Sunday, July 04, 2010

My Birthday Giveaway...

Good Day my dear friends and readers....
May I also wish a happy 4th of July to my United States of America brethren! I hope there is a doodle in your Yankee as you celebrate our country's birthday!

Tomorrow....
on July 5, 2010 is my 40th birthday. Good thing is, I don't feel any different in any way from today than I felt 19 years ago when I turned 21.....or 24 year ago when I turned sweet 16....I honestly feel the same and arise each morning filled with that same happiness and hope that I felt when I was a much younger me. I have been blessed with many things throughout my 40 years on this earth, but most especially my health, my faith, my family and my flag. So to celebrate 40 years of Vonna :) *hardy har, har...* I stitched a wee little pretty to represent me and without further ado here it is:


"Summer House"
Designed by: Little House Needleworks ~ Diane Williams
Found in: "Something Old Something New" leaflet Pack
Fibers: Crescent Colors (cotton)
Fabric: 28 ct. Summer Sky Belfast
This design....
is perfect for my birthday giveaway because it sums up everything about me. I love Little House Needleworks, I love my home, my birthday is in the summer and I love my country. Perfect, yes?

If you would like a chance....
to win my 40 years of Vonna giveaway, please follow these directions to the letter to have your name submitted:
  1. Leave a comment on this post only
  2. Make sure your e-mail is in the comment please (commenter's that do not leave their e-mail with their comment or have it associated with their blogger id when a post is left, will not be included in the drawing)
  3. Please do not advertise this giveaway, I am not interested in gaining more followers, rather my intent is to celebrate my 40th birthday with my faithful followers, readers and friends of this blog.

So....
leave a comment and let your name be thrown into the hat of destiny! This giveaway will end on:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

the lucky winner will be announced that day.

Please tune in tomorrow....
when I get to (at last) show you all some lovely, gorgeous presents that I received from some dear friends. I've been waiting to show them on my actual birthday!

In closing...
I want to express my most sincere,heartfelt thank you to YOU my readers and my followers. Each comment that you leave, each e-mail that you send, each friendship I have gained has touched my life irrevocably. Thank you for making an old woman smile!



Until next time....
I'll be keeping my "hands to work and heart to God".
Love and hugs,

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203 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous, Vonna! I would love to be included in your drawing - it's always an honor to receive something stitched & finished by you! My e-mail address is susanramsey9 @ gmail dot com.

    Let me be one of the first to wish you a happy 40th birthday! I can't wait to see what goodies you have to show off!

    Happy 4th to you and your family!

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  2. It is absolutely lovely and would have pride of place in my entryway display if I were lucky enough to win it.

    Happy birthday ... and I have no doubt that it is your personal faith and philosophy that keeps you as happy now as you were at a younger age ... we all have to deal with life's vicissitudes ... but some of us seek to do so with hope and faith and love. As a long time reader of your blog, I suspect you have those virtues in plentiful supply.

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  3. So pretty! I wouldn't want to give that away - I was sure you had stitched it for yourself :)
    I'd love to be a part of the ecebration and wish you the happiest of birthdays.

    Please include me.

    Pirjo from Finland
    pirjo.kallioniemi@yahoo.com

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  4. Best wishes for a wonderful 40th birthday tomorrow. Thanks again for your great tutorials. Happy 4th of July and Happy Birthday, America.

    Jean

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  5. happy birthday Vonna

    i would love to be entered.
    heather3057atrogers.com

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  6. Hope you have a happy, happy birthday with lots of presents and no cooking :-).

    I would love to be included in your drawing, my email is katrinad64 at gmail dot com.

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  7. Dear Vonna, I would like to wish you a happy 4th and a happy 40th birthday tomorrow! :o)

    Please enter my name in your drawing! My email address is andra_blog@gmx.de.

    Cathi

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  8. HI Vonna:
    Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway.. I am a follower and always love your posts.
    Happy Birthday and best of health and happiness to you..

    Blessings,
    Maurine

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  9. Happy birthday my dear! Hope it is the best ever!

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  10. Happy Birthday! I've been reading your blog! I wrote the first time!
    I really like everything you do! Maybe I will win a surprise !:)))
    My e-mail address is saolya@gmail dot com

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  13. Happy Birthday Vonna! I can totally relate to your sentiments--sadly I feel the same at 46 as I did at 16. It's a cruel joke :)
    Please include me in your drawing, I love all your works.

    Marjorie
    minnetian@yahoo.com

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  14. There is one thing I love more than a Giveaway and that's a birthday !!
    Happy 4oth Vonna - you're looking younger everyday :)

    By the way - I would be more than happy to keep this one a secret because it increases my odds of winning - lol

    Good luck everyone and Happy 4th

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  15. Happy birthday to you, Vonna! My gosh, you're a young one! I love your giveaway prize! You're a generous soul. Thank you for the chance to win! Happy 4th to you!

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  16. Forty years of Vonna sounds like a **wonderful** thing to celebrate!! May you have many happy returns of your special day!!

    Please include me in your celebration giveaway:

    linenstitcher2 at verizon dot net

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  17. I am wishing you a very Happy Birthday!!!!!! Your blog brightens my days and I love to see what you and your family are up to. I would love to be entered to win!

    My email address is: duetabode@comcast.net

    Thanks Vonna!!!

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  18. Feliz Cumpleaños!!! espero que sean muchos mas muchisimos viendo los lindos trabajos que haces y tu hermosa familia.

    Happy Birthday! I hope many many more are seeing the beautiful work you do and your beautiful family.sorry if my English is not very good.

    kisses
    neniferita@gmail.com

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  19. Dear Vonna, Happy Birthday! May your day be filled with sweet times with your family, lots of cake and presents! (And maybe a meal YOU don't have to cook??? That's always high on my wish list!)

    I would love to be entered into your birthday giveaway!

    Have a wonderful day tomorrow. I'm looking forward to seeing your goodies.

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  20. Happy birthday :)

    Lovely giveaway ;)

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  21. Happy Birthday Vonna!!
    My birthday was yesterday and I had a wonderful day with family.
    I would love a chance at your giveaway. Thanks Pat

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  22. Happy birthday to you! The Summer House finish is beautiful. I love LHN and can't wait to get my hands on some patterns. Please enter me in your drawing. :)

    Happy Independence Day!
    Jessica
    snowpumpkin at gmail dot com

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  23. Happy Birthday hun, I love this "gift" you've made. It would look great in my home. LOL Hope you have a great birthday filled with lots of happiness and love hun.
    Please include me in your drawing.
    ssharlene0320@yahoo.com

    Hugs, Shar

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  24. Happy Birthday to the USA today and to you tomorrow. I too love LHN so please enter me in your drawing and thank you for having it.
    Rita E in AZ
    requilt (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  25. Dear Vonna, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a fun way of celebrating your 40th. So glad you can pass along your faith and possitive outlook on life. Besides your stitching and tutorials I appreciate your inspiration.

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  26. Happy 4th of July and Happy 40th Birthday. You look much younger! Great photo. I hoep you have a wonderful year! Nancy
    nancy@glorybeestitch.com

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  27. Morning girl. What a lovely way to celebrate a milestone! That is a gorgeous stitch and I would love to win something stitched and finished by you!!!
    Wishing you a very Happy 40th Birthday. I hope the next years are as happy and fulfilling for you as the past have been.
    Sending warm hugs and birthday wishes.
    drewsgrands@hotmail.com

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  28. happy b-day in advance
    celebrate you!

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  29. I knew I liked you ... another 1970 baby! Mine was in January ... hope yours tomorrow is a blast. Enjoy every minute of it. I enjoy knowing you via this blog of yours and wish you many more happy birthday years to come.

    And please add me to your giveaway list - what a pretty piece!

    Tanya
    zackandbensmommy@yahoo.com

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  30. I would love to be included in your draw please Vonna. It is an absolutely gorgeous finish :) stitchyangel@gmail.com

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

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  31. Happy Birthday, Vonna! I am happy to have found your blog, through a friend - Millie.
    It is a pleasure to read about you, your beautiful family, and your ability to keep what is important to you close by your heart. You have somehow managed to showcase an enviable small town family set of values on a global stage.

    God bless you and keep you!
    Theresa.Awe@gmial.com

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  32. Happy Birthday, Vonna! Forty is as wonderful as you make it sound (having visited it myself a few years ago now).

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  33. Happy Birthday Vonna! I hope you have a special day tomorrow.

    I would love to be included in your generous giveaway!

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  34. Happy Birthday Vonna! I'd love a chance to win one of your cool finishes!

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  35. What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday! and what a beautiful birthday remembrance. That gives me an idea for mine later this month!

    Happy Birthday Vonna, I wish you many happy returns of the day.
    Thanks for including your readers in your celebration, please include me in your giveaway, ggschooley@gmail.com

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  36. Happy Birthday Vonna! I hope that your day is blessed. Thank you again for your inspirational blog.

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  37. Happy 40th Birthday Vonna! That is a very pretty little ditty you've stitched.

    Birthday hugs,
    teresamnj@comcast.net

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  38. Happy 40th!!! Isn't it amazing how fast the years go but we still feel like the kid we used to be. Hope you have a wonderful birthday enjoying time with your family. I would love to be entered into the drawing as well - here is my email address wroughtbyladonna@gmail dot com

    Happy 4th of July!

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  39. Happy Birthday for tomorrow Vonna! I hope you have a wonderful day.

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  40. Happy Birthday to you Vonna!!

    You have stitched and finished a beautiful piece! Of course, I have a spot all ready should I be the lucky one!

    Thanks!
    catgerenser@aol.com

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  41. Happy 4th of July! Happy Birthday!
    What a lovely and generous offer to make on your birthday. I would love to be included in a chance to receive something made by you.

    Have fun today and tomorrow.

    Jan
    jan@brutcher.net

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  42. 40 years young!! Your spirit is such a wonderful thing. Coming to your blog never fails to uplift me in mine.

    Have a wonderful birthday, and continue to enjoy your life.

    I agree, your giveaway piece is a perfect representation of you! Please enter me in your contest. hipgrammy2003 at yahoo dot com.

    Thank you for being you!!

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  43. Happy 40th Vonna!
    I'd love to be included in your giveaway. Your finishes are always so incredible!

    My email is blu_bird_7@hotmail.com

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  44. Happy 40th Birthday tomorrow. Hope you have a fabulous day. Please enter me in your draw. I love your stitching. My email address is lbarge@msn.com.

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  45. Happy [early] Birthday Vonna! And Happy 4th to you and yours.

    That is such a beautiful piece and I agree it well represents everything you stated. Thanks so much for sharing and also for sharing your techniques with all of us.

    Julie
    frggygrl@aol.com

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  46. Have a VERY Happy Birthday tomorrow Vonna!
    Rmember they are saying 40 is the new 30 now days LOL I am going to be 50 on Halloween so I think that means I will be "40" LOL

    Your Summer House is gorgeous!
    What an honor it would be to win one of your giveaways, so please add my name to the hat of destiny :)

    Looking forward to seeing your new goodies ;)
    Hugs,

    Lisa S
    siouxsie40@gmail.com

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  47. Happy 4th of July to you and your family!

    You have created a beautiful piece for your giveaway, and I would love to be included in your drawing!

    Have a very Happy 40th Birthday!

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  48. Anonymous11:54 AM

    I love the 4th of July and what it stands for. You always do wonderful things. I hope you not only have a great birthday ,but always a blessed 4th. ssmith389@gmail.com

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  49. Happy Birthday! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. Your finishes are beautiful!

    ~Kat
    flopsykitty@gmail.com

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  50. What a gorgeous giveaway!

    Happy 40th Birthday wishes for tomorrow :o)

    lynnbourke@yahoo.com

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  51. Happy Birthday Vonna. What a way to finish that very cute chart. Hope today and tomorrow is filled with lots of wonderful moments.

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  52. Happy Birthday. Someone is going to be very lucky. I love it! I would not be able to give it away.

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  53. Vonna,

    Happy Happy Birthday!

    I love reading your posts. They're always so upbeat and happy. My mom has had a difficult week and was in the hospital. Finding a lovely new post on your blog just made me feel better! :)

    jlwelser @ ymail . com

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  54. I love Little House Needleworks as well as Country Cottage. Both designers are infinitely creative yet their charts are so easy to follow!

    Happy, happy birthday. May you obtain all the happiness your heart can hold.

    Please include me in the drawing. The finished piece is absolutely darling!

    My email address is ebrother@hamilton.edu

    Thank you!

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  55. Happy Birthday Vonna! May the stitching fairy bring you lots of stitchy stuff!

    Your giveaaway piece is so lovely! Keeping my fingers crossed!

    Happy 4th to your family!
    omashee at msn dot com

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  56. Happy 40th Birthday tomorrow, Vonna! 40 years old seems very, very young to me!! I think the forties is a good decade for most women--enjoy :)

    I'd be honored to have this lovely piece in my home if I were lucky enough to win it...

    My email is stitchingdream@gmail.com.

    Have a wonderful celebration tomorrow!

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  57. happy 40th Vonna! The 40's are great. I would love to ne included in your drawing. email is sammi916@comcast.net

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  58. Happy Birthday Vonna. Having a birthday close to a holiday is great. If I couldn't have mine on July 4th(one of my favorite holidays, I love fireworks and all things red,white and blue) then I am glad mine was on Thanksgiving. Hope you are having great weather today and all week in honor of you. Whether your 40 or 45, your right it's all in how you feel. Most day's I still think of myself as 25 or 27. The 30's is all a blur.
    I would love to share in your birthday celebration. If I am so lucky to win you can contact me at mrebec4@q.com.

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  60. Happy Happy Birthday Vonna! Your giveaway piece is gorgeous! And the finishing of course--lov-er-ly! I would be honored to win this stitched piece! Please enter me! My email is vabnanny at yahoo dot com. Blessings and more tomorrow!

    Hugs.

    Maggee
    (sorry about posting 2X-misspelled an important word!)

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  61. Happy 40th Vonna! Life is just beginning. :o) I remember having a little "crisis" when I turned 40 but I got over it very quickly. I would love to win anything stitched by you but this little cube is just gorgeous, and you are right - it suits your perfectly.
    Birthday (((hugs)))
    myrast at embarqmail dot com

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  62. Simply beautiful! Happy, happy birthday to you!!

    Please enter me in the drawing, I would love to win!

    Blessings to you and your family,
    Nancy
    Flaglady8@aol.com

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  63. Happy Birthday, Vonna! :)

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  64. Hi Vonna, Happy Birthday to you!!! I would love to be entered in your giveaway! How sweet your stitching is...always such an inspiration to all!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B
    margaret@thefrenchbear.ca

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  65. Happy birthday, Vonna! And happy 4th of July.

    BTW, I loved the post Kathy did on her blog about your family celebrating Canada Day. That was fabulous.

    silverlotus@gmail.com

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  66. Wow! Forty sounds so young! Congratulations! You truly have been blessed--don't forget to include your positive, healthy attitude towards life. That is a blessing too.
    Please include me in your drawing-and drop by my blog when you have a chance. All the best!

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  67. Beautiful finish Vonna! Happy Birthday

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  68. Happy 40th Birthday to You! I really enjoy reading your blog. Your work is always amazing. Thanks for the tutorials you make everything so much easier to do. Hope you have a fun filled day. Beth N. (Stormybrew57@ol.com)

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  69. What a beautiful and generous way to celebrate your birthday. Please include me in your drawing. Have a wonderful holiday and an even greater birthday.

    Sharon in St. Louis

    sharon @ heisel dot org

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  70. Many Happy Returns Vonna...I love to read your blog...
    Please honour me by adding me to your draw
    Hugs Elisa x
    paperfaerie@rocketmail.com

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  71. Happy HAPPY birthday to you Vonna!
    I would love to have my name thrown in the birthday bonnet for a chance to win your beautiful creation. I would be honored to display it in my home.
    Can't wait to see what treasures you received for your 40th!
    ~~Peggy Lee
    mrscpom@yahoo.com

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  72. Hey Lady! Happy Birthday!!! Happy 4th of July!!! Enjoy!!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  73. First of all happy 4th of July!
    About the beatiful date of tomorrow, we will "speak" tomorrow. We, the portuguese, never congratulate the days before, superticious us. You share that date with my eldest niece!
    Next: please, please, please include me in that giveaway!!!!
    Hope the fireworks are amazing today!!!
    Hugs from the other side of the world
    Paula Nunes Lima

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  74. Yum! Gorgeous giveaway Vonna. Happy Birthday. I'd love to win as I haven't got a cube finish and also you can't get those cube things over here! hazelhenry@hotmail.com but it is in my id too ;-) xx

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  75. Perfect!! Happy Happy Birthday, Vonna!! Wishing you many many more years of happiness and hope!!

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  76. Happy birthday, Vonna! I'm so happy to have "met" you through blogging! I so enjoy your blog. And wouldn't I love to have something you stitched!

    Have a lovely day tomorrow and everyday... and you're not old. You'll always be a little younger than me! ;-)

    Blessings!

    Tricia
    tjtraxler at gmail dot com

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  77. It's beautiful! Wishing you a Happy Birthday. I remember 40.....

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  78. Happy 40th birthday tomorrow, Vonna!
    Please count me in, I love your giveaway. ciscavanderheiden@gmail.com

    greetings, Cisca

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  79. Anonymous2:48 PM

    Happy Birthday, Vonna! Thank you for the giveaway, and for the wonderful blog that brings such smiles,laughter, and inspiration to us all. And thanks too, for your wonderful finishing service! Terry in Texas rjbryson@gmail.com

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  80. Happy Happy almost 40 Birthday to you! I'm sure you will enjoy the 40's as much as I did .. they are great!

    Ya know I'd love to be included in your birthday giveaway :)

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  81. You inspire me to get to my cross stitch and get busy on my projects. I love the giveaway you are sharing with us. Have a wonderful birthday with your family and friends!
    Audrey
    audreybretz@gmail.com

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  82. Happy Birthday Vonna!!! Such a beautiful piece and finishing! I think my favorite thing about you is your positive attitude and your faith. I read your blog to be encouraged and I always leave with a smile.

    Happy 4th of July, girlie!!
    Sharon Crescent
    sales@crescentcolours.com

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  83. Happy Birthday to you :) I would like to enter your giveaway, if you accept overseas? I'm too_busy_to_stitch @ yahoo dot co dot uk

    Happy July 4th too!

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  84. Here's to a FABULOUS 40th birthday! I always enjoy seeing your work and would love to be entered in your drawing for this lovely piece. You're right; it's a great reflection of you and the things you enjoy. My e-mail is tjlowe40@hotmail.com. Again, happy birthday and happy 4th to you and your family!

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  85. Sandy3:10 PM

    Happy 40 years and many more ahead. Enjoy each day as they come! I would love to be a lucky winner. My emal address is teacco@yahoo.com - Sandy

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  86. Vonna! Happy 40th Birthday to you! So great that you want to celebrate it!!!! I know just what you mean about feeling the same as you did 20 years ago. I feel the same way. You look gorgeous. Have a great day, and I hope your family treats you well tomorrow! You deserve it.
    Love your giveaway. It is too cute! Hugs to you.

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  87. Happy birthday! The finishing on "Summer House" is beautiful. And "Sea to Shining Sea" looks great, too! Happy 4th.

    Andrea
    a_jax32 at hotmail dot com

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  88. Happy Birthday - Hope you have a GREAT Day!!
    I'd love a chance to enter your wonderful giveaway - Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  89. Happy 40th! Today is my hubby's birthday too, I know a few people who have their birthday today. Anyhoo, you are going to love your 40s, I know I did, I've know a lot of women who loved their 40s. I would love to be included in your drawing, what a generous gifty!
    beth.aalberts@att.net

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  90. Happy Birthday...may you have many more! you are always so happy & caring...thankyou for sharing yourself & your stitching skill on your blog.Alison
    cardygirl2@gmail.com

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  91. Happy Birthday Vonna!
    You are only as old as you want to be! (I've was 39 last year - and decided that 43 was a good number this year!! - lol)
    What a sweet gift - thank you for this chance!
    Best wishes for an enjoyable birthday month!

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  92. Susan4:59 PM

    Happy Birthday Vonna!! I would love to be included in your birthday give away...I love it.
    Susan
    lilypadlucy@yahoo.com

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  93. Happy Birthday to you! I enjoy looking at your beautiful stitching and finishing.
    micheletbruce@gmail.com

    Michele

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  94. Melissa5:57 PM

    Happy Birthday Vonna! Your work is beautiful, as always. I would love a chance to win one of your creations. My email is gripentrog@tds.net.

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  95. Oh Vonna!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! It is sooo patriotic and what a wonderful finish you have done! I would LOVE to win this from you as it would mean so much to me being a Air Force wife so far from the USA....even though we get our mail via US Postal system!

    My email: time2xstitch@yahoo.com

    May you have MANY more birthdays lay ahead of you and your faith see you through each and every day!

    Happy Birthday America today as well!

    Brenda

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  96. A wonderful star spangled happy birthday to you, Vonna! Your blog is such a ray of sunshine. Thank you for sharing yourself with us. brown.k@centurytel.net

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  97. Happy Birthday America and Happy Happy Joy~Joy to you Ms Vonna! Doing anything fun and exciting? I would love to enter your drawing! It would be awesome to win something stitched and finished by you. Have a wonderful day!

    carolinmesa@yahoo.com

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  98. Happy Birthday! Your stitching and finishing are gorgeous, sure would love the chance to own something made by you.

    Hugs,

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  99. Happy Birthday, my friend. I would be honored to receive something that you have stitched and finished. You do such an awesome job of both.

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  100. Happy birthday!
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend and have a great birthday.

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  101. Happy 40th, Vonna. Can't wait to see what goodies you received:)

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  102. Happy 40th Birthday Vonna! I feel honored to be able to read your blog and see your beautiful work. I also feel my heart grow more as I read your posts as well. Thank you!

    Happy 4th!

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  103. that's adorable!!! i like little house,too. i'm working on the christmas ornaments.please enter my name. i hope you have a wonderful birthday. denise[cheermom1954@aol.com]

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  104. Hope the 4th is "sparkling" for you and your family. Have a super,special birthday Vonna and Enjoy!!
    I would be honored to be entered into your birthday drawing.

    A heartfelt hug to you.
    cmbbaer@yahoo.com

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  105. Oh Vonna, it's really gorgeous and it just screams you! Please include me in your drawing. The day of the draw is my anniversary and it would be a lovely present to receive! My email is kearn@personainternet.com
    I hope you have a very special day for your birthday celebration.
    Happy 4th of July and a very special Happy 40th tomorrow!!

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  106. Dearest Vonna
    There is a saying I once heard that definitely applies to you:BIRTHDAYS ARE ONLY AS SPECIAL AS THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE...yours should be SENSATIONAL!!!! I wish you a year filled with happiness, health, love, and peace.
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart
    Patricia
    duaquilino@yahoo.com

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  107. Happy Birthday Vonna! I always remember your special day as you share it with my husband (who turns 36 today!!sshh). I hope you have a wonderful day with your family.
    I would also love a chance to win your lovely cube finish.
    I also cant wait to see what beautiful gifts you have received from your stitchy friends.
    lisavv2675@hotmail.com
    Hugs
    LISA V

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  108. It's impossible to resist, Vonna! Thanks for this opportunity.
    And, as it's already July 5th here in Italy..HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)
    Sara
    saramon1980@gmail.com

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  109. Anonymous9:05 PM

    Happy Birthday Vonna and many more !

    bogfairy@yahoo.com

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  110. Happy 40th birthday! You are a treasure to your family, friends, and blog readers. I would be thrilled to be included in your drawing. Thank you for your generosity. ladybug8@bellsouth.net

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  111. I just turned 40 too, so the very happiest of birthdays to you for tomorrow! I will definitely check back in to drool over all your i'm sure are lovely gifts :) Please, include me in your draw, it's another beautiful Vonna finish! My email address is on my blog but I'll leave it here for you too. Best of luck to everyone, how exciting!

    apxstitch@gmail.com (Angela)

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  112. Wow Vonna! It's as beautiful a stitched and finished piece as you are person!!! I would love to have this in my home! Wishing you a joyful birthday tomorrow and a very blessed 40th year!!! Meredith merlawrence@aol.com

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  113. Great job Vonna! Happy Birthday from another July baby. I would love to win something that you stitched and finished :)

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  114. Sandra9:37 PM

    Happy Birthday Vonna! I hope you have a wonderful day! I love visiting your blog ~ it always has such neat "stuff" on it. "Summer House" is just perfect with a lovely finish!
    Sandra
    queenpinkie@bellsouth.net

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  115. Happy 4th and Happy Birthday! 40 is young still!

    I'd love to be entered in your drawing! I can be reached at
    tpatterson2@indy.rr.com

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  116. Happy Birthday to you! July 5th is my sister's birthday too...and she will also be 40 years old. In celebration of both the birthdays, I would love to enter in your birthday give-a-way :) My email address is: lmdurst@yahoo.com.

    Have a wonderful day tomorrow!
    Lisa

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  117. Please include me in your wonderful drawing. HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY! Have a great time celebrating tomorrow. I always enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for the tutorials and the tasty recipes!
    Carolyn
    rcscg at aol dot com

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  118. Lindsey10:26 PM

    Another beautiful piece put together by you....such an inspiration to me!

    Have a wonderful birthday! May the weather not be too hot!

    Lindsey

    NewtonLKB@aol.com

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  119. Wishing you a happy, happy 40th birthday, Vonna!

    Please enter me in your drawing and thank you so much!

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  120. It's beautiful! I want to wish you a happy 4th birthday.
    I would love to be entered,
    my e-mail is
    meekcmc@hotmail.com

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  121. What a beautiful piece done by a beautiful lady! I'd love to be a part of your birthday give away! Thank you for your generosity and if I win, I'll display it in a place of honor.

    Happy 4th of July and have a very, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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  122. Blessings to you on your 40th Birthday, Vonna! I hope it is filled with many fond memories! I would love to enter your birthday drawing! valiehokie@gmail.com Thank you!

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  123. Happy Birthday Vonna! May your special day be truly blessed (although it sounds as though it already is). Instead I will thank you for blessing us with all of your sharing, blog wisdom, faith & wonderful stitching & finishing tips! Thanks! Cathryn from LHN/CCN group blueladie @ hotmail dot com.

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  124. Happy Birthday!!

    What a beautiful gift, I would love to have a Vonna original!

    joiedebayou@gmail.com

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  125. Happy Birthday my dear friend! You *ROCK* at 40!

    Wishing you another year filled with love, happiness, healthy, and hours of free stitching time!

    Have a wonderful day tomorrow...I will be thinking of you.

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  126. What a lovely piece Vonna. Your work is always amazing. I hope that the next 40 years are as wonderful as the past 40 have been, and I hope you have a very happy birthday! Please include me in your giveaway.

    bemgelado (at) aol (dot) com

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  127. Vonna, happy birthday . I love your weblog and beautiful stitches and stories. Have a nice day with your family.

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  128. Happy Birthday Vonna! I would love to be included in your drawing! my e-mail is caseylnhenderson@gmail.com

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  129. Nancy Mc2:40 AM

    HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Vonna!My birthday was July 3rd, so that makes us horoscope buddies, too! Kindly and please include me in your birthday giveaway; I really like it, it's absolutely beautiful! Thank you!
    nfm_luvsluvsluvs_li@yahoo.com

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  130. Lovely giveaway!
    Happy Birthday Vonna

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  131. Happy 40th birthday Vonna! I hope you have a lovely and fabulous day! Love your cube finish and would love a chance to be included in your giveaway.

    Hope you had a wonderful 4th!

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  132. Happy Birthday Vonna !
    and I love how you finished that LHN design :)

    Hugs,
    Marieka
    watcherofdragons@gmail.com

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  133. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Vonna! May you have many, many more years of health and happiness. :)

    I will pass on the giveaway because I've won one from you already (which I treasure) and have been so lucky lately... I figure somebody else can get lucky. :)

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  134. Happy birthday, Vonna! I hope you have a wonderful day. Please enter my name is your drawing. My email address is socalstitcher at gmail dot com.

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  135. Hi Vonna,

    and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

    Your present for us is very lovely and I think is perfect for your birthday ^____^

    My e-mail address is :

    Gabriella.Sallemi@fastwebnet.it

    Happy birthdayyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    Yours

    Gabriella

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  136. Happy Birthday Vonna! I loving your blog, seeing your ideas and finishes and would love the chance in your drawing. What a nice piece and what a great opportunity for someone to see one of your beautiful finishes up close and personal. Robin
    red1974@hotmail.com

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  137. How perfect it is!!! I too love LHN and it would fit in perfect with my patriotic tree in the craft room!! Knowing you made it would make it even more special!!! And remember, age is just a number.....Life is good!!
    Best wishes from North Carolina, Faye

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  138. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you... (smiles).
    Wish you many more healthy ones.
    Bless ya. Hugs.
    Jackie.

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  139. Wow, im comment 139, thats incredible! Happy Birthday Vonna! Have a lovely day x

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  140. Happy birthday, Vonna! I hope your day is wonderful.
    My e-mail address is jlregan @ bellsouth.net

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  141. Happy Birthday Vonna - I hope it was a wonderful day! Your blog is the first thing I look at every morning and it just brightens my day!

    I would love to be entered to win a piece of your beautiful work. my email is rosek1870@gmail.com.

    Happy 4th!!

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  142. I hope your birthday was absolutely perfect!

    maurer dot katie at gmail dot com

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  143. Hope you have a great birthday. I would love the chance to win one of your creations!

    Hope you had a happy 4th!

    Karen
    kthomas_sc@yahoo.com

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  144. Happy Birthday Vonna.

    Cathy
    kfwcjl99@yahoo.com

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  145. Happy birthday and God bless you with best of health and happiness! Thanks for your work and generosity.
    I would love to be included in your drawing, my email is magalysborda@gmal.com from Venezuela.

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  146. Vonna, as always your finishing is exquisite! 40 is a great year....My 30th was worse. LOL my email is tdorn13@yahoo.com

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  147. Vonna - belated HAPPY HAPPY 40th! It was very inspiring to hear your comment that you felt as wonderful now as you did when you were 20 - You are very blessed for sure and WHAT a gorgeous LHN cube you created. I definitely want to be part of the drawing. My email is mbryan10@comcast.net - thanks for the chance at that lovely creation and thanks for inspiring with every post. Melody

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  148. It's just the scrummiest thing I have seen in THE longest time. Well since you posted about your last srummy thing. I could almost kill for it - or at least knock people down and out of my way in my dash to get it.

    I hope you are having the greatest birthday today and will have many more to come. I remember my 40th like it was yesterday.

    Lots of Love
    Patti xxx
    patreeshal@gmail.com

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  149. Happy 40th Birthday Vonna!

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  150. Anonymous10:57 AM

    Vonna-
    Happy, happy Birthday! And I wish you many more :)
    This little sampler is adorable! You finished it so nicely, and anyone would be honored to receive it. Please include me in the drawing.
    Thanks!
    Cindy in Northern Indiana (Angola)
    storm696@juno.com

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  151. Happy Birthday, dear Vonna!!!!

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  152. Happy Birthday, Vonna! I hope you have a special day.

    Your stitchery piece for the drawing is gorgeous--as all your stitching and finishes are!! I already have a piece finished by you but it would be an honor to have something stitched by you as well. I would love to be included in your drawing. Thanks for the chance.

    Mary

    maryriggert@yahoo.com

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  153. Wow Vonna happy 40th and may it be a fantastic year where you pursue your goals to the fullest!!!

    Please enter me in your b-day draw!!!

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  154. Happy b'day to you! My b'day is also in the summer ~ Aug!

    I LOVE that cube you made! It would go perfectly in my Americana living room!

    I have used your tutorials before and I love the way you give step by step instructions!

    Hears to another 40 yrs. and then some!

    Tanya~friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com
    mylilcraftbarn@yahoo.com

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  155. Vonna --
    Happy Birthday to you! I've enjoyed getting to know you better over the last year and I would love a chance to win your give-away. A wonderful piece of stitching made by YOU!

    Have a great Birthday!

    BrendaS
    bsiwecki @ comcast.net

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  156. Naaa, not an old woman - you've just reached the beginning of the best is yet to come! I'd be tickled to win something stitched by The Twisted Stitcher, csogle@yahoo.com, so please enter my name in the drawing!

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  157. Happy, happy birthday , Vonna!! Hope you have a wonderful year filled with precious moments and love :)

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  158. Anonymous12:55 PM

    Lovely! Your finishing is exquisite.
    Happy Birthday!
    Dorothy
    dmorton001@indy.rr.com

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  159. Happy 40th birthday Vonna!! I hope you have a fantastic year ahead too.

    You don't need to include me in the drawing, I'll defer to some other lucky participant!

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  160. Absolutely gorgeous! Happy birthday and thanks for inspiring us to think big with our small finishes!
    I would love to be entered to win.
    dianealtemeyer@gmail.com

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  161. Happy Vonna Day! I love your new profile pic -- you look beeee-utiful!

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  162. Happy Birthday Vonna! So glad you are enjoying life, family, your faith and your needlework. Sending you many blessings for health and happiness! pam

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  163. Sorry, forgot my email address. I would love to be included in your giveaway....so generous of you. pam
    pjstitcher@mchsi.com

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  164. Vonna, hope you have a wonderful B-day!!! Welcome to the 40 club! I just joined in December. :-)

    Thanks for offering just a beautiful giveaway for your B-day! You're so sweet to do that!

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  165. What a lovely piece! I would be honored to have something stitched and finished by you in my home. Happy Birthday Vonna! My email address is thecrosssens@comcast.net

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  166. Happy Birthday dear Vonna. I think you're going to find that life keeps getting better and better. You're not getting older, you're getting better.

    And of course, I'd love to be entered into your giveaway. You always make the best things!

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  167. Happy 40th birthday Vonna, I have been following your blog for quite some time. I hope you had a great July 4th. I loved the way you celebrated Canada Day with your children! Yes I am Canadian and we love to celebrate our holiday with parades, fireworks and lots of good food.
    I would love to be entered in your birthday draw.
    kerrybuzzell@rogers.com
    Thanks and again Happy Birthday!

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  168. Happy Birthday Vonna. I enjoy reading your blog and seeing the great finishing work you do. I often think that if I would ever finish something instead of reading blogs I could send it to you for finishing. I hope you have a wonderful day. We share the same birthday month, mine was July 1. I had a great day and I hope you do also. My e-mail address is pacreehan@aol.com.

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  169. Anonymous6:38 PM

    Hippo Birdie Two Ewes, Vonna!

    Please include me in your drawing. Your piece is lovely and the finish is stunning.

    (Dang bird! He pulled off the backspace key the same day I got this computer. Now I have to hit it several times before it actually backspaces.)

    My name is Tina and my email address is teageeare@hotmail.com. Thank you.

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  170. Happy 40th Birthday Vonna. What a wonderful day you must be having. You mentioned that you don't feel any older than when you were in your early 20s. Don't worry - twenty more won't make any difference either. At least it certainly hasn't for me. Maybe we are just lucky.

    I would love to be included in your lovely giveaway.

    hugs, Margaret

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  171. Whoops, I forgot. My email address is megratdataviadotcom

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  172. Wow! Look at all the comments! Happy Birthday dear Vonna!

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  173. Wow V - really can't believe it's your 40th. Hope you've had a terrific day today! New pic looks nice too.

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  174. Happy Birthday Vonna! I hope your day is a wonderful one!

    The little house cube is gorgeous! I would love to be in your giveaway. My email is missyhull @ knology . net (remove spaces).

    Thank you!

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  175. Happy Birthday Vonna!!! :D

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  176. Happy Birthday, Vonna! I love having a summer birthday its awesome! Love the design and like everyone I would love to have something stitched and finished by you! Thanks for the chance.
    Blync1@hotmail dot com

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  177. Happy Birthday, Vonna! What a lovely birthday giveaway, you are very generous! I'd feel very honored to win such a pretty piece! Thanks for the opportunity!
    Hugs,
    Sharyn :-)
    jlrittgers@aol.com

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  178. It is beautiful! what a nice gesture to give away on your B.D.I am so glad that you are BLESSED with your faith. There is nothing more important then FFaith. Have a very H.40ith B.D.I would to win this as it is BEAUTIFUL work.

    Sharon
    ftsharona4@yahoo.com

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  179. Happy birthday, and thanks for such an inspiring blog. Please include me in your drawing - it's a beautiful design and finish!

    Mary Jane
    calamityjr@sbcglobal.net

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  180. Happy Birthday and thanks for all the info you give in your blogs. You are one special lady! gnittany911@aol.com

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  181. Happy birthday, Vonna! I would love to be entered! Thank you for the opportunity.
    Amy

    amyfrazier@hotmail.com

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  182. Congratulations Vonna, for your birthday, your catching mind and your energy. Everyone should be like you, positive people. Every age has wonderful experiencies, hasn't it?

    Thanks for the chance to take part of your celebration birthday giveaway!

    Best wishes for tomorrow, enjoy your day!

    Anna

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  183. Vonna, I, too, love the Little House patterns and I also think your finishing is superb....thank you so much for sharing your many gifts with all of us!
    dsturtz@rochester.rr.com...my e-mail for the drawing

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  184. Vonna, I,too, love the Little House designs and I think your finishing is superb. Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us. A Happy Birthday to you and please enter me in your wonderful drawing....dsturtz@rochester.rr.com

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  185. Happy 40th birthday! I feel the same way as you; still wake up feeling like a teenager! Your "Summer House" stitchery is adorable. There's a spot waiting for it if I'm lucky enough to win.

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  186. Happy Birthday, Vonna
    Please enter me in your drawing. My e-mail is dsturtz@rochester.rr.com

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  187. Happy Birthday, Vonna
    Please enter me in your drawing. My e-mail is dsturtz@rochester.rr.com

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  188. Oh, wow--how pretty and the happiest of birthdays to you--here's hoping you have the best year yet! :D

    I was so amused by your Canada Day celebration--looks like good times this summer at Chez Vonna! :D

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  189. Happy Birthday, Vonna! I love your little summer house piece and would love to win.
    pinkandgreenpup[at]gmail[dot]com

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  190. Hi Vonna,

    Firstly, Happy birthday! I hope your day is wonderful.

    I also wanted to let you know that turning 40 is survivable. I did it two years ago and lived to tell! LOL

    I'll cross my fingers that I may be the lucky winner of your beautiful work.

    Lisa
    lupe 9796 at yahoo dot com

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  191. It's adorable and totally you. I hope that you had a wonderful 40th birthday and many many more.

    BTW, thanks for the advice regarding the to do list. It's made this past week a lot easier! Thank you!!!

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  192. Happy Birthday Vonna!!!

    I would love to be included in your drawing...

    Thank you,

    Joanne

    xjclx@comcast.net

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  193. How pretty and very American,
    I would sing Happy Birthday but the dog and cat run to the neighbors and seek shelter until I am done soooo Happy Birthday to you.
    Catherine

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  194. Happy 40th Birthday Vonna! I you had a wonderful birthday. I enjoy visiting your blog to see all your stitching goodness! I've used many of your tutorials and can't thank you enough for them. I too will be turning 40 later this year - it's nice to know I'm in good company!

    Beth bafr @ verizon . net

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  195. Vonna,

    I want to wish you a very happy birthday! I love my 40s ~ we just get better with age..

    Hugs,
    Michelle

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  196. I just got back from a little vacation, and I'm catching up on my blogs...So, belated happy birthday! I hope you had a great one, and from the looks of all that cake, I will assume that you did! ha! I would love to enter your lovely giveaway. My email is in my profile. BTW, that little Whitman's stitching box is to die for! What a great idea!

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  197. A belated happy birthday to you, Vonna! Hope it was the best one so far! Don't know why was I thinking that you were born on the fourth. The home computer is down for the count, so I wouldn't have been able to comment on the actual day in either case since I wasn't about to come into the office on a (rare) day off!

    I'd love to be included in your drawing. My email address is in my profile. Thank you!

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  198. Hi Vonna,
    I have been reading your blog for quite awhile. Yours was one of the first I came back to after I discovered this "World of blogging!"I am afraid I am a lurker, but had to comment on your birthday - happy day and happy year!. (My son 's birthday is July 1st, so we have a 4th birthday, also)
    I would love to be entered in your drawing - I have admired your stitching!
    Best Wishes, Lori
    house1795@tds.net

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  199. Happy Happy Birthday Vonna!!! 40yrs old, you're still a youngster!

    Would love the chance to win this beautiful item. My e-mail addy is dkspinner@q.com Thank you for your generosity and for all the wonderful tutorials you've shared.

    Dianne in UT

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  200. Happiest of Birthdays to you!

    Your blog provides encouragement through your examples of faith and inspires creativity through your stitching talents- thank you so much :)
    Please include me in your draw- how kind of you to share such a personal endeavor.

    kathleenoliver@verizon.net

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