Friday, May 6, 2016

A Season for Writing

   We are finally experiencing spring here on Northeast Ohio. The lilacs are blooming and the viburnum small so sweet. Our yard is covered in a tiny ground cover just bursting with miniature blue flowers. There is a freshness to the breeze that really says "Winter has passed".

Here are all of the essentials for writing a book. Yes, that is the Piano Guys performing music from Kung Fu Panda.
Now is the season of book writing. It is time to take a moment and reflect on the amazing response to the first book, and really begin to refine where this next publishing endeavor is going. All I need to do is look around me to see inspiration that stretches as far as the eye can see. We are blessed to live in an old house with a vibrant history, and surround ourselves with those stories of the past. There is also the cherished traditions of sharing what we know and enjoy with others who feel the same. So, I have collected, drawn, cut, stitched, & refined a whole new collection of wool applique projects to share.

For me, the writing part of this journey brings an excitement as you see the joining of all of the parts of the book and it begins to take on a shape and sprout into something solid. Thank you for joining me on this trek.


April & May Wool Applique Folk Art Reshaped Project

I did not have time to stitch this together, but I designed this pillow based on the following projects:

Tulip Harmony p.82
Wooly Window p. 54
Her Lady's Pocket p.28

I am giving this kit away to be stitched by one of you! To be entered into the drawing just leave a comment on this post. The drawing will take place Monday morning at 8am.
You will receive the pieces I have cut out and the fabric for the pillow. The embellishing stitches are up to you. Make it your own!

Thank you!

164 comments:

  1. Love love your designs and creativity... Love the mystery stitch along!!! Thanks for this fantastic chance to win a lovely design and work with some fantastic wools!!!!!

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  2. They are beautiful like all your patterns and designs

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  3. Wow. That sounds like fun. Barbara Schuessler stillinb@cox.net

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  4. I am really enjoying this journey with you! Thank you for your enthusiasm, and thank you for sharing your talent!! The giveaway is just the icing on the cake!!

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  5. I would love to complete your oroject. The first book is one of my favorites.

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  6. I absolutely love your designs. I am currently doing your FaceBook sew along & loving each step. Thank you for sharing your talent

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  7. i love your "re-shaped" projects; like getting a whole new RLS book already! i made several of the rabbits; one to keep and some to give away- they were a great project. Thank you !

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  8. So inspired by your beautiful work!

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  9. I love your work and would like to be entered for the drawing. Thanks for the opportunity....

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  10. How wonderful of you to do this! I would be so honored to win this - thank you so much for the chance to win!
    Barbara in TN

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  11. We all love everything you do. Can't wait to see what your new book will look like ~
    L

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  12. How wonderful of you to do this! I would be so honored to win this - thank
    you so much for the chance to win!
    Barbara in TN

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  13. I would love to make that pillow!!!

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  14. Hi Rebekah!
    I love your work! I have your first book and am looking forward to your next!����������

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  15. It looks wonderful, I love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Rebekah, it's so beautiful!!!! I'm looking forward to your new book.....it can't come soon enough for me! The pieces you stitch are so inspiring. Have a wonderful Mother's Day! Tina

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  17. pretty please ...pick me. ❤️ your designs.

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  18. Thank you for the chance to win this. What fun!

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  19. I just love your first book and am looking forward to the next. I am just learning to do wool applique and think your creations are just gorgeous. Wishing you the best with your writing.

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  20. This is really lovely Rebekah. Please don't enter mine name as I won in Feb. I like your essential peppermint patties! Looking forward to the next book.

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  21. Oh how exciting just wondering what will be in your next book.

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  22. Your projects are beautiful! Love stitching them and looking at your book over and over.

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  23. Hope being the first to comment brings me luck!! I would love to win that beautiful kit. Please throw my name in the hat.

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  24. Oh my, I'd love to win this!

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  25. Lovely post - I'd love to win! Happy Spring to you...

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  26. Would be so happy to stitch one of your beautiful designs!

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  27. Colors and design are inspiring. Need to look at my book again. Kaye

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  28. I can't wait for your new book. Thanks for letting us glimpse into the process! And our facebook sewalong has been so much fun! Thanks for all you do! Lissa Rogers, Cedar City, Utah

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  29. Such a lovely design! thank you for the inspiration.

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  30. Wow! What a beautiful kit! Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway!

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  31. Rebekah I do love your book and your projects so inspire me to tackle one of them. I have loved wool for as long as I can remember and that's a long time. Sunday I celebrate another birthday and Mother's Day too. I hope I'm the "lucky" winner. 🐏😊

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  32. Love your work. Honor to have met you and your sweet and talented daughters

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  33. I would love to be the recipient of this pillow kit! I am a fan of your work and love stitching of all kinds!!
    Arlene Crant
    rlncrant@gmail.com

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  34. So love your work, Rebekah and looking forward to your next book in June! Would love to win one of your kits. Working on the BOM and just loving it! I am in the process of trying to do several projects in your first book. I so love them all, it is hard to choose which one to do next. Thanks so much for your designs and sharing them with us.

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  35. Might be twice but would love to win this beautiful pattern and project!

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  36. Lovely! Hope I win. I have the book so I can still stitch it even if I don't. Love all your patterns.

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  37. Excited about your new book! Thanks for a chance to win such a nice prize!

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  38. Beautiful! Would be so fun to stitch!

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  39. Lovely. Can't wait till the next book is out.

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  40. Your work just feels like "home" to me! I enjoy working with wool a lot lately. Love your book, and I look forward to your next one. The colors you choose are very much what I would choose.

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  41. Love your give away. I would love love love to be chosen to receive your kit.
    Here in Arizona it is starting to stay in the 90's. My garden is starting to produce zucchini. The tomatoes are starting to grow.

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  42. Would love to win the pillow.

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  43. I love your designs, but what really attracts me are the colors. So warm and cozy. I'd love to win this project!

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  44. OH, WoW! I would honored to win this! I am patiently, ok, not really, waiting for your next book!
    Thank You so Much for giving us your Mystery SAL, love how it is unfolding!

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  45. What a great give away. Enjoyed your classes when you were in Michigan. Will be anxious to get your second book and hope I am lucky on the give away.

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  46. Rebekah,
    Thanks for sharing your love of wool applique. I have had the opportunity to attend your workshops and they are so much fun! Can't wait to see your next book.

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  47. Loved your first book and looking forward to your new one. Would really like to win your give away.

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  48. That would be awesome to make something with your cut out pieces.

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  49. Your work is amazing!! Beautiful giveaway :)

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  50. I love your soft colors and your designs. This will be a lovely pillow. Thanks for sharing this.

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  51. Always excited to see what's next!

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  52. So beautiful. Would love to make this.

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  53. Love your book and designs can't wait to see the new book!

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  54. Love the project you are so generously sharing. Today I started picking out wool for your Wooly Bindings Book. I am excited to start it.

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  55. Just beautiful. Would be honored. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  56. Love this! ❤️ Thank you for this chance to win this kit.

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  57. Love all of your designs and am enjoying the monthly stitch along on facebook! I received your first book as a gift and have purchased it as a gift for others. It is already worn out. Can't wait for your second book to come out. Thanks for sharing your talent with us :)

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  58. You are so talented! I was so fortunate to be able to travel to Ohio to take your workshop last week! I have finished my stool and have already started on another wool project. Thank you for your inspiration! <3

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  59. Love the design and colors of the pillow. Would love to win it

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  60. Such pretty Spring colors! Looking forward to your next book!

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  61. Glad spring has sprung...here in calif we never get winter!! Working on a project from your book now!

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  62. I will never live long enough to make all of the designs of yours that I like! I'm participating in he SAL and have your book ... it's all so beautiful!

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  63. I love your work. I hope to be able to take one of your workshops one day.

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  64. Thank you Rebekah for your offer to complete your wonderful
    kit !! I understand your very very busy schedule, and still wonder how you get it all done :)

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  65. Your designs are amazing. I would love to make this pillow my own.

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  66. I'm really looking forward to your new book. I think of the talent combined between you, your daughters, and your mother. All so amazing and you are all such nice women too. I wish you and your mom a beautiful mother's day and hope that you find a bit of time for some kind of pampering...if nothing else some very good chocolate. Thanks for sharing your world with us. Krissy B.

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  67. Thank you Rebekah for your offer to complete the pillow !! I still wonder with your busy schedule how you can get it all done 😀

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  68. What a lovely gift this would be!

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  69. Your designs are amazing.
    This pillow would fit perfectly in my home along with the cat pillow I made from your book.

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  70. I am looking forward to your new book. This is a craft I am just starting and I loved your first book. Would love to win the pillow.

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  71. What a wonderful offer to complete your pillow design !! All of your creations are inspiring !!!

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  72. Your giveaway kit looks like fun. Good luck with your second book. Love your first book. ~Christine

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  73. Stitching a project with your wool and pattern would be awesome!

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  74. Pick Me ! You know you want to. :}

    Jo Ann R.

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  75. I love your work and would love to have a project of your to finish.

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  76. Love your patterns! Thank you so much for sharing your creative ideas with us💕

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  77. Will be following along eagerly. Love the first book and will be right there to purchase the next one. Hope I win!

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  78. Love your first book, Rebekah and I can't wait for you new one to come out! Gorgeous designs....

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  79. I love your work! I just recently started one of your projects and have your book. I would love to win this pillow. Thanks Kim

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  80. Another great project using designs from your book. Thanks for sharing your creative thoughts. In your next book I am keeping my fingers crossed that you will include directions on how you create a covered box - my favorite pins on Pinterest. I too am enjoying the mystery stitch along on Facebook. Thank you, Rebekah.

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  81. Love your prohects..thanks for a chance to win such a nice prize

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  82. Looking forward yo your next book!
    Thanks for the chance to win this kit. Your wools are always just beautiful.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  83. I am excited about the new book!

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  84. Was fortunate enough to see your work in person at the From our Hands show.I love your book and looking forward to the next one. I would be thrilled if I was fortunate enough to win! Thank you for all the inspiration!

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  85. I love your designs and work. Yourart truly inspires me and I would be honored to win this beautiful gift from you! :-)

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  86. Whoever wins this kit will do justice to it for sure. It will be beautiful.

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  87. I really love your designs and artwork. They truly inspire me and I would be honored to win this beautiful gift.

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  88. I have been stitching for awhile, but wool applique is fairly new to me. I am enjoying the process. applique

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  89. I have so many of your projects that I want to make. Looking forward to your new book. Would love to win this project. Nancy P.

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  90. Rebekah, I am so excited for your new book! I miss you! Hoping to win!!! :)

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  91. Really looking for forward to your new book. Love that you develop new projects from your current book and then reference the pages for us to review. Enjoying the mystery applique - thank you.

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  92. Beautiful and tasteful with a soft color palette.
    Maria F

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  93. What an honor to finish something you have started. Would LOVE to win this!

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  94. Love your designs. Would love to be the winner!

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  95. Love your designs! I am sorry I missed your show this year. I had hand surgery and will not be able to sew for 12 weeks. I am very frustrated to say the least. Looking forward to your next book.

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  96. Love your designs! I am sorry I missed your show this year. I had hand surgery and will not be able to sew for 12 weeks. I am very frustrated to say the least. Looking forward to your next book.

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  97. trying to comment again - love your work and thanks for a chance to win a lovely prize

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  98. Still excited by and loving your first book! Even more thrilled to know there is another in the wings!

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  99. Rebekah in the give away I love how you incorporated 3 different projects to create a new one the creative options are endless. Your work has inspired me to a whole new level thank you for that. Looking forward to your new book :-)

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  100. I love how you are reworking your book projects. I'd love to win the kit.

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  101. This piece looks so pretty and I love the colors you picked.

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  102. Would love to win. Excited about your new book.

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  103. Working on your designs is so peaceful!

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  104. You pick the best colors for your projects.. This is gorgeous.

    suebennett1975@gmail.com

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  105. How lovely Rebekah! Of course I would love to win this kit.

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  106. Have your first book and am waiting for the second. You do lovely work.

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  107. I have really been enjoying your book....on my second project, to given away as a Mother's Day gift. I love your color choice in everything you do! So looking forward to the next book.....thx!

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  108. Thank you for sharing your time, talent and treasure! Blessings.

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  109. So beautiful, I love the softness of the colors, truly a spring stitching project. I would love to be included in your most wonderful giveaway. Thank you.

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  110. So happy to hear that another book is in the works. Love love love the first one. Thanks for a chance to win this lovely wool package. Happy Mothers Day to you

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  111. Always enjoy the reshaped projects. Thanks for taking time to give us more fun projects and for an opportunity to win one!

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  112. Your work is amazing. The colors and fabrics are always so well thought out.

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  113. Looking back through the book now! I love pillows!

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  114. So Sweet! Thanks for the chance!

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  115. I have learned so much from doing your designs, and now a chance to win this is just over the top. You rock!!

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  116. Such good news. Will love seeing your new inspirations .. Thanks for your generosity..

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  117. Your work is so beautiful and inspiring! I would love to win the pillow kit! Thanks for sharing all that you do

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  118. I had to smile when I saw the Piano guys in your screen as they are one of my favorites!
    We are still waiting for spring here in western Massachusetts.. I would feel honored to win this lovely kit!

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  119. love the ideas of laying with different parts of designs...thinking outside the box!!

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  120. I love this design and the colors are wonderful!!! I would love to win the kit!!! Thanks for a chance.

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  121. I love your style of wool appliqué! I would love to win this!

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  122. Wool applique is a new love of my life...and this design would be wonderful to work on....Happy Spring!

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  123. I would love to win this giveaway--so sweet!! When is your next book coming out ?

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  124. So beautiful. Love the colors!!

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  125. I cannot thank you enough for your inspiration. I love your book and have learned so much from it. Thank you so much for sharing your talent, you are helping me become a much better artist.

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  126. Thanks for sharing your writing inspirations! Absolutely love your colors and designs!

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  127. I would love to win this kit. I love all your projects.

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  128. Beautiful design and fabulous colors...Would love to stitch this design!

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  129. I would love a chance to win this beautiful project!

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  130. Beautiful design. Thanks for the chance to win

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  131. i think what I love about your work the most is your sence of color and how they work so well together
    Can't wait for your new book to come out. Thank for inspiring all of us.

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  132. Enjoy your quality work, your designs and your earnestness!

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  133. Love the designs, your style and quality

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  134. Thank you .. I am working on your new pattern I got at your show..

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  135. thank you for sharing. Love your style.

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  136. Once again I am caught up in your writing. I sense the calm and the thoughtfulness. I look forward to the new book. Your choice of color and form really reflects the way you write about your home and the animals you share it with.

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  137. Wonderful design. Thanks for all that you do.

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  138. Exciting times ahead for you. I just love your work and look forward to your new book. I would be so much fun to stitch that piece. Thank you or the chance to win.

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  139. What an exciting giveaway! I would love your offer to be my first wool applique project, although I've been ooh-ing and aah-ing over your book since it was released. Absolutely beautiful. ...jan

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  140. Beautifully simplistic…and the wool choices rich! Fingers crossed here!

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  141. Looks like you have all the right tools for writing---thanks for the chance to win!

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  142. Thank you so much for sharing your talent. You have inspired me so much. I love the book and have learned so much from it.

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  143. Agh, spring in the Midwest is awesome. I grew up loving the smell of blooming lilacs. My favorite flower. Unfortunately they don't grow here in Georgia. Enjoy!!
    Thank-you for the opportunity to win your beautiful design. I already a place all picked out for the finished pillow.

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  144. I loved your first book, I'm sure the second one will be as good. It's nice to see a lighter color palette with this project. I'm looking forward to the class with you in June at Wheaton Woolens.

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  145. Stitching on one now, joining 2 projects from your book..looking great...hope to win..thanks

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  146. Even though I have not done anything from your book....I do own it and plan to make a mat for my dining room table. Your ideas for applique are just great. I know you next book won't disappoint. Blessings, Lee

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  147. Not only do I love your talent but I too love tulips. What a great pillow for my bed...Perfect in almost every way, only because it does need embellishing.
    Thank you for your generosity and the opportunity to be the lucky winner.
    Please include me...Many, many Thanks, Barb

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  148. I love the look of comfort your wool projects give. I am going back to the simple stiches of hand work. Can't wait to get started.

    t43nelly@gmail.com

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  149. this design is beautiful. I love your work. can't wait for your new book.

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  150. Love your designs and all your work. Thanks for the fun blog stitch up, give away.
    Debbie

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  151. Thanks for inspiring me. Your designs have so much kindness. Love your new book.

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  152. Thank you for the opportunity to be entered in this drawing. I missed your last sow due to being hospitalized. I own your book and it is my absolute favorite. Thank you for the opportunity. Sam Taylor aka Doris Taylor

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  153. I like the idea of taking designs from different patterns and making a new project. It came out lovely.

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  154. What a lovely kit! I am enjoying your posts!

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  155. ohh hope i am not too late for the drawing
    dq bogfairy@yahoo.com

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  156. Love what you did. Would love to stitch that. Thank you

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