Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Giveaway #6 - Marks 8 years of Blogging


For the last 6 months I have been having a giveaway to commemorate the
8 years
I have been blogging.  On August 26, 2006, I entered the blogging world.  Since that very first post, blogging and the sewing community has been such an amazing adventure.  I have made new friends, had new opportunities and just enjoyed every minute of blogging.

These giveaways have been a way for me to say thanks to all of you.  Thanks for your comments, encouragement, knowledge and  above all your friendship.  I have had the opportunity to meet several other bloggers and it has been so exciting.  Even though I have not met many of you in person, I feel such kinship and friendship with you.

For this final giveaway, I am giving away another  gift card to Mood Fabrics.

Just leave a comment on this post to be entered into the drawing.  What type of comment?  How about if you are still sewing for this season or looking forward to the new season.. 

I will close the drawing on August 15th and announce the winner on August 16th

Disclosure - the gift card will be purchased by me and emailed to you in the amount of $50


96 comments:

  1. Congrats on 8 years...wow, thats a long time.
    I vowed not to sew for the seasons & just sew what I love but yes, there are a few things coming out more appropriate for cooler weather!

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  2. I've been enjoying your blog for almost a year. I'm sewing to fill gaps in my wardrobe that have appeared after losing weight. I need more trousers and shorts. I'm not making terribly many as I have not reached my target size.

    Slowly, slowly!

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  3. Congrats on 8 years and still enjoying it and inspiring others. I have about 2 summer tops left to sew for summer then I am on to autumnal stuff!

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  4. Congratulations Lory! 8 years is a long time! You are an inspiration to me.
    I'm still sewing for the season but I'm starting to focus on fall.

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  5. I'm so pleased you blog Lori. And 8 years is a lot of blogging so congratulations. Your makes are always so lovely.
    I have a couple more winter pieces to go but our winter is a shade on what you experience in the States.

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  6. Congrats on 8 years of blogging! I am still sewing for the summer season; yet have been inspired of late for the upcoming fall season with new pattern offerings at Vogue and now this AM saw new patterns for fall on Butterick site. Which of course will lead me to fabric sites for new fall fabric!

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  7. Eight years of blogging is a huge accomplishment. I guess you could say I am still sewing for summer. I vowed this January to finish all ufos and hit the stash. I am two skirts away from the end.

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  8. Congrats for 8 years blogging! I just discovered your blog in the last year and have enjoyed reading thru the archives and seeing all the wonderful garments you made as well as getting several home dec ideas from the photos of your home. Right now, I'm gearing up for fall sewing and working on layering pieces to go with some RTW cardigans; and then will attempt a tailored jacket.

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  9. Congratulations on 8 years! Perseverance is obviously one of your strong traits. :) I've decided to have a go at some jeans/ pants for my grandson after purchasing the Pattern Anthology package. Using those indie patterns will be a new experience for me.

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  11. I have been sewing for clients (weddings); however, I plan to crank a few more summer items for myself in the coming weeks. I never can seem to sew ahead of season!

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  12. Your blog is so inspiring. I still want to sew few summer items for kids and myself. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  13. Your blog is so inspiring. I still want to sew few summer items for kids and myself. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. Congrats on 8 years, that's amazing! And inspiring! I can see how you've done it though. I've blogged before for my 'real' job, that I am also very passionate about and it always seemed like work, a chore to write the next article. I can blog about sewing in my sleep - can't shut me up, and a big reason is the amazing sewing community that we are a part of - all the inspirations and support out there! On the sewing front, I still have a little bit of summer in me but I'm making a conscious effort to wrap up summer sewing and think only of winter gear.

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  15. Congrats on the 8 years! I think I will be switching to winter sewing when I finish the current dress.

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  16. 8 years...how much has your sewing changed in that time? Congratulation! Of course I am still sewing for the season, for two reasons. First, it is too hot & sticky to even think of handling fall/winter fabrics. Second, I am the slowest sewer, and am always behind on my projects. It will probably be too chilly to wear my last summer project by the time I finish it, but that just means that I will have something 'brand new" to wear when summer tolls around again!

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  17. Congratulations!
    I'm still definitely holding on to the summer but i'm getting the itch to make a coat for the winter!

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  18. 8 years - wow... I am still sewing for summer at the moment, but am begining to think about the wool blend trousers I cut out in May and a Minoru jacket

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  19. Thanks for sharing your adventures all these years! I've referred to your blog many a time when sewing various patterns, it's been such a nice resource. I confess I've been thinking way too much about fall/winter sewing. I even hand dyed some yardage of a cotton sweater knit I bought last week. I have about 4 coats on queue for various levels of the cold, too. But I gotta slow down, it's barely August :) Anf thank you for another chance at a giveaway!

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  20. I have enjoyed reading your blog (as well as listening to all the podcasts) for nearly the entire eight years. I've loved listening to your family stories and watching you create many things for your home, family and yourself. It has been truly enjoyable. Thanks for sharing yourself so graciously, Lori.

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  21. Hi there, I am still sewing for summer. My husband and myself are going to Florida in October. I need a few more summer essential to take with me.

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  22. Congratulations! I always look forward to your posts. I am still sewing for summer but am starting to look at flannels and wools with some interest.

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  23. Congrats! I am between the summer and autumn. Right now I am working on a denim chambray shirtdress. Next I want to make a maxi skirt or dress.

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  24. Congratulations on your anniversary! I cannot imagine the creativity that it takes to blog for an extended period of time.

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  25. Congratulations - my dream is to go to Mood - this might just be the incentive I need!! I'm still working on a summer dress but dying to get going on some jackets.

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  26. I still have two things to finish for summer - hopefully I'll finish up by next week. Pinterest has been great for pinning Fall sewing ideas and checking my stash and "go to" patterns to help get started. Then of course I always like to give my sewing room a good cleaning to start a new sewing season. Thank you for giving me such great sewing inspiration over the years and look forward to many more!

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  27. Congrats Lori on 8 years . You are always such an inspiration !!!
    Since I live in the southwest most of my sewing is summery- it's summer here 9 months of the year. I love how you use up leftover pieces of fabric for a whole new look !!! Thanks

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  28. Congrats and thanks so much for the giveaway! I don't like to start sewing fall clothes until fall, if Imstart too early I feel like I'm giving up on summer :)

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  29. I so enjoy your blog. We are at about the same "life stage" so I can really relate to the items you make. Thank you! I am still sewing summer, but once I move to fall there will no stopping me as I love fall colors and textures.

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  30. Enjoy your blog, and podcasts, when you were doing them. Still sewing for summer, but will switch soon. Would love to win the giveaway! Thanks,

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  31. I am done with summer and looking forward to fall!

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  32. Hi Lori, Congrats on 8 years of blogging, wow!!! I am STILL all about sewing for summer. Here, it has not been a very hot summer at all (and I love the sun and heat) so I am going to milk it and drain every drop out of summer that I can. I purposely avoided reading any of the comments because I did not even want to read "I'm sewing for autumn/winter". (shudders). Not yet, NOT YET!! :)

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  33. Still sewing for summer here in Florida

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  34. I READY TO SEW UP SOME FAB FALL LOOKS although my weather is not conducive yet. Something happened during summer sewing - either I just wasn't feeling it, or busyness got in the way. I'm ready now so please enter me in. Thanks!

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  35. Since I am in FL sewing really is the same year round: summer

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  36. I am sewing some transition clothes - dark colours in light fabrics, and I fit in a faux fur vest for Fall/Winter. Looking forward to working on a couple of knit dresses.

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  37. Happy Blogging Anniversary! Eight years is a long time!
    I've about given up on summer and starting to think about Fall- which in Texas really just means darker cottons!!

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  38. I am still sewing summer. I have a pair of blue linen shorts with red and white dots in the works for my daughter.

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  39. I have 2 staple dresses cut out to sew. No plans for fall just yet.

    Traci

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  40. I find it too hard to sew for cooler weather when it is still so hot here. I'm still sewing summer season clothes, and summer really lasts till October or November anyway. :)

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  41. I am still in summer mode for sewing

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  42. Kiddos start school in a little over a week. Looking forward to some peaceful summer sewing

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  43. I discovered sewing blogs just this year and your was one of the first. You got me hooked! You sew my kind of clothing, for my kind of weather (NW Arkansas.) I'm sew enjoying keeping up with you.

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  44. Lori, Love your blog, loved your podcasts. I have several of them on my ipod and occasionally listen to some of them again. Thanks for all you do.I have already started a fall 6-pac. I am starting with the Burda trousers you have sewn recently. I am inspired by most of your recent makes so some of them made it onto my fall list. Again Thanks Much!!!

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  45. Still sewing for this season (since I'm always running behind). I really hope to get a few summer tops made. Love the combo on your last McCalls top (print with black ponte).

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  46. Not sewing for the season...Just started to tackle making a purse with an insert.

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  47. Happy "B" Anniversary, it is the readers that should be thanking you. With all of you fabulous outfits I know personally you have given me the confidence to start sewing. Still a very green beginner but loving every minute of the adventure.

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  48. Congratulations on your 8th anniversary! I'm still working on sewing for this season, but I'm dreaming of next season's projects. Maybe I'll get started earlier this year than last year.

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  49. I'm looking forward to the new season because I want to sew for my October vacation!

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  50. Trying to finish summer projects. Congrats, love your blog.

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  51. Congrats on 8 years! Look forward to reading your blogs always! Love your style. . .I am busy finishing up my summer UFO's but soon on the cutting table is a military style jacket that I would love to be able to wear this fall!

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  52. Congrats!! I'm still trying to finish a couple of summer tops.

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  53. Congratulations on 8 years! I love your blog; you provide such inspiration. I have so many projects, I'm not sure what season I'm sewing for :-)

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  54. I'm still sewing for summer, but realizing that I should probably shift to fall and winter now!

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  55. Congratulations on 8 years blogging! I am still doing summer sewing (this year's and last year's) Started to browse my patterns for fall ideas

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  56. Congratulations on eight great years!
    May there be many more.

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  57. Congratulations on the 8 years! I am working on fall -- getting the material together to sew my granddaughter's Halloween costumes.

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  58. I'm starting to sew for fall. Thanks for a great give away.

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  59. Congrats on 8 years and thank you for the giveaway! I'm working on some shorts and want to sew my first swimsuit next. After that, I'm ready for fall!

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  60. 8/26/06 is the day my son rolled into this world 3 months premature. I just whipped up a pair of shorts for him this morning, so I'd say I'm still sewing summer!

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  61. Congrats on 8 years! I have two t-shirts to sew before I close down summer sewing. Then, it's on to the fall!
    (I hope I win the gift card. That would be a great way to start fall sewing.)

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  62. Although I'm still sewing for summer (it lasts awhile in north Texas), I did pick up some inspiring fall prints on my last trip to the fabric warehouses in Dallas. My current project is an ensemble for my son's outdoor wedding in far northern California in October.

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  63. Congrats on hitting your 8 year milestone! While I'd like to say I done with the current season there is always a must-do project that slips in. I'm sure this will be the case again :)

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  64. Congrats! :) I´m sewing christmas gifts already :D

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  65. Congratulations on a very fine 8 years. Your podcast and blog were just about the first podcast and blog I listened to and read. My next sewing project will be a memory quilt for my high school senior. I will be using scraps from all of her 4-H sewing projects over the years and hope to surprise her at graduation time. I expect tears from both her and me!

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  66. Congrats Lori! Your blog is my favorite, and I always enjoy your posts. As for what I am sewing, I am still sewing summer clothes, but they are for the upcoming season- we are taking a trip to Cancun in November so I am sewing for that.

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  67. 8 years!! Congratulations!! I really reading your blog and seeing all of your projects. I haven't done a lot of summer sewing but plan to get busy making pants for the fall. Thanks so much!

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  68. 8 year! Congratulations!! I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing all of your projects. I haven't done a lot of sewing over the summer, but plan to get busy sewing pants for the fall. Thanks so much!

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  69. Congratulations on 8 Years of wonderful blog posts. Thank you for sharing your experiences. I'm currently sewing a Marci Tilton dress. Several of my friends (blog friends and IRL friends) have sewn some so I have taken the plunge.

    Rose in SV

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  70. Wow, eight years! That is awesome! I am looking forward to sewing for fall, mainly because we really haven't had a summer and I start back to work in a week! With fall comes warm fabrics and long sleeves! I can't wait to get started!

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  71. Thanks for taking the time to let us into your life. I love reading about your sewing.

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  72. I always enjoy your posts. I'm sewing for work and getting ready to sew a winter coat.

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  73. Wow 8 years...congrats! I am going to finish up a few summer projects that are already cut out. Then I am going to venture in to work out tops and bottoms to get me motivated to work out, so I can start on my fall sewing. Lets hope!

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  74. Congratulations on the blogiversary! Please keep it up... I enjoy your work.
    To answer your question, I am still sewing for summer, but pulled out some corderoy to feel it and immediately thought, pencil skirt!!

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  75. Happy blogiversary! I am still trying to finish up a few summer projects but my mind is turning to some layering pieces for fall. Now, I just need to find the time to make them into reality!

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  76. Congrats! I've enjoyed your blog for several years now. Living in California I can't get too worried about seasons one way or another!

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  77. Way to go - blogging for 8 years is a big commitment. I miss your podcast and hope you bring it back someday. You're always an inspiration and I appreciate you sharing your sewing. Yep, still sewing summer, but not for long.

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  78. Congrats! I love following your blog!

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  79. Wow... 8 years is a long commitment. I'm sewing jeans and about 5 other nearly finished items. Trying to sew things in case I get a job (or interview at least) but will be disciplined and finish the ones I have on the go before starting some more. Also I'm making myself some slippers! That's a first.

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  80. I've specifically taken a whole two weeks off work to dedicate to sewing in fall!

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  81. I live in California and I am very fortunate to have good weather year round. I am looking forward to continuing to add to my office dress repertoire!

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  82. Oh I always sew things for the season I am in, and sometimes I don't get to wear them until that season comes around again! Congratulations

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  83. Congratulations on 8 years! I am finishing up summer sewing right now (still a lot of hot left in Texas summer), but looking forward to fall.

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  84. Wow, 8 years! Congratulations. And how generous of you to celebrate by blessing your readers. I'm working on aprons at the moment but my next project will be pants so I guess that would be more geared to the fall.

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  85. One more summer dress then some weird outfits for out local theatre groups production before I think about some classy work dresses and I must must must do a winter coat this year before winter.

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  86. I seriously can't believe your 8 year anniversay is only weeks away! And what another amazing giveaway to celebrate. I've just finished two wool biker jackets so I'm well in to my winter sewing!

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  87. FUN! Congrats on 8 years! I only found you recently (last year or so) You were in a sewing competition I think? and you made a little girls dress that I thought was excellent. I'd love to make for one of my nieces someday. I also LOVE the quilts! and when you had the personal stylist. Those were a lot of great memories, and just from the past year or so...

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  88. Congratulations on the eight years, quite a coup! You are a gifted sewists and it has been a pleasure to follow your blog. I have one last summery project, a light jacket, and then it will be on to the wools and dark colors. I'm ready.

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  89. You have educated and inspired me to sew again, to learn and to consider blogging. Thank you for continuing to encourage all of us to expand and improve our skills. And to share how life and family sometimes get in the way for all of us.

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  90. Thank you for the generous give aways! I am still sewing for summer, but my mind is wandering over to a new piece wool I just acquired. :)

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  91. I am still sewing for summer, mainly skirts for my daughter. She has lost weight and none of hers fit well anymore. But I'd love to buy some nice knits for fall/winter.

    Thanks.

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  92. I wish for 8 more years of blogging! All of your posts have been truly inspirational! I hope I can win this giveaway as I could begin with some fall/winter sewing soon.

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  93. Congratulations! Your blog is my favorite and I am always amazed at all the sewing you do. My sewing this summer is for my niece's 2 yo daughter. I've made 11 dresses,8 pair of short leggings, t-shirts, sailor hats (her daddy is in the navy) and 2 small purses (one for her to share with her little friend). After I get over my cold, I will mail the package overseas where my niece and her husband are serving. Thank you for the giveaway. (I do miss the yellow lab sneaking into the photo.)

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  94. Next on my sewing list is a jeans skirt for my daughter - that could be considered either season, yes?

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  95. Congratulations on your anniversary! Thank you for entering my name in your Mood drawing!

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