Thursday, July 19, 2012

Super Mario Brothers Quilt Along - Luigi Block (and giveaway!)

*the giveaway is now closed*

Cut To Pieces

This is part of an ongoing series of posts for The Super Mario Brothers Quilt Along I'm hosting here on my blog. You can join in at any time! You will find the links to all steps in my top bar. Also please feel free to join the Super Mario Brothers Quilt Along Flickr Group.


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Ready? It's Luigi time!


I'm partially through my block and you can see my progress...I opted to finish up that new quilt for Caitlyn (and yes it is done! pictures soon!) so I got a little behind on my schedule. But given that Luigi and Mario are the same except for the shirt and hat color, you will all get the point. ;) Although I need to check and see if I used the right green fabric. I think my instagramed photo might be throwing me off a bit here.


Luigi


And can I just say that I love the Flickr group and all the creativity over there. I jump up and down each time I see a new block pop up! (I'm channeling my inner Luigi...I always liked Luigi better because of the green...yes, I'm totally shallow like that)


Stephanie already finished her Mario AND Luigi blocks and she rather geniusly flipped Luigi to face the opposite direction as Mario. Love that.


Mario

Luigi



I know that some people are talking about making one of the fellas a jumping version of himself as well for more variety. I love that idea too!


Be sure to add your creations to the flickr group so we can all see how we are doing!

You can find all of the PDF's for the Super Mario Brothers QAL available HERE.
You can download the PDF of Luigi HERE. And I've tried to arrange all of the PDFs so that you can find them easily. So all the blocks will be available in the same folder/collection on this site. So if you are looking for other blocks from the quilt, look HERE.


Now for the giveaway!  

I know that you don't all have access to the stabilizer that I am using...It has been rather frustratingly hard to find.  But Pellon has been lovely to work with and offered up a giveaway for one lucky reader of a yard of the Pellon Stick-n-wash and 2 yards of their rayon batting! 



And just to help us out more, they have arranged for a coupon code with McCalls for those purchasing a bolt of the Pellon Stick -n - wash.  Use the coupon code 'PELLON542' on Shops@McCalls for a total 20% discount off the 10yd board of Pellon® 542 Stick-n-Washaway™. Customers can input the code in their shopping cart, and the discount will be confirmed and reflected immediately in the cart total.


I hope that some of you are able to take advantage of the coupon code!  Even if you don't want the whole bolt, perhaps a couple of people could split a bolt.  The flickr group would be a great place to set that up.
Especially if you wanted to help out an international friend as Pellon does not manufacturer internationally and McCalls does not ship there either.  (Contact me if you want more information on this)




For a chance to enter the giveaway for the 1 yard of Pellon Stick n Wash and 2 yards of rayon batting, we'll keep it simple today. 


 Leave me a comment letting me know your very favorite way to see a quilt photographed.  Do you like to see people using the quilt?  The whole picture of the quilt?  A random close up shot of the fabrics?  A cat lying on the quilt?  (How many people just smiled and how many just shuddered?!)  





88 comments:

  1. I'll take that last option - love seeing cats on quilts, because I know no quilt is complete (at least not in my house!) until one of our kitties has napped on it. :)

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  2. I like to just see the quilt... especially detailed shots. Thanks for the chance to win the stick and wash... im dying to try it... and since today is my birthday... hopefully I get some birthday luck working for me...

    nydia@add-crafter.com

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  3. I actually like all the options you've proposed! I love seeing the whole quilt and then to get some extra close-ups of fabrics, details, the binding.. I'm a sucker for cat pictures (can't have them near me any longer but won't give up looking at them longingly) but I like to see humans using them, too. As much as I enjoy glamour shots I love seeing things used.

    Lovely idea to set up help for the internationals. I'm not actually making a Mario quilt but would like to make a Mushroom pillow cover for my fiance after I've finished a Kirby one for my sis. Using a very thin fusible web atm.

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  4. I love seeing quilts with really pretty background settings, I guess THAT is kind of shallow, because it has nothing to do with the quilt, but I'm a sucker for beautiful outdoor scenery. :P

    PS The more cats the merrier! Lol

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  5. yay! luigi :-) too cute.
    I like to take and see pictures straight on, so on a design wall or hanging up.

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  6. For a quilt that I might want to make, the main thing I am interested in is seeing the WHOLE quilt. Pretty background or plain doesn't matter. I'm not a fan of the artsy shots where you only see a corner, or where the quilt is folded or bunched up, unless they are accompanied by a whole quilt shot.

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  7. I like to see them hung on barns!! Or draped over a chair but so you can see quite a bit of it. Or hung on a wall above the couch :) GREAT giveaway - there aren't many giveaways for wadding or haberdashery or notions... THANKS :)

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  8. I like to see a close up shot and a full view shot. Though I do like to see all the other shots as well :)

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  9. I love to see them hanging on a line!

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  10. I like to see a bright shot of the entire quilt. Dogs on quilts also welcome!

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  11. i'm a sucker for a great cat shot

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  12. HELLO! I LOVE TO SEE A CLEAR SHARP PHOTO OF A QUILT DRAPED OVER A ROCKER,OR SIMILAR OBJECT IN A HOMEY ENVIRONMENT.THANKS FOR SHARING A GREAT GIVEAWAY!


    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  13. I like to see a quilt draped somehow. I mean, I also want to see a flat(ish) shot so I can see the whole quilt, but quilts look best draped over a chair or bench or something.

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  14. I like to see a quilt hung or held up vertically so you can really see the whole effect. This would of course preclude the cat lying on it, but perhaps the cat could be sitting in front of it instead.

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  15. Being used by a person OR a cat . . . after all, that's really how you'll be looking at them in real life. :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. SOOO funny about the cat! We are allergic to cats, so I have to admit I shutter a bit ;D
    My favorite way to see a quilt is with WAY too many pictures from every angle and zoomed in and out! I WANT IT ALL!!! ;D

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  17. I like to see the whole quilt with a close up of one of the blocks.

    And usually my pictures has a cat sitting on mine since they think it needs to be held down. lol

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  18. I prefer to see the whole quilt pictured with maybe an inset of a detail of the quilting. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. I like seeing one straight-on picture of the whole quilt, but I like it to be accompanied with lots of pictures of quilty poses!

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  20. Woo-hoo! So excited about the coupon code. Thank you, thank you! I prefer to see a trio. I like the full image of the quilt, a close up to see the quilting (often that gives the quilt the overall charm and I need to decide if I'm up to the challenge), and an image in use so I get a feel for just how big it is. Thanks for asking!

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  21. I definitely like to see a full image of a quilt, but I love the drapey/pretty atmosphere shots too.

    Thanks for the discount code! We need 12 yards for the quilt-along, right? So maybe we can discuss splitting up an extra bolt to get the 2 additional yards in the Flickr group?

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  22. I like a whole shot ... clothesline or fence is good and a few close-ups of the quilting, binding, etc. I'm a dog person so I love it when I see one in a shot. I know my dog troops all over the yard with them when I'm on a "quilt shoot" and invariably I end up with a nose or butt in a shot most of the time.

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  23. I love to see a shot of the whole quilt and a few close-ups for details. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  24. I like the whole shot, but also a 'in use' shot with a kid or various animal on it. How cute would a quilt with a hedghog walking across it be?? (or maybe I'm the only hedgehog fan? LOL)

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  25. I like to see the whole quilt to get a good view of it, it ia also good to see some close ups of sections too. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  26. I like to see it held up or hanging on a washing line!
    No cats please!

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  27. I like being able to see the entire quilt. If there's a cat on it, all the better. :)

    Thank you for the chance to win the Pellon, it sounds like it would be a great thing to have for quilts with lots of fussy little pieces!

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  28. I like seeing a quilt hung up so you can see the whole of it and some close-ups of it as well. Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

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  29. I like to see the whole thing then a detail shot :) thanks for the chance!

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  30. I love to see a quilt on a clothesline, a fence or the wall of a building. And of course close-ups of the important bits are good.

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  31. My favorite way is a whole shot, as on a clothesline or design wall. My least favorite is with feet!

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  32. I like to see the entire quilt, closeups of the quilt, cats or dogs on the quilt, the quilt being used and artistic layout with the quilt in it!

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  33. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I'm a sucker for the quilts in "exotic" locations, such as the beach, or mountains. But my favorite shots are the ones with the maker and/or recipients enjoying the quilt.

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  34. I like to see the entire quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  35. I love simply seeing the whole quilt. Though I can't go past a rolled quilt. Maybe it's just me but I always add one of those pictures in!!!

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  36. Somehow it seems that quilt people are also cat people, and cats love quilts. Seeing a cat on a quilt is always a favorite of mine.

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  37. I love seeing pictures of the quilts with an animal (or two) on them!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. I love seeing a quilt photographed outside. Over a branch, on the ground. People are so afraid to get handmade quilts dirty. Oooo. I also love seeing a completed quilt folded up, showing the binding.

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  39. My favorite are the quilts photographed outside especially with great scenery.

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  40. My favorite way to see a quilt photographed is seeing the entire quilt hanging outdoors in a pretty scene, or with a cute 1-4 year old child with the quilt. Thanks for the giveaway too.

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  41. For me it's all about seeing the entire quilt, so my favorite way of seeing them is hanging on a clothes line. My second favorite way of seeing them though has to be in use. =)

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  42. I have to see the entire thing too! Indoors, outdoors, it doesn't matter, I just like the whole picture. And I'm okay with the cat, too. :)

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  43. I like to see the whole quilt and also a close up of the quilting.

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  44. I like to see the entire quilt! I'm okay if it's squished up, like just thrown on a couch or bed, but if I can see most of it, that's what I like to see. Thanks for the giveaway, I haven't found the pellon anywhere but I found another product that also works.

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  45. I like to see the whole quilt. Parts of quit pictures are nice and pretty, but I can't appreciate the design as easily.

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  46. I like to see the whole quilt. I also like a close up of parts to see details. I don't really enjoy seeing them with pets. If you can hang the quilt up it makes a nice pic! Thanks

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  47. I like just the quilt, flat on a wall, so I can see the entire thing. A close up is nice too. Thanks for the giveaway! Can't wait to get started!

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  48. I love to see lots of photos of whatever the quilt in question is. I want to see it from the front, from the back, up close and far away. I like to see the quilting lines close up. Artistically, I like to see the quilt in a pretty surrounding but hope that the background supports the quilt, not competes with it.

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  49. Good lighting! It shows the quilts true beauty. Bad lighting can make an awesome quilt look boring. I am guilty of taking bad pics. I don't want to, but I always finish up at night:/ Other than that, I like to see a combo of pics. The whole thing, up close, with a kitty...heck, even a pooch!

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  50. I like to see quilts outside, in natural light :)Just getting to see a quilt is fun, and it always proves to be inspirational in some way :)

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  51. Awww, yep I smiled! I like seeing finished quilts either photographed with cats (borrow em if you need to!) or in use somewhere, on a bed, folded on a sofa, wrapped around somebody. Sometimes I can settle for it hanging over something cool, but I am never sure it's really done until something is "happening" to it!

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway too, I've been curious about that product since you talked about it for the first block!

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  52. I like an interesting place for a quilt to be photographed, somewhere you wouldn't expect to find it like playground equipment or old barn. And I like seeing both a full shot and interesting close up. :)

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  53. I'm not sure there's a bad way to see a quilt, though I think I prefer the shots that don't have people in them. The odd feline is fine and I've even seen rabbits, but the setting and the draping are usually what grabs me. Mind you, I have to take all of mine in boring old "have someone hold it in the backyard" mode just due to my current lighting limitations. Thanks!

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  54. I both smiled and shuddered at the cat-on-a-quilt...we have 3, one of which sheds twice her weight in fur every year.
    My favorite is seeing a full quilt, hung, preferably outdoors. (Those shots of quilts tacked to barn doors or stretched along privacy fences? Totally love 'em.) The natural light can't be beat.

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  55. Ergh- definitely not the cat on the quilt... But I like seeing multiple shots of the quilt, because you can't appreciate the full quilt without a full shot, and you can't appreciate the details without a closeup.

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  56. Hi from Italy,
    actually I like to see a quilt in a full shot for undestanding how it the block composition, the colors and so on, but I'm totally in love with that fancy shot in which the quilt is draped on a chair or a sofa. When I try to take this pictures, mine always gets like it was a mistaken shot!!!
    By the way, on my way with Mario Block....let's hope it comes out well!!!

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  57. Pet peeve.....I like to see a full shot of whatever we are making before some launches into a tutorial. I hate having to scroll to the bottom of the post to see what I'm supposed to make. Whew. Now that I have that off my chest....I appreciate an artistic shot of a quilt provided it shows off a significant portion of the design and that a full shot of the quilt without people or props is provided somewhere.

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  58. I like to see the whole things! I also like it when people take them to interesting locations just to take a picture of them - awesome and dedicated!

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  59. I like to see a whole picture of the quilt first, and then some close-ups especially of the quilting. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  60. I like to see the whole picture of the quilt -- okay if a cat is on it too :) Thanks

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  61. I like to see the whole quilt preferrably in an outdoor setting. Some of the pictures by old barns or fences or stone walls are really beautiful. I also like to see a close up of the blocks so you can sort of see the pattern and the quilting.

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  62. your mario bros. are coming together nicely.
    I like seeing animals and children using the quilts and also creative ways of showing it off. Such as an ocean quilt on the rocks near the ocean, etc.
    I like seeing the close up finished quilting. And the different fabrics used.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  63. My favourite quilt pictures are the ones with the feet sticking out the bottom. Where another poor husband has been roped into holding up the quilt so that it can be photographed in all its glory.
    Then I like photos of the quilts on beds and being used.

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  64. I like to see the entire quilt--no folder sections with something in the photo to give an idea of the dimensions of the quilt.

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  65. I too like to see the whole quilt, hanging, holding, on the bed, I don't care but I love to see how everything comes together. Then I like to see closeups of the quilting. Thanks for asking and thanks for the giveaway.

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  66. I like to see a variety of photos. Whole quilt with nothing else in it is a must, but I like close ups and animals too.

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  67. I like to see both wide shots and close ups too.

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  68. i hang mine on a fence in the sunshine

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  69. I usually try to take whole shots of mine lying in the grass or held up outside. For smaller quilts, I've been known to hang them from a tree branch for a photo op as well:). Thanks for all your work on the QAL! I just got the rest of my fabrics so I plan to start this weekend using fusible grid interfacing...

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  70. i like pictures of the whole quilt to give overall view, and detailed.

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  71. I like to see the whole quilt. barbjolly@sbcglobal.net

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  72. I like seeing quilts in use or in interesting settings. I always seem to photograph mine outside, draped over logs and rocks such. ;) When you live in the Pacific Northwest, there is always a helpful log available to use as a prop!

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  73. Those are some time consuming quilts. Love to see the whole quilt hanging from a clothesline, or something similar. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  74. I like to see a full shot of the quilt.

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  75. I love to see a whole picture of the quilt, as best as it can be shown and also some close ups!

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  76. I love to see a closeup shot to show me the quilting and a picture of the whole quilt. (Though I would never so no to seeing the whole quilt with a cute little kitty laying on it looking at you saying "thank you mommy for making me another one"

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  77. I also like seeing quilts with babies on them. I really like to see a hanging quilt, flapping in the breeze a little. It just gives it more movement.

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  79. I love to see the whole quilt the most, but close ups and a view of the back are good too. Really, getting shots of the various parts of the quilt, both large and small, are good.

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  80. I like to tke pictures o th whole jilt on the clothesline or on the barn wall, no people. : )

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  81. I love outdoor photos of quilts blowing in the wind! And cats on quilts! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  82. I LOVE cats on quilts :) and detail shots.
    Susanne

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  83. I'm all about the full frontal! I also appreciate at least one closeup of the quilting stitches. What I *don't* like are instagram photos or ones with those "antiquing" effects that result in a dark photo that's hard to make out.

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  84. How would you flip the pattern like Stephanie did?

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  85. I'm Australian and we have rotary clotheslines called "hills hoists" they are brilliant for pegging quilts to display them.

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  86. I love to see quilts hanging on a clothes line or lying in the grass, but I also love it when they do an upclose so you can see how they quilted it.

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  87. I love to see the whole picture of the quilt and close up on the lovely details! But a cat would be cute too, really hehe
    andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)con

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