Sunday, October 21, 2012

Wicked


 is "Very, extremely" or "Cool, great"
                                            Warning: this post is Wickedly wordy!
     First, I want to thank Madame Samm for arranging this blog hop. Secondly, I want to thank Wendy for taking charge and making it so much fun. A Very Special Thanks to Madame Samm and Wendy for allowing me to participate.
    Starting with Halloween fabrics collected for the past 10+ years -a 14 gallon bag overflowing to be exact, this blog hop proved perfect way to reduce the overflow and almost empty the bag. 

            WICKED means "Very, extremely" or "cool, great"                                                                                                                                                                                                                ...per internetslang.com

    This is the definition provided by our hostess, the Wicked Wendy from Why Knot Kwilt? and I totally agree!  For me a project that looks extremely hard but is exceptionally easy is totally WickedHope you find these to be Wicked!
  First, for your wicked pleasure is the duffle bag made for my DGD#2. It is quilted with a zipper, multiple pockets, and spooky eyes inside! 
                            Doesn't seem quite Wicked enough, does it?
  How about the Messenger bag made to carry her laptop and college essentials - quilted, with zipper, embellishments, multiple pockets, and ruffles. Perfect for an October birthday girl who loves Halloween! 
                  A bit more Wicked than the duffle. 


               
            Done? Nope! 
   The Wickedness grows with a  12.5" scrappy block (click for tutorial)made with eighteen 2.5" by 4.5" rectangles. This came from a pattern drawing I received from Mama's Quilt Shop in Independence, Louisiana on this year's shop hop, a great shop with lots of wonderful people. I made 7 blocks as leaders & enders for 4 place-mats with applique and a piano topper for my resident witch.

                      Wickedly Easy!
Done? NOT! 

  Wish I had the name of this next block's designer, so I could give her proper credit and check see if her technique and my memory coincide.  But I have been unable to find the Simply Quilts episode or her name. If you know it, please let me know so proper credit can be given. Her design was a wall hanging about 24" square if memory serves. DGD#2 fell in love immediately and declared it was what she wanted for her graduation quilt. She wasn't even in Middle School yet! 
Door Decoration
Witch's Brew mat
   A 10.5" or even 12.5" or you could go bed size spider web block (click for tutorial) made using batting as the foundation. It is done using the log cabin method of rounds instead of the usual triangles. Now we are getting Wicked!
DGD#2's quilt
Center witch in bed
  The larger the batting square, the larger the spider web. This can become a bed quilt easily as long as you can control the batting. This queen size one will be finished with neon green & purple pearl cotton hand quilting, then embellished with yo-yo spiders. Another reason I wish I could find that episode - my memory doesn't include how to construct the spider legs!
          Am I done now? 
Not quite! 
   You need to see the Wickedly cool quilt that started it all-pattern chosen by & made for DGS #4-another adapted wall hanging(What is it with my grandchildren and enlarging wall hangings into bed quilts!) that appeared in a  magazine long misplaced from the late 90's or early 00's. Again if you have the magazine, please let me know so I can give proper credit to it and the designer. All I remember is the designer hung it on the entry wall in her Quilting House. How Wicked is that!
   This month DGS received the perfect embellishment for this quilt. Gavin did a Wickedly good job earning this embellishment given to Marines for their dress uniforms. Makes me so proud of him, I tear up every time I see this picture of his sword proudly displayed on his bed quilt. Heaven knows the tears I will shed when I see him in his dress uniform complete with embellishments!


 Always Watching! 
Rotating skulls with eyeballs and teeth 
-pattern from a Quiltmaker Magazine in the 90's or early 00 long lost
     Thank you for visiting! Tutorials for the spider web block (as I remember it done but no spiders or legs) and 18 rectangle block (drawing given to me by Mama's Quilt Shop. This is a great shop and they have a blog and website. Please visit!) are available by clicking the name or in top bar of blog. 
   Now that you have seen all my Wicked projects or at least wicked (meaning cool/great) to me, go visit the others on today's schedule.
Monday, October 22nd
















Lator Gators! Remember if you don't Mind, it don't Matter. Unless it concerns your health or well-being.  Oh, since you read this far, a give-away is in order! I will have strips left-over when the backing for the big spider web quilt is done at least 1 gallon bag or possibly 2. If you are interested, let me know in a comment. I will be drawing on Halloween day at noon my time so I can mail them as I travel to Houston. No hoops to jump thru-.follow if you like or not. Just make sure I can get in touch with you. Oh, no entry before 10/22 or after 11:59PM CST on 10/30 will be considered.
DONE!

98 comments:

  1. the spiderweb tutorial was wicked cool--thanks! I wouldn't mind a bag of strips to make my own!!

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  2. I love the placemats - that crooked blue house just jumps right out! And great spider web quilt. Scraps are always fun to play with. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  3. Oh Charlene ... You're Wicked GOOD! Yay You and thank you so much for joining the hop and sharing SO much, you busy lady!! Wicked Wishes to you!

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  4. Wow you have been super busy, I love all of your projects - I think the large hexagon quilt is my favourite have never thought to do a quilt that shape until now! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. My my you have been busy! Love the spiderweb quilts, looks like they will go on my never ending list of to do's. Thanks for the tutorials and of course who could say no to fabric!

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  6. What fun projects. I too have a tub of Halloween fabrics just dying to get out to play. Thanks for the great tutorials

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  7. I like all of your wickedness, you certainly have been busy - the spiderweb quilts are fantastic, love those.

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  8. Wicked!Halloween seems to be very inspirational to you! I love your projects, especially the messenger bag. I have that fabric (in pink of course....) and am saving it for something special...mmmm a bag would be amazing! Love your placemats too. Amazing work!

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  9. Hi Charlene, how Wicked are you? Amazing I love the log cabin idea in a round and will try that out when I have time. Thanks so much for sharing and your Giveaway. Susie x

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  10. You have been wickedly busy. I have enjoyed all your projects

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  11. Love your wicked blogpost and all your wicked things, have fun!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente - Germany

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  12. Charlene, you seemed to be a very wicked lady. My favorite is the bag with the Ghastleys. And how lucky I am to have lot of fabric from the Ghastley, I bought and won several yards last year, but the yards are still in my stash.
    I think there will be a bag for me later, thanks for the idea.
    As we don´t have any Halloween traditions I haven´t made any Halloween projects , except one, that you could see tomorrow on my blog, Hillvalley quilter.
    Thanks for sharing all your wicked and cool ideas.
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  13. Your project is wonderful and so creative. Thank you for sharing your wickedness today!

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  14. I love the spider web block!
    Thank you for sharing and for the fabulous giveaway!

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  15. Wow, you did get busy! I also have a collection of Halloween fabrics like yours. I Love Halloween, it is my favorite holiday. Your spider web quilt is awesome!!

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  16. Charlene you have been hard at work! I love it all and can't even choose a favorite...the messenger bag is darling and the placemats are so fun, but I really, really have to make a duffle bag for my grandson. I know you must have a pattern for that. Would you share the name/designer? blessings, marlene

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  17. Oh my were you one busy wicked lady....the placemats and those divine mugs..well love it all...great showing

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  18. I´m interested, deffinitely :) I really like your spiderwebblocks!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  19. Wow, you were a very busy quilter. Very cute stuff.

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  20. Oh my goodness! I can't believe how much you got done! It is just amazing! They are each one just beautiful too. Congrats on all the great accomplishments. I would love to be entered into your drawing to win your fabric.

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  21. Your projects are all wonderful and those strips are certainly a wonderful prize, thanks for sharing!

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  22. You are truly wicked and I love all you have done and a give away after all that. Thanks, great way to start the day. aurea.gillis@gmail.com

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  23. Oh my, you are a very wicked quilter! What great projects (and I love the giveaway!). I can't wait to try one of those spider webs!

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  24. Thanks for sharing everything that you have made. I love scraps so this giveaway is perfect for me.

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  25. You Have been Wickedly busy!! Loved your Spiderweb blocks. What Fun. I just became a followers to see all the neat things you are up to.

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  26. Wow! Lots of wicked projects! Love your spiderweb quilt. I'd love scraps so count me in! Thanks!

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  27. All of your contributions to the hop are extremely Wicked. I really like the spider web quilt and would love a chance at your left overs. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. You certainly were a wicked gal making all those very wicked projects , amazing how much you accomplished . I would be thrilled to win your scraps , yah is for the chance .

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  29. Your blocks are great! Thanks for hopping on this wicked ride!

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  30. Hi Charlene.....you have been wickedly busy....a great parade of wicked projects. The spider web blocks are definitely wicked!! Thanks for sharing, happy stitching, Pauline

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  31. You did really make some work for this blog-hop. I'm impressed. :-)
    thanks for sharing..
    Have a nice wicked Halloween.
    regards InGa

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  32. Awesome quilting. Love the spiderweb. Would also love a bag or 2 of scraps =)

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  33. Oooo, so many wickedly good projects--love your spider web block!

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  34. you have had a wickeddly good time I see from all the quilting you have done from your stash...... now you will have to go and replentish it while they are still in season for your next projects...and thanks for hosting a give away sew that we can add to our stashes too.
    in stitches

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  35. you did a great job on your projects....love each one

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  36. Wow, you've been busy! Love that spider web quilt!
    I would love to win your scraps! (I already follow, even if not reequired.)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  37. What a spooktacular bevy of scary, I really like the spider web blocks!
    Thank you for sharing :)

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  38. What a great job, so many pieces. I dread spiders but really liked your spider web pieces. Thanks for joining this hop.

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  39. You did an amazingly good job. I love anything Halloween. I would be thrilled to take those left overs off your hands.

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  40. Love all of your great quilts. Thanks for the tutorials too! Thanks for being part of the hop!

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  41. Wow, you accomplished so much! I love the spider blocks and the bags are great too. I always like a surprise lining in a bag and the eyes are perfect.I would be happy to take any scraps you have leftover. Thanks for the chance.

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  42. Gorgeous quilts. Love the spiderweds. It is such an interesting tecnique. Thanks for the oportunity on the draw. i would love a bag of strings.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  43. I can see you love Halloween! LOVE all your projects, especially the spider-web. Way to bust your stash!

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  44. As they say in New England, those are wicked good! Love the placemats and the spiderweb idea. I love Halloween and would be more than happy to add those strips to my collection of Halloween fabrics.

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  45. Hi!!! They are all wonderfully WICKED!!! I love the one for your grandson!!!! Thanks for the fun!!! The give a way is Wicked too!!!

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  46. wow! lots of fun stuff! thanks for sharing :)

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  47. Wow! You have really outdone yourself with the Halloween decorations. Great projects!

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  48. You really went all out with this theme! I imagine your house is decorated top to bottom for Halloween. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. I really like your spiderweb blocks! Wickedly cute!

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  50. So many wickedly cute projects!! I love them all!! I would love some Halloween scraps!! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

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  51. Rosemary B here:
    I love your creations, all of them. They are so cute and colorful - love the fabrics too.
    Huge congratulations to your grandson on that embellishment!
    Please give him a hug from afar from me for his service to our country
    Thank you for sharing your marvelous creativity, AND I would LOVE a big of scraps to make a spider web like yours!

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  52. This must be the time of the year that sewing machines get a work-out. Although I've only visited 3 contributors so far, all have made multiple blocks/projects. Love all your work especially the spider web block and thanks for the tutorial. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  53. My you have been busy! that's a lot of Halloween! I'd love to have your cool scraps that are left from your projects.

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  54. Love all your projects - do you do anything but re-design and make quilty projects? Busy lady for sure!! Thank you for sharing all your great projects with us!! Semper Fi, Grandma!!

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  55. These are just way toooo fun!! Thanks for the great tuts on making our very own Wicked blocks!! How fun and easy you make them!

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  56. WOW... what great projects. Love all your fabrics so count me in for "leftovers."
    And congrats to your DGS ~ Semper Fi! Love dress blues... (don't tell my DH, he was air force, sshhhhhh)
    Thank him for his service, and extra hugs all around!

    Thanks for hopping along with us today! Karen

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  57. Amazing! Such fun projects. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Wow! Good for you using your stash. Great projects. Especially liked the placemats!

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  59. The placemats are so cool! The table looks great with them and the cups...

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  60. Wow! You have been busy. The placemats are so cute, but so is all of your work.

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  61. Great projects! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. Great projects. Thank your son for his service for me please.

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  63. What a show, what a story, thanks for sharing!

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  64. Wow, so many projects! I love the hexagons. :)

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  65. Wow! So many wickedly good projects! I love the picture of your Halloween table settings. The spider web quilts are great. Thanks for a chance in your giveaway.

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  66. Whoa! Overload - I had to stop and do a triple-take you did so much!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us, it makes me really get in gear for my day to finish one project!

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  67. Beautiful projects.Love all.Thanks for sharing!

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  68. So many neat projects. I love the placemats.

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  69. Ohh you made so many halloween projects. I love them all. Those spiderweb blocks are beautiful. I´m going to give these a try, because I love them !! Thanks for the sharing with us.
    Thanks for the wonderful give away, those left over strips sounds amazng !!

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  70. Wow! I am really impressed with all of your wonderful projects. I love scrappy and would love your leftovers. BTW the word wicked is a common expression here in Maine. lol
    Cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  71. I love all of your projects...thanks for the giveaway..would love to win the scraps as I gave all of mine away since I am moving.....

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  72. I love your projects & the spider web quilt! And I love Mama's Quilt Shop & Mrs. Brenda & Mrs. Martha. I was fortunate to be able to go to Mama's Quilt Shop for the first time in August! I'm from Hammond but live in Arkansas now! I'm following!

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  73. Wow, you've been busy! Totally Wicked, especially that Spiderweb quilt!

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  74. Super assortment of Spooky projects! Great work!!

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  75. You need to show me how to use this thing. I had to become a member just to leave you a note. Facebook is confusing enough!!--not really... I am going thru the Wicked tour -- but I already knew how wickedly cool you are -- cos I am your infamous bff-- PAM
    my blog is Meeps Meanderings!!

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  76. Very cool!! So many wonderfully spooky projects. My favorite was the duffle bag and the spooky eyes fabric inside. I actually only have one kit with Halloween fabrics so I'd love to have those leftover strips.

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  77. Wow your blocks and quilts are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  78. Wow, what a great batch of Halloween happiness! I love place mats, thank SO MUCH for the 18-block tutorial - I just gotta make some of these! Oh, and I would LOVE your leftovers!

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  79. You really went all out with orange and black quilts! You kept your sewing machine hopping and us too! Thanks for sharing.

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  80. My goodness you have been very busy! Love all your "Wicked" creations!

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  81. WOW, you have soo many beautiful "Wicked" things. They are all so lovely. Where do you find time to do all of this?? Thank you for sharing with us all.

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  82. Sure, I would love your strips!

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  83. LOVE all your wicked projects! I would LOVE a chance to play with your scraps! (fairly new to quilting so building up a scrap bin of my own! :o)

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  84. Oooh, scraps are awesome. Especially, Halloweenish scraps! Thanks for sharing.
    lisa(at)vetteklisa(dot)com

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  85. Lots of great projects. Those place mats look fabulous.

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  86. WOW! Talk about clearing it out! That's a lot of really fun projects! Thanks for sharing.

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  87. Great projects and thanks for the shout out for Mamas Quilt Shop in Independence. I write the blog www.mamasquiltshop.blogspot.com. Come on over for a visit and say hi. I became your follower so I can keep up with you. We getting packed and ready to go to Houston.

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  88. Your wicked projects are all wonderful.

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  89. Wow! You've been one busy woman! Lucky grandkids to have such a talented grandmother. I'd love to win your scraps. Thanks for sharing with us all. Have a wickedly wonderful day!

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  90. Thank you so much for sharing your wicked projects! Sounds like you are busy!

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  91. I'm always up for someone else's scraps. Thanks for sharing your lovely projects with us!

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  92. You have been busy stitching up some Wicked wonderfulness. I'm in awe (and inspired!).

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