Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Stitch It Up

First I want to thank Madame Samm, Cyndi, Debbie and Jane for bringing us this wonderful hop. The patterns provided were wonderful and it was so hard to choose which ones to do! I have enjoyed stitching in the evenings while watching TV. Now that Downton Abby is done for this season, I'm not sure what to watch on TV anymore. (And what a stinky ending for season 3, boooooo! What were the writers thinking!)

Back to this lovely hop.... I decided to stitch on some flour sack towels and these are just for me. If you took a peek in my kitchen towel drawer, you would understand. It's time to throw some of my thread bare 27 year old kitchen towels. It was hard to decide on what designs to do, they were all so lovely... I'm planning on doing more, but this is what I got done so far....
A pretty red flower....

A bouquet of spring blooms....

Ah..... coffee......

oops, not part of the hop, but I love this spring time design...
For my giveaway, I am giving away a PDF copy of my 'Coneflowers' pattern to two lucky winners! Just leave a sweet comment for one chance, for a second chance let me know if you follow. I will announce our lucky winners on March 30th.
Two lucky winners will win a PDF copy of my 'Coneflowers' pattern!
This giveaway is now closed.....

I get to share today with these talented stitchers.... enjoy hopping around!


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Happy Quilting Stitching!

111 comments:

  1. Hi Cindy your stitching is just wonderful...love the towels and I need new ones too. Have a fun day...

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  2. Lovely stitching! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I a follower through my wordpress.

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  4. Beautiful work!
    I love the pattern- count me in :)

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  5. Cindy you have been happily stitching along! :) These are to lovely to be 'used' as kitchen towels! Thanks for sharing, Beulah

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  6. Gorgeous projects Cindy. I love how you've cross hatched the red flower. Those little birds are cute too. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  7. Such lovely stitches! Your spring bouquet is sweet!

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  8. I am a happy follower! Thanks for the lovely give away!

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  9. Lovely embroideries you made.

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  10. Fantastic stitching. Love your bluebirds too. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. Sharyn:)

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  11. Your embroideries are so beautiful and filled with hope for Spring.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity.
    We are waiting for Spring in Sweden. We have still winter here with snow and cold winds. No sign of Spring at all, except the light and the sunny days.

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  12. I forgot I am a happy follower since long time

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  13. Beautiful stitching. Love them all, even the birds!

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  14. Just found you! Your work is fun and a great inspiration to me. I am going to check out some of the other sites you suggested too!

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  15. you have been very busy with your embroidery, great work

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  16. Your stitching looks great! Jane

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  17. I'm a follower and love your design. Jane

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  18. Those are very pretty new towels for your kitchen. New towels always make me feel ready for the new season.
    By the way my blog was changed from Laura at that other blog. This hop inspired me to start a blog and it's www.lauraluvsloons.blogspot.com .

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  19. I like your designs and am now a follower of your blog.

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  20. Lovely work! You have been busy. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  21. Great stitching - I love the flowers!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  22. Cindy your designs are beautiful. You are very talented. I just love your sewing buddy.

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  23. Lovely tea towels! It would be hard for me to use them because they are so beautiful! (I miss Matthew too....It should have been someone else!) Thanks for sharing!

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  24. wonderful projects!! I love the little birds

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  25. Well done on the stitcheries. I like that the birds snuck in there as we all could use a shot of real spring, not this lingering winter stuff!

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  26. Supercute stitcheries! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Your stitched tea towels are beautiful and I love your coneflowers design!

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  28. Hi Cyndi...ohhhh lovely lovely lovely sttiches...love those birds too...added them as well...as I suspect you did them for this hop too...perfectly photographed too..

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  29. Wonderful choices from the patterns. Love the birds too. :)

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  30. I love seeing pretty patterns in sewing or quilts, and I'm following you now. :)

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  31. What pretty towels! Using these will make those kitchen chores a lot easier!

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  32. Your colours are really Spring like, I particularly love your bouquet of flowers. Thanks for sharing.

    ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

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  33. Those little towels are just too beautiful to use...great stitching! Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

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  34. Your stitching is so wonderful... love each and every one!

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  35. They are all wonderful projects. I'm partial to red so I really love the flower, but those birds....absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. I am a happy follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win the pretty coneflower pattern.

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  37. lovely job on your quilt

    thanks for the chance to win a pattern too

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  38. gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  39. I like your tea towels, even the bluebirds. Well done. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  40. And of course I follow you.(carrotcake55 at sbcglobal.net-or Patty)

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  41. Your tea towel are very cute. I have coneflowers in my flower beds, your patter is wonderful.

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  42. I am already a follower and love your blog! Beautiful stitching, as usual. LOL Love your patterns, too. You create some awesome designs. Great job!

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  43. Beautiful handiwork. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  44. LOVE your tea towels. Wonderful stitching!!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  45. Love your work. Just perfect stitches and colors. Thank you for sharing your work with us.

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  46. Oh, I could use some new towels, also! Yours look great. I love coneflowers--your pattern is so nice. I also noticed what other beautiful patterns you have and will have to visit you more often!

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  47. Isn't embroidery fun? Your tea towels are fantastic. I am planning to do some embroidery in the future as we are in the planning stages of moving so I am hesitant to start something new-just trying to finish some odds and ends. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. I love the blue birds too. YOu have been very busy creating great projects.

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  49. Your stitching is sew pretty! My towels are starting to look the worse for wear, I might have to stitch some of these designs up also. Love the lady with the coffee.

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  50. Love your stitchwork! So fun to see.
    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  51. I am a new follower! I love your cone flower pattern!

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  52. Your tea towels are amazing! Thank you for sharing. I am a follower.

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  53. Your new kitchen towels are going to be too pretty to use! But you've inspired me to add some embroidery to some new kitchen towels too.

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  54. You really do nice work, your stitches look so good! Love all the projects.

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  55. Great projects. Thanks for shareing them with us. You have been busy creating all of those. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.

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  56. Gorgeous work and I especially love your sewing buddy. I'm following you and I will be back to check and you and your buddy.

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  57. Your tea towels turned out wonderfully. I have to say though, that I would not be able to use them if I were you...I'd want to just hang them up to admire!

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  58. I have not done embroidery in years but this hop is making me want to try again. Your projects are all very sweet.

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  59. Love all the designs, thanks for sharing them. vickise at gmail dot com

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  60. A faithful follower, :) vickise at gmail dot com


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  61. Love your work! You have added a lot of interest to the designs for this blog hop! Great work, well done!

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  62. So very pretty. I love this type of embroidery and yours is wonderful.

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  63. I would love to win your darling coneflower design pattern.

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  64. Lots of lovely stiching. Thanks for sharing.

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  65. Love what you did with the embroidery designs. I really enjoy this type of stitching, so I would love to win your pattern.
    lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  66. I'm also a follower by email.
    lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  67. i follow i follow....love your work, I wish I had more time to sew!
    wigli1@yahoo.com

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  68. Boy, the odds of winning aren't great! LOL! I do follow your blog and really enjoy it! These stitcheries have come out great! (Not sure that's a real word, but we'll pretend it is!) Thanks for sharing!!!

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  69. I adore tea towels! I never use the towels, I just look at them. Your stitching is so lovely. I am a follower.

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  70. Very nice work! Yes....what to watch after Downton!!! I agree that it was a terrible ending. We've started watching The Dutchess of Duke Street - very good too.

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  71. You did a great job! Embroidery is kinda like chips, can't do just one, hehe. Thanks for sharing with us!

    Thank you for a neat giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. I'm a follower via BlogLovin.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. Wonderful stitching and a great way to replace your towels , just lovely ! I am a follower by email . Thanks for the chance .

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  74. Flour sacks make the best towels and after stitching them "up" they'll be a joy to use. The birdies are sweet, too.

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  75. I love your tea towels! I really enjoy doing tea towels, also.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  76. I am a happy follower!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. You gals can be pretty intimidating for us beginner stitchers. Love your work; so neat and tidy. swalker287 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  78. I love all your patterns! The Coneflowers pattern would make a lovely pillow for my bedroom. Thank you!
    anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. I am a very happy email follower!
    anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

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  80. I love your tea towels! Such nice work! caliquilter (at) yahoo (dot) com.

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  81. You are going to have the "best dressed" tea towels! Lovely!

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  82. I love such delicate needlework, something I learned at a young age! And yes I am a follower! Love your blog!

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  83. I love the birds. Who cares if they aren't part of the hop. They're adorable and perfect for spring.

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  84. I love your embroidered flour sack towels. They are my favorite to use in the kitchen.

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  85. What sweet stitches! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  86. Pretty, pretty work...your stitching looks perfect :)

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  87. Very cute towels and I am glad that you are making some for yourself. We always seem to make a lot for others and forget about ourselves. Wonderful stitching.

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  88. All your stitching looks so fantastic! Wonderful job!

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  89. Great stitching!!!! Love teh birds too:)

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  90. I am an email follower at louster388@.......

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  91. wonderful projects! Beautifully done!

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  92. Your designs are all so lovely--I'd think you'd have a hard time using such pretty towels! But they'll certainly be pretty to look at hanging up!

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  93. Your stitchings are beautiful! I love your color combinations---and your blog header! Thanks for sharing!

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