1/23/2013

Dare to Dresden First day

I have indeed been very busy sewing the last three weeks. First the projects for the bloghop In your Words and now Dare to Dresden. I was so excited over these two last bloghops that I had to participate in both of them. And  how  fun it has been to make something with the Dresden templates, that I have bought  several years ago but  I have never never used before. 

Thank you lovely Madame Samm and Christine for conducting the ladies to dare  Dresden.

My  first plan was   to make only one project with Dresden, but  the first  plan  with only one project was soon thrown away.

The first project is a small tray sewn in fabric designed by Kaffe Fasset, one of my favorite designers.
The tricky moment  with this small tray was to make the back, as I don´t have a plate  which is big enough to use as template , no pizza plates in this house and no compass with a leg long enough to make a circle template for this tray. But I have  solved the problem  with  making a circle template from freezer paper just by feeling with the pen where I should draw the circle line to make the template.

Small Dresden tray 
And I think it turned out very cute with this wonderful fabric.

Then over to the new plan making one more Dresden project. I have had some fabric in my stash since several years ago with pattern from 1930-1940. I have used some of the fabric last year sewing a quilt with Grandmother´s squares, but there were lot of leftover fabric, in sizes bigger than scraps. I then decided to make an old- fashioned table cloth with muslin as back ground fabric. There were  several tiny bits to cut out, I have used pieces measuring 5 inch for the petals and a bowl for the middle as template.

I have then quilted with embroidery stitches from my sewing machine and I think it turned out very charming and very old-fashioned.


Table cloth in the snow

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 I had now two projects, I had in my mind to stop there,  but then I got another idea where I could play even more and I had to try this one too.

The start was to dig out white and black fabric from my stash  to make a background for some Dresden in bold and bright colors. 

I could see the the table runner in my head, making  Dresden flowers with zigzag ribbons as stems and with appliquéd leaves and birdies to make something funny and crazy.

But the time schedule was short, as I started three days ago with the table runner and the table cloth wasn´t quilted by then.
 I worked very intensely since Sunday  with the table runner, quilted it on Monday and quilted the table cloth on Tuesday. I was very happy to go out in the winter weather to take some pictures this morning of my projects.

And best of all,  I could buy all the fabric  from my self in my sewing room. And I love to stretch my creativity , that´s why I love these blog hops with at theme.

Don´t you think my table runner  turned out very fun? It will be a  very bright and happy  table runner for my old oak table.
Dresden flowers with birds
And as you could see I  had time  to take  pictures in the morning  light out in the snow.
Yes, I dare Dresden and I will make more of them. A wonderful way to use scraps and very funny to play with  the Dresden shapes.


Don´t forget to visit all the other ladies who don´t are afraid to play with Dresden and be inspired of all the creativity vibrating in the blogs.

Hill Valley Quilter That´s me


Thank you very much for visiting me and continue to  have fun with the brave women who dare to play with Dresden.

Britt-Inger Malmö Sweden




114 kommentarer:

  1. Ficaram lindos,tenho um monte para fazer algumas peças,mais as placas já estam prontas.Parabéns.

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  2. Beautiful Dresdens! I do love the bright and happy table quilt. Thanks for sharing. This is my first Dare to Dresden stop ... looking forward to more ... :) Pat

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  3. Oh wow! Your dresdens are so pretty, i really like your table runner :)

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  4. What a great job you have done, love all of them, but really like the flowers.

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  5. Love them all! Can't pick a favorite...*giggle*.. Thank you so much for participating! Happy Hopping.

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  6. Åh, vad du har lyckats bra med utmaningen, dina alster är jättefina.
    Min favorit blir den färgglada löparen,

    Ha det gott, kram!

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  7. So many pretty projects, but just love the runner - the colors and patterns and cute little birdies - love it!

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  8. Your Dresden table runner is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Oh they are all so lovely - such lovely bright colours and I love the last one with the brights on black and whites too. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Really cute! I have been thinking of making a little table top for my coffee table and I think you convince me that dresden should be!

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  11. Wonderful projects, I love your table runner - it is absolutely stunning.

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  12. You are certainly the Dresden queen! So many cool projects - love the Kaffe mat and your table runner is stunning!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Yes, making the Dresden plates can become addictive. Love all of you projects, thanks for being part of the hop.

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  14. Wow you have been busy!
    I love your Kaffe Fasset dresdens - such wonderful colours!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  15. I am SO glad that you made all of these projects! I love Kaffe Fassett, and the table mat was perfect in his fabrics. The 1930's-1940's prints were great for the traditional Dresden tablecloth, and the blanket stitching made it so true to that time period. The table runner "blew me away!" It is so happy and creative, and the composition is so balanced -- just wonderful!

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  16. Dina Dresden-plates blev jättefina, roligt att se dem i olika tyger! Kram

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  17. You were very inspired! Isn't it funny how you can't stop with one? Happened to me too. Love your runner with the cute birds.

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  18. I love Dresden!
    I love Kaffe Fassettfabrics!
    And I love all your work, but the
    table topper I think I LOVE the most!!!
    Fantastic!!!!

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  19. Wow....you ladies are inspiring me sooooo much..and it is only our first day...I love the old fashion one..it reminds me of the quilts from the past and yet still modern...your birds wow..you did it ..you have raised the bar once again sweetie.

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  20. All of your projects are beautiful. And the first one with the Kaffe Fassett fabrics! Hmmm, I will grab some from my shelf and make some blades. That is truly awesome! Thanks for all your projects!

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  21. Your work is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us today.

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  22. I love all of your projects but the bird dresden is outstanding! I love the colors and the setting... makes me smile! Thanks so much!

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  23. What a wonderful job you did on all your Dresdens!

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  24. How beautiful! I love all your designs today!

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  25. You were very busy!! Love all of dresdens !

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  26. They are all beautiful! I LOVE the tray, so bright and cheerful!

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  27. Love your birds playing in the flowers on the table runner! It is going to look great on your table!! :)

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  28. The flowers and birds stole my heart! Just love it!

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  29. Oh the birds! That one just was the best!

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  30. Beautiful Dresdens - love the colours!

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  31. Great projects.Your runner caught my eye.Thanks for sharing!!

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  32. Wow!!!! They are all gorgeous...but I espcially love the table runner with the flowers and red cardinals

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  33. It's easy to get carried away, isn't it? But I'm glad you did because all your projects turned out beautifully!

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  34. wow each quilting project you posted just got better and better. The bird & dresden is my absolute favorite. You did an amazeing job on all of them.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. So glad you didn't stop at one, your work is wonderful! :)

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  36. yum! Kaffe and Dresden, looks beautiful!

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  37. Very happy and successful Dresden - very beautiful work. Thanks from Judy C

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  38. What a fabulous job you did---I am in love with your bright, fun runner!!

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  39. Pretty quilts. Bright and colorful.

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  40. Very pretty. Really like the tablerunner. Thanks for sharing.
    vlhill3459(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  41. Great projects. I especially love the scrappy tablecloth. Using the embroidery stitches from your machine to quilt it really gives it an old-fashioned flavor that I like.

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  42. Beautiful! The colors make my heart sing with happiness! Am so jealous!

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  43. Red is favorite color, they are very, very pretty. Glad you shared them with us!

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  44. Your Dresdens just kept getting better as I scrolled down the page. I really love that table runner with the birds the best, but they are all so lovely.

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  45. I say you dared to Dresden and conquered them! Love the progression of projects and you showed that this traditional block can be very versatile. Well done!

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  46. I love your Dresden with birds!

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  47. Wonderful!! And your table runner is just adorable!

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  48. Your Dresdens look so pretty and I like the B&W background.

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  49. Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

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  50. Rosemary B here: thank you for sharing. I love all of your projects
    You are very inspiring for me.
    Thank you for sharing. just lovely!!

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  51. I love all your Dresden quilt projects!! They are all beautiful!!

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  52. I liked all of your projects, they are all very pretty, but I adore the fabrics on the topper.

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  53. Such beautiful fabrics - really lovely work. blessings, marlene

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  54. I love all of your Dresdens! My favorite is the colorful table quilt - ooo la la!!!!

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  55. I love your projects. You have a nice sense of style.

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  56. I absolutely love your table quilt.Love the colors and everything about it. Thanks for sharing.

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  57. Thanks for sharing your great quilts. Love the table topper, reminds me of something I would see in the 40's, which I adore.

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  58. To hard to pick a favorite so I picked them all. The work is fantistic. Keep Smiling.

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  59. Great projects! So pretty.

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  60. Beautiful projects, bright and happy fabrics for your table runner.

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  61. very nice - I really love the runner!!

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  62. Fantastiska bidrag du gjort, härliga tyger och stor syfröjd.
    Kram Gudrun

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  63. Love the cheerful flowers.

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  64. Thank you for sharing such happy projects!

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  65. Gorgeous dresdens, Britt. I'm just drooling over your quilt, it's so pretty. :o)

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  66. Love your dresdens!!

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  67. Hej Britt-Inger,
    that is great that you never run out of ideas. All your dresdens are beautiful but you you tablerunner is absolutely stunning, my favorite of the day!
    Bente

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  68. Love the runner!!!!!!

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  69. Gorgeous, and the one with your little birds is too cute! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  70. What fun!!! I love the runner Thanks for being part of the hop!

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  71. Your Dresden projects are all lovely! I especially like the table runner. It's so colourful and the border fabric is perfect for it.

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  72. Beautiful! I love the butterfly fabric in the border. A perfect choice.
    Happy to share this day with you!
    xx

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  73. You are so creative , all of your projects are lovely but the runner is my favorite , that is stunning ! Thanks for sharing your talents with us today .

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  74. You were very busy! I just love all your projects, especially the last one. So bright and fun.

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  75. Oh I just love how you did this with scraps from your stash!! Lovely job, fun colors, and love the B7W background.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  76. Love your Dresdens! Especially the table runner. It is so wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

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  77. I can see that you had a marvelous time playing with the dresdens!! :) Each project was lovely though my favorite is the table runner with the birds - it's so lively.

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  78. Wonderful dresdens! Yes, I think you are very brave - and the results are lovely!

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  79. Wow. Beautiful work. I love the fabrics you've used. So pretty. And the birds added to the last one are great.

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  80. I love all of your projects, but especially the tablerunner. It is so bright, and I love the detail with the leaves and birds. Excellent!

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  81. Your Dresden runner turned out so beautiful--love those flowers! Your two other projects were gorgeous, too!

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  82. WOW...luv the fun and happy table runner with the whimsical birds...sEw cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us today. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  83. I love your work and I really like the table runner.

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  84. Beautiful. Wonderful attention to detail...

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  85. Beautiful designs. Your projects looked to get progressively harder and more detailed. Great job on all. Love the pictures in the snow.

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  86. Your Dresden flowers with birds is my favorite!

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  87. Table runner is soo cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  88. Your projects are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them and for inspiring me to make a Dresden project of my own!

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  89. Lovely! How fun that the block can look as equally at home in a modern project or the traditional one.

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  90. Very pretty! Love the flowers with your adorable bird!Wonderful job.

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  91. Love the dresden tray and the way you used the reds in the snow quilt. The table runner is very unique. Great projects and ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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  92. Så läckra dina dresden blev!

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  93. Läste just din e-mail, tyvärr missade jag att du har skrivit men... nu kommer det:
    Som vanlig blir jag så imponerat av ditt arbete. Så vackert. Man blir så inspirerat och stolt just för att du har kontakt med quiltare från andra länder och att du visar att vi här i den lilla landet är så begåvade!!!
    Kram Monica

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  94. Läste just din e-mail, tyvärr missade jag att du har skrivit men... nu kommer det:
    Som vanlig blir jag så imponerat av ditt arbete. Så vackert. Man blir så inspirerat och stolt just för att du har kontakt med quiltare från andra länder och att du visar att vi här i den lilla landet är så begåvade!!!
    Kram Monica

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  95. Fine Dresden platter. Min yndlings er den midterste, fordi den er så rigtig 30'er-agtig.

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  96. Härliga Dresden i många fina tyger.
    kram

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  97. Snygga allihopa, men gillar mest den med ljus bakgrund. Skulle kanske försöka mej på....för linjal finns:):)
    kra Gunilla Kling

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  98. Så snyggt. Den lilla duken var fin.
    Du gör så mycket fint.
    Maria I Falun

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  99. Vilka fina saker, min favorit var förståss löparen..Kram..

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  100. Vilka fina saker du har sytt! Jag blir inspirerad att försöka mig på att sy Dresden. Kram Birgitta

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  101. The runner looks fantastic!

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  102. De ble veldig, veldig fine alle tre!
    Löperen er selvsagt den morsomste. Sier jeg som har sett dem i virkeligheten. Gratulerer med så mange kommentarer. :-)
    Kram

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  103. Great fabric in your first little tray. I love the prints from the 1930's and the antique looking table cloth. Our last quilt-the table runner really outshines them all with its creativity. Well done.

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  104. Beautiful Dresden projects! I love the tray! The 30s & 40's is fantastic, I love those colors. The table runner is very fun! Great job! Thanks for participating!

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  105. It's difficult to pick my favorite among your projects. Wow! I admire your resourcefulness to use your leftovers to make the blades for the tablecloth. It reminds me of fabrics I had as a child as tablecloths. I love the use of rickrack and the addition of the birds. I wish I could do better at envisioning and then bringing that envisioning to fulfillment. Thank you very, very much for sharing your creativity and I look forward to seeing more of it!

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  106. Oh! I love the table runner with the birds! So very cute!! Dresdens in the 30's fabric are so wonderful.

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  107. Så mycket fint! Favoriten är dresden-blommorna! Kramar Ullis

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  108. the table runner is fantastic, so bright and modern!

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  109. Hi!! Your quilt are so beautiful!!!! I love them all!! I love love love the one with birds!!! So very pretty!!! Thank You

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  110. So many beautiful projects. Great fabric choices on all of them.

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  111. I am so impressed with your creativity and ability to make so many projects.

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  112. Love your table runner! So bright and cheery!

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  113. Your dresdens are beautiful! Well done!

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