Sunday, August 4, 2013

HO HO HO Hop :)


Welcome to my turn on the hop.
First off I would like to thank Carol and Mdm Samm for all they do to get us organized and inspired for all this hop. There have been some great ideas and projects posted sew far and even more inspiration shared through each of the posts. Thanks sew much fellow hoppers.
I have had some fun with what I wanted to make for this hop.
I had a Christmas card that I had thought would make a nice little wall hanging..... sew I went from the card

to a little drawing of the snowman

then I pulled out some of the fabric I painted last year in a class at the Sask. Stitches Conference
sunprinting with seta colors and snowflakes
and just a touch of glitter

 I added a few extra snow flakes

and this is what I came up with.

I am thinking I will be going through my old cards to see what else I can come up with next.
a close  up of my snowman and his button smile

And what would a Christmas/Holiday themed hop be without a give away
The Quilter’s Homecoming
This is one of Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilt novels.
The Quilter's Homecoming.
Just leave a comment and a way to contact you if you are a non-reply commenter. I will make the draw at the end of the hop, August  9th.
Here is the links to the rest of the posts for todays hop.
                                                            August 5
 
Thanks sew much for spending a part of your day with me.
In stitches
Annette

94 comments:

  1. Love the snowman ! You did a great job capturing his expression !
    I use cards as inspiration too. Right now I have three on my list of projects to make.

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  2. Snowmen melt my heart. wonderful job and thanks for the giveaway

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  3. LOVE your snowman! How clever to be inspired by a Christmas card (now I know why I've been saving mine...hmmm...but where did I put them? lol)...Thanks for sharing...he is the cutest!!!

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  4. Love your snowman Christmas card, sew sweet! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. The snowmann is so cute :) Thank you for sharing :)
    Have a nice day :)

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  6. A cute little snowman and I like the idea of using your cards for inspiration.... Please don't worry about including me in the giveaway though...
    Hugz

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  7. That is a brilliant idea to make it from a card. Your snowman is great!

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  8. I love your snowman! - so bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing. Please exclude me from the giveaway as I have the book. Thanks.

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  9. What a lovely idea! Isn't is wonderful to find inspiration for quilts in the strangest places! I'm always looking at carpet and upholstery thinking, "That would make a lovely quilt." Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Your snowman is so happy and fun. I love him!! Thanks for sharing and being part of this hop

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  11. Your snowman is absolutely wonderful! I love all the details and your extra added snowflakes! Great work.

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  12. You always can come up with amazing designs , what a sweet snowman ,great job Annette !

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  13. Thanks for sharing your lovely snowman.

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  14. Ohhhhh I love this , you got inspiration from a card and look what magical mini you created....love this ...and I love Christmas books....

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  15. Love your snowman! I also save cards, ads, etc. with pictures that I want to turn into quilt projects.

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  16. I love your snowman piece! It's just wonderful.

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  17. What a darling little snowman. Great job :)

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  18. Such cute work! Thank you for sharing!

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  19. Love your little snowman quilt!

    p.s. your pesky word verification is still on and I have turned it twice and still cant find an image legible.

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  20. The snowman is so cute and what a great idea to get inspiration from cards. And thanks for offering the Elm Creek Quilt novel as your giveaway.

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  21. Nice snowman! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. What a delightful snowman! Very creative.

    Delaine @

    dbelliott@outlook.com

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  23. Thank you s much- how did you know that I love snowmen and that today is my birthday! What a fabulous gift!

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  24. What a cute snowman! Very creative.

    dbelliott@outlook.com

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  25. I love what you did with the snowman. I love snowman. You can decorate with them all winter not just Christmas. Thanks for sharing

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  26. Hi Annette I love your snowman and a very creative way for doing a quilt. Have a great day...

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  27. Your snowman wallhanging is so cute! Not too complicated to do either! I love Jennifer Chiaverini's work, but haven't read The Quilter's Homecoming yet. Thanks for having a giveaway. yoyopattycakes@hotmail.com

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  28. Love your smiling snowman! We can find inspiration everywhere if we just look! Thanks for sharing today!

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  29. Your little snowman is adorable!!!

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  30. One of these days I'm going to make a postcard. They are so cute and the snowman looks so happy!! Have seen a lot of comments about the quilting books but have not read any so maybe this is my chance!! Thanks

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  31. Your little snowman is just too cute!! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. I love the elm creek quilt books! I love how u turned a card into a pattern. Goes to show inspiration is everywhere.

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  33. Your snowman is adorable! What a great idea to search through old cards for cute ideas like this. Thanks for hopping with us!

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  34. This is seriously adorable! I think it's my favorite from the entire hop so far, what a lovely job!

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  35. Very clever! Love your snowman. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  36. Your snowman is so cute. Last Christmas my granddaughter was calling them 'Moman' as she couldn't put the 's' sound in. Thanks for sharing. If I win (grin), I won't be home until mid September and won't see my other email until then.

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  37. i love the elm creek quilters books. i have only read the first two but they were really great reads. thank you for a wonderful giveaway babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  38. That is a really good idea! I must go and look at my old cards now too.

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  39. Love your snowman. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. cute card idea, I have old cards I gotta pull out now! I love Jennifer Chiaverini's books...

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  41. OMG, how cute! What a great idea - it is as if the snowman is looking for Santa Claus...

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  42. Oh my! I love that snowman quilt! You are talented to draw that up from a card! Well done!

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  43. I just love your snowman - you are so talented. The button smile is adorable. I would love a copy of that book. It is one I haven't read yet! I don't get much reading time on the summer.
    Thanks for sharing
    xo jan

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  44. What a wonderful idea Annette, I am inspired to dig through my Christmas cards now, and see if there's something I can come up with! And thank you for the opportunity for the novel, that is a genre I haven't gotten into yet, but I'm game. :) Happy Monday!
    ~Brandy

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  45. Great job from concept to completion. Love the button smile. Another source to try, that i have used, is holiday napkins.

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  46. Our proect is lovely! So cool that you made our own fabric!

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  47. So creative! Awesome job on a very cute snowman.
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.congrats on being one of the chosen.

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  48. Annette what a cute little cute cute quilt ! Congrats on being in the top 2 !

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  49. You did a wonderful job copying the card picture to fabric. It looks terrific. Thank you for the giveaway chance.

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  50. I just love the snowman....what a great idea....I must take a look at my Christmas cards that come in this year....and what a wonderful giveaway....thanks.

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  51. Hiya Annette!!! What a clever idea!!! That is so adorable, and my daughter would love it too---she loves snowmen (and ladies). Thanks for sharing and for having the giveaway. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  52. How cute--and smart to have your cards inspire.

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  53. Hi Annette. I am so impressed by your little wall hanging. It is so adorable. This is such a great idea that I have got to try it. Thank you so much for sharing today. You really did a wonderful job.

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  54. Always love a good book. Cute snowman.

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  55. Always could use a good book. Cute Snowman.

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  56. Such a cute snowman!! And such a neat idea to make a quilted version of a greeting card :)

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  57. No comments yet? I love your Snowman, really looks lifelike. Thanks for sharing..

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  58. I love your snowman and you will be able to use that into the wintery months! There is some cool art on those Christmas cards. I did a Santa once myself as part as a decorating contest at work. I THINK it is still around in one of my decoration boxes, LOL. THX for sharing your project with us.

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  59. I love snowmen and this is so cute! What great ideas!

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  60. It`s super cute and love it.Thanks for sharing!

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  61. I love how you took a card and made such a cute little quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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  62. Using a Christmas card for inspiration!!! That is one of those things that I hit myself in the head and think "Why didn't I think of that!!!" Great idea!!

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  63. That is gorgeous. I love the Snowman idea.

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  64. Your snowman is darling...such a sweet face. Thanks for sharing with all of us!

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  65. Gorgeous snowman indeed.
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  66. Love your project. The snowman is so cute.

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  67. You did a great job on the snowman. He's super cute.

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  68. You are very clever.......making wall hangings from Christmas cards! I would have never thought of that. Thank you for sharing. It is beautiful.

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  69. I absolutely love your adorable snowman! I love to decorate with snowmen for the holidays. Never thought of using cards for inspiration....now I wish I had kept some of them. Thank you! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  70. Mr. Snowman is marvelous! I'm wishing for some snow weather after today's heat!

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  71. What a wonderful idea. I am in awe of folks who have creativity and artistic ability. I have zero artistic ability. When I took my creativity class in grad school, I had to ask my daughter to help me with some artistic work. She has an uncle from her dad's side who is an artist and thankfully she has a little bit of that gene - enough to be able to do what I needed to get done what I needed so I was able to complete my project. Thanks for participating and sharing your amazing project and creativity. Congrats on a top 2 finish.

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  72. Such a cute snowman! I just love him!

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  73. What an adorable snowman he makes me smile. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. I have to say that I love snowmen projects the most for Christmas!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  75. What a cute idea, Great job! Now I shall go to the Halmark store before the fabric store :)

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  76. Oh, I just love him!! Cards make for some great inspiration. Fantastic job!

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  77. Cute snowman, thanks for the giveaway.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  78. Love that your snowman is looking up at the snowflakes and the stars. Adorable.

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  79. Love your snowman he's so cute.

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  80. Great project. He is such a cute snowman.

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  81. Very cute snowman and a great idea.someof those cards are so cute anti never thought to use them as inspiration for a quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  82. Love your snowman! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!

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  83. Isn't he so cute!!! Love snowmen. Thanks for sharing

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  84. Your snowman is so cute, Annette. What a wonderful way to keep a remembrance of favorite cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  85. What a darling snowman. What a lovely way to remember a favorite card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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