Thursday, December 16, 2010

A bit of Christmas Cheer


A bit of an update on Sarah's visit. We baked up a storm, started a quilt and saved time for shopping. (always a favorite!)

The picture above illustrates the finished candle (from our last posting) wrapped up and ready to give. Sarah picked couple of boxwood branches, a sprig of tallow berries, white ribbon and a cellophane bag to gave an elegant finish. It was all I could do to resist from keeping one for myself!!!




We kept the cooking projects simple. She filled this tin with goodies made for her Grandmother. Homemade marshmallows and a couple of packets of hot chocolate mix, toffee and a pretzel recipe that I will share with you tomorrow. (A quick and tasty discovery of mine! Of course, Sarah already knew about this recipe and actually showed me how she made them.)

She began a quilt. I purchased a kit at a local shop several years ago. It's Tula Pink's fabric by Moda. Here's the first block. Sarah and I have to get together again to finish this. She did great for her first sewing project.

And now, for a bit of cheer to share with you, I have 36 prizes to give out. To celebrate our new fabric line shown at fall market, we will give 4 each of these mini-cuts per winner.


Leave a comment and you could be a winner. Will announce the winners on Saturday.

Until later,

Alma



504 comments:

  1. Love the finished candle. Your instructions look very good, might even give it a go myself. Do you have those berries fresh or were they artificial? The new fabric looks very yummy cant wait to see some projects. Bronwyn

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  2. It looks like you had lots of fun with your niece, lucky you! I would love to be in on the drawing, I love your fabric.
    Ronnie

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  3. It looks like you and Sarah had such great fun! I would love to be included in your fabric draw for Christmas. Thank you for the chance!

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  4. Your new fabric looks wonderful! I so enjoy your postings!

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  5. I looks as if you and Sarah spent some real quality time together. It is always lovely to be able to share things that we love doing. - Sandra.

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  6. Oh! those candles are so pretty - and the presentation is perfect.

    Thanks for offering the fabric giveaway. The collection is beautiful.

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  7. Would love, love, love to win this!! Thanks for the chance! The fabrics are GORGEOUS!!!

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  8. Beautiful fabric. Looks like it's always fun at your house.
    Sandy Muir

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  9. Sarah's candles are wonderful, and so sophisticated. What beautiful gifts. I think you have a new designer in your family!

    Pat

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  10. I would love to win some of those new fabbies! Thanks.

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  11. Love the candles and your fabric looks scrumptious!

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  12. The candles are wonderful, and you packaged them up so nicely. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  13. I love your patterns, your fabrics, and your blog! I'd love to win some of your latest fabric collection.

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  14. Hello ,
    It is kind to share with us your christmas treasures !!
    I play every time to win , I hope this time will be lucky for me .
    I wish you and all your readers a merry christmas !
    Florence

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  15. Alma,
    I feel guilty leaving a comment, but since I stalk your blog daily, I will anyway. Love the candles, love the fabric, when is the next Anniversaries of the Heart coming, cannot wait. :-)
    Ellen

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  16. You were just on my mind as I framed and gave as a gift one of the wonderful Christmas x-stitches from the book Peppermint and Holly....FYI love the fabric....hugs...Susan

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  17. Your new fabrics look lovely. I have ideas for them!

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  18. Love the new fabrics. Hope I win, I need a new stash fix.
    Jan

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  19. Beautiful fabrics, I would love to be a winner on that one!

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  20. What a beautiful wrapping for the lovely candle. Thanks for sharing the how-to.

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  21. I follow the noise......like a buzzzing beehive......
    aha a give away at Blackbird designs ;-)))

    Of course!! Such lovely ideas and fabrics to be found here.

    Greetings from the Netherlands

    Ine M

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  22. Your new fabric range is gorgeous! Love the reds!

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  23. Sarah's candles turned out fantastic! What a beautiful package to give. I thank you for directions and it's wonderful you have kept the quilting legacy going with Sarah. I honestly think "Antique Fair" just might be my all-time favorite from the Blackbird girls!

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  24. It looks like you and Sarah had a wonderful time, there just isn't anything better than sharing the things you love to do with others, especially family! Looks like you two had a grand time. Love how the candles turned out, absolutely lovely.
    Wow, I would love to have some of your swatches, how generous of you.
    Judy

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  25. I love Sarah's first block, that will be such a gorgeous quilt! Those little baby charm squares are just too cute!!

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  26. Please sign me up for your give a way.

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  27. I love your projects with Sarah. She will always treasure the times spent being creative and then sharing that with others. Lucky girl! Now, I have to store that candle idea away for next year--pretty, simple, special.
    P.S. I like the fabric too (always do!)

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  28. Well done to Sarah. I'm sure the quilt will come together beautifully. My 13 y.o. grand daughter stitched her first quilt with me this year, and all that remains to be done is the binding. A wonderful achievement!

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  29. I have just discovered your blog...where have I been!?! It is lovely...and the newest fabric is gorgeous! Love your books, love it all!

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  30. Your candles are perfect! After hearing today that I need some surgery, you would pick up my spirits if you picked my name for your fabric samples!

    Thank you.
    Janet

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  31. Wow, Alma - what a wonderful giveaway - please add my name. Those candles are really beautiful, too.
    Judie

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  32. What a pretty candle, and your niece did a great job on the start of her quilt.
    Would love some of your new febric.
    Thank you.
    Marilyn

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  33. I love your designs and therefore I am very busy with The Home Sweet Home Quilt. As I never win something, I still want to thank you for all the great moment I had while making your designs. Thank you.
    Anneke SK
    The Netherlands

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  34. Beautiful candles and lovely fabrics!

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  35. Hi-love your projects-you both must have had so much fun! Please enter me in your fabric giveaway-I never win, but always have hope!!
    Happy Christmas and Merry Holidays,
    Lori
    house1795@tds.net

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  36. I love all your fabrics and my home has many many of your cross stitched patterns hanging. Thank you for the chance to win your new fabrics.

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  37. Thanks for the chance to win! How fun would that be? I would love to try the mini-cuts :) I'm planning on making one of your Halloween quilts for next year. Love them!

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  38. ooh, i'd love to be a winner!! Those look gorgeous!!! And what wonderful candles!! Love them! It's always so much more fun when you can do things together - my young (8) granddaughter likes to sew, unfortunately we never have much time to sit and sew, but she has a couple of small tops done.

    Gerda in alberta, Canada
    omax2@jwvantuil.com

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  39. Would like the chance to win pieces of the new fabric line. I enjoyed meeting you both at Boxwood and Berries.

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  40. Wow, I love to make marshmallows, that gift parcel looks so good!!! I just love to make gifts and give them away, I love making others happy!!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  41. I love the candle's idea. Please count me on for the giveaway of the nice new fabric

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  42. I'm so happy you posted all your holiday projects -- I especially love the candle. Sounds like you two really got lots done.

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  43. Sarah's first block is wonderful!! It sounds like a fun day of making memories together!!
    I'd love to be entered in your drawing.
    Merry Christmas!!

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  44. the finished candle project looked very festive - I would have wanted to keep one also. The recipients will love them I'm sure. Have a blessed holiday :)

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  45. What a lovely gift the candles will make. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win a great giveaway.

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  46. I love the candle idea, this is one that I will have to try. What can I say, I love all your fabrics and can't wait until it's out and would love to be a winner.

    Debbie in Louisiana

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  47. Your candle project turned out great. Thanks for sharing with us. Count me in on the swatch give away.

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  48. I always enjoy your blog. You are such a creative person and what special memories for your neice!

    I would be very happy to win your new fabrics. I have been a good girl this year!!!!

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  49. Wow! This line looks beautiful. In fact I fall in love with all the Blackbird Moda lines:) Thanks for having a give away-fingers crossed.

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  50. Beautiful candles and lucky you to be inspiring a new "quilter" to share your love with. Please add me to your drawing...altho I see you have LOTS of followers already. I have my fingers crossed, Alma! Merry, Merry Christmas to you! and yours! pam from iowa

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  51. Please enter me in your giveaway. Your fabric line is as beautiful as your cross stitch patterns! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from a new fan in Maryland!

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  52. Love your fabric line. I plan on making the candles during the holiday break. Seems pretty easy.

    Happy Holidays

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  53. I am a member of the Yahoo Group - Primitive Folkart Quilts. My 2010 Group Project was Home Sweet Home by Blackbird Designs and I would love to include your new fabric swatches in my 2011 Group Project. Thanks for Garden Club...my Christmas present to me. Sue

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  54. What fun you had with your niece!!

    Love those candles!

    Thanks for the chance to win some of your fabrics!

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  55. I just love all things Christmas and especially getting together with my girls to make our Christmas gifts and foods.

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  56. Sorry first time for leaving a comment and realise I did it annoymously.

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  57. The candles are gorgeous.
    Please count me in on your great contest.
    Thank you

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  59. Love the candle idea ... I can remember getting a candle making kit as a kid for Christmas one year and made so many candles and then burned them all at once and was just enamored with the light from them! It was a lot of fun and I just may have to try this again. As for the new fabric line ... I absolutely adore it and can't wait to own some of my own and make something lovely out of it. It is just my style. I love everything you and Barb do, it all appeals to me and what I want to surround myself with.

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  60. your candles are charming...a great project for a snowy afternoon! would love to see your prints show up on my doorstep!

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  61. It looks like you had a wonderful visit. I would love to win your fabric, as always I am sure it is awesome! Laura Clever

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  62. You always have great ideas. Count me in!

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  63. The fabrics look great! Please enter me in your giveaway, thank you.

    Happy Holidays!

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  64. What special memories you are creating spending time creating with your niece. Moments like these are treasured forever.
    Please count me in for the draw of your new fabrics. Thank you.

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  65. It's always fun making gifts together. I would also love to win some of your new fabric. Happy Christmas to everyone.

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  66. I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THE FABRICS, CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THEM AND ADD TO MY STASH. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR CANDLE IDEAS! LINDA Z

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  67. Thank you for sharing your special times, love the looks of the candle. The first quilt block looks wonderful, continued sewing success.

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  68. I loved your new fabric...and that great basket quilt....Trudy

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  69. What a great way to spend time together.....sharing your love of stitching and creating memories! I couldn't wait to see your new line of fabric, so I would be 'over the moon' to win some. Merry Christmas! and thanks for sharing. Linda

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  70. Those candles are soooo pretty!!
    Very inspiring :)
    Can't wait for the pretzel recipe!
    Merry Christmas Alma!

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  71. I love everything you & Barb design. I can't wait to see the new fabric.
    Barbara Stewart

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  72. I would love to win the new fabric that you have offered to give away. Please count me in. Donna

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  73. It looks like you all had so much fun and a quilting buddy, that is great. I would love to win some of your fabrics. Thank you. Sandi szil949@yahoo.com

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  74. I'd love to win the fabric samples -- I'm a red girl!!!
    Thanks ~ Jeanne

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  75. I love the candles! Please enter me in the drawing for the fabrics.

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  76. Thanks for getting out of that recliner! The candles are lovely. I'm going to whip some up this weekend for workmates.

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  77. What a nice post. You reminded me of how I used to visit my Aunt Jeanne in the summers when I was younger.

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  78. I love the candle ... such a beautifully simple gift! Thanks for the idea. I'd love a chance to win one of the fabric bundles!

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  79. I love your easy to follow candle directions! Can't wait to hear about the pretzels!

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  80. Oh, those little cuts are adorable. Thanks for sharing! Love the candles, if I get time I am going to make a few.

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  81. I love the candles. They look great all wrapped up. Glad you had a great time with your niece making lots of fun memories. I would dearly love to win some of the new fabric.
    Phyllis

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  82. Love the blog and new fabric range. Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy it with your family and friends.

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  83. I love the new fabrics and would love a chance to win some.

    Merry Christmas.

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  84. Ah- the beauty of the holidays! How wonderful you can be with your special niece! Thanks for an opportunity to win a drawing too! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  85. Love the fabrics and the candles are very unique. You have inspired me to finish one last craft this season...

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  86. Love your new fabbies. They're gorgeous. Please count me in for a chance to win the mini cuts. Thank you.

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  87. Love the fabrics and your cute little candles have inspired me to make one last craft this season...

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  88. Everything you do is so lovely. I enjoy your postings so much. And, I'd love to win one of swatches.

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  89. Love that you got to spend time with your niece! She is so charming, and I love her nails. Would love to enter your drawing. -Dixie

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  90. The candles and their packaging are gorgeous! Will Sarah please come over to my house to fix up all of my gifts? :-)

    The fabric looks beautiful. Can't wait to see it in the stores.

    Cynthia

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  91. The presentation of your candles are wonderful. You may have some competion!

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  92. I'm glad you and Sarah had such a wonderful time together - that's great!! LOVE your fabrics - never win a thing, but it's fun to try at least! Thanks for the chance.

    Merry Christmas to you & yours,
    Amy

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  93. Would love to win. Love to read your blog! Jan

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  94. Merry Christmas, sounds like some lovely holiday memories were made, and that is some of the best presents we can give or receive.

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  95. Would love to be included in the draw for the prize of your lovely new fabric. Roslyn (Australia)

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  96. I would like to win a packet of swatches! Merry Christmas!
    Elaine

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  97. Oh, me too!

    I didn't know that one could make marshmallows, and that recipe you're tempting us with sounds lovely. :)

    I'd definitely keep a candle.

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  98. It looks like your both having a great time learning together from each other .

    Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas

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  99. As always, another inspiring post! You make it all look so easy. Thanks for sharing!

    Erin S. in Virginia

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  100. Thanks for the chance to win. Your faric lines are always among my favorites!
    Lancy

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  101. Wonderful fabric and great new book.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Merry Christmas.

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  102. Your new fabrics are beautiful! Thanks for the great giveaway and the wonderful pictures.

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  103. Oh my - you already have 305 comments! Count me in as 306. i wuld love to have some mini0cuts of your new fabric line!

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  104. I went out and purchased the soy wax and wicks today! I would be thrilled to be the winner of your new fabric squares.

    Sheri

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  105. I haven't made candles in years! Yours turned out so cute!

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  106. The candles are so nice! Cute idea! The fabric looks great - would love a chance to win some! Happy Holidays! Betsy

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  107. you and your niece look so much alike! It reminds me of the things
    I used to do with my niece-one time i took her to an historic village where there were sheep.we heard shouting and a big fluffy sheep ran by,baaaing,followed by the 'shepherdess' calling "Caleb!"
    Great name for a sheep. But,boy do they move fast!
    now my i have a grandniece and will
    be making her a quilt. I would love to make it out of your new line of fabrics!
    Trinka

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  108. The fabrics look great! Count me in for the drawing!
    ~Joyce in MI

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  109. Oh my goodness!! Wouid be fantastic if i could be a winner!! Your fabrics have some of magic. Thank for this gift and good luck for all of us!!

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  110. Love the candle. Do you buy heat resistant glass? A definite try it project. It looks expensive.

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  111. The candle looks lovely packed in transparent paper!

    Thank you for the giveaway ... Lovely fabrics for sure!

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  112. Fabric looks wonderfull. Please count me in. I felt fourtunate meeting you and Barbara at Boxwood and Berries Country Sampler Wisconsin.

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  113. Lovely candle and giveaway! Maybe I'll have an extra present in the mail! Merry Christmas!

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  114. You have given your niece the gift of learning to stitch, and she in turn has made gifts to give as well.
    This is a wonderful example of family love at Christmas.
    Your wonderful fabric would be a lovely surprise to win, please enter my name. I love Blackbird Designs.

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  115. Your candles are beautiful. A perfect gift.

    I'd love to be entered into your draw.

    Wishing you and yours A Merry Christmas

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  116. I always love your fabrics ! They are all so beautiful !!!
    I hope I could discover "Antique fair" very soon !
    Florence

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  117. What a great idea dressing up the candles!!!!! Thanks for sharing~~

    I would love to have a chance on winning your new fabrics!!!!! They are beautiful!!! Thank you sooo much!!

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  118. I would love to have a chance to win some of your new fabric, a girl can never have enough fabric in her stash.

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  119. Hi Alma,

    You are such an awesome Aunt! Want to adopt me? :) I love your candles, and it's so good to read your posts again. You and Barb are so clever.
    Please enter me in your drawing.
    Thank you,
    Carol in AZ

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  120. I love the candle tutorial in the last post - makes me want to rush to the hobby store and make my own.
    Please enter me into your giveaway draw for the new fabrics.

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  121. Your candle project is inspiring, they really turned out wonderful! I'd love to be entered in your drawing, love those moda pre-cuts and the minis are the cutest yet!

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  122. Can see you had a great time together.
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmastime and wish you a very good and creative 2011.
    Hugs from a snowy-white and frozen Holland,
    Ineke

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  123. I wish you had time to post every day; I love your quilts, but your other projects are just always fun.

    I got my copy of Garden Party last night; do you and Barb ever run out of ideas?!

    Have a Merry Christmas.

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  124. Always love your fabrics, cann't wait to see the new line. Please count me in your giveaway.

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  125. Muy lindas las telas y el blog.

    Felicidades

    Rosi

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  126. I enjoy your blog so much...Always find something to inspire me! Would love to win swatches of your new fabric! Hugs, Sher

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  127. The candles are beautiful! How sweet to be able to spend time with Sarah. Include me if it is not too late.

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  128. You girls sure did get a lot accomplished - and had so much fun doing it. Great job! Please enter my name in the drawing - always love your fabric!

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  129. I would absolutely be thrilled to win these! Thanks for the chance...Nancy

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  130. I love you spending time with your niece. This is how our crafts survive the generations. Out of 12 granddaughters, only the 11 year old is interested in stitching or sewing. She does like to cook though.
    I love Moda fabrics and can't wait to see if I win them.
    Pat

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  131. The candles are beautiful. I love the new line of fabric and I love your new book!!

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  132. Thanks for sharing the lovely ideas. Count me in for the fabric drawing.
    Elizabeth

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  133. Oh my! Over three hundred comments! That is amazing. I love your fabric and your cross stitch projects. I am working my way thru the stocking projects and hope to get going on Anniversaries of the Heart series this coming year. Merry Christmas!
    Audrey
    audreybretz@gmail.com

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  134. The candles are beautiful and so simple to make. Your new fabrics look wonderful as well. foleywestrup at hotmail dot com

    Theresa W.

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  135. Love the new fabric. Please enter my name in your drawing. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  136. Dear Alma, I think you and Barb especially women. Your floral fabrics are very delicate and at the same time the colors you use are filled with warmth.
    Thank you

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  137. Looks beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  138. It's a pity to arrive a bit late after so many comments.!!Bouhhhhhh shall I have some chance to win such beautifull fabrics??Your candle is a real beauty.Love.Couson

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  139. Beautiful post, as always.
    I'd love a chance at winning your swatches!

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  140. Sarah's visit sounds delightful and your candle is just lovely :)

    I'd love to win some of your new fabrics--please add my name to your giveaway.

    Merry Christmas and thanks for the chance!

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  141. I enjoyed reading about your holiday preparations with your niece. That is a very special holiday experience. Thanks for sharing the idea of the candles. I'm going to try that some time.

    Your new fabric line looks lovely. I would love to be one of the winners.

    Happy Holidays.

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  142. Happy Holidays Barb and Alma. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Festive New Year. Love Tina (Melbourne)

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  143. I love your fabrics and have used a lot of them in recent projects. I'd love to win some too.

    Merry Christmas!
    Susan

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  144. Oh Boy! Almost 350 comments already. Hope there is a chance! I look forward to your blog each and everyday. I know its hard to sit down and post so often, but know that I enjoy everything you do and read your books for pleasure and of course the projects.
    Merry, Merry, sue

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  145. Hello I love your blog, such creativity and love of sewing!

    Lee Anna
    krp8dm@cox.net

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  146. Sarah certainly is following in the footsteps of her auntie--very creative! Thanks for another fun contest...

    Holly, from the mitten state

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  147. You are both lucky to have each other and share in making homemade gifts together. Sarah's quilt is going to be beautiful - I'd love to see it when it's finished. Thank you for sharing your new fabric, i'd love to win them.
    cyninthekitchen@yahoo.ca

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  148. Can't wait for that recipe!
    I would love a chance to win a bit of that new fabric. I may even catch the quilting bug before long.

    I just gave one of your 2011 engagement calendars as part of my blog giveaway. I almost kept it for myself! It as hard to part with.

    Thank you for your beautiful designs and lovely blog.

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  149. I'd love some new fabric. But first, I will have to get busy making candles.

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  150. I'd love to win some of your fabric.

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  151. What a great gift - as always. Many thanks for all the inspiration!

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  152. the candles turned out really pretty! i bet you had a wonderful time with your niece doing all the fun stuff you girls did.
    i would love to enter for some Christmas Cheer. :)

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  153. Count me in!!! May you and your family enjoy all that the season brings.
    Janet

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  154. I love the candles, will put those on next year's Christmas to do list! I would also love to be a winner! Jill

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  155. Great idees for the holidays, I'm going to make my first cake pops for x mas.
    The fabric looks great to, I could use some small bits to finish my x mas cards right now, but I will have to go and search my stash.
    Happy Holidays
    Miranda

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  156. It is always amazing how simplistic items look so elegant! What a great relationship quilting brings to people connections.

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  157. You both look so happy! I'd love a chance for the draw, please. Merry Christmas!

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  158. I would like to be your niece (friend, sister, daughter) for a day of creativity...can I come visit!!!!

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  159. Sarah seems like a good fit for your blog. Perhaps you could do an update and keep us posted what she is up to. What a delightful niece. Lucky you! Christmas blessings to you and thank you for you wonderful blog.

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  160. Alma, thank you for the chance to win some of your great fabrics, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Hugs Debbie

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  161. It's so wonderful to seen how creative Sarah is, she must have inherited it from you! Love the swatches, I would give them a good home!

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  162. I believe mine will be the 365th request to please enter me in your draw... Taking place on the 351st day of the year... Almost matching !
    Thanks in any case. Val

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  163. I love the candle idea! Very charming. I would be so excited to win some fabric! I love the line! Merry Christmas!

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  164. Your candles turned out nicely! I used to do decorative painting at a candle factory and to attach the wick at the bottom of the container, we would dip it in the melted wax and quickly press it to the center of the glass. Can't wait to see the new fabrics. My request for your new book has been in at the quilt shop for a month now but it is always backordered. Hopefully I will get my hands on it soon.
    Karen in Breezy Point

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  165. Happy Holidays. I would love to win swatches of your new fabric.

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  166. That quilt block is indeed lovely. And I enjoyed getting a small glimpse of what seems to be many many finished cross-stitch pieces on your wall!

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  167. I love all of your fabrics and the new line looks just as fabulous as the others. The candle is gorgeous and has inspired me to try to make a few myself. That is, after I finish a quilt or two, some of my needlework projects and the numerous unfinished knitting projects still on the needles. :O)

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  168. What a fun bit of Christmas merriment. Please enter my name in the drawing.

    Merry Christmas and everything wonderful for 2011!

    Bobbi -Ohio

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  169. Thanks for sharing the candle recipe ;)
    I'm looking forward to the pretzels ... always a favourite of mine when i come to your country
    i'd be delighted to be chosen and receive those new fabrics
    Happy holidays
    Bill from southwestern France

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  170. You gave Sarah the best gift of all....your time! I'm certain she will hold her time spent with you in her heart for many Christmases to come.

    I'd love to win your swatches!

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  171. Lovely! Simply lovely!

    I love the single block! I especially love the candle!

    Wow - zaaa!

    Something so simple can be so elegant.

    Please count me in to win the little fabric stack.

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  172. The candle is great. Will have to make for my quilting group next Christmas. What a great gift-FABRIC !!! Would love to win so count me in.

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  173. I know this is a bit off subject but I really like the bird picture behind your lovely new fabric. Happy Holidays.

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  174. I would glow like the lights on the Christmas tree if I were to get my hands on that gorgeous fabric!!! ...and it would be the gift that keeps on giving.

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  175. Merry Christmas! Sarah did a great job on beginning her quilt and the candle looks fabulous!

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  176. Alma, I'm new to your blog, but I LOVE it! Thank you for sharing all these creative inspirations! I've been a fan of Blackbird Designs (stitching) for quite a while and am lately getting into your quilting designs and fabric. I'm so looking forward to more inspirations and designs. Have a wonderful holiday and a prosperous new year!

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  177. What a lovely time you and Sarah had together. She must really enjoy her visits with you. The candle looks gorgeous and the edible goodies sound yummy. It's so nice to give homemade gifts.
    Once again, you are wowing us all with a spectacular giveaway. I would love to be entered :>)
    Many thanks and all the best wishes for a wonderful Christmas time :>)
    Angela
    john.sweby@btinternet.com

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  178. Alma,

    I love your posts, and admire your nieces skill with the quilting. It's one thing I don't have the steady nerves for - I get so nervous cutting fabric of any kind! :)

    Please add me to the giveaway list.

    Hugs and Love,
    Jen

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  179. The last time I made candles was about...umm...lets just say a very long time ago (and it was a lot of fun), and I'm inspired to make some more now! Please count me in for the fabric drawing too...can't wait to see the new fabrics!

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  180. Alma, so nice to spend some time with loved ones... I bet Sarah enjoyed too !! Lovely candles... Looking forward to your give away !!!! Thanks for your generosity :-)

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  181. The candle idea is so creative. I can't wait to try it. I have never made homemade marshmallows but I sew a lot and the fabrics look great.
    Jane from PA

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  182. Thank you for the chance to win the packs of fabic. I always love the colors that are chosen.

    Thomasina

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  183. beautiful fabrics ~ such warm & comfy colors!
    Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you all!
    Lori

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  184. Wow, I'm starting in january with my first quilting lessons and hope to be able to follow your weblog in the future.
    Greetings,
    Jenni
    Holland

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  185. I have missed your posts; glad you are back. Sounds like you needed to recharge and do some things for your inner self. Your cooking classes sounded great! Your new fabric looks wonderful and I can see a swatch backing a hand stitched ornament! Hope to win one.

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  186. Hi,
    Please enter me in your drawing. I can't wait for the pretzel recipe.
    Terry

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  187. I would love some of your new fabric!

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  188. WOW Alma add me to your list for your drawing, you have a gift of design. I love your candle idea, maybe as a Valentine when I have time. :-) Happy Holidays, Debby

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  189. I knew right away that I wanted to comment on how lovely the candle is and what a nice picture of you and Sarah! The quilt start is very cute, too! The bonus of a giveaway possibility at the end of your post was the icing on the cake! :)

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  190. Always enjoy seeing your projects.
    Gail

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  191. Fabrics,candles and homemade marshmallows what could be better than that. :) Wish you both a Mele Kalikimaka!

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  192. What a great Aunt you are for taking time to do crafting and all things fun. Very nice tradition to have. Thanks for the chance to win the fabrics.

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  193. Sarah is a lucky girl to have such a great teacher. I would love to win the fabric swatches. Thanks

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  194. I love your quilt designs, fabric and cross stitch designs. I would be thrilled to win the fabric swatches.

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  195. Love your new line of fabric.

    Merry Christmas!

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  196. I would love to win swatches of your new fabric line.

    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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