Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Leafs Me Happy!

 
I love fall, it is my favorite season, fall makes me happy!  I enjoy the cooler weather, the fall colors and the smell of fireplaces burning and hot apple cider.... Wilson and I enjoy fall time walks and the crunch of leaves beneath our feet.  So for this blog hop I designed a Fall themed block which displays a happy pumpkin skipping along on a cool fall day!  The fabric is from Marcus Brothers, and I used variegated orange DMC floss for the embroidery. The pattern for 'Autumn Dance' can be found in my Etsy and Craftsy shop.
My 'Autumn Dance' block measures 12  1/2" x 12  1/2"
It fits perfectly on a quilt hanger.

I had so much fun sewing my block, that I also designed a fall themed mug mat.
The pattern for the mug mat can be found in my Craftsy and Etsy stores.  It's a quick
and easy project!
  
I love giveaways so I am offering to a lucky winner a set of two 1/3 yard cuts of fabric from Marcus Brothers Bonnie Blue Cotton Club!
For a chance to win leave me a comment about what you love about fall.
Follow me for a second chance to win and make sure to leave a comment that you do.
For a third chance... tweet about this fabulous hop and leave a comment that you did.
Wilson and I will pick our lucky winner on October 11th.
 
Bonnie Blue from Marcus Brothers
each are a 1/3 yard cut...
Thank you!  Madame Samm and Cherry at Cherry Blossoms for organizing such a fun Fall Blog Hop. So grab a hot cup of apple cider, hot chocolate or coffee and enjoy the hop.
 
I get to share today's hop with these talented quilters;
 
Debby Kratovil Quilts
Patchouli Moon Studio
Freemotion by the River
Quilt Doodle Designs (You are here!)
Apple Avenue Quilts
Jane’s Quilting
Spoilt Dog Quilts
Ramblings of a Quilter
Deborah Brightwell – on That Other Blog
A Passion For Appliqué
Gracie Oliver Arts

The master schedule can also be found HERE...
Happy quilting and perfect stitches to you,

185 comments:

  1. Oooh I love both of these - the running one is so cute too. Thanks for the giveaway - the thing I love most about autumn is the colour of the leaves on the tree outside my house - its spectacular. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Del otoño me gustan los colores: amarillo, naranja, ocre, marrón en todas sus tonalidades y la temperatura. Un saludo.

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  3. Oh how cute what you have made . they all are very nice. I like the small one at the start of this post and the bag and the last . great sewing. love to win some fabric thanks for offering a give away.

    quilter000

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  4. Ya soy seguidora tuya. Gracias por la oportunidad.

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  5. Super projects, I love your mug rug. My favourite autumn things are the colours and the occasionally good weather...not so good at the moment though it's pouring with rain all the time!

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  6. Very cute projects - the skipping pumpking is adorable. Fall is cooler temps, crisp smells, wonderful colors, and great snuggle with a quilt nights.

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  7. Very funny projects you have made. But most of all I love your mug rug.
    My favorite with autumn is the crisp air and the beautiful colors, red and orange.
    Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

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  8. Sweet, the happy pumpkin dancing on your quilt, your mugrug is cute, thanks for sharing!

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  9. Hmmm, let me see...what do I love about autumn? Easy choice! The cooler air! Living in hot and humid Florida, we don't have fall foliage to look forward to but the cool air is really welcomed after one of our hot summers! Love your blocks!

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  10. Amazing projects! I especially love the autumn dance, such an elegant block. Well done!

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  11. Oh what a cute Pumpkin in the autumn dance... nice blocks!

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  12. Very cute blocks. Love the dancing pumpkin.

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  13. Your pumpkins are adorable! Thanks for sharing them with us and thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  14. Cindy, your blocks are precious! Love the dancing pumpkin and love your appliqued mug rug. Well done and thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  15. I love pumpkins. The orange color and also the pumpkin and almond jam that I make.

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  16. I'm your newest follower. Thanks for the chance.

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  17. What I most love about fall is football!

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  18. Your pumpkin mug mat is adorable. Fall is my favourite time of the year as I love the beauty everywhere you look and the crunch of leaves underfoot. Thanks

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  19. Your embroidered pumpkin is darling! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. Your blocks are darling! I love your embroidered block, Autumn Dance, particularly. Oh -- and I saw your pumpkin cake recipe, too -- definitely going to give that one a try!! :)

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  21. Wonderful project. Perfect colors for fall. Thank you for inspiring us today!

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  22. Your blocks are awesome.Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I like fall for football and my wedding anniversary.

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  24. And I tweeted it: https://twitter.com/daneesey/status/253816348470308864 :)

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  25. Your blocks are gorgeous.Thanks for sharing

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  26. I really love your Autumn Dance block. The best thing about fall is Halloween. I adore it, but I don't like what season comes next.

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  27. Love them both! Autumn is my favorite time of year, I love the crisp air and the colorful leaves, and I especially love the warmer -weather foods, like soups! But I am not a fan of winter. :(

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  28. I love that apple cider is everywhere.

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  29. Great blocks! Love those pumpkins!! As for what I love about fall... I love the giant harvest moons, apple cider and everything else cider and I love hearing the hum of the combines and the grain dryers as I go to sleep at night :)

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  30. I keep seeing those quilt hangers, and I'm so jealous! My favorite thing about fall is the changing of the leaves, but I haven't really seen much of it since moving to TX. Miss it lots.

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  31. One of the wonderful bits of fall that I so enjoy are the bright blue skies and the beautiful fall leaves, especially when I get the chance to walk along the trails of the Blue Ridge Parkway!

    sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

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  32. Your pumpkins are the best! So cute. My favorite thing about Fall is the fresh, clean chill in the air. And pumpkin bread and pie!

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  33. Good Morning Cindy, as always your fresh approach, your distinct variety captures my fall heart...lovely...you were most certainly in our top choices today... no surprise there

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  34. What wonderful blocks! Your pumpkins are so cute!

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  35. very nice projects...thanks for sharing with us.

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  36. Beautiful projects. I love the stitched one!! Nice work. My favorite thing about fall is the colors, but I also love the smell of fall.

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  37. Especially love that pumpkin stitchery :) Thanks for sharing!

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  38. The colours of the leaves and wild blackberries are my best bits of autumn.

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  39. Things I love about fall: apple cider, the cooler weather and those beautiful fall colors.
    Very cute block and mug rug. I keep meaning to make some pumpkin rugs for myself but they get put aside for other things. One of these days I will get to them.

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  40. Cute, cute, cute. I love the colors of fall. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Fall means cooler weather and open windows. Not to mention pies of all kinds!

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  42. Love the apples from the orchard. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Cute projects! My favorite thing about fall is the beautiful fall colors and our annual trip up north. Thanks!

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  44. Oh how I love embroidery used in quilts! Your pumpkin pattern is darling. :) My favorite thing about autumn are the cool nights and pleasant days - the weather is just perfect. blessings, marlene

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  45. Lovely projects , my favorite part about fall would be the colors of the leaves and the crisp air . I am a follower thanks for the chance to win.

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  46. I love your pumpkin blocks. Thanks for sharing. My favorite
    part of fall would be the cooler weather.

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. I am a happy follower. Thanks for the chance to
    win!!!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(cot)com

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  48. I like Thanksgiving, favorite part of Fall. Thanks. Vivian
    sweetlildaisy5566(at)yahoo.com

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  49. I love the leaves, windy days, the nip in the air, the color of the light, EVERYTHING---and pumpkin cake with cream cheese icing. :)

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  50. Both of your projects are so pretty! Great job!
    I love the colors of fall even though we don't gt those colors here in south Texas.

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  51. I am a follower, by the way!

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  52. I love the cooler weather and the pumpkin desserts!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  53. I follow you!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  54. I love the colours and the cooler weather of Autumn!

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  55. Love the colors of fall against the blue sky. Your projects are wonderful.

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  56. I love the cooler days in CA. Thanks for the darling block and mug rug. Really enjoyed them. Thanks for being part of the hop!

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  57. Cindy-Fall is always so beautiful and I knew we were destined to get our share of the hot weather eventually even though in the Bay Area it usually only lasts 3 days at the most. Love your Fall projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Cindy your pumpkin creations are great. I love pumpkins in the fall, but I think my favorite fall thing is the hot air balloons in the New Mexico skies here where I live. Thanks for a chance at winning that beautiful fabric. (Psst hey Wilson pick me, he he.)

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  59. Count me in as a "fall"ower as well :)

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  60. I love everything about autumn...the colours, the freshness in the air, the bite of the wind, the crunch of the leaves and the apples, pumpkins carved and pies and dancing ;) too, Halloween!!! What's not to love and enjoy?
    Thank you for the chance

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  61. Your pumpkins are beautiful. Your ideas are never ending. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  62. Favorite thing about fall: I think it's simply enjoying the cooler weather and getting to wear warmer clothing :)

    Fawn

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  63. Those are such fun pieces, love creating and decorating for fall, such a fun season.

    Debbie

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  64. I love your dancing leaves block. So unique. My favorite thing about fall is the colors, cooler weather, apple pie, etc. I just love fall.

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  65. Your Autumn Dance pumpkin sure is a happy guy. To stinkin' cute. Thanks for sharing your talent. Love the fabric you have for your give away it would fit right in with the stash I have of civil war fabrics. Fall to me means cooler weather where I can curl up in a lap quilt and read books and of course do more sewing.

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  66. I am now a happy follower, I wish I knew how to tweet I would have done that too. So many more people are asking us hoppers to tweet so I better try and figure out what that is all about. Thanks

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  67. I love fall, everything about fall, the crisp air, the "leafs" changing colors, the smells and the anticipation of the first round of holidays and gatherings. It makes me ready for the first frost, the first snow and then it can return to spring. I love what you did. And thanks for a very nice giveaway. Hop over to my "Leafs Me Happy" edition and enter the giveaway! http://jeannegwin.blogspot.com/2012/10/leafs-me-happy-day-3.html

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  68. I am a follower of your blog via GFC

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  69. I tweeted your giveaway
    http://twitter.com/JeanneGwin/status/253879241236676608

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  70. Love the colours on the trees, and the cooler weather! Thanks for some really nice blocks to look at!

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  71. There's not that much to love about autumn, especially this year as we didn't get a summer! I suppose... new TV shows?

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  72. Oh, Fall..what don't I love about Fall? I love the cooler weather, the colors and especially the time to quilt now that the kids are back in school pbstrand@msn.com

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  73. I love those cooler Autumn nights!! And the fact that the grass is slowing down-- don't have to mow every week any more!! And there aren't as many mosquitoes to deal with!! :-) Can't wait for the first campfire-- roasting hot dogs, toasting marshmallows.. listening to the crickets! :-) Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway!! Love your pretty block! :-)

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  74. I am a follower-- thanks again! :-)

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  75. I tweeted your giveaway here: https://twitter.com/GwenWindham/status/253885159777128448

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  76. Thanks for sharing your work...so cute!
    I love Fall for the cooler weather and everything apple and pumpkin!

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  77. What I love the most about fall are the beautiful leaves on the trees. Here in New Hampshire, it's absolutely spectacular!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  78. I am a happy new follower of yours!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  79. I love your pumpkins and the Fall colors in and around them. Very nice! Thanks for sharing. :O)

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  80. What pretty Fall projects...love the stitching...so cute! My favorite thing about Fall is apple picking and baking homemade apple pies. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  81. I'm already one of your happy followers :o)

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  82. Really beautiful fall projects!

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  83. What I like about Fall is the cooler temperatures, the colors and smells.

    senstrings at yahoo dot com

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  84. I am a follower by email.

    legato1958@aol.com

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  85. I really being around a campfire in the cooler nights in the fall! Roasting marshmallows!

    legato1958@aol.com

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  86. Cindy, I am always inspire when I visit. Jolly Pumpkin is sweet and you mug rug makes me want a cup of hot apple cider. I love this time of the year, cooler weather and spending more time outside....Thank you for sharing today...Judith, Texas

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  87. I love pumpkins the best about fall. Yours came out great. Thanks for sharing.

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  88. love your projects. really cute. I love the cooler weather that fall brings.

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  89. Love the blocks. They arwe gorgeous. Thanks for the opportunity on the draw
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  90. wonderful blocks. i love when the cooler temps and pulling produce in from our garden

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  91. I love your table runner. When I think of fall a maple leaf always comes to mind.

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  92. I love your fall block and mug rug!! They are both gorgeous!! I love the cool weather of fall and all the wonderful colors! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

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  93. Beautiful pieces. Don't you just adore the colors?

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  94. Oh, I love your skipping pumpkin! He's so adorable. My favorite thing about fall is all the rich autumn colors! I just can't get enough of them!

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  95. I follow you! (And if I had Twitter I would tweet you)

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  96. I like the cooler weather and the crafting mood it puts me in.

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  97. Hi!!! I love your pumpkin!!!! Very cute!!!! Love the fall colors!!!!

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  98. I love the mug mat and the little uilt with the pumpkin. What I love about fall= The color changes of the leaves and that smell in the forrest when its autumn.

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  99. Much later in the day but I tweeted about this blog hop! Would you believe it is my third tweet!LOL, I only signed up for Twitter to follow someone on Celebrity Apprentice but having an account came in handy!!!!

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  100. Rosemary B here: I have been following already :-D

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  101. Rosemary B here: LOVE your adorable creations. Lovely embroidery. everything looks colorful and happy!
    Thank you so much for sharing

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  102. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE FALL...THE COLORS, THE CRISP COOL AIR, THE SMELLS OF THE SEASON WHEN YOU COOK OR BAKE AGAIN AFTER THE LONG, HOT SUMMER.PUMPKINS AND APPLES TOO!!

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  103. I AM NOW A FOLLOWER OF YOUR BLOG. THANKS FOR THE CUTE IDEAS AND FOR A CHANCE TO WIN BLOG CANDY.

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  104. i love the cool nights without the a c

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  105. i have been following you for a long time thanks for the giveaway

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  106. I love fall because all my family has birthdays and lots of celebrations

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  107. Your projects are great! I love the stitching of your pumpkin & mug rug! Thanks for participating in the blog tour & inspiring us today! What I like about fall are the colors & cooler temps!

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  108. I love your pumpkin embroidery and your your pumpkin leaf mug rug. I just taught my grand daughter how to say pump-kin. I love the changing of the colours in fall and the cooler temperatures. and the dancing pumpkins-hey Wilson-chase me, chase me!
    I also love Marcus Bros fabric.

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  109. I have followed you for a while now.

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  110. I love your blocks. My favorite thing about Fall is the colors. All the oranges, browns, rusts, etc. THanks for the giveaway.

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  111. Beautiful projects. I love embroidery with quilting. It gives me a warm feeling!

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  112. Great blocks, I don't know which one I like best? Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  113. I love the excitement of fall and the smells outside when the leaves start falling. Fall is my favorite time of year. Plus I just love pumpkin - to decorate with and eat. You pumpkins are just adorable.

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  114. I am a follower.

    thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  115. I enjoy the Fall colors, the cooler evenings and football! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  116. I tweeted abuot the giveaway

    https://twitter.com/sandyb720/status/254006053371539456

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  117. I love fall baking and cooking! Apple pie, butternut squash soup....awolk at rogers dot com

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  118. I am a new GFC follower! awolk at rogers dot com

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  119. I follow with Google Reader.

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  120. Your pumpkin in Autumn Dance looks like he's having a grand time!! Sweet block. TWO projects - super thank you for sharing.

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  121. My favorite thing about fall would be the food, LOL.
    Pumpkin pie, caramel apples, Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings.

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  122. love the pumpkin stuff, like your mugrug! thanx for sharing your projects.

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  123. Love your work! Your embroidered dancing pumpkin makes me smile. Thanks for sharing.

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  124. Your Autumn Dance block is such fun. My favorite thing about Autumn is the crisp morning air, so invigorating.

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  125. LOVE your Autumn Dance, but I also love your mug rug! Beautiful!

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  126. Love the mug rug!! It is fun and happy!

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  127. Pumpkin Spice lattes at Starbucks!!! Hey, I'm a Seattle Girl!! :) Happy Fall Cindy! ~pris

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  128. My favorite part of autumn is the crisp, cold windy days.

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  129. I agree with Judy....I love the cool crisp air

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  130. I love the mug rug....and I am a follower...

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  131. Happy and beautiful fall blocks, Cindy! That smiling jack-o-lantern is so cute.

    I love the colours of the seasons and all the bounty from gardens and orchards. Yum!

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  132. Your pumpkin blocks are wonderful. I love pumpkins!

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  133. Ohhhh pretty - I love the stitchery pumpkin. I Love this time of year as it is prefect for doing lots of baking!!! Thanks for the chance to win those pretty fabrics from a regular follower.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  134. Love your stitching.
    I love pumpkin desserts in fall.

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  135. The stitched block is adorable! Thanks for sharing all your projects with us today :o) My favorite thing about Fall is the chilly nights and sunny-ish days :o)

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  136. I love the pretty fall leaves.

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  137. I love to go birding in the fall-lots of migrating birds and I especially love the hummingbirds that come to my feeders and garden flowers.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  138. I'm already a follower.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  139. I love the crunch of leaves underfoot. Love your blocks!

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  140. I am also a happy follower. :)

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  141. Your Autumn Dance block is so darn cute! I like your mug mat too. I love the coloured leaves, crisp air and the smell of a wood fire.

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  142. I'm a follower :-)
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  143. I tweeted. https://twitter.com/MoeWest/status/254425930175508480

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  144. very creative thanks for sharing!

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  145. Fall is my favorite time of year. I really like your pumpkin blocks. Just too cute!

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  146. I really love the cool crisp air and the falling leaves! Your block is wonderful!

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  147. I;m a follower! hulseybg@gmail.com

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  148. So pretty! I love the cooler weather of fall! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  149. Cute ideas! I love the colors of fall!

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  150. I love your projects and that fall mug mat is really cute. I just love the colours of fall.

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  151. I love the rich colors of fall!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  152. gfc follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  153. tweet
    https://twitter.com/minibea/status/255152456462385152
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  154. Hiya! Your Autumn Dance mini is so darling, and your mug mat is so cute, the faces are so happy. My favorite part of fall is the smells---the fallen leaves, smoke from fireplaces and bonfires, apple and pumpkin pies baking in the kitchen, and so much more. Thank you for sharing with us, and for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  155. Hiya! I am now a new follower. Thank you for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  156. There is so much to love about fall, not the least of which is my birthday! But crunching through fallen leaves, drinking hot spiced apple cider and the smell of woodsmoke in the air all make me happy, too!

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