Saturday, November 12, 2011

Susan’s So Thankful Give-Away #1: La Todera Patterns

Julie Creus in La Todera’s booth at Fall Internatonal Quilt Market in Houston

Let’s get this party started! This is the first of many patterns and goodies in my Ever Sew Thankful Give-Away, and I’m starting with a bang!

Julie Creus of La Todera Sewing and Craft Patterns has donated four patterns, and they are sooooooooo cute! I met Julie at last year’s International Quilt Market, and just loved her designs. Julie’s patterns made a big splash there, and she was back this year with fresh, new designs to make and wear or decorate your house.
You can make the flower on the bottom using Julie’s Camelia Gigantus Brooch pattern for her “big mama of flower brooches” – 6" across. Now that would make a statement on a lapel or hat! The white-and-pink flower on the top is Julie’s Kanzashi Flower Fascinator pattern. (Note that items made from these patterns are for personal use only; they are not to make and sell.)
These beauties are made from the Dinner Plate Dahlia pattern (the big purple flower), and Julie’s Cymbidium Orchid Brooch pattern (the green and pink orchid below). 

Here are the patterns I’m giving away:





Here’s your chance to win. First, take a look at the La Todera website. Then leave a comment after this post and tell me which of her designs you like best (it doesn’t have to be one of the ones I’m giving away.) I’ll pull four names at random at 9 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 19, and send you one of the four patterns. WE HAVE WINNERS! upstateLisa, cat in tassie, Vickiquilternp and Debra have each won a pattern. 

179 comments:

  1. What great flowers! I really like the Camelia Gigantus Broock as well as the Dinner Plate Dahlia.
    Hope to see you Tuesday night!

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  2. I love the Camelia Gigantus Brooch pattern!

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  3. What fabulous patterns - I love the flower brooches, especially the Dahlia

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  4. I liked the strawberries, but would love all of them. Carolyn Bailey

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  5. I love all of her flower patterns, most especially the Camelia Gigantus Brooch and the Dinner Plate Dahlia. There's just something about giant flower pins that are so much fun. I'd imagine that anyone wearing them must smile all day. :-)

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  6. She has some cute stuff! I really like the star shaped pin cushion and the berry brooch too! But the flower you are showing on your FB page is just stunning! She has a wonderful imagination! I love to see what new designers have to offer, just gets you thinking in all new directions. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Berry Bunch was my fav. They all look fun.

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  8. Those flowers are beautiful...It is so hard to choose which one I like best but I'm leaning toward the Cumbidium Orchid. Thanks for posting this!

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  9. What beautiful flowers! I think I like the Cymbidium Orchid best!

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  10. I love the flowers, so beautiful, I think I like the Orchid best!

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  11. I like the Cream Puff Christmas Trees the best.

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  12. These are great flower patterns! I like the orchids best but the Christmas trees are in second place.

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  13. Hi Susan, Thanks for the give-away! Of the flowers, I think the Camelia is my favorite and I really like the Christmas Tree also.

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  14. Susan these are all breathtakingly beautiful. What a talent. I love them all but the Poinsettia seems to look absolutely real. I think it may be my fav. Thanks for showing us all these wonderful and inspirational designs.

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  15. I like the Camelia Gigantus Brooch, the Dahlia and the orchid brooches.

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  16. Asian Fan purse, what a wonderful gift idea!

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  17. the camellia! it reminds me of my grandma. would love to win this. thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. I'm in the holiday mood (just looked up how to fold napkins into turkeys)so today I am attracted to the poinsetta pattern and the fabric covered ornament. In fact, my family may need fabric covered ornaments this season.
    Jen M

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  19. Fantastic flowers. Like the orchid brooch and the pointsetta.

    Darlis

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  20. Wow my favorite has to be the Camelia Giantus Brooch Pattern but they all are great!

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  21. I love all the flowers but am especially drawn to the full moon medallion

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  22. I love this one, but I also love "Berry Bunch"! Thanks for doing this, so inspiring!

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  23. My favorite is the Berry Bunch Brooch. These are amazing, I ordered some for my website. I'll be ordering more in the spring when the sewing shows start.
    Susan

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  24. Being a nature lover, I like all her patterns. But, I have a special attraction to the Scottish Terrier pattern. Winston was our beloved Scotty. I miss him.

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  25. My favorite is definitely the camelia. The colors are so pretty!

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  26. Since I have made Snow Babies for many years, I enjoyed seeing the Cream Puff Christmas trees. The Berry Bunch Brooch and Poinsettia brooches are cute too!! Oh, golly they are all so darn cute! Would love to try one!

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  27. It's a toss up between the Camelia and the orchids!

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  28. All of the flower patterns are spectacular. I really like the Harlequin Star.

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  29. Love the Harlequin pin cushion

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  30. I love the dinner plate dahlia on the website - georgeous.

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  31. I really love them all, but if I have to pick, my favorite is the Camelia Gigantus Brooch!

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  32. My favorite is the Poinsettia, but then again they all look terrific! Love the little dogs, too!

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  33. I love the Dinner Plate Dahlia. Just gorgeous.

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  34. I love all of the patterns, but the Christmas trees are my favorite! Thanks for this wonderful give away!!!

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  35. Choose one -- they are all beautiful. I think today I am in a Pointsettia mood, so I will choose that one as my favorite of the moment.
    Loved you class in Houston. So glad my "rags" was a yard of white muslin. My flower is on the wall waiting to be stitched.

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  36. Any of the flowers are wonderful! I especially love the Dahlias but the poinsettias would be a wonderful Christmas gift!

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  37. I love all the flowers but the poinsettia would be wonderful as a Christmas gift!

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  38. I like the Harlequin Star Pincushion and the Christmas Trees one! :)

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  39. I love flower brooches! I especially like the Camelia Gigantus. Thank you so much!! Connie in Arizona

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  40. Thanks for the introduction to La Todera. I love the Dinner Plate Dahlia, but they are all gorgeous.

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  41. Love the camelia and the orchid.

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  42. I love your Asian Fan Purse!
    Thanks for the nice giveaway!

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  43. LOVE all the patterns! the pincushion is so pretty - but I really love the berry bunch brooch

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  44. I love the Kabloom pincushion and the poinsettia brooch :) Beautiful!

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  45. Wow, Incredible Flowers! I checked out the website and fell in luv with Julie's pin cushions too, Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  46. patterns that beauty!
    I love them!
    I would like to win
    thanks
    forgiveness, I use a translator
    Carla




    que belleza los patrones!!!
    Me encantan!
    me gustaria poder ganar
    gracias
    perdon, uso un traductor
    Carla

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  47. let me forget I liked pattern
    I like Camelia Gigantus!!!

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  48. Camelia Gigantus! so beautifull!

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  49. I love all of them but preferCHRISTMAS TREES

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  50. I love all of them but prefer CHRISTMAS TREES.

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  51. The Harlequin Star Pillow/Pincushion Pattern looks like fun.

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  52. I love all of them but prefer CHRISTMAS TREES.

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  53. I like the dallia pin the best. I didn't look at the name but it reminds me of the ones my mother grew.

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  54. Hermoso, hermoso, hermoso!!!! felicitaciones!! (beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!! congratulations)

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  55. congratulations!!! fabulous and beautiful!!!

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  56. Me encanta la flor que se llama cymbidium orchid broock! Creo es la mas linda!

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  57. i love the camelia gigantus and berry bunch .
    its really hard to choose one .

    thanks for the gveaway.

    roycedavids at gmail dot com.

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  58. I love cream puff christmas trees!!! its so beautiful!!!

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  59. I love the catcus flower pincushion pattern! So cute!

    krileong at gmail dot com

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  60. The Dinner Plate Dahlia...if I have to choose, which I don't want to do!!!
    my email is jburton1114 at gmail if I'm lucky enough to be chosen!

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  61. It's hard to say which one I like best...they're all wonderful. The dahlia is especially wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  62. Oh I love the beautiful orchid patterns and being a bag girl, love the Asian Fan purse pattern. All are so pretty.

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  63. I just love the orcids, but being a Bag Lady lol. I just love the Asian Fan Bag.

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  64. Me encantó la Dalia, maravillosas todas las flores
    Caro de Miramar

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  65. me parecen todos espectaculares,en especial el de la camelia gigante saludos desde españa

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  66. I love Dalia
    I wish to participate.
    Sorry for my English, I am using a translator, I am in Argentina.
    I come from Ceci Koppmann Blog!
    Un gran abrazo desde Argentina!

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  67. oooooh... I think I love the full moon fabric medallions! They are so beautiful! I love the color combos in them.
    Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway! I love them all!

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  68. I love all of the brooches! but i think my favorite is the Camelia Gigantus one! It is gorgeous!
    great patterns! Thank you :D

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  69. A mi me encantó el slipper orchid brooche pattern!me pareció super lindo y original; y ademas, son bellos bellos todos tus trabajos!!!!

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  70. Hello!!!! I love the Cream Puff Christmas Tree. But they are all really beatiful. Thank you!!!!
    lilianagl@yahoo.com

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  71. I love Cream Puff Christmas Trees.
    They are all very beautiful. Thank you.
    lilianagl@yahoo.com

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  72. How lovely. Like the CVhristmas tree the best.

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  73. I like them all the more patterns a person has the more we can create

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  74. Beautiful flowers. Especially fond of the Camelia Gigantus Brooch and the Dinner Plate Dahlia. But I really want them all!

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  75. Wow...I have been missing out.... I just found your blog on Generation Q I read many of your posts and have become a follower
    It's tough to pick a favorite from La Todera (I will be watching that site too) But today I think I would pick the Mama and Baby Flatty Dogs
    sooo cute

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  76. what wonderful pieces. Julie has done a fantastic job with these. I love the little pin cushion and the dazzle balls!

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  77. I really like the Dinner Plate Dahlia Brooch the best.
    jowynj@blueyonder.co.uk

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  78. La Camelia gigante es mi favorita

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  79. I went and looked at the patterns and they are all beautiful. It is hard to pick one but it would be the Dahlia if I had to . Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway and have a nice weekend.

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  80. I love them all it is to hard to choose.

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  81. I LOVE THE CAMELIA GIGANTUBROOK!!!!

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  82. I love the Gigantus Camielia Brooks!!!

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  83. oooo my!!! They are all so fun and beautiful but since I am obsessed with medallions right now I pick the Medallion!!!!

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  84. Me gusta la Camelia Gigantus. En realidad todas estan muy lindas.
    Norma
    normapatch@gmail.com

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  85. I can't decide they are so many that are fantastic! mellamellow@yahoo.com

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  86. Tough decision on the favorite, but the Dinner Plate Dahlia is amazing!

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  87. Tough decision on a favorite. I really like the flowers and the trees are adorable. I would like to try them all!

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  88. i love the flatty dogs pattern! the flowers are so cute too!

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  89. I like Camelia Gigantus Brooh pattern!!!!

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  90. I like Camelia Gigantus Brooch pattern!!
    Alicia
    aliciaquilts@gmail.com

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  91. what can I say but oooo la la!
    I would love to make some of these gorgeous creations for my daughters room... She is my 22 year old special needs princess.. who told me when we moved to this 80 year old farmhouse two years ago in no uncertain terms.... this bedroom would be done in Paris fashion.. for she ahd outgrown Barbie colors( her words) LOL... so It now bedecked with eiffel towers,scenes of Paris dress shops and a poster of COco CHaneel.... a few of these fleurs would br.. tre Chic!!!LOL

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  92. Wow am I glad I have found your site through "Craft Gossip". I love all what you design and make, but if I have to make a choice I would pick the Camelia Gigantus, but I wouldn't mind owning any of them. Thanks for the chance to own some.

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  93. It's difficult to choose a favorite from so many great designs. I think I pick the Dahlia!

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  94. I love the Camelia Gigantus Brooch, that is a show sopper. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  95. Hard to choose...
    I love all the orchideas, but I'm in love with the Dahlia and the white Camelia!

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  96. Beautiful flowers and I have to admit, I would pick any of the ones you are giving away as my favorite - love any kind of flowers.

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  97. All this patterns are fabulous..is too hard choose between .But the Camelia Gigantus Brooks is my favourite

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  98. I like all of her patterns; but I love the Harlequin Star!

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  99. I think the christmas trees are adorable.

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  100. me encantan las camelias y las dalias, te felicito, por tus trabajos que son geniales, espero tener suerte. un abrazo y cariños

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  101. Must be because I am getting into the spirit of the upcoming season, I love the poitsettia

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  102. Camelia Gigantus Broock is one of my top favorites! This would be awesome to be able to make. All the patterns are very nice, the Dahlia is another interesting pattern. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  103. I love all of them but prefer CHRISTMAS TREES. Thank you!! kisses from Argentina!!!!

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  104. I love all your designs, but my favourite is the Camelia Gigantus Broock. Thank you a lot for this opportunity.

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  105. What great patterns! I like the Slipper Orchid Broach pattern best.

    :) Linda

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  106. Gotta be the Dinner Plate Dahlia..just beautiful!

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  107. What fabulous patterns. I love Pointsettia Brooches.

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  108. Beautifull flowers, I like the Camelia Gigantus brooch

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  109. I love orchids. Love the slipper orchid brooch pattern best.

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  110. I am torn between the pointsettia and the camelia but they are all beautiful.

    kelly@siblingstew.com

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  111. The dinner plate dahlia s pretty amazing!

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  112. Katzhaski for sure. I'm thinking downsize the pattern just a titsch and it would make the most beautiful baby headbands. That little girl is going to be the envy of the hospital nursery. Oh yeah, creativity is flowing.

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  113. I love the Camelia Gigantus Brooch pattern, but I also really like the Kanzashi Fascinator Pattern. They are amazing!

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  114. These flowers look like a lot of fun to make. I love the Cumbidium Orchid.

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  115. Wow! Lovely patterns-all of them. In the spirit of christmas though, I especially like the Poinsettia.

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  116. They are so so lovely. But the Camelia is my favorite.

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  117. The flowers are beautiful. I really love the Camelia, but the orchids are lovely too. Thanks for sharing her designs.

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  118. I really like the Pointsettia - definitely my favorite.

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  119. The Dahlia and the Camilia are my favorite...they look difficult but beautiful!

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  120. I think my favourite is the Camelia and the next one would be the Dahlia. Fabric flowers are so hot right now. Bring them on...Thanks for the opportunity to win a pattern.

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  121. What beautiful flowers. It is hard to pick my favorite but I would say the Dahlia. Dee

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  122. I love the Dinner Plate Dahlia, but the Christmas trees are great too! I want them all!!

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  123. tI love the Dinner Plate Dahlia, but the Christmas trees are great too! I want them all!!

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  124. OOh wow I love the Poinsettia Brooch pattern in the giveaway but on the site I love the Berry Bunch Brooch--and ALL the others!! Too hard to choose just one

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  125. Asian Fan Purse is my fav! Thanks for the giveaway.
    Gil (jeffngil@hotmail.com)

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  126. wow, these are fabulous! I liked them all, but my absolute favorite was the plump cactus flower pincushion!

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  127.  I'm really in love with that Dinner Plate Dahlia! So hoping I can win something. Would love to make some of these flowers for Christmas gifts !

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  128. Truly, I like each and every one of her pieces. They're all fascinating. Just for the sake of picking one, I choose Harlequin Star Pillow/Pincushion Pattern, just because it is different from anything I've seen before.

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  129. Truly, I like each and every one of her pieces. For the sake of choosing just one, I'd say the Harlequin Star Pillow/Pincushion Pattern, because it's so unusual.

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  130. its impossible to just pick one, but her orchids are awsome!!

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  131. I love them ALL, but I have to say the camellia is my favorite. My grandmother grew beautiful camellias and every time I see one, it reminds me of her!

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  132. The Kanzashi flower fascinator and the slipper orchid brooch are two of my favorites right now as there is a New Year's wedding coming up and both of these would be amazing - the fascinator for the maid of honor and the orchid is for me!

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  133. They're all so beautiful, it's hard to pick. I'll have to say I'd pick the Dinner Plate Dahlia Brooch pattern.

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  134. Berry Bunch Brooch and Dinner Plate Dahlia Brooch patterns are my favorite. Thanks for such a lovely giveaway!

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  135. I really like the Camelia Gigantus Brooch pattern!They are all so fun!

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  136. How can one just choose one. What wonderful accessories

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  137. I absolutely ADORE the Camelia Gigantus Brooch!!!!! They are all gorgeous, but that one just has stars dancing all around it!

    Thanks for the chance and happy holidays!

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  138. Hola,me gustan todos .Espero ser la ganadora.Gracias.Susy Wire.

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  139. Superb flowers, i really love them i would be a very proud owner if i was to win one, i really like them all.

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  140. How beautiful all the patterns, the brooches are just wonderful. I really can't decide which I like best the camelia or the poinsetta. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  141. What beautiful patterns, I just love the brooches. Web site is really nice. I cannot decide which pattern I like best between th camelia or the poinstetta. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  142. Such beautiful patterns, love the web site. I can't decide which I like more the camelia or the poinstetta. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  143. I like the Dinner Plate Dahlia.

    corvus.melloriATgmailDOTcom

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  144. The cream puff christmas trees are my favorite.

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  145. The poinsettia brooch is the GREATest. My granddaughter would love this. Is the pattern large enough for a pillow?

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  146. All the patterns are great but I really like the Dinner Plate Dahlia. It just jumped out at me.

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  147. My favorite is the dinner plate Dalia, but all her patterns are beautiful.

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  148. My favorite is the dinner plate Dalia, but all of her pattern is beautiful

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  149. Hard to pick, but I think I love the Full Moon Fabric Medallions! Thanks for the chance!

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  150. I love the orchid . . . and the berry . . . and many others . . . Pick me . . .

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  151. The camelia and the dahlia are equally fabulous!

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  152. I love the camelia the best, but I really like the asian fan purse pattern too!

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  153. I really love the Camelia Gigantus Brooch pattern.

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  154. I love the Dinner Plate Dahlia brooch patter, as well as the Cactus Flower pincushion. Beautiful things!

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  155. My granddaughter is named Dahlia, and I'd love to have that one!!

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  156. Lovely...I tried to forget the coming holidays--but that is one of the most beautiful poinsettias I have seen anywhere.

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  157. Beautiful patterns! what a choice! but I think I like the harlequin star the best, or is it ????

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  158. Wonderful and very artistic. Would love any one of these patterns but the poinsettia really caught my eye. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win.

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  159. The Cactus Blossom pin cushion patter is my fav. Thanks.

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  160. I love the Camellia and the Dahlia--all the patterns are just bee-u-ti-ful!!!

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  161. I love the camelia and the fasconator is gorgeous - although they all are! Thanks for such lovely patterns.

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  162. I love the Bling Balls, they look like and could easily be made as christmas ornaments.

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  163. ES MUY DIFICIL ELEGIR, YA QUE TODOS SON MUY BELLOS!!!! GRACIAS POR COMPARTIRLOS!! UN PUNTO MÁS PARA LA DALIA DE PLATO DE CENA!! CARIÑOS!!!

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  164. Great patterns! I love the Camelia and the Dahlia. very beautiful.

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  165. todos los patrones son bellisimos, gracias por compartirlos!! un punto más para la dalia de plato de cena!!!

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  166. me gusta la dalia, qunque todos son muy bellos!!

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  167. I love these designs. I am torn between the Gigantus Camelia and the Dinner Plate Dahlia. They are just stunning.

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  168. The Dinner Plate Dahlia is stunning.

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  169. All the flower patterns are beautiful; though I think my favorite is the Dahlia... Thanks!

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  170. Another wonderful give-away! I love the little Christmas trees - so cute. The Camelia and the Dahlia are both gorgeous.

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  171. These are wonderful - I love the flowers - they are just so special

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  172. la verdad todos estan muy bellos son pequenas obras de arte, si tengo que elegir elijo Cactus Blossom Pincushion Pattern. muy hermosa tu blog.

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  173. I love all the orchids, but my most favorite is the lady slipper. These patterns are amazing.

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  174. I really like the Poinsettia, Camelia and Berry Bunch brooches

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