Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Ghastlies Giveaway Over

Update: Congrats to MichelleB #112!
You're the winner!


I don't know what to say about this fabric
other than...
I'm drawn to it.
I think I need a little psychoanaylsis.
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A little girl with a hammer.
A man with an invisible dog.
Angry Witches.
Love it!



Today's Giveaway is....
five fat quarters of The Ghastlies fabric line from Alexander Henry.
Also available on eBay and etsy.
To be entered, leave a comment about cats or bats.
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Random drawing later tonight.
If you win & you'd rather have some "cute" Halloween fabric, that could be arranged, no problem.
That leaves more of this for me!

116 comments:

  1. It's the first time I'm the first commenter! :-D

    Cats? I love cats.
    Bats? Mmmm... not so much.

    (Does this post mean you're already thinking about Halloween?? You guys know how to plan ahead of time!)

    Contact:librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I think this fabric is really fun!

    My favorite kind of bats are of the baseball variety.

    Cats or ok, but I prefer dogs :)

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  3. I always had cats growing up, but now my husband and I (along with our two girls) have a pair of dogs. No interest in pet bats!!

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  4. I have never had a Ghastly cat, but there is one that hangs around the neighborhood and sprays in my yard. He is Ghastly! Bats are Ghastly too--but I love this line of fabric anyway--it speaks to my wicked side!

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  5. I love that range of fabrics too!

    My son has befriended a neighborhood cat, it is a black cat and is a lovely cat, quite friendly once it is used to you. However my daughter is horrified that my son and I pat this black cat, she is sure it will bring us bad luck, I just say making friends (even with a cat!) is never bad luck :)
    (soozemoroney@gmail.com)

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  6. OOoh this is fantastic lurve the flappy bats-these would be perfect for the quilt in B&W and red I'm planning for my teen son-he's love it!

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  7. what a cool fabric

    as a child i had a cat but I was allergic and so we put it away, and I loved bats, they were in our house and I was sitting there hours and hours watching them, they look really cute like, flying mices *g*

    Hugs

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  8. that is the most awesome halloween fabric ever!

    Bats...I found one in my bedroom. Have you ever tried to shoo a bat out the window? It's not easy.
    When my mum was young she used to hide bats in her sister's bed, just for the fun of it (well, there was no cable TV back in those days)

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  9. i just love this fabric and i love my 2 cats! not so sure about bats though, can't imagine snuggling up with one of them

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  10. Bats are cute especially the fruit bat, love how they wrap their wings around their bodies when they sleep.

    I like cats and bats, my sister says all I need is a broom! lol!!

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  11. Im with you Corrie...love the girl with the hammer. please draw my name!!! my sister and mother are allergic to cats, so ive never really been around them...but my children and i visit the bat house at the zoo and it smells rather badly....and we love Stellaluna...the book about a bat!!

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  12. BATS... NO WAY!!! I have had a "bat encounter." We lived at the lake and I had a bat land on me while I was sleeping, very creepy. Needless to say the next night the bed was draped with netting.

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  13. I love bats, they are my favourite animal!! Weird, I know. A friend directed me here, nice blog!! And if I'm not lucky enough to win, I NEED to buy this fabric. It's too Tim Burton-esque to not have!!

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  14. I saw an elegant bat,
    on his head he wore a top hat,
    Where did he go?
    Wouldn't you know,
    He had a date with a cat.


    ps, yeah, I just made that up

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  15. black cats, stinky bats, oh my goodness where are my hats?
    Cute fabric!

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  16. What a fun give away. I love cats but not so much bats. i actually think bats are scary.

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  17. I love cats too, we have two outside kitties here in our home in the woods. living in the ozarks we have many bats-love to see them as they eat lots of insects-and they are just cool
    this fabric is wild-thanks for the giveaway

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  18. Such fun Halloween fabric :)

    I love cats but I am highly allergic to them.

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  19. I love the cats that come and climb up our fire escape for a visit (they're our neighbours), but I do not like the bats that sometimes swoop over the fire escape - they freak me out!

    I absolutely adore this line; it's just so unique and interesting. I'd love to win!

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  20. Bats...for some reason love my house. We have had to cover vents to detour them from nesting here. Cats...love my house....but I invite them as I feed them Meow Mix; I don't even own a kitty cat! Love them...but husband allergic. So liking cats not so much those bats! Hee
    These fabric is fun and whimsy...on the darker side. Love it!

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  21. Hmm, well, there was a wildlife removal specialist that my in-laws had to get to come out and get the bats out of the attic at one of their rental houses. And we don't own a cat, but for some reason, every neighbor we've ever had has has a cat.

    How fun is that fabric?

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  22. It's all cute, in a sort of creepy way. I like the pinky color to offset the blacks and grays.

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  23. I can't decide if I like it or it terrifies me!

    I have 5 cats, 3 of them black and they're the best beasties ever. No bad luck at my house, so it's all a myth. And every so often we have a bat in the house (old farm houses get stuff like that) and the kitties love it! You should see them romp! (Good thing they're up to date on rabies shots.) Me? Not so much...

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. The fabric would be great fun to work with! We used to have a beautiful white Persian cat, until I discovered I was allergic to cats! Bats are creepy and have closed down one of our local parks because of disease. Yuck!

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  25. the cats of course since I hate those beastly things call bats.

    i love this range - no idea how to work it in a project but am so smitten by this line. Thank you thank you for the great give away.

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  26. Honestly? I think I'd rather have a pet bat than a cat. :)

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  27. Cats and bats in May? Well, I guess I would say I prefer bats to cats--they get rid of mosquitoes!!

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  28. LOVE IT!!

    Okay, I have a story that involves cats and bats in my house! 2 years ago, my husband was removing the AC units out of the window and there must have been 2 bats taking shelter in it because it was cool out. I thought there was a bird flying around in the house. Our cat took off like a rocket, chasing the bat around. He jumped 3 feet off the ground in pursuit! Long story short (me in the bathroom, laughing my head off as all this is going on). My husband caught one - Buddy, the cat, caught the other the next day. He was keeping him under his paw until we got home.

    True story. :)

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  29. Love this fabric! It reminds me of a Tim Burton movie.

    I like cats, but both husband and I are allergic to them. Sometimes, though, I think my miniature schnauzer thinks she's a cat. She likes to curl up on top of the couch. :-)

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  30. carrotcake55@sbcglobal.netMay 6, 2010 at 7:24 AM

    I LOVE this material. I also love cats, but not allowed to have one in my home. Cats relax me.

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  31. i totally want some. love the pink and black.

    i used to have bats in my belfry.
    it was gross. i'm not sure what a belfry is, but i did have bats.

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  32. It reminds me of the Lemony Snicket books my kids read when younger. ;-) As for cats or bats~ bats make me shudder! LOL Thanks for the chance!

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  33. I remember one time when I was about ten I went to some stock car races. I was looking up at the lights and noticed "Birds" flying around. I said told my mom that there were a bunch of birds out that night. She looked up and said... "No, those are bats." I get a little chill whenever I think about "Night flying birds" :)

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  34. My first thought is cats the broadway show. Excellent.
    annemolino at hotmail dot com

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  35. My mom has a perfect halloween cat - I've got a pic of him giving a spooky glare on halloween. We also think he's part panther, monkey and dog.

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  36. Sitting on the deck at my brother's cabin and getting dinged off the head by some crazy bat. Thankfully it didn't get caught in my hair. Dislike bats, Love the Ghastlies.

    Carolyn

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  37. I LOVE this fabric!!! Today is the first day I've seen it, but I've seen it in two different places now already!

    When we first moved in to our home we discovered there were bats in our basement. Surprisingly enough, our cats LOVED to catch (and kill) the bats.
    Chanda

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  38. That fabric is awesome! So creative! We had two cats, one for 17 years and one for 18 years. No experience with bats though! Thank goodness!

    MGM

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  39. Cats & Bats, I love them all
    Especially when they are
    hanging on the wall.
    Cats & Bats come on down
    and lets see who wins the Ghastlie Crown!

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  40. Ohhhh-- I LOVE this! Don't love real cats or bats, but gotta have some of this fabric.

    Leisel
    Brown Paper Packages

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  41. Ghastlies is adorable.
    Once many years ago when I was babysitting at a not very nice house, I came across a bat in the bathroom. I shut the door, never went back in and NEVER babysat there again.

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  42. I think I'll chat
    About Cats and Bats
    Cause who wouldn't love to talk about them:)

    as you can tell I'm not much of a poet:)

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  43. mmm first I really like the fabric...no really, every angle of it...and cats, well I have a main coon and a ragdoll soooo indeedy I love cats and bats we live on a ravine lot so bats come in all shapes and sizes...touche to new designs...ohhh and I was married on Hallween. I love to make something like this for that...
    blessings ms

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  44. Is it okay if I leave one about an imaginary dog on a leash!?!?! ;) Wow, I can see why you are drawn to it, it is beyond the regular spooky fabric! :) Love it thanks for sharing. :)

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  45. I never had a cat until just a couple of years ago when a little starving black cat intruded on my cat free existence. A bat in the house - terrifying.

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  46. Cats and bats? Oh rats!
    But I'd rather have hats!

    poet larueate, i'm not - but would love to make a quilt out of these!!
    Teri Dingler

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  47. Cats and bats? Oh rats!
    But I'd rather have hats!

    poet larueate, i'm not - but would love to make a quilt out of these!!
    Teri Dingler

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  48. Cats & Bats

    I have never really liked cats. None I have met seem very nice. But bats sure are fun to watch. It is amazing how close they will fly to you.

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  49. I am with you...liking this fabric A LOT!

    My son Parker LOVES cats, we nicknamed him the cat daddy :0 He used to say when he grows up he is going to have a pickup and his 10 cats are going to ride around int he back with him :)

    PS HATE bats :)

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  50. Cats not so much, they make me sneeze. Bats they love mosquitoes and therefore keep the population down. (I think).
    Irregardless I love the Ghastlie fabrics, the different motifs appeal to my warped sense of humour.

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  51. I absolutely love stuffed bats but was terrified when we had a real one in the house last spring. What a mess I was!

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  52. I love cats! Growing up we had a mama cat who gave birth to 6 kitties, we were only allowed to keep one of the kitties and had to give the other ones away. My boyfriend loves cats too, he also had a cat when he was little, but he is allergic so we can't have one right now. But I keep hoping that one day, in the pouring rain, we'd hear meowing outside and find a little abandoned kitty looking for a good home, who can say no to that?!

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  53. A friend of ours had a bat problem in their attic, so they put in some bat boxes, got the bats to move out of their house. Now they have so much bat guano to use for fertilizer that they're winning state fair prizes for their gourds.

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  54. Great fabric!!! I love the man with the invisible dog.

    Bats....they always remind me of a houseboat trip we took on Lake Powell. At night, the bats would fly right inside and scared the kids half to death! I wasn't crazy about the idea either.

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  55. i think Bats are so cool! Seriously they amaze me with their sonar or whatever it is. This fabric is one of those I can't tell for sure if I like it but I think I like it but maybe I shouldn't like it because it is a little freaky lol.

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  56. I love the Ghastlies!!! How cute is that? Cat story...my friends cat threw up on her laptop keyboard and fried her pretty new pink Dell. She was able to replace the keyboard and she is back in business. Not a pretty story but it is a cat story. I like dogs.

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  57. This fabric I love,
    So fun and so me.
    I cherish my cat,
    But PLEASE,
    Leave the bats in the tree!

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  58. I love cats but the only thing I do not like about my cat is when he meows at me at 5:30 in the morning! they are funny creatures.

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  59. That fabric is charmingly quirky! I see why it speaks to you! (and me!) it's definitely got a little something.

    Cats are really just furry snakes. Bats are great! They get rid of so many nasty bugs!

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  60. I have one cat but my kids would love to have a dog.

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  61. I love it, a little scary but it's adorable!! I wanted a cat, but we have 2 small dogs. My husband refused to get a cat because it might get up on the kitchen counters. I have seen bats outside at night, but I hope I never encounter one.

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  62. i love that fabric!
    so funny and scerrrryyyy
    i love cats and bats and black and spooooky stuff
    iv always liked it since i was little
    and unfortanatly here in israel we dont have halloween but at least we have purim wich is fun to!
    thanks!

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  63. hate cats(allergic!)
    love bats!!!

    gill

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  64. What fabulous fabric. Well cats are great and bats are most interesting. And both like to be out at night.

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  65. I have two cats and two bat-ty kids and one husband that taps his watch now and again...fun giveaway!

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  66. I love this fabric so much because it reminds me of Edward Gorey. As for bats, I love going out in the summer evenings to watch the bats fly around the yard. They're like fire flies but creepier. :D

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  67. Oh I love this fabric! We have two cats, they are sisters from the same liter. So definitely cats over bats.

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  68. Love this creepy fabric! Cats..allergic to them, so I don't like them very much. I know, I will probably get hate mail now.

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  69. There once was a woman from Texas Who practiced the art of the hexes. But her favorite cat She turned into a bat, Then said, "Darn, I was wanting a LEXUS!"

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  70. I like Bats!..they are quite ugly, buy amazing creatures.. I also like cats...lazy, loud, snobby, finicky I like cats.. lafs4mj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. I like the bats for some reason. hmmm.

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  72. Cats and Bats....are they wearing hats? in vats?

    My sister would LOVE this fabric

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  73. I'm sure my neighbors call me "the
    crazy cat lady" as we have 10 cats and feed many strays. I would love to win the beautiful Halloween fabric....my favorite holiday!
    Trish www.quilttalesandcattails.com

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  74. I am deathly allergic to cats. My daughter loves them, so my mother-in-law bought her one to keep at her house. Guess I can't go over there anymore :) The End.

    kelli.staggs@gmail.com

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  75. I adore cats, sadly with 2 rabbits free ranging I am not sure a cat is a good idea right now lol. Thanks for the fab giveaway.

    thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail.com

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  76. I've suddenly began collecting bat fabric... I think that's gonna be my new Halloween table runner, giveaway or no:) Love it!

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  77. I love that fabric. If i dont win i am going to go and buy it. I am a dog person but my kids love cats

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  78. I love my cats. I even have a black cat. But I don't find him to be bad luck at all. I am mysteriously drawn to this fabric too! I have no idea what I would use it for but I could figure something out!

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  79. how about kittens. i like kittens better than cats and bats. alexisleigh9@hotmail.com

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  80. Hmm...cats eat rats...:)
    bats eat ??? i think they ARE flying rats...ewwww

    sheliafisher@verizon.net

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  81. I think this would be so much fun at Halloween! The cats/bats thing would be fun to use...it reminds me the haunted mansion at Disneyland!

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  82. My daughter was just in her High School Play. During the 2nd performance a bat flew from back stage across the audience. Unfortunately, it was to quick for a picture.

    Fun fabric.

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  83. I want to be that cute little girl with the hammer! Reminds me of my 5 year old, she gives me that look every day. Who would have thought pink and bats for Halloween, but it works.

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  84. Oh! Thanks for the Ghastly giveaway. Bats over cats for me. I especially like the tree and squiggle fabrics. My first attempt at posting gave a http error so am trying again.
    mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  85. Those are so cute!

    The Spanish word for 'bat' is 'murciélago.'

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  86. I just saw this somewhere else. It will be made into a baby quilt. It could not be more perfect for her. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this. She loves the cats, bats, and everything dark! Crossing my fingers very tightly for this one.

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  87. I fell in love with this line when they previewed it at the last Quilt Market! I always do my best to keep my cats away from my fabric ;)

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  88. Oh my...I ADORE these prints! I'm disturbingly drawn to them, too!!! Bats: mmmm...no, thanks.
    Cats: mmmm...no, thanks, too...;)

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  89. I'm not a cat person, but I let my kids have one. It's a good thing that it's super well behaved.

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  90. Aren't they wonderful! I love unusual fabric like this..please count me in ;o)

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  91. Cats! Bats? ACK!!

    I got my charm squares in the mail the other day and I'm so pleased! I love them!

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  92. Bats are one of my favorite animals. Once, I was doing the reading at my church (a large cathedral). In the middle, I looked up and there was a bat flying over the congregation! I stopped, eyes grew big, and continued on. There was a lot of wiggling in seats during the rest of Mass as everyone else noticed the little creature.
    This is THE coolest holloweeny fabric I have ever seen. Love those trees. Spooooooky!

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  93. Neat fabrics! Don't care a whole lot for cats or bats myself. My sister had a bat get in her apartment one time. I think she chased it out with a broom.

    Kim
    kimrward@charter.net

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  94. I have a grandcat named Wednesday and she is very sweet with soft black fur. She's very picky about who she socializes with but Wednesday allows me to pet and snuggle with her.

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  95. Don't like bats, and I tolerate cats. You can have my share of the ghastlies. I don't like creepy and spooky. :D

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  96. Wow, the character fabric really seems to be a Gorey rip-off.

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  97. this is the cutest fabric for halloween i have seen in a LONG time.. hubby would love a quilt of this...

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  98. What a fun fabric. I think I have the same morbid attractions to it.
    http://tiffaneyissewbusy.blogspot.com/

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  99. We have had bats in our church.....and that's enough to say about it. Icky!

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  100. When I was a kid and played softball, I used to start out the season being able to hit pitches (with my bat!), but as the season progressed, I'd miss more and more. Years later, I figured out that it was because I would practice with a pitching machine, and I'd get used to being pitched at in the same spot, so stopped looking at the ball to hit it!

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  101. What a perfectly wonderful giveaway! We had a 23 year old cat that pasted away last year. We are not sure she really left as we still hear her strange meowing and once in a while, on a dark stormy night, if you look really close at the den door, you can just make out that big, bushy tail flipping around the door.
    No Bats, we have Cocker Spaniels now but I am pretty sure that doesn't count for anything here....

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  102. Love the fabric. If I don't win, I definitely have to get some !

    chiamll(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz

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  103. Cool fabric. I have a black cat - but she isn't ghastly, just a cutie.

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  104. I love cats and hate bats, have a bat story but too long to tell, needless to say bats give me the willies.

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  105. Starting about 2 months ago, I've been receiving daily reminders from my 3 1/2 year old son that he wants to be BATman for Halloween. I am grateful that so far, he hasn't changed his mind, so I might actually be able to make a costume for him.

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  106. Cats, I don't really care for them... they are so unpredictable. I like dogs better.

    Bats... I'm deadly scared of them since I was in my husband's grandparents house and one got in the house and started to chase me!

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  107. Is a little weird fabric but kind of cute. linda gerig

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  108. Love it! Well when we first moved into our house we had bats! My husband chased them with a tennis racket. Last year we had a cat. The cat no longer lives in our house either. I chased it around with a squirt bottle! It scratched up all my furniture. So I prefer neither.

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  109. I have a bat that lives in our deck umbrella at night...I'm always afraid to open it the next day.

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  110. I'm in your corner, I love this fabric black cats, bats, & Halloween whats not to love.

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  111. This is some fabulous fabric! I will definitely have to get some.

    Cats - we have 3. Which is sometimes far too many.

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  112. Cat and bats...same category for me! No likee! Thanks for the givaway! I adore Halloween! Polly

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  113. I hope I'm not too late!!! This fabric is too stinkin' fun! My only comment is that my boys' cat died a week ago tomorrow. Heartbreak.

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  114. Bats always remind me of camping with my family in the desert when I was a kid. They would fly over our nightly campfire. Creepy fun just like that fabric!

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  115. I wonder what to scribe upon your post tonight,
    But thinking of a bat caused me a terrible fright....
    so I curled up my sofa with my favorite quilt and tea...
    and tried to think of kittens so you would pick me!!!

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