Sunday, January 26, 2014

Grow Your Blog ~ Party with a Giveaway!

Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by!  I am truly excited to get to meet so many people from around the world and learn more about you and your interests and passions.

For those of you who don't know me...



My name is Terri and I am a basket maker, knitter and photographer with a travel habit.  My blog is mostly about my creations with needles, both pine and knitting.  I love to feel the texture of things. The softest yarns and silks and the smoothness of a finished basket are some of what I live for.  And although these crafts are almost polar opposites, I've found that my creativity blooms during the in-between times of working on one or the other.  Since there's really no reason to choose between the two, I continue to do both.  I've also come up with a crazy idea on a project which will combine both and am designing it now.  So come back to see my progress :-)





My husband and I also love to travel, and to document our trips with photos and opinions. Here is where I get to share my photos, adventures and experiences...with you.








My giveaway... a small sweetgrass pendant.




Everyone who leaves a comment on this post will be entered to win one of my handmade pendants. This one is made from sweetgrass. The winner will be announced HERE on February 15th.  Please make sure that your comment includes your email or blog so that I can reach you if you are the winner!

The winner of the Giveaway is Una at Great Balls of Wool.  
Thank you to all who visited and participated

Thank you, Vicki at 2 Bags Full for hosting this wonderful event!

And thank you for taking the time to stop by.  I hope you will come back and visit again so we can get to know each other.

     Unitl next time ...
        Terri



90 comments:

  1. Crikey, Terri, you are quick off the mark! :) I'm still trying to get a decent photograph for my Blog Party post.
    I met you last year at the Grow Your Blog Party, and have been a follower ever since. Looking forward to more posts in 2014!
    Your pendant is stunning, and I have to say in all honesty: I Want To Win!
    Fingers crossed ;)

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    1. I just visited your post, Quinn, and looks like you picked some great photos! I am also looking forward to reading more of your posts this year. What fun to have met you a year ago and shared the journey! Hugs, Terri.

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  2. That is a very pretty and unique pendant. I love travel pictures. Have fun during the party!

    http://myeverythingcorner.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Hi Andrea, Have just visited your blog and love your photos! Looking forward to future posts in 2014! Hugs, Terri.

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  3. Hi Terry, I have been a follower since the last "grow your blog" as well. Love the pendant.

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    1. Hi Sami, I have also followed you for the past year and love your posts. Looking forward to hearing more in 2014! Hugs, Terri

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  4. I am very pleased to have found your blog - I am now a follower and look forward to reading your future posts - hope to see you at my blog

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    1. Hi Hettienne, I am so glad you stopped by! I hope to stop by your blog soon!!
      Hugs, Terri

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  5. I enjoyed scrolling & reading through your posts. The photos of Nova Scotia were breathtaking. I joined your sit via Google+ friends.

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Diane! And for your kind comments. Nova Scotia was awesome and we're going to Alaska for another big adventure. I will be visiting you soon :-) Hugs, Terri

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  6. Terri, I am a fan of your blog and love reading about your adventures. I am not joining in the party, so I will not join in on the giveaway, but your work is amazing.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Meredith. I have really enjoyed reading your posts and getting to know you this past year. Looking forward to hearing more in 2014! Hugs, Terri

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  7. Good morning Terri, and welcome to the grow your blog party. I am Kathy of Kathyinozarks and I'm one of Vicki's helpers-greeters.
    I love your blog and am going to come back and follow you. I love to read about where people travel and create-and I really love your baskets! Just beautiful
    Enjoy the party!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Kathy! And thanks for the kind comments. I will be stopping by to see you as well. Hugs, Terri

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  8. I am so looking forward to following your adventures and creations! xoxo Jen from Apple and Orchard!

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    1. Thanks Jen, and thanks for visiting! I will be stopping by your blog soon! Hugs, Terri

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  9. I hope you are enjoying the party, Terri. I already follow your blog and enjoy looking in on you to see what you are up to. Have a beautiful weekend!

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    1. Likewise Lynn. So nice of you to visit! Hugs, Terri

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  10. I love that you make baskets. Thanks for following me on my blog and commenting that you like my jewelry. I look forward to following you also.

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  11. Hi Terri, I'm visiting from GYB party today! Your blog is so nice, and I love seeing the places you've travelled to. I'm now following along with you. Wendy x

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  12. Your baskets are beautiful, such great work. That takes a lot of care and skill. Wonderful to visit you from 2 Bags Full. Di@ Cottage-Wishes.

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  13. A sweetgrass pendant is such a nice idea. I lived on the prairies for years and sweetgrass is a significant part of native ceremonies-is this the same in Florida? I live on the west coast of Canada but iIve spent time in Nova Scotia and appreciate the rugged beauty and the friendly people.

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  14. Hello from Yukon! I hope you're enjoying this party as much as I do.
    Evalina, This and that...

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  15. Hello from Laval, Quebec. It's nice to meet you today with this Grow your blog party! Have a nice day!

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  16. Beautiful work! Greetings from coastal North Carolina. So nice to find you at our blog party today. If I happen to win, I think you can find my blog just by clicking my name. Thanks!

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  17. i love your header shots - so many places i want to see too!! hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party. ( :

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  18. Hello Terri
    Thank you for visiting my GYB post. I like how you decided on the name for your blog and also your baskets and pendants. Sweet grass has such a heavenly scent, your home must smell good when you're crafting.

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  19. Terri, sounds like we have a lot in common traveling, making jewelry...and that is the nice thing about this blog hop, is that it gives a chance to find other bloggers out there we enjoy reading their stories. I will be back and thank you for stopping by my blog. Love the pendant.
    Teresa
    www.foxhollowtales.com

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  20. I admire anyone who knits...your photography is just wonderful...thank you for the chance to win the necklace.

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  21. Hi Terri, I'm Victoria. I found you on the GYB party list. Your baskets are beautiful and so is your photography! I hope you'll come visit me...

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  22. Hi Terri, I'm visiting from GYB and following via Google friends. Just have to tell you that I had a go at basket weaving and it's not as easy as all that...lol. I did make a tray-type-thing which I'm inordinately proud of! I spend months at a time in England, and will look for a course because I'd like to learn more about it. Off now to do more hopping about, but am looking forward to getting to know you more. :)

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  23. thank you for visisting my blog. Love your baskets and also love your photos.

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  24. Hi Terri, so nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by my corner of the world where travel is definitely a big part of my life. :) Love your baskets. I can crochet one but have never woven anything. Girls here at the Ehtiopian shelter do it with recycled plastic bags and it is amazing what they can come up with. Even colorful designs. Very cool! Best wishes, Tammy

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  25. I've been a happy follower for some time now...love reading your adventures!

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  26. During the GYB party the name of your blog is one of my faves so /i just had to explore it. It's wonderful. I love your travel photos especially of Nova Scotia which is on my must see before I die list. I'm Canadian but have traveled more in Europe than in Canada! I love your basket work. I knew nothing about this art form before so I'm looking forward to following you and learning more. I do a little knitting ( at least I collect yarn!) but my biggest passion is jewelry making. Please drop by and visit.

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  27. So much fun to read how interesting our lives are. Thanks for stopping by DreamChallenge.

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  28. I found your blog via the Grow Your Blog Party. I love your travel stories and your creations. I am a new follower via Google Friend Connect. Thank you for the opportunity to win. :) My e-mail is picklesquilting@gmail.com.

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    1. Love the name of your blog :-)

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  29. Visiting from the GYB. Love your travel adventures and the baskets.

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  30. Love your photos and the fact that you found bliss in doing what you love! So nice to say! Enjoy blog hopping!

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  31. I have enjoyed looking through your blog - I will be back. And thankyou for visiting my blog - I am now a follower of your and look forward to reading and seeing more of your crafting and travelling!!

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  32. I have had a journey myself looking at your blog and the lovely photos, the snow is particularly appealing, we are having high 30s to mid 40s and are in drought.

    Happy blog hopping

    Sharon :)

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  33. Hello Terri, It was so lovely to have you stop by one of my blogs (www.countryfragrance.blogspot.com) and leave a comment. It made it easy to find you and come for a visit. I just love the work you do and excited to see you combining both. I have a thing for baskets ..... I've been collecting them for years (usually 2nd hand)..... one can never have enough baskets!! Hugs Sharm (also my other blog is www.the7pillarshome.blogspot.com) and my email is sharmshere@yahoo.com

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  34. Hi Terri, nice to meet you! Thanks for visiting me. You have an interesting blog and I hope to return soon. So glad to find another OCC participant! Enjoy the blog party!

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  35. Hello Terri, thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment, it is so nice to meet you. I see you love to travel and take photographs as well, I look forward to reading more about you!
    Jackie

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  36. Hi, Terri! Thank you for stopping by my blog! My last two visits to the craft store, I found myself thinking it would be fun to learn to make my own baskets some day. My plate is too full for that at the moment, but it makes it all the more fun to see your lovely work! I look forward to seeing more. Hugs, Renee

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  37. Thank you for stopping by Plum Hollow and following me. Your crafts suit me just fine! I'd LOVE to know how to weave baskets. My great uncle used to cane chair seats. That's as close as I ever got to that medium.

    Your sweetgrass pendant is stunning. I just love it. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    I'm now a follower.

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  38. Your pendant is beautiful.

    I made a basket once, years ago, and would actually like to try it again. I need to look around for supplies locally.

    I love to travel and had hoped to travel once I retired last June, but several surgeries for my husband, and a new puppy are keeping us on the beach instead.

    I look forward to seeing more of your work and your travels.

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  39. Hi, Terri - dropping in from the Blog Party - looking forward to reading and traveling through your blog. Count me as a new Follower - off to read some more...Happy Tuesday - Tanya

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  40. Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Your pendant is lovely!!

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  41. Beautiful photos Terri. Nice to see you blogging again.

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  42. HI Terri I have arrived via the GYB party. i love your pine needle baskets. My husband's great auntie used to make things out of pine needles. Your photographs are so pretty. We have that in common. I am anxious to follow and see where you take us.

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  43. Hi,
    I'm stopping by via Vicki's GYB party. I'll be back to learn more about your travels. Love your blog's name, by the way.
    Diane

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  44. Hello Terri, I have been following your blog for awhile.. Your baskets are gorgeous,Your sweet grass pendant is truly lovely.. You have a lovely blog. Hugs Judy

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  45. Visiting via Vicki's GYBP but I've been here before. Beautiful baskets and nice to see you again.

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  46. Beautiful baskets! I enjoyed visiting your blog.

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  47. Hello, nice to meet you! I think you're the first basket-making blogger I've found, so cool to see something a bit more unusual

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  48. Thank you for visiting me.from the GYB party. I love your baskets made in a similar 'façon' to the French baskets here in the region I live in. I must say that yours are refined, the French ones are rustic. Please put me into your give away draw,
    http://barbaralilian-infrance.blogspot.com

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  49. HI Terri,
    Thanks for stopping by during this years gyb party. Loved coming over here to visit Cache-Mire. Such a pretty blog. Always enjoy visiting a fellow knitter.
    Hugs,
    Karen

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  50. Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoy reading about your adventures and crafting.
    Una’s blog:
    Great Balls of Wool

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  51. Terri - what a beautiful post! I am so happy to have you here with us again this year for the party -- already I can see that you have made more friends! Thank you for participating and~~ for being such a dear part of my blogging family:)

    xoxo
    Vicki

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  52. Hi Terri,! This is dawn a fellow basket maker that you visited today at GYB party. I am following you and your baskets are beautiful. basketwoman@live.com

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  53. Hi Terri! So nice to meet you and was delighted to see that you are a new follower on my blog. Hasn't the GYB party been fun?? I am so enjoying meeting new people. I have also just joined your blog and we can both look forward to each others travels, as i also love traveling. just got a glance at your next post and see it is about Peggy's cove. I have been there too, and just loved it. Looking forward to getting to know you better! Jeanne

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  54. Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog! It is good to see you again! Can't wait to see your next adventure!
    XO
    Rachel

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  55. Hi, so nice to meet you and learn a little about you. Your blog is great, lovely photos, nice dialogue. Thanks for sharing. Happy hopping!

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  56. Thankyou so much for stopping by my blog. You are a very talented lady with your crafts.

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  57. Hi Terri, I don't know how to knit but I love the project that you did for your grand daughter...beautiful! Enjoy reading your travelling adventure and admiring all the beautiful photo that you share.

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  58. Oh my goodness! What beautiful work you have here. You just reminded me that I bought a sweetgrass kit for my daughter as a gift a couple years ago...never saw her use it! I'm gonna go searching for it! Hope you are enjoying the blog party...Aloha

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  59. Thought I'd stop by from the GYB list... Slowly making my way through it. Please stop by my embroidery blog if you are interested. (I'm in the 1st group)

    aprilsongstress

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  60. What a beautiful blog! I love to see travel photos. One of my favorite things to do is travel :0) Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to reading yours.

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  61. What a lovely blog and you are so talented! The pendant is lovely- Thanks for visiting my blog as it led me to yours- I'll be following along to see your travel adventures :)

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  62. Thank you for visiting my blog. It was lovely to meet you through the Grow Your Blog party. I love travelling the world through other peoples' photos and I also like crochet so I look forward to reading your posts.

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  63. Hi Terri~ Cool blog! Thanks for stopping by TTE Designs, I'm happy to be a follower here too & I'm looking forward to following your next adventures. Warm Regards, Tammie Everly tammie@ttedesigns.com

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  64. Oh my!!! What a gorgeous blog you have here and such wonderful creations!!! I can feel how much passion you have for your craft and I am so excited to follow along with you!!! A wonderful weekend to you!!! Nicole

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  65. Thank you so much for the blog visit and the kind words ... oh my gosh your art is amazing ... your baskets are such a work of art ... i find them fascinating!

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  66. Terri love your baskets and the pendent. Had a great time at the GYBPARTY. Thanks for the comment on my blog.
    Shirlee

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  67. Hi Terri! It's so nice to meet you! Thanks for coming over to say hi!

    Kelly

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  68. Hello from NC, Terri, thank you so much for becoming a new follower of mine over at Cross'N My Stitches. So glad you dropped in as I may not have found your lovely blog if you hadn't. There is a class going on in our area that is all about making baskets out of pine needles. Beautiful finished projects. Your baskets are also so very pretty. I love the pendant as well and love the beautiful colors. I would love to enter for the drawing. My email address is MissLindaLee@ec.rr.com and I'm, at this moment, your newest follower. Wonderful, cheerful blog. Love it here! LindaLee

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  69. Nice to know you! What a great blog.

    http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/

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  70. Hi Terri, nice to meet you. I am visiting late from Germany with the GYBparty. I love your blog and am a new follower to see more of your crafts and travels. And will go back in your posts to see where you have been so far. Love that Nova Scotia light house picture!
    Tina

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  71. Your photography is very pretty. looks like you live in a gorgeous area. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I love your baskets. It's been nice meeting you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  72. Hi Terri-I've traveled back to you from your comment on my blog! You have made some beautiful baskets! I attempted a few baskets years ago, I enjoyed the results, just not a craft that stuck with me. My husband and I love to travel as well, love your travel pics!

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  73. Thank you for visiting my GYB post! I will be back!

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  75. I messed up the comment I made earlier. Here is the corrected one....
    "Thanks for visiting my blog. I have enjoyed visiting yours. I plan to read a bit more but thought I would add my comment now. Pine Needle baskets are something I have seen, especially when I lived in NW Fla. where there were pine needles EVERYwhere! But I have never tried to learn. I did buy a book once though but unfortunately that was as far as I got.

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  76. Hello Terri- Thank you for visiting my blog and leading me to yours. I'm away RV-living these days and have an android tablet (can't use with dial up) and it has given me trouble to the point of giving up. However I'm glad I visited. Nother wrong with having more than one hobby, lol. I'm picturing all the pine needles I have and wondering if ever I could make something as beautiful as you have. The other thing is sweetgrass, I know the minute I come into contact,walking or the side of the road but can't find it. Don't know what I'm looking for I guess. I love it always have since I learned how to bead taught from elders Odawa, Ojibwe in Ontario. I've used porcupine for crafts and on a trinket box but not pine needles, i find them interesting, I'm going to look them up and see how to do this. Your work is wonderful, congratulations on winning first place. I followed numbers of other pages and you visited PEI, and NS as well NB. We will have to meet up next time.

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  77. Hi Terry, so glad to know you and your lovely blog.. The baskets you make are awesome! Love your knitting and the sweetgrass pendant is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm your 100th follower! Hugs:)

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  78. It's lovely to meet you Terry. Enjoyed seeing your crafts. I love to travel too.

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  79. Terri, thank you for visiting my little corner of the world. I'll come back to see your creations. Please count me in for the giveaway.

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