Friday, July 04, 2008

They say it's my birthday ;)

Well July 5th is my birthday :) 38 years ago today my Mom got a little relief from labor pains, but then started the real pain! LOL! I was just one feather short of being a Yankee Doodle Dandy...but I'm a dandy none the less, according to my husband ;) I'd also like to wish a BIG happy birthday to HUEY LEWIS of Heuy Lewis and the News Fame, who shares July 5th as his birthday too...he was my big *heart throb* from the teenage years...he still sings a mean song ;) wears his jeans pretty doggone good if I do say so myself....

This past week my Postman has been really busy running up to my door stoop and ringing the door bell, on Thursday he finally said, "Did you win some sort of lottery?" and I said, "Nope, I'm just having a birthday and have lots of generous friends!" It is always an unsuspected surprise that anyone would choose to take time out of their busy, harried lives to stitch something for me and especially on something so insignificant as my birthday! I mean the older I get, the less I like my birthday. But I have lots to be thankful for and I'm not ready for the junk yard yet! My heart is filled to bursting with all the beautiful things, heartfelt wishes and friendships that I've received over the last few days. I'm just gobsmacked at all of these....and I know you all will be too. So without further ado, here's my haul, from my beautiful, lovely, generous friends! And I'm the LUCKY one to be able to call them friends, that is birthday present enough!

First off (in no particular order) from the sweetie Harmien a lovely set of pincushion pillows and the cutest sheep notepad.


Design from the Goode Huswife
The colors are my favorite and the design is perfect! I love the primitive look and feel to these cuties!! Totally GORGEOUS stitching and the finishing is divine!!!!

Next the sweet Carol sent me the most fabulous gifts shown here: Seasons Petit Pinkeep by Brightneede - stitched one over one!! Gorgeous isn't it! Also a good choice as I love the changing of the seasons and is a big theme in my home! SPECTACULAR stitching and finishing!!!!


Next up: dear Becky sent me this bunch of goodies: Glory Bee Pinkeep - Another STUNNING choice as I love Americana Designs and Bees/Beehives and this beauty is wrapped all into one! Becky's finishing is STUNNING as always!


Staci sent me a set of friendship squares and some lovely goodies to boot!: Aren't they gorgeous and these beautiful fabrics, tin and floss rings...I see some lovely finishes in my future!

Finally, my dear, sweet friend Marie sent me all of these bounties:




Design taken from Mary Beale's Sampler and mounted on Decorative Plate



Arm Chair Organizer (made by Marie!) with orts bag, needle nest and scissors keep

Moda Tin (she went specifically on Ebay to find after seeing one and thinking it would be perfect for me....that Marie, such a dear!)



Victorian Motto Sampler Threads

Everything Marie sent and stitched and made was just perfect! Marie is the sister of my heart ;)


I also received a gift card from my buddy and pal Donna! And the sweetie Jenn sent me the Thread Gathering pattern from my favorite designer: LHN!

WHEW! I need a drink after listing all of these super gifts! Who needs Christmas?! LOL! I want each of these ladies to know that I love everything that you sent me, am humbled from the experience to know that I have your friendship and I thank you from the bottom depths of my heart and soul. THANK YOU! I cannot express with words adequately what your gifts meant to me. Just your friendship is gift enough...but these things are just icing on the cake I guess! THANK YOU all again!

And in the span of a few days and with some really good friends I have a whole display to remember the friendships I've made in this blogging community! I am humbled.



Thank you all - my readers, the ones that leave me comments and the ones who don't :) - the passersby - my longtime blog fans and my new blog fans.....everyone that may take a moment and sit a spell on The Twisted Stitcher's Welcome Mat: Thank YOU all for being you and for taking the time to read my slice of cyberspace - every day is like a birthday when my "in" box has a comment or my hit tracker has a hit from one of you!

Until next time, may you stitch with joy and may it be with a friend ;)


89 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Vonna!! You share the same birthday as my husband who turns 34 this year.
    Hope you have a lovely day. You received an amazing lot of goodies from your friends, you lucky girl!!
    All the best.

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  2. Happy Birthday Vonna!! Hugs!

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  3. Happy birthday for tomorrow, Vonna. I hope the mailman continues to be good to you! :)

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  4. I hope you have the happiest of birthdays!

    Enjoy all your goodies - they look wonderful!

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  5. Happy Birthday, dear Vonna! I was hoping I'd be the first to cheer you on your day...but I see I'm not!! :} You have offered all of us so much in your stitching ways. Thank you for your many notes, and finishing classes, your cheerful ways and sharing your love of stitching. I cherish your friendship. Hugs, Deb

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  6. Happy Birthday Vonna! Yours was the very first blog that I came across, by accident when I was looking for finishing advice, which were my tins. I regularly read your blog and I am inspired daily by your wonderful finishes. All of your gifts are wonderful! Best wishes for a fantastic day :-)

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  7. Happy birthday Vonna. Hope you have a great day. I love all your gifts, very nice!

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  8. Happy Birthday Vonna. Pretty cool getting fireworks for your birthday every year, isn't it. Enjoy your day!

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  9. Happy Birthday Vonna!!
    What great gifts from your dear friends!
    They all are so wonderful and beautiful!
    You have so many thoughtful friends!

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  10. WOWOWOWOW!!! Happy Birthday, my friend, and what a HAUL you have there. Every bit of it is deserved, as you are always so kind to help others. I wish I would have known it was your birthday. :( It's probably plastered all over your blog and I didn't see it.

    I hope you enjoy your day tomorrow, and as someone else said, I hope the postman continues to be good to you. Eat some cake for me. :)

    Sending Texas sized birthday hugs,
    Carolyn :)

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  11. Well I am sure you deserve every last bit of good things sent your way :)

    Happy Birthday.. On the 5th
    Natasha

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  12. Happy, happy birthday to you! And many, many more!

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  13. Melody11:28 PM

    Happy Birthday Vonna!!

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  14. Have a great birthday. Wow, all those wonderful gifts for such a wonderful person. I will be sending your gifts lately. So watch your mailbox next week.

    Happy Birthday.

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  15. Sweet stitching gifts for a extra-sweet stitcher. Happy Birthday to you! May you have the best birthday ever and many happy returns of the day!!

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  16. Happy happy Birthday Vonna! May there be a little bounce in your step ... oh heck may you just float on air! ;) Lovely gifts for an equally lovely person :)

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  17. Happy Birthday Vonna!!! Love all of your gifts :-)

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  18. Happy Birthday Vonna!!! Love all of your gifts :-)

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  19. Happy Birthday to such a wonderful friend! I'm so glad that I've gotten to know you this past year! Just think, next years is gonna be even better! Enjoy your day! You deserve tons more!
    Donna

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  20. Dianne12:26 AM

    Happy Birthday! Yes-I got it right this time.
    What generous friends-what lovely gifts. Thanks for sharing. I hope your family surprises you with more goodies.
    You are the same age as my youngest sister-in-law, but she'll be 38 in next month.

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  21. beautiful stitching, and "The Power of Love" is STILL one of my favorite songs

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  22. Happy Birthday dear Vonna! Those are some pretty amazing gifts for a pretty amazing woman! I hope you will have a wonderful day.

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  23. Happy Birthday Vonna ! Lovely gifts.

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  24. A very happy birthday . You have also great friends . Enjoy your gifts .
    Greetings from Belgium
    chantal

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  25. Oh no, it is 2:42 AM July 5th and I thought for sure that I would be the 1st to wish you a Happy Birthday but I see I was beat out by some other special friends!!!

    Have a wonderful day Vonna, you are one special lady! :)

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  26. Happy Birthday Vonna! You got some lovely gifts :)

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  27. Have a lovely birthday!

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  28. Happy Birthday, Vonna!!!

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  29. Hey Vonna, from one birthday girl to another: I hope you have a lovely day!!!

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  30. Oh, good grief, Vonna! I had it in my head your special day was later in the month. I stitched your gift quite awhile ago, to be in time, but here I am late anyway!! Will post on Monday....

    I'm so glad you've enjoyed a lovely special day full of gorgeous gifts from so many of your loving friends. :D

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  31. Happy Birthday, Vonna!

    I wish you many, many more and a very wonderful day!

    God bless you!

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  32. Happy Birthday Vonna! I hope you have a very special day!

    The gifts you received are beautiful. What thoughtful friends you have. Lovely, lovely!

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  33. Vonna,

    Happy Birthday! How nice that you have such thoughtful friends who made such lovely gifts for you. Enjoy :)

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  34. Hi Vonna,

    And a very Happy Birthday to you.
    I don't care how old you get (and
    I'm much older then you) I still
    think birthdays are special and
    should be celebrated. So amid
    great cheering, and spectacular
    fireworks, celebrate!!

    Boy, did you get a whole ton of
    wonderful gifts from your
    stitching friends. Look at all those tins to make over from
    Jill and Joan. And your new
    project bag is going to be so handy. Love the arm chair organizer too.

    And the stitched squares and
    pinkeeps and pincushions are
    beautiful!! What treasures!
    Love the Decorative plate
    and it's stitched piece so
    much too.

    See Vonna, it's great to
    celebrate your birthday!!!
    Because we're really
    celebrating YOU!!!

    Have a great weekend!!

    Cheers.

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  35. Happy birthday dear Vonna! :-) Lovely gifts & I'm quite sure MORE are on the way to you! ;-) Actually, I'm 100% positive! ;-)

    Have a wonderful day dear friend! Sending special birthday hugs & wishes!!

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  36. Happy Birthday, Vonna!! May your day be just as special as you are.
    ((((((((((hugs and love)))))))))))

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  37. Happy Birthday Vonna! I hope you have a wonderful day! You have some truly wonderful friends who have sent you the most amazing gifts!

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  38. LOL... blog song just started up! Happy Birthday, Vonna! You have gotten some wonderful gifts as you should... we all love you :) I hope you have the lovliest of days today!

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  39. Happy Birthday Vonna! You have some amazing friends and you are worth every bit of their generosity. You spread so much joy to everyone through your stitching and your blog. I have learned so much from your tutorials and your expertise. Thanks so much for all the help you have given me in the past year. Enjoy your day!
    BTW Huey Lewis was on TV last night rocking on Capital Hill. He looked pretty good to me!!

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  40. Happy Birthday Vonna! Have a great day and a fabulous weekend!

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  41. Happy Birthday Vonna! I love all your goodies! :)

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  42. Happy Birthday Vonna!!

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  43. Happy Birthday, Vonna! You are such a lovely person, it's no surprise you received so many great gifts!

    My mom is that Yankee Doodle Dandy you were talking about. Her birthday was yesterday :) Everyone in the country celebrates her birthday with fireworks! lol

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  44. Wishing you the happiest birthday ever, Vonna!

    EAT CAKE!!!

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  45. Happy Birthday, Vonna! :)

    Have a great day!

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  46. Happy Birthday Vonna and tons of hugs to you!!!

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  47. Happy Birthday! I am a July girl married to a July boy!

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  48. Happy birthday! You must be one very special lady to inspire such friendships as you noted in your post. Somehow, after reading your blog as I have been for the past several months, I am not the least bit surprised!!!

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  49. Happy Birthday to you Vonna!!! I hope you have a wonderful day today!! I will be celebrating tonight for you (friends of ours are throwing a 40/40 bday bash for DH & I tonight). We celebrated our 40th bday on the 3rd. Just like you, we both missed the "big bang" of the 4th. LOL At least you still have a couple years before you hit the big 4-0.
    hugs to you!!

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  50. Happy Birthday Vonna! You received wonderful gifts!

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  51. Happy Birthday, my friend!!

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  52. Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy your day!

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  53. Wow, you got some beautiful gifts. Happy Birthday ;)

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  54. Happy Birthday Vonna! July is such a great birthday month!

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  55. Happy Birthday Vonna - and congratulations on this whopping 55 comments too ;-)

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  56. Happy Birthday Vonna. Wow what a lot of gifts you received and some nice ones!

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  57. what a supply of gifts it must be xmas in july lol you are going to be kept busy trying to figure out where to show these and use all the mini goodies up congrats on your horde

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  58. Happy Birthday Vonna! Bx

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  59. Happy Birthday Vonna! Enjoy all of those beautiful gifts!

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  60. Happy Birthday Vonna!

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  61. What great loot!! Happy Birthday to YOU. 38 isn't too bad but it just sounds too close to 40 for me - still trying to get my head around it. Once I do, I'll probably be turning 39. LOL
    Tanya

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  62. Wow, between your earlier posting and this one you have received such an awesome amount of presents. Your mailman must be one of your favorite people lately bringing you all of these fantastic goodies. What a lovely way to spend a birthday. Hope you had a wonderful time on your special day.
    Sue

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  63. Anonymous10:10 PM

    Happy Birthday - it sound like you are havign a wonderful day. Clare

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  64. Thanks for sharing all your goodies on here and the music was great. Felt like I was celebrating with you. Happy Day, CJ

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  65. Happy Birthday, Vonna! Love all your goodies!!!!

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  66. Vonna,
    Happy Birthday! Great gifts. Aren't stitching friends wonderful!!
    Dora

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  67. Happy happy Birthday (watch out for the postie again in the next couple of weeks, there is a little something coming for you, I'm just finishing it!!) ((HUGS))

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  68. Belated Happy Birthday Vonna. What a truckload of fabulous gifts you´ve received - and deservedly too. And from what has been posted on here, we look forward to more feasts for our eyes as you receive more gifts. :) Hope you had a great day and weekend.

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  69. Happy Birthday!!!!

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  70. Happy Birthday!!!!

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  71. A very happy belated birthday to you Vonna. What beautiful gifts you received, you certainly have great friends. I hope you had a wonderful day!

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  72. Hope you had a great birthday Vonna

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  73. Happy Birthday Vonna! I hope you had a lovely day. I haven't commented before but your tutorials have saved this new finisher in completing her exchange challenges. Thank you for sharing them with the stitchy community!

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  74. joyeux anniversaire

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  75. Happy happy birthday to you! You have many good friends because you are such a good friend to everyone. Remember when you sent me some Crescent Colours floss when you didn't even "know" me? Your personality shines through your blog. You've packed a lot of stitching into those 38 years - imagine what you'll have done in 76 (and more)!

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  76. Ahum, ahum, I am FAR too late of course, but I still want to congratulate you with your birthday and wish you many, many good years to come!!!

    Greetings, Carolien

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  77. A very belated Happy Birthday Vonna!!!!

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  78. wow! What a birthday you had!!!!! Awesome friends you have!!!!!
    I have visited your blog before & left comments. I really wish I could get even a little traffic on my blog like you do!!!!! It is so inspiring to see all the exchanges, etc.... I would love to be more involved, but I can't seem to get people who are interested.

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  79. Happy Belated Birthday, Vonna! We share a birthday, but I've got a couple years on you! LOL

    I hope you had a wonderfully special day!

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  80. Happy Birthday Vonna, and celebrate every sigle oneone of them!

    You've earned every gift you received! You are such a merit to blogging!

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  81. Hope your birthday was a happy one Vonna. Love all the goodies.

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  82. Happy Birthday to You!! You share the day with one of my close friends!!If you can take a look of my babyblog, you'll see a post of my cross stitch works (look in the tutorial) and a translation (a funny one but it's something!). Love for you and your family!! MJ

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  83. Happy (belated) Birthday, Vonna! Wonderful gifts! I hope you enjoyed your day!

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  84. Happy Belated Birthday!!!!!!!!!

    I know that you must have had a great day. You are a special person to us all. You deserve all the gifts and accolades that come your way.

    Happy stitching!!!

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  85. Lovely gifts! I know you'll love and enjoy them all! Mine will be rather late, sorry.

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  86. Happy belated birthday, Vonna! What lovely gifts from everyone!!!

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  87. WOW!!! Happy Birthday : ) Love your goodies : )

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  88. I am late but I really wanted to wish you all the best for your Birthday and I hope you are going to have a great year ahead :-)) I have hardly had time to read blogs lately but I have enjoyed reading and catching up with your world. I am so sorry to read that your lovely Katie had an accident, bless her heart I hope all is better now but what a horrible shock !! You have stitched some gorgeous things and I think you have received some beauties for your birthday too :-))

    Take care all and have a wonderful week ahead xx

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  89. Dear Vonna, I'm so sorry I'm so very late in wishing you happy birthday! July's been hectic :) Anyway, I'm so happy to read that you've had a wonderful day and received such wonderful birthday presents! You're so sweet and kind person and I always love visiting your blog. It makes me smile and I think that's important - to make people smile in their daily lives :) Thank you for being there and have a wonderful new year until your next birthday!!

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