Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Blog Hop Day 9

Hello, welcome to Day 9 of the Cross Country Quilt Designer's Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop.





On the 7th day (hump day) I was going to do a give away - but I forgot. Last night I was doing my blog at home and didn't have the image of my give away, so today we will have a give away.
Anyone commenting on my blog will be in a random drawing to win this:





Crazy 8 Charm Pack

(Forty-five 5" squares)

And....

This Pattern


Today's featured designer is: Sherri from This 'N' That.
I wonder what project she has in store for us?
I think I will go here and find out.


Today's topic: A kid story, either about your kids if you have any or other kids, even yourself.

I will title this blog Abby's A-ha Moment.

Abby, our second child required very little sleep. Trust me the child never slept.
One Christmas Eve, Bruce and I were nodding off in the family room, while waiting for Abby to go to sleep so we could play Santa. After what seemed like forever, I tip-toed upstairs to see if all were sleeping. Anthony, of course, had been sleeping for hours. Next room, Abby's, yes she is finally asleep. I tip-toed down stairs to give Bruce the go ahead.

As he was carrying the presents from the garage to the house he happened to look up, only to see our Dear Abby standing at her bedroom window.

My question to Bruce - What did you do? His answer - I waved.

I'm not sure how many years Abby had been watching us carry the presents in the house, but I'm pretty sure this was not the first time.

It reminds me of this Norman Rockwell picture.






Norman Rockwell is one of my favorites.




This is another one of my favorites.
Nobody could paint an expression like NR.
Hands and feet are very difficult for me to draw.
Not for Norman Rockwell - just look at those toes!


I love to read stories about kids, so I am off to read the other designer's stories. You should check them out too. Just follow the links below. Don't forget to leave a comment, we love to hear from you.

GE Designs, Pieces of My Heart, Atkinson Designs, Pat Sloan, Anka's Treasures,
Rosebud's Cottage, Linda Lum DeBono

Be sure to stop by tomorrow - make a comment and you might win a prize.
Tomorrow's designer is: Carrie Nelson from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company.
Tomorrow's topic is: Favorite Gift From a Child.

Some of you had questions about the commenting so I just want to clarify: To be eligible for the grand prize you need to comment on each designers project post. You don't have to do it on the exact day that it is posted, just make sure you comment on all the blogs before the hop ends. So if you missed commenting on my project day, which was Day 2, just scroll down until you get to that post and post your comment now.
Happy Hopping.

From my heart,

Sandy

200 comments :

  1. I love your recent blog posts and the great stories. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. oh what a great story, your Abby so reminds me of me. I can't remember sleeping more than 5 hours a night since I was little, little and even now only when I'm sick do I sleep more than 4 most nights. We had to do something, right! LOL
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway,,,,those fabs are waaaayyyyy yummy!

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  3. I have really been enjoying reading the Christmas memories what a great idea this was.
    Oh I love snowmen and would love to make this little quilt to hang in our home all winter long and the fabrics well thats a bonus, love that red!
    thanks!!!!
    Kathie

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  4. I have been loving the stories and memories shared on the CCC blogs! Thanks for ALL the fun. ; )

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  5. These Christmas projects and stories etc. are a great idea. Thanks for all the enjoyment they're giving.

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  6. I'm loving these kids' stories. Your husband's "I waved" cracked me up. I probably would have done the same thing. Thanks for all the great stories and also for hosting the giveaway. Adorable pattern!

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  7. I look forward every morning to read these blogs. These blogs are too much fun.

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  8. Hi Sandy..!!
    Que lindas historias cuentan todas, es muy entretenido visitarlas, y sus diseños son fantásticos...
    Gracias
    Besos

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  9. Love reading your blog and seeing all the pictures. This Blog Hop has been fun. Keep on designing great fabric lines - love them.

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  10. I love you fabric lines.
    HOpe I win the FQ's :)
    Dorothy in IL

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  11. Thank you for the give away and the blog hop. I look forward to getting out of bed and getting my cup of coffee and turning on the computer.

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  12. Well what else could he do but wave!! What a little stinker. ha ha this is a great story. All the stories have been so much fun to read. Thanks for the give away.

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  13. Very cute story! Thanks for the delightful giveaway - keeping my fingers crossed as I love this pattern and fabric. Sigh!

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  14. What a nice story . . . you never quite know what those kids are up to! Please include me in your wonderful giveaway. - Marlene

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  15. I remember being that child watching my parents put the presents under the tree and being so incredibly disappointed that it wasn't Santa. Such a long, long, long time ago but I still remember how I felt.

    I LOVE crazy 8 fabric and the pattern is adorable!!

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  16. Love the Crazy 8 line - the colors are great!

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  17. What a great story! I'm enjoying all these kid stories - what special memories! dsb448@att.net

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  18. I've loved reading the Christmas posts and seeing all the great projects. This giveaway looks wonderful.

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  19. Love your story, and the Norman Rockwell pictures!

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  20. Aww! Great story! Thanks for the blog hop!
    Colleen

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  21. I have one that doesn't sleep as well. She slept for the first 8 weeks of her life and hasn't slept since...and she's 15! She knew the truth about Santa long before our other two did!

    Love the fabrics and pattern...this blog hop has been fabulous!

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  22. I love your Brrr pattern, hope I win!

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  23. Am loving reading the blogs during this christmasfest.

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  24. You just gotta love Norman Rockwell. Christmas is my favorite holiday so I hope I win you giveaway. Thanks.

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway. Love your work.

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  26. Oh my goodness what a cute story! I so love your Charm pack pattern. It is adorable. Thanks for having a giveaway :-)

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway. As I have been reading each blog everyday I have tried to think of memories also. Some days are much harder than others. Every blogger is doing such a great job! FUN!

    Randee

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  28. People seem to be dragging a bit, as you say, "hump day". Who would think having fun could become a chore? Thanks for doing this however, fun just for us in this hectic time!!


    prairierose72000@yahoo.com

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  29. Christmas memories are among the best. Here's to many more!
    Kathie L.

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  30. Ooh, I love that snowman pattern! so cute!

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  31. I love the snowman pattern and charm squares - they could find a good home at my house

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  32. One Christmas we had needed to walk out to the shed for some reason. That morning, the boys saw the footprints and KNEW Santa had been by. LOVE the excitement of children at Christmas!

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  33. Beautiful story! And thank you for the generous giveaway.
    Courtepointe

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  34. Had a chuckle over your Abby story. Appreciate that you're sharing your memories and talent with us. K

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  35. Great story! Love your blog too. :D

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  36. I love the story, and the NR pictures to go along with it. Thank you for sharing family holidays with us!

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  37. Thanks for sharing all the great stories. I have really been spending too much time reading and hopping! Thanks also for the chance at another great giveaway!
    I love the fabric and the pattern!

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  38. Love the stories and thanks for the chance to win that charm pack. I've been eyeing it recently.

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  39. Love the fabric- but adore the pattern... I've been doodling it for days... Throw my name in the bucket....Thanks

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  40. I've made this little cutie for my shop! He is really adorable and everyone loves him! I love your designs and your ideas. They are so fun! Thanks again for sharing your talents with us!

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  41. Great story. My DIL is now grappling with the idea that her oldest may be on to the truth about Santa--it's a sad day when parents have to cross that line and reveal the truth, but it happens in every family. We still get gifts from Santa from my mother, who is 81. The magic never ceases.

    Elizabeth
    e(dot)eastmond(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I love those Rockwell paintings...I had never seen the second one I love it!

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  43. Oh Abby!! Cute story! My husband and I always have the best time sneaking around on Christmas Eve putting the presents out. It makes us kind of giddy and giggly. He usually goes outside and jingles sleigh bells under their window when we are done getting the presents under the tree. Not too many years left for them to believe in Santa so we are having the most fun while we can. =)

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  44. Your Abby story is just great. Truth be told, I'm sure our kids have many stories about how they fooled us into carrying on the Santa tradition long after they "knew." Jane @ mccrthyj@aol.com

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  45. I wonder how many of our kids REALLY did see Santa putting the gifts under the tree but never said anything - from fear of not getting the presents or fear of getting trouble of not having been in bed...LOL

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  46. thanks for the great story and the chance to win that charm pack...

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  47. that is funny that Abbey was watching from the window... I can remember a year that I faked being asleep and heard my mom and dad wispering at my doorway if or not they should get the gifts out or not. :( I wish now I had been wide eyed to avoid learning the truth but I was too afraid of getting in trouble so I even put on a very realistic faint snore.

    thanks for the charm pack & pattern giveaway someone is gonna get lucky! ;)

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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  48. I have enjoyed all your little Christmas stories. Love the giveaway. I love the patterns you design that you can use a charm pack and make something up really quick.
    Mary

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  49. What a precious story! My brother and sister and I used to dig around in my parents' closet to see what 'Santa" was bringing.... Until my brother decided to show one of his friends while my mother was in the house.... Man, did he get into trouble! LOL

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  50. Oh I love that pattern and the fabric! Thanks for sharing your stories.

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  51. Kids are a lot smarter than we give them credit for, aren't they?? Remember when we were them?! I also love NR paintings, I feel like I live in a NR painting in this little town, I just love it!
    Looks like a super give away, count me in!!

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  52. I love your story about Abby! At least we have been blessed with children who are heavy sleepers, so as long as I can keep myself awake long enough, I don't have to worry about discovery LOL!! I also love your little giveaway - too cute. All of you have been so generous during this hop - thank you!

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  53. Have enjoyed reading all the stories, and reliving memories. Thanks. I really, really, love that snowman--and would give the patterna a very good home.

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  54. How fun is a giveaway.... I am having so much fun reading all the different stories...

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  55. I miss that part of Christmas, kids do make it all magical. I always had a locked room or hideaway for the kids presents, so they never saw any, and even when they got older, I would put the presents under the tree, but only a few and say that was it. Then on Christmas morning they would wake up to more under the tree. I can't believe they fell for that every year;)

    Debbie

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  56. My Mom and my best friend are both huge NR fans, you are right, he could capture an expression like no other!

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  57. Your story about Abby is so funny! My daughter was like that too, never slept. It used to drive me nuts. As soon as she hit her teen years she became a famous sleeper.
    Love, love, love that Crazy 8 and the pattern, too cute!
    Fingers crossed.

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  58. I have been eyeing that pattern for quite awhile now. I'd love to win it. Thanks for you giveaway. I love the story about your daughter Abby. I never caught Santa. I must have been too heavy a sleeper!

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  59. That was so cute. I got more creative every year as to the "Is there a SC?" question. I'm going to have to ask my daughter when she finally figured it out because I don't recall her ever catching me 'help' Santa.

    I just recently picked up some yardage from your Crazy eight line to make one of Carrie's Shnibbles pattern. I wanted a Xmas themed quilt so I was excited I found some at the Houston IQF. I also picked up a layer cake of Essence which I love too!

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  60. I remember as a kid seeing where the presents were hidden, WAY high on a shelf.....and figuring out a way to climb up there and look.

    It was the worst Christmas I ever had; having to act surprised and knowing what they were already.

    Taught me a good lesson.

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  61. Am loving this blog hop. I have been meaning to pick up that pattern, thanks for the chance.

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  62. how could you forget about a give away? I love your story. My oldest is not much of a sleeper but the baby is (Regi wakes up at 12, and if I don't catch it would stay up all day but then she's really up at 5. Hazel who's only 3 months old sleeps for 13 hours strait at night! go figure! I didn't know about santa until I was 12 or 13! yup, still am tottaly gullable

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  63. LOL I would've waved too! What else could he do? :-)) Thanks for the fun stories and nice giveaway!

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  64. Me gusta la historia que nos compartes, los hijos mios siempre trataban de saber cuales eran sus regalos, por el peso,por el ruido, otras veces con trampas,abrian los regalos y los volvian a cerrar.Picaros míos.
    Tenme en cuenta para tu regalo, seria fabuloso.

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  65. Absolutely love the Crazy Eight's line. It's my favorite Christmas line this year. The pattern is so super cute.

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  66. I would love to be entered to win the charm pack and pattern! I love the snowman. I've enjoyed your blog since you started; you're on my bloglines so I always see your new posts.

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  67. Oh, I'd forgotten how much I like Norman Rockwell. Those pictures brought a smile to my face. Love your fabrics and patterns.

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  68. One of our favorite card games as children was Crazy Eights...we have moved on to Canasta....but we do sit down as a family to play cards. So your fabric line is Crazy Eights....it looks bright and cheerful....I love bright and cheerful....pick me!!!!
    Monica
    ment1234@aol.com

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  69. Love your stories and your giveaway - thanks!

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  70. You have the cutest stories to tell-I'm really enjoying them!

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  71. That snowman pattern makes me smile every time I see it!!

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  72. I too love NR. Went to his museum in MA when we lived there and it was terrific.
    Also, thanks for the giveaway. Charm packs are great. I've taken to buying them instead of FQ's a lot lately. You can do a lot with the charm packs. Love the snowman as I kind of collect snowmen and snowmen patterns.

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  73. This blog hop/tour has been so much fun! And what a terrific giveaway! I've been looking for some "Crazy Eights" and haven't been able to find it in the stores anymore...great giveaway!

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  74. Hi Mom!

    Ha yes indeed dad did give me a wave that night; I can remember it plain as day. He was carrying a BIG box with gifts wrapped in sparkling wrapping paper.

    Ok here comes the truth....that was the only time I saw dad carrying gifts in, but one other time I was sitting at the top of the steps when you guys were putting the gifts under the tree.

    I think about every Christmas Eve after I had FINALLY fell asleep I would still wake up in the wee hours of the morning to go look to see if Santa had been there yet.
    I would sit at the top of the steps and peep down to see. If Santa had been there I was always waaaay too excited to go back to sleep.

    I can remember being “Crabby Abby” on a few Christmas mornings, maybe it was due to lack of sleep from all the excitement 8O)

    Sincerely,
    Your lovely (anti-sleep on Christmas Eve) daughter Abby

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  75. I'm also a huge Norman Rockwell fan!!

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  76. I love your fabric designs for Moda. I got turned onto them about 3 years ago and I seem to be able to spot your stuff without looking at the label. Thank you for the give-away. That would be awesome.

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  77. I loved that he waved. I'm curious though if Abby said anything about it the next morning. Does she remember this story too?? Norman Rockwell reminds me of being at the pediatricians office! great giveaway! shansen20@hotmail.com

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  78. That story is great! Love your fabrics

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  79. Cute story about Abby! I got the call at work this summer when the kids were home alone and Megan said "Reece says you are Santa and the Tooth Fairy". How do ya answer that one? Love reading your blog : )

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  80. I love the Brrr! pattern. My quilt shop was out of it when I was in the last time. I hope I win!
    Jaylene
    jaylene@beyondbb.com

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  81. such great stories from everyone--thanks for sharing

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  82. I was the youngest of the grandchildren on my moms side and so I always wanted to be like the older kids. they always had presents they had made in school for my grandma and I really wanted to give her something neat just from me so I took her favorite bathrobe and wrapped it up. Boy was she mad at me cause she couldnt find it for like 2 weeks but then she told me it was the thought that counts!

    --Hopeful I am the lucky winner!

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  83. I Love your kid story. :D It reminds me of one of my own kids. We couldn't put much past him. Thanks for sharing. I am enjoying this blog hop so much.

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  84. Love the Abby story. This blog hop has been so much fun!

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  85. Such cute story from you today - LOVE reading all these blogs!
    btw - that NR pic of the boy in front of the dresser - my pap-pap had a dresser EXACTLY like that one! I used to think one of my uncles had posed for the picture~!

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  86. Ugh! I remember those heart-stopping moments! Kids are capable of shortening our lives in so many ways, huh?

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  87. Adorable fabric and pattern. I, too, love Norman Rockwell. Those old cover illustrations are just amazing.

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  88. Oh, I love this give away. The fabric and pattern are so cute. I am in love with your old "All Things Christmas pattern #155" that you posted a pic of. It is so on my list of projects! I can't wait to order the pattern. It has been fun to discover new fav designers. Thank you for being part of the hop. We all are loving it! And all the projects and stories are wonderful.

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  89. Love, love Crazy 8 fabric line....and that pattern, too cute! Thanks for sharing these goodies for one of us!

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  90. love your crazy eight line!
    Patty
    pva13@comcast.net

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  91. Great story to share. Thanks. And I love that snowman quilt!

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  92. I'm excited about yet another give-away!! You girls sure are generous! Great stories, too!

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  93. I am so excited....I just found your blog! I have bookmarked the page and look forward to many hours of fun reading! Sylvia

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  94. Well, I'm loving the hop, I'm glad y'all did it again. I have made the "flowers for thee" and the "presidential pardon". I thought they were easy and so pretty.

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  95. Great story about your daughter - I am still laughing about your husband's response - 'I waved' - awesome. What else can you do? Thanks again for your generosity. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season. I am truly enjoying the blog hop....piece.

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  96. I love reading everyones Christmas stories, so fun! And what an awesome giveaway!

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  97. Your story reminded me of when my dad took me out somewhere on Christmas day and when we returned my mom told me Santa came by because he forgot to give me my teas set. I was so happy.

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  98. Cute story! Love the fabric and the pattern. Would love to win.
    Thank you.

    Darlis

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  99. What a great story! When I was young, the presents showed up under the tree as they were purchased. I was the gifted 'present wrapper'; I could wrap ANYTHING and make it look neat and tidy! So I always knew what was in each gift. My parents were not wealthy, and we reused Christmas paper until it was too crinkly and worn to hold together.

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  100. I love to read about kids stories, they're absolutely sweet and adorable, your comments are crowded, I'm one of them I'd like to win your prizes, I have a crush on snowmen and I love the fabric, please count me in! hugs!

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  101. What a cute story.....would love to win the giveaway.....the fabric AND the pattern are just so great! Thank you.

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  102. What a great story. I 'd love to win the giveaway. :)

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  103. My snail pace internet does not deter me from enjoying the blog hop and the great stories every day. So many wonderful patterns and give aways. Thanks so much!
    granny j

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  104. The little snowman is adorable, this has been so interesting to read all the different stories and see the accompanying pictures.

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  105. Thank you for the extra giveaway. I love charm packs, such a fun way to collect fabric.

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  106. What a great story! I am new to following blogs. But I have to am tell you how much I enjoying your Blog Hop. The projects that you are posting and especially the memories that are being shared. These things all bring us closer together and help us connect to one another. Thank you so much for allowing me to peak into your world.

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  107. The Abby story is so cute! I would love to entered in your giveaway today. I loved playing the card game Crazy 8's when I was a kid so bought a pack and thought my grandson would like it. He liked Slapjack better!:-) I can still hear him giggling when we would play it. :-)

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  108. Good story. I've got a one year old and am looking forward to these kinds of stories! Thanks for the extra giveaway. I always enjoy your patterns that go with your precuts. So cute!

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  109. Funny story. Seems that all of my friends with daughters named Abby are full of stories - more than for kids with other names. Imps. :-)

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  110. I just finished making the Moda Bake Shop Stockings from Crazy Eight and I love it. Would love to win the charm pack and pattern. Also love all the projects so far -- what a fun idea!!

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  111. Love the snowman pattern. I'd love to win it but I may just go buy it all I love it so much. I love your blog too!

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  112. I'd love to win the charm pack and pattern...I love snowmen and have been wanting to try my hand at quilting. :)

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  113. what a cute story! Thanks for sharing!

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  114. Funny story. I love Christmas!
    Pam

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  115. Love your snowman pattern. It has been so much fun reading everyone's Christmas stories. What a great way to warm up for the Holidays. I'd love to win the fabric and pattern. Thanks for all the goodies!

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  116. Love the charmpack and patterns!!

    also have really enjoyed the bloghop! so many interesting little projects to work on! When will i ever have time to get them all done!

    deanna gipson

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  117. I have a daughter just like that so your story made me smile.

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  118. Have been enjoying your stories...Christmas can be so fun.

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  119. I've been enjoying your designs for years! It's been really fun to read your stories. thank you so much. I do some designing myself, so know just how long it takes.

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  120. Sadly, I remember my "A-ha" moment all too well - which included a now infamous trip to the mall and a receipt. I love Norman Rockwell too! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  121. This is such a fun blog hop. It is nice hearing about all you great designers!

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  122. I collect snowmen. He would make a great addition to my collection. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  123. This blog hop has been so much fun! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity:) Love that pattern!

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  124. I love your kid story. Thanks for sharing memories with us. The snowman pattern and the fabric is beautiful. I hope this is my lucky day.

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  125. Fun story! Norman Rockwell is one of my favorites also. I used to collect anything Norman Rockwell, before I was married (& had money). I still have a large display case at my parents house full of figurines, plates, bells, you name it.

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  126. I love Norman Rockwell, too. Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas!!!
    Gail

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  127. love the fabric pack and the pattern is perfect for it.

    Norman rockwell is one of my favorites, went to his home when we were in New England on vacation years ago. Wonderful destination if you've never been

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  128. I'm loving this blog hop. Love your story about Abby. I can sympathize, my Jacob liked to wake up and play for about an hour around 2 or 3 in the morning. As long as he stayed in his room, I didn't fight it, that's just how he worked. I would love to win your charm squares and pattern, both are lovely.

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  129. What a cute story about your daughter. The anticipation of Santa's arrival was/is always exciting! :)

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  130. I use to do the same thing! I would watch as my dad, pop, nan and mom would unload our grandparents truck. We were so bad they'd keep the presents at their house so at least we wouldn't see them until Christmas!

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  131. I just adore your fabrics. Every time I see a new Moda that I like I find out its one of yours :)

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  132. What a cute story! I love reading your blog!

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  133. Great story and a wonderful prize to offer. Please put my name in.

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  134. I've been enjoying your blog and projects!

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  135. You all have had such great stories. I think if I were tasked to post each day about these topics, I would fall a little short. Thanks for the smiles.

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  136. Normal Rockwell certainly was the best at capturing honest, realistic expressions. I love his work.

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  137. I am just crazy for the Crazy Eight charms and the snowman pattern is one I would love to own. Please Pick Me. Love your story and the pictures.

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  138. I love your fabric and patterns..in fact a garden one has been hanging in my dining room for years...

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  139. Great story and photos. Crazy Eights is a wonderful line and the name just brings back so many memories of playing cards as a family when I was younger. Thank you.

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  140. I could use a quick easy project...

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  141. That much about playing secret Santa - love the story. Not quite sure how old she is now - do her kid(s) have the same sleep pattern? She may have learned from your efforts...

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  142. Cute story. What we do to keep Santa going!

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  143. I would like to win 'Crazy Eights'. Love it!

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  144. This blogging is so much fun!!

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  145. So did your daughter ever question you about what you were doing? That's a really funny story that you can tell her children.

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  146. Lovely giveaway goodies! Thanks so much! :0)

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  147. When my youngest son was about 7 years old he found all of the gifts I had stashed. We weren't sure what to do so we decided to give them to him anyway. On Christmas as he opened his gifts he exclaimed "cool, Santa brought me everything I saw!" I think his brothers had told him not to let on about Santa or he wouldn't get any more gifts! Thanks for all the great stories. Debbie
    trscandia@msn.com

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  148. Hi Sandy

    just a big shout out and thank you to yourself and all the other "blog hop" ladies for giving us such lovely designs to work with.....especially for Christmas...

    Thanks
    Chris NZ

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  149. I loved this story. It was so hard to fall asleep on Christmas Eve when you are a kid. Tina

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  150. I just love reading all of your stories! They never fail to make me smile!!

    I found out after the kids were older that all 3 of them used to get up around 3AM Christmas morning and check out which packages were for them, and look at all the goodies in their stockings.
    They always managed to put everything back just so, because I never figured it out!!

    hahahah

    SheilaC
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  151. You don't know how much I'd like to win the Crazy 8 charm pack--it's my favorite Christmas fabric! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Gail (malggl@comcast.net)

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  152. What a great surprise! Thank you for a happy Tuesday surprise.

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  153. These Christmas blogs are the greatest. It's been such a great way to draw hundreds together. What a great idea! Thanks, Gals. Love Moda bundles. Hope I'll be the lucky winner.

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  154. I have enjoyed reading through the blogs during the hop! I love the snowman pattern! It would be great to win! :)

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  155. I love your fabric and that pattern is so adorable!

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  156. Thanks for the giveaway. I just love charm packs and charm pack patterns.
    Congrats to the lucky winner

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  157. Always love a good giveaway, and this one is great !!!!!!!!!

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  158. At our house, one of the great things about solving the adult conspiracy at Christmas was getting to become an active member of the conspiracy. I can remember wrapping Santa gifts for my little brothers and staying up with Mom to put them under the tree on Christmas Eve!

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  159. Have enjoyed your posts each day. So fun to read so many different experiences of others during past Christmas seasons. The giveaway is wonderful!

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  160. just love your fabric lines and patterns. My favorite is the gobble gobble line. So much fun. I love the turkey panel. I have a november birthday and was brought home on thanksgiving day. My parents always said I was their little turkey. I guess that is why I'm so fond of collecting turkeys. Thanks for all the quilting fun.
    Thanks
    Karen M

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  161. That story is precious! Love your giveaway!

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  162. I'm so glad you clarified on the comment thing, because I thought I was all done and clearly I am not! Clueless again. :-)

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  163. Abby, Abby, Abby. What fun memories. Isn't that what Christmas is all about?

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  164. So Abby was watching! I laughed so hard!!! What a great story! I lve the crazy eights , I made the Reindeer panel up of yours ,so darned cute! Love this Blog Hop.
    bonniesline@aol.com

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  165. Love the crazy eights and the Norman Rockwells. Thanks for the laughs. I'd love to win your giveaway.

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  166. I'm sooooo love your prizes, please enter me!

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  167. love the charm pack and the pattern!

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  168. Great story about Abby, and wonderful NR pictures. Please add me to the names in the drawing.

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  169. I don't know where my parents hid the presents, since we didn't have a garage. I guess we were well trained not to go into their room. Does Abby remember that night? How funny!
    Leslie S. in MN

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  170. A funny, sweet story. I think our children kept up the pretense of Santa much beyond knowing the truth because they knew how much their Dad and I enjoyed it all. They are adults, but if we are lucky enough for them to be at our home for Christmas we do "Santa!"

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  171. Another great project! How will I ever keep up???

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  172. love the blogs, what a fun way to meet such talented quilters. give aways, how generous

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  173. Oh, I love this Blog Hop and all the wonderful patterns and prizes! Thank you!

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  174. I Love your snowman pattern! It reminds me of a cupcake snowman I made one year with a marshmallow for a head!

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  175. I have been ejoying reading all your Christmas story.
    Great giveaway.
    I love the Crazy 8-collection.
    I have a jelly roll that I´m turning in to a log cabin-quilt

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  176. I just found your blog.. what a great story I would have started laughing.

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  177. Hi Sandy,
    I'm loving the stories of Christmas.
    What a beautiful gift, I hope to be drawn:0)
    Hugs

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  178. I love the prizes, beautiful. Thanks you.
    javasa4@hotmail.com

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  179. love the moda charm pack and snowman pattern. hope to win. thanks!

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  180. Sandy, I cannot tell you just how much I have been enjoying this Christmas Blog Hop you ladies have been doing! Thank you, thank you! It's been wonderful!

    All the stories and projects, AND there's a chance to win prizes?! It's just too much!
    Thank you!
    =-)

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  181. I have LOVED this Christmas themed blog hop and I have been so bummed that I've missed the past few days! :( So I'm back with "what did I miss??" ;)

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  182. What a wonderful bonus give-away you are doing. Thank you. Take care and God bless, Cory

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  183. I'm enjoying this Christmas hop and stroll down memory lane for the bloggers. I think we can all relate to them!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  184. Beautiful Fabrics

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  185. What a wonderful giveaway and the whole blog hop has been fun. Greetings from Down Under!

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  186. What wonderful memories. I, too, love Norman Rockwell, and it was fun to see those pictures. I'm so glad I've become acquainted with your blog through this hop.

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  187. great story, we had a similar one to this, but we were watched by 3 kids when playing the role of the eastern bunny :-) somehow we explained it saying that they were so loud playing, the bunny got frightened and dropped her presents and we were just helping her, but i am not sure that they believed us... :-)
    Kristina

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  188. Cute story, like Abby I wasn't one for a lot sleep when I was a kid, plus I was a very light sleeper. One Christmas Eve I heard a bunch of thumping round, the next morning "Santa" had left my brother a basketball and me a tetherball - I told Santa he shouldn't have played with them in house, it wasn't allowed. LOL

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  189. Love your quilt, thank you for sharing

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  190. Love your blog -- thanks for sharing your great designs with us.

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  191. Really enjoy your postings of these designers. Thanks so much for doing this and the giveaway!

    Hugs,
    Gina
    www.gigglekidsboutique.com

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  192. I just discovered your blog today while searching for pattern and fabric for "trees for Sale." I think Crazy 8's will work well. I just love your stuff!

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