Friday, August 23, 2013

Hexigon Blog Hop is here.

It's finally my day for the Hexi Queen Blog Hop. Thanks to Madame Samm and Debby for hosting this fun blog hop.   I like to try new things so here we go.

So I told my friend Sunny at Quilting Dreams that I had signed up for this hop and her advice was "Just do it!"  Then she sent me this postcard.  I love the cute little Hexi's she made and figured I could do it too so I went and bought some Hexi papers and the rest is history.



What to make?
What to make?
 I was searching around in the sewing cottage to find inspiration and found this book


   then turned to this page and I swear I could hear the light bulb turn on.



 A few years ago I had participated in a couple of I spy block swaps which left me with 200 different 5 inch I spy blocks.   So here is what I made.  Perfect!  


I quilted it with trucks and cars and plan to give it to my grandson who is 3,  for Christmas this year.  



click on the picture for a closer look


I also had a 10 inch layer cake of I spy blocks and made this little quilt for my youngest grand daughter who just turned 2,  for Christmas.  

A flowered pantograph designed seemed right for her.

Christmas sewing has begun only 6 more quilts to go I better get busy or join more blog hops...

The sewing room isn't complete without more pincushions so I made these using the traditional hexigon pattern sewn by hand.


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I have had so much fun this month planning and preparing for this blog hop and have been very thankful to have been able to participate.  Thanks again Madam Samm and Debby you are both Hexi Queen's in my book.

Be sure to go and visit the creative ladies at these blogs for today's Hexi Queen Blog Hop.  

 Friday, August 23
Creative Notions   You are here!

I love giveaways and I happen to have an extra  little mini charm pack of  the Boocrew and I bet I can find a few extras to send along with it.  Make sure I have your email address if you are a no reply blogger.   I will pick a winner from the comments and announce the winner on August 
30th.  


Just leave a  comment and for a second entry sign up to follow.  
Thanks for stopping by my blog your comments make my day.  

120 comments:

  1. Oh my. You did loads of beautiful projects! How did you get them all done so quickly? I love the quilts for your grandchildren and I am falling head over heals for that pincushion! Great work!

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  2. I ave to admit that your pincushion is my favourite project that you did, I have a weakness for pincushions. Your quilt is just gorgeous too. Thank you for a sweet giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  3. I follow with Bloglovin.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  4. Lovely projects!
    I especially like the I spy hexie quilt!

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  5. Both the cutest I Spy quilts - wow, once you got the mojo you went to town! And love the cute quilting on both, too.

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  6. Your projects are sew lovely. And I love your I spy quilts. Thanks for sharing your creativity and for a great giveaway

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  7. Love the idea of a hexie I Spy quilt. You will become a favorite grandmother with those treasures.

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  8. I just became a follower via bloglovin.

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  9. It has been fun, Vickie!! I love the little eye spy quilt you made your granddaughter,but I am totally smitten with your pincushion!! I'd be lost without my thread catcher by my side. Great idea!! Super stop!

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  10. wow you have been busy everything is so lovely,well done Vickie.
    xx

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  11. i am also a very happy follower Vickie.xx

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  12. Oooh I love all of your creations there! I love the way you have quilted the little boys quilt - I am fairly new to fmq so might try that out.

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  13. I love your projects! They are so creative. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Great quilts!! Love the pincushion too!

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  15. Very nice give away. You did a very good job on your hixie's. This has been a great hop so far. Can't wait to see what everyone else has in store.

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  16. Boy..... when that light went on, you sure got busy! Love all of these projects, especially that pincushion. Thanks for sharing today!

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  17. Good morning....fantastic pieces for your day!!The quilt are so cute...and your pin cushion is inventive...nice job

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  18. Oh my goodness I love that quilt! Blessings, Marlene

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  19. Love your Hexie crown. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. cute hexie blog background...your projects are lovely too...love the pincushions and little clipping bag. I have one of those and love it thinking about making another because the one is never in the right spot. hehehehe need more than one if you know what I mean.

    lovely giveaway also thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  21. Vickie, your quilts are really beautiful and I just love the quilting that you did on them. Very pretty. Your grandkids are going to love these. I also like the pincushions,especially the blue one with the thread catcher. I could really use one like that. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  22. Fantastic projects! Congrats on being most creative today! I am now a follower.

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  23. I am already following through GFC/Bloglovin.

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  24. Oh, Vickie, I love your pin cushions and congratulations on being a top choice, BUT I adore that quilt! How wonderful!!! What child wouldn't just love it! Great job!

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  25. Your crown pin cushion and the thread catcher are by far my favorite entries in this blog hop- if you ever come out with the patterns for them, will be your first customer!

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  26. I love that pin cushion and thread catcher. I do so need to make me one. I like the idea of a I spy quilt using hexies. Thanks for sharing

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  27. Wow! I love the idea to do an I-Spy using hexies! Your grandkids will love them!

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  28. Thank you for sharing!

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  29. Wow, have you been busy! I love all your projects. I need a pincushion and thread catcher like yours. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Gosh I wish I was at home instead of work I would be making a hexi mouse! I love him! Well your I spy quilt is pretty awesome to and the crown pin cushion. Can I come play at your house?????

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  31. I am now your newest follower to!

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  32. Great work with the hexies & the quilting

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  33. Hi Vickie-Your hexie projects are awesome! I also like your Miss Lilly. Keep your sweet kitty inside as we had a white male who loved the sun but developed skin cancer in his ears. We eventually kept him inside although he was not happy but the cancer spread and we had to eventually put him down. We keep our 3 rescues inside now because they also stay healthier. Our orange tabby also crosses his paws like your Miss Lilly. He also uses his front paw to hold up his back paw when cleaning his feet-so unusual. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. I love your projects! I really need to do an I-spy quilt and hexies sound perfect!

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  35. I love the I Spy quilt!!! Your "crown" pincushion is darling too and deserving of a top spot today.

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  36. Love the I spy quilts. Love Halloween so your giveaway is prefect.

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  37. Oh, wow, you really made some amazing hexie projects! Love the quilts and the pincushions!

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  38. OMG!!! Love your projects, but the pincushions are the best! I want one! :-)

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  39. Oh man, the car and truck quilting is fantastic, I shall have to remember that for a future quilt, my husband is a mechanic. Thank you for offering the mini charm pack, I have a tumbler template that is begging for it in my sewing room! And thank you for sharing your projects, also congrats on making Madame Samm's Queen list :)
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

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  40. Such lucky little grandchildren to receive your lovely quilts.

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  41. Love the I spy quilt and the quilting, but the pincushion is adorable. Thanks for the giveaway, Sweetwater is a favorite of mine.

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  42. Love the quilting on your quilts. The first one looks like an I-Spy quilt. Which will keep the kiddos busy for hours finding things in the quilt. Great pincushion and thread catcher too.

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  43. Your quilting is wonderful,cute pin cushion. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Love your creations. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  45. Is the pin cushion/thread catcher a pattern of yours? I would love to buy it so I can make one. Beautiful projects....you've accomplished a lot!

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  46. I'm a new follower via email.

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  47. What an awesome postcard!! LOL! Both of your pin cushions are adorable. And you hexie quilts are amazing. And here I was offering you advice on hexie-making. Quite an ambitious project.

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  48. Well, you ARE the queen of the day... Your projects are all SK lovely.

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  49. Wow... you have been busy and productive!! Great projects! Thanks for sharing in the hop!!

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  50. Your projects are all so cute. That crown pincushion is adorable.

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  51. Great projects! Love your pin cushions -- I've never made one and you are making me think I should, lol. :)

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  52. Wonderful projects - especially the quilt. Thanks for sharing & the giveaway.

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  53. I'm a Bloglovin' follower. Thanks again.

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  54. I really think your hexie projects are just amazing. I love the pincushion with the thread catcher....I really need to make one. Thank you! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  55. Those are some cute quilted cars and trucks! Pretty!

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  56. Those are some darling quilts! I love I-spy quilts, especially how you quilted those cars and trucks. :)

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  57. and you Vickie are a queen....on our blog for all to see...all of your projects struck at least 6 cords with me. .wink

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  58. I adore your pincushions! A little tutorial? Congrats on a well deserved top spot!

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  59. uhhhh I LOVE these, I love the quilt AND the crown

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  60. Love both of your quilts. Nice to have the holiday sewing started. Your pin cushion is adorable.

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  61. Those I spy quilts are great! I really love those pin cushions. The first one looks like a crown. How cute! What fun! You came up with some wonderful ideas!

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  62. Your grands are going to be over the moon with they see those quilts! I have a version of I spy in the works but it is sort of like a bowtie with dimensional knots. Your version works!

    Cute pincushions--a crown for a hexie queen?

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  63. Pincushion is grand! Love that novelty quilt with the hexagon patches. I made one like that several years ago and I called it my I Spy child's quilt. That design is perfect for any child! I loved seeing your work. Thanks so much for sharing today.

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  64. Your grandson and grand daughter are sure to be thrilled when Christmas comes! They are sure to like the back as well as the front! Your pincushions are adorable as well. The first one looks like a crown Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing today!

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  65. I am following you now on Bloglovin'.

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  66. I really like the way you quilted the trucks and cars on your grandson's quilt and the flowers on your granddaughter's quilt.

    Your pincushions are cute too!

    senstrings (@) yahoo (.) com

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  67. Great quilts, I'm sure your grandchildren will love them!

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  68. Congrats on being most creative today - well deserved. From no inspiration to accomplishing all these projects - I am very, very impressed. The I spy quilt is perfect and I love the quilting you chose. I like how the pattern also makes stars. Cute! Of course, granddaughter cannot be left out without an I Spy quilt. It is adorable, too. Then the pin cushion is wonderful. How clever to use prairie points to make it look like a crown. I adore it. I bet lots of ladies have added this to their to-do-lists. Thanks for participating and being creative to inspire me.

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  69. Your I Spy quilts are cheery and wonderful! I love the quilting on them and also love the pincushions! Very creeative you!
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  70. I am now following you via email.!
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  71. All of your projects are stunning. Congratulations on being chosen for most creative.

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  72. I'm already a follower via GFC.

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  73. Congrats on being the creative pick of the day! Your pincushion is absolutely fabulous. Thanks for sharing

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  74. Congrats on being the creative pick of the day! Your pincushion is absolutely fabulous. Thanks for sharing

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  75. Grandkids are sure to love those I spy quilts. I think your pin cushion crown is hilarious. Well done!

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  76. Your quilts are beautiful. Those pin cushions are so awesome! They look like a hexie queen's crown! Great job.

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  77. Both of your quilts are awesome - you really put alot of work into them. I also love the crown pincushion - too cute@!
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  78. Great job on your Hexies! The I spy quilt is so much fun.

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  79. Great idea! Love the Hexie I spy quilt and your pincushion is adorable!

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  80. I adore your I-spy quilt. The truck quilting is just adorable! I have yet to make myself a pincushion. Yours are just too cute. Good luck finishing all those quilts!

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  81. The I=spy quilt is totally awesome. Love the quilting on both the quilts. I'm learning to do long arm quilting. Thanks for the fun.

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  82. I love the quilts for the grand kids! It's something so special for them to have forever. I'm making a quilt for my grand daughter for Christmas too. Hopefully I will get it finished!

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  83. Your I Spy is adorable!!!
    Great job!

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  84. What lucky grandkids...they will love them! Your pincushions are so cute...were they from a pattern somewhere or your own design?? Thanks for sharing with us.

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  85. You love followers, I do too and I'm following you now.
    Your hexagon projects are fantastic, the quilts for your grandchrildren absoutely gorgeous, I'm sure they will love them.
    The pincushions with tray are great, I would like to make something like it for my sewingroom.
    Thanks for sharing and beeing part of this hop!
    Bente

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  86. I love your I spy quilt - it is just adorable!

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  87. Love both of you I Spy quilts what a wonderful idea are they very difficult .? I have a grandson who loves Super Hero's and that would make a great quilt. The pincushion was really cute.

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  88. Your grandkids are beyond lucky - those quilts are beautiful. I love the bright blue in your grandsons it really gives it a pop. Fantastic work - you will definitely be in the running for Grandma of the year :)

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  89. Wow wow wow, what fabulous hexi projects you have done. I have to ask...what is the name of the panto for the cars and trucks. I love that one, and have lots of boys here! :-)

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  90. Kids just love I Spy games so your grands are going to love their quilts. They are fabulous. The pincushions are great - it's been giving me some great creative ideas for a needle pincushion.

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  91. So many awesome projects! Well done and thanks for sharing!

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  92. Oh, I must tell you my I Spy story:
    Two of my friends and I (many years ago) went shopping. We ended up at a fabric shop and decided we would all make the I Spy quilt. Each of us bought 7 fabrics (21 different fabrics total) that were perfect for fussy cuts. When we finished cutting it all out, we had enough left over for a 4th quilt. We threw the pieces into a paper sack, printed out only half of the directions with NO photos, and we gave it to another friend of ours. Guess who finished hers first???? Of course, the friend who got it all in a paper sack!
    Love your projects! Thanks for having a give away!

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  93. Hiya Vickie!!! OH your grandkids are gonna love you at Christmas. Such lovely quilts!!! And those pincushions are just adorable, like little crowns. Thanks for sharing and having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  94. Hiya Vickie!!! I am now a GFC follower. Thanks for sharing and having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  95. That pin cushion thread catcher is adorable, you convinced me I have got to make one. Love the I spy quilt too. Thanks.

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  96. Cute quilts and the quilting is so perfect for those quilts too. The thread catcher and pincushion turned out great too and it reminds me a little of a crown with the prairie points so I think you can be the hexie queen!

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  97. Lovely hexie projects! I love I Spy quilts - so making one with hexies is just brilliant. Thanks for sharing!

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  98. Such cute projects - I Spy quilts are always a favorite!!! Thanks for sharing with us and the great giveaway!

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  99. I love your quilt!! How fun. Your 3 year old grandson will love it. How fun. Your pincushions are so cute! Thank you for the give away!

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  100. I just signed up to follow you!!

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  101. These are all adorable! I LOVE the quilting on the "I spy" quilt! Soo cute!

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  102. Lovely I Spy quilts. I am collecting hexie fabrics to someday make somethign similar. Thanks for a chance to win the charm pack!

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  103. I-spy quilts are always such fun.

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