Saturday, August 11, 2012

Blogversary Celebration Giveaway!

Dear readers,
August 29th will be the one year anniversary of my blogging adventure.  Over this past year, I have learned to love my weekday blogging routine.  It was a bit scary at first, but now, I feel the need to blog each day before getting down to the nitty gritty work in the Atelier.  Many thanks to all who have encouraged me, commented on the blog and participated in previous blog events.  Thank you for sharing my creative adventure!  I look forward to sharing MANY more.

To celebrate this milestone, I have decided to host a Blogversary Giveaway with 3 prizes!!!

Here is prize package number 1 "Nautical Dreams":


This prize package consists of:  a nice small notebook with a seashell image on the pages, 3 cards of vintage buttons (one card is of pink scallop shell buttons), 1 square Czech art glass button, 1 ball of size 8 Valdani pearl cotton (color M24), 1 skein of size 5 DMC pearl cotton (color 4030), 1 skein Caron Wildflowers thread (color 067),  a small bar of Tokyo Milk soap, and a small tube of Lollia handcreme in the "Calm" fragrance.


Prize package number 2 is "Garden Delight":


This prize consists of a lovely floral themed notebook, 3 cards of pink vintage buttons, a Czech art glass button, 1 ball of size 12 Valdani pearl cotton (color M1002), 1 skein of DMC size 5 pearl cotton (color 4210), 1 skein of Caron Wildflowers Thread (color 066), a small bar of Tokyo Milk soap and a small tube of Lollia handcreme in the "Imagine" scent.


"Autumn Longings" is prize package number 3:


A small notebook with a Paris theme is included in this prize package along with: 3 cards of vintage buttons, a gorgeous Czech art glass button, 1 ball of size 12 Valdani pearl cotton (color M97), 1 skein of size 5 DMC pearl cotton (color 4130), 1 skein of Caron Wildflowers Thread (color 095), a small Tokyo Milk soap, and a small tube of Lollia handcreme in the "Classic Petal" scent.

AND...

I will also include a special tatted surprise with each package!!!

How to enter:
Leave a comment on this blogpost indicating which package you prefer and why.  One winner for each package will be selected via random number generator early on the morning of August 29th, 2012, and subsequently announced on that morning's blogpost.



I will try to post some detailed images of the goodies in some of this next week's posts as I'm rather pressed for time this weekend.  (LOTS to do before school starts!)

Good luck and thank you, again, for sharing my fiber art escapades!
Happy Tatting!




77 comments:

  1. Firstly, congrats on your blogerversary! And thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I love the Nautical dreams. Because.. beautiful colors, and I have a swap coming up where I can use some of these items to make something special for my spoilee!

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  2. wow what a way to celebrate your blogerversary lots of lovely tatting material. I would like any that I won as there all fantastic.

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  3. Oh my goodness, it would have to be "Autumn Longings." I am an Autumn baby. Autumn is my favorite time of year. I wait all year long for the changing leaves, the crisp air, pumpkins, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Oh, and my birthday, too. Yeah, Autumn Longings that's the one.
    Rosemarie

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  4. I'm so glad you decided to "blog." I enjoy being able to see your beautiful creations, and get motivated and inspired! It's difficult to choose which of your generous offerings I would like, but since Autumn is my favorite time of year, I would like to select Giveaway #3. Happy Blogversary, Rachel and may you have many, many more!

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  5. wowwwwwwwwww!!! such lovely giveaways rachel!!! First.. congrats for your one year blogoversary!!! and well, all of the three prizes are really fabulous!! but if i have to choose one.. i think the 2nd image Garden Delight..
    thanks again.. and let the fun begin!!
    clu

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  6. It's hard to believe that it's almost a year... happy blogversary! If I am lucky enough to win, I would choose Nautical Dreams. The colors look so soothing and blue is my favorite color!

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  7. Congratulations on your upcomeing Blogaversary.
    I too much enjoy your blog posts, learning about your piney woods and your junquing adventures always is of interest, and I so enjoy your tatted embellished jewelry.

    I am having trouble deciding which prize package I would like, but I think the Garden Delight would be my choice.

    Thank you

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  8. It's a true pleasure to follow your blog! Package number 2 is my favourite, I love pink and purple!

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  9. Congrats!

    I love all the photos but my fave is Autumn Longings, because the colours sing to me!

    Thanks for the possibilities,
    Fox : ))

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  10. Thanks Rachel. If I won one of your giveaway I prefear Autumn Longings, because the autumn colors are my favorites.
    Happy blogaversary.

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  11. Congratulations!
    Please, if I'm fortunate to win -- let the prize be the "Garden Delight", because purple and green always carry me away )

    Thank you so much for the chance )

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  12. Congratulations,Rachel! I open your blog every afternoon here in Italy and I enjoy your posts!
    All your packages are fantastic...I like all of three...I cannot choose but I really would like to partecipate!
    Thanks so much
    Kisses
    Jolanda

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  13. Hello Rachel! Happy Anniversary!
    I really love all three, but my Mum is 91 and her favorite color is blue. It would make a nice tatted gift for her as a "just because I love her." :)

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  14. Congratulation on your blog Anniversry. I enjoy reading your blog to see what you have created next, they are all beautiful. If I won I would like the garden package as the red and green would make lovely xmas gifts for my family. Thank you for the chance to win these lovely goodies

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  15. Congratulations on one year of blogging and thank you for sharing your thoughts and creativity with us.

    I love the colours of the Autumn Longings. This would be a lovely birthday present for me since my birthday is coming up at the end of August, :)

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  16. Congratulations on your wonderful blogging ... I please keep it up,.. your ideas, thoughts, and creativity etc ..inspires us all... I love blues so Nautical Dreams":is for me please. keep post your blog thank you

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  17. I would love to win the Nautical Dreams. 1. Because the colors are calming colors to me and I could use some calm. They also remind me of the ocean, which I miss.

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  18. I love your blog and some day I am going to get some Valdani thread, your tatting with it is simply beautiful. I am having a hard time choosing between the 3 giveaways, but I think the Nautical Dreams is my favorite. I can see gifts there for my sister and mother they would really love.

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  19. Yay! I'm doing the happy dance. I got in. Yippie!!! I may have to copy and save the message to post quickly another time if it doesn't let me send it this time, but I'm still doing the happy dance.

    As far as your gift packages...I do love anything vintage, but it doesn't matter to me. I'd be happy (and in total awe because of the computer hiccups) to receive any one of your gracious gifts.

    Thanks for being so kind Rachel. Maybe I'll even get to browse a little before I lose connection again.

    Later gf

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  20. What a great way to celebrate!!!! If I was to win I would choose ``Autumn Longings``!!! I am a fall colour girl and the fall is my favorite time of year. Fall time in Southern Ontario is wonderful to see and live in!
    Kelly

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  21. I would love to win Prize package number 2, "Garden Delight". The colors are beautiful and remind me of my flower garden.
    Thank You
    Janice Bell

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  22. Gotta enter this one please! - I love all the packages and even though I'm drawn more to the blues in Nautical Dreams I'm going to pick Garden Delight to challenge myself if I were lucky enough to win.
    Thank you for your ongoing generosity not only with the giveaways but the patterns & general info - I love reading your blog.

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  23. Wow, Rachel! Congratulations on your blog anniversary! I would be so scared to post something everyday like you do. I have only been tatting a very short time but am getting the hang of it. I read your posts several times a day to learn as much as I can. If I was to have the honor of winning one of your wonderful prizes, I think that the nautical themed one suits me best. I have traveled the world and done underwater photography so the water speaks to me....I am a water baby! Lol blessings to you for such a grand offer! Thank you so very much for the opportunity to learn from your beautiful work.
    From the Piney Woods too, Michele
    Happy tatting!

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  24. Felicidades por tu aniversario del blog. Siempre tan creativa Rachel. Me encanta el paquete de otoño logings.

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  25. Congratulations on your up coming blog Anniversry!! Your blog is an interesting read and love the give a ways.. They are all delicious but Garden Delight wins out.

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  26. Rachel, tks for sharing and blogging. It's nice to see your tatted creations, which I often drool over.:-P Happy blogversary in advance and looking forward to many more.
    Nautical Dreams really speak to me. The blue is very calming, and I love neutral colours.

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  27. Congratulations on your anniversary! Your work is so inspiring to this tatter. So much of my tatting and crocheting projects lately are in blues and greens so I would choose the "Nautical Dreams" set to continue the trend.

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  28. Happy (blog) anniversary! Your generosity and the beauty of your tatting are inspirational! I'm not usually a pink person, but the colors of the buttons of "Garden dreams" speak to me- I could see using them in a button project... and size 5 thread always says "bookmark" to me!

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  29. They are all beautiful groupings, I guess I would like 2 the best. Thank you for your BLOG!

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  30. Feliciter! Congratulations on your blogaversary! I thoroughly enjoy your blog and seeing your amazing creations! I love how you've inspired a bunch of needle tatters to tackle interlocking rings and more! Nautical dreams is so lovely and calm but autumn dreams has the Paris notebook and I'll be teaching French 1 for the first time in many years this year so I'm torn. I'd be happy with any of the three. Thanks for your generous giveaway, so fun!

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    1. French and Latin? you will be a busy lady Michelle

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  31. Congratulations on your anniverary. I wish you many more years of blogging. (I'm selfish and want to keep seeing your fantastic, talented, inspiring creations.) These are generous and lovely gifts! I would choose Nautical Dreams because my precious DIL loves the seashore and has had to live far away from it. I'd make her a pretty from the sea shell buttons and threads. Karen in OR karenatbendbroadband.com

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  32. Congratulations on your milepost and thank you for your generosity. Faced with such a difficult decision if I were to win, I would choose set 2, Garden Dreams because the pink colors reached out to me.

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  33. Congratulations on your blogversary! I always love to read your posts and admire your tatting! I would choose set 2 or 3, I love warm intense colours, I love the seasons and my garden (yes, there are a lot of red flowers to find in my garden).

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  34. Congratulations on your first anniversary, may there be many more to come, the inspiration you give to me and a great inspiration to a lot of tatters myself included.

    They are all lovely and if I was lucky to win one which I doubt I would not care which one I won because they are all so beautiful, but if I really had to chose then the first one.

    I hope you have a great weekend.
    Margaret

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  35. Congratulations on your wonderful blog. If I win, I hope at the Garden Delight "
    Good luck in the future

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  36. Wow! Please count me in! I love your blog...trying one of your patterns now. This looks like a wonderful giveaway! You've been so generous with your patterns and gifts. Keep up the great work!

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  37. Congrats to you. One day I just have to set up a blog if I can figure out how. I would choose nbr 1 but really they are all great. Please add my name.
    Elizabeth
    LeVert92 at aol.com

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  38. Congrats!! I love the Nautical Dreams one because of the blue (my favorite) although the Garden Delights is a close second.

    Thanks for the giveaway

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  39. Congrats! I love the Nautical Dream as the blue really speaks to me being it is one of my favorite color. Then it is Autumn longing 2nd.

    Thanks for the possibility.

    Grace

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  40. Happy Blogversary! And thank you so much for celebrating by giving US gifts. :)

    I love all those colorways, but the one that really speaks to me is Garden Delight. You have such good color sense, that's one of the things I really enjoy about reading your blog!

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  41. Happy Blogaversary!! And many more!!
    All the packages are fabulous, but, if I had to pick one, it would be Nautical Dreams, and second would be #2.

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  42. First, Happy Anniversary and along with that, thanks for giving away such beautiful things and showing us so many different ways in which tatting can be used. I still need help accomplishing some of the things that you do. I am enter here for 'Autum', my favorite time of year and colos also. I would like to wind this to use for our Christmas exchange which our lace group has every year. Thanks again for all your sharing...!

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  43. Prize package number 2 is "Garden Delight" colors reflect the flowers blooming right now in my garden! I love your designs and I look forward to reading your blogs. Congratulations on
    your blogversary.

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  44. Happy Blogaversary to you, Rachel! I am really enjoying your beautiful broaches. Where are you getting your base pieces? Lovely!

    Your being way too generous here, with 3 give aways. Although all are great I think I'd have to pick number 1 "Nautical Dreams". Something about the blue and green together is appealing to me, maybe the calmness of it :-)

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  45. It is hard to choose between "Garden Delight" and "Nautical Dreams". I can see so many ideas with both but I will have to pick "Garden Delight" because I have more I could wear it with.

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  46. Congratulations on celebrating a year of sharing your beautiful art with us. I've only been aware of your blog for a couple of weeks and it is a favorite of mine. The prize packages are all beautiful. But if I had to choose one, it would be Autumn Longing.

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  47. I would choose Garden Delight because the colors are so pretty! I love more jewel tone colors.

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  48. Congratulations! Love your blog and tatted pieces. I would half to choose Autumn Longing.

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  49. Congrats! Follow your blog daily. Have to say each package is to die for but the Nautical Dreams said pick me so I must go with that one. So generous, will have to pass some tatting along and share the love.

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  50. I'm so glad you decided to "blog."
    I enjoy your creations, and get motivated and inspired! It's difficult to choose which of your generous offerings I would like, but since Autumn is my favorite time of year, I would like to select Giveaway #3. Happy Blogversary and may you have many, many more!

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  51. Rachel, congratulations on your anniversary! Every time you write, I read. If I had a choice of the prize packages, I would go for the Autumn Longing one. The colors are some of my favorites. Such a generous gift!

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  52. Your three packages are all lovely with very enticing pieces in each one. But after looking over (*drooling*) each carefully I keep being drawn back to #1, "Nautical Dreams." I'm partial to turquoisy colors and turquoise is the old-fashioned birthstone of my birth month,December. I was also married in December and for our honeymoon we went to the beach and looked for seashells. This package just seems to contain so many things with meaning for me it would be absolutely wonderful to win it.
    Congratulations on your blogversary!

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  53. Congratulations on your blog-aversary!

    You are so generous and inspiring, it is a pleasure to have you in "tat-land"

    After taking a closer look, I still think all "sets" are equally lovely! I will choose one though, the Garden Delight. The Czech bead sparkled my curiosity most!

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  54. Congratulations! Has it really been a year already? O.o I'm getting old, LOL.

    Thank you for hosting yet another generous giveaway! When I read this post Saturday night, I decided not to comment because, well, I couldn't choose and probably wouldn't win anyway. Then, I read today's (err... yesterday's) post and the "Garden Delight" package screamed out to me. Honestly, I don't like the color purple so it really surprised me when my heart went for that over my beloved blue AND my beloved autumnal colors! Very weird feeling, but I think I know the reason: The things in that package are things that I would probably pass right by in a store (well, except for the pink... I love pink, LOL). I guess my heart really is crying out for me to drop the biases and break away from just ecru-blue-black-grey-pink (my closet disagrees thus far, but my craft cubby has become MUCH more lenient on its admission rule.). ;-)

    Thank you, again, for offering such generous and spectacular giveaways!!!

    ♥,
    Stephanie Grace

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  55. Congratulations on your upcoming 1-year blogging anniversary! What beautiful, generous gifts you have selected to share with your followers! They are all beautiful but I am most drawn to the Garden Delight offering. I love purples & I see some purple colors there : )

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  56. Nautical deams is my favourite. I love the teals, aquamarines and turquoise colours.

    Its a lovely selection of prizes there. You are very generous and the winners will be very lucky people!

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  57. Congratulations on the anniversary! Nice job - love the blog. My heart is leaning toward the Nautical Dreams, although they are all lovely. Dreaming about how each items will be put to use! Loving it! Thanks for making this exciting drawing possible.

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  58. Congrats on the anniversary and the lovely packages you have assembled for your giveaway.....It is hard to pick but my favorite is the "Garden Delight' because it includes my favorite colors and I think I would be able to use every item in the package if I was lucky enough to win.
    Thanks for all your efforts.

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  59. I would love the Garden Delight as purples are my favourite colours. Thank you so much for your blog, I'm a new tatter and i love reading your adventures!

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  60. Happy Anniversary!!! Love and am inspired by your creations. I would love to have the Garden Delight cos it reminds me of christmas...my favorite time of the year! :))

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  61. Congratulations on your blogoversary ! If I am the lucky one, Garden Delight it will be, purple, pink and green are my favourite colors at the moment :). Thank you for a wonderful giveaway !

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  62. My goodness -- what a very generous was to celebrate the anniversary of your blog -- thank you for this opportunity. I would choose "Autumn Longings" (rather to my surprise) -- but for some as yet unknown reason Paris keeps popping up in the last several weeks. Also, the scent of the lotion is appealing and I think I could do some lovely tatting with the threads.

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  63. Happy blog-anniversary ! wish you many years to come filled with happiness and amazing creations !
    I adore the "Autumn longings" set because its colors are what I love most . I'm also an autumn woman ( born when the nature is at her best in all : produce, color, perfumes ;) )
    Teodora.

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  64. Congratulations!
    Please, if I'm fortunate to win - let the prize be the "Autumn Longings", because I like Paris and this color scale))
    Thank you so much for the chance!

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  65. What a cool giveaway. Nautical Dreams is my choice. I love the colors and the Czech glass button and could use a lotion named "calm". Canning is in full swing and calm and soothing colors during this hectic season would be just the thing! Congratulations on your 1 year blogging anniversary coming up!

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  66. Woo Hoo! You know how to wake us up. Tee Hee. I am the 68th entry. I am enchanted with #2, Garden. Although, all are beautiful.
    Regardless of whether I win or not, thank you for sharing your lovely work and patterns with us. It is a treat to visit your blog and just drool.
    Happiest of anniversaries! I hope it is the first of very many more!

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  67. First I have to say your tatting is AMAZING! I found your blog thru a link at another blog and am so happy I did. Your work is SO inspirational! I can't wait to read more of your posts and see photos of the fantastic pieces you make.

    Picking a color scheme is hard for me because I love every one of them but I do have a special fondness for prize package number 1 "Nautical Dreams". I collect seashells and make cloth mermaids so the water colors are perfect. I have never tried Valdani thread and if I were to win this would be an extra bonus!

    Congrats on your blog-anniversary! I love forward to seeing more of your posts.

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  68. I love your tatting. You have some really beautiful work. Congratulations on the Blogiversary! As for the giveaway its hard to choose a package. All three have different things I like, but I'd have to say my favourite would be the "Autumn Longings" probably because it's my favourite season and the one that has my favourite colour, Red. Thank you for the giveaway. I am looking forward to see more of your beautiful work.

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  69. Congrats on the anniversary!
    As I already have the beautiful button and some of the threads from the first prize package, natical dreams, I would have to vote for the second. The name Garden Delight sounds so delightful! The Autumn longing is also beautiful. Whomever gets the Natical dreams package will LOVE the colors and the button.

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  70. Wow. Happy Anniversary. I just found your blog today and think it's wonderful. Such an inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing a special part of yourself so generously and thank you for the opportunity to acquire such yummy goodies. I'm most partial to 'Garden Delight' myself as I to am attuned with these colours. They make my heart sing and uplift me. I have never had the opportunity to use Valdani thread before and would love to try it. All the packages you put together are gorgeous. Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity. Have a good day.

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  71. I love the Garden Delight group - but would be happy for any!

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  72. Congratulations in one year of blogging! I love the Autumn longings group the most, though they are all simply gorgeous :-). I so enjoy following your blog and seeing all of your gorgeous creations...such incredible work, that is the greatest gift you give to us!

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  73. congrats on your blogerversary! And thanks for the giveaway opportunity. i loved your work. Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity.

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  74. hmmm, i think autumn longings - both my mom's and my sister's birthday is coming, and they both love autumn colours and look great in them :)

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  75. Another lovely giveaway - all the prizes are lovely and anyone would be lucky to win any of them. I think maybe Nautical dreams. Congrats on the blogaversary

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