Thursday, August 1, 2013

Ho! Ho! Ho!


It's not too early to start those Christmas Projects and this blog hop will certainly fill you with all sorts of inspiration as to different things you could start on! I haven't done a blog hop in a few months since I was super busy with some pattern designing and my son's graduation. Now that things have settled down a little bit... I though it was time to join another hop and this one sounded like so much fun! Plus, it would give me a little jump start to get some Christmas sewing done... Thank you Carol and Madame Samm for another wonderful hop. 

I decided to work on a Santa embroidery mini quilt... the pattern is available on my Craftsy and Etsy shops. I also made a couple of snowman coasters. I like having little things like the coasters on hand for the holidays for gift giving. I just love the striped fabric that I found, I should have bought more! I am partial to stripe fabric, love to use it in binding!



I will be giving the Santa Embroidery PDF pattern away to two lucky winners. I'm using rafflecopter for the giveaway, so for a chance to win, leave me a lovely comment on what you are working on... for extra chances like my facebook page and be a Doodle Blog follower. Wilson and I will choose two winners on the 10th. Good luck!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Ho Ho Ho!!!  I get to share today with these lovely ladies...

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Happy quilting,

137 comments:

  1. Being a bit lazy, I haven't started Christmas yet! Sew many neat ideas on the hop has got me think.

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  2. I love your projects. They're wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. Here's my lovely comment....grin. Sure love your stitchin'

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  4. Not sure if I'm suppose to leave another comment or not......for Christmas I want to quilt my snowmen.

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  5. Very cute projects. I love stripes for bindings too.

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  6. So cute, love you little snowman coaster's too!

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  7. Ooooooh! Those are nice! Really fun to do by the looks of it. Beautiful!

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  8. So lovely your projects. The snowmenn are really beautiful. Thakns for sharing

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  9. Nice work :) Thank You for sharing !

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  10. Sadly, I sent most of my fabric home in anticipation of our move in a couple months, so sewing has been limited to a few projects I kept here... Thus, no sewing for this upcoming Christmas. BUT, I am sewing with some Christmas fabric as I'm almost finished sewing the top of a Christmas tree skirt that will be a wedding present for a friend!

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  11. The snowmen coasters are so cute!

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  12. Your stitcherie is gorgeous but those snowmen are precious!

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  13. So cute. I love the coasters. Very clever.

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  14. I love your snow men. They are so fun and your embroidery is just so lovely
    Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  15. Love your mini quilt. I'm making mini totes to put small presents in for people.

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  16. Those are fabulous embroideries! And the Snowman coasters? just the cutest! Thanks for showing your very creative work!

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  17. Good Morning Cindy..totally feeling your spirit this morning...we celebrate you and your stitching...happy season it is with you in it..

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  18. Oh I just adore those snowmen! And the embroidery is wonderful too.

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  19. I am a bit more "wait until November" for working on Christmas things. So I am not working on anything for Christmas just yet. I love striped fabric for binding also.

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  20. Your Santa and snowmen are wonderful! Love your stitchery and the fabrics that you chose. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Hi! It's a beautiful stitcherie. And the snowman is so cute! I'm working on my christmas sales. Now i'm making table runners. Kisses from Venezuela!

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  22. This Blog Hop has triggered something in me and I am actually dreamng about gifts to make for family!!! Starting early would really take the pressure off!!

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  23. Hello Cindy,

    A lovely Christmas stitchery and rather cute snowman.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  24. I love to embroider and the Santa is really cute, so please add me to the drawing!

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  25. Your Santa embroidery is so pretty! Love the snowman blocks, too!

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  26. I am thrilled I have found you through this blog hop. I love your designs. Will be making gifts for my friends from your designs.

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  27. Love them! I am working on potholders and zipper bags to have on hand for Christmas gifts, and have most of the squares pieced for a Christmas-gift quilt.

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  28. I am making some quilt blocks that look like Christmas presents for a Quilt Group Block Draw. The brief is that they should finish at 12" in the quilt so we can have two or three winners.
    At the moment I have varying sizes of present and different methods of making them but will have to choose the best and write the instructions soon.

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  29. Love your embroidery pattern! The tree looks wonderful!

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  30. Super cute snowmen Cindy, I hope you have much success with your new patterns !

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  31. I have started to embroider again and I love your pattern. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  32. oops for got the mention your embroidery is very lovely. nice work.

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  33. Oh, I love those snowmen!! Your embroidery is so pretty too!

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  34. SSSSH I am working on something for the next blog hop but will take time out later in the day to make a birthday giftie for a friend.

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  35. DUH, the entry for the giveaway stuff and I got distracted. THX for that! I love the designs, Cindy and as much as I love stitchery, the snowmen really caught my eye! You are so talented with your ability to draw and use of color. I love stripes too and especially for binding along with plaids and checks.

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  36. Your stitching is beautiful! And I love your snowmen. Very clever!

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  37. I am working on a couple of table runners for Christmas.

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  38. Your mini quilt is beautiful (love your design) and those coasters are adorable! Thanks for hopping with us!

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  39. Your mini quilt is beautiful (love your design) and those coasters are adorable! Thanks for hopping with us! :O)

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  40. Love your Ho Ho Ho projects. I'm working on my Sisters Mystery Quilt. Thanks.

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  41. I'm working on a small stitchery from Leanne's house. I mightmake four of them and make a tablerunner I think.

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  42. Great work :D thanks for sharing!

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  43. Taking a break right now from sewing and working on my stitching. Love your work. Thanks.

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  44. I haven't started anything for Christmas yet - I've got 2 wedding quilts and a baby quilt to finish first!!

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  45. I just started the Windmills at Night Quilt this week. Haven't done too much as I was also trying to finish a pair of socks before their deadline.

    The Santa is really cute. I love the coaster idea.

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  46. I just started on the Windmills at Night Quilt. Haven't done too much as I have also been knitting a pair of socks before their deadline.

    I love the Santa and the idea of making small designs into coasters.

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  47. Cute projects, thanks for sharing!

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  48. Hi Cindy! I just finished my second T-shirt quilt for my oldest daughter. Earlier this year I made one for my youngest. Just can't seem to do Christmas yet as I have so many UfOs to catch up with. Embroidery seems to be pretty popular on the Hop. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. I'm working on the Primitive Gatherings BOW blocks---they look very Christmasy! Love those cute snowmen!

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  50. I am always looking for Christmas redwork designs and this one is lovely. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  51. I'm working on a quilt for my niece's new baby - made my own design with bear paw blocks set on point with 4 solid blocks that will be appliqued to match her theme.

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  52. As usual you have done a spectacular job with your project. I so love your santa stitchery! I am working away on a project a day for the blog hop. It's a personal goal. Hoping to have most of my holiday projects done long before the holidays arrive. Oh what I could do with the extra time! LOL!

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  53. Your Santa is very cute, but I just love those snowmen coasters. I'll be making some of those to have on hand for quick gifts! Thanks for sharing your lovely work. I am working on my project for this hop--due next week!! I'm working on a Christmas tree skirt, but I do have another project completed. lol

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  54. I really like your Santa, but I love those snowmen coasters! I'll be working on some of those for quick gifts! I'm working on my project for this hop--due next week! lol (I do have one project completed)

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  55. Oh I love the little coasters and what a good idea to have them on hand just in case...your stitchery is very nice, wish I had one, hint, hint...!

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  56. Your Santa is darling. Does THINKING about what you will make count????

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  57. Your projects are adorable!!
    xo jan

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  58. I am working on finishing a Christmas tree skirt that I started several years ago. I recently cleaned/organized my sewing room & found a TON of UFO's. Many of them were Christmas items. I am going to finish those before I start on any new ones. I may be in trouble after looking at all the fabulous things in this blog hop!!!!!

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  59. I am working on finishing a Christmas tree skirt that I started several years ago. I recently cleaned/organized my sewing room & found a TON of UFO's. Many of them were Christmas items. I am going to finish those before I start on any new ones. I may be in trouble after looking at all the fabulous things in this blog hop!!!!!

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  60. I too am finishing up tree skirts from a few years ago, hahaha what are the odds. And I'm trying to figure out how I can acquire new fabric to make my mom and my dad lap quilts, as they requested. I will probably be making snowman coasters in the near future too!
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

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  61. I'm in love! :). Embroidery is such a favorite of mine...I just love these! Blessings, Marlene

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  62. Your work is beautiful. I love snowmen! Thanks for sharing

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  63. beautiful stitchery just perfect for the season. i am working on some runners for my daughters new home.

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  64. I'm working on a Hidden Wells lap quilt in Christmas colours. Started quilting and then got sidetracked, but i WILL have it done by Christmas... Thanks so much for sharing

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  65. Really haven't started a Christmas project since I've been playing catch up with some long overdue UFO projects. Love your mini quilt!

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  66. Great coasters... I am working on a small quilt with my kids....

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  67. Lovely stitchery you have going on here on your blog. I am currently working on a disappearing 9 patch wedding quilt- need to finish the top today..
    Thanks for the chance to win these lovely patterns.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna

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  68. Beautiful stitchery and the snowman is really cute. I really like the binding, too. Great job! Right now I am cutting out wedges to make a Dresden Plate quilt. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  69. I'm working on a wall hanging for my kitchen.

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  70. Thank you for sharing this lovely Christmas project with us!

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  71. Very nice. Love the cute santa.

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  72. I love your stitchery and snowmen. The stripe fabric is great.

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  73. I have been making a couple of crayon carriers for grand kids and quilts for them too:)

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  74. Santa is so sweet, Your stitches are perfect!

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  75. Cute mini quilt! Did the background of your blog match Christmas by design? :-)

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  76. How cute! I would love the pattern..Thank you for sharing.

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  77. Fun (and funny) to see your cute coasters today. I was just showing a friend how to make some--but not as cute as yours.

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  78. Redwork stitchery......always my favorite. I've been working on finishes.....one is the Holiday Lane Pillow from last year's blog hop.

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  79. Santa is adorable everyone seems to be doing Redwork this year I am going to have to try it.

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  80. Love the coasters. They are cute. Also the stitchery.

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  81. I am going to make a pillow. Your santa pattern is so cute.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  82. I don't have any Christmas projects started yet but I plan to make some gifts.....mug rugs, pouches, tote bags, and maybe a flannel rag quilt. I better get started! I love your Santa stitchery and snowmen coasters....I love all your designs! Thank you! anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. I just love your stitcheries! Very nice work. I love Santa.

    I am working on my first Twister Quilt, and its been a lot of fun.

    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  84. Beautiful stitchery and adorable coasters.

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  85. Love your Christmas project , the coasters are adorable . Thanks for sharing .

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  86. I am a follower , thanks for the chance.

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  87. Your stitching is lovely and I like the cute Santa coasters. I`m making table toppers, several mug rugs and a few quilted throws. And bags. If I don`t sew, I eat! LOL

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  88. Santa is sweet. I LOVE the snowmen coasters/potholders.

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  89. Love your work. I'm finishing up a Bareroots pattern called Written in Thread for my sewing room.

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  90. I am in the ho ho ho hop too! so I have sewing crazy. all Christmas quilts, pillows and wall hangings! it has been fun!

    qlt7scrap at gmail.com

    lorene

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  91. I am doing a Xmas quilt for my living room

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  92. Love your snowmen to bits! I must start making some more coasters for Christmas.

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  93. In all honesty, I have not started working on anything yet. I have, however started preparing a list of ideas to make and for whom. That's further than I was last year at this time so I guess that's good.

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  94. I do so like the coasters. I'd like to do some myself.

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  95. I am crocheting ruffle scarfs right now, but am planning several small items with EPP, I love your embroidery and coasters.

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  96. Lovely embroiderie and fun snowmen; two nice projects. Thanks.

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  97. Love your embroidery and the coasters are adorable. I always like to see stripes in other people's work but have been a little timid to use it myself. I've made a table runner, some coasters, a wall hanging, and a few other things so far.

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  98. Hiya Cindy!!! I love your coasters. I like to make little things like that as gifts too. Thanks for sharing and having the giveaway. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  99. I love the embroidery. Two people are going to be thrilled. The coasters are so cute. They would be cute put into a table runner, too. Right now I have several projects in the works - I have a queen size quilt to scallop and bind, a double wedding ring quilt a 90 year old friend made for me that I need to bind (binding is cut but not sewn together), embroidery blocks for a quilt, a shop hop quilt is cut out and ready to applique and stitch, a Dear Jane quilt BOM participation, a Barbara Brackman Civil war BOM at LQS, a cross stitch project for my bro and his wife for Christmas. And my daughter just asked me to knit some dish cloths for her. Yep, I'm retired on disability. So, much doesn't get finished. Thanks for participating and sharing your wonderful creativity and being generous with your giveaway. Hope Winston is a genius when it comes to picking an appreciative recipient.

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  100. Those are really cute. Love the snowmen! I, too, love stripes for binding.

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  101. Table runner, mug rugs, a small wall hanging and a quilt.

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  102. Between my day job and my evening job (canning vegs from the garden!), I haven't been getting any quilting done, but hopefully will be able to get back to the sewing room soon.

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  103. this is a fun blog hop and I like your projects. I'm working on quilting a young boy's quilt.

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  104. I just started a snowman blue work wallhanging. This is my first hand embroidery project.

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  105. I have made a few gifts but not Christmas themed

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  106. I follow you with GFC and Bloglovin

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  107. I am working on a quilt top from a workshop I did with my Guild in May....another UFO! Love the coasters.

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  108. I am following you on Facebook!

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  109. I'm actually working on an older quilt pattern that I bought. It's a Christmas/Winter scene complete with the snowman, boots, pipe, etc. Very cute and I've had the book and the fabric for several years now. I'm a little slow. LOL!

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  110. I am making tree skirts for my girls. I also plan to make matching pajama pants for all of us. I think that is eight pairs of pants.

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  111. I am working on a hand pieced and quilted quilt. Made a large strip mug rug today.

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  112. Working on quilt for my Mom. It is hand pieced and quilted.Used the sewing machine today to make string blocks from the trimmings of the quilt.

    ~Karen

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  113. I am working on a hand pieced and quilted quilt. Made a large strip mug rug today.

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  114. I too wish I had more striped fabric for bindings..love the look! I'm actually finishing up Holiday UFOs from the past few years, yea!

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  115. I love the snowman coasters.

    valspierssews@gmail.com

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  116. Working on fabric bowls, table runner and mini quilt for my table top holder.
    Love your projects. Beautiful stitching and sweet snowmen. Love the striped binding. Thanks for sharing.

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  117. I'm working on 2 wedding quilts and a picnic quilt and of coarse my ongoing hexagon project.
    I really like your snowman coasters...so clever. Your Santa stitching is lovely.

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  118. To be honest, my main focus right now is getting ready to move! In the process I'm remembering projects to finish and dreaming of projects to start. Maybe this year will be the year I make Christmas gifts!

    Thanks for putting my name in that hat for the drawing - I clicked to follow your blog so I will be returning to see your projects!

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  119. Lovely snowmen, I'm knitting ornaments for christmas for instance...

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  120. I love the snowmen coasters...they are soooo cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  121. Love your snowman coasters. They are soooo cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  122. Well right now I'm actually working on halloween. But I do have some projects I started last year that need finishing up. I have some red work ornaments to finish. And some potholders that are going to be sewed onto kitchen towels. And a couple of quilts on my list. I really need to get busy!

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  123. I love your projects especially the Santa embroidered!

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  124. I am working on some mug rugs for Christmas. Thanks for the
    chance to win!

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  125. I would love to win and make these. Thanks for the giveaway.

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