Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Giveaway Time!

It's that time - giveaway time! 
 
Do you know Marly from Santa's and Sampler's blog (found HERE)  Marly is a cross stitcher superb.  She's also VERY generous with her talents, she has many free patterns on her blog and is always sharing her finishing tecniques with us.  Marly also has a great sense of humor, I'm always laughing by the end of her blog posts. 
 
Awhile back Marly asked me if I'd like some basket materials she had left over from her basket weaving days.....well of course I would!  She sent me a kit for this basket.  In honor of her kind and generous nature, I'm going to give away the finished basket.  Here it is.....
 
 
Marly's Basket
 
Bottom view
 
Once I finished the weaving, I gave it a dunk in my homemade black walnut dye. It's the perfect size to carry your cross stitch projects in (or rug hooking, or needle felting, or......) 
 
Now, on to the "rules" for the giveaway
 
1.  I would love it if you were a follower of my blog and of Marly's (again, found HERE, while you are there, please tell her Thanks! )
 
2.  Leave a comment on this post
 
3.  Live in the USA
 
 
 
I will draw a name on Friday July 12. Please make sure I can get a hold of you for your address, whether I can get you through your own blog or by email.  I'll give you until Sunday July 14 to respond to my email - otherwise I'll redraw. 
 
 
 

113 comments:

  1. Sweet little basket! I follow you and would love a chance. Warm Blessings! Amy

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  2. What a lovely basket Ann and how generous of you and Marly. I am following you and Marly. Thanks for the chance!
    ~Kelly~

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  3. What a great basket - please include me in your gift-a-way.

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  4. What a lovely basket! I'd like to be entered in your giveaway. I'm heading on over to Marly's blog now! Thank you for the chance to win some of your handiwork!

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  5. "Marly's" basket turned out beautiful, of course all your baskets are fabulous!
    I'm already a follower of both of you :) and would love a chance to win this lovely basket. It would be great for my crocheting.
    Thanks to you both!

    Tiff

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  6. What a lovely basket your handwork is exceptional. I just heard about your blog via Marly so now I have another wonderful blog to follow and inspire me to get into more trouble. I will keep my fingers crossed and since the drawing is on my birthday I might get lucky! Thanks again good luck to all.

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  7. please enter me in the giveaway!!!
    I follow Marley's blog daily & love it.
    Your baskets are lovely!!
    Karin :)
    in NY

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  8. please enter me in the giveaway!!!
    I follow Marley's blog daily & love it.
    Your baskets are lovely!!
    Karin :)
    in NY

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  9. Why have I not discovered Marley's blog before? I love to xstitch and there are some great patterns she shares. I follow you and now follow marley via email. Would have liked to follow with bloglovn but did not see a link. Not sure how GFC is working anymore.
    usagypsy(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. I'm so happy to have found your blog and your wonderful baskets! I'm a follower of Marly's as well - please include me in your basket giveaway.

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  12. We only find out about great blogs from other bloggers! I am now a follower of yours, and have been a follower of Marly's for a while now. Love that you named the basket after her! I would love to be entered in the giveaway, and win, of course! Off to see the rest of your blog! Hugs!

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  13. OMG what a great give away! I follow both of your blogs and i love the Marly basket!
    dq bogfairy@yahoo.com

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  14. I have never met a basket I haven't liked, well, most of the time anyway, but this one is a beauty. Please enter my name into the drawing.

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  15. I've been following Marly for a long time but how wonderful that she introduced me to you. Bloggy friend are just the best aren't they?I'm Donna btw and I'd love a chance to win the special basket.

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  16. I am a follower of both you and Marly and enjoy both of your blogs so much! What an incredibly generous giveaway (from both of you) ~ I would love to be entered.
    Blessings, Patti

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  17. Would love to win!! I have followed Marly's blog for quite a while and am glad to find out about your blog

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  18. I follow Marley. Glad she sent us to your site. It's great! Please enter me in the drawing for you lovely basket.
    Connie L.

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  19. Oh my gosh! I just came from Marly's blog -- she's so wonderful. Thank you for the giveaway! I've become a follower too. I love baskets!

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  20. I am a follower of your blog and Marley's. Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love to win that basket!

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  21. I love Marly blog...her stitching is the best. This is a great giveaway..I've become a follower. That basket is wonderful...very talented lady!

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  22. What a fantastic basket! You are very talented! I've been following Marly's blog for some time, and now I'm adding yours to my bloglovin list. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  23. You and Marly make a fantastic team!!!! Her talents and your talents are amazing.... I would love to have a chance at the basket... It's the perfect size for holding my project as I go up and down the steps in the house..... Thanks so much for the generosity! Kindly, Faye

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  24. Ann - I am a follower of your blog and Marly's and admire both of your work. I have done cross stitch and have also made 1 basket in a class at Michael's years ago. This giveaway is a really nice double gesture. Thanks, jan (pjrutledge1@verizon.net)

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  25. Love the basket. Would look nice with my collection

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  26. What a beautiful basket! Please enter me for a chance. I am a follower of your blog and Marly's. I live in the US.
    What a great collaboration between the 2 of you very talented ladies.

    Thank you so very much!

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  27. Love the basket. Would look great with my prim decorating. donna.bailey1@yahoo.com

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  28. Beautiful basket please enter me for the drawing

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  29. Ann, I have always drooled over your basket and love following both yours and Marly's blogs. Please enter me in your giveaway.Thanks, Melinda

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  30. Marly and Ann are two of the most generous Bloggers in town and believe it or not I am a follower of both their Blogs. What a treasure to be lucky enough to win this great basket ...
    Thanks again girls for your generosity,
    Barb

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  31. Hi Ann, Like so many others I have come to your blog via Marly (have followed her blog for awhile...and am now following yours). I love that you named the basket after Marly and would love a chance at the draw. Thanks!

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  32. Beautiful basket, Ann. How generous...you and Marly make a great team.
    Robyn

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  33. Hi Ann, you know I am a huge fan of your baskets. I started following Marly's blog and left a comment, please sign me up for your wonderful giveaway. Hope you are having a wonderful summer, hugs, Lecia

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  34. Hi Ann! I found you on Etsy earlier this year and found out then how generous you were(are). I found Marly's blog from yours. You are both talented ladies! I love that you named the basket after Marly! (:

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  35. Hi Ann - what a lovely basket - I found you thru Marly's blog. I am a follower now of both blogs and would love to be entered into your giveaway!
    Lori
    LoriDE454@gmail.com

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  36. Hello Ann,
    What a generous idea you two ladies have come up with. Her supplies, your incredible talent, and now a beautiful basket will be given to some lucky winner. Please enter my name in your giveaway. Happy 4th to you!

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  37. The basket is beautiful, Ann! I am already a follower of Marly's blog and now am following you, too! Please enter me in your most generous giveaway. Thanks!
    Sandy

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  38. Please enter me in your drawing hun; I'd love to win this beautiful basket; I've been a follower of Marly's for a while and a new one of yours..have a safe and very happy 4th..

    Hugs, Shar

    ssharlene0320@yahoo.com

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  39. Hi, I love handmade baskets and yours are beautiful. I am a follower and came over from Samplers and Sants.

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  40. What a wonderful basket. Please enter me in your generous giveaway.

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  41. I'm a follower of yours and Marly's. The basket is beautiful! :)

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  42. I would love to win this basket. I am a follower of Santa and Samplers and now of you!
    Thanks for the chance to win one of your baskets!

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  43. What a beautiful basket. I would love to win this basket. I also follow Marly and now have added you to my list of wonderful blogs. Thanks for the opportunity to have a handmade basket.

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  44. The basket is beautiful. I am a new follower and would love to have a chance to win the basket.
    I also follow Marly, she's a hoot!
    Thanks,
    plustik@comcast.net

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  45. The basket is beautiful. I am a new follower and would love to have a chance to win the basket.
    I also follow Marly, she's a hoot!
    Thanks,
    plustik@comcast.net

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  46. I've purchased several baskets from you in the past and would love to have this Ohio basket to add to my collection. Thank you for offering us the opportunity to win it.

    Carole Z

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  47. What a wonderful basket and so very kind of you to have this giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity!!

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  48. Lovely basket!

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    Georgeanne

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  49. I love the basket. Please enter me for your giveaway.

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  50. I would love to be entered to win your beautiful basket

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  51. Love your baskets! Thanks to Marly for the heads up.....would love to be included in the drawing!

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  52. This is a very generous giveaway !
    Thank you for the opportunity. ;)
    Beautiful basket.
    Rose

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  53. ann,i would love to win one of your baskets. i have admired them for a long time.i also follow marly. denise [cheermom1954@aol.com]

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  54. Beautiful basket. Nice to have such a talent.
    macnro@ct.metrocast.net

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  55. How very generous of both of you! You are both so very talented and I look forward to your blogs. Thank you so much!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE my basket and use it often
    Ann Madges

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  56. following both sites and thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely basket!

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  57. How very generous of you! I wish I had this talent. I once tried to weave a basket out of brown paper and failed miserably. I would be honored to own one of your creations and big hugs to Marly for her part in this too!
    I follow Marly and will be a follower of yours too in just a jiffy....

    Thanks so much ~

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  58. Lovely basket I follow you and now Marly too Thanks for the chance Sue

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  59. What a great basket, of course, I've not seen one of yours that wasn't! I'm going to go check out Marly now!

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  60. How nice of Marly AND you! I'm already a follower of her blog, and now yours! Look forward to watching your talents displayed, too!

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  61. Goodness I'm always late posting a comment...look at how many are here already!
    I love the basket and would love to be entered.
    I am a follower of you and Marly
    How generous of you after all your work on it!

    Blessings and happy 4th
    Karen

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  62. This is the first time to your blog. What beautiful items and how talented. Yes, I live in the USA. I'm a Texan. I love your Pears. How great they would look in the basket.

    Happy Independence Day!!
    Becky
    rebuschka@yahoo.com

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  63. This is my first visit to your blog ! Need I say more than Awesome. Your baskets are beautiful. Owning one would be a pleasure. Thanks or sharing your talent.
    Have a great holiday, I am afraid tht here in Ohio it will be soggy.
    Laura
    Lclever53@gmail.com

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  64. Since my son is getting married on the 13 th, Inwould love to win this and cross stitch something to go with the basket...Debbie
    Linen4004@aol.com

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  65. I love both your blogs! And Lauren's Rugs n Pugs! The basket is wonderful!

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  66. sorry forgot to add my name
    Sheila Kennedy

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  67. I love your basket, and your blog is beautiful. I have added my name to your followers, and will do so also for Marly's blog, as I have really enjoyed stitching her generous designs. Basketweaving is on my wish list of arts to learn. Thank you for including me in your give-away. Nancy

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  68. I would love to own one of your baskets, they are truly works of art. thanks to you and Marly for the wonderful giveaway!

    Denise
    denisep228@gmail.com

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  69. You definitely make some lovely baskets. Thanks for the giveaway.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  70. Thank you(and Marly) for a chance to win this amazing basket!
    Happy Independence Day to you and yours.
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart
    Patricia

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  71. Your baskets are so cute. I would love to have one. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Nancy N.

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  72. Love your blog ... will definitely be back again to browse through your lovely baskets. I have followed Marly for some time now and am always entertained by her posts. I'm so happy to be a follower of you now as well!
    Thank you for your very generous giveaway ... I would love to be entered for a chance to win this very special basket.
    Happy Independence Day to you ... Enjoy!

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  73. Oh my! That basket is just beautiful. Thank you so much for the chance to enter your give-away. I follow both you and Marly.

    -Sherry-

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  74. What a beautiful basket. Please count me in for the giveaway. I have been following Marly for sometime. Love her blog agree she has a wonderful sense of humor. Happy to now be a follower of your wonderful blog.

    Kathy

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  75. Great basket! I weave baskets and love the style of this one. Please enter my name in your drawing.

    Donna Y.

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  76. The basket is beautiful and I would treasure it! Thanks to both of you for your generosity:) Yay for handmade beauties!

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  77. Thanks for a chance to win this basket. I am new follower and have plenty to place in this basket. If I do not win, I would love to make one.

    Thanks bunches.
    Jackie :)

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  78. I am a follower of both you & Marly. I love baskets and this one is really nice.

    ccflo3@gmail.com

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  79. Thanks for a chance to win the basket. It is beautifully woven and dyed. We are all hoping to be the lucky winner!

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  80. Love your little basket. I am a follower of your blog as well as Marly's. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  81. What beautiful work! I found your blog from reading Marly's post. I appreciate Marly's reality humor, gives me strength in what is coming my way in life. Hahaha. What a sweet giveaway. Gonna go catch up on your previous postings. Happy Independence Day!!

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  82. What a beautiful basket! And what a generous giveaway! I would LOVE an opportunity to display it in my own home!
    Happy 4th!
    Kimberly Hart8ak@comcast.net

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  83. Love your basket. I am a new follower of both you and Marly's.

    Happy 4th of July

    and thanks for a chance at both of your generous give a way.

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  84. Love the basket.
    You do amazing work!
    I would Love to be entered in your Giveaway.
    I am a follower of your blog.
    I am a new follower of marly's blog.
    I live in the U.S.
    Have a wonderful Holiday weekend.

    Sandi
    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  85. Recently made my first basket, LOVE this one! Already following Marly, now also following you. What a generous spirit you are!

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  86. What a beautiful basket! I would truly love to win, and would always treasure it. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  87. Me again! I forgot to include my email. It's springrobin@carolina.rr.com.

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  88. I love baskets and with my birthday tomorrow, this would be the loveliest gift! Thank you for the chance to win. I found you thru Marla and follow you both.

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  89. your baskets are beyond lovely.. please enter me in your contest - I will go follow Marly's blog now :)

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  90. I just found you from Marly. I love your blog. Your baskets are beautiful. Some day I want to make one of my own. There is a local basket sale near my home once a year and I am usually there. Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  91. Marly is very generous and the work you did on the basket is awesome! Green with crafters envy! :). I would love a chance to win it, so many patterns need organizing!

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  92. Hello, I just found your blog through Marly's. What a beautiful basket! I'd love to be in your drawing. I have made a basket or two, years ago,but nothing as nice as yours. I have baskets in our house, and use them for many things. Thank you!

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  93. I have been following Marly's blog for a while now. I love her cross stitching and am stitching some of the Santa ornaments that she has done. I've also done almost all of the pears that Marly has shared.
    I love baskets and the one that you've made is so attractive.. I would be so happy if you would ad my name to your drawing. I absolutely love anything that is handmade..
    Have a wonderful summer.
    Charlotte

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  94. I'm following both blogs, beautiful basket.
    theresa n
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  95. Sign me up for a chance to win this lovely basket. I follow both sites, I am a confessed basket-a-holic and I think both of you are very generous!

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  96. Hi Ann,
    Fabulous basket.
    Your work is amazing!
    I would Love to be entered in your Giveaway.
    I am a follower of your blog.
    I am a new follower of Marly's blog.
    I live in the U.S.
    Shared this on the OFG team blog too.
    Thank you for the giveaway.
    Barb

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  97. you did a great job! New follower of both blogs

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  98. I love the basket. I love basket weaving and so glad I found your blog. I am a member of the OK and TX guilds. Thanks to you and Marly or this great giveaway.

    Cj

    texdelch@sbcglobal.net

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  99. Hi Ann, l would love a chance to win this lovely basket. I am now a follower of Marly's blog. So please throw my name in the hat or basket for a chance to win. Thank you for sharing .
    Maureen
    macbasketspa@aol.com

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  100. I love Marly's blog. I'm also a huge fan of your Etsy shop. Wish I had your basket making skills but just could never get the hang of it.

    Love to win the basket!

    Pam
    Stitchcrafts
    pkaybard90@gmail.com

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  101. Love your baskets, Ann! Will definitely be following from now on. I have been a long-time follower of Ms. Marly and love her blog! Please include me in the giveaway; I would love to own one of your creations.

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  102. How wonderful that Marly thought of you! This is so very generous of both of you and the work you did on the basket is just gorgeous!I would love a chance to win this basket. Please enter me in your drawing. I am a follower of both of your blogs!

    Prim Blessings,
    Alicia
    primsfourme@gmail.com

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  103. Your work is just beautiful! The generous spirit of you and Marly is amazing and I thank you for passing this on. Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a follower of both of your blogs!

    Prim Blessings,
    Alicia
    primsfourme@gmail.com

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  104. Love your baskets! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks for introducing the new blog! Hugs, Valerie

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  105. please enter me in the drawing. I visit your blog often.
    claudia
    calenarz@gmail.com

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  106. Hi such a nice basket...I follow via GFC and Marly's too as M.j. Thanks so much...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

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  107. Dear Ann, please enter me in your giveaway. You already know how much I love your baskets & Marly's sense of humor is something special. How kind of you both to be so generous! The winner will be one lucky girl! Blessings, Debi

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  108. just found your blog. LOve the basket!

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