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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Ho Ho Ho Its blog hop time


I hope everyone is enjoying the Ho Ho Ho blog hop. I sure am. Christmas is my most favourite time of the year and my favourite crafts to make weather it is sewing, cross stitch or painting. I don't do so much painting anymore but I do a lot of cross stitch and now sewing.

Thanks to Carol from Just let me Quilt for being our cheerleader. And thanks to Madame Sam from Sew we Quilt. They do  such an amazing job and I always look forward to whatever project they come up with next. You will find the schedule here. So enjoy. Here is the list of the August 8
Transitions For Meee ( still sleeping) 
The Boon Docks( she got her day wrong)participants for today:

Make sure you visit everyone to enjoy all their projects.



Well time for my projects. I have this book that I bought a couple of years ago" My Runners" by disa designs. This is a great book and if you get a chance to buy it you won't be sorry. The second one is also great and now I see she has a third book also. You can find them on Connecting threads. Great books to add to anyone's collection. Fun easy and something for every occasion. Here is the one I did for the Christmas theme.





I really like this piece. 

Now for my next piece which had a little more work as you can see by the pieces.




A very nice piece to do. This piece is called "Snowball Runner" designed by Lisa Bongean. It is 12" by 42" and the snowballs are 2 1/2" squares. Love this piece and it is going to be a keeper. Actually both pieces are a keeper.

Did anyone see these little tree mug rugs that someone had on a few weeks ago. Well I thought they were cute so I made a couple.


This is a paper pieced one and very easy to do. I also went shopping one morning and came across some Christmas material that I can't wait to make something with. The sale was suppose to be over but someone forgot to take the sign down so I got it for 30% off. Lucky me.


I wished I could of bought more. I did make a mug rug out of one of the blocks. I know I should of had a nice Christmas mug but hey I am at the trailer. I thought some Christmas runners would be nice also.


These could make some cute Christmas gifts. I also picked up this Christmas panel.


This could be made into some pillows or runners or a small throw. Not sure yet. So I hope everyone is enjoying the hop. Oh and what would be Christmas be without a gift. I decided someone might like the pattern for the Snowball runner and a mug rug.


 So just leave a little comment and I will have a draw went the hop is over with. If you are not a follower make sure I will be able to contact you and have a great summer before winter does appear to us. It won't be long. 






118 comments:

  1. What cute table runners and mug rugs! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Oh what beautiful items you have made. I love snowballs and the mug rug would be great to have by my sewing machine! thanks oh Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  3. lovely table runners and mug rugs. thanks for the giveaway too.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  4. Such lovely Christmas projects. I love the snowman table runner.

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  5. THey certainly are both keepers, but I just love the snowball runner. You picked up some great fabrics and panels to play with for a very Merry Christmas.

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  6. Oh goodness Marla. You did a great job on your projects. My favorite is the snowball runner. I love the cool blue colors. And what cute mug rugs. You know I love those....LOL
    I'd love a chance at the give away!!
    Take care.

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  7. Those are some great projects!! I especially like the snowball runner, super cute!! I saw that Christmas fabric in my local quilt shop as well, but have fought the urge to buy it so far:)

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  8. Your work is so beautiful! Love your fabric choices on the snowball runner! I'm a new follower now!

    Ilene

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  9. You have been so busy sewing up a storm of Christmas projects. They are all so cute. My favorite is the Santa runner. Thanks for sharing your lovely projects and being part of this blog hop.

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  10. So many pretty christmas projects. I love your table runners. Thank you for sharing

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  11. You did loads! I love the table runners. Yes, indeed. BOTH of them.....The first because it is funny. The second one because of the beauty. Those mug rugs are a really good idea. It all looked so good, I didn't even notice that you didn't use a Christmassy mug..... Well done you!

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  12. Wow, you were so busy. I love the snowball runner, and also the reindeer mug rug you made from the panel. It is great to see so many ideas. Thank you for sharing a lovely giveaway too.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  13. p.s can we get you to add the list of your fellow bloggers so we can find them as easily as we found you ...thanks...if you need the list go to Carol's or sewwequilt.com for the list..just copy and paste to your post..

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  14. Great work ! Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. Very cute projects - all of them! Thanks for sharing them with us today.

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  16. Your runners are fabulous! The patterns are just wonderful.

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  17. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful Christmas projects & thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. Your snowball runner is my favorite. Great for a long, cold winter.

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  19. I love the first runner, the Santa heads. That is just waaay cute.

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  20. Great projects. I absolutely love the snowman runner! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Your projects are all wonderful but I really love that Snowball runner...great job!

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  22. Very nice pieces Marla!! they all turned out nicely and you were busy!

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  23. Cute, cute! Love the Santa faces but the snowmen one is just gorgeous...would love to win that pattern. blessings, marlene

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  24. I love your runners! I thought the snowman one was great, but then you shared the snowball runner--wow! Thanks for sharing all your projects and projects-to-be!

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  25. Beautiful projects. Will have to look for that book. Thank you for shareing all fo the projects with us today. The new fabric you got the white and read christmas is absolutely gorgeous.

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  26. Such wonderful projects but the snowmen caught my heart soooo cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I love all the items, you have been busy.

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  28. What neat table runners and those little coasters are just too cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. What wonderful table runners and mug rugs! You are all set for Christmas!!!

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  30. I love the runners! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Everything you made is adorable Marla !

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  32. All your projects are awesome. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  33. Both of your runners are very festive, love the snowballs. So tiny. Thanks for a chance at the pattern.

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  34. Wonderful projects! Love the snowmen!
    beth.sebastian@gmail.com

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  35. Love the snowmen. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. Love that snowball table runner.

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  37. Anything with snow people on it catches my attention!

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  38. You are going to have great looking table tops for the holidays!

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  39. You've totally wow'd me with those runners...they are both just wonderful! Making 2 1/2 inch squares looks like so much work, but it is amazing. Love that Santa one, too!

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  40. Love both of those runners, especially the cute snow people with such personality! Have fun with your latest fabric too!

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  41. I love your ideas. Thanks so being so creative and sharing. I love that runner with the snowballs and snowmen.

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  42. I wish I had time to take all these ideas and make them all!

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  43. Beautiful projects! And what a wonderful find with the panels.

    dbelliott@outlook.com

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  44. Such pretty projects. I love those snowmen on the table runner and the Santa circle runners are extra cute.

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  45. I love your Santa circles runner - I thought that it was going to be placemats when I first saw the pieces. Your snowman runner is cute too.

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  46. Great runners and mug rug too. I like how the snowball runner is the snowball block with snowmen at each end, so cute.

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  47. Love your snowball tablerunner! How cute because the snowballs are little. Enjoy your summer. yoyopattycakes@hotmail.com

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  48. I love all your projects! The snowball runner mught be my favorite though :)

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  49. Beautiful runner. Thanks so much for sharing. I would love to win a pattern.

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  50. Loved your projects, especially the little Christmas tree mug rugs...

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  51. Lovely table runners! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  52. Cute projects! Love your table runners! Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Great table runner. Especially love the one you made with the pattern from Lisa Bongean.

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  54. Very festive creations!!
    Gmama Jane

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  55. Sweet projects. I think the snowball runner is my favorite. I'm pinning that for future reference :) Thanks for sharing so many ideas!

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  56. MArla Your projects are great! Love how you striped ythose mug rugs, great idea! Jane

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  57. How very fun! I love the mug rugs! pbstrand@msn.com

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  58. love love love the snowball table runner. i have always wanted to make a snowball quilt but never have. i love the mug rug with the deer on it. i am a sucker for wildlife. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  59. The table runners are darling....I have a very long farmers tabled so I could just keep making snowmen to fit the table....or add more snow balls....thanks for the giveaway.....

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  60. Your table runners are so cute, would love to win the pattern, thanks.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  61. Ohhhhh ahhhhhhh to I love your runners. The elves are so darn cute, and the blue snowball runner, it fabulous! What great little tree rugs too. I missed seeing them before!

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  62. OMG Those table runners are just so playful, adorable, well, anyone would be proud to have them on their table!!! I love them!

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  63. I loved all your work the runners are so cute, thanks for a chance in your draw.
    Robin in Washington State
    assweetaspeaches hotmail

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  64. wow! i love your projects - wonderful!

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  65. I would be thrilled to win. Thanks for the chance

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  66. Those are great holiday creations! I love the snowmen and fabrics!! Thanks for sharing!

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  67. All of your projects are really cute! And that is a nice bunch of fabrics and panels you found.
    xo jan

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  68. All your Christmas projects are fantastic. I just can't get motivated to do Christmas yet-so many other UFOs to complete. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  69. You sure got busy! Love them all but the snowball runner is my fav!

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  70. WOW! You created a few projects...I Love the Snowball runner. So pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  71. So many great projects! I love all of them. Both of the runners are wonderful! Good job.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  72. Super cute patterns! I really love the idea of the mug rugs!

    NyRoraback@gmail.com

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  73. Those runners are so cute! Now I know what to make my co-workers. Tree mug rugs :) Thanks for sharing!

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  74. Hi Marla,
    your tablerunner are gorgeous and very unique.
    Wonderful idea how you sew the mugrugs, thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  75. The snowmen on that runner are too cute! I decorate with snowmen at Christmastime so that I can keep them up all winter.

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  76. Snowmen are just the cutest! I usually decorate with them in Jan since I have a few too many santas for Dec:) haha!!!

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  77. What fun projects you picked! Love the runner!!!

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  78. Wow! Such terrific table runners and mug rugs. Love the fabric you found to add to your stash.
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  79. Hi Marla, I am a long time follower and love your site. Thanks for sharing and if I win or not I gotta make that runner and the tree mug rugs! They are just too cute.

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  80. Marla, I did not notice at first that your first runner has the circles joined by the balls on the hats - how clever - that is an adorable pattern and it is cute on your beautiful table. I love the Snowball Runner. Making a snowman was one of my favorite things as a child and always wondering if we were going to have a white Christmas which we usually did. You did a wonderful job. At first, I did see the trunk of the tree and thought the mug rug was just a triangle. I'm a little slow. The mug rug is adorable, too. Your Big Star quilt is amazing - I had to peek at some of your other posts. Your son and DIL are going to be thrilled with their quilt. I am a 9 year breast cancer survivor. I am high risk of recurrence and still take anti-estrogen therapy and will for at least another year. I am very blessed every day. Thank you for participating, sharing your awe-inspiring projects, your creativity, and being very generous with your giveaway. Congrats on your recovery.

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  81. Great projects, you've been busy! :)

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  82. I love snowmen and your runner is adorable. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  83. All of your projects are lovely; the reindeer coaster is so classy.

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  84. adorable table runners, especially the Santas running down the length of the table.

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  85. Cute projects, but I especially love that snowball snowmen runner--just gorgeous. Also, those little tree mug rugs are great. I wouldn't have thought of making mug rugs with a panel, but it works great. I love your work!

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  86. Your projects are very beautiful. I love the Santa runner. It is really interesting the way it is made. And I love the Snowball runner with the Snowmen. Your mugrug is adorable,too. Great job on all of them. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  87. You sure were busy. I love your Snowman runner ... beautiful.

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  88. You table runners & mug rugs are so cute! Thank you for sharing. Thanks for the giveaway too.

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  89. Your elf runner is adorable but I love that snowmen runner in blues! Cute mug rugs and fabric finds. THX for the giveaway opportunity and for sharing your time and talents with us today.

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  90. I love both your tablerunners. I noticed your post earlier about your granddaughter's birthday. I have a 13 year old GD that I love to pieces...after getting 4 grandsons first. She is a pal and a sewing buddy. Thanks for sharing with us and if I don't win the patterns, is the mug rug tree a freebie somewhere?

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  91. I love blues and think the blue and white snowman runner...was calling out... make me tooooo
    Hugs

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  92. apologies for being late today but hour snowman runner and your blues..well missy so fine they are

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  93. Thanks for sharing your Christmas projects. Really like the blue snowman runner.

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  94. Wow. Love the snowball runner with the snowmen on the ends. All wonderful and Christmas-y. Tree shape mug rugs are a first.

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  95. your runners are just perfect for the holidays. I just love how the snowball block turn out.
    thanks for sharing and hosting a give away
    in stitches

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  96. That fabric you found is just beautiful. The table runners are great. Hard to choose which I like most, but I think the snowball block runner is the one I like most. You have made a lot of really great projects.

    vburr at charter dot net

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  97. Love the fabrics. Your table runner is beautiful.

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  98. The snowball runner is really sweet. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

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  99. Adorable! Thanks for sharing. You really put a lot of work into the snowball runner!

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  100. I adore your table runners! The Christmas fabric that you made the mug rug from is also beautiful. I have been thinking about getting Lisa Bongeon's Snowball Runner pattern ever since I saw it in a quilt shop while on vacation....wish I had gotten it then. Thank you! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  101. I really love the snowball runner. Thanks for sharing with us! Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  102. The snowman runner is great. Love the colours! and the snowballs all joined together are super cool - they look so funky.

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  103. Your runners are so pretty! Lisa Bongeon is a favorite of mine.

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  104. Love the Santa runner. Your fabric bargains were great buys.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  105. Great projects - I especially like the Santa runner!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  106. Lots of Christmassy loveliness here. Great buys too.

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  107. Thanks for sharing these Christmas ideas.

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  108. Hiya Marla!!! I just love table runners, and yours are spectacular. The Santas are so cute, but I think my favorite is the snowmen one, I love blue at Christmas. You got a good deal on that fabric, yes, lucky you!!! Thanks for sharing and for having the giveaway. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  109. Thanks for being part of the fun blog hop. I enjoyed your blog.

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  110. Wonderful projects. I made the "Santas" like you did the snowmen runner and absolutely love it. I'm really fascinated by the snowball pattern; it looks so intricate but you did a marvelous job. I'm loving the new fabric you got (on sale!!). The reindeer mug rug is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing all those projects.

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  111. Lovely projects. I love happy accident sales =)

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  112. Marla I loved all your projects, especially the little trees. The tablerunners were very nice. That Snowman one was really unusual. Thanks for joining us.

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  113. All of your projects are beautiful, especially the snowball table runner. Thank you for sharing and the giveaway.

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  114. Morning...sorry I didn't get to post the day of your reveal but I was at docs most of the day...love your snowball runner and snowman..nice job.

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