Monday, January 25, 2010

One World One Heart 2010

Welcome to One World, One Heart 2010. Photo We are a group of bloggers who may never meet in person but are banding together via the internet to help make this world a little smaller by forging more connections between us all. It's been a year since the last OWOH blog fest and while chronologically that isn't a lot of time, a lot can happen in a year. This year, I went from having controlled rheumatoid arthritis, to having out of control rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disease, a spinal deformity, and an as of yet undiagnosed chronic regional pain disorder. It sucks, but I deal with it and I refuse to let it get me down. There are days that is harder than others because there are days where all I can do is lay on the couch with my heating pad watching daytime tv, and daytime tv is REALLY mind rotting. So, to save my brain and my morale I decided to teach myself to knit. I got myself a book and learned the basics. Then I took a few classes on lace and sock knitting and I've been off ever since. I have even turned my other skills to help with my knitting and made my very own stitch markers. And these will be my give away for this year's OWOH blog fest. There will be three chances to win a set of 5 of these hand made stitch markers.
The first way is to simply leave a comment on this blog. Be sure to leave your email address or your blog address in your comment so I can get ahold of you if your entry is selected as the winning entry.
The second way to win is to sign up for my email mailing list. I don't send out many emails so you won't get a ton of spam but you might get one or two emails a month. Just mention in your comment that you would like to be added to my mailing list, include your email, and you will be entered into both drawings one and two.
The third way to win will help those in Haiti too. Go to my Etsy or Artfire shops and buy something. In the comment to seller section put OWOH Haiti and 50% of the sale will go to Doctors without Borders for their work in Haiti.
This journey ends February 15th at noon and the winners will be announced that evening. Thank you for reading my blog, and good luck!

118 comments:

  1. Ohohoh my those are so sweet!! I would love to use those so light and pretty!! Wonderful idea!!
    Please add me to your list!
    Pop by mine and add your name to my hat too!!
    Sarah @ Cottage Garden Studios #158

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  2. Great giveaway! Please enter my name! Pop over to my blog (#92 on the magic carpet) for a chance to win, too! :)

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  3. Great giveaway! Thanks so much for having this. Pop over to my blog for a chance to win, too! :) #318 on the list...

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  4. Thanks for offering this great gift and Thanks so much for a chance to win! chiggerlane@aol.com

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  5. Hi there Heather, oh, I've not seen these before but so could use them. I've been teaching myself to knit on and off for a while now and always mess up and drop a stitch... these are so cute too. Thank you for the chance to win them! Also love what you're doing with your etsy store for Haiti!!!! Wishing you much peace and please come over and enter my giveaway if you get a bit. M

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  6. I'd love to join in on your giveaway!

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  7. Add me to your list please and do visit me at #5. Thank you.

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  8. These would come in very useful when I start teaching my daughter how to knit hats and socks. Great idea.
    carolalhansen@comcast.net

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  9. What a clever idea! I am headed over to your etsy shop but I wanted to stop in to sign up,
    Sharon (#52)
    http://shardonexclusives.blogspot.com

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  10. Nice idea! Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway! : ]

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  11. Oh dear... I read about the "main happenings" of the year, and thought "welcome to the club" and "let me guess, you too are an optimistic overachiever?"
    I don't wish anyone chronic pain, but your story is so like mine... I feel with you. I'm sitting here with warm pads on my wrists, having had two hellish weeks with fever, pain, headache, pain, pain and more pain :-( Not fun, not fun at all.
    I am a knitter too, and I love your stitch marks :-)

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  12. Those are wonderful stitch markers. Please include me in your drawing.

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  13. What a great giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win. - Krystal (kryssi01@msn.com)

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  14. What a great giveaway, with so many hands involved. Would love to be entered for your drawing.
    debby

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  15. would love to win these for my knitting daughter ( not the giveaway one on #3)... please enter me in your drawing.

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  16. I'm relearning how to knit, so this is a great idea. I am glad you are dealing with your pain. I can appreciate.

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  17. Greetings from Moldova!
    Gorgeous stich markers!!!!
    Thanks!
    OWOH #138
    http://miawoo.blogspot.com/
    fancyscrap[at]gmail.com

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  18. These are so cute! I love the bright colors :) I'd love to be entered to win!

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  19. Thank you for a chance to win such a great offering!!
    OWOH #473

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  20. Love stitch markers - very useful!

    Really nice giveaway!
    Please enter me in the draw and don’t forget to enter mine.

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  21. Lovely markers! Please enter me in your giveaway. #276

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  22. How creative - please enter my name. Also visit my blog and sign in. Thanks,

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  23. I don't knit, but my mother does and I could pay it forward if I win this.

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  24. Maybe these would help in my knitting??? Please enter my name!

    Come visit me at http://pawsn2stamp.blogspot.com

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  25. I am so impressed with you learning to knit - it's the one craft I can't come to terms with, but I've promised to try again! Your lovely stitch markers would help, I know! Do come and visit me #469 if you have time
    Jules

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  26. I'm so impressed about your knitting, it's the one craft I've never been able to master - but your lovely stitch markers would help, I know! Do visit me #469 if you have time.
    Jules

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  27. o they are wonderful!
    please count me in!!
    *jean*
    jeanzosss (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  28. Great idea! Practical and beautiful! Thanks!

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  29. as a knitter this is a faboulous give away...thanks

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  30. Wonderful! Thanks for the chance! (I'm #811)
    HBKHotie1@msn.com

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  31. Lovely,lovely! I would love to be entered to win your wonderful gift!

    http://wondrousstrangedesigns.blogspot.com/

    Please stop by and enter my give away as well! I'm number 290

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  32. Adorable stitch markers.
    I am determined that 2010 be my year to explore yarn arts. I will soon be learning to spin my own yarn, and then crochet and knitting are next on my list.
    Thank you for hopping aboard this magic carpet ride. I hope you get a chance to visit my blog #258 on your journey.
    hugs from ON, Canada
    Heidi
    heidig@gmail.com

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  33. i've never seen these before, but how useful would they be? :) thank you for the chance to win! #822 sewgorgeous.blogspot.com

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  34. I neeeeeed stitch markers!Please enter my name -- thank you!!

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  35. these are handy and fun. Only yesterday I was thinking where are my stitchmarkers??

    please count me in; my carpet number is #397

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  36. I am a horrible knitter but never stop trying
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    misaacmom at gmail dot com
    #752 OWOH ticket holder

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  37. What a fabulous giveaway! Please enter my name, thank you.

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  38. those stitch markers are clever and pretty - I don't knit, but my Mum does, so I'd love to gift them to her!

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  39. Thanks for the chance to win, its lovely. Trianna from Victoria Canada. tricklestogether@hotmail.com
    http://triannastreasures.blogspot.com/

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  40. Beautiful work! Please include me in your giveaway and come enter mine!

    (#185 A Vintage Cottage Home)

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  41. Hi Heather,

    I would love the be the lucky winner of your stitch markers, please put me in the draw. I enjoyed my visit and will be back again. I am stopover #70 in Australia on the Magic Carpet Ride, please stop by for a visit and enter in my draw. Great to meet you,

    Rob

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  42. I can never find my stitch markers and I bet I will be able to find these! Thank you!

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  43. Those are beautiful and it's great that they would never snag the yarn like some do. Great Idea

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  44. I would love a chance to win. Please enter me in your giveaway.

    Anji
    anji.gallanos@gmail.com
    http://anjigallanos.blogspot.com

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  45. Hi Heather, what a lovely idea and post you have. I love the gorgeous stitch markers. I'd love to win. I absolutely love your gifts. Please take time to visit my blog, too, for a chance to win my book, 16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood. I'm working on getting all the country flags. I promise to revisit your's too.

    #784
    http://blog.barbaracagle.com
    www.barbaracagle.com

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  46. Nice to meet you and visit your blog! Love this giveaway! I am having so much fun looking at all the wonderful blogs. I don't have a blog, due to arthritis I cannot type much at all but I enjoy surfing the net. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  47. great giveaway, I'd love to win!
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  48. Please add my name to the hat :o)

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  49. My eyes have just about reached their blog-viewing limit today but I have to have a chance at these! Check my blog, #753, to learn about tatted lace!

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  50. Sweet! I'd love to win!
    Thanks for an enchanting stop on the magic carpet!
    Outrageous joy,
    Kathy over at Everyday Bliss
    #111 on the blog tour

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  51. Greetings from Salem ! Such fun traveling by magic carpet to visit new and old friends. lovely giveaway please enter me too! Susan pedolbailey@msn.com I invite you to visit my blog giveaway I have fresh baked brownies andcinnamon tea prepared for my visitors! seasonalwhimsies.blogspot.com

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  52. Excellent, what a great giveaway! Please enter my name! I hope you will drop by my blog (#431 on the magic carpet) for a chance to win, too! :)

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  53. What a great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!
    Jax

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  54. What beautiful stitch markers! I have never seen anything like them.
    Please enter me in your give away, thanks!<3

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  55. *´*•.¸ ★*´* SUPERB! *´*•★ ¸.•*´*•

    Please count me in!

    XOXO

    ★Rich Witch★

    Please visit me for a Most Magical Prize at:

    http://rich-witch.blogspot.com/

    *´*•.¸ ★ ¸.•*´*★•*´*•.¸★¸.•*´*•

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  56. Hello from southern California, USA, one world, one heart.

    yasmin
    y.sabur@yahoo.com

    What an inspiration you are. Thank you for telling your story.
    The stitch markers are a great giveaway.

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  57. Healing thoughts to you Heather.
    Please count me in.
    If you get some time, fly by my blog on your magic carpet, I am #907.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH.
    So very very nice to meet you.

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  58. Thank you for your effort and help the haitians!, love your bookmarks, please enter me in the drawing

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  59. It's nice to meet you! Thank you for the chance to win one of your wonderful creations. Don't forget to stop by all 3 of my blogs and enter my giveaways too!
    Monica
    http://giddygreetings.com
    http://thezenlens.com
    http://ggcaa.com
    giddygreetings@yahoo.com

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  60. Hi from the Netherlands.
    Love your blog and great giveaway!
    Come fly with me to my OWOH blog (#7) at Loose Ends and take a chance on winning my giveaway too!

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  61. I'm always losing my stitch markers but if I won these I'd make sure I didn't - they're fab!

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  62. Such a wonderful gift! Please count me in....and do pop in my blog to see what I put on my magic carpet!*wink

    http://rnirwana.blogspot.com/2010/01/one-world-one-heart-giveaway.html

    Have a nice day!

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  63. Darling! I am still trying to learn off and on...

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  64. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win

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  65. Oh they are beautiful! Please count me in :-)
    Please come enter my giveaway too #962
    I am just learning how to knit (first attempts are on my blog)
    I hope that this year brings about less pain for you
    Sadie x

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  66. Pleae count me in. I hope you do feel better. Hang in there...

    k
    http://artful-musings-of-kathyl.blogspot.com/

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  67. So cute! Thanks for the chance! Stop by & enter my giveaway too!

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  68. I am a passionate knitter - and these would be a treasure to own. Thank you so very much for the chance to win--

    Vicki

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  69. Pleased to meet you Heather. Unique idea for a gift. An aid to creation xJ

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  70. I’d love to be entered in your drawing. Stop by my blogs to be entered in mine.

    WW

    http://www.thefrogprincess-ww.blogspot.com/
    http://www.weinkswonders.blogspot.com/

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  71. What a great giveaway! Count me in! Hope you're enjoying your magic carpet ride!

    http://krafty.blogspot.com

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  72. I love to knit so this would be perfect, and your stitch markers are so pretty.
    Micki
    #123

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  73. Your giveaway is fabulous! I would love a chance to win. Please add my name to your drawing!

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  74. OOh fantastic stitch markers! It makes knitting so much easier to have good ones, doesn't it! I'd love to be entered into your drawing. Please feel welcome to stop by mine too, if you get a chance.

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  75. Greetings & Salutations,
    Enchanting Stitch Marker OWOH Giveaways!

    Fly by my blog when you get a chance...
    Forbidden Planet Giveaway #242 On The List @:
    http://todaysgold.com

    Lovely Blog.

    Cosmic Blessings, Lyndy Ward

    P.S. I will be announcing three winners on 2/15/10. AND if I'm lucky enough to win any treasure, that booty will be displayed as well. AND the OWOH Giveaway win(s) will remain on my blog in Awards & Contests for eternity.

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  76. Hello Heather from Victoria, Australia
    I love your stitch markers. They look like they will never snag unlike mine with metal rings.
    Please enter me into the draw.
    Thanks. Lynda.
    http://taylormadeinoztales.blogspot.com/

    Please also put me on your mailing list lyndat65 at tpgdotcomdot au

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  77. Stitch markers are such a good idea, I am about to start a blanket, they would certainly come in handy.

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  78. Thank you for inviting me to stop by your blog and enter your giveaway.

    I would love for you to visit me at www.goodbadandgottahave.com (#903) and enter my giveaway (if you have already visited, THANK YOU!)

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  79. I would love to be in your wonderful drawing.

    Sandra

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  80. Beautiful blog and a stunning treasure! I am flying on my magic carpet ,visiting from Connecticut. Thanks for the lovely giveaway I am blog #937
    Thanks
    matternu@gmail.com

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  81. Wow, stitchmarkers. On my blog you can see that i am a kniier. I use stitchmarkers every day!!!!!

    Please count me in.

    http://busybeefree.blogspot.com/

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  82. Such a clever idea x

    OWOH #82 Dawn

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  83. OOooh yes please and please go to my blog for a knitty giveaway if you havent already done so. #813xx

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  84. What a wonderful idea! Your stitch markers are so pretty!
    *smiles*
    Carol

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  85. Thanks Heather! Very pretty! I just know a little about knitting but really enjoy it.
    with love from Tennessee #1035

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  86. FABULOUS OFFERING----my needles NEED those!! Please enter my name in your drawing :) What a FUN event...enjoy the ride!!

    Angie--Southeast, Texas #57
    www.angiehallhaviland.typepad.com

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  87. Hi dear!!! I like your idea! It’s very Awesome! I wish to ALL who will participate in this wondefull give-away, Big Good Luck! Yohooooo! ;)

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  88. *puts down knitting needles* to say great give-a-way.. thanks for the opportunity.. .. t c
    mitz_zee@yahoo.com

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  89. Hi Heather! My you do a lot! I had thyroid concerns some years back and it's truly difficult so I'm proud you're fighting it and I'm sure winning it!!! :)

    I'm Christina from Manila, Philippines. It's nice to meet you! Hope you can drop by my site too at #615!

    http://calej.blogspot.com

    Hope to meet many friends this year!
    calejbitsvyk(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. What an awesome giveaway! Would love to win.
    Karla

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  91. Your contribution to OWOH is so awesome!

    -Caitlin
    caitlin_thalken@yahoo.com

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  92. Hello from California! :)
    Enjoying your blog.....
    Lovely give away, thanks for including me.
    Tere Carns

    off on a magic carpet ride! * whoosh *
    #956 - Delightful Whimsy- emailwhimsy@yahoo.com
    http://favoritethings.typepad.com/delightful_whimsy/

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  93. I have taught myself knitting in the past couple of years. I love your stitch markers!

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  94. I'm also trying to teach myself to knit , not for the same reasons though. Glad you don't let your medical issues get you down !

    Missy ~ Winnipeg , Canada
    http://misfitmomma.blogspot.com/
    seksi_missy at hotmail dot com

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  95. Please enter my name. :0) I am also having a giveaway and would love for you to stop by. #1025

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  96. I love your stitch markers! so pretty. Please enter me into your drawing.
    http://barbara-moorewhimsies.blogspot.com
    or: lmoore@flippinweb.com

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  97. Great gift idea. I am not a knitter, but my sister would love these.

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  98. What a great give-away event, please count me in!

    Greetings from the Netherlands.

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  99. How pretty. I would love to be entered into you drawing. So glad OWOH brought me to your blog. :-)

    Michelle
    mouse1996@gmail.com

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  100. Greetings from South Texas! I am #541 on the Magic Carpet ride. Please visit my site if you haven't already and enter me for a chance to win your great giveaway. Lovely jewelry. Julie

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  101. Fantastic idea for a giveaway, please include me in the draw :)

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  102. Greetings from Virginia.
    Oh wow... I just LOVE your stitch markers! They are beautiful. Great blog you have too! Please enter my name into your fabulous drawing for a chance to win.

    Also, I would love for you to stop by my blog to enter my giveaway - #548.
    Thanks,
    Jenn

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  103. Greetings from Manila, Philippines! Thanks for the giveaway ( :

    AJ

    A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

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  104. Simply lovely! Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful creations!

    Do visit me at #976 (http://singtatter-corner.blogspot.com), if you haven't, to win a personalised tatted nametag!

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  105. Lovely sticht markers!
    please, pick me up!Greetings from Spain!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  106. oh my last day, I am so excited to see if I win any of the wonderful prizes. Good luck on the drawings. visit www.alteredpaperarts.blogspot.com

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  107. very cool- I need these because I am bad to start something and not finish so the stitch markers would be great

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  108. Fabulous! Please add me to your drawing. :)

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