Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Think Christmas

Christmas in August , yes that is what it is , compliments of Madamme Samm and Lesley our hostess for the Think Christmas blog hop . It is my pleasure to share what I have prepared for this fun blog hop so lets hop to it .
 My first choice was  this snowman from a pattern by The Stitch Collection "Joys of Winter " and here it is completed and in my table topper .
Sucha sweet little guy and then of course it wouldn't be Christmas without the Jolly ol' man himself so this became my second block from the same pattern.
And here is Santa after I completed the stitching .
This pattern is such fun .
My time was rather limited with family visiting but I did manage a block ,this one is a wreath just in case you think it is an owl like my granddaughter did ;-)
 I also did this little stitchery which is not quite finished , the binding needs sewing down but for now a glue stick did the magic . This is a Gail Pan design ,a freebie a few years ago
And last but not least it wouldn't be Christmas without a present so for a chance to win this mug rug be sure to leave a comment and tell me your favorite thing about Christmas . I will draw a name on Aug 6th .so be sure to leave me a comment.
Thanks to Lesley and to Madamme Samm for being our wonderful hostesses and our cheerleaders extraordinaire  ,be sure to stop by and visit all those participating in today's hop as well as all the rest of this great hop , you won't be disappointed. Since it is also Wednesday I am linking up to the Needle and Threadnetwork for WIP Wednesday with Monika  Thanks for stopping by.
 hugs Sheila

August 1
Sheila's Quilt World
A Passion for Applique
Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio
Jane's Quilting
Sew Me Something Good
A Stitch in Time
Aurea at That Other Blog
Quilt Times
Marcia's Crafty Sewing and Quilting
Patchouli Moon Studio
Quilting by the River

136 comments:

  1. Sheila what lovely blocks.... I had a laugh at your wreath owl!! grandies are so straight to us aren't they....
    Hugz

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  2. Wow Sheila these quilts are fabulous! And the wreath block is like one of those trick pictures, I saw a wreath, then once I read about your GD I saw an owl, hee hee.

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  3. love your snowman quilt. my fav thing about christmas is i get to see all my kids and grandkids and greatgrandkids

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  4. Oh, your mini quilts are so sweet.

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  5. You did a great job. Too funny about the owl, kids say the cutest things.
    I like watching Christmas through the eyes of my boys.

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  6. Love all your super fun blocks!! Your mug rug is soooo adorable!! I love seeing the excitement of little ones knowing Santa is coming!!

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  7. Loved your blocks! Thanks for sharing your hard work!

    My favorite thing about Christmas is usually all of my family come here and able to enjoy there company since I don't get to see them much through the year!

    And of course we are celebrating Jesus Birthday!

    Lv2 sew 2011 at yahoo dot com

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  8. Boy Sheila what lovely projects you have made,love the mini quilts,i love xmas because its the one time we can get all the family together.xx

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  9. Beautiful blocks, but Santa is sweet! Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  10. OMG Sheila... I love both of the MiNi quilts. So festive. Will make them for sure...so thanks for sharing! :)

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  11. Love the snowman block but also the other ones too. Snowmen are my favorite. My faborite thing about Christmas is being with family.

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  12. Love your snowman & Santa, Sheila. My favourite thing about Christmas is all the cookies! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. Mini quilts are my all time favorite too! The best thing about Christmas is having family and friends together!

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  14. Yes your blocks are wonderful! And the wreath does look like an owl - so cute that your granddaughter told you that. :) My favourite thing about Christmas is the feeling of peace and goodness that is in the air.

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  15. Oooh they are all lovely - I saw it was a wreath straight away! Love the snowman one best - thanks for sharing.

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  16. your mini quilts for your hanger are so pretty and festive! You will be spoilt for choice.
    On second glance it does look like an owl!

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  17. love your blocks. my favorite thing about Christmas is singing carols while making gingerbread houses with nieces and grandkids

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  18. Love the mini quilts,well love everything really but especially the mini's.
    Thank you for sharing your work.
    Laura x

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  19. Hi Sheila wonderful applique...My favorite is the Santa since I love to collect Santa's....My favorite thing about Christmas is really the season itself. It just seams like starting at Thanksgiving until after the New Year people are lighthearted and the whole atmosphere is just allot of laughter and cheer and good wishes. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

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  20. I enjoyed seeing all your blocks! My favorite thing about Christmas is being with my family (grown children, sons in law, grandson).

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  21. Omg Sheia. These are fabulous!

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  22. They are all lovely, specially Santa, but I did have a laugh about the Wreathy Owl (Or is it and Owly Wreath?)

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  23. They are very lovely blocks! :)

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  24. Thanks for sharing your lovely blocks.

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  25. Oh my goodness...just starting my day and you have "wowed" me with your little table toppers! Mister Snowman is adorable, Mr. Santa is just tooooo cute, and Mr. Wreath does not look like an owl to me! Love the three of them, and am also in love with your last stitchery. Can't believe you got so much done with your family visiting at the same time. Thanks so much for starting Day 3 off on such a high note. You have such a generous giveaway...please count me in!

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  26. I love the stitched tree!
    My favourite thing is having all my family home for Christmas!

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  27. Good Morning Sheila...goodness me you were busy and your blocks were ...well put us all in the mood as you took the lead today...lovely my dear...I too really liked your wreath...

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  28. Hi my favorite christmas thing is what I am doing right now, looking at all the beautiful blocks and table stand blocks. Yours are so beautiful I just want to go and start one but alas I can't, don't have time. Thanks for the give away.
    aurea.gillis@gmail.com

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  29. Thanks for the chance to with this adorable mug rug. I saw the owl first and then the wreath, sorry. Love the blocks, especially the snowman!

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  30. Sheila, They are all great. I love the snowman with the stars...Santa is just fun and makes you smile to look at him..I love the stitchery project. I am going to try to find it online..

    My favorite parts of Christmas is having my family all together and attending Christmas Eve Service to celebrate Christ's birth.

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  31. wow such beautiful blocks. you worked great. thank's for the chance to win the mug rug is beautiful. My favorite christmas thing is the tree! and all the magic around christmas with the kids! have a nice blog hop and hope to see you on my blog sunday, have a giveaway too

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  32. Beautiful blocks! I love the snowman one, of course I love anything with snowmen. I'm a collector. I think my favorite thing about Christmas is the entire family getting together. It doesn't happen any other time of the year it seems. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  33. Your blocks are lovely! My favourite thing about Christmas is the tree. I like to turn off all of the lights, turn on the Christmas tree lights, put on the music and just sit back and enjoy the season! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  34. I am in love with the snowman! So cute!

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  35. Wow how beautiful are your table runners. What I like best about Christmas is how nice people are and how happy.

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  36. Great blocks, I can't figure out which one I like best. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Jolly Snowman & Santa waving make a happy Christmas, especially with Gail's embroidery tree spreading joy...Love the giveaway.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Oh Sheila,you have done a wonderful job with all of the little quilts for Christmas. They are all sew cute I could not pick just one as a favorite.Nice to see that the grand kids have some input with your quilting. You may have to share your love of quilting with them sometime.
    My favorite thing about Christmas is that feeling you get, the one we wish that it would last all year long.....joy,love and good will. Thanks for hosting a give away Sheila, it looks lovely.
    in stitches

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  39. I love fusible applique and your is just adorable! Puts me in the mood for sure!

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  40. Your mini-quilts are adorable Sheila. Soooo cute! I especially love the snowman fabric in the last stitchery block. My fav thing about Christmas is all the excitement and having time to spend with family.

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  41. Eye candy! I love your snowman!

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  42. My favorite thing is family..but a very close second is the opportunity to let loose and decorate like crazy without anyone looking at me like I'm completely crazy.

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  43. What wonderful blocks! I'm an embroidery fanatic so your tree with the embroidery is my favorite. I'm sorry I missed out on that pattern. :) blessings, marlene

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  44. What beautiful blocks@
    My favorite thing about Christmas is that it is a gift we can enjoy every day of the year! (After that I love the lights, colors, and music!)

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  45. What a great beginning for my day. I love your charming snowman and Santa most of all. They are just adorable. Thank you for sharing and for helping start my day!

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  46. Love the GalPan design. I love the fact that my kids and families are here all at the same time. They seem to enjoy being together. Love to make and give mug rugs.

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  47. Love the GalPan design. I love the fact that my kids and families are here all at the same time. They seem to enjoy being together. Love to make and give mug rugs.

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  48. Wonderful blocks Sheila...being a snowman/lady collector,the snowman block is my favorite. My favorite thing about Christmas is seeing family and the excitement in the eyes of my grandones. Happy stitching

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  49. I love everything about Christmas. Food Family Celebrating.

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  50. Just love these blocks. This year I will have grandsons for the first time so it will be really special.Sharyn

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  51. I can't imagine how many more amazing things you would have created if you hadn't had "limited time." Oh, my goodness! Those are just too cute! ;O)

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  52. Everything - Just love everything. Christmas lights, songs, families getting together, food, presents. You have done a wonderful job sharing what you have accomplished. Sure gets one really motivated. Any of your followers will certainly enjoy this Christmas mug on Christmas morning. Thank you for making the Think Christmas Blog Hop so much fun.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  53. Family time is definitely my favorite thing about Christmas!

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  54. I love two things about Christmas... the opportunity to make gifts for people I love, and being together with family and friends. I also love the snow if we are blessed to have some on Christmas.

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  55. Those are darling. Nice work on them.

    Christmas is a special time of the year for us with music, family and faith.

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  56. Wow!!
    Love your little quilts :)
    so adorable, great displays too
    Have a Happy sewing day!
    Marta

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  57. Wow!!
    Love your little quilts :)
    so adorable, great displays too
    Have a Happy sewing day!
    Marta

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  58. My favorite thing about Christmas is having family around and the food! Love your blocks and your mug rug is so cute.

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  59. love all your blocks but the little snowman made me smile. At the holiday season I love the smell of a fresh tree.
    You do very lovely work.

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  60. All your blocks are so cute, love the snowman block the best! My favorite thing about Christmas is celebrating the birth of Jesus with family and friends!

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  61. I love those blocks! they would make a cute wall hanging or mini quilt! I love the decoratios at Christmas time. And a little snow helps set the season too!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  62. My favorite thing about Christmas are all the wonderful songs and spending tme with family

    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  63. You have been a busy gal!! Love your quilt blocks!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  64. Love all your blocks and would love to win your mug rug! You do such beautiful work!

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  65. All of your blocks are really cute but I really love the Snowman.My favorite thing about Christmas is the Christmas songs.Thanks for the giveaway.

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  66. What neat Christmas quilts! My favorite thing about Christmas is spending the day skiing with my family. Flying through the powder with my kids is just the best :-)

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  67. I love your little quilts! My favorite thing about Christmas is being with family & friends.

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  68. these quilts are gorgeous.The snowman quilt is my favorite.
    My favorite thing about christmas is be with family and friends.

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  69. Would love this mug rug. The the little quilts too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  70. When I saw your snowman, the first word that popped into my head was, "Joy!" Thanks for sharing!

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  71. Love the blocks. They are so fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  72. Love the blocks. They are so fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  73. Humm for me it's the quite time curled up with my sweetheart on the loveseat, watching a fluffy silent snow falling with the crackling of a toasty fire watching Holiday Inn on tv.
    Thank you for the chance to win the special little mugrug set.
    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  74. Love the blocks and that mug rug is precious. The thing I like best about Christmas is how people become more pleasant, caring and joyful. You can just feel it!

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  75. Hi Sheila love the blocks especially the "owl" I can see what she means it could do dual duty!!!! Thanks for sharing and the lovely mug rug to win. Susie x

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  76. Your blocks are very cute!!!! I love the look on kids faces Christmas morning!!!
    Sew magical!!!!

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  77. What do I love best about Christmas? The spirit of giving and being with family. Thanks for the giveaway- the mug rug is adorable!

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  78. Love your mini quilts, an inspiration to get started on Christmas gifts. Cute mug rug as well.

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  79. Love your mini quilts, an inspiration to get started on Christmas gifts. Cute mug rug as well.

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  80. Darling Christmas blocks. You've been busy. I have that embroidery pattern also, too cute. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Thank you for a cute giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. All of your blocks are great, I even like the "owl" wreath. Of course, I'm an owl person! Love them all. Your mug rug is cute too.

    I love all the decorations on the houses at Christmas and I like to see what everyone is doing for the holidays on their blogs. This hop has really gotten me in the mood to work on Christmas stuff and I am enjoying it alot. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  82. All of your blocks are great, I even like the "owl" wreath. Of course, I'm an owl person! Love them all. Your mug rug is cute too.

    I love all the decorations on the houses at Christmas and I like to see what everyone is doing for the holidays on their blogs. This hop has really gotten me in the mood to work on Christmas stuff and I am enjoying it alot. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  83. New to your blog, beautiful quilting. My favorite thing about Christmas is watching the little grandkids.

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  84. Excitement is my favourite thing about Christmas! Love your blocks!

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  85. Your minis are so cute! I love them all. My favourite thing about Christmas is the spirit of giving that seems more prevalent at this time of year. I love all the outdoor lights too. Thanks for the chance to win your mug rug.

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  86. All of your projects are beautiful, but my favorite is the snowman!! SO cute! My favorite thing about Christmas is all the family and friend gatherings that happen at that time of year! Thank you for the chance to win! And, Merry Christmas! :-)

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  87. Some lovely blocks that you have shared- I love your stitchery piece and the wreath owl.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  88. Great blocks you made! I love your snowman! Your small quilts are lovely, the owl makes me grinn.

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  89. Thanks for sharing! Love your blocks!!

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  90. I just love your little embroidery design, but I clicked on all the links and I couldn't find it. I would love to have it as it is difficult to find great embroidery designs as I am drawing challenged! LOL
    Don't ya just love how children see things differently! I guess that's why when we observe their work, we usually say, "tell me about it," rather than incorrectly identify it.

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  91. Love all you Christmas hangings. Beautiful. Hugs,

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  92. Sheila: my you've been a busy elf! I too thought you'd made an owl block. Love all your hard work for Think Christmas, and I'd like a chance for the mug rug. Be sure to view my one block tomorrow over at "The Other Blog".

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  93. Just lovely. All your work is adorable. I love Snowmen. They are a rare sight here, as I live in the desert. There are folks who make them from tumbleweeds, but they are not as cool as those snowy guys!

    My favorite thing about Christmas, family and food!

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  94. Very cute blocks. I especially love the snowman. My favorite thing about Christmas is visiting with family and friends.

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  95. I love all of your little quilts...

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  96. Love your work, don't see the Owl in the wreath but I have middle age eyes not the wide open creatie ones of a child. Christmas is finding time for family and friends that you put off the rest of the year because you are too busy.

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  97. Love your snowman and santa blocks. Snowmen are my favorite!!

    My favorite thing about Christmas is to be with extended family and to remember the birth of our Savior on Christmas. We read the nativity story with the grandkids acting out the parts.

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  98. Sheila, as usual you have done a beautiful job. Your blocks are truly gorgeous! The mug rug is adorable! I have to admit I saw an owl in the wreath one and had a hard time not seeing it until I made it larger then I could definitely see it was a wreath.

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  99. Oh wow, your work is amazing! An Owl, that is too cute! Gotta love our grandbabies!

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  100. Sheila;; these are adorable!! Great work. I like that my boys anad their families are all home for |Christmas That makes it for me!!

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  101. I just love your table topper quilts and your wreath block!! Gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing them!!

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  102. Beautiful blocks! Love the mug rug! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  103. Ok , try again...love your work !!!And to me Christmas means being with family....

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  104. My favorite thing about Christmas is the anticipation, especially by my grandkids.

    Your blocks are very fun. Great job.

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  105. What pretty blocks...love that snowman! My favorite thing about Christmas is being with family and friends.

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  106. Beautiful blocks Sheila! I enjoy seeing the grand kids open their presents! I thought I commented the other day....sorry!

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  107. Oh I just love snowmen. My favorite thing about Christmas is that people mostly put their differences aside and try to be at peace with one another. Also, families get together - hopefully this yer our children will be able to come home - that would make it the best Christmas.

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  108. Hi Sheila... All your little quilts are just wonderful.
    But I especially like the snowman! Oh, and the Gail Pan design. I think I have that one printed out!

    I love the music of the Christmas season and the candlelight Christmas Eve service of Lessons and Carols at my church.

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  109. Your blocks are great, Sheila. I love making others happy, so my favorite thing about Christmas is giving to the ones I love.

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  110. Your blocks are great, Sheila. I love making others happy, so my favorite thing about Christmas is giving to the ones I love.

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  111. Your blocks are great, Sheila. I love making others happy, so my favorite thing about Christmas is giving to the ones I love.

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  112. Your blocks are beautiful, Sheila. I love to give to others, so my favorite part of Christmas is watching others open the gifts they have received.

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  113. Fantastic mini quilts, Sheila. I love the country flavour your projects have - they are so warm and friendly looking.

    Thanks so much for sharing and being a part of this fun hop!

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  114. They are adorable and what fun they will be at Christmas :) Thank you for sharing!

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  115. My favorite thing about Christmas is celebrating my Saviour's birth.

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  116. Love your snowman! And your "owl" wreath is a hoot!
    My favorite thing about Christmas is celebrating Jesus! Thanks for the great giveaway Ü

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  117. My favorite thing about Christmas is celebrating the birth of Christ Jesus.

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  118. Love your blocks! My favorite thing about Christmas is having the whole family gather at my in-laws on Christmas eve, eat, chat and exchange gifts. Great mug rug - perfect for hot chocolate and cookies :o)

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  119. Your blocks are great...and I am getting inspired for Christmas.

    Love your mug rug!!!

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  120. love the little christmas blocks you have put together! My favourite part of christmas is when it does not snow!

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  121. Love them all girlfriend! They are so fun!

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  122. These are so cute! I love all the blocks, it's never too early to start crafting for Christmas.

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  123. Love santas & snowmen,it just wouldn't be Christmas without these two in my mix at this time of year :) Barb.

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  124. My favorite thing about Christmas is giving unexpected gifts- my niece (age 10) and I gave out candy canes to everyone we met - the checker at the store, the bell ringer, the cart pusher,the hostess at the restuarant, etc when we went on a trip last year after thanksgiving and it was so much fun.

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  125. Wow -I love all of your blocks! What I love about the holidays is the music! thanks!

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  126. HELLO! SUCH NEAT BLOCKS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  127. Wonderful blocks. I particularly like the snowman and the Santa. My favorite thing about Christmas is attending Midnight Mass with my family.

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  128. What beautiful blocks! My favorite part of Christmas is family. All the memories and ones that we will make in the future are wrapped up in Christmas.

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  129. I love your mug rug. My favorite thing about Christmas is when my kids open their gifts.

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  130. You have been a busy lady - lots of lovely sewing here.
    It is hard to believe Christmas is only 5 months away!!!

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  131. Loving your Santa block! Thanks for sharing!

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  132. Christmas is for children! I love watching it through my grandchildren now!

    Your mini quilts are great! Thanks for sharing!

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  133. Love these little blocks! Thanks for sharing!

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