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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Wake up to Kona........

When I signed up for this Hop I didn't know a thing about Kona  Solids fabric. Never thought about where I was going to get Kona fabric.Our local Quilt shop has some beautiful fabric but no Kona  . So now where do I go. The Internet of course. You can find anything on the Internet. So the first sight I found I hit the jack pot. It was even a Canadian sight and the shipping was excellent. So I called my friend Marjorie and we put an order in on Sunday evening and it was here Thursday. You got to love that. It's called Mad about Patchwork. Love this new store which is now added to my favourites. Also love the material

Now what to make. I bought this pattern before Christmas and thought it would be a good project.. I guess I missed a step and my little half triangles were to small and since I had over half of them made and only so much fabric I changed my mind on what to make.


So I had to cut my centre panel to a smaller size and dug through all the things that I have copied to find something to fit. I found this free pattern that I thought I would use some day. Well the day came.   


I had so many of these little triangles made and I hated to throw them in a box to use later because  you know what would of happened then, they would never get used. So I made these little mug rugs.



So still more triangles and decided I would make my friend a Birthday gift to go with these mug rugs.


One Birthday gift off my list to do this year.


As you can see more triangles so made myself four mug rugs for myself. As you can see I was tired of appliqueing and made mine plain.



Now I just want to tell you about my favourite tools that I bought when I got my last sewing machine. I love these, my binding foot and I am not sure what the other foot is called. I have been using my binding foot a lot and haven't sewed a binding on for quite some time. The other one I finally got the chance to use it. I love it. The mug rugs look so nice with this type of stitching. I will be using it more often.


Now if you have made it this far I have a little give away. I am giving away this pattern and hope you have better luck than I did. I will send a couple of tips with it. and another mug rug. That is the end of my triangles. So just leave a comment and a way of reaching you and I will draw at the end of the Hop.


I want to thank Madame Sam and Carol for all their hard work. They do so much. I love their blog and everything they do. Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again. 

Here is your list for today's Participants

.January 17

Have a great day.





115 comments:

  1. The pieces are by very nice...I like the colours.

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  2. I love how you used your Kona to make so many beautiful projects. The flowers are just too cute!

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  3. I love your table runner and mug rugs! they are just too cute. I may just be inspired to give them a try. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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  4. WOW you made a zillion HSTs and turned them into some AWESOME quilty beauty!!! Love the table square, runner and mug rugs!!! They are all fabulous!!!! Your Kona projects are all A+! Thanks for sharing your adorable mug rugs!!

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  5. Lovely! And your right, the quilting on the mug rugs is lovely! Beth @ Words & Stitches (who is happy to be sharing a hop day with you!)

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  6. I just love HSTs, so this is just adorable to me - and the change in the applique just suits the Kona colors you used. Too sweet.

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  7. I am happy that you had so many extra little HSTs. You made so many beautiful projects with them! I really like the colors and pattern you chose. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win this lovely giveaway ... :) Pat

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  8. I love those mug rugs. Your triangles sure kept you busy!

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  9. Great job!! Love your mug rugs, Your color choice is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. How absolutely wonderful that you stuck to it and used all of your HST!! Yay You! I have many an orphan piece in a drawer or two or three that I mean to use someday but ... Your projects are all beautiful and thank you so much for sharing :)

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  11. Your table runner and mug rugs are wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

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  12. You really got caught up with the HST's but I'm glad you did because you ended up with so many pretty things. I simply love the mug rugs.

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  13. What a great set of table runners and mug rugs! Your friend will be so happy to receive such a lovely gift. Love your applique work, Marla!

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  14. You have many beautiful projects with your solids

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  15. I love your mug rug and the table runner!

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  16. What beautiful projects…love those mug rugs!!

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  17. Beautiful! Love the colors :) and I think your un-appliqued mug rugs are just as nice as the flowered ones. Sometimes I crave simplicity :)

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  18. What a lot of nice quilty things you ended up with! I love them all, but those flowered mug rugs are really cute!!

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  19. You managed a fantastic save! Beautiful work!

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  20. Love those table mats and e colours are just great

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  21. A lovely set of table topper, -runner, and mug rugs. I love the colors!

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  22. I just love the colours you used, and the mug rugs are wonderful.

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  23. Your table topper together with the other pieces are so wonderful.Thanks for sharing

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  24. I simply adore your square runner….gorgeous in fact…you were certainly in our top 3 choices for the wow factor… simplicity at its best….

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  25. I love your projects! Love, love! And I love the look of that foot with the grid on it...wish I knew what it was called so I could look for it! Blessings, Marlene

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  26. What nice projects! And a great way to use your half squares. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  27. Your applique is amazing. You made the best out of a frustrating situation and look at the beauties that came out of it. That foot with the grid looks like a fun one. I need (want) one.

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  28. Wonderful projects and fabrics.Thanks for the chance!

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  29. Those are sooo adorable! I love that set. You did a beautiful job.

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  30. I LOVE the colors you picked and I love the ideas you came up with when the triangles would not cooperate. You are so creative and resourceful. Your friend sure is lucky to get a birthday present like that.

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  31. Congrats on getting a present done. The mug rugs are super cute. Thanks for a fun giveaway too.

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  32. I really like what you've done with your Kona! Great birthday gift and the mug rugs are wonderful with the half-square triangles. Good use of them!

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  33. Glad you made lemonaide from the lemons! Very creative and you ended up with a terrific gift.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  34. I like the gift you made, very nice! Thanks for sharing and for the chance the win. vickise at gmail dot com

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  35. You very cleverly made four projects from a mishap. Way to go! Lovely table toppers. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  36. What beautiful projects! No one would ever know that they were the result of a plan gone wrong, lol. :)

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  37. I really like what you did with the table runner and the mug rugs. I keep wanting to make mug rugs. Enjoyed your post.

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  38. Sunflowers yay! Your friend is very lucky that you made that mistake!

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  39. Oh, your projects in Kona are darling! Your friend is going to LOVE her birthday gift. The runner and mug rugs are so pretty!

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  40. I just love the table topper, runner and mug rugs. They are so bright and sunny and I would be very happy if I turned out to win the pattern you designed.. The blog hops provide all of us with so much useful information and an insight into the enormity of the quilting world around us.

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  41. I love these. I don't know if its the colors or the simplicity, but i just LOVE them. I need to practice my half square triangles. I just can't seem to get them to come out square. Yours look perfect.

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  42. I loved your project but I am intrigued by that sewing machine foot...the one with the wide plastic sides and red lines. In what way did you use it? Thanks for the giveaway! sewingblogsarefun@yahoo.com

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  43. They are beautiful. I am enjoying everyone's projects. I am getting ideas for things I can make. I haven't been sewing long but I would love to make a table runner. Love yours.

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  44. Your projects are all wonderful! What a great way to use the Kona solids!!!

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  45. Really nice table topper and runner. The browns and yellows are soothing and the white makes the versitile, Love how you kept going until you'd used up the pieces you'd made. Work with what you have!

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  46. Great job of turning lemons into lemonade. Love the colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  47. wow you took a tough situation and made it so work for you. You did a fabulous job figuring out what to do. Your projects are just lovely. I know your friend will love her gift. Thank you for sharing, inspiring and for the give a way.

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  48. Sometimes design decisions are such a surprise! Great job on all your projects! Love those mug rugs!!!!

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  49. Wow, they are all just fabulous. I love each and every one of them!

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  50. I can just see that beautiful project sitting on my dining table! And those mug rugs....adorable!

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  51. I love your bright and cheerful table runner. The flower mug rugs are adorable!

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  52. Such creative uses of your extra hst's! Delightful post. That is a very interesting 'other foot'!

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  53. Your projects are beautiful - so that first mistake really paid off in the end. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. What neat projects! You really used all of the HSTs perfectly! I would love to win one of your little mug rugs!

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  55. Great projects - I love your mugrugs!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  56. those mug rugs and table runner are adorable. Thanks for sharing all your really neat projects.

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  57. Love the runner and mug rugs. they are so precise looking, i think your work and the combination of the kona makes it work so well. i have a binding foot that i have never used. will have to give it a try.

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  58. Wow..I just adore your table runner and mug rugs...I may copy you idea. Hope you don't mind. They are so neat looking. Thank you for sharing and for deciding to make this runner

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  59. Your workmanship is fabulous! The table topper, mug rugs and runner are wonderful!

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  60. Wow you really got lots of Kona solids quilted into very lovely practical projects. Thank you sew much for hopping...

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  61. Those mugrugs are beautiful! I'm so ready for spring and those make thing of the flowers that will be blooming in a few month.

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  62. What great looking projects you've created. Very nice. You must have a Viking machine (or maybe Pfaff since they do have the same attachments often). That foot you aren't sure of is one I bought a few months ago myself. It's a multi-line decorative foot which is supposed to be used for Omni-motion stitches or other decorative stitches and using the lines on it will help you line things up evenly. I bought that foot myself because it was also going to be perfect to line up straight line stitching on small quilting projects as well.

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  63. I love what you did! I am in a mug rug swap and thank you for giving me some great ideas of how to make mine so much nicer!

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  64. Love how you took your lemons and made lemonade. Love all of what you did. Congrats on getting a birthday gift off the list.

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  65. Cute projects. Lovely sunny colors, and how great to knock out a birthday gift for a friend.

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  66. Way to adapt! And so prolifically! I really adore those sweet mug rugs. Now I want to hop out of bed and make myself a nice cuppa tea and a treat to use one of my own!

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  67. I see more solids in your future. Nice projects.

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  68. Lovely work as always...Thanks for sharing my friend

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  69. Well your projects prove that working well with color doesn't mean you only can use the bright end of the palette. Magnificent job and I love how the quilting coordinates to well with the projects!

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  70. Such lovely projects! You have done a marvelous job. Such nice craftsmanship.

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  71. Those little mug mats are just adorable! You did such a nice job on the table runner and mats. :)

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  72. I just love your projects!! The mug rugs are (both types) are so cute and handy! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  73. All of your projects are beautiful. Love the flowers.

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  74. Those colors are great. A nice change from brights I normally see with solids.

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  75. I really like your set of projects...so nice and fresh looking. As a new quilter, solids are less scary to use. I am loving this hop. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  76. So many great projects! I love the color combinations, and I always love anything with flowers. These are exceptionally nice. Your projects look clean and crisp, and your straight-line quilting adds to this. Beautiful work!

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  77. Charming! I love the pattern and the colors you used. Great stitching too.

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  78. Your projet is so sunny and bright,just what we need to brighten up the dreary winter blues! The flowers remind me of sunflowers. Your quilting is beautiful,thanks for sharing :)

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  79. love all the projects you made for this! the kona colors and applique are gorgeous! like your feet ... will have to take another look at what's available for my machine.

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  80. Thanks for sharing all of your cute projects. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  81. You really were busy.. I love each one of your lovely projects. All are so beautiful. Well done,
    Thanks for taking part in the hop.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  82. Your quilting journey with these projects reminds me of a children's story called Something From Nothing. Nothing was wasted and everything is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and offering a giveaway.

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  83. Very pretty; I love the flowers. That was quite a lot of flowers to applique. I do think the plain mug rugs are just a nice.

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  84. love your table runner and mug rugs. I'm going to check out some of the machine feet you posted about

    thanks
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  85. I love your ability to to make a boo-boo into something lovely and useful. Thanks for sharing.

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  86. But what a lovely table runner you managed to make out of a mistake. This is a nice pattern and I like the yellows you used. Thank you for sharing.

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  87. Wow! I'm impressed with all of the things you made from a mistake. I don't know if I would have been able to come up with that many ideas. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  88. Seems like a classic case of lemonade from lemons! I think your friend will be very happy with their birthday present. Thank you for sharing your project!
    ~Brandy

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  89. Very lovely once you got going you just couldn't stop. Thanks for sharing

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  90. All of your projects look wonderful. I like the serene look of the colors you chose.

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  91. I think you did a terrific job! Love the colors too. xo jan

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  92. Great colors! And love how you got so many projects put of them. Beautiful work.

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  93. LOVE the Set you made! Great job!!! You made somethin so Special from what you thought was a mistake....& it is perfect!!!

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  94. Oh my goodness what a great quilted set. I love gifts that are pretty and practical like that.

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  95. Everything is so lovely. Such happy flowers with those triangles. How great that you were able to create more than one item, with gifts for a friend, too! Thanks for sharing everything.

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  96. Very lovely - color choices are great!

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  97. Well done, they all look great, thanks for the chance to win!

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  98. Lovely way to recover from a significant OOPS!

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  99. Love the mug rugs. Thanks so much for sharing

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  100. You're right ! If you put those extras in a box they'll never get used....ask me how I know ! Using them up in such a pretty way makes you feel good doesn't it ! I love everything you came up with !

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  101. You did a great job and I the mug rugs. Thanks for sharing.

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  102. I love the way you made use of all your triangles! I shall have to see if I have a binding foot, I usually use my topstitching foot for machine binding, it is concave underneath so it rides over the bulk better.

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  103. All your projects are great. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway.

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  104. How lovely! Everything you made is wonderful! I have never thought of a binding foot, I will have to look into that! Thanks for sharing with us - reading your blog has given me inspiration! I also need to check into your Ho Ho Ho link.

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  105. What beautiful projects. You did a fantastic job. I love how you turned your idea from one project into multiple projects. The colors are very, very pretty. Thank you for sharing your sewing machine feet, too. I'm sure we all have feet for our machines that we have never used and have no idea what some of them are as well as having no idea what feet are available. Thanks for participating and being a great inspiration.

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  106. What a pretty set to brighten your friend's table :)

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  107. I think your interpretation of "still life" is better than the original! I'm sorry it was hard to assemble but it was well worth it, I think. Very pretty, like the colors.

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  108. Wow, you sure made some beautiful work out of that mistake!! Your friend will be over the top, I am sure. I will have to check into those feet. They both look very interesting. Great job on all your projects!!

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  109. So many lovely projects. You did a great job on all of them. Hope someone deserving won the mug rug and pattern (yes, I know I'm late).

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