Monday, May 3, 2010

new book giveaway!


Here is a fun new book that's coming out soon and it contains another one of my projects! Pretty Little Pillows is full of unique, creative pillow designs from various artists. Mine is a set of felt woodland keychain pillows.


I have an extra copy that I'll be giving away to the random person who's name is drawn this Friday, May 7! To enter, just leave a comment here and tell me what you're planting and growing this Spring! (or in your house if it's not spring where you are!)

101 comments:

  1. those keychains are adorable! i've been making your little woodland owl from your doodle stitching book. they are just too cute!
    spring is touch and go here in idaho. tank tops on day, snow boots the next, so we take any sub-nice day we get and run with it! we have a tray full of seedling sprouts that are ready for the outdoors, but the outdoors is not ready for them. we've got sweet peas, bush beans, carrots, pumpkins, and sunflowers. oh, and zinnias! thanks for the great giveaway!

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  2. Since I am writting you from Greece this spring I am planting my new dreams and I am doing my best for them to grow!

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  3. Congratulations on the new book, I can't wait to see it!

    I have a plan to make this great 3-tiered herb garden I saw in Martha Stewart's magazine. Basil, thyme, oregano, cilantro (maybe... I need to check up on how that grows), rosemary, chives, maybe some mint. And not only will it be great to have all those herbs for cooking, but the garden itself looks so pretty!

    http://www.marthastewart.com/goodthings/tower-of-herbs

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  4. Hi Aimee, I would like to enter in the competicion for the book of pretty little pillows. we bougth a new house in february and we are working on it, everything is going to be renoved, first the inside and after on the garden. In the garden we have an apple tree starting to blossom, we have blackberrys, roses, Chlidanthus, hera, another 5 trees that i dont know what they are, and many bushes and flowers that i dont know the name. everything was already in the house, when the snow start melting and the spring bring the sun they start growing, and the garden is full of color. thanks for the possibility of winning the book!

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  5. So far we have planted potatoes, peas, beans and sweetcorn and will be planting sunflower seeds with my 3 year old later this week. We also have a cherry tree in the front garden which is covered in lovely white blossom.

    Best wishes with the new book :)

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  6. ohhhhh merwing huge congrats again!!!!!hugs and a kiss Dees

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  7. Hi Aimee! Congrats on being in this book! I love the series of these! Anyway, I plan on planting some tomatoes, hydrangeas and cucumbers! Thanks for having this giveaway!

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  8. Congratulation on new book! Your keychains are lovely, especially the little toadstool. I'm going to plant some more flowers and I hope to have luck with the fuchsia, it is the third time I'm trying.

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  9. That looks like a fun book. We have tomatoes, lettuce, rhubarb, squash, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries.

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  10. My 10 year old daughter and I planted a "fairy garden." Complete with a little couch for curling up and chatting and a colorful windmill.We are planning a fairy garden party for her friends. We check the garden every moring for "fairy dust" but so far we haven't seen any. Those little fairies certainly like to be sneaky.

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  11. Oh my gosh, your key chains are so cute! Not that I should be surprised, all of your work is adorable!

    Right now, I've only planted a small number of herbs: chives, dill, basil, thyme, spearmint. Later this month, I'll be planting my vegetables and adding more herbs!

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  12. congratulations on the new book - your keychains are adorable!

    we're still a few weeks out from the last frost date up here in minnesota but once that has passed i will be planting veggies, veggies and more veggies!! yum! bring on the harvest!

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  13. Hi Aimee

    Congrats for the book!!! Your works are always beautiful and so cutes!

    Here in Brazil is autumm, and the weather is being cold...rs.

    Happy Spring to you!
    Myrian

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  14. Every spring I get my vegetable garden going. My kids plant kale in the garden for their guinea pigs, and I grow lots of hot peppers for my husband. But what I enjoy growing most are the tomatoes and lettuce.... you just cannot beat having fresh produce right outside of your door! :)

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  15. Congrats on the book! I can't wait to add it to my collection. I'm planting rosemary and catnip. I grow catnip to stuff my handmade cat toys. And it's just about the only thing I've really had any success with!

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  16. What a pretty keychains!! they are beautiful :)
    Congratulations for the book ;)

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  17. Oh well... I can't grow thing in my home because I live in an small apartment... so sad!
    I was thinking of doing a small herb garden... Thanks for the giveaway!
    escuishi (at)hotmail.com

    Oh, and I will blog about the giveaway, ok?
    http://hello-my-little-world.blogspot.com/

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  18. Hi, I live in an apt, but I'm going to start some lavender and thyme inside, maybe some other herbs. I am also having a giveaway for one of my "poofy" pillows. I can put your giveaway there too. TY Jackie
    http://applecorecrafts.blogspot.com

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  19. The book looks wonderful!
    Spring is very late here this year, so we've only just bought some seeds to grow pansies and nasturtiums. We've just sorted out the strawberry plants and will be sowing sunflowers and pumpkins later.
    Fee

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  20. Congratulations! Your work is adorable, I would love to win your book! Right now I have some tulips, poppies and gladiolas plus some others I don't know the names of. I'm planning on planting a mix of flowers in some wine barrels I have. I'm anxious to get them going. Spring always inspires planting pretty flowers. I love this time of year!

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  21. I'm growing basil, chives, thyme and mint and I already bought the seeds of pumpkin, tomato, cocumber and melon; will plant them this weekend.
    Congrats on the book and thank you for the giveaway
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  22. Congrats on the book! I am sort of a crappy at growing stuff, but that doesn't mean I don't try! My lavender & pot of chives came back this year, and I am going to try my hand at spearmint, cilantro, & lettuce. :)

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  23. Hey! I just wanted to say I adore you! I will be planting pumpkins, tomatoes, jalapenos, peppers, potatoes, and strawberries. :) I also am losing my mind waiting for the new doodle stich book to come out in october!! >.<

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  24. congratulations on the book! Your project is lovely, and I´m sure the others are great too, would love to win a copy! It´s autumn in this side of the world, but I´m trying to grow a cactii terrarium, wish me luck!
    Thank you so much for the giveaway

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  25. As we can have freezing night until june 1rst, I'm waiting to plant but my plan is already in my head: carrots, tomatos (yelow, red and pink)
    lettuce, squash... so much things and the peas, don't forget the peas.
    Count me in for this lovely book!
    thank you

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  26. Congrats! Here in Northern California I planted all sorts of goodies- tomatoes, strawberries, peas, beans, peppers, lettuce, squash, spinach, watermelon, corn. After a few years I'm finally getting the hang of how much to plant for everything so that i don't end up with too much of one thing-tomatoes :) and not enough of everything else. of course right after i planted we had a few freak hail storms so hopefully the seeds make it!
    thanks for the chance to win, you rule!

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  27. All of these Pretty Little X books look so adorable. I love your little woodland keychains. Adorable!

    Our last frost date is the end of May, so we have planted the early spring crops already - lettuces, spinach, and peas - and I've seed started things like various herbs and cucumbers. We'll plant pole beans (direct sow) and tomatoes (purchasing seedlings from farmer's market) in June. We use the square foot gardening method, and we have 3 boxes that are each 2'x8'. We have some other things that I'm blanking on now. And we have a berry patch with strawberries, raspberries and high-bush blueberries. We need to plant some more strawberry plants, but we'll do that in June too.

    Love my garden! So exciting!

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  28. This spring I'm planting sunflowers! Here's hoping they grow!

    sara.andrus@gmail.com

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  29. I would love to win this book!

    Sadly I have no green thumb, so my backyard is growing a lot of weeds, but I think they are pretty, I love dandylions and we have this "exotic" crop of purply flowery weeds too!

    bookwormbethie

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  30. i'm planting lots of salad,dahlias,cosmos,tithonia,sweet peas and more!!

    gill

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  31. Cute key chains!
    We're about to plant potatoes, carrots, lettuce, and bell peppers! I love container gardening.

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  32. so super cute! I'm not planting anything but I have now started to gain a keen interest in my dad's garden. I persuaded him to try cucumbers and zucchini's. He's also doing sweet bell peppers. I can't wait!

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  33. Looks like a fun one!

    We've currently got peas, radishes, and onions planted in the garden. Strawberries and apricots are tiny tiny but there!

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  34. Congratulations on the book. Your woodland keychains are so nice.

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  35. I've been following your work for a little while, and I must say congratulations on the book! I'm hoping to plant a simple bag of wildflower seeds this summer.

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  36. Hi!
    I love your books! This spring I'm going to plant cilantro, tomatoes, and onions in my garden for my fresh salsa I make everyday.

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  37. A kitchen window garden with Greek Oregano, Thai Basil, regular Basil, chives, mint, cilantro, flat leaf parsley, radishes, leaf lettuce, and rosemary.

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  38. wow, the book looks great! love the sweet key chains :)
    We're growing strawberries, carrots and potatoes... & i've just put together a hanging basket full of fushias and pretty pink bellis daisies x

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  39. There's planting or growing here at my house. Perhaps there'll be some time for sewing or paper crafts or embroidery this spring (I hope!) ...

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  40. We have already planted mint, basil, sage, cilantro, tomatoes and Brussels sprouts and are thinking of planting squash.

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  41. Lots of veggies! Sunflowers for the winter birds. ANd I need to move some stuff around out there.

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  42. Oh my god, those are so adorable.

    This year, my garden is going to have to be in containers because I have a very exuberant 1 year old labrador retriever who loved jumping all little garden fences and pulling things that look like sticks! I'll plant mainly food - like tomatoes, lettuce, zucchini and herbs. I already have strawberry plants, a pear tree, and rhubarb in the garden.

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  43. Hiya!
    I am Paige, and I just love daises and pansies. I also always put a fern right baove my porch swing. I love gardening! Great giveway, your so talented!
    Fingers crossed! ~Paige

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  44. WIJ Hebben de voorjaarsbloemen in de tuin, Sterven begin nu stillaan Uit te bloeien.We Hebben OOK EEN groententuintje Voldaan tomaten, erwten en ajuin en Aardbeien Natuurlijk Moet Het Allemaal Nog WEL EEN Beetje groeien.
    gr, Karine

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  45. We're planting green beans, tomatoes, radishes, marrows and lots and lots of strawberries..but the best thing about our garden is discovering which plants the previous owners planted as this is the first spring in our new home. So far we've had hundreds of beautiful tulips and daffodils.

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  46. Hello from Portugal :)

    That book look delicious :)
    This year i plant tulips and mint, coriander, parsley, oregano everything in a vase because i have no garden

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  47. Tks for giving me the chance to have another book of yours!! This Spring is time to make huge clean out's and start a new home project!!

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  48. Congrats to this lovely booK :)
    We´re planting some tomatoes, cucumbers and squash .. and some herbs ...

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  49. Congrats on the new book. Since the keyrings are so cute and adorable just like all your other creations I'm going to leave a comment to try my luck. I'm looking forward to spring. Since I don't have a garden I won't be planting anything :)

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  50. Its autumn here, but I have just planted out some packets of sweet pea flowers yesterday :)
    Im wishing and hoping they will grow up the wire trellis, and be all pretty and softly scented to fill my backyard :)

    congrats on the new book! love the keyrings.
    they are so cute!

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  51. Wow!! Thank you for this giveaway!!! I love your woodland keychains!! This spring I have a lemon tree... I hope I'll have some little lemons soon!

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  52. Wee.. I love the mushroom key chain..
    hmm.. well, I'm not really a plant-person, hehe.. but my mum & grandma love to plant so much, we have a baby mango tree in the backyard, starfruit, and many many more.. we tried to grow corn once, but it's not much of a success.. it only grows one on each crop instead of two..

    I have one plant I'm trying to grow now, my little brother bought me some from china.. if I may share the link here.. they're really cute..
    I hope I'll succeed in growing some :)

    http://www.diytrade.com/china/4/products/4487386/Grass_head_man_grass_doll_mini_plant_little_white_man_Pet_Plant.html

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  53. Lovely blog, congrats on the book.
    This Spring I am growing whitecurrants, recurrants, goosberries and Blueberries. I also just put some small tomatoes in the gree house. We are on a self sufficiency drive and have just got two pigs :D Chickens next!!
    Thanks.
    xx

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  54. Congratulations on the new book! So far I've planted tomatoes and sweet red peppers for veggies. I also have window boxes of lipstick pink impatiens. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  55. ive just planted some wildflower seeds for the bees in a windowbox, some dwarf french beans and some broad beans last weekend :) also attempting to resurrect my peppers plant!

    Congrats on the new book :)

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  56. I've just planted out some salad, spinach, beetroot, cabbage, calabrese, parsley, chives, beans and basil, some of which has gone to my kids school, as I had too much!

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  57. so cute.

    I really want to do an herb garden this year, on the windowsill. We live in the woods so the deer eat EVERYTHING (even the "deer proof" plants).

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  58. I unfortunately don't have a green thumb, but I am planning to start a new quilt top soon if that counts :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. I'm sorry but I don't garden, I tend to sit and stitch. I have your book 'Doodle Stitching' which I love and I would love to be included in the draw for this new book.

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  60. Since this is our first year living in Florida, we just had to start growing our very own pineapple. I can't wait to eat it, even if it will take another year to taste :)

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  61. I have planted some of my flowers (in IL it is risky before a time as you know) Daffodils, 3 other kinds of bulbs, phlox, impatients, gerber daisies, and the list continues to grow. I have more planting to do :)

    Happy Spring. May your flowers bloom and your garden produce. I will be looking to add to my Aimee Ray art collection soon :P

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  62. Hi. I am slowly making the list of projects from your Doodle Stitching book and eagerly awaiting your next book as well! We are planting/tending to the usual herbs (Borage, Mint, Thyme, Sage, Basil, Lemon Balm and many more) and we are having Potatoes, Zucchini (or Courgettes as they are called in UK), Pumpkins, Butternut Squash and Tomatoes. I don't think we will do anything else as I don't think we will have time!

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  63. Hi there, count me in for the giveaway please! Love your work, Justine xx

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  64. I would love to have that book. I love all of the Pretty Little books so far.

    We aren't actually planting anything new. We are actually moving and replanting the plants we have. Moving some azaleas and roses as the azaleas are burning up and the roses need a little more sun.

    thanks for the giveaway.

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  65. Hi there - well here in Australia it's Autumn and I have just planted up our vegie patch with lettuce, broccoli, basil, spring onions, chives and rocket! Finally after 2yrs in our new house we have been able to get to the vegie patch. :)

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  66. Hi Aimee,
    Glad to have found your blog. I discovered your doodle book at my library and loved it.

    For Spring, I just finished a weekend of planting 5-6 flowering varieties. Most excited about jasmine *whee*

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Email: theprintlover@gmail.com

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  67. I think this book is adorable. I am hoping to get some spring bulbs planted soon in time for our Spring here in Australia in September!

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  68. well with a broken wrist, i did a 10x12 garden,catnip,basil,dill,tomatos,squash,sunflowers,tomatos,corn.loofa,cukes,flowers,ask me to open a can of tuna..lol.. i cant..love your work

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  69. Super cute!
    This year I have courgettes, little gem lettuce, rocket, cabbages, cauliflowers, squash, beans, peas, livingston daisies, sweet peas, columbine, delphinium, hollyhocks and gerberas. Some are in the ground already and the rest are still on little pots on my kitchen and bathroom window sills, waiting patiently for me to get my butt into gear and plant them :-)
    Thank you for the chance

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  70. Lovely. I would love to win this book.

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  71. I forgot : I am planting tulips.

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  72. Right now I am growing lots of chamomile tea & sage. Mmmm! Hopefully the new planter beds will get in soon and I can get some more plants in the ground before it gets too hot here. :)

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  73. These are lovely!!! I would love to win a copy of the book. :) We are in an apartment, so unfortunately we don't have a garden spot. But we did just plant some venus fly traps for my 4 year old! :) Those should be fun. :) p.s. I am sharing your giveaway on The One Stop Giveaway Shop blog. :)

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  74. Daisies. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. The book looks great. I am nurturing tomato plants for another month until they can go into the ground!

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  76. I am dying for some new pillow ideas, so this book is right up my alley! We have too many deer around to try to grow things here, but I love watching them nibble on the wild ferns in our "natural area."

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  77. I'm growing tomatoes & basil, parsley and oregano. After that, we'll have to see what catches my eye. Cute keychains! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  78. I plan on planting some tulips. Thanks SO much for the chance to win. I love the keychains :)

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  79. Here in South Africa we are entering winter ... looooong dark mornings UGH! So i am planning on repainting some interior walls a gorgeous blue!!

    Thanks for the chance.
    Cleo
    cleo (AT) techgear.co.za

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  80. I am going to sew (how apt!) my lawn when the soil *finally* dries out! We planned to do it over Easter but it has rained for literally the last 30 days, with about 24 hours break! Thanks for the chance!

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  81. Tomatoes!! lots of different varieties!

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  82. I love putting unique keychains on my bags and accessories when I go to quilting retreats so I identify my items. I'm always fearful of picking up something by mistake. These would be perfect for me!

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  83. Autumn here for me but not stopping me from getting my back chook/duck area on track :)

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  84. I don't have a garden :( so not really any planting going on here, just some herbs on the window sill ...

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  85. Thanks for the fun!
    We are growing new azaleas, hydrangeas and shasta daisies! :) The kiddos here love watching what they have helped plant bloom and grow!

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  86. Impatients are I can grow because I have so much shade. thanks

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  87. i love the keychains!!
    we are growing tomatoes, zucchini and lots of aromatic herbs:)

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  88. I love the key chains! This spring it's lettuce, beans, tomatoes (when it gets a little warmer) squash and some herbs. Oh, and flowers, pansies and morning glories.

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  89. This is what I am growing SO FAR(still waiting for weather to get better): 2 types of chives, 2 types of rhubarb, green and yellow and purple beans, strawberries, bluebells, snap dragons, passion flowers, pansies, marigolds, tulips, dafs, 4 types of potatoes, parsley, rosemary and 2 types of mint. Would love to win the book - thanks for the chance!

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  90. I need to start my veggie seeds. I am late!

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  91. I've just come across your blog. Congratulations on your new book. I love those key chains. It is Autumn here in Australia and at the moment the only thing I seem to be growing are weeds!

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  92. I love the keyrings. They are gorgeous. At the moment we are getting ready to plant the winter vegetables. We need to dig the garden and then sow the seeds.

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  93. I don't plant too many things outdoors as the animals usually eat them right up but this year I am trying radishes in a planter that can be up high and some tomatoes.
    Those key rings are so cute.

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  94. We have lots of seedling, tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, french beans and then some flowers too like petunia and sweet peas! Love your book Doodle Stitching btw.

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  95. I'll plant some tomatoes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  96. COngrats on being published! I have roses climbing all over my bathroom window- need to train them to climb on something else- would like to train them to climb on an old bicycle but haveto find the right one first

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  97. Potatoes, carrots, parsnips (yum!), lettuce, radishes, celery, tomatoes. And some herbs. Thanks for a chance to win the book.

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  98. I keep hoping for blackberries or dragonfruit, though my hopes are in vain. The blackberries are constantly shaded by a monster plant, and the dragonfruit hasn't bloomed since we moved it.

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  99. Only tomatoes and herbs this year!

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  100. We're trying a new method of gardening that we read about (straw bale planting), so we'll try to grow tomatoes, cukes, watermelons, plus some carrots and herbs. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Thanks for your comments! I love hearing from you! :)