Birdie

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

HO HO HO...Merry {August}!?!

Welcome Merry Blog Hoppers!  HO HO HO...So glad you stopped by.

Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop Schedule

HO HO HO...thank you to Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt for packing the sleigh with such lovely {blog hop} ideas and to Carol at Just Let Me Quilt for lining up the reindeer.  Santa might even make an appearance!

Be sure to visit all of the reindeer that Carol has lined up for today.  You will not want to miss a single one.


I have two projects to share...hope you enjoy!

Recently, I stumbled upon this tutorial for a Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt.  I was intrigued and wanted to try it...so, here it is....for HO HO HO!


They made it look to so easy but after a few unstitches and restitches...I finally got it together.  Yay, me...I mean HO HO HO!

Last Christmas, there was a poinsettia that would not die.  Ok...that sounds cruel...but it always seemed like poinsettias had an expiration date of about January 10th.  Well, not this one!  It even stayed red!  A friend said that you can plant them outside...and while I wasn't certain that it would work...I thought why not.  So I did...check out it out...it is huge!!  Next step... figure out how to get it to turn red!


And go ahead and give a little chuckle because I wondered what my little Trip Around the World quilt would look under this poinsettia on my table...but since I couldn't dig it up just for the blog hop...I did the next best thing....sort of...


Not quite the same...LOL!

My second project started with some machine embroidery that I did earlier this year...Santa and the Misses!  {Told you that you would see Santa.}


I decided to wrap up the Claus's in some log cabin blocks just for this occasion.  After all it gets really cold at the North Pole {in August} HO HO HO!  


















I love how it turned out!  And I just love the Blitzen fabric, don't you?  I have used it in several projects.  And this little quilt will be perfect on our coffee table at Christmas!  HO HO HO!

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.  Hope you will leave a message, become a follower or both...that would be as awesome as snow on Christmas Day!  

Well, I am off to visit the other reindeer...I mean Dears...where I am certain to be inspired!  You will be too!  Come back soon for a visit, ok?


Until then...

~~Quilt Much!


76 comments:

  1. What great projects...and amazing that the poinsettia is that big! I always wondered how big they would get! :)

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  2. Love you little trip around the world quilt and your Santa table runner! My Poinsettias are all fake, real ones don't live for me, lucky you! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Your table runner is darling Pamela and I love your quilt ! Good luck getting that plant to turn red !

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  4. I love both of your projects! And Mr and Mrs claus are adorable. i think you have to limit the amount of light the poinsettia gets for it to turn red. My grandmother used to put them in a closet for so many hours or something...lol... mine usually don't make it that long.
    have fun
    - I am already a happy follower.
    xo jan

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  5. Really enjoyed your table runner and your Mr & Mrs...very nice work..

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  6. Beautiful quilt and Mr and Mrs Claus are too adorable for words - they willlookgreat on show on Christmas Day!

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  7. I like both quilt projects. but that poinsettia is huge ! I can not keep them alive at all. They usually die before Christmas.

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  8. Your quilt is lovely and mr and mrs Claus is an adorable couple. Thanks for sharing and being part of this blog hop

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  9. Such lovely table toppers. I had no idea you could plant poinsettias....I'm going to have to look that up. I must say Santa and the Missus is my favorite....absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I love the runner with the Santa in it. Great job. Thank you for sharing

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  11. Your pointsettia should turn red again when you put it into a dark room for about 6 to 10 weeks, it should get max 6 hrs of light a day. No guarantee, that's what ususally works.

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  12. Well, at least now you know how it looks combined with the green of a Christmas tree! Gorgeous! I love your Santa embroidery. It looks great. A little tip.... you COULD string some lights in that poinsettia.... make the Christmas experience complete!

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  13. Wonderful projects, looks great and christmas like.
    Thanks for sharing and beeing part of this hop.

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  14. Two great projects and two wonderful finishes. I love your fabric choices!!

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  15. Your scrappy Trip Around the World is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Great hop stop. Enjoyed seeing your projects.

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  17. Your table runner is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Your projects are wonderful! I really like the Santa & Mrs. piece!

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  19. Great trip quilt and sweet runner! Love the fabrics in the runner. Good luck with that poinsettia.... it looks like it's doing very well outside.

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  20. Ohhhhh yes most worthy of the trip here...your wee block and your runner with kissing Claus's is terrific

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  21. Beautiful creations! Thanks for sharing them!

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  22. Both projects re wonderful....but I love the Santas in that Blitzen...wonderful!!

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  23. Great projects - I especially like the runner!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Love both your quilted projects!!! Thanks for sharing in the hop!

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  25. Love, love your table runners - and those two "kissers" are precious! blessings, marlene

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  26. Great job with your trip around the world quilt. It looks like it was worth ripping out a stitch or two! The table runner is great. You used 2 of my favorite patterns! Loved stopping by. I also have a poinsettia from Christmas in my garden. Hoping to get it to bloom this Christmas, too. I know it needs many hours of darkness prior to blooming.

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  27. Both projects are spectacular!! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Such fun and festive projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  29. Both projects are beautiful! The kissing clauses are too cute... They may have inspired me to plan a pillow with some fabric I have of a singing Santa! (Moda's Dear Mr. Claus)

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  30. I love the Santa and Mrs. Santa. They are adorable. The log cabin setting is perfect! Good luck with the poinsettia. (I've heard that you have to put it in a closet for a while to make it turn red. You can probably read about how on the internet.)

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    1. Of course, its impossible to put a plant that's in the ground in a closet. Maybe a pail over it or something would work?

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  31. I love your Santa runner. I think I must go digitize a new Santa and put it on a runner now. I am really glad to see more machine embroidery on quilts. It adds so much to a quilt. Thanks for sharing

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  32. this is a great runner, love it!

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  33. love the table runner, cute good job on the quilt also

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  34. Very nice projects. I love your sweet Santa and Mrs. runner.

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  35. Both projects are grand!
    I love machine emb too:)

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  36. I love both of your projects and the fabrics you chose for them. Your embroidered Santa runner is just too cute! That's an amazing poinsettia...wow!

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  37. Both projects are great. I like your fabric choices, especially Mr. and Mrs. Santa kissing. I tried different ways to get a Poinsettia to re-bloom the second year. I hope you had better luck than I did.. Let me know....

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  38. Both your projects are amazing. Your Trip Around the World is beautiful. I like your taking it under your pot, I mean poinsettia. The plant is beautiful. I have no idea why they turn color. Maybe a good sun tan? Thank you for reminding us who live in a HOT HOT climate right now that there is someplace that is cold right now. The temperature sign in front of the Pepsi plant here said 155 degrees yesterday. Of course, it was a big thing on the news - that it was wrong. I don't know why they had to do that. Your Mr. and his Mrs. are adorable. The fabrics are perfect. Personally, I like it so well that I just might be tempted to keep it handy all year long. I'd just claim fog - chemo fog, fibro fog, and senior fog in my case - lol. Thanks for participating and sharing your marvelous creativity and bringing a smile to many people.

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  39. Love both your projects! I, too, have a poinsettia plant that will not die, but I am keeping it inside the house (second year...). Sometimes that leaves turn red, but I still haven't figured out how to have most of them red.

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  40. Wow, my poinsettias have an expration of about 24 hours! My moms would last until July. Yours is the "oldest" I have ever seen! Cute little trip around the world. Love your Santa Kisses coffee table runner.

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  41. Wonderful projects and amazing poinsettia.
    Just love kissing Santa.
    Thanks for hopping along!

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  42. Cool trip around the world quilt. It is a challenge to line up all those seams isn't it? LOL! Your santa runner is just too cute, and yes those Blitzen fabrics are just perfect. I have to ask, are you in a warmer climate? I have never heard of putting poinsettias outside.

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    1. I live in the Piedmont of North Carolina. I will have to put the poinsettia back into a pot and take it in before frost.

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  43. Love your trip around the world. I never could get my fabrics where I wanted them to fall. You did a great job. Mr and Mrs Clause will look wonderful on your table for the holidays.

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  44. Your trip around the world is so pretty. I've always loved the log cabin and I love your Christmas take on it. It gives me a few ideas as well. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Jeepers, that runner is cute. And I love your patchwork; it's beautiful.

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  46. Beautiful projects. I really like the Scrappy Trip Along in the Christmas colors and I love the table topper. Great job. I also love your sence of humor so I will definitely be back since I am now following you. Love your blog.(p.s. I can not get a poinsettia to live. I don't know how you did it.

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  47. Very lovely. I love santa and the mrs. kissing.

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  48. Wonderful projects. You did a great job.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  49. Fantastic projects! I really love your runner!

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  50. Lovely projects... especially your table runner!

    Susie

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  51. What great projects! And what a beautiful poinsettia!

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  52. Very nice projects. The kissing Claus`s are extra cute!

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  53. Beautiful projects with really neat colors.

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  54. Love the Trip around the world quilt. I also like the look of those and have that on my 'make soon' list. I love the Log Cabin and yes, I LOVE the Blitzen fabric collection. They are all beautiful fabrics.

    I'm not sure about the Poinsettia. I wonder if it will just magically bloom when the holidays get closer or if you need to add some sort of nutrients to the soil like you do for Hydrangia's.

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  55. Really pretty projects! I just love minis and want to make a Trip Around The World quilt one day.

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  56. Hiya Pamela!!! What great projects. The Trip Around the World is on my to-do list, yours is just lovely. And that table topper is adorable. Love the kissing Santa and Missus. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  57. Your table runner is beautiful ... I love the colors.

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  58. What a cute embroidery design and you used it perfectly in that Christmasy runner. The '...World' is a new take on the quilt pattern. First time I saw someone use the pattern(?) in a different way. The poinsettia needs some darkness to turn red - I think. It is gorgeous!

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  59. Very pretty trip around the world and the embroideries are so cute. Love the border fabric you chose.

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  60. Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects!

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  61. Beautiful projects! I really like the embroidery one. I'm going to have to dig through my embroidery patterns & try one of these. Thank you for sharing.

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  62. So darn cute...love the Claus'!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  63. Aw sweet on both counts! Love the TSW is cute but then so are your kissing Santa and Mrs. Claus. THX for sharing.

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  64. Your quilt and runner are wonderful....and your eternal poinsettia looks pretty and happy outside! Thanks for sharing!

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  65. Thanks for being part of the fun blog hop. I enjoyed your blog.

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  66. Your quilt and table runner are very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. The author just solved my all queries by covering all aspects of the field. Bass Embroidery Designs

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