Thursday, December 8, 2011

Quilt Gallery's 4th Anniversary Celebration


I hope you will join in the fun give aways here at Michele's (a.k.a. mishka) Quilt Gallery in celebration of 4 wonderful years. Over 200 bloggers from 20 countries are participating and a full list will be found on the site by midnight.


This is my give away. I know everyone likes to win fabric, but I am sure there will be plenty of that offered. So I decided for this special occassion to offer a piece that is dear to me. It's Christmas, and one gives from the heart. This is a self-design and one of a kind wallhanging that started me into quilting. Always an avid cross stitcher, I began experimenting with fabric framing my pieces - adding my signature metalic and silk threads, and beading. This was designed for entry into the 2008 Black Threads International Celebration of the African Woman Quilt Show. "Jubilation" has traveled and now home - looking for a new home.


This is a close up of the center. Over 200 color floss were used from 4 different companies as well as some hand dyed. Sulky metalic and silk thread were used in the cross stitch as well as to quilt - all quilting is done by hand. There is beading in the cross stitch center as well as thru the fabric framing. It is 29" wide by 32" in length. Hanging sleeve and labeled - another label will be attached with dedication to winner. This has been washed and care instructions will be given. You do not have to be a follower, but certainly welcomed. I will ship international and winner will be chosen at midnight, December 17th with name announced on the 18th - all efforts will be made to contact winner so be sure your e-mail information is available.

Enjoy the Blog Hop Party,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon


124 comments:

  1. OMG ! Really wonderful work and giveaway ! Hugs from France.

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  2. This is just beautiful, and I have more fabric than I can ever use, thank you for the opportunity to win a finished piece.

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  3. Thanks for such a lovely giveaway

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  4. Wow! a lot of hours of work went in to that piece. Just beautiful!

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  5. Now that's gorgeous! Looks like many many hours of work! What a great give a way!

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  6. What a wonderfully generous giveaway. This is an amazing quilt. Thank you for the opportunity to own a genuine original Vrooman masterpiece. I'm sure it will become a prized possession of whoever wins it.

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  7. Fabulous! Count me in please!

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  8. Wow, how could you bare to give this away??? It's gorgeous.

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  9. What a fabulous give-away! I am crossing my fingers on this one!

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  10. Wow, a chance to win one of your pieces, you bet I'm in!! That's just gorgeous Sharon!

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  11. This piece is beautiful, thankyou so much for a wonderful giveaway.

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  12. Wow, Sharon. How incredibly generous of you to give this beautiful quilt away. Someone is going to be very happy.

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  13. Sharon, this is an awesome piece! What an honor if I'm chosen to give it a new home! Beautiful!

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  14. it is gorgeous and really generous of you to give it away, the winner is truly a lucky person :)

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  15. I would LOVE to win this. It is beautiful! Thanks!

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  16. What fun...and what a beautiful piece!! :)

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  17. As a fellow stitcher let me just say that this is fabulous. Absolutely stunning. Thanks for the opportunity and such a selfless giveaway!!

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  18. That is so gorgeous! I love cross stitch but don't have the patience to do it myself. What a wonderful work of art!

    Samantha
    samanha@fairpoint.net
    qolavrah@yahoo.com

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  19. Oh I was a cross stitcher and owned my own store before I got back into quilting I still have so many patterns that I would love to do, but I find my eyesight is just crap now.

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  20. This is the most beautiful, exciting piece. How generous you are to give it to a complete stranger. I follow you.

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  21. Oh, Sharon, what a fabulous piece!! I love the mix of cross-stitch and patchwork - and the colors! Amazing!!! I an't believe you're willing to give this up!!

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  22. I cannot believe that you are willing to part with this amazing piece Sharon. I would be so honored if I won it. blessings, marlene

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  23. I would be so honoured to win this beautiful gem... how generous and thoughtful of you!

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  24. Oh my friend...WOW!! You are such a giving person! I hope that whoever wins this will realize what a treasure that they've got!

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  25. A fantastic piece of work, would be fantastic to win this, and if I don't I'm sure whoever does will very much enjoy having it.

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  26. It is stunningly beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  27. Wow! What an absolute delight and honour it would be to have this wonderful piece haning on my studio wall.

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  28. "Jubilation" is stunning!
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. Yes, I live in Sch'dy and am in the Q.U.I.L.T.S. guild. We should e-mail and get together sometime.......or meet at the Joyful Quilter. Have a great Christmas and Blog Hop Party!

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  29. That is amazing. How can you bear to part with it?

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  30. This is the most beautiful piece of art. You are so generous to part with it. I am sure that whoever wins it will treasure it always.

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  31. it is really amazing. I cross my fingers. I would be happy if you want to join the fun in my giveaway too. hugs

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  32. What an amazing and generous give-away. This is a special quilt and whom-ever wins it will be so lucky! Thank you for such a wonderful chance to win.

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  33. A real treasure and I would promise to protect and care for it if the quilt lived at my house. Wonderful opportunity. Judy C

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  34. What a beautiful and generous give-away!!! How can you part with it? I promise to give it a good home if I am the lucky winner!

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  35. How amazing your giveaway is...That is absolutely beautiful!!!

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  36. What a beautiful and generous gift! Thank you for offering it.
    ....This blog hop is such fun!

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  37. What a beautiful wallhanging! I'd be delighted to win it and proud to hang it. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  38. What a fabulous piece! Are you sure you are ready to give it away?! My family would love to see this in the living room everyday. Thank you for being so generous!

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  39. Your giveaway is so generous! What a stunning wallhanging. I would give it a careful home!

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  40. I can't believe you're giving this beautiful quilt away. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  41. What an absolutely beautiful piece! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  42. This quilt has beautiful colors in it. Wow great give away!!

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  43. As someone already posted, I can't believe you're giving this away! It's really beautiful. Whoever wins it should feel very honored to be given such a wonderful piece.

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  44. What an exquisite piece of art! You are so kind to offer it in the giveaway! I've added your blog to my google reader!

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  45. That's a beautiful work of art, Sharon. I especially like the pieced border; someone will love to own this!

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  46. What a beautiful and generous giveaway. I thought I was a follower of your blog but I guess I have just visited many times. I am now a follower. Merry Christmas!

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  47. OMGosh Sharon. That's such a lot of work. I would love to have it as would everyone else posting.

    Just Lovely!

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  48. This is amazing Sharon ,an extremely generous giveaway ,thanks for the chance.

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  49. Thank you for joining in the blog hop party - this is fun!

    Merry Christmas!

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  50. How beautiful! Lots of work in that, we can tell! Merry Christmas!

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  51. I would be honored to win your self design wall hanging. I would treasure this Christmas Blog Hop gift forever. This is a gift that comes from your hear and is indeed special. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and I know that you will certainly make someone a very special Christnas with your gift,

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  52. This would so go with the other 3 ladies I have in my sewing room. I made that when I was given a quarter yard of fabric and told to use it in a wall hanging. They look like the same 3 ladies

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  53. This is a beautiful work of art. The feeling of joy these ladies give will make any home a happy place.

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  54. wow... I would be honoured to give this a happy home!

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  55. Absolutely beautiful! I'd love to have this hanging in my home and making me smile whenever I looked at it.
    Sandy
    http://www.quiltingfortherestofus.com

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  56. Oh this is breathtaking..it brings tears to my eyes it is so pretty.

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  57. Breathtaking. Thank you for your generosity. ~Nita

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  58. this is beautiful.thanks for the offer to give it away!!
    Merry Christmas!

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  59. How stunning! Thanks for the chance to win your one of a kind piece of artwork

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  60. It would be truly an honor to be awarded this quilt. It is lovely and would be treasured.

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  61. I just heart this quilt. I will take god care of it, if I should be the lucky winner!

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  62. How beautifully generous of you and your heart! Merry Christmas!

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  63. Oh what a beautiful quilt! How generous of you offering it as a giveaway prize. I don't know if I would be able to part with that to a stranger. Thank you for the chance to win this.

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  64. Absolutely beautiful. Come over and visit World of Charity Stitching. We are part of the Blog Hop party too. Our quilts are also made using cross stitch pieces.

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  65. Wow! This is such a personal gift, I can't believe you are willing to give it away! I do not cross stitch myself, but have many friends who do, it is so time consuming. Such a generous thing to do. I am now a follower and hope to learn lots from you. Please visit for my prize at my blog.

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  66. That is gorgeous...

    I know it is African in design - but it reminds me of my times in the Islands - The Caribbean! I would love it...

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  67. I loves to treasure it.. So valuable and meaningful..
    Thx for the chance to win ^^v

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  68. Wow what a beautiful Quilt! A real gift from your heart! I would love to win! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  69. My goodness, such a beautiful piece! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  70. What a masterpiece! I would be thrilled to own and display your artwork!

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  71. This is exceptional and I love it like everyone else does. How generous of you to part with it. Would love to own it. thanks for a chance Patty

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  72. Greetings from Sweden! What a lovely finished piece! The colors in the central crosstitch are so beautifully integrated with the pieced quilt-- and the ladies' dresses are just divine! If you can part with it, I'd love to win this generous giveaway!

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  73. Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely work of art. Happy Holidays from Canada!

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  74. This is so beautiful. You are so generous to offer it as a giveaway. Thank you for sharing your work.

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  75. This really is beautiful! I would love to win it.

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  76. What a beautiful piece! I can't believe you're parting with it! I'd love to win it!

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  77. Beautiful! Enter me for your fantastic giveaway.
    Laura
    laura.leahj@ gmail dot com

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  78. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

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  79. Wow! That is really beautiful! I would be jubilant to win it.

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  80. That is a very nice giveaway indeed. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

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  81. That is an amazing giveaway. Whoever wins it will be very lucky.

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  82. wow..that is amazing work...I am honored to be giving the chance to enter you giveaway..thank you

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  83. Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks so much. I hope someone wins who will appreciate it! Thanks for sharing

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  84. Adorable!!I would love to own that piece..thank you

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  85. What a beautiful piece. I would love to win this-thanks for the chance. I follow your site often.

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  86. That is just gorgeous. What a generous and kind thing to offer in your giveaway. It would have a great home with me.

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  87. Beautiful work! It is a true treasure - how can you part with it? I would love to give it a good home! Thanks for the chance, Dianne

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  88. What a beautiful piece and the colours are amazing.

    Blessings from Singapore!

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  89. Hi Sharon -- What a treasure! Your work is amazing. You are so very generous.

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  90. What an incredible giveaway. Truly from the heart!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  91. wow! This piece is amazing!!! TY for a chance to win~would look wonderful in my room.

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  92. you did a really awesome job. It takes a big heart to give something so special away. Thank you

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  93. This piece is just beautiful. Wow, 200 different threads! That's amazing.

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  94. That is a stunning piece of art.

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  95. What beautiful colors and what joy this piece exudes! I love it!
    Lynn Kunz

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  96. This is such a gorgeous piece, and it is nice to have the chance to win finished work; I never have enough time to finish projects, only start them. -grin-
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    kessilari(at)gmail (dot) com

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  97. So colorful! I love it. lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

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  98. I think that's the most beautiful one of the Blog hop party.
    As far as I am a cross-stichers and a quilter too, I appreciate the extraordinary gift you are offering with this giveaway.
    Excuse my english, I'm much, much better in French
    Have a nice day

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  99. Oh My Goodness! I'm an avid cross stitcher and when seeing what you have stitched and are willing to give away, I'm just blown to bits. It's is truly a labor of love and a gorgeous piece. It would be very hard for me to part with something like this. I truly hope the person that is lucky enough to win it will enjoy it and realize the work that has gone into it. That's the one thing about cross stitch vs quilting. It takes a LOT longer to have a finished product. But the journey...oh the journey...I wouldn't trade it for anything. Pure therapy at it's best.

    Sorry to ramble. I just am in awe that you could be so generous to give away such a work of art. Thank you for the chance! :0)

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  100. Beautiful giveaway - but oh how can you part with such an exquisite piece of art? It really belongs in a textiles museum to be admired by novice and experienced stitchers and quilters alike.

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  101. I can't believe you are willing to give this away. It is magnificent! Please add my name to the list.

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  102. What a generous giveaway! I would feel so privileged to have this beautiful work of art!

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  103. That is a wonderful hanging. I would be proud to own it.

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  104. I would LOVE to hang your quilt on my wall. It is beautiful and I can appreciate all the hours of time you put into it. What a generous give-away!

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  105. Greetings from Hungary. Thanks for playing!

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  106. Simply stunning workmanship! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  107. So very beautiful. I love the design and how you incorporated the cross stitch with the fabric.

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  108. Hi, Happy Holiday to you and yours, thank you for such a beautiful giveaway I would be honored to win just to take care of it.

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  109. What a generous and stunning prize. It is beautiful. Thank you for offering it on the blog hop giveaway. Merry Christmas from Minnesota.

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  110. Oh my goodness Sharon, your quilt is amazing. The colors in your stitched centerpiece are simply stunning. Lovely!

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  111. This is beautiful work that you do. I am gald I found you in this blog hop party.

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  112. It is a stunning piece that you are sharing with your lucky winner. I love the vibrant colors and the beautiful design.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I hope you have met many wonderful quilters - your work is meant to be viewed by many.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  113. My husband and I collect fine art and would be honored to have this in our collection!

    It is beautiful!

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  114. Oh, my gosh! How can you part with something so beautiful. Living in the Low Country of the Carolinas, this picture fits in. It has such grace and beauty.
    Hugs and best Christmas wishes to you.
    Mary

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  115. hi!
    WOW! What a fabulous piece of art! I can't believe you are parting with it. I am honored to have a chance to win the piece.
    Thanks for the chance!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

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  116. Really enjoyed your blog. Thanks for participating in the Blog give-a-way!

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  117. Wow, that's a lot of work, Sharon! It's beautiful. I have put aside some embroidery pieces in the past with the intention of making a quilted setting for them, but never got around to it. Yours came out great!

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  118. That is just beautiful! I used to cross stitch (now I do it mainly by machine) and I know how much work and love went into this piece. It would be an honor to give it a new home.
    Susan
    susie.galasso@gmail.com

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  119. Beautiful!

    I'm a new follower :-)

    Thanks for the chance to win
    Kelly (at) mysimplewalk (dot) com

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  120. Wow....how beautiful and how generous of you! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  121. Talk about a labor of love. You really captured the spirit of these ladies. How can you not smile when you look at them!! It's wonderful. Happy holidays from northern Maryland!

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