Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Hi, it's me, yet again! Only this time, it's finally my turn, along with Kim Diehl, to share with you for the Henry Glass Holiday Project Parade!  For those of you who don't know us, let me tell you a little bit about us.  My sister, Pam, and I have owned and operated our quilt store, Buggy Barn, for almost 15 years.  Because we live out on the edge of nowhere (in God's country!), we developed our trademark "crazy" patterns to try to get you all to stop by for a visit, but you just wanted the know-how and so our pattern business began! I've just started working on our 20th book, "Still Crazy", in honor of our 15th year in business.  All of our books are still all in publication, as well as numerous single patterns. 


We have been designing fabric for Henry Glass since 2003. Our most recent fabric line,Three Cheers, is in shops now and is showcased in our Farm Fresh quilt & book.  A  Christmas line named "Merry & Bright" (that was a little sneak peak above!) is due to hit the store shelves in May.   We are very thankful for all of you who continue to support us in our endeavors! 





 I'm also thankful that the Christmas season is upon us!  I just love Christmas!  I love the childlike excitement and the anticipation......and yes, as I sit here, anticipating, I am giddy with excitement!  My boys will be home, the rest of the family, too, that we missed on Thanksgiving, there's snow on the ground, presents under the tree, fun to be had together on Christmas day, and best of all the birth of our Saviour!  Too commercial you say?  I understand, but if it gets us thinking about doing for others, either by words, deeds, or a token that says "I'm glad you're in my life!" then it can't be all bad! 

The anticipation at our house starts as soon as the Christmas decorations come out and the tree goes up.  I have always wrapped each ornament in tissue paper as I put it away. The boys each have a box of their own, with their own collection of ornaments, made by their own hand or gifts from aunts, uncles, parents, or grandparents. The putting away part is a total pain in the you know what, but as we decorate the tree each year, and they unwrap each ornament, it's a gift and a special memory, and so totally worth it! (until I have to do it again!)  And I'm so happy to finally be able to enjoy my (formerly) new Tree Skirt after many years on display at the Barn!



 Pam & I each have our own box of  "goodies"!  And it's like an early Christmas gift to unwrap each one! 
 
Janet's
 

Pam's

Like our Santa collections, we also have shared traditions, since we gather together at holidays: we love to play games.  Aunt Mable always had a new game for Christmas but my favorite was a card game called "Be Nasty to your Neighbor" which everyone now knows as Uno!  If there's snow, we like to play in the snow.  One year, when Pam's girls were little, we'd lay down on the sleds and let the little ones ride down on our backs.  Well, my Uncle Jess made the mistake of heading down the hill by himself, and we just couldn't allow that!  So as we're walking back up the hill and Jess came by, we all hopped on, one after the other.  Now we've never been petite, and when that poor man had three of us piled on his back, he couldn't even hold his feet up off the ground and ended up wearing holes in the toes of both of his brand new Christmas boots!



I've always known exactly how many shopping days are left, because we've always had advent trees.  It was always a big deal with my two boys, who got to be first, and who got to be able to have the last day, which was the star for the top of the tree, and they couldn't have them both, which is what they really wanted!  Well, one year, I was so proud of my oldest because he'd decided he'd let his little brother go first!  How nice! What a great kid!  Until, the last day, number 24 when I figured out he knew the difference between even and odd!  Not only is he a great kid but he's always been smarter than me, too! From then on, we had to take turns!  And now it's time for your free pattern, that cute Tabletop_Tree_Skirt.pdfhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byo5r4yacYIANmYxYzU0NzUtMjkzNi00Zjg4LWEzYzQtZTk0OGZjNTlmYjM4/edit?usp=sharing  under the Advent tree!  Please enjoy!




 
This year, with the addition of some of my mom's Christmas things, I've decided to display her ornaments in a bowl- they're so pretty on top of the wool Christmas Mat.   And I've tied her silver bells to the wreath (my special word) at the door so each time I go in or out, they give a little jingle, and I think of her!  This morning, as I get to the barn, I may have shut the door with more force than necessary, and I think: ahh...I've been jingling those bells and thinking of mom! 


OK then, are your eyes glazed over yet?  As your reward for reading through this entire post, anyone who comments will be entered to win these goodies we've put together from some of the designers you've met this week!  Now don't forget to post all 17 of the designer's special words on the Henry Glass's blog to win the Grand Prize!  Good Luck!

Let us pledge, each of us now, to hold the joy of Christmas in our hearts the whole year through!  Be good to each other!  Be honest, be kind, and have fun!  The Very Merriest of Christmases to each of you!


324 comments:

  1. I collect carved spindle-type santa's as well!! I never knew anyone else who did however - I ended up collecting them by "accident" and seem to add a new one almost every year now!
    I've also never been the "first comment" on any post - so it's just a day of firsts for me! LOL.
    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity as well!

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  2. Thank you for the giveaway... And... I have been looking for the perfect tabletop tree skirt and this is it!! Merry Christmas!

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  3. I forgot my email!!
    Audrey
    audreybretz@gmail.com

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  4. I have been up "decking my halls" tonight and see that you are either 'early birds' or 'Night Owls' as in my case. The Idea for an Advent tree is a good one. I hope You have a Merry Christmas with your boys home... Thanks for the free pattern.

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  5. Janet and Pam, this is awesome. Happy holidays. You've made the last day special and I appreciate the effort that you've put into this. The pattern is terrific too!
    Linda

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  6. Gorgeous photos, loving the eye candy, particularly the Santa's!! Thanks for such a great giveaway, I have my fingers crossed!! And Merry Christmas!

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  7. Your blog created lots of warm feelings. I collect Santas but have never found the spindle types, those are very cool. Love the pattern. Happy Holidays.

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  8. How lovely tree skirt and table mat you've sewn! Your blog is colorful and has so many lovely ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. What a cute tree skirt (table topper perhaps?) Thanks for the pattern and for being a part of the blog hop. This has been lots of fun. Happy quilting.

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  10. This is such a cute project! Thank you so much for sharing! Love it!

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  11. What a great idea - a tabletop tree skirt - I'm off to get the pattern
    Thank you
    Gill

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  12. Pattern is great! Love this parade! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. I just love your header! What beautiful quilts and what a great photo with the barn and the washingline (and the barnquilt block). Beautiful!!

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  14. What a cozy look to your decorations! I'd love to be entered into your generous giveaway.

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  15. Another great idea, tabletop tree skirt topper. I will make time to complete this one also. Sharing an ablilty to create and give away is part of what the season is for me. Thank you for participating in the Parade and for the generous give away. It has been fun!

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  16. I love the table topper tree skirt - will definately have that on the 2011 "ToDo" list :) Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!

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  17. I love all your patterns and have made up several of them. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!
    Merry Christmas!

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  18. Thank you for the table topper pattern and the great giveaway. Hope your Christmas is wonderful!

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  19. Sooooooo excited about the pattern...right now it is not downloading...perhaps a glitch? Love all of your patterns!

    Mary Jo in Iowa

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  20. I LOVE your patterns. Thank you so much for the inspiration that comes from your books!

    Vanessa in Oklahoma
    pineneedles4@yahoo.com

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  21. What a lovely post and blog. Thanks for the giveaway. I loved the sled story!
    happy holidays.

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  22. This was such a cheerful and interesting post. Thanks for sharing and for a chance at the give away.

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  23. I would love to make it, but the pattern is not loading.....
    Merry Christmas!
    Connie F

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  24. The basket of goodies looks great. I wasn't able to download the pattern however.

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  25. Love your blog! And I would love to see your shop sometime. Definitely on my bucket list!
    Cindi

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  26. Lovely drawing! I would love to win your giveaway!

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  27. I really like the mini tree skirt under the advent tree!

    Deb S.

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  28. Thank you for sharing your wonderful stories and traditions.

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  29. Google Docs isn't playing nice again...I'll try again later. Many thanks for sharing the pattern. Happy Holidays!

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  30. Love your blog, love your patterns! Thank you so much for the table topper pattern...I absolutey love it! I too am unable to get it to download, but will check back later. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

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  31. Janet, please do not apologize for the length of your blog today. That is one of the things that has made this blog hop so enjoyable - the time invested and the personal notes have been wonderful. I haven't been able to download your pattern but will try again later. Maybe all the snow that is falling just now is causing me problems! I spent quite a long moment gazing at your header as it was so warm and inviting - just the ticket on a snowy day. Thank you for all your 'crazy' patterns over the last 15 years. I love them all. Merry Christmas from Ontario, Canada.

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  32. I love the project and I am glad you finally got to take home your tree skirt and enjoy it. Thanks for taking the time to design such an awesome project. Have a Merry Christmas.

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  33. I loved reading each and every word. True Christmas spirit lives in your heart and home!

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  34. Thanks for the great pattern! I actually am having the extended family over for Christmas this year, and there is not enough room in the living room (by the big tree) for us all to fit. So I bought a tabletop tree for the basement, but didn't have a skirt for it. I'll have to work hard to try to get this done in time!

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  35. I Love that sentiment of holding Christmas in your Heart throughout the year. Plese enter my name in your giveaway. Merry Christas!
    Jane

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  36. I love the little table top tree skirt, my sister was just saying she needed one! Looks like I have another to-do to add to my list :)

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  37. I love what you did with your Mom's ornaments and jingle bells. I just got some of my Mom's ornaments after she passed and have a small tree just for them. I put it in my dining room so we'll all know she's with us for Christmas dinner.
    Love the candle mat (won't seem to download for me this morning but it may just be busy - I'll try later)

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  38. Merry Christmas! Thanks for the cute tree skirt pattern and a chance at winning. I enjoyed reading about your Christmas's, too cute on your oldest boy!

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  39. It's not the edge of nowhere! Your blog makes me so homesick - we were stationed at Fairchild for 4.5 years and I still have my Buggy Barn punch cards. Thanks for the pattern!

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  40. What a wonderful giveaway. I seem to be having trouble with the download. i will keep trying though because it is a beauty! I would love to be entered in the giveaway, thank you so much.

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  41. What a lovely post! I like the story about your older son - how clever of him to plan ahead like that ;)
    I really like your ornaments too, and the idea of everyone having their own special ornament box. Beautiful!

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  42. I love the idea of an advent tree! I tried to do that with my 5 year old son this year and was told "no thanks, mom, I'd rather have candy!"

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  43. Happy Holidays, Buggy Barners! Thank you for the great project and for being a part of this wonderful Henry Glass Parade. I need to come visit you soon in Reardan. Please include me in your generous giveaway.

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  44. Love your mini tree skirt pattern. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  45. What a wonderful blog!! So warm and fuzzy! Thank you and enjoy your Christmas!

    maryjo@thequiltbear.com

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  46. Love the tree skirt as well as the mini one!

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  47. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your post about your family and christmas. Thank you for the wonderful project!

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  48. Janet-my computer tries to download the pattern but it just doesn't make it. Help! You know I love you AND the table mat.

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  49. Wow your giveaway if fantastic. All my favorite things. Thanks for the chance to have this special package delivered to my door for Christmas. Love your blog.

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  50. I was not able to open the pattern document. It would not load. Anyone else have this problem?

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  51. Your blog makes me miss home...
    What a lovely country christmas.
    Mary beth

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  52. I have been making your quilts for awhile now and really enjoy them. Love your fabric lines too.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  53. I was not able to open the pattern either. I love this table mat, and would love to have the pattern. Can you please fix the problem. Thank you for sharing this project, and Merry Christmas.

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  54. Love the tree skirt, thanks for sharing it with us.

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  55. me too!! I cant open it either. Merry Christmas. Linda

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  56. Thank you for the pattern - I love the little tree! And what a funny story about your boys!

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  57. I'm sorry to see this end, it's been fun. I love the story of your mom's bells what a wonderful way to think of her in the rush of the season. Thank you for the pattern.

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  58. What a lovely table toppers. The Santa collections are so cute. Thanks for the great give away.
    Alda, Fl

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  59. Love the little tree skirt, have a tree just waiting for it. Thanks for the pattern and for the goodies(which I'd love to win)

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  60. I love your shop and I love the drive through the beautiful countryside to get there. I try to get there at least once a year.

    I enjoyed your post. It's fun to learn more about how you celebrate Christmas.

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  61. You ladies are at the top of my list for places to visit. A trip to the barn from Michigan sounds fun!!

    Thanks for the hop fun and all the great goodies!!

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  62. Great post, great project and thank you for the great giveaway!

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  63. Yes, my eyes were glazed. Reading the white on red was a challenge!

    Have been unable to find a couple of the designers. Don't know what happened.

    Thanks for letting us all play along.

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  64. thanks for the opportunity to win - I grew up w/ advent calendars and now have a couple myself for my own decorating. I love the countdown to Christmas!

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  65. Thanks for the opportunity to win! You can never have too many quilt patterns :^) mary6850 at gmail.com

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  66. I'd love to win. I also have a Santa collection. Happy Holidays. I'll try to print the pattern later as I also am having trouble.

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  67. Christmas at the Barn. What a treat and such special traditions. You and Pam lite up our lives.

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  68. I love your patterns and have made quite a few. Thanks for the cute pattern. This is my favorite time of the year too, family, food and friends and lots of love and laughter. mascanlon49 at hotmail.com

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  69. I love stars and little projects so this pattern is perfect. Now I need a little Christmas tree.

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  70. Love the store name - Buggy Barn. And I LOVE that little advent tree skirt - so cute!

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  71. I enjoyed your post and love the pattern but, alas, I am unable to download it ... tells me it can't retrieve it. Alas, there have been 3 other patterns that I've been unable to download but I have enjoyed the blogging with all the stories and fab photos. Happy Christmas.

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  72. I collect snowmen. I can leave them out at least through January.
    Thanks for the pattern. I love the buggy barn stars in all sizes.

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  73. I love your collections! Thanks for the pattern and giveaway!

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  74. I'll rake the "be kind all year" pledge!!
    Thank you for the mini tree skirt pattern. It is so cute!!!

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  75. I can not open the pattern. :( Would love to make the tree skirt.

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  76. Thanks for the free pattern but Google site will not allow its download - can you please reload it as there seem to be a major problem and I really would like to have this precious pattern to make this week

    Thanks for everything

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  77. Thank you for the giveaway. As for the free pattern, I'll have to come back for it as Google is unable to retrieve the complete document at the moment. I think that pattern is going to be perfect for my tiny Christmas tree! It originally is an Hallmark tree for eons ago. So, Thank you in advance for the free pattern. Believe you me, I'll be back. :-)

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  78. I've never heard of an Advent Tree before,but I really like the idea. That was a fun tradition to share with your boys. I'd like to make the mini tree skirt but the pattern won't load. Thanks for being part of the blog hop parade.

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  79. I am another person unable to open the pattern file...this happened with another site earlier in the "blog hop" and they were able to fix it. Your blog is great! Will enjoy returning to it! Thank you and Merry Christmas!!

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  80. What a great post. It reminded me that I have one of your books and there is a quilt in there I really wanted to make. So, why haven't I made it??? I noted the same problem with the download. Hope it gets fixed cause I would like the mini tree skirt too. Maybe because we put up a mini tree the years we go away for the holidays. Thanks for sharing everything. B.

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  81. I really enjoyed reading your post...it's always so fun reading about others' traditions. I'm wondering how long it took your younger son to catch on to what his brother had figured out about the Advent Tree? :o)

    Thank you so much for the wonderful pattern for the table topper, and for your generous give away. And I wish you and your family a warm, wonderful, and blessed Christmas, and a New Year filled with love, joy, and peace.

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  82. Thank you for the great giveaway! I love visiting your shop but I have a love/hate relationship with your patterns! BUT, they always turn out so beautiful. Thank you and happy holidays.

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  83. Thanks for the very cute project and your giveaway. I love your tree skirt, too! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  84. Thanks for the tabletopper pattern. The gifts are amazing.
    Love your advent tree with the stand with all those little drawers, cute and fun for kids

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  85. All your decorations are beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win
    Mary

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  86. I love your tabletopper pattern. Thanks for the generous giveaway. I'll be adding your site ot my reader. Merry Christmas

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  87. I was just thinking that the table top tree skirt was cute and then I see it's the free pattern. Great! Will check back again later since Goggle doesn't want hand it over now(how selfish of the Big G, that's not in the spirit of the holidays!)

    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway and a Happy Holiday to both your families!

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  88. Your tree skirt is so cute. I'm unable to download it, hope that it'll work later. Love your stuff and come to tne BB everytime I'm in WA. Hope to see you in August!!! Of course I'd love to win your give away now!

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  89. I could sit and read all day. Thanks for the pattern (and the memmories) Claire

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  90. And Merry Christmas to you and yours. Thank you for closing out this Project Parade with a wonderful post. It has been great to get to know this particular group of HG designers. I love the tabletop tree skirt, too! Thanks! Best wishes in the coming year. ...Karen

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  91. Thanks so much and Happy Holdidays to you. Can't wait to get started on my new tree skirt.

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  92. I had trouble opening the pattern but will try again later this morning. It could be a problem with my connection, not sure. Thanks for the pattern though I'm sure I will be able to get it on another try. Thank you also for the chance to win. and for taking part in the blog hop. I have had fun going to all the blogs. I tried Henry's this morning and the blog date was Dec. 1. I'll go back now and try again with that as well.
    :)Carol
    butrfly2200.blogspot.com

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  93. I love your patterns - I've made a few over the years and they are always fund! Love your Christmas decorations too!

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  94. This was such a fun post to read, especially the sledding and I have a vivid picture of all the giggles! Thank you for taking part in the hop, it's been great fun!!
    Blessings to you, both!

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  95. Sorry ladies about the pdf. I'm working on it. Hope to have it up soon!

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  96. Thank you for the free pattern and another chance at a giveaway. I love your special collections and also the beautiful patterns in your postings. Happy holidays!

    Janet

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  97. Beautiful table topper! Enjoyed visiting!

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  98. love the Santas. Have enjoyed the parade. Good luck everyone and Merry Christmas.

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  99. What a beautiful table topper pattern. Thanks for sharing it, and thanks for the chance to win.

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  100. I collect Santa Nutcrackers! Thanks for sharing the table topper, and you just gave me my project for next year for the holidays. Since all my children have flown the coop, I think I am going to make them each a Christmas Tree Skirt for their own trees. Thanks for the idea and the chance to win!

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  101. Love your Santa collections! They are so unique and warm. Thx for the table top tree skirt pattern - I'll check back and download it later. I have the perfect small tree for it!

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  102. Love the pattern--now to just get my hands on it! thanks for the chance to win :)

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  103. Sisters are the greatest!!! Love what you have done to create some beautiful quilts and collections. Thanks for letting us be part of this special time.

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  104. I really like this table topper and it would be perfect for this big Santa I have to sit on it. Will have to get busy pulling fabrics to go with my Santa. Thanks so much for being a part of the blog hop .. it has been really terrific and I now have a whole new list of things I want to make!

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  105. I love the cute tree skirt - especially that full sized one. All of your decorations are wonderful. It is fun to bring them out each year and always a pain to put them away.

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  106. I love your tree skirt, I have been wanting to make some small ones, for my little trees.

    Debbie

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  107. Thanks for the pattern and the chance to win a prize. Merry Christmas!

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  108. Thanks for the very cute pattern and the chance to win some great prizes. I thoroughly agree with your last sentiment:)

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  109. Valerie and I were sure that you had blocked just us from receiving the pattern. Hope it gets fixed soon so I can use the beautiful kit I won. No wonder she raved about it when she saw it in person. Good luck on fixing the problem.

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  110. Beautiful family traditions. Thanks for the pattern. This has been fun.

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  111. Love the project...thank you SEW much!! Take care and thanks for being a part of the BlogHop...loved it!!
    Paulette

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  112. Thanks for the giveaway and the table top pattern. Christmas ornaments are truly special, my girls look for certain ones to be on the tree. We add a fish each year as Dad loves to fish. Thanks for the great BlogHop. Happy Holidays!

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  113. Cute table top skirt pattern. Thank you for sharing. I've enjoyed this blog hop.

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  114. Sweet pattern!! Thank you so much :) I've been loving these quick projects from the hop - it's been fun to see what each designer had in store for us. Perfect timing also!!

    My husband and I used to love "Be Nasty to your Neighbor" - we knew it as Crazy Eights before UNO became popular!

    Merry CHRISTmas to you and your families! And cheers to a happy and healthy new year!

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  115. I have made your large star tree skirt and have been wanting a mini tree skirt, how great that they will match! Thank you so much! I'm having trouble downloading the pattern though but will keep trying. Thank you for the giveaway! Happy Holidays!

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  116. Love the tree skirt, but can't get the pattern to download. The link just goes to docs.google.com

    Nancy E

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  117. I love the little tree skirt, it is so cute! Thank you for joining the blog hop and for the chance at your giveaway. Enjoy your families this year and Merry Christmas.

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  118. Thanks for the giveaway and the darling pattern for the tree skirt!

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  119. Thanks for the litte tree skirt pattern, I was just looking for something like that and might have to give yours a try. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway as well. Merry Christmas.

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  120. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

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  121. What an adorable tree skirt! Thanks for the pattern. I loved the story about jumping on the sled as your uncle flew by. Sounds like fun times.
    Sue

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  122. I heart the Buggy Barn patterns! Have a wonderful Christmas!!

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  123. Love the tabletop tree skirt-so cute!

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  124. Thanks for the pattern for the table top tree skirt. I also love your large tree skirt under your tree.

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  125. You girls Rock :)Love your books, love making them as well. Thanks for time/talents and inspiration. Thank you for your gift to all of us. Merry Christmas. Karin E:)

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  126. love your blog, the photos are wonderful, makes living way out in God's land very inviting.
    This little Christmas giveaway has enlightened me to so many designers I had not known...thank you

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  127. I love your painted spools. Thank you for your generous give-away!
    B

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  128. I need to plan a trip and come visit your shop. That would be such a fun trip.

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  129. Thank you for the tutorial for the quilt...love your blog...Merry Christmas...

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  130. Thank you sew much for the sweet tree skirt! A very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  131. Love those spindle santas! Might have to search a few of those out and it might be Christmas Eve, but you can bet I'll be making that table topper! What a lovely addition to our Christmas decor! Thank you so much for your generosity and may your Christmas be blessed!

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  132. Your pattern is wonderful. Thank you for sharing that with us. Love your mom's ornaments in a bowl! Must now find a nice bowl around here to do that too.

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  133. Thanks for the cute tree skirt pattern. Love your blog and patterns.

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  134. Loved your post. Thanks for the wonderful pattern, and the great giveaway. I love your patterns and fabrics.

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  135. Thanks for the pattern and your wonderful blog! Your house looks so cozy and I love your family traditions! Merry Christmas!

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  136. Christmas is my favorite time of the year also! I love your little table topper pattern too thanks for sharing!

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  137. I love your blog! Your work is so beautiful. I love the mini skirt and have bookmarked this page since there seems to be an problem downloading it right now - I don't want to miss it so I will keep checking back.
    Maria

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  138. Thank you for the pattern. I have not looked at your method yet, but it seems simple enough. I started looking for ways to "break out of my box" and not be so rigid in my crafting. After all, crafting should be fun, right? It can't be fun if you are worrying about following all the rules all the time. I am definitely going to check out your other books and patterns.

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  139. I have not tried your method yet, but I will try the topper..First time I have been to your blog..great.would love to come when you have all our quilts out....Happy Holiday

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  140. Thank you for the pattern. It will look nice on my round table.

    Merry Christmas

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  141. The photos in your blog inspire me! I have a Santa collection too! And a snowman collection! BTW I don't know how you guys do it all- do you have some Christmas elves or something??

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  142. What cute, cute projects you have. It's always fun to try something new.

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  143. Yeah - got the tree skirt pattern to download. Thank you thank you - it's great!
    Linda

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  144. What a great project! Thank you, very much! I'm also a Santa collector, so I enjoyed see your pretties.

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  145. I enjoyed reading your post so much, with your traditions and oh, your lovely collection of Santas. I am thrilled with the tree skirt pattern. Thank you for the generous giveaway. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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  146. LOVE the little tree skirt - thank you! Happy holidays to you and your families!

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  147. What a wonderful blog!! I love your projects and your spirit!! Thanks and Happy Holidays

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  148. That table top tree skirt is way cute. Thanks so much. fun blog great post. love the patterns.
    Thanks
    Hope you have a great day. :o}
    Regena

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  149. I enjoyed reading this post very much..you write well. I like the style patterns you create as well. that sneak peek looks like another winner!

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  150. I loved reading your post and laughed at the wrapping and unwrapping of ornaments. I do the same thing and always think, "why am I doing this???-they aren't going anywhere except storage. But it is such fun to discover them again the next year! Thanks too for the mini tree skirt-fun to plan for next year~

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  151. Love your blog, your patterns, your ideas! Thanks!

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  152. love the tabletop tree sirt pattern...Thanks

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  153. Thanks so much for the tree skirt pattern. My son was just asking for one for his little tree at school. Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway. I love your books and patterns. Merry Christmas to you all.

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  154. Thank you for the table tree skirt pattern - it is adorable!

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  155. What a total pleasure to read! Thank you for the wonderful table topper pattern ... can't wait to make that!! Adore the Buggy Barn and you ladies!! Thank you!

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  156. Love your blog, it's such fun to read and love your tree skirt! I can't wait to make it! Thanks for the chance to win! Merry Christmas to all of you at Buggy Barn!!

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  157. This has been such a fun Project Parade. I have totally enjoyed it. Thank you. Take care and God bless, Cory

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  158. Hmmm...edge of nowhere? Not quite, but I do know that the first time I visited, I did begin to wonder!

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  159. Wish I was in your neck of the woods and could see your store. I know it would be so enjoyable and welcoming. Thanks for the generous giveaway, and the Merriest of Christmases to you too.

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  160. LOVE YOUR BLOG!
    THANKS FOR SHARING1

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  161. Thank you for the cute tree skirt pattern. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
    Sharonj.

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  162. Love the mini tree skirt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  163. Thanks for sharing your Christmas memories and the cute tree skirt pattern. It really is a special time of year. And thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

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  164. Thanks for a great post. I love the pictures of your Santa collections and Christmas decorations.

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  165. Love the tree skirt--I've been wanting to make a new one. Thanks for the pattern!

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  166. Thank you so much for the great table topper and a chance at your wonderful giveaway!

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  167. No glazing over here. I enjoyed your stories and traditions. Loved both sets of santas, and the project you've shared. I agree that having fun and sharing on Christmas is wonderful, along with the celebration of Christ's birth. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

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  168. thanks for participating in the blog hop. It's been great fun.

    I've made several of your "crazy" quilt patterns and even though they are fairly easy, they look so complicated and people are so impressed.

    Have a Merry Christmas.

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  169. I've always liked your patterns - and your sense of enjoyment in your work. *S*

    Thx for being part of this great blog hop and Happy Holidays!

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  170. Wow, at 4am I left you a long comment telling you how much I enjoyed your post. I truly did read the entire thing...twice...because it made me smile, especially when you ruined Uncle Jess's boots (sorry Uncle Jess, but it was funny). I love the way you remember your mother for Christmas. This was my mom's favorite holiday. I lost her to breast cancer just before Christmas in 1976, when I was just 26 and my girls were very young, so I try to do something special each year for her. Though she is always in my heart, I find her there even more this time of year. I think I'll borrow your wonderful idea. She would love the idea of her tiny little wind chime that I couldn't part with hanging where it chimed every time I walked into my sewing room...thanks so much for a great idea! Thanks to for the darling Table top Tree Skirt patten. It is just perfect as I use a table top tree. However, this year, in the midst of a messy remodel I won't be putting my little tree out. I had my choice of the tree of my Nativity so the Nativity wins, no contest. It will looks lovely sitting on the little Tree Skirt too!!! Oh, and both of your Santa collections are totally awesome. Thanks for sharing this glimpse of your family Christmas time fun and traditions and thanks too for a chance to win some wonderful quilty treasures in your giveaway. Have a Blessed, Merry Christmas and Good Luck to Everyone participating in this fun 'Hop'. Hugs...

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  171. Love the tree skirt pattern! I even have a tree to use. Thanks for sharing.

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  172. Merry Christmas! What a fun blog hop and great prizes. I love seeing everyone's Christmas decorations. Although I have to confess I've yet to put mine up.

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  173. Thanks for the adorable tree skirt pattern and the fun giveaway!
    I enjoyed reading your post and seeing your Santa collections.

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  174. I never thought of making a small tree skirt. Well, duh!!! Silly me. It's darling - thanks. I love all your patterns.

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  175. Thanks for sharing your Christmas traditions - loved the advent tree story! Amazing how crafty those kids can be, isn't it? Merry Christmas!

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  176. Thanks for participating. I've had fun!

    Billie

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  177. I love your table top tree skirt. Thanks so much for sharing. I am going to use your idea for the ornaments my mother in law and grandmother gave me. I have a large wooden bowl I will put them in. I have had them in a box for several years. This has been great fun.

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  178. I love that your project is a crazy Buggy Barn pattern. Have a great holiday!

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  179. We are going on our traditional tree chopping expedition this weekend. We go to a local tree farm to pick and chop down our own tree. We ride the wagon that pulls you around the huge lot and up the hill, then we have hot apple cider. Thanks for the tree skirt pattern I need one!
    elkerwidow@yahoo.com

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  180. Thanks for sharing a bit of your christmas. Kathie L in Allentown

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  181. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos of your Christmas decor.

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  182. I love your traditions and joy of the Season! Happiest of Holidays to you and yours!

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  183. I was just thinking yesterday that I needed a little tree skirt for my little tree, so thanks so much for the great pattern. Thanks, too for the chance to win & for the reminder of what Christmas is really all about.

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  184. Wonderful post! Thank you for sharing so much of your thoughts and traditions with us. Thank you also for the table topper pattern and for a chance to win some awesome stuff! Merry Christmas!

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  185. I really enjoyed this post! I like Santas too, not really collected any of the past few years. Thank you for the freebie pattern, I looked at the picture and thought "I hope we get to make that mat"... sure enough!
    Now I know why people like your designs so much.
    Thank you for the giveaway too,
    Merry Christmas to you both
    Take care, Leslie

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  186. I'm so glad I found your blog. Merry Christmas!!

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  187. Thanks so much for the mini tree skirt pattern! Sure looks like a great project - and one I might still be able to get made as a gift! arochster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  188. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the mini skirt project...add to that your fabrics, & patterns - great inspiration!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  189. Thank you for the cute tree skirt pattern - just the size I need for the tree in my quilting studio. Sally

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  190. Wow, wow, wow! I love this pattern! Last night I spied the tree size version in a photo on another blog and wrote the owner to ask if it was a pattern or a purchase. Now I have found my answer and I'm delighted! I would also love to win the giveaway. This has been a fantastic blog hop!

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  191. Love your Santa Baby pattern. Your blog has been added to my favorites list.

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  192. Merry Christmas! Thanks for the adorable project and for being a part of the hop. I have truly enjoyed meeting all of the designers.

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  193. Thanks for sharing your Christmas memories. Love your site. Will be making the mini tree skirt for next year. Thanks again.

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  194. Happy Holidays, Janet and Pam. I took your class when you were in SD many years ago. I've always loved your patterns. This has been a fun hop! I feel like the lovely patterns I've download have been a "prize" in itself. BUT of course I love winning anything. Thanks so much for your freebie too.

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  195. Thank you for sharing such a cute pattern - I've put off making a tree skirt for so long - now I know why - can't wait to make this! Would love to win. Happy holidays!

    Sue
    sashaquilts@centurytel.net

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  196. Fantastic decorating and Christmas cheer happens at your house! Aren't kids funny--we have the same thing with our advent calendar and three kids. They all wanted to be last :)

    Thanks for the pattern and opportunity to win your great giveaway.

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  197. Your quilts are so awesome. I think I know a mutual friend down here in Pensacola, FL. Thanks for sharing.

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