Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Let The Ho Ho Ho'ing Begin!


It's time for Christmas in July!
(Okay, so we barely made the July cut-off, but at least we DID make it!)

Madame Samm got us all sewing in temperatures well over a 100 degrees...and as you'll see, 
there are some amazing projects that were created with fans blowing and the A/C going full blast.

I love Regina Grewe's paper piecing patterns and her elf pattern was
just begging for me to make it. I blew it up to a pretty large size to make this...
I added some machine embroidered snowflakes, too.

Just a little runner with bells.
(It was 108 in the garage as I dug for Christmas decorations...
only a blogger would understand this.)

While looking around the web, I ran across a panel of adorable Christmas scenes created by
Karen Snyder (Anna Lena Land) called Christmas Morning which I ordered from Rossville Quilts...
their service was just the best! I used one of the blocks from the panel to make this...

The block background was white, but I needed it to be beige so I tea stained it.
I embroidered the block, but the whole panel is so cute as-is!

Bruster thinks it's his quilt...note the attitude on his face.

And, what is Christmas without a mug rug for Santa and his cookies!
Fabric: Quilting Treasures Dear Santa

Look what Sew We Quilt is giving away!

Of course, there's a giveaway from me...actually, TWO!

I ordered an extra Christmas morning panel just for one of you.
This is one of the adorable pics on the panel...I love them all!
The first name I draw will win this...

AND

I picked up this cute panel from the Christmas Goose (don't you just love that name!)
It's located in Las Vegas and is such a fun place to shop, shop, shop.
The second name I draw will win this...

The usual giveaway rules..HO, HO, HO...
  1. Leave a short and jolly comment. 
  2. This one is important! Make sure I can contact you if you're a no-reply blogger. *If you don't get a reply from me, you're a no-reply blogger or something else is screwed-up.
  3. I'll mail it anywhere...yes, even to the other side of the world.
  4. Giveaway ends at 6 p.m. PST on August 9thEntries after 6 p.m. PST on August 9th will not be included in the giveaway.

Now dash away, dash away, dash away all to check out today's
Ho Ho Ho blog hoppers...

July 31


243 comments:

  1. WOW! You sure have been busy! I love all your creations! I can't wait for Christmas.

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  2. That first piece is my favorite! Awesome work ;)

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  3. You have been one busy little elf. Amazing projects I love them all.

    lovely giveaways too. thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  4. I absolutely love love love your elves wall hanging, and your snowflakes are gorgeous!

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  5. Fabulous post, wonderful projects, gorgeous giveaway and you will post to the other side of the world - that's me in freezing cold Melbourne.

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  6. Fantastic Ho Ho projects! I love the Elf, no the embroidered panel, no I mean the mug rug, heck they are all super!

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  7. Oh I love those cute elves! And the embroidered panel is so adorable! Would so love to win this great giveaway! But if I don't I am in Las Vegas and I happen to know where that amazing quilt shop is ;)

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  8. Love your tree! I hope Bruster shares his quilt.

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  9. thank you for hosting this another great blog hop! :D

    I love your little elf :)

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  10. I love the trees and the stitched snowflakes are just right.
    Those holiday fabrics are tempting. But I am trying to use up what I own. If you draw my name please pass the prize to the next in line.

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  11. They are just precious, makes me think of being young again and experiencing the joy of Christmas all over again.

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  12. I love what you did with Regina's elves! Yes, I dug around in the heat for my X-mas decors for a photo shoot, too.

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  13. You never disappoint! I think you definitely are on the nice list. How could Santa resist all those cute decorations! ;)

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  14. OH ! Fantastic job ! I wouldd like to join to your giveway too ;) Thank you for sharing :*

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  15. Love the elves. So modern looking. Great start to Ho HO HO'ing.

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  16. You did LOADS! And in high temperatures too. Did your glasses slip off your nose too? I know mine did. I love, love, LOVE the Elf quilt. The panels are gorgeous too and how sweet is that mug rug. You did well!

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  17. Wow you have been a busy lady.
    I laove your Santa quilt. Its really lovely.
    I think Santa will send you a nice present this Christmas.
    Thanks for sharing

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  18. Those elves rock! They are super cool. We all love the mug rug - sneaking your biscuit into the pocket - very coolio as Baa would say.

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  19. Carol, what cute projects, I love the super tall Christmas tree. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  20. how Fun! I love the tall runner!

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  21. I am sitting here with my morning coffee and have had my breakfast and I am smiling, smiling. What a start on the HoHO blog hop with this posting. I love all the things that you have made.
    The Christmas quilt is adorable, but the narrow santa and trees are sow awesome, that I can´t stop thinking of them.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity and you have certainly made my day
    Warm Christmas hugs from Sweden

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  23. I love all the Christmas projects turning up at this time of the year...I am getting heaps of inspiration...well done...

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  24. Love your quilted snowflakes and all your projects beautifully stitched in that awful heat. We have winter here in South Africa! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  25. I like the snowflakes on there. Nice detail! Plus those letter are just adorable! Thx.

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  26. Wow!!!!! What a GREAT start to the blog hop!!!! Love, love, love all your cute projects, especially the mug rug!!!!

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  27. The Ho Ho Ho'ing Begins! Love the jolly elves!

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  28. Very nice Carol. I have a tough time with Christmas in July, but all your items are sew very cute.

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  29. All very lovely projects. I especially like the first quilt runner. Yes, I've also been known to go to some lengths to find just the right items for my blog:)

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  30. Fab ulous use of panels. Great ideas for future projects, thank you. I'd love to have a chance to win one of your giveaways. Sharyn:)

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  31. What a delightful stop on the hop this morning. You always have such fun projects to share. I esp. loved the mug rug with the corner snack pocket. Very clever! ~karen

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  32. That elves wall hanging is just way too cute...Happy Holidays indeed...thank you for sharing with us and being so generous. Have a great day.

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  33. Good morning! The Elf wallhanging is just too dang cute now!! and I love the mantle piece!! You sure were a busy little elf yourself with all of those projects! Love them all!! especially the mug rug too... love the cookie "pocket". :)

    Thank you for being our cheerleader!

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  34. Your creations are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  35. I loved it all. The mailbox designs mug rug r favs of mine as I am a Postmaster by day, but the machine snowflakes really caught my eye. Thank u for the opportunity to win. I appreciate your time, creativity, and most of all your Christmas Spirit in 100° temps.

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  36. Carol, once again you have come up with some wonderful ideas. The Elves are adorable. Love the stitching you did on the quilt. What a great way to start the day.

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  37. Oh my.... those skinny little elves are just the cutest! I may have to get that pattern.... they make me smile! Also love the second quilt... so much to look at and admire. Gee.... as usual.... I love ALL of your creative projects! And thank you for the great giveaway too! Merry Christmas!

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  38. I love all your projects! The embroidered snowflakes are a really nice touch on the elf quilt, and the mug rug is my favorite. Thanks for the nice giveaway too.

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  39. What a wonderful post to read with my morning coffee! Love those elves...fabrics are so bright and cheerful. As for your quilt, I am in love with that little panel...the postcard fabric is so sweet. Well done, Carol, lots of inspiration here! Thanks for the chance!

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  40. What great projects! Makes me feel like Christmas for sure. :) I LOVE those elves!

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  41. Those elves sure are adorable, as is the wee kids sending their letter out. Thanks for a great blog hop.

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  42. It is another HOT day, but somehow I feel cooler just thinking about Christmas!

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  43. Wow! I love that you are determined to pick a project and do it. That is a gift. I love the trees and your photography. I have to admire the mug rug.

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  44. Really cute Jane! You did make today feel like Christmas! Love the puppy!

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  45. Carol....houw do you do it everytime? Gorgeous projects; and a fantastic job on them...thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  46. Love the Christmas decorations and the panels are great!

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  47. Beautiful projects. I really need to get going on my Christmas sewing. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  48. I love your creations! Thanks for cheerleading this hop!

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  49. Just love the elf, oh so cute and clever and a big thank you for cheering us on!

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  50. Carol I thought I was in love with Santa until I saw your elves! Oh my goodness, those are darling...and the mantle runner is to die for. Sigh. I thought I was through making Christmas things...now I'll be on the hunt for that fabric. Are your little girls machine or hand embroidery? I'd love to find that pattern too, despite my promise to buy nothing else quilty until New Year's! blessings, marlene

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  51. Love your elves!!! So fun. Your dog took me back to my childhood! Reminded me of my child hood dog, PeeWee. Thanks for the memories and beautiful projects!

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  52. Holy Cow! I LOVE everything! You are so creative... and inspiring... I want to make all of your projects!!! Thanks so much for sharing and the awesome giveaway °Ü°

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  53. Holy Cow! I LOVE everything! You are so creative... and inspiring... I want to make all of your projects!!! Thanks so much for sharing and the awesome giveaway °Ü°

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  54. Oh my goodness... those elves are priceless!!! You must have had some fun creating for this hop!! Thanks!

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  55. All your projects are beautiful, Carol.I loved the mantle runner-got to make it. And, of course, the quilt is gorgeous. I know my grandkids would love the mug rug. So thank you so much for all your inspiration and for doing such a great job.

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  56. Christmas in July and all the creativity. With the new colors of Christmas, your projects shine. Judy C in NC

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  57. Great projects! Love the bright blue and the panels!

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  58. These are amazing projects and that mug rug is just adorable. I am loving all the projects on this hop. Makes me want to sew a ton more stuff but my UFO's have taken over my sewing room so these will have to go on my bucket list. Which by the way is now the length of two football fields. My hope is I live long enough to finish at least half of these things.

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  59. What beautiful projects!!! I will be crawling up into my HOT attic in a few days to find those decorations. ;) kkking69 at yahoo.com.

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  60. Fabulous!
    I especially love the embroidered panel!

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  61. Oh I am so glad I got my computer back in time to see this hop.I have a new email address, but it is the same ol' me. LOVE all your projects(as I set here sweating!!)
    Patty AKA carrotcakeks@gmail.com

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  62. You are just so creative and busy. Love all your projects. That mantle scarf is so cool. I know when these hops happen I will always be treated with something special from you.

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  63. I just stumbled on the Blog Hop and I love the elf and tree quilt!

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  64. I really like both of the Christmas designs, especially the mail one. Dianna at tedndianna@sbcglobal.net

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  65. I really like both of the Christmas designs, especially the mail one. Dianna at tedndianna@sbcglobal.net

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  66. You really set the bar high! I love your elves/tree. I haven't tried tea dyeing yet. If my fabric gets old enough-will it dye itself?

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  67. I have been sew excited waiting for this event. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  68. You know I love Christmas decor and when I went to find something to do for the hop I just fell short of ideas for some reason, so yours blew me out of the water lol. I LOVE what you made, and yes I totally get the digging in the garage thing...it was so hot I decided to just take a plain pic lol. But I LOLed at the "only a blogger would understand this" lol. Beautiful job!

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  69. Wow i love those elves. Thanks for sharing

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  70. Hot, hot here but I'll muster up a Ho Ho Ho! for you!!
    Thanks sew much for this chance to win your awesome giveaway :-D

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  71. Love all your gorgeous projects and make me feel on christmas time.

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  72. Hello to you Christmas Carol from another Christmas Carole. Did you get that a lot growing up? I sure did :)

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  73. Your projects are beautiful!! What a great start to the blog hop!

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  74. Love all of them!!! Very festive and pretty!!!

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  75. WOW!!! What a way to start off. All of them are beautiful You do amazing work. Don't know about no reply so just in case (rladycase@msn.com)

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  76. WOW!!! What a way to start off. All of them are beautiful You do amazing work. Don't know about no reply so just in case (rladycase@msn.com)

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  77. Wow! I love them all. The elf has such a cute fuzzy nose :) and the snoflakes...what a wonderful job

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  78. love your quilt and evidently so does bruster. nothing like having a "quilt tester" in the house lol babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  79. Oh I love the elf! Love love love it!!

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  80. Oh I love it all Carol...I knew you would blow us away with some gorgeous creations. And boy was I right...hmmm I spy the milk and cookies tooo...I knew you would resort to bribery with Santa...since you confessed to be so naughty all year....lol....And a giveaway too...Thank you for the chance to enter it. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. Lovely on both counts. The elongated elves and trees fit perfectly with the spikes of the mantle runner. I think that is what they are called?? Yep, only a blogger would think of staging for pictures, LOL. THX for the giveaway opportunity.

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  82. I'm so glad I found your blog (not just for the giveaway). I'm always on the look out for more sewing blogs to add to my list.

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  83. Wonderful creations. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  84. You never fail to amaze us!! I love those unique Christmas colors. The snowflakes are a nice touch as well. Thanks for cheering us on! The Give-aways are quite nice as well!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  85. WOW 108! We have only had 100 with heat index 105. A mild summer for Texas!
    Love your projects! Makes me get ready for Christmas sewing:) Oh I have already started:)

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  86. How cute your little elves are, I love the colors, but I love the hand stitching you did on the little Christmas panel.

    Robin in Washington State
    assweetaspeaches hotmail

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  87. I love the little mug rug. Course all your projects are just adorable. I love the fabric that you found, perfect for embroidery and well, just soo cute.

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  88. Wow! And you got it all done before you retired...we'll never keep up with you now! lol Seriously, though, wonderful and I love the look on your dog's face. He completely looks like he's saying, "I dare you to get me off my quilt!" Thanks for the dose of inspiration!

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  89. Oops, forgot to leave my email...pbstrand@msn.com

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  90. Yep this Christmas decorating in the 100 degree weather puts a whole new spin on blogging!! LOL! I absolutely love your projects. What wonderful panels too! So now I have to ask, so we leave our decorations up til Christmas since we have gone thru all the work to decorate! LOL!

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  91. What lovely projects. I love Christmas.

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  92. Carol your elf quilt is darling! I love the colors and the pointed hat, beards and tree. Can't help but smile looking at it.
    The next one is sweet and I really like that postcard fabric. The mug rug with the pocket is perfect.

    You should keep those quilts and decorations up so you'll feel cooler just looking at them, lol!

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  93. Love the panel and the quilt. They are gorgeous. thanks so much for sharing.

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  95. adorable wall hanging and I LOVE the idea of machine embroidery, did you do that before you quilted it?- you must have... well it's the only way I could do it I think....

    (sry I was on hubby's computer and it posted under his ID) I deleted it

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  96. Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas.. it has felt like Fall here lately with all our rain, maybe not winter tho.

    Love your work and thanks for a chance at your drawing.

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  97. All the projects are wonderful! The pocket on the mug rug is a cute idea. Thanks for being the cheerleader of yet another great hop.

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  98. Awesome quilt. I love how all your fabrics are christmas and postage related, so cute and perfect for the season.

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  99. great job Carol!!! this is going to be so much fun! I can't wait till it's my turn. thanks for the chance!

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  100. I just love your Christmas projects but especially the 2nd one. The panel is very cute, I like it embroidered.

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  101. Love your wall hanging/banner. Love Regina's designs. Precious kiddos in your quilt. Congrats on being one of the chosen.

    Love your sock monkey quilt too. Put your craftsy pattern on my craftsy wish list.

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  102. Oh what wonderful prizes!

    I love the elves, but I really (really) love the postcard quilt!

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  103. Thanks for being a part of this hop. Thanks for the give away.

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  104. Love everything you have stitched. This is going to be a fun Hop!

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  105. What a beautiful project...I love the gnome like Santa's! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  106. Lindo trabalho como sempre!Obrigada.
    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  107. what a great pattern- Regina doesn't disappoint! I love the colors you chose. AND THAT PANEL - if I don't win I am gonna haveta buy one! WAY too cute and the embroidery is great too!

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  108. I love the colors you chose. Just Beautiful.
    tvbart@charter.net

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  110. I love your elves!! And I loved the mug rug - I think they are just the best thing ever!! I use them all the time, better than my coasters I used to use! This is a fun time to get ready for the `big`day!! Even in 108*`s!!! Loved this post!

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  111. I just love the elves wall hanging. You have been so busy your sewing machine must have been running hot by the end of all that.

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  112. Oh Carol, you have out done yourself, AGAIN! A quilter and a blogger each would understand hunting for something in the garage in 108 degrees. I love the wall hanging and how clever to enlarge the pattern. I seem to get in ruts. However, I did have a pattern I thought I could just replicate to make larger for a larger quilt. Nope. Even being a math major, I was struggling. Within 5 minutes of emailing my math major brother, he called and asked if I could just enlarge each block by x and still have the same number of blocks? Problem solved. So it's not always a fellow quilter that solves our concern. And you are always, always generous with your giveaways. What a great way to get this hop started. Yesterday was not a good day for me at all and so this is a nice change. Thanks for this wonderful forum and stepping forward to be the head cheerleader.

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  113. I love those vintagey fabrics and all that you did with them! Thanks for sharing such fun.

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  114. So wonderfully contemporary and so wonderfully nostalgic all in one stop. Great job all the way around.

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  115. It will be hard to pack away those cute elves until December!

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  116. All of your Christmas projects are fantastic. If I tried hard, I might be able to get that much goodness done by Christmas. I would really love to use the Christmas panel to make a wall hanging.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  117. I just love that mug rug - Santa will love it, too :)

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  118. OMG!! Those are so cute..I love the colors in the runner on the mantle. The quilt is so awesome also. Thanks for sharing..

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  119. Let it snow -boy could use some now. Merry Christmas! Ho! Ho! Ho!

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  120. You've started us off in a Ho of a happy hop! Your creativity didn't retire that's for sure!

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  121. I love the table runner, and the mug rug is super cute!

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  122. I love the elf hanging, and I totally get diggin through boxes in the heat to find jingle bells. I think every box of decorations I packed up has jingle bells in it!
    mindingmomma(at)aol(dot)com

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  123. You make me wish it was Christmas already. Love the elves.

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  124. You make me wish it was Christmas already. Love the elves.

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  125. Oh Carol, those panels are just precious. I loved your project, be careful your pooch wants it bad!

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  126. Love the throw. The embroidered kids at the mail box are just too precious! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  127. Do you eat or sleep? That is one awesome post today! Love all of it. Is it December yet?

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  128. Cute elves. Love the colors, not the "traditional red, green". Also the quilt and the fabric is wonderful.

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  129. Unreal! You completed so many projects...love them all! The snowflakes on your elf piece are wonderful!
    Hohoho, and thank you for having such a great giveaway!

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  130. Hiya Carol!!! Oh so beautiful!!! I love the elves, and the lap quilt, and the mug rug, and the snowflakes, oh just all of it lol. You've been very busy, with some wonderful patterns. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  131. I love all your projects, but especially the mug rug - the letters to Santa fabric is so cute!

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  132. I like the elves wall hanging, snowlakes are just gorgeous details.

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  133. You sure kicked off this hop with a BIG BANG! Awesome elf wall hanging as well as your other projects. Congrats on top pick for the day.

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  134. Carol your quilt and table runner are just adorable.....I really do like it tea dyed also...This just puts you in the mood....thanks for showing us all your wonderful creativity....I just can't get over those elves!!!!!

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  135. The table runner is so cute, and the mug rug, thanks for the giveaway.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  136. Beautiful projects Carol, love how you over-sized the paper piecing! Cute mug rug and Bruster is a cutie!

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  137. Giveaway or no giveaway, I looovveee your mug rug. The cookie looks so cute tucked away in its own little pocket. Adorable little elves. Oh, ok, please enter me in your giveaway while your at it ;)

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  138. love your wall hanging ... tall and skinny elves in the summer.... that' before all those Christmas time goodies.
    Thanks for being our cheer leader and keeping us on track with this hop
    in stitches

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  139. Wonderful projects! Great giveaway and maybe it will go to the other side of the world, to me in Sweden!

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  140. You have me checking my calendar, Carol because your projects are so gorgeous that it must be X-mas!

    LOVE, love, love the elves (awesome details - the snowflakes are fab!) and that gorgeous quilt. Once again, you've outdone yourself with wonderful creations. Inspiring!

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  141. You have been a busy Christmas Elf. I really like the modern trees.

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  142. Wow! You've been busy. My favorites are the post card and the embroidered block-reminds me of the Campbell's soup kids. Thanks for sharing.

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  143. You AMAZE me with something all the time!!!! I LOVE the banners....oh and the mug rug,,,,you are one talented chick! And I am your sister!!!! You got all the amazing skills in the family. XOXO

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  144. Oh Carol, you never disappoint or cease to impress me! I am off to buy the panel, too cute! Love your work.

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  145. Those are such fun projects, I can't wait to get started with Christmas projects.

    Debbie

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  146. What nice projects. I like Regina's pattern. I also like the mug rug for Santa. All these make me think I better get sewing on Christmas presents.

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  147. You've done again (and again and again) even before retiring. Can't imagine what'll happen now that you are free. Everything is gorgeous! Can't stay long 'cuz I am off to order that panel.

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  148. Love that elf! Thanks for the chance

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  149. Those elves are just adorable!

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  150. Those elves are just adorable!

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  151. Those images are so loveable and cheerful. The skinny tree quilt is great. Thank for the ideas.

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  152. OH my gosh, you have been super busy. I LOVE your project shown first. That's awesome. And those children are just adorable.

    vburr at charter dot net

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  153. Love all your pieces and really like the colours on the first piece. I am sure wwe are going to see some beautiful pieces. Mine is Aug 8. Hope to see you there.

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  154. I love each of your Christmas projects , but if I had to pick a favorite it would be the panel, You did such a great job with it. I like the backing that you used.
    I love the mug rug and the Elves, so cute.
    I LOVE Christmas, and planning for it! It makes my heart happy.
    Thanks for sharing.
    cheers'
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  155. I think my favorite was the mug rug. Very different to be "double" size and just very clever!

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  156. Apologies for being at the end of your day....I had to be out today but not without seeing all of the projects before I left.......YOURS of course stood out AGAIN....I am throwing in the towel...YOU win....YOU win....
    both quilts Carol out of this world....

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  157. Great projects, love those tall skinny elf-men!!

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  158. I loved your projects Carol. The Redwork is adorable
    xo jan

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  159. Very nice! I particularly love that mug rug - I'm sure I've been extra good. :-)

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  160. HoHoHo! I can see you sweating away as you dig in the garage for those bells. What I want to know is....did it make you feel cooler thinking about Christmas when you were in 108 degrees? Lovely giveaway. thanks.
    marsha(dot)hodgkins(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  161. Just testing to see if this comment works!

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  162. I love your elves and little bell runner. Really cute and great fabrics. I can't believe you made ALL of those projects--so much energy out there and such beautiful work. The mug rug is so cute, and I love your giveaway!

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  163. You really have outdone yourself this time. Everything is just too cute1 Love the panels too.Adds a certain something to your quilt!

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  164. I adored all of your lovely projects from the Christmas elves to the sweet mug rug.

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  165. Congrats on being a top pick of the day! Love your projects especially your fabric choices. Nothing like giving that "other lady" a run for her money!

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  166. Great projects! You are so talented!

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  167. Really?! Digging for props in 108 degrees! Quick get me some iced tea :)

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  168. I can see you are going to have a Holly Jolly Christmas for sure. Love all the wonderful projects!!

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  169. Thanks for hosting another hop; you do such a marvelous job.
    Also love your projects. Enlarging the elf and those trees was a splendid thing to do. I'm loving the jingle bell runner - I can just see that on a mantle - wish I had one! Great quilt and what sweet little ones on it. Ho, Ho, Ho - that's for my jolly part!!

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  170. Love all your projects but my favorite is the elf wall hanging. When combined with the runner it's perfect.

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  171. Oh, I love the Christmas Morning quilt!

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  172. Oh wow, I love them all! The elves are so cute! Karen's panel is great and I love the quilt you made. The mug rug is great, especially the cookie pocket! What is the name of that fabric?

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  173. Oh my Carol you have done it again. I think that 'other lady' is 'shaking in her winter boots. I love all your HO HO HO creations...but I have to say I'm in love with your vintage panel. Luv the embroideries. Can you tell me the name of the fabric/manufacturer? Oh and yes Bruster has that 'attitude' look. Thanks for the chance and hosting the HO HO HO Blog Hop.

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  174. Your projects are beautiful! I love the quilt. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  175. Love all your projects, and congratulations on your retirement! I retired in January and I'm still in my PJs!

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  176. Wow, you did such a great job! My favorite are the elves! Love your giveaways too! Thank you!

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  177. What fun. I have enjoyed all the blogs so far. Everyone is so creative. So much talent out there, maybe I will get moving now for Christmas.

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  178. Your mug rug is adorable and sure to make Santa feel very generous!

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  179. Just LOVE the mug rug, and the embroidered panel is just wonderful! Love it all, thanks for such a happy start to Christmas already!

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  180. Thanks again for hosting. This is such a fun hop with so many great ideas!!

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  181. Lovely Christmas projects - thanks for sharing.

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  182. Love that tall tall tree! and the elves next to it. Very clever. Lots of goodies to look at on this post. Thanks for sharing and hosting the hop!

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  183. Oh, Carol, your elf hanging is amazing. I just can't get enough of red and aqua!! Your stitcherie is so great and that mug rug is a fantastic idea. Retirement agrees with you!!!

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  184. What an adorable elf pattern... Such lovely work you have done - love the new Christmas fabric also.
    Super snowflakes..
    Thanks for the chance..
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  185. Carol you have done a fabulous job on your HO,HO, HO projects! Yes, I do understand looking for props for photo shoots. Love the runner with bells...and Regina's patterns are so cute! Well done!

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  186. I really love the runner with bells, I'll be making one too! Also, are the M&Ms included in the prize... :D Thank you!
    ~Brandy

    brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

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  187. What a great post and the mail themed quilt oh my I love it!

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  188. I just love those skinny trees!! Mug rug is simply adorable!!

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  189. When I opened this post I laughed out loud at the first picture of the wallhanging you elongated. It is just so cute! The mug rug is also cute and I love the idea of the cookie pocket! Aren't panels great?

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  190. Would love to win, I love any thing christmas

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  191. All is very cute, you gave me some cute ideas, and I'm doing the mug rug with the cookie holder. LOL

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  192. Love your pieces and thanks for the chance!!!!

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  193. Such fun pieces, they make me smile. Would love to win!!!!

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  194. Such fun pieces, they make me smile. Would love to win!!!!

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  195. I love all of the things you've made!! Pick me!!
    judyk2310@yahoo.com

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