Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Welcome to the September 2013 Giveaway !

~This giveaway is now closed.  The winners are announced in the next post! ~
Welcome to the Giveaway, with free books, a pattern, and gorgeous fabrics!  All prizes are in excellent condition, from smoke-free, pet-free homes.  Just write a brief comment below, and we'll enter your name in the contest.  The contest ends on Saturday, Sept. 7.  Winners' names will be drawn at random and will be announced on Monday Sept. 8.

Stardust Quilt Pattern by Anne Donaghy, plus 1.5 yards of Hoffman International large flower Bali fabric.


Stardust is one of the prettiest patterns we've seen in awhile! It's sewn in squares, diamonds, and half-square triangles to make a dazzling three-dimensional kaleidoscope effect. We can imagine it done in autumn colors of tangerine and apricot orange, lemon yellow, cranberry red, and grape violet -- all the fruits of the harvest. For a border, we're including 1 1/2 yards of  sparkling Hoffman large flower Bali batik. Look closely, and you'll even see the purple grapes in the print !

$10.00 Gift Card from Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts


If you need sewing notions or quilting supplies in the U.S.A., Jo-Ann is the big-box place to find them ! You can use your gift card to purchase quilting goodies in person, on the phone, or over the internet.

If you win and live  outside the U.S., please let us know; and we'll arrange for you to receive one of our other very cool giveaway prizes !

Shadow Applique by Hetty van Boven plus 2 fat quarters of Hoffman Batik Fabric


64 pages of full color photographs and easy-to-follow instructions will whet your appetite for shadow applique, a technique in which a layer of organza fabric is placed over an applique blocks to produce a soft, elegant effect. We're including a fat quarter each of Hoffman "July" fabric # K2487 and "Sahara" Fabric J2387. It's still available online, should you need more to create your applique masterpiece.

Dancing Dragonfly Quilts by Sue Beevers  plus 2 fat quarters of Hoffman Batik Fabric


What an intriguing title for a 93 page book filled with vibrantly colored contemporary quilts in this beautiful geometric pattern !  Sue's book has helpful color suggestions, plus very clear directions for creating a variety of dragonfly designs. This prize includes a fat quarter of  Hoffman "July" fabric and a fat quarter of Hoffman "Sahara" fabric. We know you'll have a great time with this fascinating book.

Inspired to Sew by Bari J.  plus 2 fat quarters of Hoffman Batik Fabric.


Author, designer,  and teacher Bari J. Ackerman autographed her 2011 book to Q.I. blogger Daryl Lynn, who was indeed inspired by all the fabulous sewing projects.  You'll love Bari J's lively ideas, which are accompanied by easily understood instructions.  This cheerful book with its most creative, artistic patterns is a real day brightener !  We're including a fat quarter each of bright orange "July" Hoffman batik and rich gold and deep peach "Sahara" fabric to help you get started.

Now it's your turn !  Just leave a comment in the section below, and you'll automatically be entered in the Giveaway. Please make sure that your e-mail address is included, so we can notify you with the good news that you're a winner.  Thank you, and have fun!

130 comments:

  1. Lovely giveaways! My fingers are crossed--thanks for the chance!

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  2. Love the site. Very inspirational. Dkkckoenen@shaw.ca

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  3. What fun...some beautiful quilting ideas there!

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  4. I am not big on patterns ... especially those that require machine sewing ... but those are full of possibilities.

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  5. I love the fabric and book/pattern pairings. I hope I win.

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  6. Looks like some books full of inspiration and great fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. nice! you are always full of inspiration on this blog!

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  8. What a wonderful group of prizes!

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  9. Awesome prizes! Thanks for giving us this opportunity!
    quercus@myfairpoint.net

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  10. Thank you for a great give away! Books look inspiring and fabrics beautiful!
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Wow, that Stardust pattern is awesome! And the books are nice, too. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. Any of this books would inspire mee, and the fabrics are very nice - they would be beautiful in my NYB! I´ll hope for luck! kerstinlidstrom112(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Love your site always inspirational. Thanks for the chance to win ( I'm outside US )

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  14. What a great give away! (handwerktuin[at]gmail(dot)com

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  15. Wow how do you manage to give away so much great stuff!! ?? I am in the UK in case I am a lucky duck :)

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  16. Thanks for this great give away!!!!
    Hugs from Spain

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  17. Nice! You are always full of inspiration on this blog!
    Ági

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  18. Wonderful fabrics - thanks for this chanche to win.
    etakdk@yahoo.dk

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  19. Great fabrics and patterns give away! Finger crossed.... ;-)
    liset@cx4all.nl

    Take care!

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  20. I love your blog! So much inspiration...(I'm outside US) c.ahlsund@aland.net

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  21. What a great selection of prizes! Thanks for the chance to win one. (I'm in Australia.)

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  22. Ohhhh my!!!!! Those patterns made me stop breathing! (But that happens more often when I admire the quilts you show) :-) They are so gorgeous, as are the fabrics you picked.
    Thank you for a chance to win one, but I am living 'across the ocean', in the Netherlands.
    Dutch greetings
    Dea

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  23. Thank you for this great giveaway! (owl.laughing@gmail.com)

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  24. I'm in love with the Stardust pattern....it looks challenging! Thank you for the opportunity to win it. Another Australian

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  25. I love the pattern. Thanks for the giveaway. JoAnn's is a favorite of mine. Even my boys like to go in there!

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  26. Wonderful prizes! That Stardust pattern is definitely gorgeous.

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  27. Awesome!!! Thank you for the chance ��So very inspirational, as always!
    Greetings from Great Britain
    Elena
    elena@delightfulstitches.com

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  28. Really nice gifts! Please add my name.
    Thank You!

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  29. Thank you so much for your blog. It is indeed very inspirational and I look forward to each new post. I started reading it when you covered Wanda Hansen. What a fun giveaway!
    sueddie11@yahoo.com

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  30. Talk about quilt inspiration...what an inspirational giveaway. Those Hoffman fabrics are yummy!

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  31. Love your blog, so many quilting ideas and free patterns. Thanks for sharing.
    Mary tmwolak@gmail.com

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  32. Enjoy reading your blog! Thanks for the awesome giveaways.

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  33. All of those look wonderful! Thanks for the chance!

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  34. Everything looks great! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  35. What great looking goodies. Thanks for the chance to win (from Canada.)
    dsedore1(at) hotmail (dot) com.

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  36. I love the quilts you share and the wide verity that catches my imagination each and every time I visit your site.
    Thank you

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  37. I love Batiks and only wish I had the $'s to buy a yard of each and every one of them.

    All the best for a great week ahead,
    Katie

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  38. Love to win any of the prizes. Thanks for the chance

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  39. Hi thanks for the giveaway!

    Ale
    Costa Rica

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  40. Well those are pretty awesome prizes!!

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  41. So many pretties! Thanks for the giveaway and all the wonderful quilts you present.

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  42. Wow! Just found your site and could spend days here! And I just might!

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  43. Some really great prizes! I love your site. I'm always visiting for more inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  44. Hei!Nydelige mønster og batikkstoff.Heldig er den som vinner det.Flott blog du har,inspirasjon!
    Beste hilsen Quiltegleder Margrethe

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  45. Some really nice prizes! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  46. What a nice giveaway. The Stardust pattern and the Dragonfly book are especially intriguing. Thanks for the chance to win. shelquilts (at) aol (dot) com.

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  47. Me...me...pick me....as my grandchildren would say!!!!

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  48. Stardust is wonderful. I will have to make this. Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful fabric as well.

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  49. oh i love that pattern!!!! thanks for the chance to win! *whispering--"pick me pick me"

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  50. Wonderful giveaway. Thank you

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  51. Thank you for this giveaway of such wonderful prizes! Really like that Stardust pattern--beautiful!

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  52. What a wonderful set of giveaways. Thanks for the opportunity...

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  53. WOW! The Stardust pattern is spectacular! Also, LOVE the Shadow Appliqué! And, Hoffman batiks, too?! Delightful! Thanks for the opportunity!
    llincoln@ix.netcom.com

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  54. "Thank you for sharing with us the beautiful quilts and materials and for offering this
    opportunity to acquire!" Mary Arline

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  55. I would be proud to win any of these great prizes!

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  56. Oh, to win would be outstanding. All your prizes are fantastic! Thanks

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  57. They really are lovely prizes.

    islandcat98 at yahoo dot com

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  58. Oh what a great giveaway. The Dragon Fly book looks very interesting.

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  59. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. jleekamitchell(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. What wonderful gifts. Thanks for the chance to win one of these

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  61. Fantastic giveaway! Love to participate
    malamme(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  62. Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway!

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  63. What a great bunch of gifts-I'd love to win one of them!

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  64. Awesome give-a-way. Thank you for the opportunity to win a great prize.

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  65. Nancy; rangerer@sbcglobal.netSeptember 4, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Oh, please put me in for the great give away that you are having.

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  66. Great gifts--would love to win one!

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  67. thanks for a great giveaway, hope i win

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  68. Please enter me in the giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

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  69. neenajack@sbcglobal.net
    Thanks for the chance to win. Great prizes. neena

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  70. Your site is one of my daily habits and now a great giveaway. I live in Canada but if I should happen to win I would have my prize sent to my daughter's US address.

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  71. Great looking giveaway.
    ardathb2@yahoo.com

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  72. Hello,

    Just love that there is a variety of prizes. Love that first fabric.Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  73. Great giveaways! Thanks for the chance to win! What beautiful fabrics!

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  74. I have enjoyed reading your blog for several years. The quilting prizes are an added bonus. Thank you!!

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  75. Well I can't choose which one I like best they are all beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  76. How exciting! Love your website! Thanks for the giveway!

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  77. Love that first pattern you showed, would be so much fun to plan fabrics with it.

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  78. Great way to kick off National Sewing Month!

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  79. Thanks so much for the opportunity and for your great "inspirations".

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  80. Love love love the Stardust pattern..... very unusual.... fabrics are great also.
    Darlene
    darlene_sews@hotmail.com

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  81. Wonderful fabric, fabulous patterns.
    Kim
    tnjmom1@gmail.com

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  82. Increíble su regalo! Estoy donde termina el mapa de América del sur,en Argentina.
    Libros, telas, patrones....se nos hace agua la boca.
    1000 gracias.

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  83. The stardust pattern is amazing as are the other gifts. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Email: sanfranquiltco@yahoo.com

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  84. Those fabrics are truly beautiful! Would love to win any of them. :)

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  85. So enjoy your offerings and the marvelous quilts you find to inspire us all! Susan

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  86. Oh my gosh, what a wonderful giveaway!

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  87. Wow, these are all wonderful - I'd be thrilled to win any one of them ! Thanks for the chance to win - and for the great motivation you bring us !!

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  88. Thanks for the giveaway and the inspiration!

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  89. Thanks for giving me a chance to win. Absolutely beautiful.

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  90. Oh how fun! Maybe I'll be a lucky winner

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  91. thanks for this beautiful giveaway and marvelous fabrics.
    I leave outside USA
    sylvie13j@aol.com

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  92. Excellent prizes. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Katie J.
    johnsonk133ATyahooDOTcom

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  93. What a super duper giveaway! Thank you so much! Love the fabrics!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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  94. I've just found this website and I love it already! I will be spending A LOT of time looking through old posts.

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  95. Thank you for the chance to enter. These are all wonderful prizes!

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  96. Stephanie - Dante4043@yahoo.com

    the books look wonderful!

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  97. Wow. What an awesome group of giveaway goodies. Thank you so much.

    vburr at charter dot net

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  98. wow...such lovely batiks....a great assortment of goodies...

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  99. Everything looks great! Thanks so much :!)

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  100. Gosh, I am not even a pink person and I love that fabric! Great giveaway. Just found your blog from one of your Pinterest boards.

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  101. WOW !!! I stumbled on this site in search of Dresden plate variation patterns and am I glad I did !! Thank you for sponsoring/having such great contests too.

    janiceakny@yahoo.com

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  102. This looks like a fantastic giveaway so thanks for the chance to win! My email is enabled in my profile so you should be able to find me if I had the blessed privilege of winning. I love this site. Everything is so inspiring!

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  103. HI NEAT FABRICS+GIVEAWAY!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!
    HAPPY STITCHING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  104. Maybe I can win since it is my birthday on the 7th! donna.foster@unilever.com

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  105. Wonderful giveaway , thanks so mucho for the chance .

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  106. I love giveaways. I'm adding this one to my blog as well at the quilt orchard

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  107. Thanks for the chance to WIN! Wonderful stuff!

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  108. Just found your blog. Hope I'm getting in under the wire for the giveaway! Now off to explore the blog. Thanks so much!

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  109. Love all the batik fabric! I'm currently using all batiks to make a batik braid quilt.

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  110. Hope I´m not too late :) I would love to win! This give-away is great!!!!!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  111. so many great prizes and so nice would love to participate!! Mary in Austin at snowtx@aol.com

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  112. Fabulous prizes. I live in Israel where it is hard to get quilting related items. I would be ecstatic if I won your prizes!
    Thanks! elana613@gmail.com

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  113. Your blog has been my home page for ages! It has so much to look at every day.

    Here's hoping I am in the draw. I am never sure how to enter.

    PS I am in Canada.

    Cheers,
    Margi

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  114. Thanks for the giveaway. Great prizes. ellen_lang@tbaytel.net

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  115. Starburst is beautiful! This blog is one of my very favorites. It is inspiration each and every day.

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  116. Every one giveaway is sooo great. Thank you so much for it. jankynet at seznam dot cz

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  117. What a sweet and generous giveaway! Lovely prizes.

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  118. The Giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your wonderful comments, everyone ! Winners' names will be chosen at random and will be announced on Monday, September 9. Stay tuned for the announcement of the winners !

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