Thursday, August 1, 2013

My Day on the Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. 
Roy L. Smith


Today is my day on the Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop.  First I want to say a big thank you to Madame Sam from Sew We Quilt and Carol from Just Let Me Quilt for making this event possible. Just looking at the posts done yesterday, the first day of the hop, was enough to inspire some more projects for Christmas.  




I was in another Christmas Blog Hop in July and that project was rather large.  This time I went a little smaller.  So without delay let me share the table runner I made for this event.  I really love how it looks on my dining table!


Size 19" x 43" 




This was made from a book by Terry Atkinson call Minnesota Hot Dish.  I don't think it is available anymore but you may be able to find another quilter who has it.


Free Motion Quilting done on my Innova Longarm Machine

A Closer Look at the Muslin Backing

I added an accent flange at the binding.

The threads match too closely for the quilting to stand out.  The top is all batik fabrics.

How about a giveaway?
This little pattern is a good one for beginners.  It could be made to look like a Christmas quilt but doesn't have to.  It also contains the stitchery pattern below.

I'll even add some floss so all you will need to get started is a hoop, fabric and a needle.







These are the ones who you can visit today:



This Giveaway is Closed.  Thanks for commenting.

Linking with: Link a Finish Friday and Sew Many Ways

149 comments:

  1. That is a lovely table runner and looks pretty on your table. The machine quilting looks fun with the holly leaves. We do lots of stitching - it is almost as big a favourite as quilting.

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  2. Beautiful table runner and your quilting is divine! I love hand embroidery. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Gorgeous runner! I love to to embroidery. Right now I'm making a cute shirt from a recent issue of Mollie Makes. It has redwork across the chest.

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  4. I love your runner and your quilting is fabulous! I do like to embroider. I am working on several Dutch girls Redwork for a quilt I hope to do one day!
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  5. Beautiful tablerunner, love the quilting on it. I do a lot of stitchery. Love to combine stitchery and patchwork.

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  6. I am a follower on Bloglovin

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  7. Oh my ! Great work ! Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. What a lovely traditional quilt. Your quilting is amazing! I'm not much of an embroiderer. I have completed cross stitch projects in the past, but I never really learned any other stitches. I'd love to learn someday. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  9. This is my first visit to your blog. I am happy to say that I am now a follower.

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  10. I enjoy doing embroidery and other hand works. It is my relaxation. And makes a wonderful gift. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Very nice table runner. Amazing quilting! I do a bit of embroidery but need more practice. I like it but I like other things too so it is hard to do it all! Very cute little pattern you have for the stitchery. Thanks for showing us your quilting. It really is wonderful. K-

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  12. Wow! That is a gorgeous table runner. It looks stunning. I do love to do stitchery. It keeps me sane. The only downside is that I now have loads of stitchery blocks in my "orphan box". Patiently waiting for me to make them into something new! Thank you for showing your project!

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  13. Your table runner is so beautiful and so much Christmas. I love to embroider. And there are so many different stitches to try.
    Thanks for sharing to day and being part of this blog hop.

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  14. Wonderful table runner and you did a stunning job with the quilting. I do a number of types of hand stitchery and have several boxes and tins of flosses, threads, yarns, etc... to keep me happy.

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  15. Very, very pretty!! I dabble with some embroidery, nothing too fancy. Someday I hope to make a crazy quilt with all the embellishments!

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  16. This is a very pretty table runner. Thanks for sharing

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  17. Very pretty runner. I love the quilting. Those holly leaves are stunning!

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  18. Lovely table topper. I have done some limited hand embroidery.

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  19. Love your table runner. Your holly quilting is lovely. Thanks.

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  20. I'm a follower with Bloglovin. Thanks again.

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  21. Your table runner is wonderful, and the quilting is just...wow! I do a lot of hand embroidery, especially red work. I used to do a lot of cross-stitch, but haven't done that for a while.

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  22. your runner is gorgeous!! I've never done hand work....but would like to try

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  23. Beautiful runner! Love the fabric and the quilting lines! I love to embroider and this looks like a great pattern. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Your table runner is gorgeous. I like the piping you added at the binding too. I have done a lot of hand embroidery but now that I am quilting, not so much--only to give finishing touches on quilt work. I have done a lot of cross stitching too--was my favorite before learning to quilt.

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  25. I love your table runner, especially the quilting on it. I have done hand embroidery - it was my first "crafty" thing that I did as a young teenager.

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  26. Love that machine quilting! I haven't mastered holly leaves yet but my last attempt was at least recognizable as a leaf. :) Hand embroidery is almost an obsession for me - there aren't many days that I don't do just a bit. Love the giveaway but please don't put my name in the hat. I'd love for someone who wants to try embroidery to win it so we can add another to our group of embroidery lovers! blessings, marlene

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  27. Your tablerunner is very pretty. Love that quilting!

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  28. Good Morning Patricia....the quilting is really flattering to this piece...a lovely christmas runner...oh yes you certainly captured the holiday season....ok, so it is few days away..wink

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  29. I have done hand embroidery and love the finished look of it. I think your table runner is beautiful; love the holly fabric and FMQ you did. It's super.

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  30. What a great table runner. Your quilting is lovely. Embroidery is so much fun and a relaing project. Love it working on handwork in the evening.

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  31. Love the table runner and the quilting on it is beautiful. Love the blog hop and will be showing mine on the 8th. Thanks for having a give away.

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  32. I love hand work, it is so relaxing for me. Lovely runner and the fabric combo is beautiful.

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  33. Love this pattern, it looks as if it would be a fairly quick one. I'm always doing embroidery, it's very relaxing. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  34. I am a new follower by email.
    lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  35. Beautiful table runner and quilting!!!

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  36. Lovely runner and I like that it is reversible too! I always admire the embroidery that I see on many blogs and would love to take a stab at it!!! Thanks for the chance!

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  37. Awesome runner and quilting!

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  38. I do follow and love to combine stitchery and quilt projects.Thanks for sharing!!

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  39. You created a beautiful table runner and your quilting IS great !

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  40. Such a lovely traditional pattern that still pleases the eye. I love it. And your quilting is beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  41. Beautiful runner! and your quilting is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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  42. I know a few embroidery stitches, but I've never attempted a large project - I'd love to try!

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  43. Great runner!
    I haven't done much embroidery but I always take some when we go on holiday!

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  44. What a beautiful table runner! Great job!
    Yes, I LOVE hand embroidery!

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  45. gorgeous table topper...beautiful work

    thanks for the lovely giveaway too. I have done hand stitching in the past I know most of the basic stitches.

    thanks
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  46. gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  47. Beautiful table runner, your quilting is fantastic! I love all things quilting, embroidery, sewing :)

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  48. I'm also a happy follower :)

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  49. I have done embroidery but have not incorporated any into a quilt yet.

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  50. I am a follower on Bloglovin.

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  51. I have done quite a bit of cross stitch in the past. I also have done some hand quilting.

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  52. I have done some cross stitch but never embroidery. I am going to be taking some classes this fall so I can do a quilt with redwork blocks.

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  53. Oh my goodness, that is just beautiful...love the pattern and the fabric. Your quilting is lovely, too! I started to do hand embroidery last year and have learned to love it. :O)

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  54. I love the table runner and especially the name, since I was raised in MN. My grandma taught me to embroider when I was about 8-9 years old. I embroidered on many pillow cases and then grandma would make a crochet edging for them, I still have a few of them after all these years.

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  55. Beautiful runner! I love doing hand embroidery...it's so relaxing!

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  56. Love your beautiful table runner. I do some hand embroidery. I enjoy having hand work while watching tv.

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  57. Beautiful, and it looks great with your plant. It's really a year round runner! Wonderful quilting!

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  58. Very pretty runner. I love the quilting.

    I don't do hand embroidery, but I am hoping to learn. I do hand quilt though, so maybe that will help when I get the chance to try.

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  59. Love the runner and the pattern. i love hand embroidery. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  60. Your topper is lovely...it is going to make your table very elegant looking this season. I love how you did your quilting. I do hand embroidery, I am presently working on a red work quilt with 9 different embroidered flower blocks.

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  61. Great looking table runner and the quilting is wonderful!

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  62. Gorgeous table runner! I did some embroidery for the first time in forever for the Stitch It Up Hop last winter and really enjoyed it.

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  63. Great runner! Love Batiks!!!
    You FM quilting is really nice!

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  64. I have not done any hand embroidery in years! I still love the old fashioned look of it though...I loe the tablerunner and the quilting is fantabulous!

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  65. Your runner is just beautiful and I love the quilting on it. I am a follower.

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  66. I do enjoy embroidery. My grandmother taught it to me when I was young.

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  67. I used to do a lot of hand embroidery. And cross stitch. I especially loved crewel embroidery. All this was before I discovered what FUN quilting was! Now I do more free motion embroidery, and machine applique. I have an embroidery machine but don't pay much attention to it. I enjoy my free motion stuff better!
    I'm getting a longarm this year and am very enamored of the Innova. How do you like yours? Correction... How much do you love yours? I'm looking at the 26" with LS and haven't decided about Autopilot yet. I'm dealing with Doug Chapman from Accomplish Quilting in MI. Would really love to hear form you about your machine!
    Love your runner too and I *DO* hope to win the pattern, it's so dang cute!

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  68. I loved your tablerunner. I do love to hand embroider. I keep it with me and when I have to wait somewhere I pull it out and do as much as I can while waiting. Two birds with one stone so to speak. I really love that giveaway you have, hoping to win.

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  69. I am a follower of yours from a ways back. Love your project!

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  70. I have a lovely Christmas crewel embroidery wallhanging that I take out every December. The kids fight over who will inherit it after I'm gone! I enjoyed every stitch and I think it shows.

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  71. I have been a happy follower of yours for many months now. I think I follow you through Bloglovin' but I can't be sure. I get emails whenever you put up a new post and I read every one.

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  72. I have done a lot of hand embroidery over the years. Just finished a wedding gift that was embroidered.

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  73. Great stitching! I will be a part of Jane's embroidery hop, so I am working to relearn my stitches! Thanks for sharing!

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  74. I have just started to get into hand embroidery. So far it has been fun.
    tvbart@charter.net

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  75. Love the table runner. Your quilting is so lovely this could be a reversible piece. I do some embroidery, generally around the holidays.

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  76. Lovely table runner! Love the quilting. Yes I have done stitching many times before...quite relaxing.

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  77. Beautiful table runner. Love the quilting design you used.

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  78. Great pattern for a table runner and beautiful quilting. Neat fabric too.

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  79. Lovely table runner....wonderful job.

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  80. Yes I am a bloglovin follower

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  81. Beautiful table runner. Well done.
    Yes, I love hand embroidery except counted cross stitch(because my eyes aren't good enough for it).
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  82. I am a follower of your lovely blog.

    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  83. What a lovely quilted runner. I especially love the FMQ on it....it is just gorgeous. Tha tis gonna be loved for many years to come

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  84. I have done some hand embroidery but my stitches aren't very smooth. Some more practice would surely help. I'm glad you showed us the back of your table runner as the quilting is gorgeous! tkmattson@hotmail.com

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  85. Your table runner is absolutely beautiful, Patricia. I love the fabrics and the design. And the quilting-WOW!. You are really getting good. You did a wonderful job!
    I love to do hand embroidery. I think it really adds a special touch to any project. I really like to do embroidery on baby quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  86. Oh yes. I seem to always have some hand embroidery going. I like redwork and sashiko. My MIL got me started many years ago with crewel embroidery.

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  87. I follow you through GFC/Bloglovin.

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  88. I just started doing some hand embroidery. Not too many projects yet but it is fun. I would like to do more.

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  89. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I am now following you via Bloglovin

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  90. Hiya Patricia!!! What a lovely table runner, and the quilting is spectacular. I used to do embroidery, and cross-stitch, and more garment sewing. I've just gotten back into my sewing, and it's been much too long. I made some pillowcase dresses for my sister to take on her medical missionary trip to Haiti last month, and she loved them. We've got plans to do more for her next trip in February. I'm working on my first quilt right now---am so anxious about that at the moment, but so far, so good. Thanks so much for sharing and for having the giveaway. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  91. Hiya Patricia!!! I just signed up to follow you by email. Thanks so much for sharing and for having the giveaway. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  92. Patricia, you did a great job on your table runner. At first glance I thought it might be Minnesota Hot Dish but then you confirmed it, LOL. Love the holly that you quilted in the piece. I am an avid stitchery person, currently have a series of basket blocks started as well as a Halloween piece, supposed to a runner but I want it in a small row quilt. NOT this year though.

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  93. following from a previous hop and on sage feeds. THX for the giveaway opportunity. Enjoy your featured day!

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  94. What a beautiful project -- LOVE the back, too! I embroidered a lot as a child and young woman but not so much recently. I've been thinking I should get back into it because it's so nice to have a portable project. :)

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  95. Lovely project. I do hand embroidery. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  96. That is a very pretty runner. I do love hand embroidery and I think I am going to try a project with long and short stitches.

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  97. What a great table runner.
    I'd love a chance at the pattern and floss.

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  98. Very beautiful runner and the quilting is wonderful. I did embroider many years ago but have been thinking about doing it again

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  99. I am working on a few embroidery projects right now. My grandmother taught me to embroider when I was a little girl and just lately I have started to enjoy the hand work again. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  100. That's a beautiful runner and our quilting it just awesome.

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    1. addition to above comment as I neglected to say that it's been a long time since I've done any hand embroidery. I used to do it all the time when I was younger.

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  101. I am already a follower of your blog via GFC

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  102. I love your table runner. It is beautiful. I started my first hand embroidery project today. It is blue work and is a snowman wall hanging. Thanks for sharing.

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  103. Wonderful table runner. I started off with cross stitch about 25 yrs ago. Moved on to learning more stitches after. I adore embroidery.

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  104. So beautiful!! Looks lovely on your table. Thanks for sharing. I have done a little embroidery in my day but would like to do more now that I see on all the blogs how pretty it is.

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  105. What a beautiful table runner Patricia and love the quilting! Thanks for sharing!

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  106. I have done hand embroidery and I love it. My current BOM only has me embroidering the stems so I wanted to try something more ambitious.

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  107. Love your table runner. I also do redwork during the summer months. Thanks for sharing your sweet projects.

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  108. Very nice, just speaks christmas. I used to embroider a lot, now I cross stitch and quilt. What I am working on depends on my mood, so I'll go back to it at some point.

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  109. I follow with GFC and Feedly.

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  110. Great runner and your quilting is lovely.
    It's been many years (decades) since I've done hand embroidery but I'm thinking I'd like to give it a try again.

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  111. I get an e-mail when you post, so via e-mail. Oh your quilting is wonderful. Love how well it turned out. Embroidery was one of the first things I was taught when I was young. After learning to sew on buttons.

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  112. Beautiful runner. I love the little flange. The view of your quilting from the back shows how nice it is. I haven't done a lot of embroidery, but would like to.

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  113. You have a beautiful reversible table runner. The quilting is so beautiful that is definitely reversible. We all have our personal preferences and batiks are not my favs, so I actually prefer the back. I do love the flange. Your runner is beautiful, though. I have done a little embroidery and would love to do more. I am accumulating a few patterns. You are always very generous with your giveaways.

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  114. I follow you with Google. Thanks for letting us know what the pattern for the table runner is, even though is might be difficult to find. I get frustrated when there is a project and then no clue as to a pattern. You are always very, very helpful. Thanks for participating. I am always anxious to see your creativity.

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  115. Yes I do embroidery and your table runner is great.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  116. I follow by email and I would love to win the pattern, thanks.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  117. I really enjoy hand embroidery and counted cross stitch. Great tablerunner...thanks for the chance to win.

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  118. Love the holly leaf quilting Patricia. I dabble in embroidery and would really love to make a redwork Christmas quilt someday.

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  119. I am a happy follower on Bloglovin

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  120. Patricia, your project is stunning. I love hand embroidery and I am always adding embroidery to my projects

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  121. I am already a follower of yours and enjoy my emails from you so much.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  122. I would love to be able to embroider. I have done anything like this before and you have just given me the perfect chance to learn something new. Thank you for the chance to learn and for the opportunity to win.

    SandiTimmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  123. Your table runner is beautiful. And it does look fabulous on your table. Thanks for sharing.

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  124. Beautiful tabletopper and great quiltting too.
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win ☺
    Bente

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  125. Love your quilting. So pretty. I have done some embroidery but am still definitely a beginner.

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  126. Very pretty table runner. I love the quilting.

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  127. What a darling table runner....and your quilting is beautiful

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  128. I love embroidering, but just don't find the time anymore, but have bought a couple of projects this past year I hope to get started on before the holidays.

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  129. Yes, I do hand embroidery. Thanks for sharing.

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