July 1, 2010

The Winner, A Giveaway, And A General Update...

And now, for a celebration of my own!!!
It happened when I wasn't even watching!
The next thing I knew, Brynwood had 400 friends.
Of course, it's time to celebrate with another drawing.

I'm humbled and honored that you like what I write here.
Enough to put me into your blog roll or in your reader so
you can keep up with my projects, activities and thoughts.

You mean the world to me, really!!!...and you make me
want to be a better person. I try to make Brynwood an
interesting place to visit with new things to share.
I always try to put my best foot forward for you, and
really treasure the friendships I've made here.
I look forward to getting to know all of you even better.

I'd like to say "thank you" to
Karen at Graphics Fairy
for this fabulous vintage image of two ballerinas.
I'm going to offer FOUR giveaway gifts using this image.
"What are they?", you say.
Uh, remember the part where I told you
I was taken unawares?
I have no idea what I'll do with this image yet.
I might make a gift tag. I might make a cushion.
I promise that, as the drawing progresses, I'll share
each of the gifts with you as I make them up next week.
Here's how you enter the drawing...
Only comments on this post will count for the drawing.
• One entry if you leave a comment
• One more entry if you are a follower, or become one.
• One more entry if you blog about my giveaway,
post my button, and link back to this post.
PLEASE LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY.

The giveaway will end at midnight Saturday, July 10, 2010.
I'll announce the winners on Sunday, July 11, 2010.

Feel free to use any giveaway image above in your blog.
Good luck, y'all!
Announcing the winner of my
Strawberry Rose
from the
"Where Bloggers Create II" event.
#57
Rebecca from A Gathering of Thoughts
Congratulations, Rebecca!
Please email your address to me so that I can send out your strawberry.

I finished piecing the French General quilt top yesterday.
I added two more borders from what I showed yesterday,
and today, I'll take it out to be assembled.
I'll add the binding when it comes back.
My Bloggerette Sorority Sister, Marsha,
from Marsha's Musings and Sassy Mini Dolls
is having a giveaway, too!
Deadline to enter is July 14th.
Click on the giveaway photo to enter.
UPDATE: Midnight July 14th
The Giveaway Drawing Is Closed.
Thanks for entering!
JoySignatureAcornGrey

157 comments:

  1. I am a follower.
    I am posting on my sidebar.
    I have also placed your button on my sidebar.
    I really don't want to be #1. It is so pretentious. Can I be 39? I would love to be 39 again......

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  2. EEEEEEK! Can you hear me scream out with JOY! Oh my gosh! I'm more excited than I can say. After a care-worn week this is exactly what I needed for a wonderful pick-me-up!

    Thank you, sweet friend. Today YOU BLESSED ME!

    love to you~

    Rebecca

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  3. Congrats on the 400th follower Donna and snerous of you to offer a giveaway.
    I would love to be entered in your drawing.
    ~ Tina

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  4. and.... I´m a follower too ofcourse :D
    ~ Tina

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  5. Terrific !! And I don't even need to know WHAT the giveaways are! If you make it, I'm sooooo in love with it!

    I'll go add your giveaway button right now to my blog....

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  6. Me again, Donna. Okay, I have your sweet giveaway button posted with a link back to you!

    I'll also be happy to do a blog post about the giveaway soon!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  7. Came over to say Hi sister and well look what I found. If I'm not already a follower I will be!
    Lynn

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  8. Donna, I've been a stalker/follower of yours for a long time in Google Reader, but I've now officially joined as a true follower of yours!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  9. I forgot to tell you congrats on 400 followers, your sure to hit 500 by the time its over. I posted on my sidebar!

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  10. I'm now a follower, I guess thats all three! now off to see your rush project!

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  11. congratulations! i would love to win something you make!

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  12. Hi Donna!
    Congratulations to Rebecca. She's a lucky girl!
    Love your creations. Everything you make is so beautiful.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  13. How exciting ~ a mystery gift! : ) Congrats to your previous winner!

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  14. Love the image you have choosen for your giveaway logo. Of course, I would love to win anything you have created. Speaking of such, Congratulations Rebecca. The funny thing is that
    little Strawberry Rose looks just like Rebecca. I think that win was meant to be.
    Debbie

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  15. Good Morning, Donna,
    I am just getting around to visit all the wonderful studios through the 'where bloggers create' party. I have been away from home (thus no internet) caring for my elderly mom.

    Congratulations on reaching the 400 followers milestone and for entering me in your very sweet giveaway.

    Have a fabulous Friday ~Natalie

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  16. I signed on to be a follower...I'm number 405! I also added you to my blogroll. I hope that was OK with you...I think I am going to want to visit you often!

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  17. And for the third and final time...
    I added your giveaway button with a link back to you in the sidebar of my blog.

    Again, I really enjoyed visiting your studio, your blog, and your etsy store this morning!

    See you around ~Natalie

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  18. I can see why you have so many followers! Your blog is both beautiful and interesting--always a pleasure to visit. Have a great weekend. ; )
    ~Michele

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  19. Congratulations on 400 blogger friends. I choose not to call us followers ~lol~

    Thank you for giving us an interesting and welcoming place to share a cup of coffee or tea.

    Happy holiday.
    Carol

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  20. What a stunning photo! I would *love* to be entered in your drawing :)
    Becca

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  21. Ohhh, I can't wait to see what you create with this fab graphic! Your rush project was beautiful!

    Thank you so much for posting about my giveaway!

    xxoo

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  22. Well, I was a follower but every time I would try to read your post it wouldn't come up . . so I unfollowed and was going to follow via feed . . and . . . this is turning into too long of a comment, ROTFL, I am re-following!!

    xxoo

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  23. I posted your button with a link on my sidebar under "giveaways"

    Have a great 4th of July!!

    xxoo

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  24. Congratulations Donna ... 400!!!! YeeHaw!

    Your give-a-ways are always delightful!

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  25. Congrats on your latest milestone!!

    And thanks for the great give away :)

    SheilaC

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  26. Congratulations on having 400 followers; quite the accomplishment!

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  27. I love what you did with those fabrics. I could start at it all day!! Can't wait to see the other borders!

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  28. I'm posting a link to your giveaway on my blog. Thanks Donna for having your giveaway!

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  29. Not enter the giveaway - I am a follower though and read you daily!
    I just wanted you to know your French General Quilt is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  30. congrats on your 400th follower!!! Your blog is a treat to visit ; )

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  31. Hi Donna, I am already a follower. :D Marva

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  32. Hi again Donna! I did a post about your giveaway on my blog and added a button. Can't wait to see what you do with this fabulous image! Marva

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  33. ...and now, after discovering your blog from a link..I'm a follower, too!

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  34. Oh yes, count me in, I am a follower already!!!!
    Donna, I will post this on my blog too!!!
    Hugs,
    Mags

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  35. Oh please add my name to your list! I am a follower. I could use a pick me up since my husband's surgery was postponed today. I'm also posting on my blog about your giveaway!

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  36. I'm adding a second comment for Margaret from the French Bear.
    Hey, Mags...
    You get credit on your first post as a comment, and this one for being a follower. (Friend).
    Love,
    Donna

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  37. Just doing my bookwork here...Don't mind me. lol

    This is a second entry for Linda @ Parker's Paradise for posting about my giveaway.

    xoxo
    Donna

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  38. third entry for Linda @ Parker's Paradise for being a follower/friend.
    First post will count for leaving a comment.

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  39. Sissie is also a follower.

    Second entry.
    xoxo

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  40. PeggyR also gets a second entry for being a follower.
    Thanks, Peggy!
    xoxo

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  41. I would love to enter your giveaway! Everything you make is delightful!
    Blessings!

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  42. I'm adding your giveaway to my sidebar with a link back!
    Thank you, so much!

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  43. Oh, I almost forgot ~ Congratulations on your 400th follower!

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  44. Hi Donna,
    Congratulations on what is now 409 followers! You have a fabulous blog and I have so enjoyed getting to know you through your blog posts.
    I would love to be entered in your giveaway.
    Jane

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  45. I a true blue follwer....love it here

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  46. got you linked on my side bar....

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  47. Congrats! your blog is growing and growing....you have so many friends from everywhere...we all love visiting your lovely place

    your stories are wonderful, especially Kes talking...hehehe! loved that one...and your work unmatchable. And you are so very giving...

    Thanks Donna...you deserve all this loving from all over the world

    DeeDee

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  48. I am very proud "friend" of your blog! :) Theresa

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  49. Congratulations again on reaching 400 friends! That is quote an accomplishment. Whatever you create will be most extraordinary. :) Have a wonderful weekend! Theresa

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  50. I have a button on my sidebar for this give-a-way.

    Thanks again!

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  51. OMG, 400+ followers, congratulations! I think its wonderful that you are having another giveaway, and not knowing yet what it is makes it even more exciting!

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  52. Dear Donna,

    Happy 4th - and Happy 400 Followers! It is always a pleasure to see what you're working on and it's been a delight to see your well-deserved growth since we first met through OWOH!

    I would be thrilled to win any of your beautiful gifts so definitely include me in the draw!

    Hugs
    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  53. Of course I follow - all the cool kids do! (smile)

    Hugs
    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  54. I'm delighted to add your beautiful candy button to my sidebar at Create With Joy!

    Hugs
    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  55. Hi Donna,
    Of course I am a follower, who wouldn't be!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  56. It's the perfect day starter to see what you are creating. I usually "checkin in" in the morning before I head to work.
    This picture reminds me of my Nana Florence. Although I am not sure she was into ballet, she was a Vaughn Godfrey dancer back in the day. Anyone familiar with them?

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  57. Hi Donna I am back I am a follower to. Your Missouri Friend.

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  58. Hi Donna, I would love to enter your giveaway. I love the new quilt top it is so pretty. Your Missouri friend.

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  59. Hi sweet Donna!!!! Congratulations on all of your wonderful followers!! Isn't it so amazing finding so many precious friends here that love the same things we do?? I love all the goodies you create and would love to win anything!! Hugs and love, Dawn

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  60. Hey sweetie, and I'm a follower too!!!! hugs and love, Dawn

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  61. Congratulations Donna on your milestone... 400+ friends following.
    I am happy to follow you, love seeing your beautiful creations and talent in your work.
    How very generous with all the giveaways, the lucky people are going to be thrilled to win.
    Happy 4th of July!

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  62. I'm following . . pick me!

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  63. Donna we would follow you anywhere. lol
    Honey of course you have 400 friends who can not but love you.
    Love love this giveaway
    Maggie

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  64. Oh and I am of course your number 1 follower so in case you did not know.
    Love
    Maggie

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  65. and I was already a follower

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  66. Congrats on the 400! I am not surprised. Your work is beautiful and inspiring and you are so talented. I would love to enter your give away.

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  67. Hi Donna,

    I would consider it an honor to have something made by you. Please consider this as my first attempt, as I am a follower.

    Hugs,
    Meri

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  68. Hi Donna,

    This is my second attempt to win something fabulous from you, as this is just my comment: You're work is to die for, and I want something! How's that for bold!

    Thanks for the opportunity.

    Hugs,
    Meri

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  69. I am one of those friends who follow!

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  70. Congratulations on 400 followers!! How fun to have a giveaway to celebrate all your friends!!

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  71. Hi. I just found your blog and became a follower.

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  72. Ohhhh, I love the quilt. Can't wait to see it finished.

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  73. I would be honored to be entered in your 400th follower giveaway. If I follow you and the directions this is my first comment for being a follower.

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  74. Now another entry for leaving a comment. My comment is that you Donna are always such an inspiration with the beautiful work you do. I aspire to do better because of you and your talents and generosity. Happy creating...

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  75. Whew! Now I should have my third entry earned as I just posted about your fabulous giveaway on my blog. Donna thank you for your generous offer. I consider myself so fortunate just to be following your blog and enjoying the lovely things you create. Happy creating...

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  76. Good Morning Donna Sweetie...
    Oh my gosh, what a wonderful giveaway. Any item made by you that is. Please enter me. I definitely would love an opportunity.

    Congratulations on your 400th follower. Aren't friends just wonderful?

    Country hugs and much love, Sherry

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  77. Hi Donna Sweetie...
    Country Wings here again. Ofcourse I am a follower. Yeah!!!

    Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

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  78. Hi Donna Sweetie...
    One last comment. I have also added your giveaway to my scrollbar.

    Thank yet again for the opportunity to win anything scrumptous made by you.

    Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

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  79. I just discovered your blog from another blogger, and it is beautiful. Please enter my name in your blog giveaway. It will be nice to see what you create with the lovely image.

    PS. Just so happens that I am having a blog giveaway at this time too. Maybe you would like to enter mine too.

    Pallas

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  80. Congrats! Count me in as your newest follower! What a beautiful blog you have~!

    Kelly

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  81. Donna, I would love anything that you made for me. Congrats on your 400th follower.

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  82. O K..Trying again
    I am a follower so please enter me in your giveaway :)

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  83. I will put your button on my sidebar :)

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  84. I am posting your giveaway on my sidebar :)

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  85. Good morning Donna, I would love to take part in your takeaway

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  86. Hello donna, it's me again. I am a follower and if I was lucky enough to be a winner I would really love one of your beautiful hearts. I've coveted one for ages

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  87. who would be able to pick what they would want you to make I would leave it up to what you felt like and you are so genrous yes i am defiently a follower

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  88. I have put a button about your giveaway in my sidebar :)

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  89. I am a follower of your Blog :)

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  90. And Here is my comment for a third entry:
    Your blog is beautiful and it is certainly wonderful to have such sincere and talented people to develop friendships with -

    Take care

    Good Luck to all with this mysterious Giveaway :)

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  91. Hi Donna!
    Yes Maam, I already follow you.
    :) Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

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  92. Oh Donna,
    The first color combination of your new quilt matches my (one and only) bedroom! But I do love Handsomes pick too....

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  93. I'm already a follower. Love your blog.

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  94. Congratulations on reaching 400 followers!

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  95. I have just found you and just become a follower. Please add me to the draw. Very exciting. x

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  96. Congratulations on reaching 400 followers.
    I love surprises.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

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  97. Well of course I'd love some pretty thing you've made; thank you so much for the chance!

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  98. Swiped your giveaway pic for the blog; also added your button.

    :)
    http://easilyamusedhardtooffend.blogspot.com

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  99. I am now a follower too! :)

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  100. What a lovely blog you have! I am so glad I visited. Please enter me in your giveaway. :)

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  101. I would love to be entered in your giveaway and I am for sure a follower.
    Debby

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  102. Hi Donna, please enter me in your giveaway. I have so enjoyed looking at your blog, and the pics of your beautiful dogs. :-) bye for now, sandy.
    sandangels1945@hotmail.com

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  103. I am now a follower as well! :-)
    sandangels1945@hotmail.com

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  104. Hi Donna,
    Again me Kozi (from Hungary). I have become your follower as well.
    All the best,
    Kozi
    www.kozi-keresztszemes.blogspot.com

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  105. Hi Donna,
    I would like to enter your giveaway so I leave this message.
    Kozi
    www.kozi-keresztszemes.blogspot.com

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  106. Hi Donna,
    For the third time, again me :) Kozi from Hungary.
    Please check your giveaway at
    www.kozi-keresztszemes.blogspot.com
    Bye,
    Kozi

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  107. I am a follower now too, Yah!!
    http://artwolfs-briar-rose-gate.blogspot.com/

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  108. Please enter me into your draw,
    http://artwolfs-briar-rose-gate.blogspot.com/
    Love those vintage ballerinas with their pumps and tutus.

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  109. Can't wait to see the results. Love your blog.

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  110. Ok. Done. I'm following you now too.

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  111. I am now following you too, for a second entry. Thank you for these chances.

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  112. Please enter me in your giveaway. greatcashmeres@yahoo.com

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  113. Congrats on your 400th friend. Heres cheers to many more!

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  114. your blog is wonderful..happy I stopped by!

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  115. Hi!
    Congrats on getting 400th follower. You have a beautiful blog and I am also an instant follower. I collect postcards and other philatelic material.
    Wishing success for you!
    Greetings from PAKISTAN
    Yours Cheema

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  116. I missed your give away, but still wanted to congratulate you on 400 followers! WoW

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  117. I am very happy to have found your blog. I love your beautiful needlework and will be back often. http://basia-spiritspace.blogspot.com

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  118. Back again, as I signed in as a follower. Looking forward to new ideas and your works of art.
    http://basia-spiritspace.blogspot.com

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  119. I would love to be entered into your drawing! That image is adorable, and I'm sure whatever you make with it will be awesome just like everything else you touch! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Hugs!
    Lori

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  120. DONNA! I can't believe I'm not a follower!!! Here all this time I thought I was! :O Well, I just fixed that in a hurry!

    Hugs!
    Lori

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  121. Hi Donna! I'm back! Just finished posting about your giveaway! Can't wait to see what you create!!!!

    More Hugs!
    Lori

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  122. And now I am a follower!
    hugs

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  123. Hi Donna,
    I don't know if I have ever met you but I LOVED your studio! I saw over at Raspberries and Rose Petals that you were having a give away and thought to myself,hmmm, maybe I should go take a peek. I LOVE what I see here and LOVE the things you create here. You are a very talented creater, and I think I should found you sooner.
    June

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  124. ...and I am cetainly a follower!!!

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  125. congrats on this amazing accomplishment! It certainly speaks volumes about how much we all love your blog :)

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  126. Well, goodness sakes of COURSE I FOLLOW!!

    MORE HUGS,
    Shell

    LOL No2

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  127. Well, you'd think I'd been dipping into Maggies Pain pills,,although SHE seems to be keeping pretty sharp!
    I posted it on my sidebar AND I even featured your giveaway in my post yesterday,,,,,,but did I enter Donna? LOL No~! Ackk!
    Okay,,,,,,,here's the entry!

    No.1
    Hugs and love,
    Shell

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  128. Okay as stated and Last comment, I promise, but by now you may have learned that I don't always keep my "Yap" shut!

    Posted ON my sidebar and on Sat Evenings post,,,,You and Marsha,,,,,and of course Our Miss Maggies prayers and support!

    Okay,,,,this is the LAST Hug I'm giving you because I'm really getting sticky from the heat and you wouldn't want a 4th!

    "Air" Hugs-thought you might appreciate that instead!

    Shell

    No 3 and Finis! Adieu....

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  129. Hi, I'm a follower. Congratulations!

    Best wishes.
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  130. Can't wait to see what you make with the two ballerinas. Again, congratulations on your 400th!
    Best wishes.
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  131. I am following you now too!

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  132. Congratulations on reaching 400... well 434 followers! I am so glad I found you.

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  133. I follow your blog

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  134. What a pretty giveaway, can't wait to see what you make.....

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  135. Oops, a little late but I really want to be included as your stuff is always great whatever you are going to be giving away.
    I will link to you and let it be on my site a little longer as the 14th.
    Hugs,
    Lisette

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  136. I'm a faithful follower Donna at least when I can fight my way to the computer. ha-ha.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

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  137. Geez Donna, I have got to get my computer fixed. I almost missed another one of your fabulous giveaways. Neil gets too much computer time and me too little. Please count me in. And congratulations on 434 followers. That's huge!

    Hugs...Tracy :)

    BTW - I'm having one too that ends tonight (Tues). I hope you come by and enter.

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  138. I added your giveaway button to my sidebar Sweetie!

    ooxx's...Tracy :)

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  139. How could I *not* follow your blog, I like it here... it's soothing. And besides, you wear sexy motorcycle boots! Heehee!

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  140. And a second comment because this is a wonderful accomplishment Donna, congratulations!! I'm not suprised you have 400 followers, we know a good thing when we see it! Soon you'll have 1000, and then 10,000!
    I can't wait to see what you do with the ballerina print, it's a fun photo, I'm sure what ever you do will be as amazing as everything else you do!
    Have a great day!
    Lisa

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  141. Hi! Donna
    I found you through 'A Fanciful Twist' via Snap. This is the first time I have been here and I love what I see!
    Have a great day!
    Teresa in California
    tscat@sbcglobal.net

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  142. G'day sweet Donna ~ Oh, WOW! another giveaway treasure from you. I surely do wish to be entered, as I so love your hand created gorgeous pieces.

    Have a lovely day ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  143. Donna, sweet friend ~ There is nothing more wonderful than a true blue warm treasured friend like you ... you are delightful just the way you are.

    I never move my gifts from you, they are they to be enjoyed by all ... & let me tell you, they are enjoyed by all ... lovely comments on your work.

    Have a lovely day ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

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  144. 400 followers is a great accomplishment!

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  145. I am a follower as well, please add me to your giveaway...

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Blessings, Donna