Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Celebrate Summer and a Giveaway

I'm a guest blogger today at Sew We Quilt @ Stash Manicure.  For those that are visiting from that blog post, Welcome to A Stitch in Time.  I hope you'll choose to become a follower and join me on my quilting journey.  Check my sidebar for links to my 2011 finishes.  Scroll down to see the quilt I just made that will travel with my son as he goes off to college next month.


On my guest post, I shared a great idea for your summer visit to a theme park. Instead of buying an autograph book, collect those character autographs on fabric!  My daughter and I collected two dozen autographs during our last trip to Disney World.

I even collected an autograph from this guy.


And used that autograph to create a small quilt to hold my growing pin collection from my favorite movie Toy Story.



I found a coloring page picture of the Pizza Planet alien and turned it into an applique.  (For those fellow Toy Story fans, doesn't the cloud fabric I chose remind your of the wallpaper in Andy's room?)


To celebrate summer and my guest blog post, I am having a small giveaway of a charm pack of Hullabaloo.  Very cute fabric!  There are two chances to enter:
  1. Leave me a comment on this post and tell me your favorite toy from the Toy Story movie. 
  2. Become a follower of my blog and tell me that you did so or are one..
Contest open through Sunday, July 24th 8pm EST.  Winner will be chosen by random number generator. 


Happy Stitching!

164 comments:

  1. Wow! Fantastic idea. We took scrapbook paper instead of an autograph book. This made scrapbooking our memories SO much fun!

    My favorite Toy Story character is Mrs. Potato Head. "Don't make me get out my Angry Eyes!" ;0)

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  2. I already follow this blog, and have been for a while. My name in google is VeryVerdant.

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  3. I'm a new follower! I'm also new to quilting. I'm enjoying finding different bloggers & seeing their work. What a neat idea of getting the signatures on fabric at Disney! I think that's a GREAT way to remember the trip! My favorite toy from Toy Story is Mr Potato Head.

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  4. I'm a new follower!! I'm also new to quiliting. I'm enjoying meeting so many people via blogs. I really enjoyed your post at Sew We Quilt @Stash Manicure and your idea of getting signatures on charms. What a neat idea to remember your trip. My favorite toy from Toy Story is Mr. Potato Head.

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  5. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!
    I like Woody!

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  6. Ahhh Toy story...I will be certainly booed here...never seen it? I don't want many cartoons anymore now that my kids are all grown...
    but I am a follower and have been for quite awhile...you sew inspire me... and thank you Patti for being a most delightful summery guest

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  7. Awe, what a great idea to create a lasting memory!

    I think that I really like Slinky, he's just cute. =) The most annoyingly funny are the Aliens, "You have saved our lives, we are eternally grateful!" I've enjoyed how they tied them in to the next show. =)

    Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  8. I do already follow your blog. Thanks again!

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  9. I guess my favorite toy is "Etch", the Etch-a-Sketch because I love that toy, if I see one at a flea market, yard sale, wherever, I have to try it out. Thanks for your giveaway!

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  10. I thought I was already a follower of yours, but I see that I was not until a few minutes ago. I enjoyed revisiting my trips to NC through your quilts. Thanks for sharing on Stash Manicure and thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  11. Oh my gosh! Another grown up whose favorite movie is Toy Story. Actually it's a tie with Shrek. I love love love Buzz Lightyear. Great post on Stash.

    Ursula

    uschbear at gmail dot com

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  12. Just became a follower

    Ursula

    uschbear at gmail dot com

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  13. I am already a follower of your blog.

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  14. My favorite toy from the Toy Story Movie is Andy.

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  15. What a good idea! I suppose my favourite would be woody though Buzz always makes me laugh. Linda

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  16. My favorite toy from Toy Story is the slinky dog :) Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

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  17. I am a regular follower of your blog :)

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  18. Okay, I'm a follower - though your blog is on my favorites bar and has been for awhile - but now it's official. Besides Buzz, I really enjoy that silly Mr. Potato Head! Thanks for the chance to win the charm pack of Hullabaloo - love it!

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  19. I'm a sucker for Andy (and Tom Hanks). Thanks for the chance!

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  20. I love Woody! Gosh I havn't watched that in a long time.. :) so cute.

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  21. I am all for Woody - Great post over at Stash.
    Judy C in NC wishes you a beautiful creative day.

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  22. A devoted follower - and this is a wonderful giveaway - thanks for the opportunity.

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  23. I looove Toy Story...the last one made me cry at the end! My favorite is Woody!

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  24. I just subscribed! Also, I am a wannabe quilter! I just started sewing and am doind some research and reading up before I start my first quilt. I would love to be entered in the wannabe quilter contest! Thanks!

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  25. Woody!! Yay!!
    Thanks for the chance....

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  26. I am follower to your blog :)

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  27. favorite toy? easy! the aliens...."the claw is our master!" love it!

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  28. My favorite character from Toy Story is probably Woody. Thanks!

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  29. Thanks for the great giveaway! I think my favorite was Mr. Potato Head. He was just so funny! :0)

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  30. I've just become a follower of your blog too! :0)

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  31. Thanks for the great giveaway! My 6 year old Gracie is in love with Jessie from Toy Story!

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  32. I am a follower of yours via Google Friend Connect, and I love checking out your posts!

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  33. I am a follower.
    My favorite character from Toy Story is Mr. Potato Head. He is a toy that I remember playing with at my Grandmother's house as a child.
    I read your post at Stash Manicure and I am excited to collect signatures at the next family reunion (in 2 weeks) to make a family tree quilt. I will have to collect 2 of each so that I can make one for our family and one to auction off at the reunion next time.
    Thank you for the idea!!! :-)

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  34. Just became a new follower -- love your blog!!

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  35. My favorite character is Buzz Lightyear!! Love your quilts!! What a great idea for collecting signatures!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  36. I'm a follower - thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. Just saw your guest blog on Manicure Stash and have become a follower. What a great idea and such a special memory. I have to go with Sonja and say Mrs. Potato Head. I've even used the "Angry Eyes" line at VBS. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  38. Love Buzz Lightyear! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. I love the little aliens on Toy Story. Too cute.

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  40. I am a follower of your blog. Love the Sunkissed quilt, one of my favorite lines.

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  41. My favorite toy from Toy Story is Buzz Lightyear. He's so dang cool!

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  42. I've always wanted to be a cowgirl, so Jessie is my favorite. Funny thing - we were just talking about Toy Story at work today. I work at a University in the Admissions Office, and a girl who went on a tour with us this week tweeted that her tour guide looked just like Ken from Toy Story 3! I went down to the lobby to take another look at our tour guide, and she's right!

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  43. http://selinaquilts.blogspot.com/2011/06/frogs-are-done.html
    I love your Disney signature concept. Please stop by my blog at the address above and see what I have done that is Disney inspired.
    I got here from Stash Manicure. Good job.

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  44. I think I like Buzz Lightyear the best. He has a great sense of humor! I enjoyed your guest post over at stash manicure this morning! Now I am going to take a closer look at your blog!
    prjule at gmail dot com

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  45. Read your blog regularly but just became an official follower. Childless but having seen Toy Story with students before, I'd probably say I like the slinky toy the best. Especially since I have bought numerous ones as gifts.

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  46. My favorite are the Potato Heads. :) So cute!

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  47. Picking a favorite toy from "Toy Story" is really difficult. If I have to choose, I'll have to say Mrs. Potato Head. She is a hoot! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  48. I am a new follower. Thanks again.

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  49. I'm not sure I have a favourite, but probably that slinky dog!

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  50. HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  51. I LOVE 'MRS POTATO HEAD'!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  52. Buzz Lightyear- a simple man but determined and brave

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  53. My fav character in TStory is Woody! thanks!

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  54. i am a new follower ! thanks for the post at SM

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  55. I'm an old follower. Thank you

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  56. Hi, I like Woody.
    Thanks for the giveaway and I loved the quilts you guest posted.

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  57. I am a fan of the Aliens. I always loved that crane game when I was younger!

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  58. My favorite toy from Toy Story is probably Mrs. Potato Head. She reminds me of Edith Bunker in the old All in the Family (?) series.

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  59. I'm a new follower, by the way!

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  60. That is so awesome that you have Buzz's autograph! My fav character is Mr Potato Head! A talking carbohydrate - is too cool!

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  61. My favorite character from Toy Story is the cowboy!

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  62. I am a regular follower of your blog!

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  63. My fav toy would have to be Bo Peep :) thanks for sharing.
    -annabelle

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  64. how cute! great feature - congrats! I love Mrs Potato Head.

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  65. I am a follower via Google Reader, which is how I saw this post!

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  66. For me it would have to be the aliens... "the claw, the claw!"

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  67. And I am a new follower :) Love the lighthouse quilt!

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  68. My favorites are Mr & Mrs Potato Head!

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  69. It's been awhile since I saw the movie, but I remember buying a Woody doll for one of the grands. Love the idea for the signatures. My grands have several lanyards full of pins. I even made some pouches for their wrists to carry their trading pins in.

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  70. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  71. I think it's lovely of you to have a giveaway to celebrate summer. My fave character is Buzz.

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  72. I'm a follower of your blog.

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  73. That's a really unique and sweet idea. Man, now I need some fabric autographs!
    My favorite character from the Toy Story movies is Wheezy. I just love penguins and the creators really gave him personality- and a super cool one at that.

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  74. My favorite character is Rex!

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  75. I follow on GFC - thanks for the giveaway!

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  76. my favorite is the t rex- he is so funny and just bumbles around, just like you imagine a t rex would!

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  77. I like the slinky dog, and the aliens. My favorite is Mr Potato Head, though. Fun!

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  78. What a sweet giveaway! My favorite Toy Story character is Jesse. She's so fun!

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  79. what a fun giveaway.My fav is Mr Patato

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  80. Already a follower.Thanks for the giveaway.

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  81. I found Mr Potato very funny...

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  82. I follow your blog, thanks for the chance!

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  83. Oh, and Woody. Definitely Woody. :)

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  84. I'm partial to Mr. Potato Head. :)

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  85. My favorite is Buzz. He is so funny!

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  86. I'm a new follower! Looking forward to following your creativeness!

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  87. Mr. Potato Head hands down is the coolest!

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  88. Thanks for the giveaway! I love them all, but I really like Mrs. Potato Head the best! We watch a lot of Toy Story. My almost 3 yr old calls Buzz, "Buzz Lightlart."

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  89. What a very fun giveaway! My favorite toy was Woody :-)

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  90. I like Jessie the best. She is so spunky and doesn't care to share her opinions.

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  91. Mr. Potato Head is by far my favorite.

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  92. my favorite character is woody. Love the toy story movies!

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  93. I like the slinky dog, although it's been so long since I've seen the movie that I can't remember his name.

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  94. I am a new follower. Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  95. My favorite is Mr. Potato Head - brings back fun childhood memories :)

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  96. I love Buzz Lightyear! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  97. I am a new follower - jumped over here from Stash Manicure! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  98. I love Hullabaloo & I love Woody from Toy Story - he is such a big little man! Thanks for the chance.

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  99. I am a follower of your blog.Thanks for the chance to win some Hullabaloo - such fun fabric!

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  100. My favorite character is Mr. Potato Head, and I subscribed to your blog. (I couldn't find the "follow" button, but I used my email to subscribe to your updates.

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  101. My favorite is Woody - thanks for the giveaway!

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  102. I adore the attitude of Mrs. Potato Head! Thanks for the chance to win some great fun fabric. VermontPines@aol.com

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  103. I love the fabrics and my favorite toy is Mr. Potato Head, he's so funny!

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  104. I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance.

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  105. I like Buzz the best. My grandson impersonates him and makes me laugh.

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  106. My favorite character is Buzz!!

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  107. I'm follower #298....that's the same number followers I have....I was hoping for 300 for my giveaway last week but fell short....thanks for the chance....(o:

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  108. My favorite character in Toy Story is Jessie. The theme for my 3 year old granddaughters dance recital was Toy Story and Rylee was a sweet little Jessie on stage....absolutely priceless show....brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  109. I love your autograph idea...but I've never been to any of those theme parks. Maybe I could just make up the autograph blocks myself... My favourite toy from Toy Story is Woody. He is a cool, but somewhat silly, guy.

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  110. How lovely! And what a great question. Mrs. Potato Head is my favorite. She is so wonderfully sassy!

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  111. I'm already a happy follower. Thanks!

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  112. Mr. Potato Head
    visiting from stashmanicure

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  113. I have always loved the little aliens the best!
    gabengayle@verizon.net

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  114. I just watched Toy Story tonight!! My favorite is Woody. I love when he is so cynical when Andy gets his new toy, Buzz Lightyear.

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  115. I'm a new follower!! #299. Can't wait to see you get to 300!

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  116. I like Woody and I also like your give away..thanks

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  117. I like Mr. Potato Head, but not more than your blog!

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  118. Woody and Buzz. They are such masterful characters. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  119. My favorite character of the 1st Toy Story is Slinky but being a avid Totoro fan he's definitely my favorite toy in the 3rd!

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  120. i love Buzz and thankyou for a chance to win this lovely prize

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  121. I am a new follower and thankyou for a chance to win this wonderful prize

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  122. We're watching Toy Story 2 right now :) A mini quilt to hold your pin collection is a great idea! It would be fun to make something like that for the grandkids.

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  123. I like Woody. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  124. I'm a follower of your wonderful blog! Thanks for sharing this giveaway!

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  125. My favorite is Slinky!
    Thanks for the great giveaway:)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  126. I am following - Thank you!
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  127. Hi I just became a follower! I love what you did with the Buzz Lightyear autograph! That is brilliant!!

    I am a big fan of the movies how do you pick one character? I will pick Mr Potato head. OK I must leave now as "There's a snake in my boot "

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  128. I'm a follower of your blog; your giveaway fabric would be great fun to use in a quilt. Thanks so much.

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  129. It's always hard to choose a favorite of any kind of thing. So Buzz is one favorite and Woody is another. Your autograph idea is very clever. And your giveaway is very nice!

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