Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pam Kitty Morning Giveaway! Over

Update: Congrats to #115 Victoria Paige!

She's the winner.

You guys have some cute & ambious neighbor gift ideas.

Thanks!


"she wished every morning
was a ..."
Link

Me too!

These Pam Kitty Morning
fabrics are so happy
& full of color.
Love them!
The colors looks like
ice cream.
Strawberries, polka dots & florals...
just what I need in December!
Picked our favorites
in the line &
we
have strips,




charm squares,
10" squaresfat quarters &
half yard sets, here.

To enter the giveaway today for a Pam Kitty charm pack...
leave a comment about your best neighbor gift
that you given or received.
Any non-food ideas?

Random drawing Friday night.

I read every one of the cub scout treat ideas from last time. Thank you!
I'm thinking the marshmallow chocolate dipped reindeer head
is sounding pretty fun. Thank you--Jessica K.



116 comments:

  1. All of mine have been food and the best is the yummy apricot chicken casserole I received when I moved to the house I am in now

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  2. Last year I made my neighbors a table runner and cookies. This year a smaller sewing project, a 19" square hanging block (and a scarf for the lady of the house). The best I received was a great traditional german cake thing from my landlord last year - so simple and yummy!

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  3. Free snow shovelling! Best neighbor ever.

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  4. I live in France so language can sometimes be a problem. My neighbours are so generous every year we are supplied with veggies from their garden. Last November Mimi was diagnosed with breast cancer, I did what everyone does at times like this, I made her a quilt. After lots of treatment I am pleased to say she has been given the all clear...maybe quilts do work some magic!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. Food gifts here too! but I usually give the food in a homemade bag

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  6. When we first moved into our home our new next door neighbors fed is a delicious dinner. After moving all day, that was such a blessing and warm welcome to the neighborhood. Thanks for the chance to win such a pretty collection of fabrics!

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  7. I always give my neighbors a box of homemade tree ornaments.

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  8. one year one of our neighbors gave out coupon books, pick up your mail while your on vacation, a bar b que invitation in the summer, free baby sitting , etc
    it was the best gift ever, someone giving you time and a gift from the heart
    Kathie

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  9. Last week I have given to my neighboor a baby quilt for her little baby

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  10. My lovely neighbour that only just moved in next door came to my surprise 30th and spoiled me with the most beautiful shower gel and moisturiser! Something I would have never bought myself!

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  11. I LOVE PKM! I pick up pretty Christmas candles for pennies on the dollar after Christmas, sometimes already wrapped and on their own pretty stand. They make great little gifts for neighbors and friends:>)

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  12. Best neighbor gift I ever got was a centerpiece for the Christmas table handmade by my elderly neighbor. I'd completely forgotten about decorating the table and she saved the day!

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  13. We purchase 16 different dried bean packages, mix them up and repackage for a bean soup mix. We include a recipe with the mix. Folks who love hot bean soup love this gift. It's one of our family traditions.

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  14. My best neighbour gift is always food. When we first moved here, a neigbour came over with home made rolls, bread, and cookies...who would ever want to leave after that! And when I want to bring a smile to someone, it is always food! Except at Christmas and on birthdays when it is usually a quilted item!

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  15. Last week my neighbors honored my mother's memory with a gift card to purchase a tree. We will plant it next spring.

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  16. I live in Minnesota and it snows a lot. My neighbor surprised me with a pair of cute pink wool mittens she had made to keep my hands warm when I am blowing the snow out of my driveway. The mittens are perfect and now my hands stay warm. A very thoughtful and much appreciated gift!!

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  17. My neighbors give me Ohh so delicious trays of Greek baking including baklava.
    We snowblow their driveway.
    Thanks for such a lovely fabric giveaway.

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  18. My husband often snow blows our neighbors out before they get home at the end of the day!

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  19. I think the best neighbour gift was a cup of tea and a hug. In the UK a cup of tea will cure almost anything. On this particular occasion though my grandpa had just passed away. My neighbour picked the children up from school for me, so that I could make arrangements to go to the funeral. She also fed my cat when we were away.
    We put their bins out when they are away not a big thing but it helps.

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  20. I think the only neighbor's gift I've received was when we first moved out to the country about 18 years ago, the little old lady across the street made me an apron made out of the backside of denim jeans and red bandana material for the tie around. Its really sweet.

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  21. Cookies and a poinsietta. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  22. for one very special elderly lady I gave a coupon book for rides for yard sales....

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  23. I take a christmas box and when I make our Christmas candies and cookies (LOTS of kinds) I put a sampling of each kind into a small christmas box with tissue paper. I like to still make all of the Christmas cookies, we just don't have the house full of kids still to eat them all. So it works for me to give them away and then I don't eat all those fattening goodies and people can get a sample of foods made in other households..different treats. Maybe ask for a new recipe of something they havn't tried before, and add to their holiday recipes.

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  24. We exchange a plate a cookies and homemade ornament with our neighbors for Christmas! Thanks

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  25. Sorry, it's a food gift, but the best one we ever received was 18 years ago, when we were new in town. The elderly neighbor lady, who was of Norwegian descent, brought over a plate of Kringla. Absolutely delicious! My mother started making Kringla after that, as my boys asked for it. Since both of these ladies are no longer around, if I want Kringla now, I will have to make it myself. The fabric is lovely. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. Flowers or potted plants like an amaryllis are always nice! Thanks for the chance!

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  27. The only one neighbor who came to our house, bring us food!!!!, it was a homemade cake

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  28. I've never gotten anything from a neighbor for a holiday. In the past I have given colorful cellophane covered plates with a variety of homemade cookies.

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  29. My neighbor gives us (my youngest daughter) all the clothes that her daughter has become to big for. - That is really a huge help for us.

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  30. I make mason jars full of glass candy for my neighbors! they love it - especially the root beer flavored batch! thanks!

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  31. No gifts but our neighbor always clears our driveway after a big snow fall and we give him treats in return :) Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  32. Neighbour gifts? A small doily made of my own HDTs.

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  33. My neighbors are two nice college boys who helped me with my car when my husband was gone. We bought them a case of beer :-) My other neighbor I take her flowers/roses from my yard in the summer. Thank you for the giveaway, this fabric is SO adorable.

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  34. Best neighbor gift ever received was a basket of non-perishable goodies, candles and a game for family night at our house!

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  35. I buy my neighbors a big tin of popcorn every year...it fits the whole family...

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  36. My neighborgive my a ring to my graduation! Very sad that she passed away a few years ago!

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  37. We had given to us, pumpkin bread in a ceramic bread pan (from Michael's I think, they have them for fall and Holidays)and it was wrapped in an embroidered linen(?)bread basket liner. It said Bread with a pretty border. I think we lost it in the last move. :(
    I also liked our "Days of the week" kitchen towels with the ties to put it on the stove.
    And some other friends of ours always include a miniature ornament on their plate of goodies with their name and year on the back.

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  38. Every neighbor gift I've ever given or received was food :) I think there's just something old fashioned comfortable about giving homemade food. One year my daughter received a set of cookie cutters to make a nativity scene, and since then every year we give trays of nativity cookies.

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  39. My neighbor is a great artist, and she has given us some hand painted glass ball ornaments. Beautiful! I usually resort to giving baked goods or a decorated gingerbread house made from graham crackers.

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  40. It's usually homemade toffee from here!

    I love those bright and cheery fabrics.

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  41. I can tell you the worst neighbor gift we got... neighbors that had only known us about 6 months gave us body scrub, candles and massage oil. It was quite awkward. I would have preferred cookies.

    I like giving the mixes in a jar because I figure it is something quick you can make if unexpected company comes by.

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  42. The best neighbor gift I received was the word "Hope" in decorative metal when my premature baby was in the hospital.

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  43. I have never received a present from my neighbours. Isn't that sad? That's probably one of the reasons why we are moving out. We slept in our old appartment for the last time two nights ago and are right now staying at my sister's place until our new home is completely finished renovating. Once we move there, I plan on baking muffins for my new neighbours. I hope they enjoy them :-)

    Contact:librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. The best neighbor gift was my parents neighbors whose sons gave my parents homemade gift cards for taking down their trash cans and shoveling snow. I was several hours away and knew I didn't have to worry about them trying to shovel snow.

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  45. Oh the best neighbor gift I've received is a homemade heat/cold pack. It is in darling fabric & our family uses it all the time. Which is good because it's going on four years now. With four kids, someone is always got a muscle to heat, or a cold pack for ouchies.

    Anyway, thanks for the chance at the giveaway. Darling fabric.

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  46. Not sure if i ever got a neighbor gift. although gift cards are nice. something homemade is nice also. especially sewn. linda gerig

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  47. We usually make a tray of homemade goodies for the neighbors. A small loaf of banana or pumpkin bread with some assorted cookies placed on a Dollar Store tray. It always seems to be a hit.

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  48. We always do homemade chocolates for our little giveaways. so yummy!!!

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  49. The best neighbor gifts to give and receive around here are batches of homemade cookies. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

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  50. Our neighbors give us two sparkling apple cider bottles every Christmas...we save them for New Year's Eve and always enjoy them! Not really spectacular but we do get great use from them...and they're not fattening!

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  51. Best gifts ever come from my angel friend Kathy. She surprises me with gifts every holiday, every season change, and for no reason at all. Right before Thanksgiving I got a pumpkin basket with pumpkin candy, tissues, nuts, pumpkin pancake mix, and more. Love her! Thanks for the giveaway. I am home today due to extreme winds. School is closed!

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  52. Every year I make pans and pans of cinnamon buns that are delivered on Christmas Eve to our neighbors. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  53. My favorite neighbor gift is a 2 liter bottle of pop dressed up as a snowman.--hat and scarf. I also like to make mexican pickled carrots for a non-sweet treat.

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  54. Potholders and oven mitts make great neighbour gifts, especially if done in their kitchen colours :)

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  55. One sweet neighbor presented several scented votive candles in a small Christmas basket with straw+ribbons>so attractive!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  56. A yummy plateful of our neighbor's favorite family treats, there were about 10 different types of goodies!

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  57. A few months ago my doorbell rang at about 10:00 at night. It was my neighbour with a big fish! Over 30 lbs. They were running out of room in their freezer so he gave it to us. I don't know if that was the greatest gift but it certainly is the most unique!

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  58. Our neighbours gave us a Poinsetta plant last year - it was very unexpected and a beautiful surprise.

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  59. Best neighbor "gift" I ever got was my neighbor mowing my acre yard with his riding mower for me when we were getting ready to move. It meant the world to me since we only had a push mower, and I needed to be inside packing up our house!

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  60. Homemade Christmas ornaments! The fabric is gorgeous Thanks!

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  61. How about Baker's Twine!!!???:) jk
    I gave honey in squeeze bottles last year.
    Non-food hmmm, how about your favorite Christmas cd or favorite children's book? Thanks.

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  62. Non food neighbour idea....packing firewood, shovelling snow, a sprig off a favourite plant, some special seeds for planting in the spring. An invitation to come over and play cards or just chat.

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  63. Oh dear. I must be very un-neighbourly. I've never given or recieved a neighbour gift!

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  64. Our neighbours snow blow our drive way, love them!

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  65. One year our neighbour across the road who was very new to quilting, made a small quilt for our dog. It was a very nice and unexpected gift. I once baked a chicken and made a big chocolate cake to give to my next door neighbours who were going through a rough patch. :)

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  66. I gave an icecream gift set. Fancey icecream bowls, spoons, and lots of toppings and sprinkles, a can of whipped cream and a jar of cherries. And a tub of icecream of course. But my neighbor is a notorious icecream lover!

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  67. Hmmm, that's a hard one for me~ I always give food! Or those mixes in jars for soup or something they can cook when they want. One of our neighbors gave us movie tickets one year to go to a movie as a family~ that was a bit hit. :-)

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  68. Up until this year, I only gave candy or food. This year, I made a Christmas pot holder to go with peppermint cream cupcakes. I think they were both a hit!

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  69. I've never had a neighbor give me a gift. I've given homemade bread numerous times and used to snowblow our elderly neighbor's driveway when we lived in Ohio. That fabric is cute but I want to know, what exactly is a Pam Kitty Morning? lol.

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  70. I had a wonderful neighbour who'd come cut my grass for me. I had a big yard and a big allergy to grass, so I was very grateful. He and his wife would leave me big bags of fresh vegetables from their garden, too. It was a big help for a frazzled, poor single working mom. I would bake them bread as a thank you.

    The set of fabrics is so cheeful. I'd have so much fun making some bright kitchen curtains!

    xylia_brown AT btinternet DOT com

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  71. One year I canned dozens of jars of jam. Blackberry, peach, banana, apple butter. That year my neighbors got a jar of each and some homemade mini breads to go with it. I need to do that again sometime.

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  72. The sweetest neighbor gift that I received was a plant (rooted and potted just for me), fresh fruit (picked from the neighbor's trees), and an invitation to a lovely tree trimming party. I've liked "Pam Kitty Morning" blog since pre-fabric and her "PKM radio", so please enter me into the drawing for your generous giveaway of charms.

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  73. The best thing I ever made was Swedish Limpa bread. I gave a loaf to our elderly neighbors and they told me that they loved it and hadn't had it in ages, so every year I made them some.

    Debbie

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  74. My neighbour gave me an amazing handmade basket as a thankyou gift.I looked after her house and fish when she went on holiday. Thanks for a chance.

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  75. My 8 year old son delivered a plate of cookies last year to our neighbor. I think they were more thrilled with his visit than the cookies!

    kimrward@charter.net

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  76. My best neighbor gift is also food. Cookies are my favorite to give.

    LOVE this fabric. It is beautiful!

    ShariK

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  77. Great giveaway! Please count me in! My neighbour gave me flowers for my garden.

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  78. I gave some knitted Christmas tree dish cloths last year.
    heidikittelson (at) gmail (dot) com

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  79. Best neighbour gift has been a wonderful pot full of tea, when our electricity was off late at night with several hours to go before it was all back on! Bestest cup of tea ever! No time like a crisis for a neighbour gift!

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  80. When I was moving, my neighbour and her mother brought me a large bag of samosas that they had made that morning. It was a goodbye gift so that we wouldn't have to cook the first night in our new home. The samosas were delicious. And very much appreciated. Pam Kitty Morning is also delicious. I just love this fabric. There are so many things I would like to make with it. Thanks for this fab giveaway.

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  81. accually this is my moms favorite. you buy a box of ding dongs and ho hos. Tie them together with ribbon. Then on the card you write Ho Ho Ho from your ding dong neighbor. cute

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  82. I was trying to create a cottage-style garden but seemed to have a black thumb as far as flowers like foxgloves were concerned. My neighbour dug up some of hers and transplanted them into my garden where they've grown happily ever since.

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  83. My favorite gift I gave a neighbor was a friendship pillow I made for my best neighbor when we moved away. She put it in her entryway on a bench and seeing it always makes me smile.

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  84. I like to give tablerunners as neighbor gifts--if I am not giving food. My favorite pattern is the disappearing nine patch, love the randomness and you can put so many colors in, that it is bound to work in any kitchen.

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  85. Our new neighbors brought us homemade fudge on Thanksgiving morning, it was so delicious! We usually make Christmas cookies with the kiddos and give them to our neighbors in quilted handmade goodie bags :)
    This fabric is so adorable, I love it!!
    graciesophiaboutique@comcast.net
    Jen Nelson

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  86. The very best neighbor present was two dinners and dessert she prepared and froze. I was working (outside the home) full time. What a wonderful treat for those days when I was too tired to cook.

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  87. We have chickens so we gift out neighbors with fresh eggs and produce in the summer months.

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  88. Cookies are my favorite neighbor gift to give and to receive! For the past few years we have been making the jar cookie mixes for neighbor and teacher gifts. They are requested every year! People can whip up a batch of warm homemade cookies whenever they feel the need to have them....and yes it is a need! These comments are informative!

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  89. My best gift was a tupperware pickle keeper! I hate getting my hands wet!

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  90. The best neighbor gift I have gotten would have to be one of those cake/cookie mix in a Mason jar with a recipe attached. All was needed was to include the liquids. Love it when all (almost all) of the ingredients are right there.

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  91. Best neighbor gift was a quart jar with dry ingredients for Friendship Soup. It also had a tag with instructions...it was great made up on a chilly day.

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  92. Food seems to be universal. My favorite was a wonderful Christmas challah bread. I like to give homemade peanut brittle or spiced nuts.

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  93. The best neighbour gift is a shovelled driveway after a huge snowstorm (what can I say, we live in the North)! Homemade strawberry jam is also one of my favourites to both give and receive!

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  94. I try to give mine something I make. It's usually machine embroidered dish towels, but once I gave them some acrylic coasters with their initial inside. They turned out pretty cute.

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  95. Gosh, we don't do neighbor gifts around here. ;-( If we did though, I would probably do some sort of basket with a theme. LOVE that PKM fabric!

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  96. The best neighbor gift is my slow cooker. When hurricane Wilma took our electricity out in 2005 we where one of the few people in our corner street with full propane tanks for our grill.Our next door neighbor witch we didn't know very well at that time had lots of food in the freezer but nothing to cook on. So we put our heads together and we made the food and he supplied it. It was the best week I have been in a electricity outage ever,lol. A month later he came over with this box for me and in it was the slow cooker, and we all know what a saver that is when we are sewing along and don't want to stop to make food for the family.

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  97. A cord of split & stacked firewood for a neighbor that was unable to do their own. cnd2821@blackfoot.net. I am a follower, but it won't take my google id for posting.

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  98. Coasters...they are so easy to make!

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  99. My neighbour gave ME a great gift - she asked her daughter to pose with my bags so I can take pics. She saw me struggling to take pics of my bags without a model.

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  100. I think the best neighbor gift I ever received was a small wooded wall hanging. About 10 years ago, my sweet neighbor had hand painted this little hanging of the word "JOY". It was done in reds and greens with adorable little images painted around the borders of each letter. She then attached a thin wire at each side with a tiny screw, using adorable red and white gingham style ribbons to make bows at each side, concealing the tiny screws. I still use it in my decorating every year.

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  101. Hmmm.. My neighbor gives us a box of homemade cookies each year..although I hope for something different...

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  102. The best neighbor gift is cleaning snow off of their car....I love when my neighbor did this for me before I got married. Now we return the favor to our elderly neighbor.

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  103. A special neighbor we had a long time ago made stockings for each of my children. Even though the youngest is now a senior in college, we still use them.
    Love the fabric!

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  104. I put together CD's of Christmas music and keep a stack by the front door... and give them out to people who drop by. I love all of the other ideas that people are sharing!!!

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  105. My most appreciated neighbor gift was to my special neighbor and new friend. She and her husband were going to Europe/Paris for a 2 week celebration of their 50th anniversary. She doesn't scrapbook, but they do take photos. She loves looking at scrapbooks, so I gave her a butterfly (her favorite) covered journal with instructions to write down the who, what ,when and where of the photos, but more importantly the sounds, and smells (baking bread or baking scones at the cafe smell different),the tastes and the type of day (sunny and warm, sunny and cold look the same in a photo). Now when they reminisce, they not only will remember the sights, but also the true feelings of the photos.

    Love the fabric. Would love to win!

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  106. I have never received a neighbor gift. When we moved out here we were told that people keep to themselves and so should we...lol

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  107. We give Gift certificates to the locally owned garden center. We have also given "Christmas Bulbs" of the non-electric type. Dormant bulbs are wonderful, especially if they can't plant them right away. And they magically appear year after year.

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  108. My best neighbor gift is chocolate/walnut fudge. The kids all come over wanting to know when it will be ready.

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  109. I LOVE this fabric! Please, please, please let me be the winner!

    Best neighbor gift - my neighbor in Georgia always brought me homemade toffee every year. It was so delicious and I was SO thankful for it because I cannot for the life of me get toffee to turn out. I've heard the quality of the butter can make a difference so this year I'm buying better butter. I miss my neighbor and her toffee...

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  110. Best gift to the neighbors? cinnamon rolls using a white cake mix.

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  111. I have only done food gifts too. Some of those soup mixes or cookie mixes in a jar.

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  112. I've never given anything to or received anything from a neighbor other than flowers before. But I think a little picnic basket would be cute with handmade napkins and picnic blanket.

    Love these fabrics. Right up my alley. Thanks for giving some away!

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  113. Sadly, I've never gotten a neighbor gift. We lived out in an isolated rural setting for over 25 years and we recently moved to town. No gifts. I am reading the comments with interest and getting lots of ideas for the next new neighbor who moves in our street.

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