Friday, September 20, 2013

Quilty Fun Release Date Announced and a Giveaway!!!...


Good Morning!!!
I just wanted to let you know that the final ship date for my new book...


Quilty Fun
Lessons in Scrappy Patchwork
by Lori Holt 
of 
Bee in my Bonnet

(that's me!!!)

is
 October 15th!
YaY!


It's just around the corner
 and I'm getting so anxious:)



As you know...
all photos for the book 
took place in my little cottage:)


Kimberly and the Girls from
 It's Sew Emma 
came and took ALOT of photos.


I'm NOT even kidding.


They were here for a week...



 It was so fun and it 
pretty much felt like
 the paparazzi was at
 my house 24/7!


Here are just a few more 
that I haven't shown you... 










































Do you see what I mean?
Lots of pictures:)

And speaking of lots of pictures...
let's talk about the giveaway!
The giveaway is over at 
They want you to guess how many photos
 they took inside my little cottage.

Can you guess?




Have you seen their new
 Aurifil thread collection?

It's called 



A perfect assortment of colors especially chosen for your binding needs!


You can bet I have it in my little studio!

Leave me some bloggy love
and then
to enter your guess for the giveaway!

Have a quilty kind of day...
xx
Lori

P.S. My very own Aurifil thread collection will be released in a few weeks!
It's called;
"Happy Colors"
 by Bee in my Bonnet

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194 comments:

Kris said...

What fabulous surroundings!! No wonder you are the Creative Diva!!

Kris said...

I am going to guess they took about 1,031 pictures!!

jan said...

I have already preordered mine and can't wait to drool over each and every page! And your own thread! Happy Colors!! Yay! I haven't used Aurfil before - but that I will have to try!
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

Tammy said...

Love your cottage. It is so pretty and colorful. Love lal the vintage things too...

Beth said...

Wow - you have so many great things to take pictures of!

Julierose said...

Oh I love all your lovely retro stuff!! Love the photos of your new book--especially those butterflies and coffee cups--soooo cute! hugs, Julierose

shawn said...

I so envy you, your cottage is amazing, you have such beautiful things and that pink sewing machine is to die for. Love it! Can't wait for your book to come out, I love your work.
Shawn
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Heather B said...

I love your cottage!

Carrie P. said...

it was fun looking through all the pictures of the shoot. congrats on your new book and the lovely thread.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I would love to live in your sewing room. It's a little world of it's own.

Tiff Blakey said...

I can't wait! By the way, I wouldn't be adverse to you coming and decorating my place.

M.W. said...

Love the photos Thanks for sharing
Shawn

M.W. said...

Love all the photos. Looks like fun
shawn m.

Kathleen Grace said...

Lori, every one of your designs is as delightful as can be. Just when I think I can gear up to make something sweet you go and design something else that makes my head spin and my heart flutter. I can't sew as fast as you can! I will certainly be looking for your book, and then maybe I can sit down and actually make one of your gorgeous designs!

anyadahab said...

Congratulations on the new book!

Cecilia said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you and to get the book for myself!

Gunilla said...

Love to see the pictures from your house! Thanks lori for all your tutorials, blogposts, all that you share!!!

Lana Cadwallader said...

LOVE-Love-love the pictures. I've pre ordered the book and have been waiting-waiting---the book is in site!!!!! I'm going to have to buy more fabric. Every time I see peeks of your book I see more things I need to make. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

GO STARS! said...

Thanks for sharing your house and your studio with everyone. I love the colors you've chosen - so happy.

Melinda said...

How gorgeous! I love the little sewing machine quilt you have with all the pockets for your notions!

Linda Big D said...

I love the photos! I'm almost done with the star row on the Row along; next comes the houses. Can hardly wait for your book! (I substituted birds for the mitten row, and I'll be substituting some hearts for the spools, because this quilt is destined for my newly married daughter & her DH!

Anita said...

I just love your quilt patterns.

Michelle said...

Oh my, your little cottage is so cute. I could sew easily live there. I just love it. Congratulations on the new book. I cant wait to get it.

Fiona said...

Wow, I have to make your apple quilt, it is stunning!! Thank you for being so inspiring, I also want to make the tulip one and about 4 others, what a talent you have for design and a fabulous house too! Fiona x

Edige said...

Let me see... Maybe 753?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love your little piggy with sunglasses Lori (and everything else I see in the photos)! Thanks for sharing.

Karen Bloemker said...

I LOVE your style, Lori! Congratulations on the beautiful new book - I can't wait to get my hands on it :-)

Karen Bloemker said...

I LOVE your style, Lori! Congratulations on your beautiful new book - I can't wait to get my hands on it! Thank you for the inspiration!

Laurel said...

I can't wait for my ordered book to arrive! Your home and style are so inspiring.

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

Such eye candy! So pretty :)

Terri in BC said...

I love your cottage! Is it your home or a separate building just for your sewing? Would you be able to share your paint colours (wall and accessories) - they are exactly what I am looking for my sewing room! thanks so much!

DebrafromMD said...

After seeing all of these photos, I have to have a copy of the book. Congratulations!

Carolyn said...

I never tire of seeing all the pictures of your lovely cottage. Awesomeness at it's best! I can't wait to get your book! I hope I guessed right on the amount of pictures. Love the Binding Box. :)

Jane @ Handiworking said...

I love your apple quilt and your house quilt and your little cottage! So lovely!!!

pam said...

Yippee!!! I have had mine on pre order for a while. I can't wait. Oct 15 is my 36th wedding anniversary.
What a gift!!! pam

Jeanie said...

I left my guess on Jolly Jabber! I've preordered your book and look forward to the pictures as well as the patterns!

Anita in Florida said...

I love your little cottage...so cute! I also love your patterns! Congratulations on your book!

Anita in Florida said...

I love your little cottage...so cute! I also love your patterns! Congratulations on your book!

Jeanie said...

I hope I didn't post twice... I went to Jolly Jabber and left a guess. Can't wait to get your new book!

Nancie Anne Quilts said...

Oh lets see...Edige's guess is within 5 of what I was originally going to guess so lets go with 857...I've been wondering when my copy of your book would ship, so big thanks to your post. Now I know I'll be home when it arrives!

Bobette said...

I love, love your work! I just want to grab a book and sit in your space for days. I can't wait to get your book. Could October come any faster?

Ava said...

Congratulations on your book. I'm really looking forward to the release.

beth said...

What a fabulous place to be! Surrounded by all that happy color and goodness.

Linda said...

CONGRATS TO YOU!
I'LL GUESS 220 PHOTOS!
BEAUTIFUL POST!

msstitcher1948(at)yahoo(dot)com

Leslie at the Sugarhouse said...

I love your sewing cottage! Full of vintage and colorful inspiration. I am so looking forward to this book! My first project will be the coffee/tea mug pillow.FUN! Congratulations!

Christine M said...

You must be getting so excited now Lori!

Alison Christensen said...

I would guess that they took around 900 photos, wanting to make sure they had the perfect lighting, right angles and create a shot that would showcase your beautiful work.

Sue said...

Wow! I wish I had everything so well put together. Simply wonderful. Quilts are so I want that

Alison Christensen said...

I think they would have taken around 900 photos. They would want to make sure that they got the perfect lighting and right angles to showcase your beautiful work. Your home was the perfect setting for the photo shoot!

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

I'm excited for the grand reveal. I don't know how you're keeping it together :)

The Gaertegang Homestead said...

I can't wait to get mine!!! Eeeeek! I'm guessing 3242 pics!

The Gaertegang Homestead said...

Can't wait to get mine!! Eeek!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow I did not realize they had been there a whole week!! My guess is going to be way low ;-) I think they probably took 200 pictures a day !

Susan Clark said...

Congratulations on your book! When my son asked me what I wanted for my birthday I told him I couldn't think of anything I wanted more than your book and it looks like it will arrive just in time for my birthday on the 19th.

Jo in TAS said...

Love, Love, Love, can't wait for the book release, just the pictures alone is inspirational!

lilyrose said...

I love your cottage! What a happy place to work. I'm envious of your old pink Singer...and I really want the pillow with the coffee mugs on it! Sew fun! Even though I'm a newbie at quilting-I pre-ordered your book...for inspiration.

Josie McRazie said...

Yay! I have already pre ordered mine! I will start the count down!

Sam I Am...... said...

Oh, I'm so excited!!!! I love your cottage and your fabrics and your colors and your vintage "love". I'm sure we were sisters separated at birth. I entered the drawing and I am ordering the book! Congratulations! I follow you on Pinterest too....it's getting close to stalking but we won't go there! LOL!

Laura B said...

I'm guessing about 1700 pictures. Your cottage is so cheery -- what a great place to live and work!

Lori said...

Your cottage looks like such a happy place! How can you help but be creative in those surroundings?

Lori said...

Your cottage looks like such a happy place! How can you help but be creative in those surroundings?

Sandie said...

Love the pictures of your home! Inspires me and gives me a few ideas on how to work with what I've got... Would love to work with what I don't have yet... The new book, and the Aurifil thread!

Maree: said...

Your Book looks Fabulous and Your Home is Adorable full of Charm and InspirationšŸ’Ÿ

Mindy said...

I am going to guess 1253. I don't know how I came up with that # but it was the first that came into my head. You can never have to many of your cute pictures. I could look at them all day. I love the colors you use.

Mindy said...

My guess is 1253. You can't have to many, I love looking at them. Your color selections are great!

kathy said...

I'm anxiously awaiting for October 15th. Looking forward to my copy of Quilty Fun. My guess would be 3000 pictures. It's fun following your blog and designs.

Michele said...

Your little cottage makes me smile because of all the "happy" colors in it. Love all the cheeriness!

Johanna Lovering said...

How about 3479 photos.
I can't wait to see your happy colors collection of aurifil.

Kelly L. said...

Cant wait for my copy of ur book

jabeybaby said...

Love all the beautiful pics, I can't wait to get my copy of the book!

Bailey said...

Looks fabulous!!!!

Liz Rehrauer said...

Gorgeous pictures for your gorgeous quilts.

Liz Rehrauer said...

Beautiful pictures to go with beautiful quilts

ShirleyC said...

I loved seeing all of the pictures!

Kathryn said...

If only I had a house like yours! Looks like the happiest place on earth.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I cannot wait for your book! Now when you say cottage, is this separate from your home? Such as your VERY OWN studio!

Debbie M said...

Congrats on the new book! I pre ordered mine and can't wait to get it! my guess is 832.

Elizabeth Matly said...

Your blog is new to me (2 months or so) and it's absolutely become one of my faves. I love your homage to vintage and that you have taught your daughter your amazing skills. Gracie girl is my favorite line on the shelves right now and I cannot wait to grab a copy of your book! Keep up the great work!!

sandy said...

Your cottage looks just like your fabrics...happy.

kshackabq said...

Your cottage looks so inspiring and a wonderful environment for creating all your lovelies. Can't wait to see your Happy Colors thread and am looking forward to your book full of fun! Thanks for all your happy inspiration.

kc said...

I can't wait. These pictures are great eye candy. Love everything I see.

Jess @ One English Teacher said...

It's a good thing that every inch of your space looks adorable since it also looks like every inch was documented :-)

Joyce said...

Your patterns are so cute. I love reading your blog and following you on Instagram.

Cynthia said...

I love love love all your eye candy!!! It's gorgeous and scrumptious :)

Cynthia said...

I love love love all your eye candy!!! It's gorgeous and scrumptious :)

Kristy said...

So many cute quilts in those photos! I am so excited to see your new book. It is on my birthday list. I am finishing the binding on your row-a-long. It turned out really nice. So glad I decided to catch up and stay with you to finish it. Thanks- K-

Avon said...

I love your Blog and all your cute patterns. I did the row along and should send a picture when I get it back from the quilters.

Ps love the barns also(I live on a farm with an old barn myself. Also thanks for your generosity!

verykerryberry said...

Wow, the pictures look amazing! Congrats Lori xxx

Karen M said...

It seems like forever ago that I pre-ordered the book. I am so happy to now be able to count down the days! Thanks for sharing your darling patterns.

Nupur said...

I pre-ordered my copy and can't wait to flip through it and try a few projects!!

Ann Boehm said...

I'm ordering that book right away. I love following your quilty kind of a day blog and also on pinterest. Ann, boehmja@yahoo.com

Priscilla Dugas said...

I love your style and the photos they took really show it off! I'm a new quilter and your designs are very inspiring. Please keep sharing!

Mouster1 said...

Congratulations on your book! Looking forward to it. You have a great eye for color and small details. Love all of your barns. My grandmother lived on one and it brings back many memories. Thanks for giving us all great ideas!

Esther said...

I love you and your blog!!! Nice! Thanks for the chance!

Janet M said...

Hi Lori,
"Happy Colors" - perfect description of your work and home. Love your stuff!
Janet

Esther said...

I love you and your blog!!! Thanks for the chance!

Brianna said...

I guessed a very high number of photos on Jolly Jabber---over 1,600---but your home is so perfectly adorable how could they help it?

Vanessa said...

I loveeee your studio! Im a child of the 60's too and love all things Vintage! I already preordered and can't wait for your book to get here :-)Thank You!!!

Ann P said...

Love your little cottage and your projects! Want your book...on my Christmas gift. Thank you.

Christi said...

You have the cutest colors and patterns! Also I love to see your props...

Billy'sgirl said...

Can't wait for my book to arrive. All of my favorite colors! I think my home is due for a serious makeover!

kbzelazny said...

I got soooooooo many ideas for quilts! I don't know which one to start on first!

Debbie Johnson said...

Hi Lori!
I do want to order this beautiful book. Is there a site that I can order it signed by you?
Hugs,
Debbie Johnson

Vickie said...

Your home is sew nice. You have sew many cute things ! Thanks for sharing the pictures, I've gotten some great decorating ideas from you.

Suzann Poufcas said...

Hi Lori, love your cute cottage with all those yummy colors. Best of luck with your new book, I know I can't wait to get one. Suz

maggieinthemountains said...

2500 pictures!

Maggiecolorado@gmail.com

Judy said...

I think they took 987 pictures. I've pre-ordered your book and I'm getting impatient Cant wait for it to get here.

CristniLea said...

I have already pre-ordered your book. I can't wait to receive it! These threads will be a perfect finishing touch to anyone's projects.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

My copy of your book is on pre-order--can't wait to get it!

Sandy D said...

Awesome quilts. Great photo shoot.

cpfrog said...

I can only imagine that your little cottage is always that sparkling clean and organized... well, we know you are organized!
Looking forward to seeing the first edition! The preview photos are wonderful!!!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Lovely pictures of a lovely space! I enjoy your blog so much I go backwards to look sometimes. I guess 420 pics, but if FQS wsa there for a week, maybe it was more!!?!

Anonymous said...

So very happy to have a date!!!! Can't wait to get my copy!!!!

delaineelliott said...

Congratulations on your book release! Your home looks like a very cozy cottage.

delaineelliott said...

Congratulations on your book release! It looks like you have a very cozy cottage.

debbiesc1 said...

I just love your style, it screams FUN!
thanks for the give away

Jennifer said...

Oh, I just love all of your designs. Your cottage is such a happy place!

The Jewel's Quilter said...

I love your cottage and all things vintage!! A lot of the beautiful things you collect are things that I used and grew up with as a kid. Hilarious!!! My guess is 923 pictures.

Sherry said...

Fabulous pictures of your home and wonderful creations. I love the colors!

Kathleen OGrady said...

Lori, your cottage is so cozy and sweet. The type of home that you enter and just want to curl up with a book (and quilt of course) and relax. I am so excited to get your book in the mail, can't wait. I know I will be making very single pattern in it. Thanks for sharing your cottage with us again!

KMSC said...

I'm excited for your new book to be released; so many cute designs.
PS I attended the NW Quilting Expo in Portland, OR on Thursday and someone had entered a quilt made from your recent Row Along. It was so pretty!

Karen said...

Lori congratulations on your wonderful book, I can't wait to get it. The photos are pur eye candy. Your place is wonderful. I love the colors, I also love the wonderful display of your beautiful quilts.

robin said...

Count me in. haha. I'll guess 1414 pics.

Kathy said...

Can I please come live in your quilty cottage? ;)

Slowpoke said...

Can't wait for my copy of your book finally. Seem ages ago I pre-ordered it. This blog is full of eye candy. Beautiful quilts, patterns, gorgeous cottage ( I could live and sew there so happily' ). So, so Pretty

Gran said...

I can't wait for your book and I love Aurifil thread. Will need to have your collection also!!!

Cecilia said...

Congratulations! I love looking at your pictures.

Lisa said...

What a happy looking place you have! No excuse but to create there! You are a talented lady!

Barbara said...

Lori you have so many beautiful collections that bring back my childhood memories. I love your cottage The pictures of it are great!

LJ said...

One might think it was picture overload but, for me, it's totally a joy. You have so many cute collectible things and your colors are just fabulous! It 's such fun to follow you and you are so generous with your ideas and designs; thank you. I hope to have many more great blog following years with you!

Tammy Edwards said...

Love your studio space Lori! Makes me happy every time you share your beautiful pictures. Sew inspiring:)
Can't wait to receive my copy of your book. I bought a big beautiful pile of your fabrics at the Fabric Fest and plan to get lost in it and sew! sew! sew! when my copy of your book arrives. I will be adding your Happy Colors to my treasure box of threads as soon as they are available!!!

Kathy Gaines said...

I'm lov'n your color combinations, especially anything with grey! Great work!

Janarama said...

Congratulations on the release of your book.

Rose and Thistle Quit Co. said...

Love your blog! Found your blog through pinterest. Your room is pretty. My sewing room has been purple for quite a while. I'm thinking of making it aqua, pink and red. those colors are so cheerful. Hope I can win your book.

Betty said...

Love seeing all your photos!

Betty said...

Love seeing all your photos!

cjmont said...

love the cottage and the pink singer. your quilts are so happy

Marci Girl said...

What a beautiful home you have, can't wait to see the book, especially after seeing all these photos today!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Sew looking forward to receiving your book....love the thread colors!!!

Sandy said...

Seems like forever since I pre-ordered my copy...can't wait. I already guessed how many photos I thought, but now I think I might be on the low side...all week, yikes!

Lou said...

Looks like lots of pictures but they are all just grand!
Maybe 729:)

Qltr89 said...

I love your cottage. So beautiful, with all the quilts and accessories all around. I'm jealous. I guessed really low. I didn't know until I read your post that they were there for a whole week taking pictures. Oh well, I guess I'm not winning the binding box. I should have guessed 527 photos.

Jenn A said...

I adore your vintagey cottage! I have a soft spot for vintage rolling pins and I love your collection! Your quilts are very pretty too!

Patty said...

Can't wait for your book. I am guessing 888 photos!

Jan S said...

Great photos! I can't believe that I have some of the same vintage things in my home!Good luck with the new book.

Rosie said...

It is such a treat always to come see your website. I love it and can't wait to get my book.

Rosie said...

I'm always awed by you website. You are such a talented lady and an inspiration to us all. You are a sunbeam in life. Thank you.
I can't wait for my book!

Shari said...

Your house and all your lovely vintage items are just to amazing. You are living the dream for all of us. Thanks for sharing!

Your book looks so much fun - can hardly wait a few more weeks. Congratulations!

Steven and Ginger said...

Can't even imagine how photos, but I am willing to guess 1250. Love your quilts, ideas, and Gracie girl right now!

Tealovinglady said...

I love the photos of your sewing studio so I'm sure they took lots of pictures!

So cute! I would love to come sew there!

Hugs,
Donna

qltmom9 said...

SO fun! Thanks for sharing...your cottage is delightful.

Lucy

Karen said...

Love your new book. I am sure they took a lot of picture probably around 750 pictures.... Thanks for the giveaway.

Doris Rice said...

Love everything.... pics, cottage, book, projects.... looks like a bazillions pics were taken. That should cover any number!

mksmiles said...

Love love love! :)

Mrs Quinn said...

Love your quilts! Can't wait for the book!

KatieQ said...

The Aurifil thread looks wonderful.

Gina said...

Love it! I pre=ordered my book back when you first introduced it! I'm so anxious!!

And great to know where I can get Aurifil thread. I've heard so many good things about it.

Hugs,
gina

quiltma said...

love you blog and love the binding box

Rhonda D. said...

Congrats! Can't wait for the book!

Noela said...

No wonder you produce such gorgeous designs with the wonderful surroundings you have to work in. Congratulations on your new book, have preordered mine so look forward to Oct 15th. Hugs......

Catskill Quilter said...

I cannot wait to see the book - such excitement! The photo squad looks very serious!

Kayleen said...

Love everything you've done to your cute little cottage and I can't wait to get my book!

Pattij said...

Congratulations on the new book! And love your cottage!!!
Evin5 at aol dot com

mamageese said...

Oh, My Word! I could only dream of working in a studio such as this one...No wonder they were there for a week, took that much time to take it all in! Just found your blog, and lovin' all the creativity. I hope I'm not too late to sign up to pick your blog about the barns.....so so adorable...I'm in love! THX

Connie said...

What a darling cottage! You just can't help but make gorgeous quilts in there. Congratulations on the new book.
nanailc@yahoo.com

M Munn said...

Love everything about this post!!! Your studio is to die for and these prints are definitely drool worthy!!!

Mary Graff said...

I'm so jealous of your space. Got my book pre-ordered and can't wait to drool over it!

sandy said...

I am so excited for the new book to come out! Love your patterns and fabric.

sharront said...

can't wait to get mine...

SewCalGal said...

Congratulations! I'm looking forward to checking out your new book. Quilts and photos look inspirational. And the thread pack is wonderful too!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

debbie said...

such cute pics. They look like it is such a fun place! Congratulations on your book. I love your patterns.

Rebeckah Austin said...

Awesome work space!

Jean C. said...

Bet you had fun; and then let a big happy heavy sigh of relief!
Everything looks wonderful!

Debbie said...

I'm curious as to what camera you are using ! Is it the Canon 7d and what sort of flash is it??

Cindy said...

What beautiful pictures, Lori! All those gorgeous colors would put anyone in a HAPPY mood!:) Must be fun to work around that every day! Congratulations!!

ptmemaw said...

Love your colorful cottage and so anxious for the book! Also love your Quilty barn blocks, they are fabulous. Thank you for giving us the chance to send you love...

Sharon said...

I am soooo excited. What a wonderful book. So happy for you!!!
I'd love to get a copy!

Sheryl said...

Can't wait to get your book. I love the tulips and the cups. I wish I could live with you!

Sheryl said...

I love the tulips and the cups. I want to live at your house.

Deborah Landress said...

Well, I would like to guess about 1, 983.

Kim G said...

Love all these photos and now can't wait for Oct. 15th!!

Kathleen Garcia said...

I would love to know where to find the heart pins. I love anything heart shaped! Cant wait for the book to get here. Your home is wonderful!

Anita said...

Congratulations on you upcoming book! :)

Amanda said...

Your cottage makes me happy. It's so cheery and bright!

Quilter Kathy said...

I think that you must live in heaven on earth!
So beautiful everywhere you look :)

connie in louisiana said...

Your cottage is just so cute! What a wonderful lovely place. So vintage. Love your quilts and your studio. Looking forward to your new book. You are so very creative, and your quilts and home shows it! Keep up the great inspiration. :)

connie in louisiana said...

Love your cottage, your studio, and your quilts. Such a wonderful place -- so vintage. You are so creative. Looking forward to your book. Keep up the inspiration. :)

Judy said...

Great photos and I love your cottage!! My guess for photos are 3,057.

quilt cookie said...


I can't wait to get the book so I can look at the photos over and over and over.....

Lisa Chambers said...

Hi Lori I just love everything you do! Thankyou for showing us a piece of your world! So much inspiration. Have pre ordered your book. Can't wait. I already have the projects in mind of what I am making just from the pictures you have shown. Especially the butterfly quilt for my daughter when she goes into a bed! lol I have plans and she isn't even 1 yet! but I think that's half the fun is the planning oh and finding the right fabric! Cheers Lisa

Jake said...

I'm going to guess 1321 pictures......really love that space!

Wendi said...

Beautiful cottage! Fun quilts, definitely a book I would treasure and need to look into purchasing!

Cindy said...

What a fun creative environment.

Just Quilt It said...

This looks like a great book! What wonderful pictures. You must have taken 530 of them!

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