Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Me, Batiks, and Bobby McGee

These past few weeks of sewing with batiks has had me hearing Janis Joplin's husky voice singing
"Me and Bobby McGee" and I've been chasing Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" in my sleep. 

It's been a real trip sewing on these things!

All of these songs and batiks sent me down memory lane thanks to
Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt (she's outta-sight!)
and
Mary of I Piece 2-Mary (she's our far out cheerleader)

So...off we go with a "Jumpin Jack Flash" to see what I made with batiks:

"Hanky Panky" Bear

"Heatwave" Santa table topper

He's a "Daydream Believer" and feeling so groovy!
I drew him AND embroidered him.

"Yellow Submarine" quilt

"Wooly Bully" Batik Bear

I'm sure we're going to be freaking out over all the batik creations we'll be seeing during this hop. So be cool and don't worry about the fuzz, because it's going to be a blast!

Here's a list of the Flower Children who are posting today:

September 25



I'm getting some "Good Vibrations, so don't have a cow...
there IS a giveaway!

To honor the newest Ghastlie (who looks a lot like my Monkey Baby when I try to 
take him from his mom) and in anticipation of the Wicked Blog Hop,
I have a little "Monster Mash" package of Ghastlie fabric that will go to the winner.

The usual giveaway rules..blah, blah, blah
  1. Leave a really cool comment; following me isn't a requirement, but it would be far out if you did. 
  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 October 4thEntries after 6 p.m. PST on October 4th will not be included in the giveaway.

124 comments:

  1. Love your batiks. That is the most far out Santa I've seen. Yellow Submarine is beautiful and those bears would make Dead Heads take notice, for sure. Thanks for showing your beautiful projects.

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  2. Once again you are far out man!! You always out due yourself! Love the groovy santa.

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    1. Or out-do, I do so dislike autocorrect. ;)

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    2. Youre so groovy with all you're happening new 60s items!! I am especially attracted to the Yellow Submarine. I would be so excited to win that adorable Ghastly family fabric. I haven't found it yet. But I'm currently in finishing mode :-). You can find me at rays pools at the old aol

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  3. Ah, Janis - what a one of a kind voice that went right to your bones. Love the Yellow Bus quilt. I've never worked with Batiks, but this is something that may inspire.

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  4. Fantastic Batik projects! Your Daydream Believer Santa is my favorite. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. They all look so swell... The hand-drawn, hand-stitched Santa might just be my favorite!

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  6. You have been busy, lovely creations as usual! Well done. Oh and that fabric for Halloween...
    Celine _ combet at yahoo dot co uk

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  7. Oh you have done it again. I love , love your bears. Your Daydream Believer Santa is my favorite. As always so many wonderful projects from you.
    Thanks Carol for sharing your creativity

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  8. Waouh, you did lots of things, I have to hurry up when it is my turn... :-)
    I LOOOVE the bear, looks like Winnie Puuuuuuh!

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  9. Love your little bears, they are very sweet. I love the Ghastlies fabric. I think the Christmas fabric is brilliant, thanks for sharing.

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  10. Great projects - I especially like the bears!

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  11. I really like your yellow submarine quilt....and batiks!!! Thanks

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  12. Santa is really rocking it this morning! Your bears are sweet as pie and I love that yellow submarine quilt!

    Just groovy!!

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  13. Oh, Carol, I love your bears and the quilt is cool, but your hip Santa is FAR OUT! What an awesome job on those projects. I love the song Daydream believer. Had a crush on Davy Jones in my youth.

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  14. Wild woman. Groovy projects. I am amazed how many items you get done for each hop!

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  15. FARRRR out, NEAT, groovy yellow submarine...ohhhh your batiks rock my world...

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  16. Oh, I love your warm Santa....
    Can almost hear Janis, and think about Ch.mas in a heaty weather..
    And, I do envie your bears, they are just sooooo cute.
    And I can hear the Yellow sub in the back of my head. Well done. :-)

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  17. Great projects, but your groovy Santa stole my heart! :D

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  18. Thanks for taking me on a safe, fun trip! Love everything, especially the hot, hot Santa! What fun! Looks like your memories are pretty clear from the 60's and I love sharing them with you! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway too!

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  19. What a cute Santa. Love your little bears.

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  20. Good morning Carol.....wonderful projects again!!!! Where do you get the time to do so many?? Lovely

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  21. Very nice projects and what a great give away. Love the Santa topper. If all the world was at peace what a great world it would be.

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  22. Great projects! I really love the bear.

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  23. Carol, you had me laughing with your post! All your projects are beautiful, but that Santa is the best! I never thought of using batiks for stuffed animals, but you got me thinking...

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  24. I love the twisty orange quilt thanks for sharing

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  25. What neat projects Carol, you have really been busy! I always loved Janis!

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  26. Batiks are my absolute favorite fabric to work with. Love your little Santa.

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  27. All you need is love!! love all of these.

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  28. Ohhhhh what fun! Love the Yellow Submarine quilt. Last year for Christmas, I bought my brother a bunch of Yellow Sub memoribilia that I found at a fun little shop. He about cried he loved it so much. I have some Beatles fabric, maybe a quilt is in order this year! Thanks for that little spark! ;-)

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  29. The bear is too cute! I just love working with batiks.

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  30. I am day dreamin' about having a day to myself so I can sew. Love all your pretties. And I love the Ghastlies, thanks.

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  31. How fun! Thanks for the trip down memory lane with those song titles and those beautiful projects!

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  32. Everything you made Carol is, G R O O V Y......Hey Jude/Carol, you didn't let me down. Love the yellow submarine quilt !

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  33. Groovy man. All your projects are a cool blast from the past!

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  34. Beautiful- everything you made! I love Ghastlies! So cute!

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  35. Sweet projects! Love the bears and adore Santa.

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  36. Beautiful projects, Carol. I really adore the bears because I collect these. So, so cute! Thank you for sharing and thank you for a great giveaway.

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  37. Santa and the bears are special. Thanks for sharing.
    Mary Carter

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  38. You've been busy!! I think I like the Yellow Sub quilt the best :)

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  39. Love the submarine blanket. It is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing. Looks like a super hop.

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  40. I'm so diggin' that groovy santa!

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  41. Your projects are all superb( tee hee) love the batiks they are always so pretty. Love your Bear he looks so handsome in his Batiks. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. That post was hilarious! love the references all through it. Loving your yellow submarine!

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  43. Cute bears, they look like they belong on the West coast flashing a peace sign. Love the Santa embroidery and the table topper. Great projects.

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  44. Carol your peace loving Santa is outta-sight! Those bears are really groovin' too. Wow and that yellow submarine quilt is far, far out! Love it all. What a neat Ghastlie giveaway too.

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  45. Oooh--this reminds me of my fellow employee who was fired from her A&W carhop job for going to a Monkee's concert instead of working a holiday weekend shift--priorities!!

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  46. love your yellow submarine quilt in those autumn golds and browns -- your gold batik teddy bear is a real sweetheart, too! the ghastlie fabric is really far out -- 'little one' is just too stinkin' cute! thanks for the opportunity. marcab77@aol.com

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  47. I am late to this party but so happy I got here. Very clever of you and the 60's to rock the batiks! Your projects are mind blowing. And now for my favorite word (which I was never allowed to say back then)...Bitchen! Thank you dear...

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  48. I love your use of batiks. I love your Santa. Thanks for sharing

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  49. Great batik projects. I love your groovy santa. It is getting me in the mood to start some CHristmas things but better finish up some of my Halloween things first!

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  50. Great projects. I love your Santa. You had some terrific ideas there. I forgot about the yellow submarine.... LOL

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  51. Carol, once again you out did yourself. I love all of your projects. I am partial to the bears! I have collected bears for years, too cute. Love your Yellow Submarine quilt, and the Santa with the peace sign, outstanding. Thank you for being part of this groovy hop!

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  52. All of your batik projects are darling! Such a cool guy Santa is even giving the Peace sign! I am a follower and thanks for sharing with us.

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  53. Far out! I am really digging the yellow submarine quilt and the woolly bully bear. Thanks. Piece out! ... :) Pat

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  54. Love your bears. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  55. Those are really fun pieces and love working with batiks. I learned to make batiks in school art, would be fun to try again.

    Debbie

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  56. Love all your groovy projects!
    Great job! where did you find the love sign? Perfect!!!!
    I am an email follower at louster388atyahoodotcom:)

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  57. I LOVE anything batik. I just completed my add on's for the Craftsy BOM 2012 in which I used batiks and black. It took me awhile to decide how to sash it, but I selected a nice gray, Kona's Slate, and it now looks awesome. My daughter, her friend and my husband really liked it, but it's already been promised to a dear friend who's an Art Teacher. Maybe this will motivate him to learn to sew-he's so talented, i would love to see what he could do! From CA, a native San Franciscan, thanks for sharing.
    Rosemary

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  58. Cool projects! Love them all, especially yellow submarine.

    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win some awesome Gastlies.
    I am a follower.

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  59. Such great project! Thanks for sharing so much inspiration.

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  60. way cool posting. The bears are sweet and Santa is great but the yellow submarine is awsome.

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  61. The song titles brought back so many memories and fit each project perfectly. Some righteous projects you have there. Peace Out!

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  62. All of your projects are beautiful, but I especially love the bears. They are so cute!

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  63. Adore your bears, but what is really cool is your Santa, fun and funky!

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  64. That is such cute fabric and I can see a fabulous quilt made from it. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  65. Beautiful Batiks...you now have me singing in my head all those wonderful songs from my youth. I can't say that I have a favorite of your projects..they are all groovy and bring back many memories. I love Ghastlies and have my fingers crossed.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  66. Hi, love those bears and the santa quilt is really great. Thanks for the giveaway and "Keep on Sewing".

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  67. All of your projects are lovely. I especially like your Wooly Bully Batik bear. So cute!

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  68. Hey!!! Those are all far out!!! Hee hee and lots of fun!!!

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  69. Those are beautiful projects. And I loved the lingo - such a blast from the past. Thanks for showing everything; can't believe you did so much for the hop!

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  70. I am not much of a Janis Joplin fan, but Bobby McGee is a truly great song-- still sound good, all these decades later.

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  71. Far Out!!! I grew up in the 60's, too. My siblings and I got our first portable record player in the 60's and the first album we bought was the Beatles. I love batiks. You can do so much with them as you've shown us.
    Definitely following your blog.

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  72. If I was not humming before I am now. Groovy Santa is really cool and I love the Yellow Submarine quilt. Cute projects.

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  73. Far out batik projects!
    You inspire me to try using batiks!


    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  74. Oh sweet Carol, You must already know how in love I am with the Ghastlies!! I'm waiting on pay day to buy some of my own but winning yours would be even better. Love your GROOVY projects!
    Gmama Jane

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  75. I follow you! And what wicked fabric that could be ;) Blog hops are so fun, I love seeing what people make! :D

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  76. You have outdone yourself as usual! Outta sight! We grew up in such a special time. The whole course of music changed as well as women's roles in the world. My favorite Janis song is Summertime and your Yellow Submarine quilt has such a happy sunny feel to it. Groovy!

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  77. Great projects... so much talent in one spot!!! That's why I follow you, you're a great inspiration, thanks!!

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  78. Love your projects, your little bear is sew sweet.

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  79. Hey, man, I think you are on batik overdose. Gorgeous goodies to gaze at.

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  80. You have been busy and I think the bears are just the cutest.

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  81. Peace! I love your groovy yellow submarine.

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  82. great post.... love your little teddies. and you Santa topper is pretty cool too.
    thanks for sharing.
    my stuff is still messed up sew here is my email
    institchesandseams@hotmail.ca
    thanks again

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  83. Love you Yellow Submarine!!So pretty. And your santa, I am so jealous. I can't draw worth a darn. Thank you for sharing.

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  84. Your little Teddie reminded me of ones i crochet years ago .That is a super looking Santa you have embroidered.i could go for him.

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  85. I cracked up reading this! Very ah GROOVY! I love the pictures of your projects...but now I have those silly songs in my head too

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  86. Those bears are too cute! They look great in batiks. I am lovin that yellow submarine quilt as well. Fantastic!

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  87. Man, you are rockin those bears and The yellow Submarine quilt is outta sight. Far out man.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm
    Those ghastlies are really weird man - too cool.

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  88. I love your Daydream Believer Santa. He's awesome.

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  89. I am so enjoying this blog hop. You guys are crazy.

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  90. Fabulous projects once again Carol! I really love the first teddy bear and your Yellow Submarine Quilt. Just beautiful.

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  91. Great projects, I love your Yellow submarine, thanks for sharing.

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  92. your blog was fun to read and fun projects. Thanks

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  93. Now I have all those songs playing in my head. It is going to be a good day. Love your Santa. I wonder if his daydream will ever become reality. Let's hope and pray. Thanks for sharing.

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  94. I am doing this in a slightly different order, so for me you are actually day two. I am blown away by the groovy stuff you produced! I love the Day Dream Believing Santa (now that song is stuck in my head.... But I also love the other projects..... You did loads, in a laid back stile! Loved the lingo. Thank you!

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  95. Cool man cool. Groovy! Thanks for the memories!

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  96. I am completely and totally in love with that bear. Head over heels. Sigh. blessings, marlene

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  97. Heat Wave, Hanky Panky, Peace and Love..... great symbols of the decade. Enjoyed my visit!

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  98. Love all your projects especially yellow submarine lol love it.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  99. All your projects are beautiful but I just adore that Woolly Bully Bear!

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  100. So glad to see 'Wooly Bully' on your project list! It's one of the very first music hit I listened to from Cousin Brucey AM NYC- but many seem noy to remember that one.

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  101. Lovely Christmas tabletopper, beautiful Yellow Submarine Quilt. You did a great job, as usual ☺ Thanks for sharing and beeing part of this hop Carol.

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  102. This 60's hop is the best. brings back so many memories. Thanks you.

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  103. You were really getting into the 60s jargon with this post, Carol. Also got into the 60s theme. My fav would be the Santa table topper but those bears are really cute too!

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  104. Yellow submarine is so cute! OMG I love the Gastleys! Thanks.

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  105. Ah, yellow submarine, great song. I've been channeling the Beatles as I'm hopping. I was also into the folksingers in the 60's.Are batiks a carry over from tie dye? Just free basing here. Thanks.

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  106. Your peace and love Santa made me laugh out loud! Thanks for the fun. I always love visiting your blog!

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  107. Oh my!!! Everything is just too FAB! I'm off to sleepyland...one more day of a quilt show to come....so missing being a part of this hop....and now when I NEED to sleep...I'll be hearing "Yellow Submarine" in my dreams! lol

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  108. Your Santa quilt is amazing. You did a wonderful job of both designing it and the embroidery. All the quilts are wonderful and it was a nice trip down memory lane. Each quilt fits the theme perfectly. Thanks for participating and sharing your amazing creativity.

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  109. Great job! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  110. Oh, Carol, you reminded me of so many wonderful songs. I still think those 50s and 60s songs are the BEST! Great projects and love your peaceful Santa. I'm just here a chillin' and a groovin'...

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  111. Daydream Believer Santa
    HA! It made me laugh.
    It also got that song stuck in my head...

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  112. Wow! such fun projects. Love them all.

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