Stop by for a cup of cocoa with me. We will share a visit, chat about what I am working on, whats on my frame, life in Vermont, cook, laugh, share & ENJOY. :)~ I am a maker of punch needle embroidery patterns and finished pieces as well as folk art dolls, MOHAIR BEARS and ANIMALS :)

~Glad Tidings. Thank you all so very much for stopping by today.~

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Starting the New Year off right...FAVORITE THINGS GIVEAWAY

This year...
Hang on to your truth and respect the truth of others.
Choose to be happy.
Forgive those that you can forgive
and seek the forgiveness of someone who deserves it.
Do something outside of your comfort zone.
Be the voice for someone who has no voice.
Choose healthy food, activities and people.
Fall six times, get up seven… persevere.
Wish people a lovely day.
Live honestly, truly and with integrity.
Be the example for your children.
Remember that love is a verb.

Goode day dear friends & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  A fresh new year, 365 days of blank slate to do with what you wish (well, for the most part anyway)..what will you do with it?  Everyone's plan for the upcoming year is different but generally, everyone has something they wish to try, pursue, include, improve, change, etc. when a new year rolls around.  A few of my favorites on my "goals/plans/wishes for the New Year are to;
SHARE MORE
GIVE MORE
&
HELP MORE
SOOOO ….TO KICK OFF THIS NEW YEAR IN A GREAT WAY,  WITH THOSE WORDS IN MIND, I HAVE DECIDED TO HOLD A GIVEAWAY.....
I'VE BUNDLED TOGETHER A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS......
A bit of wool, a fat 1/4 piece of linen & weavers cloth, some wool & cotton threads, a wonderful pack of tarts (made by my daughter) and a gift certificate
ALL YOU NEED TO DO TO ENTER IS.... 

LEAVE ME A COMMENT HERE, ON MY BLOG..

***BE SURE TO LEAVE ME YOUR NAME AND A WAY TO CONTACT YOU**

**I'll pick a winner (via a random number generator) one week from now on Wednesday, January 9th**


Goode luck everyone ~ again...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  



114 comments:

  1. Great thoughts to begin a great 2019-the year I get to retire and have the time to make all the things!! Happy New Year!

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  2. So beautiful amazing colors

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  3. What a wonderful and generous way to start off the new 2019 ... I'd love to be added. Love your designs as I have several of them too.

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  4. As per usual, you are so very generous. Working on finishing my 2018 club projects. Thank you for all the wonderful tips!!

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  5. Hapoy New Year. Your posts are uplifting.

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  6. I love your philosophy for the new year, it is what I want to do more of, myself.
    What a wonderful giveaway and fun one to start the new year.
    Blessings to you and your family, in the coming year.

    Debbie

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  7. What a gracious & generous giveaway! Looking forward to a year of woolly inspiration!

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  8. What a lovely way to start a new year! Blessings!

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  9. Happy New Year, Doreen. Can’t wait to see your new designs this year.😊

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  10. My birthday is the 9th -- what a wonderful gift this would be!

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  11. What a beautiful expression of your goals for the new year. Wishing you great sucess!

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  12. Aww, Doreen, you are simply the sweetest. This is such a thoughtful and kind thing you are doing. What a wonderful way to start the New Year! This is such a fantastic way to start a year where we’ve just lost my father-in-law this past week, and I have such big plans of working towards my goals. I have an old beautiful photograph of my great-grandmother and am hoping to actually sit down and design a piece that will frame her photo. I plan on giving it to my mother as a gift. Granny was the kindest soul. This year for me is all about family and of course friends. But with the loss of my father-in-law it will be such a huge hole in our lives...and really makes a person realize the fragility of life.

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  13. Happy New Year---I love all that you do. You are an inspiration to others everywhere in the stitching world. Love that new grandbaby also. Keep up the great idea's coming into 2019! Thank you!

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  14. I would love to win your generous gift. Thanks for the the opportunity.

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  15. Happy New Year! I am excited to find your blog....after many years of taking a break from crafting...ie punch needle, wool rug hooking and primitive cross stitch my New Years resolution is to work on a new project a month! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. What a beautiful giveaway, Doreen! Thank you for your generosity. I hope you have a wonderful year in 2019!

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  17. What a nice way to start your new year. Love your designs. Keep up the good work.

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  18. Happy New Year Doreen!
    You are my favorite, just love your blog, patterns & everything!

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  19. I have never tried punch needle, but I do have a pattern and needle and I am excited to do my first project. Enjoy looking at your facebook page.

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  20. Wow! How exciting! I love your Punkin’ headed creations! You amaze me with your creativity!
    ❤️, Sheri Haney

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  21. Happy new year Doreen- love all your designs and pictures, especially the new little man in your life. Edie

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  22. Such beautiful thoughts for the new year......definitely a good daily reminder as well. Hope the new year is kind to you! Looking forward to your new designs in 2019......Cheryl Duell

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  23. Happy 2019...look forward to seeing more of your talent show up in your wonderful patterns !

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  24. What a wonderful Way to begin the New Year with such generosity and thoughtfulness. My contact:

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  25. Happy New Year! Thank you for the chance at your generous gift!

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  26. What a wonderful example of kindness and generosity for us all. Blessings to you and yours. Thank you!
    Deb Wingert (ddwingert.dw@gmail.com)

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  27. Doreen - love your inspiration for the new year. Encompasses all that we should strive to be! Santa ( my wonderful husband) left a new frame for Christmas - the one you recommended. Oh my goodness - what a difference it makes in doing punch needle!! Thanks for your guidance and inspiration! I feel like I have gained a whole new group of friends!
    Dottie Connelly
    dconnelly08055@gmail.com

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  28. Fran Rendon franrendon30@gmail.com

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  29. Happy new year!! Michele S from pa

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  30. Happy New Year! Rnelson509@gmail.com

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  31. Fabulous giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!!! Happy 2019 to you. letahansen@cox.net

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  32. I love your list of New Years goals! What great and challenging things to think through and try to achieve! ashleehickman@gmail.com

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  33. Such lovely thoughts to begin the new year ! Thank you for your generosity and the opportunity to enter your giveaway. I pray that 2019 brings much happiness for you and your family. Hugs, Jennifer

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  34. Happy New Year! Would love to win. Jonette. Email is millstone501@gmail.com

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  35. Happy New Year Doreen! Thank you for a chance at the giveaway!
    My email is mikeandkathy58@yahoo.com

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  36. Happy New Year Doreen. I look forward to reading this years blog posts from you. Please enter me in your giveaway. I'll keep my fingers crossed. desertmtnbear@hotmail.com Thanks so much.

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  37. Peace and Happiness and be kind to all! Happy New Year!
    daviskatherine57@gmail.com

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  38. this does sound like a good way to start the new year! Terry
    terrysweet@roadrunner.com

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  39. I love to look at what you are making! What a wonderful assortment in your give away! Blessings to you in the year ahead
    susanoatney@gmail.com

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  40. Hi Doreen,
    I love your blog and your art. I always look forward to your posts. Have a bright and beautiful New Year.

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  41. Happy New Year!!
    Thanks for this generous opportunity!!
    I’m @jeanettemstewart on IG.

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  42. Happy New Year! Lauraswool@gmail.com

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  43. Hi Doreen,
    ❤️ All that you create including the receipes❣️😊
    patticakes2u@sbcglobal.net Patti

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  44. Love your work. Such a talented person. Happy New Year.... lindaspost2@hotmail.com

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  45. Happy New Year, Doreen! This year I plan to pursue my artistic interests to a greater level. They are writing, jewelry making, and of course, fiber art! nataliedavismiller@comcast.net

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  46. Happy New Year, Doreen. This year I am determined to complete some of my wip’s. Judynoble983 @gmail.com

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  47. Forgot my email,,,
    Treesourceltd@gmail.com
    From elaine allerton
    Thanks so much doreen, very generous!

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  48. What a wonderful way to start the new year... I so love your designs and whatever you share... I too am a mohair bear maker, as well as tiny thread bears... I have been taking a break from bear making and pursuing punch needle and other forms of art with threads... you talented designers are so inspirational..
    May your new year be blessed... Susan

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  49. Happy New Year Doreen... I so love your work, you are so inspiring... I also am a teddy bear designer, both mohair and tiny ones made of thread... but I am currently enjoy a break from bear making and pursuing other forms of creativity, like punch needle and other thread arts. Thanks for sharing all that you do... Susan Kofoed bluebtrfly47@hotmail.com

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  50. I just finished my Santa from your December class! So much fun, I am on to the stocking now.
    Happy New Doreen!
    Rebecca Freeman

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  51. Doreen, Happy New Year to you! Your site and You Tube videos were my go to places when I was learning how to punch needle. You were such a great help!

    Patty Clarkson
    bytheriverdesigns@tds.net

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  52. thanks for even doing this. mimic0607@gmail.com Marilyn Casteel

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  53. Such a wonderful thing your doing. Thank you Robin Gurney
    2314rd56@gmail.com

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  54. Looking forward to new patterns in 2019. Love them all!
    Karen Thomson. (losermomis@hotmail.com)

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  55. I love your designs! I would love to win this giveaway!
    Sandi Lucero
    oldecrowprimitives@gmail.com

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  56. Thanks for the give away .. I'm not much of a sewer . but New year brings new things
    Judy Armstrong
    Dirtlanecreations@msn.com

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  57. What a nice gesture to have a give away! The nice part is that you are sharing with others who appreciate your favorite things. Connie Bechtold (bechtoldc@gmail.com)

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  58. Hi Doreen. Would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity
    Patricialutz62@gmail.com

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  59. Well winning that would be a great start to the year!
    Kimm Moore
    kcmrugs@gmail.com

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  60. Oops. Forgot email aeriswisteria@yahoo.com ~Shannon Fortenberry

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  61. What a wonderful giveaway! Some of my favorite things too. Reach me at : abbysmom48@gmail.com thanks so much Jeanne

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  62. What a wonderful way to start the New Year with the chance of a very, very nice gift! deb.dillon217@gmail.com

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  63. Oh my heavens! You are too kind. Happy New Year to you & your family as well ❤️

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  64. What a great way to start off the New Year! Susancats2@yahoo.com

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  65. Blessings to you. So generous to be giving a gift as a start to the new year.

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  66. So generous of you to share these supplies for this wonderful and fun craft!!!!

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  67. Thank you for the inspirational message and your generosity! Love your Work! Craftytricia@gmail.com

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  68. I love the fresh start of a new year!
    Judy Cartwright. Judybob3@att.net

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  69. This is a very nice giveaway...thank you for the opportunity to win it!
    Jean Elliott. jeanbeans64@gmail.com

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  70. Happy New Year & thank you! Betty Dekat my_tony1@yahoo.com

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  71. What a wonderful gift and a great way to start the stitching New Year. Thank you. Judy Zarlenga oxbowfarm@earthlink.net

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  72. How generous! Thank you! Gloria Elacqua gjrosbach@gmail.com

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  73. What a thoughtful way to spread joy to us stitchers in the New Year. Thank you!! Laurie Zimmerman
    rughooker10@yahoo.com

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  74. This is lovely! I have been thinking the same thing about giving more this year. Hope you have a wonderfully creative 2019!

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  75. You are such a warm, gentle soul! Although we've never met personally I feel as if I know you through your posts! A visit to Vermont is definitely on my buck list, and I'd love to come and patronize your little shop! Thank you for being you! Denisewhalen@ymail.com

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  76. What a great way to start 2019. Thank you so much for doing this wonderful and fun giveaway! I just love that you are so warm, kind and caring. I’m very inspired by your handy work.
    I hope 2019 brings you much happiness.
    Leslie

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  77. This is so kind of you to do this. Happy New Year!!! Tammy Ivester
    Cattroop7@zoomtown.com

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  78. I love how talented and beautiful everything you design is. So gorgeous.

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  79. Happy New Year, everyone! andreegross@yahoo.com

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  80. Happy New Year Doreen! What a nice way to kick off the New Year. I have always loved your designs! lindahannemann@icloud.com

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  81. Happy New Year Doreen. I love the Instagram posts you share. You are so inspiring. I'm looking forward to taking another one of your classes this year.
    gfjanet57@gmail.com

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  82. A cup of cocoa and a visit sounds lovely. Happy New Year.
    Ork127@sbcglobal.net

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  83. Lovely work, beautiful gift for a puncher. Thank you. I'm off to check out your Instagram
    quiltingpei@gmail.com

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  84. Happy Nee Year Doreen,
    I’m looking forward to another year of your punchneedle club as well as other patterns I can’t live without. Your designs are my favorites. Your tutorials are very well done and helpful to novices and as a refresher to experienced punchers. Now for a cup of cocoa.....
    JoAnn Borges

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  85. Oh, all these beautiful things you could make with these supplies!❤️❤️❤️

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  86. What an amazingly generous give away!

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  87. Just started the craft. Would like to add a few more things and supplies to try. Thank you for your kindness. mevanich2@gmail.com

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  88. What a lovely giveaway. I would love a chance to win. Wishing all a very blessed New Year!
    capecodgirl565@yahoo.com

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  89. Happy New Year Doreen! Wishing we had some of your snow in SW Ohio. So nice of you to offer a giveaway to welcome in 2019. Thank you for sharing!

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  90. I LOVE your patterns. I received a gift certificate for Christmas from my sister and I can't wait to shop. Great giveaway and I would love to win it.crcquilt@gmail.com

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  91. Would love to win,my birthday is th 10th so would be perfect lol
    crazicrafter@yahoo.com

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  92. Love everything you do. And we are neighbors. My family just moved to Vermont.. Right around the corner from you. So excited that I live near such cool people in Vermont. Rooh212@hotmail.com

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  93. Happy New Year Doreen!♥ May it be a year FULL of creative inspirations, joy & dreams fulfilled! I do hope to make it to one of your workshops in your home (one of these times)! Love Vermont & love your work, just need to set aside "me time" so I can get out & play once in a while! Thank you for your generous offering; wishing you & yours a beautiful, healthy year ahead in 2019! ~Diane Daniels (woolE1@hotmail.com)

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  94. I am new to punch needle and would be able to start my "stash" with your generous giveaway! Thank you and Happy New Year! Linda - linda.emon.le@gmail.com

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  95. please enter me in the great giftaway a happy new year to you diane sirum gardenlady334@gmail.com

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  97. perfect choices on resolutions that will make the world a better and happier place. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  98. What a wonderful giveaway. Please enter me.
    linda m

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  99. Hi Doreen, I'd really love to win your prize. I'd use every bit of it!

    Jean Hefflinger at rjhefflinger@embarqmail.com

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  100. I would love to win these beautiful punch needle threads and fabric. Please enter me in the giveaway. Brownlorir@gmail.com

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  101. To making beautiful art in 2019!

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  102. A nice treasure of stitching items in this giveaway! Add me please!

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  103. Hi Doreen, Just discovered your post n blog. Thank you for the
    Reminders thru your uplifting thoughts and words.
    One can tell they come from your heart.
    Happy New Year! sktrlmt@gmail.com

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  104. Thank you for your generosity!
    1987enc@comcast.net
    Nada Ferris

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  105. What a wonderful give away Doreen! What are the wool threads ...... look very interesting.

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  106. Happy New Year! I am a first time needle puncher (I have my kit ready to go) and will refer to your blog for advise and inspiration. I am excited to begin!

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  107. Wise words to live by -- and a happy 2019 to you! Love your designs -- "Spring Thyme in Olde New England" is next up on my frame -- your posts and pictures -- and the fun giveaway! KarenRagsdale51@gmail.com

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  108. Thank you and a very Happy New Year! Barbara S. bstillma@yahoo.com

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  109. I'm so happy to have found your blog. Love your patterns. Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    skshields123@aol.com

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