Thursday, August 1, 2013

My Day on the HO HO HO Blog Hop

First and foremost many, many thanks to our cheerleader Carol for her kind thoughts and encouragement throughout the preparation for the hop.  And to Madam Sam for the great ideas.  Click on this picture on my sidebar for the scoop.
I have been so excited to participate in my very first hop.  Here are the other blogs for today, be sure to visit them for they surely have wonderful things to show you.
August 2
There has been so many wonderful projects shown so far, if you haven't been following be sure to visit the blogs from July 31 and August 1st plus the rest of the hop.  Here is the list:
July 31
August 1

August 5
August 6
August 7
August 8
August 9
Well I have sewn and sewn and finally it is finished.  I have called it Hey Santa, Please Stop Here. 

 It is our own design and was lots of fun. It is fused applique and machine quilted.  I also had a back up that I finished earlier this month.  (Just in case) This is Up Up and Away.  By Jana Davidson
It is a machine embroidery design with pieced blocks.  The half square triangles are 1.5" and don't you like hubby's feet.  Hmmm just noticed that.  Couldn't take another photo because this has already been given to my friend.
Well, since this is my first blog hop I decided I should have my first giveaway.  I will be giving away three 1/2 yard cuts of fabric to three lucky winners.  Your name will be placed in a basket and hubby will be doing the drawing.  The first name drawn will receive this 1/2 yard cut by Kaffe Fassett, Asian Circles.

The second name drawn will win this cut from Free Spirit called Garden Walk.

And the last name drawn will receive this one from Michael Miller:
I will draw the winner on August 9th.

Thank you all for stopping by and please leave a comment to have your name placed in the drawing.  And if you are a no-reply blogger please add your email address so I will be able to contact you.
That's it for me....hope your journey is fun filled with lots of jolly Ho Ho Ho's.

117 comments:

  1. Lovely! Thank you for sharing and joining the hop.

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  2. Wow, I LOVE the border on Up, Up, and Away, it's fantastic. Thank you for having a drawing, that's very generous of you!
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

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  3. Both lovely pieces, but the Up, Up and Away takes my heart with the bitty piecing - love tiny piecing. Oh, I thought we were suppose to get a foot or toe or finger tip in our photos -

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  4. Lovely projects. I didn't even notice your husbands feet till I read about it. lol

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  5. Great job. I'm impressed by your designing skills. It looks amazing. And I did not see your husbands feet..... But it is always nice to see the helpers featured.... If only a little bit!

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  6. ooohhh.. it looks so textural! Great Job.

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  7. Love your runner. ISanta and his reindeer are so pretty. Thank you for sharing

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  8. Great tablerunner, I like it and my kids also, they always look at the other's work of art, and they definitively love this one!
    Thank you!

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  9. Love your "Hey Santa Please Stop Here" project!

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  10. Very nice! And congrats on your first hop - my first hop is the upcoming Hexie one :)

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  11. What a lovely runner- great fabrics

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  12. Both of you projects are quite lovely. I especially like the first one, though. I think it's the reindeer that get me.

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  13. Love your sleigh with team of reindeer. :)

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  14. I love your projects. But the first one is my favorite.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop

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  15. Beautiful projects, thanks for sharing!

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  16. I love both your projects but the first one is really cute, I just love the reindeer. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Both projects are wonderful....and your giveaway is fantastic
    Thank you

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  18. Your projects are wonderful. I really love your "Hey Santa, Please Stop Here" design!

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  19. But projects are beautiful and love them.The last one is my fav.Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I just loved those feet sticking out. Wonderful projects!

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  21. Lovely pieces - love them both!!

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  22. Hello Sherry,

    Two beautiful projects. Thanks for being part of the Hop.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  23. Very cute! Glad you joined the hop..... you'll find them quite addicting!

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  24. Great projects -- you are so talented! I can't imagine coming up with my own design, lol.

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  25. What great projects! You did a great job! Bravo!

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  26. Oh, I love up up and away! Beautiful work!!

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  27. love both your projects. nice job

    thanks for the fabric giveaway also

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  28. Love your stitchery.
    tvbart@charter.net

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  29. Lovely work! I love the small blocks in your runner. And your stitching is excellent! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. Congrats on your first hop! You did a fantastic job. I really love that wall hanging.

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  31. Woohoo! Your first hop and I hope it won't be your last! You did a wonderful job on both selections but I love the appliqued version "Hey Santa"

    THX for the giveaway opportunity. Someone is going to be thrilled with the lovely fabric you are sharing. Enjoy your featured day!

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  32. Fun projects - love the Hey Santa runner. Thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

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  33. Great Santa and reindeer. The big whit moon really makes them pop.

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  34. Thanks for the giveaway and lots of detail in your work. Quilters are amazing people.

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  35. Your Santa and Reindeer are darling......and what a great giveaway.....thanks..

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  36. Nice job :) Thanks for sharing!

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  37. I like the quilting design (Lovely) you used on up up and away....would you mind telling me what it's called ?

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  38. blog hop looks like lots of fun-count me in the lovely giveaway Kathy

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  39. I love your Hey Santa design!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Like the Santa and reindeer Runner.... Thanks for the giveaway opportunity for the beautiful fabric.

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  41. What cute projects for Christmas! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!

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  42. Glad to see you are participating in this hop, Sandy. It will be a LOT of fun! And you will have the opportunity to make many new quilty friends. Santa has you on the NICE list! Great likeness of him in his sleigh!

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  43. Love what you've done. Thanks for the chance to win in the giveaway!

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  44. Thanks for the chance to win! Beautiful work!

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  45. Welcome to blog hops... so glad you joined us! Love your Santa Stop Here quilt and your machine embroidery. What design is that??? I just fired up my embroidery machine and have been using it lately. It's been a long time! :-)

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  46. Both of your projects are adorable! I love all the little houses below Santa and his sleigh. Great job.
    xo jan

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  47. Funny you commented on your hubby's feet, but I was focusing on those tiny HST's! I sure hope you used an easy method to make those! All 3 of your projects are adorable...thanks for joining the blog hop!

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  48. you did a wonderful job on your projects. love all the fabric you have as a giveaway. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  49. Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing & the chance to win. I love blog hops!

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  50. Gorgeous piece, looks very intricate. You giveaway fabric is so pretty!! thanks.

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  51. Gorgeous embroidery! And I love the pinwheels with it. :). Blessings, Marlene

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  52. Lovely runners. Love your stitching, very nice.
    If you open the image in a graphics editing program, you can crop the image and 'remove' things like hubby feet.

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  53. For your first hop you certainly wow'd us with your creations. I love them both and am amazed at all the details in your stitching...they are just beautiful! :O)

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  54. Congratulations on your first hop. Be forewarned, they are addicting and such great fun. You did a great job on both of your pieces. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  55. your creations are lovely. thank you for the chance.

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  56. Love your quilts. Thanks so much for sharing

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  57. Your holiday projects are inspiriting. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  58. Hhhmmm..Not sure if my previous comment was sent, but I just wanted to say this is an amazing little project. I can't imagine the time you must have put into it. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Delaine -
    Love your Hey Santa!

    dbelliott@outlook.com

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  60. You really did a wonderful job on your first blog hop. I think "Hey Santa" is absolutely adorable. Thank you for sharing.

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  61. Terrific colors and designs! Happy Stitching!

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  62. I made an Up Up and Away alreay this year too:) Want to do one with green threads... already have the border fabric. I didn't make the border she did.
    Great projects!

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  63. love that table runner, thanks for the chance

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  64. Beautiful projects! I love stitchery...

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  65. Very nice pieces. I love making Christmas pieces. Thanks for having a give away.

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  66. Beautiful. Tiny, tiny blocks--oh my. And I like your husband's feet.

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  67. I just love your pieces and your stitching is perfect. Beautiful!

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  68. I'm sure Santa will be stopping by to check out your beautiful work.

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  69. The design is lovely and your work very beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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  70. Santa is just wonderful. Reminds me of the poem "The Night Before Christmas". Great job.
    Thanks for sharing.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  71. What beautiful work!! Thank you for sharing..

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  72. Beautiful projects and great quilting.

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  73. thanks for sharing and happy holidays! :-)

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  74. Beautiful quilting and projects, thank for the giveaway.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  75. I love your projects, and the pic with your husband's feet made me laugh. I am always doing that when I take pictures of projects.

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  76. Like your projects and so enjoying the blog hop.

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  77. Oh I absolutely LOVE your first project. That is just awesome. Great job on that one and the other.

    I had to laugh about hubby's feet. My husband's feet are in the way quite often as well but, when you have size 16 feet, it is totally understandable I suppose. LOL

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  78. Your first project is just amazing, something that my family would love to have up at Christmas. Thank you for sharing it with us and also for a lovely giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  79. I love your wall hangings. They are both gorgeous. I notice the quilting is beautiful too.

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  80. Sherry. These are wonderful santa projects! Your applique santa with the sled and reindeer is fabulous and I can tell it was a LOT of work. I know you'll be proud to hang it at Christmas (why not hang it now?) Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

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  81. Both of your projects are lovely! I don't think I'd want to put them away until Christmas! Thanks for sharing.

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  82. Your projects are beautiful! Thank you for sharing, happy quilting!

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  83. I love your projects. I think I must digitize me a pattern of santa and some reindeer now. I love machine embroidery and mixing it with quilts I thinks is beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  84. Love your project!!!!! Thanks for the chance!!!!

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  85. You did really well with your first blog hop. Love your entries.

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  86. Hiya!!! Such beautiful work, and for a first hop too. I haven't done one yet, but been thinking about it. If I could just get organized enough lol. Thanks for sharing and for having the giveaway. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  87. I love your Hey Santa. It just makes me smile. And I'm really impressed by the design. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  88. You are a great designer. The quilt you designed is amazing. I don't know where you live and if you have had a chance to personally meet Jana Davidson. She doesn't live far from Tulsa and was guest speaker at our guild not long ago. I do not mach embroider although I have an embroidery unit on my machine. I had to limit myself to the number of patterns of Jana's that I bought just because I have so many patterns already. She is a very sweet person. If you ever have the opportunity to meet her, you will adore her as much as you adore her creations. Thank you for participating in the hop and sharing your creativity. Thanks for letting everyone know where you got your inspirations. I get frustrated when I find an adorable project and can't find a clue about the pattern. Is your pattern available?

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  89. Great Santas and sleighs. Your work is terrific! Thank you for sharing!

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  90. What talent you have! Love your santa!

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  91. Wonderful job. I like the reindeer and the pinwheel blocks make a great border.

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  92. Love your project. This is a fun blog hop and thanks for sharing your talent and your blog.

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  93. Cute project! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  94. Your projects are darling. It's hard to believe how fast Christmas will be here!
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  95. Hey Santa is amazing and so desirable. I have not started working on Christmas stuff yet but I do have a stack of fabric and trimmings.

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  96. Beautiful projects. You are definetly geared for Christmas. I have made gifts to give but not Christmas themed items.

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  97. Love Santa in the air....so cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  98. Love the Santa and reign deer. Very cute.

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  99. Lovely projects. Congratulations on your first blog hop.

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  100. Wonderful projects. Love the reindeer!
    Thanks for joining the hop. Hope it's the first of many for you.

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  101. Congratulations on your first blog hop. Your projects are lovely!

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  102. I just love your Hey Santa! Gorgeous stitchery too. Aren't these hops so much fun! This is my second one I've participated in.

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  103. Beautiful Santaquilt, great work!
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win those lovely fabrics.

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  104. They both are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  105. They both are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  106. Wow...they are great! Love the first one. Thanks for sharing!

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  107. Your Santa quilt is fabulous, what an incredible piece of work!
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  108. Both are beautiful. I have been working on more embroidery lately so especially liked that.those little HST are so tiny and so pretty.

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  109. Congratulations on your first blog hop. Both of your quilts are lovely. Nice work.

    senstrings (@) yahoo (.) com

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  110. The pictures are great but they are soooo much better in person, which I have had to honor of seeing up close. You are my #1 quilter and fabulous teacher. Thank you so much for everything.

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  111. Up Up and Away really gets you in the Christmas spirit. I love it. Excellent work, Sherry

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  112. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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  113. Love your Santa quilted piece!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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