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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Day At The Fair

Hello Dear Friends!


Today, September 22nd, is my day for Moda's Country Fair blog hop!
Have you enjoyed all of the designers stories and projects this month?
I have!  It is the first thing that I look at each morning.

Country Fairs are so much fun...

From the sewing projects,

to the agricultural projects,

the fair brings back wonderful memories of sewing for Mrs. Prosser, in
the Busy Bees 4-H Club of Clark County, Ohio, when I was growing up.

And of course, there is the fair food!

Lissa Alexander, our creative leader in Marketing at Moda,
asked us, "What is your favorite fair food?"

Without a doubt, apple dumplin's and ice cream!
We look forward to it every year.

Since our family loves them so much, I thought that I would try to make apple dumplins' for
a family gathering.



The recipe I was given from veteran Apple Dumplin' cooks, follows:

Use your favorite pie dough recipe,
Roll out,
Cut into 5 inch squares,
slice a half apple and center it in square.
Top apple half with butter, cinnamon and brown sugar,
Wrap sides of pie dough around apple.
Put 6-8 of these into a glass 9x12 pan,
add 1/2 cup water, more butter, cinnamon and brown sugar,
Bake at 375 for 45 to 50 minutes.

Needless to say, they are delicious (and totally non-fattening of course!)

Other questions asked by Lissa:

What's your guilty pleasure?  cookies!  I love soft, warm cookies!

What inspires your work?  My family, nature, antiques, childhood memories,
color, trends, traveling and everything around me.

What's on your bucket list?
Well, in addition to wanting to travel everywhere in the world,which I haven't done yet.....
 ( Eygpt, Greece, 
Thailand, Alaska, Australia, Africa, and  Cambodia, etc.),

I have always wanted to go sky-diving!

So much so, that I went to get information about it last weekend!
Check back on my blog, October 10th to see if I take
the big "jump" or not!
There will be a drawing that day too.


My simple pillow project is all about sweets at the fair (and everywhere else!)
Instructions for this project are at the end of my blog.
This pillow was created using "Meadow Friends."


My daughter Katie, free-motion embroidered this appliqued center piece using
my "Coming Home" fabric available in stores this month.


Now... for the prizes!
Leave a comment by September 30, telling me if you think I will or will not
skydive and your name will be in the drawing for the following 2 prizes.
Be sure to stop back on Oct. 10th to see if I "take the jump!"
I will use Random.org to select the two winners on Oct. 1st.

Prize #1- Boy and Girl Fat Quarter
Bundles from "Meadow Friends"

Prize #2: Fat Quarter bundle of "Coming Home" fabric and
my 2012 "Coming Home" calendar

Good Luck to everyone!
Did you stop by Christina's blog, Cabbages and Roses blog yesterday?
Wow! A visit from the British Minister of State!

Be sure to visit my dear friend Jan Patek of Brannock and Patek
tomorrow.
I have been a big fan of hers for a long time....


Continue the Country Fair Hop by visiting....
September 26th Julie from Cosmo Cricket
September 27th Kate Spain
and the fun continues into October



LIFE IS SWEET!
PILLOW INSTRUCTIONS
(This is my first attempt at writing a pattern.  Please be understanding!) 

Supply List:
11 1/4" x 6 1/2" fabric for background
Assorted scraps for applique
4- 3 3/4" x 11 1/4" strips of coordinating fabric for border
12" x 17" fabric for backing
Lightweight Wonder Under Fusible Web
Fiberfill Stuffing



Above is the pattern that I have created for the words and ice cream.
(Click picture to get larger size, then be sure to click "fit to page" option on printer.)

You can use scraps for most of the letters and ice cream.
 1/2" seam allowance on all seams.


I ironed "Wonder Under" onto my fabric backs  and then traced the letters out 
on the fabric.
**Remember to trace your letters backwords, if you lay them on the back side of the fabric.
Cut the letters and ice cream out.

Peel off the backing and iron onto background fabric.

I then used a simple blanket-stitch around everything to finish and
make sure they were well attached.


Pin right sides of background piece (with applique) and strips for border together. Do top and bottom
 first and sew. 
Then do same with sides.


Trace entire rectangle onto coordinating back piece of
fabric and trace so that it is 
the same size as image and border.

Sew right sides together, leaving a 3-4" opening to stuff with
fiberfill.
Turn and fill with Fiberfill Stuffing.
Slip-stitch opening. 


























668 comments:

  1. My husband did skydive in college. If it is on your bucket list, I say go for it. I thought your pillow was so cheery. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  2. Do it! I'm coming back here on October 10th to hear all about your exciting experience! Don't disappoint me!

    Love love love your fabric and would be thrilled beyond words if I were to win one of these generous prizes!

    Darling project too!

    MGM

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  3. Yes, you need to fulfill that bucket list, otherwise it is just a list of wishes. Love your fabric, hope I win.

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  4. What a cute pillow and so true!
    Good luck with your jump!

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  5. Skydiving? I know you'll go for it!! And try parasailing, ziplining and over here, we do fluming.

    Love your giveaway.

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  6. Yes! You can do it :) My mama used to go skydiving A LOT and loved it.

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  7. Yes, do it! My husband and I went skydiving a few years ago and it was fantastic! I agree, Life is sweet.

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  8. Yes, you finally be able to cross skydiving off your bucket list! Cute pillow idea-thanks :)

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  9. Go ahead and skydive. If you don't, you will always wonder "what if." Cute pillow.

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  10. Of course I think you will jump, your just to fun not to. This is the first time I met you and I just feel I know you from reading your post... I love it all and the pillow is darling, right up my alley.
    Thank you for having your post up early, I like you look so forward to this everyday that I start checking the night before! Ha!
    Thank you again,
    Pam

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  11. You should go for it. If you have such a strong feeling of wanting to do it, you would regret not doing it! Love the pillow pattern. Thanks for taking some time out of your day to spend it with us. Good luck on the jump!

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  12. Lovely post, I am not sure if you will jump but sometimes we only have one chance and we don't want to regret not taking it.. I love the little pillow,,so sweet.I really enjoyed reading about you too.
    Maggey

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  13. I've tandem jumped - it was awesome!

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  14. Such a darling, fun pillow!! Thanks so much for sharing how to make it. It looks like a lot of fun! You are one talented gal!!

    I'm too chicken to jump. But you go for it, I'll be rootin for ya!

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  15. I'm too chicken to skydive! Your pillow is adorable!

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  16. Go for it. Skydiving is something I'm trying to get my courage up for as well.

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  17. My stomach jumps just thinking about it, but YES it should be done. One of those things where you scream like crazy on the way out, but are amazed at the beauty. sounds like I should try it too!

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  18. If it's on your list, go for it. Good luck. Kathie L in Allentown

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  19. I say YES, go for it!!! You'll never know what its like until you do it,, skydiving that is!!!!

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  20. I'm learning to fly with my husband as he is doing loops and rolls. This is really out of my comfort zone, but I am enjoying it. I think you should go ahead and try it! Thanks for the pattern, it is really cute.

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  21. I think you will jump! Good luck and have fun. Thank so much for a chance on your wonderful giveaway!

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  22. Oh yes I think you will and enjoy every second of it! Thank you for the lovely pillow tutorial and for the chance to win some of your wonderful fabric.

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  23. I think you will make the jump! (Please, be careful though...) And thank you for the sweet pillow pattern and the chance to win those great prizes!

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  24. I think you will (you really should) do it. If not, I agree with someone above me, you will always think "What if?" On my bucket list is a zipline canopy tour. My grandson and I are planning to do one next year. Can't wait!
    Thanks for the opportunity in your wonderful giveaway!

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  25. Yep - I think you'll do it! Go for it, Girl! It'll scare the shorts off you but just imagine the faces of all your friends when you tell them you've done it!

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  26. If you have always wanted to do a jump you will do it. Be safe!

    Can't wait to try the dumplings

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  27. Go for it! I could never do that, but I wouldn't put it on my bucket list. You'll regret it if you don't do it.

    Bobbi

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  28. My son made the jump on his 18th birthday. He loved it. I went to watch and I was sooooo tempted. Take the plunge, you won't be sorry. Have fun and stay safe! Oh, thank you for a chance to win some beautiful fabric!

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  29. I think you'll jump... once you get there, you have the gear on, you've paid for it..... why wouldn't you?

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  30. In the town where my daughter lives, there is a lot of sky diving at the local small town airport. I like to watch them, but don't think I would try it. You should go for it and I think you will jump. Have fun! My birthday is Oct.9, so I'll remember to come back here and see some pics of your jump on the 10th.

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  31. The pillow is so SWEET!
    I think if it is on your bucket list you will do it.
    Love to win your giveaway.

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  32. Go for it.. I think you are going to jump!!! I bet it will be fun and scarey alittle.
    Terry

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  33. Might as well-JUMP! No use going around wondering "what if?" I think you WILL!! AND I think you will love it! What a cute, happy pillow!! Perfect for a birthday gift!!

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  34. If sky diving is on your bucket list - I say you will jump! Have fun! Thanks for a chance to win your awesome giveaway! :)

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  35. My dad went skydiving in his late 60's and he said it was the most exciting thing he ever did and would do it again in a heart beat. Good luck. (You could never get me to jump from a plane.)

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  36. I think you will and you will have a great time.



    T.Vicars
    tjm@mounet.com

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  37. Definitely do it! I would love to sky dive... One day, I hope. I'll look forward to hearing how it was after you've done it :)

    Love your pillow - thanks for sharing this tutorial!

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  38. If you have to fulfill your wish, please try a tandem jump first. Seems safer for a fellow grandma. My daughter did a tandem years ago at age 18, but has never felt the desire for a second jump. Eager to try the dumplings! Those charm packs would make some great baby quilts!

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  39. I think you will do it, but you may be terrified until you take that leap! really cute project...i love the pillow!

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  40. I really need to start a bucket list! No sure if I could add sky diving, on second thought no I just don't think I could do it! Will be watching your blog to see if you do. Be careful and have a safe landing, I bet you will do it!

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  41. I say you'll definitely do the sky diving. I love your Coming Home fabric. And the ice cream pillow project is so cute, thanks.

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  42. I think you will go for it!! I am afraid of heights, so I couldn't do i, but I hear it is exhilarating!

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  43. What an adventure! Enjoy your jump--it is sure to be memorable! What a fun project, THANKS!

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  44. Yes, I think you will definitely do it. I will someday also as long as I'm attached to someone. Will you be attached or no?
    Great fabric....hope I win. :)

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  45. If you've always dreamed of doing something big and adventurous like skydiving, you should go for it while you still have the nerve. That's one exciting sport. Are you an adrenalin junkie?

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  46. Yep....you are jumping!!! Have fun. As they say "go big, or go home"!!!! Best of luck.

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  47. Go for it! I think you will:-) Thanks for the yummy recipe, that looks delicous and I would love to win either yummy bundle of your fabric!
    God bless:-)

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  48. I bet you do the jump!
    Women can do ANYTHING the want to do!

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  49. Love the cute pillow! I think you will jump, and that it will feel like you are flying!

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  50. I've got to add apples to the shopping list and try out that recipe. Sounds so yummy! And jumping out of a perfectly good airplane?? It isn't for me, just ask my kids! I think you should invest in life insurance before you make that jump. Let us know if you go up more than the one time!

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  51. My room-mate in University took the plunge (not me, I am a lover of the terra-firma!) ... we got her a t-shirt that said 'I jumped'. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt!! Go for it!

    Love the fabric lines and would be delighted to be a winner.

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  52. I think you will jump. What is a bucket list for if not to follow your dreams. Thanks for a chance to win a bundle of your great fabrics.

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  53. Many blessings as you anticipate your jump! Thank you for sharing your pillow tutorial!

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  54. I say go for it girl, so yes.. If it was me however it would be a NOooooo ;-) The sweets design is lovely.

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  55. Good luck with your jump! Thank you for your cute pillow tutorial.

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  56. GO FOR IT!!!!! The sweets pillow is so cute,it will make a nice treat for my daughter who LOVES all sweets! I can't wait to make the dumplings,our apple tree is almost ready to pick. Love your fabric and calendars. Am also loving this blog hop!!!

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  57. Cute pillow. You are braver than I if you jump!

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  58. I think you will take the big jump. Life is too short not to do the things you want to. Think how great you will feel afterwards!

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  59. I think you should sky dive cause life is about taking chances and some other things.

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  60. You have to get me in a plane first, to do that, lol.
    I think you just might do it, you have an adventuress spirit.

    Debbie

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  61. Let it happen, it will ease your thoughts as to if you never do something the what ifs will always be on your mind. Have fun, life is short.

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  62. Good Grief, WHY? Why would anyone jump out of a functioning aircraft for fun?! I'll keep my feet firmly planted on terra firma (shudder). Great pillow tutorial, fantastic fabrics - I guess I just don't have what it takes to be that creative.

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  63. Skydive? Of course you will! We quilters are adventurous persons. Enjoy your flight.
    Thank you for your lovely and sweet pillow pattern. I love it and have to make one for my daughter.
    Thanks for the chance of winning such lovely fabrics. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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  64. GO FOR IT!!!!! I think you will do it;Don't let me down.
    Thanks for the lovely pattern.

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  65. It's not for me but it sounds like you are getting all prepared to do it- enjoy yourself!

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  66. Yes, I do believe you'll be skydiving in October! Just relax and enjoy. :-)

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  67. If you have researched you will jump. Me I would never jump out of a perfectly workable plane. Good luck and have loads of fun. I have heard it is amazing.

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  68. I have a phobia of heighst so I'd never doit but if it's on your bucket list thenI say go for it :) Barb.

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  69. Why not. Have fun and thank you for the giveaway too.

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  70. I do love the Fair! And the apple dumplings are killing me here. Looks like breakfast to me.

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  71. You so need to skydive. I have done it and it's an amazing feeling! Go for it!!!

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  72. I think you're going to do it. I hear it is an amazing feeling. I could never sky dive. Love the cute pillow and thanks for the chance to win. I hope it's me!

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  73. Gosh I don't think I could jump! But if it is on your bucket list and you went to get information I think you will jump!! I love meadow friends & your new project!

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  74. I have not skydived before but my husband has and he absolutely loved it!! I think you should totally go for it, although I am told once you jump once you become a jumper for life :)

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  75. I think that you will sky jump as you are checking out information on it. Hope you have fun.

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  76. I know I couldn't jump, but I think you will be much braver than me and will take the plunge! Love the pillow, and thanks for the chance to win!

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  77. You will - because you're cool like that :) LOVE your fabrics, but I've told you that before. Thanks for the chance.

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  78. I say you will jump because you set the date so you must be serious about it. Have fun.

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  79. you sound like an adventurous gal, i'm betting you go through with it!

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  80. I'll bet you do make that jump.

    Thank you for your pattern, it is great.

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  81. you will jump, i will never however :O} too scary for me!! love the pattern, thanks!!!!

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  82. Your are very brave !! i will come back on 10th to know yor feedback.
    very nice post e lovely fabrics and projects.
    kisses form Italy

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  83. I think you will do it! Good luck! And thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  84. Skydiving !!! Jump !!
    Thank you for the great pattern !

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  85. Skydiving!!! Sounds like fun. Love the cute pillow. Thanks for it.

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  86. I dare you to! I think you will Skydive. Thank you for the pattern and the great giveaway.

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  87. Of course you'll jump......unless the weather's bad.

    Yes.....very cute pillow. Thx for the pattern and thx for the nice prizes here.

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  88. My vote's on you - I'm sure you'll cross skydiving off your bucket list. Thanks for the pillow tutorial & the great giveaway.

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  89. No doubt in my mind -- you'll do it. Enjoy!! I can't wait to try those apple dumplings!

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  90. I do believe that you will do it! Enjoy!!!! Thanks for the pillow project.

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  91. Love the pillow project. Yep, I'll think you'll do it.

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  92. I'm sure you will do it. You want to do it. You have researched it. You have a date set to do it. You will do it. Thanks for the pillow pattern and for the chance to win.

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  93. I vote yes! I think you will do it. Love the pillow pattern. Thank you!

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  94. Completely convinced (by the other comments!) you will do it!!!Darling pattern for the pillow. I hope I win-- I have a thing for quilt calendars!

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  95. I say yes you will! Your fabric line is wonderful! I love the pillow! Thanks for sharing! I'll be back!

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  96. Wow, you must really be brave! I don't think I would EVER be able to skydive.

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  97. I always wanted to skydive and think it would be amazing and you should do it!!!! beautiful giveaways!!! love the pillow!

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  98. Yes I think you'll do it!! Thanks for the cute pillow pattern!

    Lisa gatesey929(at)aol(dot)com

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  99. I think you will take the big jump!
    Love the pillow pattern!

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  100. My husband did it and loved it. I think you will do it, especially now that you've outed yourself!
    Love the little pillow. Would make a cute mug rug as well.

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  101. Cute pillow Deb, thank you. Well, I don't really know you very well, but I think that you'll take the jump. It's something you want to do, so you wont let anything stop you :) Good luck.

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  102. Just do it! I certainly wouldn't but admire people that would! janet

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  103. That pillow it darling! Of course you will jump! Enjoy!

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  104. You will! (I should jump too since I am up at 4 in the morning looking at Country Fair Blogs....

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  105. oh my, the idea scares me to no end, but i wish you luck in whatever choice you make. very easy for me to say...jump! but i know i would not.

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  106. If you've gone so far as to get information about skydiving, I think you'll go for it! Your little pillow pattern is so sweet, thank you for sharing it! I love the fabrics you're giving away and would love the chance to win some!

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  107. Thanks for the great pattern. And I say your going to do it! Have fun and enjoy!

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  108. Lovely and sweet! Thanks for the cute pattern! Yes, go for it! Must be great fun even I have never tried myself!

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  109. Have fun on your jump , also thank you for the pattern

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  110. You will jump...I will NEVER do it!!!
    The pillow is sweet.

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  111. I think you will take the jump. I would never even consider jumping. You're much braver than me. Good luck.

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  112. Good luck on that sky dive! I'm not brave enough to do it. Would love to win one of the prizes.

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  113. Go for it! It sounds like so much fun! And enjoy every minute of it. Thanks for the great pillow pattern. Maryjo

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  114. Sure I think you will do it. It is on my bucket list. Have fun and enjoy the day.

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  115. Skydiving!?! Wow! I love this earth...but I bet you will jump! Have fun and enjoy the journey and the view!

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  116. I think you are gutsy enough to do the sky dive.

    The apple dumpling recipe is one I must try. Do you know the recipe for the Pumpkin Dumplings in your County Fair post?

    Your fabric lines are beautiful and I hope to win one of your prizes. Please enter my name in the giveaway.

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

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  117. Yes, I think you will do the great adventure and you will jump.
    Thanks for the wonderful pillow pattern.
    Greetings from Germany
    Gudrun

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  118. I say you will-just go for it! Before you get too old. I saw Zip Lineing at a wedding (yes a wedding) this summer and thought "what fun!" I'm still thinking about that although my jumping from planes days are probably over-too old! Loved all your projects and fabric.

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  119. I think you will go for it! Can't wait to see!

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  120. If little old ladies can do it I know you can too! You go girl:)

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  121. OOh Apple dumplins'? YES please. Thanks for the recipe. I am an avid recipe collector so I'll try almost any new one I can find and all my kids would agree since they never knew what we were having for supper. For a number of years and still to this day I rarely will make the same thing more than once. The favorites of course I am begged for. ;)

    LOVE the pillow. You did wonderfully on in instructions. My only question is printing the pattern/template because it shows as being 14.97" x 8.7" if you click on the picture and then save it. If you right click the page itself then it's only 4" x 2" in size. Being over the size to print on one sheet of paper however means we'll need to print that on multiple sheets and then tape together. Is that going to work well for letters? I've never done letters like this so I'm just wondering how hard it is to get them lined up to cut them out well enough to look good. I realy love the pillow and would like to make one possibly for our Granddaughter for Christmas. Thank you for the pattern/instructions Deb. Super cute project.

    Jumping from a plane? NOPE. Not even close to my bucket list. LOL YOU however? Hmmmmmm it's on that list AND you've called to get info so you're getting closer to doing it just because you've made that call. I'm not sure you'll actually do it though. I think you will pay, get all geared up and into the plane but think you might have to make the plane make a 2nd pass before you do it. That's nothing against you at all; that's a really scary thing to do. GOOD LUCK. You are MUCH braver than I even just to make that call to ask about it. LOL

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  122. Yes, do it but.....wear a diaper. Kathy

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  123. Of course you will go skydiving!! Go for it!! Then afterwards, post a nice story and let us enjoy your adventure along with you!!
    Greetings from the Netherlands!
    Christine S.

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  124. I'm going to say Yes, you do it. That bucket list needs to be chiseled down. (at least mine does.) Good Luck!

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  125. Thank-you for the pillow pattern. I do believe that if it is something that you have always wanted to do that you will skydive. Lots of people seem to like it. I would never want to. :) love your fabric!

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  126. Live life to the fullest. Fulfill your dreams JUMP :)
    Thanks for the pillow pattern. Karin E :)

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  127. If you are even thinking you might, then yes you will jump!

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  128. I am new to your blog but my guess is, if you even mentioned it, you're gonna do it. Have fun!

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  129. I think you'll do it!!! You can't not jump now you've told us all can you?????

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  130. I don't think you will jump- not sure why, but maybe because I can't imagine doing it. You have very pretty fabrics!!

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  131. I certainly hope you do JUMP! (Sooo much easier for me sitting here hiding behind a computer screen to tell you to do that. Not sure I want to practice what I preach there!! LOL) Thanks for the cute cushion pattern and the generous prize packs! Tania.

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  132. yes, you will jump and best of luck. love your fabrics...I have many of yours. thanks. Holly

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  133. Yes!!Be brave. Love your new fabric!!
    Thanks.

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  134. Yes I think you will jump! I have done it once, it is quite an experience!

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  135. Love the fabric. I will have to try the apple dumplin, my family would really like those. I know that I would NOT sky jump. It is obviously not on my bucket list. Since it is on yours, then I think you WILL jump. Have fun.

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  136. I am a wimp; I believe that jumping out of a perfectly good airplane is just plain crazy:) However, my son thinks it is grand! Have fun with it!!! Thanks for offering the chance to win some of your great fabric and thanks for the recipe and tutorial, too:)

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  137. Yes, live is so very sweet.
    Yes, jump. You will feel so exhilarated.

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  138. Yummy new line of fabric! Of course you'll jump!

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  139. You are a better woman than I am if you jump. Coming Homeis so beautiful!

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  140. I definitely think you'll jump. Can't wait to see if you did! Thanks for the chance for the beautiful fabric!

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  141. The recipe looks scrumptious!!! I will NOT skydive.. No Way!

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  142. I say you will take the jump! Thanks for the great project & the chance at the giveaway.

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  143. I say jump...but keep your insurance premiums current. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  144. I voting that you'll go. I'm hoping you will too. It's one of those things that I'm too chicken to do, but admire when other people do it!

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  145. I say you WILL jump! Love your cute pillow. How fun it looks! thanks for the giveaway!

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  146. Just Do It!! - I think you will. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to win beautiful fabric. Judy C

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  147. Yes! I believe you will jump! :) Great post& fun project!

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  149. I'm sure you will jump !!! I'll come back to look at the pictures !!!
    I like very much your pillow !!
    Florence

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  150. You will do it, have a great time! Thanks for the chance!

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  151. You will do it - you've put yourself out there to everyone and you won't want to disappoint us. Can't wait until the 10th - GOOD LUCK! I'll be going out in a few minutes to get some apples to make this yummy recipe. Thanks.

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  152. I believe in you and believe you'll take the jump. I'll be visiting on October 10th, anxious to hear all about it. Thanks for the CUTE pillow and the fab give away! I can think of lots of projects I would make with the bundles.

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  153. Yes, I think you'll jump! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  154. Yes - you can do it!

    Thank you for the lovely project and recipe.

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  155. GO FOR IT!!! I'm convinced you'll jump. Besides, then you'll be able to cross it off your list! Thanks for the lovely post & great giveaway chance.

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  156. Absolutely you are going to take the jump! Thanks for the sweet project!

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  157. I hope that if it is on your bucket list that you DO jump and that it is a wonderful experience. Good luck and thanks for the opportunity to win.=)

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  158. I suspect when we come back on the 10th you'll have taken the plunge and will want to do it again! The pillow is adorable. Thank you for sharing the pattern and offering you wonderful fabrics as gifts!

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  159. Go For It, I believe you can! Thanks for the project and giveaway. Your fabric is lovely!

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  160. My money is on you that you'll take the big jump!!!
    Quilters are fearless. Happy jumping.

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  161. You might have sky diving on your bucket list, but it's not on mine! ENJOY - that's the only way to live life, right? Thanks for the pattern/tutorial - love it! :-)

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  162. You are so much braver than me. I would never consider sky diving. If you want to do it, go for it. :-)

    By the way, Thank you for the pattern.

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  163. Go ahead and take the plunge! If you don't you will wish you had. Cute pattern for the pillow. Thanks for the pattern and the give away!

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  164. Do it! I think it will be an experience you will never forget.. I'd love to go skydiving one day!

    Tracey
    thepeonyteacup.blogspot.com

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  165. Jump! The project is really cute and the fabric is beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    Mary

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  166. Your pillow is just sweet...as is life! I think you'll do the jump and love it!

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  167. Thank you for the project and the opportunity to enter the giveaway. I believe you will make the jump. Your designs are so full of life and color, the jump will just be one more expression of that enjoyment. Geronimo!!!

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  168. Yes, Deb, I think you'll make the jump! I love your new Coming Home fabric! Quite appropriate for my life as 2 of our boys are away at college and are thankfully "Coming Home" each weekend!
    Thanks for the pattern and giveaway!
    Susan
    fourseasonsfarm at windstream dot net

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  169. When (not 'if') you go skydiving, make sure you pay the extra $ to have it video taped!!! My nephew did a tandem jump and had a video of it. Rather pricey package...but heck, it's well worth it if you plan to do it only once! Once I told him I had wanted to sky dive too he keeps asking me when I plan to do it and tells me, "You gotta do it because it's such a RUSH!". Will come back to check your blog to read all about it! :)
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the fabrics in your drawing! Keeping my fingers crossed! This designer blog hop is the neatest idea! It is fun getting to know you designers!

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  170. Go for it! Doing crazy things keeps you young! Thanks for the giveaway too.

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  171. I think that if you are even thinking about jumping, you will!! Thanks for the chance to win your amazing fabric bundles.

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  172. Wow that you've always wanted to sky dive - I'm betting you'll do it! Hope you love every moment - can't wait to hear about it!

    Love the pillows and would love to win either of your prizes!

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  173. Yes, I definitely think you'll make the jump. Sounds like quite an adventure! I'll be checking back on the 10th.

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  174. Would I skydive? Absolutely, positively NOT - no way, NEVER!!!! I hate flying and why you would ever want to jump out of a plane is beyond my imagination. You enjoy the fun and I'll watch from the good ol' terra firma. Can you guess that I'm afraid of heights, too?
    Thanks for the great tutorial and for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

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  175. YES!! You will do it, if it is something you want to do there will be no stopping you...me? I would run a mile! You have to do it now otherwise we will all think you are scared.... Thanks for the giveaway. Linda

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  176. If I were you I wouldn't! One thing I don't think I'll ever understand if jumping out of a perfectly good airplane! Fly anywhere in the world on one but not jumping from one.
    Good luck if you do though!

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  177. No I don't think so. At least if it were me I would chicken out :) and I love ice cream very cute tutorial!

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  178. Jump!!! :) Absolutely love the fabrics and pillow pattern!

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  179. Of course you must jump! I have a friend here in Tulsa who jumped and she loved it! You will do it, I know you will, how could you not!?! Your fabrics are just wonderful! So fresh and happy!

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  180. I hope you do jump! Thank you for the opportunity to win! I love your blog!

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  181. I think you will definitely do it!

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  182. I think you'll say to yourself "What was I thinking?!" but then you'll jump!!! Can't wait to hear about it afterwards. Thanks for the recipe, projects, and giveaway!

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  183. Jump!! If you think you can, YOU CAN!

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  184. I think you will jump! I wouldn't dare do it, though. Thank you for the pillow pattern. It is great! Thanks for your giveaway!

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  185. I think you'll do it. Think about the inspiration of the feat!

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  186. I think you will jump. Have fun.
    great pillow design and thanks for a chance to win some of the great fabrics.

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  187. I think you will skydive! Yeah for more fun! thank you for the lovely pillow pattern!

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  188. I think you will jump. Have fun and be safe
    Shawn In Michigan

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  189. Life IS sweet!!!! And that is why I won't jump!! But you go girl...and good luck!!!!!

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  190. I do believe that you will jump! Sounds like fun to me. Thanks for the giveaway......I'm needing to take a look at the Coming Home fabric. Looks beautiful!

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  191. Skydive! I was going to say now way! But it's on your bucket list and that makes it very important! So just do it!
    And thanks for the give-away.

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  192. Oh my, I guess you won't take the big jump because I wouldn't! Lovely fabric.

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  193. I am sure that you will jump... You are creative and will use the experience to create more fabric etc. I would love to win and experiment with your gorgeous fabric. Love the pillow and life os sweet....

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  194. I think you will jump. If it's on your bucket list and you have the opportunity then you would regret not jumping so go for it! Love the little pillow.

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