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Friday, 30 April 2010

Let's have some fun

This Giveaway is Over.

Mother's Day is just round the corner and I am feeling generous.   
Let's have some fun with a giveaway.

Remember this Primrose Path doily from the previous post? That's right, I am putting this up as a giveaway.
Add to that, a book too, woo whoooo!
Celtic Tatting Knots and Patterns by Rozella Linden.

Now what good is a book of tatting patterns if you don't have any thread.  So, in goes two balls of Olympus 40.

And when you are done playing with the patterns in the book, have a go at using plastic cabone rings with your tatting.

I think that should be enough to stir some excitement.

Now for the rules of the giveaway .... nothing complicated.
Indicate your interest by leaving a comment on this post and this post only.  I will be putting up information about this giveaway in some groups and forum but commentors or posts made in the groups/forum will not be included in the drawing list.

Please leave a method that I can contact you with.  I was reminded that putting up an actual e-mail address may be open to risks, so you may want to disguise it in some way.  Or, you can send me an e-mail with your contactable e-mail address to jonyusoff @ yahoo.com (remove the spaces before and after @).  It would be much better if you have a blog and I can leave a comment on your blog if you are a winner.

One comment will earn only one entry per commentor in the drawing.  Mentioning this giveaway in your blog or other sites will not earn additional inclusion in the drawing, but if you do mention it, I appreciate it very much.  I will go through each comment and will decide whether it can be accepted or not.  I have been receiving some spam comments lately and have been watchful of them.

The giveaway is open from today Friday, April 30th until midnight of Saturday, May 8th determined by the time zone GMT+8.  The drawing will be by that random generator thingy and the result will be announced on Sunday May 9th.

I have not decided if I want to go along the way of Jane E's giveaway and not post the comments.  I'll see later how I feel about it.

111 comments:

  1. Wow! What a fantastic giveaway! I've been wishing to have that book for a long time, and the doily is gorgeous!
    I'm not sure what email addy shows up as ID when I post, but I'm thinking it wouldn't be good for you to post comments with email addresses visible, due to the spam bit. You might want to edit posts to remove the addresses before you allow them to be posted, in order to protect us. My "public" address is roadrunnr@hotmail.com - different than the one you usually see for me. Thanks for the fun!

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  2. I am amazed at your willingness to share all your talents! Please sign me up in your drawing! Your doily is very lovely.

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  3. My goodness that is some giveaway. I know the doily had to have taken a lot of time to tat and it is beautiful. I will certainly put my name in.
    Elizabeth
    Mobile, Al.

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  4. What a wonderful giveaway you are having! So many things are included with the very lovely pink tatted doily. Each item is a prize in itself - the doily is so so lovely. I would be honored to have it in my home.

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  5. I like! I like! so generous and nice of u to have tis giveaway.

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  6. Oh I'd love to win! I gave away my copy of that book and have been missing it....and that doily can have a home in my curio cabinet!

    you can contact me via my blog

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  7. Please enter me in your great giveaway!!!!! This is so exciting!

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  8. What a lovely doily! I haven't worked up the nerve to try tatting a doily yet...

    I would love to enter your giveaway! My blog is http://simplestitches.blogspot.com

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  9. This giveaway is very interesting and abundant, thanks for your generosity.

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  10. ooo. what a nice giveaway. please count me in! =) - Aileen

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  11. What a wonderful give-away, I hope you will count me in! You could contact me, if neccessary at my blog.

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  12. Thanks for a chance to win! Very generous one, especially the doily!

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  13. Oooh an 'un-blind' giveaway - please count me in!!!! My email addy is lovetotat @ gmail.com
    Glad I haven't got to find my white stick and guide dog!!!!!!

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  14. That is VERY generous of you. I do plan to take up tatting again and this would surely give the kick in the butt.

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  16. Hi Jon,
    I would love to be considered for this giveaway. All things I have not come across yet!!!!!

    You are very generous.
    Thank you.

    Jenni
    liyarra@gmail.com

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  17. Many thanks for having this wonderful giveaway....Your doily is scrumptious......
    Hugs
    Joy

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  18. What a wonderful giveaway Jon! Your doily is simply gorgeous! I can be found through my Profile

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  19. I think I clicked too quickly! If my first comment came through, please delete this one. This is a fabulous giveaway! I can hear the oohs and aahs from readers around the world!

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  20. Jon, I would love to be included in this giveaway! I really enjoy your work! I'm actually working on one of your patterns right now...and will blog about it over the weekend..
    http://tattingjohn.blogspot.com/
    happy tatting!
    John

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  21. Oh Jon, I had my eyes set on those cabone rings. Apparently you have the special kind not the one we get in the U.S. I would love to be included in the give-away. I do have a blog: beads-n-lace.blogspot.com.

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  22. Oh what a generous lady! I would LOVE to be included in your giveaway. That doily is so lovely..and who wouldn't want a tatting book and rings? here's my blog
    www.battatter.blogspot.com

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  23. Ooh, such a treasure-filled giveaway! What more could a tatter ask for? It is marvelous!

    Please enter me for a chance to win. My blog is ambitatterous dot blogspot dot com. And my other contact is isdihara at verizon dot net.

    Thank you for this generous giveaway opportunity!

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  24. Such a wonderfully generous giveaway Jon!!! Please do count me in:-)

    http://shuttleandthread.blogspot.com/

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  25. Jon - your work is lovely and I'd be delighted to own that beautiful piece. Thank you for all you do, your patterns are the best and I enjoy working on them! therivals @ comcast . net

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  26. I would love to win your giveaway! I have a blog to connact me through!

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  27. Lovely! Thanks, Jon and please enter me in this fun giveaway.
    Fox : )

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  28. Jon,

    What a wonderful giveaway. Everyone will comment to have an entry! Thank you for sponsoring a giveaway in honor of Mother's Day; your own mother raised a fine daughter!

    Jeanette
    NATA #497
    from HBT and other tatting groups

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  29. Hi Jon. I am a new tatter and am in awe of your doily...it is georgous!! Please include me in your drawing. Since I am just starting to accumulate a library it would be great to add this book, and also try some thread I haven't used yet! Thanks so much. My contact is aimster1970 at yahoo dot com.

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  30. Wow!!! The giveaway looks great!! I have not the slightest idea how to tat but I would love to have a go at it if I win. Your tatted pieces are beautiful!!! My blog is www.mouseytong.multiply.com Have a great weekend ahead!

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  31. OMG! What a generous present. A great opportunity to have an authentic treasure. This is something to passw from generation to generation. This tatting art is just beginning and our descendants will appreciate it even as much as we presently do. Thank you very much for the possibility to win and for your generosity. My e mail is albafrivolite @ gmail . com

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  32. oh what beautiful work:) you are a mentor for us beginners, love your work and would love to have this doily in my home:)please enter me in a chance to win nancy landry 82 at yahoo dot com bless you in this giveaway:)

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  33. What a wonderful giveaway. I love the Primrose Path doily. sdavis1648 mchsi.com

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  34. Thank you for posting a handsome give a way! Of all the nice gifts I would love the doily. Beautifully made and pretty for MOM!!
    Linda M...http:///quayceetatter.blogspot.com

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  35. OMG What a fantastic giveaway, I have just started tatting and am already hooked. I can't ever imagine being able to create something like your FAB doily - maybe some day way in the future LOL!

    I have mentioned your giveaway on my blog which you can see here.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such gorgeous goodies.

    Lisa

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  36. Oooh, how could I resist? My only request if I am drawn is that you do a 2nd drawing for the book as I already have it. I know, I know...that was the point of the thread. I'd share the thread. :-)))

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  37. please, count me in.. I love your patterns, your tatting and this giveaway too...
    (you can contact me on intatters forum if I'll win ;-)))

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  38. You are so generous with your patterns and now this giveaway, so much, marvellous. I love your blog anyway.

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  39. jon, your giveaway's so cool! pls count me in. keeping my fingers crossed. :)

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  40. How exciting! I'd love to be entered into your giveaway.

    janers41 at yahoo dot com

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  41. Jon, lovely giveaway,& I really liked the doily & the colour combination of it.youre really generous..please count me in your giveaway..u already have my mail address.hened2214@yahoo.com thanks edna.

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  42. Your work is so beautiful....as is your generosity. You also pick the things I have been wanting!
    I am a beginner tatter who has just finished her first 2-shuttle piece!!!!
    I look forward to seeing who the winner of the perfect give-a-way is! Maria, http://knackfulknitter(dot)blogspot.com
    knackfulknitter(at)q.com

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  43. ppa8h@virginia.edu30 April 2010 at 23:56

    oh, the doily is so beautiful
    thanks

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  44. paulaveldhuis@yahoo.com30 April 2010 at 23:56

    i would love to be included in your giveaway!
    thanks much.

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  45. Oooo - what a treasure! Pick me!

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  46. I would love to be included in this giveaway. My blog is bryndilynn(dot)blogspot(dot)com. I really enjoy seeing what you are working on and admire your speed in creating your tatting as well as the wonderful and beautiful pieces you make.

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  47. Oh Jon, That is such a lovely give-away, your doiley is a delight and must have taken so much time to make.

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  48. I think this is a wonderful thing you are doing and even better because you are letting those of us who don't have blogs to enter. I love your designs and think the doily is beautiful.
    Virginia
    vjohnston @ genext.net

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  49. woww. your tatting is so lovely i would be happy to win!!!! hope i will be lucky congratulations for your excellent blog jon.
    greetings
    clau

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  50. This is a fabulous giveaway, and I'd love to win! Please, enter me in the draw. Thank you.
    Suztats
    susancuss@yahoo.com

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  51. Oh wow!! what a great giveaway!! thanks for the opportunity to enter and for such a generous giveaway :)Your doily is gorgeuos!!

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  52. Such a generous gift you offer, Jon. Please include me in those interested to receive it. Your patterns are some of my very favorite, and this doily in your tatting is as well.

    Thank you for your offer.

    heidiholland @ gmail.com

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  53. What a nice book! I just love Celtic patterns. I've tatted one, but like to make more!
    Greetings from the Netherlands, Marcella

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  54. I'm ready for a death match in order to get that doily! victats@blogspot.com

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  55. I own and love your snowflake tatting book and would love to be entered in the giveaway. Thank you. elizsummer@aol.com

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  56. This give away is fantastic! The doily is choice and the colors are my favorites. The book on Celtic tatting is to live for. The Olympus thread is a very nice thread, have used it before and like it. As for the cabon rings, can always use those. Great for the centers of snowflakes, also tat around them then put a piece of cross stitch in the hole or even a picture of a favorite pet or person.Great give away! !
    Patsy A. Goodman
    AKA Tat Pat 1
    karpap at cox dot net

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  57. I would love more than anything to have something tatted by you. Please enter my name into the drawing and I will keep my fingers crossed. My email is thecrossens "at" comcast.net

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  58. Oh what a beautiful give away! The time this must have taken! Your work is lovely! Please include me in.
    contact me at scrites@charter.net
    Thanks,
    Suz

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  59. Oooo...Gooddies...
    What lovely stuff you're giving away!
    Count me in too....Please.

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  60. Oh wow so many comments... Such a beautiful doily....I would like to throw my name in for the running of your doily. I have a blog you can reach me if I'm the lucky winner. ^_^

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  61. OH Jon it would be such an honor to be entered in your drawing, and better yet win a piece of your work!!! The other goodies are a nice bonus too, but just having a piece of your work would be the best :) Love your doily AND your patterns! I do have a blog. And I'm one of your followers, or you can reach me on facebook, should I be lucky enough to win :)
    Thank you!
    Connie

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  62. Oh, how wonderful! I do adore your work and to have the chance to get such a large piece is incredible. Please put my name in your drawing. You can reach me at marty1066 at yahoo dot com.

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  63. To win your gorgeous doily, which happens to be in my favourite colour, would be so exciting! Such a wonderful giveaway, please put my name into the hat too!

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  64. this is ** blog-a-riffic** thanks for such a lovely opportunity..(mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

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  65. What an amazing giveaway! I've learned so much from your blog. What an honor it would be to win something that you tatted. Please count me in: zemke001@umn.edu

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  66. What a beautiful give away. I do not have my Mom or my Aunt (who raised me) with me any longer so the day is kind of sad for me. This would be a day brightener for me. lettie4241@cox.net

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  67. Barbara Savary1 May 2010 at 23:01

    thank you for making it possible for me to enter too. I love your doily and it is so generous of you. Your patterns are fantastic too.thanks once again.

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  68. Hi Jon!
    I am a relatively new tatter so don't have a blog yet (I'll mail you my mail address). I participate actively at in tatters, though.

    I am admire your work - both tatting and patterns! And your generosity at freely offering so many on your blog.

    I would *love* to be included in this giveaway, thank you so much!

    Monica

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  69. Your doily is beautiful. I'm a new tatter and hopefully will one day be able to make things as beautiful as this.
    Janice
    ms_croneatcomcast.net

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  70. Hello Jon,
    Yes I would like to learn celtic tatting :))
    and I like to read about your work!

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  71. What a novel way to celebrate Mother's Day! A gift made from the heart by a lovely and talented mother to fill the heart of another mother.

    Happy Mother's day!

    Hugs,
    Usha

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  72. Your doily is beautiful. Wow a this is a generous giveaway. Please enter me in. I do enjoy your blog.

    J.B.
    Knotenough.graci.org

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  73. I would LOVE to be entered in this most generous giveaway!! Beautiful tatting and I've wanted this book for quite a while.

    mathbook28 at gmail dot com

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  74. Hi, Jon!

    You're sooooo generous!!! Thank you very much for that give away.
    Please enter my name!
    You can contact me at my blog.

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  75. Jon, what a generous prize!!! Please include me in your drawing. I love seeing your impeccable tatting online; I'd love to win and see it in person!

    DebinWV at yahoo dot com

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  76. Would love to be considered for your giveaway (even though I'm a Father - I would give it to my lovely wife). Keep up the good work with your blog and designing the patterns. Thanks. Robert, in northern Iowa. (rjkent at netamumail dot com)

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  77. Jon, I already have this great book, but I would love to win your Primrose Path Doily, it is very lovely!!

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  78. Looks like a lot of great goodies. Count me in!!!

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  79. wow what a wonderful give away the time you spent on the doily must amount to hours and hours then to give it away wonderful.

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  80. Lena Lindström3 May 2010 at 03:20

    Such a great giveaway! I would like to be entered very much :D.
    Sent you a message on intatters with the mailadress.
    Lena

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  81. You always are so nice!! =)

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  82. Your offer is very generous and the doily is beautiful!

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  83. Please enter me in your Mother's Day give away!! Thank you! :)

    Dawn
    giggles8828@hotmail.com

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  84. A beautiful primrose path! Your work is always immaculate and beautiful. What a joy any of these would be to win, but all together! :D You are very generous!

    chimaera.rhine.wile at gmail dot com

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  85. Thank you so much for having this Mother's Day giveaway. I'd love to have a piece of your work!

    Ilene

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  86. what a beautiful giveaway!! count me in pls..

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  87. As always, gorgeous work. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful Primrose Path doily and book. A great Mother's Day giveaway.

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  88. Oh my, I'm gobsmacked by your giveaway! What beautiful tatting you have pictured. AND, generous of you to include tatting supplies & book : ) Very kind of you.

    Always, L
    leliaevelyn (at) gmail (dot) com

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  89. What a nice give-a-way for Mother's Day...my Mom is 87 years young and is such a treasure!

    I enjoy checking in to see what you're doing at your blog...

    Thank you,
    gtmayhew at yahoo dot com

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  90. Oh my goodness! I am new to your blog but I enjoy it immensely! You definitely know your way around (and around and around) a tatting shuttle! And your whole site is so pretty and feminine. What a TALENT you are, Jon!!
    Please consider me in your draw: but your doily is so beautiful...are you sure you want to part with such a lovely piece? How generous!
    I will keep reading...I have much to learn!!
    Take care...Leanna
    My email is rlobirek@mts.net

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  91. The doily is lovely. I would love to be included in the drawing.

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  92. You are soooooo generous ! Please enter me in your Mother's Day giveaway ! Thank you :)

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  93. WOW! What a wonderful give-away! Please count me in. And HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all mothers!!!

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  94. Phew just got here!!! Out of breath! Yes please include me in the giveaway - love the gold beads.

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  95. That's a gorgeous doily and a great giveaway! I'll love to participate on it. Salam!

    needledreams@yahoo.com

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  96. While looking for something to show me how to use the bone rings in tatting I came across your page. Am a self taught tatter and am wanting to try something new. If you could put my name in the drawing I would be grateful!! Thanks

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  97. Hi
    This is a beautiful doily. I have been tatting for only a short time now. and have managed to tat one doily. please count me in.

    Riju Bansal
    email is rijubansal@hotmail.com

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  98. Jon, your doily is lovely and in such pretty colors. I'd love to have a chance to win it.

    Please enter me in your giveaway!

    Thank you!

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  99. I love your works. You are so generous with this gifts!Please count me in. Kisses, Gilma from Brasil - NATTA #783. My email: gilmae99 @ gmail dot com

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  100. Gah. This is an amazing give away. I'd love to enter.

    email:
    blood_filled_dream at hotmail dot com

    -Veronica

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  101. It must be my lucky day :). After a long long long time...almost forever, since my last browse in tat world, I'm re-visitting one of my favorite blog. And here I am..2 days before D days...

    Thank you Mak Cik Jon for wonderful giveaways...count me in please :))

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  102. Oh My!! Jon, your work always amazes me and I am such a fan! (It is so difficult not to squee all over myself.) Please enter me for your giveaway.

    cessee[at]comcast[dot]net
    Lynn

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  103. Jon, your work truly inspires me and I have learned a lot from your tutorials. Please enter me for the give-a-way. Thank you. Sharon (Ward Mom)
    ward00@rochester.rr.com

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  104. Delighted Tatter7 May 2010 at 07:40

    Jon, I wanted to say that I've actually been following your blog for some time now. An older lady friend of mine taught me to tat about 8 months ago, and now I'm hopelessly addicted. I love your blog because you obviously love this wonderful art, but also because you're so willing to share your own creations. I have tried several of your snowflakes, including the off-white one on the left side of your header picture. Done in size 80 varigated blue it looks wonderfully chilly and delicate.

    I wanted to thank you for sharing your knowledge, experience, and creativity.

    And I would love to be included in your give-away.

    dreimers[at]gmail[dot]com

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  105. Jon,
    What an awesome giveaway, I'd love to be included. I love your patterns, I hope to be doing some of them in silver.
    Alan

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  106. have not been lucky in any kind of draws or giveaways, hmm... maybe this one shall work. Those olympus threads are alluring.

    thum@streamyx.com

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  107. Hello there, long time no write! I have missed all of you and what a neat time to get back on-line when you're having this lovely give-away. Thank you so much for your generosity Jon. love, sy
    imsyfi @ yahoo.com

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  108. I'm a newbie to tatting. Please count me in.
    warmly,
    Josie
    meekcmc@hotmail.com

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  109. Jon, What a most generous giveaway, and a true sharing of the love of tatting. As a tatter of many dolies I know the work and love that goes into making one and would be honoured and blessed to win your giveaway. I can be reached at cepage1ca@yahoo.ca

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