Sunday, 10 January 2016

Would You Please Help Me?

Update 12 Jan, thanks for your help everyone. From now on, I'll be launching current BOM blocks right here on my blog as well as in my BOM Group over on Facebook. 
I need as many people as possible to test whether or not Google Drive is going to work on this blog to download PDFs. To help me, simply download my pattern 'Lily Rose' by clicking the image below. 

The complete pattern should open in a new window, ready to print

If it does, please leave a comment letting me know that it worked. Or not.
That's all. Thank you so much for taking a minute to help me out today!

the link has now been removed, thanks to everyone who took the time to help

I'm testing to see whether or not I can release pattern PDFs on this blog for those of you who don't want to use Facebook to download monthly BOM installments. You probably already know that my Yahoo BOM Group has moved over the Facebook and is therefore not called the 'Yahoo BOM Group' anymore but is now known as Esther's Blog: BOM Quilt Group. It's only been 48 hours, but the improvement for usability, posting pics and sharing is massive already. What a wonderful format. We're never going back. 

But...

There's always a but. No matter how well meaning you are, there are always issues. Some former members just don't want to move to Facebook and I just don't want to leave them behind. So, I'm happy to see if I can release BOM installments right here on the blog post each month. It should be possible, but I don't want to get people's hopes up without some kind of test first. This post is that test.

Thanks again for helping me out 
Please consider your downloaded Lily Rose pattern as my thank you gift

176 comments:

  1. Hi Esther - the download worked fine for me. Best wishes for your new FB group!

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  2. I could see the first 5 pages, but then it just said there was an error downloading the file. But I have a very poor internet connection, so am possibly not the best person to test it!

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    1. I was hoping this would work for your Vireya :( I know you couldn't get onto Facebook for the same reasons... how on earth did you manage to get it from Yahoo?

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    2. Hello Esther, the download worked fine.

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  3. Hi Esther! It opened fine for me, and I was able to save it OK, and once saved I could print it, but I couldn't print it from the webpage itself.

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  4. Hi Esther, I was able to open it and download the file on my computer. Worked as a breeze. Big hug for you from the Netherlands.

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  5. Hallo Esther, es funktioniert, ich konnte es herunterladen!

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  6. Worked worked just fine on my iPad..
    Thank you! For all you do!

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  7. I can print it directly after clicking the picture.
    Thanks

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  8. It worked. What a lovely quilt.
    Greetings.

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  9. Yes, worked fine for me Esther. Thank you!

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  10. Esther, I was able to download it on my iPad, and open and save it in iBooks. Thanks.

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  11. Hi Esther! Yes - it worked for me over here in the UK too! isn't the internet marvellous, and aren't you kind for thinking for a work around for the nonFB members? Thank you!

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  12. Dag Esther, ik kon het perfect downloaden en daarna afprinten. Thank you so much for the nice patern. Succes!

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  13. I can print it directly after clicking the picture.and DL.
    Thank you so much for the nice patern. Succes!

    uit nederland;)

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  14. It worked for me too, no problems.

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  15. thank you Esther I clicked on the download icon and it downloaded and then automatically opened in Adobe no problem

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  16. It worked fine for me too. No problem at all

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  17. Hi. It opened up and then clicked the download icon and it downloaded and saved no problem (Windows 8). Thanks.

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  18. I'm using an inexpensive Samsung Android tablet and the 33 pages opened just fine. Download and saving the file also worked fine

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  19. The download worked for me. Thank you for the pattern.

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  20. The download worked just fine.

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  21. Worked fine on my iPad mini and printed fine using the air print. Gail Auen

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  22. Download was fast and easy on an iMac desktop here in New York City. Thanks for all you do!!

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  23. Download was super fast and easy, no problems here.
    Thanks for sharing

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  24. Downloaded fine on my iPad to iBooks. Yay!

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  25. Yes, it worked! Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  26. I downloaded it onto my Android tablet no problem at all!

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  27. I downloaded it onto my Android tablet no problem at all!

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  28. I'm in Canada and the download was quick and easy onto my laptop using Windows 10 - no problem at all. Thank you for such a gorgeous pattern! :)

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  29. download came immediately on my computer when I clicked on the photo - thanks!

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  30. first attempt locked the computer.....
    second attempt took a while but did load all 33 pages !!!

    thanks for the pattern

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  31. Worked perfectly. So glad that you can now access them here. Never could get on the Yahoo page. Thank you for all you create for us.

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  32. klappt wunderbar, gleich beim erten mal!
    mg elfriede

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  33. Dear Esther

    It Works! On the first attempt. I am glad, as I did not want to join Facebook. Looked at all 33 pages, your pattern has a lot of detail, which is amazing.

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  34. Hello Esther,
    no problem, it works perfect. Thanks for the pattern and your care.
    Marita

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  35. Hello Esther, Works great. I have a question, when you moved to Facebook, did you move all the members from Yahoo to Facebook or do we have to sign up for Facebook.
    I am so sorry to see all the issues that you and your Moderators had to deal with in this decision. It was not necessary for that to happen. Have a great day.

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    1. Hi Chopin,
      You will need to sign up for a Facebook account & then search (using the Facebook search option) for Esther's BOM.
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  36. Hello, Esther, I tested this for you with no problems.
    I have two devices; I tried it on, both are Samsung. I also have Google as my sign-in email for both devices.
    I pushed the downward arrow on the page that came up then the system offered to open file. It opened very easily. Thank you.

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  37. Worked. Used iPad on OS operating system. :)

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  38. Worked for me, thanks for the great patterns and info.

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  39. Worked for me, thanks for the great patterns and info.

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  40. Het werkt prefect! Dank je wel!
    Groetjes.

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  41. Works fine. Thanks for the pattern...

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  42. Works fine. Thanks for the pattern...

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  43. Works for me and I am as untechi as they come...

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  44. Thanx for the pattern. The download worked great for me. Have a great week and keep designing!

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  45. Worked fine for me. I am using a Mac with OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

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  46. Extremely easy to download.

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  47. Hi Esther - it downloaded just fine for me. Thank you!

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  48. Hi Esther. It was easy to download. Thank you for all the patterns you share.

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  49. Thank you Esther! This works perfectly! I've had difficulty previously on both Yahoo groups and a Facebook "private" quilting group with privacy issues and hacking issues, not so with the use of blogs though. I'm so happy to be able to continue to share in the use of your beautiful, gorgeous patterns!

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  50. Thank you! Everything worked just fine.

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  51. It works fine with Chrome. I tried also with Firefox (good), and Opera (good too). Thank you!

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  52. Hi, download isfine. thanks for pattern.
    Birgith
    from Denmark

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  53. All 33 pages came through fine. What HTML code do you use to insert a google doc in a blog post??

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  54. Worked fine, but I am a Google+ user. Best test would be from someone who doesn't use Google at all. Also, I don't use Facebook and would not sign up just to get your patterns. Even you are not worth it.

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  55. It worked for me. Beautiful quilt.

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  56. Worked great. Thank you for the pattern.

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  57. Hi Esther,
    This download worked perfectly for me. I am using Windows 7, on Google+ and using Chrome as my browser. Have no idea if that info is useful to you. Lol
    But what a beautiful pattern. How generous you are to share it.
    All your work is inspiring. Thanks.

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  58. Dear Esther,
    download works fine for me. Thank you so much for your beautiful pattern!
    Greetings from Germany
    Marle

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  59. This works just fine. One of the things I appreciate about Google Drive is that I can open this file on any device, including my phone and tablet, both online and offline. That means I have access to my patterns anywhere, and don't have to waste paper printing anything out. And thank you for this alternative. Have you considered setting up a Google+ Community as an option to those who can't/won't use FB?

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  60. Yes, worked just fine. Lovely pattern

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  61. I successfully downloaded Lily Rose on my older iPad and my iPhone 6. I also succeeded with my Macintosh computer using Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome. Although I have a Google Drive account, none of my download attempts prompted me to log in which suggests that even those without Google accounts will be able to download without a problem. I see from other commenters that it's working well on Android tablets as well as Windows 7, 8 and 10 using Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. It looks like you've found an approach that will work for many of your followers! Thank you for this and for your beautiful patterns.

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  62. Hi Esther,
    The download worked fine for me. Thank you for sharing this lovely pattern with us.
    Carole from Canada

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  63. Opened fine and all pages are visible on a first generation iPad and an older PC.

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  64. The download worked for me. I'm so glad you're considering this option. And thank you for the pattern. Lovely as always

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  65. The download worked for me. I'm so glad you're considering this option. And thank you for the pattern. Lovely as always

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  66. The download also worked for me. As I had already downloaded from FB, I renamed, saved and then opened the file. All worked fine. Thank you again, not only for your patterns, but your generosity of your time to find alternate methods of providing this to (hopefully) everyone. After all the ruckus about moving I don't know if I would have been as generous ;-D

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  67. I downloaded it fine to my iPad. Few pages missing when I just opened it before I actually downloaded the file. But we don't have the fastest internet either.

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  68. I was able to download and print; the only problem is the 1" test is 1/8" smaller than 1". Thanks for taking the time to test this; you are so appreciated.

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  69. Thank you for the beautiful pattern Esther, it works.

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  70. hi Esther
    the download worked for me. thanks for the pattern
    Catherine from Bretagne in France

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  71. Hi Esther the download worked perfect. No problem for trying this for you. Fine evening from ineke from the Netherlands

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  72. Worked perfectly for me. Lovely design! Leave it to you, Esther, to do backflips in order to make everyone happy. I just wanted to check out this option since you asked, but love FB, too. One thing: I had to remind myself to change the printer setting from Letter Size paper (which comes up as the default, same as all your downloads) to the A4 paper, and of course, put the A4 in my paper feed tray. Hugs to you, Jeanne Sullivan (Annapolis, Maryland, USA)

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  73. It has worked for me too,
    xx

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  74. It worked for me as far as the download is concerned. I have not checked to see if the size is correct. Thanks for doing this.

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  75. That works for me also. Thank you very much for your kindness!

    Greeting Guilitta

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  76. no problems with downloading to my windows 10 ... thank you for the gorgeous pattern!

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  77. Thank you Esther. This downloaded easily to my Windows 10.

    Anniquilter in Vermont

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  78. Worked better than Yahoo. Appreciate the blog notice since I am no on facebook. Used my mobile phone - Sansung Galaxy 5.

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  79. Worked better than Yahoo. Appreciate the blog notice since I am no on facebook. Used my mobile phone - Sansung Galaxy 5.

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  80. Thank you so much Esther. How kind and considerate of you to put this option together for those of us wanting to continue to participate. I had no problem with the Download or the printing. -Donna Kooistra

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  81. I was able to follow links and print off. No problems. :) Thankyou. Look forward to joining along with you. I have always wanted to but not on either Yahoo or Face Book. Happy Stitching.

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  82. Worked fine for me on a 9Mb internet connection out in the countryside :)

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  83. worked great for me - downloaded on a Mac using chrome for a browser ;-) and thank you for another great pattern!

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  84. It worked perfectly no problems at all, thank you so much!. I will be joining the Facebook group since I'm already a member of many other groups on there and I find it very user friendly!

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  85. Perfect! Now I know why I couldn'the find you on yahoo groups the other day. I am so glad you will offer the patterns on this site since I do not use facebook. Thank you so much, looking forward to the 2016 BOM!

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  86. Esther, Thank you so much for your generosity. Even though I already had this pattern I did test the download and it worked perfectly. I do enjoy your patterns for the absolute attention to detail and am currently appliqueing Nelke although I don't quite know what that word means. I'm sure that it has significance to you but for me here in Canada it doesn't and I'd like to know.

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  87. It worked perfect, I am using a Samsung tablet:. Greetings from the Netherlands.

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  88. I downloaded from FB and Google Drive, and both worked. The Google Drive lakes a little bit longer, but images are clean and crisp.
    From not so sunny coastal California

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  89. Worked for me in Adelaide☺

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  90. Worked for me in Adelaide☺

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  91. Hi Esther - it worked for me too however I am already a google drive user. Not sure if that makes a difference. Blessings. Bev

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  92. Worked just fine for me. Thank you so much.

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  93. Worked perfectly and fast too. Thank you so much since I am one of those who just isn't interested in Facebook. Other bloggers use this format too so it's available to everyone - not just those in the social media realm. THANK YOU!

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  94. Hi Esther, I am on the FB page but found this link on your blog. I use a Mac so thought you would like to know how it worked. I had to save the file to the Google Drive, then under My files on Google Drive, I opened the file. It didn't want to print right away but when I used the PDF option it reopened the file and printed. Thank You so much for the pattern. I think I missed it somewhere along the way :)

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  95. Worked fine, Esther. I downloaded it from the email and your blog with no problem.

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  96. Hello Esther, It worked just fine!

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  97. It worked beautifully! Thank you very much

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  98. Hi Esther, It worked just fine - seamless and no problems. Downloaded from the email ok.

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  99. It worked just fine. I am using Google Chrome.

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  100. Worked great! Thanks for your beautiful designs.

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  101. Worked perfectly Esther, I downloaded it to my iPod and emailed it to myself ....PDF looks great. I have used Google drive for anything I have offered as downloadable content from my blog with great success
    Beautiful pattern,you are so very generous with your amazing talent!

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  102. It downloaded immediately for me! Very easy!

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  103. Hello Esther! The download worked fine for me and my laptop over here in Germany. Thank you very much for your generous gift and a happy new Year to you!

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  104. Download worked perfectly - all 33 pages! Thank you! ♥♥♥♥♥

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  105. Worked perfectly! Thanks for the beautiful pattern--Marsha

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  106. Very rapid download to my desktop - no problem printing or saving the file. Looks like you're successful!

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  107. You have already had it confirmed many times...this instant download works wonderfully. I am not a fan of Yahoo, and I don't do Face book! Esther I already had the pattern, but did the test because you are so generous with everything you do. Thank You

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  108. Downloaded quickly and easily. Thank you for your generosity. The pattern is beautiful.

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  109. Downloading was quick and easy!

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  110. Ester it worked fine using my iPhone. Thank you for the beautiful pattern!!!

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  111. File downloaded easily and well!

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  112. Esther,
    Downloading the pattern works very well!! Thank You for sharing.

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  113. Thank you. Downloaded on iPad and saved to iBooks and good reader.

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  114. Hi Esther- the download was very fas and worked wonderfully. I am on a Mac - don't know if that makes any difference, but know there are less people. Thank you very much for all that you do. Shanon Peters

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  115. Hi Esther, by now you must know it worked. Thank you very much from Sue in NZ

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  116. Hello Esther - yes, it downloaded without a hitch. I live in a fairly weak area for reception, but not a problem this morning.

    best wishes Fiona Gray

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  117. Hi Esther. Absolutely no problem downloading and it's all there. Thanks for a lovely pattern. I'm looking forward to following you on Facebook, which will be so much easier and rewarding than Yahoo Groups. All the best with this new adventure. Anita

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  118. Bonjour Esther, merci pour tout les efforts et le travail que vous faites, j'ai téléchargé avec succès le fichier pdf, pratique et rapide, c'est parfait !!!

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  119. Successful download here, thank you for the beautiful pattern.

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  120. Worked for me on my laptop, but not on my ipad when I tried to save the pdf to ibooks. That document just came up blank. THANKS!!! It's a beautiful pattern!

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  121. Download was a succes. Thank you for sharing your wonderful patterns.

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  122. Success! Thank you for the beautiful pattern.

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  123. Had no problem downloading. I use Chrome. Thank you for the pattern!

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  124. Works great!!! I will send it to print today and let you know how the pattern turns out in printed form.

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  125. Failed the first time with only 3 pages downloadng. Worked fine the second time.

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  126. Worked fine for me. Thank you for the lovely pattern!

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  127. It Works - so simple, thank you!

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  128. Oh Esther, thank you so much, what a lovely test quilt. Wow! Worked easy peasy for me, on Microsoft system. I'm so very happy you're considering this format since I would like to avoid joining Facebook. You are incredibly sweet!

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  129. It works just fine, thank you for all your work on this transition, it is so much easier on FB. I read from my iPad and when I click on the picture I save the PDF into IBooks then I only need to print off the applique pattern pages and the rest of the instructions are in my iBooks app on my iPad-saves paper :)

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  130. It Works - so simple, thank you!

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  131. I was able to download Lily Rose; thank you so much (I'm one of those few who doesn't 'do Facebook' and I really don't want to start. However, if it meant it were the only way to access your patterns, that would be the thing that would push me over the edge!!

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  132. It worked and is beautiful. Thank you so much.

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  133. It worked quite easily for me. Thank you for the lovely pattern!

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  134. It worked just fine for me. Thank you. Beautiful pattern, as always.

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  135. It worked me, no problems

    Thank You

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  136. I had no trouble opening and printing the file, either. I think you're good to go.

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  137. Hello Esther,
    I'm patchworkmensual :)
    It is a pleasure to answer your question, missing more. ;)
    It is well, it is perfect, I could download the patron of Lily Rose and thank you very much for sharing such a nice pattern.

    Greetings from Spain :)

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  138. I was able to download the pattern!

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  139. Yes, the download was successful and I did a quick scroll through all 33 pages. Thank you for this opportunity as I don't have a Yahoo account and only visit Facebook occasionally.

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  140. Yes, it worked for me! You are most generous with both your time and talent! Thank you so very much! :)

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  141. download worked fine thanks for the Lily Rose pattern






















    rose pattern

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  142. I was able to download and save Lily Rose. Thank you so much. I love your patterns.

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  143. OK...I just realized I missed this awesome opportunity. When will Lily Rose be published? I can hardly wait. Thanks for doing all you do!

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