Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My New Crazy Quilt Venture & CQ Blog Give Away

As most of you know, I am a lace dyeing maniac. I love lace, I love color and I love to use pretties all over my CQ blocks. What started out as just a way for me to have pretty pieces to incorporate into my crazy quilting has led me to being addicted to the process of finding beautiful pieces of lace to dye. I have spent months of searching and have visited many stores looking for fun and different laces and even had friends and family on the lookout for that special one of a kind motif.
After much procrastination (mainly due to being terrified) and lots of encouragement and support from my friends (thank you so much Elaine, Carolyn, Karen & Thearica) and all you ladies who have ordered from me directly over the past year, I have finally opened my little CQ dream shop on Etsy. Months of planning and lots of dyeing have led me to this point: I can now officially announce that http://www.RavioleeDreams.Etsy.com is now open for business! Please check out my shop by clicking on the link above or the two little love birds in the right hand column – they will take you directly into my Etsy shop.

Now, to celebrate the opening of RavioLee Dreams , I am having a CQ Give Away. I have put together a nice package of my dyed laces, some silk thread, beads, sequins and one of my favorite books that got me started into CQ – “The Magic of Crazy Quilting” by J. Marsha Michler. Loaded with ideas, pictures and plenty of stitches, this book is great for the beginner as well as the novice CQer. Don't be surprised if you find a couple surprises too.


On the evening of Saturday, March 20th, I will have my darlin’ husband Rob (Rob is open to bribes LOL!) randomly pick a winner from the comments left here. Every name will be placed in a basket as I receive your comments for a chance to be the lucky winner of this fabulous package of CQ goodies. When making a comment, please leave your email address so that I may contact you should you be the winner. I will place all names in a basket until the date of the drawing.

Your chances of winning will increase by one when you:

1. Leave a comment – your name will go into the basket
2. Link my Blog & mention Give Away on your Blog
3. Mention & link my Etsy store in your Blog
4. Add me to your Favorites on your Blog
5. AND… should you do all of the above and by chance purchase from RavioLee Dreams by March 20th , your name will go in the basket 5 times!

Good Luck and thank you for participating.

112 comments:

  1. Wellll WOOWHOO !!!!!
    I am the first comment !!!
    I Love love love your dyed laces !
    Keep up the amazing work !!!

    HUGS
    karen

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  2. Wow Nicki, I couldn't sleep. This is better than my dreams. :) I am drooling over your dyed laces and all the wonderful eyecandy here. :)

    I don't have a blog or anything, but sure would love to win some of your pretties.

    You go girl :)

    whippy wyanet131 at gmail dot com

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  3. Oh Nicki Lee!!

    I've always loved your lace and was so ecstatic when I had the opportunity to actually use it!

    I would love to win!

    ps: I already have you on my favorites list on my blog and hopefully I will get off my behind this weekend and do some posting!

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  4. I am so excited for you to open this etsy store! I wish I didn't have to zip off this morning so I could look at the Etsy stuff right this minute, but I will later today!!! Your pieces are so beautiful it's like looking at my garden - all the colors and shapes are just beautiful. I have been so stressed worrying about a couple of things, so maybe something pretty would take my mind off it. (Hand sewing always relaxes me.) Oh yeah, you are already linked from my blog :) Good luck and congratulations!

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  5. Nicki, good luck with your adventures in Etsyland. I surely hope you have all the blessings and support and good vibes to make this work and wish you all the best. You go Girl.

    Hugs JaNae

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  6. Good Luck! Your laces are beautiful.

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  7. Your laces are just beautiful - you know how much I love them. I'm so happy for you that you've gotten this venture under way and I'll be buying some, I'm sure.

    Thanks for the addiction. If not for you, I don't think I'd ever gone down this road.

    Lynn
    katiemedarlin

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  8. Nicki: I'm so happy for you that you've gotten your venture underway. Your laces are fabulous, amazing even.

    Thanks for the new addiction. Without you, I doubt I would have ever gone down this road.

    Lynn

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  9. Nicki,
    You're going to do great!

    Each piece is a treasure, it's an easy decision to KEEP every piece you own!! :)


    Super Excited for You and those that buy your CQ Pretties!
    ~Jes

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  10. Nicki, I love your lace! Yummy! I did #1-4 and tell your husband that if I win, there is a brisket in CO with his name on it. LOL!

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  11. Hi Nicki, Love your dyed laces and I'm on my way over to check out your new etsy store. Best of luck, Cindy J

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  12. Wow Nicki Lee. Your laces are stunning. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I win them

    Marilyn

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  13. WooHoo, Nicki-girl!!!!! Always the business woman, always a textile artist and when you combine the two you have a GREAT partnership! So happy for you to get your dream CQ shop open.

    I better go right over and buy something!

    Love ya girl and congrats!

    p.s.~would LOVE to win your giveaway!!! kiss kiss hug hug

    axel
    alexandriaemmarose@hotmail.com

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  14. I've always admired your ability to dye laces! An Etsy store is a wonderful idea, best of luck to you!

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  15. I'm relatively new to CQ and have been trying the collect various laces and other CQ embellishments. Yours would make a most welcome addition to my collection. I've been following your blog for awhile and LOVE your inspiring work.
    Grovenore, Red Deer, AB
    grovenore.flato@rolln.com

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  16. sounds exciting, scary, yes but I know you can do it!
    congrats on the courage to open your own shop! Hugs
    Lori K

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  17. HEY! Nicki, your laces are beautiful and so are you! Glad you finally got this going and I wish you ALL the luck and success cause you sure deserve it!! As soon as I get some extra cash I'll be buying from your esty store!
    {{{{{HUGS}}}}}
    Lynne
    sewlove2quilt

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  18. WOW OH WOW!! Nicki your laces are gorgeous. I just checked out your Esty shop and they are to die for. The only thing missing was the "I want it all button". I've gotta have some, it's just gonna be hard to decide which ones, but I will because I just gotta have some.
    I posted this to my blog with a link to your blog and shop. Your blog has always been on my favorite list!
    Congrats to you on your new shop, I'm sure it will be a huge success. Now to go tell a few friends, who I know won't want to miss this.

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  19. Wow, what lovely dyed laces! It's hard to choose.
    Glad to see Ravoli Dreams on Esty, so fun to visit.

    Alice T.

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  20. HI NICKI
    I LOVE THE YOUR LACES AS YOU ALREDY KNOW.I DID BUY TWO OF THEM I WANT THE DRAGONFLY ON THE BLOG PICTURE IF YOU HAVE ANY MORE SENT ME A EMAIL.
    I MISTAKE THE ADDRESS TO BE SENT IT WILL YOU PLEASE SENT IT TO MY WORK ADDRESS AT 51 INMAN ST CAMBRIDGE MA 02139
    LOVE YOU AND I WILL SEE YOU SOOM
    ELY

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  21. Congrats on the new endeavor! Can't wait to see where it leads you.

    Barb aka bjeannes (bjeannes1 at aol dot com)

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  22. You WILL have lots of success with your new venture!

    I hope, I hope, I hope I win this! I have:
    1. Left a comment
    2. Blogged about the giveaway with a link
    3. Have mentioned your Etsy shop and included the link
    4. You are already in my Favorites list
    5. Ta-da!

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  23. Best of luck with your new venture. Would love to win this gorgeous prize.
    SusieW

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  24. Connie said your blog is great and your dyed laces are too. She is right , again. Oh gosh, I hope I win. hehehe Eileene aka noiseynana eileeneg2002@yahoo.com

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  25. Connie said your blog is great and your dyed laces are too. She is right , again. Oh gosh, I hope I win. hehehe Eileene aka noiseynana eileeneg2002@yahoo.com

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  26. Great giveaway. I have some of your hand dyed pieces but could sure use more for CQing.
    JeanneZ
    OnTheGo731@Aol.com

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  27. Wow congratulations on opening a shop. I Love you dyed goodies!!! Heading to look at your shop right now!


    May I please have a entry into your giveaway:)

    Ann Flowers
    flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

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  28. WOW Girl!!! The site is MARVELOUS!! So much eye candy-I can get lost for days!!!

    I saw a pretty little needle case I put on my wish list-has a hummingbird on it-my license plate does too!

    Great give-a-way idea. I'd be tickled to win!

    I'm so happy for you GF! I Knew you could do it!!!!

    Love you!

    Pam 2008 SS!

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  31. Your laces are so wonderfu, Nicki Lee! Congratulations on your new adventure on Etsy!
    Hugs,
    Kerry

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  32. My second chance at your giveaway! I have posted about it on my blog and linked to it!
    Hugs,
    Kerry

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  33. Third chance! I've linked to your Etsy shop on my blog too!
    Hugs,
    Kerry

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  34. Fourth chance! Am I feeling lucky or what!? lol You are in my Favourites!
    Hugs,
    Kerry

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  35. I just love giveaways and what a wonderful way to open up a shop! Please put my name in for this great giveaway!Ok I think I got it all blogged and I am getting a small order together for you.

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  36. You go Girl! Congrats on your new Etsy. Good luck and I will be checking often. I see you might be putting a kit together. Yeah!
    The picture of the grands are great. They are adorable.

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  37. I would love to win your beautiful package of goodies! I am a new CQ'er and need to build up my stash LOL

    Gina
    deastrega (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  38. Nicki~
    Congrats on opening an Etsy shop!! Good luck, doubt you will need it as your lace is gorgeous!! Lovely give away, be sure to pick my name!!! LOL

    penguingranny55@yahoo.com

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  39. Let's see darlin,
    I have you in my list of favorites, I blogged about your give away and I also blogged about the new shop. I told them to get over there and pick up some lace, LOL

    Think that will give me a couple more shots!!! Thanks!

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  40. Nicki this is great news. Your laces are always beautiful and the chance to have so many all at once is awesome! I wish you well in your Etsy endeavor....not that you will need it. I may be back with more entries if time allows between now and the closing of the giveaway......Hugs, Shari

    ladyjspice@aol.com

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  41. Nicki! I looked at your laces over on your Etsy site, they are really pretty, congratulations! Sorry I don't have a blog to advertise for you! But I sure would be thrilled if I won something!

    Diane, DPQuilter@aol.com

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  42. Congrats on your new etsy store, I LOVE YOUR STUFF AND I AM SURE EVERYONE ELSE WILL TOO. :) awesome giveaway too. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Beautiful laces! Congratulations on opening an etsy shop! You'll do well!

    watuwando at comcast dot net

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  44. Looks like fun stuff!
    thank you for the opportunity!

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  45. WOW!! this is just fantastic. I am just a newbie in CQ and lovin' every bit of it.

    Congratulations!!!

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  46. Lots of success on this new venture. I know you will do very well as you are "Dyed Lace Queen" in my book.

    I have several pieces you have ceated and am always well pleased.
    Now to your Raviolee Dreams Etsy Shop.

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  47. Nicki, I'm sure your ETSY store will be a huge success. You are certainly an artist when it comes to picking out and coloring your laces. Good luck with you new store!

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  48. My sister alerted me to your great giveaway. Please enter me in this awesome giveaway. Thanks for doing this Nicki!

    Becky (OilPainter)

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  49. How generous of you to share all these wonderful goodies. No blog site, so this will have to be THE ONE! Next....checking out the Etsy. crzy1carol@yahoo.com Hugs, Carol

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  50. Nicki, I wish you success in your new venture. Alas I have no blog but will take my one chance. Your laces are way pretty in person.

    pinecone

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  51. http://mycreativeworks.blogspot.com/2010/03/nicki-lees-blog-give-away.html

    Congratulations Nicki Lee and all the best in regards to your Etsy endeavor.

    And please add my name to your give away and yes I have blogged about you, linked your give-away post along with your Etsy link too. I've also added you to my Blog listing and will have to keep closer tabs on your items in case there are others I want to buy.

    Thank you for being so generous my dear.

    HUGS, Rose Anne

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  52. I would just love to try to win, I know I won't but I'll try. I love your dyed pieces. I have followed your blog for a long time now, so please pull my name.

    Amber

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  53. I would love to win this giveaway. Ia am starting my first Crazy Quilt it is something I have always wanted to do. I have been reading all the blogs and joined some groups. I have been collecting fabrics. I am going to connect your blog and your etsy shop. and become a followwer because I want to learn all I can about dyeing l;ace and your blog looks like a great place to find out. Thank you

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  54. Love the lace. Now I will half to check out you Esty store. Did all of the above (5).

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  55. Love the lace. Now I will half to check out you Esty store. Did all of the above (5).

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  56. WOW Nicki! I knew you were talented but OH WOW!!! So beautiful!!!
    I'm headed to look at your store.
    I don't have a blog so can't do that part.
    Thanks again for all the help you have given me with my CQ'ing.
    With Love and Friendship,
    califshrimp
    HGTVBB

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  57. Cool! Look at all the pretty lace! I would love to be entered for your giveaway. Thank you so much. :)

    janers41 at yahoo dot com

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  58. I LOVE your lace! Count me in for 5 chances to win:-) Would love to win your give away! My blog is http://shuttleandthread.blogspot.com/ and my e-mail is dalemarie75@gmail.com

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  59. Your laces are gorgeous! I have just found you and love all that I have seen. I will go now and get caught up in your previous posts. Please enter my name in your drawing,
    Sharon

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  60. Beautiful lace, beautiful website! Good for you for selling your lace. I love lace too, always have, always will. Thanks for the chance to be entered into your giveaway.

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  61. Absolutely gorgeous colouring in your laces. Love them and your new shop. Congrats. I love the idea of using them as a frame. Have added you as a favorite, added a comment on my blog and can't wait to win and purchase some of your lovely work. Barb
    shades@shaw.ca
    http://bpblogbp.blogspot.com/

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  62. WOW! I'm in shock at all the wonderful, sweet comments you all have left for me. Thank you all and thank you so very much for your support. I have been writing down everyone's chances for the past couple hours and all are in a basket waiting for the 20th.

    For those of you who placed an order from my shop, your packages will be in tomorrow's mail (3/12). Now to go and restock... and here I was praying that at least one person would like something enough to buy it. Thank you! I am simply floored and promsie to bring you lots more pretties in the future.

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  63. What a fantastic giveaway you are doing!! I've loved seeing your work and what you've done with your laces. It's great that you've opened and etsy store, been at your store there dreaming over all the possibilities!
    Did #1 - #4 of your list :)

    Good luck with your store, hope it does fantastic!!

    Stacie
    whytefeather at att dot net

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  64. Saw this giveaway in Whytefeather's blog. Thank you Stacie.

    Please put my name in the hat. Your laces are gorgeous!
    crldelater@yahoo.com

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  65. Nicki, your dyed laces are so gorgeous!! I love them!! Hideko

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  66. as I am just starting CQ after years of being a "sane" quilter- all the laces & fancies just tickle my imagination... Very best of luck with your shop-
    Hope Green

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  67. beautiful giveaway!! Congrats on the new shop!

    silversistersstudio (@) gmail(.com)

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  68. Hi Nicki, I have done all except the last one. Your laces are simply gorgeous.

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  69. Have been to your blog a couple times. It is so great that you are starting a store. Will go over and check it out. Want to start to learn CQ, just never seem to have time. It it on my to do list. Thank you for doing this give away. Lionpride

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  70. Hi! I'd love to have a chance to win some CQ goodies! CQ is something I really want to get involved in. It is such a lovely art! I'd love to be involved somehow.

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  71. Nicki,
    Your talent blows me away.
    Congrats on your new venture is Etsy and best wishes for success.
    Pat Timecard24

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  72. Wishing you the best with your Etsy shop. You know I love your laces and would love the book. Done the first 4 of the steps. Did you see I posted some of the links on my blog. I am still updating the two main link list. I sure missed you and all the others on the board.

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  73. Would love to enter your giveaway - I'm a quilter and a tatter but have never combined the two -- would like to try my hand at crazy quilting.

    Take care and good luck with your shop. Robert Kent, from northern Iowa. (rjkent at netamumail dot com)

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  74. I just found your blog, cool giveaway. Melisa Bakos

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  75. I love your beautiful dyed laces.
    I just sat there looking at all of them couldn't take my eyes off.
    I don't have a blog.

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  76. Wow thanks for the chance to win the hand dyed lace. I love them. Something I have always wanted to do. I will link your post in my blog.http://sneedlemagic.blogspot.com/ or sneedlemagic@gmail.com

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  77. Oh Nicki Lee. How beautiful laces! Could it be me who wins!

    Hugs!
    Ritva in Finland

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  78. Oh girl........your Esty spot and your blog are amazing!!! I love those little loving love birds. But then I found nothing that I did not love!
    Please enter me. I do not have a blog so I will take my one entry and believe!!!! Catherine

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  79. Hi Nicki! Better late than never, LOL. I've mentioned your giveaway and new Etsy shoppe (and linked to your blog with a picture) on my blog. I'm so excited for you and wish you the best of luck. I'll be doing something similar soon (vintage lace, linens & modern laces dyed with potassium permanganate only). So, I'm anxious to see how you do - I'm rooting for you! Hugs, Cathy

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  80. What a wonderful package. Good luck on your venture.

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  81. You are awesome! Barbara the business woman in action!
    You are already in my favs!

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  82. I'm in the planning stages of a crazy quilt and wouldn't this be a great "kick-start" if I were to be so lucky to win!

    I've subscribed to you RSS feed both here and at your Estey shop.

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  83. Wow, what a great giveaway! Please enter me.

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  84. Congrarulations on your shop opening. As you know, I absolutely love, love, love your laces and I'm really looking forward to receiving that under the sea kit that I was lucky enough to purchase from you. I already have you in my blogroll and will mention your Etsy shop when I update in a few days.

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  85. Please enter my name in your very generous give-away. Debbie (Maine)
    campmoxie@yahoo.com.au

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  86. Please enter me in your giveaway. We want to make a crazy quilt once collect enough material. This group of lovelies would definitely get us started. Best wishes upon your adventure.
    mlwright29 at hotmail dot com
    P.S. I don't have a blog

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  87. Wow Nicki, what a fantastic giveaway. Becoming a follower of your blog is a no-brainer. I'm so thankful I heard about it. I'll post on my blog about your giveaway - and I'm heading right to your etsy store. Your stuff is absolutely beautiful.

    Thanks again.

    Cynthia

    cpgreen@ameritech.net

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  88. Those are so beautiful. I lurrve them :) I hope your Etsy-ing goes well and I think that I shall pop over there right now.

    girlintheskyroom@hotmail.com

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  89. Amazing works! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  90. Okay, i wasn't going to enter (because i've never purchased from you), but then i scrolled down and saw some of your AMAZINGLY beautiful stuff, and then thought, "Whatever! I'm Following!!!", so i think i might as well put my name in the hat.

    Please enter me for commenting
    and enter me for Following.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for the chance!!!
    =-)

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  91. I've just been directed to your blog through 'crazy by design', and I'm so happy to have found you. Your lace is beautiful. I'm afraid I don't have a blog, so I can't have many entries (sob, sob) but I have added you to my favourites bar, and will 'tune in' every day. Thank you for at least giving me a chance to win such a wonderful prize. Blessings Lesley
    technoturt@yahoo.com

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  92. I love your laces. Count me in for the drawing of the give away and congratulations on your Etsy shop.
    Sincerely,
    Michele (Miche992@yahoo.com)

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  93. congrats Nickilee!
    You've talked about it for a long time, now it's reality. I hope it's a great success for you!
    xox - barb

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  94. Very nice blog and esty page.

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  95. Your laces are stunning and beautiful. Good luck with your new venture.

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  96. I'm in love love love with your lace!! I've put a link for your etsy store and the giveaway on my (w.i.p) blog I'd love for you to read.

    shortwindedmuse at gmail dot com

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  97. Great work love lace etc. Carmie

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  98. I received my order today and the lace is beautiful!!!

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  99. Nickilee, just visited your etsy site. Your laces are lovely. I"m looking forward to doing a RR with you at some time on CQI.

    Happy stitching, Peggy

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  100. Nicki Lee - I am so new to the wonderful world of CQ. Took my first class a week ago and another yesterday. I am so eager to learn and would love to win!! Thanks, Dee

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  101. Well, now you have over 100 comments!
    Your dyed laces are wonderful and I am wishing you a lot of success with your Etsy shop. I have put a link to it on my blog.

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  102. put my name in the hat for this great drawing.

    Am a follower now too. Will be looking at your past post now.

    Sandi

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  103. Love your stuff. Both you and your shop will be going into my favorites.

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  104. Oh what lovelies! I came via Hazel's (KnitYoga) and when I saw what you sent her, I just had to visit you, too! Good luck with the new shop!
    (((hugs)))

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  105. congrats on your etsy shop opening!

    ~Lin Moon at LinMoon@earthlink.net

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  106. I love your hand-dyed laces and your blog and ETSY store...I do not have a blog yet but I will add you to mine once it is set up and ready to go...I did put both of your sites in my favorites list and would love to win some of your laces. marilynneq@msn.com

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  107. I hope your basement has dried out! Your laces are soo georgeous, please place my name in the hat for the drawing. I know the laces will sell like hotcakes in the store. Good luck!
    Susan Redmond

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  108. Nicki...I just heard about the flooding. I'm so sorry. I hope the worst is over.

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  109. WOW - if I ever grow up I want to be just like you. I just love your dyed lace. Do you teach how to do that? Will jump over to your Etsy shop soon and buy a few for my memory CQ. I'm a newbie and still in the planning stages. Jacque in Nebraska

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  110. yeah the two couple that are two couple that are come in the love and affectionate so there is all about it is the wedding bells that remind the not clearing the assets it all about the people who come fall in pove it all about what it

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  111. Wow what gorgeous laces! You do some magnificient work. I just ordered from your Etsy and I hope I win this drawing too! lol
    CandisEyeCandy.blogspot.com/

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