Sunday, March 10, 2013

Nancy Drew Blog Hop and Giveaway!

 I can remember as a pre-teen going to the local book store and sitting on the floor.  Looking through all the great mysteries by Carolyn Keene.  Hoping by chance that I would get to pick out and take home one of those great stories.  What great adventures they held!!  Yes, I have a soft spot for Nancy Drew.  They were filled with mystery, a great heroine, and they began my love of reading!


 Well, when they announced the hop, I was disappointed because it was right after the holidays and I knew that there was no way that I would be able to join.  Well, thanks to a small fabric delay, it worked in my favor.  I was glad to join in have and fun with an ionic figure from my childhood and one of current favorite things (Ohhhhhh, Moda Fabric!!!)

But before we get to my finished project, I had to show you a great sleuth mystery quilting tool.
 I had seen that there were these erasable gel pens that with a short trip with an iron would disappear like magic.  Like a secret decoder pencil, I was skeptical that anything could work that well.  I had to try it out on this project.  And.....




EEEKKKK!!!!  I drew all over my already finished block.   Believe me, I tested it out extensively, but I was still a little scared about drawing all over it.  After, ink went to fabric, I quilted it all up.

 
 I had fun free motion quilting it in a variegated blue. For some added fun, the moon, and the footprints, are all quilted with Glow in the Dark thread. I am really pleased at how well it glows. Not quite bright enough to catch with my camera, but you can definitely see it when the lights go out.   ( I had tried it out on another project and it worked like a dream.)And with a trip of the iron, the ink disappeared like MAGIC!!!! It erased better with the iron than it did on paper! (Just check your iron after, it will leave a bit of a residue) 

But wait, we have a set of mysterious footprints and no one to catch the crook.

All safe now, Nancy is on the job. She always gets her man (or woman, depending on the mystery.)  With a little Pellon, she was stuck on the case!



And there you have it, a new wall hanging for my daughter, who now has been bit by the Nancy Drew bug!



So, everyone loves a great mystery giveaway, well why not both.  I am giving away a set of these fabulous erasable pens and a mysterious gift.  It will be a surprise.  Most everyone loves surprises!! 


Just leave Mystery! somewhere in your comment and you are in the giveaway. Followers get an extra entry. 
 If you are a no reply blogger, I will draw another name!!!!
Plus, I am also having another giveaway of a Rolie Polie of Ladybug Garden that the Fat Quarter Shop generously sponsored for my one year blog anniversary.


Both giveaways end on Sunday, March 17th, at midnight!!



Don't forget to stop by the other blogs and check out there Mystery Filled Projects!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sew Incredibly Crazy (this is me!!!)



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212 comments:

  1. I love it! Man, these projects just get better every day. I'm not sure how much longer I can resist buying this fabric and doing something. It's a MYSTERY! :) Thanks for the chance and the pen tip.

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  2. I'm so glad that you solved the "mystery" of the disappearing ink! I've seen these too but haven't been anywhere as brave as you to venture forth and give one a try especially on a hop project with time constraints! You got moxie kid! ;D
    Thank you for the chance of experiencing my own disappearing act!

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  3. It's no MYSTERY why I follow you either :)
    (It's been a long day, I need to go to bed)

    X

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  4. Love you Nancy Drew quilt! Yes those pens are fantastic, but did you know that putting your item in the freezer will make the lines appear again, now that's a Mystery!

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  5. I am a follower, but that is not a mystery! Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  6. Its no Mystery to me that I love your Nancy Drew creation! Thanks for the chance at the great giveaway!

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  7. Your project is sew creative. All the little details are wonderful. Your daughter will love it. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  8. I am a happy follower ... :) Pat

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  9. Who doesn't like a good MYSTERY -whodunit? Thanks for the chance!
    shel704 at aol dot com

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

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  11. I love a good MYSTERY novel! Thanks for the tip about the pens - glad to know they are to be trusted!

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  12. The MYSTERY to me is why I feel compelled to hit the computer as soon as the clock strikes midnight! All the ideas are so clever, I can't wait to see them.
    swalker287 (at) aol (dot) com

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  13. I am so glad there was a delay in the fabric going out, so you could do your project, I just love it and it would be a total MYSTERY on where I would be able to find some of those cool FriXion pens in Greece.

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  14. I am already a follower.
    grecomara at gmail dot com

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  15. Great quilt, I bet the glow in the dark looks terrific when the lights go out!

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  16. You have made an awesome MYSTERY project. I love it and the markers I wonder where I will find them in Sweden
    Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  17. I am now a happy follower to your blog

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  18. I'm looking out for such a pen quite some time. I would love to win one.

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  19. Love the mystery readily solved by Nancy. Cute hanging for the next generation of readers.

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  20. Very cool project. Love that your daughter is now into the books.

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  21. Its a mystery to me how these pens work!

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  22. Amy-I really like your ND quilt-it's so different from all the others! I appreciate that tip about the residue on the iron from the Frixon pen. I've been using mine to mark fabric because I bought a black one, but haven't yet used the iron to remove it and it's always a mystery what that gunk on the iron came from! Thanks for sharing, from California.

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  23. I love your quilt but it's a mystery to me where I will find Nancy Drew fabrics in the UK - I shall keep looking!

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  24. No mystery why I'm following you!

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  25. Morning very cute quilt...I heard the frixion pens are wonderful so thanks for the tip on these. Have a great day.

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  26. Of course I am a follower you have an awesome blog...

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  27. That`s a fabulous quilt. Love the glow in the dark aspect. It`s a Mystery to me that I never thought of using gel pens! I don`t get out enough!

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  28. I`m a new follower with Bloglovin! I had a great visit, thanks!

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  29. It is always a mystery as to which tool to use to mark your quilting ideas.

    Love your project!

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  30. When I was young I used to love to read a good Nancy Drew mystery! Cute project and thanks for the chance to win.

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  31. Now it is a Mystery...how do they get those pens to work? Not sure I would have been brave enough to use them...:) Love the way your project turned out!

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  32. That is so cute! My favorite of all the projects so far! You are so clever to combine all of those elements - the glow in the dark thread, the footprints, the disappearing ink, and the silhouette - into your mystery quilt.

    I absolutely love this one! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. Your Nancy Drew quilt is darling. Thanks for a nice giveaway too.

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  34. That project is really cool. Love the design. Those pens work really well. I am in the stitch it up blog that will be going on after Nancy Drew and I was using those pins for that. It stays on the material great until it is all stitched. Thanks for having a give away and a chance to win.

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  35. A greta project. I love those frixion pens too.

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  36. Cool giveaway and I love your Nancy Drew project :)

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  37. This is just too darn cute. What a great way to use those pens! I love glow in the dark thread. It makes your quilts so fun at night!

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  38. Your little mystery was fantastic Amy!! great sketching too...

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  39. I love mysteries!! Your Nancy Drew block is very creative and cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. I do follow you faithfully...and love the frixion pens.

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  41. Surprises are the perfect mystery. Love your FMQing the scene behind Nancy. I love frixion pens aren't they the best! Great Job Amy

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  42. It's no mystery that I follow you!!!

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  43. Cool project!! I have heard of these 'magic' pens and would love to test them out! Thanks for the chance and for sharing in the hop!

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  44. I already follow you via GFC - thanks for another chance to win an awesome giveaway!!

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  45. Mystery indeed, your daughter will be thrilled with her wall hanging. I haven't seen those pens before, but I will definitely look out for them now.

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  46. I am following via GFC. Thank you for the additional chance to win.

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  47. This is the first I have heard of Glow in the Dark Thread. SUPER COOL! I'm very interested in this. What fun can be had with that! Thanks for a chance in your awesome Giveaway!

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  48. Glow in the dark thread and disappearing ink pens? You really added mystery to this mini quilt with your drawing and I love it! Thanks for hopping with us and showing us some new tools to use. :O)

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  49. It's no Mystery your daughter like her wallhanging. Very Cute.

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  50. Thanks for the chance to enter this Mystery giveaway. I have heard of these friXion pens but have yet to see them in a store.

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  51. It's also no Mystery that I follow you.

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  52. I love your creation. It's a Mystery to me how you can think of these incredible ideas. Wonderful. Thanks for the chance chance to win your giveaway. And congratulations on your anniversary.

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  53. Tghere is n mystery as to why this quilt made the top two for the day! Your daughter is a very lucky girl!

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  54. Perfect way to accent Nancy Drew silhouette - disappearing ink and glow in the dark footprints.

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  55. I'm a follower of course! I love MYSTERY-s hehe

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  56. Your mystery quilt is very clever. It's been fun seeing what others have come up with

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  57. ahhhh embroidery, piecing and quilting...a great clue to being in the top 3 today ...

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  58. A Mystery always is real fun! I'm curious...
    Thanks for the chance!

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  59. I'm a non-mystery follower of yours, you should be able to contact me by e-mail.

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  60. Great ideas. Love the frixion pens. They are wonderful. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw. bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  61. I love your clues on your wall hanging to help Nancy solve the mystery! Great job! Thanks for the mysterious giveaway!

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  62. Your wall hanging is adorable, Amy! It's a mystery to me how you come up with these incredible ideas! Thanks for the fun, and the giveaway.

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  63. I'm happy to say that I am a follower!

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  64. How cute! You did a great job on the quilting! I would love to see your footprints and moon actually glow in the dark!
    (I'm a follower! I love my Frixion pens!)

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  65. I , too, would devour the Nancy Drew Mysteries when I was a young girl. Such fun! I still enjoy a good mystery.

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  66. WOW! Love your wall hanging. That is one luck daughter. And so will your winner be lucky. Thanks.

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  67. Amy, I too just discovered those pens ! It's nothing short of a (mystery) how they work! You excelled in creative design for this hop! Bravo !

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  68. Now that was a mystery, I love that you have incorporated your Nancy Drew fabric with a drowing and then added Nancy to it, that was very creative in my book. Loved it.

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  69. I am already a follower you crazy gal.

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  70. I have a complete set of those pens and I just love them but never thought of using them like you did.
    Very creative and different project.

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  71. Your thread background looks AMAZING!

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  72. How you have all this time to finish these projects is a MYSTERY to me.

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  73. Great job! Lovely quilting design. It's no Mystery! why your project is one of the chosen.
    Congrats!

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  74. Solved the Mystery of who is the #428th follower! It's ME! Thank you for the chance to win the pens and a Mystery Prize. Thank you for sharing your great wall hanging with us.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  75. It's no MYSTERY to figuring out why your daughter love ND too!! I'm sure she was thrilled to have sovled the MYSTERY of where this little wall hanging would be handing.

    Thank you for the chance to win to your pens and Mystery gift. I have always loved a great MYSTERY.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  76. I love a good Mystery! and I like the quilting you did on the ND wall hanging.

    senstrings(at)yahoo (dot)com

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  77. I'd love to try out those pens. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  78. What a great project and so fun to share Nancy with your daughter! pbstrand@msn.com

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  79. Love the Mystery! of those glow-in-the-dark footprints!! fabulous idea!
    Thanks for sharing your very creative project!

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  80. Because I love a good mystery, I am really enjoying seeing all the wonderful things everyone has made.

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  81. that looks like a super fun project!!!

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  82. this has been a fun mystery blog hop and I love your quilt square. also love to win your giveaway

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  83. gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  84. I'm a follower and that means I love a good Mystery!

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  85. It's a mystery why I'm only just discovering you. It's really true that good things come to those who wait!

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  86. I have tried these pens and it's a total MYSTERY to me as to how they work! Love your Nancy Drew project.

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  87. That turned out great. I had not thought to use those pens for FMQ. I have used them for hand embroidery and love them too. It is quite a Mystery as to how they work.

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  88. How clever to include a mystery in your quilt!!!

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  89. I love a good mystery. thanks for the chance!

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  90. it is a mystery to me how sew many incredibly talented folks end up playing with the same fabric and come up with such unique and fantatstic projects. And right now it is rather mysterious that my ingers dont want to type correctly!

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  91. I am thrilled that this project has helped turn on your daughter onto the Nancy Drew Mysteries (plural form of the word mystery---does it count? LOL) This turned out so cute and congrats on the top 2 today.

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  92. I love the Nancy Drew fabrics and couldn't wait for them to be available after I saw them on the Moda site. But what to make? It has remained a MYSTERY! until the January Nancy Drew blog hop. But what happened to the blog hop? I went looking for it in January and couldn't find it until the MYSTERY was solved when I read the fabric had been delayed.
    krseitz@earthlink.net

    PS I am anxious to try the Frixion pens. I didn't realize that the ink would disappear with heat!

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  93. I love your Nancy Drew project!

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  94. Love the stitchery on the block...makes a wonderful backgroung! Glad your daughter is catching the ND bug. ND is a great role model for young women...she was smart and polite, a great combination.

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  95. Love a mystery, and love giveaways too!

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  96. Oh, I follow ..... (and it;s a Mystery who will win) :)

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  97. Love how you made your stitching on your block. It's no mystery that you are creative!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  98. I follow by email

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  99. My, I hope Nancy solves the mystery and finds out who those footprints belong to! What a great job on your project!

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  100. Your wall hanging is wonderful! I'll have to give the glow-in-the-dark thread a try.

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  101. I'm a follower ;-)
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  102. It's no mystery why I follow you. The mystery is why are some people not putting mystery in their comments. Hmmm, I guess the mystery will be solved when they are not entered in the drawing.

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  103. The big mystery is why I haven't heard of these pens already. Would love to get my hands on some!

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  104. I love it! The footsteps are so cute! What a great idea ;) Thanks for showing us how you did it also. Ill have to check out those pens.!



    MYSTERY@!

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  105. I'm a follower ;) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  106. Sew Incredibly Creative!! Love the blue stitching too! I am a follower . Thanks for sharing!!

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  107. I bet Nancy solves the mystery:)
    Cute block!

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  108. It's no Mystery! that I was a big Nancy Drew fan when I was young. Reading is my #1 hobby, & I still love mysteries. Thanks.

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  109. I'm a follower & thanks again for the Mystery! hop.

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  110. I love your block and the quilting is super! Love it. and I follow you.
    Cheers
    maggie

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  111. What a creative project! I'm sure Nancy will solve "The Mystery of the Disappearing Footprints!"

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  112. Such a wonderful mystery, earaseable pens and Nancy Drew What fun!!!! Marlene mplemel@yahoo.com

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  113. I follow you by email. Marlene mplemel@yahoo.com

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  114. That is one fabulous block! I am a Nancy Drew fan from long ago, too, and to this day I LOVE reading a good mystery!

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  115. You sewed up a *mystery* of a project and it would make Miss Nancy Drew proud!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  116. It's a mystery to me just how talented you are. Great Job!

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  117. I'm new to your blog and love your quilted design... so adorable with the feet! EEEk so cute! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway also... hmmm what's the MYSTERY gift? hehehe :0)

    darlene
    kittyklaws13411@yahoo.com

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  118. I love a good Nancy Drew MYSTERY and am a follower of your blog. Thanks
    for the chance to enter the drawing.
    rrgeier@hotmail.com

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  119. How incredibly clever! Embroidery is fun and you did it!

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  120. I use these pens for embroidery and I think how they work is a MYSTERY! I think your block would look good with hand embroidery.

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  121. There is no mystery that your block/wall hanging is fabulous. Your daughter will love it. I've got a project in mind for the "glowy" thread but it's for Halloween and not quite time for me. Your block is phenomenal.

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  122. Oh, I love a good MYSTERY! Nancy is sure to discover who left those mysterious footprints.

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  123. My friend and my brother are having a baby (they are married) and the gender is a mystery :)

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  124. Boy, its a mystery to me how you guys get all these projects done..Thanks for the chance to win..

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  125. This is a fun blog, a fun project, and a fun hop, but it is a 'mystery' to me how those foot prints got on the quilt. Also it is a 'mystery' how everyone comes up with such fun projects. Love that your giveaway will be a 'mystery' to all of us. Thanks

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  126. I am a follower and that no mystery. LOL

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  127. Its a mystery why I can still find time to read blogs and sew with 2 little baby girls that do not like to sleep at night :)

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  128. And I'm your follower of course :)

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  129. Thank you for sharing your Mystery with us!

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  130. Love your Nancy Drew mystery quilt! Beautiful stitches!

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  131. I am a follower of your blog too! Thanks for chance.

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  132. Your FMQ is gorgeous and deserving of a top spot today.

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  133. Your "Mystery! center block" is awesome! I will have to try out the pens and finish some "Mystery! UFO's!" TIA! B-)

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  134. Hoa fun a mystery giveway!! :)

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  135. oh and I am a follower via email

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  136. I love a good Nancy Drew mystery and I love your great block. Excellent idea.

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  137. I'm glad you were able to participate in the hop. I love your wallhanging as much as I love a great Mystery! Thanks for sharing.

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  138. I am a huge Mystery fan! I started with Trixie Belden (anyone remember her?).
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    greyowl60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  139. Love your quilt!! I've been hearing a lot about these pens! I really need to try them out! I do a lot of embroidery too!

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  140. It's a mystery to me where you got such a great idea for that quilt. It looks amazing.

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  141. Love your original quilt. Mystery ink worked well for you!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  142. gfc follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  143. Thanks for the chance to win the Mystery gift.

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  144. Wow, Amy, this is so incredibly unique! What a neat tool that is with the erasable ink. Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump day!

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  145. Oh, I love such MYSTERY! In your quilt.....gonna have to look for glow in the dark thread to quilt my Nancy Drew lap quilt......it would be perfect and my kids would love it. Thanks so much for a fun MYSTERY!

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  146. I am a follower. I love your blog!

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  147. I have loved looking through these projects of Nancy Drew fabrics. I am MYSTERYfied (mystified) as to how people can be so productive when I know they lead very busy lives.

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  148. What a cute quilt! I always loved to read a good mystery, and Nancy Drew started it all!
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  149. I follow via GFC.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  150. The Nancy Drew kept me up at night, but I was still so addicted to them. That was the mystery part! So excited about all the great ideas on the blog hop. Thanks for this.

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  151. It's a Mystery to me how you did such beautiful work!! I would never be able to do such a beautiful design...How big was your finished piece?

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  152. i have some of the glow in the dark thread - can't wait to try it out now. it'll be a mystery what project it goes into though. :)

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  153. Love that little quilt you made! I was an avid nancy drew reader in my youth! What a fun idea!

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  154. I love Nancy Drew, MYSTERY, and your little quilt too. And I'm happy to be in the draw, because I really need those fabrics. Thanks. Greetings from Turid in Norway.

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  155. And I'm now a follower, and like to find out what MYSTERY you're doing with Bea.

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  156. I love this block. I have been a Nancy Drew fan for many years and my daughter after me and now my granddaughter. What a great idea.

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  157. I love your creativity! I can tell you are in to Nancy Drew Mystery's. You did an awesome job on the quilting. I am a follower, too.

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  158. Hey - this is awesome!! Congrats. And yes, Love Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys too.

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  159. I too was a big Nancy Drew fan growing up! I always love a good mystery!!

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  160. Cute and creative wall hanging. Glad your dau. is interested in reading. I always wanted to solve a mystery like Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew when I was younger. Thanks for introducing me to those erasable pens. And great use of glow in the dark thread. I love it.

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  161. I've heard about those pens and been sceptical, thanks to you it's no longer a MYSTERY! if they realy work! My daughter is 8 and loves Nancy Drew also, they are all over the house. The glow in the dark thread is a great idea, will have to try that for my boys. Thanks for all the info, and a chance to win!

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  162. Great quilt! I love the mystery of it ;-)

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  163. What a mysterious filled project! I love it!
    Grandmacurly@rocketmail.com

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  164. I follow by e-mail!
    Grandmacurly@rocketmail.com

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  165. What a wonderful MYSTERY quilt, I always loved Nancy Drew too!

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