Tuesday, April 27, 2010

NICOLE'S BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY

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Hi Everyone!
Every year on my birthday I give something away. OK so my birthday isn't until April 27, however, I thought I would do this a bit differently this year and give all of you time to join in. I have taken some ideas from some of my blogging friends on giveaway. So here is what you must do to have a chance to win.

#1 leave a comment on this post
#2 link this post to your blogs and or websites
#3 be one of my followers on this blog ( if you already follow then you are one step ahead.)
#4 any new follower who joins in and mentions your name gives you an extra chance to win.

I will announce the winner on April 27, 2010

Sooo what will you win?????? big smiles and a drum rolllll
Because of all the wonderful comments and emails I received from OWOH giveaway my birthday giveaway is this silver beaded gourd!! It is small but dynamic. Measures 12" around.
Good luck everyone!!






Bead with Honor and Integrity
Nicole/Beadwright

99 comments:

  1. Hi, Wow, this is really a great Birthday Giveaway! I loveee your Beaded Gourd, very sharp!
    If you would be so kind to enter my name in your drawing for your Giveaway I would appreciate it!
    I'm a follower of yours, and have posted about your Birthday Giveaway on my right hand side bar of my blog.
    April must be a great month for birthdays! I have 2 of my grandsons birthdays in April and my grand-mother's birthday was in April also.
    I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday even though it's early and thank you so much for this chance! Hope your day is a wonderful one!
    Hugs and happy beading...
    Bobbi
    http://bobbianncook.blogspot.com/

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  2. Well you can definitely rest assured that I will enter your giveaway. Who wouldn't want to win that beautiful gourd. You have given me inspiration to do something with the gourds I sometimes grow. I'm running out and getting the seeds today! Tee Hee. Okay I will link this post, send you some of my blogpals, and whatever else needs to be done. Thank you and may the best gourd win. Tee Hee.:D

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  3. Oh Nicole Happy Birthday Sweetie!! April is a good month for a birthday!! I hope that you have the bestest birthday EVER!!
    The gourd is beautiful as is all of your artwork. Blessings~Sharon

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  4. LOVE IT!! and it would go so nicely with the other one LOL. your work is just amazing!

    I am already a follower, and I am off to link this right now, so come check my blog in a bit.
    XO
    Susan

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  5. Oh my GOD! That's fanfriggintastic!!! And guess what...my birthday is 10 days before yours!

    XO

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  6. Wow, the gourd is stunning!! I really admire your talent Nicole, and I wish you the happiest April birthday full of love, beading, friends, and family! ♥♥HUGS♥♥

    I'm already following your wonderful blog, and I will put a link to your giveaway on my blog. "Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your masterpieces!"
    xoxo
    Brenda

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  7. that's beautiful! happy early birthday.

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  8. I just became a follower. Funny, I thought I already was!

    The gourd is very beautiful. It is hard to believe that you beaded the entire circumference of the gourd. I'm already trying to decide what to place inside for surely, she will be mine.

    I am off now to post you to my facebook.

    Love and hugs
    xx000
    Cheryl from Healing Woman

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  9. WOW!!! THis is gorgoeus.
    Debby

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  10. Here's wishing you an early very Happy Birthday. What an amazing gourd. It is so beautiful. It's funny you should mention OWOH becuase that's what I thought of as soon as I saw this photo. I remembered the one from the OWOH event and how lovely it was, too. Thanks for the birthday celebration and the chance to win such a great gourd.

    I am a follower already and I have this linked up on my blog to help spread the word.
    Jody
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

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  11. That is beautiful! What a great giveaway! Happy early Birthday!

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  12. THis is fabulous! What incredible, gorgeous work!

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  13. Nicole, Oh, how another beader would love this piece of art...like ME..lol
    I would love to have it! I got my beautiful beads today! What a great way to start the day, new beads and new inspirations. Thank you for the wonderfully fast delivery. I really breath to bead...lol
    Thanks again and again,
    Sharon

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  14. Hello, I am a new follower. This giveaway you are offering is really gordgeous. (sorry, I couldn't help myself) Even if I don't win it it is a pleasure just to dream of it. I like your blog, I like your sign off. Beautiful work.

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  15. I have become a follower and want to mention that Gloria sent me over here! Your beaded gourd is lovely. Simply lovely.

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  16. OMG! This is gorgeous! I would be proud to give it a new home!

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  17. oops! I became distracted and forgot to follow you! So sorry Nicole, but I believe I have corrected the situation. :)

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  18. I love this! Beautiful work. One of these days I'm going to get brave and try one (lol). I'm so glad Susan @ piecesoffate told me about your site. I am definitely going to keep up with your wonderful art.
    Joni Owens
    http://jonisthings.blogspot.com

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  19. wow - this is a real beauty! I can tell it really really really wants to live in a New Haven artist's studio!

    Thanks for the chance!

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  20. oh - and I've put a permanent button on my left sidebar, announcing your giveaway.

    Now, have the happiest birthday ... but give me the present to me LOL

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  21. Nicole...your work is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for your kind words on my Easter scene and for becoming a follower of mine. I hope to keep it interesting! And just as soon as I can figure out how...I will be adding a link back to you. Hope you have an awesome birthday in April. A big fan of yours now...Beth

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  22. Wow, Nicole that is truly lovely! I love the colors so much. Thanks for offering something so beautiful on what will be YOUR birthday!!! It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance. :) Theresa (theresamacnaughton@gmail.com)

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  23. Thanks so much for the reminder...I am a happy follower now. And thank you for coming and visiting with me as well! :) Theresa

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  24. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for the 27th! I wish you everything you wish for yourself!
    What a beautiful gourd, very stylish and so generous giving something away when you should be getting all the pressies! xxx

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  25. I'm one of your followers :)

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  26. I mentioned your giveaway on my blog.

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  27. Happy Birthday Nicole!!
    I love this gourd and would love to win it. Please count me in. Have a great week!
    Love and hugs.

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  28. Dear Nicole, Gloria, your blogfriend, sent me the link to your site - your beadwork is lovely, and this silver gourd is indeed beautiful. I read that you were unwell a few days ago, so am happy to see you are in a week of energy and inspiration. Heal well, and eat lots of cucumbers as your Mom advised :)
    Shaista

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  29. Hello,
    Do you want to exchange link with my blog? I have already put your link on mine.

    URL: http://beading-jewelrymaking.blogspot.com

    Contact e-mail: newbeadedjewelry@gmail.com

    If you like to exchange link, please put this title on your blog:

    Beading -Jewelry making


    Thanks for cooperation

    Bili

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  30. Tristan Sent me! What a wonderful birthday present! I celebrate my birthday in April too. Born on my mother's 20th birthday, we share the date with my father's current girlfriend! My daughter was born 3 days early - she just couldn't wait!

    Early birthday wishes.
    I signed up to follow you and I'll post to my blog shortly.

    :-D eirdre

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  31. Tristan sent me, that is one amazing bowl. Love your work!

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  32. Found out about your giveaway from Marie Segal.
    Happy coming birthday.
    I would love a chance at winning this extraordinary beaded gourd bowl! It is so beautiful!

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  33. Ok. So I don't know how I didn't already know about your blog or your gorgemous work, and as soon as I finish typing this I am going to go flick the Universe in the mouth my super long nonexistent fingernails.

    Awesome work! I seriously wants it.

    And just in case I don't win...

    HEY YOU, Person who won!
    How's about a tradesies?
    I'll let you borrow my imaginary maid and everything!

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  34. Happy, happy birthday, Nicole!

    You are very generous to offer us a present on your birthday. And it's a beaut!

    Kate

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  35. Thank you for your visit to my blog and comments! I am now following your blog. Great give a way, I love gourd work. Kerrie

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  36. Happy Birthday ahead of time! Your work is lovely and innovative! Diane

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  37. Wow.. First of all.."Happy Birthday"!
    Secondly.. How nice of you to do this on your birthday.
    Gloria sent me here and I am suppose to mention it.
    I will add my self to your follower list..
    How fun..
    And what a delectible Gift!
    Absolutely beautiful..
    I love gourds.. there is something so special about them. I can't put my finger on it.
    This is a beautiful one..
    crossing my fingers..
    Hugs, Darlene xo

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  38. Nice gourd! Very unique and creative! Gloria mentioned your blog and neat giveaway. Spiral on!

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  39. Count me in! What a beautiful and generous giveaway, Nicole. Your gourd is spectacular...and it would go perfectly in my bead studio ;-) I have put a permanent link to your giveaway on my new blog :-)

    Hugs, B. -xo-

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  40. I'm finally getting around to reading & commenting on all the blogs I follow--and you know I would not miss a chance to win this gorgeous gourd!

    I'll be doing a blog post about your giveaway a little later today.

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  41. Happy Birthday! Your beaded gourd is fantastic! I would love to win it!

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  42. First things first...Happy Birthday. Love this exquisite little bowl...and it would be perfect in my homeas I would put pretty shells in it...good ju ju. I am a follower as well so please enter me twice. Sea Witch

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  43. I'd like to win too! Happy birthday!

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  44. Oh how pretty! It would be fun to dig down deep into that gourd and pull out fun goodies!

    Okay, so this comment is one entry and I'm now following you as well.

    Thank you!

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  45. Happy birthday! That gourd is incredible looking!

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  46. That is a great giveaway, Nicole! What a nice way to celebrate your birthday with everyone! I already follow your blog, but I will add a link from my blog in my next post...hopefully I will get on it by tomorrow, as I am going away in the morning for a bit of a holiday. If not I will be sure to do it upon my return.

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  47. happy birthday, Nicole! this is a beautiful piece and i would love to win it. i hopped over from tristan's blog, and i am now a follower. i also added your giveaway to my sidebar.

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  48. I love the idea of taking a whole month to receive wonderful birthday wishes! What a great way to celebrate your life with the knowledge of so many who care for you :) Have a fabulous birthday month Nicole!

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  49. Hi Nicole, Happy Birthday and many many more wonderful ones at that! Please enter me in your giveaway for that gorgeous beaded gourd! I am also a follower and will Tweet!

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  50. Wow, the gourd is gorgeous! Please include me in your draw.

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  51. I love it when other people give you a present on their birthday! This is a beautiful piece of artwork ... would love to own it! Please include me in the drawing!

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  52. Hi Nicole, Thank you for hosting this generous giveaway your work is exceptional! Happy Birthday, what a great way to celebrate your upcoming birthday...

    I am a follower and have posted a photo and link from my blog...www.gardenology.blogspot.com

    Blessings - Julie

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  53. Hi Nicole! I'm a new follower who just couldn't ignore the call! :-) Your gourd is gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    Csirli

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  54. That gourd is beautiful! I love the beadwork and the coloring.

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  55. Hey Nicole!

    I just posted a link and photo on my blog: http://thisblogisforme-ivonnardona.blogspot.com/

    and you know I'd already follow you anywhere!! LOL

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  56. What a great gift to share! And Happy, Happy Birthday- may this be your best year ever!

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  57. I am a brand new follower.
    Thank you!
    Pattyjo

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  58. Your silver gourd is so beautiful and I would love to have my name in the 'gourd' LOL
    Pattyjo

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  59. hi..thanks for coming by my blog! my birthday is the 23rd. i do a giveaway each week so make sure to enter. i think i will be doing something really special for my birthday as well! my weekly giveaways are usually for vintage or antique items.

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  60. I'm going to post a link on my blog.
    Mimi

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  61. Hi Nicole, Found a link to your giveaway on Peggy's Apl Seed blog; recognizing a gourd bowl hopped right on over to check out your give away and see what you write about. So glad I did. Happy Birthday. AND, thanks for a good time, the colors and style and writing on your blog are great. Have signed up as a follower. Cheers, Jane

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  62. What a gorgeous gourd - beautiful colors and I love how the flowers cascade out of it.

    And yes, you aren't very far away. ArtFest 2011 is calling! Of course, your neck of the woods (or shall I say stretch of ocean?) is also stunning.

    Have fun teaching at NYE Cottage!

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  63. My birthday is this month also. Count me in. Thanks, Susan.

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  64. Happy birthday Nicole! This is beautiful!
    Best wishes!
    Monika

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  65. Gourd-a-licious! This is beautiful!! The colors and design are just fab! I would soooo love to be the (very) lucky winner.

    Happy Birthday Nicole! I'll spread the wishes on my blog too!

    www.beadingheartart.blogspot.com

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  66. Thank you for your visit on my blog Nicole!:)
    I've forgot to mention that I heard about your birthday giveaway from Belinda.
    Greetings
    Monika

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  67. I came to view your 4x4 but want to say Happy Birthday and let you know that your beaded gourd? is stunning...beautifully created. I hope your brother is doing better...prayers are with him and your family. You be well! Hugs, Gayle.

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  68. Happy Birthday, Friend! I hope you will have the best BD ever! I love the gourd and your beading is wonderful. Why don't ya' stop over and we'll have a glass of wine and talk nothing but beads...lol I just came back from the beach and you are the first blog I have checked. Enjoy your best spring day and add my name to the other 72. I would adore having a piece of your work,
    Sharon

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  69. I love your work and I collect gourds. PLease enter me in your contest; my birthday is April 28th.
    Happy B Day to us!!!
    Joan Tucker

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  70. Brenda sent me from her blog!!thanks for this wonderful opportunity to win one of your pieces. My 30th anniversary is also april 27th!! does this up my chances???? heeheehee
    Again thanks

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  71. i am a follower and would love to be entered in your lovely birthday givaway..aren't you just too sweet to offer such a beautiful gift!
    wishing you an early Happy Natal Anniversary!

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  72. ps..forgot...I came here from Tristan's blog! unfortunately for me,I can't remember how to link to your post about your givaway! but,at least Tristan will get another chance to win your beautiful beaded gourd!

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  73. What a beautiful gourd! It's perfect!

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  74. Oh, Nicole! This is so exquisite! You are always so kind to me on my blog about my work, but your beadwork blows me away! Such talent. Sorry I haven't visited... lots going on. Thanks for taking an active part in my blog! You're a peach...

    Cat
    Chatty Cat's
    www.chattycats.artfire.com

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  75. Oh Nicole - this is beautiful!! gorgeous!! If I don't win I'll just... well, maybe you make other, similar pieces?? :)
    I'll say a prayer for your brother; remember, angel's wings spread wide like a veil of promise...
    xo

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  76. hello Nicole, that is a marvelous masterpiece….
    fantastically beautifully, I become dic gladly left with me and become also gladly a visitor with you and perhaps your work finds a new place in Germany,
    I wishes a happy birthday

    regards
    http://amadeuslilas-traum-aus-perlen.blogspot.com/

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  77. Dear Nicole! Thanks for your comment!
    Beautiful work!Happy Birthday!
    beast wishes
    Káli Gopika

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  78. Absolutely beautiful! Whoever wins will be one lucky person to have a piece of your gorgeous work. What a great way to celebrate your birthday!!

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  79. This is stunning! Thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely piece. I have a small collection of gourd containers; yours would be the show piece of my budding collection.

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  80. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you..Happy Birthday dear Nicole, happy birthday to you...!!
    Sign me up...It's beautiful! I put a link in my side bar and I'm pretty sure I'm a follower..but I often access through Vivian Helena creates...big hugs..julie

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  81. I got your book and love it. Happy Birthday to you mine is on April 22nd so happy birthday Taurus. I love gourds and beads so great they go together. I would so love to win this wonderful creative piece you have done....Hope I get a great BD present

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  82. Happy Birthday! My birthday is this month as well. I too am having a give away on my blog. Come check it out.

    bysmallmeans.com

    I love the beaded gourd; very pretty.

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  83. Happy Birthday! My birthday is this month as well. I too am having a give away on my blog. Come check it out.

    bysmallmeans.com

    I love the beaded gourd; very pretty.

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  84. The beaded gourd is stunning, absolutely gorgeous. Hope you have a great birthday, Happy Birthday!!!

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  85. Gorgeous!

    I hope you have a lovely birthday

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  86. Oops...I think I actually forgot to until you wrote the reminder yesterday. Can you tell I really have an attention problem???

    Anyway...I hope next week you have a lovely birthday, the Sun shines for you, you are health and well, and someone gives you some delicious yummie food to celebrate you grand day.
    dot

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  87. Hi my dear, I am crazy about your blog and work. Amazing!!
    Lúcia
    www.fazemosdeconta.com
    www.luciamrusso.com

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  88. This is SOOO funny because I had just decided to follow your blog before reading this post, and I had decided to comment because I was going to tell you that I had just got done visiting my mom in Florence (as I do every year) and I would have been delighted to find a beader/blogger in town. I did manage to pick up a decent bead loom in one of the thrift stores.
    OKay, on to the link, which will be on my blog, http://y-knotblog.blogspot.com/.
    Small world!
    Liz O.

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  89. This is one of the most spectacular giveaways I've seen. It's gorgeous!

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  90. Olá, amiga!
    Conheci seu cantinho... amei!...
    Lindo, criativo e agradável.
    Você é muito talentosa!
    Um ótimo domingo!
    Beijinhos.
    Itabira - Brasil

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  91. Hi Nicole. Just came back to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY the 27th. I may be out of town and in fact I think I will be out of town and have no access to a computer. My laptop doesn't work at my mom's because she has no internet service. I hope your birthday is filled with joy and may you have many more.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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  92. This is the most beautiful creation I have seen yet! I am new to beading and I love seed beads! When I saw this bowl I wished my mom was still alive. She use to grow gourds and paint them. She would have loved this. She would have convinced me to try beading years ago.
    PS My thoughts are with you and your family.

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