Monday, May 4, 2009

Rain, Stitch, Rain, Stitch, Movie, Stitch, a Winner and a Blogoversary Secret Prize!!!!!

Well, I was proved wrong with the rain - although not a downpour - it was a steady drizzle and spit for 2 and a half days more or less - and that was very welcome!!!!

On Saturday Dale and I ran around to a handful of Estate sales and I bought a couple of books and a Freida Kahlo poster for Rico and that was it! I was home pretty early in the afternoon which I spent watching Part I of "Mapp and Lucia" 1985 - a superior BBC production that I can not recommend enough!!! Taken from the books by EF Benson (which a great BTW) and brought to life by Geraldine McEwan and Prunella Scales. If you have not seen this series you really should!!

I did finish up ....

Flower Basket by La-D-Da - what a great Spring thing to stitch! I used a piece of unidentified 36ct linen and most of the recommended WDW Floss'.

On Sunday we got together with some friends at Los Jarritos for breakfast - then after getting home I settled into working on my neglected ABC piece - I did finish up last months section and got started on the section for this month and here how it stands today...



I am still really liking how this is coming along and will get the rest of this months section done this week!! It was a Judi Dench double feature on the tube from NetFlix during the afternoon. Starting off with "Jack and Sarah" - 1995 - where Judi was more supporting than starring - predictable by nice film of loss and redemption. The second flicker was "Iris" - 2001 - a love story about Iris Murdoch and her husband as she struggles with Alzheimer's disease - The storyis told with flashbacks to when they were students.

I heard from Julianne - she received her ornament for the Ornament Exchnage.
Here is a snap -

She really likes PS and so I stitched up a Santa from "A Christmas Visit" #50 using the recommended DMC on 36ct LL Maple sugar Linen.

I wanted toThank everyone that entered the "Lo Rose" Book drawing..... And we do have a winner for the Christmas Book - I loaded all the names into a Randomizer and out popped "Robin" - So Dear Robin if you could get me your mailing address I will get the book on its way to you. Just drop the address to me at edgar matt @ g mail . com (take out the spaces)

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I also wanted to announce that this is a Blogoversary week here at the Black Sheep - In fact it is my second Blogoversary!! So in honor of this momentous occasion we are having a drawing on this Saturday May 9th - If you would like to win the secret prize..... just comment on this post and mention it on your blog (if you have one) and I will announce the winner on Monday, May 11th. I am not going to post a snap of the prize as I want it to be a surprise until the winner receives it in the mail!!

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Thanks for stopping by !!

Take care,
edgar

102 comments:

  1. I'd love to win your blog anniversary prize. I love your work. Put me in for the drawing.

    Jan R in Maryland

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  2. Happy blogaversary! I always enjoy reading your blog and looking at your projects. Please enter me!

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  3. Happy 2nd Blogiversary! I think your stitching is wonderful. Please enter me for your prize! I will put something on my very new blog right away. Thanks!

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  4. Congrats on you blogaversary. Please enter me in your drawing.

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  5. Wow, sounds like a weekend full of stitchy and movie fun. So envious!! Great ornie for Julianne and progress on your WIPs. Please count me in on your drawing. Happy Anniv/blogaversary!

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  6. OOh; me too! Another drawing already! :D

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  7. Congratulations on your 2nd blogaversary.It has been a real pleasure reading your blog and sharing in your beautiful stitching pieces.Please enter my name in your blogaversary draw.

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  8. Lucky Robin!! :-( Sure I wont to win a secret price from you! Happy 2nd Blogaversary! It's always a pleasure to read you. MJ

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  9. I love seeing your project. Please put me into the drawing.

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  10. Great stitching, Edgar! I just love all of these projects, and you are doing great with them all.

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  11. Congrats on your pretty La-D-Da finish! Your sampler just keeps getting prettier:) and I love your ornie!
    Would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks for the chance!!

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  12. WoooHooo 2 years of blogging. I really have enjoyed reading your blog. It is always filled with wonderful stitching. Please add me to the secret drawing, I love surprises.
    Thank You ;)

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  13. Edgar,
    I'm so happy to find someone else who is a Lucia fan, especially of the books. I have never seen the TV series, but will be sure to now. Beautiful work, as always.

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  14. Oh, please enter me into the annivesary prize drawing! How exciting! I've told you before that I read your blog every morning Monday through Friday and it gives me such a boost! Thank you!

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  15. Happy Blogaversary Edgar! I follow your blog every day. I enjoy seeing all the stitching you have done. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I do not have a blog but here is my e-mail:
    judithapoulos@aol.com

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  16. Edgar...love the ABC sampler! I prefer to do sampler's more than anything! Happy 2nd Blogaversary!!

    I also loved BBC's Ballykissangel series. I just happened to see them on DVD at our local library and got so caught up with the story and characters that I hated to see it end. I am also a 1940's movie buff and love to watch them on rainy (snowy) days.

    Please enter me for the drawing.

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  17. I watched "Torn Curtain" today and thought of your fondness for the classic movies.

    Please enter me in the Blogoversary drawing.

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  19. Hi, I have come from the Quaker Inspired blog and would like to win your blog anniversary prize! Actually, I wanted to put my name into your Lo Rose sampler but it was too late! I really love your thread works. Sagami@UK

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  20. I just love all your stitching! The La D Da piece is beautiful! I always enjoy hearing about your weekends and searches for treasures.

    Please enter my name for your blogiversary giveaway! I look forward to another year of reading your blog!

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  21. Edgar, Congratulations on your blogoversary! Please enter me in your drawing. Sight unseen, anything you do would be worth winning!

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  22. Has it really already been 2 years? Where does the time go?? I would be delighted to be included in your drawing, please. :D

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  23. Happy Blogaversary! Admire your works, would love to win your secret prize.

    Hugs,

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  24. Congratulations on your blogoversary. Please include me in your drawing.

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  25. Happy Blogoversary Edgar! I am drooling over that gorgeous ornie! You are so skilled!

    Please enter me in your drawing! What an honor it would be to have something from you!

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  26. Happy Blogoversary! I'd love to be entered in the drawing for the secret prize--I'll run and go mention it on my blog!

    By the way, I love your Gazette 94 sampler SAL. I've been saving the pieces, now to decide on my color combo. Yours looks great!

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  27. Oh! Happy Blogaversary!! Please include me in the drawing :o)

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  28. all of your pieces look great!!

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  29. Hello "Black Sheep",

    This is my first time leaving a comment on an American blog, so I hope I've done it correctly. I just want to say that I have enjoyed "stalking" your blog. I think your needlework is awesome and just wanted to say so. I am originally from the San Francisco Bay Area myself....grew up in Oakland, Alameda, and San Lorenzo. I miss the water, weather, wind and the beauty of the area. Congrats on your Blogoversary! Hope you have many more. I too would like to be added to the drawing.

    Happy Stitching!
    Carol E. in AZ

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  30. Please enter me into your blogoversary contest! Thanks!

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  31. I love your La D Da sampler, I don't think I have seen that one. Anything with Judy Dench in is a winner by me. I would like to be entered in your draw please.

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  32. Edgar I would be honoured if your randomizer would choose me for your blogaversary present!

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  33. I have posted about your blogoversary giveaway on my blog Edgar so please throw me in the Bowl of Destiny!

    Happy Second Blogoversary!

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  34. Secret prize drawing? What fun! Please enter my name into the drawing.

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  35. Happy Blogging Anniversary : ) Wonderful stitching Edgar! The La D Da basket looks great. Very festive, very spring. Please add my name to your giveaway & I'll add to my next post. Thx

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  36. Please enter my name!! Happy anniversary!!

    Ellen S

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  37. Well, we didn't have much rain. Just a few drops really. Oh, that it would rain, wellllll. We need it so much. I thought your finishes were great. I really liked the ornament. The box you finished was superb!!! Please enter me in your drawing.

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  38. Hello Edgar,

    Happy Blogaversary!
    I admire your works, so I'd love to win your secret prize :)

    Hugs fro mHungary,

    Nina

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  39. cool idea! count me in. :-)

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  40. Happy 2nd blogaversary!!! Please enter me for the drawing.

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  41. Happy blogaversary! I love your La D Da piece, the colors are just beautiful, nice job!

    Please enter me for your secret prize!

    Thank you!

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  42. Congratulations Edgar on your 2nd blogoversary - here is to many more my dear.

    Please enter me if you would into the bowl of Destiny, - such fun!!

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  43. I guess, your prize will be great :) Please, enter me too :)
    Agne

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  44. Love your La-D-Da and ornament finishes. Great color choices on ABCs.

    I would love to be the recipient of your stitching. Please include me in your drawing.

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  45. I just love everything you stitch - you are just so talented. Please put me in for your Blogaversary give-away, I certainly could do with some good luck after my string of bad luck. Happy 2nd Blogaversary. Lots of Love Patti xxx

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  46. Happy blogoversary #2! Congratulations on two wonderful years of blogging, Edgar!

    Enter me in the draw, please!

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  47. Happy blogoversary! Even though it is secret I know it will be divine. Please enter me in your drawing.

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  48. Happy Blogoversary Edgar! How funny... We started our blogs at the same time! (I also have a give away on my blog) I would love to be in your drawing.

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  49. Dear Edgar, Please enter my name in your blogoversary drawing!

    Thanks!

    Melody

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  50. Congrats on your 2nd Blogaversary, Edgar ! Please include me in the drawing :)

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  51. Edgar, all of your finishes are fantastic!

    That alphabet piece is going to be lovely!

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  52. Edgar, I would love to win, so please include me. I do not have a blog.

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  53. Happy Blogaversary! I LOVE reading your blog and seeing what you are stitching and what you have finished! I would love to be in your drawing.

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  54. I'd love to participate your blog anniversary prize.
    Thanks a lot!!
    Beatriz

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  55. Happy 2nd Blogaversary! Edgar you are the best! Thanks for the giveaway! Your stitching is wonderful.
    Pam
    pam1228@aol.com

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  56. Maybe I shouldn't enter the giveaway since I have already been the recipient of your handiwork...nah, I'm too greedy! Enter me! :)

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  57. Edgar,
    Congrats on your 2nd Blogobersary!
    I would love to be in your draw.
    Jill

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  58. Edgar~

    Congratulations on your two year blogoversary!! I have only been blogging a couple of months and having a fabulous time!! Congratulations again!! Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks so much!

    Jen

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  59. wooo hooo! a 2nd blogiversary! wtg Edgar :) Of course I'd love to be entered in your drawing .. and I'll be posting on my blog today too :)

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  60. Happy Blogoversary Edgar! I'd love to be in the drawing.

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  61. Happy Blogoversary! Many you have many many more here in blogland.
    I would love to be included in your drawing.

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  62. Love your blog - interesting reading and lovely work! Hugs and Stitches for your blogaversary!

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  63. Woo, that ABC piece is gorgeous!

    Happy blogaversary!

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  64. Happy Blogaversary!!! Luv your stitching and reading about the movies you watch. Please enter me in your drawing.
    Thanks for the chance
    Pam B

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  65. Happy 2nd Blogaversary, Edgar!! And many more to come... I'd love to be entered into your drawing... Thanks for the chance!

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  67. Your stitching is beautiful!!

    Happy blogiversary!! I'd love to be in your drawing!

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  68. Ohhhhh! I'm sooo IN on this. I love your work!

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  69. Great finish Edgar! Your ornament is adorable and well finished :o)

    I love Judi Dench. She is such a great actress!

    Your ABC SAL is really coming along nicely. I'd love to be doing it myself but have too much on my plate right now :oS

    I'd love to be entered into your drawing. Happy Blogaversary!!!!

    I want to thank you so much for your kind comments on the loss of Pickles. It really meant a lot. I'm just getting back to 'socializing' so I apologize for the late thank you.

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  70. Happy 2nd blogiversay! You're stitching is awesome. I am a quaker fan too. It's been raining too much here in VA over the past 5days so I can feel your pain. I'd love to be included in your drawing. Thanks!

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  71. Ooo... Edgar... a blogoversary surprise??? Please count me in for the drawing!!!

    Love readinh your bog... you always have so much stitching progress.... I get to live vicariously through you!!! LOL...

    Stacy

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  72. I really like your ABC piece. Is that a hand dyed fabric? You do lovely work. Please enter me in your contest. What a neat idea. Happy Blogaversary! Lisa P.

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  73. You do such wonderful cross stitch!
    I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

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  74. I am always in awe of your beautiful work. Happy Blogoversary!!

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  75. Happy 2nd Blogiversary!. Please enter me for your prize! I put in my blog the good news.

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  76. Happy second Blogoversary! Please put my name in the hat. :)

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  77. I have only just discovered you blog so please dont put me in your draw...just wanted to say fantastic stitching (and very good taste in films and books though a shame about the Wheel Time. Poor RJ!

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  78. Happy Blogoversary! Please enter me in your drawing.

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  79. i'd love to win something from you from your blogoversary. count me in!
    hugs Karen

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  80. please count me in

    Thanks,
    Ancsi

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  81. ooo Loving the La d da piece.

    Please inc me in your draw

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  82. Love Flower Basket by La-D-Da, its adorable.
    Happy second blogaversary. I would love to be included in the drawing. And will post about it on my blog.

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  83. HAPPY BOLAVERSARY EDGAR!! Your blog has been an amazing source of inspiration for me!! I can't thank you enough!!! Hello Rico!!

    Hugs
    -missy-

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  84. Please add my name to you drawing...and congratulations on your blogaversary!

    thanks,
    lynda
    lyndamarie.a@gmail.com

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  85. Edgar! thank you so much for the Lo' book. I did get your comment and I emailed ya. Sorry it's taken so long, the flu bug hit our house with a vengeance! but I'm super excited and can't wait to receive this!
    thanks again,
    robin
    www.robinpich.blogspot.com

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  86. Hi Edgar, I also would love to win a secret prize;-))

    Happy stitching,
    Gaby

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  87. Happy blogoversary!! I would love to have a chance in your drawing, thank you!

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  88. Happy blogging Anniversary Edgar! I enjoy your blog! Have a great weekend!

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  89. Happy Blogversary Edgar. I would like to sign up for the prize.

    Shay

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  90. Happy Blogaversary Edgar!
    Please add me to your draw.

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  91. Edgar, I would so love to have something stitched by you. I do not have a blog, so cannot mention this. Happy blogiversary!

    Debra in NC

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  92. Found your blog by way of another and you do beautiful stitching! I'd love to entered in your blogaversary drawing.....as for mentioning it on my own....well....um....yeah....still working on mine.

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  93. If I'm not too late - I'd love to enter your drawing. Happy Blogoversary - I've also mentioned it on my page - come on over!
    I'm a newbie to blogging and am enjoying meeting new friends. I like your Christmas ornies - they look great!

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  94. I'm a fairly new reader to your blog but I've been looking back and you have done some gorgeous projects

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  95. You do beautiful work!
    Loved your blog...happy BLOGOVERSARY!!!!

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  96. Love your blog Edgar! I've looked for and watched a lot of new movies after seeing your review of them.

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  97. Happy Blogoversary! I'd love to sign up for your drawing; thank you very much for the chance!

    Melanie in MI
    feline9_2000@yahoo.com

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  98. Thank you for the opportunity, Edgar! Yup, please enter me as well! Happy week-end...

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  99. Happy blogoversary!! Whenever I stop by, I'm amazed at the perfection your work shows.

    Please enter me in you drawing. I hope you enjoyed your 2 years!

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  100. Happy blogoversary! Your stitching is impectable. You have lovely taste and perfect workmanship. I would love to celebrate with you by being included in your drawing.

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  101. YAY! Happy Blogversary!! I wonder who will be your lucky winner!!!

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