Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spring is in the Air

This is day two of the" Spring is in the Air" blog hop hosted by Madamme Samm and I am thrilled to be taking part . When Madamme Samm first mentioned doing this  blog hop I didn't have a table topper stand but my dear hubby gave me  one for Christmas so I was happy to start making some minis. They are such fun to make, quick and fairly easy  and you can change them with the seasons or" just because" .
Thankfully the season has passed for us with snowmen but I just recently finished this little topper and it will be considered my one Christmas item for this month . The pattern is designed by Sherri Falls of This and That Pattern Co.. I love their patterns and have made several over the years.
For those of you who have been following me for a while  know that I love working with wool so I figured a mini in wool would be perfect and I came across this cute pattern in a 2002 Better Homes and Gardens "Quilting Ideas ".I had to change the size slightly but that was easy enough and this combines my love for wool and crazy patch style quilting.
I then starting thinking spring , afterall we are just a tad tired of snow around here  and glad to see the warmer weather arriving and the birds arriving back for the summer  . This pattern is by Patch Abilities  ,another pattern company I love . Again I had to make some slight changes as the original pattern is 6x22 but it was the idea I was in love with as I love butterflies :-) I really enjoyed creating this one , the background fabric I felt was perfect .
Now no blog hop would be complete without a giveaway and this next table topper mini, a pattern by the Chook Shed Pattern Co., will be my giveaway . To win you must be a follower and leave me a comment telling me   what you like best about spring . I will choose a winner on Sunday  the 22nd,  Earth Day . 
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have lots of fun in this Spring blog hop . Be sure to  stop by the other blogs participating in today's hop and here is the list for the entire blog hop so you won't miss out on any of the fun and just incase you missed Monday's hop I have included them here as well because there are some really lovely toppers to see so hop on over and see for yourself. Enjoy your day and as the mini says " Pour a cup of Kindness " it will make you feel good ;-) Hugs Sheila 

Monday April 16th

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Monday April 23rd

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Syd 

Wednesday April 25th 







79 comments:

  1. I squealed when I saw your giveaway mini. I just love teapots. I agonized about what I like best about spring. We are in autumn here going into winter but I realized I am going on a trip and what I like best about this year's spring in the northern hemisphere is that I wil be in Paris with my mum on her first trip to Europe. I am so excited to see all the trees along the champs élysées with leaves on them.....and flowers. I just love flowers. I am really enjoying the blog hop. I love all your little quilts .
    Cheers,
    Val

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  2. Good Morning Sheila...oh my oh my...these are gorgeous...hands down the teapot is perfection...
    you are my cup of tea this morning...delightful collection ..

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  3. Really cute Sheila - I love the wool and the embroidery because both of those are things I love to do but that teapot is my favorite I think. :) blessings, marlene

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  4. Sheila, These are adorable! So nice to see that we are on the same page with the little snowman!He is gorgeous! And your heart is a showstopper! And your butterfly so pretty. And that giveaway....my oh my you are generous! I would love to have that in my home...so cute! The best thing about spring to me is the sound of the birds. Every morning, we are hearing more. Thanks for the chance!

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  5. Love the little snowman one!! My favorite spring thing is WARM WEATHER!!! Living in New Hampsire we don't have a long warm weather season. thanks for the fun!!

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  6. Count me in also, your teapot is my favorite. If I were you I don't think I could part with it. My favorite part of spring is the smell of the air after the rain and of course the smell of the fragrant spring flowers. Have a wonderful day! ;-> Toni Anne P. S. I'm a new follower.

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  7. I love the smells of spring, the flowers, the earth.. and even the mulch. We took the convertible out, even though in Maine its still chilly. But you can put the top down and crank the heat and its still wonderful! Road to the coast and walked on the rocks and could smell the ocean air. Love your tea mat...I'm sipping my first cup of tea as I read.

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  8. your bird house is stunning! beautiful work thank's for sharing

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  9. Favorite is about the Spring green we get to see - never been able to duplicate that special color and right outside my window is a beautiful quilt full of color. Wow, I love all of your table toppers, wonderful selection. Thanks for your participation. Judy C is a follower

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  10. Gorgeous mini's. Love the teapot. Hugs,

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  11. I love your pour a cup of kindness. What a sweet sentiment! Thank you.

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  12. Good Morning...These are wonderful. I smiled at your snowman and spring comments. We had 72 deg on Saturday. Then on Sunday and Monday we had heavy rain and then 3 inches of heavy wet snow yesterday in northern Wisconsin. I would love to share a table topper in my home. I have joined as a new follower.

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  13. oops..forgot to add what I love about spring...I am sitting at my computer watching Canadian Geese, ducks, and a pair of trumpeter swans swimming on the pond out my window. The green grass is sticking out from the snow we received yesterday and the sun is shinning. Nature is beautiful and is my favorite part of any season.

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  14. I love the diversity of your tops! And I love blog hops because they give me an opportunity to visit blogs that are new to me.

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  15. Really beautiful minis you've made! I like the sun and warm weather that comes in spring and when the birds start singing again.

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  16. I am a follower. I love Spring because everything comes alive and seems new. Every year, a chance at a new beginning. How lucky are we to have the different seasons.

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  17. I am a new follower and really enjoyed seeing all your little table toppers. My daughter collects teapots in her red kitchen so I especially enjoyed seeing that mini. I am sure she will want me to make one for her. I have one of those frames and made one bird block for it and was wondering what else I could make for it. great ideas and thanks for sharing.

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  18. I would love a chance to win one of your projects as you are the "Queen of small projects" for me. Thanks for the chance Sheila

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  19. Great job Sheila..... I think I found the fabric....in the butterfly....
    What do I love about spring...all the changes warmth,green, birds are back the smell after a rain and the list goes on...
    in stitches

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  20. Love that you used wool in the heart topper!! I guess I have to say the flowers are my favorite part of spring although my allergies don't enjoy them so much! Thanks for such a generous giveaway, your teapot is gorgeous!

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  21. I would love to give the "Cup of Kindness" mini a new home - it is just beautiful! What do I love best about spring? Well, the warmer weather is wonderful, and the whole world seems to be blooming! LOL And my birthday is in April. :)

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  22. That teapot mini is so cute. I love teapots and also red. Perfect little quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to maybe win this.

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  23. I love these, but the teapot is my favorite.

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  24. I love the table toppers.......
    We have finally had our last snow storm....maybe, but yesterday was a beautiful sunny day...I love the fact that you can open the doors and windows. And let the wonderful smells of spring in.

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  25. I am a new follower. I love spring in California to see all the poppies only problem not many this year.
    Thanks for the chance to win and I love your teapot mini.

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  26. I have become a follower. I love all your table toppers. The Tea Cup is my favorite. I would love to win the pattern. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I love all your beautiful table toppers Sheila.
    But the Red Tea Pot one is very cute....
    My favorite thing about Spring is the warm sunny days...

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  28. hello there my friend. Love your minis. I love spring. It is Gods rebirth coming of the earth.Everything wakening up after the LONG winter. Thanks for the chance to maybe be alucky winner. Blesings. Dianne...

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  29. Spring is such a mixture of things. A cool day followered by warm days followed by more coolness. My favorite thing is sitting and watching the spring wind blowing in the trees. Peaceful!

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  30. What a lovely table topper parade.
    I love the snowman but the teapot is my favourite.
    The thing I love most about spring is daffodils and lighter nights.
    Margaret

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  31. Sheila, ALL of your mini's are so sweet. I love the idea of being able to change them out on the frame...the decorating possibilities are endless! And I love the teapot...so cute!

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful handiwork with us!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  32. Oops! Forgot to tell you what I enjoy most about Spring....it's the renewing of the earth after it's long winter's sleep. I love when all the trees turn bright green almost overnight, and all the sleepy flowers start poking up through the ground to turn their beautiful faces to the sun! That's just magic to me!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  33. Sheila - some lovely minis you have shared. Thank you for being part of the Table Topper Blog Hop.

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  34. I'm very pleased to have become a Follower.
    My favourite thing about Spring is all the new life going on around me. It makes me feel so hopeful.

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  35. I think the teacup may be my favorite but each one is captivating. Sometimes simple is Best.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  36. I love the teapot, with the red and white on it. It reminds me of my grandma . I am a new follower. Spring here in WV is Beautiful. Just walking outside, the greenary and the birds all make a lot of noise, singing away the day. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  37. Oh Sheila; these table toppers are adorable....I think my favorite might be the heart...or the spring one...lol. love them all!!

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  38. With much pleasure I pass my Liebster Blog Award to you, Sheila!

    Cheers!

    Jeanneke.

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  39. I love spring flowers. The are colorful and cheerful. I would love to win this Mini as I love tea and coffee. Thanks

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  40. Hi Sheila ~ great, great table toppers, you are on your way to a lovely collection! :o) (PS, I wanted to comment, but no need to enter me in your drawing, I am sponsoring with a prize on Madame Samm's blog) :o)

    Warm regards,

    Jodie

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  41. What a beautiful mini! I am a new follower and am looking forward to reading of your adventures.

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  42. Love all your quilts...especially the last those are one of my most favorite color combos

    Vail in tn

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  43. Dear Sheila,
    your table toppers are just lovely, every one of them! I would like to know where to buy such a table topper stand, never seen it here.
    I love springtime because the evenings a longer, I like to take Emma out for a walk in the evening, and I love it when the trees a going green (bad english I´m afraid, hope that you know what I mean ;o)
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente
    -I wish me luck ☺

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  44. Great toppers! I love the tea pot!!!

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  45. I loved seeing the variety of the table toppers you made. It really gives an idea of the possibilities.
    What do I like about spring? The flowers of course, especially daffodils.

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  46. What a cute giveaway! I'm a new follower and I don't like Spring....mostly because of storms.

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  47. those are so lovely... I always thought of a table topper laying flat on the table so this series has taught me something new.... now I must look for one of those little stands.... of course I would love to go in to win your lovely one... I love the weather here in spring... and it says good bye to winter...
    Hugz

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  48. Sheila, they look great. I too will be blogging about my toppers on the 25th

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  49. Oh, such cute toppers, Sheila! Love the woolie heart! My favorite part of Spring? New buds - the greening of the trees, pussywillows, cherry blossoms, and warm sunshine. Makes my soul sing.

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  50. Not that I need to pick a favorite but I think the heart wins or is it the butterfly or the tea pot. Too many wonderful choices.

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  51. Beautiful minis especially the Snowmen :)
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway too, I loved spring because I'm able to see my favorite flowers(Sakura) blooming :)

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  52. I love the giveaway. It is adorable

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  53. I love your giveaway!!!!! My favorite part of spring is finally seeing flowers after a cold dark dead winter.

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  54. They are all so lovely.
    I would love the red teapot for my dining room.
    I love the warm weather of spring, the baby deer and the singing birds.
    I am a follower.

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  55. I love your teapot hanging. I love hot or cold tea all day long. Red is also one of my favorite colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  56. I love your teapot giveaway. Where did you find the pattern? Hope I win, it would look lovely in my sewing room.
    I like the warm weather and flowers best about spring.

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  57. Love the smell of fresh cut grass :) and all the fun spring bulbs! Thanks for a fun giveaway!!

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  58. opening the windows and turning the heat off

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  59. Beauitful table toppers Sheila. I have 2 of those little frames I feel inspired by you to make something for them.

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  60. I love all the flowers that bloom! :)

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  61. Love that little mini teapot quilt! I have just ordered a table topper stand so I can start making table toppers too - such fun and cute to make. Great giveaway.

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  62. I LOVE all the mini's. I'll be making a few more after your inspiration! I change mine quite regularly but still need/want more!!! LOL. :)

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  63. Extra special giveaway! Thanks for the chance! About spring - I love being able to enjoy the outdoors again!

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  64. What I love most about spring is the fact that everything seems to wake up from winter. The flowers start to bloom, the sun comes out and the birds start to sing. I love your teapot table topper.

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  65. Thanks for the inspiration. Your minis are wonderful! Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  66. All your mini quilts are gorgeous, I love the little teapot.

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  67. those minis are so gorgeous - love them all especially the little snowman :)

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  68. Your collection on min tabletapper quilts are outstanding. Love the red and white tea kettle. Thank you for sharing. Can't wait to make my own topppers.

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  69. What cute table toppers!! My favorite thing about spring is all the green that appears in my garden - well, except for the weeds - lol!
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway for the darling table topper.

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  70. Your tabletoppers are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  71. Lovely mimi's there Sheila i would love to start making them but i havent been able to buy any of the stands.xx

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  72. This hop is so fun! I love all your toppers.
    Being a birder, I especially like the birdhouse. I have enjoyed watching the robins in my yard this spring.

    Thanks for the chance at "Pour a Cup of Kindness."
    You are too kind. I'm a new follower!

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  73. I love your wool 'crazy' heart...and the teapot...and all of them! Spring here in Vermont means the smell of dirt as the earth comes back to life. Thanks for the chance to win! VermontPines at aol dot com

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  74. I'm a little teapot, short and stout; Here is my handle, here is my spout.

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  75. Sheila, your parade of mini table topper quilts are wonderful...luv the snowman....it is on my 'to do' list ...just have to find my pattern...I have it somewhere...Happy Earth Day!

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  76. I love all the mini quilts you have shown. They are all wonderful. Thanks for sharing them.

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  77. I'm late stopping by, but must say that teapot is soooo darling!

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