Friday, February 27, 2015

500+ followers, and a giveaway


I am very excited to reach a little milestone here on the blog.  A few weeks ago, I passed 500 followers.  At the time, I was remodeling the bathrooms, sick, and preparing to go to QuiltCon, but it did not go unnoticed.  Being able to share my creations and have some interaction about what is going on in our crafting lives, means a great deal to me.  I want to make sure that you know how much I appreciate each and every one of you.

I want to have a giveaway to celebrate, but I've been struggling with WHAT to give away.  I know free fabric is on every one's list, but I wanted what I gave away to be a bit more personal than that.  So I have decided to give away a custom mini quilt.


mini mosaic

What is a custom mini quilt, you ask?  Well, the winner and I will email each other back and forth and discuss designs, style, colors, etc.  He/she will be able to choose a design that I have made before, OR even a brand new one.  Perhaps even one that I will personally design myself with the help of the winner.

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Rainbow mini design?

So, what do you say?

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This giveaway is open to international followers.

To enter leave a comment on this blog about what what type of mini you might like (I won't hold you to it if you win).  I will randomly choose a winner on Friday, March 20th.  Yes, I know that is a few weeks away, but I want to give everyone a chance and I know I am behind on my blog reading too.

Now for the best part....I also just past 500 likers on Facebook too!  So I am running the same giveaway on my Facebook page HERE.  So if you happen to follow in both places, you have 2 chances to win!  Good luck!

Thanks for reading today,

Jen

99 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the 500 followers! I love all your quilts so it's hard to pick exactly what I would like should I win but I think my favorites are the Doll Quilt Turned Wal Quilt, the Foxes and the Michael Miller Challenge Quilt. I'm sure you would come up with something wonderful. Thanks for the chance and onward to the next 500 followers. Rina

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  2. Well boo for getting sick but I hope you are all better (and QuiltCon too, lucky duck). Congrats on 500 followers!

    If I won, what kind of mini would I choose? My brain kind of froze up at the idea of someone making something for MEEEEEE! Can you tell I'm giddy with the possibility?

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  3. Congratullations!
    A mini fancy fox quilt would be perfect!

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  4. Whoop! 500 followers! Congratulations! I've been following you since I found your Washington DC quilt, so beautiful! I might select a tree quilt, like in your collage on this post. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  5. Congrats on reaching 500 followers :) Love so many of your minis…especially the doll quilt turned wall hanging or sewing mat. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Woohoo on 500 followers! I love your fox mini it's so cute, though I don't think it's what I would choose! Just thinks it's super cute!

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  7. Congrats! 500 is an awesome milestone. The possibility of winning something you make for me is super exciting! Not sure what I would pick, but anything you make would be wonderful I'm sure!

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  8. Congrats on the 500! Not sure what i would pick, maybe something representing my 6 grand kids.

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  9. Congratulations. I would like something representing my family. My husband and I live in Sri Lanka and my three children live in Australia. The best of both!

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  10. Wow....500 !!!!! I love your work so hard to pick one but I love sunflowers or really anything bright.

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  11. Congratulations. Such an achievement too! I think I would love something to suggest family ties and love. Is that too soppy? I hope not.

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  12. WHOO HOOT! Congratulations on over 500! I love giraffes, zebra print, art, music, family, traveling, and am flexible so what ever you desire to create. My favorite color is lime BTW.

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  13. Love your work and congrats on the 500 followers! I like the Monet-inspired quilt but anything will work for me! Thanks for the giveaway! akronne17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. Congratulation on your achievements and woooow for the wonderful idea for the giveaway!!
    I absolutely love all your minis inspired by paintings (mondrian, monet, etc...) so I would pick any of those! thanks for the chance!!

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  15. 500 hundred down - now on the next 500! Love your quilts!!! load of inspiration - I love the circle ring quilt above! Congratulations!!!!!

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  16. Congrats on 500 followers and 500 likes. Well deserved! I would love any one of your creations. Each one has its own personality!

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  17. Woohoo 500! Well done!! I love the patchwork circle one and those foxes!! Awesome!!

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  18. Congrats! I'd be thrilled with any of your lovely quilt minis. I am a beginner and enjoy seeing the work of others further along in their quilting skills. I'd love something I could use for a child's room!

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  19. I would love the red and turquoise circle quilt!! Thanks, Kathy
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  20. I really enjoy reading your blog - I am subscribed by email. This is a very generous give away. I'm thinking of a quilt that would suit my home in browns, greens, earthy reds. A Mondrian? A tree? Excuse me, I need to go play with fabric...

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  21. I just adore the tree with the falling leaves. Congratulations on your milestone! That's quite an achievement!

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  22. Congrats good job!! I love your little fox quilt:) My grandsons would get a kick out of it!!!

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  23. Congrats on your milestone. If I won I would like a modern quilt like the black/grey l one in the middle of the bottom row but with a purple or chartreus bright block or one like the flying geese in the top row.

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  24. Congratulations on such a wonderful milestone. A testament to your creativity shared with us all. If I was the lucky winner I would looove a Flying Geese Colour Wheel. Thanks for giving us this opportunity.

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  25. Congratulations. Hopefully you celebrated at Quiltcon by buying lots of fabric! I would love to receive a mini with a botanical theme, or with foxes, or foxes hiding in trees.

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  26. Congrats of 500 followers that is awesome!!!! I absolutely love this giveaway how fun!!!!!! Thanks again!!!! sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

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  27. I would love some type of color wheel. My room has gray walls and lots of bright pops of color. Thanks for the chance to win! Congrats on your accomplishment...500 followers...WOW.

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  28. 500 followers! Congratulations and how generous of you to design and stitch a mini quilt for one lucky reader! Weeeee! I would choose a mini quilt for my sewing room in shades of purple. It would have pops of pink with flowers and swirly movement. I know I'd adore anything you'd make!

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  29. Congratulations! I would LOVE to win a quilt of yours, and I am in awe of the circle flying geese, so I would probably pick something like that. :) sarah@forrussia.org

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  30. Congrats on 500! I think the fox quilt is awesome. Any one would be great.

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  31. Congrats on reaching 500! I really love color wheel quilts. ;)

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  32. Congratulations! You have so many amazing styles of quilts. I love your flying geese color wheel. :)

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  33. Congratulations on 500 followers - that is a big milestone :-) I love the foxes and the colour wheel!

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  34. Congratulations. Your work is awesome. A quilt representing life spiralling out of control

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  35. Wow what a great idea for a fantastic giveaway! I would love to have some of your work in my home!

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  36. Congrats! I think I would pick something to go in my sewing room, I love the foxes ...ok I love them all. But for now I will say foxes.

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  37. Congratulations! I love your minis. I would love one that was a modern twist on a color wheel.

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  38. Congratulations on both 500+ Marks!!! Awesome!

    I would be honored to have a Mini Quilt made by you!! Wow! How very Special!! I would probably choose something Sewing related, or just something Colorful & Fun! Thanks for chance to win! :)

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  39. Oh my goodness! It would be foxes for me!!

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  40. I would love a rainbow mini. One of the circular designs would be very cool. Thank you! :)

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  41. Congratulations 500 is a lot. Let's see 500 blocks would be a big quilt. A custom mini is a very nice gift for you to give. I love your tree because I love birds but it would need to be bright for me. I also like your circle of life. Very nice.

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  42. I like the circular flying geese mini.

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  43. As a (Very lucky) recipient of a Jen Mini (The circle of flying geese, top middle of the mosaic) I can assure you this is a an amazing giveaway!!!! Jen, if you pull my name please don't ever tell me that you did but draw again, it wouldn't be fair for me to have two xxxxxxx (but seriously, don't ever tell me it happened!!!!)

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  44. Grats on 500 followers! I was looking at the mini quilts and without any hesitation was going to say the foxes as they are absolutely adorable...but then I realized the colorwheel quilt has pockets for holding tools! Then I looked more closely at the one in the middle row far right..also very appealing! So hard to choose! But in the end, I think I will go with my first instincts. Foxes.

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  45. Congrats on 500 followers! I've got 13 of them, but I do not post regularly enough to earn more... ;-) I love the circle of flying gees in the middle of the top row of your mosaic, but probably I'd let you do any design you would like to try. Best wishes!

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  46. So sorry your were sick! Congratulations on 500 follows and I am happy to be one!

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  47. Wow! This is truly a giveaway gift from the heart!!! I'd love to win one of your minis but choosing will be tough! Maybe we could design one together I with the theme of the Lollipop block... What do you think?

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  48. Congrats!
    I love the Foxes quilt. Too cute! :o)

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  49. I'm thinking a batik mini tree quilt with tropical-color leaves. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  50. Congratulations on 500 followers and thank you for hosting the giveaway! I would love the feather or the fox quilt. weitay at Gmail dot com

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  51. I know I would want something with blues and greens

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  52. Congrats! I'm more into personal stuff as well since everyone can buy fabrics but you are offering and original piece! I'm into graphic design and rainbow colors :)

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  53. Congrats on 500! I am new fb fan Jaclyn Reynolds. I'd love an animal themed mini quilt, in dark colors. :)

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  54. congrats on 500 == you know I am partial to that rainbow circle one

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  55. What a lovely giveaway, I love the doll quilt swab 14 finish. I think the colours are gorgeous. Xx

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  56. Congrats on 500 followers! Mini quilts are awesome! Since my stroke, I have made quite a few
    of them. They have qiven me comfidence to start bigger projects. Thanks for the chance to win!
    wigglypup2 at yahoo dot com

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  57. Congratulations!
    I love the foxes too but anything including text!!

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  58. Congrats on 500 followers. I love Mini's, and I love your flying geese in the circle above. Thanks for such a generous giveaway.

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  59. Congrats on the followers!

    I think if I were to win, I'd want something kind of calm and soothing, that could hang in my bedroom. I like things that are a little creepy and melancholy too, though I haven't quite figured out how to convert that to anything quilty :D (By way of example, I have this print on my wall.)

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  60. Bright! And floral/geometric!

    Congrats!

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  61. What a wonderfully personal giveaway. Congratulations on being discovered and followed by 500+ people who enjoy your creativity. I like saturated colors and I love surprises. Designers choice for me.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  62. Congratulations, Jen! I love all the great quilting projects you have done! Something rainbow would be sweet. Thanks for the chance!

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  63. Congrats! I would love the flying geese quilt! so beautiful. You really make amazing art!!

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  64. 500 is a large audience! Good for you. I wouldn't have to think hard, the rainbow color wheel is a beauty.

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  65. Congratulations all over the place! Perfect idea for a giveaway too! Mini's are all the rage! I love them!

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  66. Congrats! I like your Guitar Block. Have a great day!
    dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. Congrats on the followers and I love this giveaway! Of the one's you posted above, I like the appliqued tree mini best, foxes would be a close second. It's mainly colors which draw me to a mini and a more "traditional" design over abstract/modern.

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  68. Congrats on your milestones! What a fabulous wonderful prize.

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  69. Congrats on your milestones! What a fabulous wonderful prize.

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  70. Congratulations on 500... that's a lot of people who love your work! I love the "Bull's Eye" quilt and those colors would look amazing in my Quilting Room (I picked my other favorite on FB). :-D

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  71. Wow that is really sweet and generous! I like the fox quilt if you are willing to give it away, but if you want to make one specifically for me, you could make one with an elephant on it.

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  72. Congrats on 500 followers! That is great. I love all your minis.

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  73. Congrats on the bathroom, and Quiltcon! and all the followers!!! I love all the minis!

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  74. I would love to have something like your Ca Poppies for Veena block. It is so lovely.
    Congrats on for your 500 followers.

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  75. Congratulations! And what a unique giveaway...so creative and generous for you to give away a custom mini. I'd be partial to flying geese or the circle quilt.

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  76. how fun and so very creative. Hmm I would love something maybe with birds and flowers.
    A big congrats on reaching 500 followers

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  77. Yay! So many nice things to choose from - I like the hexagon quilt.

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  78. I like all of your minis especially the foxes and the colour wheel flying geese - thanks for the chance to win a cherished piece of your work.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  79. Awesome quilts. I love bright colors and quilts that play with geometrics to create illusions. Of course the color wheel is so bright, and the Challenge quilt awesome - and and and .. they are all great - lol

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  80. I would love to make that fox quilt. It is adorable

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  81. I love bright colors paired with grays. Geometric, curves, applique are fun. Really, so much of your stuff is right up my alley! Thanks for the opportunity! notwendy gmail

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  82. Easily, the article is actually the best topic on this registry related issue. I fit in with your conclusions and will eagerly look forward to your next updates. Just saying thanks will not just be sufficient, for the fantasti c lucidity in your writing. I will instantly grab your rss feed to stay informed of any updates.
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  83. I would love anything having to do with cardinals (the bird, the baseball team, or both!) or a OBW! I always give away my quilts to friends and family. How wonderful it would be to receive a quilt made for ME! :)

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  84. I would love to win the Foxes mini. My sister's last name is Fox and we always gift her things with foxes in them.

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  85. An improv style, artsy, sunrise mini!

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  86. Would love to be considered for your quilt giveaway. I am enamoured with your emme? Block u just did

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  87. I love your last entry on the page above...simple and clean lines. I have just recently become a follower through bloglovn. I consider myself a newbie too as I gave only been quilting for two years (with a gap in between) and only one with serious long arm fmq. I love it all. It would really be nice to strike up a friendship and exchange minis.

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  88. I would love to pick a girly quilt for my nieces dolls thanks for the chance to win!
    sally0630@frontiernet.net

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  89. I would love a quilt for my new sewing room. Thanks for a fabulous giveaway.

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  90. Well , i love Monet, especially his water lilies series, so how about a mini based on that as a jumping off point?

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  91. I love anything with stars in a mini!
    Susie

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  92. I have been meaning to make a funky little quilt that my cats can sit on so they don't leave cat hair on the couch... .it would be part of my decorating scheme, and I love my cats so please don't take it as an insult! .. Something colourful and washable and a little bit retro looking with blue & orange in it, that screams my name, lol! Love your blog :) congratulations on passing 500 followers! colourful and washable and a little bit retro looking with orange in it, lol! Love your blog :)

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  93. What a wonderful personal gift you are giving away! Thanks and God bless.
    ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  94. Wow, what a generous giveaway and congrats. I think all of your work is gorgeous.

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  95. Congrats on the 500 post. I would like to try the mini mosaic by Jen. I love the colors. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  96. Congrats to you! Plus your minis are gorgeous! When I win, I would love to have a bright, colorful, sewing/quilting themed mini for my sewing room!

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  97. Congratulations on 500 followers and glad to hear you are feeling better! I would love a color wheel/circle mini. Color is one of my challenges, so having something visual in front of me on a constant basis would be really helpful!

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  98. Congrats on 500! I can only hope that one day I will reach 100! ha ha! I love the little fox mini! It's been one that I have been eyeing for quite a while and I know a perfect spot for it! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  99. I enjoy so many patterns, but here is one that grabs my attention right now: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/258605203579401672/.
    What an amazing giveaway! Thank you so much and well done on the 500 mark!

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