Monday, January 17, 2011

the handmade olympics {event 4}


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update! feb. 5, 2011
thanks so much to everyone who has entered!
what an amazing & talented bunch you are!

nominations are now CLOSED.
your nominations have been sent to the judges, and we look forward to the revealing of their short lists (on feb. 14th!) , after which everyone (that's YOU!) will have a chance to vote on who will WIN! yay!
thanks again,
k.

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yay!
please see the MAIN handmade olympics post for all of the fun-filled details & rules on the events!
now.. welcome to event 4: please leave a comment here nominating:
your favourite handmade item that inspires
loveliness & wellness!


for this event
think of beautiful handmade items for our homes, our selves, or our little worlds.
think of inspiring goodies that make us feel lovely & well & good.
think of an item that inspires you.


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thanks so much to our fabulous judge for this event, the talented Ez, the superstar behind the inspiring style house: creature comforts.


find out more about this nicey here.

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remember, you can nominate yourself + another in EACH event! PLUS get bonus ballots for twittering, blogging + facebooking about the handmadeolympics! yay!

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the amazing PRIZES
valued at OVER $2000.00 USD, the handmade olympics prize packs are just gosh-darn fantastical!
this EVENT will award the following prizes!
:: a GOLD prize pack
including $150.00 worth of handmade goodness:
a $50 gift certificate to michele maule
a $50 gift certificate to raceytay
a $50 gift certificate to the peach tree

+ an *i WON* the handmade olympics banner/button image to use on your site/blog/shop
+ an artist/crafter feature on the rikrak studio blog!
:: a SILVER prize pack with $100.00 worth of handmade goodness:
a $50 gift certificate to SquidWhale designs
a $50 gift certificate to Tscarf
:: a BRONZE prize pack
of one FREE month of March 2011 advertising on the rikrak studio blog! yay!

and of course, there will be ONE overall random nomination selected from all handmade olympics to WIN the FAN PRIZE PACK (a $50.00 shopping spree in the rikrak shop!)

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now check out the other events + nominate more fun folks!



 just click on the links above to nominate even more fun folks!


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just click on the above links to enter each!


happy handmaking, nicies!





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71 comments:

  1. I'd like to nominate The forever flower garland from Emma Lamb because it makes me feel so happy and calm just by looking at it!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58767681/forever-flower-garland-choose-your-own

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  2. I'd like to nominate a simple drawstring bag that makes an everyday, boring chore into something a little more lovely and fabulous. Whether it's a favorite color or a print you just love, there's no reason not to make the ordinary In life extraordinary.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62595383/wicker-park-honeysuckle-pink-laundry-bag

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  3. I'd like to nominate Sew Sweet Stitches' stunning hand-embroidered creations. But specifically the creation she made me: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/18311168

    My coffee cuff still makes me smile--a year and a half later!

    I splurge on fancy coffee once a week. It's even a bigger treat to have something so lovely to wrap around my cup--no cardboard for me! (And the compliments I get on it make it even more fun!)

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  4. I nominate the excellent artist Stephanie Levy in this event. Specifically, her artwork Istanbul -
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/61253026/istanbul

    It inspires me with calm and form.
    Thanks.

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  6. I would like to nominate Battysbath. Her facial moisturizer makes my skin feel great! http://www.etsy.com/listing/66113102/patchouli-facial-moisturizer-handmade

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  7. I would like to nominate this painting from my shop...I feel the colors are very happy ones and it makes me smile everytime I look at the lady looking so kindly at the crow...

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/55362117/indian-lady-with-a-crow-in-her-hand

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  8. I'd like to nominate myself for my ruffle cascading colors shower curtain.
    My favorite so far has been this color scheme: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/41754787

    I think it's lovely, so it fits the loveliness category. And for wellness, well everyone needs to shower! :)

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  9. We blogged about the 2011 Handmade Olympics!

    http://jakecleo.blogspot.com/2011/01/2011-olympics.html

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  10. I'd like to nominate Dennis Anderson's Soap in a Jar. I'm addicted and it always makes me feel so happy!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65975703/lemon-meringue-size-4-oz-jar-soap-in-a

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  11. I nominate Jessica Gonacha's inspirational prints - http://www.etsy.com/listing/57011196/set-of-5-inspirational-screen-prints

    Her work is beautiful and heartwarming!

    Anne

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  12. I would like to nominate my oilcloth makeup bags because they're so bright and colorful!

    http://www.etsy.com/transaction/39735164

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  13. Hello! Beth from SquidWhale Designs here. I'd very much like to nominate Beauchamping's "HOMESTEAD" print because it shows that no matter the shape of a house, it's the family that makes it a home. I feel warm contentment each time I look at it. It's also a beautifully designed and drawn print.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/27409211/homestead

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  14. I made this firewood tote to participate in the gathering of wood for our home:
    http://whipup.net/2010/09/19/2010-guest-blogger-series-laura-wilson-making-a-firewood-tote/

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  15. My wellness nomination

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/56674872/ginger-peach-goats-milk-soap?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=ginger+soap&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes[0]=tags&includes[1]=title&filter[0]=handmade

    sarahdruehickox [at] gmail . com

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  16. Love these awesome owls by the lovely http://OrdinaryMommy.etsy.com

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65384938/mister-ordinary-felt-footed-owl-figurine

    Sooo cute!

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  17. tweet, tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/JoyCharde/status/28124384107433984

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  18. GreyWorksDesigns' pieces are beautiful, and it was difficult to choose just one - they make me think about home, family and love:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66047967/paris-bistro-cutting-board-in-spalted


    My Snow Drops women home shoes in silk - to indulge yourself:

    http://www.etsy.com/transaction/37636646

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  19. A fun little neck roll pillow, handmade with a pair of old leggings and scrap fabric :)

    http://www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/2010/06/craft-50-bed-roll-pillow.html

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  20. I'd like to nominate my AMOUR letters... they give your home a lovely shabby chic feel! http://www.etsy.com/listing/65660976/last-one-amour-le-jardin-de-roses-fabric
    This is wellness! http://www.etsy.com/listing/60729017/set-of-3-french-market-gourmet-soaps

    blancetcaramel@gmail.com

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  21. Hi this is so fun!
    I'd like to nominate my shop! I feel like it fits this category very well.

    www.fortheloveofjoy.etsy.com

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  22. I saw too late that two nominations=two comments, so this is my second one.

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  24. Just blogged about this event. How fun!
    www.theurbanhen.blogspot.com

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  25. I'd like to nominate the patchwork lavender sachets in my own shop:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62810370/lavender-sachets-set-of-2-patchwork

    A simple little way to add fragrance and color to any part of your home - and a really fun (budget friendly) way to spoil yourself or a friend!

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  26. I would like to nominate pretty much every single piece of artwork in Elly MacKay's shop, Theater Clouds

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/theaterclouds?ref=pr_shop_more

    All of her artwork inspires me and makes me feel good about the world around me and what it could be!

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  27. As a universal symbol of peace, the dove always has a calming effect - this gorgeous, decorative ruched dove would be a welcome decoration in any home and . . . the sentiments are positive, uplifting affirmations !!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66024648/hanging-fabric-dove

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  28. I would like to nominate my handmade ceramic coasters, they come in sets of 2 or 4 and make great gifts. They can be personalised with specific engraved wording and any coloured foam and ribbon. Everyone I know who has bought them as gifts for people say they put a smile on the receivers faces, and my coasters always receive a lot of attention at craft fairs. They are the perfect way to rest your mug in its very own personalised place!

    http://www.folksy.com/items/1125189-Leaf-Coasters-set-of-4?shop=yes

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  29. Nominating:

    Visual Haiku Pillow

    "Though cold winds blow, I will still be here.."

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/64931314/on-sale-though-cold-winds-blow-16x16

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  30. Nominating another lovely and talented artist:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66294919/silver-dandelion-balls-earrings?ref=v1_other_1

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  31. I nominate the "Home is where you are" yarn wreath by annalea. I love her color choices and the beautiful and sweet elements like lace and flowers.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47272473/home-is-where-you-are-yarn-wreath-in

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  32. I woudl like to nominate Lil Fish Studio News

    http://lilfishstudios.blogspot.com/
    I love her blog and etsy shop. It inspires me to find beauty and art in nature.

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  33. I'd like to nominate Tohold's succulent suction cups - http://www.etsy.com/listing/59392431/suction-succulent-medium-sized-air-plant

    Beautiful & dainty!!

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  34. My first nomination in this event is my Honeysuckle Pink Dragonfly Matted Print from my EDCCollective Etsy shop. I am inspired by the lovely colors in this print to get out and find the beauty in nature.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65370338/honeysuckle-pink-dragonfly-matted-print

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  35. My second nomination in this event is Sweet Pea, Calendula, Goat's Milk Soap by CloverHollow on Etsy. This is a pretty soap with great ingredients for promoting wellness.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/37726582/sweet-pea-calendula-goats-milk-soap

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  36. Wow, someone's gonna be Very Busy reading all of these links :)

    I'd like to nominate my notebook cosies: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marpetmarthe/sets/72157625222383600/

    And this awesome notebook by Little-Z (actually all her stuff is great): http://en.dawanda.com/product/10587778-Notebook-kids-dressing-up

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  37. I'd like to nominate my leather and polymer clay decorative bottle.
    If you don’t know what to get a friend for his/her birthday or any other very special event and want to find a gift that is beautiful, useful, original, and very memorable, then this bottle is the perfect choice.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65846299/leather-and-polymer-clay-decorative

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  38. I will nominate my favorite textile designer - Michelle Engel Bencsko - and her fabrics.

    If I must choose one, I think the most beautiful might be her 2011 linen tea towel
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57578944/2011-tea-towel-wall-calendar

    It makes each day beautiful!

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  39. I would like to nominate the Modern Felt Rosette Wreath from inspiremegifts (my shop) because it can bring some loveliness to your home!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65134531/modern-felt-rosette-wreath-in-red

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  40. From my own shop, Strand Redesign, I would like to nominate my Mrs Cow Teatowel in linen. Linen is a more sustainable alternative to cotton.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66109219/hand-printed-teatowel-with-mrs-cow

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  41. This papercut by the Time is Now inspires me: http://www.etsy.com/listing/53202257/forest-papercut-original

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  42. I'd like to nominate the Pink Pincushion in a Chinese Teacup from Petite Legume (my Etsy shop), as it combines handmade goodness with recycling to make the lives of sewists just a little more delightful. People who make beautiful things deserve beautiful things!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66638474/pink-pincushion-in-a-vintage-chinese

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  43. I love the reclaimed wood designs by Andrew's Reclaimed, and this planter box evokes thoughts of lazy days reading in a comfy chair in a sunny spot http://www.etsy.com/listing/65718152/minimalist-planter-box-for-fresh-herbs

    I would also like to nominate my organic herbal tea blend, which is calming, comforting and delicious :) http://www.etsy.com/listing/66666632/new-year-sale-special-edition-sweet

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  44. I would like to nominate my really warm and fun copper dove ornament:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/56169013/dove-ornament

    And I think this wooden jewelry box if about as good as it gets:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65603228/toby-handmade-wooden-jewelry-box

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  45. I nominate Simone Richmond's Little Bird necklace:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/34462808/little-bird-necklace

    & my Asymmetrical necklace: http://www.etsy.com/listing/16413151/asymetrical-necklace

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  46. I'd like to nominate my hand knit, traditional, Sanquhar gloves. http://www.etsy.com/listing/62238798/wool-sanquhar-gloves-lady-sized

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  47. I would like to nominate my live laugh love dishtowel - http://www.etsy.com/listing/59830688/sale-live-laugh-love-dishtowel-was-2500

    I think everyone should live laugh love :)

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  48. I nominate these butterfly collections (though I could understand if they are off-putting to some). http://www.etsy.com/listing/38036952/african-charaxes-butterfly-collection

    megancrose at gmail dot com

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  49. I would like to nominate my shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop/theartistshouse, specifically the applique quilts in my shop.

    Here is an example: http://www.etsy.com/listing/53143321/applique-quilt-butterfly-migration

    And here is another example:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48802316/applique-quilt-literally-a-picnic-quilt

    These quilts are truly unique and one-of-a-kind --heirlooms. Along with that, they are all inspired by loving moments and inspiration ideas. This quilt for example - http://www.etsy.com/listing/54071049/applique-quilt-rooms-hold-memories - was inspired by the idea that rooms hold memories. Memories of and with loved ones are written on the walls in our homes.

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  50. For this event I nominate SpaGoddess' s wonderful
    Rose Sandalwood Ayurvedic Mask - it's a feast for the senses, leaves your skin glowing and inspires balance and wellness. I love her natural handmade products!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/63084927/rose-sandalwood-ayurvedic-facial-mask

    and I also nominate one of my Resolution/Inspiration original screenprints, Stay Free:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/61893235/new-year-resolutions-stay-free-6x8

    Macky from moonanadlion

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  51. And I also mentioned it in FAcebook
    http://www.facebook.com/moonandlion

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  52. And I tweeted about the Olympics :)
    http://twitter.com/#!/moonandlion/status/32366644189732864

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  53. I'd like to nominate from my own shop
    the SERIF butterFly cushion

    http://en.dawanda.com/product/14913770-SERIF-SchmeTTERling-05-UNIKAT

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  54. I'd like to nominate this necklace by Theangryweather : http://www.etsy.com/listing/50444357/the-refugehome-sterling-silver-necklace
    Here is what the lovely seller says about her item : "My home is my refuge from the storm.
    It doesn't have to be just home, it can be any place you feel safe, whether it is a material place or somewhere in your mind or heart. Wear it close to your heart so you always remember."

    And I'd like to nominate my paper crane necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/50619518/serenity-a-gold-origami-paper-crane
    because I hope it inspires calm and serenity, as a real crane does.

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  55. I would like to nominate this beret from dadaya: http://www.etsy.com/listing/64105368/beret56

    it was so hard to pick one item from her shop because I love them all. Her work SO inspires me because it is the perfect blending of old and new textile tradition.

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  56. lovely wooden flowers from uncommon - I think these are lovely for any space:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/64379521/rustic-wood-flowers-set-of-twelve

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  57. I would like to suggest those earing I made last year. I just love them hihi
    http://www.artefaks.com/en/boutiques/arts-crafts-3/jewellery-16/ronds-suspendus-2-methodes-522.html

    My name is andrée anne!
    http://andreeanne.artefaks.com

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  58. I would like to nominate this little bag I made. It is like having a bouquet of roses with you everywhere you go!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/67384002/bouquet-for-every-day-bag

    thanks!

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  59. I'd like to nominate my own Cut Paper Vertical Sculpture because its gentle turning in the slightest breeze, light catching paper, transforming shapes and delicate shadows cast an air of tranquility.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/35444162/broken-wing-vertical-sculpture-free
    @tinymishaps

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  60. I'd also like to nominate Kristimcmurry's Lollipop Forest since it's near impossible to view it without some level of joy, wonder or giggling http://www.etsy.com/listing/59898320/lollipop-forest-8x10-metallic-print and it inspires you to look at things just a little bit differently.
    @tinymishaps

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  61. I'd like to nominate my hand printed lampshade. Great for adding a burst of color and unique decor to you home.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/67373288/small-multi-color-lampshade

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  62. I'm nominating Emma Lamb's sweet floral crochet garland. I'm a huge fan of everything she creates!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58767681/forever-flower-garland-choose-your-own?ref=em

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  63. I'd like to nominate my own "HOPE" village. http://www.etsy.com/transaction/41852350 "Hope is the belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life."

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  64. I nominate this lovely print by www.beachcities.etsy.com http://www.etsy.com/listing/59277482/be-like-water

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  65. i will nominate my home is where you are upcycled yarn wreath in mustard, red, turquoise, and ivory.

    http://www.etsy.com/transaction/30290539

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  66. i will also nominate dottie angel's happy "lappity lap" quilt.

    http://www.etsy.com/transaction/34091416

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  67. i also blogged about the olympics.

    http://www.annaleahart.com/2011/02/coupla-things-to-mention.html

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  68. I'd like to nominate Helen Rawlinson's lampshades in this category. Although her fabrics alone inspire loveliness & wellness too. Light, clean design, letters, color, pattern & texture continuously inspire me & Helen's lamp shades have all of those things. We have one in my son's room & we all love looking at it. http://www.etsy.com/listing/26467866/no-8-abc-lampshade-choice-of-9

    As for one of my designs in this category. I will nominate my Flights of Fancy mobile. I think it appeals to the whole family & from what I hear, inspires wellness & loveliness for new families
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/24901179/flights-of-fancy-mobile-original

    Off to tweet & FB these... thanks for this opportunity!

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thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!