Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Holiday Hullabaloo Blog Hop

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Holiday Hullabaloo Blog Hop
Today is my day to take part in the Holiday Hullabaloo Blog Hop!

Jacquelynne Steves of The Art of Home has organized this and is supplying some great prizes for each blog and also a HUGE giveaway at her blog.

I decided to make a table runner with Evergreen trees on it because.....I found the border fabric in my Christmas fabric stash and figured it was time to use it up!

I wanted a fast and easy project so I cut out a few trees with my Sizzix Big Shot. Don't worry I have a tree I drew that you can use it.  I should have the tutorial up tomorrow so stop back.
Evergreen runner at Freemotion by the River
I just did some stipple quilting around the trees and a much bigger stippling on the border.
3 Evergreen trees table runner at Freemotion by the River
Here is a closeup of one of the trees. If you notice a line in the background fabric that is because I had some strips of this cute ivory fabric that I really wanted to use so I just sewed them together. It is barely noticeable.
closeup of Evergreen trees table runner at Freemotion by the River
The size is 22 by 31.
Evergreen trees table runner on deck at Freemotion by the River

Jacquelynne Steves


Now for more info on the giveaways!

Each blog will have a different prize given by Jacquelynne and she will have a huge prize!! I have no idea what the prize will be for my blog......but I am sure it will be wonderful! Jacquelynne is a wonderful artist and has notecards, prints, patterns and of course fabric. There will also be a grand prize given at her blog and you can enter there EVERY day!
BlogHopGrandPrizeWFrame

I will also be giving away 6 precut Evergreen trees that you can use to make your own table runner or some other holiday gift. They already have heat n bond lite adhered to them and they are ready to use!
Evergreen tree giveaway at Freemotion by the River
Plus....I will use the reverse part of the images and include a surprise in my giveaway....I'm not even sure what it will be yet!
Evergreen tree giveaway at Freemotion by the River
 The fine print:
  • You must leave a comment by 11:59 pm CST on Sunday December 8, 2013.
  • I would love for you to be a follower but it isn't required.
  • Winners will be chosen by random drawing.
  • You MUST include an email, or I must be able to contact you through your Blogger/Google account. If I draw your name but cannot contact you via email or Blogger/Google account, I will draw another name.
 Congrats to the winners!
 The Grand Prize for the Holiday Hullabaloo Blog Hop & Giveaway was Dorian, who commented on Day 4 on Jacquelynne's blog.

Crickets Corner won my giveaway of the Evergreen trees.

Siouxzq64 won the surprise giveaway from Jacquelynne Steves.


The Holiday Hullabaloo Blog Hop continues!
Be sure and visit!
Holiday Hullabaloo Blog Hop
Monday Dec. 2

Tuesday Dec. 3
Wednesday Dec. 4

Thursday Dec.5

Friday Dec. 6
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155 comments:

  1. Очень стильная работа. Получаю удовольствие.

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  2. Your runner is lovely! Great border fabric. Thanks for your giveaway.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I love your runner, the trees are just beautiful. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  4. I just love your runner. The trees look great against the white (snow) background.

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  5. I really love your tree runner, love the green's. Thanks

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  6. Beautiful runner! I love the pretty trees.

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  7. Hello Connie,

    Lovely stippling on your runner.
    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  8. Love the "negative" trees.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  9. What a great Xmas runner - love the trees

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  10. I love the idea of using the negative images for a project. I must remember to keep the negative parts more.
    What a great runner, thanks so much for sharing it.

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  11. Wonderful runner! Love it. Thanks for the chance to win your precut trees. Great idea to use up the leftover negatives. I must keep that in mind.

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  12. Connie your runner is fabulous. I did not know there was a tree die out. Thanks for the chance

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  13. Great job in using what you already had! Love the trees and the quilting :)

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  14. I follow your blog every day Connie and am impressed with your output. (Maybe if I did less reading of blogs and actually got to my sewing machine...........)

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  15. What a lovely runner Connie! Just perfect for this time of year, and my favorite type of trees too :) Thanks for joining this fun blog hop. I'm a follower.

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  16. I I agree with QuiltingGrammy. If I read less, I'm sure my products would increase. However, right now, arthritis seems to be saying the opposite. I follow you too. I really love the border print for your runner. It turned out so beautifully. Thanks for sharing.
    Rae (nrhaller@aol.com)

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  17. I I agree with QuiltingGrammy. If I read less, I'm sure my products would increase. However, right now, arthritis seems to be saying the opposite. I follow you too. I really love the border print for your runner. It turned out so beautifully. Thanks for sharing.
    Rae (nrhaller@aol.com)

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  18. Cute runner! I like that it's a good one for the entire winter, not just Christmas. Your quilting lines look like snow ripples! I'm a follower and thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. Very cute Connie. I am a follower and enjoy seeing what you come up with next.

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  20. Whoo Hoo, count me in. The runner is as cute as can be. I am a follower.

    Thanks for a chance and happy holidays to you.

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  21. Your runner is lovely! I would like to try something that combines the trees and the negative trees.

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  22. Beautiful table runner. Love those trees!

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  23. I love your runner - it's gorgeously simple. Thanks.

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  24. I'm not actually entering the giveaway, though I am a follower through Bloglovin'. I just stopped by to say Hi & what a lovely runner! Well done!

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  25. I love the pretty pines! The runner is lovely! thank you and I follow w/ GFC :)

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  26. It is an adorable, no nonsense table runner. I love it, Connie, because it is something I could leave out all winter! And it would look right at home in my sister's log cabin house in the woods!

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  27. Your border fabric matches the tree cut outs so lovely - lovely flow of design. I am a GFC follower

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  28. Love your runner and love the way your appliqued trees look like they were made to perfectly match your border fabric. This blog hop is great and has introduced me to some new blogs like yours. I'm now following you through Feedly.

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  29. I love all of your table runners. I want to make some for myself...but first I have to find the table under all of the Christmas prep mess. Guess I will wait until Friday when the cookies have all been baked. Note: My wonderful son and future DIL are coming over to bake cookies. Maybe they can help clean up too, lol. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. Lovely. I really like your trees. And I am a follower via Bloglovin. I think this could be multi seasonal as well.

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  31. What a cute table runner! I am a follower of your blog :-) And I love your new pic!

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  32. What fun....and such a cute runner....I might have to make one. Don't count me in, just came by to say hey!!!

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  33. Love your trees!!! Both the positive and negative images are fabulous!!! Thank you for the giveaway because I am drooling after your table runner :)

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  34. I love your blog.. I am a follower!

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  35. The fabric is gorgeous. Love those trees. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Janet

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  36. I love the quilt, I am sure it will be treasured every year. Thanks for a fun giveaway too.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  37. Your table runner is to cute! I love the trees!
    lisamcgriff (at) Hotmail (dot) com

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  38. Wow! I think I love the "leftover" part of the cutout as much if not more than the cutout! Lovely runner!! After Christmas I seriously have to learn to freemotion!

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  39. Your table runner is beautiful, Connie. I really like the border fabric. It adds a sparkle to the trees. Thank you so much for the giveaway. This would be a wonderful prize to win and I really appreciate the chance.

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  40. I really like the look of the trees on this lovely runner =)
    I follow with GFC/Bloglovin

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  41. The trees are very nice. I love how they look on the white background and your quilting is fabulous. Now I must blog hop.....have a wonderful day.

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  42. Lovely Table Runner. Thank You For A Chance To Win Your Trees.

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  43. Loving your runner, but I'm not surprised, you always have such cute projects and wonderful quilts.

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  44. You always make the cutest projects and this is no exception. Love how you pulled from your stash to make it and are going to use the negatives in another project. Create something pretty, use up fabric and have very little waste. That's quilting perfection and you nailed it.

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  45. This runner is fabulous- for some reason it reminds me of my Dad who loved evergreen trees. He would have loved to have this on his table

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  46. Very nice and I love the way the tree's pop out of the fabric! I love Evergreen's however beautiful they are we cannot have a tree inside for longer than a week because I am highly allergic to them when they begin to fade. These would be amazing to have this time of the year!

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  47. Love your blog tuning in every day

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  48. Very cute, Connie! You are always so creative.

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  49. Hi Connie, I love how you cut the trees to match your border fabric. Very cute.

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  50. Beautiful runner! Thanks for sharing!

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  51. What a great giveaway! Thanks!
    verna at groger . net

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  52. Gorgeous winter holiday quilt. You've just inspired me on how to finish a project I'm working on (e.g. your checkered border - thanks! And love those trees too!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

    PS - Please don't enter me in your giveaway. Just popping by to say hello!

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  53. Connie, your trees are irresistible!!! Love that table runner - like all the cute table runners you make :*) Thanks for joining in and sharing in this Hop!!!

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  54. Loooove your Table Runner!! Awesome trees!!!! You're very creative.....grrrreat job!! :)

    I already follow you thru GFC & Bloglovin.....

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  55. Great job with your trees. The runner came out beautifully.....as all your runners do!! Happy Holidays.

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  56. I like the fabric you used for your trees. The print enhances the trees quite nicely. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  57. Oh my gosh! I love, love these trees! Beautiful!

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  58. Super cute table runner! Love the fabrics you chose. I "follow by email"

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  59. I'm into table runners too right now & yours is not only lovely but a great inspiration! Thanks!

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  60. Love the table runner! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  61. The table runner you made is beautiful.....thanks for offering this giveaway!

    Val

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  62. HELLO, YOUR RUNNER IS SO NEAT>AS IS YOU GIVEAWAY!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!
    HAPPY TO FOLLOW>BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  63. your table runner is lovely. I love how the squares pull it all together. and your FBQ is fabulous. I am already a happy follower. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the great give a way.

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  64. Your table runner is gorgeous I love the trees in the snow. Thanks for a chance to win. Happy Quilting:) My email smivany@gmail.com

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  65. Pretty trees. Love the runner.

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  66. Love the realistic look to your trees. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  67. That is a gorgeous table mat! I'd love to win those trees - thanks for the chance.

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  68. just stopped by to say hello!! love your blog and will be adding you to my bloglovin followings!! You share great tutorials, and I am always looking for new things to try!! and I have the twister and have never used it yet, so I just might put that heart on my to do list!!

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  69. Your tree runner looks great, Connie. I love the checkerboard border with it.

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  70. Hi Connie, I love the table runner, one of my favorite borders is the checkerboard... and that border fabric is fabulous. Your work is just so darn inspiring! thanks for a chance to win a giveaway and those lovely little trees would be awesome... hmm, now where did I put that tree fabric I was stashing away?!
    Hugs,
    Beth P
    P.S. I am already a follower of your blog.

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  71. What a beautiful table runner! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  72. Oh, you always make such pretty things. What a fun give away. thanks for a chance to win your trees.

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  73. I'm just lovin' the trees and especially the colors. That's a great table runner.

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  74. Very cute trees! Great idea, simple and quick.

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  75. Awesome looking trees, Connie. I love an easy quilty project.

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  76. What a great use of your stash fabric. Your little trees are really cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  77. I am a longtime follower! Great project!

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  78. Such pretty trees I really like your project!

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  79. Oh! I love your Evergreen trees table runner! I would love to win your evergreens! I have some Winter Menagerie by Jason Yenter fabric that would be perfect for making a table runner. I don't think I could make those evergreens myself. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  80. Your table runner is lovely. I love the shape of those trees. Thanks for the chance.

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  81. Love the table runner. You did a great job on it.

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  82. Cute runner--the background piecing isn't noticeable at all--I do it all the time too!

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  83. Great project! Has me thinking about some fabric that's been in my stash too long that would be perfect for a border on something similar. Hmmm.... It's rare that I ever win but if I do you can find me at info@hookedonquilting.com.

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  84. I just love your runner Connie. You do such a great job on all of your work. Thanks you for the chance to win the trees. Happy Holidays!

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  85. You really made something that looks very complicated sound so very easy :) Those trees are so pretty in the center...nice job!
    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  86. Beautiful table runner the border fabric is perfect

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  87. I think the negatives would make nice coasters. :) Like a reverse appliqué technique.

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  88. Wow, such perfect fabrics you picked for your trees, they look great, thanks.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  89. I am following on bloglovin.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  90. The table runner is wonderful. I really like table runners. The precut trees are great. I can think of a couple things for them. Thanks for the chance to win. katztoo1 at frontier dot com

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  91. Love your trees. I have a quilt I am working on right now that could use them.

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  92. Really cute tablerunner. I started a new one today but not to happy with it so I may be borrowing your idea.

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  93. I love your table runner. Your trees are so pretty. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a long time follower.

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  94. I just love those trees! They have such character and depth in that lovely layout. I love Christmas fabrics!

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  95. I really like the precut trees in your tablerunner and the checker boarder. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  96. Love the pine trees. Looks peaceful and serene. Thanks for the giveaway. You are always so creative. paradise1400@aol.com

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  97. Love the trees. Thank you for sharing.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  98. I love the trees Connie - they would be perfect for an autumn wallhanging I'm making! I look forward to the templates!!
    Thanks!

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  99. How cute! I follow your blog by Bloglovin.

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  100. Another easy table runner, love the trees. Thanks. From northern Iowa. . . .

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  101. A very lovely project. Thanks for sharing!

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  102. I love that table runner. Thanks for sharing. I follow by blog lovin and love reading your blog.

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  103. Love the runner, Connie. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  104. You are always creating something special over there by the river!
    Such a peaceful forest you made!

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  105. so pretty, thanks for the chance!!!

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  106. Those trees are so cute you almost have me convinced that I NEED to purchase a cutter for myself, lol. I just don't know which one to choose. Thanks for the ideas.

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  107. I love how the trees look like real trees

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  108. I love love love the trees, please pick me! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  109. Love this runner, Connie! I would keep it out all winter :)
    Thanks for being part of my blog hop!
    Jacquelynne

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  110. Love this runner, Connie! I would keep it out all winter :)
    Thanks for being part of my blog hop!
    Jacquelynne

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  111. Love the trees, so pretty. Thanks for sharing. dragonfly9716(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  112. I love the runner! Not just for Christmas either. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  113. So pretty! I think I have that border fabric in my stash. Thanks for your giveaway! Deb

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  114. Beautiful as always Connie. You make such lovely creations!

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  115. great pattern for up here in Alaska! thanx for the chance to win some terrific trees!

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  116. I follow you by bloglovin, love the trees. Thanks for the chance!

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  117. I follow you by email. I really love the trees. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  118. Ok, so I love this as much as those deer pillows you made a couple weeks back. Just beautiful!

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  119. Lovely tablerunner, gorgeous fabric. Have a wonderful holiday season!

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  120. This is a great project - thanks for sharing it! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  121. I love your table runner! I decided this year I would make table runners for gifts. But now time is getting away from me so now its mug rugs :) oh well, I refuse to stress over it!

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  122. After browsing your site and seeing all the wonderful projects ( mug rugs) :) I decided I just had to follow via bloglovin!

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  123. Thanks for the drawing. I love your trees on the white background, looks like a snowy field. I'm still working on my stipple skills, not sure I have the right machine for it, looks great!

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  124. I love your little trees, and I DID miss this post, but I don't understand how; I always get your emails and read every one, so I'm glad you included this reminder.

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  125. You are just so creative - love the trees!

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  126. And, I am a follower through email and Bloglovin' and the old GFC, and look forward to see what you've been up to each week. Happy Holidays!

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  127. Love the way the trees pop off the white... and the checkboard is classic!! Love your project! Thanks for sharing in the hop!

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  128. Your applique trees are a perfect Christmas present ... for me. I would enjoy stitching them up on my new Jamome 12000!

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  129. Your table runner is great, as usual! Of course I follow you too!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  130. love your trees, as usual you make the cutest things!! babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  131. i follow you via bloglovin babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  132. Love the table runner. The trees are great and can be used on lots of different things. Thanks

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  133. Love your table runner! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  134. Hi, Connie I am a follower and would love a chance to win the give away.

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  135. Love the table runner, thanks for the giveaway.

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  136. Wow. I am impressed you were able to cut out your trees so carefully--the reverse images are lovely!

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  137. LOVE this Connie. Those fabrics are gorgeous. Do I see a slight glittery touch to the trees? Very pretty.

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  138. What an adorable runner Connie! Love that it can be used all Winter long!!! :)

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  139. Your runner is just perfect for the season. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  140. Very nice runner! thanks for chance to win.

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  141. hey, I really like your runner...very classy. Thanks for the chance to win some trees and other goodies. Merrry Christmas.

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  142. I love your trees! Thank you for the giveaway

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