Thursday, August 16, 2012

Day 4 Bowls with Borders...

It's my day to share with you on the 'Bowls with Borders' blog hop....

...first a big thank you to  Mme Samm, for her endless hours of hard work to make these blog hops happen. 
a big thank you to Carol, for being a great hostess
and one more thank you to Regina for her generosity...supplying us with the pattern we used to make our bowls.

I must say I did struggle with the paper piecing but I am very happy with 
the bowls I have to share.

The first one is a message board...
...the fabric I used was Moda's Redwork Renaissance 
by Chloe's Closet and 
I embroidered the cherries in the bowl.
The cherries are from Bird Brain Designs pattern
'Fresh from the Garden'
After struggling with my bowl of cherries  
I decided to try making some more bowls...it went a little better 
and I do luv it....
The block is 7.5" x 11.5" and made with scraps from my stash!!
I'm undecided on what I will make with these bowls, 
I know I will come up with something cute!!
Please visit the other fabulous bloggers that are 
participating in the Bowls with Borders Blog Hop today,  
they will over flow their bowls with inspiration for us.

August 16th
Gabi S. (no show)
Monique H. (no show)
Quilt-N-Queen
Sew Inspiring Crafts and More (no show)

I have a Bird Brain Designs 
Halloween Witches pattern to giveaway...
...the ghost in the middle is the one I used in my bowl
I added a bat and a spider...

...one comment please
...be a follower of my blog
and leave me a comment telling me 
your favorite quilting tool.

I will draw the winner at the end of the Bowls with Borders Blog Hop.
I must have a way to contact you, if you have a no reply email, 
make sure you leave your email in your comment.

Please hop over to Sew We Quilt to visit Mme Samm 
and see her top picks of the day.


Also visit Madame Samm's Pinterest page as all the blocks will be posted there!

hugs and happy stitching

Pauline


118 comments:

  1. I really like the ideas you came up with, Pauline. Gorgeous reds in the cherry bowl and great use of that embroidery.
    Love the end result with the Halloween block, too. Great fun in that one.
    Beautiful work as always!

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  2. Your bowls are so cute!! Love the cherries stitchery and the Halloween block is just great fun!
    Cheers,

    Jeanneke.

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  3. Both lots of bowls are lovely. My favourite is the cherry bowl!

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  4. I love both bowls but the bowl of cherries is my favourite!
    My favourite quilting tool is my rotary cutter - how did we manage without them??

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  5. Great bowl ideas! So original. My favourite quilting tool is my pin cushion(s). I hate sticking my fingers in a box of pins and getting poked and there is something gratifying about sticking pins in a pin cushion.

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  6. I think the cherries look lovely. What a wonderful idea! I'm a follower and my favourite quilting tool has to be my thimble. It keeps at least one of my fingers safe!

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  7. Love your blocks, especially the "bowl full of cherries". Favorite tool, not sure but it appears that I have a drawer full of them :). Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  8. I love your bowl with the cherries Awesome

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  9. Great bowls! My favorite tool? My 1/4 inch foot for my sewing machine.

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  10. Pauline. Both of your blocks are awesome! I like to see extra embroidery used with quilting and you combined them beautifully! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Love the added stitchery with both bowl settings - love showing how there are many ways to add to a design/pattern. The chalk fabric fascinates me and I have yet to try it - but love the idea of a kitchen note board. Thank you for sharing with us today - and love the Blackbird pattern for your give away.

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  12. Oooh I like your name tag!
    Great bowls you made, I like the cherrie one the most, it 's so summerlike!

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  13. The reds are stunning and the cherries crown this work. The needlework is excellent and matches the patches. The blackboard addition is creative.
    My favourite (not really) but couldn't do without is my unpicker (have more than one so when get tired of one have another).

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  14. Nice bowls did you created !
    I´m a follower!

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  15. Bowls with cherrie - super!
    Greetings from Germany

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  16. Lovely. They look so great!I am a follower!My favourite tool is a stitchingneedle, lol.

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  17. Love my rotary cutter, lol! Your bowls are wonderful, nice touch for Halloween and the cherries are sweet!

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  18. I love the bowl of cherries message board, Pauline.
    And the ghost bowl is too cute... embroidery is perfect.
    I'm a follower.
    Still in awe of the rotary cutter... with sharp blades!

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  19. Of course, my rotary cutter is my favorite quilt tool! lol Love the pattern and your bowls! Nice job!

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  20. The message board is cute but I olove those ghostlies.. :)

    My favorite quilting tool is my seam ripper... He and I made friends a long time ago... and now he is my best friend. Some days... argg! ha!

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  21. Your project is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us today. I so love flat pins and so does my sewing machine.
     

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  22. Your bowls are wonderful and the embroidery is fantastic.Thanks for sharing.

    My favorite quilt tool is rotatory cutter.

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  23. Good Morning Pauline....ohhhh I adore what you did with your chalkboard...I think you will be famous for these lol, YOUR stitching as always is A one, and captured you to a T...( totally) now take a peak, somewhere..over there lol

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  24. Love your embroidery with the bowls - how cute!! My favorite tool atm is my June Tailor strip cutter (I've been taming lots of scraps lately).

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  25. Life is a bowl of cherries. I love your bowls that are decorative and useful. Also, anything Halloween makes me smile. Thank you for hopping.

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  26. RosemaryB here:
    Struggle? well, you struggled very very well and this looks adorable and marvelous!You really are the quilt'n queen!!
    Well done!
    :-( sorry I have not consumed my coffee yet... so I needed to tell you my favorite quilting tool is.... my seam ripper hahahaha no really :-D

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  27. Placa de mensagem linda,linda.Tesouras é o que prefiro,lâminas perigosas em minhas mãos...Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  28. Love your bowls!!! They are adorable!!!!

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  29. Love your bowls. What a great idea.

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  30. Love the little ghostly bowls! I'm a follower. My farorite tool is actually the mat and rotary cutter! They are the handiest thing since sliced butter! They sure turned quilting around!

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  31. Great fabric choices for your bowls and beautiful handwork. Congrats on being one of the chosen!
    I am a follower. Currently (due to paper piecing), my fav tool is my "add a 1/4 ruler"
    Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win!

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  32. I love the bowl full of cherries, I really like that you made it into a message board. I will have to remember that. I could use one of these in the kitchen! :) Thank you for your wonderful post!

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  33. The chalkboard bowls is a great idea--love it! The ghost is just too cute and though I don't do hand embroidery, it makes me want to try. I'm so glad you hopped with us and thanks for sharing those perfect little bowls. :O)

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  34. Based on your results, I never would have guessed you struggled with the paper piecing. Nice job.

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  35. I love your bowl of cherries! What a great way to use the block.

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  36. Thanks for sharing.. love both the bowls. Hmm My favorite tool will always be the rotary cutter. Don't think I could function without it.

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  37. I love the idea of your chalk board...That is so clever. The ghosts are adorable, thank you for the chance at the giveaway.

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  38. I love the idea of using embroidery in your projects. I love the red and white and the chalkboard.

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  39. Pauline, I really like the embroidery you added to your bowls...especially the cherries. I'm a follower and besides my rotary cutter, my favorite tool is my Hera marker. Thanks!

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  40. I love your bowl designs. I am learning so much and finding new blogs to read. Its a good thing I am retired, or I would never get anything done.My favorite quilting tool is the computer so I can look at everyone elses quilts LOL. I love your Halloween theamed bowls, BTW.

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  41. love your ghost! and wow so generous the pattern is awesome. love all halloween thing. i follow you with bloglovin and my favorite tool is the rotary cutter! thank's for the chance to win

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  42. I love your combination of embroidery with the bowls in both of your projects. My favourite quilting tool would be my rotary cutter and rulers. Thanks for a chance to win that great pattern from Bird Brain Designs.

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  43. Oh Pauline, I love your bowls. Red and White together is so crisp and bright. I really like the embroidery you added to your bowls,. I love the little ghost, I seem to have a thing for Halloween decorations! Amazing job.

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  44. What great blocks Pauline! I can't decide which one I like the best! Of course I follow you and my favorite....well, most used tool is the seam ripper!

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  45. Love the bowls. You are so innovative and talented. My favourite tool is a good seam ripper..... Thanks for the opportunity for the draw. i am a new follower

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  46. The bowls are darling. I really like the cherries. I would have to say my favorite too would be my rotary cutter.

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  47. OOps I need to learn how to read. I love your ghost and bowl of cherries. I follow and I guess it's the trusty pair of scissors.

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  48. Wow, your message board is wonderful and the little ghost just made me smile.

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  49. I love your ghost, and I also like the bowl with cherries. I love to embroidery so be sure to add me to the drawing for the giveaway.Thanks!

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  50. So cute! My rotary cutter is my favorite quilting tool. Thanks for the giveaway - I'm a follower.

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  51. I love your bowls. I really enjoy seeing the pieced bowls with the embroidery. I love to paper piece now but it was a struggle at the beginning. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  52. I especially love your Halloween bowls! They came out so cute!

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  53. Cute bowl. I'm a follower and I loved my rulers.

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  54. Really sweet bowls Pauline , love the ones with the ghost at the top.

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  55. Pauline, your bowls are lovely with all your embroidery additions. I'm a follower too! Thanks for the enjoyable bowls with border post.

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  56. Your bowls are adorable! Making your bowl of cherries into a message board is inspired!!! And who can resist a cute ghost??? I am a follower. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

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  57. Pauline-Thanks for the reality check as I have some left over red and white fabric from a "Red Work" baby quilt I made some years ago. I love that you've combined quilting and embroidery as hand work is a love of mine as well. Thanks for the giveaway as well as that would put the "icing on the cake."

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  58. Paulene, I love your Fresh from the Garden Bowls. Thank you for sharing
    Elizabeth
    Silverdale, WA

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  59. Your message board is fantastic!!! Love the fabric and your embroidery! My favorite quilting tool...Wonder Clips. TFS

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  60. Die Schälchen mit Geist und Spinne sehen voll cool aus :-)))
    LG, Gudrun

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  61. What fun things you put into your bowls. Love the cherries.

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  62. I love red and white combos, and your bowl of cherries is just perfect!

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  63. I just love all the creative bowls! My current favorite tool is my walking foot with a guide. It's keeping me on the straight and narrow (or wide or whatever). I am a follower.

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  64. Love your bowls. Now how cute is that. I'm a follower and my favorite tool is my 12 inch rotary mat that rotates.

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  65. I love your projects. They are sooo cute!

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  66. you did a fantastic job on your bowls....love them...I really like the message board, but that ghost is just too cute!!!thanks for a giveaway

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  67. Wow. Inspired ideas to showcase those beautiful bowls, Pauline! Just beautiful.

    Thanks so much for sharing and being a part of the hop.

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  68. I love your bowls! They are so cute.
    My favorite quilt tool is the Add-A-Quarter ruler.
    Greetings from Germany
    Nicole

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  69. Your bowls are so cute. I would have to say my favorite quilting tool is my rotary cutter.

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  70. My quilting frame. It takes up litle space and I don"t need anyone to help me.

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  71. I love your bowl of cherries! so sweet, thanks for sharing.

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  72. I like them very well the two versions
    greetings from Germany

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  73. I love your wall hanging! It would look great in my kitchen! hint hint... I am a follower and I could not live without my rulers and rotary cutter.

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  74. Wonderful bowls!! I love the idea of your message board! I was just looking at some chalkboard cloth I have this morning and wondering what to make from it. I might borrow your idea!

    My favorite tool these days are blogs like yours!! They spark my wandering creativeness and inspire me to finish projects...and start new ones ;o)
    Thanks!

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  75. I'm a follower and love your bowls esp. the bowl of cherries. Reminds of the Mary Englebreit print that says "a chair of bowlies" instead of a bowl of cherries!
    Couldn't make it without my rotary cutter!

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  76. The bowl with the chalkboard is so neat, great idea! I love Halloween and your bowls are wonderful! Don't you just love Bird Brain designs! Favorite tool, well that is a hard one, I love all kinds of gadgets, but my LED strip on my sewing machine is my all time favorite. I am a follower. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  77. I love the bowl of cherries chalk boaard ... very creative!

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  78. what wonderful ideas you came up with for your bowls.... great ideas
    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  79. Very original. I love both or your minis.

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  80. WoW! I'm in love with your bowls, both sets. hehe. Just shows you how they look great in any fabric. I love that you embroidered on your block as well.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. I love the bowl of cherries! So cute! My rotary cutter is a must for making quilts these days.

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  82. I love your bowls!! You did an amazing job with them. Thanks for sharing them with us!!

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  83. You did a great job with your bowls. I especially like the bowl of cherries. My favorite tool is my BSR on my Bernina. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  84. Loved your bowls and the addition of the stitcheries . My favorite tool would be my rotary cutter , can't live without that . I am a follower .

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  85. How cute! My favorite quilting tool would be my pocketbook. LOL Without it, there would be no quilting.
    I am a follower

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  86. What a great idea to make a message board! Love the stitching on your bowl. Great job.

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  87. Oh I do love your embroidery! Your bowls are precious, Pauline. I love your message board...so different and unlike any other so far.
    Blessings
    Gmama jane

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  88. oops forgot to say that I think my rotary cutter is my fav. tool!
    Gmama Jane

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  89. Love both versions! The embroidery adds so much!

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  90. My goodness but your embroidery is beautiful! Is the black fabric in the first set chalkboard fabric? I bought some but didn't get the chance to use it yet. Was wondering how easy it is to sew.

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  91. Your cherries are darling! What a great Idea to use chalkboard fabrIci in your creation. Have a great weekend!

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  92. I love your bowls!!! They are adorable - all of them!
    I am a follower, by the way, and my favorite quilting tool is my rotary cutter! Couldn't do without it!

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  93. A great idea using the chalkboard fabric. All your bowls are great!
    Cathy R

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  94. I'm way behind~ again. sigh Love your bowl!~ the chalkboard is way cute!

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  95. I love your bowls, follow your blog and my favorite quilting tool is my iron.

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  96. I love the chalkboard, its such a cool idea, my fav item atm is my big shot sizzix, it's made my cutting so much quicker and accurate

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  97. HI! LOVE YOUR BOWLS!
    HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU!
    MY FAVORITE QUILTING TOOL IS MY CLEAR 1"x6" RULER!
    THANKS SO FOR YOUR BLOG+THIS GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  98. Your bowls are so cute! The Halloween one is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.
    My favorite cutting tool is my rotary cutter.

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  99. what an ingenious idea to use part of a pattern to jazz up your bowls!

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  100. I'm loving all the bowls-- such a cute and versatile pattern!! And thank you for the chance to win this adorable Halloween pattern!! I've always loved Halloween-- so fun to get to play pretend on a huge scale! :-) (Plus you get CANDY!) My favorite quilting tool is probably my stash of graph paper-- not exactly a quilting tool, but I use it all the time to plan out blocks, etc. :-)

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  101. I love your bowl with cherries and the Halloween bowls. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  102. With such fun patterns everyone should be following you :)

    Your bowls are lots of fun!
    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  103. I like the one with the ghost!

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  104. That is such a neat idea! I also love the stitching that you did, very well done.

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  105. Wow, I love the redwork cherries added to your bowl and then the added chalkboard fabric, such a good idea for a kitchen! And then the ghosty stitching with the halloween bowls, perfect !! Very cute stitching going on here!!!

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  106. I am (have been) a follower. My favorite tool is my rotary cutter; can you imagine using a scissors for all that cutting?!!
    I loved your bowls design. P.S. Just between the 2 of us, Madame Samm should have listed yours as a #1 pick for the day. :)

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  107. Very creative, I like how you filled the bowls. I am a follower - thanks for having a giveaway.

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  108. Love your bowls. There have been so many different ideas of how to finish them, it's wonderful to see them all. Thanks for sharing.

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  109. I am a follower of your blog. My favorite quilting tool for quilting is my new sewing machine. I jusy love it. Your bowls turned out really nice.

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  110. I am a little late commenting and checking into the blog hop but I am loving the creative ideas!! Thanks for sharing! ps I am a follower!

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  111. Love your Halloween bowls. The rotary cutter is my favorite tool.

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  112. You are always inspiring me to be creative and busier. There is so much I could be doing and you motivate me. My favourite tool is a sharp needle. Makes all the difference with my sewing machine or hand work. Love your blog and check in everyday to see what your are up to. Thanks for sharing your time, ideas and inspiration. Although I'm not an "official" follower, I hope to be one soon! EJA

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