Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Holiday Lane Blog Hop

Happy Thanksgiving!
 
 It's my turn to show you what I did with this fantastic pattern from Jillily Studio!  I find that Blog Hops are a wonderful way to give myself a deadline to get projects done.  I don't know about you, but I need dates and deadlines so that I don't keep putting things off to do down the road.  This blog hop gave me a great opportunity to get some Christmas gifts made.  I loved working on this pattern.   I made one and stuff it as a pillow, but wouldn't it make a fantastic table runner?  My mom hinted that she really would like this, but as a table runner. I meant to make it too, but time got away from me. The Holiday Lane pillow will be wrapped and under our Christmas tree for one lucky family member.  I think she will love it! I would also like to make one for myself in the blue winter Minnesota fabrics that I have been saving for something special.
 
'Holiday Lane'
 I love to do giveaways, so in the spirit of Christmas, I will be giving away a PDF copy of my newest mug mat pattern to two lucky winners!  Follow me for one chance to win (leave a comment that you do), for a second chance to win leave me a sweet comment about anything quilty. Wilson and I will pick a lucky winner on November 30th.

Penguin Mug Rug
(Pattern is available on my Craftsy and Etsy stores)
 
A huge Thank you to Pauline and Madame Samm for a wonderful blog hop to kick off the Holiday season!  I get to share today with these talented quilters....
Apple Avenue Quilting
Hill Valley Quilter
Celtic Thistle Stitches
Quilt Doodle Doodles (You are here!)
Louzeekreativ
Tink's Mom
I Piece 2-Mary
Beaquilter
Ninis Patchwork
Hallbrook Designs

I'm off to have a piece of pumpkin pie....
Happy quilting,

135 comments:

  1. OH Cindy, your street scape is lovely. Well done.

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  2. I love it! The blue background is great with it! And such a cute mug rug! Great idea for gifts and would just be makeable for christmas!

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  3. I am a happy follower already!

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  4. Your cushion is gorgeous Cindy. I love the fabrics you have used.

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  5. I'm a happy follower too. Thanks for the chance.

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  6. Great pillow - and yes the pattern would look good as a table runner too wouldnt it. Love your mug rug too.

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  7. Beautiful pillow, your fabrics are lovely. I also thought it would make a great table runner - just need some more time to make all these lovely things! Your penguin is super cute.

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  8. I have been a follower now, thanks too the blog hop! I love quilting because of the oppertunity it gives me to play whit colours and fabrics!

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  9. It's a great pillow and will be much loved in its new home come Christmaas

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  10. Your pillow is lovely and thanks for sharing your work.
    I love quilting as I could play with color and fabrics in a very creative way.

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  11. I am now a happy follower Thanks for a great give away

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  12. Great pillow and the penguin is just so sweet. I am a follower, thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. Second comment for a second chance! hmm something quilty, I better stop writing and go sit at the sewing machine!

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  14. Love your pillow....and the little mug rug is soo cute.

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  15. Love your pillow! I am a follower.

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  16. You made a lovely pillow, I like your Holiday Lane.
    You make the cutest designs, your pingiun mug rug is soooo cute!

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  17. Great cushion!
    I'm a happy follower!

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  18. I would love the mug rug pattern. He is such a cute penguin!

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  19. Something quilty?? I'm just finishing putting my 'Groove' quilt together!

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  20. Wonderful pillow, and a great picture of it...all very festive!

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  21. A very cute pillow. thanks for sharing.

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  22. Love your pillow! And I'm sure the lucky recipient will also!

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  23. I completely agree a table runner or wall hanging would be perfect for this lovely pattern. Great pillow you have done. I am sure it will be loved thru the holidays.

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  24. Love your pillow. A wallhanging would be great too and much less messy than trying to stuff loads of fibrefill into a small opening!

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  25. Lovely pillow shining with its lights....festive you are!

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  26. I love the colors you picked for the cushion.What a great idea for a table runner

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  27. I am a follower.Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.Enjoy and give thanks for all we have.

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  28. That mug rug is pretty sweet!
    lisamcgriff at hotmail dot com

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  29. I'm a follower!
    lisamcgriff at hotmail dot com

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  30. that penguin is the CUTEST!! great pillow too of course

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  31. Your mug rug is adorable! And you probably have time to make your mom a runner to match your cute pillow!

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  32. Very well done - I love the fabrics! blessings, marlene

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  33. Love your pillow and I think a tablerunner would be fantastic!

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  34. Your pillow is quite lovely - I love that sky. What a swell idea to make this pattern as a table runner - thanks for that. Your mug rug is adorable.

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  35. Great pillow - you did a wonderful job and someone will be lucky to receive it. I love your penguin pattern - and the snowman in your header!

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  36. Love this pattern you are sharing. It is truly cute!!

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  37. It`s gorgeous and a wallhanging would be fantastic!

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  38. I`m a happy follower.Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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  39. I'm a follower and I love your kits for the mug rugs!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  40. Your pillow is great! It would make a cute table runner too. I do like the blue background on it instead of the black it called for. Great job!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  41. Cindy, I had a little trip through your etsy store :) My favorite pattern was tasting snowflakes. Your mug rugs are very cute. Do you have any tips for staring out in creating patterns to sell, I would like to begin the journey down that road. Thanks for sharing in the blog hop. your pillow is lovely! Janita

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  42. It would indeed make a fantastic table runner. Sewing/quilting soothe the nerves especially at this time of year!

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  43. I am a new follower. I invite you to stop by the girlfriend gap and follow if you like. I love new quilting friends.
    http://thegirlfriendgap.blogspot.com/

    janita

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  44. Love your color choices. Cute mug rug. Vivian

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  45. Gorgeous pillow. One quilty tip I share is to use old flannel sheets for quilt batting for items I don't want too lofty. It allows me to recycle and saves on the cost of batting..... Thanks for sharing and for an opportunity on a great draw
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  46. I am a follower.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  47. Your pillow turned out so beautiful...love it! The idea to use it as a runner has me wanting to make one with that cute pattern.

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  48. Lovely pillow! It will make a wonderful gift and this pattern would make adorable as a table runner! Thanks!

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  49. Am a new follower and love your pillow!

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  50. I am a follower and love your pillow.

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  51. I am so happy that I found these blog hops. It is so much fun to see how everyone interprets the patterns or the fabrics used. I love looking at other peoples' beautiful quilt work, yours included.

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  52. I a little sad I won't have time to sew for the next couple of days. But time with family can't be replaced.

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  53. Of course I'm a follower! Happy Turkey Day!!

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  54. Oh your snowman mug/rug is so cute! I'd love to be able to do a little quilting on one of these ;)
    Thank you for the chance!

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  55. I am a new follower! And, I love your pillow and mug rug pattern!

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  56. Your neighborhood is delightful. I am a follower. I like the dark blue sky.

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  57. Your little quilted snowman is darling too. I love your black stitching on it.

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  58. Sweet pillow! Love the choice of fabrics. Thanks for sharing.
    I am a follower.

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  59. That is an awesome penguin design! I would love to win it!

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  60. This is my first blog hop and I'm having fun discovering new quilting friends from all over the world. I look forward to following you. Happy Thanksgiving

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  61. This is my second chance comment to try to win your cute pattern. My new adventure in quilting is doing a wool quilt.

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  62. Your pillow looks very festive! I love the snowy blue sky.
    I'm a follower ;-) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  63. In an effort not to be sewing for Christmas like a mad fool next December, I will be making one Christmas item every month in 2013.

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  64. I enjoyed your pillow! Thanks for being part of the hop. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  65. I love the fabrics you have used in your pillow. Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Love your pillow...great choice of fabrics. Thanks for the great giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving.

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  67. I became your follower....that was easy...can't wait to come back and explore your blog. See you on November 26th...that is my day!

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  68. Lovely pillow, I am sure the receiver will love it!
    Happy Thanksgiving...

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  69. I'm a brand new follower - like the look of your blog, as I love to machine applique as well. Your mug rugs are lovely. Hope to win the free patterns.

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  70. I really like your version of the Holiday Lane Pillow.
    Your mug rugs are so cute too, I've made a few - they're fun and quick!
    Would love to win your patterns!

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  71. Happy Thanksgiving to you! (Are you as stuffed as I am?)
    Your pillow is just beautiful! Great job!
    (I am already a follower!)

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  72. Your pillow is fantastic! Thank you for the great giveaway and for sharing.

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  73. I follow via e-mail. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  74. Love how your pillow turned out. Thank you for sharing.

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  75. what a great pillow.... and cute mug mat too. sure would love to win the pattern and make a few .... fingers crossed
    in stitches

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  76. Beautiful colours. I love the sky fabric. Your photo is awesome with the lights. Love the penguin mug mat.

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  77. great hollyday lane pillow, great picture and a lovely mugrug ☺

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  78. That would be so cool to win. I am in the mug rug exchange. Your pillow turned out really nice.

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  79. I agree that this design would be cute as either a table runner or wall hanging. It would even be cute incorporated into a row quilt--just add a few more houses to get the correct width. I've even thought about using trapunto to add dimension to the snow and the trees.

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  80. I collect penguins, so this is one pattern I would love to have!
    I just finished my first queen size quilt I made all by myself! It was a Dresden plate quilt!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  81. Very nice pillow and I agree that the pattern would make a cute table runner. Thanks for sharing!

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  82. I follow you!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  83. This is a wonderul pillow and I'll be looking for the table runner version when you get that one finished for mom!! Your penguin mug rug is adorable. My granddaughter loves penguins; I need that pattern to make her a pillow. :)

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  85. I am a follower. I love the mug rug and your pillow.

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  86. i am making mug rugs for Christmas, That is as quilty as I can get this year.

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  87. What a beautiful pillow Cindy, I can see why your mom would love a table runner like it! Your little penguin mug rug is just tooo cute!! Thanks for sharing and the great giveaway!

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  88. Love your pillow! I know that someone in your family will be very happy to receive it aqs a gift! Love your mug rug. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  89. I'm already a happy follower...love the fabrics you chose for your pillow...and your Mom is right...it would look great as a table runner! Thanks for sharing!

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  90. Your little mug rug penguin is just way too cute...thanks for the chance to win!

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  91. I can see why your mom would hint about getting a table runner. THis is a cool pattern. I love penguins so I hope I win.

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  92. Cindy, you always inspire us...I luv the table runner idea too...maybe next year. Your festive pillow is beautiful, it has the perfect night sky...the striped flange...perfect too! Thank you for your commitment and for sharing your time and talent with us during this Holiday Lane hop.

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  93. Love the colors you chose in your pillow! I was thinking a table runner with houses running down both sides of it would be fun. But like you, I'm always running out of time! :)

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  94. Have the right sharp sissors and lighting the pillows are delightful

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  95. I am already a follower! Thanks for the sharing your wonderful pillow!

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  96. My favorite quilty thing is show no fear. In your pattern choice or your color choice. You can always give it to your mom!

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  97. Your pillow is wonderful and I love the penguin mug rug!

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  98. Love your pillow! I think it would be really cute as a tablerunner too! I'm a follower :)

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  99. Your pillow turned out beautiful, it is fun to see everyone's different version of it. I love your mug rug pattern.

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  100. Love you pillow! And your little penguin mug rug pattern is darling, too!! I adore your daffodil and cone flower pics on your sidebar ... are patterns for those in your shop, too? :)

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  101. I'm a follower. So pretty! I agree it would make a great table runner! Thanks for participating and for the cute giveaway!

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  102. Hope you had a wonderful day. Your projects are so cute.

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  103. Love your streetscape pillow! I'm a follower :-)

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  104. This penquin pattern is adorable. Thank you for the sweet giveaway. I love your patterns! I'm hand stitching some felt snowman ornaments when I can sneak some stitching in.

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  105. I love coming here to see all the cute things you do!! Your pillow and mom's idea of holiday lane as a table runner was great!! I thought I was a follower until I double checked, oops! I must come here a lot from one of the others I follow because I've been here many times, I am such an airhead, lol anyway am a follower now. Hope you had a Wonderful Turkey day!!

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  106. Blogland is SEW wonderful for quilters, crafters.... you get to see, share, buy so many things that are not even availble in stores, books or magazines!! There is so much original art out there that it would take a lifetime to get to see even 1%. I try to soak up
    as much creativity in a day as my brain or computer time will allow!!! I LOVE your patterns!! Here's to your creativty and your generous nature in sharing with us!!

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  107. I just love your pillow - Judy C

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  108. your pillow turned out great! thanks for sharing and thanks for the cute giveaway pattern.

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  109. Love the pillow and what a lucky family member who will receive it.....

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  110. Rosemary B here: Your blog page is pretty. I love all of your marvy badges below.
    I think your pillow is very very nice, love the colors and the blue sky is striking.
    I wish I was a family member lol
    Thank you for sharing your creativity

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      Love the penguin too -- soooo cute

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  111. I am already a follower of your blog. I love your newest mug rug pattern.

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  112. I am like you, sometimes I need a deadline to get myself motivated to get a project done. Christmas is a major motivator for me since I like to give gifts that I have made, especially quilted gifts.

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  113. I am already a follower. Love your pillow!

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  114. Hi Cindy, my friend loved the Grinch mug rug, she was over the moon with excitement. Thanks for sharing.

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  115. I'm a follower. I love your ideas

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  116. I love that penguin mug rug. He looks so happy.

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  117. Hi!!! Love your pillow!!! It is so pretty with all the lights around it!!! Love your penquin!!! Too cute!!!!

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  118. I am a follower and thanks for the fun!!!

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