Saturday, 6 October 2012

A Big Speck and a Little Giveaway

Once again I missed the A Year of  Schnibbles parade ... only a week late this time ... but better late than never. This month's pattern was Speck one of the new Little Bites series. These patterns are designed to use the new Moda mini 2 1/2 " charm squares. 


I choose to cut fabrics from my stash, mostly small scale florals and patterns. There's a lot of Sweet Shoppe mixed with some Lecien Old New 30s and a few other scraps.


 The white background fabric is Pam Kitty Ping Pong (what a great name!) by Holly Holderman for Lakehouse Dry Goods and I used one of the Sweet Shoppe prints for the border.


I made my quilt larger than the pattern ... 6 blocks by 6 blocks rather than 4 x 5. I hope the quilt inspector approves!


Now to the little giveaway ... the Speck pattern .. completely new and unopened. Luckily for you I somehow ended up with two so I have one to share.

  
To enter just leave a comment on this post... you can tell me what fabrics or colours you'd like to use to make your own Speck quilt or just say hi and where you're from. I'll pick a winner randomly on Monday 15th October. 
If you'd like to see more Speck quilts go over to Sherri or Sinta's blogs to see the October parades.

99 comments:

  1. What gorgeous quilts. My favourite is the country colours.

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  2. I love this pattern and my stash is similar to the fabrics you have used so would hope to make one looking as pretty as yours does!

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  3. I love your quilt wow all that lovely fabric I just love all the choices of fabric you buy. I would love to have a chance to win your pattern.

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  4. Ha ha Christine I like your quilt inspector! Please count me in your giveaway...I think if I won I might use some 1930's fabric for this quilt!

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  5. Such pretty fabrics you have chosen. I have some Martinique charm squares that I think would look great in this pattern ;-)

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  6. Thanks for the chance Christine. What a super giveaway! I would use up all my scraps for this quilt, the scrap bag(s) are huge and need using up!! I love the country colors designs, which if I won would probably end up looking like that one! Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs, Sue from Cyprus x x x

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  7. Very lovely and cute quilt. I'd love to win this beautiful pattern. Thanks for the chance :)
    I think I will use florals Japanese fabrics from my stash :)

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  8. Great work Christine, your quilts always look so crisp. I'd make this pattern from my 1930's stash. Thanks for offering a give away, Debs.

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  9. I think I'd make 2, I have a mini charm of "Dancing in the Rain" that I'm itching to brake open. Also I think Speck would look fabulous in Batiks and I have a load of scraps dying to be a quilt. Thanks for being so generous and offering this giveaway. ;-> Toni Anne

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  10. I just LOVE this. Fab colours and great pattern!

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  11. Gorgeous quilt Christine. If I was to make this pattern I would do it in Vintage Modern - my fav fab range at the moment.

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  12. Christine your quilt looks fantastic,well done.If i was lucky enough to win this pattern i would use vintage modern,thankyou for hosting such a lovely giveaway.xx

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  13. Hi Christine! Thanks for sharing the pattern..it is a really sweet one! Your quilt is adorable! I'd probably trawl through my stash and use a variety of scraps to make it! I'm in Melbourne, but my husband's father was from northern Tassie!

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  14. Oh Christine that's a darling little quilt, I have no doubt about the quilt inspector approving it, love the fabrics I love those pretty brights, I agree with Kylie it would be gorgeous in Vintage Modern and I have some of those handy.

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  15. Your quilt is just so pretty Christine. I love that pattern. Just like Shez, I would use my Vintage Modern that's sitting there just waiting to be used! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  16. Your quilt is lovely!
    If I'm going to make this quilt, I think I'll use fabrics from my stash.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Oddbjørg in Norway

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  17. Fabulous quilt Christine! I thonk Speck is my favourite pattern from the parade! I would love to make it from my last scraps of 'Ruby'
    BTW I'm from England!

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  18. Your quilt is wonderful. I would love to make it in a lot of red fabrics.

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  19. Gorgeous little quilt,and kitty is enjoying it too.I would use pink and white,for a friends granddaughter arriving in January.
    Laura England
    Xx

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  20. I would love to make one out of my scraps which are predominately country or perhaps cut up my Moda charm pack Cape Ann. And make both patterns!

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  21. It is a Very Pretty Quilt and I did see it on Pinterest....Gorgeous Fabrics.
    I Heart any French General Fabrics and I can see them working just as well in this pattern.
    Cheers

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  22. What a wonderful, wonderful Speck...love your fabrics. Please don't add my name to the drawing as I have a pattern, just wanted to tell you how wonderful I thought yours was!

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  23. What a lovely quilt!
    Well, I think I'd use something bright (it's spring and pretty hot in Brisbane!)

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  24. This quilt is awesome! I would use pastels or 30s reprodection fabrics to do it. Thank you very much for the chance to win, it's very nice from you!

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  25. Your fabric and color choices were just what I need to see today! Its cold and pouring here in Central New York and seeing your work made me feel like it was spring again...just for a minute! Tell you Quilt Inspector that they are doing a great job!

    Barbara (The Soggy Bottoms Quilter)

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  26. I have a bundle of flower sugar that would work for this quilt and I would also use a white for the background.Your quilt reminds me of spring,very cool and crisp looking :) Barb

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  27. Hi Christine, gorgeous quilt what a lovely way to use up those scraps. I think mine would have to be a mix of bright pinks and white (what else when I have to beautiful girls). By the way I live just a stones throw away in Burnie. xxx

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  28. I love your quilt-beautiful. I have been drawn to these colors quite a bit lately.

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  29. Your quilt is beautiful! I would be very lucky to make and own my very own, exactly like yours.

    Im not far away from you, I live in Devonport.

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  30. Gosh you allways choose lovely fabrics Christine and Oliver sure is doing a great inspection on this one:)

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  31. I love that quilt and the sweet colors you used!

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  32. Your quilt is beautiful. If I was lucky enough to win I would put the two Marmalade mini charm packs I have here to good use. THank you for the chance

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  33. I am quite sure the quilt inspector approves of your lovely interpretation of Speck. I think it would make a lovely baby quilt.

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  34. That is such a darling quilt. I'd love a chance to win. I think that I'd want to make mine out of something similar to yours. I have some 30's fabrics lurking around here from years ago. I seem to always use repro fabrics recently and something brighter would be so much fun.

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  35. Lovely quilt! I'd make mine from Vintage Modern. I do love the picture of your quilt inspector. So cute! Thank you for the generous giveaway.
    Joan from Canada

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  36. Gorgeous quilt...If I should win the pattern I too would make it with scraps of 30s reproductions...so pretty and fresh looking!! Thanks for the chance!|
    Paulette

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  37. Your quilt is so lovely---those fabrics are just delicious! I would love to play with this pattern with Autumn colors pulled from my stash. :)

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  38. Your Speck looks lovely. I think I would have to make two: one in bright summery fabrics and the other in Kansas Troubles. What is your weather like in Tassie? We have ANOTHER wet one in Gippsland, Victoria.

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  39. I like the fabrics you used and Speck looks good in the bigger size. I think this is one of those patterns that works well in just about any smaller scale fabric print; I'm thinking of 30's repros myself.

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  40. Beautiful quilt! I'm just learning, but am shocked by how quickly the stash can snowball! Love the idea of the tiny charm squares. Cute inspector - they love anything new, don't they?

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  41. Your Speck looks wonderful! I love it in those colors and prints! I think I'd do mine in Kansas Troubles fabrics. I have some that I've wanted to use for a while now, and I think this would be a great pattern to use them for! Thanks for the chance! :0)

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  42. HI! FROM MONTANA!
    HAVE BEEN ADMIRING THIS PATTERN! YOURS ARE SO ATTRACTIVE!
    THANKS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN SPECK!

    maatitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  43. Oh, your version of Speck is the sweetest (no pun intended) I've seen. Those prints are adorable.

    Please don't include me in your giveaway - I already have the pattern. However, thank you bunches for your wonderful giveaway.

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  44. Your speck is yummiest and your fabrics are absolutely beautiful.

    Rosa, from Spain

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  45. I'm not sure I'm quiltingly advanced enough to make this, but just have to tell you how beautiful it is. Love the fabrics and the design!
    Have a great weekend,
    xx

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  46. wonderful, nice colours
    with love Zohra

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  47. I love your color scheme! I'd like to give this quilt a whirl in Tapestry, Fig Tree's new line!

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  48. I love this quilt...so simple yet charming. I have many 2 1/2 inch scraps, so, I may use them like you did. I also just won some Heather Ross fat quarters from my guild which would look very pretty in this pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  49. Christine its lovely! Hope it passed the Oliver test!

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  50. What a cute pattern and I love what you've done with it!!

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  51. Hi Christine! I am Bea, I live in Cancun, Mexico...
    I'd love to make this quilt with '30s fabric... thanks for the chance to win!

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  52. those are the cutest pattern. thanks for the giveaway

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  53. Hi Christine! Love this quilt and the fabrics you used. So bright and cheerful. I would probably go with the same colors. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. Your quilt has turned out beautifully Christine. It's wonderful to go shopping in your stash and, even better, when you can use up lots of scraps.

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  55. Your quilt is just beautiful! If I was the lucky winner, I would make it with scraps too, I have some gorgeous Ruby leftovers. Thanks for the chance to win, and some wonderful inspiration!

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  56. Your quilt is lovely. I think I would use red, green, and yellow(my favorite colors). Thanks for the chance!

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  57. Ola Christine ... my name is Lenka and I live in Melnik in Czech Republic in Europe ...
    Your quilt´s are so beatiful ... Thank you for the inspiration ...

    Mabe can I use pink .. for my little girls ... but for me ... it will be blue or plum ... ;-)

    Thank you ... Lenka

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  58. I love your quilt Christine! I bought the Willow line by Riley Blake...and I would use it. Hope I win so that I can try it:)

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  59. Good for you, I'm still working on Dimestore :( I am hoping to get on top of things by November, sometimes life just gets too busy.

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  60. From texas love the quilt and would also like to use majority of white.
    CHRISTENE

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  61. Hi - I'm from Washington and I would love to make one of these that looks a lot like yours.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  62. I would have to make 2, one from Vibtage Modern and the 2nd using gorgeous country colors or even reproduction fabrics

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  63. You have made so many beautiful quilts lately Christine. Congratulations, they are all so pretty. I love the fabrics you have put together in this one. Combining fabrics is such an art form. I think I would have to use some of a jelly roll to make this quilt so it all looked good together. I have some vIntage Modern that would look delicious! Tracee xx

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  64. Hi Christine, I'm Connie from Augusta, GA. Love your work. I would use the small prints, vintage fabrics for my quilt. Thanks

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  65. Your quilt is stunning, beautiful combinations.

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  66. Your quilt is beautiful. I would use reproduction prints to make that quilt. I have wanted to make one for a long time and I think that pattern would be perfect.

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  67. Hi from NZ..I just love your fabric choices in your quilts..you must have a wonderful stash..I enjoy looking at the Schnibbles Parade each month, might gather up the courage to have a go one day..

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  68. You've done a great job once again !!! your quilt is splendid !!
    I'd be glad to win the pattern ! Of course !!
    Florence

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  69. What a cute quilt and love the fabrics you have chosen.

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  70. I really love this quilt, one of the nicest ones I've seen in this pattern.
    Mandy Hawkins
    tarranmay@optusnet.com.au

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  71. I am sure your inspector approves! Wow this looks great, the first one of this pattern that makes me want to give it a go! Love your fabric choices.

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  72. Your quilt is just BEAUTIFUL! I would love to be able to make one very similar to yours...I'm a sucker for 1930s repros!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    lindapawlak@verizon.net

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  73. Love your inspector (my kitty looks quite like him, but is a female :-).
    Love your quilt too!!! Great fabric choices!! I'm still working on finishing mine: I'm even later than you!! (so you don't need to enter me in the drawing.) Have a great week ahead! :-) Helen from Healdsburg, Ca.

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  74. Inspector fuzzy Paws seems to have given his sniff of approval, but will require a nap on Speck before he can give final approval. I think I would try out my Kansas Quilters Holiday Medley for my own Speck. Your quilt is charming.

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  75. Oh I would use blues and yellows to make a provence style quilt

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  76. Gorgeous pattern! I think even a novice like me could make this. I'd be tempted to use Lecien, Flower Sugar and Antique Pastel or Tanya Whelan's Barefoot Roses. Both are sitting in my stash waiting to be used on something special. I think new quilts for my little girls beds are in order. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  77. Beautiful quilt! I see your inspector loves it too!
    I would use my red and green Tilda-fabrics to make Little Bites and Speck quilts.

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  78. I prefer your mix of colors - bright, fresh and adorable.

    BethAnn
    themusicroom@hotmail.com

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  79. Lovely quilt :) I´m so far behind by doing those small quilt in the challenge. The fabrics choice for me would be what I made my schnibbles earlier, my stash of Japanese fabrics :)

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  80. Love the quilt, it's so cute, I'd love to make it!, I'd use country colors for it, thank you for the chance!!!

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  81. This quilt is just too adorable. I love your choice of fabrics. I'd probably do something very similar.

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  82. I love the fabrics you used and I like the 'x' design better than the 'o's. :)

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  83. Darling pattern! Bright, happy colors for me!

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  84. I would do this pattern in 30's fabrics.

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  85. love it!! Also love the "inspector". I have a tabby inspector who likes to ensure that fabric is nice and flat by doing the lie test!!

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  86. i am here from FB as i saw this quilt pinned by a friend.. i am absolutely in love with quilts, and made my first granchild a blanket when she was born. i would love to try to make a quilt for her. :) thanks for the opportunity.

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  87. Greetings from Northern Saskatchewan CANADA! I love that you made the quilt bigger! I love the colors you used but I am a Kansas Troubles girl so would use from my stash too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  88. Hello from Minlaton, South Australia. I love the colours you made your quilt in. I have many similar scraps in my stash. sarahleighATinternodeDOTonDOTnet

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  89. Oh my gosh Christine... Your version is just superb... Love it to bits...so so pretty!!!
    Love your colour choice...and your stash must be heavenly...:0))))
    Haven't tried the new patterns from Carrie..but will definitely do some day... Maybe with some luck...sooner..;0)))!
    Have a great weekend...( hope I'm still replyable ...:0)))

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  90. Adorei sua colcha,acho que faria com sólidos,não sei...a sua está tão linda.Obrigada.

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  91. I would love to make Speck with Marmalade! Visiting from Central Florida, where the sun is still shining and the temps are cooling down to 80 :-)

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  92. I came across your blog searching for a pattern to make a quilt for my great grand daughter. This would be perfect!! I hope I win it.
    Lourdes
    lourdesfay at gmail dot com

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  93. I found you through pinterest and I'm in love! Your projects are just so pretty. I'd love to make this quilt.

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  94. I have some Pam Kitty Morning fabric to make this quilt. Hope I am not too late to enter this contest. I live in Edmonton, Alberta Canada and I adore quilting.

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  95. I love you quilt.......it's so charming!

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  96. So... if I'm super-duper late in entering to win the pattern, can I have the quilt? ;)

    It's gorgeous and I love it. I think I'm going to need to start "collecting" some of that Old New fabric. I've always liked it but after seeing your little quilt, I think it's now officially "love".

    It's truly wonderful - gorgeous work!

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  97. These quilts are adorable...I especially would love to make the pastel little charmer for a sweet little newborn grand daughter. I'd do it in aqua's and pink's for a spectacular quilt that's fit for a princess! Glad I found you on Pinterest!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate your thoughts.

Christine