Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Carrie Nelson, author of SCHNIBBLES times two was at Spring Quilt Market 2010


IHAN blogifers meet Carrie Nelson, Carrie I'm pleased to introduce you to the IHAN blogifers.
 (IHAN stands for I Have A Notion and blogifers are those who read this blog...some folks have asked :)

Carrie is the author of SCHNIBBLES times two (published by Martingale & Company) and the owner of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.   As you can see here she had a large stack of books to autograph and I certainly was not going to miss meeting her and getting an autographed  book to offer to a lucky IHAN blogifer either.   She was more than happy to autograph a book and asked each person a bit about themselves.  I have to say she was very friendly and full of life, a pleasure to meet and visit with.  My friend, Jocelyn, Happy Cottage Quilter blog, loves Schnibbles.  I already knew she had the book so I asked Carrie to autograph a Brewer Sewing and Quilting gift booklet and she did....how nice is that?  Very!  She even knew about Jocelyn's blog.  Cool isn't it?  Such a small world. 

I was going to write a review of Carrie's book, SCHNNIBLES times two, but I don't have to.  Darlene, SewCalGal blog has done all the work for me.  She did such a nice job....
See what I mean?  She does such a nice job reviewing books and products that I get lazy :)  Darlene's post is a complete review with lots more information so you need to click on her link (or here) to check it out.

While reading Meet and Greet on Carries website I read this:
In trying to think about what I would tell you about "Carrie the Quilter", it would be this – I don't know any more about making quilts than you do. I have never made a perfect quilt, although I definitely aspire to do so one day. I have my preferred methods to do things but I don't think they are the "best way" – the method I use is simply the "way that works best for me". Nor am I an "expert" quilter, I have just managed to figure out how to work around my bad habits.
I have a great deal of respect for Carrie and others who are "real" when they share what they know.  "Real People Rock"!!!

If you would like the opportunity to own an autographed copy of SCHNIBBLES times two please leave a comment on this post telling us why you would like to own this book.  Remember to leave your e-mail address on your post if you are unsure if you are a no-reply blogger.  I skip over those comments and many people have lost their opportunity to win a great gift because there was no way to contact them.  Comments for this giveaway will close on Friday July 9, 2010 at the end of the day.

Thanks to everyone who made this giveaway and post possible : Carrie Nelson, Brewer Sewing and Quilting Supplies, Martingale & Company, Darlene Simmons and last but not least....my fingers for typing the post :)

Smiles,
Kelly

84 comments:

  1. Kelly, thank you for educating me in what Schnibbles are. I've been reading all about then in blogville, but no one explains what they are. Now I want to get into the mix and make one up. You are the best.

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  2. OH I LOVE Schnibbles!! I've been doing the Year of Schnibbles, and have to admit to having the book, but would LOVE to get an autographed copy because, really Carrie rocks! And I don't think I'll ever be close enough to get one signed in person, she's one of my quilting heros, because she is real, and fun!

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  3. Lucky you for meeting Carrie at Quilt Market. Woo hoo, that would be a blast. Great post and giveaway too! And I can vouch that this is a wonderful book!

    I've just given a shout out about your giveaway on my page where I'm sharing insights on contests & giveaways: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  4. well I'd like to own a copy of Schnibbles times two just to see what everyone has become addicted to. I'm clueless it seems.

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  5. OMG! I would love love love to win this giveaway. Carrie Nelson and her patterns are just the best (and IHAN is right up there)! Once when making one of Carrie's quilts and having difficulty getting pieces to do what I thought they should, I decided to take a chance and email Carrie and ask her. She responded to my email very quickly and provided the answer so pleasantly. If I recall, there may have been a couple of exchanges revolving around my one question. I was so impressed. I'm slightly envious that you actually met her! I hope to be able to take a class she will be teaching this fall when she is in Michigan. Thanks for the opportunity to enter and sure hope I win! Kathy J

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  6. I would LOVE to own this book. I have been schnibbles deprived. No one in my area carries the patterns and I see them all over the internet and I try to win one, but I don't seem to be a lucky ... and did I saw I was schnibbles deprived???

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  7. I would love own this book. I love it!
    Thanks for the give-away!

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  8. I have heard much about Schnibbles but have never made one. I don't even own a pattern.:( This would be a great chance to make one. I have heard that Carrie does a lovely job with her book. I could make so many gifts using this book as well as decorate my house. I just love books that are autographed.Thanks for thinking of your readers.

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  9. I would love to learn her techniques - its always fun to see what other quilters do with their scraps!!! We all have them!! Teri Dingler, tdingler@bellsouth.net

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  10. I would LOVE to have a copy of this book because I have a ton of scraps and would like to learn great ways to use them!

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  11. I kept seeing mention of that book around the blogs, but after reading Darlene's review I think I would like to try it. I don't follow directions well, but I'd like to try.

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  12. I have been reading about these quilts and patterns for a while now. I have never made one but would like to start! Thanks for offering the book and I love the blog. And, just in case you don't have my email, it's: traceyvs@me.com

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  13. I would love to win it. I love and have been admiring all the scnibble quilts on the snibble quilt parade.

    I haven't taken the plunge yet and ordered a pattern and would love an autographed copy.

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  14. I love quilt books. They provide great inspiration for my next quilts. Many thanks!

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  15. I've been reading about schnibbles and I know they have a HUGE following. Me? I have tons of schnibbles and I'm a beginner , so it would be a perfect match...

    I could schnibble my way through the pile and make some fun stuff (AND LEARN A TRICK OR FOUR) along the way.

    How's that?

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  16. I would love to own this book because I have a ton of charm packs to use up. I need some fresh new patterns!! Thanks for offering another giveaway!

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  17. Omg..Kelly, I would love to win a copy of her book. I'm currently looking to make easy/scrappy "cut with the GO" quilts, and this looks like just what I need. Thanks for the giveaway, and I'm enjoying your blog meeting everyone at Market.

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  18. Schnibbles Times Two is the only MIss Rosie publication that I don't have. I'd LOVE to win one autographed!
    BTW- great blog!

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  19. I guess I would like to own this book because I tend to save my "schnibbles" and really need to not feel guilty about it. :) I could really put this to use.
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway

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  20. I'd love to win this book and give it to my mom! :-) She had a hard time trying to leave a comment.

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  21. I've made one little Schnibbles quilt, and would love to add another to my pile. I'd love to see what the book has in store. Kathie L in Allentown, kathryn dot laposata @ gmail.com

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  22. I just saw this book at Barnes & Noble in the quilting section, and flipped through it...the quilts looked fun! It wasn't in the budget to buy it, however, so I would LOVE to win it!!

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  23. I'd like to have this book since I recently sorted all my (what I now know are) Schnibbles, and have them all here waiting for the right thing to do with them.

    And this book would certainly be the right thing.

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  24. I have been reading about shnibbles and have wondered why they are called that..well now I know. :) Thanks for explaining it all to me. I would love to win the book as I have a few scraps that would be wonderful made up into a Shnibbles quilt :) Thanks Kelly :)

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  25. Being German (but living in the US) the word Schnibbles always reminded me of Schnibblebohnen (well, beans cut in small bits & pieces) - until I saw the Years of Schnibbles in blogland. Nope, no beans: and I love it (and it erased my bean memories...)! The patterns look beautiful and down-to-earth, right down my alley.
    Thanks so much for the giveawy!

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  26. I would love to win this to use up some of my multitude of schnibbles!

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  27. So far my quilts are fairly simple. I've seen some Schnibbles quilts that are so very pretty and look complicated. Would love to have the book because know will need the instructions -- and it is a huge plus that is written by a "real-person" because Carrie probably knows how to explain things so I can avoid big mistakes. Thanks for this giveaway.

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  28. I would love to have a Schnibbles times two book. I'm always looking for new ideas.

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  29. I love Carrie's Schnibbles designs, but prefer larger quilts. This book concept is just what I need. I could even make a quilt with a matching tabletopper (aka schnibble) :D

    PS: I am grateful you have fingers AND that they know how to type LOL

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  30. I would love to win a copy of Carrie's Scnibbles book! I've been reading so many great blogs showing the Year of Schnibbles patterns, but have never made any of them. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. I was so blown away when you told me that Carrie knew about my little blog :-) She is such a sweetie. And I do not yet have Carrie's new book, so I would LOVE to own an autographed copy! Because I love Schnibbles :-)

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  32. i save schnibbles and didn't even know they were called schnibbles. i'd love to win a copy of the book

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  33. I have lots of schnibbles, and I have just THE spot for a copy of Carrie's book.

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  34. I would love this book to get in on the Schnibble addiction. I don't have any Schnibble patterns and would love to correct that situation.

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  35. I'm getting old and I have never "Schnibbled"! I would love to win this book, because I don't think it is right for a quilter to turn sixty years old (ouch) without Schnibbling! Please help me out Kelly!

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  36. I have so many schnibbles of all different sizes. Many tiny ones, too, and I love to make miniatures. It would be great to see what ideas this book has to use all those schnibbles!

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  37. Well now I know what Schnibbles means, lol.
    I will refrain from entering, still trying to finish what I started;)

    Debbie

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  38. I'd like to own the book because I have lots of fabric bits!

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  39. I would love to win this book, because I love her spirit, her ideas, and creativity.

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  40. I've seen so many people's blogs where they are making Schinbbles - I'm happy to finally find out what they are! I love making quilts out of little bits of fabric so I think I would love this book.

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  41. I have looked at the Schnibbles patterns for a long time and finally bought my first one, one with several different pincusions. I can't wait to try one.

    I like the idea of making your own charm packs or layer cakes from stash pieces, as a way of making better use of fabrics you may not love as much as when you bought them a long, long time ago.

    That ever happen to you?

    Kris

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  42. I read Darlene's post about the Schnibbles time two and she always does a remarkable job on her post...and Yes...I am a schnibbles addict....due to Mary of Quilt Hollow...it is her fault...but I love them, want to do them, have five patterns, but no time to do them like I would like.....yes....I need that book....

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  43. What a chance to add to my library! I've been checking out this book for a little while now. I've made 2 Schnibbles by Carrie and I know this book would be great inspiration for more. Lynne

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  44. A quilter can't have too many books, can she? Thanks for the chance!

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  45. thanks for the reviews...will have to check this book out

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  46. I had never heard of this pattern until recently, I am always open to new patterns and instructions, it keeps quilting on my mind. Thanks for having this giveaway.

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  47. that book would be wonderful because Schnibbles are too small for me BUT Schnibbles x 2 is twice as nice (and big enough to wrap a person in). That's why! thanks.

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  48. I would love to win the Schnibbles book. You did a great job of putting the post together. Thank you to your fingers.

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  49. Thank you for your explanation. I find comments about schnibbles all the time in blogland and I'm a scrap quilter, for sure. You've got my attention---I'll have to buy both editions.

    =)

    Heather

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  50. I have already gotten a copy of the book and had Carrie sign it when she came to Nebraska for a couple of one-day workshops. I have to echo what Kelli says about Carrie -- she's down to earth, friendly, and, best of all, creative. Be sure to check out her blog, La Vie en Rosie, because she recently posted a Christmas variation on one of the quilts in the Scnibbles Time Two book. And when Carrie's busy, sometime Rosie (her Golden retriever) writes the column for her. They both [ ;-0 ] can be hilarious!

    b/

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  51. P.S. I don't need to win the book so my posts (prior and this one) shouldn't count as entries (be my luck this is the one time the random number generator actually hits mine).

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  52. I've read a lot of good reviews about the Schnibbles book. I think it may be just what I need to use up my scraps and feel like I didn't use scraps.

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  53. Trying to stay on a quilting/fabric/pattern budget but would love this book! I've seen some of the quilts from it made up in blogland.

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  54. Finally an explanation...now I completely understand. I've see Schnibbles mentioned just about everywhere and wasn't sure I knew what it was. I'd love to win your giveaway and join the "schnibbles" craze.

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  55. i wold love this books, and for it to be signed - wow!
    carlandrach@optusnet.com.au

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  56. Schnibbles are a recent discovery for me - never seen them in the UK so the book would be amazing!
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Chris x

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  57. Great book and Carrie is a super person too! I'm in.

    Pat

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  58. I too would love to have an autographed copy of Carrie's book.
    I would make Plan C, the large size.
    Stars are always a great choice and I have a Fig Tree Collection calling out to me!
    Thank you for the opportunity to join the fun :)
    Christina D
    dfamily864@att.net

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  59. I really enjoyed this post, and also this is my first visit here. I will enjoy looking around some more. I would love to be entered for the book...I found you by way of Carrie's blog.

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  60. I have been absolutely loving all the Schnibbles parades I've been seeing on blogs, and I want to be a part of it! I'd love to win this book - thanks for the opportunity! dsb448@att.net

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  61. Kellie, thank you for the opportunity and explanation. Like others you see and read about Schnibbles in blogland but not sure what it meant. Love looking at what the talented quilters are making from Carrie's patterns, so to have the opportunity to devour the book would be yummy!

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  62. I would love to have Carrie's book because it would be so nice to have the two options for each of her patterns. I love her Schnibbles patterns and would like to make them bigger without having to do any math.

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  63. I would really love to win the signed copy of Schnibbles times two! I haven't made any Schnibbles quilts before, but I have admired the many designs I have seen on other blogs. I love reading Carrie's blog and hearing about her Rosie! :)

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  64. Ive been wanting this book SO badly ... I've been eyeing the Schnibbles patterns for about a year now, but it just doesn't fit into the budget these days ....

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  65. What a nice giveaway! I'm so happy to have a chance to win this. I really enjoy your blog.

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  66. I would love an autographed copy of this book . . . I NEED to get some of those gorgeous quilts made! Thanks for the great giveaway. - Marlene

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  67. I love almost every Miss Rosie's pattern I have ever seen!!!

    mariajh1@msn.com

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  68. I've made 2 Scnibble patterns and owe 10 others so the book would be a great addition to my collection.

    marie in oregon

    mariebeers@hotmail.com

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  69. Oh I have been wanting this book since it came out! I just love Carrie's patterns. I think if I don't win this one, I'm going to have to finally buy it myself (subtle hints to the family just aren't working). Fingers crossed!

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  70. I love Carrie's quilt patterns. The directions are so well written and I always enjoy the stories behind each quilt. I would love to win an autographed copy of Schnibbles Times Two!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    onlybas@aol.com

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  71. Who wouldn't need this book? I have a mountain of scraps that need a home :), hopefully on a much loved quilt one day!

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  72. What a nice blog you have - I enjoy reading it immensely!! I'd love to win Carrie's book - how fun. Thanks for your generosity!!

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  73. I would very much like to have this book because it is a "needful and wantful book" for me. I am always looking for ways to use up charm squares, layer cakes and stash pieces I have been saving for just this time in my journey and this book would make the it doubly blessed. Judy C
    judyandmartyn@nc.rr.com

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  74. I was so glad to read on Miss Rosie's blog about the IHAN website!! It's amazing! I met Carrie when she came to Nebraska in June, but I didn't have the Schnibbles book for her to sign. I'd love to win an autographed copy!!

    LVogt47@msn.com

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  75. I would love to own a copy of this book ... it looks to be a terrific book and full of great quilts .. I have made one Schnibbles so far and have the pattern for another ... I think Carrie is extremely talented and it seems I love every pattern I see of hers. Unfortunately ... I have not been able to find this book locally so far ....

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  76. I have been watching all the Schnibble quilts that have been made for the last year. I love them and really would like to have the Schnibbles Two Book.

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  77. I had the good luck to take a class from Carrie a couple of years ago --- and, though the quilt is still in the UFO state, I thoroughly enjoyed Carrie and her methods of teaching. Of course, I would love to win her new book!
    quiltschon@att.net

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  78. I would love to win the Schnibbles book. I see posts on blogs of Schnibbles quilts others have made and have never made one...but admire from blogland. Would love to try one!

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  79. I would like to win because I am a big fan of Carrie's patterns, they are easy to follow and cheerfully written! Thanks for the chance.
    Lancy
    ruddfam@cableone.net

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  80. I have been admiring Schnibbles quilts, especially on the Sister's Choice blog and I think I'd just like to make one, so winning this book would give me a great chance to do so, and I have lots of fabric just waiting to be cut into, too :)

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  81. Her patterns are awesome and it would be great to be able to meet her in person and to have a copy of her book. Especially if it were at quilt market. Lucky you.

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  82. Yes, please, I would love to win the Schnibbles Two book by Carrie.
    I love all of the patterns and love the idea that you can make a small version or a larger version of the same quilt - that's a good enough reason for me to need another book! Thanks for the chance!

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  83. I've been a fan of Carrie's blog since I leapblogged to it many months ago, and found her funny and generous. I would love to own this book because while I have seen the Schnibble fever in blogland, I have resisted the Schnibble virus. But now I am ready to succumb and wallow in it!

    vtaannieo@gmail.com

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  84. I've probably missed your deadline but it doesn't matter because I learnt something new from your post today. The reference to schnibbles in many posts in blogland has had me puzzled for sometime and now I know that unwittingly I'm a schnibbler! Would have loved to be a winner however, good luck to the lucky winner.

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Thank you for reading the IHAN Blog. I read every comment that is left here however I will not be responding to all coments for giveaways. There are times when I am juggling many tasks at one time and may not reply to all comments. Please e-mail me at IHaveANotion@yahoo.com if you need a reply quickly. I thank you for your understanding.
Smiles,
Kelly

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