5/5/13

Giveaway Day!


Welcome to my Giveaway Day post!  I'm here a day early so that you can help me celebrate my birthday too!  And I have a veritable raft of prizes to give away to three lucky winners.  

First, I have a 9 fat quarter bundle plus a panel of Monarch Flutterby by Mary Engelbreit for Andover Fabrics.


Aren't these perfect for spring?

Second, I have a $10 gift card from Fabric Depot.


AND

a one-year subscription to Quilter's Newsletter magazine...which just happens to be one of my favorite quilting magazines.


Finally, a third lucky winner will win a one-year subscription to Quiltmaker magazine...which just happens to be another of my favorite quilting magazines.


The magazines can be interchangeable if you already subscribe to one or the other.  Second winner chosen gets first pick.

So I'm going to make this real easy for you.  All you need to do is leave a comment.  You can say anything you want to, or you can answer this question:  What is your favorite fruit?  Followers (new or salty) can gain a second chance to win by leaving an extra comment telling me how you follow.  

Winners will be chosen at random.  I will ship the fabric internationally, and so the opportunity to win is open to all citizens of Planet Earth.  However, magazine subscriptions are limited to winners within the United States of America.  

After you leave your comment(s), head back over to Sew Mama Sew for more giveaways.  I'm here a day early, so you won't find them until May 6th.  This giveaway will remain open until May 10 at 5:00 p.m. (PDT).  Winners announced right after closing.  Good luck!

517 comments from clever and witty friends:

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Cath said...

OOOOOh, I love a giveaway and that Butterfly fabric is so yummy! Talking about yummy, I am supposed to say my favourite fruit but that would be impossible so how about I tell you my least favourite is pawpaw then perhaps I don't have to pick a favourite.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Cath said...

Oh and I am a follower via your blog almost to the point of stalker. I look for your blog first every day.
Cathxx

Jo said...

Wow, well first things first, Happy Birthday!!
You have really outdone yourself in the prize department here. All of the prizes are amazing.

Jo said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Podunkpretties said...

Well Happy Birtday! What an interesting bundle your giving away, I've not seen it before, LOVELY! Oh by the way I love bananas, banana cake, bread, in oatmeal, ice cream, dehydrated, such a versatile fruit! And probably the worst one as far as calories,sugar and starch, that's why they are so yummy!

Podunkpretties said...

I'm a follower by using bloglist on goggle, Hoping I don't need to start using bloglovin or one of the other thingy's! I'm really not understanding the new readers.

Usha Murugesu said...

I follow your blog via email...love the blog.....its so exciting...fascinating...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

May your birthday bring you everything that your heart can possibly desire...anything and everything that will bring about a giant smile upon your lovely face.

I love mangoes...they are so yummy.

Usha
usharaneem@yahoo.com

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday, I hope you have a wonderful day!
My favorite fruit is peaches.
These are all great prizes, thanks for the chance to win any of them

Sharon said...

I am a bloglovin and email follower.. proudspirit57@gmail.com

Ellee said...

Strawberries are my favorite fruit for sure! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Ellee said...

I follow by email. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Becky said...

I would have to say that strawberries are about the best, but so are oranges, apples, pineapple. . . .
Thanks for posting a giveaway.

Becky said...

I follow on Google reader, then will be changing to RSV feed when reader goes away. I might explore bloglovin, but haven't yet.

gpc said...

Fun! I like too many fruits to pick -- love pineapple, strawberries, LOVE to grill pears with a little rosemary, nothing beats a fresh peach, and I recently discovered dates on a trip to California -- yummy stuff! :)

gpc said...

I follow your blog. :)

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to you! May your wishes come true when you blow out the candles, and you enjoy your day to celebrate!

Jeanie said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day is fantastic and that you get some nice "giveaways" too! Favorite fruit....varies, but since I just had some strawberries for breakfast, I'll say they are my favorite.

free indeed said...

Happy Birthday!
My favorite fruit are plums, with grapefruit a close second.

free indeed said...

I follow via email.

Jeanie said...

And I'm a follower too..... maybe not as much salty as old and moldy! Thanks for the giveaways!

Michele said...

Happy Birthday! I hope the felines have a great party planned for you.

Boo-berries as my son used to say when he was littlier (aka blueberries) is my favorite fruit. I can eat them by the fistfulls all day long.

Michele said...

I love following the cat adventures, currently using Google Reaser (still trying to decide which option to switch to)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Good morning Barb....Happy Birthday to you girl!! I love bananas and raspberries.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I follow via GFC and Bloglovin..thanks

Shepody Mountain Crafter said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love the butterflies!

Shepody Mountain Crafter said...

I follow bloglovin thanks for the give away chances

Gill said...

Happy Birthday Barbara! I hope you have a great day!
My favourite fruit is raspberries!!

Gill said...

I'm a salty follower!

Lisa Marie said...

Happy Birthday! My favorite fruit is strawberries.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog via GFC.

Dana Gaffney said...

Happy Birthday Barbara! I hope you have a great day.
Favorite "grab and eat" fruit is a banana off the tree in the yard :), cooked in a pastry would be blueberries.

Sherry said...

Happy Birthday to you! Let's see I love watermelon. Is that a fruit? hmmm never thought about that before don't believe it is a vegetable. Well, I also love Ambrosia apples snd I know that is a fruit.

Sherry said...

I follow on Bloglovin and GFC

Myself said...

I just love watermelons :) Love the summer because of it :)

Myself said...

I'm your follower !

SJSM said...

Have a very Happy Birthday! Love you tales of your two tails.

SJSM said...

I follow you by email.

treadlemusic said...

Favorite fruit is a 'toughy'!!! Strawberries....and mangoes......and fresh pineapple....and, well, you kinda get the idea!! LOL!

Mhairi said...

I love giveaway day.
My favorite fruit is lillypilly. This is an Australian fruit that is sort of sweet, sort of dry and really YUM!!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syzygium_australe
http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s1484699.htm
You might be able to find lillypilly jam - this is really yum too.

treadlemusic said...

Been a follower for a long time on my WP "Reader"....Always a joy to see your lovely stitching!! Uber hugs..... BTW, love the butterfly!!! and don't subscribe to either mags!!! AND Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

Mhairi said...

I am a follower through google.
Love reading your blog and catching up with the cats.

yorkie mom said...

I'm a "salty" follower. Ahoy there matey!

yorkie mom said...

Happy birthday! Hope your day is full of blessings!

Kate said...

Happy Birthday Barbara! Enjoy your day.

Donna said...

Happy Birthday! My birthday is this week too so winning would be great for me too! My favourite fruit is apricots. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Fan4may said...

Happy Birthday! Thank you for the great prizes. Fan4may at aol dot com

Fan4may said...

I am an email follower. Fan4may at aol dot com

Vanessa Kasal said...

Happy birthday! My daughters birthday is also today (5/5)!! My most favorite fruit are blackberries - yum!!!!!!! Followed closely by those cutie nectarines :)

Vanessa

Donna said...

I'm a follower. I check in on you the kitties every day!

Mimi said...

Happy Birthday!!! Awesome giveaway!! Thanks for the opportunity... crossing my fingers.

Sandra said...

Happy Birthday to you and what a very generous quilter you are to share such wonderful giveways with us. I just love your blog name and I totally agree with you. As for fruit, I enjoy most fruit. It is so good for you and tastes good, too. Thank you for the chance to win.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

beaquilter said...

Im a follower

Sandra said...

I am also another stalker through emails and FB. The butterly fabric is so pretty and can see this as a focal point in a wallhanging.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

beaquilter said...

My favorite fruit is umm apple.. grapes (though I avoid them due to pestisides)strawberries.....

Margaret said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have an awesome day. My favorite fruit is the ugly fruit. Always juicy and sweet. Messy but really good.

Margaret said...

I am a salty follower. Really enjoy ready your blog.

Vickie said...

Happy Birthday Barbara ! That's nice to give gifts on your birthday. Fruit is a granny Smith apple..

Vickie said...

I follow by email and bloglovin !Don't want to miss anything you know ! LOL

Ruth said...

Without a doubt, raspberries are my favorite fruit! I love a giveaway and this one is spectacular! Oh, I follow you via Bloglovin - just changed from google reader.

Ray and Jeanne said...

Happy Birthday Barbara! Did you tell us your favorite fruit? I love apples especially Jazz. ~Jeanne

Ray and Jeanne said...

I am a follower and I am one of those 2013 NewFO people. ~Jeanne

Kathy ~~~ said...

I follow you on blogger;-)

Kathy ~~~ said...

Happy Birthday!!!! favorite fruit are cherries.

B Greene said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!! Thanks for sharing the presents with your readers :-)

B Greene said...

I follow your blog through GFC and I have also set up the subscription through the BlogLovin and The Old Reader readers for later.

Charlene S said...

My favorite fruit is the tomato. Yes, it is really a fruit and I eat them straight from the bush, washed by the hose. Yum!

Charlene S said...

I am a follower!

bluenines said...

Happy Birthday!
As for a favorite fruit I would have to say strawberries. happy sewing to all

Sowing Stitches said...

Happy Birthday! :)
My favorite fruit...lime!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Happy Birthday! I am a follower.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

My favorite fruit has to be grapes.

Bonnie58 said...

Love the fabric. It;s gorgeous. I think fresh raspberries are my favourite fruit. Thanks for sharing. Unfortunately I can't enter the draw for the mags.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Bonnie58 said...

I am an email follower. Thanks for sharing
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Honeybee Quilter said...

I love the fabric and I love bananas!

Honeybee Quilter said...

I get your posts delivered daily to my email!

JoyceLM said...

Happy happy birthday-hope you have great day. My favorite fruit is the peach - especially in homemade peach ice cream. Thanks for the chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower - receiving posts by email. Thanks again.

Beth said...

Happy Birthday wishes from Clatskanie, OR!

(I hope this isn't a duplicate entry--I'm not trying to cheat; I received an error message saying to try again.)

Beth said...
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Tammy said...

I'm allready a follower via Bloglovin. Thanks for the 2nd chance.

Beth said...

I'm a follower! And I forgot to say, Cherries are my favorite fruit. Bing cherries, to be precise.

29820a10-3a35-11e2-8d1d-000bcdcb471e said...

Happy Birthday to You!!!! Your not old - it is only in your mind - shoo it out..
I follow you by email everyday..
MaryLou
Fun4Me1249@aol.com

Tammy said...

Thank you for the chance to enter your extremely generous giveaway.. Happy Birthday. Lets see my favorite fruit...I love lots of fruit tha tmight be hard to name just one. But here goes fresh inseason watermelon followed by fresh ripe pineapple. The flutterby fabric is absolutely stunning...

29820a10-3a35-11e2-8d1d-000bcdcb471e said...

WOW! Lots of giveaway goodies - Oh should I be so lucky to get something....
My favorite fruit - a bit boring - apples and bananas & blackberries of course those should be in a cobbler...
Thank for such a fun blog to read each day.
MaryLou
Fun4Me1249@aol.com

giddy99 said...

I love cherries best, but if we add sugar, I'd have to say LIME! :)

giddy99 said...

I'm a follower, via GFC and Google Reader, and BlogLovin'! Happy Birthday!

Jacque said...

Oh my word, you had me at Mary Engelbreit....LOL Fav fruit? Gotta be cherries!
Sweet pictures of the kitties down below - thanks for the chance to win.

LethargicLass said...

Happy birthday to a wonderful friend!!!!

My favourite fruit are ackie's (lychees)

LethargicLass said...

I am a follower on this crazy journey :)

Jacque said...

From the comments I am seeing, and from knowing my own habits, I believe you could arrest many of us for stalking you....I'm a salty follower! Hugs!

Elisabetta said...

thank you so much for this amazing prize, I am international and I partecipate for this lovely bundle ;)

my favorite fruit is medlar ^_^

Elisabetta said...

I am your long time follower, thanks for this second chance too!!!

Quilter said...

I follow by email

Quilter said...

My favorite fruit is apricot fresh off the tree.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I love fruit... especially berries... guess I'll have to say strawberries. Happy Birthday!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I follow you via GFC.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Happy Birthday!! Pomegranates and apples are the top of my list :)
Thank you for the chance.

sew.darn.quilt said...

I follow through GFC :)

Teresa F. said...

Happy Birthday!!! My favorite fruit is pineapple.

Teresa F. said...

I'm an old follower of your lovely blog.

Quilter In Paradise said...

Cinco de mayo, a great day for a giveaway! Also my niece and my oldest friend 's birthday -a. Rey good day indeed.
I like all kinds of fruit, Fuji apples, cuties orange things, watermelon (yuum) honeydew melon, berries! Oh my berries!
Thanks, Barbara, for the opportunity
Beth in Dallas

Quilter In Paradise said...

Cinco de mayo, a great day for a giveaway! Also my niece and my oldest friend 's birthday -a. Rey good day indeed.
I like all kinds of fruit, Fuji apples, cuties orange things, watermelon (yuum) honeydew melon, berries! Oh my berries!
Thanks, Barbara, for the opportunity
Beth in Dallas

Quilter In Paradise said...

And a very Happy Day to you, too! I get your posts sent to my email, so I don't miss anything (love your embroidery)

Beth in Dallas

Lyndsey said...

Happy birthday Barbara. So that's why you had a nap yesterday and didn't get to sew. A good move as birthdays take lots of energy. Wellcome to the final year of this particular age decade. I'm 5 months older than you and so far it has been a good year and a good age to be.

knitnkwilt said...

For favorite fruit, I'm in the banana crowd. I'm also in the crowd that thinks the butterfly is great in the fabric design.
and since blogger makes me 'no reply' against my will clairealex [at] gmail[dot] com

knitnkwilt said...

I follow by getting email notice when you post

clairealex [at] gmail [dot] com

c said...

Good Sunday to you all, as a follower and lover of cats, I love strawberries. Here in the Central Texas area we can get them all year long. But right now is the peak, and i am making a diabetic strawberry pie today-lol.
Everything on the giveaway is purrfect. Thanks for the opportunity.

Shauna said...

wonderful giveaways!!! My favorite fruit is watermelon, I love summertime and sweet watermelons!!!!!

Shauna said...

i am definitely a follower, love reading your blog on bloglovin'!!!!

Lou said...

I am an email follower at louster388atyahoodotcome

Lou said...

I love strawberries:)
Happy birthday to you!!!!

Judy1522 said...

Happy Birthday! My favorite fruit is fresh pineapple I could eat it everyday.

Judy1522 said...

I follow your blog through google reader still although I have copied everything over to bloglovin. I am so used to google that I just automatically use it and probably will until I am forced to give it up.

Julianne said...

thanks for the giveway, would love to win...give Smitty and Gracie a scratch for me!

Julianne said...

I'm a faithful follower!

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I love give away day..That cake looks good and I am sure it was!! Thanks for opening up your life and sharing it with us.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I follow you by e-mail and love every minute of it. Thank you.

cherylj said...

My favorite fruit is raspberries.

Newbie Jen said...

Wow! that's a generous giveaway! Thanks and Happy Birthday!

cherylj said...

I follow your wonder blog through feedly.

Newbie Jen said...

I follow you through GFC and Bloglovin.

Nita said...

Love a give away! My favourite fruit is fresh mango. Yum!

Nita said...

I follow you through email. Read your musings with my cup of tea every morning.

Amy C said...

What a great giveaway!
My favorite fruit is banana. My daughter and I are making frozen chocolate covered bananas right now.
:)
campbellamyd at gmail dot com

Amy C said...

I'm an email follower.
campbellamyd at gmail dot com

Nancy in IN said...

I follow by email. Love to read.

Nancy in IN said...

I love grapes and apples and melon; about any kind of fruit is my favorite.

Rosa said...

Watermelon is one of my favorite fruit!!

Rosa said...

I do follow by email.Thanks for the giveaway!!

Rebeckah Austin said...

I love me a good ol' peach :) YUM

Rebeckah Austin said...

I am salty!

krislovesfabric said...

Of course, I'm a follower and hmmm...I love fruit epecially peaches :)

Kathy L said...

What an awesome giveaway. I love raspberries. Thanks for the chance to win.

Celtic Thistle said...

My favourite fruit is raspberries, especially Scottish ones :)

Happy Birthday too!

Celtic Thistle said...

Naturally I am a follower!

desertskyquilts said...

Fabulous giveaway with great prizes! Cameo Apples or black raspberries hold top billing with me. Thanks for the chance to win!

dezertsuz at gmail

It isn't letting me comment as wordpress, so I'm going to try my livejournal account.

desertskyquilts said...

I follow by e-mail. Thanks for two chances to win.

dezertsuz at gmail

Lee said...

Happy Birthday Barbara! :)
I hope your day is extra-special too.
I don't know that I have a single favorite fruit - there isn't much I don't like, but maybe berries of any kind is at the top, but then there's those tropical types, and in the summer melons, and the ever staples of apples & pears.

Lee said...

I follow you via my blog, you are linked right there on my side-bar and see when you've posted. Thanks for the opportunities. BTW, Fabric Depot is one of my favorite stores when I come up, especially on their discount day :)

BizyStitches said...

Happy Birthday, enjoy your special day. I would probably have to pick peaches but I do like several kinds of fruit. I just sewed binding onto a lap quilt I'm making for our remodeled breezeway and I'm about ready to sit and stitch the back side of the binding. Thanks and you have some lovely gifts.

Debra Lee said...

Happy Birthday! I love fresh pineapple.

BizyStitches said...

I follow you by emails. Looking forward to keeping my fingers crossed. Oops if I do that I won't be able to stitch the binding. LOL

Teresa in Music City said...

Such lovely giveaways! My favorite fruit is the banana, followed closely by the orange. Now I'm hungry.....

Teresa in Music City said...

I happily follow via GFC.

SewCalGal said...

What a great way to celebrate your birthday! Super giveaway.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

PS - I was following via google/reader, but now following you via a selection of reader tools while I'm determining which I stick with (e.g. Old Reader, Digg, etc).

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

My favorite fruit would be bananas.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm definitely a salty follower.

sophie said...

I never met a cat I didn't like, nor a fruit ... it's hard to choose a favorite, but MANGO is one of the those at the top of the list.

sophie said...

I'm another salty follower. I've been following since whenever you made your first blocks for the Block Lotto.

Quiltsmiles said...

Hope your Birthday was all you wished for! Jane

Quiltsmiles said...

I just saw the post wiht your "hussy Princess lips", glad you change it! It looks so much better! And yes- go for it and add a cat. Jane

ANudge said...

Happy Birthday, Barbara! Hope you have a wonderful one. My favorite fruit is mango. Thanks for the chance!

ANudge said...

I'm a salty follower using GFC.

Dar said...

1st off - Happy Birthday to you!! Hope you have a fantastic day! I share your Zodiac sign too. Mine was Last Sunday.

Oh, my favorite fruit - that's so hard - love peaches, watermelon, bananas and home grown ripe tomatoes. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your fabulous prizes. I'd love the Quiltmaker mag. Don't subscribe to it.

Dar said...

Almost forgot - you know I'm an avid follower of your blog, and your NewFOs and you are responsible for me starting lots of new projects from other places, especially when I see them on your blog!

ritainalaska said...

best birthday wishes and enjoy your special day. having a half a red grapefruit for breakfast makes my day! thanx for this great giveaway.

ritainalaska said...

im a follower on gfc and bloglovin 'til i figure out what the change over is going to do.

KT said...

Wow thanks for the chance!! My favorite fruit?? I love so many types of fruit but it may have to be mango!

KT said...

I am also a follower via email.

txquilter said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love any kind of citrus or watermelon. Kiss your kitties for me!

txquilter said...

I follow via email.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Happy Birthday Barb! My favorite fruit is strawberries. What a great giveaway. Thanks!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am a long time follower of your blog :-)

Susana said...

Feliz feliz cumpleaños Barbara.
No hay nada mas rico que un dulce y maduro mango jugoso.1000 cariños.

Susana said...

Soy su seguidora por correo electrónico.Gracias por la oportunidad.

Vicki H said...

My favorite fruit is strawberries or any other kind of berry will do. Happy Birthday.

Vicki H said...

I follow you via email. Thanks for the second chance.

Crickets Corner said...

Happy Birthday! My favorite fruit is blackberries. Fantastic giveaway, thanks for the chance.

Crickets Corner said...

You know I'm a dedicated follower! Yours is the first blog I check for everyday.

Alina said...

Thank you for such a generous giveaway.

And the answer to your question is watermelon, especially in Summer, of course.

Lia*s Handmades said...

My favourite fruits are cherries, that's because I'm allergic to pretty much anything else LOL!

And since I'm from Germany, I won't be able to get into the run for the magazines, but I love butterflies, so I'd love the fabric ;)

Thanks for the chance!

Lia*s Handmades said...

I'm also one of your loyal followers!

Beatrice Jade said...

I love mangoes!!

(msmauclair@gmail.com)

Beatrice Jade said...

I follow you via email and it's one of my top three fave emails to receive. Don't change, you're fantastic!

(msmauclair@gmail.com)

Heidi said...

Love your giveaways! Favorite fruits are berries - just about any berry will do!

Heidi said...

I follow and read via email:-)

Unknown said...

Strawberries, I am already thinking about them , fresh from the field by the end of May or beginning of June here in Oho.

Lisa said...

Happy Happy Birthday and thanks for the great giveaway!

Lisa said...

I'm a old and faithful follower!

Diane Wild said...

I just love giveaways..especially if I'm the lucky recipient of said giveaway. I still like them even if I'm not. My favorite fruit is strawberry, or, wait, blueberry or mango. Mango & strawberries together. I love fruit. Happy Birthday.

Diane Wild said...

I'm an old and salty follower via email/Bloglovin.

Quilting Babcia said...

No need to enter me in the giveaway since I already won one late last year, just stopping by to wish you a happy birthday again!

Jennifer Gail said...

I like apples.

Jennifer Gail said...

I'm a GFC followr:)

LindaSchiffer said...

I love most fruits ... but my very most favorite-est one is Watermelon. :)

Linda

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday to you! I think Gala apples are my favorite fruit. Thanks for participating in the giveaway.

Nancy said...

I follow with Google Reader (but have to choose a new reader soon!).

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Happy Birthday Sweetie!! You are just awesome with you give away - hmm fruit - apples of any kind, fresh and baked.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am a follower

Becky said...

Happy Birthday, Barbara! Hope that your day was wonderful. Eat lots of cake!

My favorite fruit is a banana.

Becky said...

I follow your blog:)

kc said...

Happy happy 29th! It's SOOO very generous of you to supply the pressies on YOUR birthday!! Those butterflies are beautiful! Right now our butterflies are being divebombed by all the hummingbirds! Really, now, don't they know there's plenty of flowers and feeders to go around a couple of times over??

kc said...

And I'm happy following in your footsteps, wherever you take us!

Emily C said...

Happy birthday!
Great prize/present. I love butterflies and you are very generous.

Emily C said...

I follow on GFC.

Lisa Cox said...

Happy Birthday!
My favorite fruit is a cherry.
lisa(at)vetteklisa(dot)com

Lisa Cox said...

I follow via GFC and email
lisa(at)vetteklisa(dot)com

Laura said...

Happy Birthday! My favorite fruit is mangos!

Laura said...

I'm a follower via GFC

Debbi said...

Wow, a giveaway and a chance to celebrate with you both at the same time. What luck. Happy Birthday!

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