Monday, December 19, 2011

Countdown to Christmas Day #8

The winner of Sunday's KT tin with mini charms is Melody. Congratulations! Hope you enjoy playing with a little bit of KT - actually over 100 different prints.

We had a great weekend even  though I'm dragging today. Late nights, lots of laughs, too much rich food. Wonderful memories! Robert and I received gift certificates to dinner and tickets to our local community theatre, which we enjoy. Plus some gourmet beer and snacks for our Christmas Eve alone - fun stuff! My daughter, Nicole, found a beautiful cashmere scarf for me to go with my new winter coat and bought R an MP3 player he's been coveting. The best gift of all was a picture of my 3 handsome sons, all together for the first time at Christmas in 5 years. The bestest part was having all 4 of my kids and grankids together - all night/day. We had a blast. Wishing you all this much fun for Christmas this year.

Today's giveaway is the newest issue of Primitive Quilts with our Starry Flight quilt on the cover. This one makes flying geese even easier with raw edge applique triangles for a fun, frayed look and feel. I actually have 2 to share with 2 lucky winners. We haven't advertised on our web page, but we have a few more of these kits left, if anyone is interested.


I think these sisters do a great job of putting together a beautiful magazine. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of a couple of your first issues.

How about commenting on your affection/addiction/allergies to wool projects today? I'm hooked, how about you?

78 comments:

  1. Allergic to wool, but love the patchwork patterns in this magazine. Congratulations on making the cover again.

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  2. Haven't started into the wool arena yet, but I love the work you others do! Glad you had a wonderful weekend with the family. Sounds perfect!

    Blessings.............

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  3. That is so nice that your Starry Night is on the cover! I haven't tried your raw applique for triangles. The quilt looks so warm and cozy.

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  4. Highly allergic! I made a beautiful wool suit for 4H competition (when much younger Ha!) - placed second in the state - and turned bright RED (a miserable, itchy, bright red!) every time I put it on.

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  5. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend with your family. What a blessing when so many families don't get along.
    Haven't had that much experience with wool to know if I like or dislike it. I'll have to do more in the future. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  6. I have a storage box full of wool samples and tools but have yet to try a project. Maybe in 2012!

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway - 2 lucky winners! Merry Christmas!

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  8. THe Starry Night is beautiful! and on the cover:) I love wool - its so warm. I am happy not to be allergic to it! thanks and happy holidays!

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  9. Have yet to try a wool project. The quilts that include wool really do stand out, what a lovely touch.
    Carol L

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  10. Sounds like a great weekend! I love this magazine - not one shop in the metro carries it! I haven't actually done a wool project but I love my hand work projects and have a wool pattern. A new lqs recently opened near me that carries wool! Maybe after the holidays.....

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  11. Wool is like sewing with butter!!! Luscious!! So glad your fammily could be together for the holidays. Fabulous magazine!

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  12. Have never done a project using wool, although I do have some felted wool in my stash. Sounds like you had a really great weekend with family!

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  13. I am hooked on wool and am so glad I don't have allergies to it. I just finished a wool snowman pillow.
    Don't enter me in the giveaway. I subscribe to the magazine which I love.

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  14. I haven't used wool too much yet (not enough time!) So far, it hasn't bothered me much. I don't think I've spent enough time with it though to really know.

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  15. I've not used wool in anything but my son is allergic so I probably won't. I do like the different textures in projects though! Merry Christmas!

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  16. I haven't done any wool projects yet, but I am delighted with these tiny wool-felted animals I come across on the web.

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  17. I haven't tried a wool project yet and I am sure I don't need to be tempted by yet another new project.... Already plenty on the go... I don't know this magazine Primitive Quilts, haven't seen it here in the UK so I'd love to win a copy to discover it. Thanks for another great giveaway.
    Celine_Combet at yahoo.co.uk

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  18. I haven't worked with wool yet. I have a piece of felted wool I ordered to use as an insert on the needlebook I cross stitched.

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  19. I've never worked with wool. Living in Florida, we don't see much wool down here. I also have not seen this magazine, so it would be wonderful to obtain a copy. Thanks for the great giveaways!

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  20. I can't wait to get back to my wool projects. Love using valdani thread to blanket stitch my applique. Just need more time!

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  21. I love wool applique. I have a separate bin for my stash of wool. I've made a few small pieces and have several ready to go.

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  22. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!
    Not into wool yet... to much quilting to do still in my world.
    Have a great week!
    Our family will be spending Christmas Eve here at home, just my husband our son and myself oh and we cannot forget the three fur kids... Phoenix Dakota and Cheyenne!
    Merry Christmas!
    Onalee
    Stow, Ohio

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  23. I fall in the I'm allergic but love to look at them category. Maybe if I wore gloves...hmmm.

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  24. I love wool and wear it/sew with it without problems, but I have not used wool in a craft project.

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  25. I missed this issue when it was at my quilt shop and I've been trying to get my hands on it ever since. It is tough to get everything done that I think up.....stitching and quilting!

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  26. I haven't used wool in a quilt project, well not yet anyway. :)

    Your Family celebration sounded lovely, ours can't make it this year so it will just be DH and I.

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  27. I haven't tried any wool projects yet. I just noticed one of my local stores carries wool though so maybe that's something for 2012! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. Guess I'm allergic to wool since each time I've tried to work with it my hands get an awful rash....so no wool projects. So glad you had a wonderful family time!

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  29. I love this magazine. I look forward to each and every issue. I love the idea of working with wool.

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  30. Would love to be able to check out this new Magazine. Hubby is still out of work, so have had to make sacrifices and my magazines are one of them I chose to make.
    Enjoying your holiday giveaways!

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  31. I haven't used wool yet in applique, buy I am looking forward to trying in KT BOM.

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  32. I have been buying wool jackets and washing them in hot water and drying them in the dryer to get prepared for doing some wool applique, hope to start my first project in the new year.Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely magazine.

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  33. YES,I LOVE THE WOOLS TOO!
    THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

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  34. So nice you had a lovely time with family. We too celebrated this last week-end and had a lot of fun. I was given a wool kit, can't wait to get started on it. Love the magazine.

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  35. I have done a couple of wool projects and plan on doing more. I love the looks of wool applique.

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  36. I love flying geese, not sure if I like making them. The quilt is beautiful on the cover, thank you again for a chance to win. Merry Christmas

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  37. Congratulations to lucky Melody! I am cutting out my first wool project~ and looking forward to many more! Thanks for the fun!

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  38. I have been collecting up some wool but I haven't worked with it yet. Thanks for the giveway.

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  39. Congratulations to Melody!
    I haven't tried anything in wool yet!

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  40. Would love a chance to win this magazine! Beautiful quilt! Still working on my Christmas BOM wool quilt!!!

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  41. I have a wool pin cushion kit that I am going to try to put together for a county fair challenge in 2012. This will be my first attempt with wool. I'm happy to hear that your weekend was awesome.

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  42. I don't do very much wool applique...too many other projects to work on.
    Theresa W
    foleywestrup(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  43. I love wool projects - they're always so quick and easy to do. I just wish wool wasn't as expensive as it is. How do I subscribe to this magazine? I've heard great things about it.

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  44. Hi,

    I'm starting to work with wool as I like the look it gives to small projects such as ornaments/pincushions/etc. I don't use it for large projects as I'm allergic...

    Love this magazine!

    Cynthia

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  45. Would you believe I have never done anything with wool!!! I would like to it's just a case of getting some! Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas! Linda

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  46. Haven't had the chance to work with wool yet. Your Starry Flight quilt on the cover of the magazine is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  47. Haven't been bitten by the wool bug yet but love the look!!

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  48. Haven't done much with wool. But would like to do more.

    Darlis

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  49. I sure haven't ventured into wool yet. :)

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  50. Hi Sounds like you had a very blessed weekend with your family. Very happy for you. Have been making pincushions from wool. Have done other things as well, along with a few kits to make that have wool in the recipe. Thank you for the chance to win. Merry Christmas. Diane

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  51. I have not tried any wool projects yet. The colors of wool always look so rich.

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  52. I am so hooked. I think it adds a lot of warmth to the quilts.

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  53. I love woolies but they do intimidate me a little. I need someone to hold my hand through the process. :)

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  54. Would love to win this. Thanks.

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  55. I love the look of wool but have not tried using it yet. I think I will get a kit and start with that, something small and cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. Have not dabbled in wool in a few years. Miss it and cannot wait to get back at it; really intrigued by working with cotton and wool together. If I am chosen as the winner please pass it on to someone else ~ have the mag and love it! Thanks

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  57. I love the look of wool in table toppers, wall hangings, etc. although I have only done a couple of small projects. Your Starry Flight quilt on the magazine cover is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  58. I love wool projects. A lot of my Christmas decorations are made from wool. So far I've only made some stocking ornaments with wool, but because of the magazine I plan to do more next year.

    bjeanand@gmail.com

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  59. I'm slowly feeding my wool addiction. Love this magazine:)

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  60. I'm hooked too! I bought an issue of this magazine a month or two ago and I love it!! Fingers crossed.

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  61. Haven't worked with wool since high school (1970). Put an invisible zipper in a plaid wool dress. Still love the colors: persimmon and chocolate!! DebzQuiltz

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  62. I have just started playing with wool, so much fun!

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  63. I have not worked with wool.....yet!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. Regina rchihuahua2@bex.netDecember 19, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    I think your quilts were the first I'd seen with wool. I love wool on a quilt, to me they just seem more homey.

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  65. I sewed with wool during my youth in 4-H and would like to learn more about wool quilting. As such, have collected a few pieces of felted wool. It is tough to find wool fabrics in my area of Florida. Thanks for the giveaway. This would be a nice edition to win.

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  66. My heart will take a "Starry Flight" if I win an issue!

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  67. I love wool- but it doesn't love me! I would love to win the book!!! Glad you had such a great weekend.

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  68. I love wool but I've never sewn with it. My whole family wears wool socks year round (in GA!) and my oldest son, a backpacker by heart, swears by wool underwear! I'd love to try quilting with wool.
    Glad you had a great family gathering!

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  69. I have some wool projects saved but I didn't get to them yet. I need to get the wool first.

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  70. I enjoy working with wool, although I've never made a quilt with it. My experience was making several uniforms for my husband when we were re-enacting Civil War, and I also made a coat for myself. Let me tell you, using those "period" patterns is not the most fun. I have quite a bit of wool left over from making my husbands last uniform, and I am batting around making myself a cape. There will still be enough left over of various colors that I can maybe dream up a throw or something.

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  71. A friend just gave me a copy of the Primative quilts magazine with your quilt on the front. Congratulations Lynne. It is on my list to do and think I will use one of your older Christmas lines that I have been afraid to cut into. Gladys

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  72. opps. I forgot I was to comment about wool.
    Love it, but have only done little projects like pin cushions and ornaments.

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  73. I never try any sewing with wool before. Maybe I should buy some of it and try.
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  74. Working with wool is certainly different then with cotton, but once you get the feel for it, it becomes easy and fun to use. I have set a goal for 2012 to make enough crazy quilt blocks to make a quilt top. I figure 1 1/2 blocks each month or more will do it.

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  75. I haven't tried any wool projects yet...I'm afraid to, as I already have so many cotton projects in the works!

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  76. I haven't taken the step into using wool yet...and I even have a full bolt of wool that I was going to make into a snowman craft project. I love your fabrics and have made a few Kansas Troubles quilts over the years. Would love to win your giveaway to help me remember my home state of Kansas!!

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  77. I took a class at the IQS show in Cinci from Cindy Blackberg on wool embroidery and am hooked. I think I bought every kit that Primitve Gatherings had in their booth. LOL.
    They had also debuted this magazine at that show and I loved it but didn't subscribe. Why? Who knows.
    Laura Baumgardner. smile_crafter@hotmail.com

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