Monday, July 30, 2012

The Christmas Blog Hop is Here!!

We are thinking Christmas this week! Now, just how many of you out there have great plans all thru the year, then December arrives and there is just no time?  Now fess up, I can't be the only one, can I?

 I think that's what Madame Samm and Leslie were thinking when they plotted this blog hop! Sneaky girls they are... I just knew that someone had been spying on me!!! LOL!! This is going to be a fun hop, and hopefully we will all be on track with our holiday projects when it's over.

I am told the color scheme is Red, Green and White. Now you know what a renegade I "can" be, and can't seem to make myself follow directions very well at times...  Sorry girls, this is one of those times!  But, I did use those colors too...

For this block, I went to one of my trusty "Quiltmaker 100 Block" magazines. I am sure you have seen them on the magazine rack at the super markets. I just love these em, there are so many fun ideas...

                 I bet you would probably like to "see" the block, huh!!!

This one's called "Picture This" from Sue Marsh at Whistlepig Creek Productions.
If you haven't seen Sues great patterns, be sure to click on her company name, it's linked for you, and check it out. You will find some fun things over there.

I chose this particular block because the 5 1/2" open center gave me a great place to show off some fun Christmas appliques.

Here, is where my color scheme falls apart! 
BUT
Who is more fun at Christmas than this guy?



I just love Mickey Mouse and the entire Disney experience at the holidays! So Mickey, this one is for you!




If your a Disney-holic like I am, nothing is easier than making a Mickey. I pulled out my trusty AccuQuilter GO for the circles, but you can easily do circles without it. 3 circles, 2 sizes and you are on your way to your very own Mickey.



Have I kept you in suspense long enough?


                     Here is my block for you. 12 1/2 inches of Disney Joy!!



And with it being so simple, I couldn't help but make a few more while I was at it!

I'm ready for the Holidays to begin!  How about you?

I am going to share some "fun" with you. One of you will win my single block, all bound and ready for display on "your" table top quilt rack. Sorry, Mickey and Minnie don't come with it!  :-)  So leave me a comment and make sure you follow. Next Sunday August 5th, when our blog hop is over, one of you will be selected. Make sure your not a NO-REPLY blogger, or put your email addy into the comment so I can contact you if your my winner!
Easy as that.
So hop on and enjoy!
I'm waiting to see the projects you come up with, from all the inspiration coming at you the next 7 days!!!!

:-)



Here's the rest of today's line up


July 30


        Moosestash Quilting your here
Quilt Doodle Designs


and for the rest of the hop you will find the schedule here!
http://lesleythecuddlequilter.blogspot.ca/2012/06/think-christmas-blog-hop-schedule.html

112 comments:

  1. Ooh, so cute. I love Mickey Mouse and this would make a great Christmas gift to my grandkids. They just went to Disneyworld and loved it. They can't stop talking about it. Anyway, thanks for the chance to win your cute block and if I don't win, thanks for the idea! Happy hopping.

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  2. I love Mickey Mouse and love the block, thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  3. So good to see your again - hah-ha! I love this block and can see so many 'fussy' fun for the centers. Thank you for sharing today.

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  4. Love your Micky Mouse block, Such a novel idea. What child wouldn't want one, or an an adult! Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  5. I love your Merry Christmouse quilt. It is so cute.

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  6. I think your Christmouses are a wonderful idea. I do like the way you think outside the box with your designs. Or is that inside the frame with your applique?
    These really are fun blocks for Christmas. Thank you for sharing your fun for Christmas. This is a great way to start the week.

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  7. Love it. That is great to branch out and diversify at Christmas. Besides it is still red/green and white - the black is just to make sure we know who it is.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Oh my...what a great Christmouse quilt! You are certainly a creative soul...I laughed, I giggled, and I loved it! The blocks really are so neat for putting something special in the centre...this is one fantabulous quilt! Thank you for a wonderful post and a really neat giveaway! Are you changing your name to Mousestash Quilting?

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  9. Very cute Merry Christmouse quilt!!

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  10. They are both great - thanks for sharing.

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  11. Your projects are all wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Cute Christmas block & quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  13. Love your block and your little quilt. Christmas & Disney do go together. Thanks for being part of the Hop!

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  14. This Minnie Mouse couldn't stop grinning. Love the block which will be enjoyed by all. Thank you for so much.

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  15. I love your block, so original and humourous and of course I'd love to win it! Thanks for the chance. Celine_Combet at yahoo.co.uk

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  16. Your block is so original! I love making quilts unique based on our own and our families' interests! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. Love the framing on your blocks, so good to hop with you!

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  18. Hi
    I am just starting to view these hops and my mind is just blown. Love your block. Thanks for the chance to win. aurea.gillis@gmail.com

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  19. Good Morning Joan, love your blocks, play on words absolutely delightful ....is this not the best way to start my MONDAY morning you bet, a bit of coffee and slice of JOAN lol.

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  20. What a fun block! Thank you for sharing!

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  21. So wonderful....we love Mickey too and this is something I would have done too, had I thought of it. Love it!

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  22. We are all rebels at heart, anyway, so we can "relate" to your Mouse experience. I think the blocks is absolutely a winner! I'd also like to be a winner, and own this block. Thanks you so much. I'm a new follower and can't wait to look around in your blog. The slide show is great!
    quilterinmotion(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. I love that idea - I can picture all kinds of things, even a picture of my grandchildren slipped into there somehow. blessings, marlene

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  24. What a great idea! It's fabulous!

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  25. How adorable! I'm a new follower. Thank you for the cute idea!

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  26. Oh what fun! I have to admit to not noticing that particular block before but now that I've seen it, it's going on my gotta make it list! So many framing possibilities :) Thank you so much for sharing Mickey and Minnie :) :)

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  27. Picture this - My own block that I am going to give to my great nephew for Christmas. He will just love it just like I will always. Thank you for the fun Think Christmas blog hop and giving all of your new followers a chance to win such a cute and adorable present. Here's hoping you get a lot of new followers for such a great blog.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  28. Oh I love the Mickey block! We took my grandson to Disneyland last year for Christmas and it was the best vacation, he loved it an he was only 1 1/2, we are taking him again for his 3 birthday next March he loves Mickey Mouse.

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  29. That is sooooo cute. I was thinking that the block was just a great block for doing something in the center and you really did it up with style.

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  30. Now that is precious! Clever idea!

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  31. So beautiful and great idea!

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  32. Now that was really cute! I would love it. Thanks

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  33. Cute, cute, cute!! I love that block and your Mickey Mouse is perfect in it! Thanks for sharing and what a wonderful giveaway!

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  34. Wow! My 3-year-old grandson, Connor, lives and breathes Mickey Mouse -- he has never been to Disneyland. How wonderful it would be for him to have his own special block set up in his bedroom over the holidays. He would be squealing with delight!! Thank you for this great opportunity!

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  35. Wow! My 3-year-old grandson, Connor, lives and breathes Mickey Mouse -- he has never been to Disneyland. How wonderful it would be for him to have his own special block set up in his bedroom over the holidays. He would be squealing with delight!! Thank you for this great opportunity!

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  36. Beautiful, your block will perfect for an embroidery on it. love the way you use mickey! thank's for the giveaway. Hope to see you on my blog sunday for my turn and i have a giveaway too! have a nice week

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  37. I'm not a big Disney fan, but I have family members who are, and who would love it. It would be my first Christmas gift of the season.

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  38. What a great block to use for applique!!! And your quilt is just perfect!
    Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Hopping!

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  39. How cute.My Grandkids would love this when they come to visit at Christmas Merry Christ Mouse

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  40. Is soooo cute! what a great idea!
    Happy quilting :)
    Marta

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  41. When I saw the orignal block I thought how elegant and then when you added Mickey...so so cute! Love it!

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  42. i love your Mickey block. Merry Christmouse to you too.

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  43. Awesome Mickey Block, enjoyed my visit.

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  44. Very cute, reminds me of the Christmas I spend at Disneyland, wonderful!

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  45. I'm a Mickey lover from way back. Your block would fit great into my decorating ideas. Thanks for the change to win, and I'm having a lot of fun with this hop.

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  46. How did you know I live in Mickey's back yard? Yup...only 30 minutes to the Mouse House as they call it here. I adore your little Mickey block and have got to click that 'follow' button now.

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  47. I love it!! We are going to Disneyworld this Nov. and your Micky and Minne, I have the same guys!! You did a wonderful job!!

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  48. How cute is this. You've done a wonderful job. I could see an embroidered motif in the center of these blocks too.
    Thank you for the chance =)

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  49. Yesterday while watching a space movie, my DH burst out laughing because he spied a "hidden Mickey"! Love your block! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. Every year I would add a mouse ornament to the tree. What a sweet mouse for a mini quilt. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  51. I must have missed this block in the magazine. (I have all of them). I really like what you have done with them and time for me to go searching! Thanks for the pattern!

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  52. What a great block! 100 blocks mag is a fav of mine too. Love your mini"Mouse"!

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  53. This block is sooooo adorable!!! And I know who would love it more than me -- my almost 10 yr. SON!! Thank you for sharing the pictures of it and the "Minnie" wall hanging too. Just too cute for words! Thanks for the Chance to win such a delightful item.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  54. Who doesn't love Mickey , cute block .Thanks for sharing .
    Sheila

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  55. I just stumbled across your blog for the first time today.....I love blog hops! You really do find some great inspiration. Thanks for sharing ;)

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  56. Your Disney quilt is too cute. Indeed it is time to be getting ready for Christmas!

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  57. I think your Mickey block is a "Mouse-t Have" for this Christmas!!! TFS

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  58. This is so adorable!! I just love it!! Both the small and larger quilt are amazing!! thanks for sharing with us!!

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  59. How cute is that! I love Mickey on your cute blocks! PS. I tried to reply to the comment you left on my blog, but it returned it and told me I was SPAM and was rejected. I've been called a lot of things in my life, but never SPAM. LOL! Anyway, loved your comment and thank you very much!

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  60. What cute blocks....I'll now sing the Hot Dog Song!! For those of you with small children or grandchildren you will know what I'm talking about! I watch enough Disney for all of us when Sidekick Scott is here!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  61. So, here I am on my daughter's birthday, looking at gorgeous MM blocks, instead of being with her. I do love the blocks!!! :-))

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  62. Another fun blog hop. I love your Mickey mouse. I have made some blocks from the 100 blocks too and they are always great.

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  63. Love your blocks! Very cute to think of Mickey!

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  64. Love the block design & the Mickey in the middle. Thanks for sharing & the opportunity to win!

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  65. great looking blocks!!! thanks for sharing!!

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  66. Cute blocks - know some little girls that would want this -

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  67. cute blocks, know a grand baby that would love it

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  68. Love the block. Thanks for the chance to win. I am a new follower. Have read your blog for a long time.

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  69. amazing block. thank you for sharing. hugs

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  70. How super cute what a great idea!! Love the Mickey theme!!

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  71. You're still doing it....coming up with wonderful projects for me to make!!! This will be perfect for my friend that goes to Disney at least twice a year. Thank you again for such great inspiration.

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  72. HaHa, I love it! Merry Chrismouse in July to you too.

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  73. We are big Disney people here. MJ my guy, wants you to know you are his hero. He loves your "MOUSE", well so do I. Great job.

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  74. This is sew original! I love your block and the Merry Christ Mouse quilt that you made.

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  75. Very cute! I would never have thought of putting Mickey in a Christmas block, but it looks very sweet.

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    1. Oh my goodness. David is my guest and I didn't realize he was signed on to Google when I left my comment. Please accept this comment as coming from me. I think David would be mighty perplexed if he received a comment back from you... or won the little Mouse block. :)

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  76. What a fun Mickey block! Love it!

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  77. I love your Mickey quilt....I've looked at that block in the magazine more than once...it definitely could frame a lot of cuteness!! Thanks for the inspiration and sharing in the blog hop!

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  78. Merry Christ'mouse' to you too. This is a gorgeous block. I like it when it was plain but with the addition of Mickey it is wonderful. Thanks for sharing it.
    My daughter (aged 2) just saw it and yelled in my ear (thanks for that kiddo) "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" which is her way of saying Mickey Mouse. As she plays a game on the iPad called Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and so everything with Mickey in it is called that.
    Thanks once again for sharing and taking part in this great bloghop.

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  79. Really cute cute block and quilt. My daughter would be so jealous if I were to win.

    Diane

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  80. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing it!

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  81. I love your block, thanks for the giveaway.

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  82. Love your block! Love the frame and who doesn't love Mickey? hehe. Your quilt is awesome!

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. I just love your block and Mickey has always been a favorite.

    I am a new follower and your blog looks like so much fun!!!!

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  84. Cute block! Thanks for the chance towin. I'm a new follo wer.

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  85. Mickey is always a hit! I love Disney. I was watching Aladdin last night before bed, LOL.
    I am a follower via GFC
    lisa(at)vetteklisa(dot)com

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  86. The Christ Mouse quilt is so cute! I am a follower, and thank you for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  87. love that idea thanks for the giveaway

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  88. Okay, that is super cute!! I love the frame idea, but the Mickey just does it in!!

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  89. Mickey is a hit at this house. What a wonderful giveaway! Here is to hoping I win this one!

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  90. Totally cool block! I'll have to figure out how to make this one :o) wild_blue_farm at yahoo.com since I can't figure out how to be anything but a no-reply blogger!!

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  91. I am a follower. I love this block. So cute. Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with the rest of us. I just love blog hopping. Although, I am sure I should be doing some house cleaning instead of setting here hopping all over blog land.

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  92. I love the block. I am a follower. It is so fun to see all of the creativity out in blog land.

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  93. Love the block and the tabletopper. It is gorgeous and so much fun.

    Bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  94. My little grand daughter would love these blocks! If I were to win your beautiful framed Mickey you can be sure it will be hanging on her wall! hulseybg@gmail.com

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  95. Love your blocks - Merry Christ Mouse :)

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  96. I have a big shot and would love to try this cute Mickey Mouse block. What a cute cute Christmas wall quilt. Love it!! So dang cute!!

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  97. I love Disney! My favorite place in the world! Thank you!
    Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

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  98. Never been to Disneyland but I was an avid Mouseketeer way back in the 50's. Love the block. Sharyn

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  99. Love that you took the block the extra step and added Mickey in there! Really sharp idea. Thanks for sharing. Am a follower.

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  100. That is so cute! I would love to win the single block.

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  101. Just too cute! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  102. Just love it, you are so creative. I love the block, not sure if I've seen it before, but now I know where to get it. I know my Granddaughter would love it!!!, She's been a Mickey Fan her whole life (lol) She's only 3yrs old. Thank you so much for this great giveaway.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  103. Your Mickey block is adorable. Thanks for the chance to win him!

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  104. JUST SO NEAT!
    THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  105. I am definitely a Mickey fan. Thanks for sharing.

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  106. Thanks for sharing! News follower here.

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  107. I love that magazine. I pick up a copy every time I see it. I've even downloaded several back issues. Thanks for sharing!

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