Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Blog Hop Day 2


It seems we have a problem with the templates not posting the right size.

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT TEMPLATES:
Click on the link to open template. Mine opens up at the top of the blog so you may have to scroll up. At the top of the template screen there is an arrow. (beside the word share) Click on it and download file to your desktop. Then print the templates from your desktop file. The page is 12" X 18 " so if you are using 8 1/2" X 11" paper you will have to tile. The bulb should mesure about 7 1/2" across.
So sorry about this. - Falls under the " too stupid to blog" category. :)

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. For those of you who do not know anything about me - probably most of you, you can read all about me on my bio, to your right.
I am really in "busy" mode as far as designing goes. I recently finished my fall 2010 line of fabric named Awesome. I named it Awesome because I think Autumn is our most awesome season. Look for this to arrive in stores in August.

My newest line of fabric to hit the stores is Essence.




#468 Let's Eat.

You still have time to make these placemats before Thanksgiving dinner.
They are quick and easy, as they use a pre-printed panel from the Essence line.




#462 Wind Power
This pattern is really quick and easy as it uses the stack and
slice method of piecing and an Essence Layer Cake.

Next to arrive will be La'Mour.



Followed by Nautical and Nice.



Frolic was introduced at fall market. It will be hitting the shops in January.



I also introduced 9 quick and easy wool projects.
Go to my Website http://www.piecesfrommyheart.net/ to check these out.
They are posted under "What's New".




Today is my day to be Project Designer.

Since we are all blogging about Christmas it has put me in the gift
giving spirit. So today my gift to everyone visiting my blog is this tablemat - which my graphic artist named Bulb-a-licious.



Some assembly required.
Well maybe more than some.
Well okay, I guess you have to make the whole darn thing yourself.
But…. It takes just a few hours to make.
And….
The pattern is free. (Okay I guess my gift to you is the pattern.)
find the template here.



The instructions you will find below.



This projects uses fabrics from my Crazy 8 line of fabric.
Wool felt is used for the applique.



Finished size: 20" X 27"

Things you will need:
1/2 Yd. cream dot fabric (background) Moda #17460-13
1/4 Yd. green plaid fabric (borders) Moda #17458-26
1/4 Yd. red dot fabric (top border and binding) Moda #17460-21
Red wool (bulb)
Green wool (holly and dots)
Gold wool (bulb top)
7/8 Yd. jumbo off white rick rack
2/3 Yd. fabric (backing) Moda #17454-12
Embroidery floss to match wool
Freezer paper
Disappearing marking pen

Cut the following:

Cream dot - 1 pieces 14 1/2" X 16 1/2" (background)
Green plaid - 2 pieces 3 1/2" X 16 1/2" (side borders)
2 pieces 3 1/2" X 20 1/2" (top and bottom borders)
Red dot - 1 piece 5 1/2" X 20 1/2" (top border)

Embroidery
1. Using a disappearing marker, trace the bulb hook onto background fabric.
2. Using 6 strands of red embroidery floss and a backstitch, embroider hook.




Appliqué
1. Trace bulb, bulb top and holly onto the dull side of freezer paper.
2. Iron each object onto the appropriate color of wool.
3. Cut objects out one traced lines.
4. Cut a piece of rick rack a little bigger than your bulb.
5. Pin rick rack to the center of the bulb, turning raw edges to the back of the bulb.
6. Using three strands of red embroidery floss, and backstitch, stitch rick rack to bulb.


7. Pin all wool objects in place.



8. Using 2 strands of matching embroidery floss and a tack stitch, appliqué each object in place.
9. Using 3 strands of green embroidery floss and a backstitch, embroidery veins in holly.



Green Borders
1. Stitch a border piece to each 16 1/2" side of the background.
2. Stitch a border piece to the top and bottom of the background.



Red Dot Border and Rick Rack
1. Cut a piece of rick rack long enough to fit across quilt.
2. Pin rick rack in place over seam allowance.
3. Pin red dot border in place over rick rack. Stitch in place.


Back, quilt and bind your quilt as you please.


The topic for the day is: Special food/cookie you made as a kid or was tradition.

Every Christmas my mom would make "soft" popcorn balls. Other peoples were more hard and crunchy. (Oh no is this starting to sound like the Saturday Night Live "Schweddy Balls" episode???) I certainly hope not!

I preferred mom's popcorn balls and every year I make these popcorn balls.

Please read the recipe carefully. I have a friend who tried this recipe, but she misread the directions. She thought she needed to pop 6 quarts of popcorn. She had grocery bags full of popped popcorn sitting all around the kitchen. Just as she was running out of room to put the popped popcorn, her husband walked in and set her straight. I have always wondered how she thought one bag of melted marshmallows would cover all of that popcorn????

Mom's Popcorn Balls

6 quarts of popped popcorn
1 lb. bag of large marshmallows
1/4 C. sugar
1 stick butter
1 C. red and green M&Ms - Optional (mom did not do this - it is something I added.

Pop popcorn
Salt popcorn

Place marshmallows, butter, and sugar in a bowl. (Do not add the M&Ms)
Cook in microwave until melted, stopping to stir a couple of times.

Pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the popcorn and stirred until evenly coated.
If you are adding M&Ms you have to wait a little while before adding them.
This is where it gets tricky - do it too soon and your M&Ms melt - wait to long and you will have one huge popcorn ball stuck in your bowl. Good luck.

Wet hands with cold water and form into balls.
Wrap in cellophane and tie with a ribbon or fabric scrap.



Be sure to check in tomorrow. The Project Designer is Terry Atkinson. I can't wait to see what fun project she will be making. http://www.terryatkinson.typepad.com/

The topic of the day will be - Gifts, a story about a favorite gift received or given.

Happy Hopping.

From my heart,

Sandy

624 comments :

  1. Love this little mat, fantastic gift for my co-workers. The popcorn balls are cute too - haven't seen those for a while. Our food tradition here is Swedish Almond bars,I have to make about 7 batches just to keep up with my family.
    Liz in CT

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  2. I love it. I wanted to be the first to see what you designed and now can't wait to make it. I'll have to start in the morning because I am so tired. Thank you thank you. The popcorn balls look good too!

    MAUREEN in Calgary

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  3. Thank you so much for the super sweet table mat pattern! I will be making a couple of these for Christmas :-) And the popcornballs sound delicious!

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  4. First to comment, great!! I like this project, looks easy, perfect for me that I am always in a hurry finishing things for Christmas.

    I can't download the templates, but I'll figure out something.

    Regards from Spain

    Vero

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  5. Thank you for participating in this Christmas Blog Hop. What a great idea. I love the quick project emphasis. Also, thank you for sharing the recipe. I am just beginning to get into the wool applique and am really liking it. It is another tactile part of the quilting/sewing experience for me.

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  6. Thank you for the table mat project. I do appreciate the quick project suggestions. I am just getting into the wool applique additions to my quilting. It is another tactile appeal for me with my quilting. I do love your lines of fabric.

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  7. Thanks for a great pattern! I am off today and plan on making this, as soon as I straighten up my sewing room a bit!
    Thanks
    Dorothy

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  8. Good Morning!

    What a great way to start the day.
    Have everything to start this cute project

    Thanks

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  9. Dear Sandy, Thank you for the placemat projects. Nice use of rick rack. Enjoy a lovely autumn. Kathie L. from Allentown, PA

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  10. Darling ornament. Love the Rick Rack.

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  11. Love the use of ricrac on your projects - darling patterns - L'Amour is a stunner! Thanks for all you do!

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  12. How cute Sandy! I may try this one day...

    My family (my Mom, Dad, etc) used to make Popcorn Balls for Halloween (but we made it with Karo Syrup instead of marshmallows).
    =-)

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  13. Super cute project.....I have just start working with wool and love it ...this will be fun to make. The popcorn balls look great..thanks so much for the ideas and free pattern...

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  14. Sure it'll take some assembly, but a lot less than a real plum pudding, which seems to take forever to make...umm does that make me a quilter rather than a cook? Have I just lost my credibility?

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  15. Sew many projects! Sew little time! I hope to make one of these before Christmas. Thanks for the pattern.

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  16. What a cute project! Seeing Christmas projects is making me want to put my current one aside... at least until after Christmas. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  17. Love the project. Mine might end up as a wall-hanging :)

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  18. I love popcorn balls and never found a quick and easy receipe...thanks for sharing...

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  19. Such a cute table mat.... Sounds like a good project for today infact! Thanks so much.

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  20. Thanks for the great project. My coworkers look forward to seeing all my projects and will be thrilled when they get to take some home with them.

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  21. Great post, thanks for sharing. I've enjoyed your fabric and patterns for years but did not know you had a blog. I'll be back to read all your old posts so that I'm up to date. I'm also shy and red is also my favorite color.

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  22. I love the new fabric lines. I really don't know how you do all that you do!

    The tablemat is so sweet. Thank you!

    I have never heard of popcorn balls made with melted marshmallows. I always thought they had to be hard and crunchy! Thanks for the recipe.

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  23. Thanks for showing all your new lines. I really think the wool owl is cute! Popcorn balls is a great recipe. Thanks for the tablemat pattern, too! So much fun in one post!:) And Sandy, more people than you realize KNOW who you are:)And appreciate all the designing you do for quilters.

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  24. Thanks for the cute pattern. And for the recipe

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  25. What a cute project. I can't wait to make it!!!

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  26. Thanks for the cute project and the yummy recipe!

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  27. Is really beautifull... thanks for this great idea of sharing your creations.
    MercyBea

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  28. Can't wait to make this. I love the Fabric!

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  29. Thank you so much! I love the tablemat!

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  30. Oh yes! I love Bulb-a-licious! Very very cute....thanks for sharing!
    Monica
    ment1234@aol.com

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  31. The tablemat is gorgeous. Your instructions are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Thank you for the receipe AND the pattern. What a treat!

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  33. This is so cute!!! It'll look great hanging in the family room. Thanks for your generosity - and my daughters are very keen to make the popcorn balls! Thanks again.....piece.

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  34. Love it love it love it. Your new fabric and the freebie design. Thanks for the pattern.

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  35. Oh my that is too adorable. THANK YOU so much.

    This is the most fun ... love the way you guys are doing this Blog Hop + Giveaway.

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  36. Great project! I have not tried using wool so I'm anxious to try my hand at this one.Thanks Becky
    twgooch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Love the new fabric line and the pattern.

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  38. Proyecto Estupendo, gracias por hacerlo para todas nosotras, lo empezaré en breve.

    Desde Torremolinos, España os deseo Felices Fiestas Navideñas (ya queda menos)

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  39. I have been in need of a popcorn ball recipie! I am so glad you posted one. The placenats are very cute, I might just have to make some! Thank you!!

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  40. I love to find a small project where I can check off the fabrics that I have waiting to be used. These will be the perfect gifts for some folks on the list. I'm busy collecting the recipes .. it's fun to put together a collection of 'family' favorites.

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  41. Bonito diseño.
    Un saludo desde España.
    Olga

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  42. I can't get the pattern to download either. Could be my computer though.

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  43. Thanks for the pattern and the chance to sneak preview fabric lines. I do love fabric!

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  44. I posted previously under anonymous and am confused why I need to select a profile and what profile to choose. I do want credit for visiting all sites but dont know how to do it correctly for your site.

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  45. Very cute and the popcorn balls will most likely become a favorite with the kiddos.

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  46. Thank You. Can't wait to get started. Brenda

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  47. Gorgeous pattern!

    Hope you'll submit your recipe to the Quilter's Cookbook I'm putting together too.

    http://quiltinggallery.com/quilters-cookbook/

    Cheers,
    Michele

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  48. This is too cute...love it..thanks for sharing..hugs Khris in Oz

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  49. Love the table mat idea. They are just the right size project for me

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  50. Hola, Sandy!!! MUCHAS GRACIAS!!! Bulb-a-licious es un bello diseño y Ud. ha hecho un magnífico tutorial, con fotos y explicaciones muy detalladas! No pude descargar el archivo PDF, pero se ve fácil de recrear y el combinarlo con bordado lo hace divertido! Felicitaciones por su línea Awesome! Es realmente deliciosa y sus diseños increíbles! Espero que tenga una bellísima semana y que el lanzamiento de sus telas en el Otoño de 2010 sea maravilloso, ya que son increíbles! Un fuerte abrazo!

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  51. Love the table mat...how cute..

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  52. Thank you for the great project and the recipe. This is such a treat.

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  53. I love the table mat! Thanks so much.
    My mom made a 3 layer coconut cake at Christmas time, and now thinks I should be sure to have one for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and especially her birthday. But, now she wants coconut poundcake. She is a wonderful lady who is now dealing with latter stages of Parkinson's disease.

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  54. Ohh I just have to tell you I love your Frolic range...I need that panel....I LOVE that panel. I think you should have a giveaway and I should win it...LOL...hugs Khris in Oz...lol

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  55. What a cute and easy project! Thanks so much for sharing this. The blog hop is so much fun!

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  56. Sweet table mat - sweet popcorn balls, love em both. Actually I only tried making popcorn balls once, like rice krispie treats.... im just not fast enough, I guess!! These being soft, I may accomplish them!! Love your fabrics and can hardly wait for the nautical and nice - I do a lot of Americana, and those fabrics will be perfect for me!! thanks Sandy!!

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  57. Love the applique and rick rack - do you not adore big rick rack! What fun this is.

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  58. Great looking pattern... thanks! Popcorn balls are a real oldtime fav of mine... Dare I try to make them? I have this vision of one whopper of a popcorn ball! From Linda D

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  59. Wonderful colors! Can't wait to try both the pattern and the recipe!
    Colleen
    cdolphingirl2002(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. Love the cute project.
    Rita Frantz

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  61. Lovely seasonal table mat plus a NTM recipe. Thanks much

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  62. Can't wait to start on this cute tablemat. Cute and easy! Thanks for the free pattern! Also I love the new essence fabric line. the wind power pattern is great and I love love love the la'mour and frolic. Looking forward to those hitting the quilt stores!

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  63. That is too darn cute! Love all your designs!
    Marsha

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  64. Very cute! Can see how this pattern could be adapted to all sorts of projects.

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  65. Love your new patterns! I especially like the Wind Power pattern. Your project would make great gifts from my quilting buddies.

    Nancy E

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  66. I love this table topper! What a great quick & easy project. I might have to make 1 for myself and 1 to give! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  67. You are one of my very favorite designers. Gudrun had a wonderful idea with the blog hop. Thanks for the table mat pattern. I have 3 sisters who will love it. Keep up the good work. :)

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  68. What a cute pattern and especially so with the popcorn balls on top.

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  69. Can't wait to start! Thanks so much for the awesome pattern.
    I just need to get some ric rac and I'm on my way.
    I adore your autumn line and can't wait to see Awesome

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  70. Thank you for the quick project and participating in the blog. It's nice to expand our knowledge of designers and products. Can't get on our site, but will try later.

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  71. Love the project, should be able to get this done quickly.

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  72. Hi Sandy:

    Thanks for your pattern - it will be put on my list of To Do! Your fabric lines look very familiar; I'll need to check my stash, as I think I may already own several pieces. Love your popcorn recipe; I have a similiar one that I use, except instead of marshmallows, (I have celiac, and am on a gluten free diet), I use melted white chocolate, and then add sprinkles. I serve in martini glasses, or give the popcorn in martini glasses as a gift. Great for a hostess gift. Thanks again! I'll be sure to bookmark your site - it's great. Carmela in PA

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  73. This is adorble and a quick project for the holidays. Thanks

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  74. Your new fabric is gorgeous! The popcorn balls sound really yummy...I haven't had one of those since I was a kid!

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  75. Love the ornament mat! The small quick patterns are perfect for this time of year! Thanks!

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  76. Karen Sikes

    Cute ornament mat, the popcorn balls sound good also....

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  77. Sandy, thanks for the table mat project and I really like the tree ornament design on it! What a great idea to make popcorn balls with marshmallows - thanks for that recipe. Very much enjoyed your Christmas story .... such wonderful memories. K

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  78. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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  79. So cute! Thanks for the fun pattern!

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  80. I love the embroidery mixed into the quilting project. I will have to try your popcorn balls too, I have a different one that is also soft that my husband loves. Debbie Richards trscandia@msn.com

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  81. Great little mat, thanks for sharing with us.

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  82. What a great project! They are so cute! I can't wait for Frolic to come out too! It's my new favorite! Thanks very much!

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  83. Fun little project! The embroidery is awesome :-). Thanks so much for sharing this project.

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  84. Thank you for sharing! And yes, I saw that Saturday Night Live with Alex Baldwin and we still talk about it today. Mary Jane

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  85. Wow; another neat pattern. Gotta make this one too.
    Thanks!

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  86. The table mat looks easy and fun to make and the popcorn balls remind me of my own family tradition!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Marilyn

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  87. thanks! it's so wonderful! I'm sure I will start working on this lovely project soon ;-))

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  88. Todays project is adorable. I LOVE combining wool and fabric in projects. The popcorn balls sound delish. Thanks for sharing. Chris Green

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  89. So cute. Thanks for sharing the pattern with us.

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  90. Your tablemat pattern is so cute! Thank you for the pattern!

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  91. Way to cute not to make!! I love little fairly quick projects and I LOVE all your lines of fabric! Have a great day fellow Iowan!

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  92. Thanks for the pattern and the recipe. I'll have to try them both.
    Cindi

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  93. Thank you for sharing. I am enjoying the Blog Hop! Now to find time to make the cute projects before Christmas. I need more hours in the day!

    Randee

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  94. You always have such wonderful fabric lines. I love your Bulb-a-licious pattern. It's so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  95. Love the wool projects. So quick and fun to do.

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  96. Thank you so much for "Bulb-A-Licious."

    The popcorn balls are a wonderful addition to the charming table mat!!

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  97. Thanks for the great pattern and yummy recipe!

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  98. That is a very cute project. But then, I'm a sucker for any pattern that involves rick rack. Thanks for the helpful instructions!

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  99. I love the combination of the wool with the "regular" sewing! It's just too cute!

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  100. Love the name, bulb a licous! Very cute pattern. Thank you.

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  101. Thank you for the wonderful tablemat...I can't wait to get started.....

    Sharon G

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  102. I loved the tablemat and can't wait to make the popcorn with my grandchildren!

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  103. What an adorable wall hanging. Thank you so much for providing the pattern.

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  104. Cute design. Love what ideas you come up with.
    Thank you. Karin E

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  105. Oh, I love it! I'm a huge fan of your fabric collections and find myself constantly looking forward to the 'next' one. :-) Thank you for sharing!

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  106. Love this little table topper. And so easy! Thanks for the gift - even if I do have to make it myself! Love you fabrics! Merry Christmas!

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  107. Very cute! Love this design!!

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  108. Love the wall hanging,table mat....cannot wait till this weekend when i have time to make it. Will also be trying that popcorn ball recipe.
    thanks

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  109. Thanks for the cute pattern! Mary Ellen, mequilt1206@comcast.net

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  110. Thanks for sharing your pattern and recipe!

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  111. Absolutely adorable, I will have to make some of these.

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  112. Your essence line is gorgeous! i'm actually using tranquility in a quilt right now...and it's going to be AWESOME!

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  113. Thank you for such a darling little table mat.
    I just love hand embroidery. Thanks for all that you do to encourage our creativity!!

    Hallie

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  114. Great pattern! Thanks. This is such a great way to "meet" designers:)

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  115. I also just started with wool and find it to be fun and relaxing

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  116. Love the ornament, Thanks for the freebie - off to make one...

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  117. Thanks for the cute project and the popcorn ball recipe. Both look like they are keepers!

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  118. Will be printing off the mat pattern (as soon as I get some ink)!! Also, (even this early in the morning) those popcorn balls sound really good and will be saving that recipe. Thanks

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  119. Great project, now just to find the time to make one.. or two...! Thanks for sharing! You are so taleneted and I'm so excited you have a blog!!!!

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  120. Ooooh! I love it. I've never tried applique but this might be the perfect start!

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  121. Bulb-a-licious is just as cute as its name. Thanks!

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  122. What a cute ornament. I love the rick rack and the wool applique together.

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  123. So glad to have found your blog through one of the other CCC designer's blogs I have read for a while now. You are my very favorite fabric designer. I am drawn to your fabric lines in quilt shops and then I find out you are the designer. I think you are awesome and I am little star struck just commenting on your blog. I know, so dorky but I can't help it!

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  124. Thank you! What fun this is! Can't wait to make it! The popcorn balls look like fun, too! Appreciate your generosity in sharing! :O) Bari Jo

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  125. Love the pattern and design! Thank you. I love anything with rick-rack!

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  126. Thank you so much for the oh so kute table mat project and the popcorn ball recipe! Both are a must make for my holiday table!

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  127. Love the wool project for today! Thanks! And what a quick project. Think I may just do the ornament and maybe use it as the front of a card or something. It would also look great on the front of a sweatshirt or sweater.

    And all that popcorn...love popcorn!!! Anyway, next time your friend needs to bake lots of cookies to send to friends. Popcorn makes a great filler.

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  128. What a cute placemat. Popcorn balls, yummm, but my crowns don't like them.

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  129. What a fun little mat to make for the table. I really like the frolic quilt and am off to check out your new wool patterns.

    Debbie

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  130. The Christmas "bulb" is fantastic. Can't wait to give it a try. And, as Linda said, it would look good on so many things. The recipe sounds great, too. We love popcorn! Sweetened with marshmallows even better. This blog run is so much fun. Have never tried it before but this is most certainly a good place to start. Thanks, everyone.

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  131. This is way cute. I will need to add this to my list of things to do.
    Thanks
    Regena

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  132. Love the tablemat! Crazy Eight is one of my favorite fabric lines this year.

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  133. That is adorable. I know about you since I have been subscribed to your blog for a while and I have a ton of your fabrics. Gobble Gobble just came off the machine and Essence is going on it. I can't wait for L'Amour and Frolic is so darn cute. Thanks for the sweet pattern.

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  134. I must admit this is one of the best blog ideas to date. I so enjoy reading about everyone, projects, and recipes. The stories are so heart warming. Thank you!

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  135. the nautical quilt is so up my alley! love it, and love popcorn balls! thanks for the inspiration.

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  136. Wow, it is only Day 2 of the blog hop and you all are off to a great start. Can't wait to check in every day to see what you all have designed next.
    Can't wait to make your "Bulb-a-licious"
    Thank you for a great pattern

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  137. What a great idea for a quick gift. I'll have to add a few to my "to-do" list. Thanks

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  138. Gracias Sandy por su proyecto, me gusta mucho, parece rápido y fácil.
    Le agradezco todas las instrucciones que ya imprimi. No he tenido problemas con la descarga solo le tardado segundos.Un abrazo

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  139. lovely, Sandy, thank you. simple and stunning, just the perfect combination :-)
    Kristina

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  140. All of your new designs are so cute.....I don't know where to start! Thank you for the Bulb tutorial!

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  141. Love this design! Great gift idea! Thanks so much!

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  142. Cute project. Thank you.


    Darlis

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  143. Bulb-a-licious is a great way to help celebrate the season! Thank you!
    ...Maretta

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  144. I love the table mat. I can't wait to make some. My gang will love it! The popcorn balls will be a major hit with my kids, including the biggest one(my hubby)! :-)

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  145. Fun-Fun-Fun. I love the table mat...and the fabric choice...and the popcorn balls. Thanks for a great project.

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  146. Just love the holiday placemates. I enjoy having the wool and the rick rack adding fun to a project. My Mom used to make popcorn balls with marshmallows. I will have to try the m & m's with them. Thanks for the holiday fun.
    Karen M

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  147. thank you for the wonderful cheery design

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  148. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. Very creative and colorful!

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  149. This is so cute. I'm really getting into the Holiday spirit.

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  150. This is way cute and looks pretty simple. I love the ric-rac look!

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  151. Sooo darling~~~ and now I want a popcorn ball!

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  152. what a cute project. I love it.

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  153. Great little mat looks pretty easy and would make a nice girl for a friend.
    And your patterns of the quilts were lovely. Thanks for sharing all this.

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  154. Thank you so much for the cute pattern. Can't wait to make it. And thank you for the Christmas Blog Hop-----it is really revving me up for gift giving!

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  155. Thank you for the "Bulb-a-licious" table mat pattern. My mom always made popcorn balls and they where soft also, maybe I'll try the m&m's because now you can buy single colors and would'nt have to buy 20 bags lol.

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  156. Great Christmas pattern. Love the ornament. Thank you. Can't wait to find your new line in stores. So pretty.

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  157. Very cute!!! Can I just tell you that I've been drooling over Frolic since you gave us sneek peeks before market. I can't wait.

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  158. Thanks for the pattern and the recipe.

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  159. I love this pattern. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. I have had a lot of fun following your blog and I love your fabric.

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  160. Lovely mats. Good stocking stuffers. How is it possible to print the patterns without having to use so many sheets. Used 17 sheets yesterday. There must be a way to make the patterns more compact. Have a great day

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  161. Such a cute and simple mat. Thanks for sharing.

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  162. Sooooo Cute, thank you so much for sharing. I am having so much fun with this hop. Can't wait to get up in the morning.

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  163. What an adorable project! Looks cute and fun! Thank you for sharing!

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  164. Love the table mat and the name "Bulbalicious" is sooo cute! I'll be making a couple of these! Thank you for inspiring us with the blog hop! Gets the old creative juices flowing and puts us into a "gotta make something" mode!

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  165. Bulb-a-licious - what a great project! Thanks for the popcorn ball recipe. Love your new line too!

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  166. Super cute mat!! This is definately on my list to make. I love your patterns and fabric lines! Thank you so much!

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  167. Love it! So cute and I can't wait to start! Thanks for sharing

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  168. It is a nice project. Now finding time to make it.

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  169. I love wool felt! This, as well as the sute projects on your web page, look like a ton of fun! Thank you

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  170. So many fun things on this post...I love seeing the new lines and patterns...love the project for the Blog Hop...must make a couple of those for gifts...and can't wait to make the popcorn balls too...with M & M's!!!

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  171. I do like this project. Plan to make it for a christmas gift for my DIL. Looks like something she would like. Pat A

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  172. Q: What did you learn in shcool this morning?
    A: Sharing!

    Remember that TV commercial; well apparently you do, so thanx!

    Di Geer

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  173. What a fun idea! I hope I will have time to do it before Christmas! The projects are stacking up! My favorite treat around the holidays is a delicious nut roll that my Great Grandmother used to make. I think I'll attempt it this year!

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  174. I love all your fabric designs and thank you for the table mat pattern. Caryl W

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  175. Very cute. Yet another project to add to my "must make" list. Thank you for sharing.

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  176. The pattern is adorable. I won't be able to start it today as my kitchen is being pulled apart. The roof leaked, so we have an insurance claim. I bookmarked your blog and will be back to visit later. Thanks again. Marion in BC

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  177. Thanks for the free project! For sure I'm going to try your popcorn balls. What a funny story about your friend! Good thing you gave us the heads up on the directions. Ha Ha Ha! :)

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  178. What a great little pattern, cute. Thank you for sharing it with us all :o)

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  179. Very nice table mat. I enjoyed your other photos, too. I have two friends who are "owl" nuts....they will like that woolen owl project you pictured above!

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  180. I love the table mat. Have never worked with wool. This table mat looks like a good place to start.. Can't wait to make the popcorn balls for my granddaughter and her friends.
    Meg

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  181. Thanks for the tutorial! P.S. I love Frolic :)

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  182. sandid71@hotmail.comNovember 10, 2009 at 10:24 AM

    Hi thankyou for the cute table mat they will be such a great gift for the ladies I quilt with every week at church. Might even try the popcorn balls but my grandsons are alittle young for them. I am really enjoying the gifts that you aand the other designfers are giving to us so freely. God Bless Sandra
    Sandid71@hotmail.com

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  183. What a clever, quick-ish project to make! This is definitely going on my to-do list - THIS WEEK!

    Thanks so much for sharing all of the new patterns and coming-soon patterns. I'm already rationalizing starting some new projects... ongoing large projects benefit from being set aside for awhile, doncha think??

    Tracy in SW WA
    FiberBabble

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  184. I believe that is the same recipe my mom uses for her popcorn balls. and you are right,,, they are the best!
    Thanks for the lovely little project instructions!

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  185. What a quick and easy project - was just about to sort through my wool felt anyway - all the more motivated now! Thanks Sandy
    Janet in Nova Scotia where it's getting colder

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  186. What a cute little table mat! And the popcorn balls make my mouth water for the ones my mom used to make!! I'm thinking I will make this but as a pillow instead of a tablemat. It will compliment the fabric that I am using to make Gudrun's pattern. :-)

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  187. The popcorn story is funny! Thanks for the free table mat directions, very cute!

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  188. Pretty darn cute! This will be a PERFECT hostess gift during the holidays. THANX!

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  189. I love your projects. The felt ones are adorable. Where does anyone find time and places to display all these wonderful projects.
    Your fabrics are Wow.
    It really makes my day coming to check out these blogs.Very cute and easy Xmas table mat, Thanks.

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  190. Thank you for the quick project!

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  191. I love the mix of embroidery, fabric and wool. This looks like it could be fun to alter a bit and put on one of those plain brown gift bags!

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  192. Thank you for the cute pattern. I love all your fabric lines!

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