Monday, March 26, 2012

Now for the Surprise...

Every time I go through the collection, I end up with a few pieces that I wonder why or just don't want anymore.  This time I came up with seven pieces that didn't go on the shelves and didn't go home with my daughter.  Instead, I'm going to share them here with you.


This is how it will work.  You can leave a comment saying which one piece you want between now and Saturday, March 31st at 11:59pm EST.  On Sunday, April 1st, I will pull the names of the seven winners and post them here.  It will then be your responsibility to leave a comment with your email address by Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.  If you don't leave a message, I will pull another name and offer it to them.


Here's the catch.  This time I'm only shipping to the US and Canada.  I will pay postage because I'm shipping in those postal boxes that if it fits, it ships.  


The pieces available to own are:

(1) 2 yds of 60" wide
Stretch cotton border print from FM

(2) 5 yds of 60" wide
Linen Novelty heavyweight from FM

 Close-up of above fabric

(3) 2.25 yds of 45" wide wool blend knit

Close up of above fabric

(4) 2.5 yds of 60" wide wool boucle from FM

(5) 3 yds of 60" wide ivory polyester brocade

(6) 4 yds of 60" wide black/white cotton blend knit

(7) 5 yds of 60" wide blue boucle 
suiting from fabric.com

Now, I said that I was going to sew today...well that didn't happen. I don't know if it's because I decided last Friday that I wasn't going to sweat sewing this weekend or if after running errands and picking up my dry cleaning today I still wasn't inspired to sew.  But for whatever reason, no sewing occurred today.  

However, I did come up with a kewl way to get dust covers for my fabric without having to sew anything.  Originally I had a white shower curtain on the bookshelf across from the computer.  So when I located another one shoved way in the back of the linen closet, I used it along with the first shower curtain as dust coverings for the fabric shelves.  Adding an old set of shower curtain hooks and I was set. Coordinating dust coverings for the shelves without a lot of work and/or effort!

Shower curtains covering the fabric

Close up of the shower curtain hooks

Wall of fabric with the curtains pulled back

I'm gonna luxuriate in my refreshed sewing room for the rest of the evening, since I have to work tomorrow.

...as always, more later!




99 comments:

  1. What a generous surprise! The piece that caught my eye is 2 yds of 60" wide Stretch cotton border print from FM. Your shelves look wonderful...thanks for the inspiration! Mary

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  2. I love your reorganized wall of fabric!! So nice to be able to see it all and just feel the inspiration. Nice Job!! And what a nice way to share with the rest of us.
    I like that black/white cotton blend knit :)

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  3. I have thoroughly enjoyed your transformation of this space. I'm going to turn my daughter's room into a sewing room (she's graduating college and entering the "real" world, and you're giving me great ideas. I'd like the stretch border print, it's very, very "me." sbk_ca "at" yahoo "dot" com

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  4. What a wonderful gift. While they are all fabulous, thinking work and trying to be a tiny bit practical the blue boucle suiting is wonderful. Fantastic color and texture.

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  5. Great job on getting unpacked! I love the black and white knit.
    mlefholz@embarqmail.com

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  6. Heavy linen?? (*THUD!*) Sign me up for that ... I am a fiend for linen.

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  7. What a gracious offer! You had me at hello, err the first fabric piece (the white with a red and green floral border print).
    Thank you for the opportunity!

    Congrats on organizing your sewing room. It looks lovely. I'm happily envious!

    Best,

    Rose in SV

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  8. Thanks for your generosity! I like the linen novelty fabric
    Dual4545 'at' gmail 'dot' com

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  9. How nice of you, I would love any of these fabric pieces. Thank you.

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  10. I love what you have done in your sewing room! you have inspired me to try to get more organized! I love the black and white print! You are so generous to share!
    Sue

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  11. Your main advice about planning your sewing space has me planning my own fabric storage needs. I do like the creme/beige 2.25 yds of 45" wide wool blend knit.
    That's very generous of you Carolyn.

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  12. What a great sewing room! My favorite is the 2.25 of the ivory wool blend knit.
    Thanks!

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  13. Great idea for dust covers...I need to do that. What a generous offer, too! I would just love the blue boucle :)

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  14. How lovely of you to offer! I would love the first piece pictured (the stretch floral cotton). Thank you!

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  15. Such a generous giveaway! I love that pinkish/reddish wool boucle from fabric mart, number 4. :]

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  16. I want the wool knit!!!!!!!!!!

    Pursuingmydream@gmail.com

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  17. How generous of you to give away some fabric pieces. None of them are calling my name, but they look very nice. So does your sewing room! All of that fabric is so nicely accessible now, I'm sure you'll be able to stick with your plan of sewing from your collection... at least for a while!

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  18. The stretch cotton border print is the one I'm in love with! What a great surprise!

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  19. So much pretty fabric & so organized! And nice of you to share. I would love #5; the 3 yds of 60" wide ivory polyester brocade.

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  20. this is an awesome giveaway! i'm quiet enamored with #1, the stretch border print.

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  21. I would LOVE that border print!

    I am jealous of the refreshed sewing cave and all your treasures, great job!

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  22. I don't need any of it but, wow, your sewing room looks great!!!

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  23. You are very generous!
    I think the border print is wonderful!

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  24. Loving the new sewing room and all the inspiration. There is hope for me (not a size 8) to look good! Thanks for the kind giveaway. Border print would be awesome!
    Judy Brannon

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  25. I have to say that your taste in fabric is awesome, especially considering these are your cast offs. All the pieces are great. I can only narrow my favorite down to two. I adore both the black and white knit and the stretch border print. I enjoy watching your creations come to life. Thanks for taking the time to share with all of us.

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  26. I'd love the blue boucle because I need so much more fabric (lol). After looking at your shelves, I feel deprived (not). Love your blog & read it every day.

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  27. Wow! What generosity. I love your shower curtain idea, too. I would absolutely love the blue boucle suiting and I know exactly what I would make with it. my email is trendall@yahoo.com.au. Thank you!!

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  28. Oh, I would adore the heavyweight linen. Actually I do adore it already, but I would adore it more in my stash!

    What a great giveaway, Thank you.

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  29. Oh Carolyn! What a lovely thing. I like #7 the blue boucle. g

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  30. I love that border print - it would make such a darling dress for my little girl.

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  31. Oh I need #2! It would be perfect to knock off Mondo's pants from the Project Runway All Stars Finale.

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  32. Your fabric collection is vast. I actually like the ivory poly.

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  33. What a treat you're offering us! Please put me down for the heavy grey linen - grey is my new fave neutral, and this one is begging to be a jacket ;)

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  34. Your give-away is quite generous. I just wanted to say that the shower curtain idea is very smart. I will have to do that very soon.

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  35. I love your sewing room. I would like to be added to the drawing for #6 the black/white cotton blend knit. Thank you.

    Happy Sewing,
    Thalia

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  36. This is so generous of you. Your post about putting away all of your fabric blew my mind. I'd love the black/white cotton blend knit if I were to win. Thanks!

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  37. How generous. I like the blue boucle suiting the best!

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  38. How kind of you to share some fabric from your stash! I would be delighted to do something with the first one (the stretch cotton border print). I'm in France, but my family is in New England and happy to receive packages on my behalf. They're even coming over in late April, so could bring the fabric to me. Again, many thanks and enjoy your gorgeous new sewing space!

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  39. I`m deeply impressed of your fabric stash and the clothes you have sewn! I`m a plus size from Germany and here we have less patterns for our sizes... I enjoy your blog and will visit you again.

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  40. What a fun way to pass on fabric that you no longer want! There are several pieces that caught my eye, but I think I'll think practical and wish for #7, the blue boucle. My parents bought a silk scarf for me when they visited Paris many years ago and I think it's a perfect match!

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  41. I love the first floral boarder print, and I will be in Florida the first two weeks of April visiting my mom, so can I join the give away? It's very kind of you to give the fabric away.

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  42. I would love #3, I need an off-white cardigan!

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  43. I have had so much fun reading along as you organized your sewing cave. And both my husband (who also sews) and I are amazed and awestruck by the depth of your stash.

    Your number 4 fabric (wool boucle from FM) is gorgeous and should it want a home in Boston, I'd be more than happy to oblige.

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  44. I love your new sewing room and blog. My favourite is #6 :)

    My email address is j k o k at t e l u s p l a n e t . n e t

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  45. I would love #2 - 5 yds of 60" wide
    Linen Novelty heavyweight from FM!

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  46. Your sewing den is coming together nicely. Thank you for the fabric offer; that's very kind of you. I like the stretch cotton border print from FM.

    L

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  47. I would love #2, the 5 yards of linen. What a great idea.

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  48. The linen is super lovely! I hope that if I don't win it whoever gets it posts back here what they make with it - i just love linen!
    kbroadd1 -at- gmail -dot- com

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  49. Your sewing cave looks good. Please enter me for the 4 yds of 60" wide black/white cotton blend knit.

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  50. I would like to be added to the drawing for #7 the Blue Boucle fabric...

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  51. Thanks for sharing...#3 please! Enjoy your organized space!

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  52. So generous! I like #6...the black and white cotton blend knit...too beautiful to give away!!!

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  53. Wow, Carolyn, this is incredibly generous of you. I'd like to enter the drawing for the last one, the blue boucle. Thank you!

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  54. You are a giver in so many ways. I am so grateful that you are such inspiration. I would be interested in the linen or the brocade. Thanks.

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  55. Throw me in the ring for the floral, the linen and the black and white. You have so much, I am shocked that you EVER feel the need to order anything else.

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  56. Thank you so much for the chance Caroline. Number 2 Linen novelty heavy weight from FM is a beauty to me.

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  57. I was wondering what you were going to do to protect the fabric from light and dust; good solution, quick and cheap.
    I would love to have/win the blue boucle #7

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  58. I would love to receive #2, #4, or #7. I love what you've done to the sewing cave, especially with the shelves. It looks like you have your own fabric store right at your fingertips! Joy-joy-joy!

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  59. I love the #1 stretch cottom. Really liked the way you organized your fabric. I have to do that (again) to mine. Thanks.

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  60. Carolyn you are so kind to offer such treasures. All of the pieces are beautiful and I would love to have them all! I would have to say #6 the cotton blend is my favorite. Oh and your sewing room is amazing!

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  61. I would love the first one, cotton sateen border print, I have been wanting to make somewith with border print.
    Your fabric stash is amazing, great organization.

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  62. I am so much enjoying your posts on your sewing room. It's giving me ideas to spruce up my sewing area. The piece of fabric that I like the most is the wool blend knit 2.25 yds.

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  63. Wonderful give away. I would love to own the #5 ivory brocade fabric.

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  64. How generous! I would love #(6) - 4 yds of 60" wide black/white cotton blend knit.

    I've been trying to convince myself to get into knits, I'm scared. (Silly, I know).

    Thanks for sharing your sewing space, it's wonderful!

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  65. Wow! How nice of you to give away fabric even to long time "lurkers" like me. I'm a regular viewer of your blog and I really the blue boucle from fabric mart. Maybe for a Chanelesc jacket. Thank you.

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  66. I was so hoping you would have something that you would be willing to part with and my wish came true.
    I collect black and white fabrics and the black and white print jumped out at me. Love how you've stuck to your reorganization. I have my fabrics on shelves also and it makes it so easy to look for something

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  67. Love your fabric collection and how you have it all arranged. I love the word kewl too, but was never sure on how to spell it, so now it is going into my vocabulary of writing, thanks!

    I am looking for some great knits or stretch fabrics and you have two that are perfect, the floral border and the black and white how kewl is that!

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  68. Dear Carolyn
    New to your blog, your fabric and the orgination of it are amazing. Thank you for the opportunity to win #6.
    Bev V.

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  69. Fabulous sewing room and you are so generous to share with others. I would love to be the new owner of the Black and white knit. I think I'll steal your shower curtain idea. -- BB

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  70. I've loved seeing your sewing room organization! It's hard to decide but I love the linen piece (#2).

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  71. Oooh! Love Stretch cotton border print from FM
    Lisa

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  72. I love the organization of the fabrics. I would love the black/white cotton knit. I have a summer dress pattern that would be perfect to play with the strips!

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  73. Let's cut to the chase. kubymccarty@gmail.com Black/white knit please.

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  74. I love how you are displaying your collection-- there is so much inspiration on those shelves!

    The white wool knit looks wonderful! (#3)

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  75. You are so nice to offer this fabric. I would like the wool blend knit (3).

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  76. The border print is beautiful. I've never done a border print. Thank you for offering.

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  77. I can hardly pick up my jaw from the keyboard! What a stash! The border print...I would love to have a chance to sew with it!

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  78. I am drawn to number six, the black and white print knit. It's so cute! And what a lovely gesture!

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  79. I love the #5 the ivory polyester brocade! Thank you for the opportunity to win such a nice piece of fabric. Love your sewing room!

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  80. Thank you Carolyn for the opportunity to participate in the drawing. The heavy linen #2 is the one that calls out to me. I'm just getting back to sewing after a long absence, and find myself checking your blog every day--both for the sewing tips and for the generous encouragement you provide. Much appreciated--

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  81. ohhhh.....!!! I want the 2 yds. of stretch cotton boarder print! I've lusted after it ever since you bought it! I'm getting married on a cruise in July (at the age of 58!),
    and I think it would make a beautiful dress (or skirt). I'll be glad to pay the postage for sending it to me. My email address is:
    sewingtr@yahoo.com. Pick me,pick me!
    Congrats on getting your sewing rm "just so"! Terri Grieshaber

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  82. Ooo, thank you! I love the stretch cotton border print. (Though the b&w knit is gorgeous too, but we're supposed to pick just one, right?)

    Thank you!

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  83. Wow, its so generous of you to offer these lovely fabrics Carolyn!!! Please put me down for #5, the 3 yds of ivory brocade.

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  84. So very nice of you to share! I would love #5, the 3 yds of 60" wide ivory polyester brocade.

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  85. I would LOVE that border print! I'm totally obsessed with them right now! :)

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  86. Love the idea of using the shower curtains on hooks to make dust covers. Your fabric organization is great. I would want to spend hours just looking and touching all that fabric that I wouldn't get any sewing done.

    I like the border fabric 2 yrds from FM. Thanks for the offer of all the fabrics to us.

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  87. I would love the border print. I think it would be a beautiful princess seamed summer dress, maybe with a little pink bolero jacket to go with it...I think I have that shade of pink waiting to be a jacket!

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  88. Yay, a giveaway! I'm torn between a couple of the options, but I think I'll go for the B&W. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  89. #7 blue boucle please. thank you for the opportunity!

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  90. How nice of you to allow us a chance to win a piece of your sewing world.
    I would love to win #6
    4 yds of 60" wide black/white cotton blend knit
    Thank so much for your generosity.
    Sewing room looks great- I am so jealous because mine is unaccessible right now, and Easter is 2 weeks away.

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  91. You're so generous! I like #2 -- the linen.
    Your shelves are enviable!
    Laurie

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  92. I absolutely love the black and white cotton. I hope to one day have a fabric stash like yours. I would never leave the house lol. I thought i was a fabric fiend but my stash have nothing on yours.

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  93. Wow - what a generous offer! I like that blue boucle. Thank you for sharing.

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  94. Good call on the shower curtain idea. Looking at all that fabric is lovely for a bit, but it will certainly calm your room down, and make it more visually relaxing to sew. Maybe that's just me, but too much visual clutter (even important stuff like fabric) makes me a little twitchy.

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  95. #1 I love the floral border print in stretch cotton. There was a dress in the Hawaiian Airlines magazine that was just crying for this fabric.

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  96. Oh #7! I love texture versus prints.

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  97. Not only do you give us great ideas and tips now your giving away fabric. How wonderful of you.

    I like #5 the ivory brocade or #4 would be my second choice.

    Heck all of them look so fantastic I would love any of them.

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  98. I have been sewing all day and thought I would check your blog. I am a huge fan! I would love the Ivory Brocade. Thank you so much for the drawing. This is almost as exciting as the lottery!
    Best Regards,
    Denise

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