Thursday, 31 January 2013

I'm BACK!!

Some of you may have noticed that I haven't posted in a week, however many of you may not have noticed at all...LOL

I had a great reason though. 
We went on a family holiday! My father wanted to go to Mexico while he was still feeling good so on the 11th we booked a trip and we left on the 23rd. 

It was a great trip, although sad at times there were many happy memories to be made

It was really hard leaving +30C weather and views like this from our balcony


to -46C and views like this.. 


that is a 76 degree weather change in 5 hours!! OUCH


Tuesday, 22 January 2013

WIP 01/22/2013


I must say I am really enjoying only taking part in the one bee this year. I do miss making new blocks and new friends, but I am working on things for me and that was the whole point on cutting back, right?

This week I am linking up with Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River and @The Needle and Thread Network.  Make sure you hop on over there and see what everyone else is working on too.
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My January to do list
Complete Christmas table runner: Still thinking on this one....What would go good next to the trees?

Log cabin quilt- I HAVE PUT THE BINDING ON!!! Okay well I have sewn the binding onto the quilt and now I am hand stitching the binding. I have 2 sides done, which means 2 more to go. I have been having shoulder problems again which means I have a one hour time limit ever second day. So it will get done soon!

Blog Hop project- Yes,I joined another blog hop. Hugs and Kisses blog hop is Valentines day themed one. I have a few ideas for a new mini to try out.


Completed projects for January
Wonky Bee December block: I will admit I fell behind on this. I have completed 2 wonky squares and they are in the mail DONE
We Bee Learning: Depression blocks for Dee in pinks, purples, blues and white. I enjoyed making this block. It looks hard, but it is just hst’s DONE

No progress Items to date (these are projects that have appeared on the to do list for 1 or more months with you guessed it.....no progress
Wonky Bee quilt: I am still missing one block so I will wait for that before I work on it
Bee Creative bee quilt: I only received blocks from 2 people so this quilt is on hold
International stashes: I need to sew blocks together and quilt.
Christmas qal quilt: sandwich and quilt
We bee Learning 2012 group 2 quilt- I went and bought some orange fabric to use for the borders. Should look great!
Fall Wall Hanging-I have started to do a bit of the embroidery
Baby quilt-cut out, assemble, and quilt
Sew Happy Geek QAL- Blocks  9,10,11 and 12 still need to be done
Table runner- I have pieced this sucker together. Now I just need to get the backing on and quilt it
We Bee Learning group one Quilt- The grey fabric for my sashing came in. Now I need to get to work
2011 BOM- Since it is 2013 you can see I am a bit behind on this one. July-dec still need to be done

Monday, 21 January 2013

The Story of Zada


Boy oh Boy this month is just speeding by isn’t it. Oh well at least it means that winter is speeding by as well .Even if it doesn’t feel like it here is Saskatchewan! Last week we were greeting with unseasonably high temps around 4C and for the past few days we have been under a wind chill warning that has temperatures feeling like -40C. It is mighty cold out there today, but “they” say that it will be warming up a bit over the next week.

I wanted to have a nice little gardening post for today, but with -40C outside who the heck is thinking about gardening...not me!!

So I figured I would do a little post on my fur baby...Zada


Zada became part of our family by chance in October 2007. The teenage daughter of the next door neighbour of a lady I worked with was walking downtown when she saw a man kicking a wee puppy and throwing it around. She told the guy who she thought was drunk that he couldn’t do that to a puppy. He said it was a gift for his kid and it was pissing him off so he didn’t care what happened to it.He then proceeded to bang the puppy's head into a metal railing.

  The girl told the man she would take the puppy and likely because he was so drunk he said sure and threw the puppy at her. The girl then took the dog home; however since they already had 3 large dogs at home her mother said it couldn’t stay. The girl and her mother phoned the SPCA and they wouldn’t take the puppy since although a mutt she clearly had a bit of pit-bull in her. They tried another shelter and got the same answer, however they said they would take her and put her down. When my co-worker found this out she took the puppy only to find out that both her and her son were allergic! So they were desperately trying to find a home for the puppy or risked having to put her down.

At this time Mr. Pickles and I were not looking to get a dog, we both were dog lovers, but just didn’t want a dog at this time. When an e-mail went around at work I fell in love with the cute little puppy and I called Mr.P right away. He said no, but I eventually convinced him. At the end of my shift they brought the puppy to work and she was mine! When Mr.P got home from work that evening he didn’t know what to expect, but he too fell in love with the puppy right away and she loved him from that exact same moment and thus I lost my puppy...LOL

We looked though a baby name book and found the perfect name for her ZADA which means fortunate one and she was since twice she faced death and ended up with us! 

Now the first 6 months of her time with us were crazy. She was untrained and wild and oh so stupid! She chewed everything and pooped everywhere, but she was too little to put outside so in the porch she stayed. When she got a bit bigger we put her out in a chicken coop outback with a heat lamp, a warm kennel and lots of toys. When I got home from work the first time after that the live heat lamp cord was chewed up, as were the toys and the door and she was outside...lol it was a constant struggle to get her back there and then we had to listen to howling for hours.

Finally we decided she was big enough to go to the farm with Mr. Pickles and from then on out she was a different dog. She listened, she learnt German, and she was very smart (when she wanted to be) and was just a pleasant dog to have around. She has the most personality out of any dog either of us has had and we love her to bits.


So there you go there is the story of Zada!


Thursday, 17 January 2013

Tomato seedlings worth the effort?

I LOVE to grow tomatoes since they are my favourite fruit. I love to eat them fresh off the vine and turn them into lovely canned goods in the fall. However I always buy my tomatoes as plants from a green house and then plant them in the garden. Last year was my first year growing seedlings indoors and I am thinking that maybe this is the year to start my own tomatoes from seed.

However, as I think about doing that I also start to think is it worth the effort? Okay the growing the plants from seeds isn’t that hard and doesn’t really require that much effort. I think I am just afraid that what I grow won’t produce and then I will be tomato less..lol

I guess a good solution would to be to try some from seed and some from store and see what happens. Sounds logical, right? I also have a hard time finding Roma tomatoes when I am ready to plant my garden so I guess that would save that worry too. Okay I have talked myself into it!!!  What does everyone else do?

Okay one more question. I have recently read a few articles that say you should plant your tomatoes in the same spot every year, unless you had blight. Does anyone do this?

I came across the picture below on Pintrest. They are worm tubes. You put the tubes in the ground and put kitchen scraps inside and then cap them. The worms will enter the tubes eat the scraps and then go back into the garden. I am not sure if this is a brilliant or crazy idea, but I think I just might try it!! Check out http://www.garden.org/regional/report/arch/inmygarden/3430


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Have a great day




Wednesday, 16 January 2013

My first Work In Progress report of 2013!


2012 was a busy year for me taking part in 5 bees, 2 qal’s, 7 blog hops and life of course got in the way most the time. I really felt like a learnt A LOT and tried things that I would have NEVER tried on my own. However, I didn’t really get a lot done for me. 

My goal this year is to finish one of the projects on
my no progress list every month!

So for 2013 I cut back on the bees and although I am hosting 4 I am only taking part in one. I am not going to actively take part in any quilt-a-longs unless Sue over at QuiltTimes runs another one this year. I am going to pick and choose which blog hops I take part in over at sewwequilt.com instead of taking part in all of them even though I really want to take part in all of them..lol I think that this will give me time to actually make some projects for myself this year. 

As Always I am linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced and @The Needle and Thread Network.  Make sure you hop on over there and see what everyone else is working on too.
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My January to do list 

We Bee Learning: Depression blocks for Dee in pinks, purples, blues and white. I have the fabric picked out and cut.

Complete Christmas table runner: I started this back in June and restarted it in November. However, life got in the way and it never got done. I want the trees to be the middle and the qst to be the ends...I want to add blocks in between, but not sure what yet

From the no progress list
Log cabin quilt- put on binding



Completed projects for January

Wonky Bee December block: I will admit I fell behind on this. I have completed 2 wonky squares and they are in the mail


No progress Items to date (these are projects that have appeared on the to do list for 1 or more months with you guessed it.....no progress

Wonky Bee quilt: I am still missing one block so I will wait for that before I work on it
Bee Creative bee quilt: I only received blocks from 2 people so this quilt is on hold
International stashes: I need to sew blocks together and quilt.
Christmas qal quilt: sandwich and quilt
We bee Learning 2012 group 2 quilt- I went and bought some orange fabric to use for the borders. Should look great!
Fall Wall Hanging-I have started to do a bit of the embroidery
Baby quilt-cut out, assemble, and quilt
Sew Happy Geek QAL- Blocks  9,10,11 and 12 still need to be done
Table runner- I have pieced this sucker together. Now I just need to get the backing on and quilt it
We Bee Learning group one Quilt- The grey fabric for my sashing came in. Now I need to get to work
2011 BOM- Since it is 2013 you can see I am a bit behind on this one. July-dec still need to be done
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Today is the last day on the In your words blog hop!!!! Please check out today's hosts below

Quiltin' Jenny  (Jenny)
Dachsies With Moxie  (Agnes B.)
Sew Many Yarns (Lyndsey M.)


Have a great day

Monday, 14 January 2013

Clever Title not found here...lol


Wow here we are at the middle of the month ALREADY! Wow this month is just flying by! I appear to be having a bit of writers block when it comes to my blog. Well maybe not writers block per say since I clearly have no problem rambling on, however I have a bit of content block. So I just thought I would give a little update on my life at the moment.
 Lol
  My parents finally got possession of their new condo on the 8th. It has been a long process that started back on Dec 26th2012 when they first took a look at the open house. The sold their home in August and had to be out by the end of September, however at that point they hadn’t really started building it yet! So my parents moved in with us from the end of September until Friday January 11th which just happens to be one month after my dad was diagnosed with cancer. Nonetheless on Friday they were finally able to spend the 1st night in their new home! It’s a lovely house style condo with an upstairs and I just know that they will have many happy memories in their new home! It has been a fun 3 months and both Mr. Pickles and I will miss them, however now they are just 15mins away instead of 45min so they are not that far away which is nice!

It has been a blessing having them here especially since now with cancer in our lives every extra day spent with my dad is a good one. I have some good news and bad news to report on my dad. As I have said before he is only 58 and was diagnosed with esophageal cancer on Dec 11th. The spot on his liver was also cancer which means that he has advanced stage IV Esophageal cancer. The doctor said he should have 2 years, but God willing there are many many more years ahead. On the 10th he got some good news as the PET scan showed that the cancer was only in those two areas and nowhere else. I thank God for that news. Thank you to everyone that has been praying for him and for our family during this time.

I know this perhaps is not the best forum to be talking about such things, but for the most part I am just trying not to think about it and burring it deep down inside. I am an only child so I have to be the strong one and since I don’t have a sibling to turn to for strength this helps me. You know as the saying goes better out than in. That can be applied to emotions too, right?

So there you go that is what is on my mind and guess what as I was writing that other ideas popped right into my head...content block cleared!!
Have a great day



Friday, 11 January 2013

In your words day 5

So sorry I haven't been a good blog hop hopper and forgot to post the schedule yesterday. My parents house is finally ready and I have been spending most of my free time helping them move!


Friday, January 11
Jane's Fabrics (Jane R.)
Jane's Quilting (Jane C.)
Nuts 4 Redwork (Heide W.)
Bits and Pieces (Martha R.)
Life in Every Breath (Jennifer B.)
Quilting Lines (Patricia L.)
Meadowbrook  (Kristen K.)
Count It All Joy!  (Denise P.)
Sophie Junction (Sophie W.) 

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Thank you and some gardening plans


Thank you to everyone that stopped by for my day on the In Your Words Blog Hop!
Today's hosts are:
Wednesday, January 9
Kathy's Quilts (Kathy W.)
Sunshine Quilting (Martina S.)
Doodling in My Mind (Darla R.)
Grammie Q's (Charlotte M.)
Dancing Moon (Carla B.) 
The Fuzzy Hat Quilter (Laura Ann)
Click the button in my sidebar for the full schedule

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Well it has been a busy couple of weeks with Christmas, New Years,  The Quilting Secrets Blog hop that I hosted and finally yesterday was the In Your Words hop. I think I need a few wobbly pops and some time with my feet up relaxing in front of the TV..lol

I really feel like I have really neglected my gardening side for a while. It’s just so hard to get into the gardening spirit when the garden is covered in snow!!

I am going to be starting a few of my seeds next month...maybe so I figured I better starting planning!

For the most part I am going to keep the garden the same. I think I am finally at that point where I know what I need for a successful growing season in my mind and now I just need to fine tune it...maybe...lol

This is my list of what I am going to be planting..It may change but this is what I would like to grow (#of days till maturity)

Broad Beans- Broad Windsor (65days) - I grew these last year and they were Lovely!!
Edamame- Besweet (85days) - I tried these last year and they didn’t have time to ripen. I will start indoors
Beet-Detroit red (60) my favourite beet
Beet- Touchstone Gold (55) Last year was the first time I grew these and fell in love!
Broccoli- Goliath Hybrid (76) not sure if I will start indoors or not. Last year the seedlings and direct sown matured at the same time.
Brussels Sprouts- Catskill Improved (76) Last year these didn’t produce, going to start them a month earlier indoors and see what happens
Cabbage- Stonehead (67) - very successful in 2012. Will plant more for sauerkraut this year
Pak Choi- will try again since I love it, but looking for new variety
Cantaloupes- Earlisweet hybrid (68) I will make room for these this year as they always get left out
Carrots- Rainbow Hybrid (70) loved the look and taste of these last year so they will be my only carrot this year
Cauliflower- Snow Crown Hybrid (48) always a success
Cucumbers- National pickling (54) my only choice when it comes to cucumbers so yummy
Eggplant- Epic Hybrid (61) Will try again they grew well but the early frost took them out
Kohlrabi- Early White Vienna (55) last year wasn’t a good year for kohlrabi, but I will try again
Leeks- Large Musselburg (90) I haven’t had a successful year growing leeks yet, but I am trying again! Will start indoors again
Lettuce- Bon Vivant (30) my favourite go to lettuce
Onions- sets red/white (110) since we ran out of onions within a month plant more next year
Peas- Little Marvel (65) my favourite, might try another variety
Peppers- Not sure which ones yet
Potato- Norland (90) last year they were a success where the others failed so it will be my only potato this year
Radish- Easter Egg Blend (25) my favourite
Spinach- Tyee Hybrid (42) another favourite
Butternut Squash (82) these didn’t take last year. Will start indoors this year
Squash-Spaghetti (70) frost took them in 2012 will try again this year
Tomato- Roma- Not sure which variety of roma, depends on what the greenhouse is selling
Tomato- early girl loved having fresh tomaotes though out the whole summer
Tomato-cherry last years plants were "unkown" but yummy
Zucchini- Black beauty (60) always a success

That is my list so far. I am still toying with whether or not to plant pumpkins and sweet potatoes, but for the most part I think the above list is set in stone.
Have a great day

Monday, 7 January 2013

My day on the In your words hop



Well it has been one heck of a an emotional roller coaster this past 30 days for  my family and I. I will admit that before cancer touched our lives I had a lot more planed for this hop. However, after that happened I couldn't think of any words that I really wanted to use and I know no one wanted to come to a big ole ball baby post.

During the bowls with borders hop I failed and succeeded at creating my paper pieced bowls. They didn't turn out quite perfect, but I loved their imperfection. In fact they embodied my mantra 
Perfection doesn't mean its perfect.(click the link to see my post on that)

Embracing that mantra I tried doing a little embroidery, this is my first ever attempt and well it's not perfect...lol



Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you are enjoying the hop. Make sure you check out my co-hosts and see what words they have on their minds

Tuesday, January 8
Piece Peace (Patricia G.) 
A Stitch in Time (Patty D.)
krislovesfabric (Kris T.)
Grandmamas Stories (Jane H.)
Till We Quilt Again (Helen E.)
The Slow Quilter (Felicia F.)
Quilting With Terry and the Cats (Terry S.)

Thank you to Madame Samm for creating this hop for us and to Linda for being our amazing talented host!!

THANK YOU

I would like to thank everyone that took part in the Quilting Secrets Blog Hop!!

To our hosts  Christine, Linda, Barbara, Melissa, Sharon and Sue Thank you for taking part. Each of your posts was full of great secrets that I know people will be referring back to for years.

I would also like to thank our AMAZING SPONSORS for helping to make this hop a success!!


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Thank you to everyone that advertised the hop on their blogs or on other social media!! 

And of course to all of the wonderful people that hopped along with us
THANK YOU
For making this hop a success




Okay and now for the prize draw 

1. For leaving a comment on my post yesterday....
the winner of the Kona Bundle from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop 
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 bundle of 8 Half Yards of Kona Cotton Solids 
The colors are Mulberry, Kumquat, Citrus, 
Turquoise, Peacock, Butter, Corn Yellow and Navy
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# 81  (random number picked by my Dad)
Kate from http://katenlibby.blogspot.ca/

Great hop! Thanks so much for putting it together! I think my favorite was the curved flying geese- have not tried that yet!
Congratulations Kate


2. From those lovely people that advertised the hop
The winner of the Aurifil Thread set is Carolyn from http://sewdarnquilt.blogspot.ca/ (picked from random.org)

I will be sending the winners an e-mail shortly

THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN TO EVERYONE THAT TOOK PART!!!


Onto the next hop now being run by Madame Samm and Linda
LINK here to see the SCHEDULE at Linda's
My day to post is tomorrow

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Final day of Quilting Secrets blog hop



Final Day OF THE
QUILTING SECRETS 
BLOG HOP
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****giveaway now closed***

 Thank you to Christine, Linda, Barbara, Melissa, Sharon and Sue for taking part. Each of your posts was full of great secrets that I know people will be referring back to for years.


I would also like to thank our AMAZING SPONSORS for helping to make this hop a success!!
So A HUGE THANK YOU To:
Carol from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop, Chelsey from The Fat Quarter Shop, Clint from Green Fairy Quilts and Dario from Aurifil USA

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Before I get into my secrets here is a short recap of the week

And today is my day

When I was putting together this hop I wasn’t sure if I should even take part in it. I haven’t been sewing for very long and I wasn’t sure if I had any secrets to share.  I finally decided on talking about the top 5 secrets that have changed my quilting experience

1. A  ¼"foot doesn't automatically mean ¼" seams!

When I took my first and only quilting class the supply list said you needed a ¼" foot since you were going to be required to have ¼” seams. I used it in the class it worked, but my seams were rarely ¼” the quilt still came together and I thought okay whatever the size of the seams don’t really matter. Fast forward to my 2nd quilting project a Block of the month club I took part in at my lqs. Now I didn’t pay too much attention to my seams and guess what after 3 months I threw the BOM in a pile and never did the rest. What happened you ask? Well having a variety of seam widths meant that nothing fit together properly I figured I was too stupid to sew and walked away.

 When I started sewing again in 2011 I really took my ¼ seam to heart. This is an easy way I practiced to get nice ¼ seams. They still are not always perfect but MUCH better than before.

First check out your machine. Most will have markings telling you how many inches your seam will be if you sew to that line


Second if you don't have a 1/4" seam line measure 1/4"from your needle and mark the spot with tape, post its or anything that will allow for a raised area that you can line your fabric up to

Third cut 2 1.5inch wide pieces of fabric, put them rightsides together and line up to your 1/4" seam marking

 If you want a scant 1/4" seam line fabric up just to the left of the marking

Step 4 is checking that your seam is 1/4" press fabric and use ruler to measure seam if it is 1/4" or slightly less you are good to go.

Step 5 for an even better check on your seam press your fabric open and measure the width. I should measure 2.5inches across. If it doesn't repeat the steps above

2. Pressing
 First of all I HATE ironing. Up until last year I think my iron got used maybe 3 times since I got it as a wedding present in 2008. After I spent time getting my seams to ¼ I found that I was still getting inconsistent blocks and that was due to my ironing skills. I would stretch the fabric till my stitches showed and well that isn't good.
These are some quick tips for ironing. I use steam, but that is just my preferance

Step one once you have finished sewing a piece take it off the machine and just place your hot iron down on it for at least 5 seconds. Don't move the iron just place it down, hold and bring it back up. This set the seam. 

Step 2. Always press from the front of the fabric to avoid wrinkles and always press toward the dark to avoid fabric shadows. I use the nose to press open the seam while pushing the iron towards the dark


Step 3. I then turn my iron towards the top of the seam and press straight down again for 5 seconds with out moving the iron.

Turn your fabric over and admire your seam.

Another option for pressing your seams is to press them open. I hate doing this put it really does help when trying to line up seams. I do steps 1-4 above and then finger press the seam open. I then use the nose of the iron to press the seam open again

3. Understanding your rulers. 
Melissa had a great post on how to line up your rulers for cutting on Wednesday. Personally living in Canada and growing up with the metric system I never really learnt inches. So when it came to quilting and only finding rulers in the imperial system I had to learn. I keep a piece of paper with 
1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, 7/8, and 1 
on it just above my cutting table so I always have a quick reference 

4.Chain piecing. 
Now this is one of my favourite things to do. It’s so easy and speeds things up. It also helps to keep your fabric moving and helps to eliminate those thread nests that can happen when you sew.(or at least when I sew)


To chain piece just start your first piece though the machine as normal. Instead of cliping the threads and removing it from the machine keep it on. Sew a few more stitches and feed your 2nd piece into the machine. Continue with the rest of your pieces until you are done and everything is sewn into a little chain

After you have sewn all your pieces together you simply cut the chains and carry on. I find this works GREAT when making Hst's. I chain piece just about everything I do



5. The secret that really changed my quilting life
Perfection does not mean its perfect

  After I took that quilting class in 2009 and failed at the BOM I started in 2010 I had given up on ever being a quilter. Part of my brain thinks it’s is a perfectionist however the other half of my brain and body never give it perfect results which leads to frustration, anger and giving up. I had worked myself into such a state that I couldn’t even physically go into my sewing room.  I had all but given up hope until I found Sue’s blog and through it the wantobe quilters campaign at sewiquiltnow.com.

 From there I began to think I could sew again and even joined a blog hop. There were A LOT of tears and yelling and more tears but I finished the project. Were there mistake...oh yes, however when I sewed that last stitch I looked at my work and cried because it was PERFECT. I literally marched up and down the hallway in our house holding my wall hanging above my head shouting I DID THIS AND ITS PERFECT. 

All if a sudden something clicked and I had an a ha moment...Perfection doesn’t mean its perfect... yes there were mistakes but in my eyes it was perfect. Now I don’t mean I couldn’t see the mistake they were there but you know what everyone makes mistakes no one is perfect. I guarantee you that every quilt you see online has at least a couple of errors in it. Once I was able to accept that quilting became a lot easier for me. I joined a few online quilting bees and took part in a handful of blog hops. Now I know from a perfectionist standpoint most of what I do likely isn’t “good “enough. I still have tears at times and am full of self doubt a lot, but I try my best and repeat my manta often. When it comes down to it all it really is all about your own happiness when it comes to quilting. If you are not happy doing it than guess what you are not going to keep at it.

Okay so there you go this is the end of my rather long winded post!!! I hope you were able to take something away from that.

 Today’s post sponsored Sew Sisters Quilt Shop

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The business grew and they opened the physical store in Toronto in September 2007.
They stock everything a quilter needs for their projects at great prices. They also have classes, Block of the Month Programs, and the very popular Bargain Lover’s Club and Kona Club.
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 Once again I would like to thank all of our hosts for taking part and sharing some great secrets.
and
 our AMAZING SPONSORS

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Last but not least I would like to thank everyone for hopping along with us!!!

****Anyone that advertised the hop has been entered into a special draw. If you haven’t notified me via e-mail already please do. The winner will receive one large Arifil thread kit in basic colours provided by Aurifil USA****