"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Monday, September 9, 2013

A week of celebrations - block one of Bouquet and a giveaway!


Five years ago this month I began blogging as Jenny of Elefantz.
At the time I was a homeschool mum whose life was about to change; I thought I'd be sharing things I'd made as a recent newbie to stitching and quilting and nothing more.
But I love to write, and as a side-line I discovered I could design too.

So here we are, five years later, and so much has changed from that first post!
I'm celebrating the blessing that God has given me:
... the sharing of a tiny portion of His creative self in my life
... allowing me to draw what  my mind sees
... to stitch those sketches so they make pretty eye candy
... and to write and publish my own online magazine!
God is good!

In 2010 I shared a special Shabby Roses quilt over six months on this blog, and I called it "Bouquet".
This week I am going to share those quilt blocks once more - over six days!

This is the full quilt...
 ...all stitched and pieced in pastel. The fabrics I used were Robyn Pandolph's 'Somerset Cottage'.

Today I am sharing Block 1 with you...
'the chair'
The pattern for this block will be available until September 30th.
You can download it free HERE in my shop.

 GIVEAWAY!!

What's a celebration without a giveaway!?

Leave one comment on this blog post with a valid email address or blog link where I contact you if you win.
The prize is...
* a sweet bundle of fat quarters and fat eighths from Helen Stubbings new fabrics, 'Nice People Nice Things'
* a 27" square of white hanky linen - my favourite fabric to embroider on!
* a Zig Millenium pen - the only pen I use to trace my designs onto fabric!


 I'll draw a winner on Monday 16th September!

See you tomorrow with block 2...
hugs
jenny
xx

286 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny, Happy Blogaversary, please count me in your fabulous giveaway and thank you for the free Bouquet blocks.
    hugs, Kaye
    http://kittenstitching@blogspot.com
    KayeDeP@gmail.com
    P.S. I am going to put your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

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  2. Happy 5th Blogiversary Jenny, love your designs, thanks for all the freebies and the chance to win your giveaway. Kind regards Tessa.

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  3. It's good to start the week with your good news! five years wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing the block of the chair and the great giveaway!
    My blog:
    http://esperanzaentretelasypinturas.blogspot.com/

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  4. Hi Jenny
    Thank you for another great freebie. Please count me in for your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Julie
    crouchie58@bigpond.com

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  5. Thank you so very much for this very pretty design!!And thank you for a great giveaway!

    nvictoria77@yahoo.com

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  6. Happy Anniversary! I am so thankful that our paths crossed. YOU have been such a blessing to me!

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  7. Happy 5th Blogiversary!!! I'm so glad to have found you and your beautiful blog. (I just love those vintage clothespins in your header) I love your designs and very much enjoy stitching them. God is Good :) Thank you for the chance to win such a beautiful gift, fingers crossed...
    xx Kim

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  8. Congratulations, Jenny. Thank you for the free pattern and the giveaway.
    Helen S
    hstitt@optusnet.com.au

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  9. Happy Blogoversary! I love your designs and your handwork is outstanding! Thank yo for the wonderfun giveaway and keep blogging!

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  10. jenny buon anniversario un saluto dall italia.
    monicot@katamail.com

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  11. Congratulations and Happy Blogaversary Jenny. here's hoping for another 5 years of inspiring designs, beautiful stitchery and happiness for you.

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  12. Parabéns pelo aniversário do blog e muito obrigada por partilhar conosco seus belos projetos.
    Quem sabe o presente não vem para o Brasil?
    Abraços.

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  13. Congratulations on five years in blog land. So glad I found your site as your work is always so beautiful.

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  14. Very pretty quilt and a very nice give away. Congradulations on your blogging anniversary. It is something that I enjoy also. Glad I am a part of the blogging world

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  15. Happy fifth Jenny. I started following your blog when you were making that long trip across Australia.

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  16. Happy 5th! Thank you for sharing the Bouquet blocks they are beautiful. A great giveaway too! glor_255@yahoo.com

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  17. Hi Jenny, Happy Blogaversary, please count me in your fabulous giveaway and thank you for the free Bouquet Blocks. Ilove rolling your blocks.

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  18. happy anniversary Jenny and thankyou for yet another freebie , I can't keep up with them all let alone start buying the newsletters you are too kind

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  20. Happy Blogiversary!
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana
    http://tatkis-mousehouse.blogspot.com.au/

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  21. Congratulations to five years of loveliness! Your blog is truly beautiful and so inspiring!

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  22. Love your website. Happy blogiversary!!!

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  23. Congrats, I enjoy dropping in to see what is happening. Love the designs
    Karen
    kdmuller@optusnet.com.au

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  24. Congrats on making it five years. I love your blog.

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  25. happy blogiversary Jenny... the chair was one of my favourite blocks... I love the 3D rose in it...
    Hugz

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  26. Hi Jenny Congratulations on your five year anniversary. I am so thankful I found your blog. You have been such an inspiration. Thank you also for the beautiful giveaway. Sewlady67@sbcglobal.net

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  27. Oh Jenny, you have been here 5 years and I've only just found you! I will have fun making up for lost time looking at your world of shabby. Where to begin? All so lovely. Thank you for your generous soul.

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  28. Happy Anniversary Jenny! My new morning ritual - reading your blog. Thanks for the gift and chance to win. Good luck everyone - god bless.

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  29. I would love to try my hand at one of your designs. They are so pretty. Thanks!

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  30. We are so blessed to have you in this blog-world. You are one of the blogs I go to when I'm on the computer. Thank you so much for your contributions to my slowly growing library of "Jenny of Elefantz" patterns. I love your creations. As for the prize, what a wonderful thing to give.

    Wanda
    http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

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  31. Congrats on your 5 years! Lovely fabrics, ty for the chance to win!

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  32. Congratulations on five years of blogging Jenny! It sure has gone by quickly! And thanks for the giveaway! :0)

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  33. congratulations on 5 years Ive enjoyed your designs but wish I had found you earlier. Love this quilt cant wait to start stitching it
    Love Lynne

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  34. Happy anniversary! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  35. Happy Blog-iversary! Thank you for the chance to win :)

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  36. Thank you for the free pattern. I love all of your designs. Happy Anniversary week!
    tx(dot)angela(dot)Gibson(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Happy blogaversary Jenny, may you have many more!!!!

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  38. Yah! Happy blogiversary....thank you for a new pattern on Craftsy and the chance to enter your giveaway. I spent time on our brother-in-laws boat on Friday night stitching the birdie in Spring Calling - great fun stitching all rugged up and warm while watching the lights in the Auckland viaduct.

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  39. Congrats on the blogiversary! And thank you for yet another sweet design!

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  40. Happy 5th Anniversary! I love this chair pattern. Each design is so special. I am so proud of you.

    donnagodfrey60@yahoo.com

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  41. Happy Blogaversary!!
    I love your beautiful designs.

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  42. Jenny, I am so happy for you for this anniversary. I love your patterns, the looks into your side of the world and I feel like you are my friend. Thank you for giveaway. I would definitely love to have all of it. Many more years, Jenny. Sharon Lozano slozano5 at earthlink dot net

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  43. Hello Jenny. Congratulations on your wonderful site. Love your designs and the Christian sentiments on them ... can't wait of get started on some to gift to friends. You truly have a wonderful gift ... thank you for sharing it ... and the free patterns. God bless, Margaret xx
    magpie99@live.com.au

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  44. Gosh Jenny, how time flies! I have been an avid follower and supporter since 2009! WOW! As I was going over the craftsy site I realized I own every one of them, and some that are not :-) I am so thrilled you! and would feel so blessed to try out some of Helen's fabric's. Thank for 5 wonderful years of reading and stitching. Cheers to the next 5 years of the Elefantz' journey.

    Carmen at 1foxiegrannie@gmail

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  45. Congratulation Jenny always enjoy visiting your site Love your designs




    Hugs Val

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  46. Happy Blogaversary!! We are very glad you are here..thank you for a fantastic giveawsay!!

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  47. Gosh Jenny, how time flies! I have been an avid follower and supporter since 2009! WOW! As I was going over the craftsy site I realized I own every one of them, and some that are not :-) I am so thrilled you! and would feel so blessed to try out some of Helen's fabric's. Thank for 5 wonderful years of reading and stitching. Cheers to the next 5 years of the Elefantz' journey.

    Carmen at 1foxiegrannie@gmail

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  48. Happy Anniversary! Thank you for the lovely pattern and the great giveaway. I enjoy stopping by and seeing your projects. You are so creative.

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  49. Jenny, Congratulations on five amazing years! You are so creative, and also very generous, to offer such a great giveaway and provide your free designs. Thank you for the chance!

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  50. Happy blogiversary...thanks for the giveaway.

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  51. Congratulations on five years of blogging Jenny. I'm so glad you started. Thank you for all the sharing your gorgeous designs with us. Hugs, Christine. xx

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  52. Congratulations! You are a most generous blogger/designer; thank you for this sweet quilt pattern. I've just been reading blogs for a couple of years but yours is one that I faithfully read and enjoy. Your work is truly lovely! God has blessed you but the fact that you realize it is such an inspiration. Thank you for that, Jenny of Elefantz.

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  53. Happy Blogoversary! I love your designs especially these shabby roses! Thank you so much for all the beautiful freebies!

    Hugs,

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  54. Wow! 5 years already. I wish I had "known" you back then. I'm just finishing up a block tonight so I'll post a pic soon. Thanks so much for sharing your spirit!

    Katherine
    Bkslack@hotmal.com

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  55. Congratulations Jenny.
    I love this design of yours, and that chair looks so inviting.
    Debra

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  56. What a sweet fabric line!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  57. Congratulation on your 5 years of success and Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity. I am excited about everything your site offers and am amazed at all the patterns you offer for free. Would love to win your giveaway as the fabrics look delicious!! janicefish44@aol.com

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  58. Hola Jenny, muy feliz aniversario. Gracias por este hermosos regalo.
    mail: zangraciela@yahoo.com.ar

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  59. Just wanted to add my congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for your generous gifts of your talents. I have enjoyed your inspiration, learning of life in your country and the importance of family to you. I don't need to be in your giveaway, I just wanted to let you know I enjoy your blog and love to visit each week.

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  60. alwayssewing@comcast.netSeptember 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Congratulations ! I love all of your designs ! Keep on creating !

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  61. Hello Jenny,

    Thanks so much for the pattern, roses you can't go wrong with these.
    Happy Anniversary, hope you get to eat cake today.

    Happy Monday.
    Bev.

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  62. Happy Blogversary, Jenny! I love your designs and thanks for the chance to win a wonderful giveaway!

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  63. Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary! I was thrilled to see that Shabby Roses Bouquet was back. I was just thinking the other day about it and the fact that for some reason I didn't have all the blocks. Now I'll have them. I'm so glad that this quilt pattern is back.

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  64. Happy Anniversary!! Thank you for sharing the wonderful gift the Lord gave you with all of us. You truly have a giving heart. The Lord's glory shines through your work.

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  65. Oh my goodness, Jenny! How I love your designs! I have become addicted to them! Thank you for sharing your love of stitchery with us! Hugs! joan a at pounder@pie.midco.net

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  66. Happy Blogaversary Jenny and many thanks for this beautiful pattern and the chance to win your giveaway

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  67. You are so generous!! Thank you.

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  68. Oh my gosh Jenny! Congratulations on your Blogiversary...5 years, wow, it goes by so fast, but in the years you have been blogging you have inspired so many quilters and stitchers and blessed those of us world wide that love your beautiful designs. Your generosity and sweet thoughtful heart has touched so many of us with your free designs along with your beautiful E-zine and other patterns. A HUGE thank you to you many times over my sweet friend for all your do for us. Your Shabby Roses Bouquet is truly gorgeous done in Robyn P. lovely fabrics, I love her pastels and Helen's "NPNT" collection is so delightful. How cute would her NPNT stitcheries be made into a quilt with this fun fabric collection!!! Congratulations again on this amazing milestone in your blogging life. Big, Big Hugs coming your way...

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  69. Love your stitching and your heart for God which shines through in all you do!

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  70. Jenny, love the awesome designs you share. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Hugs, michelle

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  71. Muchas felicidades por los cinco años de su blog. Y ya lo creo que usted muy creativa, me encantan sus diseños y su generosidad, gracias por regalarnos el diseño de bouquet y tambien por este hermoso sorteo.cariños
    magela400@gmail.com

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  72. Congratulations Jenny.Thank you for your beautiful blog. I would love to be included in your draw. Lorraine. rainiebearz@hotmail.com

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  73. I can't believe how far you've come in such a short time, Jenny! Your designs are lovely and you have such a generous, creative spirit. Thank you for all you share.

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  74. Happy Anniversary! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful design :)

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  75. Happy Bloggerversery!
    What a gorgeous little package :)
    Vicki
    pinkvengeance76@gmail.com

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  76. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY, JENNY! You are such a sweet and very talented lady. Your stitcheries are truly beautiful.I love to see your amazing work and I appreciate you sharing your wonderful designs with us. You are sooo generous. You have been a great blessing to me ever since I found your blog and started following you. I want to thank you for your giveaway and for your pattern. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS! Big, big hug!

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  77. Congratulations on 5 years of fabulous creativity ... may you never run out of ideas!

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  78. Jenny thank you for sharing your lovely creations with us the past five years. Thanks for the chance to win such lovely prizes.

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  79. Happy 5th blogiversary. Thanks for the pretty pattern & the chance to win.

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  80. Thank you for your fantastic blog and patterns! I appreciate all your wonderful works.

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  81. Hi Jenny. Congratulations on 5 years, aren't we all so lucky to have such a talented lady to generously give us such beautiful pattern. Thanks Granny.
    (hhunter50@bigpond.com)

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  82. Congratulations on your 5 years! :) That's a great achievement. Thank you for all your generous sharing, Jenny. We do appreciate it. Blessings :)

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  83. Congratulations on five years. What an accomplishment. Here's to five more years!

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  84. Congratulations on five fantastic years! And, thank you for the sweet 'chair' pattern -- you always do such beautiful work!
    marcab77@aol.com

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  85. Hi Jenny. Congratulations on five wonderful years. A huge thank you for the beauty you have brought to the lives of your readers and for the depth of your generosity with all that you share. Looking forward to many more years of inspiration. gai dot butler at internode dot on dot net

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  86. Congrats on 5 years of blogging. I love to look at your embroidery. It is gorgeous. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  87. Happy anniversary, Jenny! You are always a bright spot in my daily blog reading. Thank you.

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  88. Congratulations on 5 wonderful years. Your blog and patterns have provided me with so much inspiration and creative happiness over the years.
    I'm always looking forward to seeing what your next project is going to be !!

    ltormey@dodo.com.au

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  89. Hello Jenny, congratulations on your 5th Anniversary of blogging. I would love to win your giveaway! But may it go to the most deserving!

    Maryanne

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  90. Happy Anniversary/Blogiversary!! It IS amazing how God works in our-lives - how he brings us along and the special things he does for us day in and day out. God is good!! It's been fun reading along with you - especially seeing your talent grow :)

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  91. Thank you do much, Jenny, for sharing your talents with us!

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  92. I love your blog Jenny. Happy anniversary or birthday or whatever you call it. I hope to read of your adventures for years to come. Vicki vickilorraine at hotmail dot com

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  93. Happy Blogversary Jenny. You are such an inspiration, LOVE LOVE LOVE your designs, work and reading your blog. Please count me in for the giveaway.
    Best Wishes & Sunshine Always,
    Pam

    pam@trimate.net

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  94. Happy blog anniversary! Thanks for sharing the blocks with us and for this great give away.
    bveinotte at juno dot com

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  95. Fabulous anniversary Jenny! And much thanks for re-giving this bom, I found your blog at the 5 month mark when it was first released, so the chance to have the blocks I missed is marvellous. You are doing such wonderful things with your e-zine, and your new boms! Have a fantastic time celebrating your huge milestone. Much love :)

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  96. Goodness gracious me - 5 years of blogging!! I do hope this experience has been as wonderful for you as it has been for me. I do love your patterns and fresh new ideas and I especially love your recipes. Please put my name into the draw for those fantastic goodies. Thank you and God bless. Jo

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  97. Happy 5th Blogiversary Jenny!! Your designs are absolutely gorgeous and I hope we have at least another 5 years of your beautiful inspiration. Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  98. SUCH a beautiful block from a GORGEOUS quilt!! Thankyou for sharing this design again! This will certainly go in the banks of 'want to make' :D ... And CONGRATULATIONS on making it 5 yrs!! Your growth as a designer has been amazing to watch over the last 2.5, since I discovered quilting!! I look forward to what the Lord shows you in the future!!! xxx

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  99. I get a lot of enjoyment reading your blog and very excited at the prospect of winning some gorgeous fabric. Thank you!


    rose.nutira@paradise.net.nz

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  100. I have always loved embroidery and love your patterns. Congrats on your five year anniversary.

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  101. Congatulations on your 5 year anniversary and (belated birthday) and I want to thank you for everything you are such a sharing person and I love your designs very much.

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  102. Happy anniversary on your 5th year of inspirational blogging. it is a my daughter's 5 year wedding anniversary and 5 years since my husband and I downsized and decided on a much simpler lifestyle. We all have been blessed by our Father in heaven. Felicity S

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  103. Привет, Дженни! Очень хочется поучаствовать в розыгрыше такого великолепного подарка! Ваши работы вызывают у меня чувства восхищения!http://karelina74.blogspot.ru/

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  104. Thank you for the 5 wonderful years spent together and hope for many more

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  105. Congratulations! Thank you for the free pattern and the giveaway.
    mdupkalova at gmail dot com

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  106. Congratulaions on five years Jenny. Your designs are always so beautiful. I feel like I have won by your giving us your quilt pattern. Thank you so much, it is beautiful.

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  107. Поздравляю, у Вас очень прекрасный блог!!!!!

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  108. Happy anniversary, I love your blog!
    Thank you for the pattern and the giveaway!
    Raffaella

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  109. Congratulations Jenny, i think i will try this free pattern, I'm new to sewing and my stitches are pretty well inconsistent in size but i need to start sometime. Thanks for sharing, Tracy
    tracydoran@bigpond.com

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  110. congratulations for me too Jenny, I have only been following you for the last 18 months or so and have learnt so much from you, all your designs are so lovely and love the magazine every month.

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  111. Congratulations and many happy blogging returns Jenny. Thank you for the chance in your giveaway. Sharyn:) sharyn.thompson60@gmail.com

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  112. Hi Jenny, Happy Anniversary! Your blog is a joy to read and your patterns are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your God given talent so graciously. Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you, Beverly

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  113. Dear Jenny
    Congrats on your fifth birthday, you have inspired me to take up embroidery again and Imlove the combination of patchwork and stitchery, so therapeutic and relaxing, love everything you do, Inwant to do it all!! Greetings fron Suffolk, UK.
    Annx

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  114. Dear Jenny, congratulations! 5 years of very beautiful patterns. your creativity is a precious gift, you let us know.
    I like you and your stories and patterns (even the recepies).
    I like to share in the give-away.
    God bless you,
    with love, Ann
    (r.vanderveen07@knid.nl)

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  115. Congratulations on writing your blog for five years. I love your designs and enjoy your blog very much

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  116. Thank you for sharing your life , your faith and your wonderful fabric and thread art with us Jenny! I love coming to visit and see what you are up to. And thanks for a chance to win stuff you would use, wish I could win your skill in putting it together too!
    Marina in Sydney
    (mn160801 at hotmail.com)

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  117. Happy Blogaversary to you! I love following your blog. I am inspired by your work. I would love to take part in your giveaway. susan.vaughan4@hotmail.co.uk Sue x

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  118. Happy Birthday Jenny. Congratulations on 5 years of this beautiful blog, that's amazing.

    Your creations are absolutely beautiful. I've quilted before but never made a big quilt. This time I'm going to have a go at Bouquet....if I can get the fabric. Yours are so gorgeous.

    Almost forgot to say I love the design of your blog.

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  119. happy anniversary Jenny, and many more years to enjoy your work, stories and recepies!
    thank you for this lovely gift,

    Mireille

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  121. Happy 5 year Blogiversary!!! (that doesn't look quite right, but that's what my spell check said...)

    I just want to tell you, that you have inspired me to start to learn how to embroider. You create SUCH beautiful work. If you set up all your work to show, like in a museum, I could spend DAYS just staring at the pretty things. I hope one day, that I will be able to confidently know what looks pretty like you do! Thanks so much for taking your time, and sharing with us on your blog, mag, and your awesome patterns. Please don't think we are all grubby give-me's. I really appreciate it. I know it takes SO much time to take pics and write in a blog. Thanks again!!

    -karrie
    ksmith8@emich.edu

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  122. Happy Birthday Jenny! Has it really been 5 wonderful years of Jenny of Elefantz? Gosh how time flies! I love visiting you. You are such an inspiration!
    Hugs, as always,
    Sue from Cyprus x x x

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  123. Congratulations and thanks so much for sharing your creativity with all of us!
    Be blessed
    Martina

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  124. Congratulations on five years Your Blog is fantastic and Iam sure will last well into the future
    I downloaded some of the Bouquet pattern when you shared it before so now I will be able to get the ones I missed Thank you

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  125. Thanks for all your beautiful designs and for sharing them with us . Claire clairetiekink@y7mail.com

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  126. Happy blogging anniversary Jenny. Thank you for sharing your lovely designs, so beautifully stitched. God has gifted you with such skill and artistry in design. It is great to see how you give Him the Glory. Blessings Bx

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  127. Good day,

    I love your work. Yous designs are so beatiful.

    Best regards
    Carla Tomás

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  128. What a lovely idea! Congrats on your milestone too!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

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  129. Happy Blogaversary!
    Thank you for all your wonderful designs and sharing them with us all and what a great givaway. I need more hours in a day to stitch everything!!
    Ive
    ive7223@yahoo.com.au

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  130. Buon anniversario e cento di questi giorni! Grazie per questo bel blog e per il giveway! Abbracci.
    Marina

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  131. Oh was eine schöne Verlosung. Da hüpfe ich doch gleich mal in den Lostopf.
    Liebe Grüße Annerose

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  132. Congratulations Jenny on your 5th anniversary. I can't believe I've been reading your blog so long but I remember when you did "Bouquet" first time around!!

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  133. Happy 5th Blogiversary . Thank you for the free pattern and the giveaway.Kind regards Alexandra.

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  134. Happy Blogiversary. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful patterns with us for FREE!!
    I love the chair design. Not sure when I will have the time to sew it but it is beautiful.

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  135. Happy Blogiversary to you! I enjoy your blog so much and it is so inspirational and has helped me get back into embroidery. Thanks, also, for the giveaway and keep up the good work. I do have to add - don't know how you do all you do.

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  136. Thank you for the pattern of the chair from the Bouquet quilt, it's marvellous and thanks for the lovely give-away, such beautiful fabrics.
    Congratulations en I hope you will write blogs many years from now.
    Greetings from Marian

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  137. You are so blessed, thank you for sharing. My email is bleonard02@tampabay.rr.com. That is a zero before the 2:)

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  138. I am so glad you are reposting this lovely quilt. I missed some of the blocks so it sits in my "someday" book. Whoopie. Thank you so very much. Cindy

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  139. I forgot the e-mail with my comments.
    superlibrn53@yahoo.com

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  140. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging Jenny! Oh how I wish I had more time to sit and stitch! Your designs are so lovely. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  141. Congratulations Jenny!!! I've been a follower for several years now and look forward to every post and new design. Lovely!! Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful giveaway.

    carleenphoenix@hotmail.com

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  142. Congratulations on your 5th anniversary. Your designs are truly a gift from God--they're so beautiful

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  143. Congratulations on your blogiversary!
    What a fabulous giveaway!

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  144. Congratulations on 5 years. You have lovely patterns.
    Dorothy

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  145. Congratulations on your anniversary. You are one of the first blogs I started reading. I've learned alot, enjoyed both purchased and free patterns and gotten some really good recipes. You have been an inspiration in more than just blogging. The confidence you instill in your followers to express their own creativity is priceless. God Bless You.
    Count me in on the drawing too, please.

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  146. I'm a new follower and I love your designs. Happy Blogaversary and thank you for the wonderful designs.

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  147. Happy Blogaversary!! Wishing you another fun 5 years and lots of cake (every celebration needs cake). Thank you for a lovely giveaway and also sharing the blocks with us.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  148. Thank you so much for posting this pattern for us and congratulations on 5 years of blogging. I really enjoy your sites and your stories of family and designing. Keep up the great work..

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  149. Thank you for the free designs you share with us Jenny. You are such a beautiful example of a God loving Christian woman and I wish you all good things.

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  150. Hi. Happy anniversary. I love to read your blogposts .

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  151. Hi Jen thank you for a beautiful blog just love your designs. Wish I had more time to stitch, that time will come.
    Hugzzzz
    Melinda
    rubynhart@gmail.com

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  152. Happy Anniversary to your blog. Thank you so much for your inspiration and generous heart.

    Blessings and hugs,

    Capi

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  153. I soooo wish I lived in Australia...there are so many wonderful stitchery and doll patterns available there. I get some shipped to the USA but all that I have been buying is very costly. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the hanky linen that you have there. I found nothing that compares to your quality! Thank you for the free block. I have enjoyed your website and blog. Thanks again!
    Cheryl
    quilt.sew1967@yahoo.com

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  154. Love your blog, your God given talents and your sweet spirit. Thanks so much for all you do. Wish I had been following you from day 1. Congrats.

    Lisa Angel
    langel@triad.rr.com
    Madison, NC 27025 - USA

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  155. Happy Anniversary and Thank you for the pattern and a chance to win.

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  156. CONGRATS ON 5+ !
    Love your Blog!
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  157. Happy Blogiversary! God has blessed you with a beautiful talent, thanks for sharing it. deanie dot dreams at gmail dot com

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  158. Happy 5th blogaversary to you.....and many many more to come.
    conn_and_vans_momatyahoodotcom
    http://tammytopsewndesign.blogspot.com/

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  159. Happy Anniversary! I have been reading your blog since you began and have enjoyed every post. Blessings for another 5 years. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  160. Happy Birthday, jenny. Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us. And Thanks for the opportunity on a great draw.

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  161. Happy Blogaversary, Jenny. Thank you for these years.

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  162. muchas felicidades por su trabajo es precioso y tiene unas manos maravillosas, me gustaría ganar aunque lo veo muy difícil, pero de todas formas no me importa pues así puedo darle las felicidades, saludos y besos

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  163. Happy Blogiversary! I just love your blog and when I found it recently, well, I spent way too much time reading! You do such lovely work and I hope you continue your blog for a long time...it brings such inspiration! God Bless!

    Lisa

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  164. happy anniversary!!!! yeah!!! I am sure you are doing the happy dance. thanks for the chance to win!

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  165. Hej Jenny

    Tillykke I would like to win so I can stitch more of your design.

    Ulla DK

    cansin.59@sol.dk

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  166. Happy blogging anniversary! You have a lovely website. :)

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  167. Happy blogaversary Jenny! and thank you for the free block!

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  168. Congrats on 5 years and thank you for the block, everything you make is so lovely, you ARE blessed.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  169. Happy 5th Blogaversary! I love your designs!

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  170. You are such a generous soul! And your artwork is beautiful. God has truly blessed you with talent. Thanks for sharing it with those around you!

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  171. Happy Blog-birthday :-). Thank you for sharing wonderful patterns with us :-).
    What a generous give away. I too would love - like a lot of quilters before me ;-) - to be the Lucky Winner.

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  172. What a giving person you are! And such lovely things you are giving. Thank you so much!
    Lynn

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  173. Wow you're going to have a lot of comments! =) Thanks so much for the gift of your quilt blocks. This is another lovely design. I love the way you always praise God for all he's done in your life, and give him the glory.

    dezertsuz at gmail

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  174. Happy Blogoversary! Count me in you lovley giveaway:-)

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  175. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much for your generosity, I really love your patterns!

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  176. Congratulations and thank you for sharing your beautiful blocks with us. You inspire me!

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  177. thanks so much for sharing your patterns and talent with us.

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  178. Hi Jenny,

    Congratulations on 5 years and Thank you so much for sharing your Shabby Roses quilt. I thought about suggesting you have a Shabby Roses book published sometime, with all your gorgeous Shabby Roses designs, so we, your adoring fans, could have a keepsake of all your work. Have you ever considered it and has any savvy publisher approached you about doing so? Just a thought.

    Have a wonderful day.
    Best Wishes and Happy Stitching,
    GrannyB.

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    1. Hi Granny B :-)
      No editor has come calling my way,but I am working on a couple of book ideas behind the scenes on my own.
      It's only my limited time that makes this a slow process.
      You're so sweet, bless you!
      Hugs
      Jenny
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  179. Hello Jenny,
    I really enjoy your blog and patterns. Thank you for a lovely giveaway too. Kind Regards Mandy Currie (mandycurrie@googlemail.com)

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  180. Happy Blogaversary! What a lovely prize you're giving away. Please enter my name into the drawing. Thanks!

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  181. Congrats on 5 wonderful years! Your website is so beautiful and I always get inspired by your embroidery patterns. Thanks for the opportunity to win a lovely package.
    Blessings,
    Renee
    gzuslivz@comcast.net

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  182. Jenny - I so enjoy your blog - thank you for generously sharing your pattern with us! I hope you enjoy many more years of creativity and enjoy each minute of it...Judy R from Buffalo

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  183. Many thanks for all you do. As you can see there are lots of us who enjoy your blog and your creativity.

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  184. Such Fun! I love giveaways...both hosting and entering! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  185. Congratulations on your 5th year blogging. I so enjoy your stitching and designs. Thank you for the free pattern and a chance to win.

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  186. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging. I enjoy your blog, your stitching, your designs and your inspiration so very much. Thank you so much for the free designs and this super great giveaway.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!!

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  187. Congratulations on 5 years!! Love visiting here - its always so peqcefull on your blog...

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  188. ooops - peaceful - or pieceful??

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  189. Happy 5th Birthday, Jenny. How kind of you to share this pattern again. I have it saved from the first time! A while ago my Mum who is in aged care asked me if I would make a special gift for one of the ladies who works there, who is so kind to Mum. This lady is a committed Christian and choir member, so I stitched your " Draw near to God and He will Draw near to you" and framed it for her. She loved it. Thank you for your generosity over the past 5 years. Hugs, Sandy.

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  190. Congratulations with your 5th blog Birthday, and many thanks for all your lovely patterns, the only problem are that there are to few hours to make all your patterns, a problem with also one have to work. Love and kiss from Denmark.

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  191. my oh my how that time has flown..I am so glad that I have been with you for the entire journey..keep it up girlfriend luv ya...cheers Vickie

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  192. Congratulations on your anniversary! It's been fun following along with you.

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  193. Wow! 5 year Blogaversary! Where does the time go? Congratulations, Jenny! Please enter my name for your sweet givaway. Love all your designs, and really do appreciate your freebies. burkhart1776@msn.com
    xoxo
    Joy in Southern Indiana (USA)

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  194. Congrats on reaching 5 years. We are so grateful and blessed by your stitching and your words. Hoping to follow your works for as long as you are willing to share. God bless you!

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  195. Blessings are ours every day for people like you. Your love for the gifts that God has given you to spread onto us is a thread that will continue worldwide in one celebration!!!! Thank You for all your gifts!!! I love each one of them.

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  196. Congratulation!I love your design and will for sure download it!

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