Saturday, August 25, 2012

Blog Hop Party and Giveaway

I figure its about time I hosted my first giveaway. And what better time than in conjunction with the Blog Hop Party over at Quilting Gallery. I am super excited to be giving away a Seam-Fix. It's a great little tool.

For those of you who haven't seen it before, it's a seam ripper that picks up all those annoying little threads that get left behind with a swipe of the white rubbery tip. Now, being fairly new to quilting, I do my fair share of ripping out seams. It works great, much better than picking out the threads with my fingers....

So, if you are interested in winning this lovely pink lady, all you need to do is check out another post or page on my blog and come back here and leave a comment. For a second entry, be or become a follower of my blog and leave a second comment letting me know.

This giveaway will be open until September 3 at which point some lucky participant will be chosen at random. This giveaway is open to international participants. 

Good Luck!

156 comments:

  1. I'm so jealous of your Betsey! She is beautiful.

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  2. Did you make that beautiful peacock dress? Wow! I also like the baby burp cloths.

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    1. I did! That was my first attempt at with a sewing machine. It was a lot of fun. Last year I made Diva's Tinkerbell costume, and this year I'm working on something special too!

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  3. I love your menu board!! What a fabulous idea! I'm bad at planning meals too... What a cool idea for a seam ripper... I hate those pesky threads too! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  4. I'm a new follower via gfc! :)

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  5. The peacock derss is seriously adorable!

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  6. I love how you used the erase board to create a "word bubble" for Baby! :)

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    1. It's actually a picture frame! I wrote on the glass with a dry erase marker,

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  7. Betsy is beautiful! If you have the serial number for her, you can go to the Singer website and look up her birth date and place. My son got me one almost like her. He found it at a thrift store and bought it without knowing if it even worked. I cleaned and oiled and she sews great!

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  8. I like the menu board...may have to try that myself. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  9. I'm glad you found a good 1/4" foot. Cool seam ripper, I haven't seen on like that before.

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  10. I went and checked out one of your old posts where you created a costume for one of your kids it was amazing. I will be back to visit again.

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  11. I can't believe how gorgeous that peacock dress is!! Well done girl! =)

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  12. Besty is gorgeous! I am too chicken to try a vintage machine (and too inept to know if it's in working order by looking at it.)

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  13. WOW! Your Phillies cake and peacock costume are AMAZING!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. I am totally jealous of your new (old) sewing machine. I remember both my grandmother and great aunt having a similar machine and I WISH I had thought to ask about inheriting it. I think they are beautiful machines and they also are sentimental to me--I think of all the beautiful quilts and piecework that the women in my family created on machines like that.

    I don't think anyone ever grows out of a need for a seam ripper! I hadn't heard of this kind before though, what a cool idea.

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  15. Love your singer!! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  16. Love your new (old) Singer sewing machine. I love the look of them, but DH and I promised each other that we wouldn't fill our new house with things we didn't NEED. I am getting away with a room full of fabric.. LOL. I best not push it.

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  17. I love 'the cat in the hat' fabric you're using to make a quilt for Diva!

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  18. Whata gorgeous baby room - and she arrived a month early! Impatient to get out and see what you are sewing I'm sure!! Looks like a great tool to have - figers crossed for me!! ;)

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  19. I'm a new follower, thanks, Catchy name for the blog.

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  20. Little Loo rolling over in Aug. just made my heart smile. Thanks for the giveaway. The codes to post throw me every time it takes me about 3 tries but I don't give up. LOL

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  21. I checked out things I make ! Wow the peacock dress is awesome. But I really really like the quilt ! Beautiful colors !

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  22. I love Cat in the Hat too. I have a small collection waiting for the right project!

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  23. Betsy is beautiful. I love sewing on a vintage machine, and use one for all my straight stitching!

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  24. Neat little tool......did you finish the Cat in the Hat yet?
    Thanks for a chance to win and thank you for the giveaway

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    1. I'm just waiting on my binding to arrive! I'll post pictures as soon as it is complete.

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  25. Your cakes are simply amazing!! I love that little gnome :-) Thanks for teh chance to win this wonderful tool!

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  26. I read the blog about how you baked your nephew's baptism cake and love how elegant it looks! awolk at rogers dot com

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  27. I read about the Cat in the Hat Nap quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  28. I am a new follower of your blog! awolk at rogers dot com

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  29. Love your 'family secret' post, great saying. One I need to hear from time to time!

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  30. I am completly blown away with the teapot cake you made for your niece.

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  31. The cakes you bake are beautiful and the little girl peacock dress is amazing!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  32. following

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  33. I love the baby changing pad you made. The sparkles on the inside was wonderful.
    quilting[dash]lady[at]comcast[dot]net

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  34. You are so talented on baking cakes. Love all of them :)
    I follow your blog now

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  35. I liked that picture of little Loo rolling over. Great idea to put captions right into the picture. I never remembered or had the time to write things on the back.

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  36. I'm envious of Betsy! I like the look of your menu board.

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  37. Love that you have a new friend, Betsy, I hope spend many happy hours together creating. I know because I love my machine too!

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  38. Love your menu planning board idea! You might want to try canning a few things. I'm just doing some sloppy joes in the canner right now. Then all I have to do is just open a jar and there's dinner ;)

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  39. i really like the Brown Bear, Brown Bear quilt :)
    thanks for the giveaway

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  40. Your quilts are pretty! I love your cakes, especially the teapot - so stinking cute! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  41. I just became a follower! I need a new seam ripper. Crossing my fingers!

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  42. love peacok on parade beautiful
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  43. gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  44. The peacock dress is beautiful. Very ambitious.

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  45. Cat in the Hat, love it. It was the first thing that caught my eyes and I love cats.
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lappp.se

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  46. Well, I haven't seen this tool before but it sure sounds like a good one...all those little thread snips take awhile to clean up :-)
    Your blog has some cool features. Love the sweet little girl with the full peacock tail! And congrats to Just sayin's accomplished roll over :-)

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  47. I like the Cat inthe Hat quilt you are making for your daughter. Thanks for the chance towin this neat tool.

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  48. I've never seen one of these with a rubber tip. What a great idea to be able to pick up threads easily. I left comments on several other posts. I hope you're enjoying Grace!

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  49. I am a new follower. Thanks so much for the giveaway-- love trying new gadgets!

    The baby nursery is so pretty! Blue is my favorite color, so I'm really loving those walls! And the Winnie the Pooh quote is just perfect! My nephew and his wife are expecting their first baby ( a boy) in February, and they are thinking about a Winnie the Pooh nursery. I am sending her the link to your page.. :-)

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  50. I am a new follower-- thanks again! :-)

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  51. I love the teapot cake. So very pretty.

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  52. I'm a new follower but love what you are giving away. That would save me lots of time when I have to unstitch. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  53. I love your new friend Betsy. She's a beauty.

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  54. I need Betsy. I make mistakes.

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  55. Your "just sayin" post is cute!

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  56. I'm a new follower. I enjoyed looking around your blog!

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  57. Cute baby sling for your Diva! Greetings from northern British Columbia, Canada

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  58. I have become a new follower. Cheers, Karen.

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  59. That peacock tail is stunning. Cheers, Karen.

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  60. I really am enjoying this blog. Thank you for the invitation and please enter me in the contest/drawing.

    JOY

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  61. love the baby changing pad and thanks for the link! I am already a follower and thanks for the opportunity!

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  62. Hello ~ First time visitor, coming in with the blog hopping visitors. You have a number of very cute things you've made in the past. I love the Baby taggie quilt and thank you for the link to that site. I went to the site and then found their blog where I found a free pattern for that quilt and SO many other super cute quilts, baby items, and table runners. I got lost over there for about an hour and now I'm back to say thank you. With a 6 month old Granddaughter who I am fortunate to snuggle with every day since Mom and Daddy had to move in with us so she might be getting some new stuff if I can get things made.

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  63. I am a new follower now as well with the GFC. (If you would consider adding the follow by email I would love to do that too since I tend to visit much more with those email notifications of new posts.)

    I wanted to say too that I have never seen this tool you posted. What an awesome idea with that rubber tip on the top. I love that. Usually I have my lint roller handy to run over things that leave little pieces of thread like that. I started doing that when working with machine embroidery since it worked so well when I had a lint roller nearby and had a lot of threads needing to be picked off. The rubber tip though is even quicker since you can use the seam ripper and then just flip the tool over since it's already in your hand.

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  64. Good luck finding Betsy's accessories!

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  65. I am a new follower. Love the seam ripper. I have never seen one like this.

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  66. I've never seen a seem ripper like this before - seriously sweet!

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  67. I love your old sewing machine. hugs

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  68. OMG! You are so talented! I have always wanted to learn how to decorate cakes, but am so afraid of trying, and failing LOL.

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  69. Oh, my! Your cake sculpture baby with wings is unbelievably beautiful! Thank you for offering the seam ripper- I didn't know ones like this existed.

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  70. Thanks I am a new follower.

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  71. I loved seeing your Betsy. What a wonderful machine.

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  72. I checked out your Things I Make page and think that the peacock costume you made for your daughter is fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  73. Wow your quite the cake artist! Loved your cat in the hat quilt too!

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  74. I really enjoyed seeing your baby's room. It has so many neat touches. I especially like the saying painted on the wall.
    I hope you enjoy sewing on Betsy.

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  75. I have become a follower.
    I have never seen a seam ripper like that. I hope I can find one in the stores here.

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  76. I love your it's all about me

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  77. I love the old machine you found--Craigslist is amazing! I have a friend who found a Featherweight that way. Have fun with Betsy!

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  78. I am a new follower, I look forward to regularly checking your blog out.

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  79. I love Betsy!!! And Diva's going to have the perfect nap quilt - The Cat in the Hat is adorable!!! I have never seen a seam ripper like your - totally cool!!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

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  80. I love the backing for Diva's nap quilt. I think that it would make a great front for a nap quilt. You are a good mommy, a homemade quilt for nap time is great.

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  81. Well, now I understand the sprinkles part of your name...your cakes are amazing!

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  82. I have started following you.

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    1. and I want to say that I am new to sewing so I don't have a seam ripper yet, thanks for the giveaway.

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  83. I saw your menu board and just had to re-pin it, I hope you don't mind.
    http://pinterest.com/pin/271130840037648029/

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  84. OMG, those cakes are incredible! If I win, you could bake that lovely seam ripper into a cake for me. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  85. Congrats on the new baby and the beautiful quilt you made.

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  86. I follow you by e-mail, thanks :)

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  87. I just love the idea of the mangnetic board and grocery list- I"m going to make one! Thanks for the great givaway!

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  88. I was randomly picking blog posts, love the barbie cake! I have that doll pick too and made my daughter a barbie cake, but never got the fondant to flow like that! also love the pics of the nursery ( I have a 2wk old girl now too) and you seemed SO organized with the dinner chart! hmm, giving me ideas!

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  89. Wow, your daughter's bedroom is amazing! I'd love a bedroom like that, so any little girl would love it.

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  90. Cool seam ripper! I've not seen one of those. Nice blog, too!
    loritfrench@comcast.net

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  91. I love the dress cakes. I had one when I was 7. That was a very very long tine ago.. And that is a neat seam ripper..

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  92. I have become a new follower and have looked at Things I Bake. You do an exceptional job on your cakes. I have never such a great quilting tool like that one in my life. That will certainly come in handy when ripping. We all do that. Just part of quilting. Even comes in pink. Pretty color. Thank you for joining in the Blog Hop and giving all of us a chance to win that useful quilting tool.

    Sandi T.
    Sonora, CA
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  93. What a great giveaway, thanks! I'm a new follower too!

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  94. What a cool teapot cake!! And thanks for the chance to win such a cool tool. I've seen them in a LQS but haven't sprung for one yet. *fingers crossed* :o)

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  95. I'm your latest follower, nice to *meet* you. :)
    xo

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  96. I just read about Betsy! Boy, that brought back memories. My mother got hers in 1951 or so. She didn't do much with it except to patch things but my grandmother sewed on it and I learned on it! I have passed it down to my daughter-in-law so that she and my granddaughter can use it!

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  97. Your Cat in the Hat quilt is lookin great!

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  98. I looked at your latest post and I love the Cat in the Hat quilt you have! I can't wait to see the finished product because...

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  99. ...I'm a new follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  100. I commented on your post about Betsey. She brings back memories.

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  101. Wow! You are very talented. I love the peacock costume and your teapot cake.

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  102. Your cakes are really creative!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  103. New gfc follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  104. The peacock dress is fabulous! thank you for a lovely giveaway.

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  105. That looks like a great seam ripper. I tend to loose mine all over the house for some reason. Maybe I would be able to keep it somewhere safe if it were nicer, haha. I love your new old Singer. So pretty! I recently picked up a Pfaff 30 treadle machine that works and I totally love, too.

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  106. New follower, and love your betsy! Thanks

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  107. Great Cat in the Hat quilt. I'll look forward to seeing it finished!

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  108. I am a new follower of your blog- I am off to check out one of your earlier posts. This tool looks like one useful seam ripper.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  109. I left you a new comment about your fun cat in the hat quilt- very cute- you have a lovely blog- lots of interesting things to view.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  110. What an interesting tool. I can see how it would come in handy for quilting. I can't wait to keep updated with your posts. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  111. I think your cake will be beautiful with the roses and baby with the wings. What a lucky little girl you have.

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  112. Hopefully I'm not to late to enter. I do a lot of ripping....my daughter loves to make fun of me.
    I commented on your last WIP post.

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  113. I read a comment about the peacock dress and had to check it out--GORGEOUS!!!!!! I'm very impressed. Thanks for letting me know about this giveaway!

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  114. I love all the cakes you have made. They are wonderful.

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I can't wait to hear from you!