Saturday, August 1, 2015

(Free) SAL Mistery Summer Sampler



Design mesures: 120 x 60 stitches
Fabric: At your choice (I used Aida)
Colors: Orange - Yellow - Light Green - Red - Dark Green - Dark Brown - Fuchsia - Purple - Cyan Blue. 
(I used a combination of Anchor and DMC, the motifs are so tiny that you can use any floss scraps or the colors you prefer on your imagination)

Hello there! It has been days preparing this funny Summer Sampler, specially designed to enjoy the last days of summer in the North hemisphere. Here in Chile we are in winter, so I enjoy thinking on the summer days and remembering that warm feeling.

I'm offering this free SAL just to start creating a community of stitchers, to get in touch with you and of course to make my work been noticed. But above all, I think that one of the multiple benefits of cross-stitching is that it lets us imagine and combine things the way we want, and see each others work is a way of making this tangible. So please, feel free to join in!

Rules:
♡ Make a comment in this entry with your email and (if you have it) your blog adress. The email is going to be the adress that I'm using to deliver to you the weekly motifs, so it has to be a working adress that you check often. The blog adress is just to be in touch and make this really feel like a SAL!
♡ Commit. The design has 18 little motifs of 20x20 stitches each one, so is an easy and funny piece. Every week I'm sending to your email 3 motifs (20x60 stitches total), and we commit to check-in at Instagram or at your own blog (or both if you prefer) once a week to show each others work. We share the knowledge that this SAL is just for fun, but respect the dates is important to give this a sense of community. Of course, you can (and I hope you do) show how your work grows anytime you want. So the dates will be:
Monday 3rd August (and the whole week until Friday 7th, to wait for people who wants to join in) - First delivery.
☆ Sunday 9th August - First check-in.
☆ Monday 10th August - Second delivery (just for people that checks-in. I will wait until ☆ Monday 10th itself to check-ins, and that delivery will be send Tuesday 11th).
☆ Sunday 16th August - Second check-in.
☆ Monday 17th August - Third delivery (same as previous delivery. This will be the same way in any delivery day).
☆ Sunday 23th August - Third check-in.
☆ Monday 24th August - Fourth delivery.
☆ Sunday 30th August - Fourth check-in.
☆ Monday 31st August - Fifth delivery.
☆ Sunday 6th September - Fifth check-in.
☆ Monday 7th September - Sixth (and last) delivery.
Sunday 13th September - Sixth (and last) check-in.
Those are all the rules. Really calling them "rules" sounds like a joke, doesn't?

Important Information:
♡ At the end of the SAL, I'm going to host a giveaway of one of my digital patterns at the winner's choice. This will only include the people that respect the dates and finishes the SAL. Also, following With my threads at the social networks (links at the right column) or/and the Blog will add more winning posibbilities to those people, so stay tuned! You can find me at Instagram and Twitter.
♡ I'm pregnant with almost 40 weeks. So some dates can change, but I will be announcing that ASAP.  Isn't the idea, but is good to know that there's the possibility and why it can happens.

So, that's all for now folks!
I hope you join in, enjoy, commit and invite as many people as you want to share this community feeling. I promise this will not be the one and only SAL, so stay tuned and...let's spread the stitching love!

Don't forget to share this news all over the social networks, using the hashtags #summersal and #withmythreads

A big hug!
Natalia.

109 comments:

  1. My email is thechoatefamily@gmail.com. I'll try and do the SAL!

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    1. So happy to have you in Kristin!
      A big hug <3

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  2. My email is sarahmate79@yahoo.com. I am happy to update on Instagram!

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    1. Happy to have you in Sarah! And happy to have you at Instagram too.
      A big hug <3

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  3. Natalia, Please add me and thank you ;)
    bzctmom@gmail.com
    Karyn in California

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    1. Of course Karyn! Happy to have you in!
      A big hug 💚💙

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  4. Hi Natalia! I would like to join and I'll update on Instagram. Thanks :)
    My e-mail is mjoaobeirao@gmail.com
    Maria in Sintra - Portugal

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    1. Of course Maria! Happy to have you in.
      A big hug <3

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  5. Hello! I'd love to join in. My email is smn55410@gmail.com

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    1. Happy to have you in Stephanie!
      A big hug <3

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  6. Natalia, please add me to the list. She11ygirl@verizon.net
    Congrats on the upcoming addition to your family!

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    1. Thanks for the good wishes Shell! Hapy to have you in. I'm gonna need your Instagram or Blog account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug <3

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  7. I'll try! My email is lucreciacrafts@gmail.com I don't have a blog but my instagram is @creciacrafts

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    1. Happy to have you in! I found you at IG too :-)
      A big hug <3

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  8. I would love to join! My email is threeowlthreads@gmail.com. No active blog right now, but my IG name is @TrishaR517. Can't wait!

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    1. Happy to have you in Trisha! I'm in touch at IG too.
      A big hug <3

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  9. I'd like to join! my email address is spunthread@gmail.com, and my instagram account is @spunthread

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    1. Happy that you join us! I found you at IG too :-)
      A big hug <3

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  10. This sounds like fun. My email is jenzire@gmail.com and I am jenzire on IG.

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    1. Happy to have you in Jenn! I'm following you at IG too.
      A big hug <3

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  11. I would like to join please craftypatty2@gmail.com and IG @craftypatty2 Thank you

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    1. Happy that you're joining us Patty! I found you at IG too :-)
      A big hug <3

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  12. please add me to the list. crazycatlady9@outlook.com

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    1. Of course! I'm gonna need your Instagram or Blog account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug <3

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  13. I would love to take part! My email is jsguf@hotmail.com I do not have a blog, and I will be making a new Instagram just for cross stitch. I want to keep my reg insta gram private. Thanks for doing this!!

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    1. Happy to have you in Jessie! Please let me know wich is your new IG account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug <3

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  14. I'm in! xstitchgeek@gmail.com and I have a blog I'll update on at http://xstitchgeek.blogspot.com

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    1. Happy that you join us Erika! I'm gonna take a look at your blog right now.
      A big hug <3

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  15. I hope there is still room, cause I would love to join this sounds like fun!! Thanks for doing this my email is fischycrafts15@gmail.com

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    1. Of course there's room enough! I found you at IG too :-)
      A big hug <3

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    2. Yay I just got the email and I can't wait to start ;) Quick question, the blocks that are solid colors those are for the rest of the boxes right?? I just want to make sure I am doing it right cause it is so cute lol ;)

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    3. That's right! The idea was that you just have a general picture of the project. I'm happy that you're enjoying it! :-)
      A big hug! <3

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  16. Hiya, I'd love to participate. my email is dragonstitches88@gmail.com. I also have a YT vlog for my cross stitch at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW3M04Vou8Y9h6S8oryKDwA.

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    1. Happy to have you in Elisa! I found really interesting the vlog format, so I'm gonna check it out right now. Is there where you're gonna make the weekly check-in? I need to know that please.
      A big hug <3

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  17. Would love to join! my email is: suegrnbay@aol.com. I don't have a blog

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    1. Of course Sue! I'm gonna need your Instagram or Blog account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug <3

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  18. I'd love to join my email is tony.poole2@me.com

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    1. Of course Tony! I'm gonna need your Instagram or Blog account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug :-)

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  19. Hello! I am looking forward to joining!! My email is gm5casey@gmail.com This is going to be so fun. I will do check ins on instagram!! Congrats on the soon to be new arrival!!

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    1. Happy to have you joining us Gina! Please let me know wich is your Instagram account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug <3

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  20. I would love to join! Not a blogger and this will give me the push to post more on instagram! tonystewartfan68@gmail.com

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    1. That's great Michelle, happy to have you in! Please let me know wich is your Instagram account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug <3

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  21. I'd like to join. Email is dmryks@yahoo.com and Instagram is mondotstitches . Thanks--Diane

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    1. Happy to have you joining us Diane!
      A big hug <3

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    2. We have a stomach bug so I may be delayed this first week. We have 13 children (12 still at home) so a 24 hour bug can last over a week. I will try. I will keep you updated.

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  22. Would love to join ..tinkmarie33@gmail.com.
    Not a blogger but I do have instagram.just started following you

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    1. Of course Marie! I can't find wich is your IG account :-( , can you please give me your Instagram nickname please?
      A big hug <3

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    2. tinkmarieemond.
      Thelma Marie Revels Emond


      My first ever SAL like this .thank you .I do all the ones you sent even all the color blocks .sorry to sound dumb but want to get this right

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    3. There are no dumb questions Marie! So feel free to ask anything you need. You have to stitch just the 3 motifs, the color blocks are just for you to know how the pattern base is gonna look and also to increase the Mistery feeling. Hehehe.
      A big hug and I hope you enjoy your first SAL! <3

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  23. Hola Natalia! Me encantaria participar. Recien he retomado el punto cruz este año. Mi correo es bauldeamis@hotmail.com
    Y estoy en instagram como mibauldeamis1

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    1. Claro Carla! Me alegra mucho que te unas a nosotros.
      Un abrazo <3

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  24. Hi my email is all4dmc@outlook.com!! Looking forward to being apart of this

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    1. Happy to have you in girl! I'm gonna need your Instagram or Blog account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug <3

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  25. Just heard about your SAL, love to join! bonnie0915@gmail.com

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    1. Of course Bonnie! I'm gonna need your Instagram or Blog account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug <3

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  26. Hi I'd love to join! candistitches@gmail.com

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    1. Happy to have you in Kittenz! I'm gonna need your Instagram or Blog account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug <3

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  27. this would be my first SAL. would love to join. sboshky@gmail.com

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    1. Happy to have you in Sharon! I think you're gonna enjoy this first experience. :-D I'm gonna need your Instagram or Blog account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug <3

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  28. I would love to join! My email is stitchin.in.tennessee@gmail.com. I also have a blog at stitchinintennessee.blogspot.com. Good luck with the delivery of your baby!

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    1. Thanks for the good wishes Susan! I'm a little anxious right now, but we're gonna wait until he wants to born :-)
      Happy to have you in, I checked your blog and I'm not sure if you're gonna start posting now or you've already posted something? I like to know that.
      A big hug <3

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  29. Hi Natalia..Plz add me..I would love to do this SAL.
    fatema5153@gmail.com

    Thanks.

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    1. Of course Fatema! I found your Wordpress blog in your profile, is that what you're gonna use to do the weekly check-ins? Please let me know that.
      A big hug <3

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  30. Please add :)

    Dianabrown414@gmail.com

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    1. Of course Diana! I'm gonna need your Instagram or Blog account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug <3

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  31. I'll join hisbluelilangel@@gmail.com

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    1. Great Angel! I'm gonna need your Instagram or Blog account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug <3

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  32. I would love to join your SAL. Thank you! Karin
    kjacobs_58@hotmail.com

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    1. Happy to have you in Karin! I'm gonna need your Instagram or Blog account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug <3

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  33. I am terrible at following a schedule, but I'm going to give it my best shot. :)
    kemicandlesew@aol.com

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    1. Hehehe, I know is dificult! I found it hard too, but sometimes a little pressure can help us. :-D I'm gonna need your Instagram or Blog account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug <3

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  34. I would love to do something different. I'm so excited. Please sign me up.
    young40mom@gmail.com

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    1. I love your enthusiasm! Happy to have you joining us. I'm gonna need your Instagram or Blog account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug <3

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  35. I would love to join. onetwostitch@yahoo.com

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    1. Of course Connie! I'm gonna need your Instagram or Blog account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug <3

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  36. I want to join! squingebob@gmail.com

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    1. Happy to have you in Carlena! I'm gonna need your Instagram or Blog account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug <3

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  37. I would love to join!! mibellec@yahoo.com

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    1. Great to have you in Mibelle! I'm gonna need your Instagram or Blog account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug <3

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  38. Ooooo! Me too, please! I broke my tablet, so posting on instagram may be spotty, but I'll do my best! Sounds like so much fun! Thank you! stsigurdson@gmail.com

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    1. Happy to have you in Tanya! I'm gonna need your Instagram username to fill the needed info. I hope you can post there without problems!
      A big hug <3

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    2. Oops, sorry! My Instagram name is lovetheknitlife.

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  39. I'd like to join in my email is clrmorning@gmail.com. My instagram is clrmorning

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    1. Happy to have you on board Crystal!
      A big hug <3

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  40. Hi, this is the first SAL I've done. I will try to keep up! My email is adeskinserino@gmail.com

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    1. I hope you enjoy this first experience! I'm gonna need your Instagram or Blog account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug <3

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  41. Hi I would love to enter my email is milkyman4way@yahoo.com and my instagram is sammejj110 no blog sorry

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    1. Happy to have you in Samantha! I found you at IG too :-)
      A big hug <3

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  42. This sounds like fun! I'd love to join. My email is bookworm187@earthlink.net and my blog is Stitches, Scraps and Sparkles in the Sun at www.sssinthesun. blogspot.com. Thanks!

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    1. Happy to have you on board Kate! I'm gonna look at your blog right now.
      A big hug <3

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  43. Hola. Me gustaría participar pero no tengo ni blog ni instagram, solo una pagina en pinterest. Si me aceptas en tu SAL mi correo es montsevg2@gmail.com. Gracias!

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    1. Montse, para participar tendrías que abrirte una cuenta en Instagram o un blog, pues no hay otra forma de que podamos ver tus avances....si te animas a hacerte una cuenta en alguna plataforma, me avisas y te incluyo. ¡Ojalá te animes!
      Un abrazo <3

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  44. Hi :) My email is Sarah.Leysen@gmail.com. This would be my very first SAL I'm participating in and I'm super excited to join you guys. Greetings from Belgium ^^

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    1. So happy to have you in Sarah! I'm gonna need your Instagram or Blog account to fill the needed info.
      A big hug <3

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  45. Hi. My name is Linda and I would love to join your SAL. My email: bengalcatlover10@yahoo. com
    My blog: http://www.bengalcatlover10.blogspot.com/

    Thank you,
    Linda

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  46. Hello! I would love to take part. Email is michelleozarkcrafter@hotmail.com and my bog is at http://ozarksstitching.blogspot.com

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  47. I would love to participate! My instagram is pacsunmama and email is pacsunmama@gmail.com. Thank you!

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  48. I would love to join the sal
    Email ; borduures@gmail.com
    Blog ; http://dyndns.xs4all.nl/kezelingstitches/
    Goodluck with the end of your pregnancy
    Greetings Esmeralda from Holland

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  49. Oh, I just heard from you and would like to join. My e-mail is virpi.rantakangas@netti.fi and blog at vipsu2000.blogspot.fi.

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  50. Danaalison13@gmail.com
    My instagram is also danaalison13

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  51. I hope it isn't too late!
    huskcharmer@gmail.com
    IG: coffeestitcher
    blog: thecoffeestitcher.wordpress.com

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  52. I posted my 1st progress and am checking in http://atexasneedlethread.blogspot.com/

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  53. Here's my check in for week 1: http://sssinthesun.blogspot.com/2015/08/summer-mystery-sal.html
    I hope you're doing well :-)

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  54. Checking in! http://xstitchgeek.blogspot.com/2015/08/wip-update-yes-one-of-those-i-do.html

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  55. Would love to join!
    Email: embracing.life.simply@gmail.com
    Blog: Innerbeautyexists.blogspot.com

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  56. Hi
    Will there be a seperate post with a link list ?
    Where we can leave our link with the checkin behind
    Greetings Esmeralda

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  57. Hi I would love to enter my email is jaking.life@gmail.com and my instagram is jaking_life, no blog sorry.

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  58. I hope it is not to late to join as I just found out about this SAL and love everything summer..my email address is marena_lynn@hotmail.com
    and my blog is
    http://kristystitching.blogspot.com/

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