facebook. Joyce--ccarter13@windstream.net

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  125. Happy Birthday to you !!
    Summer to me is sunset beach visits to sit and gaze at the ocean and the beautiful sunsets whilst eating fish and chips and greek salad from Estia at Henley Beach Adelaide SA BLISS!!

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  126. That is so lovely! Warm air reminds me of summer....it's so frigid here in NY! I'll take some warm air. =)

    Happy Birthday to you!

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  127. I tweeted your giveaway!
    https://twitter.com/#!/AMKreations/status/159629005467828225

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  128. Birthday Blessings to you! It's winter here so receiving my seed catalogues now and planning my gardens reminds me so summer. Thanks for this - love Sandy Gervais.

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  129. Happy Birthday and I will post on my blog.

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  130. Happy Birthday!
    Watermelon reminds me of summer!

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  131. I am a happy follower from Dallas, TX!

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  132. Happy Birthday!! I am a follower of your blog. When I think of summer I think of long days with a lot of sunshine.

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  133. Happy Birthday! Summertime - lots of birthdays and celebrations. Long warm days and being outside more - I live in Colorado. Tomatoes and fresh produce. A little slower pace of life.

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  134. The smell of freshly mowed grass reminds me of Summer! Congrat's on your Birthday and blog posts, thanks for the giveaway!

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  135. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  136. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    CONGRATS ON 500+POSTS!
    LOVE THE FLOWERS OF SUMMER BEST! OUR WILDFLOWERS HERE IN THE ROCKY MTS. OF MONTANA ARE SWEET!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  137. Double celebrations ..... Happy Birthday and Congratulations. Strawberries remind me of summer. Love the fabric :)

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  138. Happy birthday to you!

    Here in the pacific northwest...or land of rain (though right now its actually snowing)...the sun reminds me of summer! Rare orb that it is! LOL!!!

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  139. My picnic quilt in my craft room that needs to be quilted is reminding me of Summer :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  140. Lemonade with a slice of real lemon in always reminds me of summer.

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  141. Happy Birthday! When I think of summer, I think of warm days, the smell of fresh mown grass, and picnics.

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  142. Hello and happy birthday! My summer reminder is the colour yellow and warm smelling laundry.

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  143. Seeing the camping gear reminds me of summer.
    Happy Birthday and Happy 500

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  144. Snowcones say summer to me! Thanks for the giveaway! Happy birthday and 500 posts!

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  145. Happy Birthday Anorina! In the midst of our second snowstorm here in Chicago...but what reminds me of summer more than anything is sitting out on the patio with my family just chatting and baking in the sun.

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  146. What reminds of summer is when the temps start to rise and I'm not ready for it. Thanks for the opportunity to enter another of your wonderful giveaways!

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  147. Shoestring licorice and popsicles. Drive-in movies. The smell of rain.

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  148. What reminds me of summer is the cicada's which I am also hearing loud and clearly right now

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  149. Tweewted

    https://twitter.com/#!/Michells_Place/status/159762182605766656

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  150. ohh I've shared it on fb https://www.facebook.com/me0wp00/posts/273436912723357

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  151. blogged about it here http://pippaspatch.blogspot.com/p/giveaways-you-and-i-can-enter.html

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  152. and would love to win, Summer to me is trips out in our camping car (RV) visits to the lakes around here or swimming in my mum's pool, with an ice cold glass of wine or champers and late summer evening bbqs :) bring it on

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  153. I love dirt! Digging in it, playing in it, planting in it, landscaping it, etc. every spring, my husband buys me a load of black dirt since we only have red clay & I use it to create & revive my gardens.

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  154. Happy Birthday and congrats on your 500 posts!!!! Way to go! Watermelon reminds me of summer! :)

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  155. Happy, happy birthday to you!!! Congrats on reaching 500 posts too!! Birds chirping reminds me of summer!

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  156. Something which reminds me of summer (in the south) would be LONG evenings when it doesn't really get dark until 9 pm. I used to have enough energy to work until dark (doing whatever was on my list) but now I give out a lot earlier. Long days are nice.
    Cathy Byrd
    byrd at gulftel.com

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  157. Something which reminds me of summer (in the south) would be LONG evenings when it doesn't really get dark until 9 pm. I used to have enough energy to work until dark (doing whatever was on my list) but now I give out a lot earlier. Long days are nice.
    Cathy Byrd
    byrd at gulftel.com

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  158. Summer reminder? What is summer. :) Beautiful fabric like this Sassy fabric reminds me of summer. Bright and beautiful.

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  159. Happy Birthday! The smell of leather reminds meof summer.

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  160. I blogged about your giveaway. Thanks for an extra chance to win. =)
    http://amkreations.blogspot.com/2012/01/giveaways_18.html

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  161. Suntea in a tall glass, lots of ice, slice of lemon while sitting on the swing, reading a quilting book....summer at it's best

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  162. Happy Birthday! I am a follower. The smell of SPF suntan lotion, sunny blue skies, chimes playing in the wind,and watermelon... remind me of summer.

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  163. Summer means the garden is starting to grow again and I'm anxiously waiting for the first tomatoes and summer squash.It also means being able to get up to our mountain cabin because the snow has melted off the road. Happy Birthday and congrats.

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  164. I'm reminded of summer when I read blog posts about Australian summer while it's the dead of winter here!

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  165. Happy Birthday! I love this fabric. Fresh fruit reminds me of Summer. Thanks for all of the great giveaways.

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  166. Happy Birthday!

    Sunny days reminds my 6yo of summer... I need to remind her to wear warm clothes and to put her sandals away on clear snowy days....

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  167. Glad you had a fun birthday. Stone fruit like nectarines & apricots & berry fruit remind me of summer - yum! xx

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  168. Happy Birthday and congrats on 500 posts! Beautiful flowers growing in the garden makes me think of summer!

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  169. What a wonderful way to wake up on your birthday! Happy Day to you! Congrats on 500 posts! Summer to me means early morning walks with my dog. I love getting outdoors to experience the changes outdoors. Have a wonderful day!!!!!

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  170. What reminds me of summer? Hmm... I think it would have to be my wind chimes.. I don't know why, but every time I hear them play, I think of sitting outside on the swing in the summer with some sweet ice tea!

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  171. I *finally* got blogger to let me post on my blog-- been having problems with it lately... Anyway, here is the link: http://gwen-inmyownlittlecorner.blogspot.com/2012/01/giveaway-at-samelias-mum_19.html Thank you for the chance to win!! :-)

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  172. The smell of Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen reminds me of summer and I sometimes slather it on in the winter(like now in Canada) to get through particularly crappy days!!!

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  173. OOPs I forgot to say that I am a follower and have been for awhile!!!!

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  174. OOPs I forgot to say that I am a follower and have been for awhile!!!!

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  175. OOPs I forgot to say that I am a follower and have been for awhile!!!!

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  176. Ginger beer and icecream - spider style.
    Growing up in Sydney's southern suburbs on hot summers nights sitting on the front porch with said drink waiting fir the southerly to hit and drop the temperature so you could go to sleep

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  177. Happy Birthday! New follower!!

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  178. I am a new follower, and happy to be one. In the midst of a cold spell, only the longer days and knowing winter will eventually be over, makes me think of summer!Thanks for a great giveaway. I am a lontime fan of Sandy Gervais

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  179. Porch swings remind me of summer. How I love to swing (or rock) on the porch and watch the world go by...no time constraints (well, none now that the kids are grown :)).

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  180. Watermelon reminds me of summer. Growing up in Southern California USA, we had a lot of the signs of summertime all year long. But when we had watermelon, summer had truly arrived.

    Happy birthday and happy 500th!

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  181. In my last comment I forgot to say I am a devoted follower...

    I just tweeted. My user name is wordygirl11 on twitter. I don't know how to copy the time signature using my iPad, but it was at approximately 9:29 p.m. PST

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  182. Campfires remind me of summer - the smell of woodsmoke in the evening.

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  183. My camper and campfires. There is nothing better than food cooked over a campfire or as my DD likes to say cooking on a stick.

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