Monday, May 21, 2012

GiVeAwAy DaY!

Welcome Giveaway Friends! The first year I entered the giveaways at Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway day I ended up winning like three or four giveaways! Sooo now I am joining the fun from the other end and giving away some yummy fabric. These pieces are more or less 1/3 yard cuts. (The red is a FQ).

I'm giving two chances to win this stack... 
Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow, Tula Pink, Anna Marie Horner
                      Hoops Baby (just a little jump;)
1. Leave me a comment telling me what you like to sew to; radio, music, podcasts, tv, the sound of the wind.

*Bonus Entry* Join this site with friend connect and let me know in a comment. If you're already a member, leave me a comment letting me know (one entry).

The giveaway will stay open until May 25th at 5 p.m. PST.

I will use the random number generator on the web. If you are a no-reply blogger, please leave your email address in your comment so that I can contact you if you win.

The giveaway is open to everyone even international friends:)

*P.S. I have a question and you can use this as another entry for the giveaway.*

QUILTING GALS: Can you answer my question? My grandmother gave me this old lace and I've had it for awhile now and there are these horrid spots forming on them...Do you have any ideas how to stop this and how to remove it from this delicate antique lace?
In other news, I am moving so I have set up my sewing kit to be handy even in the move.
I mean just because I won't have a room dedicated for sewing, a kitchen or bathroom all unpacked and ready to go a girl still has to sew right??;)
Good luck Friends!

620 comments:

  1. I sew with the TV on - usually Mad Men or Criminal Minds :)

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  2. I have the TV on while I sew. I rent series from the library. It is a great way to watch shows I never got to see.

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  3. I watch tv while i sew... Right now its Burn Notice. Thanks for the chance nydia@add-crafter.com

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  4. often times it is CBC radio...sometimes music...elvis and i quilt often

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  5. I sew while listening to the 80's station on Pandora, or with Golden Girls playing on my laptop in the background. Great question, and great giveaway!

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  6. And, I'm a happy follower and love reading about your projects and everything else!

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  7. Oh that lovely lace - I hope the incredible minds of the interwebs help you figure out how to preserve it!

    I'm a podcast girl, my faves come from the CBC (cbc.ca/podcasting if you're interested in checking them out, I like Quirks & Quarks and Ideas the best)

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  8. I sew in silence so I can listen for my dogs being 'too' quiet. It means they're up to something! haha

    Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous fabs!

    I'm a follower too.

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  9. I love to sew listening to audio books. I'm a follower too!

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  10. I sew either with Rock and Roll, or silence. Depends on my mood.

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  11. Oh, that beautiful lace! Gosh, I don't know. I always call my grandma when I'm dealing with stains. Somehow, I want to say baking soda, but dont take me too seriously and try it without someone backing that up.
    I'm an iHeart radio fan. No commercials, and I dont have to keep resetting a CD.

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  12. What beautiful fabrics! Thank you for the opportunity to win! I sew to the sound of my kids playing and usually getting in to trouble because mommy is distracted by her sewing machine!

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  13. That's gorgeous! I love the light purple/pink print that almost looks like diamonds/peacock feathers.

    I usually sew in the quiet, or I have more recently been putting on Pride & Prejudice or Firefly. It has to be something I've seen a million times, otherwise I will stop and watch!

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway prizes!
    elizabeth.waligora@gmail.com

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  14. I love to sew to the sound of a sleeping child---unfortunatly, my preschooler grew out of naps this spring!

    One quilter friend suggested lemon juice and sunshine for whitening old delicates. good luck!

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  15. I heard from Imagine Gnats that if you wash it in a solution of lemon juice and then let it dry in the sun you can clean vintage spots?

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  16. I sew to massive amounts of TV. Or gangster rap.

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  17. i like to play music or watch movies

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  18. I either sew in quiet so I can hear my daughter if she calls for me or I sew with my MP3 playing if DH is watching DD.

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  19. I listen to the radio or books on my ipod while I quilt.

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  20. I love to listen to loud Michael Buble or Josh Groban, but I usually can't because I sew when my kids are sleeping!

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  21. I say the ipod with books or music.

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  22. I usually have the TV on while I sew. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. I like competitive cooking shows (Iron Chef, Chopped, Top Chef) via Hulu as my background noise - or the occasional Thistle & Shamrock show from NPR!

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  24. I listen to the radio while sewing! But maybe TV is a good idea? Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. I like singing when sewing!

    julia.glotova at gmail dot com

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  26. I sew to my daughter babbling in the background, or pressing on my presser foot, one of the two ;)

    nieveamor@care2.com

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  27. I've recently started sewing to audio books. I find I just tune the TV out, and the books make long hours of quilting seem to go by a little faster!

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  28. I don't much care for background noise when I sew, but it is nice to have the window open so I can hear the birds

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  29. If I'm in the sewing room/office, nothing but me and what I'm working on. If I'm finishing up some binding or cross-stitching I do that in front of the tv (I like watching Game of Thrones, season 2 right now).

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  30. I have my sewing machine next to my computer so I normally watch netflix or hulu while I sew

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  31. I sew in silence out of necessity: I only get to do it during nap time!

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  32. I usually sew with digital radio on, BBC Radio 4 Extra - it does quizes, comedys, dramas, plays, stand up etc. Engrossing but not distracting!

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  33. I sew to pod casts. Usually All Songs Considered, Radio Lab, This American Life, etc.

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  34. I like to sew while watching tv -- usually project runaway or while listening to this american life! thanks for the giveaway -- love the prints!

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  35. I love to listen to one of my Pandora stations while I sew, but the World in Words podcast is good, too. :)

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  36. Peace and quiet! I wish I knew how to help you re: the lace. Have you tried just a warm soak with dawn?

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  37. Awesome fabric! What a great give away, like to give that a chance too! Mostly I sew in silence for I am a teacher and always hear a lot of noise in my working days...So I love silence at my day off!Thanks for organizing! Kind regards, Conny

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  38. I have to sew to something or else I go crazy! I prefer movies or tv shows that I don't need to look at but just listen to. Great bunch of fabrics, I hope I win!

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  39. i like to sew to music! something peppy usually, but if it's a calmer time i'll go for a movie soundtrack, like inception or star trek. instrumental but still epic.

    you can reach me at supersharmie at gmail dot com :)

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  40. I love having music playing in the background...usually jazz or swing. It's relaxing.

    Thanks so much!

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  41. I sew to the sound of the wind. Thanks
    lbroadstreet@tds.net

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  42. either judy rogers or michael w smith

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  43. I usually sew with a movie on.

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  44. Pandora is my BFF when it comes to quilting - I only discovered it less than a year ago, but I have it on constantly. It is so great to program a couple of favorites, and then it finds others that you usually love! Sorry I can't help you with those spots....

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  45. I listen to audiobooks or podcasts while sewing. Sometimes just the radio. And when I am alone, I might watch Gossip Girl on Netflix.

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  46. Thanks for the giveaway! I generally like to sew while watching TV. Other than that, nothing.

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  47. i sew to the quiet of my kids sleeping

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  48. thank you for the chance to win. I like to sew in slience

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  49. I generally sew in silence, which is lovely with two kids under 3. Either that or I sew with truck noises, kid chatter, toys crashing, baby coos, you know, whatever. Depends on the project. :)

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  50. I like to sew to the Flaming Lips, or some Doves.

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  51. I find that I am too easily distracted, so I tend to sew in silence. If I do have music on, it is something low and slow :-)

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  52. I usually have the tv on when I sew. Love your giveaway...some of my favorite fabrics. :)
    ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

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  53. Lovely! I sew to the radio...music or talking....it doesn't matter.

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  54. I sew to my little girl asking me a zillion question in the background :) and, I love it.

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  55. new blog follower

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  56. I blast the music :) Pretty Color in your fabrics.
    Thanks!

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  57. Hello from Minnesota! I listen to music or a movie I've seen several times such as "Bend it Like Beckham."

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  58. I listen to music from my ipod when I sew. Maybe you can try OxyClean for those spots. Check in a little corner first. After clean you can save in ZipLoc Bag. normasclay(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. I like to sew to the sound of TV shows.

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  60. I like to listen to the Soundscapes channel when I sew, because it makes me less likely to curse and throw fabric. Usually, though, I'm listening to my kids play.

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  61. I'm totally following you!!!

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  62. Music on my iPod...the playlist varies...rock, show tunes, gospel, country. Thank you!
    boppiesgirl@gmail.com

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  63. I like to have music! Loud so I can hear it over my machine!

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  64. I love to sew in silence ! or i sing .)
    thanks!!

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  65. I usually have the tv on in the background-- something I've seen a million times so I don't have to pay too close attention to follow... North & South, Pride & Prejudice, Twelfth Night are a few favorites...

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  66. I sew either to the whir of my machine, to my Bird singing, or to my iTunes shuffling the music that's on it.

    handmadebytracie (at) gmail (dot) com

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  67. Here are some great tips for cleaning the lace... good luck! And if all else fails, you can always dye it with tea to keep it natural. Or some fabulous colors that Rit Dye offers!

    http://voices.yahoo.com/3-ways-salvage-stained-antique-lace-1303669.html

    http://www.ehow.com/how_6192835_remove-stains-lace.html

    handmadebytracie (at) gmail (dot) com

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  68. I love sewing to silence because it means that either my children are sleeping, or they aren't around (I adore my kids, but when I am sewing and they are fighting, it is not so much fun, know what I mean?)
    spondah(at)aol(dot)com

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  69. I listen to audiobooks on my MP3 while sewing.

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  70. I either use pandora or netflix.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  71. I follow with GFC.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  72. Usually the washing machine lol...because that's where my sewing room is.

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  73. Like previous commenters, I sew to the silence of sleeping children. And often to my own whispered cursing as I rip out another seam.

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  74. I sew to the radio....and sometimes a glass of wine...lol

    Thank you.

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  75. i like to sew to the tv - lately it's been reruns of how i met your mother :)

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  76. I like to listen to pandora while I sew, and love sewing to the sound of a quiet house.

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  77. Sometimes and don't listen to anything and sometimes, I listen to TV shows on my computer (Grey's Anatomy, Nikita, Homeland, etc.).

    Thanks for the chance !!

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  78. mostly tv on hulu for me, but i mix it up sometimes with xm radio :)

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  79. As for the stain, try water and then rub some salt on it and put it in the sun to dry. Then wash it on gentle.

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  80. The hum of the machine and the fan is enough. But tv check out scandal.

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  81. we just got an Ipad and i love listening to Pandora...usually set it to Mumford and Sons and listen for hours...if not that, then i listen to books on cd...i do like a little something in the background...thanks for a chance...

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  82. I tend to listen to a book on cd.

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  83. I sew with the tv on. Or light music in the background

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  84. I sew with the TV on, preferably a marathon of some sort.

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  85. i love podcast especially quilty ones or crafty

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  86. I watch a lot of dvd's. Usually something I've watched a zillion times, otherwise I'll get distracted by the show instead of sewing. The Simpsons, Futurama, Firefly, the Pirates movies, Disney cartoons are all on regular rotation in my sewing room dvd player. :)

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  87. I usually sew to netflix.....right now it's Dr. Who

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  88. I quilt/sew accompanied only by my inner monologue...

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  89. As far as the lace. First, it's gorgeous! Second, I'd try Soak. It's a very delicate washing agent that knitters use for their handknits. I haven't tried it yet because I can't find it locally, but I've heard many goods things from several friends. Good luck!

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  90. I sew while watching TV usually. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  91. oh some of my favorite fabrics... music or tv or audio book it just matters my mood, but often nothing.

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  92. I like to listen to music while I sew. :)

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  93. Gotta have Pandora on - Red Hot Chili Peppers station is the best.

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  94. i love a little joni mitchell playing or a little project runway in the background. thanks

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  95. I sew to the radio or my ipod.

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  96. I usually sew to the sound of the tv on in the background

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  97. I like sewing with the tv on. Murder mystery shows like Monk or Murder She Wrote are my favorites :)

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  98. I usually sew with HBO in the background. That and some chocolate, my guilty pleasure. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  99. I like to sew in total silence. No idea why. But music and TV somehow distract me too much.

    (Sorry, I don't have a login id for this, so my email is inkahmedia on yahoo.com)

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  100. I use to sew in front of the tv but now it's no longer in my sewing room. I now listen to podcasts which keep my brain occupied but are better than the tv because there's nothing to distract my eyes. It works well!

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  101. I use silence, music, tv. I would like to look into this podcast thing. Havent tried that.
    siso1959 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  102. I listen to the Black Eyed Peas station on Pandora. It keeps me moving!

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  103. Hi, I'm a new visitor over from SMS giveaway. I watch tv series whilst I sew, well I listen to them really whilst I sew.

    Handmade Giveaway: http://mel-allwrappedup.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/handmade-giveaway-jewellery-organiser.html

    Craft Supplies Giveaway:http://mel-allwrappedup.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/craft-supply-giveaway-jewellery.html

    Ps. Love the fabrics

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  104. I sew with Pandora on :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  105. Following your blog :)

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  106. I've heard lemon juice and sun, BUT I'VE NEVER TRIED IT so maybe google it a bit to see if you can get info on exact details from some pros?

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  107. I love to sew while listening to NPR!

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  108. WOW and OMG - the navy Joel Dewberry print is one I have been searching for and here you have it!! Pick me pick me!!! hahaha GREAT GIVEAWAY!!!

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  109. I am a new follower and looking forward to follownig your blog :) Come follow me too!

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  110. Great giveaway! I mostly listen to audio books when sewing.

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  111. I listen to silence, hopefully! Usually have to wait until after the kids go to bed to start sewing!

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  112. I sew while listening to the radio!

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  113. I usually sew to a playlist I put together, but if I'm hand sewing I generally watch tv while I do that.

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  114. I sew to the TV. Usually Doctor Who, or whatever other show I'm addicted to at the moment. :)

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  115. I sew with no noise now as at the end of the house. Well I should have no noise but wish the pooch would reason with me

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  116. I like absolute silence when sewing,

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  117. I really prefer it to be silent other than the sewing machine when I sew

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  118. I like to sew to music! Although quite often it is to kids shows on the TV!

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  119. I like to listen to NPR while I sew.

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  120. It depends...if I'm sewing when my son is sleeping, I like the quiet, but if he's awake and I really want to get something done, it might be to the sounds of "Shawn the Sheep" on tv! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  121. i sew whilst the tv is on. your lace has reminded me of a scene from cranford, where the lace gets soaked in cream and the cat swallows it!

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  122. I love to sew to hip hop - - a strong beat keeps me going. If it's late at night and I don't want my boys freaking out that there's a thunderstorm, I'll change my background to talk radio podcasts.

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  123. I sew while listening to my daughters' cries and laughs. Usually cries.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    lauramdd(at)terra(dot)es

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  124. I put my ipod on a dock and stream K-Love! Beautiful fabric!

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  125. I like it nice & quiet when I sew - doesn't happen often, though! thanks for the giveaway!

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  126. I either like quiet, or books on tape. I feel virtuous when I can "read" a book and sew at the same time!

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  127. I like to sew with some trashy tv on in the background but usually my girls are around so it is more like kiddie music.
    Thanks,
    Erin
    emstone28@gmail.com

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  128. Pretty fabric! I like to sew to This American Life, but usually I just sew to the sound of the dryer. :-) annie@gluegunannie.com

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  129. Well, i normally concentrate on the sound of the sewing machine, i just find it so relaxing!

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  130. Lovely!! I like to put on Netflix and watch Eureka episodes while I sew. :)

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  131. This American Life podcasts. Thank you for your generosity.

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  132. The spots just show up with storage. I wash old linens and cottons first in a gentle detergent. Sometimes that's enough. If not, a good long soak in water with very diluted bleach and some time out in sunshine usually do it. You can prevent this by airing out and washing occasionally. Which requires more dedication than I have, apparently. Good luck.

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  133. I'm usually either watching TV or listening to the radio. Currently it's ER from the beginning.

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  134. Usually listening to music

    bbbmonce(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  135. Podcasts all the way! Mostly knitting since that is my first love. I haven't found too many sewing podcasts but I search every once in a while in the hopes of something new popping up.

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  136. I sew and listen to the Backstreet Boys, Florence and the Machine, fun., whoever I'm into at the time :)

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  137. I listen to the Colbie Callait station on Pandora. It is very relaxing to sew to! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  138. I either sew to music or movies I've seen before

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  139. I sew to podcasts, usually from howstuffworks.com
    kirkwood0419(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  140. For your spots problem, maybe a soak in vinegar will stop the problem?
    kirkwood0419(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  141. Sound Of the wind for me but if I am quilting I move down stairs to be with Family and/or watch movies! Thanks for a great giveaway!!

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  142. I sew to the radio (NPR all the time) or non-fiction audio books. Easier to get pulled away and come back without fussing or worrying over what I missed. :)

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  143. Following via your RSS stream in my Google Reader.

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  144. I like it to be quiet...too much noise in the rest of my life!

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  145. I usually sew at night when it is quiet.
    anghhong(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  146. Tv, something you don't need to follow too closely.

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  147. Just my kids playing-sometimes the TV is on :)

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  148. I don't get a lot of quiet time with a 11 month old in the house so I prefer to sew with just the window open and a little bit of quiet.

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  149. I usually just put Pandora on.

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  150. I need quiet to sew :-) lovely peace and quiet

    hannah dot kitching at hotmail dot co dot uk

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  151. I love to sew.....and I love to watch chopped while sewing, I have a crush on Ted Allen

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  152. stains.....on lace....I have never had that issue, but my son just spilled kool aid all over a white shirt and I would swear by oxyclean.
    If you don't want to wash it, maybe try a tide pen?

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  153. I live to watch Hulu while I sew. It gives me a chance to catch up on TV shows.

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  154. I like to watch Netflix while I sew.

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  155. I usually pop in an old movie and listen to it while I sew. Depends on my mood, but The Princess Bride, Pirates of the Carribean and Ever After are some popular choices.

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  156. I either sew in silence or have the TV on with something I've seen before so I'm not distracted too much.

    Thanks for the chance!
    lwghosts at yahoo dot com

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  157. I like to catch up on podcasts ( which reminds me I need to upload the next batch onto my ipod) .

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  158. music on my ipod..gets my juices flowing ;) ..raineoc@yahoo.com

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  159. following through gfc :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  160. I usually sew while watching my son play, so the sounds are either happy kid sounds and songs, or PBS kids on in the background!

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  161. I like to sew with a good audiobook to keep me company... just ask my sons! They are now well acquainted with Jane Austen's books. ;o)

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  162. I'm a fan of netflix or xfinity...I watch old TV series on my iPad or phone, and they go so quickly without the commercials :)

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  163. I always sew with the TV on although I don't really pay much attention to it

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  164. I have a few ideas for your lace issue. First and most mild, try luke-warm water in a bowl, with several teaspoons of baking soda dissolved in it. Soak the lace for a half hour or so, then rinse in clear cool water and air dry until almost dry, then press with a warm iron (not hot)just to flatten it out. If that doesn't work, try the same thing only using Oxi-clean. And it THAT doesn't work, try dipping in half water, half lemon juice, and laying it out on a clean white plate or platter (depending on how big it is) in direct sunlight for a few hours, at the top of the day (brightest sun). When the spots fade, rinse and dry as described earlier. Those are the ways I've cleaned up old lace in the past :)

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  165. I like the radio on but must admit that when I get absorbed I don't hear a thing.
    gittehknudsen@hotmail.com

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  166. I usually have some silly reality show on hulu on while I sew :)

    Julia @ Stars&Sunshine
    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  167. I'm also now following you with GFC!

    Julia @ Stars&Sunshine
    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  168. I like to listen to Pandora so I can enjoy new artists.
    I believe that is rust on your fabric which is usually removed with lemon and sunlight--but I think only do that on the white piece. Not sure about the other but you could tea stain it back if the lemon/sunlight lightens it too much.

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  169. I love to listen to musice while I sew.

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