Friday, 20 May 2011

GIVE AWAY DAY May 23rd

Alas it is time to close the May 23 Giveaway Day so at 12noon UK time today I will pick a winner! to be announced this afternoon, you still have a chance to win with my other giveaway running until the 31st so you can still get your hands on some prizes...

GOOD LUCK
you can win 10 Fat Quarters of these lovely spots

AND

this fab little handmade pin cushion


All you have to do to enter is comment below telling me what you think can swim faster... A dog or a horse???

  • One comment per person
  • Shipping - Worldwide
  • Closing date 25th May 2011
  • Winner will be picked randomly 
check out my other giveaway running to win more...


323 comments:

  1. I am thinking a dog.:) I love your dogs pictures!

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  2. I'd vote for a horse--they are quite strong and have longer reach. Do you know which is the correct answer? Now you have me curious!

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  3. I have no idea but I'm guessing the horse.

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  4. depends on the dog and the horse participating :D
    my guess is, unless the dog is a reteiver or something, the horse would win.

    that pincushion is so elegant! I love the classic simplicity.

    thank you for your giveaway.

    liz1611 at gmail.com

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  5. I think dogs can swim faster

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  6. I'm thinking its maybe a horse!!! x

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  7. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

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  8. I think a dog, they are less dense than a horse so will float more easily giving them more forward thrust - so how carefully I have considered your question! Love the giveaways.

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  9. I think a horse. No logical reason for thinking it, but the mental image is pretty funny. :)

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  10. A dog! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. I have seen dogs swim pretty fast, but I think horses can swim too... have to go with dogs :)

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  12. I have heard of horses swimming between islands but never dogs so I guess horse because the paparazzi don't stick around to get pics of second place ;-)

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  13. Dog no doubt!
    pick me pick me!

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  14. A horse for no good reason. Thanks for the give away.

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  15. I'm going for the dog, especially my dog who has short but active legs!

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  16. Well, it depends. If it as our dog and a horse - it would be the horse!!! Our dog CAN NOT swim! Seriously! Unfortunately that does not mean that she does not go into the water. She seems totally oblivious to the fact that she can not swim and hubby had to rescue her more than once (luckily she had her leash on)

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    You are welcome to enter my giveaway, too. You can win a set of costum-made buttons! :-)

    ulli-xox [at] web [dot] de

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  17. oh, my god, I love polka dots!!!
    thank you for this cute giveaway!!!

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  18. I'm guessing a dog. Horses have so much more mass to move.

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  19. I will say a dog but I guess it would depend on what the dog was. Love the picture above..wonder if my dogs would wear sunglasses.....

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  20. Hmmm, a tricky one. Neither animal are naturals at swimming, but I guess I would say a dog. More streamlined, and a greater propulsion rate I think! THanks for the great giveaway!

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  21. Oooo....ummm...I'm going to go with dog!

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  22. I will go for the dog and specially a Labrador!

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  23. I think a dog can swim faster.

    ilsebols at gmail dot com

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  24. What a fun question! I'm going with dog, would be a great race to watch!

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  25. I'm guessing a horse can swim faster, or at least farther! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. I reckon it would be a horse, because you wouldn't expect it to!

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  27. A horse of course :) ( i owned horses and dogs and wont say why I know this question lol)but that fabric is so cute! thank you for the giveaway!
    suezneal at gmail dot com

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  28. Surely a dog!!
    Certainly my dog!

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  29. Dogs Rule! Love your cool dogs!

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  30. Haha, great question! I go with dog, having no clue on the real answer.

    Looooove the fabrics by the way :)

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  31. Love the fabric! :) That's an awesome question!! I'm gonna go with the horse... Stronger, bigger, all that jazz! ;) lol!

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  32. Lovely spots!!!!
    And the dog will win, I'm sure - the horse is so much heavier.....

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  33. A dog, definitely!

    Thanks for the cute giveaway!

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  34. I suppose it depends on a distance. I've never seen a horse swim so have no clue how good they are in the water (although I do know they can swim). Dogs, I have seen swim, but they are not very fast. This is going to be a complete guesswork. My final answer is HORSE.

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  35. Well, that depends on the breed of dog! My labs are excellent swimmers, but bulldogs sink like rocks! Fun question, though, and GREAT giveaway! I have a bit of a pin cushion obsession and little ones are my favorites!
    jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  36. I have no idea about this qn, but guessing "dog"!!
    thanks for the giveaway!
    -Ninu

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  37. I think horse, faster on land, faster in water would be my thinking! Fabby dotty fabrics and nice to find another UK blogger!

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  38. Spots make me go weak in the knees.

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  39. Oh my goodness! The photo in your header is AWESOME. I do not think those dogs could swim faster than a horse.

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  40. Lovely giveaway, thank you. I would have to guess at a horse, but for absolutely no reason.

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  41. Pretty sure a dog would beat a horse. Because he knows how to dog paddle. :o)

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  42. i have no idea but i'll guess dog?
    i have a doxie too-she's my studio mascot and picks the giveaway winners on my blog :)

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  43. I think a dog would swim faster due to weight.

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  44. I think a dog!

    commonthreads at me dot com

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  45. I think a dog - they can swim quite naturally, but I have an idea that horses have to be trained?

    Hope you will join my giveaway, too!

    Pomona x

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  46. My vote is for a dog! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  47. I would bet on the horse

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  48. I think dogs, especially dachshunds! though maybe not my little three-legged dachshund Davey. I'm too scared he'd sink to even let him near deep water

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  49. I LOVE spots. And I am in desperate need of a new pincushion. Also, I'm very happy to have found your blog, it is lovely!

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  50. Um, I think dog. Love those cute little sausage doggies!

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  51. I think it is the horse because of it's size.

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  52. I think dogs would swim faster.

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  53. Doggy paddling is a powerful thing. I'm going for the dog!

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  54. I'm guessing dogs because I want them to win!

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  55. I have no idea! I'm gonna go with dog :) Thanks for the chance!

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  56. no idea, I'd say a dog... and your daschunds photo is great!

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  57. Hmm. I'm voting for the horse.

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  58. I'd say that the dog could swim faster than the horse. You'll definitely have to let us know the answer to that.

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  59. I'm betting on the horse, especially after seeing those adorable short legs on your trio.

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  60. how deep is the water? I'd go with horse/

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  61. I'm saying horse because they are good swimmers despite their size. Also the size of the dog directly relates to their swimming speed. Even a wolfhound could not overtake a swimming horse.

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  62. I'm going to guess dog... and please give those three cuties up top a kiss from me!

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  63. What a cute blog! I would have to say a dog.

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  64. I think a dog would swim faster being lighter.

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  65. Definitely a dog. more aerodynamic :-)

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  66. I'm going to say horse, just because it's counter intuitive and it might be one of those trick questions. ;)
    And your dogs are so adorable!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  67. I think a dog but the horses can swim quit good! Thanks for the give away! So cute!

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  68. I say the horse. Can't beat long powerful legs.

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  69. Errrr.... a dog maybe. I have no idea! Lovely giveaway prize - have my fingers crossed. Great to find your lovely (and useful!) blog too.

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  70. I think it depend what is chasing them.

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  71. I'm going to say horse because they've got more powerful legs.

    ginnyaluna(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. I'm going with horse, just because most other people are going with dog, I'm a bit that way ;) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  73. mmm, lovely fabrics. My first instinct was to say that a dog swims faster, but I'm not sure.

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  74. Depends which horse and which dog... but I'd go with horses, in general. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. I really don't know, my dog was afraid of water, even little puddles.

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  76. I'm thinking a dog... I know one in particular who can keep up with his triatholete owner!

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  77. Definitely a horse, because a dog can only paddle

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  78. I would vote for the dog, too. But it depends on the race of the dog, if it is a big or a small one.

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  79. I'd bet on the dog, but he'd have to take his sunglasses off first (love your header pic!). Those polka dot fabrics are gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  80. bet a fish can swim faster than both of them!

    stashavalanche[at]gmail[dot]com

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  81. I would say.. a dog?!
    Ana
    anaeosviraventos@gmail.com

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  82. I bet a dog can swim faster. I might depend on the dog (and the horse for that matter!)

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  83. What a wonderful giveaway. I would love to be a part of it. I am not sure what would swim faster. I think a dog, but definantly not my dog. He's afraid of water.

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  84. I love dots! I'd guess dogs but I have no idea :-)

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  85. I am thinking that a dog can swim faster as I am not sure that horses could swim...
    Those dots are fun. Thanks for the chance to win such cute fabrics and pin cushion. I love your header - it made me laugh out loud- Love the dogs sunglasses.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  86. Oh my goodness, what a great giveaway! I looove polka dots! Thanks for the opportunity. I would guess the dog is faster.

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  87. When I see your cool dogs on the top, I think they only want to chill in the sun on a deck chair and not swim in the water with a horse...............they will only cheer on the swimming horse....faster...faster ;-)
    Regards from munich, Germany
    ♥BunTine

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  88. I'm glad you're not giving away the dogs... don't think they'd fit in the envelope.
    Thanks for the chance to win that cool fabric though. Please count me in!
    cynsaw2(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  89. I've never seen a horse swim! I've seen dogs swim though, and I'm always surprised how fast they can doggie paddle. Maybe it would be a tie?

    Love those dotty fabrics, dots are my favourite 'neutral'.

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  90. Love your banner photo! We swam horses for therapy and they could outswim me.

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  91. I am voting for the horse as it's a lot longer than a dog. Love those spotty fabrics!

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  92. I'm also voting horse. No logic.

    Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  93. I'm going with the dog...

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  94. Great giveaway and I actually squealed when I saw the picture of the dogs! But I think I'll vote for horses as the faster swimmer.

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  95. I vote dog. They don't call it "horsey paddle" for a reason.

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  96. Great giveaway, thanks for a chance to win! i think horses swim faster!

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  97. I think a dog can swim faster. :)

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  98. I'm thinking the horse.

    jessica (at) homfamily (dot) com

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  99. funny! i would think the dog?

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  100. I'm going to guess horse! :)
    P.S. I love love love love love LOVE polka dots. I think I will faint if I win this contest. ;)

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  101. Hehee, i'm thinking that a dog could be quicker than a horse, though depends on the breed! My dog has short stubby legs and would never beat a horse, but I'm sure there must be a breed out there that can do it...??

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  102. G'Day! I'm here for the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! Please visit me, too:
    http://www.homemakerhoney.com/2011/05/sew-mama-sew-may-giveaway-day-ends-may.html

    Deborah
    Homemaker Honey
    @Homemaker_Honey
    homemakerhoney.com
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  103. hmmm dog. No horse! ooohh I don't know... I know for sure they both swim faster and better than I do! There. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  104. Great giveaway! Maybe a horse?? Thanks for participating in SMS Giveaway.

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  105. LOL, what a question! I assume that if it wasn't too deep, the horse could just run through the water, no problems. I also know a lot of dogs who can't swim...so perhaps I will go for the horse, he he.

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  106. Depends on what kind of dog, I think. What a lovely selection of dots! Thanks for participating in the give-away.

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  107. i think, in general, having no real idea...dog.
    thanks, dots rock my world!

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  108. Wow , thats an interesting question. What I want to know is why you want to know! I will go with horse even though they weigh more I am betting their legs are so much more powerful that they would beat the dog.

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  109. I'm thinking a dog can swim faster.

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  110. So cute! Thanks for the great giveaway! And, I'm thinking a dog would be the faster swimmer. :)

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  111. Hope this isn't a trick question. Ha!
    My first thought was dog...my second thought was horse! Yup...I have no clue which is right. Can I still enter this great giveaway please.
    pshanks(at)sasktel(dot)net

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  112. I am guessing a dog, cause those spindly little horse legs (in comparison to the body) wouldn't be as effective as dog legs at paddling. Actually I envision both of them being pretty slow.

    *edit: ok I consulted the internet and it looks like horses can swim as fast as 30 mph and dogs can go 3 mph. I am surprised that it's a factor of ten difference and nobody knows about it.

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  113. i think a horse because...um.... because I'm the a mother and I say so. (Love the dots--hope I win.)

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  114. I would say a horse, I don't know why I am just going with it :)

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  115. Im going to go with a horse. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  116. Our dog was a super-fast swimmer, so I would say a dog! Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

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  117. I'd vote for dog! Great giveaway!

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  118. I say that either a dog or a horse can swim faster than I can.

    But now you've got me wondering...

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  119. I think a dog would win but perhaps others know better than me! Thanks for the giveaway.

    kalviene (at) gmail (dot) com

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  120. A dog!! Thank you for the giveaway

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  121. i am thinking a dog and thanks for the chance to win..lindacrosby(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  122. I love spots!!! um, which one? I'm guessing a horse, due to it's size and strength. We should test it out, tee hee. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  123. Well, if it were my dog doing the swimming, then I am certain the horse would win. My dog meanders when swimming. Awesome giveaway. I hope you tell the answer too. I'm adding your blog to my google reader.

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  124. Hmmm..I'm gonna go with dog I think.. I've never seen a horse try to swim.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  125. a dog! they dog paddle! And I've taken a horse into the water before, but not really actively swimming...

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  126. Sweet giveaway! My guess is a dog!
    radharas at yahoo dot com

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  127. Hmm, I guess a horse, it's bigger right? :)Thanks for the giveaway!

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  128. Random guess here, a horse!

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  129. Oh man, can horses swim!? Their legs are so skinny... seems like they wouldn't get any traction in the water...

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  130. I am going to go with a horse because they can out run a dog on land... lol

    xo Steph

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  131. dogs probably swim faster but horses are bigger so don't need to go as fast. thanks.

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  132. great giveaway and the pups are just to cute...

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  133. I love polka dots, so this is a great giveaway! & I'm saying a dog! :-) Thanks so much!

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  134. I vote for the horse.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

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  135. love the pin cushion and the fabric

    Thanks

    lauri(dot)rymar(at)gmail(dot)com

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  136. I think a dog would win, at least my crazy dog would :)

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  137. I think a dog, but maybe it depends on what's swimming after them? :) Thanks for the chance!

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  138. What breed of dog are we talking about here? Long legs or short legs ;) My guess is dog.

    limor477 at aol dot com

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  139. I'm voting horse. Such cute fabric and pincushion. Thanks for giving!

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  140. Errrm, I'm gonna say dog, horses look a bit long legged for the water!
    Shola
    annoy19(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  141. no idea but I'll guess dog.

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  142. I'm thinking it's gotta be the horse, because there is no way a well dressed dog (as in your pictures )(and all dogs should be so well dressed) would get his or her beautiful coat wet.

    meganarlineathotmaildotcom

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  143. A horse!

    rachaelroyce [at] gmail [dot] com

    thanks!

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  144. funny question....my money's on the dog.

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  145. I'm going to guess that dogs can swim faster.

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  146. Yeah, I'm betting on the dog, too.
    aliben7 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  147. I would say that a horse would swim faster because they have long legs. I love your pincushion and fabric. I was thinking that a horse would tire a lot quicker than a dog so the dog might travel further, I guess I really don't know.

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  148. err.. Dog...
    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  149. I think it would be a dog, maybe depending on the size of the dog, too! :)

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  150. My vote is on the dog :-) thanks for the chance to win!

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  151. I think the horse...no the dog...no the horse...hmm well whats the answer??? lol

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  152. voting for dog, never saw before as swim a horse... they can swim it's true?:))

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  153. I'm guessing a dog! BTW your puppies are so darling! Are they long haired dashounds?

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  154. I think a horse - but that's a shot in the dark. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  155. A dog can swim faster ;D
    Thanks for the chance!

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  156. I'd say a horse, but I really want to know now.
    Hi from New Zealand and thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway.

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  157. Lovely giveaway. Thanks! And I'm going with the horse. I'm putting a link to your blog on mine. x
    carmenvm@web.de

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  158. I think the dog wins. Even if the horse swims faster the dog can stay on the horse and at the end the dog just jumps into the goal :D Sasa (dietimi (at) gmx (dot) de)

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  159. I'm going with the horse, purely based on length of legs... Going off to google it now and see if anyone actually knows.

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  160. Why do I suddenly have the image of a dog riding a swimming horse in my mind?

    Umm, I say the horse, by a nose.

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  161. good question...

    I guess, a horse!

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  162. I think it would be a tie :) Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

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  163. A dog!
    My dog wants glasses too!

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  164. Would it not be a horse since they have longer legs? I feel like I'm picking the wrong answer to a trick question! :D

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  165. I think a horse. Dogs seem to paddle like mad but don't get very far!

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  166. Is this like a tortoise and hare analogy?
    Please count me in the giveaway.

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  167. A horse.
    mindfulhome at gmail dot com

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  168. I'm guessing the dog...I've never heard of a horse swimming actually!THank you for the giveaway!

    http://ebony-ivory-rainbow.blogspot.com/

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  169. I think a horse can probably swim faster than a dog, it's bigger and stronger with a longer stride. I've seen both swim but never together :D

    Thanks for joining in on the Sew Mama Sew give-away!

    Tabatha
    sewsister (at) rocketmail (dot) com

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  170. A dog. It's the doggy paddle, not the horsey paddle, right? Seriously, I have no idea. A Clydesdale? A dachsund? Whatever the answer, I love your giveaway!

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  171. Great question! I'm guessing a horse, simply because I've seen our dog swim and it aint fast! Fabulous prize by the way. Thank you!

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  172. I want to say the dog, which makes me think it must be the horse!
    myheehaw at hotmail dot com

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  173. Interesting question! I'm going to say a dog can swim faster. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  174. I'd think a dog could swim faster? I can't imagine hooves would paddle very well...

    eternal.alchemy[at]gmail[dot]com

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  175. A dog can swim faster I think!
    abcsemartin(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  176. It seems like maybe the answer is a horse? Who knows? Love love love the dots.

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  177. I'm going with...horse!
    ???

    tleaht(at)gmail(dot)com

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  178. Hahaha! Do we have to be correct to win? I'm going to guess and say dog, but I have no idea. Love the fabric, though!

    emgilley(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  179. a dog. do horses swim? don't they usually just wade through water? :p

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  180. A horse. My stash is very jealous of all these polka dots!

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  181. hmm, love the dots!

    a dog? but not a weiner dog!

    RP from BBC {at} gmail {dot} com

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  182. Dog. Horses just seem too big! Thanks for the giveaway!

    pryor.jennie@gmail.com

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  183. I think the horse would get to the other side just because it is bigger? I'm not sure. Now I will have to google it or i won't be able to sleep tonight! Good question!!

    umali666@yahoo.com

    Love the dots and the pinnie!

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  184. I think it's a horse, they're bigger so they can cover more ground! Love the fabric

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  185. I love dottie fabric! Thanks for a great giveaway! izazbz at yahoo dot com

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