Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Give Away!

Duke and I are having a give away!  Doesn't he look thrilled!

I read about this blog hop on Deb's blog, simplymissluella.blogspot.com, and decided to join in the fun!

My give away has a retro theme.  Don't you love that rick-rack?  There's 2 yards of it there along with a retro, white, smaller packaged one.  The pink zebra print is 2 yards of flannel.  The dots piece is a vintage sheet scrap (long piece of scrap) and that fun bold curved stripe is a king sized pillow case. Also included is  a nice big cut of green and pink little vintage looking flowers (on top).  Shoot, I may even throw in a cute pair of socks to wear while you are sewing.  :)



Just click the "follow" button and leave me a comment telling me you are an old/new follower!  Then for fun you can leave a second comment telling  me what you think Duke is saying to himself in this photo. It's a second chance to win!  Did you notice he's dressed for the holiday?


Want to join the blog hop?

My randomly drawn winner will be announced on March 23rd. 


Good Luck!

Kris

176 comments:

  1. I love reading your blog. I was kind of hoping that Duke was the giveaway prize! But he looks like he's saying that he doesn't want to leave you! Your blog is lookin' good!

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  2. Duke is saying hurry up and take the picture, my patience is wearin thin.

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  3. With Nero we are following what You and Duke are up to!

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  4. Duke has prepared himself so well for this great give away and he is very concentrated to his special job!

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  5. I follow you because you and duke make me laugh, a lot!

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  6. Duke is thinking " oh come on mommy a leprechan, I am a little to big for one. You owe me treats for this one". The second pic he thinks "Now, where are my treats so I can take a nap".

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  7. Duke is thinking "Oh the woman has gone bonkers!"

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  8. I'm a recent, but not new follower. Partially because I think Duke would get along with our two dogs!

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  9. Duke: "Really? REALLY? You're lucky I love you, lady. I better get a belly rub out of this."

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  10. 'I can't believe she's tricked me into doing this. When she said she had something exciting for me I thought she meant a biscuit, not that she was going to make me look like a fool - my hat is like a pea on a drum and it's about to fall off! I won't be able to show my face in the dog park very again if any of the lads see this...' And then 'See? I told you it was about to fall off. Look, it's rolled under the couch and she needn't I'm going to fish it out. If she wants it in the photo she can get it!' Duke thinks a lot, just like Archie!

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    1. Oh Helen, you must write a book! You could do it whilst sitting in the conservatory!

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  11. Duke:," Here we go again" with a big sigh

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  12. I am a follower, and I looooove the pink zebra flannel!

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  13. Duke is saying "These would make a perfectly good doggy bed, and it's not going to be for me..."

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  14. Duke is saying "It wasn't me!"

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  15. I'm a follower. :o) Thanks for the chance to win some really fun and colorful items! xo

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  16. Duke (*swoon*--our old dog's name) is probably thinking "was that a leprechaun that just ran by?!" Lame guess, I know. :o) Thanks again Kris!

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  17. I think Duke is saying,"Really, mom? You gotta be kidding me!!"

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  18. This is so much fun! I love reading your Duke thoughts.....they sound just like him!

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  19. I think Duke got distracted by the funky socks and is thinking 'snazzy!'

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  20. I've been following! I loooooove your vintage goodies!

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  21. Duke is clearly thinking "she best be filling my water bowl with some green beer after this" hehehehe

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  22. I definitely follow and enjoy your blog a lot.

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  23. Get me out of here! Why do you have to dress me up so crazy? But I love you, so I will patiently do it.

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  24. Duke está dizendo na primeira foto:Ela está presenteando os meus tecidos preferidos,e agora?...Na segunda foto:O que não tem remédio...remediado está.Não quero nem olhar para o vencedor. Eu sou um pé frio para prêmios,então tenho perguntado em alguns blogs se podem me mandar um par de meias,e...e agora vem você com meias lindas,SERÁ ISSO UM BELO SINAL???Obrigada e que Deus nos ajude.Beijo.

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  25. Great blog! I am finding so many Canadian blogs on this blog hop that I have never seen before.... glad to be here and to now subscribe! Love the zebra print flannel, and I am sucker for fun coloured socks so I will hope I am the lucky winner!

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  26. I am following. That is the cutest doggy picture!

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  27. He looks like he's annoyed lol! He's probably thinking, "Why does she make me get dressed up for this?"

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  28. I think Duke is probably saying, "Are you kidding me mom! You're making me dress up again??!" :)

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  29. Duke is thinking "You would think she'd get it by now... Green is just not my colour!"

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  30. Duke is thinking "she better not be after me lucky charms!"

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  31. "Green is definitely not my colour so I'm not looking at the camera."

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  32. I'm a new follower! Looking forward to follow Duke-he is soooo adorable. Thanks for a chance.

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  33. I am an oldish/newish follower. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  34. I think he's saying when can I take this silly scarf off mum and have that bone you promised me :)

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  35. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  36. Duke - "My patience has its limits!"

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  37. New follower here. :) Duke looks like he's saying, "Another picture, another chance at public humiliation... good thing I'm so handsome."

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  39. Duke is probably saying "Ya'll think I don't like all this fuss, but really I do because I like to be in the limelight" Loving your Duke he is gorgeous and Thanks for a great fun giveaway

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  40. I'm a new follower; thanks for chance (marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  41. I'm a dog lover; such a beautiful dog! He's probably saying "The things I do for these people...."
    (marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  42. I am a new follower. My yorkie "Gobble" says to tell Duke Hi!


    wigglypup2@yahoo(dot)com

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  43. Love the picture of Duke! He's thinking about 'bacon....bacon....bacon'

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  44. i have been following for a few month

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  45. I am a happy regular follower of your blog!

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  46. Hi, I am a follower. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win. Happy green to you.

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  47. Duke is thinking please get on with it I want to eat my food sitting just out of frame.

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  48. I am a new follower thanks for the chance to win. Going to enjoy seeing what you and duke are up too.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
    http:// my1pictureaday.blogspot.com/

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  49. Duke is definitely saying "I am so out of here." Judy C

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  50. I am a new follower - please make sure the socks are bright and colorful - only way to go. LoL. JudyC says thanks

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  51. I am a new follower by e-mail. Thanks for the chance to win and I would love the socks. They would fit right in with all my other ones. My DH asks once if I owned any that were just plain colored. Nope.

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  52. awww. Duke looks "thrilled" can't believe you put that sign on there. I'll remember that for next time with my PEANUT.... I'd love to win anything :-)

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  53. I am a new follower. :) Thanks for a chance at this bunch of goodies!

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  54. Duke has the same look my Sheena gets when I try and have her pose with props.

    "Why.. why Mom? Why?? I am big mean protecty dog, why you do this to me Mom?!"

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  55. Brand new follower, but any one with a talkin dog is worth following.

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  56. I am a new follower. Thanks for a chance to win your lovely giveaway.

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  57. I have a dog who looks a lot like Duke. His name is Zeke. I've never dressed him up like this but sometimes in winter I put a sweater on him when we go out for a walk if its cold. I have seen that exact expression on his face! I believe Duke is saying, "Oh the things I put up with to live in this family."

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  58. I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes! (ccarter13@windstream.net)

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  59. In the first picture, I think Duke is saying-- -
    "You've got to be kidding"!! In the next one----"Ummm- Wonder if I can sneak out of here?"
    ccarter13@windstream.net

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  60. I am a new follower (and fellow sock lover lol)

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  61. Duke: "There is not enough green beer to make me forget this..."

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  62. Duke is thinking that some days it is just not worth it to argue with you .

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  63. I'm a new follower! Thanks for the chance to win. (My BBD would never let me dress him up--we tried antlers one Christmas--he ate them.)

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  64. lol.. his eyes in that picture are absolutely priceless. I mean you can see him thinking "Seriously??" as plain as day! Great dog!!!

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  65. Duke is thinking he will smother you with corned beef while you sleep.

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  66. I'm a new follower...thanks for a chance :o)
    ~Terry~

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  67. Fun giveaway! Duke looks terrific! DH and I are always "putting words" into the mouths of our cats! LOL I think Duke is saying," Just wait until I dress YOU up!" LOL

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  68. Duke is saying "....you owe me big time for this one Mom!!!!" ;o)

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  69. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance.

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  70. Duke is saying, "Lose the hat. It's not me"

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  71. I am a new follower and I would love to win your fun giveaway. I really love ric rac.

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  72. I think Duke is saying "Are We Done Yet?"

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  73. I am an old follower--- well, middle-aged, anyway.. ;-) Thank you for the chance to win your RETRO giveaway!! Cool! :-)

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  74. Duke, you're adorable! :-) I think you're saying, "I surely hope that they "guys" don't see me in this get-up! And, I expect some extra special treats tonight!" ;-)

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  75. Awesome! I love retro and socks. I have a pair for just about every holiday. I'm slightly obsessed with socks. But anyways... I'm a follower.

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  76. Duke is absolutely adorable. I believe he's thinking, "Hey! Is that a leprechaun!?!

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  77. I think he's saying... oh no, not that time of the year again...

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  78. A new follower .. those socks are just great! ok the rest is pretty darn good too.

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  79. well he's clearly looking a bit squizzical and trying to guess how many treats he could demand in return for playing model.

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  80. I am a new follower. I love ricrac and love the colours of the fabric too.

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  81. I think Duke is saying "I thought that being a dog was dignified, how could they do this to me and without even giving me a bone. I wonder what I can get away with this week, I seem to remember that there was a new pair of shoes in the cupboard...mmmmm, new leather. Oh wait the photo shoot is finished must look relieved and go find those shoes."

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  82. I am your newest follower...thanks for being sooooooo....generous.

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  83. I'm pretty sure Duke is thinking...
    "Man, the things I do for the people I love".
    Thanks for the smiles.

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  84. I'm a new follower. And that is one cute dog. I miss having one to dress up.

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  85. I am a new follower. Great giveaway.

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  86. I think Duke is wondering if he is the giveaway! He looks like he is a good sport for dressing up. Our dog would just lie down on the floor when we put anything on him.

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  87. I'm already a follower! Thanks for a chance to win this retro giveaway! And the socks are cool too! :)

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  88. Am I holding still enough for this hat to stay on?? Very cute! :)

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  89. Duke looks so good in green. Very cute idea. Your giveway goodies are awesome and will be enjoyed by any quilter lucky to win. This was given a lot of thought and is something that we can all use but never really think about it. I am busy trying to win by entering all of the giveaways on the Blog Hop Party. I am from Sonora, Ca and woke up to snow.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  90. I signed up to become a new follower. I just really want to see what Duke is going to be wearing next. Maybe yellow or pink for Easter?

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  91. I'm a new follower, #118....vintage sheet fabric...great giveaway!!

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  92. Duke is saying...'please I'm so shy, I really don't want to get my picture taken'. I'm enjoying the blog hop, thanks for participating and the opportunity to win your 'retro giveaway'...luv it especially the dot vintage sheet...SWEET....hugs from Michigan...(o:

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  93. I am new follower. thank you for this chance

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  94. Duke is tired, but he is looking forward to announce the winner. hugs

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  95. I'm a new follower by email. Thank you for having the giveaway :-)

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  96. I think Duke is saying "How many times do I need to tell you, I do not want to be given away?" Great photo by the way :-)

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  97. I am a new follower! Thank you!

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  98. Duke is saying "first she dresses me up & then she publishes it!"

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  99. I'm a new follower. Thanks for joining in the blog Hop Party giveaway.

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  100. Duke is saying "Must you, Really!"

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  101. Duke is thinking. OH Boy next I'll have to dance the Irish Gig. Lol Thank you for the chance to win such a generous giveaway.

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  102. I'm a old follower, thank you for the lovely giveaway. I'm amazed by the Ric-rac!

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  103. I'm a new follower and I LOVE rik rak!

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  104. Lovely dog. New follower here from Australia. Cheers, Karen

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  105. I follow your blog. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  106. Duke is really cute and he seems so well behaved! I don't think I would be able to get my dogs stay still and let me take a picture of them all "dressed up" with scarves; but Luke seems very proud of his green scarf and he's right; it looks really well on him :)
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  107. In the first picture,I think Luke is saying to himself, "she better be giving away something besides MM!" in the second picture he is checking to make sure and to see the quickest place to hide if he is the prize!

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  108. I am an existing follower and would love the grab bag..

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  109. Duke looks resigned to his fate and maybe wondering what her will get out of all this??

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  110. First Photo: "Mom! You promised ME a NEW BED with that Yellow Rick-Rack!"

    2nd photo: "okay, I'm NOT Happy about this, so I'll hide! (If I don't look at her, she can't see me!)"


    love your blog! I'm following you now.

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  111. What a fun giveaway! I've been wanting some giant ric rac! Thanks for the giveaway - I'm a new follower!

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  112. I think he's saying, "Dude, you're going to put a silly hat on me aren't you? Sigh!" ;)

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  113. New follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  114. Comment on Pic: "Now you've really done it. Taken my picture and published the silly thing on the web." Thanks for the giveaway.

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  115. I'm a brand new follower & am looking forward so spending time on the blog (and with Duke!). Thanks for the chance to win!

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  116. I think Duke is saying "Is this my best side?". He's adorable!

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  117. new follower and there are so many of you people. I am so excited. Thanks for the giveaway.
    aurea.gillis@gmail.com

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  118. If I stay very still I can balance this tiny hat for while longer.

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  119. "Can I leave yet???" Duke is a very patient dog! :) Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway! :)

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  120. It's amazing :) I'm a new follower!

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  121. Yes, I LOVE that yellow ric rac and all the other stuff too...I am an NEW follower!

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  122. Hi from your newest of new followers :)

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  123. And as for Duke, well, he looks like he wishes you WOULD give him away rather than making him wear his Irish charm ;)

    Don't you just love Labs--they are truly the pick of the breeds--

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  124. I think that Duke is saying "thank god dogs cant use the net - otherwise me street cred would be ruined."

    Cleo
    South Africa

    cleo (AT) techgear.co.za

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  125. I think Duke is saying... Stop looking at me... because he is embarressed to be dressed like that. LOL!

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  126. Duke is thinking, "She owes me -- big time!" Duke is a beautiful dog. I love his soulful eyes.

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  127. I am a new follower AND
    I love your dog!!!!! So beautiful & patient & a sweetheart & he must love you lots to sit there & let you photograph him.

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  128. Duke is thinking:
    I do love my scarf BUT the second this is over, that thing on the top of my head is gonna get chewew!

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  129. New follower but when I saw Duke, I became an instant impressed follower. Fellow do lover thank you for this great giveaway and especially liked the way you pictured it on your site.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  130. Hi - I'm a new follower. Thanks for letting us visit.

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  131. Duke says: "Okay, is this good? Er....or would they rather see my profile? I mean, I am an elegant looking gent, right? Maybe a black tophat and some white cuffs. The girl canines will be lining up to see me, I'm sure. Maybe even some quilting canine girl friends. Oh that would be cool. I can hardly wait."

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  132. Duke is saying in 1st caption:
    "You are soooooooo not dyeing me green, this is bad enough!!!! Don't EVEN thnk about!!! Think of my Reputation Ma!!!"

    And in the 2nd caption....
    "Man I know this is sooooooo going on her blog!!! Hope the Guys don't find out about this. I'll never hear the end of it. SHEEEEESHHHH!"

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  133. oh.... my email is quercus0828 at yahoo dot com. Sorry about that. Thanks for the chance to win. HAGD!!! Tricia

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  134. I'm enjoying yours and Duke's blog and have become a new follower. Thanks for the GREAT Retros....they would make a wonderful quilt for my daughter who went back to get her High School Diploma. HAGD!!
    Tricia
    quercus0828 at yshoo dot com

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  135. I'm a new follower and would love to win that sunny yellow rick-rack!

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  136. I think Duke is saying "Now where are the green dog biscuits you promised me?"

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  137. I'm already a follower. Great giveaway items. Love the retro theme.

    Thanks for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  138. I think Duke is saying " Really? You want what? This giveaway better be good and there better be something good for me in it" Good job Duke!

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  139. new follower. The woofis is saying Are we finished yet??

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