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8.25.2012

My New Book...a BLOG HOP PARTY...AND Give Aways!



I've come to love and appreciate and feel loved by those of you that read my blog. I also feel like I've gotten to know many of you personally and I really value your friendship. 



Without getting all sappy and everything...I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the many comments of encouragement, support and downright...well...love...that you've given me. 



I'm participating in Quilting Gallery's CELEBRATE BACK TO SCHOOL DAYS - QUILTERS BLOG HOP PARTY this year. 



Since most of my pieces are quilted, I figure I qualify.


I'm giving away...to one of my followers...my bohemiannie! bag pattern (see this post for pictures) so that you can carry everything you need to class...(or wherever you happen to be going and want to look groovy) including this...

Notebook cover front

Notebook cover back

hand made by me notebook cover. It measures roughly 8 x 11 when it's folded - holding a notebook. Sorry, the notebook won't be included to help save shipping costs.

Notebook cover side

I won't be in the States until the end of September...so the gifts won't be awarded until after September 23rd but I will ship internationally. I'll mail the notebook cover and email the pattern. I'll contact the winner via email based on the information I have when I click on your profile. If you don't have an email address on file, I'll put a comment on your blog. If I don't hear back in 3 days, I'll draw another name. My give-away will run from August 25th through September 23rd (which happens to be my baby boy's 30th birthday and the reason we're going to the States).



Peace, love and all things groovy to you and yours...





And again



Thank you! :)



Create your life,




annie!



PS (These are all detail shots of the book I finished this week. There are only three labeled shots above of the notebook cover I'm giving away).



139 comments:

  1. Your books are such a curious craft for me. Do you show any finished ones? I know this is somewhat of a business for you, so maybe you only show peeks and details to create an interest in taking a class. Let me tell you, that works! I so would take your class! :-) I think maybe your postcard might already be awaiting your arrival.

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    1. Thanks Annie! I've shown lots of books on my blog and will eventually get better pictures of this one taken. If you type 'book' into the search bar above it'll take you to more pictures than I'm sure you'll ever want to see!

      I'm going to be quilting those two baby quilts for the next week or two in what little spare time I'll have…so don't / won't have a lot to show. That's another reason why I'm dragging out posting this book. :) Plus…I'm trying to keep my posts shorter!

      My class is full…hot diggety dog…but I would LOVE it so much if you could be there.

      My son is away practicing whatever it is they practice before he deploys to Afghanistan in November…but as soon as he gets home, I'll get him to open my mail and take pictures. I can't wait to see it! Thank you so much!

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  2. Love all the details you put into your work, amazing. I will, promise, get round to doing the bag pattern I have, I just need to find the right material...and it will be hand sewn, (owing to the fact I dont have a machine..lol). Hope the family are all doing well. ybf ann.

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    1. Oh my goodness Ann. If I had to sew them, I'd never make another!!! But…maybe if I didn't have a machine. We're all doing very well. Claire is an easy, sweet natured honey pot! Sophia is tickled pink with her as we all are!

      Thanks so much!

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  3. I'm not an Ann/Annie !!!! but I love your work and I would love to enter your giveaway!

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    1. LOL! You don't have to be an Ann or Annie! It's so funny that I've met more artists with my name online in the two years I've been blogging than in my whole life!!!

      Thank you so much. You are automatically entered because you're a follower. I can't thank you enough for being part of my blog life!

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  4. I love all the colours and details in your work. It's simply amazing. I can't sew to save my life, so your work just got me drooling...

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    1. Oh thanks Hwee! I sure do love your work too!

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  5. Totally fabulous! I love that birdie. :)

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    1. Thank you Natasha May! The pocket was there…and his bird friends…so he had to come to play.

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  6. Your work inspires me to stretch my quilting to new levels. Thank you for your inspiring posts!

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  7. These compositions are beautiful, some beautiful colors, I love the first. Saludos.

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  8. Thanks for the chance! These are beautiful

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    1. You're quite welcome! Thanks for visiting!

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  9. Wonderful, beautiful work!
    I am a new follower.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  10. I love all the textures and variety of materials in your quilts. Blessings!

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    1. Thanks Arnoldo! As much wonderful art as you get done every week, I'm amazed you have time to look and comment! I really appreciate your stopping by.

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  11. Your books are AWESOME!!! and that notebook cover is so darling :0) I love your fiber arts! NOw I"m off to look at your bags ...which I know will make me green with envy. Thanks for the opportunity to win the pattern :0)

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    1. Thank YOU Carol. I'm so happy you came by!

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  12. Beautiful quilting and happy PPF!

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  13. Ohmigoodness, these photos are GORGEOUS. I'm so glad I ran across your blog! Truly lovely! :)

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    1. Well, thanks SO much Audrey! (I have an aunt with your name…and she's my favorite. Not too many Audreys in the world).

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  14. I love your notebook cover! Thanks for the chance...P.S. I'm newly following.

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    1. Thank you so very much Jennie! I'm off to see your blog!

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  15. Ooooo these are great notebook covers, I have my fingers crossed to win x

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    1. Hi Tan! Thank you so much! Just to be sure…because I'm often not clear…the notebook cover I'm giving away is the one that's labeled. I hope you like that one! And thanks again!

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  16. Fiquei encantada!!!Não conheço seu blog,mas me tornei seguidora no GFC 176,e vou voltar aqui,adoro costura a mão e seus trabalhos quero aprender.Obrigada.Sou brasileira.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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    1. Muito obrigado! Estou igualmente satisfeito que você visitou! Estou feliz que você vai visitar novamente e estou ansioso para ver o seu blog.

      And in case that isn't translated correctly...

      Thank you so much! I'm equally delighted that you visited! I'm glad you'll visit again and I look forward to seeing your blog.

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  17. Annie, your bag is fab!!! Congratulations on being chosen to do a class in Houston - you made the big time, girl!!!!! Wooohoooo!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win the bag pattern AND your totally cool notebook cover!! I'm following you and I want to hear all about Houston!!!

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    1. Thank you SO much. My teaching gig in Houston was in 2k9…but I'm thinking about applying again…now that I've been settled in a new country for the past couple years and have begun teaching again. I LOVED going as a participant and as a teacher. Everything they do is TOP notch and there is so much to see and do that the crowd is always deliriously happy. If you haven't gone…please try to go soon. You'll love it! Thanks again!

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  18. Vos quilts sont magnifiques!!!
    ;)

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  19. Hi Annie

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog... it made me smile :)

    I've just become a follower and would love to be entered into your giveaway, your work really is stunning.

    Karenx

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    1. Oh…thanks so much Karen. I've just been browsing your blog and love your paintings and journal pages.

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  20. Gorgeous creations..fabulous pieces..and wonderful giveaway!
    Victoria

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  21. I've just recently started following your blog and find all your art so inspiring. Thanks for taking the time to share so much of yourself and your work. Thanks too for the opportunity of a giveaway! Christie

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    1. Thank you Christie! I'm delighted that you enjoyed looking!

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  22. Where are you headed to in the states? - it is rather a big place you know! Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. I am enjoying yours too - and of course who doesn't love a giveaway!!

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    1. Thanks Debra. :) We're going to visit our son in Fort Hood, TX…who will be deployed for the third time to Afghanistan in November. Then, we're heading to our favorite place in the world…South Central and South West Florida. I always enjoy your blog when I visit and thank you for stopping by here.

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  23. I really love your works, so original. hugs Alessandra

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    1. Thank you Allessandra! Hugs back to you!

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  24. Gorgeous bags. I love your creativity and vision. I can follow a pattern, but have a hard time picturing details to add to enhance the pattern... I guess that explains the difference between a sewer and an artist. Thanks for the oportunity
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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    1. Oh, thanks Bonnie. I have a hard time following a pattern these days…but I did it for many years…so I admire that you can do that. For enhancing...I think just asking "What IF" is all you need to do. And practice. And try everything. And most of all have fun! I used to go to yard sales where I would find a very cool necklace for a dollar…and it fit just perfectly along one side of the bag. Anything goes with these!

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  25. Thanks so much for visiting my blog- I loved everything about this post- your joie de vivre really shines through every line. I am going to add you to my list of faves so we can become friends. Have a happy time in the States and happy PPF. My 'baby' is 36 and my other one is 41.And I have just retired after 43 years in the classroom! Yikes!

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    1. YAY for you!!! For being what I'm sure was a wonderfully sensitive teacher…and for retiring…and for having such big babies!!! HAAHA! My two are still my babies too. Thank you SO much for your wonderful words.

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  26. Your work is amazing. I have been quilting only the last 9 months and have a long way skill wise to go. I just added your blog to my follow and look forward to seeing what else you have to offer.

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    1. Thank you so very much! I have a long way to go too with my quilting skills and I've been at it nearly 10 years!!! I'm off to visit your blog.

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  27. Absolutely beautiful and what a great giveaway! Thanks. Lynda

    happyacres at wowway dot com

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  28. I'm fairly new at blogging but here is the link where I do:
    http://lv2sew2011.blogspot.com/

    I’m now following you.

    Your work is amazing!
    Thanks for the awesome give away! God Bless and have a blessed day!
    Lv2sew2011@yahoo dot com
    Donna

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    1. Thank you so much Donna. I'm off to click on your link right now!

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  29. Stunning book!! It is absolutely superb!!! I have to agree that I feel the same way about blogging- it is an amazing way to share art, creativity, and friendship!

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    1. Thank you Carolyn. I very much love your art and so glad you blog it!

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  30. Very cool - gotta be in for this :-)

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  31. Thanks for the chance to win one of your beautiful artistic pieces. You do lovely work.
    I am a follower of your blog.
    Regards from western Canada,
    Anna

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    1. Thank you so very much Anna! I'm off to look at your blog now!

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  32. Lovely work! regards from northern British Columbia!

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    1. Thank you! I so appreciate you visiting and commenting!

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  33. Wow! so much detail in your work. Thanks for a chance to win some groovy art!

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    1. Thank you! :) And to think…I always want to add more!!! You're welcome and thanks again.

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  34. Such beautiful and amazing works of art!

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  35. These are so wonderful, I want to touch them... I hope you have an excellent trip!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Come on to Barranquilla and we'll make one!

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  36. Wow!?! you are not only talented, but a fabir, art, color,sewing,quilting genius!!! peace barbara babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  37. You are sooo talented. I would love to be the proud owner of your book cover.

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  38. oh wow!!! these are amazing pieces....wonderful work with fiber art!!!

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  39. Wow so inspiring!!! I love the fact that as an artist you are able to the potential in all items and your work reflects you joy and ethusamism. Thank you for the reminder that not all quilts are in a traditional setting of a blanket type style. May you continue with your success and thank you for the chance to win one of you OOAK Art pieces.

    Sincerely, new Follower;
    Tricia

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    1. Thanks so much Tricia. I've tried several times and pretty much failed at traditional quilting and sewing patterns just doesn't excite me anymore…so this is what happens! And…you're more than welcome

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  40. I am so glad I have come across your blog and amazing work. Thank you for the giveaway, and enjoy your trip.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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    1. Thanks so much Kay! I can't wait for the trip! A whole month in the STATES!!! WOO HOO!!!

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  41. Your work is absolutely beautiful! I love all the textures and COLORS - really gorgeous, thank you for sharing and thank you for your sweet comment, xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Kristin! You're welcome and it was my pleasure to visit your blog and to see your awesome progress!

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  42. Love your work!!!;;; So glad you are participating and so glad I found you. Enjoy your trip

    Following you via GFC and email

    Llmgabbard60 at Gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you so much Linda! Double thanks. I'm glad you let me know how you're following…because so I can put your name in the pot. I will have a good trip. How could I do otherwise, with all these well-wishes?!?

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  43. OMGosh I almost forgot to enter for a chance to win. I have been spending hours looking at your web page. You are so totally talented and awesome. My name is Je"anne" so I qualify as an "ann*i*e" right? Thank you so much for your art and a chance to win some.

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    1. OMGoodness…thank you so much! It's so funny because there really ARE a LOT of people in the art world with some form of Anne in their name.
      You're very welcome and thanks again!

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  44. I love your use of colors. have fun with your son. My "baby" turned 30 in May- I know I am not that old!

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  45. I am happy to have found your blog! Exuberant colors and embellishing - love it! I am off to click on the links to see more...I love the bag!

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    1. So happy you visited and even happier that you like what you see! Thank you. :)

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  46. First time on your blog and I love the uniqueness of your work! I'd love to be included to win! The notebook cover is so useful!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm really glad you visited!

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  47. Oh, this is so cool that you're giving so much! And that notebook cover is cool! I don't quilt, so you can leave me from the drawing, but I appreciate your generosity and love the warm pretty textures and the colors of your work! And thanks for visiting me while I've been out of commission!

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    1. You're so extremely entertaining…that I try to never miss reading your posts! Thank you very much!

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  48. I love, love, love your Bohemiannie bag! Thanks for a chance to win some of your wonderful work.

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    1. Thank you so, so much! :) I'm really glad you stopped by!

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  49. I need to feel loved and groovy. Your bag pattern to really great to use shopping - for fabic or for food. I am also a follower and have enjoyed every moment spendt on your blog. Thank you so much for joing the blog hop and giving all of your new followers a chance to meet and get to know you.

    Sandi T.
    Sonora, CA
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Sandi, Thank you so much for your very lovely compliment. It warms my heart that you follow my blog and I really appreciate your words. Do you have a blog?

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  50. We have sons the same age!

    Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to win one of your beautiful creations!!! What a fun blog party this has been!

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    1. You're welcome! And thank YOU! I haven't had a chance to visit ANY of the blogs to enter yet (except in reply to those people who have visited my blog) and can't wait to do so!

      My son is my baby boy. His sister is 17 months older and is the reason why we live in Colombia. (Well…really it's HER babies)! But hey!

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  51. I love your blog and the projects you are making. Just Wonderful

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    1. Thanks a bunch. I appreciate your visit…and your comment!

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  52. Love your blog & your work. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  53. what stunning and creative work

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  54. Beautiful colourful work! I'm a new follower. I have been thinking about making bags for some time but haven't taken the plunge. Winning your pattern would be a motivator for me.

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    1. Thank you Juanita! I hope a bohemiannie! bag is in your future!

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  55. I'm a new follower. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. nice covers thanks for chance to win

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  57. Your art is fantastic! I am not sure what you are giving away but it is all lovely! Thank you for such originial art work! Beautiful.

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    1. Oh an I am follower 200! Woot hoot!

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    2. Thank you so much Lisa! I'm giving away the notebook cover pictured in the middle of this post. I've labeled the pictures...front, back to hopefully make it a bit clearer. So happy you stopped by!

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    3. LOL! That's a HUGE thing for me to have 200 followers!!! I'm sending you a pattern just because!!! Thank you, thank you!

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  58. Have been following you for a while. Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

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    1. Thank you so much Maria! Good to hear from you. :)

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  59. Thanks for the chance! These are beautiful+++++++++++

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  60. Fun, fun, fun. Colors are wonderful. You have already visited my blog. Gail

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    1. Thank you so much Gail. Happy that you stopped by!

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  61. Thanks for the introduction to your style!!! it is fantastic and just what I have been searching for! I love the 'mishmash' of fabrics that make one superb item of wholeness x

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    1. Well…WOW…thank you! I'm glad you like my childish style. ") And thanks for stopping by!

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  62. Love your quilting! Beautiful!!

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  63. Wow! I want to win. Also, where/when will you be teaching?

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    1. Well Thanks Tina!

      I'm teaching in Florida at the end of this month, but the workshop is full…but..thanks for asking.

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  64. These pages are so beautiful! Youre so creative and your work is always so bright and colorful!Everything you make is so unique! I really am a big fan of your blog!

    Duaa

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    1. Thanks so much Duaa! I really appreciate you stopping by my blog and even more the very lovely compliment. I must say that I am a fan of yours also! I think it's awesome that you're making such beautiful art at such a young age!!!

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Yuckola. More than half of my email has been from anonymous, so.....