Friday, January 18, 2013

Growing-Giveaway Closed

Hi there. Today I'm participating in a sweet blogging event. I'm attempting to grow my blog, My veggie garden is kicking butt, so why not my blog? So... I'm Ellie-Mae, I live in country new South Wales, Australia and I like to quilt. I also like to cuss, so if that offends you it's time to find the next blog. I've got two little girls who pop up occasionally and the pug life has chosen me. My dogs feature a bit too.
I started blogging so I could share my adventures in knitting, that waned and now I have the quilting bug like you wouldn't believe, I even bought a gammil mid arm, I'd like to make that my full time job, but until then I'm an accountant (booooring). I spend my free time piecing and quilting, I have a fabric and thread addiction. I am also quite fond of bourbon. I have the dodgiest internet in the world, so that makes blogging a bit of a challenge, but I try hard.

So, let's get to the fun stuff, who wants a give away? I have a lovely little (sort of throw sized)yellow and grey quilt that has no home. I'm binding it this weekend at a quilting retreat (YAY!!) Here's a little look

And another at how she started.

So, if you'd like to win this quilt leave me a comment telling me your favourite colour combinations. You don't need to be a follower or have a blog, just make sure I have a way of contacting you. Give away closes 5pm feb 1st AEDST- NOW CLOSED

86 comments:

  1. my favourite colour combos are definitely bright fire engine red, and vintage egg shell blue...dont know why but every time I see them, I love whatever it is.
    hope the give away goes well
    xoxo Courtney

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  2. Oh I love the colors in your quilt and I think it would love to come home to me in Minnesota, where the winters are long and cold.

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  3. I'm loving purple and orange together (yeah, I know..it's weird.)

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  4. You have done nicely with your quilting. I tend to use aqua or teal a lot, usually with gold or yellow. I also like to quilt, I cuss some, and I enjoy beer (and wine. We have a nice local winery). But, I live in Ohio, not your lovely Australia, (although I've been there and miss it).

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  5. wow, if you have veggie garden that is awesome!! i have always wanted a garden but our yard does not allow for it. no real sunlight. glad to find your blog through the blog party. so exciting. my favorite color combo since i was a child was purple, blue & green. my 3 favs. but i love color ... all colors ... bright ones are the best. have a great weekend. ( :

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  6. Teal green is my favorite and I find it works with every color I pair it with!

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  7. The quilt is GORGEOUS! I love pink and green together! So nice to meet you. I am your newest follower.

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  8. How lovely to meet you, the blog hop really is fun today. I was excited to see little elephants on your quilt, they always look cute. I think my favourite colour combinations at the moment are red and aqua with a little cream added. Thank you for sharing.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  9. Hi,
    Stopping by on my GYBP trail. Glad I found your lovely blog. I'm a pink and grey kinda girl...
    Great giveaway. Beautiful work.

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  10. Hi Ellie-Mae! I don't mind cussin' so I signed up to follow you. You do beautiful work. I love your giveaway too. Blues and greens are my favorite colors. I signed up to follow you too. I hope you'll check out my blog too.

    email address is misplacedmermaid@gmail.com

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  11. Bourbon for you and gin for me.......deal?
    Im late to patchwork too but more free form ....more therapeutic that way and mistakes can be features cough cough........
    Purples thru mauves to lilacs of late..........it may be my age the purple thing!

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  12. Nice to meet you - you sound like a real character! LOL Love the little quilt - quilting is on my bucket list but I haven't tried it yet - except for some tiny little ones that don't count.

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  13. Beautiful!! I miss quilting so much but my back just can't handle it anymore? My fav colors are probably chocolate and pink. Look forward to following and getting to know you :)
    http://stitchcrazy1.blogspot.com/

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  14. Fancy! I love elephants, I really hope I win :) Happy blog hopping!!

    -Jade @ www.muffinteahouse.com

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  15. Oh my...how wonderful! I am enjoying the Blog Party. Hope you are too! Aloha for now!

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  16. Count me in on the giveaway. I find that I am most drawn to blues and purples. I am enjoying the Blog party and glad you participated.

    Angela @ stitchinginthezoo.blogspot.com

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  17. Hello,

    Nice to meet you.
    I would like to try my luck in your giveaway.
    There is a giveaway on my blog,too.
    http://petite-armoire.blogspot.com/
    betikarauski@gmail.com

    Greetings.
    Bernadett

    green and pink:)

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  18. Hi Ellie-Mae. I love your quilts. My favorite color combo is blue and green. I don't mind cussing either, as another of your followers stated. In fact, I think it makes for some honest reading. I'm a new fan and follower. Hope you stop by for a visit. Oh, by the way, I was in Wagga Wagga in 1980. My husband was there on business for 2 weeks. Loved Australia, but my goodness it was hot. I hope to visit Sydney again some day. Have a great weekend.

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  19. Beautiful Post, your quilts are beautiful. My favorite color combo's, cream and white or blue and white. I love old quilts and just find the work amazing! Beautiful blog, visiting from Cottage-wishes, Di

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  20. Hi there DB&S! I was thinking garden? In the middle of winter, then I saw you are in Australia - we are in the throes of winter in California.

    Throwing my hat in for your drawing. Visiting from Grow Your Blog hop.

    Give me a visit some time ~
    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  21. I really like you blog - I just signed on as a follower. Your give away gift is very generous! I love red with just about any other color: blue, yellow, grey or whatever you think looks best. :-)
    =Derrith tiedupinribbon.blogspot.com

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  22. Wow, your quilts are beautiful! This is something I have always wanted to try, but afraid they were just too hard. Perhaps one day I can get my mother to teach me... she makes beautiful ones too!

    I will be sure to follow you (as I don't mind cussing one bit ;) ).

    So glad to have found you via Vicki's party!

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  23. Ellie-Mae, I have enjoyed visiting your blog. You are such a delight!

    Thank you for the chance to own your beautiful yellow and gray quilt. The machine quilting is gorgeous.

    My fabric color combination is purple-with-anything...purple/orange...purple/green...purple, turquoise...purple/red... :)

    blessings, denise :D
    http://tomorrowstreasurestoday.blogspot.com/

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  24. Love the grey and yellow. Very pretty. I usually go for blues and pinks. Color combo right now is red/tan/black.

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  25. I love the grey and yellow combination! at the moment I'm loving anything with grey - especially red and orange!
    Thank you for the chance to win your lovely quilt!

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  26. You already know I like cussing! And red black and white, but you knew that too ;)

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  27. You have a lovely blog. I'm a new follower and participant of 'Grow your Blog'. Have fun at the party!
    Evalina, This and that...

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  28. I love to quilt too. You have a fun blog. I like browns and red together.

    Will be back soon. The Blog Party is so much fun.

    Charlsey

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  29. That is a beautiful quilt, the stitching is amazing, I've only ever done machine quilting. Loving your style, will be back. B

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  30. Hi Ellie Mae, your intro made me laugh!Glad you love your dogs too. I dont know how to quilt,I have been collecting my kids special clothes to make a memory quilt for them one day. I'd best learn as they are adults now. LOL The gray and yellow quilt is lovely!! I hope it finds a home say ..in Ohio..US lol I am your newest follower, you made me laugh! Have a great week. Dianna

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  31. A cussing, bourbon swilling quilter - RIGHT ON!!!!! I'm gonna' be hanging out here LOTS, I can tell! LOVE the yellow and gray quilt...love most color combinations, but then again, some of them look much better through Crown Royal eyes! Will enjoy looking around here more today - Happy Sunday! Tanya

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  32. Oh that quilt is sweet. Thank you for the chance to win. I like vintage pink and green.

    Lesley

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  33. Lovely quilt. I love your free motion sewing. I came here from Vicki's party, still going strong. Do stop by my blog too and enter the giveaway. See you there.

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  34. Your quilting is absolutely beautiful! I am enjoying stopping by the blogs!I will be a follower too- purples are my fav colors. Do stop by and check out mine when you have a sec. Linda

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  35. Hi Ellie Mae,
    Your quilting is beautiful! Great blog. So nice to meet you via the GYB party.

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  36. I LOVE your blog! I'm your newest follower from the GYB party. Your quilts are amazing and I cannot wait to see more of them! --Rachel www.bluefinchjewelry.blogspot.com

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  37. I have yet to quilt but I love that gray and yellow combo. I hope to make a quilt one day but that will come when I clean this room and have a place to stash fabric!
    I followed as soon as I read you love to quilt and drink beer in the shade. I haven't been a beer drinker for long but hubs has gotten into craft brewing.

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  38. Hello! Found you through the blog party and I love your quilts! My fave color combo is teal and purple and I would love a chance at your beautiful quilt :)

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  39. Just found your blog thru the party. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. My favorite color is green.

    Linda
    http://www.bengalcatlover10.blogspot.com/

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  40. I'm having great fun, hopping around the blogs taking part in the party. I'd love to be in with a chance of winning your wonderful little quilt :)

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  41. What a beautiful little quilt... I am just beginning to free-form at age 65! LOL - never too late! Having fun visiting these amazing blogs. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs from Alaska. kareninkenai@gmail.com (www.alaskabluemoose.blogspot.com or www.karendorcas.com)

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  42. Hello Ellie May, I am happy to meet you! I enjoyed reading about you and your blog. You have a way of writing that makes me want to listen. I think that is a good thing : )
    Your quilt work is lovely! And your giveaway is very very generous. Thanks!
    Hugs,
    Terri
    artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com

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  43. Hi Ellie May, it is great to meet you! This blog party is turning out to be really awesome with so many interesting and talented gals hopping along. I have become your newest follower, the quilting and beer and cussing were more than I could resist. I'm originally from NYC where no one listens to you unless there a few cuss words accompanying the conversation! LOL! I will be back for a proper visit once the party finishes but I did have a bit of a poke around and you make some lovely quilts my friend!
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  44. Nice meeting you! I love to quilt but making the tops mostly!We may be a good combination!Come check mine too!

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  45. Looking forward to reading your blog. Beautiful quilt. My favorite color combination is black and white and red.

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  46. I like gray, orange, and aqua right now. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  47. Nice to meet you at the party!
    Beautiful blog and I love your giveaway...
    I loving green, purple and yellow now..
    Cheers!!

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  48. Hi, nice to meet you and love the little quilt. I'm still working my way through blogs. I'll be back again to see more ~ Laura

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  49. ... ahhhhh the beauty of quilting.. what a lovely give-a-way you are doing for this fun blog hop.. my luv in colors include Purple and greens.. ty
    mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  50. Your quilting is just lovely! That's something I've not tried...yet! If I am the lucky winner, I would love something in green.

    Hope you will stop by and visit me sometime. I also have a little give away:-)

    Hugs,
    Terri

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  51. Nice to meet you, I love your quilting talent, have fun growing your blog!
    Hugs Marilou

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  52. You had me at cussing, quilting and bourbon! My first quilt was grey and yellow and I'm still getting over those colours!

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  53. After seeing your quilt I'm tempted to say yellow and grey!! I actually don't have any favourites and quite like the scrappy look.

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  54. OK, so this is officially Take #million on trying to comment, silly ipad limitations... must. figure. out. SO if Molli or Josh come in as the winners I will be super jealous*

    Meanwhile, yellow and grey is a fav of mine and if you add a dash of lime I get super giddy.

    So fun to finally be here...off to explore now! Yes I am thinking this comment will work as have gone old school to the PC.

    Let me know how you go hunting down the sailor mouth swap...

    *insert suitable cuss word

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  55. Lovely quilt! I am here through the GYB hop! So many amazing creation along the way!
    Aqua and brown is my favorite color combo at the moment!
    DeniseB
    deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

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  56. Look at those fancy quilting stitches! I really love that yellow/gray color combo! I also like pink with grey, but my first love is aubergine and deep green -- this is what most of my house is decorated in. 'Nice to meet you!

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  57. Oh... My son would like this quilt! Hmmm... Not sure of my favorite color combinations... Just patched blue, teal and green with taupe... So that is a favorite right now. :-)

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  58. It's beautiful! And you know I love grey, grey, grey and grey. xx

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  59. I'm a fan of turquoise, anything that reflects the ocean and beach really... but, I have seen this quilt in the flesh and love love love. It looks amazeballs and if I had to associate it with the ocean I would say a stormy cloudy day with the sunshine coming through so yep, it's a colour combo a like! You are oneheckofaquilta Miss Ellie xxx

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  60. Hi! I love blues and purples! Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful quilt - know just the right little person for it too! I hope your garden and your blog continue to flourish! :)

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  61. I love bright pink and green. Gorgeous quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  62. bernadette crawfordJanuary 31, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    my favourite colour at the moment are light and dark grey with any bright colours i do like the yellow and the grey together and great job quilting too i would love to win

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  63. Hmmmm lime and orange... I know that sounds yukky but it has to be the right lime and the right apricotty colour! Yellow and grey is definitely a beauty however.

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  64. I'm loving aqua and grey at the moment :) Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  65. Hi Ellie-May Hey girl we live in the same state of NSW - how about that???
    I'm still visiting so many blogs that I haven't been to yet and am glad I found you. I love crazy quilting too and have done so for the past 20 years but now venturing into fabric and vintage lace collaging, fabric books etc.
    Oh what I would give for a free arm quilting machine. I have a quilt on my current post - anyway you might like to pop over and enter into my Giveaway too.
    I adore the quilting on that dear little quilt - exquisite!!
    Wishing you luck with your blog too.
    Suzy

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  66. Hi! I've popped over from QCA :) I'm really enjoying looking at all your beautiful quilting and hoping I can be that good one day! I have a quilt planned for my teenage son in grey and gold :) And a quilt for myself planned in purples and teals ♥

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  67. favourite colour combinations, hmm, purples, oranges and greens I think. Love brightness, and really like your quilt :-)

    j.newman@uon.edu.au

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  68. Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaassssssssseeeeeeeee

    Clare Ward :-)

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  69. I love purple, lime green and grey! Your quilt would look awesome on my couch, thanks for the chance to win it x

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  70. I love pink and green together but I never seem to be able to make it work. I have better luck with mixes of pink, orange, grey and black. Sounds hideous lol. It's a lovely quilt and a very generous giveaway!

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  71. I love the combo yellow and grey and this quilt is freaking awesome! How cool! I'm also a fan of red and black, lime green and black, and purple with orange and red. All the colours!

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  72. Wow! That is an amaze balls quilt! Gorgeous colour combo! My favourtite combo USED to be aqua and red BUT I'm just finishing my daughter's quilt and love the combination of purple, orange and green! Strange but true! lol

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  73. wow I live the look of this, I have so many fav colour combos one being yellow, gray, white and black I also love black white and red and also green and purple.

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  74. I love pinks...I have so many in my stash!

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  75. Really loving white, aqua and red at the moment! Pick me! :)

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  76. I am luving orange colors atm, but the grey/yellow look kool too.

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  77. I LOVE ORANGE and BROWN combos!!!!!!
    You know where to send that quilt and if you don't, I will pick it when I am at your place this weekend!
    Lots of bourbon, see you soon,
    Danielle.

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  78. Popping over from QCA. Seriously beautiful quilt! I am loving greys with brights at the mo - particularly oranges, pinks and yellows. I adore that elephant print, I bought it in every colour when it was released and will have to stock up again some time because I only have scraps left! xo

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  79. I love grey/white/teal/yellow at the moment!!! mainly because thats the colours of a quilt I am making for a friend!!!

    Me pesonally, I love black/purple/pink together!! ROCK ON!!!

    Emma

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  80. Favourite colour combinatation? Red and black. Or red, black and gray. Or red and browns. Or even red and blue. (I kinda like red, in case you couldn't tell).

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  81. I loooooooooooooooooove black and yellow - as in Bumblebee from the transformers..... :o)

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  82. I love lots of combinations but my fav would be brown with either blue or green.I am now a follower of your blog and love the quilting design on your quilt. Thank you for the chance to win such an amazing quilt.

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  83. I am finding more and more colour combinations that I love but my all time favourite has to be hot pink and lime green ... bright and shocking just like me lol :)

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  84. Hohhot Ellie-Mae
    Found your blog link on the QCA FB site
    What a cute quilt would love to be in the running
    Think I am liking greys and blues at the moment but your yellow might be changing my mind
    I am always looking for blogs for insperation as a fellow quilter and pug owner ( seven year Old black girl called Lucy ) I will be definatly checking out yours

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  85. That was supposed to say hi not hohohot stupid iPhone

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