Saturday, 3 September 2011

River Fabrics Giveaway!

I'm so excited to be able to host a wonderful giveaway, thanks to River Fabrics.


Yesterday I spent a lovely morning with Janette from River Fabrics, an online fabric shop.  Janette is a very down to earth mum, passionate about quilting and yummy fabrics.  She has been running River Fabrics for over a year now, and working v.hard to make this small business work.

I hadn't realised how hard it is for UK fabric shop owners to make a business from selling fabric.  In the US, shop owners can buy fabrics directly from the manufacturers, but not in the UK.  UK buyers have to buy from a distributor, a 'middle man', which is why in the US fabric can be bought and sold much more cheaply than here in the UK.

Janette stocks only top quality fabrics, lots of familiar designers, and has a lovely range of Kona solids too.

She has very kindly given me 10 fqs of Momo Freebird to giveaway, and I'm going to let you choose which ones you'd like.


No. 1 Brown Colourway

No. 2 Green Colourway

No. 3 Blue/Orange Colourway
So here's what you need to do to win, each step is a separate entry:

1. Tell me which 2 bundles you'd like from the numbers above e.g 1 + 3, or 1 + 2.
2. Visit River Fabrics website, check out the gorgeous new England Swings collection and sign up for their newsletter by clicking on(top right hand side of screen).  Then come back here and tell me you did.

3. Blog about this giveaway.

For a bonus entry, visit River Fabrics on Facebook, click 'Like' & tell me you did.

This giveaway will run for one week and a randon number generator will draw the winner sometime on Friday 9th September. International entries welcome.

Do be careful to leave your email if you are a No-Reply Blogger. You can check if you are or not following this tutorial.
Let's support our local small businesses!  Best of luck everyone!

150 comments:

  1. Like River Fabrics :-) I'd pick the green colourway! Thanks for the giveaway :-)

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  2. ooh and the brown colourway.. like them all actually. I get the newsletter...

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  3. and I've "like"d on facebook too!

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  4. Brown/red colourway is my favourite choice!

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  5. Also signed up for River Fabrics' newsletter.

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  6. The red/brown is my favourite!

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  7. I have signed up for the newsletter!

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  8. Great giveaway! I like the green and orange colour ways best! Thank you!

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  9. I've signed up for the newsletter (with my 'shopping' email address so it's handy when I have some money to splash!) - thanks again!

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  10. Ooooo lovely giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity! Hard to decide which is my fave between no 2 and 3 - those greens and blue/oranges are lovely. Think the greens have the edge though.

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  11. Signed up to River Fabrics newsletter too!

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  12. I have blogged the giveaway here too - http://sewmeblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/check-it-out.html

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  13. I've signed up for the newsletter!

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  14. The blue and orange is lovely! Well, they all are but that set is my favorite ;)

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  15. Fantastic giveaway, thanks for pointing me to the shop, I love finding new UK shops. I love the brown colourway best.

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  16. I like the brown/red one the best, but I am sure I could make something fun with any of them.

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  17. I signed up for their newsletter, it looks like a very nice shop, I wonder what the shipping to Canada would be and also the time to get here?

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  18. These are yummy - 1 & 3 I think..........be back in a minute.

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  19. Have been to sign up for newsletter.

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  20. Just blogged about the giveaway. Thanks for the chance Judith.
    http://bluepatchquilter.blogspot.com/2011/09/river-fabrics.html

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  21. I've signed up for the newsletter

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  22. And I've blogged about it here:

    http://thelittlestthistlecraftshop.blogspot.com/2011/09/all-things-i-forgot-yesterday-and-more.html

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  23. I've liked River Fabrics on Facebook :o)

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  24. As well as the brown/red colourway, my second choice would be the orange/blue colourway.

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  25. Not a big fan of brown, I'd choose 2 + 3. These are gorgeous fabrics, thanks for the chance to win some!

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  26. I visited River Fabrics and signed up for the newsletter. That England Swings video is too cool, and the fabrics are lovely!

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  27. I like bundles 2 & 3. Sheila sent me to your giveaway. Hope it's my lucky day. Lovely giveaway!

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  28. I blogged about your giveaway at
    http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2011/09/elis-wheels-jelly-roll-quilt-at-moda.html

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  29. I liked River Fabrics on facebook.

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  30. 1 Brown and 2 Green for me please! thank you!

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  31. Green (2) first (are you surprised!) Brown/Red (1) second :) Great giveaway Judith!

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  32. I'd love the green or the blue & orange!

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  33. I signed up for the newsletter and I watched that gorgeous video!

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  34. Thanks for the giveaway - I like 1 and 3.

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  35. As I have just started sewing (I have quite a pitiful stash right now), I would be happy to have any of these fabulous fabrics. I have signed up for the newsletter. Thanks for the organizing this giveaway.

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  36. Oh decisions can be so difficult! I am going to have to go with 1 and 3.

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  37. I signed up for the news letter

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  38. I did the "like" thing on FB

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  39. I love the brown colours - not usually my colour, but these are stunning

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  40. I have signed up for the newsletter

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  41. And I have blogged about the giveaway here: http://sewonderfulife.blogspot.com/2011/09/back-in-swing-of-things.html

    Thanks for the chance!

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  42. Thanks so much for this great giveaway, I signed up for the newsletter. Good luck to everyone!

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  43. Woops - forgot to tell you which I like - pretty much any of them really - they're all gorgeous!

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  44. Thanks for the opportunity to win these fabrics - they are lovely. I would prefer 1 and 2

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  45. I have also signed up for the newletter

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  46. My favorites are 1 and 3, but they're all beautiful!

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  47. Just signed up for the newsletter!

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  48. Like on Facebook, stay blessed!

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  49. I would love to win bundles 2 & 3

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  50. I have signed up to receive the River Fabrics newsletter. Thanks for a chance to win

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  51. My favourite colourways are 1 and 3.

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  52. I've signed up for River Fabrics newsletter.

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  53. Signed up to the newsletter. I like 2 & 3. Fingers crossed

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  54. Thanks to Very Merry Handmade I have just discovered the lovely River Fabrics website and your excellent blog. I would love to win colourways 1 & 3, thanks for this great giveaway.

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  55. My favorite colorways are # 2 & 3. What beautiful fabric! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway! :)

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  56. Signed up for the River Fabrics newsletter! :)

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  57. I liked River Fabrics on facebook! :)

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  58. Here is my newsletter entry. Big thanks to very berry handmade who popped this in her fabric of the week post.

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  59. Hello ,lovely fabrics. I especially like 3 and 1. Thank you

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  60. I'm a FB fan of River Fabrics

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  61. I've also signed up for the newsletter.

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  62. I like best bundles 1 & 2. Its all about the autumn colours for me!

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  63. I've subscribed to the newsletter.

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  64. Yummy a giveaway, ok I would go for 1 + 3 puleese!

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  65. I have signed up for the newsletter and shared this giveaway on Facebook!

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  66. Have become a fan of River Fabrics on FB!

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  67. I have signed up for the newsletter.

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  68. Phew! went away for a day or two and alomst missed this lovely giveaway! I'm finding it surprisingly tricky to choose, but I think I'll pick 1 and 3!.

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  69. 1 and 3 would be my choice :)
    xx

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  70. I have signed up for the newsletter :)

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  71. I would be loving 1 & 2, thank you. Great giveaway Judith!

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  72. I'm all signed up for the newsletter, thanks.

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  73. Wow thanks for the introduction to a new fabric store - how have I missed it? I'd love 1 + 3 if I was the lucky winner, brown and orange = delicious.
    thanks for the giveaway

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  74. I'm signed up for the newsletter.
    thanks

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  75. I 'like' River Fabrics on facebook too!

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  76. I will blog about this fabulous giveaway...thanks again

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  77. Hi Judith. Great giveaway. I really like bundle 1 & 3.

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  78. I've signed up to River Fabrics newsletter too!

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  79. Ooh I'd love numbers 2 and 3 :), thanks for the giveaway :)

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  80. I've signed up for the newsletter :)

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  81. I've blogged about the giveaway here http://daisymadeit.typepad.com/daisy-made-it/2011/09/giveaway.html

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  82. I've liked River Fabrics on facebook too :)

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  83. 1&3 would be my choice, my mind is whirring with ideas already! I already buy from River Fabrics and am never disappointed

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  84. 3 + 1, please. That blue and orange combination makes me happy just to look at it. Thank you for the chance.

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  85. Hi Judith, what a great day...not only have I discovered your blog but I also get a chance to start up my stash for free! Good times. My favourites are bundles 1 and 2.

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  86. I 'like' River Fabrics on Facebook!

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  87. ...and I now subscribe to the Newsletter :)

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  88. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love 1+2; thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  89. I signed up for River Fabrics' newsletter
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  90. I liked River Fabrics on Facebook (Paula Lemos)
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  91. I would be really happy with 1+2 , thanks for the chance .

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  92. I have signed up for the newsletter .

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  93. Green and then brown. Thanks for the great chance to win. VermontPines@aol.com

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  94. Liked River Fabrics on Facebook. Thanks for the chance to win. VermontPines@aol.com

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  95. 2+3, love the colours in those! (No pink for me!) :)

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  96. I've blogged you. Yippee, I get another chance!

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  97. This is a great give away and I love all the fabric but being pressed to chose only 2 I suppose I'd go with 1+2. Thanks so much for a chance to win!

    Alisha

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  98. I also signed up for River Fabric's newsletter.

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  99. And last but not least I liked River Fabrics on Facebook.

    Alisha

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  100. Thanks for a lovely giveaway and thanks for opening this to international. I like 1 & 2. Linda

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  101. I've blogged about the giveaway! http://archiethewonderdog.blogspot.com/2011/09/great-northern-quilt-show-2011.html

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  102. no 2 and 3 pretty please :)

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  103. and i've 'liked' riverfabrics on facebook as well

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  104. Hopefully someday it'll be easier for people to get fabric in the UK!

    I like 1 & 3. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  105. My goodness, I've wondered why fabrics are so much more overseas.

    I like 1 & 2. Thanks for the chance to win.
    (supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

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  106. It is like that here too. And extra import tax. No fair is it!
    Anyway thank you for the chance. I like them all but if you twist my arm into a decision I will probaby choose 1&3
    Kat Xx

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  107. I would love bundles 2 & 3.
    I like River Fabrics. I've bought from them a few times and they were great :)

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  108. I've just signed up for their newsletter and been tempted by that Gorgeous England Swins collection. Can't believe you've helped me add another pile of fabric to my wish list ;)

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  109. I would love numbers 1 and 3! They are beautiful!

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  110. YAY!!! Judith, I'd like to order #1 & 3 please!!
    Think of the things you could make with ANY of those yummies! Thanks

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  111. i like 2 and 3 what a lovely giveaway thank you .

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  112. and have liked on facebook too.

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  113. I have signerd up for your newsletter...thanks for the chance to win

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  114. would love 1+2 if I was ever so lucky to win this beautiful fabric..thanks again

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  115. I like 1 + 3! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  116. Signed up for the newsletter (sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com)!

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  117. Blogged here: http://sazzyfrazz.blogspot.com/2011/09/rags-to-bags-river-fabrics-giveaway.html

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  118. They are all lovely! #1 and #2 are my favourites though.

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  119. Thanks very much for the introduction to River Fabrics. I signed up for their newsletter.

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  120. What a great giveaway! It's hard to pick, but I think I would say #1 and #3 :-)

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  121. I would pick #1 and #3. Brown colour way for me and the orange for my hubby.

    Thanks for a great giveaway and the heads up on a lovely fabric shop!

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  122. I love 1 & 3 - thanks for the chance to win this lovely fabric. I have already bought from River Fabrics and the customer service is fab!

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  123. I have signed up for the newsletter too :)

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  124. I love the brown (no 1) & green (2) colourway... what a lovely fabric range!
    Thanks for a lovely giveaway

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  125. I have just dropped over to River Fabrics & signed up for the newsletter.. thanks for introducing s to a great UK based shop!

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  126. Hello!
    I like bundles 1 and 2. thanks for the chance!

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  127. I've sign up for their newsletter

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  128. Is this a blog? I've never blogged in my life. I love your website. I have shopped via River Fabrics before and I like them too. Nice and simple, lovely fabrics and fab customer service too.I have signed up for their newsletter now too.
    I'm loving the look of the Momo Freebird range, my choices would be 1 or 2 the Browns and Green selections. I am fairly new to patchworking and quilting (and I was a sewing avoider for years) but I have been bitten by the bug. I'm now an addict with a fabric stash habit...and it looks like I may have just found another great online resource. Do you do a newsletter or do I have to entangle myself with this blogging lark again?

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  129. I like 1 + 2. I have also subscribed to the newsletter which I cannot wait to get in my mailbox :-) I love fabric! I have only recently discovered my creative side and want to make cushions!! :-)

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  130. Love the #1 Brown colorway. :-) thanks for the giveaway!

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  131. nice post. Now you can use these business pages directory for bulk silk fabrics import & export business.

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