Thursday, 21 November 2013

Giving Thanks

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Michele over at Quilting Gallery has organised a 'Giving Thanks' blog hop Party. Now you know I love a party so I had to join in. The party is running from today until November 26th so there will be loads of time to hop around and visit everyone. Also it's a party with give aways so lots of chances at the end to leave with goody bags. 

As it's a 'giving thanks' party I started thinking what particular things, events or people I was particularly thankful for. I have to start with my family and in particular my mom.


I can't make this picture any bigger as it is an old photo of me and mom taken years ago when I was about 7 or 8, that I scanned in. Mom is important not only because she was my mom but because she taught me to love sewing, knitting and lots of other crafts.  She also taught me the importance of passing on those skills to my family and here is Lucy my younger daughter working on her first quilt.


I love her look of concentration. 

I am also giving thanks to all those quilters who show their quilts and share the beauty of their creations. Last year I visited the Festival of Quilts at the NEC Birmingham UK. There were so many beautiful quilts on display. These help to inspire us and encourage us to try new techniques. Blogland also provides all that inspiration as in blogland everyday can be a mini quilt show day. I love the linky party as you can visit lots of people all in one place and the blog hops encourage me to make smaller projects to a deadline. Over the last 12 months I've taken part in several blog hops organised by Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt

There was 'In your own Words' For this I made my knitting bag. This is currently bulging at the seams with my Christmas knitting.



The 'All about me' hop was great fun. I created me as a cover for my quilt patterns folder.




For the 'Dare to Dresden I created a cushion to match my Dresden plate quilt which I finished in time for the hop.



The Nancy Drew 'Is it a clue' hop quilt. Those question marks took ages to appliqué on even though I used the machine.



For 'Shake your Pom Poms' I created this mini quilt for the Rainbow, Brownie and Guide notice board.


The quilt I made for  the 'for the birds' hop is still waiting to be quilted. I must get this finished as it is for my husband to keep in his car. It will be useful now the weather has turned colder when he goes bird watching.


Finally my little table topper for 'Christmas in July'. 


Of course there's lots of other things to give thanks for . All family members of course - here's a photo of my son.



Friends we make along the way,



Our pets, particularly those ones that just have to help with the quilting process. Here are my two helpers, Picasso


and Scamp.


There are also all the lovely swaps we receive. My Gardem mini from Kim in the USA



From Scarlett in Chile



Scarlett also made me this cute pouch that I use to keep the piece of embroidery I'm working on clean and safe.


The mug rug swap. I'll have to add the name of the person who made these later as I can't find the post with the information on.


The April showers, May flowers mini by Rebecca from Canada


The mug rugs from Meg in Japan plus coffee mug and coffee.



Once you get started giving thanks you realise there is so much to be thankful for. I've just kept my post to quilting but I could have gone on for ages about all sorts of things but you have lots more people to visit so I'm going to stop here with a final thank you to all of you who visit my blog and all my lovely followers.

This party has a give away and mine is these two batik fat quarters.



I will ship internationally. To enter you just need to leave a comment. It would be great if you wanted to follow my blog but you don't have to for the give away. The give away will close at midnight EST on November 26th (for those of you in the UK this is 5am GMT on Nov 27th).

Now you need to go back to Quilting Gallery by clicking here or using the party button at the right at the top of this page so you can visit everyone else. Good luck in the give away and I hope you visit again soon.

Have a great day.

Lyndsey

97 comments:

  1. Very nice give away. Love all the pictures of your quilts.

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  2. Lovely things you show!
    It would be great to win the fabrics, so I cross my fingers :-)

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  3. I am a current follower via Bloglovin. Great photos and I remember most of those from the hops especially. We have so much to be thankful for.

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  4. Great post Lyndsey....I didn't even realize this blog was taking place. I guess I have been so busy, I didn't pay attention....lovely post!! Thank you for the giveaway

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  5. What a lovely post Lyndsey, I loved all of your projects, but the shaking your pom-poms is a particular favourite!

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  6. Love the hop pics. I follow all mdm. samms blog hops. My mother taught me to sew too =) I follow on bloglovin.

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  7. Lyndsey, I have enjoyed following you and seeing all the hops you participate in. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. Beautiful projects. Thank you for sharing your love of crafting with us.

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  9. Thank you for sharing everything and for the giveaway.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  10. Enjoyed reading your post and seeing your projects. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  11. Hi Lyndsey. I loved seeing all the projects you had made for the Blog Hops again. Some of them I had forgotten about, but they are all beautiful. Thanks so much for the giveaway and, of course, I follow you.

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  12. I enjoy the blog hops! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. Very nice. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I've added it to my weekly link up.

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  14. A beautiful year you have had. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Great giveaway...I follow you on google.

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  16. love those bright little batiks..thx for the chance to win

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  17. Wow, I'm so glad I found your blog through this Blog Hop. I love all the Quilty goodness you've posted. Thanks for the opportunity to win two devine FQs. Yummy. Good luck to all.
    Rae (nrhaller@aol.com)

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  18. I have this fabric in purple and I LOVE it! I'd love to get some other colors :)

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  19. I love your husband's bird watching quilt. Thanks for sharing with us. I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. Wow you've been busy making some lovely things. Thanks for offering the giveaway x

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  21. It is really nice to see what other people create, it fills me with a mixture of jealousy and inspiration. I follow you via email.

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  22. You've made some lovely quilts and received some beautiful swaps too. This Give thanks blog hop has meant that I've discovered you - something for me to give thanks about :)

    ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

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  23. I will be visiting regularly from now on:) I am happy for the giveaway simply because iot has introduced me to so many wonderful sites !!!!

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  24. Thank you for a lovely giveaway. I really love how you put words on things with your sewing machine...especially that knitting bag!

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  25. wow you have been busy this year ....I was expecting more knitting with that title ... but I wont say no to quilty pictures....

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  26. Thanks for the eye candy. I think Scamp is so cute too. Follow you on Blog Lovin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  27. Cute little flowers! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. So many things to be thankful for and so many great projects!!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos & thanks for the chance to win. I'm following with Bloglovin'.

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  30. Thank you for giving a recap of your quilt creations throughout the year! :) Just like a mini craft show! :)

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  31. It was fun seeing all the things you have been making.

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  32. very nice projects I enjoyed looking at them. Thanks for the giveaway

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  33. WOW !! You've been busy!!

    tgallop@mts.net
    www.willcookforshoes.ca

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  34. Your work is wonderful, you are an inspiration, Lyndsey :)
    Those fabrics are splendid. Thank you for the chance, and yes ma'am, I follow you!

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  35. Thank you for an interesting post and the giveaway.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  36. Love all your projects. Thanks!

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  37. I read your blog all the time. I am always jealous of how much you get done.

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  38. Thank you for sharing your projects - I love your bird quilt!!

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  39. Thanks for sharing your site.

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  40. Thanks so much for the chance to win this great giveaway! Your quilts are beautiful!!

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  41. I really enjoyed this post, your quilts are lovely, the pom poms are too much fun-and very clever, love the birds too I think its good to stop and make a list of what we are thankful for.
    Beautiful fabrics for the giveaway
    I am off to follow you
    Kathy-who lives in the woods in the Ozarks of Missouri USA

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  42. Those are great colors. Thanks for being part of the Blog Hop.

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  43. Beautiful projects. Your years projects has been awesome.Thanks for the great pics!

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  44. So many beautiful projects!!!! Great giveaway - thanks for the chance.

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  45. Thank you for having this awesome giveaway :)

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  46. I have seen many of your projects in the different blog hops.

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  47. Thanks for sharing your projects. I love all the inspiration on these blog hops!

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  48. HELLO, THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR PROJCETS!
    THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY TOO!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  49. Hi Lydsey - I've been a follower for a while. I enjoyed your post very much. Nice big pictures, warmth and a few important words.Lovely. I love England. Wish I could visit but think I'm getting a little wobbly to go galavanting around the world. Come by and see us at Prairie Cottage Corner when you have a chance. Thanks for letting us visit and I'd love to win those batiks!

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  50. Beautiful sunny fabrics! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  51. I love your helpers, especially Picasso. Reminds me of my black cat that died several years ago.

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  52. Lovely helpers! I have five cats and 1 dog who all love to help! pbstrand@msn.com. Thanks for hosting!

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  53. What lovely projects and a great giveaway. Thanks!

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  54. Your projects are all so wonderful..... Would love to win your giveaway.

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  55. I enjoyed reading your post and seeing all the pictures - I like your Dresden plate quilt.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  56. Lovely photos! My cats always get in my projects too. My dog is large so he lays at my feet, and sometimes on my sewing machine petal . . .

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  57. G'Day from Brisbane, Australia!

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com
    Pink Scissors Design on Etsy

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  58. Beautiful quilts! You are very busy and very talented! Thanks for sharing.

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  59. What a lovely thoughtful post

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  60. Beautiful! Thank you for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  61. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  62. Your "I'm a Little Busy" just makes me smile.

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  63. Yes, I wanted to follow so I did by email and Bloglovin. Lucy is sure intent on her project. I also have a few extra helpers. There so much fun. The Batik is lovely and would live to win. Thanks for the chance

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  64. I enjoyed reading this post (have become a blog lovin' follower) and my very favorite is the Birds quilt top - darling! I loved the pic of you and your mother, and realized it is past time for me to dig out a photo of my Mom and I to share with my grown-up children.

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  65. I have enjoyed reading your blog. You have so many wonderful projects.

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  66. You have made so many wonderful projects!

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  67. Your work is lovely! I wish I could say I was even half as productive with my projects!
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  68. Such an interesting post, Lyndsey! Nice getting to know you and your family. I am now following. I love all batiks!

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  69. I love all your projects, especially your little helpers! Thank you for a chance to win these two lovely batiks.

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  70. Following on bloglovin! I am doing the Wake ME Up hop too, so hope to see you there:) Love all the thankfulness here. You quilts are lovely.

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  71. We have so much to be Thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  72. I love the picture of you and your mom. The flowers just make it look so lovely. Thank you for a chance to win and for sharing all your great projects. I am going to add you to my feedly account.

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  73. greetings from Calgary Canada. loved all your thankful pictures. thanks for the chance to win these cheery batiks

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  74. Lovely post - so much to be thankful for in life! What happy batiks to share too... I'm following via Feedly.

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  75. A very enjoyable post to read. Written from the heart. Thank you for taking the time to show so many memories.

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  76. Love all your beautiful projects! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  77. Wow, all of your projects are great and thanks for the chance.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  78. I enjoyed "meeting" you and your family thru your post!

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  79. You sure had a ton of fun in the blog hops! Lots of wonderful makes.

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  80. Quite a variety of items you had to show us! My favorite shade of green, way cool. ll_gee at hotmail dot com

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  81. Thanks for the chance to win these great fabrics!
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  82. Love your quilts.
    dana.cargill@gmail.com

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  83. Wow your quilts are lovely. Thank you for a chance to win

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  84. Thank you for a chance to win. I really like the cheerleader wall hanging. Happy Quilting :)

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  85. You've had a busy year. Great work and great giveaway.

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  86. I love mug rugs! My friend just gave me a beautiful fall leaf one last week. I love all you showed in your post.

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  87. I love how you did all the pictures and the little stories! :)

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  88. Thanks so much for sharing. gorgeous fabrics. i am thankful that my family supports my habit...

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  89. I to have a black cat, who helps me with my quilting and a Jack Russell puppy, Poppy, who also helps.

    You photos are great, wish I was that talented to add photos like that.

    Thank you for a chance to win, and what a thoughtful giveaway.
    sharoneujones@gmail.com

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  90. What lovely fabric, which I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  91. I love that your daughter is following your tradition of quilt making. I have 3 girls and not one can sew a button on,or even want to!

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  92. So many great finished projects. You are really talented!

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  93. You have so many beautiful projects that you are thankful for. I wish my daughter had learned how to sew. She can sew on a button and a little more, but nothing like I learned from my Mom. I am very thankful for my wonderful mother-in-law who made my first quilt for me and introduced me to quilting. I love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  94. Sus proyectos me encantan.1000 gracias por su regalo.
    Porque su hijo tiene 2 pañuelos?
    Cariños.

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