Wednesday, 21 July 2010

100th Blog Anniversary

To celebrate my 100th post and to thank all of you out there who have been so supportive to me and "I'm in the garage" over the past 17 months, we are giving away two prizes, each comprising of a hand made tatting shuttle.  One will be a Pop-A-bobbin shuttle and the other will be a post shuttle.  So there will be two winners.  The shuttles will be put in one of these specially decorated boxes.
It is good to win something you really want, and some of you prefer using a post shuttle rather than a shuttle with a bobbin.  So in order for that to happen you have the option to choose which type of shuttle you would like and which box.  So when you comment please put either "Post" for Post shuttle or "Pop" for Pop-A-bobbin shuttle.  However, if you don't mind which shuttle, you will have a double chance to win, as your entry will be put in for both, so in that case please do not put a preference.

As for the box, if you have a preference for the colour then just put either pink, blue, turquoise or yellow beside your comment, again if you ae not that bothered then there is no need to put down a colour.

Now the only choice you will not have is the type of wood the shuttles are made out of, otherwise this would get so complicated and it would not be easy to please everyone either!  Both shuttles are made out of cedar taken from this tree.  This is the tree that the Rev Awdry famous author of the "Thomas the Tank Engine" books more than likely played around when he was a child, especially as his father was vicar of the church, which stands next to it.

I am giving you until Saturday 31st July, and will not accept any entries after that date.  So good luck and please don't forget to come back to this post to see who has won, just in case it is yew, oh sorry I mean you!

102 comments:

  1. Oh, my, please I would love to be entered in the drawing. Having a shuttle from the Awdry tree would be so special, and well, all of your shuttles are special. Either shuttle style is fine, and either turquoise or pink box.

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  2. Congratulations on your 100th post! YIPPE SKIPPEE! I would be happy with either one because I have 2 pop a bobbins and I also collect post bobbins and I'd love one of those as well. So either one would be thrilling to win! This would be a super duper fabulous win! :D
    ~TattingChic ♥

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  3. I'd love to be entered in your drawing. And if lucky enough to win, the teal or yellow box would be amazing.

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  4. Wow can you believe you've hit 100 posts? Please enter me in either draw and yellow would be nice for the box. This is an amazing give away!

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  5. Oh my, please enter me in this amazing drawing!

    Congratulations on publishing your 100th post! I remember your first post like it was yesterday. Little did we know then what a marvelous journey you and "I'm in the garage" would take us on. We are the fortunate ones.

    As it happens, today is my birthday. If lucky enough to win, either style Aubrey shuttle is fine and pink, blue or turquoise for the box.

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  6. I would love to be entered and am not fussy about shuttle type or box color. I love the idea that the wood came from the tree that the Rev. Awdry played around as the Thomas the Tank book was huge in this house for many years. Thanks for the contest and more than that, thanks for the lovely blog - it and the others like it are constant inspiration for a new tatter.

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  7. I'd love to be entered in your drawing. Congratulations on publishing your 100th post!

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  8. Congratulations! I love reading your Blog. If I won, any would be fine with me. I like them all:)

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  9. Congrats on reaching 100 : ) Such a fantastic & generous giveaway. Please count me in!

    leliaevelyn (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. Happy 100th post! You are so generous( a trait you share with your sister Jane). I would love to be entered into your giveaway. Either shuttle and color box would work. Thanks so much for doing this!

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  11. Happy Century of Postings! What an accomplishment it is. Yew should be proud. Maple yew will make 500 some day. Then you could go to the beech. I am out of puns (hey, I heard that sigh!). Please consider me for your give away. I have no preferences, all you have done is beautiful.

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  12. Please enter me for the drawing. I would like a "POP" shuttle. Congratulations on your 100th post.

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  13. Congrats on your 100th post. It is nice to see what you are up to. As for the drawning, please enter me. Don't matter which shuttle they both look nice. Your boxes are very lovely as well. No matter what I will still come to visit your blog.

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  14. I'd love to take either shuttle, and any of the lovely boxes.....you know how much i LOVE your shuttles :-)

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  15. Congratulations on your 100th post, And please enter me I dont mind which shuttle as having one of your beautiful shuttles would be a dream come true. And as for the box colour they are all lovely.

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  16. 100 posts already, seem like only yesterday....but then everything seems like only yesterday!
    Would love to win either shuttle and love the turquoise box.

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  17. Please include me in your drawing. Your shuttles are so beautiful- I'd love to have either one, and all of the boxes are beautiful, too.

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  18. Wow, that is so generous of you. I would love to be entered into your drawing. Although I don't have a particular preference, that pink box in the front is eyeballing me..lol

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  19. Please put my name in the hat for any of the items. Love it all.
    Elizabeth

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  20. BIG congrats on your 100th post. I will state no preferences as I never win! But I'm in for the fun!
    Fox : )

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  21. Congratulations on your 100th post. Please enter me in your drawings. I have not preference as I would love either one. The boxes are so lovely, how do you choose.

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  22. Congratulations Sally!! I'd love to be entered into you draw. I'd prefer a "Pop" shuttle. As for the colour of the box, anything but pink. Thanks for doing this. And I can't wait for the next 100 posts.

    Jeff

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  23. Congratulations on your 100th post. I have enjoyed reading your posts over the last 99 reading about you, "I'm in the garage", the church history and about tatting activities. Back about 30/35 years ago, I visited many of the churches and Cathedrals in and around South Hampton when I visited my grandmother and Aunt that lived at Hill Head. (I did review so of your earlier posts to see if I could figure out where you are at and saw a reference to Romsey Abbey - was there.) Would love to win one of your shuttles (made from English wood) from your blog give away. So hope you have many more entries and good luck. Robert Kent, in northern Iowa. (rjkent at netamumail dot com)

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  24. Oh, wow! What an incredibly generous prize. Please enter me in your drawing. I'd love to win one of the shuttles, and the boxes are lovely.

    Congratulations on your 100th post - looking forward to many more.

    Deb in WV

    DebinWV at yahoo dot com

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  25. Ohhhhh - the tree I have been waiting for! What a wonderful prize to celebrate your 100th post - and if I win, I would love the POST shuttle please!

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  26. Love the shuttles and boxes! Pop and yellow. don't have a blog.

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  27. Congratulation on 100!!!

    Count me in for either one of the great shuttles!!!!

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  28. Congratulations on your 100th post, Any shuttle or box would be fantastic to me.

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  29. Oooooh - post shuttle! And I love cedar so that would be my choice if I did have one. hehehehe...color doesn't matter.

    Congratulations on 100 posts! That means we've had 100 opportunities for entertainment!

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  30. How exciting! I would love to be entered in for either shuttle, and the boxes are all so lovely that I would be happy with any of them. So very generous of you -- Happy 100th post!

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  31. congratulations on your 100th post. Way to go. I would like to be considered for either shuttle. I love to tat and try to catch a blog here and there
    lrt40

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  32. I just found your blog and am excited to have done so! I love hand embroidery and have been enjoying reading your past posts. ;)

    I've never learned to shuttle tat (can do needle tatting) -- would _love_ to win either of the shuttles (since I don't know enough to know which to choose:). Lovely boxes, too. I am easy - would be thrilled to win any of it.

    Interesting story about the cedar tree source for your shuttles - my kids are just on the too old side for Thomas stories. ;)

    Linda

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  33. I would be tickled pink to win either shuttle.
    All of the boxes are lovely, but the turquoise one has really caught my fancy.

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  34. congraulations on 100 post. they all look nice.

    joanie m. dyersburg, tn, usa

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  35. Congrats on your 100th post. Please enter me into the drawing. Would love a pop shuttle.
    Bonnie
    yeoldetatter(at)telus(dot)net

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  36. Congrats on the 100th post. I love my pop-a-bobbin shuttle. I would love a chance to win a shuttle. No preference for shuttle or box, I think they all look just so pretty. Drop by for my giveaway too.

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  37. Congrats on 100 posts!
    I learned to embroider last fall, and tatting is my goal this year. I adore the delicate designs and tatted jewelry I see around the web. You have some amazing pieces here.
    I would be fine with either shuttle as it would be the one I would learn with.
    The yellow and turquoise boxes are my favorites :)

    hugs,
    Heidi
    heidig@gmail.com

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  38. Your little boxes are so pretty, Sally I collect little boxes (trinket boxes) and would love to have one of these. I've only done a little bit of tatting, so don't know enough to have a preference for a shuttle, so either one is good for me. I try to stay away from pink, so no pink box for me! Thanks for counting me in.

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  39. Congratulations on 100 posts. I am usually a lurker rather than a commenter. Put me down for anything. All your stuff is fantastic.

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  40. Gratz on your 100th post. I am a new reader and also a needle tatter,but I would love to learn on a shuttle and yours are just beautiful. I also adore the blue box on top, and would love to enter your giveaway. If you were to pick me I think I would like the POP shuttle. Again gratz on your 100th post. Keep up the great work :)
    Jennifer G

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  41. Wow! A hundred posts already, congratulations! The boxes are beautiful if I am lucky I don't mind which one I have and as for the shuttles they are both treasures and I would love to win either of them.

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  42. First of all Congratulations!!Your both shuttles are awesome & even the boxes..I really dont mind which shuttle I win cos I loooooooove both of them & whoever wins these shuttles are really the lucky ones.....Please count me in your drawing.Hope I win.thankyou Edna.

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  43. Congratulations on the 100th posting in your blog.

    Please, please ...if I win this draw I like the post shuttle placed in the turquoise box.

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  44. Please enter my name into the drawing. Such an awesome give away. Thelma

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  45. Please enter me in the give away for the tatting shuttle. My grandmother taught me to tat at age 12 and today at age 53 I am still working to perfect my technique. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    Cindy Luedeman
    cluedeman@gmail.com

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  46. Hi Sally. Congratulations on your 100th posting. I love reading your blog and hearing about "I'm in the garage". Please enter me in your drawing.
    Pam, Hampshire UK

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  47. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you so much for this opportunity! I'm brand new to shuttle tatting.

    I do not have a preference for a shuttle. Nor do I have a preference for the box.

    Thank you!

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  48. How amazingly generous of you, especially in letting us choose our prizes! Congratulations on your 100th post! (Turquoise, please!)

    Miranda

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  49. Congrat's on your 100th post! Lots of work some days aren't they?? I'd love the chance to win one of your shuttles! And I'm not fussy about which one..I'm new to trying to tat so would use either! Thanks so much for sharing this with us all!

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  50. Wow 100 posts - grats. I would love to be entered in your drawing. I like the teal rectangle box.

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  51. Congratulations! I love tatting and have been working for 3 summers now to be a better tatter. I did that large cross you posted (sans beads) last year, but mine was not as nice as yours! In a couple of weeks I am going to the Palmetto Tatters Guild weekend for the second year as a part of my quest to improve myself.
    Also my hat's off to you for making the shuttles!
    I would like to be put in for the "Pop" shuttle and the blue or yellow box.
    Thanks,
    Carole
    carole.r.wilson@gmail.com

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  52. Congrats on your 100th post. Isn't it just great to be able to connect with like minded artists?? Such beautiful boxes and shuttles!! {post}

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  53. Congrats! These are so beautiful! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

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  54. I love to shuttle tat and put my work away for awhile and never get back to it. I am going to sign up for this website, just for the motivation and ideas. We even have a group that tats in Spokane that I have heard about and keep wanting to visit. Maybe if I read your blog it will motivate me again. Thanks for your blog and all the work that goes into having a blog. I need you. :+)
    Pattyjo

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  55. Thank you so much for offering us this opportunity. Please enter my name in the drawing. I would be happy to own any combination of shuttle and box.

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  56. oh goodness! I would love to be entered for either shuttle. I love the fact that it is handcrafted and that the tree has a story as well. This would be so well loved and used!

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  57. CONGRATS on your 100th post!! And thanks for holding a drawing to commemorate it. :) I would love to own/win the "POP". Box color there is no preference. They are really pretty!

    Thanks,

    XOXO NOS

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  58. I'd love a chance to enter for either shuttle and the turquoise or blue boxes, all are beautiful!
    Thanks :)

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  59. Post and tourquois would be my favorite, but I would be happy with whatever you have. Congratulations on your 100th post!!!

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  60. I have wanted to learn to tat and this will give me the opportunity to give it a try. The shuttles are beautiful! I will accept either one and any box.

    MaryK

    mkm.ky.abc@gmail.com

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  61. What a generous gift! Thanks for letting me be in the drawing.
    Georgia

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  62. Congratulations on your 100th blog. Such a lovely way to commerate the occasion. Ah.. Thomas...I remember! Should I be a lucky one, I would have to tat an engine and share it, and 'tree' story with the great-grandchild who ate and slept the adventures and took me along for the ride.
    I cannot make a choice,so I offer no preference
    Thank you, BarbE

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  63. Congratulations on reaching this milestone! I always enjoy reading your blog. I have one of your pop-a-bobbin shuttles from the same cedar tree, and it's lonely...it needs a mate from back home! If I should win, please send the post shuttle and the turquoise box (although all of them are equally lovely!). Thanks for such a generous give-away!

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  64. Please enter me in your giveaway - I have been learning to tat and do not have a good shuttle - I would be so blessed - I am not picky - any will do

    Thank you for such a generous offer
    Take Care :)

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  65. Congratulations on your 100th post. Love the boxes and shuttles. Please count me in.

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  66. Congratulations on your 100th blog post. Such a grand gveaway - every piece is an art!

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  67. What gorgeous tatting shuttles. I have recently started needle tatting and would love to try using a shuttle. I don't know the difference between the two types of shuttles are you gaving away but I would love to be entered in your give-away. The teal box is my favourite.

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  68. It's hard to believe that you've reached 100 posts already! Congratulations! Please enter me in your drawing. All of the shuttles I've seen here have been lovely and I would be happy with either one. I'm terrible at choosing, so if I should win I'll let you choose the box. Thanks. And keep blogging, you're fun to read.

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  69. Congrats on your 100th blog post. I found you through needlework.craftgossip site and I had never heard of this craft before. I would love to try this, I have spent the last couple hours looking at things on the internet, it looks fun. If I were to win, just suprise me with either one in any color box. I think they are all so cute. Thanks for the chance to win and I will visit again.

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  70. Congratulations on your "anniversary"! This is really nice and generous, so please count me in.

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  71. Congratulations on your 100th post. it has been so interesting reading your blog. I would love to win either of your lovely shuttles
    Jenny

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  72. Congratulations on your 100th Post, Sally!!

    It is very generous of you and your husband to share your beautiful works of art. Your tatted boxes are very pretty. And I have one of your husbands purple heart shuttles and it is beautiful as well.

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  73. Congratulatoins!
    If you please, I'd like to take part...

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  74. Congratulations on your 100th post !
    Please count me in for a chance at your gorgeous 'Pop' shuttle and a blue box :) I'm a beginner tatter and have been 'busy' reading tatting blogs to gain 'more' experience :) Thank you !

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  75. Hello Sally, 100th blog wow. What a wonderful opportunity to have another of your gorgeous shuttles. My favourite colour is pink. Thanks to you and im in the garage for doing this.

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  76. Congratulations on finding the extra time to make 100 posts.
    And thank you for letting me have a chance at one of the gorgeous shuttles, either of them since they all look fantastic.

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  77. Your 100th ~ how wonderful. You know how much I like your blog; as I've expressed my appreciation in the past. I always learn something new and eye candy, too. I haven't any specific choices and only one comment as to color on box ~ not pink. LOL I'm not a pink person for some unknown reason. But there are a lot of people who LOVE pink and that makes it not wrong, just different.
    I wish you a good and happier time and admire your stamina to carry on and celebrate your 100th. My love and best wishes, even if I don't win...
    oops lightening and thunder, better get off this computer!
    love and prayers BJ

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  78. Congratulations on your 100th post! I'd be happy to win either shuttle and I really like the yellow box. Thank you for the opportunity to have another "I'm in the Garage" creation packaged in one of your beautiful boxes!
    :) Ann

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  79. This is the first 100 with many, many more to come. They say the first 100 are the hardest. Now that they are done the rest should be easier.
    I would love to own either of the shuttles and think all the boxes are beautiful! But the yellow with the orange caught my eye. (I usually pick turquoise, but this time it's yellow with orange.) Many thanks!

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  80. Hello Sally!! Wow, how awesome, you have reached 100 posts!! I've enjoyed everyone of your posts too!!

    I'd love to be put in the hat for your drawing.

    Hugs,

    Carol Lawecki

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  81. Congratulations on having your 100th post!Fantastic candy!Thanks for the chance of winning.

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  82. Congratulations on your 100th post, the draw is fantastic and generous.
    Please include in your drawing.
    Hugs

    Daisy

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  83. Congrats on your 100th. What a milestone to achive. I would love to win one of your shuttles. This is in art that my grandmother would do that I never got the chance to learn from her before she was taken from us. This would be a very wonderful thing to win and try to learn the art my grandmother loved. Thank you again for the chance.

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  84. Congrats on 100 blog posts! Please include me in your generous drawing - I would love either style shuttle, and I especially like the yellow or turquoise boxes. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  85. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I'm a new tatter, so any combination of your items would be a pleasure to win! Congrats on your 100th blog post!

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  86. What interesting and beautiful shuttles! The boxes are wonderful too. Congratulations on your 100th post, quite the accomplishment, I can't seem to get there myself, lol. Thanks for the opportunity, you do some awesome work.

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  87. Hello,
    Congretulations to booth of you
    I like the shuttles booth so count me in for booth and the box please make your own choise. I like it to be surprised.
    I hope I'm in the garage has lots of time, because the shuttles fly out like, wooooops......how do you say that in english don't know but it is very fast
    hugs Riet the B-engel

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  88. Hi!
    congratulations on your 100 post, I love the gift.
    I would like to participate in your drawing. I am new followers. I'll post on my blog

    Hugs

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  89. Oh, I just found your blog -- I love the internet and finding these wonderful fellow tatters! -- and love the shuttles! Please include me in your drawings. Do you sell the shuttles, too? Can't wait to read the rest of your old posts. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  90. I follow your postings but have never commented, so I don't feel like I should ask to be entered into your drawing. I would like to tell you however that I love reading your blogs and seeing your lovely pictures. Keep up the interesting writings!

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  91. Whew! Just squeaking in at the end -- that's what happens when vacations interrupt important blog reading. I'd love to win a shuttle because it's hard to get up in the wee hours of the morning to shop when Jane put's 'em up! Besides, the little boxes are sooooo pretty.

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  92. Oh, how exciting! I would love to win either type of shuttle, and all of the boxes are beautiful! I have no preference, if I should be lucky enough to win. Of course, I think it would be fabulous if a non-tatter won and learned how to tat!

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  93. Congratulations on 100 posts. I like reading the information you share. I get to learn interesting things as well as see some tatting. I have no preference as to shuttle type or box color. I'd just be happy to win. Karen in OR

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  94. I'm a new tatter and could easily be addicted and I'm easy so any would do. What a nice prize!
    Thanks
    Kate in Silicon Valley

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  95. A friend just turned me on to your blog and I can't wait to go back and read more of it.

    WOW those wood shuttles are amazing! I bet they feel like a dream to hold in the hand. And the butterfly is so cute.

    Congrats on the 100th and the chance to win some goodies!

    Valerie H.

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  96. I'd love either shuttle and the turquoise box. Those shuttles are droolworthy, and so are the boxes.

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  97. congratulations on your 100th post, beautiful gifts, please include my name in your giveaway

    I am new followers. I'll post on my blog
    Thanks

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  98. at presant i'm a bit down after learning my son's cancer may be back, so winning your give away would give me a boost and i also miss getting a shuttle yesterday.

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  99. Wow - entering just in time! I would LOVE the Pop-A-Bobbin shuttle! This is so generous of you and your husband! It has been an amazing saga, and I'm so happy to see how well everything has turned out, with all the 'fits and starts'.

    Congratulations many times over for your 100th post and your important contribution to the tatting world!

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  100. Very good sweetie, thanks for the chance.
    Greetings from Ukraine.
    box- turquoise or yellow
    link on the side panels
    http://vasylynkinyprodelki.blogspot.com/

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  101. I just can't resist the chance of another great shuttle so please count me in. Thank you so much for your generosity & extra special thanks to 'im in the garage for making these wonderful shuttles.

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