WhatShadeRU Blog Hop–Cameo Flagstone Quilt + Giveaway

When RJR Fabrics contacted me to see if I would be interested in joining in on the #whatshaderu blog hop with the Cotton Supreme Solids I was in immediately!  Take a quick minute to go and check out all the gorgeous color options in the Cotton Supreme Solid collection!  Definitely drool worthy!
I decided to have a quilt featured in August which is the beginning of apple season.  Of course – I had to go with an apple themed quilt!



My quilt ‘Cameo Flagstone’ all started with the inspiration of the ‘Apple Flagstone’ block I made for my 52 Twisted Traditions Quilt Along.  RJR Fabrics sent me a great miture of quarter yards of different greens, blues, browns, and reds to work with to make my apple quilt dream come true!  I mixed in some prints from my stash with the solids. 
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I put all my slightly modified Apple Flagstone blocks together and then I turned the on point!  Yes – this was going to work!  I decided to create a horizon line in the corners of each strip on point.

Cameo Flagstone Quilt
I improvisational pieced together the fabrics to complete the quilt and I’m so happy with how it turned out!  I had to share this picture with our new orchard cat, Spiff just taking a stroll by as I photographed my new quilt.  I mixed in browns, greens, and blues into my sashing to create the look of branches … it’s abstract but still pretty cool.  I’m so happy with how my horizon line turned out!
Cameo Flagstone Quilt



My aunt, Barb Raisbeck, of Quilts by Barb did the quilting on this piece and it’s absolutely perfect!
I also had a great time mixing in some of the fabrics I purchased at quilt market from the sample sale – including ‘Picnic’ from Cotton N Steel which has a great apple print!  It was just perfect!  I fussy cut a bunch of them and used them in the cornerstones of the sashing.  Just a little bonus you get to see as you study this quilt. 

And guess what!?  I get to share the goodies with you! 

GIVEAWAY!!! - NOW CLOSED

Cotton Supreme Solids Fabric
RJR Fabrics is going to put together a fun bundle of some of the fabrics I chose for this quilt to gift to you!  These could include the Cotton Supreme Solids: Redwork, Moulin Rouge, Bandana, Noel Red, Clover, Sour Apple, Sprout, Grass is Always Greener, Cocoa, Espresso, Riveria, Pool Side and Carolina. 
And it’s super easy to enter!

REQUIRED:

Just leave a comment and let me know:

“What is your favorite apple?”

***Not sure … click HERE and check out the 60 varieties we grow at our orchard!
Bonus Entry:
Follow me on Instagram: @PersimonDreams and leave an additional comment to let me know you did!
A randomly chosen winner will be announced on Thursday, August 27th! 
Cameo Flagstone Quilt
What Shade Are You?
Linking up to:  TGIFF, Finish it up Friday, Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop?

144 comments:

  1. You quilt captures the essence of an apple orchard perfectly! I love it! My favorite apple is Honeycrisp. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I follow you on Instagram. pksolberg

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  3. My favorite apple is the Jonagold.

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  4. I follow you on Instagram. (Sckett)

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  5. What a beautiful quilt Kim! I love the way the apple tree looks espaliered and the horizon gives it depth. Love that shot with Spiff!
    Thanks for the fun with RJR fabrics! Wow Wee 60 varieties of apples! Pass along a Honey Crisp please, LOL.

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  6. My favorite is the Gala apple. Love your quilt. Thanks.

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  7. Just started following you through Instagram (@buzzinbumble) and Bloglovin" too!
    Whoop whoop on a great quilt finish for RJR!

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  8. I love Pink Lady and Hubby loves Russets but they seem to have such a short season.

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  9. I have two favorites, honeycrisp and gala.

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  10. Red delicious for eating, Grannies for cooking/baking.

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  11. I love your quilt, I like how you have the back ground colors as well. I'm probably old fashion but I just like the Red Delicious apple. Sorry I don't know how to do instagram. Wish I could to add my name twice. Thanks for the offer of the gift, what fun colors to play with.

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  12. I love Honeycrisp apples - my all-time favorite, although Galas are a close second. Your quilt is beautiful and inspiring - I'm also participating in the hop in September and I'm trying to come up with my design now. So much fun!!

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  13. I also follow you on Instagram - my handle is @fabricaddictquilts!

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  14. Gorgeous! I like Granny Smith's best x

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  15. Honey Crisps are my favorite, a short season, but ooooh so good. I just love the quilt. I could see it as a flower trellis, too.

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  16. How timely that I came across your post just as I was munching on my favourite Apple: Granny Smith!!

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  17. HI,neat apple projects! My favorite apple is "Granny Smith">makes the ultimate apple pie!
    Thanks to you+RJR for a great giveaway! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  18. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU ON BLOG LOVIN'!
    (USER>lindadouglas35 )
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  19. If and when I do eat an apple, it would be a gala. Love your vibrant quilt.

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  20. I follow you through Facebook.

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  21. I love it! We grow King apples here--an old commercial variety in the PNW.

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  22. What is my favorite apple? That's a tough question since the grocery stores don't always label the variety. I know Golden Delicious is one of them and whatever kind is used in the Mrs. Smith's Dutch Apple Pie. When I was young, we used to pick our own apples at Eckert's Orchard in Grafton, Illinois. Whatever big red ones ripened in early fall are probably my all time favorite. We used to eat those and pick a bunch more to make applesauce.

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  23. Like everyone else, we love Honeycrisp--we thought we discovered them, and were so disappointed when they got popular! But my sentimental favorite apple is Gravenstein, which was my dad's fave.

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  24. I follow you on Instagram, where I am @wordygirl11 (I think) or Beth Talmage (as I am in real life).

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  25. Fujis! So yummy! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. I like Granny Smith apples. Love the quilt. :) Sadly, I can't do Instagram. :(
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  27. My favorite is Honeycrisp. I find it difficult to find a good apple in our local grocery stores. Do you send apples by mail order?

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  28. I love all apples, but my favorite are Royal Gala. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  29. Nice apple quilt! I like Granny Smith apple, the green one

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  30. Already follow you on IG (quiltpatchappli)

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  31. My mom love nothing but apples! For me, it's the Red Delicious apple

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  32. So many varieties, I like McIntosh.

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  33. Great quilt! My fav is a Gala apple.

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  34. I'm a follower on Instagram as Ceciliaquilts.

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  35. McCoun apple, hands down. Love that your kitty was so accommodating. Perfect shot of an amazing quilt!

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  36. My favorite is the Arkansas Black apple.
    hijoffeATgmailDOTcom

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  37. What a visual and stunning quilt showing the many apple offerings your orchard provides!
    I've really never met an apple I didn't like they all have a purpose,lol. My favorite is Honey crisp. Eat them bake them it's always perfect.

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  38. Love the quilt the apples really pop that's the first thing i thought off before reading the post. For me my choice is Golden Delicious with some sharp cheddar.

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  39. no instagram sorry but I always get the emails Thanks.

    clemonssarah7 at gmail dot com

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  40. Long time favorite apple is the McIntosh.........loved seeing how it came to be and how old a variety it is on you site. My first visit there and was very impressed with all the information you provide. Cute quilt, as usual!

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  41. I've always love the old apples (Jonathan, McIntosh), but they are hard to get. So now it's Honeycrisp. Expensive but worth it. rmgsummers at yahoo dot com

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  42. Love your quilt. It is nice to see it on the fence with the cat in front.

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  43. My favourite is the Bath Beauty!

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  44. I follow you on IG (goonyburd)

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  45. Granny Smith are sweet and tart My favorite

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  46. Granny Smith are sweet and tart My favorite

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  47. My new favorite apple right now is Honeycrisp. And your quilt is fabulous!!!!

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  48. Beautiful quilt - our favorite apples are Gala.
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    peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  49. I would say Honeycrisp, but they've been ruined. Mostly I enjoy Jonagolds currently. I grew up in apple country in Ontario and I miss the Northern Spies there. Can't find them here!

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  50. I live in NY near apple orchards. They are all delicious!!!

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  51. I follow on Instagram as determined_debby.

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  52. WOW that is a lot of apples. I never new so many varieties existed. Red Delicious is my favorite apple to eat.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  53. My fav by far is the super crisp Fuji - I'm so glad you grow them! Second fav is Golden Delicious, so dependable. I love love love apples!

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  54. 60 varieties I need to be near you. I like to bake with Granny Smith but eat Gala and Honey Crisp or Pink Lady. Honestly I like all apples.

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  55. Pink ladies are my favourite apples x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  56. I follow you on IG x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  57. Your Quilt is Amazing!! Great job! My fave Apples are Jonathan's! Thanks for chance to win these Yummy Fabrics too!!! :)

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  58. Granny Smith is my favorite apple! Great design!

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  59. Kim I loved your quilt. I saw your link at the Crazy Mama. I wanted to let you know I loved it so much I featured it in my post on Saturday. I borrowed a couple of your photo's. Loved the one on the fence with the cat! I linked back to you and mentioned your blog. Thanks for sharing this. Would you be interested in doing a virtual 'trunk show' on my blog. I would like to feature quilters thier stories and the amazing work. The 'trunk show' will be October 21 to the 29th. I will provide a button for your blog. Would love to have you.

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  60. Mmmm delicious apples and fabulous quilt design!

    I love apples,Golden and Granny smith were one of my best fav but last winter I dtasted pink red ,so delicious

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  61. Golden Delicious are my favorite!

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  62. I follow you on Instagram as mlhummy. :)

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  63. It's a toss-up between Pink Lady and Fuji. :)

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  64. I like golden delicious apples! We have a small local orchard that makes up their own names too.

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  65. I totally agree that your horizon line came out great...very distinguished! I also love the photo bomb of the cat in the picture! I am an apple lover and usually have one a day (keeps the doctor away, you know). My favorite is Braeburn, but my husband prefers Gala. There is always a mixture of some in the fridge keeping chilled!

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  66. I love Lodi apples. Nothing makes a better pie that a tart, early apple

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  67. I like Granny Smith and my husband likes Gala!

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  68. I follow you on Instagram.
    https://instagram.com/dlk3265/

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  69. Love the colors! Honeycrisp is definitely my favorite, Yum.

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  70. MCoun apples. Available in New England. They are the best for eating and pies!

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  71. I follow you on Instagram!! Love your work!!

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  72. My favorite apples are Sweet 16 and Fireside!! We have those trees in our yard along with some Honeycrisps and Jonagolds. Thank you for this chance at the giveaway!!

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  73. I like Pink Lady and Macintosh the best, especially if paired with some peanut butter

    rtgandy at gmail

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  74. Following you on instagram
    rtgandy at gmail

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  75. My favorite apples are gala. Love the scrappy background in your quilt, Kim.

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  76. The lady who runs a nearby orchard introduced me to Mutsu and Crimson Crisp apples and I liked both of them very well. I also like Honeycrisp, Fuji, and Gala. Not so good at picking favorites!

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  77. Im a classic kinda girl so its Macintosh for me :-) Thank You

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  78. happily following you on IG :-) Thank You! @vintagebarngirl

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  80. Always a fan of Macintosh, an early apple. Now I really love Ginger Gold.

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  81. I have a tart, early baking apple of some variety in my back yard. By far my favorite!

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  82. Honeycrisp is my favorite! Although I love any tart, crisp apple!

    oneoldgoat1962 at gmail . com

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  83. I already follow you on Instagram :-)

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  84. Hmmm I thought I had entered but I don't see my name while scrolling down.
    I love Honeycrisp and Gala
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  85. It's got to be the good old Granny Smith, coz I'm an Aussie too! Would love to try some of the other amazing varieties you grow! :)

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  86. And Of course I follow you on Instagram :)

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  87. I love Lodi or Loti apples. They are very very tart and they make the most amazing applesauces!

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  88. And I followed you on instagram.

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  89. MacIntosh apples....we drive to NC every year for the Apple Festival in Hendersonville just to get our fix of Macs!!!

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  90. I like Gala apples, but after reading about your different varieties, I want to try a Honeycrisp!

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  91. We have 8 different varieties of apples in our orchard. Unfortunately, we had a late Mother's Day frost and that took care of all the blossoms for this year so I'm sad to say that there will be no fresh apple pies, no fresh apple sauce, no fresh apple eating--Honeycrisp is my favorite--no fresh apple cider, and no apple wine this year coming from our orchard.

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  92. My choice (the one we always get at the grocers) would be Braeburns. It's sad about loosing your Braeburn trees - must be very difficult when that happens - but also good to know they will return soon. Given they are unavailable this year, my second choice would be the Arlet (Swiss Gourmet!) variety - sounds go delicious. Thanks for the giveaway. ktsquiltdreams (at)gmail (dot)com

    Arlet (Swiss Gourmet)'

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  93. I've always loved Macoun apples.

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  94. My favorite apple is Honeycrisp and your quilt captures the essence of the perfect crisp. Thank you for sharing the qiveaway

    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  95. I follow you on Instagram... akk_nana

    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  96. My favorite apples are the HoneyCrisp. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  97. crystalbluern follows you on instagram. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  98. My favourite apple is without a doubt, a Fuji. Just thinking about it right now has me drooling. I will have to run out and get some!

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  99. I love the way you did the background on that quilt! My favorite is McIntosh.

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  100. My favorite right now are Fuji. Thanks for sharing with us!
    emyerly(at)outlook(dot)com

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  101. I love all apples. Really don't have one favorite. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  102. Gala is crisp, juicy and sweet. Thanks for sharing

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  103. I love red delicious! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  104. Wow 60 varieties! I love Golden Delicious!

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  105. I like about an kind of apple but I tend to lean toward the Granny Smith for its tartness and easy to use in cooking or just eating

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  106. I follow you on Instagram via sbroughton61

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  107. I have become absolutely enamored of the Honey Crisp apples. The perfect blend of Granny Smith type crispness and tartness and yet sweet to eat. Also think your quilt is wonderful. The picture of it outdoors really does convey the feeling of an apple tree.

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  108. I like lots of different apples. Granny Smith is one of my favorites. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  109. Uh oh...I'm not a fan of apples! Can I say "Applesauce" or "Applepie"? I like those! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  110. I'm also following you on Instagram as Artists4God . Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  111. My favourite apple is Ambrosia - discovered it a couple of years ago and it is grown here in British COlumbia. I have been thinking about you today because I know it is a busy time for apple growers - take care.
    Pauline Perry
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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