Friday, January 16, 2015

2015 Blog Hop #1 | 3 Boys & A Ball of Yarn

Blog Hop #1 = free patterns, complete prize packs, bundles of specialty yarn and more!

10 crochet designers have teamed up to bring you the first "blog hop" of 2015!



What's a blog hop?


It is simply visiting a list of blogs. Think of it as a treasure hunt among blogs...a scavenger hunt filled with prizes...every blog on the list is giving away prizes, but you have to visit (or "hop" to) each blog to enter.

Here's how it works..

First, enter to win 3B&BY prizes using the Rafflecopter form below.

Up for grabs is a pattern prize pack for our Simply Slippers, (including enough yarn to make *2* pairs of slippers, a hook, scissors, yarn needles and, of course, the pattern.)

...but that's not all! We are also giving away an entire box jam-packed with yummy specialty yarns - 10 skeins in all with brands like Yarn Bee Chrysalis, Aurora, Italia, Dilly Dally, Lambie Pie and Red Heart!!


Next, "hop" on over to the next blog on the list (in this case it is my dear friend Heidi over at Snappy Tots) and enter to win the prizes she is giving away.

Then, continue on to each of the other blogs in the blog hop. Here's a list of the participating shops...



a Rafflecopter giveaway


We have worked hard to coordinate this event for you. I can't wait to hear what you think. Good luck and have fun!

Love and best stitches,

Melanie

189 comments:

  1. Hey! I absolutely love your designs! Doing a big blog hop like this is way generous of you! So, thank you. Thank you for all that you do for us. Have a great time with the giveaway!

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    1. Good morning Vannessa! Thank you for leaving us the first comment and starting our day off on such a positive note! Have fun on the blog hop an good luck!

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  2. Thanks for the chance to win!! I love your designs, too.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Michelle! Have fun on the blog hop and good luck! Hope you win something fun!

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  3. Thanks for all your work! I love getting updates from your blog

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    1. Thank you Kate for always being so lovely an encouraging! <3

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  4. Such a great thing happening here! Keep at it! <3

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  5. Love all your stuff!! I think my favorite is the scarecrow set! I love blog hops! And thank you for the chance to win this fabulous prize!

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    1. Jessie! Thank you for stopping by! This is the first blog hop we have participated in and, you are right, this is FUN! Good luck!! Hope you win something awesome!

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  6. Love your designs and this is so much fun! Thank you so much!

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  7. Thank you so much! This is an awesome Blog Hop Giveaway - not only are there patterns but yarn too! :)

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    1. Yes! Anna, we wanted a variety of prizes along the hop. Patterns, prize packages, yarn, and more! Lots of fun stuff happening here!! Good luck!

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  8. You know I <3 ya. Thanks so much for teaming up with all these amazing designers. Have a Fabulous weekend.

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    1. Dito Pamela! We love you too! I believe you win the prize for most supportive and active fan! Good luck! Hope you win something amazing!

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  9. Thank you for such great patterns!

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  10. I'm very excited to be following your blog now! Thank you for all your work you put into the giveaway! Your designs are amazing!

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    1. Welcome Brittany and thank you! We are working hard to make 2015 an incredible year!

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  11. A blog hop with prizes is a wonderful idea!

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    1. Yes! BJM! Isn't it a fun idea! A blog scavenger hunt filled with prizes each stop of the way! Good luck!!

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    1. Oh fun Donna! There are some fantastic prizes at each hop along the way! Good luck!

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    1. Yes Crescendogal! Good luck to you! Hope you win something awesome!

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  14. I just love your designs! Your silly milli pattern wad the very first pattern I bought on ravelry! I stumbled upon your Facebook page one day and followed you since then!

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    1. Oh Nondas! Thank you for sharing that memory! That really touches my heart! Wow! You just made my day! Good luck! Hope you have fun and win something amazing!!!

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    1. Thanks Dana! I'm glad you think so....I do too! Good luck!

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  16. I don't know if my first post worked or not :(... thanks for doing this! It's so much fun!

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    1. I see you Denise! Thank you for playing along! Good luck!!!

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  17. Good Luck to everyone and Thank you for the Blog Hop. May everyone's 2015 be a great one.

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    1. Thank you Barbara! Hope your 2015 is incredible too!

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  18. My first Blog Hop!! Thank you for all the hard work you do and sharing what you do with us!! :)

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    1. Ooooh! First blog hop! Have fun Joy! Hope you win something fabulous!

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  19. Thank you for the opportunity to explore new blogs and win prizes too!

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  20. Thank you for the chance to win! Good luck to everyone! :)

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  21. What a wonderful give away! Definitely lists the spirits during the doldrums of January!

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    1. What a good point bloggermomma! January can definitely be cold & dreary!

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  22. My first blog hop too. Soooo excited. Thank you for showing us so many beautiful blogs with so many lovely crochet friends. :)

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    1. Thank you for visiting our site and joining in the fun!

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  23. You do a great job! You are positive, uplifting and encourage all of us with your crochet, kids, and God! Thank you!

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    1. Mrs. Mama Mae - I'm not sure you could have given me a greater compliment! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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  24. This is an awesome thing you guys have put together!! Keep up with the great pattern too =) Love seeing new designs and things to inspire others too!

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    1. Thank you Kaila - What a beautiful spelling of your name!

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  25. Thank you so much! This is awesome! :D

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    1. You are welcome Lynette! Thank you for joining the fun!

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  26. Okay I posted but I don't know if my first post went through. Thank you once again.

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  27. What a wonderful way to start a New Year!!

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  28. Love your designs! Thank you for the giveaway!!!

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words Anita! Good luck!!

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  29. your positive attitude is so encouraging!!

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    1. Awe! Thank you Jenn!! Hope you are feeling better!

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  30. This is my first blog hop and this is fun!

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    1. This is my first time hosting a blog hop and, yes, we are having fun! Good luck Maureen!

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  31. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win these awesome prizes. This is my first blog hop also.

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    1. You are welcome Pat! Thank you for hoping along with us! Good luck!

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  32. I enjoy receiving your newsletters and following you on facebook. Thank you for sharing your talents.

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    1. Sweet Rita! Thank you so much! I enjoy you too! Good luck! Hope you win something awesome!

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  33. Thank you so much for being a part of this blog hop, good luck to everyone!

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    1. Thanks for playing along Sparrowraya! Good luck to you!!

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  34. Blog hops are fun! Thank you so much for doing this. You have teamed up with a lot of great people.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Darlene! You are right...I am humbled to be among some great designers here! Good luck!

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  35. Thank you so much. I love how collaborative blog hops are. It shows the truly beautiful side of crafting, people working together.

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    1. You are so right 2in Adventures! We do have a beautiful crafting community...and I love that you see it in events like this! Good luck! Hope you win something awesome!

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  36. What a fun idea! I love your work, Melanie! Thanks so much for doing this!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Lisa! That means the world to me Lisa! Good Luck!

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  37. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely prize!

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  38. Thank you for offering to share with us. Your generosity keeps inspiring others!

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    1. You are welcome Richelle and thank you for your kind words. If we keep encouraging each other, the creativity will always flow! So grateful for you! Good luck!

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    1. Yes! So glad you think they are fun! We do too! Good luck!

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  40. Thank you for the opportunity! This is an amazing giveaway.

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  41. Thank you for the giveaway! What a great way to meet new designers/crafters!

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    1. Yes! It sure is Megan. And, I am humbled to be among some of the greats in this blog hop! Good luck to you!

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  42. This looks like a fun blog hop and it's my first time visiting your blog. Great designs and great blog. I will be back :) Thank you for the opportunity.

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    1. Welcome Amira! I am so glad you stopped by! Good luck! Hope you win something amazing!

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    1. You are welcome Ms. Jenny! Good luck to you!

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    1. Why thank you Ms. Roxann! We are working hard to make it a fun, resourceful and inspiring place to be!

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  45. I've never seen your blog before. I am new to crochet, but you have such fun patterns! Thank you for your generosity and I look forward to getting your newsletter! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Welcome Amanda! And, than you so much for your kind words! Best of luck to you!

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  46. What fun! I just adore your spike stitch beanie. Thank you for offering the chance to win :)

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    1. Oh Lara! That means so very much to me! Do you know that was the very first pattern I ever wrote!! Good luck on the blog hop! Hope you win something awesome!

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  47. Love the blog hop idea! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thank you Lori! It is a fun idea, isn't it! Great way to meet some amazing designers and win free stuff along the way! Good luck!

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  48. Thank you for all of your hard work and for the opportunity to meet other crocheters

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    1. You are welcome Linda! Good luck to you!!

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  49. Thank you for this opportunity!! I love your designs!

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    1. You are welcome! And, thank you for your kind words. They truly touch me and I am grateful from the bottom of my heart! Good luck!

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  50. I love your designs. I also have 3 boys. Mine are now grown, ages 34, 24 and 24. Yes, twins!

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    1. Oh my Deana! I bet I could learn a lot from you! Right now, I am still trying to figure out how to teach the boys to get along with one another, put the other first and be kind. I never imagined that I would be such a referee! I don't like confrontation or breaking up fights...yet, it's what I find myself doing most! Ahhh...such is the life of a boy mom!

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  51. Thank you for the opportunity to win some awesome prizes!

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  52. How awesome is this! Thank you for the opportunity! :)

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    1. I am so glad you think so Alexandrea! Good luck! Hope you win something amazing!

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  53. Thank you for sharing you time, ideas, and love of crochet. This blog hop is a wonderful thing.

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    1. I am SO happy to hear you are having fun Crocheting Mama! Good luck!

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  54. Thanks for doing this blog hop giveaway..great way to meet new designers!

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    1. Isn't it fun Becky! I am humbled to be among some great designers here! Hope you have fun and win something fabulous!

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  55. First time to "hop"! Thanks to all for setting up!

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    1. You are welcome My first time hosting a hop! Great fun and so nice meeting you!

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  56. I have never won anything and this would make a great late birthday present bc today is my Bday!!

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    1. Audrey Kemp! Never say never! With 10 designers offering multiple prizes you just never know! I hope you win something fabulous!

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  57. You are all such and inspiration to me. Keep up the good work and thank you for the wonderful things you do.

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    1. Oh my goodness! Smiley! Thank you so much for your kind words. You have touched my heart! You have no idea how much that means to me!!

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  58. Thank You for the chance to win! I'm loving all the sites on the Blog Hop!

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    1. jessica, you are welcome! I am delighted to hear you are enjoying the other designers. I am humble to be among some of the greats! Best of luck to you!

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  59. Such a neat idea! I like checking out all the new to me blogs!

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    1. Isn't it a neat idea! I am so glad you are having fun meeting new people! I love the community we are building!! Thank you for joining in our fun!

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  60. So happy to have found your blog via Moogly. Cant wait to see how you cope with 3 Boys and Craft. Fantastic giveaway. I haven't heard of any of the Yarn as always using Cheap DK here :)

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    1. Moogly! Oh, don't we all love Moogly! So grateful to Tamara for her support. And, Wendy, I am cracking up at your choice of words...COPE is right! Survival is another word that comes to mind. They are a mess! We are a mess! Thank you so much for stopping by! You have brought a smile to my face!

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  61. Blog hops and prizes? Yippee! Such a treat! Thank you so much!

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    1. Isn't it fun! I am delighted you think so too! Best of luck! Hope you win something fabulous!

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  62. Love these blog hops, thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thank you Leslie! I appreciate your kind words and you stopping by!

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  64. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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    1. You are welcome! Thank you for joining in our fun!

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  66. Thanks for bringing asmile top my face on this cloudy day!

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  67. Thank you ...for the patterns and the wonderful giveaway.

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    1. You are welcome! Thank you for playing along and good luck!

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  69. This is my first blogging and blog hop. I am enjoying the beautiful designs and blogs.

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    1. Me too Virginia! I am so happy you are having fun! I am too! Thank you for joining in the fun! Good luck!

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  70. You guys are awesome! Thanks for all the work you do on your blog.

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    1. Awe! Thanks Michelle! I am so grateful for your appreciation! Thanks for joining the fun!

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  71. What a fun way to introduce us to new wonderful people and their blogs! Love it!

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    1. I am delighted you think so Alice! It has really gone over well and I am extremely grateful! Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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    1. OMgosh...I love your name! With 3 boy, you have NO IDEA how often we say, "Accidents happen!"

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  73. I have three boys too...and three girls!

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    1. Oh Kathleen! There is a special place in heaven for you! Wow! I bet I could learn a lot from you! Thank you for taking the time to stop by (although I'm not sure how you found the time) and good luck!

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  74. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this nice give away. Angel hugs and happy hooking

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    1. You are most welcome! Thank you for stopping by and joining in our fun!!

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  75. This is my first blog hop!!! Feel like a kid in a candy store! !!!

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    1. I think you win the prize for best description! I love that - a kid in the candy store! Yes! Thank you for stopping by and bringing a smile to my face!

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  76. What a great giveaway, love the bloghop too!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! Best of luck to you!

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  77. Thank you! This is my first blog hop. It has been my goal to learn a new stitch and how to crochet wrist warmers. So The All Shells wrist warmers are a perfect fit ;)

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    1. Oh how fun! Yes...wrist warmers are the best!

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  78. I just love hoppin the blogs on a dreary, cold winter weekend. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks Sandy B! Hope today is brighter than yday! Good luck and thank you for stopping by!

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  79. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  80. Thank you for this opportunity!

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  81. Hopping through winter and wishing for spring and bunnies! Thanks for the fun hopping!

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    1. Cute way to look at it! Glad you are having fun! Best of luck!

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  82. Thanks for the informative blogs! Good luck to one and all!

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    1. You are welcome Sheila! Hope you win something fabulous!

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    1. You are welcome Cathleen! Good luck and thank you for joining in the fun!

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  84. I love blog hops - always come across something great that I haven't seen before. Thank you :)

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    1. We are having fun too! So glad you could stop by and join in!!

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  85. So excited to be finding all these wonderful blogs to follow! Such a great group of talented designers! Looking forward to what all y'all have planned for 2015!:)

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    1. Thank you Emily! We are excited too! So glad you are having fun! Best of luck!

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    1. Yes it certainly is Kimberly! Thank you for joining along our fun! Best of luck!

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  87. thank you so much for doing this! i am new to crocheting with no income, so i really could use any and all fabrics to crochet with! and if, by some chance, anyone has any yarn they would like to get rid of, i'm you girl!! :) thanks so much. God bless! :)

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  89. I love all you all's work! I have never done a blog crawl before it was fun hahaha. I am looking forward to all that you all create in 2015.

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  90. Thank you for the chance to win this slipper pattern kit! Love this blog hop! Fun!

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