Friday, August 9, 2013

The HO HO HO Blog Hop and a giveaway...

It's my day in the Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop
hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt and Mdm Samm at Sew We Quilt.
THANK YOU ladies ...you are the best!!
Let's get today's HO HO HO parade of Christmas projects started...
be prepared to be inspired... 

August 9
Quilt n Queen***this is me***

My HO HO HO projects were made using
Michelle Ridgway's Rag-Tag Stitchin' embroidery designs.
The fabrics I used are Lynette Anderson's by Lecien.  
I used a combination of Scandinavian Christmas and Christmas Fun.
Lynette's new Christmas line is called Candy Cane Angel and I luv it too.
It's coming soon to Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop.  You can find Christmas Fun
at Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop now.

I think this tote bag is as cute as can be.... 
The pattern is O' Christmas Tree Tote Bag and
the embroidery thread is Presencia 8 wt color no. 1906 
The next project is using Michelle's Skates for Hire pattern.  
Instead of making the pillow like her pattern
I made a message board...and I luv it.
You can find my tutorial on making a message board on the Moda Bake Shop.
...I do have a snowman hanger some where...I just can not put my hands on it.
As you can see...I just couldn't stop embroidering...
here is a peek of more stitcheries ready to make into more projects.
The fabric for the embroidery background are Moda Muslin Mates,
Falling Snow Muslin and Snowflakes Muslin 
and a closeup of Mr Meltin' the Mitten Mender using Aurifil 12 wt #2735
and Mr. Meltin' stitched in red using Aurifil 12 wt no. 2260 
Skates for Hire is stitched with Aurifil 12 wt color no 2260.  
I stitched 3 of Skates for Hire blocks...I just couldn't stop.
The three blocks on the back of the park bench are also from Rag-Tag Stitchin'.
Michelle made it into a wall hanging, with the blocks stacked on top of each other.
I am making a table runner with the blocks side by side.  
The picture is minus the outer boarder....the good news
the outer borders are on now...it's quilting time.
I used 2 strands of Valdani color no. M43 for the table runner.

I'm also working on 2 tea towels...they are traced and partially stitched.
I used the free pattern found on Michelle's blog.
It's called Winter Mate, a free download on her sidebar.
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If you are still reading my blog, you have made it to the giveaway.

One comment please...
I really don't want to part with my pattern...
my friend Karen brought it all the way for Australia for me.....
so, I'll do the embroidery...
and you can make your own project....pillow, tote, message board???

Tell me what you would make if you won one of the embroidered blocks...
 Mr Meltin' the Mitten Mender or Skates for Hire.  

Tell me which embroidery block you would  like.  

I would love it if you followed me...it is not necessary to win but I would love it if you did.
If you are a follower please tell me how you follow me
...just curious...by GFC, email, Bloglovin, Feedly?

I will pick 2 winners on Friday August 16th. 
Make sure I have your email address so I can contact you. 

This giveaway is now closed.

till next time...happy stitching




107 comments:

darlingtondelights said...

Love the embroidery. And your giveaway is perfect for me. I don't embroider, but I appreciate the talent of others. O Christmas Tree is my favorite. The poor reindeer looks like I feel some days when trying to decorate for the holidays! LOL!

Judy B said...

Beautiful embroidered projects! I love Skates for Hire and would make a hanging for my table stand. Thank you for sharing. I follow via GFC.

Heleen Groot said...

I love all the embroidery! I have loads of finished stitcheries lying around.....waiting for a project to be put to use! I love your ideas for using them. Now, there is a voice in my head going: MUST MAKE MESSAGEBOARD. MUST MAKE TOTE..... thanks.....
I am a follower through bloglovin!

Britt-Inger said...

Your embroideries are so wonderful, they made me speechless. If I will be the lucky winner I love the snowman mending mittens.
Thank you for sharing your projects and the great giveaway.

Rhonda D. said...

I love your embroideries! I would make a tote.
I like Mr Meltin' the Mitten Minder. Thanks for
the chance to win! I follow by e-mail.

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

feltfree på Åsly said...

Oh my what a great stitchery. I love all of them. Thank you for sharing

charlotte said...

Your stitching is great. I love the redwork ones the best. Mr. Mittens is the one I would choose. I do love had work. Very nice job.

QuiltSue said...

My word, you've been busy. I specially like the bag you made. If I were a lucky winner I think I'd make a cushion (or pillow as you would call it.) I follow you through Bloglovin.

Mystica said...

I'd like to do the embroidery for a cushion for a baby grand daughter.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I love the embroideries. If I won Mr Meltin' the Mitten Minder I would make a pillow. Thanks for the chance to win!

Thearica said...

The bag is darling as are the stitcheries.

Gill said...

Fabulous embroideries -I especially like O Christmas tree!
I like Skates for Hire best!

gpc said...

How adorable! I would definitely make a tote! I love those patterns! :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Love your stitcheries...I would put 'skate for hire' in a bag if I was lucky enough to win.
Thank you

Madame Samm said...

Ohhh Heavens me....Pauline, you and your most professional needlework, you always do such whimsical loving pieces, these are no exception of course..

Christa Hitchcock said...

You have been productive, Pauline! Love as usual the stitcheries and your choice of fabrics. I'm not sure which I like better, the Mittens Mended or the Skates for Hire; hard to choose. I like them both! What would I do if I won one? I think I would make it the star of a small wallhanging for wintertime.

Jeanie said...

Love the snowman message board. I haven't used the blackboard fabric and think this is just a perfect use for it. I'd choose the red mitten mender if I were lucky enough to win. I'm a follower using bloglovin. Thanks so very much!

Donna said...

O Christmas Tree is my favorite. I love the crazy reindeer! And I do believe he would look lovely on a Christmas tote.

Marg Head said...

Love your projects. You are such a talented stitcher. They always look perfect. Both patterns are really cute but I think my favorite is the Skates for Hire and I would make my first message board. Thanks for the chance to win. You are always sew very generous.

Karen said...

Mr Melton is my favorite and I love the chalkboard you made! I'll be sure to check out the Moda Bake Shop on it. I've been a GFC Follower for some time now. Thanks for continuing to inspire!

Christine M said...

You have been so busy Pauline. Aren't Michelle's designs just gorgeous. You've done a wonderful job. If I was lucky enough to win, I'd love Mr. Melton. I'd make him into a hanging for my mini stand.

Dee D said...

Lots of great projects! I was to win, I'd take Skates for Hire and make a small wall hanging.

Bettina Groh said...

Your embroidering is wonderful... I'd make a wall hanging with the "skates for hire". I follow through bloglovin...though you still show up on blogger.

Leah said...

Wow! Superb stitching! They all look lovely. Any of them would look great as the center of a snowflake shaped table topper. Beautiful!

Carol said...

Your embroidery and projects are wonderful! I would choose Mr. Meltin and would probably make a bag with him, but all of yours are great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

Linda K said...

I follow on Bloglovin. Skates for Hire is too cute!! I have a small hanger with a star at the top that would be perfect for a wallhanging with the addition of a few pieced blocks. Thanks for the chance!

Karen said...

Wow, Pauline, you have been super busy. As always your embroidery is beautiful. I have enjoyed using the Aurifil threads and it is lovely to see how great they look in your work. You have really done credit to Michelle's patterns. You continue to be an inspiration!!

Josie McRazie said...

They are all SOOOO cute! I like the mittens best!

krislovesfabric said...

Wow, a great group of stitcheries, they are... each one gorgeous!

Bobbie said...

Like the first commenter,I don't embroider, but I love it!I love all of your lovely stitcheries!I follow thru blog lovinand would love to make a tote or teatowel with a Mr Meltin mender!he is too too sweet

apple blossom said...

oh, lovely embroidery work

I believe the squares would make a lovely wall hanging all grouped together.

thanks for a chance to win your giveaway quilt square

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Love your stitching / blocks! Great job. I like Merlin the mender. I'm travelling & won't have access to my regular email. Here's my travelling one judy.ltc@live.ca

jagarland said...

I absolutely love the skating snowman. I skated professionally as a kid, loved all the travel and competitions. your skating snowman is adorable. I think I'd put in on a tote bag.
Love your redwork.

Carol said...

Oh my goodness...your work is so beautiful! I can't believe how many you made. I love them all! Mr. Meltin is my favorite and I'd make him into that cute chalkboard hanger. Sweet giveaway!

Sharon said...

Oh this is very cute...I am lovin' Mr Meltin and the message board idea...Your stitching is lovely on all your projects. I fist followed by GFC and then by email addy and now by bloglovin but I am sure I still get all three...lol I just didn't want to miss anything..Have a fun day.

pinsandneedles said...

Your stitching is beautiful! The patterns are all adorable...love your message center. It is hard pick'n to pick just one but I think the mitten mender would be my first choice.
I'm a follower...GFC and Feedly.

Sherry said...

Oh such wonderful projects. I would make a casserole carried to carry goodies to holiday gatherings. I am following on GFC. Thanks for the inspiration.

ga447 said...

I would make the chalkbroad calender. Lovely panels.

Margaret said...

I love the skates for hire block. I would love to make your message board. How cute is that! I follow thru bloglovin.

Scrapatches said...

Your stitcheries are sew sweet. I love the Mittens Mended one. I think I would make a small wall hanging. I love to decorate my home with seasonal quiltyness. Thanks for sharing. I a following ... :) Pat

Linda said...

I love the embroidery! Your projects are so cute!
I think a Christmas throw pillow would be fun to make out of one of these. (Either is fine by me!)

Just Quilt It said...

Such fun embroidery, and you do such perfect work. I love your projects. The message board is really cute! I thought this would make a cute mug rug, but it would be too precious to use! I think a small wall hanging would be great with this piece. I love them both.

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

Oh, if the embroidery is already done, I would make a small wallhanging for my kitchen, maybe add some small blocks all around it to make it a little bit bigger so visitors don't think it's a potholder!

Brenda said...

I really like both patterns but if I had to choose I would pick Skates For Hire.

Melody said...

I'm a huge fan of Michelle and I am lucky enough to have met her in person. She is so lovely. You have done a brilliant job with the stitching. I'd love to win the sweet mitten mender

Katherine McNeese said...

So sweet of you to amke these to giveaway!
I think I'd put it in the center of a small wall quilt, perhaps a star?

Sharon Dawn said...

Love your stitching and the patterns! Snowmen are one of my favorite characters. I would be thrilled with either, but I guess would choose your mender feller. Thanks for sharing your projects!

Abbigail said...

You do such beautiful work with the embroidery and also the quilting project. I love the mitten mender and would like to make a sign to put in my sewing room for a year round hanging. People are always asking me to "mend" something for them.
hulseybg at gmail dot com

patchouli moon studio said...

Those are all so darling! I especially like the snowman with the mittens mended, cheap. Your embroidery work is just beautiful Pauline!

Audrey said...

I love your stitcheries. Snowmen are a favorite character of mine. One can never have enough of them. They make me happy in the winter and give the promise of cooler times in the heat of the summer. Choosing between the Mitten Mender and Skates for Hire is tough as the two represent what I enjoy doing most---sewing, knitting, mending and skating---but I think the Mitten Mender wins out as I wouldn't ever want to be without my skates. :) I would most likely make a wall hanging that I could look at every day all year. Thanks for sharing.

JoyceLM said...

Love the tote bag. If I'm lucky enough to win, I'd make a small wall hanging. Thanks. Following with Bloglovin'.

Denise Russell said...

They are all beautiful! Mr.Mittens is super cute! I am your newest follower, and love to embroider, too. I am so glad you joined the blog hop!

Kathy L said...

I would make a small wall hanging with Skates for hire. Love it.

Victorine Bland said...

If I had beautiful those beautiful snowmen...then would have mini blocks as a border and then be turned into pillows...as I have two snowmen pillows that would love to have two new friends to have sitting next to them on the sofa... Hugs

MooseStash Quilting said...

What adorable stitcheries!! Each and every one of them. I knew right away who your friend Karen was... she is just about the best of the planet!

Quiltsmiles said...

Beautiful stitching! If I was the lucky winner I'd be honored and would love that mitten mender and make it into a table top quiltlet. Beautiful workmanship!

Gmama Jane said...

You know I follow you always!! Cute Cute patterns and would love to won one!! Love all your work!
Gmama jane

Fiesta said...

I would make a desktop wallhanging to display in my desktop holder for everyone to see. Thanks for the chance

Bonnie58 said...

I can totally see an O Christmas Tree wall hanging, in reds of Course. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a follower.

barb said...

i love the one of the deer on the tote bag. that one cracked me up and i choked on my coffee. you do beautiful work. babscorbitt@gmail.com

Kathy H said...

I have always wanted to make a mitten hanger and I think the Mr. Meltin would be the perfect stitchery for it. It is a framed piece and then there are clothespins glued to the bottom to hang up the mittens to dry. I always thought it was so cute. All of your stitcheries turned out wonderful. I follow through GFC.

Suze said...

Again, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity and projects. Your embroidery is amazing. The projects scram Christmas and winter. That's refreshing. The temp sign in front of our Pepsi plant said 155 degrees this week. The news cast just kept going on and on about and emphasizing that it was incorrect. I wasn't out that day and I know it was a hot day here. I always anticipate your project(s). I always come to your site for the binding tutorial. It has the best explanation for finishing the "tail." I've ditched my binding tool. It's for the birds - I never could get it to work. Your tutorial was clear and I never have a problem - even when I'm tired and even when I was frustrated with the tool. Thanks for participating, sharing your creativity, your amazing stitching, your great projects, and your generosity. I already following you through Google. I became a follower through bloglovin'.

Joanna said...

I was already following you via bloglovin. I love both your tote and message board, which is a brilliant project. I would be so happy to have your stitched work. I think I would want to make a tote, too. Thanks.

Leslie said...

Melton for sure. Those designs are just too cute. You ca't possibly stop at one.

nanror said...

I love Melton Mitten Mender!Snowmen are my favorite holiday design too! I would make a tote...you can never have enough totes! I see why you would want to part with the patters they are great!!

NyRoraback@gmail.com

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hello Pauline,
you know I follow you with GFC and Bloglovin.
Your embroderies are so so cute, my favorite is the snowman and I would love to sew a messagerboard like yours, so beautiful!
The bag you've made is gorgoeus too, thanks for sharing.
xo
Bente

barbara woods said...

i love snowmen thanks for the change, i follow by gfc

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my, you always inspire me to get out my floss and start stitching. Just beautiful. I follow you through Feedly.

madebymeinred said...

Your work is beautiful! Nothing says it better than a well done embroidery piece.

Judy1522 said...

Cute embroidery patterns you used. I love the snowman with the mittens and would make a pillow with it. I follow you on bloglovin.

Linda said...

HELLO,ALREADY FOLLOW YOU>BLOG LOVIN'.
LOVE YOUR REDWORK!"SKATES FOR HIRE" IS MY FAVORITE!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Janarama said...

Your stitching is awesome! My favorite is Mr Meltin' the Mitten Mender ... it would look great on a pillow.

Joyce Carter said...

Hi Pauline. I am a follower through GFC/Bloglovin. I really love your redwork projects. They are just gorgeous. If I were lucky enough to win, I would make a tote and I love the Skates for Hire pattern. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.

shawn said...

Very nice projects, so cute I would love to win and I like the mitten one, thanks.
(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

JanesQuilting said...

OMG they are all so beautiful, you do great embroidery work, very neat! It is hard to pick just one block. I think mine would be the "Mitten Mending Cheap"

Lou said...

I love the red Skates for hire and I would definetly make a message board similar to yours! Just love it!
I am an email follower at louster388atyahoodotcom

Debby said...

Pauline. Beautiful, lovely embroideries. They are so wonderful and I have enjoyed seeing all of them. Thanks for sharing every single one!

Maria said...

All your projects are gorgeous! It is so wonderful to see someone from overseas using Michelle's patterns...In a recent Winter Mini Swap, a number of us ended up using one of Michelle's snowman stitchery designs for our quilt! At the moment, we buy our patterns directly from Michelle and she is so lovely to deal with...I recently bought 4 of her patterns, so lots of stitchy gifts for family and friends coming up!

BizyStitches said...

Thanks for being part of the fun blog hop. I enjoyed your blog. I would make a pillow and I like the Skate for Hire but would be thrilled to win either one. I follow by google. I hope I did this right because I deleted one comment.

cyndiofthevortex said...

Skates for Hire is my favorite, but all of your embroidery work is so adorable! You really know what you're doing with a needle and thread!

maggie said...

Love everyone of your stitcheries!! I love the Gingerbread kisses one best. I'd use it in a table runner. Nice work.
Thanks for sharing.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Angelia Lanouette said...

Oh my...I love snowmen and both stitcheries are absolutely adorable!! I think that Mittens Mended Cheap would look cute in a table runner with a couple of mitten blocks from Lori Holt's (Bee in My Bonnet) Row Along Quilt. Thank you for sharing!! anglanouette at gmail dot com

Linda J said...

Your embroidered blocks are over the top cute! How sweet of you to offer to make one as your giveaway. Should I be sooo lucky to have my name pulled, Mr. Meltin in blue and I think it would go on a winter tote bag if I were to make my own version. What a talented designer the artist is!!

Following in sage feeds

Createology said...

Your embroidery is beautiful and these are uber cute panels. Love the tote bag and one can never have too many tote bags. Very nice for gifts too. Merry Christmas early...

Sandy said...

I absolutely love Redwork, but I must say the blue is lovely also! I would pick the Mending Mittens block and probably make it into a tote to carry around the holidays....or all winter. Thanks for sharing with us.

CharlotteT said...

I really loved your projects. They are all wonderful patterns, loved them all!

LJ said...

Those stitching designs are absolutely adorable. Loved your bag and the message board and the designs are perfect. I'd love the Mitten Mender - I'm the official 'mender' for the family!

Emily C said...

Love your embroidery. I love the hanging mittens.

Beth said...

I love your embroidery projects. If I won I would like the Skates for Hire & I would make the message board. That is just too cute!

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a thrill it was Pauline to see some of my family so beautifully stitched by you....I adore what you Have done with "Skates" hugs xx

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Love your stitchery! I would like "Skates for Hire" and I would make a pillow with it. My daughters all grew up in a skating rink. Thanks for sharing.

nicolesender said...

Love the stitchery! I like the Skates for hire and would make a tote with it.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cathy said...

Your work is beautful! Love the bag, all your handwork too. Redwork is always just right.. Your Skates For Hire just melted my heart. I do love it. I would make a message board. I`ve never made one, but I`d have a go at it. Wonderful Post.

Cherry said...

Holy cow this is awesome! LOVE all of them and want one of each too, lol! ... O' Christmas Tree is so fun and whimsical and the message board.. sooooo very inspiring... thanks! °Ü° I've been following with Blogger.

Robin said...

I love your tote and your message hanging. Your stitching looks absolutely awesome! If I won one of your stitchings I think I would make it into a pillow. I am sad to say I have no decorative holiday pillows so that is my goal for this years holidays. I tried to make my Swoon Town Village into a pillow but it turned out much bigger than I thought it would!! Anyway, great job on your beautiful projects!!

Pamela said...

As always....love it, love it, love it! Thanks for sharing!

VickiT said...

All the stitcheries are super cute. I really love the tote. I can't decide which of them I like most if I won. I'd probably choose the Christmas Tree and would make a little wall hanging or possibly a tote, I'm not positive right now.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Of course I've followed you for ages now. Such cute projects. I just love the Mitten mender the best, but all are cute. I could see him with pinwheels all around him as a wall hanging for my new sewing space that I'm trying to work on (my son's old room, that still has TONS of his stuff in it and hasn't been cleaned properly in 10 years, EEK!) I also love your message board, and who can't use a tote bag, even as decoration. Thanks for the chance.

evelyn said...

I love snowmen, and your embroidery is awesome. I think redwork is making a comeback.

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya!!! What wonderful projects! I just love that tote, and that's what I would end up making. The message board is just adorable too. I'd like the Mr. Meltin the Mitten Mender, in either color. I follow you by email now. Thanks for sharing and for having the giveaway. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

Renea said...

Your embroidery is sew pretty. I really like both of the blocks. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cecilia said...

Your projects are adorable! I love snowmen and the Skates for Hire block is my favorite. I would make a pillow, I think. Thanks for the giveaway.

sandra said...

Pauline they are also cute itis so hard to pick one.i love the little reindeer on the bag but I would make kitchen towels.thanks for all of the beautiful projects.

Vicki H said...

Great embroidery! I would love the Mitten Mender on a pillow. Great giveaway! Thanks.

the girlfriend gap said...

The stitcheries are delightful. I am already a follower with GFC. You are a dear to giveaway your lovely stitching. Hard to choose one. Both would be loved but I think the mittens would be my choice. I think I would make a tote or a wall hanging. Thank you. Thanks for sharing in the hop.... the creativity has been inspiring! Thinking I should get something merry out and work on it. Janita

Stitches said...

I would make a Christmas tote....so cute.

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Oh I really love your red work! I have 12 blocks of the Winter Twitterings waiting to be made in a quilt! Love the whimsical characters!

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