Giveaway! “You are my anchor” hoop

It’s nearly August – which means it’s nearly time for me to send out the next issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine.  But there’s still a little while longer to wait (it’s published on Thursday 30th), so I thought it would be fun to hold a giveaway in the meantime.

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I’m giving away one of the samples I made for the August issue – my “You are my Anchor” hoop.  It’s such a wonderful feeling to have somebody you know you can rely on to see you through even the most difficult times, someone who is always there and never lets you down, and this design celebrates all those wonderful, caring people.

If you’d like the chance to win this hoop, then please leave a comment below.  And just for fun, as it’s the holiday season, please tell us your dream holiday destination.  The giveaway will close on Monday 27th July and the winner will be chosen by random selection.  I will post worldwide.

Good luck everyone!

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I’ve always wanted to go to Paris. I won’t make it this year, but we have plans for early next June.

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Glynis Field

My dream holiday would be anywhere with my husband, sons and partners and our gorgeous grandchildren. Happy times guaranteed.

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My dream holiday vacation would be to go to England and see all the wonderful sites there! This has always been my dream! Thank you Helen for this lovely giveaway!

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Claire Mather

Love this hoop, the sentiment is so true we all need an anchor sometimes. My dream holiday destination would be New Zealand.

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Oh I’d love to win that beautiful hoop, I just started putting up hoop-art myself and really love it! Not only the finished object but also the process of making it – every bit from start to finish! We are kind of on our dream holiday right now – we spend a wonderful time in Croatia with our two happy kids!

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My dream holiday destination would be somewhere like Barbados…White sand…crystal clear blue water…coconut cocktail in hand…beautifully hot sun beating down…and no cares in the world…just me and my thoughts.

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What a beautiful hoop! My top holiday destination would be Australia to see one of my favourite faraway friends (and the adventure of course)!

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I’d love to win this and gift to my best friend who is always there for me no matter what! I’d also love to travel to Ireland one day. Thank you!!

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My dream vacation…well, that’s easy… I’d love at least a month in England!
Thanks so much for the opportunity to win your lovely “You Are My Anchor” hoop.

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Hi there, this is a beautiful piece and if I won I would give it to my dear son who has been a rock helping me so much since my lovely husband of nearly 50 years died. Thanks for the opportunity to win, and I love your news letters, and the photo’s of the beautiful Newfies and hope Daisy is doing well!!!!!

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This hoop is so beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win it.

At the moment, it’s so very HOT where I live… that I would like to travel any place cooler!
But, touring the English countryside someday, is a lifelong dream.

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Oh I really love this!! I would really like to go to Croatia 🙂 Need to get something booked really, it has been a while since we last went on holiday!

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This is beautiful! Thank you for the chance! I think if I could visit anywhere in the world, I would like to visit Ireland. It looks like such an amazingly beautiful country….and I kind of love their accent too! 😉

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The Anchor design is adorable and I am lucky enough to have a Friend who fills this role for me – I would love to win it to give to her.
My dream holiday wish right now is to go to Norway.
Pauline

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I’d love to take my husband to Alaska during the spring. Maybe a cruise from California to Alaska, then a week or so to enjoy Alaska by land. And since it is our dream vacation, we just get back on the cruise boat and continue around the world with stops in Australia, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Hawaii, and then back home. 🙂

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The holiday dream destination is England and guess what Miss H and I are there at the moment – happy sheep dance!
Love Baa. xxx

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Looking forward to the release of this pattern (as all of your editions). My dream destination would be anywhere warm. It is mid Winter here in NZ. A couple of years ago I came to UK in July. The sun shone every day – I have many fond memories of my “mid -winter-summer sunshine” and hope to do it again.

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My holiday destination………..now let me think……. I think Cornwall for me.
Julie xxxxxxxxx

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Joanna smith

What a lovely giveaway! I think my dream holiday destination would be my childhood holidays in French villas in quaint little French villages buying sweets and yummy pastries for French francs!!

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Nancy Hilderbrand

My dream vacation would be to go to Anacortes WA to visit my son and his family

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Kimberly R

My dream destination is definitely Egypt because I would love the see the pyramids. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Sue Thomas

If I were lucky enough to win the embroidery I would give it to my husband on his ‘special’ birthday on 7th August, but I wouldn’t pretend I had made it….tempting though it is! Love to see Northern Lights.

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What a lovely giveaway! I would love to go to every country in the world, with Scotland being next on my list.

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Ana Salomé

Your hoop is really pretty…it would be perfect to give my husband on our wedding anniversary! ❤ PS – My dream holiday destination would be Hawai ✈

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My dream holiday is to go back to the UK. I visited in 1988/89 and loved it then. I am more into historical things now so would really appreciated visiting all the wonderful castles and ruins now than I did all those years ago. Thanks for the lovely giveaway, Helen.

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Diane Sinclair Meigs

My dream vacation would be to go to the east coast and enjoy the love of country with my anchor and rock the man I married who loves everything in life and makes mine complete

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It might seem an odd choice but I would love to go to Tasmania. Family history is one of my passions and my husband has ancestors who emigrated in the late 18thC so I would love to visit the area they settled. No chance unless I win the lottery!

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My dream holiday happens soon in Salcomb Devon with my husband son daughter in law her father and four children .We have such a good happy laughing time together .

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Carole Tinkler

My dream holiday destination is Rhodes, Greece. In reality though, it’seems my home town with my autistic grandson, as he loves visiting us for his holidays and we love him.

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Helen Roast

My dream holiday destination would be anywhere away from this rain! A lovely sunny beach on which to relax, read and sew!

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Marina Julian

The hoop would make the perfect gift for my dear friend. My dream holiday would be anywhere in Europe, but Rome is the stand-out destination.

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Franzi Madl

My dream Holiday destination is Koh Tao, Thailand the best Place of the World To relax 🙂

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I’m never likely to be able to go there unless I win the lottery but I would really love to see the great wall of China.
Second (more affordable choice) would be Venice as I’ve never been there.
Thanks for the chance to enter for this lovely giveaway prize
Margaret

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Liz Jordan

My dream holiday would be to Galway, Ireland. I would love to stand at the ocean’s edge and gaze out over the sea the way my ancestors once did dreaming of life in America.

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Pat eagle

Beautiful work as always. My ideal destination would be a deserted island that is lovely and warm. Loads of books and some sewing to occupy me. Just to recharge my battery’s then back to reality. Xxx

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I would love to travel to Framce someday! I’m learning French in school, and it’s such a beautiful language. Our teacher shows us pictures of her trips to France, and it looks like such an incredible place!

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I’m a bit old for travel – but in my dreams I’ve always wanted to see Ireland! I would love to have this lovely project as a legacy for my daughter and grandaughter. Your work and your magazine are truly awesome!! Thank you for this opportunity.

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Sitting on the beach in St. Thomas with some small hand quilting. Relaxing water and peaceful hand work..

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Jean Thompson

Wow-where would I like to go? I have always wanted to visit Alaska, Scotland, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, Northwestern USA, and up around the Northern Great Lakes and Toronto and other parts of Canada… any of those places would be Great Place to Have A Dream Vacation… Would be Great to Have a couple weeks off to go to one of these fantastic places..!! ! !

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My ultimate dream holiday is Edinburgh, Scotland. I’d absolutely LOVE to go there one day, maybe even live there. For now I’ll have to stick to dreamily looking at the Scotland flag I have perched on my shelf.

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Kylie Lakeman

I love the sentiment of this hoop art. My dream holiday would be a trip to England with a visit to Bustle and Sew who I have recently found and am becoming fast addicted to!

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jenny coles

i would love to see the Northern Lights. and i would love to win your hoop

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My dream holiday is where we are going in August, North Norfolk, views for miles.

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If I could go on vacation anywhere, it would be to Saint Lucia. I love being near or in the water and with beautiful beaches, waterfalls and reef-diving, it would be such a paradise. And to make my holiday complete, I’d have to have my family with me, as they are truly my anchors. I absolutely love this wonderful hoop art that you created and thank you for the chance to win it.

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It would have to be Bermuda…love that beautiful island 🙂 Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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Yes, we all need an anchor, some times more than other times. For a vacation I would love to go anywhere that is pleasant as I have not had an actual vacation for a really long time. Love your blog, photos, and the newfies especially!

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Lawana whaley

Thank you for this lovely giveaway. I would love to do this for my husband for our anniversary this September. Would also be wonderful to take him to Italy

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We have always wanted to go to Alaska. We love all the elements that is Alaska. Thanks for the really cute giveaway.

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I have a dream, I have always the same Australia !!!! before, I’ll be happy to make your hoop !!!! It’s lovely !!!!

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Michelle manderscheid

Right now im dreaming daily of Key West! Thanks for the chance to win!

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Ohhhh that’s really hard. I love to travel! But I would have say my dream holiday would be to go on a safari in South Africa.

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Marti Morgan

There are so many wonderful places – a nice cruise maybe to Australia, Costa Rica, back to Hawaii.

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I would love to win this! I definitely need an anchor now and then. I am actually going to make one of my “bucket list” vacations this year – I am going to the New England States!

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I am dreaming of the English countryside!! The hubby and I are seriously talking about moving to the UK once the kids are up and out. ::crossing fingers::

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It’s beautfiful Helen! I’d love to win your hoop!
At the moment I’m in South Africa for my studies, and I will be here until Christmas. I miss my family terribly, so at the moment my favourite holiday destination would be home…

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Such a cute sampler thank you for the chance to win. I would like to take a vacation to Key West it is my very happiest place.

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Becky McGinnis

I really like your hoop embroidery. If I were allowed to go anywhere on a holiday, I would love to see the British Isles and investigate lace and embroidery shops, visit the Victoria and Albert Museum, and then go see the Highlands in Scotland, and the green landscapes of Ireland.

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Vickee blackwell

My dream holiday would be Disneyland in America, as lame as this is I’m an English girl who grew up Disney mad! Little guilty pleasure of mine still till this day. And I also love love love this hoop! :3 x

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My dream holiday destination would be Corsica
by the sea side.
I went there a lot of times in the past and it was always nice !

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Debby Hughey

I have always wanted to go to Hawaii. Christmas time would be nice.
I used to do hoop art in the 80’s. Thanks for bringing it back.

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Joanna M.

Oh gosh, I would love to travel the world, having only been away from home a very few times…..Perhaps Italy is most appealing to me. Also, Back to St Marrten because it is everything the tropics has to offer, in a SAFE environment, among kind native people. Love the sun 🙂 Hey…lets plan a art/crafting trip to this spot!

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Thank you for the chance to win your lovely hoop! I would love to go anywhere on a cruise ship.

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Joyce Jose

I would love to go to England and see where Downton Abbey was filmed!Then I would travel all over Europe!Heaven!

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Julie Poole

As I am currently obsessed with any kind of hand sewing my dream hoilday would be with my wonderful husband, sat by the sea any where in Cornwall, sewing, and indulging in a Cornish Cream Tea. Ah…bliss x

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My dream vacation would be to go and spend 2 weeks in Italy, particularly Tuscany. I would also love to visit the fabric and embellishment markets in metropolitan areas so embellish numerous projects. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. [email protected]

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Olga Shestakova

A really nice hoop! I’d like to have it hanging on my walls)) I’m in eternal love with Paris and France. I’ve already been there once 3 years ago, but I’d go there every year, twice a year, three times a year and as often as possible))) But I’m reading Eat.Pray.Love now and after all those descriptions of Italy and an Italian language I’m already dreaming of visiting Italy now.

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Wonderful hoop. So true.
My dream vacation would be a small Alaskan cruise ship to see the whales.
Thank you for the chance.

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Pamela Dorman

I would love to gather my quilting friends and go on a quilting cruise to Hawaii with Wendy Williams and Sue Spargo as our teachers. “Heaven”

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Lynn Flechsig

I have wanted to go to Scotland and Ireland since early childhood. I have planned to go 2 times and had to cancel due to family emergencies both times. My Dad’s family were from Scotland and Ireland and I plan to go next year barring uncontrollable events. 🙂 <3

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Susan Spiers

Luv this saying – would luv to go skiing – in the Alps for Christmas

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Love your anchor hoop. Would be a pleasure to win it and give to my wonderful husband. I would love to take a long trip around the U.S.’, and Canada. One of those I can go anywhere, stay as long as I like and stop to see what is to be seen.

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Leslie Duffy

I have been trying my hand on hand embroidery again and love it. This piece is beautiful with a wonderful sentiment. I have not vacationed in quite a few years. I think exploring Key West would be fun!

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Judi Hirst

Dreaming of spending some time in the UK – especially Scotland – home of my late father in law…hopefully in 2016

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My dream vacation??? Is to go to England to see my 2 year old granddaughter.
This stitchery would be a perfect gift for me to stitch up and give to my BFF. She has been my anchor for a good many years. Thanks Helen.

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To visit New York City at Christmas time has always been a dream of mine. (Gee I wonder just how many fabric shops do they have there?? LOL) But since it is summer here now a nice ocean beach vacation anywhere would be wonderful!! I love the ocean!
I love your hoop with the hand work.

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Marjory W

I would love to go to the Kristkindelmarkt in Germany at Christmastime.

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I’ve always wanted to go to Italy, if I don’t win a trip, I will never get to go.
If I won that beautiful I would give it to someone whos always been there for

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For me it would have to be Japan. I love the mix of old and new, as well as all the kawaii goodies and Hello Kitty!

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Averil Styles

What a lovely project, and so true. To have someone standing by you through trouble. In God we have that friend.
I would love to visit the Bay of Islands New Zealand, and see some of our historic places there.

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oh my gosh any holiday would be a perfect holiday at the moment, feels like it is well overdue! however i would love to go to Sardinia or my dream would be a one way ticket to new zealand. xx

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Linda Pawlak

My dream holiday destination is Walt Disney World! Thanks for the chance to win!

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It is beautifull. I like it very much. We dont’go on holidays this year but I like France (Bretagne – Bourgogne – Alsace) very much. It is not far from Belgium but the towns are so peaceful and beautiful. We speach the same language and people are so kind.

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Hi Thank you for the chance to win the lovely hoop. I dream of going to the Bahamas.

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I had a friend in mind to do this project for, but to win it would be better 🙂 I’ve really enjoyed your magazines! Thank you for sharing your talent.

Ireland! I’ve never been out of the states and if I ever get too, I would choose Ireland, 2nd is Tuscany. All the pictures I have ever seen has been nothing short of beautiful, and breathtaking.

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Beautiful embroidered piece and a lovely giveaway. I love to travel, but during the holidays I just want to be home with family around, experiencing all the traditions that make my heart happy!

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Currently dreaming of visiting somewhere warm, this has been an awful winter. Friends are going to Hawaii in November, would love to join them.

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My dream holiday destination is always the place where my husband and I spent our honeymoon – a little cottage by the sea on the West Coast of Scotland. No where else can beat that for us!

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My dream holiday destination is always the place where my husband and I spent our honeymoon – a little cottage by the sea in the Highlands on the West Coast of Scotland. No where else can beat that for us!

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Elizabeth Ward

I’ve always wanted to go to Italy where my Grandfather came from.

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I would like to spend one Christmas season at Olde Town Williamsburg – a real colonial Xmas.

🙂 Linda

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My dream vacation would be the Islands of Hawaii….two years and hopefully I will fulfil it!

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Look at all your readers! Not surprised as love the blog. Dream holiday has to be Devon with our scruffy border terrier and scruffier children .And the hoop would go to a lovely person who supports me more than he ever knows

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I would love to go to Greece with my husband.

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this Giveaway. If I won this handwork would be a wonderful way for me to ground myself and calm nerves as my three boys run circles around me 🙂

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Dream destination…a place where hearts meet and birds sing and everyone is happy…Is there such a place?

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