Friday, 8 March 2013

Chicks rule – Quilter’s Blog hop & Giveaway

Welcome to my blog, Mrs Moen, and thank you for stopping by in time for the Beat the winter blues blog hop party with the Quilting Gallery – and at the same time celebrating my 816th post here on the Mrs Moen blog.

My name is Nina Lise and I am a Norwegian quilter who most of all love the creative side of quilting, and I have been so fortunate to get to work with and share my favourite pastime - like having a book, Gledesspredere, published almost a year ago, being on the designer staff of the Scandinavian quilting magazine, Quiltemagasinet, and teaching a variety of quilting classes. You’ll find tabs to my pattern and tutorial pages on the top of the page.


Now, 816 posts may be an odd number to celebrate, but  both 800 and 801 and then 14 more went by before I got the chance to create a giveaway prize so the invitation to join the blog hop arrived at the perfect time. I prefer making my prizes as there seem to be little point in purchasing expensive imported fabric here in Norway just to pay expensive postage to ship it abroad, and besides the monetary issue, I also love winning handmade prizes myself.


Although life seemed to get in the way of my fabric-y play time for a long, long time, that ended this Sunday. Touch wood. Sheer bliss indeed. Armed with two bags of Fargerike scraps and a pair of scissors, I made chicks; happy, funky, raw edged chicks. I don’t know what it is about birds, but these are neither the first nor the last ones getting hatched in my studio. This quilt called “Chicks rule” is the prize for my giveaway. It measures approx 23cm*29cm and has triangles for hanging on the back.

The quilt is made from solid fabric scraps freeform cut with scissors, covered with a layer of fine tulle (my must-have-art&quilt-supply), free motion quilted, and with a binding from my Big Box of binding.


If you aren’t familiar with the Big Box of Binding, I highly recommend one – that is if you are a quilter. Whenever I prepare bindings (like this, sorry about the pictures in the tutorial, it was my first one), I make a little extra and keep the leftovers in my box so that I always have some on hand for small quilts and scrappy bindings. And they look good, like a memento box of quilts past.

If you could use a little chick in your life and you’d like a chance to win one, then all you need to do is leaving a comment to this post. Please make sure I have a way of contacting you if you should win. I will ship internationally.


The giveaway is open until March 14 when the winner will be randomly picked in the evening (Norwegian time).


Good luck to you all and make sure to stop by at the other participants’ blogs. You’ll find them here.
Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways
 
Sorry, the giveaway is now closed!


120 comments:

  1. For en tøff fuggel!
    Du er alltid en stor inspirasjonskilde, og hvis jeg ikke vinner kommer jeg nok til å lage min egen versjon av denne.

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  2. Denne var bare helt skjønn. Og ja, jeg ville vært overlykkelig om jeg vant den.

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  3. I would love to win your adorable chick! I love it!

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  4. I love your chick and your funky fowl pattern. I tried to order it but can't seem to make it work. Maybe I'll try again when I have more time.
    Thanks for a chance to win your chick.
    Vicki
    tvbart@charter.net

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  5. I'd love a chick in my life!

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  6. Oh, what a fun little quilt. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  7. Your chick is so cute! Thanks for the opportunity to receive a bit of your own work!

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  8. I absolutely adore this little art quilt and would be happy and proud to own it!

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  9. I love this chick. I seen on Simply Quilts. yrs ago making quilts with tulle on top. I have not tried.yours is great! thank you for a chance to win.

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  10. Chicks do rule! Happy International Woman's Day to my favourite international quilter. thanks for the chance.

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  11. Oh! Nina Lise I have just the spot for your little chick....she can come live in my quilting "coop". Thank you for the chance to win a piece of your art. mdmontalvo@yahoo.com

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  12. That is an amazing little quilt! I would love to win it to help brighten up my springtime! Thanks for the chance.:)

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  13. Would you consider exporting your beautiful quilt to Leicestershire in England

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  14. Can't everyone use a little chick in their life? Or at least a little chic? :) Nice giveaway as always.

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  15. Wow, adorable give-away. Someone's going to be happy. Thanks for participating.
    Michele

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  16. This project is darling and love the idea of making extra binding. I never thought of it.
    thanks for a chance.

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  17. I love the whimsical design of this chick... and our family has a 'thing' for birds this would be a perfect addition and I already know exactly where this sweet hanging would be placed!!

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  18. I adore Chick Rule! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. I enjoy reading you blog.

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  19. What a great little quilt!

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  20. Wow, this is the first time on your blog and I love what you have created! It's wonderful! I'm cannot wait to explore your blog! Thank you for the chance to win! I would love to have this piece in my home!
    mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. What a fabulous little quilt! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  22. What a lovely mini quilt! thanks for the chance!

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  23. I agree, one can't have too too many birdies. thanks for the possibility
    Marsha
    vamoody(one)(at)verizon(dot)net

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  24. Love the chicks! So happy and bright. Thanks for the chance to win her. Great idea with the 'box of binding' - such a treat to know you already have binding made and waiting when you finish quilting. Hope everyone is happy and healthy and looking forward to spring! Peace....

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  25. I have a craziness for chickens. I love the tulle and snippets birdie breast. So creative!

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  26. Very cute! Fabulous idea on binding box too! I usually am only able to eek out just enough binding for each project but should try this :)

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  27. It's always fu to see what clever things you come up with!

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  28. So cute! Love the mini quilt and the box of binding idea

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  29. So creative! Love your little chick. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. So cute! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  31. love your chicks and also the way they were born. a perfect Easter hanging.

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  32. Chicks rule is right! Hope I win.

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  33. This is a beautiful mini quilt, a perfect Ester decoration.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  34. your little chick is adorable!! thanks for the chance.

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  35. Love the chick. She is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a fantastic draw
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  36. Your Chick makes me smile. Thanks so much for the chance.

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  37. It made me smile, too - I love those tiny patches and all the little quilt is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Sunny wishes from Greece!
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. Your big box of binding is a great idea. thanks for the chance to win the lovely chick.

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  39. I would love to win your chick quilt to hang in my grandsons' bedroom

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  40. Lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  41. Who couldn't use a little chick in their lives? Love it!

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  42. So cute! Thanks for having a giveaway!

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  43. The little chick is adorable. Thanks for offering him up as a prize. I'd be thrilled to win.

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  44. What a cute little chick...would love to give her a home in my new quilting/craft room...thanks for the chance :)

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  45. Great giveaway! So colorful, loved it! Thanks so much :)

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  46. Nina Lise this is fabulous!! and the chick wouldn't be lonely either as I have some eggs in the incubator right now!!
    Best wishes x

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  47. Nice to meet you - I think you have an amazing talent - your stitching is so precise and controlled and wonderful! My fingers are crossed to win your lovely giveaway!!!

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  48. I would love to win this lovely chick. I cross my fingers.

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  49. I always love seeing your beautiful pieces - especially your birds.

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  50. I love this chick.... I am entering these give aways with my little girl and asking her for a funny comment. She says "what do you call a sheep with no legs?? A cloud " xx

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  51. Chick a doodle do! Would love to win your FABULOUS creation. Thnx.

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  52. Such a cute chicken! Wouldn´t mind having it in my home :)
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  53. what a lovely chick! I'd sure he would enjoy coming to live with me!

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  54. I love your little chick! He would have a place of honor in my sewing room if I win :)
    textilerecycler@yahoo.com

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  55. Very cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  56. Hi, I would love that chic in my life. Thanks, I love your works.

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  57. I love your chick! Thanks for the tip on the Big Box of Binding! I have just started to bind my quilts, and I love the idea of stockpiling the extras.

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  58. I love your chick and a great use for those little scraps. I don't usually save them that small but I see what a cute quilt they make.

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  59. Hello Nina Lise from France. I would love to win your beautiful chick who is gorgeous!

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  60. Thanks for a chance to win your very creative chick , I'd be thrilled to win. Greetings from Nova Scotia.

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  61. I love your sweet little chick!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  62. I love the way you utilize scraps! How creative! Your chick would definitely be given a happy home in California :-)

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  63. The chick is super cute! Nice scrap project.
    Thanks!
    www.whatthebobbin.com

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  64. Nina, Thank you for the chance to win this lovely prize and taking part in the hop.

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  65. Your chick is delightful! It's on the art-quilt side rather than the cute-quilt side of chickdom. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win it. Thank you also for the great tutorials on your blog.

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  66. That is wonderful. I would love to put that up on the wall in my house.

    Richard and Tanya Quilts

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  67. Wow, it's so creative to use the tulle like that. I'm always so impressed when an artist finds a solution to their vision in such a creative way, and it turns out beautifully. I really want to make something with this technique now!

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  68. Just adorable! Thanks for the chance.

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  69. Sweet! Thank you sew much for this opportunity to win!
    back2loghome (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  70. I would be so thrilled to have a piece of your artwork in my home!!

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  71. What a sweet giveaway! I'd love to win one of your little creations!

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  72. Chicks certainly do rule! I love your funky quilted creations and smile at my Moo Point cow every time I enter my sewing room!!

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  73. Would love for your lil chick to come live here with me!!! What a creative lady you are!!!

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  74. I love "Chicks Rule". So cute....thanks for the giveaway

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  75. Like you I save all my leftover bindings they do come in handy! Great for those selvedge pot holders I like to make.

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  76. What a great idea for extra binding! Thanks for the giveaway, it's so funky & cute!

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  77. Fargerikt og flott bilde du har laget. Selvfølgelig ønsker jeg å bli med på trekningen av denne. Ønsker deg en kreativ og flott uke - så håper jeg du har fått energi igjen til dine kreative sysler ;-P

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  78. This is my first time on your blog and I got several great hints just with this one post. Looking forward to following you. I would love for this chick to fly to my home. Many thanks for the chance!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  79. Aw, your little chick quilt is so cute! What a good idea to keep all that left over binding together. I always try to iron the crease out and end up distorting the strip. I like your idea much much better! Thanks!

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  80. I'd love to win a little chicken.Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  81. That chick could rule in my house!
    We love chickens here - I have quite a flock out in my back yard!

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  82. Thank you for access to your tutorials and free patterns. And yes, I really do need a chick in my life. What a very thoughtful and precious gift. Thank you for being a part of this Blog Hop and giving all of your followers a chance to win and chase those winter blues away.

    Sandi Timmons
    sanditg1@sbcglobal.net
    Sonora, CA - USA

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  83. Hello from South carolina, USA. Hopping bye to say hello. As I try to escape from old man Winter. I am sure Spring is out their somewhere I just have to find it. Thank you for the chance to enter your give away. I am now following your blog. The quilted chic is an gorgeous piece of fabric art you have created. And I lov ethe idea with the big box of binding. I need to start doing that.

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  84. I love the chick! I put up new birdfeeders in my yard today, and had a few never-before-seen birds come to visit. I also love the big box of binding. I do a lot of scrap quilting and scrappy binding will be perfect.
    Susan in PA
    susie.galasso@gmail.com

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  85. Oh, I do love your chick. I think I also will make a big box of binding. Thanks for the chance.
    ehodasz at yahoo dot com

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  86. This is too cute. Someone will be sure to smile!

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  87. That is really lovely! Thank you for your tip about a box of binding. Great idea. Recently I made some straps that were going to go on an apron and for some reason I didn't use them, I think it was the fabric I had picked. Do you think they should be salvaged for binding, it really probably wouldn't be enough for binding a mug rug though. I hate to throw away fabric!

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  88. I would love to win your adorable chick! I have 26 real baby chicks! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  89. Your chick is lovely, I like how you made it. Homemade gifts are the best.

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  90. Nina - That's a great chick....I need her in my coop here in Washington State USA. So, I hope I win. When you have a minute, hop on over to Prairie Cottage Corner and we'll chat a little over a virtual cup of tea. You can tell me about Norway and I'll tell you about American Indians. It'll be such fun. Thanks for letting us stop by.

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  91. What a wonderful giveaway. Aren't homemade gifts the best!
    Thanks for the chance to win

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  92. What a happy little chick! I love the bright binding too, excellent tip about making a little extra and tucking it away for another time. Thank you for the nice giveaway. :)

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  93. Nina Lise, I love your giveaway, I used to raise chickens and being a chick I do believe “Chicks rule”.

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  94. Thye are great. I'm glad you do it. it is inspirational. olney.gail@gmail.com

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  95. Bunt und lustig...das macht gute Laune

    Möchte gerne an der Verlosung teilnehmen

    Schöne Grüße aus Deutschland von
    Marion

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  96. I love visiting your blog and love your chicks. I love Norway and have a good friend who lives in Haugsund.
    Rachel
    Rachelhenning at hotmail dot co dot uk

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  97. thats a gorgeous chick, my dd would love it for her bedroom

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  98. thank you for this chance to win. hugs Alessandra

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  99. Love your chicks.. Adorable..Thanks so much for the nice giveaway..
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  100. I love your chicks! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for the
    chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  101. Cute Chick! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  102. Oh, my goodness..Chicks Rule is so adorable. Thanks for giving someone such a special project to cherish forever. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  103. That little chick is adorable and would go perfectly in my kitchen!

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  104. Would love to win a chicken! Especially one of your chickens, all your quilts are wonderful. Love reading your blog and seeing what you are creating.

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  105. I would totally love a chick!! Very cool process on these. Love all the little snippets and bits.

    blessings,
    pam

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  106. I love this quilty and it's name Chicks Rule is perfect. Here chicky chicky chicky chicky! You cannot NOT smile when looking at it!!

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  107. I am a new follower and would love to win your chick! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  108. What a fun, fun little quilt!

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  109. Wow! Your "Chicks Rule" quilt is ADORABLE and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to hang it in my sewing room!

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  110. This is just beautiful!
    Crossing my fingers to win this !

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  111. Love your adorable chick! Great idea of having a stash of bindings!

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  112. I love this chick, it has so much personality!! I moved this past week end and this would look great on my wall. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  113. I adore this chick! Thank you for the opportunity to enter the drawing!

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  114. I absolutely love it! It was a delight to read your blog. debgirotti at gmail dot com

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