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Those new shop pics look great! You're so creative, Joanne.

Oh, and the cookies? Definitely worth it.

Marla Taviano

Your new shop pics are FABULOUS! Way to go, little sis!! That new Beth study sounds amazing. Oh, I hope we do it soon!


The Pics are 'Awesome'...and about the walk...
Soft is the best word that I have ever noticed being used ....I just keep giving myself excuses about the weather..need to be back on the I have become really really to speak:)).

Joanne,can I send you my family's pic...because I dont post it on my blog. Since I got to know you so closely through the pics and I feel that you have become a part of my life, it would be great if I knew that you could recognize me in person.


I'd like to get 2 more zippy purses. Do you have any fabric with cherries? My computer doesn't show the fabric colors that well. I definately would like the surf board fabric for the large zippy and if you dont have anything with cherries, maybe one of the large floral prints for a small size. Let me know!

linda t

So Joanne, I couldn't wait for your reply, I just had to post about our time together, so I could link everyone to YOU!
SO I posted about meeting you and well, I hope you don't mind, but I used the pic you took. Love that pic of you and I . Loved getting to know you and your dear family!

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