Thursday, August 20, 2009

Be A Happy Camper~Giveaway

Update: Harley Dee will be a happy camper!!
Congratulations! Show us what you do with it!!
See you all next Thursday!



I'm not a camper.
I'm not a "happy" camper.
I think camping is doing the same thing I do all day...
...only now I'm in the dirt and bugs are bugging me.
No thank you.
I think it's a lovely idea and sentiment
to become one with nature.
Listening, smelling and enjoying the great outdoors.
I'll watch the movie and smell the candles.
So this fabric is right up my alley.
I can enjoy the great outdoors without ever leaving my home.
I know, you wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts are just shaking your heads.
Well, shake away.
Now if we were talking the beach...
...it would be a whole different story!


Today we're giving away a charm pack from American Jane's newest line,
Happy Camper.
42 -- 5 inch squares from the whole line!

Yardage will be out in September but for now we have Charms, Turnovers, Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes.
Help yourself!

Leave a comment about camping.....and Holiday Inn counts! :)
Random Drawing later tonight!
Some of you are so cute and you leave such lovely comments and then your number is drawn
and I have no way of finding you. :(
Just because you have a blogger ID, doesn't mean I can find your email.
Good Luck!


131 comments:

  1. camping should always involve a real bed, walls and floors. and most importantly, indoor plumbing lol

    yummy fabric!

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  2. I love the idea of camping. And the gear, I looove camping gear. Er, the reality though? I hate bugs, I hate being too hot/ too cold, I like a bed; and even Holiday Inn is roughing it cause it ain't my own bed:)

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  3. Ok it must be camping day... everyone is posting about camping tonight.. Ok so as for my story I know you love humor....

    When I was 10 years old me and my family went camping for 3 months straight. (yes no lie) There was a little farm off the side of the campground, where an older gentleman lived in an A-frame house. (looked like he built it himself). As me and my little brother would wander over there and talk to the man (bruce) about all of his animals.

    Well one day we were walking along the fence when my little brother spotted little brown pellets along the ground, about the size of marbles.

    As my brother asks... Bruce! What are those brown things on the ground. Bruce replies. " Well son, those there are smart pills, they make you super smart"
    Really my brother says, as he takes a bite of one.
    Ewe!! my brother says, this tastes like poop.
    And Bruce replies, "see, your getting smarter already" !!

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  4. I've always loved camping, my hubs and I used to tent it all the time, throw some food in the cooler and fish for the weekend, so much fun. Our best memories are of the rainy trips and sunburns! Now that we have kids though, we do the RV thing, and let me just say, there is something to be said about being able to warm up a bottle at 2am for a hungry baby. :)

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  5. I dad brought me to my first camping trip when I was only three months old. We traveled from Edmonton down to Los Angeles and back up.

    concerningzarina @ gmail. com

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  6. I have only had one camping experience- it was enough. We were attempting to follow Hadrian's Wall near Scotland, rained, rained rained and we bailed by the next day, but saw the most amazing sunrise and that is the strongest memory.

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  7. Always make sure your campground has decent washroom facilities? With no giant spiders. :)

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  8. I love camping...for one night at a time...and then I want to take a shower;) I will camp as long as there is a bathroom with walls.

    What adorable fabric.

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  9. sweet giveaway!!! I love camping, I recently discovered beach camping once I got married to my husband. His family has been going for more than 50 years at the same spot! We have so much fun just soaking in the sun and leaving all cares behind. Thanks so much for the chance :)

    peters.ab0124(at)Gmail.com

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  10. my most memorable camping trip was when my husband and I were quite young (and foolish) we spent some time in Australia and decided to go camping in the Blue Mountains in NSW. It sounds idyllic but in reality it was terrifying, no organised campsites there and it seemed like there was only the two of us. When night fell it was pitch black and the surrounding bush took on the most frightening
    appearance. We never slept all night, we lay listening to the sounds outside the tent, was it a bear, a lion, or was it a murderer !!!!!Even my husband was scared and that scared me even more, as soon as first light came we jumped in the car and hot footed it back to civilisation (wimps I think we would be called).
    That was my first and last experience of camping.
    Karen

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  11. We are true kindred spirits, Des (just finished watching Anne of Green Gables ;) - again). I detest camping. Oh I have done my fair share of it, and might have even enjoyed it at one time but I really have no desire to partake of it anymore. I am not much better at the beach though, sorry. Sand in everything, wind, the SUN!
    The fabric I LOVE thoughl. I think it is so stinkin' cute!

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  12. Hmm. Happy Camper. Not me, that's for sure.Although when I was a kid I loved it. We'd drive over from the UK to France each SUmmer and pitch up a tent - that was great. By high school I'd lost interest though. I once took a hairdrier, and a travel iron to camp when I was a teenager. I was horrified when I got there and there wasn't even a toilet - just a hole in the ground. It makes me shudder just thinking about it!

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  13. I hate camping too! When I was young my parent took us away camping for 6 weeks to Central Australia (Uluru, Broome, no swimming because of the crocs, and too many hours stuck in the 4WD) and ever since then I can't stand it. Even bought my boyfriend a tent to hopefully get over it and we sent it up in the backyard and I still hated it.

    Brianna.Kn@gmail.com

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  14. We love camping, but haven't done so in a long time. We used to have a camper, but had to sell it, hence the not camping for a while. We're not really tent people, I guess (not the hubs and I at least!) That fabric is adorable!!

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  15. I'm not too crazy about camping. At least not the tent & sleeping bag type. I've never been in an RV/camper, but I think that would be better. I love the campfire and s'mores and all that. But I do love my shower every day!!!

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  16. I could certainly be one of those "happy campers" with that fabric :o)

    Our camping holiday was a wash out this year...literally we were blown and washed out of the campsite and our holiday ended after 3 days. :o(

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  17. I have never camping before...this is sad ^^ But I'm not sure if I would love the experience.
    I really like those fabrics! They are adorable!
    Thanks a lot.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  18. I camp in a 40 foot camper with A/C., queen bed, T.V,internet,Shower,everything someone would have in their home.e-mail is mousecat8(@)yahoo(.)com thanks for sharing,Amy

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  19. I love camping but then I go and rember things like cold showers, bugs, unpredictable weather, no AC....bugs...
    I guess its like labor we forget the bad stuff!
    I enjoy the family time!
    treasuresofjoy@gmail.com

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  20. I dearly love camping. I miss camping, I married a non-camper yousee, I haven't been camping in 10 years :( Grew up with one of those little 13ft Bolers, we used to go camping every summer, 2 adults & 2 kids, in a 13ft space with everything except a toilet, I have no idea how my parents didn't kill us! My best memory is of a trip without my family, Camp Educo, where I was part of the first all womens group to reach Tommyhawk Peak in the Stine Mntns. Once my boys are a bit older I'd like to help out with the local Scout groups.

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  21. I think I would rather just pitch a tent in the living room. I just don't get the point; seems like the same work as being at home only dirtier.

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  22. I was a camper from the first summer I was in this world until I was... 17? 18? Until I got tired of going on holidays with my parents, basically. It's different when you're a kid, especially if you live in the city and suddenly you find yourself with trees instead of cars, with sand instead of concrete...

    I know nothing about Holiday Inns. Maybe next year, since I'm planning on going to the US (yay!!)

    Contact:librosfera at gmail dot com

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  23. I am so "with you" on the camping idea. It sounds good, but let me stay in - away from the bugs etc. I do like the indoor plumbing and my stove (if I WANT to cook)

    This fabric is the perfect way to "camp" without the hassles. I love it.

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  24. Here in Ireland the term 'happy camper' means that you are pleased with the outcome or result.
    I often think that I'd like to try camping and then I think about the creepy crawlies and lack of hot water.
    ejh_ie at yahoo dot com

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  25. I do NOT camp. I need a real bed, indoor plumbing, and an electric outlet for my hairdryer. I have been in "hotels" that were worse than camping...one being a trailer hotel while on vacation with family when I was young. You had to hop over the beds...no floor space and when showering the floor flooded. Dad always passed the Holiday Inns and Best Westerns. Always an adventure.

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  26. The only good thing about camping is this fabric. Nuff said.

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  27. I loved camping when my daughter was young. We had a pop-up that we took and always had a great time. My daughter would always bring back kids to our site and we would roast hot dogs and marshmallows. Was a great way for kids to make friends. She always took her bike and roller blades and would have a great time with the other kids! Lots of happy memories! And the fabric - I LOVE American Jane, she's my favorite! Thanks for the chance to enter! :)
    orr20004(at)msn(dot)com

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  28. ugh! Camping! I am a luxury girl...my idea of roughing it is sleeping on the floor at a hotel!
    ...you never know when those dust bunnies will turn on ya!

    Seriously though, when and IF we ever camp I make sure we are properly and expertly tarped--I do not do the half-drowned mouse routine graciously.
    The last time we camped we watched another couple put up their dining tent with pinache and style--they used their coolers to hold up the side posts-- then the rain came down and so did their tent! We watched the scene unfold as they arrived back to their site to their new above ground pool. I heard her mumble something like "we should have stayed at the hotel like I wanted to" as she jumped in her car and drove off leaving hubby wondering where to start! She did come back for him though and I never laughed so hard in my life--but I don't DO camping :)

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  29. camping is for the children and that fact should be remembered when packing, camping and unpacking. Camping/backpacking is much better without toddlers.

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  30. I'm afraid to enter this! I'm afraid that I am going to really love some of these prints and want to buy them! So cute
    Shawan

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  31. I would love to make a quilt from this line for my husband. He is building a tear drop trailer from start to finish! A project that was supposed to take about 8 months. We are now on year 3! Maybe if I tempt him with a quilt to use in it once it's finished he'll get motivated to finish!

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  32. I LOVE this fabric. My favorite camping vacation was when I was about 8 years old and we camped on Plum Island in a big tent right on the beach. We lived there for 10 days of glorious fun. At least it was for us kids; I have no idea how the adults managed!!

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  33. I'm with you Des. Camping to me is staying at the Holiday Inn. Thank you, but we have enough bugs in our own back yard! LOVE this fabric. What a sweet giveaway. And to think, we can camp right in our own sewing room. Yeah!

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  34. My favorite type of camp is Quilt Camp. Thanks for the chance!

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  35. I like camping, but I have not attempted it since the kiddos came along! Changing diapers and chasing toddlers in the woods does not appeal to me!!!

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  36. This "Happy Camper" fabric is so vintage and very cute!I think my great Aunt had a trailer just like the one on the fabric!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    sla322 at gmail dot com

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  37. I spent my childhood camping--REALLY camping! Didn't know campgrounds sometimes had showers and bathrooms until I was in high school--my family is really into back-to-nature stuff. :) I have great memories of "roughin" it! kqueenbea@yahoo.com

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  38. i love camping, so much that i have been living in a camper for the past 4 months!! i sure hope i win this, i have been eyeballing this line bad!!!

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  39. I love camping! When I was in High School I did Minnesota Outward Bound School for 3 weeks of camping and canoeing hundreds of miles...My favorite place to camp is on the beach. Love this new line!

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  40. I love camping and that fabric. I am hoping to go camping in September.

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  41. hiya,
    camping ala 'roughing it' as my son would call it when was in boy scouts is a huge no-no for me. My ideal of 'roughing it' is no room service and genric toliet paper! thats my story and Im sticking to it! (maih) Liz
    erzebatbat@aol.com

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  42. When I was a kid my folks took us tent camping every year. My father's co-workers used to plan their vacations for any-week-but-his due to his knack for choosing the rainiest week of the year! Ask me about Mexican Jumping Bean racing, anagram Scrabble, turning find-a-word puzzles into mazes by looping your own made-up words, how to keep a racoon from entering the tent in the middle of the night.... happy memories!

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  43. Such cute fabric, WOW! :D I don't like camping either! My siblings and I camped in the backyard one night. I didn't even make it through the night! Haha! I think I went back inside at like 11 o'clock.

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  44. My idea of roughing it, is a hotel without a heated pool!! I am so with you Des, I also love the beach. and boy would I be a happy camper with that sweet charm pack. Thanks for the chnace!

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  45. I love to camp. My family did it when I was a little girl and I had the best time so I wanted to share the experiences with my family. My husband had not ever camped so it was fun for him too. We have some great memories.

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  46. My husband and I like to "camp" out on the patio with sleeping bags and lots of pillows. But sadly he is deployed right now, camping trips are just for me and the dog!

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  47. My thought on camping...If the toilet isn't flushable, I'm staying home. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely fabric!


    yumfree@gmail.com

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  48. Okay, I am not so much a fan of camping either. And if I have to do it, there better be a blow up bed for me. I will not sleep on the ground....
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  49. Every year all the neighbor kids "camped out" in the back yard on chaise lounges... We LOVED it...
    One Dad would dig a pit and roast a pig and the police would come and block off the street and we would run helter skelter....

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  50. I LOVE camping! My husband and I spent our honeymoon tent camping around the western half of the U.S. for 6 weeks! It was awesome, and such an amazing memory! I will never forget it...

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  51. We used to do alot of camping in upstate NY when I was younger but I very much prefer the Holiday Inn approach now that I'm all grown up :)

    My grandparents had a hunting cabin in NY that we would stay at each summer. We would grow vegetables and pick berries. It was fun...way back then.

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  52. I used to go camping. Met a great friend that way. I love to sit out by the camper early in the morning and drink my coffee and watch everything around me wake up to a new day.

    Pick me! Here I'll make it easier for you ---
    kimrward@charter.net!

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  53. Your camping comments sound like my camping thoughts. My husband and son dragged me along camping this summer. We had great weather. I decided I am a 2 day camper, at best, and only in good weather! LOL I didn't like the snake that came across our camp ground, either. NO snakes. So I am a 2 day camper in good weather with no snakes. Seriously. I am serious. That material is very cute.

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  54. we LOVE camping! we have cute little popup and go for weeks at a time....my only requirement is a good clean bathhouse! It doesn't hurt that my popup has one crankin AC!!! Seriously, we sleep with down comforters in there! : P

    This fabric would be awesome for a table topper for the dinnette!

    cliffandrobinand2monsters@yahoo.com

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  55. I like to camp, haven't been in quite a few years though:( LOVE LOVE LOVE this fabric!!

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  56. I love the fabric and the memories it brings back. Growing up we were a camping family - camped from upstate NY to California and all the way in between in a tent! Don't know how my mother did it. We would be gone for a month at a time. We have gone as a family several times - cub scouts camp as families but I'm much happier these days at Holiday Inn Express! I love American Jane - I am in the middle of a snippets coin quilt - got the charm packs from Quilt Taffy!

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  57. I love to camp! On our trip to Texas for our wedding in May, we actually decided to camp on the way down and the way back. Although we cut the camping out on the way back and decided to stay in a huge casino hotel in Lake Charles.... it would have been almost as nice in a tent!!

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  58. My favorite place to "camp out" is in my sewing room. Gorgeous fabrics!!

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  59. I used to like camping. But memories of a broomstick and a shoe holding up the sagging canvas roof to drain off the pooling water makes me shudder. I would much prefer glamping (fancy trailers) but for that kind of money, a seaside cabin or inn is just fine by me. andrea dot harris at telus dot net

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  60. I am so glad I am not the only one! When I was a kid, I loved camping! And then I grew up, and it was no longer fun. It was dirty, cold, wet and ALOT of work! But I have to say, the food is fantastic!

    leiselp@gmail.com

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  61. I enjoy camping. My problem is sleeping. I never sleep when I camp, or at least not very much. So recently we bought an air matress (which seems a big like cheating to me) and I can sleep! So I enjoy camping even more. As always thanks for brightening my Thursday.
    spackattak7(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  62. Gosh that fabric is SO CUTE! Can't wait to get some.
    I was just telling my grandkids yesterday one of my favorite camp stories. I grew up camping for family vacations here in Northern CA. Back then (60's) the camp experience was kinda like you see on Dirty Dancing. Very family oriented and organized events and all. They had us kids go around with brown paper shopping bags picking up trash (there were prizes to be had so it didn't seem like real labor) and I THOUGHT I'd picked up a cling peach slice, but when I turned my bag in the peach slice had climbed all the way to the top of the bag. It was in actuality a banana slug! ewwww. Other than that I have such wonderful camping memories. It'll never be like that again. :-(

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  63. I've learned that I can tent camp...but not include hiking with that mix. And I prefer camping that involves an air mattress!

    I'm loving all of the plaids in Happy Campers. ;)

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  64. Yep, Holiday Inn IS my idea of camping. Courtyard by Marriott? Even Better!!

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  65. I love camping, sleeping in tents, cooking over a fire, watching the stars and just being out in nature. Its so peaceful. Bugs are the only thing I don't love about camping. We didn't get to go this year. *sadness*

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  66. I adore camping with my family but that is only if there are showers where we camp. Otherwise I am one grumpy camper!!

    Cute, cute, cute fabric!!

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  67. This fabric is so sweet....but I have to confess, I've never been 'real' tent on the ground camping. I have been tent trailer camping though that was a few decades ago. I'm afraid I'm with those who like a real bed, electrical outlets, indoor plumbing and all the rest....

    1stltaman@gmail.com

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  68. i'm one of those people shakin' their heads... i love to camp!!! in fact we have 2 camping trips coming up soon and i can hardly wait!
    i would be so thrilled to win this prize!!

    loko6 @ peak. org

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  69. I'm with you sister! If I can smell the great outdoors from the other side of a screen door....I'm great!! We did a motorhome trip with our two kids for two weeks and have memories that will last forever, but the bugs are the same EVERYWHERE you go...once outside that screen door...you've become a tasty morsel!
    tlbunker@hotmail.com
    Blog...Bunkers Blessings

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  70. I LOVE camping, but with 2 kids under 3 I haven't made it out in a while. This fabric is wonderful. quiltingbarbie30@yahoo.com

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  71. I love camping. There is just something about the nighttime sounds and crisp air... of course, a shower and clean laundry feel extra great afterwards!
    eribeth 3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  72. It's been a long time since I've been camping so I would really love to. esp. at the beach, or the desert!
    anne molino at hotmail dot com

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  73. I'm a happy camper in a cabin - with separate rooms to put kids to bed. The whole sharing a tent or trailer with no doors inbetween just makes for difficult bedtimes and early risers and a cranky mama. Maybe I'll be a happy camper again when the kids are old enough to have separate tents outside of the camper. Love the fabric - thanks for the chance!

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  74. When we were little, my Dad took us camping all the time...and taught us the rules of roughing it. So as an adult you would think some of that would have stuck with me, but no. We were staying in a cabin in Yosemite and I forgot to bring in a basket of stawberries from the deck. We woke up to the sound of a bear snuffling and grunting around outside. He obviously thought there was more inside. So Scary!!! After lumbering around the rickety cabin for a while he finally left. Thankfully. He/she could have easily broken through the door or even the wall for that matter. My family still gets a giggle out of hearing that the adults stayed up for quite a while threatening to bang frying pans together to scare off the bear if he decided to come back.

    This fabric is super cute...thanks for the chance.
    Samantha
    sammiranda65 at yahoo dot com

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  75. wow! you got me on this one! I haven't seen it in stores at all! I like...and I totally agree with you!unless I can set the sewing machine up on the picnic table while everyone goes fishing in the crick for the WHOLE day!

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  76. We go camping twice during the summer for a week each time - primitive camping - no water hookup - no showers. We do have a camper, so there is a toilet and an oven. We have sooo many memories and experiences - good and bad!
    Please choose me! I would make and extra blanket for camping!
    www.weedbouquet.blogspot.com

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  77. I am a happy camper now that my family owns a little trailer, love it!!!! I would use this fabric to make a throw for my camper, happy!!

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  78. I'm a camping lover! I get a mini vacation because while camping my husband cooks (on the grill) tons of delicious food while I just have to entertain the kiddos. We like to hike and fish and...get dirty! I can do without the bugs, though.

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  79. I agree! There's something in my dna that won't allow me to sleep outside- ever. As soon as I could drive a car as a teenager I would visit my family camping for one day and go back home for the night. I haven't slept outside in 12 years and I'm not that old yet ;).

    I don't like watching Survivor because it brings back bad childhood memories of "camping" and makes my skin crawl. Skip my comment for the drawing, I just wanted to add my 2 cents on this silly camping business. Cute cute fabric though!

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  80. My husband hates camping and hiking, I used to love it. That was way back when my knees, and back and other joints were younger and did well with sleeping on rocks. I'm with you Des, I will take the fabric and enjoy the great outdoors in my backyard and call it good!

    Sandy Klop aka- Jane did herself proud with this darling line- So fun and nostalgic!
    Kari
    freshcutquilts at gmail-- of course you know that but since you asked I added it!

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  81. Newbie Quilter ElizabethAugust 20, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Hmmm... camping = bugs, tents, tents falling down, did I mention bugs, no bathroom, dirt, oh and more bugs!

    Roughing it is when we rent a cabin or beach house instead of staying in a nice a hotel, because then I am still making beds, cooking, etc.

    I think making a lovely quilt from those beautiful fabrics is my type of camping!

    Thank you for the give-away, it such a blessing to those of us on budgets nowadays:)

    I can be reached at ebethca(at)comcast(dot)com

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  82. I've always loved camping...until I moved to Virginia. Seriously, what is the point of camping if you can't escape the heat and humidity! We camped over the weekend and I have never sweated so much in my life. Misery! We're going to try again in the fall and see if it turns out any better. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  83. Camping is great. We actually stayed at a campground and were married on the beach beside the cabins. Camping is great and I can't wait to try this fabric!

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  84. I don't do well with camping. I guess girls camp counts right? I don't know when I will feel "up to it" with little ones though. is there ever a good time?
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  85. There are different kinds of camping! Our girl scout troop traveled to Catalina on a lovely boat and we learned how to check into a hotel! I'm sure there was a badge for that. Our leader would have steak and ice cream brought in on dry ice if we really did sleep in our color coordinated tents. She was a hoot. With her diamonds and powder blue Cadillac she was the only mom who stepped up to be the leader and we had a ball. Thanks for the give away!

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  86. I wouldn't mind camping with you. I am NOT a happy camper either...unless of course we are borrowing my in-laws 40ft RV, but to hubby...its just not the same. Well, I told him to feel free and sleep outdoors anytime. Not my idea of fun!
    BUT, your camping charms IS my idea of fun, thanks for the chance to win!
    Jenny
    Krousegirl2 at aol dot com

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  87. My idea of camping is staying overnight in a cheap hotel! After all, I need a place to set up the sewing machine! Thanks for a great quick preview!

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  88. I've only been truly camping twice, once with my girl scout troop where we made situpons and learned knots! The other was in college with my three best girl friends, we stayed in a tent on the ground, made a fire and went hiking! It was the real deal! And fairly fun! Ok, there were toilets and showers available to use. :)

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  89. 29 years ago I went to Yosemite. I had a couple of days before going back to school. Well, I never left Yosemite. They had to mail my clothes to me and personal effects. I got there, fell in love with nature and never left. I turned in my plane ticket and bought a sleeping bag, a flashlight and small alrarm clock. I got a job and worked there for 20 years. So, it was a long camping trip! pinkpincushion@gmail.com

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  90. I love camping and this fabric is beautiful. My favorite camping trip happened this summer. I have 4 kids ages 9-5 years old. We were camping at the Grand Coulee Dam and my kids decided to hunt Rattle Snakes it was great until it was time to sleep and my 2nd youngest who is 6 asked "Do you think the Rattle snakes are so mad at us that they'll come get me in my sleep?" Needless to say not one of us got any sleep that night.

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  91. I personally really love the 'camping' part of camping. I just really dislike the 'getting ready and putting away everything when you are done' part of camping. I need a vacation from that part. Could it be that I am bringing too much stuff when I go camping? That would be a novel idea!

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  92. I have never actually been camping! Not once. But I still love that cute fabric!

    contact info:
    blackcatmima on Etsy or
    tobeysqweezr on eBay

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  93. Just back from camping! We got very little sleep, as the little man in our life did not care to be so cold! Love the fabric!

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  94. I love Camping! I haven't had any chance to go out and do it this summer though. There are a couple of things that I don't like about camping (mosquitoes, no showers, sore back from sleeping on the ground), but summer just doesn't feel like summer without camping.

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  95. Tried camping for a week once... lasted about 6 hours. I prefer staying in and bugs staying out.
    johnandsteph02 (at) yahoo dot com

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  96. camping...bugs, smoke smelling, hot, mosquitoes, spiders, pokey sticks, highly questionable camp mates...why would anyone want to camp?? please give me a hotel anyday...in fact, i pretty much would rather just stay at my own house! Thanks for the giveaway
    Brina
    blrohloff at aol dot com

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  97. I don't mind going camping. But most of the time I don't enjoy it. It's okay if there are things to do other then sit around. So i guess it all depends on what camp ground we're at.

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  98. I used to camp on the ground, digging trenches around the tent to keep torential rains from washing my bedding away, I'm much more civilized now. thank goodness

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  99. We camp for weeks at a time on a black sand beach on the Bid Island of Hawaii...fishing, diving, lobster catching, cliff jumping fun! It's real camping--absolutely no outhouses, showers, electricity, etc. One year we were sleeping outside and I saw a bolide! I love to camp...but I love to stay at the Hyatt too.

    Your blog is lovely! I love the Happy Camper fabrics.

    Aloha,
    Sarah

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  100. I love to camp in our motorhome, "Harvey the RV." He is our little house on wheels so we can bring all the comforts of home and still enjoy nature too!

    PS - I'm pretty sure that Happy Camper is my favorite fabric line (that I've seen so far in my life! :)

    smoo2you at hotmail dot com

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  101. PS
    I linked your giveaway to my blog.

    http://malamamomma.wordpress.com

    sarahkanoa@gmail.com

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  102. We were not able to go camping when I was growing up b/c of Mama's allergies. So I view camping as a huge treat/adventure. I will admit, however, that my air mattress sure adds a wonderful dimension of comfort to the adventure!
    My email is in the About Me section of my blog - just in case this is my first ever giveaway win. :-)

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  103. I'm too scared to go camping now that I have young kids. Too much fire and curiosity is not always a good mixture!

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  104. I hate camping! This fabric is beautiful!

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  105. my idea of camping involves a camper... i'm not much of a tent girl. I like the thought of it, but then reality hits and I am too scared of wild animals! I do love nature and spending time outdoors with my family though- as long as we have a real bed and a small kitchen to come "home" to!

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  106. Camping was fun, and enjoyed in my earlier years, when the kids were little. Recall once while camping a thundershower began during the middle of the night. Rain began flowing under the tent floor and my daughter woke up screaming there was a snake in the tent. Was a long night until the rain stopped...and she was convinced there were no snakes. Other fond memories from camping days past ~ but believe I have graduated to an Embassy Suite or equivalent.
    skeeler@hughes.net

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  107. I say NO WAY to camping. I say yes to being indoorsy!
    About 22 years ago, we had arrived at the campsite, set everything up only to have our 2 year old get very sick that evening. We then packed everything up and drove home. We haven't been camping since (nor will we).

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  108. I love this line! We're big campers around here. I love sleeping in a tent! :D

    hayatiggs at comcast dot net

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  109. We just came back from a 7 day break...I've got 2 campfire lovin' boys. I guess things wouldn't have been so bad if we had the fly for the tent and it hadn't rained and there wasn't the threat of rattle snakes!! The up side was the boys had alot of fun and the washrooms were within 100 yards. I have to go ice my husbands back now, air matresses are not his thing.
    Carolyn*

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  110. Hi Des! Right now my son and eight of his friends are camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness which has one million acres of wilderness, with over 1,000 pristine lakes and streams, and over 1500 miles of canoe routes. It is on the boundary of Minnesota and Canada. I used to go too, but no longer...I go for Holiday Inn camping now too!

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  111. My idea of camping is no room service!!

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  112. oh man, i "sew" want to win this :) i need something really good at the moment :) we love camping- we bought a cheap old trailer and love piling the kids and dogs in it and going places- it has a shower and potty (my requirements), but i forgot AC- that will be in the next one :)

    candy at afconnect dot com

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  113. When I was a kid we camped every time we traveled, with 5 kids it was all my parents could afford. Now you won't catch me in a sleeping bag or a tent. I need my comforts and I work too hard not to spoil myself when I travel.

    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

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  114. I feel the exact same way about camping! And I hate that everyone sits around waiting for me to cook a whole meal OVER A FIRE! I was born in 1978, not 1879! Not my cuppa.
    Thanks for he great giveaway!

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  115. I love American Jane fabric, and I love camping. Unfortunatley all of my camping this year was done in New England in the rain....

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  116. That fabric is precious! Unfortunately, the last time I camped out was in 2003 on the beach. It was wonderful until I got bit by bugs that I looked liked like I had leaprosy or something!

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  117. This brings back memories of camping with my two little children in an 8 foot trailer-no lie. The kids had to sleep in a narrow bunk while we slept below on the table and chairs made into a bed. Uggggggg

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  118. My fist time camping was on Memorial Day Weekend when I was around 12. It had been in the 90s for a week, and I was delighted when my big brother invited me to go with his family for a weekend of swimming and cooling off in the woods. Being a -let's just say- uninformed pre-teen, I packed a change of clothes, bathing suit, towel, and sleeping bag. At night, we were gazing up at the stars when we felt drip, drip, drip: then downpour! The temperature dropped to the 40s, our stuff was soaked. I had no clothes other than a pair of damp shorts! My nice sister-in-law loaned me her sweatshirt and we headed from tent to lean-to, but it was a cold night. The next day, we packed up, got into the car, and not wanting to go home, went garage sailing. I got my first sewing machine!

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  119. I guess it gets down to what you classify as camping. Now what I consider "real camping" was when I went as a chaperone on a girl scout weekend camping trip. I have to admit frying eggs on the top of a tin can and no bathroom facilities is not exactly my cup of tea; however, it was a great one time adventure. Now I have relatives who go "camping" almost every weekend with a camper, fully air conditioned, soft bedding, complete kitchen and bathroom, etc. To me this is not camping but rather a house on wheels. To each his own but I think the fabric would be nice to make a gift for them.

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  120. Geez, so many people likes the camper as I do, please count me in, I'd like to be the proud owner! ;)

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  121. Dang I'm so excited and I forgot to leave the comment about camping, lol. I have to say I love to go to camping, even the bugs bitting me, I'll go crazy with a river close to me there, I love the idea, about living in the mountains, it's really neat!

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  122. I actually like MOST of the camping experience. Cooking over a fire, spending the day outside, etc.... I just really, really, really dislike sleeping out of doors!

    kelli_s1@yahoo.com

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  123. I love camping, the smell of the fire, breakfst cooking in the morning...YUM!

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  124. We usually camp by the sea and I love the smell of the sea.... and food :) But I hate all the ants !
    nur_april@yahoo.com.sg

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  125. We are now a pop-up trailer family and love camping so much more than the tent days. Campfires, marshmallows, long scenic walks, and plenty of games with the boys. One thing we could use is another quilt to wrap up in. I think the "happy-camper" fabric would be a great motif!!!! How can summer be almost over? I wonder if we can fit one more trip in? The fun....
    Debbie
    debonishi@gmail.com

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  126. I have only been camping once officially in a tent. It was fun. I would have liked to have gone again but I wanted to sleep in the back of the SUV and my X didn't think that was camping so we didn't go. I don't like spiders to crawl in the tent. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtower@bellsouth.net

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  127. I'm not a camper either. I like to shower! But I married into a camping family, so I've done my fair share of camping, and I mean roughing it---porta potties, tents and the whole nine yards! I kinda learned to sorta like it. But I was actually relieved when we got too busy to go anymore!

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  128. Ahhh... camping with my Dan-O in the 1980's trailer - love it! But, I camp out every day in my log home in the Bitteroot mountains. Life is splendid! Stitch

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  129. I'll go camping if I can go in one of those really nice new RV's that are equiped with everything, including air conditioning. If the rest of the family wants to sleep outside with the bugs and critters thats just fine. Now sitting by a fire making smores that would be good.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  130. My style of camping is pulling our 5th wheel into trailer parks that have full hook ups that I can plug into so I can sew while camping and watching t.v. and popping popcorn in the microwave. oohsaahsw@aol.com

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  131. i love camping as long as I have warm clothes, a warm sleeping bag, and the warm company of my family and friends. kzjostudio@yahoo.com

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