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Saturday, September 22, 2012

New Blog HOP Announcement-- HOLIDAY LANE, this will be our last one till the new year!



NEW BLOG HOP ANNOUNCEMENT

but first a 

RECAP of the next few blog hops...


Yes in a few days, Cherry from 

will be hosting this event...all about fall...
I am already working on more blocks..
now, you are aware what I am going to make with them..
What will you be doing with your fall blocks.?

Begins OCT 1- Oct 10th, sans weekends!


And following Leafs me Happy, we have Wicked..
Wendy from Why KNOT Kwilt will be hosting and cheering
this one in her very  own unique wicked way..... lol
This one I am super excited about too...

Beings October 22nd -Oct 31st...sans weekends..!





And yes Katherine ( Sew Me something good!)  
will be hosting this joyous
event....Joyous because Kelly ( IHAN) has 
handles...lot's of them...we still have a few
spots left if you care to join..
JOYOUS, because Katherine is a great cheerleader
and JOYOUS because this is a great Christmas gift
to send to me?...( lol) Noooooo silly to your friends
and family...

I have created the  pattern with 40 PHOTOS
sew even if you are not good at instructions
you will understand the PHOTOS...YOU will
be getting the same results, style not fabric..
Unless of course you all have this fabric line lol 

( Katherine has the PDF file for the pattern
and the link of where the pattern is for all of you
who are on the list...)

I will be making a couple new ones
this weekend to show you next week...
in our down time between hops..
Wait till you see these...oh my! 

Katherine will be locking the door at
midnight tonight .....
Sew if you are sitting on the fence..
jump in now...
12:00AM EST

OHHHHHH and here
 is our NEXT BLOG HOP.....
READY? 

HOLIDAY LANE
pillow blog hop

EVER since I saw this pillow last fall from 
our  sweet JiLL from  Jillily Studio, I fell in love with it...
Clearly a year later it still is one of my most favourite
designs from a very sweet lady  whom I admire...
She is witty, bright, inspiring and downright creative! 


SEW I called her and convinced her in my very firm way lol
that I WANTED this pillow pattern for our blog hop.
She finally accepted my reasoning...
"If I love it, everyone will love it too" lol

 Jill has a new book out,  new fabric line and this Holiday Lane pillow
pattern to share...This is "simple piecing and a little applique."..
( once the book and fabric comes in, I will be taking photos
to show you too)


YOU all will get the Pattern FREE from her...Here is the link
for the PDF file...

And you will be creating your own HOLIDAY LANE pillow,
using your stash or newly purchased fabrics...

I am excited to say the least to see what your HOLIDAY LANE
will look like..

Would you believe JILL and I have already discussed
next years HOLIDAY LANE PILLOW series...Yep...lol

SEW there you have it my dear blog hoppers, creators
and designers...This will be our very last blog hop for 2012...

I am feeling the HOLIDAY spirit already, ARE YOU?


YOUR CHEERLEADER for this event will be .......

BY THE WAY
we have 40 more spots left...
If you want to make this pillow there is 
still room for YOU!

YOU are going to love this 
lady as much as we all do ....She is a perfect cheerleader
for this event...She loves HOLIDAYS, she loves cheering everyone on, 
and  she loves this pillow
almost as much as I do lol..

I met Pauline almost 2 years ago. She was so quiet
and reserved, she had a voice but she did not use it very often..
I saw something in her..in fact I saw a lot....She is the QUEEN
of binding, she is a terrific embroideries', her quilts are divine...
She is passionate, funny, someone you are glad to know...

When I asked her about this hop...she embraced
is as much as the pillow blog hop idea...
I am sew glad she did....
She has found her voice! 


SEW sign up with Pauline here...

subject line...
"I am in the HOLIDAY LANE SPIRIT"

( be sure to leave a note here sew Pauline and I can
match our lists)


YOU will have until Sept 30th to register)
( although we usually fill up
within hours not days)
 We are limiting this hop
 to the first 100 Holiday Lane spirited  participants..

hate rules sew we call them guidelines...
READY?

#1 Everyone must turn off their word verification the day 
they are showing their Holiday Lane Project- PERIOD.

#2 Only 15 ladies with no blogs will be accepted,
it will be a first come, first serve basis.

#3 You must have your post ready at 
midnight E.S.T. If you are not
sure how to do that, we will guide you. 
( will do a tut for you if necessary)

#4 And most important, YOU
must add the names and links from
those who are on the hop the same
day as you. We want everyone
to find your Holiday spirited friends
as easily as they found you- PERIOD.

#5 All  Subscribed HOLIDAY LANE hoppers must
put button on their blog. ( please comply) 
( on the top right) 
copy code in gadgets
 html copy- that is it
( those who have no blogs, of course
you are omitted lol)

Now all together:

"I swear- to swear
by all these Holiday Lane Guidelines.."
SWEAR! ok! 
lol



Ohhh ps. wait till you hear what we have planned
for the whole month of DECEMBER
and the new blog hops that we will be announcing in NOVEMBER
for the new YEAR....



119 comments:

  1. Fantastic idea...I love this pillow. I've already sent my name into Pauline!
    Looking forward, in anticipation, for what you have planned in December and next year's HOP lineup!!

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    1. Ohh nice to see you are our first one that is hopping with us...Pauline and I are signed up too lol

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  2. I think I'm interested in the purse blog hop, but I haven't been able to figure out where to email/sign up.

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    1. Hi Ella,

      We'd love to have you join in the fun!

      You can either sign-up by emailing me directly at kagr@telus.net OR by leaving a comment on my blog post...
      http://sewmesomethinggood.blogspot.ca/2012/09/theres-still-time.html

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    2. Great Ella...Katherine will look after you..

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  3. I've emailed Pauline, would love to add this to the crazy run up to Christmas! I've volunteered for the purse blog hop too!
    mary@emmens.co.uk

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    1. Hi Mary.....well the good news is...there will be some relaxing in December....ok maybe not for me....lol

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  4. I've emailed Pauline. I looking forward to including this in my pre Christmas excitement.

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  5. Fabulous Lyndsey...glad to have you part of it all

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  6. Oh my goodness! I adore that pillow!! I have already emailed Pauline and asked to be in the hop!

    November 21 is my birthday! What a fantastic day for the hop to begin! :)

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    1. HI T, I thought this would be of our liking...and yes a great day to begin...won't forget bd

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  7. My lovely Madame Samm. You have done it again. I can´t resist this challenge and the pillow is sew wonderful. I will of course add something Swedish on the pillow, but I promise no Dalecarlian horses this time.

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    1. HI Britt-Inger...I knew you would love it..you love making pillows...it will be nice to see what you come up with ..

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  8. Would love to join this Blog Hop, will send an email as soon as I have finished typing this comment!

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    1. And we would love to have you...not sure your name...but welcome

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  9. I e-mailed Pauline...love this pillow...this will be so much fun.

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    1. HI Martha..perfectly planned...glad to see you

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  10. I emailed Pauline! I'd love to join in! Maybe make something for Diwali instead of Christmas!

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    1. HI Shruti..and yes a HOLIDAY pillow for any celebration is ideal...look forward to seeing your fabric collections..

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  11. I've emailed Pauline.... I am looking forward to making this pillow! So cute!

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    1. HI Cindy..delighted you are joining in on our Holiday

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  12. I`ve emailed Pauline, too. The pattern is so nice! :)

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    1. Hello my dear louzee...yes glad to see you in this one too...what will your pillow look like? lol

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  13. I'm in. What a great pattern. Very December. On my way to Pauline's now.

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    1. HI Selina...ohhh great to hear...and yes sew December...I am hoping we have a snowing one here in Ontario Canada..

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  14. Ok, You have hooked me again. I have visions already dancing in my head! Thank you for the chance to join in.

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    1. OHHH delicious Mary...NOW YOU I am excited about ...after your bowls I am thinking you have to at least one spooky one yes lol

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  15. This could be my favorite one yet - although it will be hard to top the fun I've had with Dots on Dots and can't wait to show off for Leaves! Count me in.

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    1. HI Patty...I think you say that each time..but pssst between you and me....MINE for sure lol

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  16. I just emailed her and downloaded the zip file! not that I need another project, but at least this way I will make at least ONE thing for Christmas for US!

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  17. I'd love to take part , such a sweet pillow , how could I resist even though I said no more hops for a while :-)

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    1. HI Sheila..well we would love to have you ...

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  18. Looks like another fun one! I've emailed Pauline already! Thank you.

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  19. Oh no, I was trying to resist joining in another blog hop this year but I am such a sucker for houses and pillows I have had to give in and join in too! Still, I know it will be a blast - whoo hoo.

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  20. I emailed Pauline, you know how much I love making pillows and this one is beautiful!!

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    1. Well Connie...I know your passion for pillows..this one is a must ( wink)

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  21. I'm ready to sew that pillow--love it! My email went out to Pauline.

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    1. How many will you be making Carol lol ( just asking )

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  22. I just love that pillow and would love to join the hop.

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  23. I too have emailed Pauline. Looking forward to getting started. Thanks for all you do!

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    1. HI Pamela..sounds like a great plan lol ( the getting started bit)

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  24. Beautiful pillow Samm and thanks to Jill for sharing. I was able to save the PDF file but the applique patterns I couldn't for some reason - any suggestions? blessings, marlene

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    1. Marlene is in the building...and there is no applieque pattern...you just have to draw out the houses..she has a diagram...it is pretty simple..let me know where you need help lol

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  25. Hello Mdm. Samm,
    this is a beautiful holiday pillow, and I would love to participate.
    Thank to Jill for sharing and thank to Pauline for beeing our cheerleader,
    I send her an e-mail.
    Liebe Grüsse
    Bente

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    1. HI Bente...oh yes thrilled to see you too .

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  26. Morning! Just emailed Pauline... yep, love this pillow! ;-)

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    1. HI knew you would love it Karen...maybe in crayon colours wink..

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  27. Good morning!! I have sent Pauline my email. Thanks for organizing another great blog hop!!

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    1. HI Ariane...well this will be it for this year...but closer now...wait till you see what is planned for 2013 oh my goodness....x

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  28. I am so excited for this...now to find my fabric. :)

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    1. HI Kristen...ahhh you have 2 months...do you help to find it lol

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  29. How fun! I would like to be counted in! I sent a note to Pauline. Hopefully, I'm not too late! I've been sewing up a storm!
    I'm a real Christmas enthusiast, so this would be so much fun!

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    1. HI Linda...yes of course you will be making one with goodness knows what details..YOURS I am already excited for lol

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  30. Oh Goody! Sign me up! I love this little pillow too! Thanks to Jill and Pauline and thanks to you! These blog hops bring me such excitement and happiness, not to mention it's an awesome excuse when my husband asks where all the new fabric came from! ;)

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    1. Cant resist ;) please sing me up for another great blog hop!
      I will send a email to Pauline too!

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    2. HI Susan and Marta...glad to see you both hopping in...this one will be such a treat for both of you..YOU both love colour...
      Ohh Susan....what do you tell your DH? I may have to borrow that one too..

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  31. Count me in. I love this pillow. I love these blog hops. They are such a fun challenge!

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    1. Ohhh good to hear..not sure your name, but I will know it soon enough...I remember names pretty well..now if I could only remember fabrics as well...lol

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  32. The pillow is adorable! I want to play, too. Since I moved a month ago, I keep thinking about decorating for Christmas--maybe it's the fireplace, maybe it's the warm colors and wonderful light, maybe it's just been too long since I did major holiday decorating. Please count me in ... I'm sending a note to Pauline now.

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    1. HI Sophie...yes it is lovely and for a new HOME, this is something you will always remember, the fireplace...oh everything about this screams comfort...glad you are joining us ...

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  33. Yes, I would love to participate! Count me in! Kind of nervous because this is the first time I've done something like this. But it will be such fun!

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    1. Hi Julie...is in...yeahhhhhh ...we will be here to help...some of us can make pretty good pillows lol

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  34. Hope I'm not too late to join in with the Holiday Lane pillow hop - I've sent off my email to Pauline.

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    1. HI Theresa.... sew glad to have you join us....this will be something we will be talking about in all of our neighbourhood

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    1. Yes my dear you are in... yeahhhh you do such fine work...

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  36. very cute!! Can't wait to see what everyone creates!

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    1. Will you be watching..or participating..we always need cheerleaders...

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  37. So many blog hops!! I would love to make the Christmas Pillow I have email Pauline already!! Thank you for all your hard fun work!!

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    1. HI Shannon.. nice to hear you will be in on Holiday Lane....lol

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    1. Yeahhhh Jennifer...can you allllll imagine what hers will look like ..omg...lol

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  39. I have a question for you! Can we buy the pattern for the purse if we aren't going to participate in the blog hop...at least not sew for it. I know I will be hopping to all the blogs! I found the frame but would love to see your tute for the purse. I have wanted to make a purse like that, but really didn't think I could do it....now I think maybe I can? So can we non participants get the pattern? and see your tute? Maybe not before but at least after the hop?

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  40. Can I still get in on Holiday Lane! I'll email Pauline right now!

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    1. HI Mary..there are still openings...of course even if there was not..we would open the doors longer lol still plenty of room...

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  41. Bobbie StClair ( boballula@gmail.com)September 22, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    I emailed Pauline...include me..

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  42. Love this pillow. Count me in if there is still room. I'll email Pauline.

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    1. HI Kim...ohhh I will love yours I know it already ...

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  44. I'm in. Heard from Pauline tonight.

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  45. Me me I wanna pillow hop! Sshhhh don't tell i have never made a pillow, well I did recover one with a torn up baby blanket for my dog! LOL and he loves it! This pattern screams make me for your best friend! It so reminds me of her!

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    1. HI Josie...ohhh you can do this..and your friend will be sew excited...

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    1. I am sure you are in..did you write to Pauline...

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  47. Hoping there is still some room! I've contacted Pauline...waiting to here!

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    1. HI Dawn...I am sure you will get in...I will post how many openings are left...lol

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  48. Hoping there is still some room! I've contacted Pauline...waiting to here!

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  49. I want to hop ! I hope there is an opening. I'm sending a note now to Pauline.

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    1. hiiiiii sweetie..ohhh yeah you will be in..

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  50. I would love to join in. I've sent Pauline a note.

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  51. I would love to join in. I've sent Pauline a note.

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    1. Good Morning Donna...love to hear that..you are in

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  52. Count me in, please! I'm sending Pauling a note lickety-split!! I'm going to finish off this hop year with a bang! :)

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    1. HI Denise...sew agree what a nice way to end our year... with you and your pillow

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  53. I emailed Pauline; I hope there's still room.
    Have a great week - Guin

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    1. Oh yes there is...glad you are joining us Guin

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  54. Still have room for one more?? I'd love to hop on this one too!

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    1. Hi Deonn,...did you let her know....of course you can get in lol

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  55. I'd love to play too. I just emailed Pauline, hoping my mail won't disappear away this time... Love this pillow and I have a big enough Christmas stash to make it I am sure

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    1. HI Celine...let Pauline know..love to have you in as well..

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  56. Would love to participare if there is still room

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    1. I am sure Dhia....Pauline, will connect with you...

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  57. I also, would love to participate if there is room. I just e-mailed Pauline, hoping it goes through and there is still room

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    1. HI Jane,..I am sure we are not at capacity yet...sew let me know if you don't here from Pauline...I will connect with her too today..

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  58. I've e-mailed Pauline to see if there's still room to participate. Hope I've made it in time!

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