Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Table Topper Blog Hop....

...hosted by Mme Samm at Sew I Quilt

Today is my day and I'm 'tickled pink' that Mme Samm asked me to participate.
Thank you Mme Samm for always believing in me...

The table topper frames are available at Ackfeldwire .


I'm excited about my creations and hope you like them too.
The first one is a message board...




...made with chalk cloth,
the fabric is Java by Deb Strain for Moda....it was in my stash.
  
The embroidery is Aunt Martha's iron on transfer called Java Break #3997.
I purchased it at Joann Fabrics.
There are 9 different embroidery patterns that would be great on
some tea towels and pot holders too....they are on my 'to do' list.
The bottom of the message board has pockets....
with one to hold the chalk 
and the other to hold cards or bills that have to be mailed.


My second topper is my Cafe Mocha  message board...
In the larger pocket are cards I received.



Topper # 3 is pretty special to me.
The verse on the table topper was printed by my DGD1. 
when she was just learning to print.
 a special Christmas gift to me.  
It was framed in a wooden embroidery hoop 
and has always been in my sewing studio.
I removed it from the embroidery hoop and cut it down to make 
the topper....I luv it!!
I'm going to hang it on the wall...(o:

The verse is hard to see but it reads....

'Even when I can't see you
I love you all the time'
She lives in Canada and I'm in Michigan.




It was a page from a book I gave her when she was a baby.
The book was called 'I Love You All The Time'
by Jessica Elin Hirschman & Jennifer Elin Cole

And for my last topper I have a Halloween one!



The embroidery is from the pattern by Oh My Bloomin' Threads
designed by Ronene Wilkinson
and it is called Eeek.
The bottom are log cabin paper pieced blocks.

Thanks for stopping by to see my parade of table toppers.
and now I have a giveaway...a chance to win

one of the coffee message boards  
and the
Halloween embroidery pattern. 

The pattern shows the embroidery made into a pillow.

Please leave me a comment 
and be a follower of my blog
and you could win but I will need
 an email address to contact you.

I will draw the winner Monday April 30th
...the giveaway is open to everyone.

Please let me know if you are interested in a tutorial for the message board.
It there is enough interest I will do a tutorial for them in May.
I purchased the chalk board fabric at Fabric.com.

Don't forget to visit 

**Pauline** that's me


you won't want to miss seeing all the table toppers!!

hugs and happy stitching

79 comments:

Janet said...

What a sweet gift from your granddaughter! I am a follower and thanks for a chance to win.

Rachel said...

I am a follower. Thanks for the opportunity! I LOVE that verse by your DGD, so awesome! (I am also a huge coffee fan so I love those too, but kids will get me every time...LOL)

robin said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the entry to your giveaway! LOVE the Gone Quilting topper!

Mhairi said...

I love all the quilts you have shown. I would love to know how you made the messenger boards. I also love the spider. My children would love that one too.
Thanks for sharing.

hueisei said...

I'm a follower! Loved the coffee table topper! :)

iluvmybugs said...

I'm already a follower. What fun table toppers..TFS!!!
~Terry~

Judith said...

Thank you for sharing your table toppers! I love sewing with the chalk fabric. My next project will be a mini for my desk! I am a follower. Judith, Texas

Sharon said...

I just love the table toppers message board..what a great idea....wonderful table toppers thanks for sharing and I have been a happy follower of your blog...take care.

Cherise said...

I love the message board!!! I'm already a follower! I'd love to see a tutorial for it too! Please! Thanks! :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just all so special! I really like the pieces I have seen using the chalk cloth - I know I have some - somewhere. But the lovely little artwork from your dgd is just too wonderful and what a treasure. Thank you for sharing with us today.

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!
I love the message board - a tutorial would be great!
Thanks!

Lesley said...

These are just so wonderful! The message board is awesome! I am a follower and am so glad this was in my blog list this morning. Well done!

QuiltSue said...

They are all lovely, but the Halloween one is the one that really caught my eye.

yorkie mom said...

Love your message boards! Adorable. count me in for the giveaway.

Mama Spark said...

Love them all but esp the Halloween one!

leanne said...

love your toppers - I see you're a coffee aficionado like our Madame Samm ! and looks like you've got the new blogger format sorted :)

Christa said...

Yay! You got them all done, and photographed! They all look fantastic! I really, really LOVE the Halloween stitching, especially that binding. It would look perfect at the end of my hallway. I must get started on one.

Michele said...

Pauline I really love them all.

Rose said...

I am a new follower. Loved all your projects and would love, love, love a tutorial on your message board. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway.

krislovesfabric said...

I am a new follower, thanks for your giveaway and thanks for sharing all your wonderful toppers. They are all so beautiful!

piece peace said...

These are some of my favorite table toppers. The embroidered one with the note from DGD1 is just so heartwarming. THank you for sharing.

Renea said...

Sew pretty. I love the message board and would love to see a tutorial. Thanks for the chance to win one of your table toppers. I am a follower.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I love the coffee message boards. The colors make me think coffee! The one from DGD is precious. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to look for that book for my DGD.(we live far apart too).
I'd love to win. I am a follower.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Pauline I'd love to see a tutorial for the message board - I love that idea. But the real treasure is your granddaughter's drawing. blessings, marlene

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Pauline..OHHHHHHH you are killing me..2 coffee themed ones...really...you just have me brewing over....I love them all...you continue to inspire me..without you it just would not be a blog hop....x

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

So glad to see your post today - all of them are just adorable! The chalk cloth topper is on my to-do list, how perfect! Hasn't this been a fun hop? Loved it!

JCnNC said...

Wow, Pauline - you did us so proud and I loved all of your wonderful mini quilt toppers. Gotta go with the granddaughter's - that one was over the top special. A devoted follower and would be proud to own any topper you wish to bestow. Must get me some of that chalk cloth. Judy C

Denise :) said...

These are just *darling*!! I adore the idea of the two with the message boards -- that's *awesome*!! Terrific job, Pauline!!!! :)

pinsandneedles said...

I just love the message board ideas for these mini table toppers. I really need to dig up my chalkboard fabric to see how much is left in my stash. A tutorial would be great!

Sharon B said...

The one from your DGD1 touches my heart. Grandchildren are so precious!

Joyce Carter said...

I am a new follower. I really like your table toppers. The message boards were a great idea. I would be thrilled to win either one of these.But I know the one from your grandchild is the most precious of all.It is sooo sweet!

Just Carol said...

I like the use of the chalkboard fabric and I think I will have to try that. You did a great job on all of them, though that "love you all the time" one is priceless! Thanks for sharing!

Christine L said...

I love the message boards! How Cool..thanks for the link to the chalkboard fabric! Definitely on my to do list ... My SIL will love it!

BonnieGay said...

Well you've done it again another inspiring idea for your followers. You are truly blessed with a wonderful DIL that would have given you such a treasured present, not many would think of it nor take the time to do it.

Needled Mom said...

I can see why #3 is extra special to you! Precious.

I love the message board idea. I think I need to make one for my kitchen.

A follower - I am.

Maxine said...

The message board is soooooo cool...would love a tut on that...I'm a new follower, and your table toppers are great...

Lyn said...

really enjoyed the use of the chalkboard fabric! I would love a tutorial on your table topper Thanks again

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

lovely toppers....I am a follower...thank you.

Kathy H said...

Such great toppers. The kitchen message board toppers are such a good idea and I love the message from your granddaughter. I think I should look through my memory box to see what messages my kids made me long ago and make them into a topper too. Thanks for sharing.

Annette said...

great toppers love the kitchen memo chalkboard
in stitches

tpott said...

I'm a happy follower. When I saw your message board, I thought WOW my sister a coffee addict would love that. Thank you for the great gift idea. Thanks also for sharing all you wonderful creations. ;-> Toni Anne

Teri said...

I really love the message board and a tutorial would be great. All your table toppers are wonderful. I'm going to print on fabric all my Granddaughters art work that her mom has saved and make a quilt out if it....

Sallie said...

I'm a follower and love your coffee message boards. Thanks for sharing!

Patti said...

WOW i love your table toppers. They are just magical.
Love
Patti xxx

Sandy D said...

Ho wspecial to have your grandD work as a tabletopper. I am now a new follower. I love your toppers.

Michelle said...

Those are too cute!!! LOVE the Halloween! & what a sweet giveaway...please don't include me in the draw...I don't do the 'E' thing...lol!

Bobbie said...

Wonderful! Marvelous! sew creative! Thanks for the giveaway! I hope I win!

Connie said...

What neat table toppers and how perfect the message boards are for the kitchen! I am already a follower of your sweet blog!

Judy1522 said...

Great table toppers! Being a coffee lover it would be wonderful to have one of the coffee themed ones.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Pauline! Your work is so wonderful. Everytime I see it I am so inspired! Love the message board, and the Halloween, too, too, cute!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

PS I so need to go shopping with you for stitching patters. I always love what you pick!! Maybe I will just send you my Credit Card number and you can just buy two of everything!!

Mrs.Pickles said...

what lovely work!!

Christine M said...

Lovely table toppers. How special is the one from your DGD1. A lovely memory of her learning to write.

Katherine said...

Oh, I'm loving your message board minis, Pauline, but the embroidered one is making my heart go mushy. What a sweet, sweet reminder of your granddaughter!

Thanks for sharing your inspiring minis (and for the link for the chalkboard fabric!). You were right... "great minds think alike!" ;o)

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Nether chalkboard fabric is amazing with those toppers

Mimi said...

I love your mini message boards - such a fantastic idea and your stitching in impeccable!! I would love a tutorial for making one, that would be great!!!

tink's mom said...

Great job on all of them. Your stitchery is wonderful.

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Pauline... I like every one of these! Very nice embroidery. But the one from DGD#1 is just precious. I'm a new follower, too.

sandra said...

Hi Pauline I just loved all of your table toppers but the ones with the chalk cloth are really neat and I would love to see a tutorial. I haven't found chalk cloth up here in Ontario but I guess I can order it on internet. I love the one your Grand daughter did. My grandson is blind and he just wrote me a story in braille and I treasure it so much, he is only five but learning to use a braylor. Thanks Blessings Sandra

Sheila said...

My favorite is the one from your DGD1 , that is priceless but they are all lovely. I am a happy follower .

Linda said...

These are great! Being a grandma, mom, and teacher I have a special spot in my heart for the printing by your DGD1! Through this blog hop is my first introduction to chalk cloth. FUN! Thank you for allowing us a look at your blog and your quilting!

Karen said...

Thanks, Pauline. Your display of table toppers is lovely. I do adore the one one you have made from your grand daughter's writing. That is a delight!
Thanks also for the link to the wire frames. Can you please tell the size that you used. Are most 12 by 12, or would you suggest a different size?
Thanks for your help. Cheers.

Julie said...

That chalkboard fabric is cool...I must give it a try and would love a tutorial! Nice job!

Anonymous said...

Yay! I love Leah's artwork :D
I have saved so much of their stuff... You will have to help me make something.

KatieQ said...

I love your message board table topper. I'm a follower.

Jennifer Gail said...

Hey Pauline I follow and I would love it.

Lisa said...

I really like your blog so I am a new follower! I would love to find chalkboard fabric, that is so amazing. Your giveaway is awesome, would love to have it. Thank you for participating. You can find me at www.intheboondocks.blogspot.com

Wendy said...

How precious your granddaughters verse is ... and what a way to make a keepsake out of it :) Beautiful, every one of them and thank you for sharing them!!

JoAnne said...

I had no idea that this Topper hop would bring tears to me eyes. Your granddaughter's and your work is absolutely delightful, thank you for sharing it with us. I enjoyed every one of your toppers, so clever! I'm a follower now!

Cloud 9 said...

Fantastic minis. Great idea to incorporate pockets for notes and pencils. I used to embroider when I was a teenager. I'm very interested in adding embroidery to my quilts.

MoeWest said...

Your minis are really sweet. I'm glad to see blogger didn't defeat you today. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kathy MacKie said...

I'm a follower and would love a tutorial, thanks.

DebbieM said...

How clever you are to add a writing chalkboard on your table topper. I love them all!! Thanks for the giveaway.

Josie McRazie said...

I am a follower, and I LOVE your chalkboard mini!! CUTE!!!

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the giveaway - such cute minis - the coffee ones are my favorites - I am a follower too

Foolish Feathers said...

What a neat idea to make a message board! I think I will go make some coffee now!

Maria Kievit said...

New follower. Love the idea of a message board!

Sherill said...

What a great message board! Love the table toppers!

Michelle May said...

They are all soooooooooo fabulous! Clever message board!

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