Sunday, December 9, 2012

Let's Party!

As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work. 
Katharine Hepburn


It's a Party With a Give-Away!!!

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways



Michelle over at Quilting Gallery is having a Blog Hop Party to celebrate her site's 5th Birthday.  I've participated in several of her events this year and they are always great.  Thanks Michelle for being an awesome host!  There are about 150  175 blogs in this event so you will have a lot of chances to win!

Welcome to my blog! 

If you haven't been here before I hope you will take a little time and browse around a little.  I am planning my first Linky Party for next week and would love to have you join it.

What shall I giveaway this time?  I did a little prowling around in my inventory and came up with a few choices.  Since it is December I thought I would stick to a Holiday theme.  

First off I have a wonderful pattern The Christmas Lady by Sue Garman.  She does such beautiful work!


The Christmas Lady Pattern


This 57" x 67" quilt features a delightful scene of the Swedish Santa Lucia surrounded by toys.  This quilt would make a wonderful family heirloom to be enjoyed for years to come.  This pattern retails for $12 and has a colorful pieced star border in addition to all the beautiful applique work.

Next I came across 2 Kits for a little Santa Wall Quilt that I designed.  

2 Kits for a Santa Wall Quilt

The finished top measures about 24" x 25" and could look like this one below or be configured as shown in the direction sheet above.  This one works up really fast and could be a last minute gift to make for someone special.


Santa Quilt Sample

This Giveaway will have 3 Winners!!!  One will win the pattern and the other 2 will each get a kit.
I will ship internationally.

While I have your attention let me tell you about the Linky Party I am having next week.  I'm so excited and a little nervous about it too!


CHRISTMAS STOCKING HANG OUT  December 17 - 24

Do you LOVE CHRISTMAS and decorating for the Holidays?  I have been wanting to have a linky party and I decided that it would be fun to have one featuring hand made CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS!  Just about everyone who celebrates Christmas has a few.  Quilters, like me, have been know to make a few or a dozen.  Would you like to join me in showing off some of your favorite CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS?  The link will open on December 17 and be open through the 24th (for those of you who hang them up then).  Oh, there will be a few prizes up for grabs too!


If you have a CHRISTMAS STOCKING TUTORIAL that I could feature that week please let me know this week and we will work out the details.

For a sneak peak take a look at my Previous Post.

Giveaway Over.  Winners are comments #66, #81 & #44.  Thanks for participating.

Now, back to the GIVEAWAY for this week.  This will be open until Midnight, December 16 EST.  No Reply bloggers must leave an email contact to win.

To enter leave a COMMENT about your favorite Christmas Decoration, past or present.

For a SECOND CHANCE to win be a FOLLOWER of my blog, old or new and leave a comment on how you follow me.

For a THIRD CHANCE to win Share about the CHRISTMAS STOCKING HANG OUT next week on your blog or Facebook or with a Tweet.  Leave a comment with a link to where I can find what you shared.

113 comments:

  1. Seguidora GFC.
    Obrigada.

    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  2. De todos os tempos meu Presépio.

    FELIZNATAL!
    Obrigada.



    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  3. Hello ...Your Christmas Stcking Hang-out looks like fun! I have never made a quilted CHristmas Stocking ... although I plan to do so every year ... maybe your blog party will give me the incentive I need to get sewing.

    I have posted a link to your party on my blog here ...

    http://scrapatches.blogspot.com/2012/12/more-christmas-quilty-bloging-fun.html

    ... so I do not miss the fun ... :) Pat

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  4. I am now a follower ... so I have a crumb trail to find the stockings ... lol ... ;) Pat

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  5. My favorite Christmas decoration is "The Tree"! Thanks for the chance to win ... your kits are sew cute ... :) Pat

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  6. I've been a follower through GFC :)

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  7. My favourite decoration is a snowman family I made of us after my second son was born!

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  8. My favorite Christmas decorations are the ceramic ones I painted while I was pregnant with my first child. Somehow they are the most precious and always will hold those special memories for me.

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  9. I have been a follower for a while now through GFC.

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  10. My favorite Christmas decorations are the four counted cross stitch stockings I made for my family. They took several years to complete and are hung with pride and joy every year. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  11. I am a follow via RSS Feeds. Thanks for the second chance.

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  12. I made a snowman wall hanging and that reminds me of home for the holidays!

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  13. My favourite decorations are those made by my children!

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  14. My favorite decoration is the tree with all of the handmade ornaments I've been gifted/made plus the ornaments collected from travel or special occasions. Love it!

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  15. My favorite decorations are the nesting dolls my brother and I got every Christmas as kids.

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  16. My favorite decoration was the German tree topper my family had when I was a child.

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  17. I love my little antique silver tree with all antique ornaments on it.

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  18. My favorite decoration is a big Santa Claus ornament!

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  19. i make one every year for mt tree thanks

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  20. My favorite Christmas decoration is the wooden Advent calendar that my Dad made for my family!

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  21. My fabric decoration is the fabric wreath I made for my door. It was a lot of work but I love it.

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  22. my favorite christmas decoration is the sock reindeer on the closet wall.

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  23. My favorite decoration is an ornament my son made me out of a bar of soap. Thanks for the great giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  24. My favorite decorations are those made by my boys!

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  25. My favorite is decorating the Christmas tree

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  26. My favorite is a blue and white Rosemaled Norwegian ball my mother gave me.

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  27. Do enter me in your giveaway all looks like fun fun I love designing and painting my christmas cards around this time

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  28. Always the tree!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  29. I'm a follower!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  30. I love to collect Santas. My tree is decorated with them and most have a story of a place or occasion when I bought them. I have a ceramic Santa that my grandmother made. It's not the most stunning but it warms me. I'd love the Santa panel. Thanks.

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  32. Your Santas are very cute and I like the idea for a stocking linky party. My favorite ornament is a sugared pair from my childhood tree.

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  33. Oops...that would be "pear" not pair. I am adding a link for the stocking party on my blog.

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  34. I had a small elf that sat on the branches of the tree. he had a yellow comstume and a broken ear, but i thought he was cute.

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  35. My fav is the angel I made for the top of the tree.

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  36. My favorite Christmas decoration is the white lights around the inside of the house. It makes it so cheerful. Thanks. Vivian

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  37. My favorite christmas decoration the stockings...no connection! I still put up the stockings from the kids when they are litlte, but are now grown and gone! One year I made ones like shoes...my son got the cowboy boot and y daughter got a "button up" shoe from about the 1980's-ish! Can't wait for your stocking party next week! But my favorite outside decoration is lights...colorful bright lights!
    Thanks for the chance!
    Cheri
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. Favorite decoration would be decorating my white tree with blue lights and blue ornaments. Just so darn pretty. You have certainly have an awesome giveway along with 3 winners. That is so neat. Any of your giveways would make us happy. Thank you for the chance to win. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net
    Sonora, CA

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  39. I think Christmas lights are essential. They make a dreary room seem magical. Thank you.

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  40. Hi, I follow you by subscription to email... and my fav decoration .... when I was a child we had a huge sparkley fan wheel, that opened out as an oriental fan does and was hung on a wall. Don't ask why I liked it, it was fairly hideous very 70's... but I did love it. That fan wheel optimises Xmas for me x Janey@bagsocharm.co.uk

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  41. Follow via gfc. I love the little houses that you can make a village from to decorate a mantel or table. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

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  42. I tweeted the Stocking Hangout! https://twitter.com/giddy99/status/278687839783358465

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  43. My favorite decoration is almost anything Snowman-related! I have enough snowman ornaments for three trees... :)

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  44. I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance!

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  45. My favourite Christmas decoration is the Santa Salmon my daughter made in grade 2. It's a real size salmon, coloured with crayon, two pieces of heavy paper, don't forget to draw a santa hat on there. The salmon is stuffed and stapled shut. It has lived from our living room ceiling fan since grade 2. She's now in grade 7 LOL.

    It's faded a bit but it swings gently when the fan spins and it's a little bit of Christmas kept out year round. (of course, we never seem to get around to pulling out the step stool to get up there and take it down...)

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  46. I have this little Santa made of yarn, that my sister´s oldest daughter made for me years ago. It´s so cute!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  47. Favorite Christmas decoration has to be the tree and all the home made ornaments on it - we have had the same tree for 40 years - we enjoy unwrapping each ornament - remembering who made it - wonderful memories tied up there.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  48. My favorite decoration are my snowflake lights that I hang across the front windows every year. It's the first thing to go up inside and the last to be taken down. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  49. I'm already a follower via gfc! :)

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  50. My favorite ornament is a cat's head in fabric, with a beautiful hand painted face. My Mom made it for me, and I cherish it!

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  51. I am a happy regular follower of your blog. Happy holidays!

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  52. my favorite ornament would be the angel on top of my tree....a young lady who dated one of my sons gave it to me and I care for her a lot.

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  53. A snowman that is holding a sign that says JOY!

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  54. my favorite ornament was an old Hallmark ornament. It was a couple of teddy bears sitting on a window seat staring out the window at a snowman.

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  55. My favorite Christmas decoration is the tree. Happy holidays and thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)

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  56. My favourite decoration is all the ones my kids made when they were little. Thanks for the opportunity on a wonderful draw and have a very merry Christmas.
    bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. Thanks for being in this fun blog hop. Merry Christmas. I like to decorate with snowmen and Santa's

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  58. I have an angel for the top of the tree that is a favourite.

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  59. I follow with GFC. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  60. I have a christmas stocking tutorial on my blog if you'd like to use that :)

    My favorite christmas decoration... is I dont like to eat gingerbread but I love gingerbread people and houses, I have a gingerbread people wind chime I hang in the house and I have a gorgeous lighted gingerbread house I keep on the counter

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  61. I am following in my google reader :)

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  62. My favorite decoration is a lighted angel Mom and I had when I was little. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  63. My favourite Christmas decoration is a wooden Santa. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  64. I am a new follower of your blog. Thank you for a chance to enter your giveaways.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  65. My favorite decoration is new from last year it is a aqua butterfly ornament .
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  66. My favourite Christmas decoration is the Cross-stitch Santa my eldest son made for a school competition. He was awarded 2nd prize as the teachers thought it was too good to have been made purely by him, we were both miffed as he had done every single stitch himself!

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  67. My favorite decorations are the ones my sons made when they were little. Of course, we don't put them on the tree anymore (they are falling apart) so I've been thinking about ways to store/display them. Now to get that project under way! Thanks for participating in the blog hop party!

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  68. Hi Patricia, I'm a follower in GFC. I'd also like to participate in your Christmas stocking event. I don't have a tutorial, but I may be able to put one together this weekend. Email me at mary.marcotte@gmail.com and we'll figure something out. Thanks for the invite and for participating! Mary

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  69. I love ornaments my mother made with beads and sequins. They have lasted for a long time.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. old gfc follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  71. I am already follower from italy. hugs Alessandra

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  72. my favorite decorationa are two wooden boys with an heart. hugs

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  73. My favorite decoration was my grand mother's paper mache Santa face,, it hung over the fireplace, the face was beautiful, it almost looked real... I have never seen one since so it is just a memorie that remains with me to this day.

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  74. I am excited about the stocking hang out, I have photos of ones I made for my grand children a few years ago and I look forward to ideas as in 2013 I will again take on the stocking making task for them.

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  75. What a great Christmas pattern. I love applique. The pattern you made is darling, love it! My favorite decoration is a Christmas candle my Dad gave me when I was a kid.

    Thank you for an awesome and generous giveaway and a chance to win. Three winners! Woot! Woot! You Rock!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. I'm a new follower via GFC.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. I shared on my FB and I tweeted (@usairdoll). I used your share button at the end of the post. My phone isn't letting me copy for some frustrating reason.

    Thank you again for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  78. I love the christmas small quilts for ornaments. Thanks so much for being part of the hop.

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  79. My favorite decoration is our 13 ft tall Christmas tree!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  80. My favorite is the lollipops I made years ago to hang on the tree. I bought lollipop sticks, the right size styrofoam balls, then used Christmas fabric for the wrapper and tied with shiny ribbon. It was an easy craft that became a lasting heirloom for everyone in my family. debbie

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  81. Thanks for the giveaway.... My favourite decoration is a tie -- the sleigh and reindeer my Grandfather made... or the nativity my mom painted for my grandfather

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  82. I follow you on google reader

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  83. tweeted https://twitter.com/l3designsSewing/status/279851735361650688

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  84. I love all my snowmen decorations

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  85. I follow you on networking blogs

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  86. Favorite ornament is a porcelain ornament that plays music. My Mommy - In - Law gave it to us.

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  88. My favorite decoration is a little handmade Nativity ornament made of bisque-fired clay. Very primitive, but beautiful in its simplicity.

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  89. My favorite holiday decoration? The little Christmas Tree I made when I was (?) 5 maybe, in girl scouts? My mom saved it and gave it to me when I moved out. It makes me giggle every year when I put it on our tree.

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  90. My favorite Christmas decoration is the manger scene from my childhood. Only Mary, Joseph, Jesus and a sheep are still with me, but they are so precious to me!

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  91. My kids made their direst salt dough decorations this year so the are really special.

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  92. I love the new owl ornaments that I made from felt this year.

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  93. My favourite decoration is a 3d bauble depicting the Nativity. My MIL gave it to me for my first Christmas after marrying her sone (many years ago!).

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  94. My favorite decorations are the stockings. We now have 3 sets of stockings that have been personalized with gingerbread men and snowmen!

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  95. My favourite Christmas decoration is an antique hot pink acorn that my parents had on their first tree,,71 years ago.

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  96. I tweeted your Christmas stocking Hangout (https://twitter.com/nonna_mahoo/status/280396831253475328)

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