Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mother's Day Give-away


Gingher 5 inch
Retired pattern, Elena

I looked all over Boston for a special Gingher pair and found one. This is it!

If you like scissors as much as me and would like a chance post under this posting only as a follower.
Starts today.
Ends Mothers Day at midnight.

For a second chance in the random drawing post a second time that you shared it on your blog too.

For a third posting and chance, post something funny about your mother.

International are welcome!

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all. ~Washington Irving

99 comments:

  1. I'd love a chance at those beauties.

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  2. Oh...something funny about my mom...she picks her nose and tosses her findings. GET A TISSUE, WOMAN!

    Sorry but that's all this tired mind can think of. :-P Hopefully you smiled like I did.

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  3. I too would love a chance at winning those beauties!!

    hugs
    -missy-

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  4. Funny abut mom--Mom would drive us kids to school with just her bath robe on and nothing on underneath!! She did this for years and we still tease her about it!! LOL

    Thank you for the chance at that beautiful pair of scissors.

    hugs
    -missy-

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  5. I LOVE those scissors, Jennifer! What a nice giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity. I am a follower.

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  6. Now for a funny story about my mother. She had some wild tales she would tell the neighbor kids when we were young. One was how she could skin a rattlesnake. The boys in the neighborhood went nuts over this. One day it stormed quite a bit. After the storm the boys next door were playing at the end of the street, and found a dead rattlesnake in a huge puddle (it had drowned). They brought it to my mom and asked her to skin it for them! It was a big one! Needless to say, skinning rattlesnakes is not one of Mom's talents, and she had to dissapoint the boys in declining this honor. She never told that tall tale again!

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  7. What a beautiful prize! Thanks for this great giveaway, please count me in.
    I have put it on my blog, sidebar.

    Something funny about my Mum? When I was a child I had a puppy. Mom loved him as her son. The funniest thing was when she knitted for him a jacket to wear in snow when we walked with him :) I always smile if I think about it, we laughed a lot while she was knottong the jacket for my dog :)

    Thank you!

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  8. I love Scissors, and they are beautiful.
    I will post on my bloghttp://sewfar.blogspot.com/

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  9. Something funny about mother...
    nothing comes to mind, sorry,all i can say is that she was a brilliant needle woman.
    Does it count :)..????

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  10. Good morning Jennifer, what lovely goodies you found in Boston, (not too many bears there, though) I would love to win the scissors, I've never seen any like those in the UK. Glad you're feeling better today. You had me worried with that last post. But I do understand, because I have the same problem with my daughter, and there's not a thing I can do about it. But I love today's quote. It's true. Our love for them never goes away, and maybe they'll realise that one day. Blessings and loving thoughts.

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  11. Yes I would love a chance at winning these lovely sissors. They are so pretty!

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  12. My Mom cannot ride a bike very well, a few years ago she tried it again, she lost her balance and ended up breaking her wrist. Not funny, she just can't get the balance thing! So easy for most not for her.

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  13. Please enter me! Love the scissors and love the Washington Irving quote. I will be posting a link on my site.

    My funny story - we were on vacation touring the Corning Glass Factory in Corning NY. My mom walked too close to one of those industrial vacuum hoses suspended from the ceiling and it darn near pulled her hair piece off! I can still see her face! Thanks for the walk down memory lane. I sure miss my mom.

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  14. Oh Jennifer...What an awesome giveaway..~~~I would love for those beauties to find their way to my craft room~~~ And, a funny about my mom is that she is non-stop talker, even to this day~~~ Guess I get it honestly~~~ Thanks, Faye

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  15. I'd take the advantage of winning those beautiful scissors. Thanks for the chance.
    Have nice day!

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  16. The scissors are lovely and I would love to have them! Please add me to the list!

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  17. My mother is quite active at 87,
    she is a major flower show judge and is involved in many things.
    Just yesterday she won a blue ribbon on her flower design at a flower show! Go, girl!

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  18. I would love to use these scissors
    everyday! Jan

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  19. And here is my post about your giveaway:
    http://kiskalacs.blogspot.com/2010/04/jennifer-anyaknapi-jateka.html

    I can remember now only one funny story about my mum. Once she was watering flowers in the garden, and when she was coming to me, she fell on her bottomon the wet muddy ground, as you can see in comics. Her feet looked to the sky.
    It was so funny and scary simultaneously. :)

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  20. Funny Mom Story>>I've lived in Georgia for 30 years...my Mom lives in New York... every time I call her she asks "What time is it there?" Time zones are just not her thing! Jan

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  21. Ha lehet, akkor én is jelentkeznék! Köszönöm a lehetőséget!

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  22. Wow, What a nice giveaway! !! Please enter me into the draw!!! I'm already a follower. I posted your giveaway in my blog, I love the scissors
    Thanks for the opportunity to win !!
    Happy Mother's Day

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  23. I'd absolutely love a chance to have those lovely scissors!!

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  24. I would love to be entered for the scissors. LOVE THEM.

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  25. Funny thing about my mom......it's become a family joke - when my dad does something silly or "stupid" in her eyes, she calls him by his middle name, Henry. So, now when someone - doesn't have to be dad - does something it has it's own term, "So and so pulled a Henry today..."

    Oh, then there was the time in the parking lot - back before you had a remote to unlock your doors - where she kept trying to get in the wrong car - she didn't believe me (who believes teenagers) that we parked about 5 rows over!

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  26. I would really love to be entered in your giveaway, I'm really getting into scissors now and those look beautiful.

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  27. I posted on my blog about your give away.
    Thanks

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  28. HOLA ME GUSTARIA MUCHO LA OPORTUNIDAD DE TENERLAS YA QUE ACA EN MI PAIS NO HAY GRACIAS SOY DE CHILE

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  29. lo mas gracioso de mi madre es que va a cumplir 85 años y le encantan los programas de los chicos jovenes se entretiene grita aplaude se divierte muco estos son en vivo gracias

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  30. Will add your giveaway to my blog, too. (ENTRY #2)

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  31. Love following your stitching and the Adventures of Ren & Abbie. Please include me in your giveaway. This would by my first pair of Ginghers. (ENTRY #1)

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  32. I LOVE scissors!! Seeing your collection and frog, I ended up finding my own white dish and frog. My scissors look great in them. I would LOVE a chance at this awesome scissors.

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  33. Something funny about my mom....hmmmm...she likes a 'spotless' house, but her idea of making it LOOK spotless is to hide papers, etc. in drawers and cupboards. Result--she can never find anything.

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  34. I will share this on my blog...who wouldn't like to win these?!

    http://vickiinco.blogspot.com/

    And, I'm definitely a follower of your blog!

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  35. How generous Jennifer! I would love a chance. Cute scissors!

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  36. Something funny about my mom? Well that's a hard one. My mom is the sweetest mom, and she is quite talented. Anything I can do, my mom usually does better! She is amazing.
    Can't think of anything "funny" that she does, other than she won't drive anywhere if the weather is anything but sunny. She is paranoid of wreaks.

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  37. Those are just beautiful Jen! I'd love to be entered.

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  38. We give my Mom a hard time that she can't say grace at big holidays without breaking into tears. In fact last Christmas we started a very quiet betting pool about what word she would start crying on. (we were in trouble when she found out) But it's still really funny and kind of cute. ;)

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  39. What a beautiful pair of scissors! I would love a chance to win so please enter my name into the drawing.

    Hmmm, my Mom is a shopaholic. She has multiple storage units with loads of "stuff" in them.

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  40. I would love a chance at these pretty scissors, Jennifer! I have been a follower so here's a story about my mom:

    She's a treasure, sweet and kind first and foremost. But, being Southern, she did teach me that if you are going to speak ill of someone, like saying they're fat - you should always add "Bless her/his heart!" at the end. That, in her sweet, southern mind makes dissing someone okay. Her favorite is, "Well, my gawd.... that poor girl's about as dumb as a bag of rocks; bless her heart!" Funny wisdom that I now find myself using - bless MY heart!

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  41. I love this scissors! In fact, I ´m doing a collection of a antique and modern scissors.

    If you want you can participate in my giveaway. Also I draw a beautiful scissors

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  42. I put your giveaway on my blog.
    Kisses from Barcelona

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  43. I put your giveaway on my blog.
    Kisses from Barcelona

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  44. Hola quiero participar en tu give away, me llevo el logo a mi blog y sobre mi madre fue la mujer mas maravillosa del mundo y de quien aprendi todo lo que se ahora.
    saludos feliz dia

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  45. Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway for the beautiful scissors!!
    Thanks,
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  46. Hi Jennyfer,
    I would like to get 3 chances:-) So, I am your follower since a few month.

    I have added your giveaway to my blog: http://judd25-keresztszemes.blogspot.com/2010/04/jatek-jennyfernel-giveaway.html

    About my mother: she is a little bit fat but she says: It is not a problem! With bigger body I am able to give bigger hugs:-)))

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  47. Please enter me for a chance. The scissors are gorgeous. The funniest story about my mom is she has no idea, even today, at the age of 83, how to sew a button on. My dad does all the hand sewing in the house. I do knitting, quilting and cross stitching. She has no clue how to even thread a needle.
    Pam

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  48. Another great giveaway! The scissors are so pretty. I am a follower now so please include me in the giveaway. I have been reading and enjoying your blog for a long time. Just had never became a follower.

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  49. I'm a follower of your blog & would so love to win those scissors. Gingher is my favorite & love that design.

    My mom always told us how her dad would never admit he was wrong & when proved so by a dictionary, he said that Webster made a mistake. Then we would tease her that she inherited that same trait from him.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such a generous giveaway.

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  50. I would love to be entered for the scissors.

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  51. Funny story about my Mom.

    Early in her marriage she and Dad bought a new mattress and had to carry it up 2 flight of stairs in Chicago. The mattress was wiggly and she started laughing... so much so she dropped the mattress. Ever since that day she cannot watch anyone move a mattress. Not so funny but when you are the one moving the mattress and she is standing in the corner with her legs crossed and laughing like a hyena... it is funny.

    Love ya Mom!

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  52. I would love to give these to my mother on mothers day. Thanks for giving me the chance.

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  53. I would love a chance to win these beauties. I just found a scissor frog and need more scissors to fill her up. :o) I follow your blog via my reader but just became an official follower.

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  54. I have posted your giveaway in the sidebar of my blog :)

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  55. Thank you for the giveaway
    I would love to be entered
    Have a great weekend

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  56. I'd love to enter the giveaway, and am already a follower :)

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  57. About my mum - I remember the day that she told me to be real careful with the superglue, else I'd end up in hospital having my fingers prised apart. Two hours we were on our way to hospital. To get HER fingers prised apart!

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  58. entry#1: I like your blog and your giveaway and I will become a follower. I don't have a blog for entry #2.

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  59. I have been reading your blog for several months, and am now officially a follower! Your blog has been such an inspiration to me, full of life, creativity and grace. Your love plus the TLC you lavish on your sweet companions is a delight to read about (have four myself)! I also have placed an announcement about your blog in the side bar of mine. My Mom is now gone to be with the LORD, however she was always my very best friend, & still greatly missed. Would love to have these scissors, the are bodacious! Please enter me X's 3!

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  60. I have been reading your blog for several months, and am now officially a follower! Your blog has been such an inspiration to me, full of life, creativity and grace. Your love plus the TLC you lavish on your sweet companions is a delight to read about (have four myself)! I also have placed an announcement about your blog in the side bar of mine. My Mom is now gone to be with the LORD, however she was always my very best friend, & still greatly missed. Would love to have these scissors, the are bodacious! Please enter me X's 3!

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  61. Hi Jennifer, I'd like to be entered in your drawing!

    Hmmm, something funny about my mom... she passed away 22 years ago this month. I still miss her. She had a great sense of humor.

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  62. Pick me, pick me!! I follow, yes indeed.

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  63. My mom has the WORST memory and always has. She will tell you a story or about something you need to do, and literally ten minutes later she will tell you the same thing. She doesn't believe it when you tell her she JUST told you that! It's been like this since I was a little girl.

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  64. Those are soo pretty. "Pick me, pick me!"

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  65. Lovely scissors - please enter me into your draw! I will post this giveaway to my blog on my next post.

    My mum could not braid hair so would insist that my sister and I both had short hair.

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  66. I already follow your entertaining blog.

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  67. Please enter me in your great give away!

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  68. I enjoyed reading everyone's funny Mom story so now I'll share mine.

    I am my mom's only child and my mom's a phone addict. She has always called me a lot and I have returned many missed calls. Whenever I call my mom, I would say "Hi Mom." My mom's standard response, "Is this my daughter?" My response, "so how many other people call you Mom?" And she always says that "it did not sound like me." EVERY single call at least 3 or more times a day for decades.

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  69. Hello from Latvia!
    I like these scissors very much. I would be happy if I win her because I have none.
    I also like to interlink your Post.
    My mother can very funnily laugh about the farces. We then must laugh also although the film not look us always either.

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  70. Hi Jennifer! What a great pair of scissors. My mother was nicknamed The General by some of my stitching friends when 3 of them plus my mother came to Holland for some stitching fun. Just use your imagination to think about how they came up with that nickname...lol.

    Hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi

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  71. Love those scissors Jen!! What a fun giveaway. I have recently acquired a beautiful pink princess frog from Deb and would love to find those scissors resting in it! Thanks for offering such a delightful giveaway! Smiles....

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  72. Oh, how lovely, Jennifer! I do so love beautiful stitching scissors and would love to be entered into your special give-away for Mother's Day... I've been following your blog for quite some time now... and as always your stitching, photos and writing remain ever an inspiration...

    Blessings in stitches always...

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  73. I would love a chance to win these as my name is Elena.

    Something funny about my mom is that all the time I was growing up she wouldn't let us have a dog but now that she's got an empty nest she has a dog that she babies and loves almost more than her kids.

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  74. Thank you for the chance at that beautiful pair of scissors.
    http://vasylynkinyprodelki.blogspot.com/

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  75. I have posted your giveaway in my blog
    http://vasylynkinyprodelki.blogspot.com/

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  76. Funny one about my Mom. The time she piled us all in the car one winter day (6 kids), went to the school parking lot and spun donuts in the snow. We were all squelling--scared to death and exhilerated at the same time. The things you do on a tight budget. How I loved her.

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  77. LOVE scissors but haven't moved up to this level yet! Would love to enter the draw, many thanks.

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  78. The scissors are really pretty. Count me in! I'm already a follower of your blog.

    Something funny about my Mom? My mom is short so she's always altering clothes to fit her. One night when I was a teenager, she was doing some alterations on a pair of jeans while drinking some wine (She's never been a huge drinker). In the morning, she realized she had sewn one pant leg shut! LOL

    I'll be posting about your giveaway on my Marvelous Monday update next week. :)

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  79. Jennifer! What a nice giveaway. I love those scissors. I have put it on my blog, sidebar.

    Thank you for the chance at that beautiful pair of scissors.

    hugs

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  80. Please include me in your lovely drawing.They are beautiful scissors. Terry N

    shyphantum57@hotmail.com.

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  81. I would love to be entered in the giveaway!! :) I grew up in Alaska and one winter I was taking swim lessons in the indoor gym. My instructor was in the deep end desperately trying to get me to jump in! I was terrified and remember to this day my fear to jump in the pool. My mom got up off the bench, and came over to encourage me to jump in. (She was fully dressed by the way!) At the same time my instructor called for me to jump one more time, my mom pushed me from behind. In full terror, I turned and grabbed the front of her shirt. I did end up going in the deep end, but so did my mom!! :) Good thing she left her parka in the locker room,at least she was warm on the top half!! :)

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  82. Hi Meari, I just love your blog and the way your house is decorated. You have wonderful tastes!

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  83. Jennifer, I would love a chance to win these lovely scissors.
    Thank you

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  84. I am posting your drawing on my blog.

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  85. Jennifer, I would love a chance to win these lovely scissors.
    Thank you

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  86. Something funny about my mom, gosh I could write a book on all the silly things she sadi or did when I was groing up. But one memory that always stands out in my mind is this one, sorrty if its a bit long.

    On saturday night at midnight we had a ritual of going to the 7-11 on the corner getting the Sunday paper, she would also buy me a slurpie and we would share hostess cupcake we did this every saturday night for as long as I could remember, well she thought up a game one night and said when we got home who ever got their P.Js on the fastest when we returned would win. I was so sure I was going to win so when we returned home I ran into the bedroom and changed I came into the living only to see my mom had her nightgown on UNDER her clothes, she turned beat red then busted out laughing, I called her a cheater all weekend long LOL She was a riot she passed away 5 years ago and still to this day the little things she said or did always creep into my thoughts.

    Thank you for letting me remember her.
    Take Care!

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  87. I would love a chance to win those pretty scissors. They're actually a pair that I don't have.

    The only thing really funny that stands out in my mind about my mother is the time my sister and I were visiting her and we went to the grocery store. My sister cracked some kind of joke and my mom starting laughing and passing gas at the same time. And they weren't silent passings - they were quite loud (and embarrassing for my sister and I). Turned quite a few heads as a matter of fact. Sis and I beelined it down to the other end of the aisle. We didn't wanted to be associated with the gassy woman! LOL

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  88. Thank you so much for the chance! What a wonderful way to remember our Moms! :)



    The only thing that I can think of that is funny about my mother is that when you go to her for tea and sympathy, she's more likely to give you cake and single malt whisky. :)


    Her reasoning is that it's a lot more restorative for you! :)

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  89. Thanks for the chance to win those beautiful scissors!

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  90. My mom was a usually a very straight-laced person, but get her to play a game of cards and she got so competitive. She would try to change the rules mid-game and drive my dad crazy! She died in May of 2002 and I still miss her!

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  91. Love the scissors and I don't have a pair anywhere close to these.
    Something funny about my mother - Mama never learned how to sew and I doubt she ever sewed on a button. I think I got my love of fabric and sewing from her Mother. Samplers are my favorite.

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  92. Oh they are soooooo pretty. I would love a chance to win these. I am already a follower.

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  93. Second chance. A funny story about my Mom, my best friend who I miss terribly. :(

    My Mom was the mother of nine children and one of the most naive people I ever met. :) One year she got to go to a Tom Jones concert. When she came home she was telling us all about the women who threw their bras and hotel keys at. The funny part was she was so embarrassed. :) My sisters and I wanted to know if she threw hers and she giggled and blushed. :)
    Along similar lines, my younger sister was in the Navy and stationed in New Foundland Canada. She called to tell us about this small town called Dildo. Now my sisters and I were laughing and Mom? She kept asking us what was so funny!! So laughed even harder. Can you imagine trying to explain to your mother what the word means. LOL

    Oh and yes there is such a town. Check this link.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dildo,_Newfoundland_and_Labrador

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  94. Oh so pretty... I'd love a chance at your give-away. Thanks!

    A funny about Mom... when she had her old type camera she would put off buying new batteries for it if they were getting low. Instead she would take them out of her camera and lick them! Got to be a standing joke over the years.If ever something went wrong with her camera we would shout, "You'd better lick the batteries!" :^) She has since updated to a digital, but we still have a laugh about the old one.

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  95. WOW!!! please include me also. I am a scissor NUT!!! I want all that I see, LOL>>>>
    Not sure what is funny about my mom except her sewing machine sews backwards only. She was trying to teach me and it was sight to see us both; me trying to learn and her machine sewing backwards only and her trying to tell me to do this and that but in reverse. I finally bought a machine that sews CORRECTLY :-)
    I'm blogging also about your giveaway...woohoo..now I have 3 chances to win.......crossing fingers!!!

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  96. I've heard so much about those scissors but nerver had a chance to try them as they don't appear often in the UK.

    My Mum doesn't drive and always falls asleep when we travel, even on the back of my Father's motorbike!

    Allyson allysonDOTdisneyATbtinternetDOTcom

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  97. Gorgeous giveaway! Count me in!!

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  98. Serious Scissor Nut here also. Count me in!

    Thanks :)

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