Sunday, October 7, 2012

Leafs me happy Blog Hop

Hello everybody. I hope everybody has been having fun during this blog hop. I am LOVING IT!! I have been having trouble with my Internet all weekend so everything I am doing including posting right now I am doing from my iPhone. You know if one piece of technology will not work try another piece! LOL!



So here we are at the beginning of a new week. Don't forget to hop over to all of the other blogs involved today!! Here are the names:

Feathered Nest Studio
Grandmama's Stories
From This to That
Little Man Hen
Quilt Monster in my Closet 
Kathy @ That Other Blog
in stitches & seams
Buzzing and Bumbling
Nunu's Quilt World~that is me!!
Quilts And Dogs
Briarside Lane

I am sorry but I am not able to add links from here, or at lease I do not know how to do it. Don't forget if you go to www.cherryblossomsquiltingstudio.comand click on her side bar you will find the schedule and links to these blogs. 

I knew as soon as I saw the above picture advertising the hop I wanted to do exactly that picture with my own spin on it. I love fall and falling leaves so it is a perfect fit. I went to a LQS and found a piece of fall fabric covered in leaves. I took a piece of Heat and Bond and ironed it on the back. Then I sat and cut out individual leaves. It took a while. I freehand drew a tree trunk and ironed it to the fabric block. Then I ironed all the leaves where I wanted them. At the bottom there is a piece of the leaf fabric that I trimmed into a pile.

Here is my my 12.5 inch unfinished block. I call it "LEAF ME IN A PILE". 

I wish I had time to finish the block but my son and his wife moved in this weekend. No rest for the mommy! So maybe sometime this week I will get to it. 

I also have a giveaway. I have a stack of 5 inch squares made up out of my fall stash fabric. I have no picture to show you right now and it is hard to enter a give away when you have no idea what you are entering for. But you will like it and I will add a few extras. I am hoping to have my Internet up tomorrow or the next day so as soon as posting is easier for me I will post pictures. If you want to be entered into the give away post a comment telling me which piece of technology is your favorite. Is it your cell phone, tv, computer, ATM machine? For an extra entry post a second comment telling me you are a new or existing follower. 

Thank you for stopping by and go play in the leaves, have some apple cider and hug a kid. 

Sent from my iPhone

149 comments:

  1. AC hands down. I grew up without air conditioning and the summers could be quite brutal. It wasn't until I graduated college (no ac there either) that I had it everywhere. It was hard to get used to. My sinuses would dry up, my eyes would be itchy, and I'd get sore throats like the dickens. Then I just got used to it. And now I could never imagine going without it again!!! I still don't like it set very low, but I like it just enough to keep things cool.

    Dishwasher and washing machine are close seconds...can you tell I'm a stay at home mom! I like a lot of today's technology, but I am also probably a Luddite at heart and don't need anything new from now on, but I'm sure we'll be getting the latest Apple phones, etc.. Can avoid it anymore.

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  2. Would love to see your block larger - up close. You did a lot of thought and work on it, so deserves a better look. Technology stinks, but I don't think I would like the 'old time'. Best and needed tech - indoor plumbing and a refrigerator!!

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  3. And a follower - hope we get paired for a swap again some day!

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  4. Ooh I love your block - there is nothing like a tree with a nice pile of colourful leaves under it is there! I did leaves too but used a diecutting machine in the end rather than hand cutting but hand cutting is very therapeutic isnt it. My favourite piece of technology has to be my laptop - couldnt join in these blog hops and get lots of inspiration if I didnt have it! Thanks for sharing and for the fab giveaway.

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  5. Such a creative block. Certainly worth the effort with all those lovely leaves. The giveaway sounds great.

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  6. What a fantastic block, so creative - it's wonderful. I couldn't manage without my washing machine but I would also hate to be without my computer.

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  7. Great block! I agree with Sharon - I'd love a closer look!!
    I don't know how I'd manage without my mobile(cell) phone - we take them for granted these days don't we??

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  8. Beautiful block!
    Hope your Internet will work soon.

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  9. Shannon- Great block! I just got a "hand-me-up" iphone 4 from my younger daughter. Her older sister gave her the 4s when she bought the iphone5. I love being able to text my daughters and sister as I usually get a response, whereas no so much with email. Best of all I love my MacBookPro because I wouldn't be able to follow all the fantastic bloggers on blog hops. My friends think I'm crazy when I tell them I've been "around the world" following blogs. I have learned so much from so many generous quilters. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. What a lovely block! I guess I would pick electricity for my favorite technology...we couldn't use much of the other technology without it!!!

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  11. I love trees, so your block really appeals to me. I can't wait until you get your internet up and running so I can get a better look!!

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  12. I am glad you had your iphone. Your block looks great. I hope you post another picture so we can get a better look, once you internet is up and running.

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  13. Love the block, using a piece of the fabric to make the pile of leaves is brilliant. My favourite bit of technology has to be my laptop, but the one thing I would not give up is my electric iron. I learnt to iron using flat irons that were heated on a range, we did have electricity but my Granny thought we should be able to cope if it went off for a time. How wise she was, I have run my home through many power cuts.

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  14. Thanks for sharing - I did a tree with fussy cut leaves for my blog hop post as well! (Good taste!) Technology, I love it all!

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  15. I am now a follower, I vowed that my list was long enough but that block changed my mind.

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  16. My favourite piece of technology is the home computer.

    I am old enough to remember when 'THE computer' had a room - if not a building of its own, The acolytes who tended its needs wore white coats and visitorewre not encouraged!

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  17. I love your tree with the beautiful leaves !!

    The thing I love and won't like to miss is my computer :-)

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  18. Lovely block. I love my computer (with Internet access of course). Thanks for sharing your block & the giveaway.

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  19. I'm a new follower - thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. Very nice block! I love my laptop, but can't imagine being without my iphone either. If I had to choose one, I guess it would be the phone, although I surf on it more than talk, lol!

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  21. I love your block! This design always makes me smile. :)

    I am your newest follower.

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  22. Great job. I love my computer especially since I got high speed excess a year ago.I just wish I was more tech savy.

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  23. Your block is beautiful. I always love seeing the falling leaves. It sounds like you have a busy household right now.

    I think my laptop would be my favorite piece of technology.

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  24. I am a new follower of your blog. Thanks for sharing your block with us.

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  25. I am a new follower! You block is very pretty. Happy Fall and Happy hopping. :) -Little Mama Hen

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  26. Gorgeous block. Love all the leaves. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw. Surprises are great... bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  27. Great block! Love your interpretation! Thanks for sharing, I'm impressed that you can post from your iphone...I love mine but haven't a clue how to make that work, lol!

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  28. What a wonderful block! I love it! My greatest techy thing besides my mirocwave has to be my cell phone. No more waiting at home for a call to come in!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  29. Your block is so pretty! Great job!
    My favorite techy thing has to be my computer.

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  30. Hi!!! Great block!!! Pretty fabric!!!! Love the pile of leaves!!!!

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  31. My favorite techie thing is the internet!!!! Any way I can get to the internet is great!!!!! I have been following for awhile!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

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  32. great pile of leaves. looks like my front yard.

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  33. I love your tree block with the falling leaves--lovely colors and beautiful work. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Like your style, creative as you go and very effective with that pile of leaves. The computer would be my best tech friend althought there is still much to learn. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. I am now a follower. Your give away sound wonderful. Don't need a pic to envision it. Thanks.

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  36. I love your tree. It looks amazing. That most have been some work, cutting out all those leaves! Beautiful. My favourite piece of technology has to be my laptop. It allows me to access the world, when or where I want. I love my laptop.....I do!

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  37. It certainly looks like fall to me!

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  39. Since I can't spell, I deleated my post and start again. AHEM... I really like your tree block. It makes me happy. My favorite technology is the TV> I don't have a cell phone, just a landline. Computers defeat me, and I would LOVE to have a nook-type device.LOL

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  40. Your pile of leaves makes a lovely block!

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  41. i love fall... caramel apple time!

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  42. It is a toss up between my iPad and my computerized BabyLock. If my iPad was a newer one with all the bells and whistles, it would win but alas it is one of the first so my BabyLock wins!

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  43. I love Blog Hops b/c they introduce me to creative people who I can then follow and copy. I am a new follower.

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  44. I love your block, it's just lovely. :)
    I'd have to say my laptop is my favourite. With it I can connet to all of my blog friends seaoned and new, watch a little tv and converse with family and friends. Yep, it's got to be my laptop!

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  45. What a wonderful tree - and that pile of leaves makes me want to jump in. :) My favorite technology, what a difficult choice....computer, IPad, Iphone in that order I think. blessings, marlene

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  46. what a gorgeous block! I'm not sure I'm that keen on technology... OK, I LOVE the internet but hate mobile phones, can't see the point of Ipads...

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  47. I love Onstar and XMRadio in my GM vehicle!

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  48. Love your tree! Well I love my Mac, but just to much for me to learn, Credit cards are nice, LOL!

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  49. very pretty block. thanks for sharing.

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  50. I am a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  51. I love your blocks. All my technology is my favourite. I don't like to be without it.

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  52. My computer is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway! I love your tree!

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  53. Your block is very impressive. Regarding technology, I'd have to say my lap top, followed by my Nook.

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  54. I love your block, it has to be one of my favorites from the hop. When it come to technology I don't think I could get by without my laptop and digital camera.

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  55. I am a new follower thanks to the hop. I love discovering new blogs along with all the inspiration that comes with them. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts.

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  56. After my sewing machine it would be the computer/internet. :)

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  57. I love your interpretation of the tree , wonderful block . My favorite would be the computer , can't live without that these days ;-)

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  58. I love your tree, it is so neat!! My favorite technology, can I say my Long Arm machine??? After that, I guess I would say my Lap Top.

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  59. It really is lovely..let us know when you have the new pic up...and we will replace it..I know it is lovely...take a peak over there..

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  60. Beautiful block, thanks for sharing! Favorite technology...I presume you mean other than my sewing machines? Probably my cell phone, although it took a while for this over 40 to grasp smart phone technology! pbstrand@msn.com

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  61. I am a new follower. Love your block. It is lovely.

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  62. My favorite bit of technology...hmmm I guess it is my computer. It makes typing easier and I use quilt software and enjoy it. Good question to ponder.

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  63. Hello from new follwer #123. Thank You for the chacne to win that fabulous Fall mystery package. I LOVE surprises!! They are so much fun.
    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  64. Love you block you designed. Leaf piles are fond memories of my childhood in Massachusetts.

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  65. Ohhh what a wonderful tree!!! It may have to join my mini forest....of trees that I want to make. Hope you don't mind if I make one too. ;) Thank you for sharing this little darling with us. Thank You for the chance to win the mystery fall package!!! LOVE surprise packages.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  66. Wow, lots of work went into this one and it is worth it! Love the block!!

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  67. My favorite technology is my sewing machine.

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  68. Rosemary B here:
    this is the cutest project everrrrr!
    Have a fun time with your son and his wife. How lovely to have them with you!
    My favorite technology is my computer.
    My favorite not technology is my sewing machine and my piano.
    I just love your project soooo much I wish I could make something like this one day

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  69. Rosemary B here:
    I am a new follower and really happy to learn more about you and your creativity
    again, have fun with the kids :-)

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  70. Love your block. I would have to say that my email is my top technology right now.

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  71. great block !!! looks just like the trees outside here.We bagged up at least 5 large leaf bags this weekend at our daughters...... fall work with family fun & fast. and it is done :)
    in stitches

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  72. Lovely tree. Congrats on being one of the chosen.
    I love my android phone and my windows based tablet.

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  73. Oh, and I'm also a follower. :)

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  74. The iPad has to be my favorite - email, games, internet, FaceTime with my family, lots of great stuff in one small, lightweight package! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  75. Love your tree block! Technology is great when it works...but when it doesn't it is so frustrating! I live my iPhone but couldn't do without my computer either.

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  76. My favorite piece of technology is my computer, of course!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  77. I am a happy NEW follower of yours.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  78. My iPad. It's a little honey and I love using it for homework. It makes a boring task fun.

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  79. I am enjoying my smart phone. I found I can get Pinterest on my smart phone and now I am dangerous!!

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  80. I love my Mac Book. You have made a wonderful block. I love it.
    Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Malmö Sweden

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  81. What a great Fall block..so pretty! Can I have two favorites?...my iPhone and new Mac Air (with iCloud they work together so well...when the internet is up and running that is LOL!). Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  82. I`d love to see your block largest.It looks wonderful.Thanks for sharing!Hope your internet work soon.

    My phone and computer.

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  83. Thanks, I love your block! I loe my iPad.

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  84. I am a new follower. Thanks

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  85. Very good replica of the "Leafs" logo. That's a lot of cutting! My favorite tech thing has to be the computer. Since I'm not connected via a 'smart-phone', how else can I stay connected to the internet and my blogs?

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  86. Oh...I'd love to see you do a tutorial for your tree! It's beautiful.

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  87. I loved your tree, my trees around my yard are beginning to look a lot like your tree block. I love it. I am also a new follower.

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  88. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.netOctober 8, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    I love your tree -- a lot of work but it paid off. I guess I like the computer the best.

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  89. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.netOctober 8, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    I am a new follower.

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  90. I love your block!!! Very pretty!!! :-)

    It would be hard choice for a favorite technology--- because I LOVE television and I LOVE the internet-- and almost always use them both at the same time-- I watch my shows and surf the net at the same time! :-) SO, I guess it's a tie! :-)

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  91. I am a new follower-- thanks for the extra chance to win! :-)

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  92. Far and away, it is my computer at the moment. I have gained such knowledge, met so many people, shopped, hopped and played games. I've also connected with friends from the past.

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  93. It's gotta be my phone. Helps me stay connected with the world when I'm not out and about! :)

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  94. My sewing machine is my favorite piece of technology followed closely by my computer. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  95. I am a new follower via RSS Feeds. Thanks for the second chance.

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  96. Your block is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  97. Love your tree, you must be a patient person to fussy cut and sew all those leaves. I'm not good with technology. I love the access that the computer gives me, but am still very much a novice with it.

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  98. Your block is amazing! Well done! My favorite is my iPad...especially for reading blogs!

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  99. Oh my, beautiful leafy block! I have to say my iPhone is my favorite, but is on it's last leg. I recently purchased a infinity tablet and still getting used to. It does fit in my bag and when I am out for a latte. I use it to read all the blogs. Thank you for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  100. Although I watch very little of it, I suppose TV would be considered my favourite.... awolk at rogers dot com

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  101. I am a new follower, love your blog! awolk at rogers dot com

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  102. I love your block, it's awesome! Right now my favorite technology is my iPhone! Thanks for participating in the blog tour and inspiring us today. I hope your internet is working soon, I know it's so frustrating when it's down and dealing with figuring out what's wrong and/or getting it fixed.

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  103. Love the block! I think my favorite piece of technology is my computer - for no other reason than it lets me share in everyone else's creativity! Thanks for hopping with us :o)

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  104. I love your tree! I love my laptop. It truly amazes me what I can do with it!

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  105. Love your tree block. It almost looks real. Thanks for sharing.

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  106. Thank you for participating in the blog hop. What a beautiful and inspiring block! It is trying when a son and DIL move in. I've been there - twice. You are very generous in your giveaway. Someone is going to be very happy to receive the blocks. Again, thanks for participating and sharing your creativity, particularly at a hectic time.

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  107. With your schedule so hectic, please don't forget to just beee, sometimes it's overlooked too often when I schedules are stretched so tightly.
    My favorite tech... thing is my computer, or I should make it my computerized sewing machine, or perhaps it should be my husband's defibrilator/pacemaker (it brought him back last April 2011 from sudden death). It's amazing to think that for not being a techno girl, I surely am truly attached to many of these time savers. Now don't get me started on the AC, microwave or dishwasher...lol
    Jane

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  108. My favourite tech--my computer. I don't remember life before it anymore. Lovely tree. Thanks for sharing.

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  109. I love your block!!! Great job on creating the perfect leaf pile to jump in!!! You are such a good mom to have your DS and DIL move in! Thanks for the creative posting and opportunity to win such a special treat!

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  110. Cute block, I do like my cell phone, but I don't use it much. Thanks. Vivian

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  111. You did a wonderful job on your block. Of course I would have to pick the computer since I spent so much time on it. Now my husband can watch a lot of TV. Thanks for the give away, I'm sure it is a great bunch of fabric.

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  112. I'm a happy new follower and I love blog hops.

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  113. You made a stunning block! Thanks for sharing. My favorite piece of technology is the internet on my computer, the world at my fingertips!

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  114. My favorite would be my computer. I am able to connect so easily with family and friends and find new ones like you.

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  115. I love your block! It will be a wonderful little mini when finished. Great job on all those itty bitty leaves. Cute pic of your doggie at the bottom, btw!

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  116. your block of the tree with falling leaves is gorgeous!

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  117. Cute block....my favorite thing is my iPad....I had very little computer skills before the IPhone and iPad. It has opened a whole new world for me....

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  118. I love my iPod and enjoy listening to audio books.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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

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  120. Many times I don't have pictures to share and I haven't ever had a disappointed winner. I like surprises myself so just pick me LOL Thanks for sharing.

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  121. Cell phone, can't live without it. I am your newest follower right this moment. Thanks

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  122. Your block looks really nice! I wouldn't want to be without my computer and internet.

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  123. I'm a new follower :-)
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  124. What a neat block and great idea! I couldn't live without my computer!

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  125. Hiya! I like your block, so much work to get it to turn out so lovely. My favorite bit of technology is my microwave, without it, I'd starve lol. Thanks for having the giveaway and for sharing with us. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  126. Hiya! I am a new follower. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  127. Your block is amazing and I like the idea of using already printed leaves. My favorite bit of techno is my laptop. I spend way too much time on it, however.

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