Monday, December 3, 2012

Giveaway Day!

Giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering!

Welcome!

The short summary {because I know you just want to get to the giveaway...}

My name is Kate. My dad calls me Katie Mae.

I have two sons - the Dude, who is in second grade, and the Little Man, who is still in Korea. We are bringing him home this spring.

My husband is currently enjoying an all expenses paid vacation to an undisclosed location.

I have two cats. One is very fat and lazy. The other is very annoying, which means he is involved in my sewing as much as he possibly can be.

When I am sewing, I finish tops. And then let them sit foreeeeeeeever instead of quilting them. The links at the top have some of my finishes. The links on the side go to my Facebook, Pinterest, etc.


When I'm not sewing, I'm running. I ran three half marathons this year, and next year, I'm going for three in 83 days in order to qualify for the Half Fanatics.

And finally, the giveaway!



A layer cake of Millie's Closet by Lori Holt/Bee in My Bonnet {Riley Blake}

If you want it, you'll have to work for it. I want to know your favorite Beatles song. If you don't have one, you don't deserve to win. No judgment - but if your favorite is "Yellow Submarine" - you are my son and not eligible to win.

Winner will be selected Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. CST, by Mr. Random.

Don't be no-reply. It's annoying. Make sure I can contact you.

International entries welcome!

363 comments:

  1. California Dreamin' :) love it!

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  2. I want to hold your hand!

    Thanks for the giveaway Kate!

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  3. Honestly, I had to google a list of their songs and then choose one that I've heard of because I don't really know the Beatles. Sorry.

    "Can't Buy Me Love" is the one I liked the most of the ones I recognized.

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  4. "In My Life". It gets to me every time. Good luck in your upcoming half marathons!

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  5. Eleanor Rigby.
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. I want to Hold you Hand---think it was my first exposure to the Beatles.. datin myself!!

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  7. My favourite is Anna (Go With Him) from Please Please Me as that's the song I'm named after! Thanks for the give away!

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  8. First one that comes to mind is Let It Be. I know it's John Lennon, I just love the sentiment!

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  9. I'd have to say it's Come Together. Or Hard Day's Night, depending on how work is going. ;)

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  10. My favorite Beattles song would have to be Across the Universe.

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  11. Since I am old enough to remember when the Beatles first came on the scene I have to pick my favorite from way back then, "She Loves You".

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  12. Sorry, I really don't like the Beatles music. Never really got into it. Hope that doesn't mean I'm out of the running! : )

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  13. i like earlier Beatles, like Ticket to Ride.

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  14. Love your question, favourite song is Lucy in the sky with diamonds... I know it has a different meaning but in the totally innocent way my sister is called Lucia and we sometimes call her Lucy and her mind is always in the sky... well at least not in earth! So we tease her with that song. thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. I like Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is one of my favorites

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  16. When I started dating my now husband, then boyfriend, I Want To Hold Your Hand was popular so it brings back good memories. But honestly I love Yellow Submarine. :) blessings, marlene

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  17. I'd have to say that Hey Jude is my favorite.

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  18. Love "I Want to Hold Your Hand."

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  19. Hello Goodbye -- been great for teaching opposites to toddler!! Love your quilts; thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. I love so many of them. My parent's wedding song is "Hey Jude." I'm not kidding, so I get really misty eyed whenever I hear it. I also like Let It Be and While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

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  21. Eleanor Rigby. . . we used to play it in high school orchestra. It was one of my favorites.

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite is Hey Jude.

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  23. Ob La Dee, Ob La Dah !
    (Bet you are singing it right now...) Congrats on your addition to your family.

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  24. My favorite Beatles song varies from time to time, but right now it's "In My Life". I even like the spoken version that Sean Connery did (is it wrong to say that?) :)

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  25. My favourite is Lady Madonna. I also make a lot of tops and then procrastinate quilting them... Thanks!

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  26. I want to hold your hand... a classic!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  27. Hey Jude :) but yellow submarine is a hit with my daughter and I would have said that one, but i am not your son, however second grade was a good year for me :)

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  28. Hey Jude - partially because it pisses off my mother-in-law.
    Or Lennon's Grow Old Along With me (my wedding song)

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  29. Hey Jude...used to play this in pep band in high school!

    Thanks!

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  30. happiness is a warm gun.

    or julia. that's the reason for my younger daughter's middle name.

    or sargaent pepper's lonely heart's club band.

    or while my guitar gently weeps.

    i love the beetles. my four-year-old says it's her favorite band, too.

    thanks for the chance!!!

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  31. PS - delete this one so i don't get counted twice, but i wanted to say congrats on your son - what a wonderful thing to look forward to.

    and thank you to you and your husband for the sacrifices you both make.

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  32. Back in the USSR

    Thank you for the fun giveaway!

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  33. I absolutely love the Beatles - and when I went to Vegas, Beatles Love was the only show I wanted to see - and I did! I love Lady Madonna; Hey, Jude; Help and so many more. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  34. Hey Jude, I want to hold your hand, or any other Beatle's song my 18 year old musician is "jamming" on!!
    Thanks!!

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  35. My dad's is Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
    Mine... probably Hello,Goodbye. So catchy :)

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  36. Hey Jude has always been a favourite

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  37. Hey Jude.. don't make it bad.. lalalallllaaaalalalalala ;)
    Have a nice christmas time...

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  38. Your description of yourself and your life totally made me laugh. I like Gotta Get You Into My Life.

    And there's no way I could finish a top and let it sit there. On the other hand, I can cut everything out and then get distracted by another project! And since I've spilled the beans I have one top halfway finished, and two cut out ready to start? Who does that? Most people hate cutting!

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  39. Hmmm...probably 8 days a week.

    limor477 at aol dot com

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  40. Come Together! And I love running, too. Congrats on your 3 halfs!

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  41. Love most of them, but probably Hey Jude best. Terrific giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

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  42. But I was going to say Yellow Submarine! ;) Really, it's probably While My Guitar Gently Weeps, though.

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  43. Wow -- Great intro and I'll now be following along with your blog. Hey Jude is the song, although really any of them! Thanks for the giveaway ... and a big congrats on your second son arriving at your home soon!

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  44. Tough choice. I'd say Hard Days Night.

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  45. Hey Jude is probably my favorite song of the Beatles. I was pretty young when they first came on the scene, but enjoyed their later music. Congratulations on your son that you will be getting this spring.

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  46. o/' I wanna hold your ha-a-a-and. . . I wanna hold your hand. :D

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  47. Ooohhhh the Beatles are my *fav* honestly, my fav.

    Rocky Racoon! I love so many but me and my Dad would sing this one all the time. Especially around the camp fire with his guitar!

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  48. I Wanna Hold Your Hand! Oh, I was in the audience when they debuted on Ed Sullivan - screamed until I was soundless!!

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  49. I want to hear more about your wee son coming from Korea - what wonderful news for you. I'll have to go wit I wanna hold your hand even though I love yellow submarine (does it help that I have kids???)

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  50. i think ob la di, we sang it about 1 billion times in school when i was little

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  51. Blackbird...I sing it to my daughter. :)
    lizeves(at)gmail.com

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  52. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da. I find the lyrics interesting.

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  53. A Day In The Life. colieblum1 at gmail dot com. :)

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  54. You know, it could also be your niece voting Yellow Submarine. And yes, I know, I'm not eligible to win either. :P

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  55. Hands down, "Let It Be." That brings back memories of college!

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  56. My favorite has to be "Hey Jude". It's one of those songs that can just cheer me up when I've had a really bad day.

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  57. "Hey Jude". I remember collecting Beetle's cards, came in a pack with gum.

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  58. Let It Be - I don't think there are any Beatles songs I don't like though.

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  59. eleanor rigby. such a wonderfully sad song.

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  60. Ob la di, ob la da (Life Goes On), is my favorite. It's a catchy tune and then you hum it all day.

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  61. I love "When I'm Sixty-Four" because it's bouncy, it's delightful, it's about 'old love' - love that's lasted decades and is still going strong.

    It makes me happy and I love singing it.

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  62. Hey Jude is my favorite. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  63. I wanna hold your hand is right up there and I'm not sure there's a bad one in the bunch.

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  64. My favorite is Eleanor Rigby. Thanks for the chance!

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  65. Thanks for the giveaway! It's probably Hey Jude. wonderlandbyalyce(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. I like Hey Jude! Great song!

    carolinebock1 at yahoo dot com

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  67. Definitely "I Wanna Hold Your Hand"!

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  68. Norwegian Wood and Two of Us are my favorites.

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  69. Michelle, My Belle. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  70. Oh, now I can't say Yellow Submarine! I like Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds!

    I hope you get your little man soon!

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  71. Oh, my, my! There are just so many Beatles songs I LOVE! Nowhere Man, Norwegian Wood, Paperback Writer, Octopus' Garden......I may have to go with Revolution. It brings back a lot of childhood memories :)

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  72. "Yesterday" is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  73. errr..never really listened to their music

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  74. You've got to hide your love away....

    amandaj@cinci.rr.com

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  75. I love all the Beatles, but if I had to pick one song, it would be "In My Life". Beautiful.

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  76. My favorite is "When I'm 64." True love!

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  77. Never found a Beatles song that I liked, yet. :) Maybe there's one out there, I haven't sat down and listened to everything they did... ;) Maybe it was having older brothers who wanted to listen to them ALL THE FREAKING TIME and I never could play *MY* records. Hee hee!

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  78. My favorite Beatles song is Blackbird - always made me wish I could play guitar.

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  79. I also would have to say "Yesterday." The Beatles got really big when I was dating my first husband! Of course, I was really, really young at the time.... ;-)

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  80. lots of good songs to choose from.....i like I've Just Seen a Face

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  81. Hey Jude, I mean Kate! I read hubby your post cuz it cracked me up & it cracked him up as well. I said I was putting "Hey Jude" cuz I sang it in middle school choir & he said, "It's not 'I want to hold your hand?'" Yes hubby, that's my favorite too!

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  82. My favorite would probably be Blackbird or Eleanor Rigby, but I will say Paperback Writer since I didn't see it mentioned. Great question and introduction!

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  83. Eleanor Rigby or Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds!

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  84. "A Long and Winding Road". Just saw Paul McCartney perform a week ago! Lucky, Lucky, ME. Love to win.

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  85. Yesterday...makes me tear up every time!

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  86. I love "I wanna hold you hand" :D

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  87. I love "When i´m 64". It´s gonna be my wedding song!

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  88. My favourite is 'Hey Jude' so I loved the end of the Olympics opening ceremony this year!

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  89. I'm in awe of your running ability - good luck in your 3 in 83 ! thanks for such a fab giveaway - I love millie's closet - my favourite beetles song would be all you need is love :)

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  90. I Love me some Beatles and some Riley Blake! My fave Beatles song is Maxwell Silver Hammer :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  91. Do I have to pick just one? It would have to be Hey Jude.

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  92. I love them all but Hey Jude is a fav

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  93. I love Here, There, and Everywhere and pretty much everything sung on the I Am Sam soundtrack.

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  94. Your prompt is HILARIOUS. My son loves Yellow Submarine, too.

    I'm partial to Eleanor Rigby.

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  95. I would have to say Hey Jude for favourite Beatles song. Thanks for the chance in the giveaway. And if you feed the annoying cat enough will it get too fat to interfere with your sewing?! Just a thought.

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  96. Julia. I sing it to my daughter all the time. :)

    (Also? I also have a fat cat and annoying cat, and I've just started running again. I ran a 5K over the weekend & I'm raring to keep going.) xo

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  97. 'When I'm Sixty-Four' is just one of them. My husband says I listen to hippie music

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  98. Favorite? Possibly Strawberry Fields, such a beautiful tune. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  99. Oh, it's pretty difficult to me to choose one. But since it's the one I had in my head when my third daughter was born, it is "Golden Slumbers" (but alone, without "carry that weight" following). Now, it's the song I listen to even during my working days when I get too angry...

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  100. that's an easy one! my fave beatles song is "Michelle".. because that's my name, and i always loving having "my" song :D

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  101. I Want to Hold Your Hand!!!

    amyd14_1999@yahoo.com

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  102. Eleanor Rigby. We had to learn it on the guitar in college and sing in class. It was great!

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  103. I Want to Hold you Hand. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  104. In My Life or I Will. I Feel Fine is pretty good too. Or Penny Lane... or...

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  105. "When I'm sixty-four" - it's creeping up on us! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  106. Well, the first one I thought of was Yellow submarine and since I'm not your son I guess I'd better pick another one! LOL! Eleanor Rigby is a good one!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  107. There isn't a Beatles song I don't like!
    Being for the benefit of Mr Kite is a favourite

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  108. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Strawberry Fields are my two favourites, but there are many many more I like! I am the Walrus anybody?! Thanks for the chance to win such great fabric!

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  109. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts club band is mine.

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  110. It depends on my mood. Blackbird at this minute. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  111. Blackbird has to be my favourite, my mum used to sing it to me.

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  112. That is hard!! I guess it would have to be Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds :)

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  113. "Oh! Darling." My Dad would put Abbey Road in the car and we would listen to it while going to the bus stop and sing to each other. But that whole album is great.

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  114. She loves me yeah yeah yeah! Well done on the running!

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  115. When I'm 64 would be my favorite unless it was Back in the USSR

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  116. Hi there!!

    Ours is definitely Birthday. I know, I know, but we hear it every morning on our way into town for work and school. Every morning our local radio show does a birthday call out and it's always the last song I hear before I hit work.

    My 12 y.o. daughter says her's is Yellow submarine and she denies even knowing your son.

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  117. My favorite Beatle's song is Elanor Rigby. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  118. I'd have to say that Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is my favorite.

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  119. Eleanor Rigby or Hey Jude (which my Beatles loving husband hates)

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  120. My favorite is The Michelle which is my name.
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  121. Eleanor Rigby-for some reason I sang it as a kid and still know the words. Haunting melody. Sad story.

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  122. I Will. Twas my wedding song. Although (ducking) I prefer the Alison Krauss version.

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  123. I want to hold your hand is my Beetles favorite. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  124. I like yellow submarine...! Yes, others are more beautiful but in the end... no other song makes me instantly smile but this one! So while thinking and listening to different songs... I ended up with this :)

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  125. number nine... number nine...

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  126. Hey Jude has to be my favorite.
    Thanks for such a great giveaway.
    Erin
    emstone28@gmail.com

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  127. I want to hold your hand! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  128. HI! THANKS FOR YOUR BLOG!
    MY FAVORITE IS "CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'"!
    THANKS FOR A GREAT GIVEAWAY!
    HAPPY STITCHING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  129. I did a Yellow submarine impression in highschool...we made our own words...i love it...not your son though...

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  130. I do like Yellow Submarine when getting a little tipsy with friends but what I could always sing under my shower is Hey Jude, so I guess I really love that :)

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  131. The long and winding road!
    tessawerner(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz

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  132. Can't Buy Me Love

    sdspicer(at)comcast(dot)net

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  133. Let it Be.
    kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  134. Elenore Rigby - we sang it at school in Vocal group and it brings back happy memories.

    I love the way you describe your family, I wish you well with what I assume is an adoption and pray for safe return of your husband when his tour of duty (I assume military) is over.

    Thanks for sharing

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  135. Nice fabric, and best wishes to you with everything your family has going on. I like "I want to Hold Your Hand" just because it's fun and happy.

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  136. i have a couple but i want to hold you hand

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  137. Let It Be is my favorite song by The Beatles.

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  138. I love Blackbird :) Thanks so much for participating in Giveaway Day!

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  139. I like hello goodbye :)

    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  140. Oh my goodness I love your sense of humor!!! My husband is a Beatles fanatic so I'd have to say my fave Beatles song would be the first song he sung to me "You Really Got a Hold on Me"! Yep! He's a romantic! :) Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway!

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  141. I love I want to hold your hand.

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  142. My favourite might be Norwegian Wood, but I mostly know it via a Cornershop cover, which was sung in Punjabi. My mom had all the Beatles records when I was a kid, but we were never allowed to listen to them, and then my sister traded them for pot in a fit of teenage misbehaviour and I never really got to know many of their songs, except via covers. Which are EVERYWHERE.

    (clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

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  143. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah...did you notice most Beatles songs have the word "yeah" in them alot! I Wanna Hold Your Hand.

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  144. All you need is love! To be fair that is not a fair question. I love so many Beatles songs! I have all their albums...yes, vinyl..from when I was a kid. Passed down to me from my father.

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  145. I want to hold your hand! My daughters dance recital song at age 3 was yellow submarine. We listened to it over and over and she loved every minute of it. What is it with 3 year olds? :) Great giveaway! I love Lori Holt fabrics!

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  146. In My Life! I used to be in a female barbershop group and we sang that one all the time.

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  147. The "Hello Goodbye" song. My son was singing that before he could really even talk... seriously :)

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  148. So many songs to love, but no one said Penny Lane so I'll go with that one. Thanks for the fab Giveaway!

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  149. Here comes the sun... Makes me think of when I lived in London... *sigh*

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  150. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds! thanks for the chance!

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  151. So nice to meet you Katie Mae--your intro made me smile... Hey Jude is my pick; My eldest has Jude as his middle name so maybe that earns me an extra point or something ;)

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  152. Hey Jude - because we played a great arrangement of it when I was in my high school band, many years ago. :)

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  153. All You Need is Love....

    sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

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  154. I wanna hold your hand... sing it all the time to my daughters when we cross the street! mynojo at gmail dot com!

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  155. My favorite is While My Guitar Gently Weeps. George was my favorite Beatle.

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  156. Love love me do...thanks for the opportunity.

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  157. I LOVE the beatles! Esp. the white album. But my favourite song is Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Thanks for the giveaway! Good luck with all the running- 83 days? yikes!

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  158. I really love The Beatles, so it's hard, but my favorite song has got to be You've Got to Hide Your Love Away. A more well known one that I like is In My Life.

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  159. I was going to say Yellow Submarine. :( I have memories of learning how to to play it on the violin as a young'un. However, Hey Jude is pretty awesome.

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