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Friday, December 23, 2011

Give Away, Day 11!!!! It's Not My Fault!

According To Brian Knutson...you know Brian, he an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Stanford University...well anyhoo, he said, "we are built to forage, just like rats, just like dogs!" so we have brain circuitry that "compels us to go out there...to get good stuff, even if we don't know what the good stuff is!"  Scientist say we are to some extent wired for shopping.  It seems to tap into circuits that originally spurred our ancestors to go out looking for food!  No wonder I break out into a cold sweat when I think of the quilting diet that Sandy, Anne & I are embarking on in the first quarter of 2012.  Today I shopped on the Internet, ordering stuff and then deleting just to work up my "denial muscles."  My nucleus accumbens is at work when I am considering a purchase...that is according to Brian.  AND...my prefrontal cortex is where I decide to buy or not buy...hummm  There were 5 tips from experts on how to control shopping urges but since my quilt diet doesn't start till the 1st of January...I decided to ignore those!

The give away for Day 11 is close to my heart because I loved working on this project and finished it before July 4th this year!  It was fun to stitch...so I hope you are the winner!!! (must be a registered follower and leave a comment you want it!...this was said in one of those fast pharmaceutical voices)




And now for the winner of the 12 days of Christmas!!!...Tammy who said, "Congrats Stray Stitches. Oh, those patterns would look gorgeous in wool!  Put me in the dog dish for sure! Thanks!
Congratulations Tammy!  Send me your email address...now I expect those to be finished in 2012!!!

Today's Christmas Carole is by Dr. Elmo a Veterinarian who wrote one song that has...as he puts it, paid the rent...

17 comments:

  1. Congratulations Tammy!
    Although I'm in the UK I would love to make this for a dear friend in the US!!

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  2. I'm a registered follower. I'd love to have my name put in the dog dish for the Glory pattern. It would be perfect to make while the snow flies here in Ohio and then ready for summer. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. Wonderful pattern! Our family has always been very patriotic and then our first daughter was born on Flag Day. We're really into the 'red, white and blue' around here, and I LOVE penny rugs. Your banner is perfect!!!

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  4. Congrats to Tammy! Love your pattern. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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  5. Please put my name in the dog dish. I live in Canada now but I was raised in Boston and would love to make this pattern to remind me of home, Thank you for all your wonderful and generous giveaways.

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  6. Congratulations to Tammy!
    I received my pattern today, thank you so much, can't wait to try some, maybe a few cardinals, they are nice for winter too.

    Debbie

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  7. Congrats Tammy!!!! Thank you Anna for all the chances to win during your 12 Days of Christmas giveaway.

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays to all!!
    hugs
    Pauline

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  8. Love this, would be perfect in the entry. Am just beginning with wool and this looks like a perfect project. Merry Christmas Anna!

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  9. I love that pattern. I would make two; one for our house and one for my brother-in-law who is a lawyer. Enzo, please pick me!

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  10. Congratulations to Tammy!
    I just love this pattern and have the perfect half round cabinet it would look so good on! Please put me in the dish! Thank you for the fun!!

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  11. Oh, my goodness! THAT'S ME! I can't believe it!! Woot, Woot! Happy Dance! What a wonderful gift! Thank you so much! Merry Christmas!

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  12. Congratulations Tammy. My sister, SIL, and both nieces all have a piece of furniture that this would enhance (because my late father made a jelly cupboard for each of them). If I win, this might be a times four project! Thanks for the chance to be in the doggie dish. Merry Christmas.

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  13. Love this pattern and your completed one when I saw it on your post in the summer. I have been reading your blog for a while, but am a brand new follower trying to help you reach the 300 mark! Would love to win! Merry Christmas Anna!

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  14. That pattern does look fun to stich. I hope I win! Thanks for the chance.

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  15. I plan on embarking on that diet too. Thank you for the chance to win

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  16. That diet started at my house the first of this month and so far...good. :) I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can keep it up next week when I take a friend who doesn't drive to the year end sale at our local quilt shop. I'd love to be put in the dog dish for this one! blessings, marlene

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  17. Ohhh! I want it, I want it, I want it!! I also think I may join you on your fabric diet - it's a great idea and goodness (!) I can certainly use it!!

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