Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Advent Giveaway

It's finally here - - Giveaway Day!!! YAY!!!

...This year's Advent Giveaway ornament proved exceptionally difficult to photograph...

...First I tried the same setting as last year...

...with the ornament in the east facing window...no good...
...so I moved into the dining room and photographed it against a neutral wall...

...still no good...
...against a black knitting bag...

...Nope...
...finally I cut little paper circles and stuffed them inside the ornament - first white...
...then black - I hope you can get an idea of what the ornament will look like - one of the neat things about the ornament is that as you look through the side that says 'Peace' you see the dove flying in the background...

Just leave a comment here and I'll draw FIVE (5) winners on December 7th - I'll ship internationally and I'll use the random number generator that I had so much fun with before... FOLLOWERS GET ENTERED TWICE, because I really appreciate you guys! - I'll be doing a separate drawing just from the followers for a 6th ornament!
***edited to add***Nicola pointed out that she follows the blog with a reader - so if that applies to you as well - just leave a second comment - and I'll put you into the 'followers' drawing too :)

138 comments:

  1. Love it, what a unique idea to be able to see both the picture and the word

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  2. What a beautiful ornament...if I don't win one, I'll have to try my hand at making one...but I'm nowhere near as talented as you obviously are!

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  3. I would love to win one of these beautiful ornaments.

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  4. Those are beautiful! They would look lovely on any christmas tree!!!

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  5. What a beautiful ornament! And I love that "I don't quit" attitude with the photography!!

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  6. i'm not entering your contest because we don't use decorations, but i wanted to tell you how much i enjoyed that post.

    the ornament is lovely and the photo-story was really quite cute! thanks for posting it all.

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  7. The ornament you made is beautiful! And, one of the things I'm focusing on this season is Peace- for myself and for the world- so I love the symbolism.

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  8. that is beautiful!

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  9. Beautiful! These must look beautiful on a tree with shimery lights! Thanks!

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  10. Beautiful. And an epic photo adventure.

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  11. good morning!! pretty ornament. hope you've got lot's of shipping peanuts!

    love, k

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  12. The ornament is beautiful and would make a great addition to our family tree! Thanks so much!
    -Allison
    hammondbride at gmail dot com

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  13. Lovely ornaments. Congratulation on your tenacity in getting the photographs.

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  14. My mom loves ornaments, and I would love to give her this handmade one--it's beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win a such pretty item!

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  15. That is such a beautiful ornament and you can never have too many photos so I loved the post! ;)

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  16. I really enjoy your blog. Thank you for sharing. The ornament is beautiful.

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  17. OH what a lovely ornament.. I made some a couple years ago with my girls birth pictures in them.

    :)
    carol

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  18. Another cool idea from you :-))

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  19. Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

    coleslaw1017[at]gmail[dot]com

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  20. Beautiful ornament, thanks for the oportunity to win one. ♥

    ac_mc79[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  21. Cute ornaments! I have the same troubles with pictures. It takes so much effort to get just the right shot! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. this ornament it beautiful! I think I need it.

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  23. What a beautiful ornament!

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  24. Beautiful ornament

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  25. A really lovely ornament and sentiment.

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  26. Peace - great sentiment and beautiful ornament

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  27. Very nice, you are very talented!
    Karen, twiceasniceboutique@live.com

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  28. Hi! I saw your comment on my giveaway and thought I would check out your blog (I want to learn to knit - well right now I just knit, no purls or anything haha). anywho, cute giveaway! And I'm adding you to my reader. nice to "meet" you!

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  29. oh and i just broke the cardinal rule of giveaways (which is currently bugging me haha) - my email is megan.nadalet at gmail dot come :)

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  30. beautiful ornament.

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  31. Beautiful ornament even if it was hard to photograph! I love the peace ornament I got from you last year, it's up on our little tree and I thought about you as I was putting it up :) Thanks for having another giveaway!

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  32. oh that would look spectacular on my Christmas tree! Thank you!

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  33. very original....

    my giveaway is here
    http://busybeefree.blogspot.com/2009/12/giveaway-day.html

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  34. oh that's beautiful!

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  35. This is beautiful! Thanks for your hard work on photographing it!

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  36. Sweet! I love the bird on black. :)

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  37. What a great giveaway! I'd love to be entered :)



    jillybean7681 at gmail dot com

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  38. very pretty!

    jakemelissajakea@aol.com

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  39. Beautiful ornament. Peace is my favourite seasonal sentiment. I always look for Christmas cards that have a dove on them. Thanks for the chance.

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  40. I love those. So personal!

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  41. I am going to be greedy even though I received one of your ornaments last year. How do you tell if people are followers? I subscribe to your blog via Bloglines - is there some way you can get a list of people who do that?

    Nicola (Nicolaknits)
    I'm having trouble with wordpress comments today!

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  42. It`s beautiful!!

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  43. Beautiful ornament! Kudos to you in your efforts to photograph the impossible!
    I would love to hang this on my tree, and then in my window long after the holidays are over.

    hugs,
    Heidi
    heidig@gmail.com

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  44. what a beautiful ornament !
    Please please, count me in !

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  45. i had so much fun with your photo adventure!!!
    it's a really lovely ornament and it would go so well in my collection (each year i get a different one so that in some years time my tree will be all crazy).
    i hope the nice random generator thingy picks me!!!

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  46. how can i become a follower? i don't see the pannel in the sidebar! :(

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  47. Very pretty. Thanks for the giveaway. alusco@centurytel.net

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  48. I think it would look beautiful on a tree with lights!
    Glad to see you're playing along in the SMS Giveaway Day, Teresa! :)

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  49. Lovely prize!! Thanks!
    christinbanda at yahoo dot com

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  50. haha. At least your photography troubles are entertaining.

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  51. Also, i follow with google reader.

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  52. Very pretty ornament...thanks for the giveaway...

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  53. We love taking out our ornaments every year and this would be a beautiful addition!

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  54. Very nice! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. I love your photography exploits!!


    Thank you for the opportunity to enter!

    SheilaC

    shecarita(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. I follow!!



    SheilaC

    shecarita(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. So cute! And nice blog! I'll sunscribe!

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  58. beautiful! nice work getting creative to get a good pic!

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  59. It's beautiful! Your ornament would make a wonderful addition to my tree! Thanks!

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  60. Beautiful! I would love to win this

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. How pretty!

    I'm a follower!

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  62. Thanks for the chance to win! These are beautiful

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  63. That's a lovely ornament. Thanks for all the effort that went into getting an accurate photo of it! :-)

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  64. oh, special ornaments are such a nice part of the holidays! i'd love a chance to win one of these :)
    cheers
    sarita0818 at comcast dot net

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  65. it's very cute!

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  66. Beautiful no matter how you photograph it! I would proudly hang this on my tree! So sad I missed out on the beautiful glass ornament in your previous post. Have a merry...

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  67. really beautiful! thanks for the opportunity! ;)

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  68. Peace...what a beautiful gift to ourselves that we can share collectively within our families, neighborhoods and communities.
    Thank you for spreading peace through your beautiful ornaments!

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  69. Ohhh, I'm glad I found your blog. Your work is really lovely. I'm bookmarking it as we speak.

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  70. I love handmade ornaments, and yours is lovely!

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  71. Thanks for a chance to win.
    curry(dot)jessica(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. That is beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

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  73. That is beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

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  74. It is fun to see how you played around with taking photos! I think the first two were still the best pictures :)

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  75. Thank you for helping me becoming a follower. This time it worked!

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  76. You are so talented. I love the ornament. I would be stoked to win one of them

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  77. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I am also doing a giveaway. I have two blogs, www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com and www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

    My 9 year old daughter is having a giveaway on her sewing blog as well, www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

    Hope you'll stop by and have a look around and enter our giveaways.

    Have a blessed day.

    Trudy

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  78. Lovely work, there is always a dove somewhere on my tree.
    I am now a follower
    ladycolmn@aol.com

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  79. I love it. It is so beautiful. I would love to win this for my first Christmas in a new city by myself.

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  80. Lovely! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  81. beautiful! thanks for the chance to win :)

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  82. What a beautiful ornament! You are really amazing for this generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

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  83. Those are lovely ornaments!

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  84. hi
    what a beautiful giveaway!
    gill x

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  85. i love the ornament despite it being so hard to photograph, I think it would look lovely hanging on my tree!! thanks.

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  86. very pretty! and I can see how hard that would be to photograph!!!

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  87. Love the ornament!

    Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize and for your generous contribution!
    Merry Christmas!
    mayhem5@softhome.net
    http://thequiltingdee.blogspot.com/

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  88. What a pretty ornament! I love the trial and error photoshoot- I do that too, but I always just delete the bad ones, and never learn from my mistakes. :)

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  89. Beautiful ornaments. I would love to know what you paint them with.

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  90. I am now a subscriber

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  91. what a cute ornament!

    shannon.mangerchine(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. What a beautiful ornament! It would look lovely on anyone's tree!

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  93. cool ornaments, I'd love to win.

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  94. that is very pretty. Thank you for the chance to win! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. -dez

    simply.simon.sisters[at]gmail[dot]com

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  95. very pretty ornament, I would love to have this for my tree!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  96. blog follower

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  97. I became a follower of your blog. Love the ornament it's beautiful.

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  98. What a cute ornament

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  99. Beautiful ornament...Loved all the pics. Thanks.

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  100. This is beautiful, and I'm impressed you went to so much trouble to photograph it.

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  101. Very pretty! I'm actually getting my first real Christmas tree this year and it will be a proper size (unlike the two foot tall plastic one I've been using) so I need more full-sized ornaments for it! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  102. So pretty I love some peace!!

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  103. What a beautiful ornament. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  104. Thanks for such a wonderful chance to win a beautiful Christmas tree ornament!

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

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  105. Oh my how sweet! I'd so love to have that on my tree this year.

    Thank you for the chance!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  106. What a lovely ornament! And so generous of you to give away 5 of them!

    I follow too!

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  107. Lovely ornament!

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  108. Lovely ornament....and i love your blog. So glad I found it!

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  109. thanks for hosting the giveaway! love the dove ornament!

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  110. Gorgeous ornament. Hopefully I get lucky with the random numbers! Thank you for participating in the giveaway!

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  111. Really sweet and inspired ornament. Thanks.

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  112. That is a beautiful idea for a Christmas ornament. I definitely like the "peace" and dove combination :)

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  113. The last years photo is fantastic, it's hard to beat a photo like that.

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  114. What a wonderful ornament...I'm addicted to them! My daughter even has a tree up in her room this year! :)

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  115. I love christmas ornaments!

    Thanks for the giveaway! Happy holidays!

    misszucchini (at) yahoo (dot) ca

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  116. Hi. My name is Emily. I am a 9 year old homeschooler. My favorite Christmas tradition is going to my Grandma's, and we always her help her decorate her tree. I love to sew. Right now I am sewing a Christmas tree skirt to go underneath our tree this year. I have my very own sewing blog at www.sewingsister.blogspot.com . I hope you will come to my blog, too. I am also doing a giveaway on my blog. Thank you for this generous giveaway prize. I would love to be entered for a chance to win.

    Emily
    sk8ter dot emily at gmail dot com

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  117. Interesting idea having the bird show on the other side of the word.

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  118. I love the ornament... thanks for the great giveaway. I am very excited.

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  119. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  120. Your ornament is lovely! Please count me in.
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  121. I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect!
    Again, many thanks.....Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  122. What a beautiful ornament!

    http://thelifeofthegirlnextdoor.blogspot.com/

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  123. Beautiful ornament and can understand why it was so difficult to photgraph.
    Merry Christmas!

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  124. These are really pretty, great job!

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  125. I am impressed with the ornament. I really like the photo you did against the window. It is interesting.Looked like the ornament was floating in midair. very cool!

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  126. I am not sure if I left my e-mail address. My blog address is thetaleofmommydragon.blogspot.com

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  127. please enter me in your giveaway!
    thanks!
    ~Kim
    (ksknitchic@yahoo.com)

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