Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My 100th Blog Anniversary & A Great Give Away!!!


It’s time! I've hit a couple 100 milestones this week... this is my 100th Blog Post and and I also made my 100th Etsy Sale in my shop: RavioleeDreams . Time for a celebration! I have had so much fun getting to this point on my Blog as I have met so many wonderful ladies and learned so much from all of you. Over the past year it has been great to finally have a place to log all my creations and keep a bit of a journal of pictures… can’t wait to see what the next 100 posts bring.

Ok… let’s get the show on the road. Time for a 100th Anniversary Give Away! Some of you might know that prior to becoming addicted to Crazy Quilting I was in love with Mosaics. I loved the shabby chic look of taking broken china and adding vintage costume jewelry to pieces. I have a piece that I made last year for a show and thought I would marry the two together… CQ & Mosaics. Well.. when you think about it, they are pretty similar. Taking scraps of bits and pieces of pretty colors and adding a few embellishments.


For my blog Give Away prize I have put together this adorable little chest (8x9) I made with three drawers - just perfect for stashing your favorite CQ treasures. Each knob is a vintage costume earring and the tiles are from broken vintage china and stained glass. The chest is painted in a pretty shabby chic pink and filled with all kinds of CQ pretties – beads, charms, laces, silkies, etc . There's even a little surprise tucked way inside one of the drawers! How to win? It’s easy… I will write up a ticket with your name on it when you do one of the following (list below) Each ticket will be put in a basket and then on May 9th (Mother’s Day) at 8:00 P.M. EST, I will have my wonderful husband Rob draw out a name. If the comments go over 100 as it did in my last Give Away I will add a couple smaller prizes for the 2nd and 3rd names picked.

Here’s what you need to do to win:

1. Leave a comment – 1 ticket
2. Send a friend to my blog (have her mention your name) get 2 more tickets
3. Write and link about this Give Away on your Blog - 3 more tickets
4. Link me as one of your Favorites on your Blog or become a Follower – 4 more tickets
5. If you by chance purchase something from RavioleeDreams during this Give Away, let me know and you will get another 5 tickets.

Ta DA - So.. if you do all 5 things listed above, you will have 15 tickets in the basket! Good luck and thank you for visiting my Blog.

103 comments:

  1. Me first unless someone jumps in while I'm typing. I've been patiently waiting. I really, really need to get back to my CQing. I will definitely mention this to others. I'm on my way to my blog now to mention this and you are already on my blog list.

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  2. That chest is adorable! You have some of the neatest ideas for give-away/blog celebrations!

    Let's see... commented, blogged to send people your way, already have you as a favorite/am a follower :) I'd love to stack my odds and purchase something too, but that's not in the cards this time.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog to let me know. Happy 100th Blog Post!

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  3. YAHOOOIE !!!
    AWESOME JOB ON YOUR 1OOTH !!
    I love that chest !!
    you should sell those on Etsy too !!

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  4. What a extra special little chest. Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  5. Congrats! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a lovely treat. good luck everyone!

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  6. Happy 100th blog post. As always you stuff is awesome I will become a follower and add you to my link list

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  7. Congratulations on your 2 milestones. What a wonderful give-away! I love that little chest.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win such a generous gift.
    Warm regards,
    Marilyn

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  8. Congratulations! I am following you, also. You have such neat stuff!

    Gina

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  9. thank you for the chance to win. You already are on my blog roll.

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  10. Congratulations! Who could resist this give away?? The chest is lovely. (You are already one of my favourites on my blog!)
    Lise from Art4Mail

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  11. Congratulations on your double one hundred. What a wonderful giveaway. I've commented, I'm a follower, and I will mention your giveaway on my on-line CQ site, which has over 500 members, (does that mean I get an extra 500 entries? lol) I don't have a blog, so I've done myu best to earn the 'lovlies' you're giving away. Blessings

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  12. Great give away. Thanks for the opportunity. I already follow you, also.

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  13. Nicki, I've done the top 4 things. What lovely mosaic and the lace is nice too! Thanks for the give-away. Connie

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  14. Congrats! Your things and blog are so pretty. I love droping by to see what you are up to. Pretty chest and someone is going to be mighty lucky to recieve it. You are such a talented lady! Thank you for the chance. Carol

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  15. I love the chest Nicki! Your mosaic pieces are so pretty, and adding the CQ stuff to them is brilliant. :)
    I am a follower of your blog, and since I have a wonderful needlecase from you, it is only right that I have a mosaic piece. lol

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  16. Congratulations on 100 posts. Its sometimes not easy to post often, so its a feat!

    Love your laces.
    Carol

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  17. Hello Nicki Lee's, Congratulaion on your 100th blog Anniversary. You create lovely work and I just love your wee chest and the color is my favorite. Hugs Judy

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  18. Nicki, I check your blog every day and I've been waiting patiently for this post. I love the mosaic chest and I'd love to win it and the cq supplies.

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  19. Love to win the beaustiful laces and chest.
    I have also written about this on my blog.
    http://quayceetatter.blogspot.com
    Linda M

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  20. Oh my but that little chest is gorgeous!

    Congrats on the 100th milestones! I would love to be entered in your giveaway. And I have become a follower.

    I hope my name is pulled. I adore this type of thing but have never tried to make one and yours is sooooooo beautiful.

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  21. Congrats! I am already following your Blog - you are amazing. I'm doing my first RR and often look at your work to get ideas and see how it should be done. Your etsy store is bookmarked and I hope to shop soon. I really want to touch some of your dyed lace and that chest is a treasure for sure. I have started a blog but haven't posted yet - will go there now - your give away will be my first post.

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  22. Wonderful giveaway, please enter me to w in! Thanks. Whytefeather sent me!

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  23. Very pretty chest. Please count me in too.

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  24. I love your lace and also that your Etsy sales are going so well! Count me in!!! ;-)

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  25. I already commented here, but then my friend Stacie linked to your post
    http://squirrellyduck.blogspot.com/2010/05/another-give-away-chance.html

    So could you please give her another entry cause I came from there because she posted.

    She's so sweet, she deserves another entry!! ~lol~

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  26. Love your sweet and colorful dyed laces and motifs. Would any of them be tinted with Easter egg coloring? Let's just say they are to dye for (sorry, couldn't resist). Congrats on your 100th. Carol Grace

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  27. Congrats on your 100th post..
    for the first time visited ur blog and really fell in love with the beautiful laces..
    became a fan and so count me in too..:)
    love
    lakshmi

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  28. Hi Nick, Nick!! Congratulations on your great success as a CQer and ESTY shop owner! You are very talented and ambitious and deserve good things!

    The chest is adorable and I have the PERFECT spot for it on my beading table...just waiting!

    Keep up the good work!

    Love ya...Colleen (axel)

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  29. Such a fabulous give away!! Love the idea of combining your pleasures!! LOL

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  30. Wow!! Another giveaway. I hope that having won on the last one does not prohibit me from entering. I LOVE mosaics and it is on my to-do list for when I finally get to retire. So far I've only tried "faux" mosaics using scrapbooking paper and decoupage. I'll get there eventually. I'm finally doing CQ so there's hope!! Love your creativity. Grovenore

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  31. Oh Nicki,
    I had no idea you were into mosaics too! Wow, what a talented lady you are...but I already knew that! Congrats on your 100th post...and the success of your Etsy site...you deserve the very best!
    Hugs, Kathy

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  32. Congratulations!!! Sounds like you're doing great with the biz!! I've joined as a follower, will post to my blog, etc. :_)Keep up the awesome work!

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  33. Congratulation! And congratulation to me... I just by some of your beautiful things on Etsy.
    I'm a follower already.
    And I wand to win this beautiful giveaway.
    thank you

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  34. http://sadiessilkenthreads.blogspot.com/2010/05/nicki-lees-give-away.html I posted about your give away too. I am working on this so hard!!! LOL I wanna win!!!

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  35. Hi Hicki, I don't have a blog but I did some shopping on your Etsy shop. Wonderful give away! So please, draw my name...

    Helina in Finland

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  36. Great giveaway. I'm found your blog through my MIL Marilyn (she already commented). Thank you.

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  37. Congratulations on your 100th post. Love the chest. What a great giveaway. Love the lace I got a while back.

    I did get 4 out of five done. Just didn't get number 2 done.
    sdavis1648 at mchsi.com

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  39. I just love this little chest... now I know I don't have much of a chance to win.. well perhaps as much as anyone else but I'm not a lucky person.. but still I had to say just how cute that chest is.

    As a blogger myself I often wondered how long it takes to get to 100 posts... I guess I'll see .. some day LOL

    I've started following you now and will be sure to have a friend post a comment.. :)

    As to making a purchase... eek I've had to get an external harddrive so it's not in the cards right now :(

    Happy 100th blog post!

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  40. Congratulations on both of your 100th happenings! Continued success is my wish for you. Love your laces.

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  41. PS.
    I've posted on my blog with a link to yours.. perhaps I'll do a newbie giveaway to increase my follower list :)

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  42. Hi visited your blog for the first time and
    I LOVE IT!!
    Done the 1,2& 4.
    And I got here form Sharon D's blog!
    I'll definitely love to keep coming back here...

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  43. I love your hand dyed laces and CQ pieces! Please enter me in your drawing. I could make such beautiful things with those pieces and that mosaic drawer is to die for! Congratulations on your 100th blog. Thank you Nicki Lee!

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  44. 100th blog! Congratulations! Please add my name to the list. I adore your laces, and I'd love to win.

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  45. 100, Wow, that is great! I think the chest is very pretty. I would love to have it to tuck my treasures in. Please enter me into the drawing.
    Thanks,
    Marie

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  46. Congrats.....what a wonderful giveaway count me toooo.Edna

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  47. Congrats, you are a dedicated blogger, I am nowhere near that point. I am a follower and I will post on my blog about it. AND I TOO LOVE MOSAICS but am not brave enough to tackle it. Some day I will email you for some ideas. :) THANKS FOR SHARING AND AGAIN CONGRATULATION!!!!!!

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  48. I hope I win this-It is beautiful! I loved looking at your blog. I posted a link from mine and am a follower. The other things I don't know how to do. Congratulations!

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  49. would love to be in on the giveaway. such beautiful items. also signed up to follow :o)

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  50. ok Nicki Lee- i just bought some lace motifs from your etsy. please add my tickets to the giveaway!! thank u :o)

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  51. hey nicki... that chest is adorable and the laces devine.. and i wanna win.. :D .. so.. i've posted a comment... and posted about it on my blog.. http://sheysstitchinmagic.blogspot.com/ .. am a follower on your blog and.. you are a favorite on my blog.. so pull my ticket.. please.. shey..

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  52. Hi Nicki, Earlier today I posted a message about your neat giveaway on my own blog! I hope a reader or two will click onto your blog for your 100th post celebration. I have you listed in my my blog and I'm one of your followers! I'd like to get back into my own crazy quilting this summer. Sure hope I can win your neat little chest and all the cool embellishments.

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  53. Wonderful giveaway nicki. I am linking you from my blog.

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  54. Congratualtions on your 100th post. I want to be just like you when my blog grows up!
    My friend Jeanne told em about your give-away, so sned a couple more tickets her way!
    Thanks! I'll check in often from now on!

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  55. Hi Nicki! Love the little mosaic chest! Okay, so I commented, an a follower and am heading off to mention your giveaway on my blog!
    Hugs,
    \Kerry

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  56. Wow, your giveaway is crazy cool. I'm already a faithful follower. Love your blog and when I visit your Etsy shop I have to wipe the drool off my chin.

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  57. Another wonderful giveaway! You are on my favorites list for my blog already!

    Hmmm...wonder if I should by more lace...lol! I haven't used what I bought last time....but, I'm the only one that knows that. =)

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  58. Hi Nicki Lee what a wonderful gift.. you have a wonderful knack for dressing up an already wonderful gift. Happy 100th

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  59. Oh I did forget to mention I am a follower..

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  60. That little chest is so cute. You are one of the most talented women I've ever had the pleasure to meet.

    katiemedarlin

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  61. Must be the time for blog giveaways. Love what you have put together.

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  62. Congratulations, Nicki!

    I love your Etsy store! My order is on it's way to you!
    I do wonder... if you are considering selling those wonderful little face molds?

    The mosaic is gorgeous! And, yes, you are right about putting them together with your CQ...they go together! I remember DD telling me that mosaic inspired Quilting...
    I love the colors of the CQ reflected in the mosaic!!

    I'll get some Quiltfriends over here to enter the Giveaway!

    Enjoy a CQ Day!
    ~Jes

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  63. Hi Nicki I would love to win your giveaway. I always wanted to do mosaic and have admired it. I bought all the supplies then was told by the doctor because of the hole in my throat I breath through even with a filter it would be dangerous to use the grout. So I started Cq. I have signed up for as a follower 9which I was before). I have posted on my blog about your giveaway.you are on my bloglist and here is my comment. http://www.karmicraft.blogspot.com
    Karol

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  64. Gorgeous! Add my name in please!

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  65. I also "followed" your blog. Not just 'cause of the contest! :)

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  66. Wow! What a special little chest that is. Thanks for giving me the chance to be a winner!

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  67. Nicki Lee, Congratulations on your 100th Blog. Love your hand dyed lace -- we have been in at least one RR together.
    Deanna in MN
    ddpal52@yahoo.com

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  68. Just wanted to congratulate you with your 100th Blog Anniversary and 100th sale!
    Hugs from Holland, WILMA

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  69. 1 ticket
    Pink is one of my favorite colors -- the chest you've made is beautiful :) *Congratulations* on your milestones and *Thanks* for the giveaway!

    3 more tickets
    Blogged about the giveaway

    4 more tickets
    Publicly following Nicki Lee's RavioLee Dreams with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]

    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

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  70. Wow, what a cool prize. My sewing room is pink! Please pick me!!!!!!

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  71. I just received an awesome lace package from your Etsy Shoppe! Thank you for making these beautiful pieces available.

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  72. congrats on your 100th blog and success on etsey.Your laces are lovely and your work is spectacular.
    The Gone with the wind block is amaizing.
    Pat

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  73. Everything is beautiful. Wow,what a creative lady you are. Carmie

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  74. Wow!! This chest is absolutely gorgeous!! I would LOVE to win it!!
    (Kathy from Cottage Garden quilter sent me over...and I thank her for doing so!) Love this give away!! I will blog about your give away tomorrow morning! When you go over to check on it make sure you enter my give away...tomorrow is the last day. Good luck and thanks for the chance to win yours!
    Paulette

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  75. Congratulations on achieving your 100th post milestone! Goes by quickly doesn't it?

    It was fun browsing your blog. I'm now a follower so I can see what else you do during your next 100 posts.

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  76. Hi Nicki, it's me, just giving it a try, I'd love to win your wonderful prize.... hugs Lisa

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  77. Beautiful blog - please enter me in your give away - congratulations. Paulette (Sweet P) sent me over.

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  78. Congratulatons on your 100th blog anniversary. The chest is adorable. By the way, Paulette (Sweet P) sent me over. Thanks for including me in your giveaway.

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  79. This would be perfect in my crazy quilt. I love all the trims and the drawer too. Happy 100th!

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  80. What a lovely bunch of goodies. Sweet P sent me over so thanks to her I have a new blog to check out.
    Nice to 'meet' you!.

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  81. Congratulations on your 100th post, blogging is so fun, you can learn many things, make great friends and host or win giveaways.

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  82. opps forgot to mention I am also a follower

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  83. What a beautiful little chest! I'd love to win it.

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  84. And I've become a follower.

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  85. Congratulations on your 100th post! I would love to win that adorable little chest!

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  86. Hi Nicki...just discovered your blog (& became a follower!)...on your 100th anniversary to boot!
    Congratulations! Your blog & your creations are gorgeous and you are one very creative & talented lady! I am just starting to blog & crazy quilt....so your give away would be perfect. I will add you to my link list as well.

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  87. I'd forgotten about your mosaics! You're right ~ they are close in theory...little bits and pieces to make a lovely total.
    You do nice work ~ thanks for the inspiration and teaching.

    Sassy Needlepusher

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  88. Nicki, congrats and I must say you are one creative lady! I posted your give-away on my blog. Debbie (Maine)

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  89. Thanks for the give away. Paulette from Sweet P Quilting sent me here so maybe this might be the first win for me!

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  90. Congratulations on your 100th post and thank you for having such a fabulous give away! Sharonj.

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  91. I am a loyal follower now too, and PS Paulette from Sweet Pea sent me here from her blog! Thanks again Sharonj.

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  92. WOW! WOW! Can you see my eyes opened wide! I'm amazed at the response - Thank you all so much for all of your wonderful compliments. Well... looks like we are going to hit the "over 100" mark before Sunday evening so guess I better get busy and wrap a couple little prizes for 2nd and 3rd place winners.

    For me this is one way to get to meet new friends and check out all the fabulous creations you all make... I'll try to stop by each and every blog to say hi... that is once I finish figuring out and writing up all the tickets - looks like I'm going to need a huge container to hold them all in! Again thank you!

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  93. congrats on your 100th-wow what an awesome giveaway, I am follower, I will post on my blog about the giveaway, and I found out about your giveaway from friend Paulette

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  94. Hey Nicki!~ Paulette at Sweet P Quilting sent me over. ;-) I don't stop by often since I don't CQ, but I love that chest!! Congrat's on your anniversary!

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  95. Congratulations on 100 blog posts Nicki!

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  96. Oh pretty please may I be entered into your giveaway. Having purchased your gorgeous dyed items this is a fabulous giveaway!!!!!!

    Also can you give Debbie another entery (debbie-mylife-myloves-mystuff.blogspot.com)
    I got the link from her:)

    Thanks Nicki for the chance to win:)

    Ann Flowers
    flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

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  97. May I also besides the original entry may I receive 3 entries for adding you to my blog:)


    And 4 more for being a follower:)


    Thanks:)

    Ann Flowers
    flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

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  98. Nicki, Congratulations on blog and Esty!! Love your laces.

    I am a follower. I've seen your giveaway posted everywhere. Surprised you haven't more than 100 comments. How DO you keep track of all the entries!!

    As a friend referral I'm mentioning Karen at http://tinyurl.com/38o4o98 , Ann at http://tinyurl.com/3y22dyq , Kerry at http://tinyurl.com/2wcn3nh AND Kathy at http://www.shawkl.com/

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  99. Please enter me into the drawing. I love your laces, and TY for the lace in the card.! I hope the basement is a distant memory.
    Lillyinthevalley

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  100. What a lovely giveaway. Please enter me in the drawing.

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