Monday, May 17, 2010

Giveaway Day!!!

Sew Mama Sew is sponsoring a Giveaway Day today!!!  Woo Hoo!  Over 250 crafters have volunteered to give away some of their handmade goods and supplies, so check them out and try your luck at winning a great prize!

I'm giving away Horace, a needle felted owl, complete with barn gift box.  This adorable little fat owl is approximately 2.5 inches tall, and made with wool from my parents' sheep farm.  He has a clear hanger on top so you can display him with ease.

Pose for the camera, Horace.

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How can you win?  Leave a comment below answering the following questions:


If you were on bedrest, how would you keep your sanity?  Any crafty ideas?  (I need all the advice I can get!)


I'll choose the new owner of Horace at random, and will post the winner by Thursday, May 20th @ 9:00 PM (EST).  One entry per person please.  I cannot ship internationally (sorry!).  Horace will be shipped out no later than May 24th, so you can start to enjoy your little handmade friend as soon as possible!  Good luck!!!!

Comments are now closed.  Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway!!!  Winner will be announced in a bit!

P.S.  Even if you don't win, you can check back here on May 24th for my etsy shop update!

152 comments:

  1. Horace is adorable. I'm from your state. My daughter is in the RN program at USC and is expecting her first baby in June.

    Bedrest? So sorry you have to endure that. I love to read, do puzzles (jigsaw, crossword, sudoku, etc)and sew. I would have to rotate those activities in order to stay motivated to stay in bed. Crocheting or knitting seem like they would be good ways to pass the time also. God Bless!

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  2. Hi - I love your adorable owl.
    Sorry about the bed rest situation - music, library books on different craft you would like to learn - tating, applique! Bananagrams is a great game! Colleen
    Butler83@aol.com

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  3. Hmm... bedrest activities... that's hard.

    My mom spent from weeks 30-37 in the hospital on strict bedrest (and lots of drugs) with my little brother. But, she also had 3 daughters who came daily for their school lessons, so homeschooling kept her from being too bored.

    And I'm not really very crafty... just photography-y. But, here are few things I can think of:

    -Clearing out your email inbox and actually organizing your contacts. Maybe that's not a big deal for you, but I dream of the day when I will actually be able to do that.

    -Writing letters to friends. I love doing this, I love receiving handwritten letters, yet send them so rarely because they do take up more time.

    -Reading. Seriously, isn't that what beds are made for? To curl up and read in? I could recommend quite a few good reads, should you need some ideas...

    -Harry Potter movie marathon. Could it get much better?!

    -Making a scrapbook journal. This is my crafty contribution. Go through magazines and find clippings of things you like - certain words from ads or whatnot, find your favorite quotes from books, etc... then either cut them out or write them down and paste them into a blank journal. You can either use it as a gift or give to someone. Though if it's a gift, you may want to choose things they would like, too. ;)

    Ok, that's all for now. Happy bed-resting!

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  4. Cute owl!

    If I had to be on bedrest, I would probably knit and sew (hexagons are great for hand sewing) and crochet (maybe granny squares or amigurumi?) all while watching a ton of movies. :-)

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  5. oh my gosh I LOVE him!!! I was on bedrest so I feel ya. I made my husband build me a lap table for my laptop (of course you can buy one too) and I was online all the time!

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  6. ell it definitely seems like you have thought of most every craft to do with you hands so maybe now you can use your mind and heart to write letters to your children about your life to fill them in on all the experiences and lessons you have learned since your earliest memories. We forget so much as we grow older and journaling it will be a way to hold it close and pass on to future generations. Just a thought!

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  7. i love that little owl!!

    my sister was on bedrest with her twins and she did alot of embroidery work, and needle felting actually for the babies. she also did alot of computing...

    i say gather books, craft supplies, computer (for movies and internet time), and keep plenty of snacks handy. i'm so sorry you are on bedrest, but the outcome is totally worth it! good luck!

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  8. I would probably learn how to knit..or I would quilt a quilt by hand, which I have been saying I would do for years. and I would catch up on my huge reading list!

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  9. Oh mercy! Bedrest sucks. I hope you have a laptop and plenty of good books. I was on bedrest for 2 weeks and went insane. Good thing there is the giveaways to enter! Craft wise, you can always find some great embroidery patterns on http://www.sublimestitching.com

    Thanks for the chance of winning your cute owl.

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  10. Horace is precious. Good books, movies, music and soduku!

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  11. so cute!
    love your blog. (i love Jesus, too! :) )
    just enjoy your time to rest and pray...
    i've got four little ones (with one on the way!) and i sure don't have a lot of time to stay in bed.. haha...
    blessings!
    lora
    eagerhands@gmail.com

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  12. Oh he's just so adorable! Okay bedrest... I would be a blog reading machine (you can start with mine hee hee ;)). I would organize a list of all the projects I wanted to do when I could get back to my crafting. I would put scrapbook pages together leaving space for pictures & journaling so everything would be ready to just fill in for the new baby.

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  13. Such a clever little owl. Even more special since the wool comes from your parents sheep ranch!

    Have you ever done any hand applique? It really is enjoyable. I wish I were down the street so I could come teach you how to do it! I spent a lot of time watching movies and reading books when I was on bedrest with my twins 12 years ago. I would have LOVED to have had a laptop to read all the blogs that are now available during that time! Not to mention Hulu where you can watch almost every TV show known to man until your brains turn to jello! Best Wishes!

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  14. So awesome! Crossing my fingers!
    http://justeventeux.blogspot.com/

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  15. Too cute! If I was on bedrest, I'd teach myself how to crochet those adorable little animals with amigurami (probably spelled that wrong). And I'd probably try to get caught up on all those hand-applique quilt projects I keep starting because they're adorable. Oh, and read, read, read until my bookshelf is empty (it's quite full at the moment). But by week two, I'd probably be whining a lot...I hope you're better at it than I would be. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  16. If I were on bedrest I'd get a bunch of books on CD and try to knit at the same time. Thanks.

    ninjaeema (at) aol (dot) com

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  17. cute owl! i second the idea of audiobooks/podcasts and crafty things to keep your hands busy: crochet, cross stitch, embroidery, etc.

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  18. Hi amy,
    Ilove the little guy I don't want tot ry to win him but could you make my mom one and i'll buy it. And Brandy is having a baby sometime the end of June could you knit me a blue baby blanket.Just let me know how much they are. See theres idea 1 make babay blankets for people who are pregant and sell them takes care of 2 problems money and time! I'll post this on my profile have friends do that to your talent is a gold mine. When Tomi was pregnant before Kylee was born she had us write letters to kylee telling her how we felt about Tomi being pregant(she had a ten% chance) and our dreams for kylee we sealed them and Tomi is keeping them for her.I'm sure you've probably done this. Make him a family tree scrapbook. I have a beautiful picture of Grammy and granpop at there 50th wedding anniversary.If you need a copy. Write down wedding memories things that as time goes buy you'l forget heck with all the time you have you could write your and Jareds love story.Call a friend everyda that you haven't talked to for awhile you can start with tomi.I'll send you her numbers.Get your Dad to tell you the stories of from when he and my dad were litlle there are alot and write them all down because you think you'll remember but when you get to my age you'll forget some of them or exactly how they went. you know how our Dads like to talk. And keep God first lil cuz I remeber you were worried about money and time God will give you both. Love you sooo much Debbie i dont know what any of that select profile means u know who i am.

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  19. I would probably spend most of my time reading or on the computer, but making things with perler beads is pretty fun.
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  20. Well, I would pick one artist/actor at a time and watch all of their movies. Become a mini expert so to speak on that actor and then move to another. I did this while pregnant with my first daughter. It's fun to see how they progress and get better with each new part or role. Good luck, bed rest is difficult but the reward is oh so nice. Thanks for the chance at winning such a darling owl.

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  21. If I were on bedrest, I'd crochet.
    iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

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  22. If I was on bedrest I would reread all of the classics I thought were boring in high school.
    turnerfamily5151@aol.com

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  23. if you have internet access, i agree - organize your mail. i recently had some down time with internet access, and i organized two years worth of emails and links. crafty blogs and how tos are fun to look at as well.

    other thoughts would be podcasts (to give your eyes a break!), many of which are available online for free. you could also get some books on cd or tape, or watch a series on tv.

    needlegrrl at gmail

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  24. Horace is about the cutest little guy I've ever seen.

    If on bed rest, I'd have to finally learn to knit. And catch up on reading anything other than children's books :)

    nell at maine dot rr dot com

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  25. horace is the cutest!! for bedrest, i'd either knit, crochet, read a kindle, or play a gameboy. :)

    bess

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  26. Hey Amy! It's been quite some time since we've chatted, but I've been enjoying keeping up with you and Jared's lives on Facebook and your blog. And I've been praying for you. I'm so excited for you (even if you are stuck on bedrest!)

    I would start pages for a home-made baby book. It's so much more personal that way. I would also read every entry of my favorite blog right now www.younghouselove.com And I totally stole that idea from them.

    Whatever you decide to work on, just remember you have so many people that love you and are thinking about you! And I totally need me a Horace!

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  27. I would do some felt embroidery from this designer. I love her sheep. They are just too dang cute.
    http://www.pacificpatchwork.com/

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  28. I love owls and then some, this little guy is so very sweet! Thank you for posting him as a giveaway, just seeing him makes me smile :)

    I know I would read a lot on bedrest, since I never get to read right now and miss it terribly! I'm sure I would make puzzles and play games with my 3 year old, and probably end up watching TV on my laptop from Hulu...good luck!!


    suserat at yahoo

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  29. What a cute owl! I think reading and knitting would be my sanity on bedrest!! And podcasts. I listen to tons of podcasts!

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  30. Horace is adorable! And since I'm a knitter, that's what I'd have to recommend for bedrest.:)

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  31. I would learn to knit and crochet!
    I sew...but not by hand, so that could work too.
    Cute owl!!
    Thanks,
    Liz
    Austin TX

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  32. Oh, he is so cute! If I were on bedrest, I would probably have a combo of embroidery and using my laptop to search for more ideas. :) Thanks for hosting!

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  33. So cute...as far as bedrest?? I'm a big reader so that would do it for me... Knitting is another good hobby that doesn't require a lot of moving...

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  34. maybe you could start doing paper pieced hexagons which are getting so popular around the blogs....this little owl is too too cute. i love needle felting. thanks for sharing
    lezlie21(at)aol(dot)com

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  35. Darling little owl!
    I was on bed rest with two pregnancies, and once when I tore my Achilles tendon! Crocheting and embroidering and hand quilting projects helped, also reading voraciously.
    Thanks for the chance to win that little cutie!

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  36. Oh, I just love owls! Sorry to hear that you're on bedrest. I'm thinking that getting hooked on an "addictive" tv series might help make the time go by faster (Mad Men, Big Love, etc). omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. I love Horace! I'm actually on a mini bedrest now due to an illness. It's best when I get lots of snuggling time with my son reading books or watching a movie. And my wonderful husband cooks for us!

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  38. I would get a really good book series and read my way through. I also enjoy sketching so I would sketch outside my winder, my room, whatever happened to be around.

    Lindsay.Forgette(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Oh my goodness, that owl is adorable! My mother collects owls and I'm in love with the Alexander Henry spotted owls fabric so I am seriously sending out Lucky Random Number Generator thoughts!

    If I were to be on bedrest right now, I would keep my sanity by doing embroidery and redwork and satisfying my urge to learn how to make hexies. Of course, the reality is that I would probably spend most of my time watching lame tv, eating cheetos and shopping for fabric online.

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  40. That is just about the cutest owl I have ever seen--I recently made a quilt block with an owl in a tree--and it has started a small obsession with owls. Anyway, bed rest.....hmm...never had to deal with it but I always thought it sounded romantic--not so much so, huh? I would cross stitch if I had to sit around that long.

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  41. I've never been on bedrest, but I was limited to laying on the couch most of last summer due to a herniated disk that I ended up having surgery on. My only advice is to move around often enough that your normal lay places don't get too sore. =)

    Check out my fabric giveaway at http://pitterputterstitch.blogspot.com.

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  42. i love this owl! if i were on bedrest i would learn how to embroider. thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. if i were on bed rest i would practice embroidery and applique! good luck!

    resQme015@gmail.com

    i love the owl...

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  44. cross stitch is wonderful for bedrest. As is painting Frida style! But whatever you choose - I hope it passes your time!

    AnniceJohnson(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  45. Oh Horace is cute!

    I say get going on paper-pieced hexies! And embroidery. :)

    And good luck helping that little one stay cozy!

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  46. (PS. I had problems with way too many contractions myself -- have you had a FFN test? fetal fibronectin...

    I'd ask for you if you haven't. If it comes back negative, the chances of you going in to labor are extremely small, and you probably are just one of those women, like me, who has a lot of contractions)

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  47. Bed rest is no fun....music, find things to with your hands (cross stitch, crochet, knit, embroidery...make a ton of yo yos)

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  48. If I was on bedrest I would be cross stitching. Of course you could always learn how to crochet or knit but I never could get the hang of it.

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  49. My little girl is crazy for owls! I would love to have him to give to her. It would make her day!

    As for the bedrest question. I would embroider lots for my new one! There is a new book out by Anna Marie Horner (Handmade Beginnings)---I'd look into that too!

    Best of luck!

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  50. In your case you should make yourself a flock of little owl friends to keep you company.

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  51. Hoarce- come to Momma! :) He is SO cute!

    If I was on bedrest I would cross stitch, as I promised my husband a stocking for Christmas! :) Thank you for this opportunity!

    cmyersdoyle@aol.com

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  52. Well how sweet is Horace! I love him. He would have a good home by the beach. :)
    That's a tough question - the bedrest. But I'd probably try and learn something new, so it would keep my interest. There are so many free patterns out there too, you could assemble a "pattern book" with projects you'd like to complete someday.

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  53. Cute, cute owl. Start a journal with memories of your life, starting when you were very young. Learn a new craft such as knitting or crocheting. You could get quite a few Christmas gifts made.

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  54. Horace is awesome. I would love to give him a new home. It's also awesome that he's made from sheep that you knew personally!

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  55. Horace would love to come live with us!!

    On bedrest I would probably read alot and do crosswords.

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  56. Bedrest does not sound fun... but you'll be back on your feet and wishing for some rest soon enough, right? ;) I'd knit and watch some addictive series like Mad Men and the Tudors. I also heard a mom say she took bedrest as a commandment to finally put together her scrapbook and organize her photos. Good luck!

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  57. Horace is the cutest owl I have ever seen!

    Onto the bedrest... I would take up a new craft, like crochet or knitting to keep your hands and mind busy. I loved the Outlander series and if you're into reading, you can escape into another world for hours on end. I would also recommend watching your favorite tv series, or pick up a new one and watch it all the way through.

    thetottery AT gmail DOT com

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  58. The owl is adorable. What a wonderful giveaway.

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  59. I would read! But you could also knit or embroider since those don't require sitting at a machine of some sort! Good luck with your bed rest.

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  60. I love Horace! Thanks for the giveaway. Ugh, bedrest! I'd definitely spend time knitting, but it looks like you do that already! I did a fun little cross-stitch project recently. That would be fun too. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly!

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  61. What an awesome giveaway!

    When I was on bedrest, I mainly used my laptop to keep me company and Netflix was a great way to be entertained. I especially love to watch TV series on DVD... Good luck!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  62. Adorable owl! My daughter would love him!! Well I would definitely take up knitting! and I love to hand quilt and bind. and I love me some novels....xoxoxo Thanks for the chance and good luck with baby!!

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  63. Horace is the cutest! I have an owl-loving friend who would adore him. Good luck with bedrest. I've seen this gadget called the KnitWit that allows you to make super cute yarn flowers. I've been wanting to try it but haven't yet. Thanks for the giveaway! leahclaireh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. How cute is he! Just makes you smile. Get a great book, perhaps try embroidery and sleep! I've got a month to go, and I am soo ready!

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  65. Oh, my LOU!!! Horace is so absolutely fabulous! I am head over heels in love! If I were on bed rest I would get this knitting thing that I haven't mastered yet down and do that a lot, probably. Crochet, if you prefer. Also, I hand stitch a lot now and I've found that it is relaxing, so I would try to do some of that, too. jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  66. Been there! I was on bed rest the last month of my pregnancy. I spent lots and lots and lots of time on Etsy AND on blogs. I also journaled to my little one. It's a nice keepsake. Hang in there! It's temporary! I LOVE Horace. He'd be the perfect, perfect addition in my daughter's room!
    Thanks for the chance!
    Megan
    schacht.megan@gmail.com

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  67. I think I would embroider or do counted cross stitch. Maybe some applique if I could manage it. Horace is adorable and he would be in a super owl loving home if he comes to live with me!

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  68. If I were on bedrest I would check zooborns.com every day, and make full use of all the free audiobooks at librivox.org. They have *so* many! Maybe I would also crochet some stuff.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  69. I'm in love with Horace!
    If I were on bedrest, I'd want to have a pile of books to read (easy reads that keep my attention without strain), or have someone read out loud to me (even better)!
    thevanandthecart[at]gmail[dot]com

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  70. Horace is lovely and the name is perfect! Thanks for being willing to part with him! As for bed rest...I would end up knitting or crocheting. If you are able to find some Jean Greenhowe patterns they are beautiful yet simple to make doll patterns that I am addicted to and mostly just require remnants of yarn. They are also very easy to adapt to your own creative ideas. If that gets boring or if you need to multi-task, getting t.v. series on dvd from the library is fun.

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  71. I would organize all my pictures and files - right now they are a hot mess.

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  72. He's sooo cute! Do you knit? If I was on bed rest I'd knit a lot.

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  73. oh, i love horace!! he is so sweet and cuddly. we have a big thing for owls around here. bedrest, eh? needle felting seems like a good one, but i am guessing you are onto that already. ;) knitting? embroidery? any new crafts (easily portable) that you have been wanting to give a go? good luck!! thanks for the opportunity to win that cutie, horace! ;)

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  74. I would handstitch tea towels for all my friends, and then they would have to come visit to get them! Cutest little owl ever!

    caityshinnick[at]gmail[dot]com

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  75. Horace would be such a welcome addition to MoonCat Farms! I have the perfect roost for him in my office... Thanks for the chance to bring him home.

    As to keeping your sanity while laid low..I had surgery a few years ago and between the laptop, books, and embroidery I got through two weeks of down time.

    Thanks again!

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  76. Horace is adorable!! We would be so grateful to adopt him!
    As far as bedrest goes... I would be knitting away, and when I get tired of that, I'd be all over the internet checking out blogs and tutorials, dreaming about all the cute things to be made... looking for new yarn or fabric. Hope all goes well for you. Thank you for the chance to win!
    finnprincess79(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  77. make some paper pieced hexagons!

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  78. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Amy
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

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  79. I would crochet. Also, I would learn embroidery. Oh, and I watch lots of chick flicks.

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  80. Bedrest? Well as long as I have my laptop, a stack of movies, and my knitting I'd be just fine.
    Horace is such the cutie!

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  81. Bedrest with a four year old! I see lots of Disney movies in your future. How about books on tape as a change from television or reading?
    Could you read Charlotte's Web aloud to him?
    Stuart Little?
    This is temporary and there is a wonderful gift at the end.
    Even better than Horace. If that's possible.
    vicmil@aol.com

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  82. I like Horace and his name!
    If I was on bedrest I would want my laptop, crocheting or knitting, quilt squares to sew, books to read and maybe tv. I need a lot of different things when I have to recup!
    judyk2310@yahoo.com
    http://judy-judysfabricaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  83. Oh, Horace, please come and live with me! Bedrest -- my thoughts are with you -- doesn't sound fun. But maybe you could see it as a chance to catch up on all those movies you've been wanting to see. I'd get a subscription to Netflix if you don't already have one. thorandellie[at]gmail[dot]com

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  84. I don't want to win Horace, but I thought I would leave a few bedrest ideas. How about hand sewing a quilt. Or a fleece tied blanket? What about making a couple hooded towels for the new baby? How about painting wooden letters with your baby's name. Or maybe making a softie. Oh...what about a sock monkey? Or knitting some washcloths for the baby. And on the non-crafting front...what about shopping online for those necessities that the baby will need...I bet you can find some great deals on diapers, wipes, etc. And one more...if you're going to nurse, what about a nursing cover. Ok. I think that's all my ideas for you at the moment.

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  85. i was just in hospital and I did counted cross stitch while recovering.please enter my name in your lovely drawing, ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com from Florida Gulf Coast area..

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  86. Maybe knitting or sudoku/crossword puzzles? I'd be on my laptop a lot too. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love Horace! He's adorable!

    dealia79(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. What a talent! I hope I win :)

    If I were on bedrest, I'd be sure to do some little gentle exercises in bed along with some good reading time. Good luck with everything!

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  88. Reading, knitting, tatting(at least I'd try to learn!), drop spindling--check out the hat and booties the yarn harlot made out of silk--you could so do that in bed! um, lots of movies, hand embroidery, talk radio, books on tape, cookies, celery to counteract the cookies, become addicted to at least one really horrible daytime television show, and plenty of sleep! At least, that would be my plan! That owl is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  89. Uh oh, bedrest! I'd go with hard, big word puzzles and books that are hard to read when distracted by a little one. I have a couple projects I'd love to focus on...Brazilian embroidery, whitework quilting, hardanger...while listening to books on tape.

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  90. Oh my gosh, I'm an owl freak, I would love to give Horace a home! Bed rest? You poor thing!! I would totally stock up on great embroidery patterns and stitch away. I especially love the ones here: http://www.magpiepatterns.com/embroidery-patterns.php
    sarah(at)themikkelsens(dot)net

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  91. I have, sadly, thought long and hard about this... and since you are on bedrest the crafting is a little limited but I would quilt.. you can do it by hand and I believe the thing I would work on is a yoyo quilt.. it is easy to do and small parts to work on while you are a little limited in movement... and I love them!

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  92. i love horace! i guess reading and tv and movies are a given... but maybe beginning a new tv series on dvd? hmm there has got to be a better suggestion than this. oooh, how about creating little index cards with positive messages and sending them anonymously to people you love? or to strangers! thanks for giving!

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  93. Maybe learn a NEW craft?

    Horace is so adorable!! Can I adopt him PLEEEASE?!

    Jenny
    jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

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  94. aww little owl is so adorable :D if i'm on bedrest i would probably read a book or watch tv. i might try to crochet or knit a blanket but probably will go back to tv eventually.

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  95. If I were on bed rest I'd embroidery, crochet, and watch lots and lots of movies on Netflix streaming. So worth the subscription!

    Blessings!

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  96. Oh, my gosh, what a cute owl!! I know someone who invented a brand-new cast-on while she was on bed rest!

    I'd read a ton, hand-quilt, and practice meditating...

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  97. What an amazing owl! Thanks for the giveaway. If on bedrest, I would want to hand quilt and read magazines, unfortunately, you have to have a quilt or wall hanging to that point, but I love to do hand work like that! Good luck!
    Kristie
    simplystylishdesigns.blogspot.com

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  98. So cute! I would go crazy crocheting granny squares for bags, scarves, and afgans. Thanks for the great giveaway. luscofamily@ortelco.net

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  99. I would hand embroider if I was on bed rest. I started with Sublime Stitching Stitch-It Kit. Thanks for the chance to win Horace the Owl.

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  100. I was on bed rest for 4 months and the key for me was making a schedule of my day... I'd watch certain shows (but no more than 2-3 per day), schedule my naps, knit (which was pretty difficult laying down), read and plan for baby! =) This helped me b'c if I didn't follow it, I'd end up watching too much TV and/or sleeping too much, which made me feel down. I hope everything turns out OK! See if you like my baby quilts:

    whimsyquilts.blogspot.com

    whimsyquilts at gmail dot com

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  101. Ugh, this is so freaking cute!! Seriously, Horace is a little cutey patooty.

    Im sure others have offered these suggestions for bed rest, but i would read, embroider, or play my DSi :) Good luck!!

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  102. Love!! Horace is so cute!

    bedrest..hmm, that would be SO hard for me...anyone I imagine.
    I would knit, hand quilt-very satisfying, read, watch movies....hmm, that is beginning to sound not too bad!

    lisadpope@yahoo.com

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  103. I sure hope I win Horace! I have a sweet spot for feathered friends!

    I would learn how to crochet if I ever had to be on bed rest.

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  104. My 6 weeks of bedrest were spent watching everything I could on netflix instant!

    Love the owl - perfect for our nature table!
    marwoo99@yahoo.com

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  105. i love Horace! he's so cute!! keeping my fingers crossed! hope i win!

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  106. Oh, Horace is adorable!

    I'm sorry to hear you're on bedrest. Bleck! I would do lots of reading, Sudoku, and hand-sewn baby crafting like felt finger puppets, embroidered clothes or quilts or books, and paper card crafting. And, of course, knit. Is any of that possible? I hope so! Congrats, too. :)

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  107. He's so darn cute.

    If I were on bedrest I would work on handsewing projects like hexagons or other paper piecing. I would also knit & crochet a good bit. I would send the Mister to the library pretty regularly, as well.

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  108. I'd practice crocheting or knitting. I imagine I'd be able to make some things for the baby while learning a new skill that you have to sit still in order to accomplish. Good luck to you and to me in this giveaway!

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  109. catching up on bravo tv
    I think I'm going to win!
    pjjllive(at)gmail(dot)com

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  110. good luck on bedrest--have you read the newberry book yet? They are short and all very good!

    Love the owl

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  111. Great owl! I would love to give him a good home. I've never been on bedrest, but I love to lose myself in a good book, or get involved in a complicated knitting pattern, or a cross-stitch project. Take care.
    ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  112. Cute owl, bedrest I read alot you could hand sew something small maybe a softie or wall quilt.

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  113. Hmm... If I were on bedrest I'd probably sleep a lot! I'm good at that. Otherwise I'd stock up on some Netflix and puzzle books. I'd also bribe a few friends to come by. I'd pay for lunch if they brought it. Or ice cream. mmmm... Then I'd somehow get the door to lock behind them so they couldn't leave and would be forced to stay and entertain me.

    See why I had to bribe my friends to come in the first place?

    Thanks for the contest!

    aprilly(at)gmail(dot)com

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  114. I really enjoy reading, so I would probably mostly do that and read some great blogs.

    steffanie771 at hotmail dot com

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  115. I love your owl! I would be crocheting like crazy, I would probably also learn how to hand quilt. I've always wanted to, but have never taken the time. Best Wishes!

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  116. After I had surgery I crocheted alot, I did paint by numbers too.
    thanks
    atchisonsteph@gmail.com

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  117. Are you only able to lay flat or can you sit up? If you're able to sit up have you considered knitting looms? They're so easy to use and you can make lots of little things for the baby with them.

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  118. That owl is too cute! I would read, knit, start drawing again, and probably try hand quilting.

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  119. The owl is so cute! So, if I were on bedrest I would knit, listen to podcasts, read, blog, read other blogs, knit some more, maybe spend some time on ravelry, do a little embroidery, write a little in my various journals, dream up a few schemes for my future (like owning a yarn shop), maybe write out the business plans for said schemes...I think there's a lot I would do! Thank you for the giveaway.
    scarletteandcinnamon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  120. horace is adoreable!! if i was on bedrest, i'd have a laptop very nearby...hire someone to go pick up books from the library for me...often....talk on the phone alot....make lots of lists....have mandatory visitors.

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  121. I LOVE YOUR OWL!
    I was on bed rest. It stinks. A lot. It was with my first baby so luckily I only had myself to worry about so netflix instant watch became a good friend of mine. I became slightly obsessed with documentaries!

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  122. I love the owl! If I were on bedrest, I'd watch a bunch of movies, do some sewing/embroidery, surf the net all day, and catch up on my digital scrapbooking.

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  123. Ugh... bedrest is tough! I was on bedrest for 7 weeks before my twins were born -- 5 in the hospital, then 2 more at home. The *best* thing for me was visitors. Invite people over, even if you feel your house is too messy! Have friends bring you lunch, or play board games with you. When people came to visit me, that was the absolute highlight of any day. Oh, and nap as much as you reasonably can. My boys are 13 months old now, and I *still* don't get to nap anymore :P Good luck!
    lucasbeth [at] gmail [dot] com

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  124. make fabric hexagons and then make a quilt with them!
    great giveaway! thanks for the chance to win!
    crossing my fingers!

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  125. Horace is cute. I would do lots of reading. lots and lots of reading. :)

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  126. I would survive bedrest with a LOT of reading. Also something like doing beaded embroidery could be cool. Someone I know makes beautiful necklaces using beads, felt, needles, thread, and patience.

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  127. Horace is so cute! As for "what to do" suggestions, I'm going to go against the crafty grain and suggest World of Warcraft. It has no redeeming value, but it keeps you occupied (almost too well -- I had to quit cold turkey). Anyway, best of luck, and thanks for the giveaway! realbeal-at-gmail-dot-com

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  128. Oh Horace, come live with me please!!
    OK, so my ideas for bedrest: 1. make a list of all the crafty books you want to read. then request them by your library and read them one by one. Sticky note the projects you like and have someone photocopy them for you. Get them all nice and organized one by one in a binder (each one in a clear plastic sleeve, found at office stores, if you can!), et voila - you will feel as if you've accomplished something, you'll have inspiration while on bedrest, and you'll have a great book of ideas ready for when you're back on your feet! thanks and best wishes to you!

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  129. I've never been on bedrest, but I would probably crochet, knit, read, play mario bros...

    thank you for the chance to win!

    crissybell17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  130. First of all I am in LOVE with your owl.

    Second, bedrest . . . I would probably learn how to crochet since the last time I tried was a colossal fail. That or some hand embroidery.

    I hope you are well soon!

    skooksplayground[at]gmail[dot]com

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  131. My sister made an awesome birdhouse at the end of her pregnancy. I just watched movies. She is far more productive.

    saradfarris(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  132. Bed rest... hmmm... I love all my craft mags, so I'd probably go over those again... especially my Japanese ones. Horace would look adorable in my son's room.

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  133. Horace is so, so cute! Bed rest activities: journaling, reading cookbooks, needlecrafts, manicure, movies, crossword puzzles, drawing, painting, and resting!

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  134. So sorry about the bedrest. I would work on generic thank-you notes where you just have to fill in the name and item later on! Also, I would try to type up all of my recipes that are falling out of my cookbook and get it organized.

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  135. OMG! He is so adorable!!!!!

    Bed rest...I'd play some games on Facebook (hope you have a laptop, read a good book (I suggest Rebecca...an oldie by Daphne du Murier), lean a new craft...like crocheting, maybe you all ready know how, I'm new to your space.

    Happy Thursday from southern Indiana! :)

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  136. If I was on bed rest I'd do a lot of cross stitch. I love it and it's great to do with a favorite sitcom in the background. It has helped me stay happy and still after a C-section when I need to rest. Good luck.

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  137. Horace is so cute!
    I was on bedrest for most of both of my last 2 pregnancies. I wasn't crafty at all at that time. :( I spent a lot of time reading. I would find a series of books and read them all. I also watched a lot of baby shows on TV. Especially on TLC!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    bcgood83@yahoo.com

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  138. Horace is the sweetest thing... I would knit and read but still go crazy!

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  139. I was on bedrest for over 2 months with my twins. It's so hard!!!! Especially in spring. Maybe a chaise lounge-type chair in the backyard would help?? See if your library lets you reserve books online for someone else to pick up--one of the most frustrating things for me was relying on someone else to pick books for me! Sewing at the machine is pretty much out, of course, but you can do hand sewing, embroidery, crochet, knitting, cross stitching, etc. Get a head start on Christmas stuff!
    Good luck! It's all worth it once you have that baby in your arms!

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  140. Isn't he handsome! Would love to own him!
    Bedrest? ha, I'd have to buy a laptop in a heartbeat! THen, I'd make yoyos for that tablecloth I've been wanting, and I'd get books from the library and have people buy me quilting magazines to peruse everyday!
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

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  141. Bedrest? Well, it would definately give me time to learn a new language (I've always wanted to learn Japanese) and maybe get good enough to beat my husband at a few video games!

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  142. He's so cute! Have you tried books on tape when you get tired of reading? I also like listening to podcasts.

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  143. What would I do if I was on bedrest. I love to read, geneology, and my computer. Puzzles, word search. thanks for sharing

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  144. If I were on bedrest I would definitely look at all the awesome sewing, quilting, crafting blogs on the internet. I would enter giveaways, read and work sudoko puzzles.
    Jennifer
    ejxd95@gmail.com

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  145. Hello Amy,

    If I were on bedrest I'd make sure I had a good supply of music, crossword puzzles, books I've been putting off reading for whatever reason, and I'd have some yarn and knitting needles so I can teach myself how to knit. And then I would make lots of Horace friends because he is absolutely one of the CUTEST owls I have EVER seen. Seriously. What an amazing job.

    ~a fellow Amy

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  146. He's adorable! Thanks for the chance to win :) As for me, on bedrest I would do lots and lots of knitting. I didn't have to go on bedrest with my pregnancy, but I did spend quite a bit of time in the ER and/or hospital and I did a ton of knitting. It really helped pass the time.

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  147. If I was on bedrest, I would tackle a huge cross stitch design!!!

    I LOVE the owl. Oh my goodness, but he is cute.

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  148. I love Horace! But I love you more :o) So proud of your blog success.

    When on bedrest, you can always talk to your lovely sister.

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  149. ouch! lots of reading and crafting. I was kicked in the chest by a horse 20 years back and in the icu for 2 months, then another3 on close to bed rest. I did much of the above and then when i could move some took it outside to a hammock to relax and be outside. he is adorable!

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