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Monday, August 5, 2013

Stop by for a Ho Ho Ho Hop Giveaway


Welcome, welcome ... come sit for a moment and let
me share with you my creations for this cheerful Ho Ho Ho blog hop ...

Yes, I have been busy stitching, working happily since this hop was announced.
I do love the Christmas season for the kindness, joy, and giving that blooms
in so many hearts during the season ... no matter the holiday that is celebrated!

First I share with you a sweet little pattern I discovered and 
decided I had to make it the moment I saw it:
Above is a pattern called Tiny Treasures by Sandy Gervais,
using Me and My Sister Designs' Ready Set Snow line of fabric.
It's truly tiny and sweet ... finishing up at 17" x 17".
What you cannot particularly see is the silver thread and the
gold thread I used on the ribbons on four of the packages, 
but trust me, it's there ... {grin}
close up of package-bow stitching
Next, I present to you a pattern I found a few years ago that I knew I just had to have ...
you all know those patterns ... well, I found a reason to make it and below is the result:
I just could not get the lighting right in any of my photos, so I took several
and let you decide whichever is best.
This is a paper-piecing pattern called
 "If a Tree Falls in the Forest ..."
by Mary Robbins of Bozeman, Montana.
I thought these would be fun Christmas trees ... though 
depending on the scraps used, could be left up all year round.

And ... believe it or not ... I have one more share, though it's not
quite finished ... I was doing so well, till the family came home
... hee hee hee ... and if you read my post yesterday ... you will
understand why this quilt did not get finished, though it does only
need to be quilted and the binding added ... 

This is my very first "panel" quilt.  I know!  Why I've never done
a panel quilt before, I don't know ... too fussy, too particular, too ... 
well, don't finish that thought ...

The panel is from Nancy Halvorsen, one of my very first favorite
designers.  I truly believe her fabrics were among the first I ever purchased
and if I were to do an inventory, I would guess I have just about every
pattern book she's ever published ... check her out at Art to Heart ...
Love her stuff!
The book for this particular quilt is Ho Ho Ho Let It Snow
(how fitting for this hop!!!) and the line of fabric for Benartex goes
by the same name.  However, I wanted the finished quilt a bit wider
than the pattern's 35 x 55, so I found an additional material, and 
my quilted throw should finish up around 45 x 58. 
All the better to cozy up in the chair with, my pretties.

found this photo on google.com ... isn't it pretty?

Please visit my fellow Holiday Cheermeisters today:

 August 6
My many thanks to our very own Christmas Carol of Just Let Me Quilt
for her fine cheerleading efforts and skills ... and ...
my gratitude to Madame Samm for her continued choreography
and plans in directing your such inspiration!

Two finer ladies that are not-competitive I have yet to see!
{wink}

One more thing ... before you leave today ...
play with me a small game, if you will ...



My gift to one of you !

Imagine one of these little gift boxes held a gift just for you ...
what would you wish to be inside your special box ...
a magic box ... it could hold any size gift ... a special just for you ...
Got an idea?  
Well, share your idea with me in a comment below,
and in that comment, let me know that you follow my blog,
and random.org will choose one of you to win this
little wall hanging for your very own.
Drawing will be held Saturday, August 10th
and yes, of course, I will mail internationally!!

Thank you for stopping by ... 
I wish you happy hopping!









110 comments:

  1. Oh, Wendy, you really wow'd me with your beautiful quilts. Your work is just wickedly wonderful (like you!) Hmmm...what would I want in one of those boxes? An endless supply of fabric would be a good start. :O) Of course I follow you!

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  2. Well you have been busy - love the tiny gifts and the trees certainly could be on the wall for all of winter. I have that panel and have yet to use it - hmm, maybe this year. Thank you for sharing all your pretties today.

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  3. Thank you for a beautiful post. What I'd like post is a pack of charm squares. We do not get fabric ready cut like you do so when I do get one its very appreciated.

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  4. Wonderful quilt Wendy, what a generous giveaway ! Yes mam I follow you in Bloglovin. Believe it or not I can't think of anything I would like to find in one of those boxes. Must be the late hour ! Goodnight....

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  5. Love your little quilts! I want my box to have peace, happiness and health to all! I follow you GFC. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Oh Wendy, you were so busy. I love the trees and would keep then up all winter. Love the gift quilt. Great fabrics and so fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I think all boxes should have peace and love in them. Love the wall hanging.

    Richard Healey

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  8. Great work! They all look great!

    As for today I'm dreaming for a little batting... I've run out... and may have to take a ferry to get more :(

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  9. That quilt is beautiful!! love the way the quilting makes the little squares pop out. I would love Aurifil Thread in a color other than white. No one sells it here and I have to order it online, with shipping it makes it a little bit more expensive. But I like the way it sews and it last a long time. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. lovely job on all of your pieces. I would keep my Pixie Dust in the little box.

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  11. Love your tree quilt. I'd love a jelly roll in summer colours in my box.

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  12. What a great job ! I would like to have in that box plenty of candys - chocolate candys ;)I love chocolate :)

    I'm folloing jou :) Thank You for chance to win :)

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  13. All your small quilts are so lovely. I love them. I would love to have some delicious dark chocolate in my box. Thank you for sharing your creativity and being part of this blog hop.

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  14. So many great holiday projects. I think the paper pieced trees are my favorite. I must make some! As for the boxes....I'd love to find some mini charm packs in them! Such fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I did see the ribbon! Not the gold and silver, but hey... I do get browny points for the ribbon right? I love the finished article. It is really festive. I do love your trees too. The colours work for me. I would leave it up all year! The panel is lovely indeed. I did one panel, once... Still don't like to work on them. Strange, since I often like the finished article. This one looks really pretty. For the little parcel. How's about a little happiness for everyone?

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  16. Lovely projects Wendy. My favourite is your Trees in the forest quilt. I follow your blog. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  17. Wow you did a geat job on your Christmas projects....love the box quilt and of course the trees. if I had my choice on my prize behind a box I would hope for it to say you won this project. Very nice,

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  18. Wendy, your projects are wonderful! Your little quilt with those special gifts is gorgeous. And your trees are so cute...definitely a year round kind of quilt. Nice panel with such pretty fabric! I'd love an endless supply of rotary blades in a little box since I continue to ruin mine by rolling over pins...ugh! Thanks for the chance!

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  19. I love all of your projects! You sure got busy as one of Santa's elves! If I had a wish it would be for weight loss luck to be in my box. I hope to conquer the battle of the bulge over the next year. :)

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  20. Beautiful projects! I love your wall hanging, your trees, and your throw. They are all so cheery--perfect for Christmas. I would love to see fabric in my gift box--lol. You can never have enough!

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  21. Very cute Christmas quilts Wendy. You little gifts are so cute.

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  22. Hi Wendy,
    your christmas projects are gorgeous, and I just love the fabrics you used for the first quilt.
    Why...? Tomorrow you'll kno *lol*
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    Bente
    -follower!

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  23. Thanks for sharing your lovely Christmas projects. It would have to be a pretty big box, but my own sewing room would be the best gift ever. Following with Bloglovin. Thanks.

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  24. Wendy. Cute projects. I especially love those pp trees! And I also am a fan of Nancy Halvorsen and her designs with Benartex. Have sewn with quite a few myself. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. I love the present quilt, I love the paper piecing trees, love the panels...each one is a gift that you give freely to us...so in my box, do you know what I would really like....?
    A smile...so whenever you think you would be alone, you could open it up and there you would see it and feel it....I AM HERE!

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  26. Oh, my, I love your quilts. That tiny one is precious--Sandy Gervais is one of my favorite designers--and the tree one is so neat. The panel--well, when you see my turn, you will know I like it too. :) I would like the gift of family and friends, more precious than anything else I know. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Your projects are adorable and nicely done. Wonderful patterns. About a gift. My life is so rich. Hugs. I`m a Follower.

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  28. Very nice projects Wendy!! In my gift box; I would hope for the talent to FMQ really well...lol Thanks for sharing.

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  29. I love the little wall-hanging - so festive and cute! I like surprises for presents.

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  30. Wendy you always do the cutest things! Love the Tiny Treasures - a friend made a similar one but I've not seen it done in Christmas fabrics. And the trees are just the greatest colors! I love panels - have three Christmas ones waiting for me right now. :) blessings, marlene

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  31. Such beautiful quilts, you certainly provided lots of inspiration. I am a follower on GFC and I would like my little box to be filled with precuts...jellyrolls, charm packs,honeybuns, oh my.

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  32. Beautiful projects!! I follow you via GFC and Bloglovin'. I would love my little box to be filled with fabric. Thanks for sharing in the hop!

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  33. All of your projects are so pretty, Wendy! You're all set for Christmas!
    I'm a follower, and in that little box I would put a voucher for another 43 years with my sweet husband! (We just had an anniversary.)

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  34. Love your projects this morning! These hops are great to get us sorting through our patterns and fabrics to make something special. Great job on everything and thanks so much for the opportunity to win! I'd love to have a gift card to my local quilt shop with lots of $$$$$ for fabric!

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  35. Three gorgeous projects. I'd like my Christmas present full of delicious chocolate.

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  36. A gift card for my LQS and I am a follower...since you cheered on the WICKED hop. Great job as usual.

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  37. I want a certificate for hugs as needed! Oh, some days if I could only have a hug..... Your work is beautiful! I love the tiny boxes and the fabric you used. Thanks for sharing!

    bevwalks at aol dot com

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  38. Love your Tiny Treasures and your sweet trees. Cute panel quilt too.
    If love"financial security" in my box.
    Congrats on being one of the chosen and thanks for the chance to win!

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  39. Your projects are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Ohhhhh Sooooo cute. I love the little giftie quilt. My wish for a tiny box, would be a quilt retreat for me and my quiltie friends. Just a weekend with the girls, our sewing machines, and a box of wine! LOL!!
    Your tree quilt is beautiful. I am going to have to look for that pattern!

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  41. There are wonderful projects.I`d like to have in my box blue fabrics,tools and chocolate candys.Thanks!1

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  42. Your projects are beautiful and perfect for the occasion. Thanks for hoping and sharing with us.I would wish for enough money to retire immediately!

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  43. I would wish for health and happiness for all my loved ones.

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  44. Fabulous projects - thank you for sharing!
    In my box I'd like to find a lifetime of workshops with my favourite tutors!

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  45. wonderful projects! i would wish for time! time to sew! time to enjoy & relax! I need more time! :)

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  46. I follow and love the quilts!

    In my box would be an unending supply of quitling fabric and Aurifil threades

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  47. In my box would be two thousand hexies already made and waiting for me to sew together in patterns.

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  48. HOw sweet to give away this LOVELY wall hanging!
    I'd like a pair of sterling silver snowflake earrings.
    thanks for sharing

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  49. that is so sweet to share and the little presents on it are precious, I truly love the trees though, especially in the colors you used! I would love to have that pattern, I might have to see if it is still available anywhere!

    I think in my box I would have a lifetime supply of Tula Pink fabrics! <3 Be still my heart!

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  50. what adorable projects...they are all so adorable. A special gift, gee, I am in need of a large quilt wall. What I am using works...but don't look so good.

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  51. Cute projects!
    My present would have a never ending gift card to Fat Quarter shop:) hehe!!!

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  52. My first time to visit your blog and it will not be the last! I would wish for an endless supply of fat quarters!

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  53. Your projects are wonderful Wendy - I love the stitching on the first one. In my box I would want an endless supply of time to sew and the fabric and thread to do that with! lol..
    I am a new follower.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  54. What beautiful projects Wendy! That teeny tiny quilt is so neat and I bet there is fabric inside those presents!! Thanks for sharing!

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  55. Such adorable little projects! I love them all. Sometimes simplicity can be so beautiful. My little boxes would contain fabrics, more tools, several quilt retreats, and maybe a new photo lens for my husband so he can go play with a new toy and leave me to my quilting!

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  56. Your projects are great, I would like a new sewing machine and I follow with bloglovin.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  57. I think my box would be filled with lots of layer cakes, charm squares and jelly rolls. I follow with bloglovin Love your quilt

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  58. Oh my, how to decide what I wish the box would hold...if I am honest it would be the ability to get over my fear of FMQ, but if you want me to be realistic, I guess it would be filled with some charms...

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  59. All your projects are just so lovely. Love the tiny presents!

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  60. I love your projects. I love the Tiny Treasures. Our quilt guild has asked the members to make a smallish table runner and a small quilt for our quilt show for June 2014. Of course, that's in addition to any quilts we want to enter in the quilt show. I have finished my table runner and have been searching for a "easy" small quilt pattern that is stunning. I think this would be gorgeous in any fabric choice. I especially love Christmas and your choice. So, I'm going to have to see if I can find the pattern. Actually it looks like possible charms as a starting point. Anyhow, I love your tree wall hanging and I love your choice of fabrics. Of course, it can be used all year round. And, isn't the name cute? You did a great job enlarging your panel. I don't have much Nancy Halverson and do like her things. I think I might have that book. She is very talented. Thanks for giving the names of the patterns. I get frustrated when I see something I like and have no idea for a starting point. I am a follower of your woonderful blog. Now to your question. I would like to set up my bedroom that is almost empty and make it into a sewing studio. I'd love to have some sewing cabinetry for the room along with paint for the walls in a cheery color. Thanks for participating and sharing your marvelous projects and creativity.

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  61. If one of those boxes held whatever I wanted for Christmas, it would be the gift of a new kidney and pancreas for one of our sons who has had diabetes for over 30 years.

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  62. I love your projects! I'm a new follower as of today! I would like to have some Kansas Troubles fat quarters in my little gift box. I love that line of fabrics.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  63. Love the quilts. They are great. Thanks so much for sharing. I would love to see an EQ7 software in one of those little patches....

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  64. like everyone else, i love your quilt. what i would like in my box is the wish that all quilters never run out of fabric and inspiration. i follow via bloglovin babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  65. Your projects are really cute. Love the little presents quilt. Thank you for sharing. Good job.

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  66. Your projects are all beautiful. I would wish my gift box to contain a gift card for my local fabric shop. I am a follower of your blog.

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  67. Wow so many nice quilt. I love all off them. Your Panel looks beautiful too.
    Thanks for sharing

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  68. Beautiful quilts. I love each of them.

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  69. Your mini quilt is adorable and especially dressed up with the bows on the boxes in strategic spots. The trees are pretty as well. Well done.

    Suppose you could fit a serger in one of those boxes? I have been doing just enough non-quilty sewing that I could use one. THX for your giveaway opportunity.

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  70. All your projects are so cute but the wall hanging takes the cake!! Congrats on being a pick of the day!!YAY you! I think some of that beautiful fabric from the wall hanging would be in my magic little gift box!! I follow you on Bloglovin!

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  71. I really love the gift quilt. Beautiful.
    And inside the little magic box for me, as much as I would love to wish for a new sewing machine, one that isn't discontinued, I would wish for a new van for my husband. My van is the only vehicle we have right now after his car died in a puff of white smoke about 4-5 months ago on his way to work. Sadly, my van died while on his way home from work last Wednesday so we are sitting here with no vehicle at all and him unable to get to work which is 50 miles away. :( My van has 168,000 miles on it so it's probably a matter of time even after we finally get it back from the mechanic, hopefully tomorrow. Yep, a new car. Maybe Oprah is inside that magic box and she'll pop out and give all of us a brand new car. LOL

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  72. What cute little quilts! I love them. I am now a follower. I would love to see some fabric in my special box. A girl can NEVER have too much fabric!

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  73. What cute quilts. I especially love the trees and a Xmas hanging with a gift-wrapped box of love would be so nice.

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  74. I am now following you on Bloglovin. ;~}

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  75. Beautiful work! I have not yet quilted with metallic thread, but I am tempted now! Inside that gift box I would like a magic wand, a thought-stopping machine, and a gift certificate to my favorite quilt store... I am your newest follower!

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  76. Wendy, your Christmas quilt are gorgeous! Even though I can't really see the silver and gold threads on the ribbons I can imagine that they really add a special touch to your Tiny Treasures Quilt. The only gift I would like to see in one of the gift boxes would be a job for my husband. It has been a long hard year of job searching. If, by some miracle, he should get a job before Christmas, I would really like a pair of Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Scissors. Thank you! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  77. I forgot....I now follow you on Bloglovin'

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  78. I drolled over the Christmas quilt!! What would I want in a gift box? The new fabric line by Makla Dubrosky for Moda. Her fabric is my favorite. I'm a follower of your wonderful blog!!!

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  79. love your trees! reminds me of my project...you'll have to stop by and check it out on the 9th! ;)

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  80. Oh I love If a Tree fell in the forest. The colours are beautiful. If a little box came to me with something very special iot would be my blue diamond engagement ring that I lost last winter snow shoeing. Oh how I loved that ring. I am a follower and thanks for having a give away.

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  81. absolutely awesome quilts thanks for sharing

    my box would have flowers I love flowers

    thanks for the giveaway

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  82. Love your projects but my favorite is 'If a Tree Falls in the Forest, beautiful colors. If I could have a special gift just for me, it would be two $1500.00 prepaid visa cards so I could take a road trip to New England this fall with my brother, sister and niece. I can't take long distance trips by myself due to medical issues so this would be the perfect way to experience Autumn in New England. Gettysburg, Amish country, leaf peeping, Keepsake Quilting, Lobster, a room on the beach in Maine, LL Bean. It would be AMAZING!

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  83. Love all your projects! I would like my box to hold an unlimited gift card to the local quilt shops.

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  84. I love you're projects! My box would hold a lot of fabric and yarn! I'm a GFC follower!

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  85. All your quilts are lovely - especially love the trees. i think my tiny box would hold a ring - just lost one recently that my husband got me overseas in South Africa

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  86. You did a great job with each one of your projects. I love the boxes. Really stir the imagination!

    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  87. Your projects are beautiful. I would like my little box to contain health, wealth, love, peace and happiness for all.

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  88. My box would hold a winning lottery ticket:) Your projects are all lovely. I don't do paper piecing so your tree quilt is super in my opinion.

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  89. Hiya!!! What lovely work!!! The gift box quilt is so pretty, I noticed the bows right away. The tree wall hanging will look wonderful all year long. And that panel, so pretty and festive. If I could have one gift come true, it would be that my ex-husband would be happy with his life. He constantly fights something and can never seems to be satisfied with anything. He is a terrific man, and should have some peace and happiness in his life. I know that's not a gift for me, but it would make me so happy to see him happy. Thanks for sharing and for having the giveaway. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh yes, I follow you on bloglovin'. Thanks again, hugs!!! Pam

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  90. Lovely projects. I laughed when I saw your panel quilt. I collect panels. I haven't quilted any of them yet, but what a collection. One day!

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  91. Love your sweet projects. Thanks for sharing them. I think an unlimited gift card for fabric would be an awesome gift!! Don't you!!

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  92. Fantastic holiday showing Wendy, so cute! I would love a red Kitchen-Aid in my box :).

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  93. love your quilts .... just perfect for the season and ready to add a special touch to any décor.
    What would be in my gift...... time to spend quilting with a friend :)
    thanks for sharing with us today
    in stitches

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  94. I love fabric scraps & gift cards! Tiny Treasures is so sweet!
    gfc follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  95. Beautiful work! I love all your projects. The trees are my favorite. I love the colors you picked!

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  96. Yes of course I follow you! :-0) I love all your projects!~ you have certainly been busy! My little box would hold the magic travel machine for my far away friends~ wouldn't it be fun to open it and your friend from another country would be with you to sew together? Have a happy day!

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  97. Mine would hold $15M. I could easily have fun for the rest of my life and help out some of my friends, with money left over (for taxes sadly).

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  98. NO!!! Truly, that wall hanging could be mine!! WooHoo; I appreciate the chance to win. Yep, I follow - I use Feedly now.
    All your projects are outstanding but I love the non-traditional colors on the mini-quilt. I was able to see some of the metallic thread - what a special touch.

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  99. What lovely quilts! I would wish for my box to be filled with love and health for all of us. :)

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  100. My little box would hold my heart for someone special. I love all of your wall hangings you did a lovely job on them Wendy. I do follow your blog on feedly now.
    Blessings to you and your girls.

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  101. Very sweet little quilt. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  102. I love that little quilt. It is so cute. My wish would be for a healthy family this Christmas so that we could visit with them all. I am a big fan of Nancy's designs too and have made some myself. So the panel is really cute too.

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  103. Lovely quilt and thanks for sharing all your projects and blog. My wish would be that we could find my 44 year old daughter that has disappeared around July 20.

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  104. Your colors in all three are so cheerful! I love each one...and the trees!! My wish would be that my whole family could get together this year--someplace warm ;0)
    Happy Stitching and good luck with the start of a new school year!

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  105. Your quilt is sweet...the colors are lovely. My box would hold 6 plane tickets to Norway this Christmas so we could surprise my husband's family and spend Christmas with them. Thanks for sharing!

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  106. I'm a little late catching up on the hop, but that present mini is so cute! I think I can picture the whole thing as a box of chocolates just waiting to share some joy :)

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