A New Tribe

Hello lovelies!
I hope you are all doing well and looking forward to the Holiday season?!
Around this time of year I get somewhat reflective, I guess that's normal and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
I've been reflecting upon the past year and thinking about the next. I'm somewhat nervous about next year, excited as well! But definitely nervous!

This year has been somewhat of a strange transitioning year for me, a lot of choices have been made that will result in 2018 being a year of new adventures. Seeds have been planted and I'm eager to see what will grow of them!

As most of you know I'm currently dancing in Disney's musical Tarzan and have been for a little while now. I love my job and love being part of the gorilla tribe. Working together as a cast on this physically challenging show is something I am very proud of. No matter how proud I am, it seemed that 2018 was the year that I needed to leave my gorilla tribe. As of the end of March I'm walking away, gosh I'm scared, but so very excited.

You know those moments when things sort of fall into place? Well this was me when I declined my next contract at the theatre. I was feeling somewhat lost for focus, when out of the blue an email popped into my inbox. It was a message from Simy at Scheepjes, she wondered if I would like to come to Holland and pay Scheepjes a visit?.......ummmmm YES!!!
Seriously.....How could I refuse.....


I set off early and made the trip from Germany to the Scheepjes headquarters.
I met with Simy, who just happened to be the loveliest person. We had a coffee together, she gave me a tour of the building. Let's just say I was in heaven, yarn heaven. Simy and I spent hours talking about my crochet work, books we had read (and books that she recommended I try), vacations and growing up in England.... we chit chatted the afternoon away.

At the end of the afternoon Simy mentioned that she thought I would be a good fit to join with a group of amazingly talented creatives, the Scheepjes bloggers group. It sounded so interesting to me, the exact focus that I was searching for. The group was a small community of bloggers that encourage, support and help one another develop ideas and creative pursuits. A way to fuel each others creative journeys within a supportive network. I told Simy I would think about it, but knew already I was going to say YES!!

(Take a look at some of the gorgeous work the bloggers create. Rainbow Wave Pillow by Haak Maar Raak! Cozy Flowers Blanket by Cypress Textiles, Radiant Blanket by Felted button)


It's rather ironic to me that I would choose to leave my Gorilla tribe at Tarzan and at the same moment be accepted into a brand new tribe....The bloggers group. They even have their own line of yarn that each of the bloggers helped to develop. Each skein represents a blogger and captures the true sense of community that the group has. Look how gorgeous the colours are.....It's even called "Our tribe!" (if that's not a sign I don't know what is! )



To celebrate me joining the tribe! Scheepjes have very kindly donated a full set of the brand spanking new "our tribe yarn" and it's up for grabs for one lucky winner!
Fancy being a winner?
Simply comment below leaving your name and country (as well as anything else you fancy saying) and Santa's little helper will be randomly pulling the name of one lucky winner out of his sack on Christmas Day!! Yiiiiiiiipeeeeeee!!!! 

To say I'm excited to be a part of the Bloggers group is an absolute understatement! 

I'm joining the ranks of some MEGA talented people, people I've looked up to for a long time! I can't wait to see where the bloggers journey will take me! EEEEEEEK! 

2018 is gonna be a great one, I can already feel it! 







452 comments

  1. Welcome!!! We are so excited to have you :)
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  2. Welcome to the Tribe, Matt! We are so happy to have you with us and hope you feel welcome in the group. We are all here if you need anything, so please don't be shy! Even if you don't need anything, we're always up for a gab. Looking forward to hopefully meeting you soon, but in the meantime, will be watching to see where this new year of big changes takes you. :)

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  3. Lovely to see you join the Scheepjes Tribe! Looking forward to see which designs you'll contribute <3

    With love,

    Alexa (from Amilishly Designs)

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  4. Hi Fiona living in the Netherlands. I’m so excited to get to know your blog and see what you have in store for us. I love all the scheepjes tribe. I blame them 100% for my little yarn problem. I would never have come so far with my crochet if it wasn’t for them all those years ago. Welcome Mat xxx

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  5. Oh my goodness! I absolutely LOVE this yarn, it will be a wonderful Christmas present for whoever is lucky enough to win! Really looking forward to seeing what 2018 and the fab tribe of bloggers get up to!

    Tamsin (U.K.)

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  6. Congratulations Matt! I'm so excited for you! (A little jealous too, lol, but mostly excited!!!)
    My name is Claire and I'm from South Africa :)

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  7. Looking forward to reading more of your blog. Would love to win the Our Tribe haul. Helen (UK)

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  8. Welcome! Simy's always right it seems, so am sure you will have lots of fun and fit right in. Can't wait to see your colourway ;) Gabriella from Canada.

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  9. Well, this is exciting! What a magical dream come true!
    I, too, look forward to seeing what you design and create.
    Thank you for this opportunity to try out the new Our Tribe yarn.
    I live in the USA and my name is Suzanne. Happy Holidays!

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  10. Good luck!

    Ann
    (Estonia/Belgium)

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  11. Femke van der Poll, the Netherlands18 December 2017 at 15:27

    What a lovely giveaway. And nice there is a new blogger added to the group. I love Scheepjes yarn and the lovely projects the Scheepjes bloggers put out there. I am looking forward to seeing your designs and having even more added to my list of things I am planning to make.

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  12. Welcome! Looking forward to see your creations, colour combinations and ideas! Tajana from NL.

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  13. YAY! OMG I’m soooo pleased for you Mat! I’ve been following you since I started crocheting earlier this year and I couldn’t be more pleased for you! The Scheepjes tribe of bloggers are awesome and so are all the Scheepjes enthusiasts *cough* addicts *cough* �� I can’t wait to see what the new year has in store! I’m proud to say I’m Lily from England and I am 110% a Scheepjes-aholic ��

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  14. What a fantastic giveaway! And is exciting it for you to be a part of the Scheepjes team!Cheers!!
    Lisa Bear
    Ontario, Canada

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  15. So excited for you and this new adventure! I’ve loved your blog for years, and enjoy reading from the United States. Robin

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  16. How exciting! Lori from Canada

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  17. Welcome, Matt! I'm very excited to see one of my fave bloggers join all the lovely people at Scheepjes. Congratulations and good luck on your new venture <3 (USA)

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  18. Wow, Matt! So excited to meet you! Greetings from Texas! :D I'm looking forward to see what you bring to the Bloggers, as they are among my favorite designers! <3

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  19. Welcome! Looking forward to see your new designs from theese gorgeous yarn.

    Krisztina from Spain

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  20. I've been following you since your According to Matt days and I love to see all your creativity! I'm so excited to hear about your new adventure! Congrats!

    Brandi
    USA

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  21. I would love to win yarn please!
    Liz UK

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  22. Oh Matt - thats so well deserved! I am so happy for you! - and for myself as well, as I am now couriously waiting for all the inspirations that will flourish from you. - I love scheepjes yarn and the spirit of this creative bunch! - a perfect match - good Lucke

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  23. Excited to have discovered your site through scheepjes, and can't wait to see more of what you get up to! Ryan from the UK :)

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  24. Congratulations Matt! Lucia from Slovakia :)

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  25. Jumping up and down with joy for you Matt! I think you deserve every good thing that comes along for you! You will be perfect contributing to Scheepjes..the best yarn in the world to me...and I'm in the US! (North Carolina) Happy Holidays! Jane

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  26. Welcome to the tribe Mat!
    Glad to have you on board <3

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  27. Wow, that’s fantastic! Congratulations and all the best for 2018!!

    Sarah (UK)

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  28. Another great blogger added to the Scheepjes clan...and my reading list.
    Cheryl from Scotland

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  29. Congrats Matt! Christina from US.

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  30. Barbara Blackburne18 December 2017 at 16:15

    I wish you lots of luck for 2018. Scheepjes bloggers make beautiful things and I am sure you will make it even a bit more!!!  Looking forward to discover your talent
    Happy Christmas
    Barbara from Switzerland

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  31. So looking forward to your contributions & ideas (though the ladies already keep me very busy!), I love Scheepjes yarn & look forward to using tribe. I'm Elisabeth from Cornwall, UK

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  32. Oh love the colors! And really happy for you - Sometimes we need to change things up to move forward. Wish you all the best for 2018 and a lovely holiday season (btw - many people asked me to knit a greystoke hat for them for christmas :D ).
    Manuel (Austria, but living in Germany).

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  33. I love your blog, and am very happy to see Scheepjes does too ☺
    Γ„nd I love a chance to win that gorgeous yarn.
    Liesbeth frombThe Netherlands

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  34. Wow great news! Welcome to scheepjes,and the tripje!!!
    Love it!!
    Henny form the Netherlands πŸ€—

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  35. I love your blog and am interested to sed what you can come up with as part of the Scheepjes tribe.
    I would love a chance to win that gorgeous yarn.
    Liesbeth from The Netherlands

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  36. Awesome news Matt! Looking forward to 2018! Gosh what I would give to see Scheepjes headquaters. Maryke from South Africa

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  37. Woop woop matt well done so excited for you, am Leona from Scotland and would love to win this as like many others would just make my Christmas even more special x

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  38. Hooray Matt-you'll be a FAB addition to the tribe! Congratulations!

    (Adrienne)

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  39. Congratulations on your new eandeavor! It's a wonderful feeling when everything falls into place. I'm looking forward to checking out everyone's amazing work!
    Erin from the USA

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  40. Well done, Matt and very best wishes for your plans for 2018.

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  41. As one door closes, another one opens! Welcome to the tribe! I've really enjoyed the blog hop and getting to new the tribe and seeing their beautiful yarns. I'm looking forward to seeing your creations. Have a wonderfully creative 2018!

    Suzanne Senn
    England

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  42. Congrats! Been reading you for years. Pam from Tennessee, USA

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  43. Congratulations! I am Amanda from the USA

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  44. Welcome to the group! You've joined an AMAZING bunch! I look forward to being enticed by yet another talented designer and can't wait to see what you come up with for Scheepjes!
    Stephanie Berg from Seattle, Washington USA

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  45. Hi, I'm Sandy from the UK. Good to have you among us.

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  46. Congratulations Matt! Big changes for you in 2018, so exciting. I'm Sandra and am from Portsmouth in the UK.

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  47. So excited for your new venture. Thank you so much for the contest!

    Erica Lamden from Canada

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  48. Congratulations. What an exciting new adventure!
    Lisa W, USA

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  49. CONGRATULATIONS, Matt!!! I'm so happy you've found your new Tribe just when you were needing them! I love when things work out so smoothly. Oh, and HI! I'm just finding you for the very first time! I'm so glad that Scheepjes led me to you. I'll be reading up on your blog & checking things out. Yay!

    I'm Teri Robbins and I'm from North Carolina in the United States.

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  50. Bev Shriver Marks18 December 2017 at 17:07

    Congrats Matt I would so πŸ’œ to win this yarn I have been wanting to try it I'm from the U S my fingers will be crossed happy holidaysπŸŽ„πŸŽ…⛄❄πŸ§πŸŽ„πŸŽ…⛄❄πŸ§πŸŽ„πŸŽ…⛄❄πŸ§πŸŽ„πŸŽ…⛄❄πŸ§πŸŽ„πŸŽ…⛄❄πŸ§πŸŽ„πŸŽ…⛄❄πŸ§πŸŽ„πŸŽ…⛄❄πŸ§πŸŽ„πŸŽ…⛄❄πŸ§πŸŽ„πŸŽ…⛄❄

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  51. Hey! I love these yarns! I'm Alida from Cambridgeshire in UK πŸ˜„

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  52. Very exciting 2018 coming up! Love all the colours

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  53. How exciting! I can not wait,to see the projects from these amazing bloggers. The color combinations are endless,and I have not doubt that hours of enjoyment await you. I will be eagerly awaiting here in COLUMBUS,OHIO,to see what you create.

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  54. Good luck in your new tribe! I'm looking forward to see more off your work.
    I'm from the Netherlands

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  55. Looking forward to see your work with Scheepjes. The bloggers really seems like a perfect tribe to join for any yarnaddict. Would love me some Our tribe yarn!
    I am Ulrika from EkerΓΆ in Sweden

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  56. Good luck Matt. The designs from the tribe are so inspiring. Looking forward to joining a CAL of your design. The colours of Our Tribe are all beautiful, difficult to choose a favourite.
    Louise from Ireland.

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  57. Yes!! Finally a man between de ladies! I am sure it gives more colour to 'our tribe' yarn. I am curious about what you want to tell and show us.

    Congratulations.

    Femke from The Netherlands.

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  58. Abigail Dowdeswell18 December 2017 at 17:25

    Things really do happen for a reason! Congratulations on the new opportunity. I’m Abigail from London, UK

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  59. Congratulations with the blog age the fabby yarn. Looking forward to more from the blog.

    Good luck from Cheltenham, UK.

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  60. Welcome to the tribe! Amazing prize to win all those lovely yarns! 😍

    Emma - London

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  61. Congratulations with the career change and yummy yarn.

    Good luck from Cheltenham, UK

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  62. Wow! How exciting and how beautiful Matt ❤️���������� Can’t wait to see you in January! Merry Christmas and a very Happy 2018 xx

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  63. So exciting for you and new roads ahead of you. Congrats! I am just a homeschool mom )aka Cathy Rasque) from Atlanta, GA in US who loves creating memories out of yarn.

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  64. So excited for a new venture for you....with your tribe! Wishing you all the best in this new adventure.
    Claire (UK)

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  65. Congratulations and good luck with your new tribe! Jo from Wirral, UK

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  66. How exciting for you! I too believe in "signs" so this sounds like it was truly meant to be. I love Scheepjes yarns and am being introduced to so many talented designers. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party!!
    Patricia in the USA

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  67. Greetings from snowy Michigan in the United States! Thank you for the giveaway and I look forward to checking out your patterns.

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  68. Hi Matt, I'm Kath from Yorkshire in the UK. I've enjoyed following your blogs over the years (all the way back to 'According to Matt!) and really love your use of colour. I've fallen for Scheepjes Tribe since I first saw it on Felted Button: congratulations on joining their family of bloggers. Best wishes for lots of success and good luck with the new stage in your life!

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  69. So exciting! Beautiful yarn. All the best for 2018.
    Ruth, UK

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  70. Congratulations! I love everything I've seen from the Scheepjes bloggers and can't wait to see more

    Rosie (UK) x

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  71. How wonderful! I’m in Rachele Carmona’s tester tribe, she’s also part of the bloggers group. I’m so happy for you! I’ve been following you for a long while now.
    Gwen (@stitchgwen) from Dordrecht, the Netherlands.

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  72. Congratulations on your new tribe! I'm excited to see what 2018 brings as well!
    Hugs, Tracy Reed, USA

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  73. Kris Price from Tennessee, USA - what an amazing journey ahead for you! Good luck and congatulations!

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  74. Congratulations!! I cant wait to see your Scheepjes creations as part of the new tribe!
    Anna - Northampton UK

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  75. I'm super excited for you Matt! What a wonderful new journey you're beginning! Big congrats to you, I'm Eileen in the U.S.A.

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  76. How exciting for you...and possibly me! Posting from the state of Idaho in the USA.

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  77. Welcome, anxious to read your blogs. Love this yarn so much, such nice colors. Greetings from Ellen in The Netherlands.

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  78. Awesome news! And amazing giveaway!

    Merry Christmas,

    Libby, Cardiff, UK

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  79. Wow, that is exciting news! Congratulations and best wishes on your new adventure!
    Seasons greetings from South Carolina, USA

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  80. Sounds like an exciting adventure! Good luck!

    Kristen Taylor from the USA

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  81. Welcome - looking forward to seeing what creative goodies you give us now you are a Scheepjes Tribe person :) Maggie from England

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  82. Congratulations, if Scheepjes invited me to visit I’d never leave, they would have to force me out of the building! Exciting times ahead x happy 2018

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  83. Congratulations on the serendipitous move to this new tribe! Enjoy!

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  84. Congratulations! What a great opportunity! :) Ann - North Carolina, USA

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  85. Congratulations on your tribal welcome Matt! I'm sure you'll bring diversity and a different kind of sparkle to the amazing bloggers group that Scheepjes have gathered :) Already looking forward to seeing your projects arriving on my FB feed.... Of course I'd love to win the whole Tribal yarn collection - who wouldn't? Feliz Navidad from Madrid :)

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  86. Hi Matt, I'm Kath from Yorkshire, UK. I've enjoyed following your blogs over the years (all the way back to 'According to Matt!) and really love your use of colour. I've fallen for Scheepjes Tribe since I first saw it on Felted Button: congratulations on joining their family of bloggers. Best wishes for lots of success and good luck with the new stage in your life!

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  87. You will be a perfect match! It is propably not a coincidence that I have been following only scheepjes bloggers and You apart from that ;)

    Petra Gallova from Czech Republic

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  88. Congratulations Matt! ~Gena, USA

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  89. Oh my goodness! This is so exciting!! Huge Scheepjes fan here and the Our Tribe yarn collection looks dreamy...and even more special are the stories behind the color choices of the tribe members. What a great giveaway!!! - Kristina of Clifton Park, NY USA

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  90. Oh Matt! That's great news! Congratulations :)! I hope you feel at home in this group of amazingly creative people and I'm curious to what you will be making with the beautiful Scheepjes yarns. Have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! Judith, Netherlands

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  91. This is so very exciting!!! I would love to try these yarn lovelies! I’m from Canada ����.

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  92. Congratulations Matt! This is such lovely news and I am so pleased for you. What a wonderful end to the year for you. I can’t wait to see what you bring to the Scheepjes gang. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ��

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  93. Congratulations on being invited to be a blogger with Scheepjes, so excited for you.
    It would be the ‘bees knees’ if I were lucky enough to win the whole Tribal yarn collection. Fingers are tightly crossed x

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  94. Hi. I'm Michelle Cohn from Albuquerque New Mexico. I love everything about this site and the FB community. Love sharing and seeing what others are making and the hell I have had with decisions when I can't decide for myself. Can't wait to see what we all make in 2018. Xoxo

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  95. Congratulations and good luck, Bethany from Suffolk, England

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  96. Awoewoewoewoe..
    Me Jane like Tarzan..πŸ€—πŸ™ˆ
    Love to read more on ypu're blogs for Scheepjes.
    Kind regards from Fanny from Holland

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  97. Wow, what a lovely new blog to follow! Im Diana from UK, would love to get my hands on these trial pack. :D Looking forward to read more from you... Actually I go and read through your recent posts now. <3

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  98. Hi Matt, good to meet you, I'm niamh and I'm in Canada. Looking forward to seeing (and making) your projects. Merry Christmas and I'm sure it's going to be a big celebration with this wonderful news. Enjoy your journey x

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  99. Welcome to the tribe! It's so nice to meet other men in this community :)

    Jamie from the USA

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  100. Wow,a warm welcome for you! Nice blog too,greetings from Belgium
    Gerlinde

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  101. Congratulations and looking forward to your Tribe colour combination! Maria R from London, UK

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  102. Welcome to the wonderful world of Sheepjes, we are certainly a happy tribe. This tribe member lives in Extremadura, Spain

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  103. Very first...WELCOME...and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! I look forward to following you and I'm confident that 2018 will bring many new and exciting projects that will include this yarn!! Can't wait to keep hookin' LOL :-)

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  104. Hi, I like your blog very much. It's for me a source of inspiration. But I also learn english reading your posts :) I'm looking forward your new posts and new ideas. I wish you a Merry Christmas from Poland.
    Joanna

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  105. Hi. I feel a lot of enthousiasm to crochet when i read your blog. The scheepjes building sounds like heaven to me!
    I,m looking forward to your next blog

    With love
    Ilona from the netherlands

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  106. Congratulations on your new adventure! I am working on a project right now with Scheepjes yarn and it is so very lovely. I am here in the United States.

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  107. Congratulations! I hope you have a great 2018. It's impossible to choose which shade to buy of the new Our Tribe yarn...they are all beautiful

    Alexandra (UK)

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  108. Welcome Matt and good luck!

    Greets
    Michael Wassenaar
    Nederland

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  109. Welcome
    Helen Hoult (U.K.)

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  110. Kelly Mains-Sheard18 December 2017 at 19:18

    How exciting for you! Kelly - from England originally but living in South Africa πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦

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  111. Wow congratulations! I hope you have a great 2018. I am having great difficulty in choosing which shade of Our Tribe to buy....they are all beautiful. Looking forward to seeing your crochet projects.

    Alexandra ( UK )

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  112. What an exciting giveaway!!The Tribe yarns and colours are breathtaking. Scheepjes have got a huge fan here. Pick me, pick me!! Susan from South Africa. ❤

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  113. Good luck and hope to see lots of fabulous patterns from you.
    Eva Takacs, London UK

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  114. What a great year 2018 is going to be for you! Wish you all the success you need.
    That giveaway is just beautiful. Such a lovely set of new yarn. Of course winning it would be heaven.
    Fijne feestdagen uit Nederland

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  115. Oh my goodness! How exciting to be welcomed into such an amazing group! Scheepjes has quickly becoming my favorite. Sending you hopeful vibes from the US that your 2018 is an amazing year!

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  116. What a great blog and what a great prize. I admire all the creations! I myself blog a little for breiclub.nl. Winning this prize would be amazing! My name is Nicole Vriends and i'm from the Netherlands.

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  117. Congratulations and welcome! Dee from Scotland.

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  118. Marjolein ten Holder18 December 2017 at 19:28

    Hi Matt,
    That's a lovely new job for you and I wish you lots of succes and fun with it. I follow your blog for quite some time now and your work is so inspirational to me with al the vibrant colours you use.
    As a dutchie I'd love to win this pack of Scheepjes-tribe-yarn! I would love to share it with a friend as a christmas-surprise...
    Love, Marjolein (the Netherlands)

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  119. Congratulations on your new venture! I’m new to your blog, looking forward to having a nose at your projects! Also very excited to try out the new our tribe yarn! Fiona (Scotland)

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  120. Hi i am Marit from the netherlands. I love that finally a men made it to the tribe. I am looking forward to see the thanks that are coming from you in the coming years

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  121. Gina from South Africa here. Hearty congratulations, Matt. What a wonderful way to end the year.

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  122. Congratulations! I just discovered your blog via Felted Button on FB. I'm very much looking forward to following you in 2018. All the best! Susanna from Canada.

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  123. How exciting! Congratulations, the Our Tribe yarns look delicious

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  124. Congratulations! I just discovered your blog via Felted Button on FB. I'm very much looking forward to following you in 2018. All the best! Susanna from Canada.

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  125. Congratulations on joining the Tribe, it's going to be fab seeing your input together with the fabulous ladies.
    Looking forward to having a look around your blog and seeing some new patterns.

    Best of luck for 2018!

    Emma (UK)

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  126. Congratulations to all at Scheepjes! I am in the US

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  127. What a wonderful adventure! Congratulations!

    Bronwen Stedman
    Durban, South Africa

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  128. Hi! Congratulations for joining a new tribe! Good luck and have fun! I really really love this yarn! Adelina (Greece)

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  129. Welcome...I am so happy you joined the Scheepjes tribe. I am from Holland. Looking forward to your beautiful creations in the coming year. An d of course ( like everyone here) I would love to win the yarn,...anyway,..alreay a merry X-mas and a wonderful 2018 from Holland

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  130. Mary ...from Canada...congratulations Matt I hope you enjoy working with all these amazing designers. Loving the 'Our Tribe' yarn.

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  131. Wow what exciting times ahead for you Matt- and for all of us who love "The Tribe" & the stunning yarns from Scheepjes. Best wishes from Terry Tarr in South Africa

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  132. Would love to win this yarn! So excited! Rachel - from Canada ���� ��

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  133. Congratulations Matt! I am in Corinth, Texas, USA

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  134. Lovely to see a new face! Can’t wait to see what’s in store!
    Bonnie from Canada

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  135. Anneke from the Netherlands, congratulations with becoming a scheepjesblogger.

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  136. Oh my what lovely colours.. they are gorgeous. It would be a dream to win them .. pls Santa little helper pick up my name!
    Lahib Alsammarraie
    Portugal πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή

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  137. How fabulous! I wish I had a tribe! ;-)

    Lauren in RSA

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  138. Congratulations!
    Cherie from U.S.A.

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  139. Good Morning from rainy drippy Long Beach Washington, USA Congratulations!

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  140. How exciting! I’ve followed you for years and one of my first projects was your colourful granny square blanket. Congratulations on teaming up with Scheepjes. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next!
    Penny (UK)

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  141. Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Best of luck for your new venture. Gwynne, UK

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  142. Yay! A gorgeous new blog to follow. I'm Coz from hereford, UK. X

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  143. Congratulations. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
    Caroline Wiggins
    New Zealand

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  144. Congratulations Matt!
    My name is Christiana , I’m from the UK but I live in France now

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  145. Great!! A guy in the Tribe! I hope those ladies will be nice to you!^^ Yvonne Huisman, The Netherlands.

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  146. Congratulations Matt!
    My name is Christiana. I’m from the UK but I live in France πŸ‡«πŸ‡·

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  147. Hi!!! I'm Laurie from France and there is absolutely no way I'd be able to choose only one of these lovely skeins :)

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  148. Dawn from Cape Town South Africa

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  149. I am Kate Oosthuis from South Africa. Yay for a new adventure for you!

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  150. Wow, what an amazing blog!!! It's so inspiring to read your blog and learn new things. I'm a relatively newbie as far as crochet is concerned and I am always eager to learn new stitches and find new ideas.

    My name is Claire and I am from Pretoria in South Africa. I am thrilled that you have team up with Scheepjes yarns which are amazing. Blessings with the new venture. xxxxx

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  151. Welcome!!!
    I’m addicted to your yarns and your blogs lol
    I weave with the yarns and they make really sumptuous and gloriously unique shawls and scarves.
    I’m always on the look out for new exciting ideas to incorporate.
    I would seriously love to win that yarn

    Get blogging!
    Merry Christmas
    Chris from the uk
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  152. Congratulations! I've just recently found your blog. I love what I've seen so far! Rachel from the States!

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  153. Congrats! I just realised I followed your blog when it was called "According to Matt". So glad I "found" you again. Greetings from The Nederlands.

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  154. My name is Kathryn Jackson from Hillcrest, South Africa! Congratulations on your new tribe!

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  155. Hi Matt, glad to read you are doping fine! Welcome! Have fun and i will be looking forward reading your blog!

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  156. Wow,wonderful yarn! Good luck in your new venture. Gill, uk

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  157. Congratulations! Wow welcome aboard. I can't wait to get to know your projects. Hope you feel at home here!
    Monique Heijboer, The Netherlands

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  158. Monique Heijboer from The Netherlands, welcome!

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  159. Jo from york, UK ��
    Congratulations and I hope you have a lovely Christmas x

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  160. Congratulations Matt! Can't wait to see what's lined up!

    Wendi from Singapore xxx

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  161. My name is Meridee. I live in Pismo Beach, California in the good old US of A. I crocheted the anchor Pillow with Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn--heavenly. I also joined the Scheepjes CAL "Last Dance on the Beach" using Scheepjes Colour Crafter yarn--another beauty. Currently, I'm working up the a shawl by Christina Hadderingh from A Spoonful of Yarn called "Hotel of Bees." Guess what yarn I'm using---you're right---Scheepjes Stone Washed. So you can see I'm a huge fan of this yarn. I haven't had the opportunity to use the new fabulous Scheepjes Tribe. Brilliant move teaming up with Scheepjes. Love your blog.

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  163. Kathy from Mantua, Ohio, USA....wonderful to read blogs from other countries from yarn loving folks! We have so much to learn from each other, I just love it! Good luck on this new venture!

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  164. I really appreciate Scheepjes for supporting the crochet community as well as the knit community and reaching out to bloggers in many countries (although I do have to buy my Scheepjes online, as no local store carries the product - but I have never been disappointed with an order of a Scheepjes product, even though I can't see/feel them in advance!). Maureen from Oregon, USA.

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  165. Congrats!! Thanks for celebrating and sharing your exciting new milestone with us!

    Hope you're having a kickass day! =P

    xo Mieka (NYC, USA)

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  166. Congratulations Matt, I have only recently discovered your blog and look forward to reading your posts as a member of the tribe. Carole in the UK

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  167. Looking forward to your patterns, congratulations.

    I am Silvia from Italy.

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  168. first of all,I am happy for you! sounds everything works out right. really cool you visited the scheepjes factory and are now a member of 'the tribe' .

    I would love to join in this giveaway!
    my name is Samantha and I am from the Netherlands :)

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  169. How exciting! Welcome to the Tribe!

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  170. This sounds like a fantastic opportunity, congratulations! Jenni, UK

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  171. A new tribe member! Congratulations!
    Ruth Sopacua (NL)

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  172. Amazing Matt, you will fit into the 'tribe' beautifully. You have been inspiring me for years since I stumbled across your amazing flower power ikea light. Your colour explosions are a joy to behold. Congratulations, hope your major change is everything you wish it to be xxx
    Luv Anne (from Queensland, Australia)

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  173. How exciting! I've made 60-70 beanies after buying your greystoke beanie pattern. its my favorite, Thank you Matt. These yarns look Gorgeous. Cant wait to try them. :)
    Nancy V from sunny California, USA

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  174. Congratulations! Have a colourful Christmas.
    Erica. X

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  175. Congratulations Matt! Love your blog!

    Andrea from the Netherlands :)

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  176. Welcome & congratulations I too was apart of the musical tribe in Australia. Oh how I’d love to win the yarn so I too could feel in some way a part of this tribe...as I miss half of my tribe who live on the other side of the world to me especially at this time of the year. Looking forward to seeing what creations 2018 bring from you all ��

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  177. Congrats on your new tribe Matt! I would love to try this yarn!!! - Kyla from Australia

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  178. Congratulations Matt!! Hope I’ll win for a change so I can do some lovely crochet with my friends. Laurien from The Netherlands

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  179. Welcome to the Yarn Jungle! Carol from Minnesota, USA

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  180. I’m so excited and pleased for you Matt. Onwards and upwards in 2018! I have a saying framed on my wall that says “Leap and the net will appear”. Your story is a wonderful example of that. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year. Xx Lynne from Melbourne Australia

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  181. Mary-Lynn from Northern Ireland

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  182. Congratulations for being part of the Scheepjes team. I love their work and I'm looking forward to seeing your contribution. Of course I'd like to give it a try for that great price...Have a Great Christmas!
    Greetings Maartje from The Netherlands

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  183. Welcome Matt. What a great give away!
    I am Lenie from the Netherlands

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  184. Hi Matt, I love Scheepjes yarn and am looking forward to seeing what you come up with, how exciting for you to be in the Scheepjes tribe.
    I’ve been crocheting since Feb 16 and love it, so good for my wellbeing.
    I had a foot op in August 17 and am having another next Spring so will have plenty of feet up moments crocheting - bliss!
    I’m in Berkshire in UK, have a lovely Christmas x

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  185. Hi my name is Mary. I hope everyone have a very Merry Christmas!!

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  186. Lenie from the Netherlands

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  187. Welcome! Scheepjes Blogger eh? Good for you and Congratulations
    Michelle from Whitby Ontario Canada.

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  188. I am so excited for you Matt. The Tribe is such a cool tribe to belong. I would be over the moon if Simy ever gives me a call..haha.

    Merry Christmas and, I am sure it'll be, a most adventurous and wonderful New Year in The Tribe gang.
    A Tribe fan, Michelle

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  189. Sarah Johnson, US
    I love your blog and your work.

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  190. Congratulations!!!!!
    Ellie from Sydney Australia

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  191. welcome Matt, great to see you on board the "our tribe team". Looking forward to seeing your ideas.
    Mechele, Australia

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  192. Congratulations and welcome to the Scheepjes tribe Matt. I can’t wait to see your designs and inspiration. Hopefully there will be some cool new projects coming up to make for my boys.
    Wishing you the best of luck!
    Linda from the Netherlands πŸ‡³πŸ‡±

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  193. Those colors are stunning! Congrats!
    -Daisy from FL, USA

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  194. Agata from Galway,Ireland. Good luck with your new adventure!

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