Saturday, August 29, 2015

Gratitude

     
      As we wrap up a week of blogging about the book, I wanted to take this time to share just how grateful I feel for the opportunity given me to share the work I have been blessed to accomplish. I have wanted to be an artist for as long as I can remember, although I wasn't always sure what that would look like. But I allowed the Lord to lead me through different stages of my art, and He has brought me into an impelling time for my work.

     The response to the book has been nothing short of overwhelming. It has been in large part to a great network of support that started with family and friends whose encouragement led me to realize I might be able to write this book as well as the C&T Publishing family and their wonderful system of support. Once the book was released, it has been the notes, emails, messages, and phone calls that has shown me just how the book has been embraced.

    This book really belongs to all of you! While I was in the midst of writing, I often thought about the reader. It has always been my pleasure to share this work I do, and now to know how well it has been received is a blessing beyond words. So, while I cannot respond to all of the tidings I want to be sure that all of you know of my deep gratitude.

    Next year I have a busy travel and teaching schedule so I hope to meet many of you and share in your own work.

To be entered into the drawing for a book and the "Bag O' Wool Leaves" be sure to leave a comment on this blog post. These are for U.S. addresses only. Outside of the U.S. you will receive an E-Book version of the book.

Also, I cannot say how much it meant to have the participation of such talented and generous ladies as Doreen, Patti, Lori Ann, & Cheri. They were so willing to give up some of their precious time to help me with this Blog Tour.

Thank you so much,

Rebekah

117 comments:

  1. Looks like a fabulous book - be proud!

    Kathleen

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  2. Beautiful post Rebekah. . . I'm humbled to have been asked to be a part of the "Book Tour" !

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  3. I'm thrilled your book is getting the publicity it deserves! It is gorgeous and I'm going to have to get it if I don't win a copy. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  4. Your book is fabulous! Love your work.
    Sue

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  5. Rebekah, I am working on my fourth project from this beautiful and inspiring book. I have admired your art for a long time and now it is inspiring me to make my own. Thank you. Dee

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  6. You are such an inspiration and your work is stunning!

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  7. Your book looks so inviting! I am anxious to start some fall/winter projects. This looks like it will be my next book! Thank you for all your inspiration! Colleen

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  8. Lovely blog post, Rebekah...your work is nothing short of amazing! I love your new book and was so happy to see you at Sauder.

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  9. Rebekah, you are truly a phenomenal artist in all the sense of the word. You have given me so much inspiration. I've always loved working with wool but you have taken me to the next level. Thank you. I wished I lived near to any of the places you will be teaching. It would be an awesome experience to meet you. Congratulations on the overwhelming response to your book. I really hope you are thinking about a second one. I will be first in line to get one.

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  10. thanks for writing such a awesome book

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  11. I would love to have a copy of your book! Thanks for the chance to win it :)

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  12. I love your work and the gorgeous color combinations of your work. Congrats on the success!

    Doreen
    priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

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  13. Looking forward to meeting you in Ohio on November 14. I adore your designs.

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  14. The book is gorgeous as is your work. I would love to win one to share with my woolies...the three friends who enjoy wool appliqué and with whom I share wool and thread.

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  15. Congratulations on the success of your book! Your work is so inspiring!

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  16. I think your book looks just gorgeous. Louise

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  17. Your book is absolutely beautiful, a work of art in itself. I already own the book so do not need to be entered in the giveaway, but I did want to tell you how very beautiful I think your book is.

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  18. Your work is so beautiful. I would love a chance to win this book. Thank you for the offering....

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  19. Dear Rebekah,
    You are truly an inspiration for beginners

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  20. Love your book and all the projects!

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  21. Rebekah, you are truly a very talented and gifted artist ! I would be thrilled to win a copy of your book ! I hope to meet you at one of your stops this year !! Thanks for inspiring us all !

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  22. It's been so fun to see all the beautiful inspiration this week--congratulations on a wonderful book!

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  23. Thanks for this beautiful book. A piece of art itself. Your work: colors, shapes, texture, composition are inspiring!

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  24. I love this book and enjoyed every day of the blog tour. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Thank you so much for the opportunity to visit all these wonderful sites. Winning your book would be icing on the cake.

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  26. What a great book and fun blog tour! Thank you for sharing your talents!!

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  27. Congratulations on your book! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy and the wool leaves! Your work is beautiful!

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  28. I have so enjoyed this week of reading everyone's blogs and comments. I hope to win this drawing so much! Thanks for such inspiration.

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  29. Your book is great! I ordered it as soon as it was available and have seen it on every blog I read:) It has inspired me to try wool applique again. The instructions are easy to follow. Thank you! coopmgi at hotmail dot com

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  30. Congrats on the book. I'm excited to see what's inside this wonderful book.

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  31. I'm so glad I found you through another great fiber artist! I'll be definitely adding your new book to my library of fiber art books, and you have inspired me to return to appliqué work. Thank you, Rebekah, and congratulations on your wonderful accomplishment!

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  32. you are an inspiration to many.....enjoy your well deserved successes.

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  33. What an honor to win a book from you

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  34. I would like to be entered in the drawing for this book. It looks truly inspiring.
    Thanks,
    Ann

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  35. Congrats on your book......it's wonderful! Hope to meet you in November in Ohio this year!

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  36. Rebekah your work is amazing !! I hope to have the opportunity to take a workshop with you someday. Congrats on the success of your book .
    bittomom@sbcglobal.net

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  37. Your work is truly inspired....God's love shines through every piece. Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us! I'd love the opportunity to win a copy! Lisa
    scneth@verizon.net

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  38. Would it be alright if I hooked a rug using one (or more) of the designs in your book? I'd love to see it done.

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  39. Congratulations on the success of your beautiful book! I am a newbie to wool applique and this week has been full of inspiration! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous designs and talent!

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  40. Your work is just beautiful ! The attention to tiny details , the colors you use, all so pretty ! I would love to win a copy of your beautiful book. Thank you so much for sharing , it is no surprise your book was greeted with so much interest & excitement. It is so nice to see people sewing like this again.

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  41. It is with great anticipation that I enter the drawing for your new book! I've been a "woolly" for several years and am so excited to have found your blog and look forward to reading your book. Synthia

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  42. This book is just gorgeous! Win or lose I must have it :)

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  43. Your work is just wonderful!! .. Thank you for the opportunity to possibly win a copy of your book!!

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  44. Thank you for the opportunity to win your book. What a beautiful one and so anxious to see all the wonderful projects to begin. Will be looking forward to take one of your classes.

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  45. It was a pleasure and an honor to be a part of the tour!
    Blessings, Patti

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  46. Since the book has been a great success will there be a second book? I'm sure all your fans would love another book, or individual patterns.

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  47. This was a wonderful tour. Your artistry is fabulous! I just love what I have seen of it through the various postings. You are truly gifted and I appreciate the chance of winning your book. Thank you.
    dorismaeann@gmail.com

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  48. It has been such a pleasure reading and enjoying each artist's creations from your work! The stitching so lovely. Truely an inspiration!! Thank you!!

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  49. Your book loos beautiful, I'm just starting to do wool applique.

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  50. What a wonderful post and I do love your work and the beautiful wools you use.
    I would love a chance to win your book and create some of the beautiful pieces.

    Debbie

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  51. I would love to win a copy of this most beautiful book.
    Thanks!
    Marilyn

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  52. I love to appliqué with wool felt, so I would love to win your book! mcsdces19(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. Your art has been such an inspiration. Looking forward to seeing it in print. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  54. I already have your wonderful book, but, should I win, I am sure there is a good friend I could share it with. Is goldenrod out already up in northern Ohio? Melinda Cole

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  55. I would love to win a copy of your inspiring book, it sounds wonderful!

    Thank you for sharing!
    Carrie

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  56. Congratulations on your much deserved success with this book! Women the world over including myself have been inspired and blessed to have you share your talents! I hope there are more books in the future Rebekah!
    Cathy G

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  57. It is truly a beautiful book, congratulations and much success with it. Please enter me for a chance to win.
    Vanessa
    capecodgirl565@yahoo.com

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  58. Congratulations Rebekah! Looking forward to seeing more beautiful wool applique!
    judygvi514@gmail.com

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  59. I have enjoyed reading the guest blogs this week. Your book looks wonderful! ~Christine

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  60. Blessings come in many forms and ways. Thank you for blessing all of us with your art and then sharing it so openly. Would be so excited to win a copy. But your book is one that I will be purchasing.

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  61. You deserve the applause and accolades. It is a beautiful book. Thanks for a chance to win one.

    Jleibfried@aol.com

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  62. Thank YOU. Comments and reviews about your book have been glowing. Congratulations!

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  63. Congratulations on the successful book and the fulfillment of your dream to be an artist. In my humble opinion that dream was met years ago. Looking forward to getting a copy of it in the near future. Blessings,Jen

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  64. Rebekah I just love your book. Please enter me. Today is my birthday an I can't think of a better present. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  65. Rebekah, Thank you for sharing your amazing talent. The book and your work are amazing!

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  66. Don't need a book. Preordered mine as soon as I could. Have loved the great tribute this week. It was well deserved. If by random picking I win, I know who I'll be giving the book to. Congrats on a great book and wonderful tribute!!

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  67. Would love a chance to win your book. Love your work!!

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  68. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. I also have already purchased the book, but I will gladly share it with my sister.

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  69. Thank yiymu for tbe opportunityto win

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  70. Awesome--I preordered and anxiously awaited its arrival! Can't wait to get started on the projects

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    1. You're the winner of a copy of "Wool Applique Folk Art" and the wool leaves!
      Thank you for your comment!
      Rebekah

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  71. Love your work. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!!

    Cindy

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  72. Gorgeous handwork - beautiful book. I'd love to own it - one way or another!

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  73. Congrats on a wonderful book and blog promotion i am looking forward to you coming to our guild next year! Would love to win a copy of the book!
    dq bogfairy@yahoo.com

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  74. Rebekah, your designs are beautiful. My Granddaughter and I were able to see your work at the Historic Art in Historic Places workshops in Peninsula. Thank you for the chance to win you wonderful book.

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  75. We want to thank you for all your hard work, this book would be a treasure for anyone and so inspiring. Good luck to everyone..

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  76. What a creative way to present your book....a fun week!

    Linda

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  77. Congratulations on your new book! It looks wonderful.

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  78. I
    Ove this book! Would love to,win one to share with a friend. And the bag of leaves..what a neat thing to give away. I hope you are working on another bookk!

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  79. Sorry about all the typos in my comment above...for some reason I couldn't correct them! I love your book!

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  80. Beautiful work and such talent! Thank you for all the time you put into the book.

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  81. Your work is so beautiful. I can only hope my projects look half as good as yours!

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  82. Thanks so much for a chance to win this wonderful book.

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  83. Simply amazing, your work is definitely something to be proud of!!!!! You are such an inspiration to so many........

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  84. Thank you so much for the many and beautiful comments. It has been so overwhelming to see all of them. I look forward to meeting many of you as I travel around the country next year.

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    1. Beautiful work and beautiful book. Hope to win a copy. Thank you.

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  85. Thanks for the chance to win. Your work is beautiful.

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  86. Your book is on my Christmas wish list. Can't wait to see it in person, the photos I have seen so far are just beautiful.

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  87. I love your work . Looking forward to many more years of it.

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  88. Realmente Hermoso ! ojala pueda comprarlo en Argentina ! Cariños !

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  89. I loved the tour and now I really want this book. I love your designs. Thank you.

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  90. Fabulous book and awesome projects! I can't wait to get started! Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  91. Congratulations on your beautiful book; such a wonderful life accomplishment. You should be so proud of yourself, and rightfully so! I am looking forward to purchasing your book in the near future, but thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

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  92. Beautiful work. I look forward to buying your book!
    Thank you,
    Debbie

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  93. What a great book. Would love to win a copy of it.

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  94. Rebekah...the Lord truly has blessed you with talents and gifts to create such lovely works of art! Your willingness to let Him lead you shows in the way your work has touched the hearts of those who meet you and in the way you stitch each piece together. Thank you so much for your inspiring work and I pray that the Lord continues to bless you in many, many ways in the coming years. mommadonnatx@gmail.com

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  95. Love it! Love it! Love it! Thank you for sharing your talents and knowledge with us! This is one of my favorite stitching books and I hope to stitch every project in it! :-)

    P.S. I already have a copy, so do not enter me into the drawing.... good luck to every one who enters to win!

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  96. Love your beautiful work! Thank you so much for offering such a generous giveaway! - Ilene

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  97. Love your work! Would love to win the book.

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  98. I would absolutely love to win this book. Thank you for the chance.

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  99. Thank you for sharing your talent with the rest of us by publishing your book-thanks for the chance to win!
    debram751@aol.com

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  100. Your wool creations are so beautiful! I would love to own your book. Thank you for the chance to win it.

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  101. Rebekah ~ your work is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your artistic talent with all of us! Would love to be the winner, but there will be no losers, as I'm sure everyone who doesn't "win" will be ordering your book! Good luck to all! Debbie :)

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  102. thank you for offering the giveaway Your book looks incredible and your wools yummy looking So enjoy your blog
    linda m

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  103. Love your wool art and would love an opportunity to win your book! Will you be around Pittsburgh, PA any time?

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  104. Love your stitching - so talented!

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  105. i love your book! I have mine, preordered it, but if I win, I have a friend I'd give it to. Thank you for your sharing of the process and generous spirit.

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  106. Rebecca, I don't know where I found your work, but it was a few months before your current book came out. Your designs are stunning. I see myself learning how to wool aplique in the future, and it will definitely be your designs I use. Thank you for so much for sharing your gifts with all of us.

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  107. Rebekah,
    Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  108. Your book looks lovely, thanks for sharing your special talents with us!

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  109. Your book is wonderful inspiration! Can't wait to get started on stitching!

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  110. Your book looks fabulous....will be purchasing if I don't win!

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  111. Totally yummy. I can't wait for the weather to change and get started on these projects. Now to decide which one to start with. Thy all are stunning.

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  112. The cover on this book just draws you in. I would love to take some of your classes. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

    suebennett1975@gmail.com

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  113. Lovely book - beautiful projects!

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  114. Oh, this book of yours is so totally wonderful! I can see why clubs are being formed to work their way through the book. I have a couple of projects underway and a couple more I am most looking forward to completing. I sure could use those leaves on several of your projects and I have a very dear friend who would be thrilled with a copy of your book should I win one!

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  115. Rebekah, I swoon whenever I page through your book. The projects are amazing and I thank you so much for sharing this part of you with all of us. I can hardly wait for cooler weather so I can curl up next to the fire and stitch away. Thank you for giving us all a chance to win the leaves.

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