thankful

Thursday, November 22, 2012

I'd like to thank you for stopping by.  If it has been once, you're a new reader or someone that has been popping in for a long time.  It has meant so much to me.  Even through this last year.  You really are special.  I feel blessed. Heck, you are the reason for the chalkboard place mats!

I'd love to give away three sets of the chalkboard place mats.  Leave a comment between now and Tuesday, November 27, 5pm, EST and I'll have the random generator number choose a few of names.  You'll have them in plenty of time to use on your Christmas table.  And all year long for other things.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

xx,
leslie

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194 comments

  1. Chalk! Placemats! What's not to love?

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  2. Last year I gave a set of your placemats as a gift. I'd love to have a set for me! Happy thanksgiving!!!

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  3. I would love to win these! Bought them last year for my brother's family and my daughter is jealous. Thanks for the chance and happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. What a nice treat and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!

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  5. if you ship them to europe ;-)

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  6. Would love a set of these! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  7. A set of these would be awesome!

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  8. I am thankful for bloggers! Have a great thanksgiving! And thank you for a chance to win some fun placemats.

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  9. The chalkboard placemats are so cute...what a lovely giveaway

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  10. I've been reading your blog for several years now, even though I rarely comment. I love when a new post from you pops up in my reader...your knitting, your baking, your creativity and your photos are inspiring! So, Thank You Leslie!!!

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  11. I am thankful for your photography, photography, and posts. I would love a set of your placemats.

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  12. Thank you! Love the chalk placemats. Hope I am lucky:-)

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  13. What a generous giveaway. Love theses.

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  14. Anonymous11/22/2012

    Would love to win!

    -Ravnejenta on Ravelry

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  15. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  16. Happy Thanksgiving! I've missed your regular posting so much over the last year. I'm so sorry for all of your hard times. Here's to a brighter future!

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  17. i very much enjoy reading your blog and have been doing so for a few years. Thank you for the contest - my nieces would love those placemats!

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  18. Happy Thanksgiving! The chalk plac mats would be awesome for my daughter and her friends.

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  19. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Put me in for some beautiful chalkboard placemats :)

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  20. What an great idea for placemats! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  21. Anonymous11/22/2012

    A great idea. The grand kids would love this.

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  22. Love your cookie recipes...Happy Thanksgiving!

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  23. Thanks so much! This is such a thoughtful give-away. I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving.

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  24. I'd love to see what my kids would come up with every time we sat down for dinner! :)

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  25. I'll give it a try despite the robot check. It's my birthday today so who knows, maybe I'll have some extra luck.

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  26. how much fun at the dinner table!!!

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  27. Thank you for your blog. Most of us have gone through tough times or will, or maybe are going through them now. Realizing that you, and others, have experienced challenges reminds me we are not alone. Wishing you the best~

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  28. Chalkboard placemats! A way to make dinnertime even more fun :-) Thanks for your blog and for the chance to win!

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  29. aw shucks! happy thanksgiving :) and thanks for the chance to win your adorable placemats. my nieces and nephew would LOVE them.

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  30. How lovely! Happy Thanksgiving to you. :)

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  31. We love our chalkboard placemats! A new set would be divine (the old ones are beginning to look, um, used). Count me in! And thank you for all the great inspiration you provide - in photography, knitting and life! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  32. Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for thinking of all of us out here today.

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  33. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Hope you and yours have a happy happy Thanksgiving

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  34. I've been coveting those for awhile. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  35. happy thanksgiving!

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  36. Happy Thanksgiving! I'd love a set of chalk place mats.

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  37. Leslie, I really like reading your blog to see what's going on. Your chalkboard placemats are awesome, and you use them in such clever ways. I'd love a set! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  39. Awesome gesture! thanks

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  40. awesome gesture thanks!

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  42. These are such fun.

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  43. I think your placemats are a wonderful idea, would love to win a set!

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  44. I have been wanting these ever since you first created them but I just don't have the wiggle room in my budget. What a great birthday present for me if I should win... and I'm thankful for you - your writing, photography, creativity and wisdom that you share with us.

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  45. Those are such a great gift idea! (lightbulb!) Would love to win them!

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  46. I would love a set of your lovely placemats.
    May your stuffing be tasty
    May your turkey be plump,
    May your potatoes and gravy
    Have never a lump.
    May your yams be delicious
    And your pies take the prize,
    And may your Thanksgiving dinner
    Stay off your thighs!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  47. Anonymous11/22/2012

    I've always thought these placemats were such a cool idea! Jess

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  48. The chalkboard placemats are so cool!

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  49. All the best to! Thank you for the opportunity to be chosen!

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  50. Knittingdiva11/22/2012

    Happy Thanksgiving and Thanks for the chance to have my own set of your wonderful Place Mats!

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  51. These could be so much fun to have at the table!
    tic-tac-toe games
    messages
    lists
    Oh the ideas!

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  52. Thank you for the giveaway. Your blog is quite interesting.

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  53. This would be a fantastic thing to win...would love to use them in our home. You've inspired me.

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  54. Anonymous11/22/2012

    Hey! Thanks for responding to my message on ravelry...I would love to receive the place mats!!! Elizabeth(ElizabethJack)

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  55. Hi Leslie,
    Ditto back at ya!! It's great having 'like' people to visit in blogland as well. It's fun to visit you.
    Cheers, Anita.

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  56. Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

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  57. Glad to have you back, and can't wait to see what you have been knitting.

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  58. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Love your placemats!

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  59. Please, please choose me this time... I adore those placemats

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  60. I'd love a set to leave my beloved husband messages with his breakfast each mooring :)

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  61. What fun would they be to have around the house with 3 kids to doodle on them!
    Thanks for the giveaway! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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  62. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  63. Great Christmas gift for my son & his family.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  64. Kari O.11/22/2012

    Thanks for the opportunity to win your placemats. Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

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  65. I love your placemats! I love the idea of leaving a message to read before a meal!

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  66. What a great givaway. Happy Holidays!

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  68. I would LOVE to win some of your chalkboard placemats! I've been drooling over then since you started making them.

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  69. Those placemats are great - I'd love to win and the kids would think they're fantastic

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  70. So very generous of you! I would love to win a set of your placemats. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  71. Thanks for the chance to win - these are so awesome!

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  72. I've wanted these for soooo long!! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  73. Have long admired the chalkboard placemats. Thanks - and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  74. My family could make so much trouble with chalkboard placemats!

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  75. These are awesome! I've always loved these so much fun!

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  76. ooh! placements would be great! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  77. I'm thankful for you and your posts and inspiration! Here's to a bright 2013!

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  78. My comment didn't get saved (bummer!). I wanted to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! tbmccarthy on rav

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  79. I bought a set of your chalkboard placemats to give as a gift last Christmas to a family with 4 young children. Would LOVE to have another set to give this year! Thanks for the opportunity to win them!
    Hope you and your family enjoyed your Thanksgiving!

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  80. I would love to win a set of these; I've been wanting some since you first introduced them, but the budget hasn't been able to handle it. Here's wishing you happier times in the coming year.

    ~Elizabeth

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  81. Hi Leslie! Hope you are well! I ordered two sets yesterday, but would love another! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  82. My family has loved our chalkboard placemats as had our family and friends. We'd love a set to gift.

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  83. I've always loved these and know the kids would love them.

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  84. Anonymous11/23/2012

    I wish all the goodness in life for you and your family. Nancy

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  85. That would be such a fun gift to win!!!!

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  86. ShellyT11/23/2012

    Thankful for you and your creativity. Love the placemats. Blessings, ShellyT

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  87. I bought a set of 4, but we could use 4 more!

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  88. So much to be thankful for, thank you.

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  89. Anonymous11/23/2012

    Still love checking in on you & appreciate how much you've inspired my knitting! Thank you for being there! Mary Pat

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  90. i've always really enjoyed your blog. congrats on your success with the chalkboard place mats- they are so clever. :)

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  91. Oooo... so generous, Leslie! Count me in, please.

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  92. I have loved your blog for years!!! What a thoughtful and generous giveaway!!

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  93. thanks so much. I'm inspired by your chalk board placemat venture and will soon be heading out to start my own (ad)venture.

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  94. Kathleen11/23/2012

    I've enjoyed your blog for years. Hope your holidays are happy!

    I would love to put those awesome place mats under our tree. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  95. Happy Thanksgiving. Love checking our your site and all the inspriation.

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  96. CT Bridget11/23/2012

    Would love to win these. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  97. I'm thankful for chalkboard placemats and inspiring bloggers! Thank you!

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  98. Just wanted you to know that YOU are special, too! Know that you put a smile on people's faces every day!

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  99. Anonymous11/23/2012

    I would love these! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  100. I would love these chalkboards! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  101. svenjalynn11/23/2012

    Leslie, thank you for your inspirational blog! And thank you for putting my name in the hat for the placemats. They are so creative!

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  102. Anonymous11/23/2012

    I would love to win a set of your placemats. I think they would be fun to you in speech therapy with my students.
    cynshep on ravelry

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  103. Chantell11/23/2012

    I LOVE your blog! I've been an avid reader since some time in 2009. Happy Thanksgiving from mine to yours.

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  104. What a great giveaway Leslie! Funny, after years of reading your blog and communicating through it I think of you as an internet "friend". Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  105. Maureen11/23/2012

    Thanks so much for your generosity! I know you counted your family as your biggest blessing this Thanksgiving! Love and peace...today and always!

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  106. would love a set, thanks!

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  107. Anonymous11/23/2012

    Happy holidays from Canada hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving.... From newknitter2

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  108. Aw so sweet of you. =0) Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!

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  109. They look really fun! Glad you're having a good holiday.

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  110. I bought a set of your placemats for a Christmas gift last year. I love them!

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  111. And thank you. Erin

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  112. I've always loved your chalkboard placemats! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  113. My son would love to have them!

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  114. Have a new granddaughter....what fun these would be...thank you!

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  115. It's always fun to drop by! Everytime I see a chalkboard in someone's kitchen, I think it's so personal! Have a great weekend!

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  116. Love to win these--thanks for the opportunity!

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  117. I would love the chance to win these! Thanks Leslie!

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  118. happy thanksgiving. it has been wonderful stopping by for so long. love all the glimpses into your little knitted life.

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  119. You can never have enough of these fabulous "place mats" - I use them as a cheese board, note board, hot pad, everything!!

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  120. It might be my lucky day! I really enjoy your blog! Happy Holidays! Maureen

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  121. Would love another set to give to someone I know would love them. I use mine all the time.

    I love your little space here.....always awesome to read!

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  122. Oh, I would love chalkboard placemats!!! I've long admired them on this site :-D

    brookeali(at)hotmail.com

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  123. Thank you for your blog and for your generosity. Happy Holidays!

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  124. Perfect for any table! Thank you.

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  125. What a pleasant surprise, I was looking for your pattern Toasty and saw your chalkboard placemats. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  126. Would love those! Thanks!

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  127. Anonymous11/25/2012

    thank you for your wonderful blog!

    Luvsknittin on Rav

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  128. Thank you, I would love to own a set!

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  129. Anonymous11/25/2012

    Hi Leslie,
    I love catching up on your knitting projects and family stories. I also have a 15 yo daughter, and it's lovely to see what you are up to with Libby. Don't worry about selecting me - it's too far to post to Australia!

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  130. I LOVE THESE!! I have gifted three sets...FABULOUS!!
    :)

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  131. I've been going kind of crazy with the chalk pen around my kitchen lately. I would LOVE some placemats!

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  132. Anonymous11/25/2012

    I would love to win these!

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  133. Anonymous11/25/2012

    I forgot my email - tobasco39@aol.com Would love to win these!

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  134. Those always look like so much fun for the table!

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  135. oh boy, I've loved these since you started making them. My kiddos would love dinner time so much more :)
    love the blog - the knitting inspiration is phenomenal!

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  136. I've given these as a gift... and would love to have a set myself. You are one of the bloggers who inspired me to start a picture of the day this year. Just on my phone... maybe next year on flickr :)

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  137. Happy Thanksgiving! I do love those placemats. :) <3 <3 <3

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  138. Oh how lovely they would be on our table!!! happy thanksgiving

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  139. Michelle B.11/25/2012

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  140. What a nice prize :) Always fun to visit your blog. Hope your Thanksgiving was nice and the holiday season is filled with lots of wonderful :)
    crystal

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  141. Anonymous11/25/2012

    Have been coveting - would love a set!
    Bird

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  142. Thank you! It has been a rough year!

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  143. Oh! I'll throw my hat in for that one!!

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  144. I just found these great placemats! I'd love to have a set!

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  145. Would love to win this. How Fun!

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  146. I do like the chalkboard placemats. My Grand children will love them.

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  147. Thank YOU for making this such a nice place to make a visit. Tara

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  148. Thanks to you! You are a bright spot on my day as well.

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  149. Thanks for the opportunity, I've always thought they were such a clever idea!

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  150. I love your placemats, would be fun to have some! Thank you for your posts, I enjoy checking out your blog.

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  151. Thank you for the giveaway! Love your blog!

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  152. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I've been coveting those mats for such a long time...!

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  153. I love these chalkboard placemats. I bought a set for a friend's children, and they were a huge success! I would love to win a set for my grandddaughter. She would love them.

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  154. What a special gift, thanks for posting. I love checking in to see what you're blogging about

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  155. What a special gift, thanks for posting. I love checking in to see what you're blogging about

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  156. I love those chalboard placements! Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving.

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  157. 3043What a fun giveaway!

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  158. Chris M11/26/2012

    Hi Leslie
    You are special too and that's why I love to read your blog. Happy Holidays! Chris

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  159. Carol in PA11/26/2012

    Love these placemats! I'm thankful for your sweet generosity. Wishing you all the best!

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  160. What fun placemats! Every night a new message or drawing from each diner. Fun, fun, fun!

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  161. I hope you remember to look at your own message often.

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  162. How kind to have a give a way!! thanks!!

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  163. Tricia U.11/26/2012

    Hi Leslie! It's been a while, but I've been here and I'm so glad you're back, too! It's great to read your posts that are coming more regularly now...I missed you for the longest time. Feels wierd saying that to someone I only know through cyberspace, but it's true. Hope you are having a good start to the holidays and glad you seem to be adjusting well to your new life! And thank you for the chance at the placemats! :)

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  164. These placemats are so cute. I would love a set! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  165. I would really love a set of these for the special ed class I work with. They are k-2 and have different levels of autism...they love to draw on the big white board!

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  166. We are thankful for your blog! Wait, did you mix giveaway and placemats in the same sentence? Yes, we are lucky readers. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  167. So thankful for you! Generous you. I'd love another set!

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  168. I've been coveting these for awhile now - this is a great giveaway. Thanks!

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  169. I'd love to give a set of your placemats for Christmas!

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  170. Thank YOU! We are a chalk-obsessed household and we'd love a good excuse to draw at the dinner table...during dinner. Ha!

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  171. I still think this is such a cool idea. :)

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  172. Anonymous11/27/2012

    What a merry Christmas it would be...

    Liz

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  173. Debbieamy11/27/2012

    I love your chalkboard placemats. Thanks for the opportunity to win some.

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  174. Anonymous11/27/2012

    i am so happy i managed to get your placemats out of drawer that they were stuck in for a year by thanksgiving!! would love to have enough for everyone this christmas....

    betsy

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  175. I am thankful for your blog--and you are so special too! Sending you wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving and a happy holiday season to come!!

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  176. How great is this!?! I have loved these placemats since you first started talking about them. What a great Christmas present to myself. Thanks for all you do and the wonderful blog.

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  177. j manspeaker11/27/2012

    I bought a set for my husband's niece and nephew last year ...... I would love a set for our family! fingers crossed!
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  178. Anonymous11/27/2012

    I know someone who would love these!

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  179. What a lovely gift idea. I lvoe the concept.

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  180. Thanks so much for the opportunity. I think these would be so much fun to have on the table.

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  181. Bobbie in AK11/27/2012

    What a treat! Thanks, Leslie!

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  182. Love your place mats! Grateful for your blog!

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  183. Hoping your day was filled with love, family, friends and a whole lot of good food. I am thankful for this little place (And I cannot believe how old your children are getting - I remember first coming here and they were the size my kiddos are now - Please tell me the speed of yours is not normal and mine will stay a bit little just a tiny bit longer!)

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  184. Am I TOO late to enter? I love your placemats!

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  185. I would love to win some chalkboard placemats. I would be nice to leave some table messages for my preteen daughter, tap-dancin' son and toddler, tailor made for whatever occasion!

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  186. I love these and hope I am not too late.

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