Friday, February 24, 2012

Finished For Friday: A Charming Pillow And A Little Giveaway

 Giveaway Is Now Closed:

It is really a shame that I don't have very many charm packs. ahem....... When I first started quilting, I sorta became obsessed with these little packs of fabrics that included whole collections. Notice the emphasis on sorta. I purchased several....as in a lot....as in more than should be allowed.


See what I mean??? I turned them around so you could not count the bands....because I fear you might think I have a not so charming problem. I mean after all, I have all of these, and sometimes more than two or three of each line and still can not bring myself to cut into them. Ever.

I have some that are out of print and impossible to find simply because I can't bring myself to cut into the packages.....and they are safely tucked away for safe keeping. Crazy....I know.


 Mary and Connie of Country Threads has a new book out and let me tell you it is wonderful!! Country Threads is a very unique quilt shop located on a real working farm in Iowa!! Here is a link  to their shop, stop by and say howdy.....you will feel right at home.

The new book is titled Back to Charm School....how fitting because in this day and age, a lot of these wonderful charm school rules sure don't seem to be practiced much anymore. I was so inspired to bring myself to open a charm pack and make something from their book.


How cute is this?? I don't know about you, but I avoid any type of pattern whether it be quilting or sewing that has to do with circles. I seem to have a phobia with circles. I think it stems from grade school and a time when we were supposed to cut circles out of construction paper and mine looked like eggs. The boy sitting next to me made fun of my circles and told me I was dumb it was not Easter....and that was when the fear of cutting them started....all the way back to second grade. Did I tell you I am turning fifty this year....that is a long time to carry a phobia like that.....circles....who knew??

So, I decided if I could tackle a project with circles....than pretty much anyone else could too! And just have a look at what I was able to do by working through my circle phobia.


I absolutely love it!!! The directions were so easy, and walked me right through the process. Even if my circles are still not perfect, this project sure boosted my confidence in my abilities and I even was able to machine quilt the back myself. It is a super project that goes really fast and is a lot of fun. Best part for me is all the instructions are easy to follow and understand. That says a lot for me, as I usually toss a pattern to the side and try and figure things out on my own. Most times, the instructions confuse me and I get frustrated. Not the case with this book. After reading several of the patterns, I know my rather large stack of charm packs will soon be shrinking. My daughter already wants a pillow or two for her couch. She fell in love with this pillow too!!


The charm lesson for this pillow was really quiet adorable: Clean  your whiskers after a meal

Now, I don't have whiskers, thank goodness, but my husband does and my three dachshunds do too....so it is a gentle reminder of an old charm school lesson.

 Do you remember the lessons of charm school or do you need a brush up? Do you have a small charming problem like myself and have lots of charm packs sitting around not being used? Well, you are in luck, I am giving away a copy of the Back to Charm School by Mary and Connie and one charm pack for you to make your own charming pillow. The charm pack is called A Breath of Avignon by Moda and would be perfect to use with any of the 20 patterns in this book.


If you'd like to enter my giveaway, just leave me a comment below and share what you think the most forgotten lesson from charm school is in today's world. I will use Random Number Generator and announce the winner Sunday Night. Good Luck everyone....I know I will have a charming time reading your comments!!

118 comments:

  1. Loved the first book, I'm sure I will love going Back to Charm School.

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  2. I would love to have a copy of this book! I love how your pillow turned out too. I am proud of you for breaking out of your circle phobia as well. You did that in a great way too! Stuff from charm school?....Maybe not as many please and thank you's....letting someone else go first....

    Anyway, I am excited about your giveaway!

    ~Linnea

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  3. So many great projects in this book. Love your pillow! Definately a must have book. I am often amazed at how surprised people are when you hold a door open for them! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  4. This is just a wonderful book and if I don't win one, I certainly am going to buy one. I have seen so many projects from all you reviewers that just have inspired - and yes, I collect charm packs too. Most forgotten - remember to say please and thank you!

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  5. how fun-love the pillows!!
    i agree with the above ~saying please and thank you :)

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  6. Wow, I guess you'll be busy with this book and all your charm packs. Sometimes we enjoy the fabric more if we've held onto it for a long time, right? That's my story and I'm sticking to it! As for forgotten charm school lessons, I wish modesty would make a comeback. Some of the things I see out in public are frightening!

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  7. I just love that pillow and the colors you chose! There are many but have to agree with Lisa Marie on the modesty, I can do without some of the things people flash in public. Thank you!
    missysaprons@yahoo.com

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  8. I think just the simple thing of saying please and thank you has been lost in our society.
    Wish i had a charming problem. I love the charm packs but only have a couple.

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  9. I was the same way! I thought those charm packs were oh so cute! I don't think I have as many as you but I have alot of those charms! This book would be great! I do love your pillow! I would say definitely please and thank you!

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  10. I love the book - I am a wannabe quilter and I think this book would be perfect for a beginner....I love your pillows --They're so bright and cheery! Please add me to yur list of followers. I willbe checking back!!

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  11. Oh! I'm happy to see that you did the cute pillow! I love it..looks like a fun project!
    I have always told my children "lock the bathroom door and nobody gets their feelings hurt";)

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  12. I think people should "think twice before speaking once!"

    I love Love LOVE charms!

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  13. LOVE your blog and all your vintage lovelies!!~ :-) I think that one lesson that if everyone would remember and practice-- would make the world such a nicer place-- is "If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all!" :-) Thank you for the chance to win!

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  14. Dressing appropriately seems to be lost on many. Your charm pack looks very cute and I would love to be the winner of it and the book. Thanks!

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  15. I love this pillow, and I must confess to owning "a little" fabric stash, including "a few" charm packs...heh, heh, heh.

    I actually took a charm course from an officer's wife, when my husband was in the Army in the sixties. I learned a lot. Not just manners, but how to walk and sit like a lady, how to do make-up, hair, and nails, and so on. We had to wear nail polish, gloves, hose, heels, and dresses to every class. I still remember how she taught us to walk.

    I think the most annoying lack of manners I run across is the use of "no problem" in place of "you're welcome".

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  16. I love the circles cushion and I'd love to make one!As for lessons from charm school we were brought up to believe that 'manners maketh the man'

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  17. Such beautiful pillows,oh I envy you your talent! I would love to be entered for a chance in your giveaway, I already follow you.

    My charm school suggestion is to listen when someone else is speaking, and let them finish instead of rudely interrupting.

    Thanks for hosting this!

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  18. Say please and thank you would be a rule that would be great to hear more often. Love your pillow. I think you are over your circle phobia. there were a lot of circles on the pillow. Book looks great. I am always looking for some new patterns to use those precuts. I love the charms too.

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  19. Your pillow is really cute. Thanks for sharing the book. Unfortunately, Please and thank you seem to be forgotten words.

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  20. 'Please and thank you' is top of my list! LOVE your pillow!!! Thanks for sharing!
    P

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  21. Whatever happened to the word pardon? So often I hear the word "huh" when you aren't heard. Love this book and hope I win. Thanks

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  22. I work in a grocery store....people on the phone. and you're trying to wait on them and they are holding up one finger ...like just a minute...I'm on the phone.
    I want that book...it looks fun and your pillow turned out cute.

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  23. I confess, I have a problem with collecting charm squares! This book would come in handy for me!! I am truly hoping I will win. Your pillow is outstanding!! I love circles. As far as charms, I would have to say 'please and thank you', you just don't hear those words very often. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  24. Oh yes - I have charm packs hoarded away too :0) I'd love a chance to win this book. I remember hearing "Treat others like you would like to be treated" I think a lot of people have forgotten that one.

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  25. A charm school on using cell phones would be wonderful. I am also a Charm Pack hoarder. The more I read about this book the more I want it. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway.

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  26. What a great job on that pillow...pretty colors! The book will be a great one to have with that pretty charm pack. I think...most women have forgotten how to be..."A Lady"!

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  27. What a cute pillow! I can't wait to check out all the pretties in the book. Fun stuff! I would love to see people return to having no elbows on the dinner table and chewing with their mouths closed. Going out to dinner can sometimes be eye opening. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love it!

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  28. One of the forgotten lessons from charm school that I would love to bring back is the proper way to introduce people, and how to graciously accept a compliment.

    I have quite a charm pack collection too so this book would come in handy! Love your pillow!

    MGM

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  29. I think the most forgotten lesson today is "Please," "Thank you," and "You're welcome."

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  30. I think it would be charming if people would remember the rule to speak of themselves last. It is not "Me and my mother ...", it is "My mother and I ...." I love working with charm packs, so this looks like a very practical and fun book. Thanks for the giveaway of both it and a charm pack. Best wishes, Kathie L in Allentown. PS - has there been a survey of the most popular dog breed for quilters? I think it must be the doxy!!

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  31. love that stack of charms! I sure hope you will enjoy and use them while you love them!! Plus the book will entice ya! LOL Sweet pillow...reminds me of their Bulls Eye pattern I made years ago. I see a pillow in my future!

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  32. Love the pillow, really fun piece. I thought having a couple of charms that I just stare at, was bad, lol. Not sure if this is a charm school event, but opening doors for ladies and the elderly. I don't know how many times I see people go in stores and never look to see if someone is behind them.

    Debbie

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  33. Oh Gosh forgot .... Dont interrupt when others are speaking!

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  34. HELLO SUZANNE! NEEDED CHARM SCHOOL ITEM:SEND A THANK YOU NOTE TO GIVERS! (a LOST ART!) THANK YOU FOR SHARING A VERY SWEET GIVEAWAY!

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  35. Suzanne I love that pillow! i would love to try to make that! I did go to 'charm school' and learned to model and stand tall. My favorite thing was to cross you ankles not your knees...too bad it didn't stick! LOL. This is a wonderful giveaway, thanks for the chance! Hugs, Linda

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  36. Perfect... A book with small projects! I still want to quilt, but have run out of beds to make them for. Thank you for sharing your Back to Charm School book.

    Most important of all is good manners. It seems that is lost on many people today, young and old. The young haven't been taught, and the old don't give a darn. So sad.

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  37. I cannot believe you have that many charm packs! I had to laugh when I saw them all, but I know what you mean about cutting into them. They are just so sweet to look at again, and again, and again. This looks like a great book for using charm squares, which are my favourite precuts. And your pillow is lovely. I think I could actually make those circles too. As for manners, I think Please and Thank You seem to be a forgotten art. When someone holds the door open for you, how hard can it be to say thank you.

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  38. Would love this book. Looks like it has a lot of great ideas. I think people holding doors for others. It is every man for himself!

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  39. Manners! The attitude my kids come home with drives me crazy!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  40. Charm school, " Never do to others, what you would not like others to do to you!" This quote was from my dear Mother, I think I will never forget it!
    Love your charm packs, my husband can't figure out why I keep saying i need more fabric, he takes my charms packs & says what about these?? I tell him those are only to look at!!!:) Don't touch!!
    Would love to be able to use them up so a chance to win this book and ANOTHER CHARM PACK (youpi) would be wonderful. Thanks for the chance. Love Love Love your pillow, I am sure this will be on my list & my daughter will also be fallen in love when she sees it..

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  41. Looks like a great book! I think the thank you note is the most forgotten lesson. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  42. I love that pillow!! I've been wanting to make a baby quilt with circles, but haven't done it. I think this book is going on my list of "must haves"--IF I don't win one. I've been commenting all week. I've seen some wonderful projects. It's so much fun to have everyone's opinions on the book and do a project. I think it's sad that people pay more attention to their cell phone than the people they are actually with. Instead of listening and enjoying quality time with family or friends, they are on their phone checking facebook or texting someone.

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  43. I think one of the most forgotten one is pulling out the chair for a woman when she is going to sit down. I also love charm packs, jelly rolls, layer cakes, well you understand!

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  44. I think the one of the most forgotten lessons I learned as a child is to eat what is put on your plate. I do love the projects in this book, they are quick and easy.
    Thanks

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  45. Great pillow, love the green. Phone etiquette has been lost. Thank you for having a giveaway!

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  46. The first thing that came to mind is removing a hat from one's head when entering a building and/or eating. This pillow looks fun to make. Thanks for participating in the giveaway!

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  47. "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything." Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. I love charm packs! I have to agree with Sallie: "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." I teach high school, and the kids say the most outrageous things. Thanks for sharing your "charming" stash!

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  49. Your pillow is wonderful! Good for you overcoming a fear! This book is so full of sweet quilts. I would love to make them all! For a forgotten ettiquette...I would have to mention Thank you notes...they really do have a purpose in the world. Hope you have great fun with those charm packs you have saved. You will enjoy them even more in some of these lovely little quilts.
    Thank you for hosting and even sharing a pack too!

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  50. Think twice before you speak so as not to hurt anyone's feelings. Some people can be so hurtful. Thank you for the generous giveaway and have a great weekend!

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  51. If can't say something nice, don't say anything! It isn't hard to say something nice about this book. I would love to have a copy.

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  52. I think many people need a refresher course in being polite. Or maybe the key is to learn to slow down! There IS one place where politeness seems to be abundant is in fabric shops!!! Quilters and fabric sellers are the most fun and friendly and polite people around!

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  53. Wow and I got excited when I just won 5 charm packs!! Would love to win this book I have the first one and love it. Please and thank you seems to be missing in todays world and good manners.

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  54. Oh I hope dear RNG picks me, it's my birthday today! I think what has been forgotten are the please and thank yous!

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  55. First off just let me wipe the drool off my keyboard after looking at all your charm packs...
    Thanks so much for a chance at your giveaway and I
    looooooooove the pillow.

    I think "Please" and "Thank You" has fallen by the wayside. People just expect or feel entitled and don't have the need to be polite.

    jleibfried@aol.com

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  56. The most forgotten charm school lesson today is showing respect for others by saying: Please and Thank You, as well as Yes/No Ma'am/Sir.
    I have not used a charm pack before so both the book and a starter pack will be a wonderful prize to win. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. Mary E. sent me.

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  57. Here in Germany we have a saying: "Der Esel nennt sich immer zuerst" which literally means: the donkey always calls him first (I hope this is right). But it means that you should not put yourself first. I think a lot of people are very egoistic and take themself way too serious.
    Thank you for the chance to win the wonderful book and the charm pack.
    Greetings from Germany, Alex

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  58. I love that pillow and unlike you, I only have a few charm packs but yes, they are waiting for a project. What bothers me is men or boys not taking off their hats when they enter a home. My children's friends know this and they do take off their baseball caps but I have to remind my husband to take off his hat quite often. He got a Tilley hat for Father's Day last year and has worn it every day since. He does take it off at home but not when we visit my mom in the nursing home. It bugs me. Opening doors for ladies is another one that doesn't often happen.

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  59. Aren't charm packs such fun!!??!!! AND, it's even OK to use them ........
    What I'd love to see more of .....
    "Be kind" and "Hold the door for your grandmother"

    Thanks,
    Martha in Maine

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  60. Oh your stacks of those charms look like mine almost but the oldest I have is about 2 yrs old maybe. I think I could open mine but I just haven't had any great ideas yet. This book definitely would help.

    Manners - the biggest pet peeve of mine that appears to be a forgotten manner from charm school is that one should NEVER blow their nose at the dinner table, at home or in a restaurant and you should excuse yourself (another manner long forgotten) to go into the restroom to blow your nose. I cringe when I see that in a restaurant and really have to bite my tongue not to say something.

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  61. Your pillow is wonderful. My parents taught us to be respectful of adults - they were not our peers. Thanks for chance I'd love this book to help me use up a 'few' charm packs.

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  62. I think that we have lost sending "Thank Yous" for gifts, etc. Even sending an email thank you. Thank you for a chance to win this wonderful book and a charm pack.
    Christine

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  63. Love the book, but I don't have near as many charm packs as you do, but I have some that would work great for some fun projects. A while back someone mentioned how some people have forgotten how to chew with their mouth closed. This bugs both my husband and myself. Thanks for the chance to win. PS. I grew up in Iowa.

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  64. I think most people ignore good posture. It not only makes one look better, good posture helps one feel better, as well.

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  65. I have found lately that very few people remember to hold the door open for people who are behind them.
    I love your circle pillow. This looks like a great book.

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  66. Thank You notes. Why don't people send thank you notes when you have done something nice for them (mostly giving gifts). I don't expect a thank you note for everything, but when you've spent a lot of money or a lot of time on a gift - a thank you note would be thoughtful.

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  67. I think today's world is to in a hurry, everybody wants stuff immediately. I don't think cell phones helped the current generation with their manners or abilities to communicate with a person face to face, to say please and thank you, or to be patient. They are always texting and won't carry on a conversation - I often wonder what the teenagers discuss at school since it's already been text around the world.
    Love your pillow. Thanks for the chance to win. KMA

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  68. People forget to say thank you for small favors, etc. especially to young children who are anxious to be helpful - and they need encouragemtnt! Would love to win this book.
    Myrtlesgirl

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  69. What a lovely book! Nice projects!
    I think a forgotten charm is listening when people talk, after the initial Hello, how are ya? Stopping to really listen to someone, and look them in the eye is such a small gesture that carries really affects both parties!

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  70. First that comes to mind is saying please and thank you. And I would love it if gentlemen opened doors for ladies again.
    Really like the book.

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  71. "Keep your legs together". We wore skirts when I was a girl. Goes right along with " sit up straight, hands folded in your lap and be considerate.

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  72. "Keep your legs together". We wore skirts when I was a girl. Goes right along with " sit up straight, hands folded in your lap and be considerate.

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  73. Great post and what an obsession to have. I have only recently purchased my first charm packs and I too am not ready to cut into them. I will have to have the perfect project first.

    Charm school? There really are so many etiquette rules that are forgotten now a days, and my pet peeve was probably not taught in charm school, but my thought is for young girls/women to have self respect in the way they carry themselves, dress themselves, and in their manners. Don't let it all hang out in public - I guess is what I am trying to say.

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  74. Not sure if this is what you mean but, Why can't people RSVP especially when it is a simple yes or no on an email that you do not even have to address, just click. Love Country Threads. Thank you for a chance to win.
    Janet

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  75. I like your circle pillow but I don't know if I would try it, maybe some day!

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  76. I also have an obsession with charm packs. I have opened a few but some are just too pretty to take apart. I would love to win the book, I'm sure I could open a few of my charm packs to try out the patterns in the book.
    I think one of the most forgotten lessons from charm school is the art of writing thank you notes.

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  77. I love charm packs and have one or two I'm waiting for the right project to come along to use them in. So, I have "charm envy" of you! A forgotten lesson from charm school would be if your can't say something nice don't say anything at all.

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  78. Hi! thanks for this great giveaway!
    I fondly remember, don't chew gum, but don't chew with your mouth open!
    take care, Leslie

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  79. Thanks for the great giveaway. Charm school rule, chew with your mouth closed! I don't want to see your food...

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  80. Suzanne thanks for the giveaway. I too collect charm packs and don`t know what to do with them. I`d love to win the book. please and thank you would be what I'd I would like to hear again. thanks again for the great giveaway.

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  81. Love, love, love the book - and MY charm packs too!! I think holding the door open for others has been forgotten! Thanks for the giveaway! Jane E.

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  82. Love my charm packs, also. All the projects are so attractive. The biggest ettiquette breach is not writing thank you notes. We received an email (with spelling and grammar errors) for a wedding gift! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  83. The book looks like one I have to have in my library......I really like the elbows on the table rhyme......we used to hear it when we were little....

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  84. What an adorable idea! Love the fabrics in that charm pack and would love to have it for a project. Let's see, most forgotten lesson from charm school today would be written thank you notes. So few write personal notes anymore. I think it's a sad reflection on manners today.
    Thanks for a chance to win this give away. ~ sarah

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  85. I agree about the lack of written thank you notes. What is just as bad is the absence of a phone call thank you by the recipient of the birthday card and money that I mailed them. Parents should instill this in their kids as early as possible.Back to Charm School is an adorable book

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  86. This book really has some great looking projects! Thanks for the fun Give-a-way!! I think one of the most forgotten "charms" is the lack of rsvps from folks when they are invited to ANYTHING! Such a simple polite gesture and yet so many never follow through. (I agree about the lack of written thank you notes as well).

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  87. I think this book looks awesome! I - CANNOT - BELIEVE - YOUR - CHARM PACK - "COLLECTION"!!! I wish my fabric shelves looked like that! Being a new quilter my shelves are pretty bare, but I'm working on it!!! ;) Thanks for the giveaway and opportunity to win!

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  88. Fantastic Giveaway. Love your collection. My daughter also had trouble cutting into her favorite fabrics.
    The forgotten charm? Smile, say Thank You and Let Others Go First.
    Hugs and have a great weekend, Ginger

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  89. I love the pillow and especially the picture with the chicken in it. I am afraid of doing circles! The book would be lovely to help me through many newbie questions. Charm School ... like sewing or proper manners? How about how to introduce someone?
    www.cariboogals.blogspot.com

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  90. I think that saying "thank you" seems to be forgotten rather too often these days, also writing thank you letters doesn't seem to happen either.

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  91. Chewing with your mouth closed!!!

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  92. Your pillows are adorable!! I love charm packs but I don't have a stash like yours- Wow!!!:) They are inexpensive though so it helps when the new lines come out. With the charm lesson- how about treat others the way you would want to be treated. Just not enough respect out there anymore. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  93. Great giveaway! What's been forgotten? "Respect your elders."

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  94. Your shelve of charm is awesome !
    Thank you for the giveaway !

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  95. Your shelve of charm is awesome !
    Thank you for the giveaway !

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  96. You have a stash of charm packs and I don't have any-a perfect match. I would love to try one. I especially like the book cover quilt. Thank you!

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  97. ADORE your stacks of charm squares--good to know someone else loves these as much as I do. I think the most forgotten "manner" nowadays is thank you cards (or even emails. I'd even take a text). Call me old fashioned but I handwrite thank you cards still.

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  98. I can't wait to get a copy of this book!

    Mrs.Hearts
    www.busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com

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  99. I have a weekness for charm packs too. I love them! I hoard a ton of them myself. Some unopened like you have here and some leftover from a project in a basket that runneth over. Charms are just fun! I would truly love to have a chance to win your drawing.

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  100. I would love to win a copy of this book!

    Was there really such a thing as 'charm school'...must've been before my time. I think we have a severe lack of modesty...you can look very charming without everything being exposed. That's my take. =)

    Thanks again!

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  101. I would love to win this great book!
    Respect for teachers is something I think is lacking a great deal these days. My daughter is a teacher and most of the kids are very disrespectful.

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  102. I am in love with charm packs also. It is a good thing my budget helps with the restraint. Small projects like this would be great. My daughter loves pillows, and has circles on her walls and in the quilt I am making for her. "Don't talk with your mouth full" - I think we are in such a hurry these days that we break this one a lot. And it is not charming. Thank you for the chance to win the book and the charm pack!

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  103. I love the project you made from the book. Can't wait to check out the whole book. I just wish I had a local place to pick up charm packs ...

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  104. It's the simple things that people have forgotten about like saying please and thank you. Please enter me in your giveaway and thank you for the opportunity! :-)

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  105. I love charm packs. This book would definitely help me crack open a few of them. Thank you for the chance to win this fabulous book. I love your pillow.

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  106. Just being courteous - thinking about the other person. My husband and I were eating lunch at a restuarant yesterday. All of a sudden a tall man on his CELL PHONE started talking right behind where I was sitting - standing in the open. He had moved from his luncheon guests but it was okay to stand two feet away from them and almost on top of me (behind my chair) where I was subjected to his RUDENESS, his conversation and OVERBEARING closeness while my husband and I were quietly enjoying our lunch. I wanted to tell him to GO AWAY - GO STAND and TALK ON HIS PHONE WITH HIS OWN PARTY - go to the lobby; go outside and talk - not where all the guests and tables were - where everyone wanted to eat. I didn't, of course, as I was "raised" not to cause any confrontation - especially in a restaurant with other customers.

    CELL PHONES in movie theaters, everywhere.

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  107. I have a weakness for charm packs, too, so economical for those of us who want variety. On the subject of "charm", I feel I am teaching all kinds of manners to boys and girls these days, including don't talk with food in your mouth, and close your lips when chewing. Maybe because the family seldom sits down together at the table for a meal anymore?
    :-}pokey

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  108. Would love to win the book and charm pack. Congratulations on cutting into your charms!!

    Manners of all kind seem to be forgotten these days. My two grandsons are very good at remembering their thank you's - so sweet.

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  109. I would love to win and thank you for sharing one of your coveted Charm Packs. I was just thinking recently how things are so different today than how my mother raised me.

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  110. I love your stack of charm packs!! I only have a few, as I'm new to this quilting thing, and I'm already scared to cut them up... :) Cute pillow too - I like it in green!
    I was taught to chew with my mouth closed and to not talk with food in my mouth. It bothers me when people don't follow those simple rules...
    Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful book & charm pack! :)

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  111. I would say the most forgotten thing from charm school would be Manners a Please & a Thank you never goes a miss but it not something you hear so much these days
    I would love to win this book if for no other reason as to use up some charms & have an excuse to get more lol
    Hugs Janice

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  112. What a wonderful stack of charm packs! I only have 2 different charm packs in my drawer... but I'm sure I could buy more if I had some wonderful projects to make - I'm never quite sure what to do with a charm pack

    I think the biggest thing missing is "Sorry" when you accidentally bump into one someone else.

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  113. Would love to win this book of course. Thanks for your generousity. I think the lost charm school etiquette today would be cell phone etiquette. When people are texting others on their cell phones while spending time with you. Be it a dinner party or other gathering it seems to happen too often. Or people talking on their cell phones while being checked out at the stores, both seem so rude to me and quite selfish on their end.
    Jane

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  114. I think saying "please" and "thank you" is becoming a lost art. It's not that difficult to be polite!
    Love your stack of charms squares. I don't feel so badly now!

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  115. oh your pillow is wonderful and the non-perfect circles add charm to it.
    I think that a lot of things are no longer in use today, such as opening doors and pulling our chairs for women.
    Lori Smanski

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  116. Love you pictures and a charming story. We were always told no workie no eatie. Crossing my fingers to win.
    Thank You!!

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  117. I think lots of the old charm has faded, people are in too big a hurry to smile and say hello or even a nod would do. I love charm packs too and would love to win this book.

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  118. Love the pillows and charm packs. People today are in too big a hurry for the niceities of yesteryear. Hope I win.

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