Thursday, February 21, 2013

My Turn! My Turn! My Turn for All About Me! And a give away!



Hi everyone!  This blog hop has been so much fun!  so many talented quilter's out there.  And now it's my turn!  Yeah!  I have been going back and forth, up and down, and all around on what I want to say about me!  hmmmmm......  
First off I have been married to my best friend for almost 38 years.  My goodness!  We have 5 great kids and I have the best daughter in law in the world and 3 wonderful son in laws!  AND, 20 awesome grands!  I love being a grandmother.  Hmmmm, lots of exclamation points.  Do you think I am excited and passionate?  LOL......

I love the color pink; red is next.  My sewing room is pink; my safe haven; my creative spot.  I love wool socks.  My sweet friend Mardi knits them for me.  I have two pair.  I am trying to figure out how I can get her to make me another pair.  I will do almost anything for more wool socks!  Now you are probably thinking - This lady lives in AZ!  it's the desert!  Well, fellow bloggers, I get cold.  it's has hit freezing here this winter.  Don't laugh!  I am a desert rat and this is cold for me!  I sleep with 3 quilts on my bed, lol.....  My hubby sleeps with a sheet....  Here is what it looked like on Wednesday here:

This is 10 miles from my home!  See it does get cold here!




  This picture shows several favs for me!  My scissors - thread clips and a 5" pair of scissors.  Both Ginghers; love my scissors.  Next you see a seam ripper from my dear friend Cydni.  it's pretty, it's pink and it gets used, a lot......
Oh and one of my best friends!  My Bernina, love my machine!  It makes me feel like a better sewer.  A better quilter; just better!


Another favorite - my pink glasses!  Love them!  Plus a little bling.  What girl doesn't need a little bling in her life!  

 
A story - a few years ago I worked here.  We had a contest.  We used a pattern from Amy Bradley 
Also the designer for our Blog Hop theme.  Well, we had to make a face representing ourselves.  The customers had to guess who was who.  So the above quilt is a younger me!  LOL!

So now here is the OLDER me, MUCH, MUCH, older me!  Even though I had a milestone birthday recently, this new quilt is far, far, far in the future.  


I had so much fun making this little quilt.  I used my favorite 30's fabric - all from stash.  I used muslin for the center.  I LOVE using muslin.  I had to add pearls.  I love pearls.  I have 5 different strands of pearls.  I just love them.  A little bling here and there.  And of course a scalloped border.  ahhhhh, love it.  

Well, you now know a few things that make me happy.  So thrilled you stopped by.  Thank you Madam Samm for together putting this very interesting blog hop. And thanks to Marlene 
for keeping us on our toes and keeping us updated.  This has been a really fun experience for my first time.  And a super BIG thanks to Amy Bradley for providing the pattern!

****I just found out that my links were not working earlier.  So sorry!  please go to Madam Samm or Marlene's blogs to get the earlier links.  you don't want to miss any of the earlier quilts.  They have been GREAT!

OK, now for the give away!  My very first give away!  I love to find labels.  Pretty, interesting labels.  Well, I hit the jackpot!  PINK labels!  Oh my heart be still.....  


This photo only shows half the panel.  So there is about 18 labels.  They are sooo pretty.  Now all you have to do is leave a comment.  if you would like to follow that will be an extra entry.  Be sure to leave an extra comment to let me know you are following me.  I will have the drawing on Friday, March 1.  

Now, here are the rest of the ladies for today.  Be sure and check them out!

149 comments:

  1. I love pink too but since I have no girls the only things in this house that is pink is my clothes and in my fabric stash. Lovely you and I really like the border fabric and it's scalloped edging! Thanks for sharing1

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  2. Love the younger you and have to say you will have aged gracefully, in the future of course! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. The younger you is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love your applique, Lorene. Sew nice! Both the old and the new you look fabulous. I love the choice of fabrics and the scalloped border. It sure does look cold there. We still have a lot of snow on the ground and another foot in the forecast for the weekend. Somehow the snow looks much colder in the desert, though. Enjoy those wooly socks. I have three quilts on my bed, too.
    How blessed you are to have such a large family! It was nice to learn more about you. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  5. I am a happy follower! Thanks for the chance to win your lovely giveaway ... :) Pat

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  6. Now that I have Grand daughters I can enjoy bringing pink into my quilting pallet.

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  7. I enjoyed your post (just found your blog for the first time!) and I clicked on the photo to see your "Lady in Pink" sort of super-sized and yes, I saw the pearl earrings too!

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  8. I am a happy new follower of your blog!

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  9. I love your quilt - the scalloped border is so pretty! is it hard to bind the edges???
    Thank you for sharing!

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  10. So cute! I love the border very much too!

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  11. I am looking forward to read more from YOU!

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  12. I remember making those! What fun, love your newer version!

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  13. I love your pink portrait. It is an awesome picture of you

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  14. Oh goodness, those scalloped borders add so much to the piece! Your lady looks fantastic! Oh, and I love your pink glasses!

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  15. Love those scalloped borders! Nice to meet you!

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  16. Thank you for sharing. My first visit to your blog. Not my last!

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  17. Ooooh, I love pink too! Your little quilt is gorgeous, especially that sweet scalloped border. Wonderful!

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  18. I have those same pink frames!!!

    Love both of your little quilties!

    p.s. You have your word verification thingy on... So hard to read...

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  19. Love the before and not-quite-after quilts. Nice scalloped edges! Thanks for the giveaway too!

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  20. I love both your self portraits! Wonderful!

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  21. Love your 'All about me' project. Really love your pink glasses! I just bought three new pairs.... gotta have different colors and some bling.

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  22. Hi Lorene, just love love love all your pink, and especially the bling;)

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  23. Love your future self and your first Amy Bradley self. (I'm a bit jealous that I missed that one!) And pink is awesome! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  24. Wonderful job. I liked learning about you and I love your pink glasses!

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  25. Hi Lorene, it's me again;) you are not going to believe this, just yesterday I was at my local quilt store asking for labels!!! I recently entered three quilts into our quilt show which is in two weeks and really wanted to put a cut label on them. Could not find any:( so if I don't win these please let me know where you got them and the designer. ;)

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  26. Like your ladies and your glasses! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  27. Love your ladies. Love the pink labels.

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  28. Good morning,,,,,love your piece. I just love the first one your shared with us!! Thanks for this chance to win.

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  29. Your quilt is so cute. I like the scalloped edge and the pink colors. I love pink too.

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  30. Love your little piece and the scalloped edges on it. How fun that you did a n earlier "me" and now a future "me" as well as well!

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  31. following as well---I may borrow that idea about hanging the snips on the machine with a command strip!

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  32. Love your "me" of the past and future!

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  33. Your quilts are adorable. Great work!

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  34. What a pretty picture frame for your picture of you. Love it!

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  35. pretty, pretty, pretty...you are a girlie girl and I love the pearls!!

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  36. Thanks for sharing your lovely projects.

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  37. I liked both you'r yonger and older you.:-)
    And congrat to be one of the 2...
    Have a nice weekend. ( It's cold here as well, so I need a thick down bedquilt.)
    regrds from Sweden.

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  38. Love your quilt. She is co cute. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  39. What a great job you did! I love the scalloped edges :) Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Wonderful projects and love the one with the scallops bordes.Thanks for sharing!

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  41. How cute!!! You did a great job on it! I love the earlier version, too!

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  42. Of all the "gals" I would vote yours the most professional. Wonderful job.
    Pink is not my favorite color but seeing your lady in that color make me want to rethink pink. Hmm mm, pink glasses that would make 'em wonder!

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  43. you certainly made this all about you!

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  44. Ha! You have time framed wall hangings! how cute!
    Love the picture of the desert and mts. Beautiful!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  45. I love the two versions of you...how cute to have both! Thanks for sharing all the info about you and letting us get to know you. My niece lives in Flagstaff, so I know that AZ can't get VERY cold.

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  46. BRAVO! I was nervous with my first blog hop too (still am, but love doing them) LOVE pink and your wallhangng is great- congratulations on being the top creative for today!

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  47. Way to go girlfriend! It's all about the bling. LOL Love your "future" you!

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  48. Great job. I love the scallop edges, I've never tried doing them.

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  49. That scalloped edge is beautiful! And you are going to be a GORGEOUS in the future. ;)

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  50. I'm a new follower too. Thanks for the chance.

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  51. Both are very cute, the scalloped edge is a nice feminine touch. :)

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  52. Your quilt is darling. Great job.

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  53. Love the scalloped edge on your 'Me' quilt. Personally I hope that the pattern gets published. I could could do Hippie me from the very early 70's (I was barely 20) up through now, where I weigh the same but somehow it has shifted around on my body ;-B

    thelady at hotmail.com

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  54. I'm a new follower.

    thelady at hotmail.com

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  55. Very cute and I love the great scallops.

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  56. That scalloped border is a perfect addition and your lady is a doll, but I have to say the mouth on your first rendition of an Amy Bradley pattern is to die for! :) blessings, marlene

    P.S. Did you know your word verification is still on?

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  57. Lorene I just love the scallop border and the comparison from then to sometime in the future is a wonderful way to look at it...great post.

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  58. Oh and I became a follower the minute I read that you liked pink! It is now one of my favorites.....but it was not always. It took hold of me about 4 years ago...thanks for having a great give a way.

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  59. Two ME's, now how cool is that. Love your border. You look marvelous!

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  60. Those labels are gorgeous, just like your quilt. I love the scalloped border, I will have to try that some time. Thanks.

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  61. Oh how neat a before and after fabric picture. I love it. Great job both times. And I have a pair of pink glasses too but I rencetly got a new pair and this time they have like animal cheetah print ont he legs...Looks awesoem and the frames around the lense are blck. They are so chic but they feel weird so I revert back to my good old pink ones.conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  62. I am now your newest follower. Glad to have found your blog on this hop. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  63. What a fabulous quilt -- and what a fun project!

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  64. Your self portrait is wonderful - your earlier self too! I love labels too - hope I win them - thanks for the chance.

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  65. Love your scalloped borders. Super cute.

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  66. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA GFC!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  67. HI! Love those Borders!
    Thanks for sharing a very neat Giveaway!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  68. Very cute. Fun to compare the older with the new. Love your borders!

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  69. This is adorable. I like seeing the contrast of an earlier you and a future you. I, too, like pink. I really like blue. However, after becoming a breast cancer survivor, I have added pink to repertoire. Now they are neck in neck for favs. I think pink is a very, very uplifting color. Thank you for participating; making a very, very clever, creative quilt; and inspiring us. I love the scallops and know they are time consuming and add that bling that represents you. Great job!

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  70. Hi!! Love the younger and the future you!! Love the Scalloped border!!! Wow!!! 20 grands!!! Sounds like lots of fun!!!

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  71. Hi Lorene, enjoyed touring your site. I love pink also! I sure would like to win your labels.

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  72. I almost forgot, I signed up to follow you as well!

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  73. congratulations, lorene! what a great posting -- loved all the pictures and your story. the mini quilts are very sweet and so nicely done! you go, girl!

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  74. Love your older self and the stories about you.

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  75. Sew Pretty in Pink. Thank you for sharing your favorites and your personalized Ms. Biased. I am enjoying this hop. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

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  76. I enjoyed reading your story. Your quilty lady turned out very cute (the first one and the second). I love your scalloped border too.

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  77. I am a new follower and look forward to reading your posts.

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  78. Awesome! Enjoyed your quilting and your views!!!

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  79. Love your pink. I am also a pink girl.

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  80. I love your little quilt. Pink is one of my favorite colors also.

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  81. The best thing about hops is finding never blogs and new inspiration. Thank you for sharing your cute little lady.

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  82. I love your little quilt. Pink is one of my favorite colors also.

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  83. Love you blog. Thanks for the story.

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  84. Every lady needs at least one set of pearls...and you have FIVE! Nice job and congrats on being in Top 3. Exciting!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  85. Rosemary B here: my goodness! I am following you now. You are such a joyful happy person. I love that. I am following via my kitty blog because I do not have a sewing blog :-( oh well. but I do post on thatotherblog

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  86. Rosemary B here:
    I love your project very much, Lorene.
    I love your socks too. :)
    AND I adore your likeness that you made a long time ago. Well, your project that you made today is just marvelous!

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  87. Thanks for sharing about you and your family...wow, 20 grandkids...you are very blessed.
    Your quilt is sweet, nice job!

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  88. Great job on the blog! Love the new portrait quilt.
    Scallop borders are YOU! Thanks for sharing it with us.
    I just pulled out my "portrait", that was fun!

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  89. Love your 'ME'. Great job, love the scallops and the quilting is wonderful.
    Congrats on being one of the chosen.

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  90. Thanks for posting about this on Stashbusters! Love your two portraits! This has been such a fun blog hop!! Thank you for the great giveaway - I'm a pink lover too :)

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  91. I am a follower - need to see how you use up your stash LOL

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  92. I had to laugh when I saw your socks and where your from! You see, I'm in Las Vegas and just last night I had on a very similar pair of socks on! Looks like the same color, and they are wool and they are hand knit....by me! It has been cold, especially at night and we actually had a few snow flurries yesterday!! Love your little quilt! I swear this funny little lady is a great aunt in my family! :)

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  93. I loved seeing the younger you and the much older you!! Amazing to think you'd make youself before. 20 grands! Oh my! And I thought my 9 were a handful. :) Hope you get those wool socks. Are you up in the mountains in AZ? Most Arizonians THINK it's cold when cold is actually 20 or lower. :)

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  94. Pink is one of my favorite colors too! Your socks look pretty similar to ones I got for christmas, actually! lol.
    Thank you for sharing your 'me's! They are fantastic :)

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  95. I'm a new follower Lorene! Thank you for the opportunity to win! the labels are beautiful :)

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  96. Lorene, such a cute post!!!! And what fun to celebrate you and quilting!!! It was fun to learn a few new things about you. We still need to do lunch!

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  97. Loved hearing(readin) all bout you & your Family...& your faves...and that you looove Pink (ME too!)....

    Thanks for chance to win your Drawing too! :)

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  98. I'm a new follower of your Blog too! :)

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  99. Hi Lorene, it's me your "old" follower! Good job!

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  100. Oh my gosh!!! This was so much fun reading your blog Lorene...I am new at this kind of thing but I loved it!! And you love the color "Pink" and I love the color "Blue"...hm...do you think we could get together?

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  101. I used to wear a lot of pink, it's kind of hard to find anymore. My new sunglasses are purple with lots of bling. Your quilt is sooooo cute.

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  102. Love the socks they do look warm, I hope to learn how to make them myself. Love your pink lady she is working it.

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  103. I love your little biased quilt! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  104. fun to see that you made 2 of these type projects. Love the scallop edge. Thanks for the fun.

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  105. What a cute biased quilt. I also am a lover of pink.

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  106. I love your little quilt!!! I too love pink, but red is my first favorite. Your little quilt looks awesome!

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  107. So cute...thank you for sharing with us.

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  108. Love your little quilt. Made me smile.

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  109. Also followed you by email! Can't wait to see more!

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  110. How fun! I love pink, too! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  111. Hi I love both of your protrayals they are really cute and love the pink scallops on the second one. Thanks for sharing.

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  112. I think your project turned out great (I just finished my first scalloped-edged quilt!), but I was especially impressed by the Ginghers hanging from one of those Command hooks on your Bernina (I have the same sewing machine and the same Ginghers--we must be kindred spirits!) Anyway, that was such a great idea, I'm just going to have to use it! Thanks for sharing!

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  113. And now I'm a follower too! Thanks!

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  114. Your pink themed gal is great. So much fun. Thank you for the smile.

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  115. I love pink too! Thanks for being part of the hop. So very cute!

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  116. Scalloped edges are great. Great job and I love the pink labels Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  117. I am a follower also thanks Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  118. I love your hook idea on your machine. I am always losing my snips.

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  119. Great job! So fun to have a "then" and a "now"...!

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  120. Great job of Me , thanks for sharing !

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  121. -wonderful work gorgeous scallop edges, thanks for sharing!

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  122. Great job!! Love the scalloped edges - so nicely done!

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  123. What a great job! I love your earlier you as well!

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  124. TOTALLY adorable!! This is such a fun hop.. my day is today... http://blog.patsloan.com/2013/02/its-all-about-mmm-me-you-who.html

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  125. Hi Lorene I love your mini quilt and love this hop. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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