Accuquilt GO! Baby Giveaway ~ Part 1, Tumbler Toddler Pillow

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I am very excited to be posting this Tumbler Toddler Pillow tutorial and the Accuquilt GO! Baby giveaway.  You can see my Thank-You Mail-man post that has all the details on what I received from Accuquilt {minus Ms. Diva… she really didn’t come in the box, she just decided it was the best ‘toy’ ever, LOL}.

This tutorial is in two parts.  The first part is on how to create a piece of fabric out of quilt pieces to use in a project.  This can be used to substitute a piece of fabric in any project.  Whether it is a pillow like here, or to add interest to a piece of clothing, or any other project you can imaging.  {I think this would make a wonderful book cover myself}

What you will need:

Accuquilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter

Tumbler Die

Variety of Fat Quarters {I used six different Citrus Moda Marbles to create this pillow}

Sewing Machine ~ a 1/4″ Guide foot makes this a breeze if you have one.

Coordinating Thread

Iron and Pressing Board

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To cut out your Tumbler pieces… fold your fabric in half and place on the die.  I placed my fabric over two of the three tumbler shapes on the die.  This resulted in four pieces in each color.  For the orange and darker lime green I just placed scraps I had over the two tumbler shapes, and created two tumbler pieces of each of these colors.  Depending on your color scheme pick the way easiest for you to create the number of pieces you need to create your finished size.  For the Toddler Pillow front you will need a piece of fabric approximately 12″ by 16″.  I will be adding a border to the pieced piece in the next part of this tutorial.  So, I used 18 tumbler pieces to create a piece of fabric approximately 11.5″ by 13″.

Here is a photo of my first layout.  I felt that some purple was needed.  So, I went and ran the purple fabric through the GO! Baby fabric cutter, and added those pieces into the layout.

Once you have a layout you like, pair up your pieces and start chain piecing them together.  This is a good time to turn on your iron and let it warm up.

Matching up these pieces cut with the Tumbler die is incredibly easy since the die does the hard work and knocks of all the corners.  You don’t have to think twice about matching up these pieces.  Just line up the corners and sew.

This photo shows the matching bobbin and top thread, the ‘thread saver’ I am using, and the 1/4″ guide foot I am using to insure that all my seams are a 1/4″.

Sew each pair by chaining them together.  Chaining pieces makes this project take less time than it looks.

Once you have sewn each of your pairs together, cut them apart and press open.  I did press all the seams towards the darker fabric for this project.  Lay out all the pairs, making sure that you still have the right layout {or at least a layout you like}.

Here are rows of four tumbler pieces pieced together.  I can’t believe how straight these rows turned out!  I didn’t do anything ‘special’ and out of the 9 pairs only one came out wonky, and that is that yellow piece you can see here.  I wasn’t paying enough attention {not that I ever pay enough attention} and did not have the yellow fabric placed completely over the die shape.  This photo shows why I am hooked on using the Accuquilt GO! Baby Fabric cutter.  No pins were used and I rushed through cutting the pieces {as I normally do} and the rows still turned out straight.  Incredible.

Here is another shot showing the dogged corners that make matching up these pieces idiot proof.  Think of how much time it would take to cut out the tumbler pieces using a ruler and rotary cutter, and then going back through all your pieces to cut the corners off so you could match up the pieces like this… Cutting pieces with the Accuquilt GO! Fabric cutter and tumbler die is definitely a time saver for this project.

Here are all the rows assembled, sewn together, and pressed open.  I love these bright colors!

Lay your pieced piece out on your mat and line up your ruler along the fabric.  Make sure your ruler is lined up using the top {or bottom} edge of the fabric.  This will help you end up with a square piece of fabric.  Then trim.

Not bad for your first time, LOL! Give yourself a pat on the back, and check out how to enter the giveaway below.  The second part of this tutorial {making the pieced piece into a pillow} is posted.

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How to enter to win an Accuquilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter and your choice of three dies {entries close June 7th}:

MANDATORY ENTRY

{must be completed for any entries to count}:

Visit Accuquilt’s site, and tell me which three dies you would choose if you win.  Make sure to check the site as they have just released a whole passel of new dies.

OPTIONAL ENTRIES

{Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry}

1) Follow The Spunky Diva via GFC {Google Friend Connect}

2) Follow Accuquilt on Twitter @Accuquilt

3) Follow The Spunky Diva on Twitter @TheSpunkyDiva

4) Tweet, can be done daily.  Leave the tweet address in your comment.

#win a @Accuquilt Baby and three dies @TheSpunkyDiva http://www.TheSpunkyDiva.net #giveaway closes 6/7

5) Blog about this giveaway, add a link to this givaway on your blog.

6) Post the giveaway button on your blog.

Remember; the mandatory entry must be done in order for ANY entries you make count.  For additional giveaway rules, please read through the Official Giveaway Rules. Make sure I can find your e-mail address easily if you don’t include it with each comment!

Good Luck!

A huge thank you to Accuquilt for providing the GO! Baby fabric cutter with three dies for my use in this review, and for providing a GO! Baby and three dies to the reader that wins this giveaway.  Another thank you goes out to The Fat Quarter shop for providing the Moda Citrus Marbles fat quarter bundle used in this tutorial.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post. I love comments, and will return the favor! ~ Kimberlee

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  1. 205
    Debra says:

    I tweeted on 6/1

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  2. 207
    Debra says:

    I tweeted on 6/2

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  3. 209

    I would love to have these three dies:
    GO! Apple Core-6 1/4″
    GO! Circle-2″, 3″, 5″
    GO! Birds

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  4. 210
    Joanna says:

    The 5″ square, the 2.5″ strip cutter, and the rose of sharon dies would be my choices.

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  5. 211
    Joanna says:

    I am a new follower of The Spunky Diva.

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  6. 212
    SewCalGal says:

    I’d love to win a GO! Baby. Thanks for the opportunity. My dreams would be to get the following dies:
    1) GO! Equilateral triangles 2) GO! Sparkle Jumbo Tree , and 3) GO! Sparkle Diamonds

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  7. 213
    SewCalGal says:

    I follow the Spunky Diva.

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  8. 214
    SewCalGal says:

    I follow AccuQuilt on Twitter

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  9. 215
    SewCalGal says:

    I follow the Spunky Diva on Twitter.

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  10. 216
    SewCalGal says:

    I tweeted about your giveaway.

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  11. 217
    SewCalGal says:

    I posted about your giveaway on the page of my blog where I share insights on giveaways & contests: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  12. 218
    Ladybug says:

    I would love to own a baby go. The dies I would get first are the 2.5 strip, hexagon, and the drunkards path.

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  13. 219
    Ladybug says:

    I’m a new follower.

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  14. 220
    Beth T. says:

    My favorite dies are the 2.5 inch strip, the 5 inch square, and the 2, 3, & 5 inch circles. These would solve so many of my cutting difficulties and help me move through my stash. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. 221

    Thank you for this tutorial! The three dies that appeal to me are the Rag Quilt die, the 2 1/2 strip die and the 5 inch die. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  16. 222
    anne says:

    Oh, how I would love an accuquilt go! I think I would go with the tumbler die, 3″ strip cutter and the 9″ hexagon. Thanks and have a good day!

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  17. 223
    bonnie says:

    I love my Accuquilt GO and I want the baby now so I can take it to class and make everyone pea green with envy LOL

    the dies I would love to get are the Sun Bonnet Sue, Cat, Dog and the new bird for applique.. OH that is 4…… heck I want all the dies they have and one day I will succeed, BIG DREAM

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  18. 224
    bonnie says:

    I am a follower of your blog

  19. 225
    bonnie says:

    I also follow Accuquilt on facebook

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  20. 226
    bonnie says:

    follow Accuquilt on Twitter

  21. 227
    Sandy Narayan says:

    I love all the new dies they have however, I would still choose the 2 1/2″ strip, the 5″ square, and the 3 1/2″ tumbler dies. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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  22. 228
    Karen says:

    My favourite Go! dies are birds, double wedding ring and holiday accessories. Thanks!

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  23. 229
    Karen says:

    I follow your blog!

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  24. 230
    WeimerMom says:

    Hi ~Kimberlee! I am a new follower of your yummy blog. :)

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  25. 231
    WeimerMom says:

    I am now a follower of Accuquilt on Twitter.

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  26. 232
    WeimerMom says:

    I just tweeted on Twitter about your great giveaway.
    @WeimerMom

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  27. 233
    WeimerMom says:

    Ooops! I forgot to do the mandatory comment…so here goes. I would LOVE to win a Go! Baby. The dies I love are 1) GO! Rose of Sharon by Sharon Pederson, 2) GO! Strip Cutter-2 1/2″ (2 strips), & 3) GO! BeDazzled Die Set. Thank you for the great giveaway! I love it.

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  28. 234
    Debra says:

    I tweeted on 6/3 @Lealee33

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  29. 235
    Debra says:

    I tweeted on 6/4 @Lealee33

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  30. 236
    Debra says:

    I tweeted on 6/5 @Lealee33

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  31. 237
    Nina says:

    Morning!! Cant sleep so thought I would surf from Sewforum..and I found your wonderful blog..and this giveaway!!!! Alwyas wanted a GoBaby!!
    Have a blessed day
    Nina

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  32. 238
    Nina says:

    Morning!! Cant sleep so thought I would surf from Sewforum..and I found your wonderful blog..and this giveaway!!!! Alwyas wanted a GoBaby!! I would love to have Apple Core, Birds and the Rag
    Have a blessed day
    Nina

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  33. 239

    What an awesome giveaway! SewCalGal sent me over here! What I wouldn’t give to win one of these fabulous machines!!

    If I were to win I would hop over to Accuquilt and grab up their Birds, Sleigh & Snowflakes and Drunkards Flower Path Quilt dies!

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    Good luck to all!

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  34. 240
    Mimi says:

    I spotted a new die that I would love: GO! Birds, plus I would choose my ol’ time favorites: GO! Strip Cutter 2 1/2″ and GO! Squares (not sure which size yet!) Thanks for the chance!!

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  35. 241
    Mimi says:

    I follow The Spunky Diva! Yay!

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  36. 242
    Mimi says:

    I follow Accuquilt on Twitter @mimistarquilter!! Yay!

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  37. 243
    Mimi says:

    I tweeted your awesome giveaway @mimistarquilter!!

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  38. 244
    Kylie C says:

    I would love the Hexagons, the 3.5″ Drunkard’s Path, and the 3.5 ” Tumblers.

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  39. 245
    Kylie C says:

    I’m a GFC follower.

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  40. 246
    Tanyia says:

    I am a pretty new quilter so I would love to start with some basic geometrics … like triangles, diamonds and probably circles would be fun!

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  41. 247
    Tanyia says:

    I am a new follower!

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  42. 248
    Tanyia says:

    I am following on Twitter as xPrettyPixelsx

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  43. 249
    Tanyia says:

    I am following you on Twitter as well as xPrettyPixelsx

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  44. 250
    Tanyia says:
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  45. 251
    Nancy Sue says:

    I love the critters, fall medley, and Go Alpha Baby dies. My three year old is nuts about letters, so I think that one would never be on a shelf!

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  46. 252
    Nancy Sue says:

    I am a follower via GFC. Yea! You’re over 600 followers! Whoohoo!

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  47. 253
    Nancy Sue says:

    I follow you on twitter under the name Glutenfreemommi.

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  48. 254
    Nancy Sue says:

    I follow Accuquilt on twitter under the name, Glutenfreemommi.

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  49. 255
    Debra says:

    I tweeted on 6/7 @Lealee33 I’m really trying hard for this one!

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  50. 256
    Beth says:

    I visited the Accuquilt website. I would love to have the birds, fun flower, and hexagon 9″ dies. I didn’t realize that they have so many. Thanks for leading me to their website and thank you for the chance to win.

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  51. 257
    Beth says:

    I now follow The Spunky Diva through Google Connect.

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  52. 258
    Wendy says:

    I am a follower through GFC…..

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  53. 259
    Wendy says:

    I have blogged about your giveaway…….

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  54. 260
    shaylyn says:

    go alpha baby, critters and hearts
    shaylynl@hotmail.com

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  55. 261
    shaylyn says:

    I follow on GFC shaylynl shaylynl@hotmail.com

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  56. 262

    On my wish list is the GO! Rob Peter to Pay Paul, the GO! Winding Ways and the GO! Birds.

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  57. 263
    Cheryl Ellison says:

    I am a follower now! Nice Blog!

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  58. 264

    If I’m lucky enough to win I would select the 2″ Strip Cutter, the Hexagon, and the Rose of Sharon by Sharon Pederson. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

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  59. 265
    Stray Stitches says:

    I follow The Spunky Diva via GFC :)

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  60. 266
    Mosaic Magpie says:

    I would like the Rose of Sharon, Critters and Heart dies. The birds are neat too! I saw one of these cutters at the Quilt Show in Paducah, KY earlier this year. I would love to own one. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I am following you as well.
    Deb

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  61. 267
    sandy parsons says:

    Hi I am already a follower. :)

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  62. 268
    sandy parsons says:

    I would choose Apple core, circles, and drunkards path. :)

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  63. 269
    Maryellen McAuliffe says:

    Three dies? I love them all. I would love to have the 3 1/2 inch Drunkard’s Path, 1 1/2″ finished triangles, (Love the Storm at Sea quilt) and Winding Ways. I would love some of the applique dies, too. Great tutorial! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Maryellen

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  64. 270
    Nancy says:

    Oh, I would love to have the 2 1/2″ sq multiple
    2″ finished triangle
    and the 5″ square dies.

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  65. 271
    Nancy says:

    I became a follower.

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  66. 272
    Nancy says:

    I follow Accuquilt on Twitter

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  67. 273
    Nancy says:

    I follow Spunky Diva on Twitter

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  68. 274
    Nancy says:

    I would like to post the button on my blog but it won’t let me copy the code.

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  69. 275
    SewSara says:

    Oh I’d pee my pants if I won this …. please let the fabric heavens open for this one! :)
    I’d order the funky flowers, tumbler, and hexagon dies …. so awesome!

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  70. 276
    SewSara says:

    I am a follower thru google friend now :)

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  71. 277
    SewSara says:

    I am following accquilt on twitter!

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  72. 278
    SewSara says:

    I’m following the spunky diva on twitter :)

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  73. 279
    SewSara says:

    I added the button to my blog – http://sewsara.blogspot.com/2011/06/hexagon-kits-in-shop-and-winner.html

    thank you for hosting this awesome giveaway :)

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  74. 280
    Carol says:

    oooo, oooo!! I want this really badly. I love the bird, snowmen and Santa sleigh dies.

    Thanks for a chance to win.l

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  75. 281
    miranda says:

    I like Go! Birds, Dresden Plates, and Winding ways. All super cool. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  76. 282
    miranda says:

    I’m now following Spunky Diva!

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  77. 283
    Melissa says:

    I have a friend who has the 2/3/5″ circle die and the 2/3/5″ hexagon dies, and I love them both. We actually do Flickr swaps where we give her 6″ squares of our designated color/fabric, and she cuts them all, and mixes them up and gives us back a stack of circles of hexies with a great variety of fabrics. I think that’s a great way to make the most of her cutter. :)

    But I hadn’t seen the 8 1/2″ rag squares! I love making rag quilts and HATE doing all that snipping. GREAT die. :)

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  78. 284
    jessica says:

    I’m really into HST right now, so I’d probably get some HST in different sizes. Or maybe a square. or some other triangles. I can’t decide!

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  79. 285
    Quiltjane says:

    I am a humble follower

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  80. 286
    Quiltjane says:

    I love the Go! birds, Tumble and apple core dies.

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  81. 287
    Quiltjane says:

    I follow you on Twitter

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  82. 288
    Quiltjane says:

    I follow AccuQuilt on Twitter

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I'm Kimberlee, the owner/creater of 'The Spunky Diva'. Here is a little about me... In addition to my love of blogging I adore all crafts, sewing, quilting, improving my non-existent cooking skills, and playing with my two girls. We have a 'collection' of animals around the place to keep us busy; two 'huge' dogs, a cat, kittens, several horses, and assorted wildlife. We live east of Austin, Texas, in the middle of farm country. Here at 'The Spunky Diva' blog I get to share daily life moments, fun crafts, sewing and quilting progress/finishes, and brag about my 'Babies'. Thank you for visiting and sharing some of your day with me!

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