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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Well today is my day to show you the wonderful things I have been working on. Thanks to Jane from Jane's Fabrics who is our cheerleader for this Blog Hop. Thanks to Madame Sam, Debbie from Busy as can be and Cyndi from Bee Tree Designs  for the patterns.


 I had fun with this particular blog as I do a lot of cross stitch. I haven't done this type of stitchery before but have seen a few from other blogs and was interested in doing this. Here are some of the pieces I have been working on.


This blog started around Valentine's Day so this was a runner that I wanted to do. This cute little girl went with this pattern so well that I had to fit her in. 


This was the next project that I wanted to do after I received the patterns. I made this one into a wall hanging.



Then this lady who was serving tea was so cute I had to do her also. I made a mug rug out of her.


And I also did the same pattern to make a matching tea towel.


So I was having so much fun with the patterns I also did the lady walking the dog and made her into a purse.



It was a pattern that my friend Marjorie had and we did it one night in our craft night. It is a cute little bag. So I hope you enjoyed all the things that I have put together and now on to a little fun, a GIVE AWAY. Since I love to do cross stitch I decided to give away a cross stitch pattern with the fabric and all the colours you will need to complete the project. The framing of course will be up to you. I hope you will enjoy the Stitch Me Up blog and visit everyone that is participating. So all you  have to do is  leave a comment and I will draw a winner at the end of this blog.


Here is the schedule for today:
WEDNESDAY March 20th












200 comments:

  1. Wonderful work - You've been busy !!

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    1. Thanks I enjoyed it and I do love doing stitchery for it being the first time. I usually do cross stitch. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. What a lot of nice items you made. You have been very busy.

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    1. Thanks and they were fun to do. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. You have been a very busy women stitching all your lovely projects. It´s hard to find a favorite, but I think I love the bag most of all.
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. That one did turn out nice and we did that during craft night and had such fun doing it.

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  5. Sorry, I messed up my first comment. These stitcheries are all very awesome. You did a great job.

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    1. Nice of you to stop by. I really loved this hop.

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  6. Maria, your work,is stunning. I have not cross stitched in years. Would love to start back up again.

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    1. That is the only craft that I have never stopped doing. I enjoy it so much and when I am sitting I always have some piece to work on. So this blog hop was so enjoyable. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. It was fun looking at your work on all the patterns. Beautiful! Well done!

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  8. Well, well, you really dived into this blog hop and with a great result! I love your projects.

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  9. Ohh I love the little girl she is adorable and you are right perfect for your table runner...All your projects are wonderful...thanks for sharing and have a great day.

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    1. I think the little girl is my favorite. I had such fun doing them Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. You have been a busy beaver! Great projects. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the give away.

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  11. Lovelovelove you little girl table runner! Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

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    1. I think she is my favorite. I did her first. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. Wow! You got so much done! Everything is so beautifully done! Love the runner, so cute!!! Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. I enjoyed doing them. I always have something to work on when I am sitting so I do a lot of cross stitch anyway so this was just a little change.

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  13. Wow! You have been quite the busy stitcher! What great projects you have done!

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  14. Marla you have been very busy! :) Love the variety of your work...wait...it's not work is it when you are doing what you love... I love your Creations! :)

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    1. I really enjoyed making these things. They were fun. It is the first time for stitchery as I usually do cross stitch. I will now be doing other projects when I find some more patterns.

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  15. Wow, I love all the things you made! I admire your creativity! I used to do cross stitching and this would be a lovely kit to get back into it!
    I am a new follower!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Take care, Leslie

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    1. Thanks for joining me and I do hope you enjoy my blog. I really enjoyed making all these things. My blog is simple but I really enjoy making things.So again thanks for joining me.

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  17. So many wonderful projects! I think my favorite is the tot runner....perfect for redwork! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks it was one of my favorite also. I enjoyed making all these things. Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. All your wonderful goodies make me wish I had done the hop. Making All those things.....Way to go Marla !

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    1. When I saw this hop I knew it was for me. I loved making all these things. Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. Wow, great job on all the projects!

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  20. Your projects are all inspiring. I am a cross stitcher with an itch to get into embroidery.
    rmk815 at gmail dot com

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    1. Me to. I love trying new things and this sure was one of them. Thanks for stopping by.

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  21. You outdid yourself Marla!! These pieces are fantastic...I hadn't seen the mugrug, wall hanging or tea towel....adorable!! the wall hanging looks as good as a painting on the wall....great work!!

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  22. Please enter my name in your giveaway. Love to do cross-stitch.So glad I found your blog through this hop. Thanks a bunch.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and cross stitch is one of my favorite things.

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  23. I love your tablerunner, absolutely sweet! And the stitcheries look great in different colors. Lovely work!!!

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  24. Love it that you made all your projects into something very useful! How awesome is that! My favourite has to be the cute table runner.

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  25. Great work! I want to make the table runner.

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    1. Thanks it was a turtorial that I had found on one of the blogs. You will find it here.http://www.aquiltinglife.com/2011/01/be-mine-blog-tour-day-2.html. It was a Valentine runner.

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  26. Over the top and all are so very nice. They are addictive. Judy C

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  27. You have outdone yourself! The wee tot looks perfect in your runner. The sophisticated ladies look right at home in the kitchen and on your tote. Great ideas! But how did you have time to get all the stitching done for the cottage wall hanging too?! WOW

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    1. It went fairly well and I am usually stitching on something when I am watching TV in the evening. Thanks for stopping by.

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  28. You were a busy, busy lady making ALL of those beautiful pieces...I love them! Your runner is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks. I really like that one too. It was a fun hop.

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  29. Ah, I chose the little girl in redwork too...great minds think alike! Your projects are all wonderful, thanks for sharing!

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    1. She was my favorite. I was planing on doing that runner anyway so she fit perfectly. Thanks for stopping by.

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  30. Ohh my word Marla....they are all beautiful..but your runner with the wee tot...is my fav...it is gorgeous....you have been stitching in a running theme lol....

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    1. Thanks I really enjoyed this blog hop. It was right up my alley. Thanks for organizing it.

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  31. Wow, you were really busy! Love all the colors you used. Great job! :) Angela

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  32. wow so many things. All looking great.
    Thanks for showing.
    Frederika

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  33. look at all those stichery projects. You are a wizz. Thanks for shareing them. And thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

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  34. Great projects and beautiful sticheries!

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  35. You must have more hours in the day than anybody else to get so many wonderful sticheries done. I love them all but especially the bag you made. Great job.

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    1. I don't sit ideal for long and lately have been getting up early while my husband is sleeping and going to the sewing room a couple of hours before I start my day. I usually have something in my hands until I go to bed. It keeps me from eating.I like to keep busy.

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  36. Oh Wow! Love your projects! My favorite is the table runner.

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    1. That is my favorite to. I really enjoyed this.

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  37. You have certainly been busy! Your projects are all so pretty!

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    1. Thanks I really enjoyed making them.

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  38. Wow, busy and talented lady. I LOVE cross stitch, in fact while I am new to sewing in general i have cross stitched for over 20 years. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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    1. I probably have done it that long or longer and once I started I was hooked. I could spend my life doing this.

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  39. Love all your projects! They are all so wonderful.

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  40. Wow! So many projects finished. The valentine runner was just so beautiful. ANd I especially loved the tote with the woman walking the dog. How cute was that! Thanks for the chance in your wonderful giveaway.

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  41. YIKES!! You did have fun! I love them all but my heart is drawn to the table-runner, adorable! But then I also love the cottage, but wait, I also love, oh my, I just love it all! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. I really enjoyed this blog hop and thanks again for all the patterns. I have seen a few of these pieces since I started blogging and always wanted to try it. I do a lot of cross stitch so this was easy for me. Thanks for stopping by.

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  42. Oh my gosh! You got so many projects done! I love the bag, I think I have that pattern and may use your idea at a later date because I love that lady and could not think of a way to use her. The table runner is wonderful, my favorite color. I have not did a counted cross stitch in years, might be a way to get my hands and head back into it! Thank you for sharing!

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  43. Oh My! What a great lot of projects you have done. They are all very well done.I use to cross stitch. Haven't done any for quite a while.

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    1. It is one of the crafts that I have never given up. I do so love the finished pieces. I even frame my own now which is a big savings. Thanks for stopping by.

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  44. Wow!! You out did yourself but oh my the things you've made, they are lovely!

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  45. That is hard to believe that you have never done this type of stitching before. You did an awesome job!

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    2. I do a lot of cross stitch so I think that helped a lot. Thanks for stopping by.

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  46. Love you embroidery work - and what fabulous ways to use and display it all!

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    1. Thanks I think this has been the best blog I have done so far.

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  47. Your projects are wonderful. You really did a fantastic job stitching and creating them.

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  48. All of your projects are just gorgeous. The table runner and tea towl are my favs. Beautiful stitching!

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    1. It's funny but the one that I did first is also my favorite. I enjoyed this blog a lot.

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  49. Your projects are all so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them all with us.

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  50. Such beautiful projects. Loved seeing them. I love embroidery, quilting and cross stitch.

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    1. It is one of my favorite things to do. Thanks for stopping by. I had fun with this blog.

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  51. You have been busy with your lovely projects! Love them all. Thank you for sharing.

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  52. Your work is just gorgeous!!! Nice job on all of the stitcheries.

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  53. Hi Marla, you have been VERY busy making beautiful stitches. I luv red and white...your table runner is my favorite...all your projects are wonderful. Thanks for sharing!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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    1. Thanks the runner is my favorite also. I really enjoyed doing this hop. Thanks for stopping by.

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  54. Oh my goodness. You did so many amazing projects!!! My favorites are the table runner, the tea towel and the purse! I do cross stitch myself and am trying to "get up the nerve" to learn to quilt. I found this group a few weeks back and have enjoyed seeing all the creations for the last two hops. It really is inspiring me and I know one day soon I'll break down and take the plunge into quilting. In fact I was thinking that a table runner might be a good first project for me to learn. And seeing how you added that cute little girl is really getting me to think about what I might could do. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity.

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    1. Once you start making these things you will be hooked. The turtorials on these blogs are great and there are lots of fun small projects to start with. Have fun and good luck in the draw.

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  55. Wow! You have been busy! I like them all and couldn't choose a favourite!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  56. Love all your work! My first love has been cross stitch and then I got into hardanger (but very scarey). It is exciting to see so many others taking this beautiful work on. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed making them all. Good luck in the draw.

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  57. My goodness you were a busy girl! You did a lovely job on all of them!

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    1. Thanks, this was right up my alley. I enjoyed making them. Thanks for stopping by.

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  58. I love all your projects you made, but I really like the table runner...Thanks for the give away..

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  59. You were certainly busy. I lve all the things you made. I'm afraid I would be like that too, not be abl to choose just one. Thanks for a chance to win in a giveaway.

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  60. All your projects are just wonderful! Especially love your table runner!

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  61. You did so many beautiful projects. Very nice.

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  62. Wow Marla, you sure went all out with your projects and each of them is lovely , great job!!!

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  63. wow, you got so much done! Some beautiful projects there, I love the bag with the lady walking her dog

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  64. I am impressed with all you got done and how nice it all is. I especially like the pictures on the wall. Susan

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  65. I am really impressed with how many you got done. Love the little girl in the table runner - that was inspired!

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  66. Wow! And they are all absolutely darling.

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  67. All of your projects are lovely. You have been so busy!

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  68. All them are simply beautiful!.

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  69. Ah,I forgot I don´t cross-stith so don´t put my name in your hat.

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  70. All of your projects are so cute. I really like your ladies, esp. the one walking the dog. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  71. Wow..I can't believe how many stitching projects you made! :) I love the tea towel best!!!

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    1. That was a last minute piece. I just finished it the night before. I was very happy with that piece. Thanks for stopping by.

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  72. Lots of lovely stitchery projects, it is very addictive, I know. Thanks for the chance to win the xstitch kit. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  73. Wow! That's a lot fo projects!!! Beautiful job on them all!!!
    I also enjoy cross stitching and quilting:)
    Too mnay projects and not enough time:)

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    1. I know what you mean. Somedays I am not sure what to start first. There is so much in my head that I want to do. Thanks for stopping by.

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  74. OH MY!!! You out did your self, I love the projects you did with the designs including the tablerunner. Also the tote bag, all of them were just great.

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  75. This type of stitching is new to you? Not anymore! All of your projects are terrific. The table runner is my favorite and your cottage is a close second. I'll bet you will do more embroidery now!

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  76. You have been busy creating some very lovely projects. thanks for sharing.

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  77. Wow, you have been busy! Great projects :)

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  78. WOW! You are an embrodery machine! I love your table runner. I love the color red. I also love mug rugs and bags (can you have too many?) Your did a wonderful job on all of your projects. I so wish I have more time to make all the things I love. Congratulations on a job so well done!

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  79. Marla you did so many beautiful things - I can't even choose a favorite! blessings, marlene

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  80. Wow! You made so many projects and they are all great. I love how you added the little girl stitchery to your table runner.

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  81. Love all your projects! Those ladies are sooo cute and retro! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  82. Wow! Look at all those projects and all of them are super cute. Love the red/white table runner and the purse! Great job.

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    1. Thanks they were fun making and a nice addition to my room.

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  83. I enjoyed all of your projects, but love the table runner with the sweet little one the best. Thanks for the change at the great giveaway. I do a little cross-stitch myself from time to time.

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    1. Cross stitch is one of my favorite things to do but now with my new sewing machine I do spend a lot of time in the sewing room.

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  84. Beautiful finishes amd I can tell you love the rhythym of the needle. I'd love to win since I've been eye balling that winter band sampler and LHN patterns. Thanks for the chance. Jane

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    1. There usually is a needle in my hand when I am sitting here in my favorite chair all though I do spend a lot more time on the computer since I started blogging in June. I like to keep busy.

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  85. You created wonderful pieces! I think the redwork is my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

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  86. What a wonderful giveaway! I love to cross stitch! Your embroidery project are awesome! You definitely were in the mood! Thanks for sharing! Have a Nice Day! :)

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    1. I was over to your cross stitch blog and saw your Christmas houses. They look right up my alley. Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. Hi Cherise I was back over to your site again and found some interesting blogs that just did cross stitch. I really enjoyed them and joined some of their blogs. It's nice to have some cross stitch. Thanks again for visiting me.

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  87. Love your projects, especially those retro ladies! I would love to enter to your giveaway if it open for readers from abroad)

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  88. You did so many projects! Love the variety of colour that you used in them. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  89. My goodness but you were busy! They all look so great! That table runner is so perfect for Valentines day!

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    1. I had every intention of making that runner for Valentines day and when this blog hop came around I thought she fit in so well. Thanks for stopping by.

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  90. Love the lady on the purse with the dog and love the little girl in the middle of your red table runner, I agree, she goes with it :)

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  91. I love all the project you made but my favorite is the purse with the sophisticated lady. I walk my dog everyday but I live in the country and the heels would not make it through mud season.

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  92. They are all very beautiful pieces of stitcheries.

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  94. you did so many of the pieces and they all look marvelous! Thanks for sharing!

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  95. Wow! You were a stitching machine - all of your projects are just lovely!

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  96. Hi!!! They are all beautiful!!!! Love the little girl Valentine runner!!!! I love your bag too!!!! Thank You

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  97. cool I just love all your projects

    love the giveaway I'm working on a counted cross stitch myself right now. love CCSing

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  98. Wow! They're all beautiful! If I had to choose, it would be the bag... no the tea towel... yikes, maybe the runner? I choose all of them! He he! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration °Ü°

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  99. Oh my! What lovely projects! They are all beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  100. Your projects are great. Thanks for sharing.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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