4.07.2010

The Post About Clay and Cash

Remember how I became a master potter?

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These potter hands actually belong to Tena Payne, the owner of
Cahaba Clayworks.

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Their artists manage to fight the instinct of every blob of clay.


Which is to become an ashtray.


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Then they throw on some paint and some glaze and call it a productive day.


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Details include handstamping.


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And adding feet. They're like little Ewok feet.


Yes, I run like an Ewok. And I'm a master potter.


Because of these two relative truths, I'm giving away the lovely piece of pottery above. And enough Barnes & Noble moolah to buy a sassy book to keep it company - $20.


Good? Good.


How To Enter

Leave a comment answering the question:

What's your favorite hobby?


**2 Extra Credit Entries**

Each of the following will give you one extra entry in the giveaway. Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do!


1. Be a fan of Jamie's Rabbits on
Facebook.
2. Be a follower of potter Tena Payne on Twitter.


**You can accomplish both of these tasks by clicking on the links.**


Important Details:
I love all countries, but this contest is limited to those living in the US. Must enter before 11:59pm CST on Monday, April 12 to qualify. Winner will be chosen randomly using
Research Randomizer and announced on Tuesday, April 13. The pottery will be mailed and the gift certificate will be emailed. Obviously, anonymous folks can't win unless they leave a name/email in the comment. The pottery was generously donated by Tena Payne and Barnes & Noble doesn't even know me.

{images: Jamie}

365 comments:

  1. Hi, Jamie! Missed you over Easter! I love your posts!
    My favorite hobby is genealogy, but with the addition of the second little bit around here, my research time is scarce. So, my favorite hobby that I can actually do with a two year old in tow is gardening. I have a lovely garden that is all pollen yellow right now. Achoo!

    Amanda Cook

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  2. My favorite hobby is reading (and following blogs)!
    Love the Ewok feet.

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

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  3. Facebook fan.

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

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  4. Hi there
    My favorite hobby is quilting
    :):)
    Cheers
    Catie

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  5. I was already one of your FB fans and I'm delighted to now follow Tena on Twitter. I'm a big Tena Payne fan and have a decent pottery collection --- including many Tena Payne pieces (a Bellagio bowl like the ones she's just put on sale via Twitter and a piece like the one pictured above, but in a different glaze).

    Would love to be a potter myself but lack the patience. I have the wheel, kiln, clay, tons of supplies... just haven't gotten back to trying it. Maybe one of these days, eh? Hoping in a few years I can list throwing as a favorite hobby rather than just collecting pottery.

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  6. My favorite hobby is rubber stamping and card making!

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  7. I'm your FB fan (Sarah Bee)

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  8. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsApril 8, 2010 at 7:15 AM

    Actually I love to knit. I find it pretty therapeutic and calming. I'd love to be on the east coast and maybe get involved with the secret group of knitters who are embellishing trees and signs and fences in the dead of night.

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  9. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsApril 8, 2010 at 7:16 AM

    Facebook Fan of JR's (rose manning)

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  10. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsApril 8, 2010 at 7:17 AM

    Following Tena's Tweets (@hopscotchlime)

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  11. My favorite hobby is reading, reading and reading.

    eddiem11@ca.rr.com

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  12. FB fan of Jamie's Rabbits.

    eddiem11@ca.rr.com

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  13. following Tena on Twitter

    eddiem11@ca.rr.com

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  14. I loved pottery in school! Oh, how I'd love the opportunity to have a go at it again.

    My hobby, if one calls it that, is reading. You see, I'm a librarian, so I should have plenty of time to read, but I'm also a student/mom/wife/blogger. My reading time has been cut due to school work. I can't tell you what I'd give for an afternoon in Barnes and Nobel...hot coffee and good book in hand.

    Should I win, I have a great place for that lovely piece of pottery. I'd place it on my book shelf in the front room.

    seeryusfam@msn.com

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  15. I'm a fan of Jamies Rabbits on FB.

    ~Sky Shute Seery

    seeryusfam@msn.com

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  16. I'm following Tena Payne on Twitter, @SeeryusMama

    seeryusfam@msn.com

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  17. My favorite hobby is reading blogs! That, or baking.
    Christie
    ropp(dot)5@wright(dot)edu

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  18. I think my favorite hobby is reading. But I also do quilting,sewing,knitting,crocheting,cross-stiching,needlepoint,painting, and gardening. I always have something to do.
    debp
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  19. My favorite hobby is sewing!!! I love the pottery!! it's lovely! xo

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  20. Following you on twitter @sparkily

    xo
    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  21. Some people think of cooking as a chore, but I absolutely love to whip up all sorts of delicious things. Cooking is a major hobby of mine. I do it just for fun!

    blackbearpie@aol.com

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  22. FB fan of Jamie's Rabbits

    blackbearpie@aol.com

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  23. Following EarthbornStudio Twitter

    blackbearpie@aol.com

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  24. I love to read and during the summer I enjoy gardening

    Christine
    dazed1821@aol.com

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  25. My favorite hobby is reading and also creating things with perler beads.
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  26. fan of Jamie's Rabbits on Facebook-Rae Pavey
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  27. follower of potter Tena Payne on Twitter @throuthehaze
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  28. Guess I would have to the kids or walking
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  29. My favorite hobby is reading. I find an author I like and then read all their books.

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  30. My favorite hobby is reading. I have a book collection to last me a lifetime!

    idobudgetweddings(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I follow Tena Payne on Twitter!

    @budget_bride

    idobudgetweddings(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I enjoy reading and thrift store shopping.

    gemitan at aol dot com

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  33. This might sound like strange hobby, but I love to use coupons and see if I can keep our grocery budget under $190 a month for our family of 3. Honestly, it really is a hobby for me!

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  34. I love love love to knit.
    If I am not out exercising or helping with family I am knitting. If I do not take a project bag with me just anywhere then I am asked if I am ok. So I love to knit.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  35. My hobby is baking. I bake all kinds of thing including our children's birthday cakes

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  36. my favorite hobby would have to be scrapbooking...or writing!

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  37. i follow via twitter: @shootingstarmag for tena payne

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  38. My favorite hobby is playing and listening to music.

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  39. I love to read and I love your pottery so this is the perfect contest for me to win!

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  40. I'm into scrapbooking, rubber stamping and card making. I've recently branched out a bit on that and am doing papercrafts on old paint cans and frames.

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  41. My favorite hobby is playing Wii :)

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  42. I'm a fan of Jamie's Rabbits on Facebook (Nicole Pitts)

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  43. I follow EarthbornStudio on Twitter @pittsy82

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  44. Yard Saleing and trying to figure out what LOST is about!

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  45. I like to scrapbook and make my own greeting cards.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  46. I like to paint
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  47. I like to sing, although, as a graphic design student, I really should say draw, but... I didn't. :P

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  48. I'm following Tena Payne!

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  50. I'm a fan of Jamie's Rabbits on the book!

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  51. My favorite hobby is travelling!

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  52. I'm an avid gardener! This is my favorite time of year too...just as things start to pop out!

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  53. I'm a fan of Jamie's Rabbits on facebook

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  54. I'm a follower of potter Tena Payne on Twitter.

    fairydancer35

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  55. I know I am lame but Reading is my all time favorite!!! I also greatly enjoy Blogging, but it's not really a hobby anymore. It is a real job!!!

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  56. I am a facebook fan

    sarah mansfield coulsey

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  57. I am a twitter follower of Tena.

    sarahsblogoffun

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  58. My favorite hobby is cross stitching and reading is a close second

    ctazie@ at aol dot com

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  59. Facebook fan #1
    ctazie at aol dot com

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  60. facebook fan # 2

    ctazie at aol dot com

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  61. My hobby: chasing unicorns, rabbits and turtles through the dark forest with Godiva chocolate snowballs! :-)

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  62. My favorite hobby is any kind of crafting, card making, crocheting, polymer clay, doll making. I would love to win , thanks for the chance.

    BrendaLea

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  63. I already follow you....closely! :-)

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  64. I follow you on twitter. My user name: @prpldy

    prpldy at comcast dot net

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  65. My favorite hobby: traveling!

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  66. My favorite hobby is entering sweepstakes & contests.
    luckylady4163@yahoo.com

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  67. My favorite hobby is going to thrift shops.
    winit6@hotmail.com

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  68. I became a fan of Jamie's Rabbits on Facebook.
    winit6@hotmail.com

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  69. I want! I always say that my favorite hobby is reading, but if you look at how I spent my time, It would seem like my favorite hobby involves my Hulu and DVR. ;)

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  70. I became a follower of potter Tena Payne on Twitter. @winsome6
    winit6@hotmail.com

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  71. My favorite hobby is entering sweepstakes & contests.
    luckylady4163@yahoo.com

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  72. I became a Facebook fan of Jaimie's Rabbits.
    luckylady4163@yahoo.com

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  73. A fellow Star Wars nut Woo-Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  74. My favorite hobby is photography. I love to take pictures AND I love to see other's perspectives. 2 people can look at the same thing in totally different ways.

    I am a facebook fan and following on twitter.

    Jessica
    jessle@hotmail.com :)

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  75. Hrmm my favorite hobby? I have a ton of hobbies and my fav rotates depending on my mood or the season. I like quilting, sewing, scrapping, gardening, playing my Wii or Civilization Revolution on my XBox 360, taking pictures, reading, painting, entering giveaways, and anything else that strikes my fancy ;D

    laprochaine@gmail.com

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  76. I follow you on Twitter
    laprochaine@gmail.com

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  77. My favorite hobby is sewing, but I love all things arts and crafts.
    annemolino at hotmail dot com

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  78. I follow earthbornstudio on twitter amolino

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  79. love harness racing
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  80. Doing yoga is my favorite hobby!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. I would say my hobby is sort of photography and scrapbooking.

    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  82. I'm a fb fan of Jamie's Rabbits - Jill L

    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  83. My favorite hobby is reading.

    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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  84. I live to enter contests. My other hobbies include reading and movies! Charlotte
    charlottewinters@cox.net

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  85. cdziuba@aol.com Baking and decorating cakes!

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  86. fan of Jamie's Rabbits on Facebook. Carol P Dziuba

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  87. follower of potter Tena Payne on Twitter.cdziuba

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  88. I like to putter around in my flower garden. cyrheart@gmail.com

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  89. Lately it is photography. And sleeping.

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  90. i love to hike. it doesn't hurt that I can listen to an audio book at the same time, since I also love to read! gbloganx(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  91. My favorite hobby is cooking!!

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  92. My favorite hobby is swimming at the cahaba river and hiking
    hdgirlie@aol.com

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  93. My favorite hobby is exploring state parks and reading! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  94. i follow them on twitter @desmoinesdealin scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  95. My hobby is reading.
    dlhaley(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  96. I like scrapbooking.

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  97. FB fan@tcarolinep JessieKatie S.

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  98. @tcarolinep twitter follower

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  99. My current favorite hobby is glass fusing.


    wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

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  100. Reading is my favorite hobby, but I collect clothes that need buttons or mending and there are times when I find this very soothing.

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  101. My favorite hobby is volunteering -- maybe once my kidlets are grown and out of the house I'll pick up something more interesting! (like pottery)

    ymatlosz at hotmail dot com

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  102. My favorite hobby is making stuffed animals for my kids and nephews.

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  103. I love gardening, playing video games (shamelessly addicted to my Nintendo DS, lol), listening to music, collecting antiques, going to flea markets, watching movies, etc. :)

    HilLesha@gmail.com

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  104. My hobbies are reading and writing.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  105. Facebook Fan of Jamie's Rabbits: Rebecca Honey Graham

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  106. Follow Tena on Twitter: rhoneygee

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  107. Margaret Ruble

    Hobbies are reading, writing and making music. Signed up as a fan of Jamie's Rabbits on Facebook.

    rabidbadger48@gmail.com

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  108. My absolute favorite hobbies in the world: making jewelry and reading!

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  109. My favorite hobby is photography.

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  110. My favorite hobby is reading. I love reading a book every day.
    monster6236(at)gmail(dot)com

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  111. My very favorite hobby is cake decorating, but, I have lots of other favorites, painting, reading, teaching children's crafts, reupholstery, to name a few.
    missdeb1@earthlink.net

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  112. My favorite hobby is collecting cookbooks and home ec books pre-1950s. It's hard to find anything anymore that isn't terribly expensive! Thank you so much! ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

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  113. My favorite hobby is gardening

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  114. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    MY FAVORITE HOBBY TODAY IS ENTERING CONTESTS

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  115. My favorite hobby is reading

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  116. My favorite hobby is gardening - vegetable and flower gardening. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  117. im really into sewing right now, its all i ever want to do
    julieb82@gmail.com

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  118. My favorite hobby is reading there is nothing better than relaxing and reading a great book!

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  119. I am a FB fan!
    haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

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  120. I follow Tena on twitter!
    haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

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  121. My favorite hobby is scrapbooking.

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  122. My favorite hobby is making jewelry - I love it as you get totally absorbed in the concentration and pattern design!

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  123. My favorite hobby is reading. It helps me escape the hectic days!
    dmb161@aol.com

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  124. I'm not sure riding my Harley qualifies as a hobby. If it doesn't, I like making napkin rings for each season and holiday. I make them out of clay.

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  125. My favorite hobby is reading.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  126. Pick me, pls. Many thx.

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  127. My favorite hobby is baking, closely followed by scrapbooking.

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  128. My favorite is paper crafts followed by reading.

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  129. my favorite hobby is counted cross stitch I have been at it for along time and just love it

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  130. mine are travelling and reading
    michelejdaley at gmail dot com

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  131. follower of potter Tena Payne on Twitter @phxbne
    michelejdaley at gmail dot com

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  132. Mine is scrapbooking. Although my daughter is now 8 and I am still on her 4th year. LOL.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  133. My favorite hobby is planting a vegetable garden.

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  134. I like reading or shopping for bargains.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  135. I collect Beanie Babies and collect Mad Magazines
    tjfirth@yahoo.com

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  136. My favorite hobby is games.

    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  137. My hobbies are reading and listening to music.

    rsbryswrrl at gmail dot com

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  138. My favorite hobby is photography, but not enough time to devote to it

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  139. My favorite hobby is reading, with hand needlework coming a close second.

    cgclynsg0 cat gmail dot com

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  142. I follow with twitter (DixieDisneyDiva)

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  143. Oh dear, my favorite hobby? Sleeping (cause I don't get enough)? If I had all the time in the world and was caught up on everything, including all the books I want to read, I'd vote for getting back into making stained glass!!

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  144. My favorite hobby is gardening-although I love the comment above mine on sleeping (does that count as a hobby?) :)
    follow on twitter @ap66215

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  145. my favorite hobbies are sweepstaking, reading and country line dancin'. tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  146. It is Knitting!

    heartgrayson at yahoo dot com

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  147. I love that piece! And since my favorite hobby is reading, the idea of purchasing a "sassy book" is tempting, too :-)


    greenyak [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  148. My favorite hobby is bird-watching, and taking pics of them. Thanks!

    sphinxcw at aol dot com

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  149. My favorite hobby is reading.

    hewella1atgmaildotcom

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  150. Believe it or not my favorite hobby hands on is contesting. Thanks raymondw345@AOl.com

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  151. My favorite hobby is reading

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  152. i love to spend time doing stuff in the yard

    ps - LOVE your pottery!

    autumn398 @ yahoo.com

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  153. My fave hobby is Reading.

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  154. My favorite hobby in the whole world is doing family history!

    rsmstahley @ adelphia dot net

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  155. My hobbies have change through the years...right now I'm having fun doing sweeps.

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  156. I follow you on twitter @rsmstahley

    rsmstahley @ adelphia dot net

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  157. My hobbies are running and scrapbooking.

    stacey@saysomethingstacey.com

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  158. Fan on Facebook

    stacey@saysomethingstacey.com

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  159. My favorite hobby is watching tv.

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  160. My favorite hobby is reading! I wish I could read for days! Thank you :)
    ~Jennifer

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  161. My favorite hobby is photography. I take pictures whenever I can and am always saving up for my next camera.

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  162. My hobby is sewing. I've tried pottery, you're way better than me and as for "throwing" a pot well lets just say it sure looked like I threw something some where. :)
    Theresa n
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  163. My hobby used to be blogging, but I'm so busy these days. So I guess now it is couponing!

    speechforme at gmail

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  164. I follow you on twitter @speech_hero

    speechforme at gmail

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  165. Hi there! My favorite hobby is reading. And the pottery is simply lovely. Thanks!

    Haila

    mazeville1 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  166. Favorite hobby is cooking new recipes with ingredients I haven't tried before.

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  167. My favorite hobby is reading.
    mearley1979(at)gmail(dot)com

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  168. my favorite hobby is quilting

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  169. My favorite hobby is cross-stitching

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  170. My favorite hobby is gardening!
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  171. following EarthbornStudio on twitter @annedoggett
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  172. Jamie's Rabbits facebook fan (Angela Townsend).

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  173. Tena Payne twitter follower (ThatKittenMimi).

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  174. i AM ALREADY A FAN ON fb

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  175. My favorite hobby right now is reading books. I get to read in snatches throughout the day between the diaper changes (the baby) and grabbing food and activities for both kiddos. I love scrapbooking too, but have not been back to that since Lilah has been born :)

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  176. Couponing. This hobby pays me!

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  177. follow Tena Payne on twitter - debijot

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  178. crosswords

    robertcschulz2003@yahoo.com

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  179. I enjoy reading & tackling new sewing products.
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    gordyneve(at)yahoo.com

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