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Mary Athey

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20 November

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    Nov 20, 2013, 08.21 AMby Dilyana Drumeva

    Hi! I can’t upload images. Do you have the same problem?

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      Nov 20, 2013, 12.37 PMby Mary Athey

      Hi dilyana, yes i think burda are having more technical prblems. Nothing has been added to the projects for 4*5 days. This is the third time something has gone wrong?? The photos where to dark then all new projects went into the studios and not onto the main page and now this. I am just waiting until burda fix it to post xx

13 November

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    Nov 13, 2013, 01.28 AMby schnui

    So glad to see your photos with much better colour Mary. As always you look great in all of your projects. Happy sewing. xxxx

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      Nov 13, 2013, 07.51 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks schnui, it’s lovely to see everyone elses work now in good colour. I’ll post more of my latest projects at the week end. I want to try and get some outside photos but the weathers horrendous lol. Happy sewing to you as well x

11 November

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    Nov 11, 2013, 08.25 AMby Mary Athey

    Well it appears burda have fixed the colour problem only to have made another? I hav’nt been able to see anyone’s new projects since november the 6th. This is so frustrating. It appears anyone adding new projects will discover they go into their studio but do not appear in the main project site I am going to photograph my cape to.day and will now have to bide my time to post this . Come on burda sort this out. I love looking on this site and seeing what other people have made and i love the sense of friendship respect and encouragement we get here x

10 November

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    Nov 10, 2013, 07.13 PMby liliv-1

    What’s wrong here? The site is haunted:))))

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      Nov 10, 2013, 07.22 PMby Mary Athey

      Hi liliv, i’ m not even sure the picture darkness has been sorted out yet either. I wondered what was wrong with the projects? Nothing has been added to the projects since the 6th x

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      Nov 11, 2013, 02.53 PMby liliv-1

      I have uploaded some new photos and the darkness was ok but the old photos uploaded in the previous days are still dark. I am afraid that everybody should reupload them. I have the same feeling like you Mary about this site and I think we are not the only ones that we have missed our enjoyment here!

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      Nov 12, 2013, 01.56 AMby nadia r

      a haunted site scary…. that’s starting to freak me out lol!

7 November

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    Nov 7, 2013, 10.24 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Hello Mary, I got this message from BurdaStyle Support today: We are working with our development team trying to resolve this issue as quickly as we can. Sorry for the delay. So let’s hope something is happening :)

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      Nov 8, 2013, 01.24 AMby Mary Athey

      Hi ellen, i do hope they resolve this as it ruins everyones enjoyment. I made mum a wrap top out of a spanish magazine moda simplicity i bought on holidsy. I gave her it last night and it fits her perfectly. I’ll post it when i get the photos. I also finished my cape, i’m not sure if i like it or not as i have never worn anything like before. I’ll post it anyway. X

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      Nov 8, 2013, 07.01 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s great – I can imagine your sweet mother will look fabulous in her wrapped top :) and I’m also sure that your cape are lovely as everything else you are sewing! Looking forward to see both garments :) have a nice day!!

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      Nov 8, 2013, 09.13 AMby Mary Athey

      You have s lovely day as well ellen x

5 November

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    Nov 5, 2013, 03.28 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Hello Mary, I tried to upload photos now, but they are still dark… I can’t see so much diffent..

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      Nov 5, 2013, 04.41 PMby Mary Athey

      Hi ellen, no i don’t think anything has been done yet about the dark photos?? It’s so frustrating as you can’ t see other peoples projects. I changed my Avatar and i had to brighten it that much you can nearly see it from space lol x

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      Nov 5, 2013, 10.22 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Your avatar looks great :) Hope they will fix the problem soon…

4 November

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    Nov 4, 2013, 04.31 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Hello Mary, I left a message on Meg’s wall and she has brought the dark photo issue to the technical team and say that they will update everyone as soon as it’s fixed.. Hope it will be soon! Enjoy you week :)

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      Nov 4, 2013, 05.32 PMby Mary Athey

      Thats great ellen and i hope it’s resolved soon. You have a lovely week as well. Sew plenty of fabulous stuff x

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      Nov 4, 2013, 05.45 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much Mary! We’re now back from holiday and business is calling.., so I have to wait for the weekend to come :) xoxo

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      Nov 4, 2013, 05.51 PMby Mary Athey

      Work!!! I hate mondays lol.I’m always tired after the week end instead of being refreshed lo.l I was going to do a spot of sewing but i might leave it until to.morrow and just sit and relax. I want to make mum a top as i hav’nt made her anything for a while x

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      Nov 4, 2013, 06.01 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That is so sweet of you – I admire you for taking so good care of your mother. My mother passed away jan. 11, and we were very close too, and I’m very greatful for all the good moments we shared – we have to take care of the good memories :)

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      Nov 4, 2013, 07.06 PMby Mary Athey

      Ellen i am so sorry you lost your mum. I love mine to bits and we really are like best friends. I can talk to her about everything and we don’t go a day without speaking on the phone. Mum raised all five of us on her own, she had three jobs to keep us clothed and fed. There"s only six years between me and my youngest sister so she had it tough. I’m hoping to have enough money to take he back to spain in march for a week as she’d love it. I bought mum a gorgeous photo frame last mothers day with the inscription, my mother by nature but my friend by choice!! then i put a lovely photo of us in it, she loved it but said i’m a soppy sod lol

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      Nov 4, 2013, 10.38 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I can understand you have a great mum – and a tough one – hard working woman… The frame was a wonderful gift and if I was her – I would have loved it too! You must be her favorite daughter :-)

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    Nov 4, 2013, 02.55 AMby rita61

    Hi Mary! Lorna and you look so happy and healthy in that picture with the blue wigs. So great to have a fun picture of the two of you together. Memories!!! I’m looking forward to seeing your cape; getting scared to start one now. Have a great week!!! :-)

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      Nov 4, 2013, 07.59 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks rita,
      lorna was undergoing chemo when we went to the zumba event. She took her wig of in the car and put the blue one on. It was a blue themed event for a cancer charity. Lorna never gave up and fought so bravely that it was an honour to be her friend. I have some nice photos of the two of us before she got cancer i’ll put on.
      My cape was such a pain, i actually followed burdas instructions for once but it looked awful so i unpicked it and did it my way. X

26 October

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    Oct 26, 2013, 01.43 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wish you all good luck for tonights outfit ;-)

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      Oct 26, 2013, 01.53 PMby Mary Athey

      The dress is finished but i’ve decided to add two ruffles to the bottom ellen. Its a russian burda so no instructions lol. The two options where plain dress and the same dress with ruffles from the side panal to the opposite side panal ? I hope it looks nice . X

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      Oct 26, 2013, 07.02 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I’m sure it will be very pretty as all the other projects you have made! that’s the problems with foreign Burda, but I’m sure you will manage :) Looking forward to see the dress :) Cheers!

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      Oct 27, 2013, 08.21 AMby Mary Athey

      I made a little faux leather crop jacket to go with the dress as well ellen. I was going to add buttons as i lived yours? The buttinsvare vintage though and i have been saving them for something special. I think the jacket’s nice without them? X

22 October

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    Oct 22, 2013, 10.21 AMby Mbaliyethu

    My famous frocks book arrived today,I’m so happy thank you Mary for sharing the information on the book.Have a nice day.

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      Oct 22, 2013, 10.47 AMby Mary Athey

      You are more than welcome, i hope you like it xx

27 September

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    Sep 27, 2013, 09.25 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    I wish you good luck with a cape, Mary, and want to say that I’m making mine right now:)

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      Sep 27, 2013, 10.06 AMby Mary Athey

      Oh i can’t wait to see your’s oksana x

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    Sep 27, 2013, 08.20 AMby liliv-1

    A cape will look great on you Mary! Good luck! I would love to make a cape too, but I’m afraid that it would shallow me as I am petite:(

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      Sep 27, 2013, 10.07 AMby Mary Athey

      I have a vision in my head of my cape and me in it looking elegant!!! I probably will look more like miss marple in it ( little old lady from the agatha christie books and films lol) x

26 September

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    Sep 26, 2013, 05.40 PMby rita61

    I can’t wait to see your cape? Which pattern is it? I’ll get around to making a couple this winter, they look so awesome and comfortable! Good Luck; it will be great!

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      Sep 26, 2013, 06.10 PMby Mary Athey

      Hi rita, its the cape with the scarf out of augusts issue. I really want to do it in stripes? The project takes 4 metres anyway and i have two in winter white and two in pink pure new wool.i ordered a metre of navy and as soon as it gets here i’ll get started. I hope it looks as good as the picture i have in my head lol x

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      Sep 28, 2013, 06.50 AMby rita61

      Oh Mary, that cape is an awesome looking design. I’m sure it will turn out as you imagine.

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    Sep 26, 2013, 05.34 PMby carolientje

    Good luck on your cape !!!

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      Sep 26, 2013, 06.12 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks carol. I have never made anything like this apart ftom the vogue animal print one i did in fun fur. X

19 September

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    Sep 19, 2013, 03.44 PMby BeeZee

    Hi Mary! I am a little late on seeing the trouble you had a while back but wanted to add my dismay! As some of the others have noted you are well known here as well as much liked and appreciated, so just carry on making your wonderful garments and posting them for us to enjoy! Best to you!

    I hope Burda will deal with this!

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      Sep 19, 2013, 05.04 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you beezee, so far burda have said and done nothing?? I’m ok now as hopefully everyone knew i had made it. I thought maybe the other woman had made a mistake and maybe had tried to favourite it so she could do it at a later date? She never replied either. Oh well!! Onwards and upwards. Thanks again, there are some lovely people on here and i do love this site x

18 September

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    Sep 18, 2013, 10.25 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lucky you Mary! :-) It’s wonderful this time of year.

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      Sep 18, 2013, 10.37 AMby Mary Athey

      I can’t wait ellen. Mum and me have been going for 7 years now and we love it. I took mum for her 65th birtthday as i got a good deal and we hav’nt stopped going since . Theres something for everyone there and its a great time to go as its a slightly older crowd. Roll on my hols lol x

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      Sep 18, 2013, 06.41 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I can understand it’s wonderful for your mum to go on holiday together with you! and 7 years – it’s great! you must be her favorite daughter!!! we have done the same with my parents and also my mother in law and it’s wonderful to share such moments together and they appreciate it so much! It seems like a very nice place! :-)

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    Sep 18, 2013, 08.58 AMby schnui

    Where are you going to stay in Spain or are you going all over the place??? The weather won’t be so hot now.

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      Sep 18, 2013, 09.27 AMby Mary Athey

      Hi schnui. We go to benidorm as we love the entertainment. We know a lot of the singers now and its such a fun place to go. Altea and alfaz are just a bus ride away and the beaches are gorgeous and often deserted, theres also a harbour with plenty of fancy boats plus sailing boats. I"m going to take my new dresses and get then photographed there. My friend goes on friday and its 31 degrees at the moment. It’s normally in the 20’s when we go which is great as it means we get to stay out longer. I tan really well anyway so this temp suits me . We go in two weeks time and i can’t wait. My mum is so like me and we have such a laugh to gether and everyone knows us which is lovely. Its like a home from home x

12 September

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    Sep 12, 2013, 04.28 PMby melodym

    Why can things not be reported as inappropriate/plagiarism like on other social sites (Facebook)? Hopefully this case will result in positive change. Mary, I am so sorry this happened, it is outrageous and unmoral.

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      Sep 12, 2013, 06.45 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks melodyn, this is so strange and annoying as hell, burda are taking their time getting in contact with me. its my daughters photo as well she used and thats horrible x

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    Sep 12, 2013, 12.57 PMby Lady Sparks Designs

    Hi Mary this is not cool at all I hope you dont mind but i also dropt her mail. I think for one Burdastyle should at least have some security features available for all of the members.

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      Sep 12, 2013, 06.43 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you natalie and i really appreciate you speaking out!! so far i’ve had nothing back from burda. It waa moew annoying than anything else, i wait nearly 2 years for a mention? then i got featured which had me grinning like a cheshire cat!! then this happens x

11 September

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    Sep 11, 2013, 06.24 PMby kisses

    I saw it Mary and was wondering what is that all about? I hope they rectify it quickly

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      Sep 11, 2013, 06.32 PMby Mary Athey

      I hope so kisses, it really annoyed me. the first feature and this happens x

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    Sep 11, 2013, 06.03 PMby Trudy McGrath

    It could be a spam as well a virus, I’ll give her the benefit of doubt but it is strange all right!

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    Sep 11, 2013, 05.34 PMby Trudy McGrath

    I left her a message hope you don’t mind, so sorry to see this, never mind we all know who you are and familiar with your beautiful projects!

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      Sep 11, 2013, 05.48 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks trudy and actually i ’m pleased you left a comment, i just find it weird?? my mum said maybe its a mistake? but how did she get my photo? x

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    Sep 11, 2013, 04.55 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Oh, Mary, it’s really unpleasant but how could it be that someone is using your kimono project as their own? I had no idea it’s possible. It’s really shameful of them. You are so friendly to everybody, your projects and attitude are so inspiring for all of us!

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      Sep 11, 2013, 05.02 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks oksana, if you check down the projects you will see it. its a new member who joined to day called alica rosenbaum, she had posted the main picture under test 1111, i contacted burda and her. I went from being so thrilled at being gefeatured to feeling so angry x

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    Sep 11, 2013, 04.31 PMby Trudy McGrath

    Are you serious? where did you spot that, is it a Burda user??? shame!

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      Sep 11, 2013, 04.51 PMby Mary Athey

      check down the projects trudy and you will spot it. i was raging . shes a new member and she has my kimono under test 1111?! its so weird as she has no info?? i contacted burda and her. her nanes alica rosenbaum x

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    Sep 11, 2013, 11.17 AMby sleepy-dumpling

    Congratulations Mary on being featured! x

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      Sep 11, 2013, 02.02 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much i’m so pleased x

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    Sep 11, 2013, 08.59 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Congratulations Mary! You deserved it :-)

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      Sep 11, 2013, 09.19 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much ellen, i’m so delighted. I screen captured it and sent it to kelsey on holiday with a big yayyyyyyy attached to it lol x

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      Sep 12, 2013, 04.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      It’s really strange what has happend here! I know it’s easy to save the photos to your computer and then show it as her project.., but it’s really rude!! How can anyone allow themselves to do so??? I hope BurdaStyle react and do something about it really soon!

10 September

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    Sep 10, 2013, 10.36 PMby schnui

    Congratulations on being featured Mary. I often think the young ladies in NY running this web site neglect their mature followers. I have complained before and never had a response so it is great that they have noted your talents. And you probably post more than anyone. Since I have been a member,I have noticed many of the mature followers have simply stopped commenting and most likely not bothered to post anymore. It is a shame as I love to see everyone’s work. The German Burda site covers everyone and you don’t have to be young to get noted. It’s a shame I don’t read German too well. Anyway, keep up the good work and hopefully one day these young things in NY will feature you as member of the month.

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      Sep 11, 2013, 05.09 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much schnui, i must say i’m delighted at this. I often thought what do i have to do to get a mention here?? i agree with you and it seems that burda does tend to favour the young. There was a programme on here a while back called sewing bee and they had a range of contestants both young and not so young male and female. All where set a couple of challenges every week and one would be knocked out until three where in the finale.my favourite and the lady who won was in her 70’s, her work was exquisite and i was delighted. the second place went to a young woman in her 20’s who was amazing as well but just not in the same class as the winner yet. There where loads of comments saying the younger person shoul’ve won blah blah blah but the designer on the show clarified their judgement by saying the woman that won regardless of age was quite simply the best x

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      Sep 11, 2013, 05.17 AMby Mary Athey

      I did have a look on the german and russian sites, both are fabulous. I do love this site and like you i love seeing what everyones made. i comment on things i love and also on projects that i personally would’nt or could’nt or should’nt wear lol because of the sewers talent. I have noticed a few of my favourites don’t post on here anymore as well x

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    Sep 10, 2013, 05.05 PMby rita61

    Congrats on being featured on the main Burda page!

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      Sep 10, 2013, 05.41 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks rita, i’m actually delighted. Its funny.as i said to.one of my friends to.day that i never get featured and low and behold i did lol.x

9 September

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    Sep 9, 2013, 09.56 PMby Trudy McGrath

    Thank you ever so much Mary!!! Will take a look now! xX

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    Sep 9, 2013, 09.32 PMby Trudy McGrath

    Hi Mary, would you send me a link to the girl, Shazzeny on ebay, I can’t seem to find her! Thank you so much!

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      Sep 9, 2013, 09.51 PMby Mary Athey

      hi trudy, its shazzanfancydressand fabric4u, she puts different fabric on all the time and its so reasonably priced and super quality. I got 1 1/2 metres of a gorgeous brown/crean/caramel fabric from her to.day for £7 p&p free. i wanted it for a playsuit for my hols but i’ve draped it on my dressform and it would make a fab maxi. x

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      Sep 9, 2013, 09.52 PMby Mary Athey

      theres no gap between and & fabric ok x

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