Friday, August 24, 2012

It's a Blog Hop Party! Give-Away too!

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways Welcome!  I have been having so much fun this summer participating in Blog Hops that I jumped at the chance to be involved in this one too!  Thank you Quilters Gallery for hosting such a fun hop! For a quick and easy project I thought I would show you how I made a coffee cup cozy.... first you'll have to go to your favorite coffee shop and get one of those cardboard coffee cup cozy thingies... Doesn't matter what shop, we all have our favorites and I'm not going to judge, coffee in my book is awesome no matter where you get it and if someone else is making it, even better! Now, while enjoying that cup of coffee, dig through your scraps  and find some fun fabrics to work with for your coffee cozy.....

Use your paper coffee cup holder use it for your template. After tracing your template onto a piece of paper, measure it on your travel mug to see if it will fit.  Add to it if you need to...

Using my 'Spring Bloom' pattern, I embellished my template with flowers and a bumble bee.  Trace the flowers and bee onto heat n bond.

Using your paper template cut out the front of your coffee cozy adding seam allowances, I had to add a bit extra for mine.

Iron your heat n bond onto your flower and bee fabrics then cut out.  Iron bee body & flowers onto front of the coffee cozy. (Remember the bee's wings and flower centers will be added later)

With right side together layer front and back of coffee cozy onto batting.

Sew 1/4" on each end, trim.

Turn right side out, pin, trim top and bottom. It's time to machine applique!  After applique is done, you can also quilt the coffee cozy if desired.  I felt the appliqueing was enough.

Sew binding to top and bottom of coffee cozy using a 2" strip folded in half.

Time to embellish with yo-yo's and bee's wings following the 'Spring Bloom' pattern for directions.

Add on Velcro or closing of your choosing.  A button and loop closure would be cute too!

All done!  Isn't it cute!  I love it!!!

For the Blog Hop Party, Wilson and I will be giving away a 'Spring Blooms' packaged pattern to two lucky winners,  so that they can make this adorable coffee cozy, or a fun tea towel !

To WIN all you need to do is leave me a comment telling me how you like your coffee.  I love my coffee black, but my sis likes cream and tons of sugar.  Do you like flavored or plain coffee?  Or do you prefer tea?  To get a second chance, let me know if you are a follower.  Remember if you are a no-reply blogger, leave me your email address so that I can contact you! Wilson and I will pick a lucky winner on September 3rd.

Have fun hopping around, the complete list can be found at Quilters Gallery!
Hopping begins August 25th  and runs through September 3rd.

Happy quilting and perfect stitches to you,
Spring Blooms can be found HERE as an instant download ...

197 comments:

  1. I like my coffee (plain for morning, flavored for afternoon) with sweetener.
    Your little mug cozie is adorable!

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  2. Oh so lovely! I love my coffee with milk and nothing else.

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  3. I am a follower too! Thanks so much!

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  4. So nice.I love coffee with milkwithout any sugar and must be very hot.Thanks you for the chance!!

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  5. I need my coffee with lots of flavored creamer. For summer i have it on ice for a refreshing pick-me-up.

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  6. Ok, I like my coffee with regular milk and truvia. Weird huh? My doctor says regular milk is better for you than skim or half and half. And, Truvia is the best thing since sliced bread :)

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  7. I like a dark roast coffee black. The only time I drink coffee with anything in it is when I am having a latte.

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  8. I'm a die hard tea-aholic. Chai is my fav, so spicey and yummy, over the course of a day I'll take 8 to 10 of my BIG cups.
    Thank you and Wilson for the chance =)

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  9. Do I follow you? Of course I do! =)

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  10. I prefer tea :) with alittle sugar sister.. plus, I'm a follower :)

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  11. I hate coffee, I am the only person in my family who does not like it. I even worked as a barrista in a coffee shop for a while! LOL I was blessed that my husband hates coffee too! I love herbal teas though and drink them all the time!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  12. I am a follower, I wanting to make a cozy for a friend, thank you for the tute, I am going to pin it!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  13. I love my coffee in tiramisu :) Looks like a fun project to make for teachers :) amycav at hotmail dot com

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  14. I like tea more than coffee, preferably a fruity herbal one with lots of sugar in it.

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  15. I like my coffee strong with a dash of milk!

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  16. I like my coffee with lots of sugar and cream. Though a dolup of cool wip is good too.

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  17. I like my coffee with milk

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  18. Sou seguidora,obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  19. Café preto e forte com açúcar,feito em coador de flanela. Sou brasileira e o meu café é considerado o melhor do mundo...Será?Eu nunca bebi de outro lugar,não sei.Obrigada pela oferta linda e caprichosa.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  20. I like strong black coffee, and we grind the beans fresh each day.

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  21. Give me the plain coffee, add nothing as I want to taste the real thing! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  22. I like strong french roast coffee with a french vanilla liquid creamer with sugar. . Such a pretty cup cozy! I love it!

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  23. coffee black thanks for the giveaway

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  24. I like my coffee with hazelnut creamer & sweetner. Thanks for
    the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. I am a happy follwer. Great giveaway!!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. I like my coffee black and unsweetened! I like my tea the same way. Your mug rug and cup cozy are simply adorable! I have a friend who loves bees and this would be perfect as a gift for her :*)

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  27. Of course I'm a follower! I wouldn't want to miss anything, right?

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  28. I dont like coffee. But I love Hot Tea. Preferably carmel.
    quilting[dash]lady[at]comcast[dot]net

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  29. I am a follower
    quilting[dash]lady[at]comcast[dot]net

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  30. I don't like coffee but I really like hot chocolate with caramel and sea salt.

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  31. Love your cozy tut! I love coffee.....anyway. Sometimes with cream, sometimes with ice for iced coffee, black, latte; up, I like coffee (especially coffee ice cream).
    Loving the blog hops this summer also. I'm a follower and love your posts!!!

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  32. I loved my coffee with less sugar :)

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  33. Great tutorial, thanks for sharing! If I drink coffee I have it with 2 sugars and lots of skim milk, but I prefer chai tea instead.

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  34. Yes, I am a follower :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. Great tutorial I don't drink coffee but love hot chocolate in the winter.

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  36. I like my coffee iced except on the coldest days of winter. I also take it with half and half and sweetener. I like flavored, especially vanilla.

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  37. I like my coffee flavored with sweetener and a bit of non-dairy creamer. Thanks for a chance to win! :)
    bcgeates at netbistro dot com

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  38. I'm a follower of your blog! :)

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  39. I like half coffee, half milk, and sugar or vanilla syrup. Thanks for the chance to win!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  40. I enjoy my coffee with flavored creamer and a sugar substitute. Thanks. What an adorable coffee cozy!!

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  41. I don't drink coffe or tea. I think I'm missing out.

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  42. I love love love coffee with vanilla cream and sugar, but alas....I found out last year that I have an extreme sensitivity to coffee so now I can only drink tea. I do sneak over to my hubby's cup of morning coffee and lean down close just to get a deep breath of that wonderful aroma :)

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  43. I'm a new follower! Have a great day!!!

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  44. I don't drink coffee or tea either.

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  45. I do drink coffee and love it! Thanks really cute tutorial

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  46. Hi Cindy -- the coffee cozy is absolutely adorable!!!! Too cute! You are so creative & talented!! Love your designs!

    Regarding coffee... since I'm from the Seattle area (coffee capital of the world) I am an unapologetic coffee snob! (Well not really ~ but I LOVE LOVE LOVE coffee!) It has to be really dark, and rich, full bodied ... with a goodly amount of flavored creamer. My favorite is the White Cocolate Mocha, but vanilla is good too. (and NOT sugar free - blech!) :) I like it over ice almost as much as hot!

    I love reading your blog updates ~ and I'm so happy to have you for my quilting friend - across the miles!!

    Have a good rest of your weekend!

    Big hugs from Pris
    & woof to Wilson from Kiah!

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  47. I prefer tea, never could like the taste of coffee.

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  48. I like my coffee in the form of french vanilla cappuccino

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  49. I love the smell of coffee but hate the taste of it. I'm more a tea girl. Make it hot tea with lemon and honey for me.

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  50. I have to have a plunger coffee in the morning, fairly strong with a dash of milk...mmmmmm

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  51. I have had a peek at your blog and it is great so I am now your latest follower. The cup cozy's are a terrific idea and I will be making one each for the girls that I work with to go with their new mugs this Christmas.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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    1. Oops.....so excited by the cup cozy, I forgot to say my favourite coffee is a Latte with a drop of Hazelnut syrup!

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  52. I drink Spanish espresso con leche

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  53. Ohh coffee / tea that's complicated
    coffee black no sugar
    if in a hurry coffee with milk to cool it down faster
    tea (black) with milk
    tea (as in uncoffeinated fruit/herb teas) with apple juice
    and lots of ersatz coffee with milk

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  54. French roast with half and half, thank you:-)

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  55. Black and strong - to keep me awake! x

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  56. I like my coffee black but I am also addicted to hot lattes - salted caramel is my flavor of choice at the moment. Great giveaway - thanks for the chance.

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  57. I love both tea and coffee - it just depends on my mood and/or the time of day :) I like my tea white with no sugar, and my coffee mostly without sugar.. unless I'm having a bad day/feeling hormonal and then it's all about the sugar/sweetner!

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  58. I love my coffee with a little cream and kinda strong. LOVE the cozy!

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  59. I'm allergic to caffeine so I prefer mine as tea :) thanks for the chance!

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  60. I follow via twitter - @CraftyMamaD

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  61. That is totally adorable! I like to add creamer to my coffee...coffeemate or international delight...anything but hazelnut. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  62. Newly following your blog. =)

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  63. I love my coffee iced and with a flavored creamer (all different...love variety). Thanks for the sweet giveaway.

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  64. I'm already a happy follower of you and Wilson! Love that adorable coffee cozy..cutest I've ever seen!!! Thanks for the chance and for the great tutorial!

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  65. Honestly, I am a water girl. I haven't had coffee in a long time and I'm allergic to tea, the beverage that I really love.

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  66. No coffee for me. I'd choose an icy cold Coke any time.

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  67. Super cute project. I take mine black (decaffinated too).

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  68. I'm not a coffee drinker. I like my Diet Coke. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  69. Like my coffee with milk. Do like the flavored creamers now & then too ...like French Vanilla, or Hazelnut.

    Love your Tutorial! Waaay cute....and will made cool towels too! Neat idea!

    Thanks for chance to win! :)

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  70. I'm already a follower too! :) Thanks for second chance to win!

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  71. I love tea first, and when I enjoy coffee I like it black, or a latte with sugar free almond syrup.

    thanks for the chance to win.

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  72. What a cute pattern! A cute set to give as gifts, especially with Christmas coming. We have a Keurig so I can have my flavored coffee ( favs are Pumpkin Spice and Island Coconut) and my husband can have his extra dark French Roast. Thanks for the give away!

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  73. I LOVE COFFEE! At home, I drink it with 1% milk and a tsp of sugar or a little bit of Torani Vanilla Syrup. At Starbucks, I ALWAYS order a Grande Vanilla Nonfat Latte. ALWAYS. Love the coffee cozy!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  74. I'm a new follower. Looking forward to checking out your blog!

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  75. I LOVE hot tea, not one for coffee...I thank you for the great tutorial for the cozy cup thingy...looks like a great project to try this week! :)

    sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  76. Thanks for the great giveaway. I tend to like my sugar and cream with as little coffee as possible....better yet, just give me a hot coco!

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  77. I'm a follower. Keep those great posts coming my way!

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  78. I am a follower! Love your patterns.

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  79. I prefer tea. For coffee, my favorite form is Haagen Daz Coffee ice cream. Yummy.

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  80. I am a much bigger tea Dru key than coffee dri key, guess it is just my Irish showing itself. . . Lol! I take mine with milk and sugar.

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  81. I prefer tea to coffee and I take it with milk and sugar

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  82. I follow your blog via GFC as Maureen Hayes

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  83. I love my coffee with sugar and lots of cream- sweet and light! What a cute cup cozy!

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  84. I like my morning coffee with lots of flavoured creamer, about half the bottle!

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  85. I do not drink coffee, but I love hot chocolate!! Cute giveaway!

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  86. I prefer tea! If I drink coffee I must have milk in it!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  87. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I love hot spiced cider or russian tea when it cold....Plus hot chocolate!! My hubby has more milk and sugar in his than coffee. Very cute pattern. Thanks for the chance

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  88. Love the cozy. It is really cute and thank you for a chance to win it. I like my coffee with a little milk in it.

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  89. I don't actually drink coffee but I love some hot chocolate!

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  90. Like my coffee with a little powdered cream - what a cute little coffee cozy - Thanks for the chance to maybe win!!!
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com
    MaryLou

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  91. Hi :)
    I am a coffee addict, love good quality coffee black. great coffee should not have anything added to it :)

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  92. love my coffee with flavored creamers.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  93. gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  94. I drink my coffee black. I love your coffee cozy.

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  95. I love my coffee hot!!! And black........
    Love your blog

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  96. I hate coffee. I do love hot chocolate though!

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  97. I am a hot chocolate drinker.

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  98. Found your project on Craftsy and Love it!!!! My coffee is best with lots of favored creamer and sugar. :-) Probably more like a hot chocolate girl!!!

    Norahann@aol.com

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  99. I'm not much of a coffee person. Mostly I drink Jasmine green tea or Chai lattea - it's like a latte but made with milk (I use soy) and a chai tea bag. Super yummy.

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  100. I love my coffee with 2 milk and sugar each! awolk at rogers dot com

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  101. For a treat I put one sweetner in my coffee, but I usually have it black.

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  102. I drink tea, mostly cold with a bit of sugar.

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  103. I am a new follower. Enjoyed looking around your blog.

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  104. I like chai tea latte made with a tea bag- no sweetener! greetings from northern British Columbia, Canada

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  105. Darling giveaway. I would love it for my " black" coffee.

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  106. I love italian coffee, as I am Italian. thank you for this chance. Alessandra

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  107. I am a follower.thanks Becky

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  108. I like my coffee black no matter what or where.Thank-you for the give away chance.Becky

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  109. I'm definitely a black black black coffee person! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  110. I prefer chai tea but I'll drink coffee if it is flavored with lots of cream and sugar!

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  111. I am a follower and want to thank you for the chance to win your giveaway!!!

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  112. I like a breakfast blend with sugar and vanilla flavored creamer.

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  113. I am not a coffee drinker, but I love my tea... funny story for you.. my step daughter loves starbucks and there is one close to her house... we will stop and get her coffee from there and we can never remember what to get so we just order the coffee Jen drinks and they know right away... pretty bad when all the employees remember you drink

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  114. I am not a coffee drinker but I think I am adicted to spiced chai tea. I drink two cups every morning while I read blogs.

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  115. I love my coffee with Coffeemate Irish Cream in it!!!

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  116. I like black coffee or a cafe creme

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  117. I don't drink coffee but I love my tea black . I love the cosy ,that is adorable and I appreciate a chance to win. I am a follower. Thanks

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  118. I love my coffee any way - black, white, sweet- morning afternoon, it's all good....... Great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity and good luck to all the particpants
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  119. I am an existing follower. Great blog
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  120. I totally love tea- Irish tea, lots of cream and two lumps of sugar please. Of course a Vanilla latte will do any day also- decaf please.

    You reeled me right in with your darling bee!! I am a beekeeper and this is so very adorable!! I had to pin it in case i don't win so I can make me one someday!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  121. I became your newest follower of your most darling blog!

    bee blessed
    mary

    rosesandgt at yahoo dot com

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  122. I love my coffee with lots of sugar and cream... YUM.
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  123. What an adorable coffee cozy!! I am weird in that I like my coffee made with half almond milk and half coffee with tons of chocolate syrup and almond syrup. ;) I'm not a coffee person but I sure love the dessert style drinks. Lately I've been drinking a ton of coconut chai tea. Yum!

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  124. I don't drink coffee or any other hot drinks other than an occasional hot chocolate. When we go to the coffee shop, I get a frappucino :)

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  125. I love coffee and I love a good cup of strong black coffee. I also love your blog and I have just signed up to follow.

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  126. I like coffee, but my daughter LIKES (as in LOVES) coffee. She is a true coffee addict. She would love this. Thanks!

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  127. I like my coffee plain with a dash of milk.

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  128. Very cute coffee cozy, I live in Greece and here we all pretty much drink Frappe's, that's 2 Tbs. instant coffee, I add 4 tsp. sugar (give it a good shake) and then I add a dash of milk and sometimes ice-cream (it's a cold coffee).

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  129. I do not drink coffee. I absolutely love tea though! Right now I am only doing decaf, so a lot of roibose and mint, but usually I love green tea.

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  130. Right Now my big flavor is fresh ground Cinnamon Hazelnut coffee beans from Capicorn Coffees with Hazelnut Coffeemate, with sugar and sprinkled ground cinnamon.

    Thank you
    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  131. I like my cream with coffee! Yes, I love lots of cream in my coffee just like my dad - yum!

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  132. Cream please, thank you.

    That is just cute, cute, cute!! Love it!!

    thanks for the fun, sure hope I win!! (new follower, so I can see the other fun stuff you do)

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  133. WooHoo!! I get a second chance if I'm a follower!! Missed that, sure glad I re-read the post!!

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  134. I prefer tea over coffee and a cold diet coke over both, but love the mug cozy. I know lots of coffee drinkers!

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  135. I like mine with french vanilla creamer! fun mug cozy.

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  136. I like to make ice coffee in the summer, very WEAK though, hardly an inch of coffee, a little bit of natural sugar (forgot the name now) lots of milk and a few ice cubes.
    In the winter I make my own cappucino mix, from instant coffee, nesquick, creamer, sugar etc.... yummy

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  137. I prefer tea.
    lane dot family at yahoo dot com

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  138. Even if its winter- I'm crazy for Ice coffee :)
    Thanks for the great givaway!

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  139. I'm your follower by e-mail :) Thanks...

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  140. Flavoured coffee with a little milk and a sweetener. I'm currently drinking a cup of french vanilla decaff as I have to watch my caffeine intake due to migraines.

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  141. I love coffee with milk, no sugar. Although I also like vanilla or mint flavour added.
    I am also a tea lover but I prefer herbal teas especially fennel and liquorice flavours.

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  142. I'm a tea person, most of the time but occasionally I go to a local shop that makes a tremendous Almond Milk Hot Chocolate! Adorable mug holder, thanks for the giveaway!

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  143. I love your coffee holder thingy. And I love my coffee with a pack of sweetener.

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  144. I drink my coffee with sugar and cream. Sometimes I put some Hershey's chocolate syrup or milk in it. Sometimes I use fancy creamer. I have a favorite blueberry flavored coffee.

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  145. I'm already a follower, thanks!

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  146. I am a tea drinker. I'll drink coffee if it is an iced mocha or a coffee nudge --- otherwise it's tea all the way.
    I follow on GFC as Renee G
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  147. I stopped drinking coffee a number of years ago and started drinking tea. My stomach feels better for it.I am one of your followers.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Regards from western Canada,
    Anna

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  148. Love black coffee, or Tim Hortons' Iced caps. Follow on GFC thanks for the giveaway

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  149. I love my coffee black. No tea for me! thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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  150. I like mine with lots of cream, or creamer. Like tea, too

    Thanks for the giveaway chance

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  151. I actually don't drink coffee, but a nice cup of hot chocolate is always nice.
    I don't know if my machine even has that stitch for applique, but I don't now how you stay so neatly on the line of the design either!

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  152. cream and sugar for me, but must be cinnamon vanilla cream, yummy!! thanks for the opportunity

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  153. I am a tea person, herbal only, and it's usually when I'm sick, with honey!

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  154. I like my coffee strong & black.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  155. gfc follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  156. I like hazelnut coffee with lots of cream. debbie73521@yahoo.com

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  157. thanks for sharing..

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  159. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do
    it for you? Plz reply as I'm looking to create my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from.
    thanks

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