Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hugs & kisses xoxo







My valentines .. 


For those who know me, know I'm not a huge fan of paper-piecing.
It's not my favorite thing.
 Upon, asking to do this hop,
 I didn't know until I got the pattern..
 Surprise!?!
So, I decided to give it another shot..


With the bigger pieces it was easier & fun.


 I enjoyed it.


I had the best of intentions today to get it quilted..

 But, with a thriving 8 month old

I found there aren't as many hours in a day as I would like.

 And well, our neighbor across our street ran into our mail box too.. 
So, there was that to attend to as well.. 


I would like to take a moment to thank madm samm for hosting this blog hop. 


Now to the giveaway..
 I'll be picking a name February 20th 2014 

To enter please leave a comment &
 if you are a no-reply blogger please leave your
 email in case you win so I can get ahold of you.

  Also, please visit these lovely ones and feed their blogs with comments :)





Lady Soma

Lady Laura Ann (You are HERE)

Lady Doris

Lady Rexie

Lady Shari








135 comments:

  1. Love it! Adorable little one...too bad about your mail box! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Love what you did with the patterns and the Be Mine. That first picture of your Valentines is priceless. Thank you for sharing that and your design. Thanks for a chance to win! dezertsuz at gmail

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  3. That little guy is the best VALENTINE ever! The BE MINE is a perfect addition to the paper piecing blocks. And that's a lot of snow in that picture. No wonder the neighbor hit the mailbox!

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  4. Love your Be Mine and of course those 2 cuties! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. That is so lovey - what a treasure to keep - ha! baby and the sewing!

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  6. Your quilt top looks great, and it will be fantastic when it's quilted!

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  7. Oh my goodness - first your baby is just so adorable! And i love your "Be mine". Too cute. Sorry about your mailbox.
    xo jan

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  8. I love your paper pieced heart. See, you may become a convert to pp after all. I think you have an adorable little Valentine sleeping in his daddy's arms.

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  9. Your little one is the cutest Valentine and your quilt is so pretty! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Your creation is really awesome! It looks like you hand appliquéd the letters, wow!

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  11. Beautiful, and I love the pic of your men sleeping, it just looks like home :-))

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  12. What a cutie! and I love your quilt too!

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  13. You did a great job with the paper-piecing, and the results are well worth it. XO's to your sweet little baby!

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  14. It is adorable and you did a great job with the piecing. I am still to chicken to try it. Kudos to you. And enjoy that baby! He won't be a baby forever and there will always be time for quilting later.

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  15. Cute project! Almost as cute as your smiling baby!

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  16. ohhh lovely photos and even lovelier project….so sweet your wee tot

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  17. Adorable project, Love it, you did a great job with the paper piecing.

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  18. What a beauty. It will be a gorgeous finish. I love the "Be Mine". Perfect. What a sweet little guy you have. He will grow so fast, time with him is so much more important.

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  19. You did a great job with your PPing. Lovely runner. The finding time to sew bit wont get easier for quite awhile ;) My 23month old keeps me hopping too!

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  20. Oh what a nice job!! Thank you for your giveaway too....lovely.

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  21. You did a great job even if your life is busy! And I loved your picture of your sleeping Valentines, adorable :)

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  22. Your should feel very confident about paper piecing now. Life is busy, busy, busy. Just grab a few minutes for yourself when you can and eventually it will be quilted. Thanks for your generosity in the giveaway. You did a terrific job and the "Be Mine" is a great addition. Thanks for participating and being an inspiration as to what can be accomplished in a busy world.

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  23. You did a fantastic job! Your piece is so pretty and I'm sure will be even more so once you quilt it.

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  24. Your quilt is great! I hope you will get some time in the following days and please show us it when it is ready. Thank you!

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  25. You did a great job on your quilt. Love the photo of your dh and baby girl asleep. :)

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  26. Sounds like you are as busy as you are talented!

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  27. Your quilt in the making is lovely. Great job with the paper piecing. You have some very precious valentines to celebrate the day with. My you and yours have a happy heart day! XOs from me to you. Thanks for the chance for the lovely giveaway... <3 Pat

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  28. So beautiful! The lettering adds a nice touch to the quilt. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  29. Your project turned out beautifully!
    It looks like the men in your life are feeling secure and happy. Great picture!

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  30. This is going to look just great when you get it quilted. I love the script you used, the fabric, and well, you just did a terrific job!

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  31. Your quilt is wonderful, the paper piecing is great and so is the applique. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. I love PP, but don't enjoy the mess after. Thanks so much for sharing

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  33. I also didn't like PP the first time I tried it. But I've since picked it up again and enjoy it. Love your XXOOs piece - so cute! It's amazing to me that mom's of babies get any quilting done at all because there is so much cuddling time. Good for you!

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  34. You did a great job with the paper piecing and I love the wording. It is amazing how busy life is when you have little ones. The only free time seems to be after the house is asleep, but we all need our sleep too.

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  35. You have a couple adorable Valentines in your life...sweet! You did a great job with your paper piecing and I'm sure it will be beautiful when it is quilted. Happy Valentines Day!

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  36. What an adorable quiltie for two lovely valentines! The snow has made for tough time for so many, I think we are all ready for spring!

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  37. I love your project! The paper piecing is great. Your little guy sure is a cutie pie!

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  38. It's a wallhanging, no it's a tablerunner, whatever it is, it's gonna be wonderful! Take care of that precious little one!
    sewingblogsarefun@yahoo.com

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  39. Nice photo. I have one of my husband holding our daughter when she was a baby and both are sleeping.

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  40. The photos with your son are adorable, what a fun age. I have never paper pieced, looks confusing to me, but you did a beautiful job on your piece.

    Debbie

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  41. Wow on the quilt. Beautiful. Sweet pictures of your live valentines too.

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  42. Looking good! 8 month olds, do take time from sewing, but can be so much fun. Enjoy!

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  43. Great job on your paper piecing in your pretty runner! (Also , cute picture of your boys!)
    Happy Valentines Day!

    Susie

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  44. Cute project and little one! I'm glad you tried paper piecing another try.

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  45. Adorable! Both the baby and the project! I especially like your fancy script!

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  46. oh your piece is adorable. your little one is just too cute. he looks like he is a bundle of joy.

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  47. pramuditahandaristi at gmail dot com

    SNOOOW! We got snow here last Sunday, I had fun with it in the morning but it melted that night!

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  48. Oh I love the picture of the boys sleeping! How sweet!

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  49. Sometimes the Internet is unpredictable! My first viewing of your blog was only pictures and so the sleeping boys were delightful. It took several "re-loads" to get both pics and text. Love your Valentines project. Thanks for sharing

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  50. Loved your project. The pics of your boys are so cute.

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  51. You did a wonderful job with the paper piecing. Your piece is going to be beautiful when finished. Your baby is precious.

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  52. Oh how I totally relate to that time crunch deal all too well. Mine was not quilted in time either! It's adorable!

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  53. Love your twist on the x's and o's


    flicsha@hotmail.com

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  54. Actually, I like it as is, unquilted. I really like the appliqued "Be Mine". Your son is so cute--I don't blame you for enjoying him now and putting the quilting on a back burner so to speak. These are special days that you will not have again.

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  55. adorable pics, love sleeping baby pics, I just did one today too :) lovely giveaway

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  56. A beautiful job. I love the addition of Be Mine. The script is awesome. Hope you and your "babies" have a wonderful Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing and for offering a giveaway.

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  57. Adorable picture of your Valentines!! I love your quilt....the Be Mine letters are the perfect touch. Thank you for sharing!

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  58. I just started paper piecing again. I forgot how much fun it was.... & your baby is a cutie!
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  59. You have a darling baby to go along with the darling quilt. I'm sure it will be quilted soon.

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  60. Adorable project and what a beautiful baby! Congrats on both new additions! Beth @ Words & Stitches, pbstrand@msn.com

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  61. You did a great job with the pp blocks! Lovely quilt top and your baby is so cute!!

    Thank you for joining the blog hop!
    -Soma :)

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  62. I love the words you added!! With a 10 month little girl of my own, I understand that time just slips away most of the time :)

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  63. love it, I'm sure you will get it quilted before that baby turns 1..2...13...18. :)

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  64. Love your creation and isn't your baby SO adorable!!

    Tami
    tamiquilts(at)att(dot)net

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  65. What a sweet picture ! You have a very lovely project but I noticed your "I enjoyed it" was very small....LOL

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  66. Great photos. And projects! Thanks for putting my name in the hat for your drawing!

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  67. You are amazing to be able to PP this lovely project while having a husband and adorable little boy to tend to. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

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  68. What a cutie! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  69. Nice sleeping Valentines!
    Your work is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  70. Very nice piece. It turned out great. I see you have lots of snow also. Thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance to win your great give away.

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  71. Love the pink fabrics that you used and the pics of your Valentines. Next year you can post a pic of them cuddled under the finished quilt.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  72. You did a beautiful job. I too am trying to learn paper piecing. I keep telling myself it will get better. Happy Valentine's day.

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  73. Your project turned out beautifully! Your little one is adorable enjoy him every moment!

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  74. Love the picture of your Valentines. Lucky you!
    I'm learning to do paper piecing also but you are way ahead of me.

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  75. Both your projects...the Valentine's quilt and the 8 month old, are adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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  76. Ah, that is so darling, and your quilt is sweet too! Enjoy these days…they slip by so very fast!

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  77. So, its not only Norway who has snow these days, I see? ;)

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  78. Love paper piecing and your quilt is lovely.

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  79. I will have to give paper piecing another go! Cute! thank you!

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  80. I think you did a terrific job on your project. Love it.

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  81. I think your project is lovely along with your adorable baby and Hubby snuggling together for a wee nap( I have many of those pictures). Hope you had a lovely Valentines Day.

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  82. I think you did a great job! And you kept the important things in your life at the top of your list, which is a good example for all of us! :)

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  83. My now-husband took out a mailbox with my car on the way to our wedding!

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  84. What a cutie, and such a great project! Thanks for the giveaway! dawnm1993@gmail.com

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  85. What a delightful blog you have! It makes me feel warm and fuzzy to visit. Your hugs and kisses quilt is already looking gorgeous (I love the appliqued test), but yes, it definitely takes second place to the sweet valentines in your photo. I love your mascots too. No wonder your hugs and kisses design is so inspired - you are surrounded by love.

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  86. Your menfolk are adorable, especially the little guy! Amazing how much time is spent taking care of a wee human but it's so worth it.

    The foundation piecing turned out great. It's not so bad, now is it? :)

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  87. Oh no your mailbox, look at all of that snow, And great job on the Foundation Paper Piecing too!

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  88. Fun fabric choices and congratulations on some great paper piecing!

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  89. Awww..your baby is just darling and I love the picture of the two sleeping. Your project is great!! You will get it done, the hard part is already done. Thank you for sharing. bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

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  90. Your valentines are adorable. I can see why you have less hours in the day. Your project is still very nice and will be quite lovely when finished.

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  91. Your project turned out gorgeous love the lettering. What a cutie pie! We had a visit by one of the baby grandson's the other day just for an hour or so---I went to bed immediately we were exhausted. So the fact you got anything done, you deserve a great big high five!

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  92. Very cute banner! Love the prints and your little boy is so cute!

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  93. Loooove your sweeeet picture of your Favorite Valentine"s sleepin!! Adorable picture!!!

    Your project is waaaay cool too! :)

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  94. How adorable is your little Valentine! And love the quilt! :o)

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  95. Oh, such a cute little valentine! Your project is cute also. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  96. What a sweet baby and your hubby too.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  97. Lovely family. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  98. Men.....they can fall asleep anyplace, anytime! Love the quilt and thanks for the opportunity to win a giveaway.

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  99. I'm sure your quilt will be fabulous when you get it quilted...and your son is just precious! ;)

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  100. Cute picture of your 2 sweeties. Very pretty valentine quilt. I have been working on mine for a few years now and this year I just have the binding to put on. I am amazed at how much you get done with your baby.

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  101. I love your project, thank you for sharing! And your son is absolutely adorable!

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  102. I am Texan, we couldnt handle the snow, but I have 7 grandkids as cute as your valentine...

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  103. I find it hard to find time to sew too...but your valentine is adorable! Enjoy your little one...they grow up fast! Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  104. Sweet little paper pieced heart and a sweet little guy too. Thanks for sharing in the blog hop and the giveaway.

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  105. What a sweetie you have there! Your project is lovely and you are going to be so excited next year when it's ready to hang. No matter what, I don't think there are ever enough hours in the day!! (And...I'm retired!)

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  106. I hit my Mother-in-laws mailbox. It took me and my husband all day to dig out the stump and replace it. Good as new, but my car has a dent. Your baby is so cute. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  107. My little ones make sewing tricky too! Beautiful job!

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  108. Love our photos and your "guys".... thanks for the giveaway

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  109. Your guys are so adorable as well as your project

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  110. Your project looks great and so do your valentine cuties! I'll be back to see it finished.

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  111. Love your project! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  112. I am not a big fan of paper piecing but sometimes I challenge myself to do some. You did a great job. thanks for the giveaway.

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  113. What a cutie. Hope you got your mailbox issue resolved. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  114. Well, I'm glad you enjoyed paper piecing! It turned out super cute!

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  115. Thanks --- in ATL and stayed put during our snow/ice storms because I didn't want to be in a pic like the one above. Sorry :-(

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  116. That baby is the best! Oh yes the runner is nice too.

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  117. Your valentines are precious! Love your runner!

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  118. I love how you added the Be Mine on to it, and can't wait to see it quilted. Toddlers come first tho.. :)

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  119. Love the lettering on your runner. I can't believe there is a road somewhere under all that snow in the picture!

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  120. you have a very cute baby, love to win, thanks

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  121. What a darling wall hanging and such as darling baby.......I don't care for paper piecing either.........

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  122. I love paper piecing , especially patterns by Eileen Sullivan-i bought them all, but she has stopped making patterns!
    Your wall hanging is lovely!

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  123. Well, you did a FANTASTIC job...be very VERY happy! and your little one is absolutely adorable!!!

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  124. I'm not a fan of paper piecing either, but I'm going to have to give it another shot (someday). Love you valentine!
    naragonbets(at)gmail(dot)com

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  125. These fabrics are so fun! I only make little projects and stuffies, but these could be a fun fabric to use for that! Count me in!

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  126. Love what to made with the pattern, it will turn out great.
    Lovely pictures of your family.
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    Bente

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  127. I like your photos and your be mine piece- thanks for the chance to win some fabric- one of my favorite things!

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  128. Be Mine is the best comment for Valentines Day!

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  129. You did a great job on your quilt! Love the photo of your dh and baby girl asleep. :)

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