Thursday, January 7, 2010

A+++ American Vintage Giveaway -- Over

Update: Congrats to Mikol #5. It was really fun to read all of the responses. Good times. I liked those red rubber balls, tetherball & going round and round the bar.
School Days... School Days...

Whimsical schoolroom and playground scenes mix easily with the alphabet along with a page seemingly ripped right out of an old math book.



It's recess time!
Fun little couple on rollerskates.


Fat Quarters available on etsy & eBay.

5" Charm Squares too!

A fun collection for all kinds of projects...
an apron is next on my list.

For today's giveaway, Des kindly tutored me and
we whipped you up a little zippered bag,
along with some fat quarters.


Leave a comment about what you did at recess.


Random drawing later tonight.

121 comments:

  1. Remember Clover, Clover, send Barbara right over? Two lines of kids facing each other, holding arms tight in a barrier. And then Barbara would run over and try to break through the barrier. Loved it!!! Probably too rough for kids now days, too bad cause it was fun. Thanks for a great giveaway!!! barbaramdah@gmail.com

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  2. I used to play loads of card games: cheat, chase the ace etc. Lovely vintage style designs.

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  3. So Much CUTE!

    Chinese jumprope! Ohmigosh, such a great toy, we could keep them in our jacket pocket and it'd keep at least 3 girls busy per rope. Ah memories.

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  4. Oohh, I was a big fan of the flip bars! Only reason to bring a sweater to school and not wear a skirt.

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  5. Oh let's see...there was a period where us girls had a sticker collection. I remember sitting in a circle and looking through everyone's books and trading stickers. Also, I don't know if there is a formal name to this, I'm sure there is somewhere....we'd sit in a cirlce with our hands out so we'd clap each other's hands around the circle and sing 'down by the banks.'
    Thanks for a fun give away.

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  6. Very cute line of fabric!!

    I used to play Hopscotch. I liked it so much my friends and I used to go to school an hour earlier so we would have heaps of time to play it before school as well.

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  7. I remember the neighbor girl bringing her guitar to school and at recess she would play and we both would sing, Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Were Made For Walking". Is that hilarious or what!?? I can't sing a lick and I look nothing like Nancy Sinatra AND my father would not allow me to have the go-go boots.

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  8. Ooooh - I used to get yelled at during recess! I would sneak a book outside and wander over to a quiet shady spot to read.
    Apparently, recess wasn't for reading. it was for running and playing. I was a Klutz and fell down a lot and hated to run and jump rope because I just constantly got hurt. So I would sneak a book out and just put up with getting reprimanded for it.

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  9. Ah yes many moons ago (too many actually) we used to play marbles
    there would be a long line of kids
    with their marbles set out in between their legs and you would go along taking shots at their marbles If you missed they got to keep your marbles Things became quite advanced and cardboard tunnels were made....very exciting
    lol............
    Karen

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  10. Handstands against the wall were good...wearing a skirt and my favourite knickers. (I was only 6 or 7 at the time!)

    LOVE that line of fabric!!!

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  11. Playing on the swings, of course after having lunch.

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  12. I used to play tag in school. Ohh good times ^^
    Thanks!

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  13. Cute fabric! We used to play Red Rover, tag, and four-square. Fun!

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  14. We used to play Dodgeball, can't remember the rules but it involved wacking kids with a big ball. Ahhh good times!!! Thanks for the giveaway of such lovely fabric.
    laura84watt@gmail.com

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  15. I had to leave a comment - this fabric is right up my alley.

    At recess, a very long time ago, we used to either play tether ball or we'd jump rope (single or double) So much fun (teddy bear, teddy bear turn around, teddy bear, teddy bear touch the ground....) LOL Thanks for the memories.

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  16. Soccer, tag, kickball, four-square, sometimes Red Rover, swings, tetherball, jumprope/double dutch, and of course, snowball fights all winter long.

    Love that nostalgic fabric. It's so nostalgic that it makes me feel older than I actually am. :)

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  17. The boys and girls were seperated during recess. (Catholic school).
    The boys got to play stuff like kick ball and us girls played duck,
    duck, goose, ring around the rosie and jump rope. Love that fabric!

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  18. At recess I always spent time avoiding the bullies. Sad but true. I loved playing on the monkey bars and the slide.

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  19. I loved the merry-go-round! It was so much fun, we'd take turns being the "master" (the runner/pusher) and the rest of us would sing "faster, faster, we need another master!" while the master would try to push faster than the one before him/her. SOOO much fun! Red Rover was a good one too!

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane!
    amberpetty86@gmail.com

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  20. Such cute prints!!!! My daughter is a teacher and I work part time as a Teacher's Aide. How I (we) would love to win these fabrics! From what I remember, we just played the basic games such as Jumprope, hopscotch, etc. What a wonderful time in my life!

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  21. I had great memories of school days from the fabric... recess first brought memories of double dutch and jacks - but best memory is making chains from chewing gum papers!

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  22. Ricki's comment brings back memories -- I loved Chinese jumprope!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  23. Oh this fabric is a page right out of my childhood! We used to do a lot of jumping rope, Double Dutch!

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  24. I was the little girl playing with the boys...wait a minute, now!

    Tag. Football. Basketball. Running. Jumping! Tomboy to the max!

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  25. I love, love, love this fabric! I used to love to jump rope at recess. Remember how two girls would hold the rope and turn it for you to jump? We also had some pine trees right next to the play ground and we used to love to make houses by gathering up pine straw and making little walls with them! Ahhh such fun we had!
    Have a Blessed Day,
    Diane
    lddwatson78@yahoo.com

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  26. I used to love to jump rope at recess. Thanks for yet another great giveaway!

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  27. What a fun question!! I remember playing kickball, chinese jump rope, swinging on the swings - my favorite!! Swapping treats and huddling with the girls making plans. These fabrics captured such a nice feeling!

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  28. I used to play horses with my friends. We were the horses. We were VERY horse crazy.

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  29. we used to chase the boys. :)

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  30. too cute...I remember playing kickball at recess time. I broke a window at the rectory once...oy, i was so scared! no worries though! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  31. There was a big "island" in the parking lot and some of the girls would just spend the recess walking around the island and talking as girls do....

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  32. The good (and bad!) old days :)
    I used to play hide and seek, jump rope and play card games.
    Love the fabrics!

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  33. I loved Four Square, Kickball, Houseball and Jacks! Those were the days!!!

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  34. I can still remember jumping rope every day over and over. Sweet memory.
    Jane

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  35. Jumped rope or tether ball. Your little bag is very cute! :-)

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  36. Oh WOW I love this fabric! I would play with my friends at recess. I loved to swing, so we did that mostly. And jump rope :-) Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  37. Ohhh fun. Jump rope, including double dutch (before it got fancy). Chinese jump rope, tether ball, four scquare, and lets not forget hopscotch, and jacks.

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  38. Hang out on the steps and try not to get my dress dirty! ugh I'm likin' those zipper pouches! gotta get some vinyl and try it. Thanks for your weekly give aways!

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  39. One day it rained and lots of toads came out. We collected them and made an indoor aquarium for them. I wouldn't touch a toad now if you paid me!

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  40. Wow yummy! I love the red ruler, the dots and the white maths on black :-D

    Today at recess I got myself a pair of nice pants from a nearby store. Big SALE opening today all around Barcelona stores, the perfect day to go shopping if you want to find your size and you don't mind crowds!

    Thanks for another great giveaway... and in case I don't win I'll make myself a vinyl pouch with the tutorial you linked to the other day :-D

    Contact:librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. My favorite thing to do at recess was to play on the bars. I could do a one knee twirl and a double knee twirl but I was always too afraid to do the death drop. I can't even imagine getting squished into a little ball wrapped around a thin metal bar anymore. LOL! Oh to be young again ;)

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  42. oh the memories! In first or second grade we had a "wedding" on the playground once... I think they even kissed to seal the deal. Of course boys were considered yucky back then...LOL!

    THANKS FOR OFFERING THIS GIVEAWAY!

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  43. Oh, such cute fabric! I would love to win! School has been a long time ago but I remember jump roping, playing tag and playing king of the mountain in the winter time!:) Some great memories! Thanks for the chance to win!
    orr20004@msn.com

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  44. I remember playing jacks and dodge ball - not at the same time.

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  45. Chinese jumprope. All the time! Thanks for a another great giveaway.

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  46. WHen I was in school I lived in a place that could get really windy. We would go outside to the track area (lots of grass) and pretend to be leaves in the wind. We put our arms out and spun and stumbled which ever way the wind blew us. It was a lot of fun.

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  47. I jumped double dutch, played four square, and played house on the jungle gym.

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  48. What great fabric! I love it.

    Recess? I grew up in the midwest and we used to play marbles, jump rope and in the winter - sledding. We actually rode our sleds to school and got to use them at recess. I doubt they would allow marbles and sleds these days.

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  49. Tether Ball baby!! Boy do those images on the fabric bring back memories!

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  50. I remember hop scotch and skipping--double dutch, wow a blast from the old past!

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  51. When I was in Elementary school I was a bit of a tom-boy. I liked hanging out with the boys better and playing sports. In 5th grade there were 3 boys that I hung out with the most and we had a club- "The Heman Woman Haters Club (except Nancy)" it was pretty fun! Thanks for the cute giveaway.

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  52. Well, I'm ashamned to say that I'd run around, chanse the boys and then kick them in the shins.
    Yep, that was a normal recess between the wall-ball and hopscotch! :)
    hmscott@charter.net

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  53. Four Square! I loved it, that and tether ball

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  54. when I was a girl I chased other kids around or played wall ball...as an adult, I take a nap :)

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  55. I guess I always just played on the playground equipment, especially the swings. Nothing really stands out in my mind. Maybe i would have rather been in the classroom studying and learning! lol

    Kim
    kimrward@charter.net

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  56. I remember watching all the kids play tetherball, I don't think I played it once though! I loved to go on the monkey bars!

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  57. Recess was so long ago...jump rope was our game...and hopscotch. Games like that have been lost to hand held video games today.

    I love the fabric. I learned to read with Dick and Jane. So reminiscent.

    Thank you for the chance to win.

    Judy

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  58. Hopscotch!I loved hopscotch... come to think of it, it wouldn't be a bad form of excercise now!

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  59. as a brit i'm not exactly sure what recess is!! but reading other comments i think it's what we call breaktime - if so i loved all the skipping games
    gill

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  60. double dutch was what I like to do. but if nobody would play then hand ball was my second choice.

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  61. Since it was a Catholic grade school the boys and girls had separate play areas. We girls played hop scotch, jump rope along with the swings, sliding board and merry go round. When we were a bit older we got to play soft ball. Thanks for the great give away.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  62. We used to play "Hot Potato" in grade school. I think the girls could throw as hard as the boys! At any rate, I've since learned that games like that have been banned---too rough. That's too bad cuz I don't ever recall anyone getting hurt, and it WAS voluntary. Oh well, I have many fond memories!

    Jane at mccrthyj@aol.com

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  63. We liked to play a bunch of different games at recess. Some days we would just play on the jungle gym. We also played 4 square, hopscotch, cat's cradle, or jump rope. I think jumping rope was among my favorites.

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  64. Our playground had this really BIG slide that I just thought was so fun. Years later, I took my own kids there and was so surprised that the slide wasn't all that big........I almost thought they had changed it, but no, it was the same one. It just seemed so much bigger when I was smaller!

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  65. I remember jump rope, Jungle Gym and swings. What sweet memories. Thanks for the giveaway

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  66. Oh my, this takes me back about 45 years to when I was 10! I loved the monkey bars and tether ball.
    There were a few years that every spring time bought out the marbles.
    Thank you for the chance to enter a drawing. The fabric looks fun!!
    Beverly in WA

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  67. swing on the swings or jump ropes seem to stick in my mind

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  68. Say, Say Old Playmate the hand clapping game and Hop Scotch were favorites in 1st and 2nd grade. Then we moved on to tetherball and four-square. We didn't have ipods or cell phones in those days, so it was all about PLAY. Love this fabric!

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  69. How about playing four square and hop scotch and hanging on the monkey bars? Loved elementary school @ Temple View! This line is amazingly 1950's - 60's....love it! Stitch

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  70. We had a couple of great merry-go-rounds that we would play on when we were young, but as we got older - 4th and 5th grades we would sneak behind the "barn" and kiss the boys! neillna@nwol.net

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  71. Cute fabric, love the chalkboard the most! I used to love to write on the chalkboard and I loved to clean it, too.

    I used to drape myself over one of those bars, grab my legs behind the knees and twirl around the bar 50 or 70 times, then stop and reverse and go backwards. I started out using a sweater to pad my hipbones but eventually got to where I could do it without a pad. Had to put shorts on, though, under the skirt. We weren't allowed to wear pants at recess unless it was really cold.

    You ask us for the best comments! I love that.

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  72. Kickball, and talking. All the talking I couldn't do during the day, I did at recess. I haven't changed a bit, I stil talk too much.

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  73. So cute!! When I was younger at recess we would dig in the dirt for diamonds....lol. one day we actually tricked one friend that we found some and brought rhinestones from home! Good times...

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  74. Well we were on the monkey bars we would put our sweaters on the bar and then put one knee on and twirl around the bar, It was so much fun.....

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  75. at recess in the winter we'd roll huge balls of snow. In a couple of days we needed more and more kids to help roll them around to gather more snow. they got huge!

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  76. Most recently -- I supervised! I was a teacher in my past life before my son arrived... when I was a kiddo, I loved the swings.

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  77. red rover red rover send Corrie on over!

    Thanks ladies!
    Brina
    blrohloff at aol dot com

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  78. Cute fabric! I lived in Vancouver, BC Canada growing up where it rained a lot. There was a covered play area and then an unprotected play area on one side of the shelter for girls only and on the other side for boys only. One little boy loved to chase all the girls and kiss them. So on days it wasn't raining we all stayed on the "girls only" side. Lots of hopscotch too! This is a really cute comment idea for a giveaway. Thanks!

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  79. Cute fabric! I lived in Vancouver, BC Canada growing up where it rained a lot. There was a covered play area and then an unprotected play area on one side of the shelter for girls only and on the other side for boys only. One little boy loved to chase all the girls and kiss them. So on days it wasn't raining we all stayed on the "girls only" side. Lots of hopscotch too! This is a really cute comment idea for a giveaway. Thanks!

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  80. Love the fabric! For indoor recess our teacher would let us move our desks to the wall and she would put on a record that we square danced to. Oh what memories...

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  81. Too cute. My mom will go crazy for this. I was a swinger at recess. One time, these boy....Lance Cooney....he was swinging crookedy. He knocked me out of my swing. I had blood dripping down my pretty pink jacket. I was in Kindergarten. I still remember walking into the building searching for my mom...she taught first grade. I had to go to the hospital for stitches and everything.

    Boys!

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  82. Hopscotch and jacks were definitely favorites during elementary school!

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  83. Well - usually we played 4 square or Chinese jumprope, but sometimes we'd do cat's cradle. This fabric is perfect!! It reminds me of the old school desk I picked up for my son at a tag sale. I decoupaged it with pictures I cut out of a 50s era reader.

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  84. We used to play Australian handball. It seemed like the most exciting thing at the time!

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  85. I always loved the slides, swings and playing "Red Rover" and hopscotch. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  86. We did all the stuff kids today can't do--played on the jungle gym, rode the carousel thing that made you feel like throwing up, climbed up three stories to the top of the slide and went down face-first! Those were the good ole days!!

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  87. We acted out Annie- from the movie- every word, line, and action :)

    candy at fiber dot net

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  88. How cute is that fabric?

    Jungle gyms - I loved the bars! and jump rope!

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  89. I loved hopscotch, especially if I had a new hoppy taw to play with. Hopscotch and jumprope were where it was at for me. I love this fabric! I hope I win!

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  90. I LOVED to swing.... you felt so free.....

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  91. We played kiss chase!
    thanks!
    Brooke
    kloter@alliancecable.net

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  92. I loved the swings. Now when I go on them I feel sick to my stomach if I go too fast. My son thinks it's ridiculous, and he's right. Some parts of getting old are not fun!

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  93. Recess today...I played checkers with my 6 year old...She won! Happy moment for her. And she thinks I am the greatest mom ever for playing with her!!!

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  94. There was this terrifyingly gross boy we all called "Bubba". He liked to chase girls and kiss them. So I spent recess running! Or if "Bubba" wasn't around, sure did love that tetherball - yep..I was cool like Napoleon!:)

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  95. I was a tomboy, so my recess included red-rover, kickball, and dodgeball. I teach middle school and we still love to play these games!!!! :)

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  96. I played with my bestfreind Kaylene. We mostly played makebelieve...because we both hated kick ball!

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  97. Monkey bars were my thing. I was always picked last for sports, so I hated them for a while (the sports, not people), and I would just hang out with the girls at the monkey bars and other play structures.

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  98. I had a sticker collection and always was looking to enlarge it, I was a big fan of it!!!, I still have some

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  99. Today I walked the playground and rescued a third grade boy getting whopped at basketball by a bunch of girls. These girls are NCAA bound! Watch out! I got to blow my whistle too.
    Thanks for the give away!

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  100. since I am working at a school, today at recess I sat in the staff room and relaxed. I had a snack and a green tea. it was nice to have a quiet break from the kids.

    when i was young, i loved skipping rope and playing hopscotch.

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  101. We played Red Rover, Red Rover, send Edith right over...or Pump Pump Pull Away, or Twenty Three Skidoo at our country school in the 1950's. Whow that ages me!
    Great memories and great fabric!

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  102. Love to swing on the swings. Linda Gerig

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  103. I remember running around in a big wooden fort with lots of 'hide outs' and 'escape routes' and had huge concrete tubes to jump across...boy, you'd never see anything like that anymore!!! Read some other posts...brings back memories of marbles, skipping, and stickers too. Oh the good old days!!! Love this fabric!!!

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  104. We played 4-square with the big red rubber playground balls and also Chinese jump rope. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!!

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  105. Recess was marbles, pogs, Chinese jumprope, 4 square, kickball, rings...

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  106. btw, my email is cassidydawn(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  107. I remember kick ball during recess. Lots of fun and a great way to get rid of all the excess energy

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  108. I totally made grass whistles and watched clouds fly by. It was great!

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  109. Learning to do cartwheels on the lawn, hopscotch, chasing the boys. :)

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  110. We played softball. But of course the girls had to play one game and the boys another game! Such a wonderful memory. And the fabric is too cute!

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  111. Skipping. Lots of skipping. And now my daughter skips. And I try to, but my bladder doesn't like it anymore.

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  112. Recess for me was all about swinging! I'm 35 and still love to get on the kids' swings and soar as high as I can get!

    Wonderful, fun fabric!!

    loko6 at peak dot org

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  113. I loved to play tag. So much fun when I was little.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Have a happy day..

    Angie

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  114. i remember being a tom boy, playing basketball and collecting NBA cards..
    :-)

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  115. WooHoo, how exciting! Thanks ladies for the super fun give away. I can't wait to see these wonderful fabrics and make some cute things.

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  116. Recess always equalled sitting and trading stickers! I had a photo album full of various stickers and you always traded scratch and sniff ones for more scratch and sniff and googly eyes with more of the same. very happy memories!

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  117. me and my friends liked to play hide-and-seek or chase...
    thank you!

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