Monday, May 6, 2013

SMS Give-a-way Day


Hello readers old and new. I am a microbiologist, teacher, quilter, baker, big dog snorgler and Netflix watcher. If you are new to the blog I encourage you to take a look at my finished quilts, pillows and tutorial pages and if you like what you see follow me! Here are some of my recent stitchings: 

Happy Pills Gradient effect + stars = yay Whales and Sails Pillow Whales and Sails - back

I love I-Spy quilts but haven't gotten around to making one yet. Check out Kim's fabulous Polaroid I-Spy quilt for some inspiration. The problem with I-Spy quilts is accumulating enough novelty prints to make the top. With that in mind I am giving away a whole pack of I-Spy charm squares (5" x 5" squares of fabric). Here is a sampling of what fabrics I will be cutting from:

Sew Mama Sew Give-a-way Day
There is a huge variety of fabric here, chairs, fruit, extinct animals, extant animals, space aliens, DNA!, monsters, toys etc. Good stuff for boys and girls. 

You will have up to two chances to win! Here are the rules:

1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite element in the periodic table and why.
2. If you are a follower you get another entry. Please leave a second comment telling me you are a follower.
3. If you are a no reply blogger please leave your email in the comments using a spam-free format (email @ etc . com). If you no leave your email you no win charms.
4. This giveaway is open worldwide
5. This giveaway will remain open until May 10th at 7pm CST (5pm PST). 
6. I will email the winner by May 12 and ship out the goodies by May 15th. 

Check out the other giveaways at Sew Mama Sew

345 comments:

  1. OMG! I want those fabrics so much! I'm a biologist, so I really like ALL of those fabrics!! Well, my favorite element is carbon, because all organic things need him, including cotton ;)

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  2. I'm also following your blog :)

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  3. I like the noble gases. Their stability is comforting. Thanks!

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  4. I like Lead because who would guess that Pb would be it's symbol, who's idea was that?

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  5. And I already follow you on Bloglovin. Since th last giveaway day I think!

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  6. Hydrogen, essential to all life and essential to water - H20!

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  7. I would say Neon, because it's just really cool.

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  8. I began following with Bloglovin

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  9. Do I have to think? LOL...gold? because it's beautiful and I like my wedding rings. =) Thank you.

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  10. I'm a pretty big fan of oxygen...you know the whole breathing thing and all:)
    Thanks for the give away!

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  11. Hrm. I'm going to say aluminum (AL) because it's recyclable...and I really love it when Brits say it.

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  12. Also, I follow you but totally not in a stalkerish way.

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  13. Copper because it ages beautifully :)

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  14. I like Iron. It's pretty tough.

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  15. My favorite is Au - gold! Shiny things are awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. Hang on...googling Periodic table...if I had your Toms I'd be done now...

    Know which one I like? Na. Cause sodium went rogue and picked letters that are not in the word Sodium, and I respect that.

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  17. Following...although I'm not sure I'm smart enough.

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  18. Thanks for the chance to win!!! I am a salt craver, so I will pick sodium today =)

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  19. I like Au, because it is pretty :)

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  20. I like Helium as it makes people sound funny!

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  21. Molybdenum, because it's funny to say. Glad to see there are other crafty nerds out there!

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  22. I like aluminum because it is hard to know when to stop. I would love to make an eye spy quilt.

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  23. Pt - Platinum! Expensive jewelry! Thanks for the chance to win your cute squares. I have been collecting novelty fabrics for an I Spy quilt too.

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  24. Hydrogen and Oxygen. I am a water girl. Such a great giveaway!

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  25. Clever! :)
    I pick "K", it's the first letter of my name and I like bananas! :)

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  26. I like #118, Ununoctium! What a great name. :)

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  27. I´d like the combination of H2O, because it is essentially for live.

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  28. Good question! I'm gonna go with Ag - Silver.

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  29. Tin - Sn. Thanks for hosting!

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  30. Periodic table element Pb - lead
    because my mnemonic device, peanut butter, is one of my fave things.

    adriprints(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Ag (silver) because those were the initials of my highschool (A-G). Love the nerdy fabrics!

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  32. I guess my favourite element would be silver, as I love silver jewellry.
    The fabrics would be great, I have an I Spy quilt to make for my youngest grandson.

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  33. I'm pretty partial to oxygen, myself. :-) Great giveaway! Fun fabrics!

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  34. Hydrogen-you know H2O-my favorite drink!

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  35. I'm really rather fond of Oxygen. :) Love all of those fabrics - thanks for the great giveaway!

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  36. Wow, what a great giveaway. An I Spy quilt for my kids has been on my to do list for a long time. I think my favorite element would be iron, sometimes mine is low so I try and eat lots of greens to maintain it. :)

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  37. i like oxygen, it keeps me here :)

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  38. I would have to say Oxygen so I can breathe!
    dazzlingshorty(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. Love the fabrics you've selected. I'm going with sodium. Useful stuff, but mostly because in high school, my best friend and I used "sodium" as a code word for a cute backside to check out (symbol is Na and the N stood for nice...)

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  40. I'd say boron, mostly because we used to use it as a really geeky insult in high school. (I'm a nerd.)

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  41. My favorite element is helium, because it gives us fun balloons! sarahsaturdiy @ gmail . com

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  42. magnesium - i'm working with it in my college research right now. it corrodes so beautifully.

    bethbimber(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. My favorite is NA, sodium. LOVE ME SOME SALT!!!

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  44. My favourite element has to be Mg - Magnesium! It's one of the few I remember from years ago when I last studied science and I still have rather vivid memories of setting strips of it on fire over Bunsen burners :)

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  45. Oh and I now follow you on bloglovin

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  46. Lets see, Likely Helium... because it makes you sound like a smurf :)

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!
    krenthom @ gmail . com

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  47. People have favorite elements? LOL I like gold. ;)

    laurelar at gmail dot com I hate blogger because of this.

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  48. I follow you on bloglovin

    I can't believe oyu have a hard time accumulating ispys! I think at least half if not more of my stash could qualify as I spy.

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  49. I love hydrogen best--its in the aqua I love so much :) sjyurcek@yahoo.com

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  50. My favorite is Einsteinium because of the name.

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  51. I am a biologist and we do DNA research! I would love to win!

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  52. I follow you with bloglovin!

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  53. Magnesium
    Mg
    It sounds so solid

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  54. Ytterbium. Because... Well, why not??? :)

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  55. Interesting question, and the answers are cracking me up! I hadn't looked at a periodic table since eons ago in college so I looked at one online and chose as my favorite element 116: Livermorium (Lv), because who's ever heard of that??

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  56. I'm going to go with silver, since it's so shiny and pretty!

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  57. Gallium - solid metal at room temp. but would melt in your hand

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  58. Drat. You are making me think and go back to school. :D
    Ag is my favorite. It goes with my eyes. ;)

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  59. Haha! My favorite element is Sb, Antimony (because I love saying it!). I love the elements though! So many awesome words.

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  60. I like H2O because it is the only one I could think of

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  61. I will go with O need it to breathe and for water. Made me think!

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  62. I am a follower via RSS Feeds.

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  63. Neon is my favorite and I don't think it really needs explanation - it's NEON!

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  64. And I follow you on Bloglovin!

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  65. Thanks for the chance! My favorite element is lanthanum (LA) because we had the periodic table painted on a wall in my high school and by writing 'kay' in front of it, it became my name!

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  66. I love gold, it makes such beautiful jewelry.

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  67. Argon. It's noble, and I'm kinda gassy (hey, I'm pregnant!). Thanks for the chance!

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  68. I like oxygen quite a bit. It is kind of important to keeping me alive but so are a lot of others so maybe that's not a good reason.

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  69. I suppose water is my favorite. It can be such fun.

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  70. Au (gold) because I love gold jewelry. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  71. I've always liked Neon because it's so excitable.

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  72. Gold, it's worth alot right now!

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  73. I like iron because I just watched ironman 3. Lol

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  74. Brilliant question - I didn't realise I had a favourite, but on pondering it's probably helium for obvious helium balloon related reasons...... Plus I always liked the idea that gases could be noble.... Thanks

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  75. Kr or Krypton, besides sounding very Superman-ish, it's orange-red spectral line is what was used to officially define the length of 1 meter...which fabric is sold by. :)

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  76. You now have that crazy song running through my head. Oh no! I would say Cu. Did you know a lot of people who are suffering from depression may have a deficiency?

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  77. ohh fun question! I'll go with radium since you dont hear about it often and my brother just found traces of it in his new house! yikes! haha

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  78. I go for Oxygen, it's like so many things, you can't live without them but too much is toxic.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  79. Oxigen I guess!thanks for the chance to win

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  80. Oxigen, because is very important to create life.

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  81. Favorite? I'm debating H (because what would we do without water), O or AU (which girl doesn't love gold?)

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  82. Oxygen, because I need it so much ;) Thanks for the giveaway. Ana

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  83. Am I the only person who thinks Mercury is amaze balls?!?! It's hot then it's cold then it's hot... It just goes up and down all over the place! Also the name of a planet and a god. Pretty cool...
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  84. And I'm going the double entry, because I am a follower (through reader and bloglovin) and I have wanted to do an I-spy quilt for my little neighbour, but can't get the stash to support it yet. Great prize!!
    E xx

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  85. Oxygen for me please! thanks for sharing.

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  86. Great giveaway with a rather unlikely requirement.

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  87. Au! Because I'm pure gold myself ;D

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  88. Gotta say platinum...thank you for the chance to win! Love the novelties!

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  89. Oxygen, of course (can't live without it)

    Love this giveaway, I'm a novelty fabric FREAK.

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  90. Phosphorous because I love fireworks!

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  91. My fav is O, can't live without it!

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  92. Au...I'm a goldsmith by trade ;D
    Great question and scrumptious fabrics.

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  93. Au...I'm a goldsmith by trade ;D
    Great question and scrumptious fabrics.

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  94. Au...I'm a goldsmith by trade ;D
    Great question and scrumptious fabrics.

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  95. Iron, when mine gets low I get tired :)

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  96. I would have to say Helium. It makes balloons float, I loved them as a kid!

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  97. I love Cobalt because of that beautiful blue that it can impart. Thanks for the great giveaway - I want to make an I-Spy quilt, too.

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  98. Best question I've seen yet!

    I think mine is nitrogen right now - the garden needs it.

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  99. Carbon--the basis of all living things!

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  100. Helium. Because it's first and easy to remember! Chemistry class wasn't my strong suit!

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  101. OXYGEN-MY FAVORITE BECAUSE I NEED IT!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  102. I'm going to say Oxygen, because I couldn't sew without being able to breathe! :) atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  103. I follow you on Bloglovin! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  104. Hmm, I never thought about it before! I guess oxygen. Ad hydrogen. And gold!

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  105. Cobalt, for it's uses in historic and ancient artwork.

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  106. I like all the ones in the higher numbers because they don't really last that long. Right? God, its been too long since I've been in a science. Though I do like reading about string theory.

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  107. Oxygen...although not alone...
    Thanks for a chance to win!

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  108. Oxygen.
    sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

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  109. I love Fermium because I went to the only high school in the United States named after Enrico Fermi. Unfortunately, the school is closing this year!

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  110. PB because i love peanut butter!! Lead is actually one of the ONLY elements i remember from school because of peanut butter.

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  111. I love Carbon.. we owe it life!

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  112. I am going to go with gold :-)

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  113. Hey good question. I guess oxygen because its so essential. Love those fabrics. I could make an eye spy quilt for my twin grandsons. Thanks for the giveway.

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  114. lol - that is the most unique of all the questions i've seen on this giveaway day! i'm going to go with Na because i always prefer my food a bit on the salty side.

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  115. Oxygen because it just sounds so clean! (you did ask!!)

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  116. my favorite giveaway question ever! I like plutonium - I'm a nuclear engineer so get to deal with it a lot :)

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  117. I'm also a new follower :) Love the DNA and the crabs!

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  118. Ar, silver! Have been doing a course in silversmithing! Love it!
    Great question by the way... So original!
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

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  119. Oh man favorite element!!! I am a chemist and I don't think I can pick just one...ok I will let the women in me out, its carbon! Love me some diamonds.

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  120. My favorite element is mercury! I'd love to play with it sometime except for that whole brain damage thing... :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  121. Love it! I'm a pharmacy student, so I'll have to go with carbon - basis of life and organic chemistry.

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  122. I am a follower via Feedly (since Google Reader is going the way of the dinosaur)

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  123. The first thing that came into my mind is Gold so I will go with that. The reason it's my favorite is because it gets made into beautiful jewellery (and does not cause nasty health problems in your body when you wear it). A very original question. :) Thank you for the chance to enter. My kids would love an I Spy quilt.

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  124. I'm going to go with molybdenum because I like the way it sounds when I say it :)

    Thanks for the chance!!

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  125. I think that carbon hydride is my fave cause CH are my initials

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  126. Gold, because my name means 'sweet gold'!

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  127. I would have to go with Oxygen, can't live without it!

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  128. Mine would be silver. I'm not a gold kinda girl!

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  129. I like helium, because I only recently found out that it has a ton of uses in medical science. So it really knows how to work hard and party hard!

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  130. I just started following on bloglovin, because I like your style :-)

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  131. silver; because I wear a lot of it

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  132. H2O, because I never forgot it.

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  133. I like Neon because of the bright images it conjures.

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  134. Any of them as long as they are sung by Tom Lehrer!

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  135. Hmmm.... I'd have to say AHA is my favorite... the element of surprise!! hahaha

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  136. Oxygen of course. Wonderful giveaway, thanks so much.

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  137. I'm gonna go with the big O. I enjoy my oxygen :)

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  138. I'm a new follower via bloglovin'

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  139. So hard to pick just one element I love! As a kid I always thought Krypton was cool because I thought Superman must be real : P

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  140. Copper! it is very useful in a ton of things

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  141. Gold it is... Because it allows me to buy more fabric.

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  142. i like AG because silver goes with anything.

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  143. Oxygen because. Even though we have all these hand helds we still need the wall chart in the Science room. Thanks.

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  144. O2 because it helps with the hangover

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  145. I follow thru feedly thanks for the chance

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  146. I had to read all the comments to remind myself of the elements, I would have to say O, because I need it all the time. red_murray2@yahoo.com

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  147. I'd have to say Na is my favorite. I love I Spy quilts and have made several for my grandchildren.

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  148. I've always had a soft spot for Lead, because Pb always made me thi k of peanut butter (one of my favorite foods). Thanks for the chance to win!

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  149. Did you know that Iron Man is a Fe-male? (you may groan now)

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  150. Oxygen because it is essential for life. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  151. Gold.. it's beautiful and pure and I always tell my daughter to be like gold.

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  152. Oxygen, because it is like a woman in that gives life, but can also be quite explosive.

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  153. Cuuuute fabrics! Great giveaway. My favorite element is probably helium. Because its fun :)

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  154. I am also a follower (via rss)!

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  155. I'm tempted to say zinc just because it sounds cool, but I think gold is prettier!

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  156. I like carbon- love that organic chemistry.

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  157. I'm an anaesthetist so it's got to be oxygen. Love the fabrics!

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  158. Yay I spy quilts! I've just started collecting fabric for mine :) By the time I have enough novelty prints, I might have children to make it for! (If not I'll just make it for me).

    I like sodium. Mainly so I can chant sodium-sodium-sodium-sodium-sodium-BATMAN at my husband.

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  159. What's an element? What's a periodic table? LOL! Aaahhh, pick any of the commenters' answers above, and that would be what I'd guess. :)

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  160. Nitrogen? Is that a part of nitrous oxide? I love getting that when I go to the dentist. :>

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  161. I love drawing line structures for organic compounds, so I will say Carbon. I have a B.S. and teaching certificate in Chem, so this is fun! :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  162. Lets say Tungsten - I have no idea why!

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  163. I will say gold because I love all things that shine. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  164. You made me think of the table of elements song, Tom Lehrer. I studied chemistry at Uni and that's were i was introduced to the song, I love it!


    P.s. I really wanted to tell a chemistry joke, but NaH! All the good ones Argon...

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  165. I'll say Carbon, because it is so essential to life. Thanks for the giveaway! racergirl1313 AT hotmail DOT com

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  166. I sill have to go with H2O because it's one I remember and who doesn't like water. I wanted to follow you by email but couldn't find. Button for that, I also can follow by bloglovin but couldn't see that one either. Will keep a look out for your blog.

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  167. I'm following you now... I totally love your colour choices. Thank you

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  168. I love antimony just cause it starts the song and Sheldon Cooper singing while drunk is one of the funniest things I've seen. And Abby Shouto sings it too

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  169. I like cobalt because I use it in my research and I drive a Cobalt!

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  170. I really like Bismuth. Have you ever happened upon that Bismuth gum? It's like chewing Pepto Bismol. Which... for some reason, I really enjoy... ???

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  171. Ag for silver because it is pretty and is doesn't start with its own letter.

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  172. I like oxygen, because we need it to breathe. Thanks for chance to win.

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