Thursday, October 4, 2012

~~~~Leaf"s Me Happy Day 4~~~~




Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.  ~Albert Camus

The Textures of a Fall Sky
Oh the visual textures of Fall is an interesting blend as this picture above shows.  I love to take pictures that show several types of texture as a way to experiment on how I look at things and right now trees are my favorite palette to work with.  The availability of colors is breath taking that the trees offer up with their bark, twigs and fall leaves.

October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.  ~Nova Bair

White Birch
Which is a great way to lead into my day here on "Leaf's Me Happy" Blog hop and I'm so glad that you could join me.  Today I have a WIP's, a Finished  and a Give-away Project to share with ya.  
A WIP, A Finish & A Give-away
There might be an extra surprise or two to look forward to also.  So join me as I enjoy a cup of Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino and Peanut Butter Butterscotch cookie or two. 

Pumpkin Spice & Butterscotch ~~ Yummmm!
So having saved my pennies for a while, I was lucky enough to purchase a current magazine @ JoAnn's with a 40% coupon ...YEAH!!!! After much flipping & pondering, I choose to get the BH&G "Quilts and More" Fall 2012 issue.  I find that I LOVE the combination of hand stitching and pieces. I hit the jackpot when I found this neat little hexagon table mat pattern to try my hand at.  I call it "Well ... Leaf My Hexies!!!!" and is a current WIP, but it can be found on pg 54 in the above mentioned magazine.

Well ...  Leaf My Hexies!!!
This was quite the experience let me tell you.  For this newbie, this was my 1st attempt at doing Hexagons.  I must admit ... this one left me a bit puzzled up to the point I a tossed the directions far away from me.  LOL .... hey a girl got to know when to toss them aside .... and WINGED IT!!!  So I did and this is how this top ended up.  Sheesh!!! I used a bit of Tea-dyed muslin that I made for another project to do the embroidery on.  I used this as a chance to do a little stash busting for the hexies.  I found this little turkey and thought he would be prefect as the center block.  What you think?  Prefect ... Right?


I used the widest & longest zig-zag that my machine could do using a variegated thread from cream to chocolate brown.  Now I have to bat, back & quilt this 18 3/4" Table mat before it becomes a gift for a special friend.  I'm thinking a little machine meandering stitching for the quilting and a marble type dark green fq for the back.  Once I get it done, I'll be sure to share more pictures.

Do You like to color with crayons?  Always looking a coloring books for inspiration?  Looking for yet another technique or element to bring to your quilts?  If you are like me - you do!!  Then let me let you in on a little secret -- free Internet coloring pages!!!   Yuppers you sure heard me right.  Coloring is not just for kids anymore.  I have found that I can find at least a few dozen coloring pages on for almost any subject.  They are great to use for all kinds of needle crafts like Redwork, embroidery and quilting.  This time I went looking for a pumpkin patch and found this one here: http://twistynoodle.com/pumpkins-2-coloring-page/ and then using my laptop as a light box, traced the pattern to muslin. From there I selected my DMC flosses and went to work.  I used two threads and at time combined two different colors to achieve the desired effect.  You might remember from my Aug. 18th posting when I previewed some fabrics and asked "What's in the Hoop?".

What's in the Hoop?

Here's What's in the Hoop

The End Results
From there we moved to the piecing process using some re-figured Friendship Stars from Kathy Tracy's book "Prairie Children and Their Quilts" (pg. 13)I placed them at the top and bottom of the embroidered center with a little extra filler as needed to get this.  When I put the little blocks together, I noticed that it sort of look like the top of a pumpkin including the leaves.  Can you see them?

Can You See the Pumpkin Leaf's?
Even the back is ready for Autumn
So after that, I went on to use the perfect homespun fabric that I found to finish of  this little trip to the "Pumpkin Patch".  So where in this adventure do you get to play with your crayon box you ask?  Weeellllll .... how 'bout now. Go grab those plain yellow orange & green box of your favorite crayons!  Yuppers just exactly like the kiddos use in the coloring books.   I did a simple coloring inside most of the shapes, sometimes combining layers of colors to get the desired effect.  You should note that you maybe have to repeat this a couple times to get the look of "doneness" that you want;  for the iron will lighten up the colors as you heat them.   As I did the ironing of my seams, I placed a piece of plain old white sheet 8.5"  X 11" copy paper long ways to cover the whole center and went to town.  The heat sets the crayon and removes the excessive wax, all the while the paper protects your iron.  The end results is this 11 1/4" X 20" will having have you "leaf"ing" for the pumpkin patch to get your own pumpkin.  Hehehe ....  yeah .... I know .... that was bad.   

"Leaf"ing for the Pumpkin Patch 
Do you remember the cookie I was having with my coffee earlier? Want to  everyone raving what a great baker you are?  Here's a neat little trick for "homemade" cookies in a hurry.   Get two packages of Betty Crocker's Peanut Butter Cookie Mix and one package of Butterscotch chips.  Mix & bake according to directions, then wait to hear the praises as they come in.  Those package cookie mixes are great to add all kinds of different "extras" to.  So have fun and experiment a bit.  Remember the Holidays are coming and cookies make for a great gift to everyone from family members,  co-workers and for the hostess for those holiday parties that you'll be attending. But I do have a recipe that I can share from OceanSpray.  I love making these all year long and even my kids like them.  Shhhh ...but don't tell them that it's a  great way to sneak some extra fruit into them.  LOL

Peanut Butter & Butterscotch Cookies
 
Oatmeal Cranberry  White Chocolate Chunk Cookies


Close Up of Cookie
 
 Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies  
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Ingredients:
2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 5-ounce package Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries
2/3 cup white chocolate chunks or chips

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter or margarine and sugar together in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition. Stir in dried cranberries and white chocolate chunks.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

Makes approximately 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
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Visiting the Apple Orchard
Soooooo are we ready to learn more about the last item in the group picture?  This is my tribute to the fall harvest.  In my SQT yahoo group, Sept. monthly mini quilt was Dove in the Window.  I wanted a smaller block than the original pattern was for, so I went Internet hunting and came across this set of directions for  a 12" finished block here: http://www.mccallsquilting.com/qb/pattern_407/index.html . 

Now keeping in mind what the theme was for this blog hop.  I thought of Apples, but just a hint of apple. I love to work with scraps that I have on hand, so I can't really tell ya what the fabrics are but I think I found the right combination in this one.  Here's what I came up with. This has a little added frame of 1 1/2" and the color kind of reminds me of caramel.


 
Now doesn't just remind you of going to an Apple Orchard to go pick you own apples, be part of a horse drawn hayride, hearing laughter, smelling the fresh pressed apple cider and taste the hot cinnamon doughnut?  Be sure to grab some of those pretty little caramel apples, a dozen doughnuts and a gallon of cider to help draw out the experence just an extra day or two.  YUMMMMMMMMMMM. 
Okay back from memeory lane .... lol.  I finished making this little top with a green back and decided to do a simple handquilting with just a little extra something something to remind ya of that Apple Orchard. 


Tada!!!!   "A Hint of Apple"
So this lovely little wonder is 13.5" X 13.5" and is my very 1st Give-Away!!! 

Now to take part in this drawing:

1.) Please leave me a comment about anything from my blog here on this page.  It can be from this page or any other.  If from another day, which day was it?

2.) Let me know if you would like to have this little gem as a wallhanging or something that can lay flat like a candle mat.  In the same comment from #1 is fine. No need to make a seperate comment.

3.) Please be sure I can reach you either by your blog tag or by adding your email address at the end of your comment. 

I will use a random number generator to pull the number on  Friday, Oct. 12th and announce the winner during my blog posting sometime that weekend. I will reach out to the winner letting them know that they did win.   As the winner, You will have until Wednesday, Oct. 17th to send me back a reply to include your snail mail addy.  Failure to do so will result in a forfeit and a new drawing will be had.

You don't have to be a regular follower, although I'm hoping that you might like to my little blog to become one.  I do have a button for "follow by e-mail"  so that you can use that as an option too.  As always, I try to reply to all the comments that are left for me though it might take me a day or two. 

I want to thank Cherry and Madame Samm for allowing me to be a first time participate in the this Blog Hop.  I had lots of fun and can't wait for the next one!!   I lift my coffee cup to you both!!!  

Thank You for stoppping by and hanging out with me today. Please be sure to check out the rest of the blogs schedule today.  If this is your first day visiting this Blog Hop, you can find the Master Schedule here: leafs-me-happy-schedule

Thursday the 4th
Ramblings of a Quilter     You are here!

 So before I "Leaf " you, here are some more of my wonderful Autumn pictures to enjoy.  I will be posting more of these in future blogs too. 

                                What a Color Combo!!



<-------A Good Way to Spend a Day!!



Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.  ~Elizabeth Lawrence

Toodles,
Tricia

85 comments:

  1. What a great post with so many ideas! I've never coloured on fabric with wax crayons but I shall definitely be trying it! It's cider making time here too so I shall be drinking last years homemade cider along with your cookies! Thanks for the recipe!
    If I was lucky enough to win your lovely giveaway I would hang it on the wall for everyone to see!

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  2. You are indeed a very creative woman. I have never used wax crayon on fabric, but I must try it. I love your pumpkin stitchery. It is so cute
    Thanks for you great give away and most of all a big thank you for sharing.
    Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

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  3. Wow, Tricia, you have so much on your blog today. I love your photos that depict the contrast between nature and the sky. The rusty autumn leaves against the blue sky are stunning. If you love coloring pages, check out the Crayola website. As a retired teacher who is drawing challenged, I used those pages for so many things. I love your hexies with the embroidery. PI QF will be here in less than 2 weeks and I can hardly wait to check out the booths for embroidery supplies as our local needleworks shop is closing and the inventory has been depleted. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  4. Lovely projects. You have been quite busy.

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  5. As they say, so many irons in the fire. you are amazing with all the different ideas. I am liking mug rugs at this time so it is nice to see yours. Like your give away. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. Oh My what a bundle of goodness you have going on here! "Leaf-ing for the Pumpkin Patch" is brilliant, I love it! I've been wanting to try the crayon technique but haven't mustered up the courage...yet. ;O)
    Thank you for the chance, I would like to have a candle mat. :)

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  7. welll Tricia...what a lovely fall collection of goodies..each one as good as the last...wax crayons lovely addition too.. love the recipes...you make me glad it is fall

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  8. Fabulous ....love the hexies. The wallhanging is awesome. Keep up the great work.

    Hugs & stitches....Debbieann from Canadda

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  9. BEAUTIFUL...I just love the colors of fall. Your idea of embroidering in the Hexies...GREAT idea. And thank you for the recipes. I am going to try them.

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  10. And there you are! Checked out your blog allday long! I live on the side of this beautiful world where the day starts early ;-)
    What a show! I enjoyed your blog so much, sitting here with a cup of tea grinning, lovely blocks, hexies, photos of your work and area you live. Thank you for sharing your blocks and recipes, you have a yummie blog, ofcourse I will follow you!

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  11. Lovely projects! My Favourite is the one with the stitchery in the middle.
    The Cookies sounds good! I will looking for Cranberries and try it :)

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  12. Really makes us feel like it's fall with all those photos on your blog! Thanks for sharing your blocks, and ideas!

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  13. Your items are stunning and fallish, just like I like them. and your photos are beautiful. Thanks for having us over to enjoy your creations. I hope you and your followers will drop over to The Learning Curve and enter the giveaway. http://jeannegwin.blogspot.com/2012/10/leafs-me-happy-day-3.html

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  14. Loved all of your blocks, but especially the "Hint of Apple". I have just the perfect candle to set atop it should I win...McIntosh Apple scented!
    I'm also holding on to the cookie recipe for the annual cookie exchange this year.

    Thanks for sharing your creations!

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  15. I love the piece you did basted on coloring book pages as well as the tips on where and how.

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  16. I have been wanting to try adding crayons to fabric-- I have *always* been a huge fan of coloring with crayons!-- and yours is GORGEOUS!! Definitely have to do this!! :-)

    Oh, and the cookies? YUM!! Now, I guess I'm going to have to try to make a batch-- my tummy's rumbling! :-)


    Thank you for taking part in this fun hop and for the chance to win!! :-)

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    1. I think that "A Hint of Apple" would be so pretty as a table topper/mug rug! :-) And, I am a new follower! Looking forward to staying in touch! :-)

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  17. I really would like the Hint of Apple as a wall hanging.I have never colored on fabric with crayons even though I have an older quilt kit from Thimbleberries and crayons that came with it.I think I may dig it out to try.

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  18. So many ideas and inspiration in this post--thank you! A recipe, too? Yummy. Thanks for showing off your beautiful blocks.

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  19. What cute hexies..love your embroidery! I would choose to have your pretty giveaway as a wall hanging if I'm the lucky winner. Thanks for sharing and for the sweet giveaway!

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  20. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful pictures and pictures of your projects. I can see the colors in your apple quilt does make you think of apples. I would think it would be great as a wall quilt. Thanks again.

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  21. You have made some great fall projects. thanks for sharing.

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  22. Your embroidery is beautiful. I love all the fall colors in your projects and the wallhanging really looks great. I can tell you've put a lot of time into it all. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Lovely fall projects, thank you for sharing with us today.

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  24. Oh my, you have been a lovely hostess and your projects are adorable. I will have to try the crayon with your shared tips today. I am a new follower and will visit again. Thank you for sharing with us today..Judith, Texas

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  25. Tricia, you did a great job with your hexie topper!! I did the same one -- and it was my first experience with hexies, too! I sent mine off for my mom, but I definitely want to make some more! Your turkey center was darling. Your pumpkin patch wall hanging is quite darling, too! And since we don't have a lot of wall space for hanging things, I always prefer mats or toppers! :)

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  26. Well Leaf My Hexies! "Winging it" made me think about winging my projects! I love your colors! Thanks for the cute Hint of apples giveaway.

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  27. Love your blocks. You are so inventive. I too like to combine quilting with applique and embroidery. it really adds to the quilt, i think. Thanks for the opportunity on the draw
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  28. Your blocks are wonderful. I had no idea we could use crayons on fabrics like this. How very cool. I would love your apple block. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  29. Your block is beautiful!! I love how you added the color after you did the embroidery! It makes it pop!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  30. Wow...your post is positively packed with wonderful stuff. My favorite piece is the pumpkins embroidery (I just printed it out). Would love to put your finished block on my coffee table.

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  31. Is that the recipe from Ocean Spray? Those cookies are so good. They just disappear too fast.

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  32. Rosemary B here:
    Oh my, your projects are soo nice. I love all of them. I have never done hexies before so that is really pretty. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

    Yes, I would love to win your lovely block. I would put it on our kitchen table and use it to put my napkin holder and flowers on. Really sweeet!

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  33. I love all your projects there especially the hexis and I would like to be added into the drawing. Thanks.

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  34. I really enjoyed reading your post! Your projects are all fantastic and the extra tips and tricks were a wonderful addition. Thanks for taking all that time to post such a wonerful read! Your give away project would be perfect as a centerpiece!

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  35. Wow, you were a busy little beaver weren't you? I love all of your blocks and can't wait to try coloring a bit! Your cranberry cookie recipe is a must to try....I love cranberry anything. If I won your cute little block, I would like it flat like a candle rug.

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  36. You have really been busy! Love your blocks - isn't coloring with crayons on fabric sew much fun??!! I saved your oatmeal craisins cookie recipe...love oatmeal with most anything! Thanks for the opportunity to win the perfect autumn wall hanging!!!

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  37. Wonderful projects Tricia and love the coloring with crayons! How fun!

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  38. Great projects! Your apple block does remind me of Granny Smiths with carmel sauce! Yum! It would be great as either a mini or a candle mat. Thanks!

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  39. Cute projects, I really like the colored pumpkin, it reminded me of the first quilts I made my daughters.they were both young, I got a set of the transfer crayons, the girls colored their own designs onto paper and then I ironed onto white squares that I made into quilt tops. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway.
    thelady at hotmail dot com

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  40. WOW! Herculean efforts for this blog post! Thank you SO much for sharing all of your wonderful items. Isn't fall fun?

    Thanks for the giveaway too.

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  41. Wonderful projects! I love the cranberry white chocolate cookies, yum yum! Thanks for sharing and the great giveaway.
    jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  42. Wonderful post , really enjoyed seeing your creative projects and loved the colored pumpkin , I have recently done some of the same thing , fun isn't it . Thanks for the recipe too , they sound yummy .

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  43. What fun projects you have done, and those recipes... I feel my hips expanding as I read them. They sound wonderful and cookies are my BIG downfall...

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  44. You have been a busy lady. What beautiful blocks/projects. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  45. Wow, you sure are a worker-bee! Your blocks are beautiful, and I love all your creative twists. And trust me, this newbie is pretty sure that you're not a newbie anymore! :)

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  46. Wow! Busy lady. Love your post-choc full of goodies. I have the hexie mag sitting on my night table. Some day. Yours turned out very well. The colored pumpkins are so cool. I am getting my young grand daughter to crayon on a painters canvas so we can make a Christmas gift for mom and dad. Hope it turns out as well as your pumpkins. Great oatmeal/cranberry cookie recipe too. Thanks for a great post.

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  47. You sure did alot of work for your block . They are very nice. Yhanks for having a give away, marlaruthnelson@gmail.com

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  48. I love your hexies and the embroidery ! Thanks for sharing the reciepe too!
    Happy fall
    Cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  49. Nice projects! I love your hexies; I would certainly figure out a way to piece by machine too. I must try that sometime!

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  50. Wow! Look at all those projects...you've been a busy gal. Each of them is lovely though I'm partial to the hexies. That is something I've not tried but sure am enticed and your project turned out so well. Loved the fussy-cutting and the little embroidery done on hexies, too.

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  51. Wow! I love all your projects! The hexies are great & I love the embroidery! Thanks for sharing the coloring technique! I agree, the Friendship Stars look like the top of a pumpkin! The Hint of Apple would make a great mat for an apple scented candle or a bowl of apples!! Thanks so much for all your inspiration today & for sharing the recipe too! I'm following!

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  52. I love all your projects! You're a better woman than I to stick with the hexies--they are NOT for me LOL. I love the colours all through your blog. (to say nothing of the cookies!) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  53. love your hexie mat with the center fussy cut and the embroidered hexies. i'm plesed to see that you machine stitched them together! have been thinking about that and am glad to see that it can be done. thanx for the cookie recipe ... they look and sound delish!

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  54. Thanks so much for all your sharing of your projects! I love the recipe of the cookies.
    Thanks again for being part of the hop.

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  55. I love your crayon block, especially with the addition of the re-figured friendship stars. You have put so much effort into your blocks, thanks for sharing.

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  56. Oh my goodness you have been busy!! Loved everything!!

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  57. Wow, so much to talk about! I did my first hexes a while ago and love them so I just love that piece. The cookies, I love Craisins and add them to my granola, but cookies sound better! Thank you for sharing.

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  58. Aren't hexies addictive?!! I know they are for me. I am a new follower and will be back again and again!

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  59. Oooh you have been busy there - such lovely projects all of them - particularly like the wax crayon technique, I will have to try that one day, the hexagons look fabulous too (I havent tried those yet either!) - thanks for sharing.

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  60. Love the Hexi's .....and I'm going to try the cookie recipe......great giveaway.....I think a mug rug....

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  61. Wow! Wonderful post...wonderful projects...wonderful you! Well done!

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  62. I am in to hexis now too.. I have a Hippy Flower Garden quilt in process. :)

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  63. What a refreshing blog today! Quilting and eating! The peanut butter butterscoth cookies would disappear at my house in no time! I like your descriptions of the projects. I love the orchard apple. I think it would make an adorable wall hanging. The shade of green is beautiful with the red and the caramel. Greens can be so funny and that green is just a nice color with the other fabric.

    Thank you for taking time to participate and share. You are very generous with your time, talent, and treaures in your giveaway. Thanks.

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  64. Hi!!! Love your blocks!!! Thanks for the tips and projects!!! The cookies look yum I like the wall hanging!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

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  65. Love those hexies and love that you made it "yours" by coming up with your own way to bring them together! Beautiful fall projects and those cookies... mmmm...you sure know how to treat visitors! ;o)

    Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Lots of great fall pictures in this post. Your creations are beautiful. Your hand stitched pumpkins are my favorite. :)

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  67. Your stitching is wonderful. I love the idea of coloring your fabric.
    I would use your darling creation as a wall hanging....souldn't want to get it soiled by a mug or cookie...Thanks for the cookie ideas and the recipe.

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  68. Thanks for sharing the fabric coloring with us! I am taking a class on the 27th about this and am hppy to see it isn't as scary a process as I thought it might be. I think that little gem would look great hanging on my cubicle wall at work. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win!

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  69. Hi, Tricia ... great 1st blog hop post! Mmmmm ... thanks for sharing that yummy cookie recipe. I love everything that went into these cookies and have all the ingredients on hand. I am going to be filling my cookie jar with these soon. Yum! All your projects are sew creative. I especially love your hand quilting and stitching. I would love to win your lovely "Touch of Apple" Mini Quilt. I would hang it in my new sewing room and smile and think of you, my friend, everytime I looked at it ... keep the happy quilty posts coming. You know I am following ... :) Pat

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  70. You put so much together for your first hop, very impressive! I love your blog and am going to sign up as a follower. Thanks for sharing your creativity. I fell in love with your apple block on the pinterest page and just had to find it, so of course I would love to win it if I would be so lucky. :) Looking forward to see what you do next!

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    1. Sally .... You are my winner!!! Please contact me!

      Tricia

      quercus0828 at yahoo dot com

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  72. very creative thanks for sharing!

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  73. I love your wallhanging! You used so many different techniques in it! Beautiful! Love the cookies too!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  74. Tricia - you are amazing! Makes me wish I could spend all my days stitching..... alas..... getting a paycheck does have a benefit or two..... I had never thought to use the screen as a lightbox. is your screen a hard one? or one of the touch type jelly kind? I am off to buy sosme white chocolate chunks to make those yummy looking cookies.... I already have the dried cranberries. Thanks for your great post... very inspiring! scraphappydenise in Oregon

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  75. Like the leaf hexies(something I have yet to try). Cookies also look good. Thanks for the giveaway.
    dianacarofano(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. I like the towel with the coloring and the name of your block. I'd prefer it as a candle mat. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  77. I love to do English paper piecing. I have put hex's as applique or reverse applique on sweatshirts/t-shirts. Really look cute. I'd probably use as mug rug. Love yours and love recipe.

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  78. You have been soooo creative here with all your treasures. I have a special fondness for apples so of course I love the hint of apple block. I think I would use it as a candle mat if I was so lucky to win it. Thank you. janita

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  79. I love all your projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  80. I love your colorful post and I also like the recipe added along with the sewing information.
    I'd love the have the block as a wallhanging.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. Hiya! So much lovely work!!! I haven't tried hexies yet, but they're on my to-do list. Love the little pumpkin patch, and yes, I can see the pumpkin tops. The last block is darling, and I would prefer it as a candle mat, that would be so lovely. Thank you for sharing with us and for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  82. All your projects look great! I knew there were colouring pages on the internet and I must remember to search for them more often. I thought you needed to use fabric crayons so I'll have to try your method. I really like Leafing for the Pumpkin Patch! Thanks for a chance to win your mini quilt.

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