Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall-o-ween Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Day Two of the Quilt Designer's Fall-o-ween Blog Hop.







Today's designer is....Me!
For more info about me, read my bio and Bits and Pieces on the side bar.
Today's topic is Scents


When you think of fall scents, burning leaves is one thing that comes to mind.
This is one of my favorite pictures of our son Anthony helping his Dad rake and burn leaves.



In the fall we go from the smell of people grilling burgers and veggies
on the outdoor grill to cheesy potatoes baking in the oven.




Yum. Cheesy potatoes are my favorite!
We never have them in the summer.
Even with air-conditioning one does not want to start the oven very often.



Mmmmm, how about apple cider brewing on the stove?



Or Pumpkin pie baking in the oven?



But here in farm country when the crops start to be harvested
and you step outside at night, it smells like fall.
It is not a scent that I can describe but I am sure you Midwesterners
who live in farm country know what I am talking about.


Then there is this little thing. It has quite a distinct scent, and it is not a good one.
Again if you do not live in farm country you probably do not have these.
(I'm talking about the little rust colored bug on the pumpkin.)


In the fall, when the soybeans are harvested out in the country,
these little pests move to town.
Mom always said there is good in everything.
The only good I can find in them is that they are a nice "fall" color.


Then there are these little critters.
You've head the saying I smell a mouse.
Well I never really smell a mouse but I certainly can hear them.
Again as soon as the crops start coming out of the fields they move into town...
to my attic. I usually have one mouse a fall.
We hear it in the attic, we set the mouse traps, next morning...history.
They are called "field mice". I wish they would stay in the fields.


My sister Brenda has designed the kind of field mouse that you would want in your house.
Very cute.
Check it out at Country Stitches.
You won't smell or hear this mouse.

My project today is a simple little table mat or wall hanging.
Since the topic today is scents, I have named my project Pumpkin Spice
When cooler days start to show up I like to add some texture to my quilts by using a scrappy pieced fabric background mixed with wool appliqué.


I have added some interest with wire and acorn/wool ball embellishments and ric rac.
Print or download pattern here.
There are two pages. Page 1 is the templates
and page 2 is the materials needed and instructions.
You can buy the acorns on Etsy.com


Thia project is quick and easy and you could easily make it tonight.
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I also have many new fall patterns posted on my website.
Check them out here.

Tomorrow's topic is Taste.
Tomorrow's designer is Roseann from Rosesbud's Cottage.




I can't wait to see what Roseann has in store for you.

Check out the other designer's blogs to see what they have to say about Fall scents.
GE Designs, Pieces of My Heart, Atkinson Designs, Pat Sloan, Anka's Treasures,
New Leaf Stitches, Whimsicals, Miss Rosies,
Rosebud's Cottage, Linda Lum DeBono.

Remember, if you comment on all 10 blogs, you will be eligible to win a gift bag filled with all kinds of goodies.

Brew yourself a cup of cider, sit out on the porch and enjoy the day.

From my heart,
Sandy

725 comments :

  1. what a lovely little wallhanging! and I LOVE your pictures! I think I'll have to go out to make a bonfire now...

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  2. Thanks for the cute wall-hanging pattern. I love the pieced background, but instead of rickrack I beleive that I will do prairie points.

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  3. I love your fall wall hanging. It is so cute. I too grew up in the country and love the smell of leaves burning and fall in the air.

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  4. Thanks for the table mat project. It's going to be fun to make. I enjoyed your post!

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  5. I miss the smell of Fall...the smell of fallen leaves on Halloween night. You just don't get that smell here in North Texas.

    Thank you for sharing your cute little design.

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  6. We get the little critters when the weather starts getting colder too. Your little project is adorable and I plan on making it really soon.

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  7. Wow. 400 comments! Crazy. I love the pumpkin pattern, can't wait to make it, thanks!

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  8. ethel_snow@telus.netSeptember 28, 2010 at 2:22 PM

    Thanks for the pattern. I'll enjoy working on it amongst the smells of the hospital where I spend evenings visiting family. Ethel

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  9. Fall is my favorite time of year and I am enjoying this blog hop. I like your pumpkin table topper.

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  10. oooo, the scents of America do sound wonderful.....very different to those in Australia!!! Would love to visit for a 'sniff'!!! (except for those little bugs!!...we have some too..... called 'stink beetles' for obvious reasons!)
    Love the runner and thank you for being so generous
    sugary hugs
    Wendy :O)

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  11. Your pattern is really cute. Thank you. Buy the way, I enjoyed the picture of soybeans ready for harvest. This is the first time I had seen them growing in a field!

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  12. Wonderful pattern. I love anything pumpkin so this will fit right in with my fall decor. Thanks so much.

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  13. I had forgotten the smell of burning leaves raked from the yard. I love all things fall! Your project is very cute.thanks!

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  14. I had forgotten the smell of burning freshly raked leaves from the yard. I love all things FALL! Your projcts is really cute- thanks!

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  15. Fall my favorite time of the year, just love all the fall colors and scents. Your project looks so cute will have to make it also. Dica

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  16. I love, love, love fall! Don't forget the smell of caramel corn and popcorn at the football games. :)

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  17. Great pattern, love the pumpkin!

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  18. Love the look of the wool applique on top of cotton

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  19. I totally understand the smell of harvest. Just wished we didn't have to deal with the mice! I really love your pattern and can't wait to make it.

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  20. love burning leaves but haven't smelled any since childhood. cute pattern

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  21. Thanks for the pattern. I too love pumpkin bread. I may put a batch in the over tonight while I sew. Happy quilting.

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  22. Pumpkin smells and looks like autumn to me. I love the acorns--might try felting my own. Thanks for a great pattern with my favorite fall image!

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  23. That is such a cute little table mat! I think I'll use it as a wall hanging. Thanks for the pattern. My favorite scents of fall are burning leaves, pumpkin pie and apple orchards. You have a great day!

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  24. I understand completely that fall smell. We were married OCT 1st five years ago and I still get teased about having a wedding in the middle of soybean harvest! Thanks for the great pattern!

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  25. cloves and cinnamon and allspice - that's what fall smells like to me (and leaf mold and benadryl - it's the worst season for allergies around here)

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  26. Thank you for the great pattern and the wonderful fall pictures. I too live in the mid west and love the ever changing seasons!

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  27. Thinking of all of the yummy cinnamon and pumpkin smells makes this just perfect. Cute little pattern, it will be on table before the end of the week! Thanks for sharing!!

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  28. Thanks for being part of the blog hop again! I love your pattern. I may have to whip this up this weekend!

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  29. I'm giggling as I read the end of your post. It is a FABULOUS fall day here in Georgia. My dog and I are sitting out in our screened in porch in the backyard. I just finished a cup of hot peppermint tea. We can hear the high school marching band practicing their half-time show. Just awesome! Thanks for the project! Love the scrappy background. Take care!

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  30. Pumpkin pie is the best autumn comfort food! Love it.

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  31. Your pumpkin pattern is darling! I like the muted colors all together. Very much a fall patina.

    Your sister's mousie is cute. Real mice are sorta cute. Until they're in your house--then they're defnitely NOT cute.

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  32. Really cute pumpkin project. Thank you for your generosity.

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  33. I really love the blog hop. This is my first. I love the scents of cinnamon in my candles. Makes me feel like fall. Enjoyed you blog. Will come back. Thanks for the darling wall hanging. Lyn

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  34. What a lovely little wall hanging this will make! That crispness in the air smell is what I love. Oh, and open windows!!!!

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  35. LOVE autumn smells! The smell of the first wood fire you build, the crisp, cool air, apples, burning leaves and just the smell of th whole world in general! Walking in the woods smells good, too! Can't quite describe it-you have to experience it! The table mat is adorable! I'll definitely be making this one! Thank you!

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  36. I love the smell of pumpkin cooking!

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  37. I'm a Minnesota girl and love the smell of fall, so much so we had to get married in the fall so we would always enjoy the weather on our anniversary! Thank you for the really cute pattern.

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  38. The smell of wonderful foods cooking in the kitchen is the best thing about fall. I can certainly smell a mouse, although I have only smelled house mice. I don't know whether I would be able to detect a field mice so easily. I grew up in Oklahoma. I don't think I ever noticed the smell of the wheat fields, but I did notice the smell of smoke from the burning of the fields after harvest. Congratulations on proving your high school counselor wrong. I have never been able to make an A in any level of art class, so I think anyone who can is certainly an artist. Have a great fall. Thank you for being part of the blog hop. I really enjoyed reading about you.

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  39. You're right about the farm smell of fall :) It is hard to describe. I love your pattern and have the perfect orange pumpkin wool ready to go.

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  40. I love the cute pumpkin mat it will make a nice gift for a friend. Thank you so much,

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  41. I think my comment got zapped! Anyway, I really like the pieced background and the comforting fall colors. I wonder if I have any pumpkin colored felt in my stash?

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  42. love the pics and yes the midwest has the best autumn smells ..except for that little red beetle...yukko....
    the table mat is too cute thank you for sharing a bit about yourself and this wonderful spice pumpkin...
    ter

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  43. Love the wool mixed in with the scrappy background. And the extra special touch of the acorns is so cute!!

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  44. Downloaded the table mat, although I may not get to it this year.

    We don't have mice here, we have rats, year round. Luckily our lab finds them and they are not around for long. And thankfully they are always out in the shed or garage, never in the house. Ewwww.

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  45. I love fall with it's beautiful colors. But I don't like the darkness and the wet weather :( So I will light some candles and snuggle up in the sewingroom until the snow arrives. Thank you for the pattern! Hugs Ullis in Sweden

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  46. Thank you so much for giving us this cute pumpkin table topper pattern. It is so clever how you use real acorn caps on the wool acorns. This is my first blog hop and cannot believe how much fun I am having with it. Thanks again!

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  47. Love fall. Love your pattern. Thanks for aharing.

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  48. I really love your fabrics. Thanks for the cute as ever pumpkin design

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  49. How did you know that wool is my favorite thing to do at the moment. I love fall. Remembering when as a kid we use to rush uptown on Fridays after school to get a caramel apple, then home to a friends house to await the football game in the evening. Oh if we only knew how carefree those days were!!!!! But now I'm old hehehehe and have projects to keep me busy. Thanks for sharing the great photos and your precious time.

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  50. Your pumpkin table mat is adorable. I am looking forward to making one. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern. I can smell your cheesy potatoes, which are my favorite. Do you have a favorite potato recipe?

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  51. WOW another cool fall project. I love it!! Love the smells of fall too Ardis

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  52. I so love the pattern, I am almost finished with mine.
    I am going to try to put real acorns on it, if not maybe rusty bells. But really think acorns

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  53. Hola, Sandy!!! Muchas Gracias! Por darnos la chance de participar nuevamente en este GRAN SALTO! El año pasado lo hice y resulté una ganadora! Fue el primero y el único, por eso mi esperanza! Jajaja!!!! Quiero felicitarla por su maravilloso trabajo! En mi país no se consigue el fieltro, pero debería ver qué puedo conseguir en lana como para hacer así un trabajo combinado, pues el suyo ha quedado bellísimo! Felicitaciones! Un abrazo!!! "GOOGLE TRADUCTOR: Hi, Sandy! Thank you very much! For giving us the chance to participate again in this great leap! Last year I did and turned out a winner! It was the first and only, so my hope! Hahaha! I congratulate you on your wonderful work! In my country does not get the felt, but you should see what I can get wool to make and a combined work, as yours has been beautiful! Congratulations! A hug!"

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  54. Love the pattern!! Will be fun to make.

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  55. I love all the scents of fall.
    I love yourpumpkin even more. Beautiful.
    Paula

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  56. Great day for a Fall-O-Ween blog hop ... thank you for the pattern!

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  57. You have made me hungry... especially for the cheesy potatoes. However, since the central coast of California is in the middle of a heat wave, I will have to wait. Too, too hot for the oven!
    I,ve been wanting to work with wool felt, and this little wall hanging is going to be just perfect to start with. Thank you for sharing.

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  58. Thanks so much for the pattern! I'll definitely put it on my list!Your sister's patterns are adorable too. I guess it runs in the genes! Fall is special!

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  59. I loved your fall descriptions - especially the field mice! Thanks for the cute pumpkin pattern - you can never have too many.

    Sue H

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  60. I love pumkins too..thanks for the pattern and the concert

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  61. I have cheesy potatoes baking in the oven right now!! Yum!!! Love everything you mentioned in this post. Especially the cheesy potatoes of course ;)

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  62. OH, I love the pumpkins and the smells send fond memories of autumns of past. Thanks for your patterns and fabric. They bring many of us joy!

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  63. I love the table mat, Sandy! Thank you. My favorite fall scent is new-mown hay. Another mid-west scent!

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  64. Pumpkins! I love them and your little table mat. It captures a cozy autumn feeling. Thank you for the pattern.

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  65. The table mat is so cute, I will have to make it! Thank you!

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  66. Thank you so much. This is such a cute, fun pattern.

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  67. Ah, the scents of autumn... woodsmoke curling from the chimney, the musky smell of very dry leaves, the cinnamon-y spiced cider and apple and pumpkin pies, and on that first rainy day, the smell of wet wool as the doggies come in from a wild romp in the rain.

    Your wall hanging is just what I need to exchange with my summer one. Thank you! And thank you for the beautiful photos and memories of fall.

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  68. If I only had some nice orange prints at home I would start this tonight. (But I don't so I'll start tomorrow after a quick shopping trip.) THANKS!

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  69. Sandy, thank you so much for the fall table runner pattern.

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  70. I love fall, especially the smell of burning leaves. Don't like raking them much, but it's good exercise. lol
    What a cute little pumpkin pattern. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. I live in Kansas and so many of your scents of fall are familiar and I can't wait to make your Pumpkin Spice table mat! Thanks for sharing in the Fall-O-Ween Blog Hop! It's been fun!

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  72. I loved your fall smells/scents! I'm also a farm wife, and have similar fall experiences with JD combines, moving trucks from field to field, and yes of course the lady bugs (ugh) and mice. Unfortunately they do smell when they die and aren't found-NOT a good smell! I agree--they should stay out in the field! Think I'll go make some cheesey potatoes and a pumpkin pie! Can't wait to try your pattern!

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  73. What a cute design! I like the idea, that someone earlier suggested, of adding a little mouse to it. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the smells of fall too, especially the crisp air.

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  74. Thanks for sharing your pattern with us. I love fall here in MN.

    --Christine
    Nelson4277@q.com

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  75. What a great pattern. Love working with wool. THANK YOU. Wow, on the new Fall fabric for 2011.

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  76. Oh so cute...Fall is my favorite season, although I love Spring when it starts to get green,,,No wait! I think Winter..or Summer..Heck whichever season I'm in I'm enjoying. It's great to be alive!!!

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  77. This is just the best time of year...colors smells warm days and cool nights just the best..love your pattern thank you!!

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  78. Thanks for the great fall memories and the cute project! I can't wait for fall to finally arrive here in the south. Hopefully it will be here soon!!!

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  79. Loved all your pictures and the descriptions of the scents...oh I can relate to several. Absolutely love the smell of apple cider and pumpkin pie. My grandfater was a farmer and so was my uncle, the picture of the tractor brought back memories! :) Your pumpkin project is adorable. Love all the light colored prints in the background.

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  80. Bummed we haven't had the "fall" smells and stuff in the central valley of California yet. Still in the 90's, but wanted the fall feeling this morning so sprayed my Bath & Body pumpkin spray all over the office. I can still smell it and it makes me smile. Enjoy your fall. Hope ours comes soon.

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  81. we live out n a farm also. Just picked cotton here soy beans next. I fully understand the bug and mouse visitors! Love this lil punmpkin spice project. Thanks you so much!
    Lola

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  82. So many thoughts and memories you helped me recall. Love the little wall hanging. If I were a stay at home quilter or housewife, I would start on it tomorrow. But, I'll have to wait until the weekend.

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  83. Oopps. Forgot to leave my name while telling you about how not fall we are in Arizona!
    Thanks again, Billie

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  84. Thank you for the wonderful pattern! It is perfect!

    SheilaC

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  85. Love the texture on the pumpkin! Thanks for sharing.

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  86. I love the pumpkin table mat. That's a lovely photo of your son raking the leaves!

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  87. I just love pumpkins as Fall is my favorite time of the year!! Thank you for the very cute pumpkin wall hanging.

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  88. Living in MO I know the smells and sounds you are talking about for fall. The little spots lol you were talking about are a topic of discussion here at the table in the evenings since they like to fall in the plates lol. Love reading your bits and pieces.

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  89. Love the design. I really like the picture of your son...that sucker hanging out of his mouth is priceless.

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  90. Greatlittle fall project! I love working with wool. I live in the Midwest and love the smell of walking in the woods after the leaves have fallen.

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  91. This pumpkin mat is wonderful - I want to make some for some fall gifts - it would go right through Thanksgiving!

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  92. Thanks for sharing the pattern for the wall hanging/table cover. I really like the use of wool in it and look forward to making one.

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  93. Thank you for the beautiful pumpkin pattern. It is definetly going to be made for this season.

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  94. I love the patter and your fabric too. I have the week off and am sewing all week. I am so lucky!! I will be working on your pumpkin pattern tomorrow. Thank you so much
    Cathy

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  95. Me encantan los aromas del otoño, las hojas quemadas y el humo, hmm las manzanas se ven muy apetitosas, y gracias por compartir este hermoso patron de la calabaza !!!!

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  96. Adoro el aroma de las hojas de otoño quemandose, gracias por compartir tan hermoso patron de calabaza

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  97. Cute table mat...I have not tried wool applique, yet...this would be a good project to get started. Thanks!

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  98. Thank you so much for the darling pattern. Love pumpkins.

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  99. Cute pattern! I live in rural MN so I know exactly what you are talking about with smells. It is the smell of the leaves drying down on all plants that is so distinctive. Soon I will be operating a combine to help harvest the corn and soybeans too.

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  100. Liking that Lollipop Tree pattern! Wasn't sure which looked better - the apple pie or the cheesy potatoes.

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  101. I grew up on a farm and remember many of the same things as you did. And loved the smell of being outside on a crisp cold sunny day. Love the pattern...many thanks for being a host Witch!

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  102. Living in the country, but having to work in the city still..your comments reminded me why I am doing it. Luv the pumkin Thanks

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  103. I use my crockpot through the summer when it's to hot for the oven and you want those yummy smells like cheesy potatoes!

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  104. I'm enjoying the blogging. Such neat stories and ideas. Thanks for the free pattern. One of my daughters was born on Halloween (which was my favorite holiday even before that)and I love all the gift ideas.

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  105. Lookin great....I'm on a pumpkin kick this Halloween season so I will have to give this a go.
    Thanks for the pattern.

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  106. Love pumpkins.....cute pattern!

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  107. I love the pumpkin tabletopper ...thanks!!

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  108. So cute, love the ric rack.
    Sherrell

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  109. Totally cute pattern, thank you! I love the scents of Fall, pumpkin spice and everything nice!

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  110. Love your awesome pictures. I live in the country and can "smell" fall too. Thanks for the pumpkin pattern. It is beautiful.
    tlfields@email.com

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  111. I just love fall and all the colors and scents. You are giving me such inspiration. Thanks for all you do

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  112. I love Spice. It is so cute. Thanks for the fun pattern.
    Karen M

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  113. I'm just starting to work with wool, so this will be a quick fun project. Thanks. And Glad to have found your blog

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  114. Thanks for sharing the great pattern.

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  115. I absolutely hate mice but I absolutely adore the tablemat/wall hanging!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  116. Thanks for the wonderful table mat pattern or I will probably use it for a wall hanging. I'm seeing my sister who does wool applique this weekend and your pattern will be a fun and easy project for us to do. Thank You!!

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  117. Thanks for the cute pattern.
    Cindi

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  118. Thanks for the cute pattern and the Fall Blog Hop.

    What fun!

    Billie in TX

    www.BillieBeesBlog.blogspot.com

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  119. Thank you so-o-o much for such a wonderful pattern. I live in the Midwest so I could relate to all of your scent pics.

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  120. What an adorable fall project! Thank you for sharing your lovely design.

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  121. What an absolutely darling table decoration! I love your fabrics tons! I also love the scents permeating - baking zucchini bread and other delights along with the last smells of gardening. Thanks for sharing this great pattern.

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  122. You pumpkin pattern is darling and I can't wait to try it. Fall smells are the best and I'm looking forward to them all. Thanks

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  123. They say the sense of smell is one of the strongest for invoking memories. I agree. I remember the scent of burning leaves from my childhood. Now the delicious smell of a campfire takes me back a few decades. "Thanks for the memories!"

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  124. I love wool applique. Thank you for the pattern.

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  125. What a delight to read your blog. Thank you so much.

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  126. Oh those potatoes look amazing. Thank you for the pumpkin spice pattern. I love the little acorns.

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  127. Love the topic of scents - pumpkin and apple pies always remind me of fall. The pattern looks fun - and something I could get done in a few hours, thank you for sharing.

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  128. Thanks for all the scent memories that your pictures bring to mind.
    The Pumpkin Spice mat will be a good addition for my Fall deco.

    Debbie in WA

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  129. great design - and pumpkin ANYTHING is my fav!
    love the blog hops -- keep them up!
    Beth in Dallas

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  130. I grew up in farm country...SW Minnesota to be exact! I loved the smell of grain being dried at the elevator. It has been YEARS since I have taken whiff of that roasty toasty aroma that cannot be imitated.

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  131. Thank you for such a darling project! And your potato picture is making me *very* hungry!

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  132. What a cute, cute pattern! Thanks for sharing.....do you think you could share the cheesy potato recipe, too? It looks so yummy!

    And I know the smell of ladybugs much too well!

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  133. I love your fabric and patterns...thanks for another great pattern to add to my collection!

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  134. Such a talented lady. Thanks for the wonderful patterns you share!

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  135. Perfect for a hostess gift along with some pumpkin bread! Thanks for the pattern.

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  136. Here on the east coast we also have a lot of the fall farming scents such as the smells from fires, the dried smell of corn in the fields, and of course the smell of corn as it's being dried at the granary. The sweet smell of apples and apple cider and of course the apple pies at the local apple farm. I just love fall!!!

    Now I'm hungry! LOL!

    Love the free design!

    Cynthia

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  137. oh sandy thank you or the cute pumpkin spice pattern. it is printing out now!!! what a fun blog hop! thanks....

    Lorene

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  138. I live in the middle of Illinois, in farm country and when picking the corn or beans there is a certain smell in the air that can't be described, just like you said, but I love that smell. Your little fall table mat is adorable!

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  139. Thanks so much for hosting this blog hop! It looks like lots of fun. I love the fall too especially the cooler temperatures and taking long walks outside in all the fall-y goodness.

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  140. Thank you for describing your Midwest fall experience! It makes me reminisce about my years living in Minnesota! All good memories! I am excited to try your Pumpkin Spice mat!

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  141. Sandy--thanks for sharing your cute pattern. Looking forward to making and keeping!

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  142. Love the project. Enjoyed visiting your blog.

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  143. How nice of you to try to find something good about that Asian Beetle!! I hate to think of them coming in as the soybeans go out. Yuck! Cute pattern. Thanks for sharing.

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  144. Thank you for the pattern. I love fall. I can smell all of those fall smells. Thank you for the pictures to really visualize it.
    Pumpkin Spice looks like fun with all the add ons to it. Thank you again.
    Deb Austin austin_deb@hotmail.com

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  145. Apple cider & pumpkin pie - wonderful scents of fall. Great pattern. Harvest if in full sing in Central Nebraska.

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  146. Sandy,
    What a lovely post! I love the "fuzzy" soybean pod! Thank you so much for the wonderful pumpkin pattern. I can almost smell the pumpkin through the computer!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  147. Fall is my favorite season with the wonderful smells of cinnamon, apples, and pumpkin. I am excited to make the pumpkin table mat.

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  148. wow I almost smell your pictures, Thank you for the pattern

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  149. I love the unmistakeable scent of fall. And I love your little table topper - can't wait to make it!

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  150. Well, i know some people considered mice pests but that is the cutest picture of a mouse I have ever seen. This blog hop stuff is such fun!

    -debby, chester NY
    crowefan0517@yahoo.com

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  151. I am sure glad Fall is "falling" on Alabama - been a hot summer.
    Thank you for the cute pumpkin idea. I think I will do placemats.
    Sorry for the late post, but work all day and things to do when get home, this is my computer time.
    I am enjoying this "hopping".
    Molly Miller
    Alabama

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  152. Fall is my favorite time of year, growing up in South Dakota and the harvest is near, I love it. Thanks for the pattern with great fall color. Love to decorate with pumpkins.

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  153. What a great project for fall. Can't wait to make one. Love the wool on cotton quilt idea. And those acorns are adorable.

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  154. my favorite smells of autumn are apples and cinnamon

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  155. How cute! This is my favorite time of year---and I love making fall and Halloween projects! Thanks for the pattern, can't wait to get started!

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  156. I love your project! Thanks for the design!

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  157. Oh those lovely fall scents! Thanks for the neat pattern. I especially like the pieced background--great way to use up a few scraps.

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  158. Oh, I just love the pumpkin design. Especially wtih the wool design with cotton print. I love fall smells. Fresh cool mornings, aromas of spices, apples, and pumpkin. Don't forget popcorn balls. I like to put a little crock pot filled with spices to scent the air. becky

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  159. Love the pattern!!! The touch of ric-rack is great! Thank you!

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  160. Really love the pattern-nice little project! Also loving the cheesy potatoes.

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  161. Cute details on the table mat. Love the big ric-rac.

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  162. Thanks for the pattern of the cute table mat!

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  163. LOVELY pattern! :) what a great hostess gift for Thanksgiving!

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  164. I can relate to your fall photos and smells, as I am from Nebraska. LOVE fall in the midwest!
    Thanks for the great falloween project. I have tons of your fabrics......they are always the ones I am drawn to at the quilt shop.

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  165. Sandy, you are one of my favorite designers. . . no really! I'm not just saying that to better my chances of winning! And I LOVE your Pumpkin Spice pattern! I share your favorite scents of apples (cider, pie, crisp...) and pumpkin pie(and the nasty one of those little beetles; we live in the country and usually get bombarded with them once the picking starts and especially if we get an unusually warm day during it!) And those cheesy potatoes look delicious! Thanks for sharing your pattern!

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  166. Wow, I can smell those lovely fall scents...love the photo of the cheesy baked potatoes!

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  167. Pumpkin Spice...what a delightful label, it makes me not only think of fall but to smell it in the air! This is my favorite time of the year and now I have a project to FEEL the fall with your embellished pattern. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  168. Fall (and especially Halloween) is my FAVORITE time of year!!! (I'm more likely to do these projects than the ones from last Christmas' Blog Hop, but i really enjoyed the Hop.) Thanks for another GREAT Blog Hop, and the opportunity to win wonderful prizes!
    =-)

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  169. This is a wonderful project and I am having fun on the hop. Thank you all. Take care and God bless, Cory

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  170. The placemat is darling, have yet to use wool....but am anxious to try! Thanks, Sandy in MD

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  171. Just realized I have Brenda's pattern for Country Mouse! My daughter got it at Needles and Pins QS in Frederick Md...we are ready! Sandy in MD

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  172. table mat is so neat, might just have to make one for my table...as for the mice, thankfully I don't have that problem, but my Mom did. her critters would invade her basement in the fall, guess thats why the cats wanted in the basement all the time.

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  173. Great project. I needed a small gift for a friend and this will be perfect.
    Jean

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  174. Thanks for doing this blog hop! Loving the fall projects.

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  175. Sandi, the Pumpkin Spice is just what I have been looking for. I just love all things about fall. Thanks so much!

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  176. I love the smells of Autum...the clean, crisp air and all of those leaves! I miss raking leaves into a pile and jumping into them...I'd still do it but my neighbors might think it a bit odd for a 53 year-old to "behave" that way! :o)

    Thanks so much for the cute-as-can-be table mat. I'm definitely going to have to make a few of those!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  177. Too Cute! Thanks for taking the time to do this hop for us. It is a lot of fun to get to know you better.
    penny

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  178. I love your PumpKin Spice. Thanks very much for tje pattern!
    Lluis of Spain.

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  179. Thanks Sandy for the Very Cute project.

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  180. Autumn is one of my favorite times of year. Mice are yuck and annoying though, I agree.

    Let the baking begin!

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  181. Oh, I love your pumpkin wall hanging. Just wish I had some woll to make one.

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  182. Wonderful quick project. Perfect for a quick gift or myself. Thanks

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  183. Lovely project, and the smells of fall are "right on" for Indiana too!

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  184. Love your project. Can't wait to make it.

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  185. Ok, those cheesy potatoes look wuuunnnderfulll!! Please share the recipe. And I love your pumpkin table rug - so very cute and easy!

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  186. I love the scents of fall and big pumpkins surrounded by a gathering of small gourds. Thank you for the free design and all the time you spend on your blog.

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  187. Love the pumpkin! Thanks so much.

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  188. What a cute little pumpkin mat you made - thanks - I will whip one up this week. I also enjoyed your "scents" - very descriptive and I certainly can relate. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest.

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