Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Final Day (16th) @ Bowls with Borders with Mdm Samm


Yes 16 days, ladies from all around the world, copied, traced, cut, sewed,
made a few choice explicative (s) thrown in and came together for this..
To create their own interpretation of bowls....

I stitched each one of your countries, I even added CAROL's name
in there, and bowls with borders all to remind me of you all
for a very long time...

Ohhh you want to see my interpretation...grab a coffee
or tea, you may be here awhile..

I chose this fabric, it was a very special gift from a very dear
lady. ( another dear cheerleader
you will all come to love in the very near future...)
 We have shared many words, and numbers and I thought
this was a perfect reminder of how I felt about this
 Bowls with Borders Event....
I have sew many mixed emotions, that they are countless..

 This is my photo for Pinterest!


I loved every part of it..

And remember this....

Imagine that...it all started with this one..


Ohhhh who is it for?

 the Jane from Jane's Fabrics and Quilts...

Yes I had it all packed and ready to ship  to her, sew she
would have it before our hop ended...
When I noted she said something on her blog
that she LOVED to see her "name  everywhere".

SEW what is one to do, I opened up the package
and stitched her name not on the back...
but the front!

I laughed as I stitched it because now she could
really tell everyone she made it...her name is on 
THE FRONT! lol

...ohhh that little pink thing..
that is a double stitched bowl, where I put
all the info about MY QUILT PRESENT 
to her...lol

I know, now you all do too...And Elaine
a dear friend of hers...if she tells you 
she made it ...YOU will know
I stitched it  and not Jane..lol

( Jane, I am just covering my bases here lol) 

Sew that is the story....a birthday gift that became
a present that was shared around the world..
NOW how special is that? 

Pretty special if you know Jane! 
( she owes me for this one) lol


Next one...

Oh and of course I wanted to make 
a special one for Carol, our hostess
with the mostest...

Now this another funny story.
 At the beginning of the hop, I asked her about
 her favourite fabric collections...
She shares "Christmas". Great I have this
bundle of Blitzen by Basic Grey...
It is a beautiful collection...

I make her this... remember me telling
you she loves Christmas right........


( first bowl is actually a pocket to put all the info, date, story in)

which she turned into....

This....extra pockets for Christmas cards
Absolutely brilliant!



Wow, I thought sew too... very clever idea...
and I would have made her that...( however...read below) lol

But wait there is more...We are conversing one day
and she tells me she LOVES purple and black
sew what is one to do -you ask?

Why= make her another....
Yep, after all she took on this double duty of a Bowl -A- Thon,
the least I could do was make bowls IN  her NOW- FAVOURITE COLORS..

And FYI ---BE THE CHANGE Carol, does not mean
change your mind after I have already made your 
special gift...lol ( laughing out loud) 



I am not even sure she has this yet, and I have not asked
in case she tells me she has new favourite colors lol

NOTE her name is on the cup...yep! 

And here is the thing- Carol made 5 sets of bowls...
Sew I had it in my mind to make 6...
But there was not enough time....
WHY? because I was too busy searching out for 
some purple and blacks...not my favourite colors
in my stash btw,...or I would have had 6 sets completed.. lol


But I did have time to make this....which I think means we are tied...
Dang it...explicative words...lol



I don't know anything that is more comforting than a pillow
that you can tuck behind your back, when you have been sewing for hours..
Sew this very special pillow is already mailed to a very special lady...

And by now I am sew done.....
It has been a great showing of bowls, thanks to all of you 
who participated...And to Carol and Regina, and OUR SPONSORS
thank you from the bottom of my heart....

Loved every moment...
Next year we will have another
project that I am pretty sure you 
will want to participate in...

For now...

I have 10 days off till our next blog hop..
Dots for Dots...
I wonder how many blocks Corrie has done? LOL



And I shared my day with all these lovely people..
( just in case you started at the bottom)

Now Carol you did start at the top of the list didn't you?


August 28th
Pam R.
Madame Samm ( yep this is me) 

146 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Love in every stitch around the world you go!! And I started at the bottom of the list ... that's just the way I go :) Best wishes to you :)

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    1. Hi Wendy... I believe you...lol and I loved that one too...still not sure what I will be doing with it...but a great big pillow comes to mind lol
      would that not be a great idea...lol

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  2. Not me, I start at the top, don't want to miss a thing! Madame Samm, your bowls are delicious, and the lucky overseas lady will love your pillow. Thank you for the wonderful hop, I have enjoyed every minute.

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    1. Good Morning Judy, ahhh and I saw you everywhere, sew I know you were a lovely addition each day for all of us..Ahhh this lady is sew deserving, I just wanted to surprise her with something special...and you are sew welcomed...seee you again..

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  3. What beautiful creations! Love the little pockets and I saw the Christmas project on Carol's site earlier today. Thanks for a fun-filled blog hop...............I started at the bottom just because I stayed up to make sure my post....posted :)

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    1. Hello Connie, speaking about beautiful creations...YOURS, stunning...and sew deserving of well you know..look below..lol Glad you were part of our great hop...

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  4. Here's my side of this story (and I'm sticking to it): Of course I love Christmas, especially when you told me you were having a Christmas fabric giveaway of gargantuous proportions. Then you made me tell you my favorite color, which I wasn't even sure I had a favorite color until purple just kept jumping out at me from that cute bowl graphic you made. So now I'm thinking orange might be a color I like--when will those bowls arrive? LOL!

    Seriously (if that is possible) I had a little package arrive today with those beautiful purple bowls which will be finished and ready for the Dots on Dots because they have dots, so they'll fit in perfectly. I'll just put my name on it somewhere.......

    I loved them, of course! Thank you very much!

    Lastly, you actually made more bowls than me. I made four, that's all. You made five amazing and beautiful bowl creations (and I got two of them--lucky me.) Is that furry fabric peeking out of your pillow? How cute is that!

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    1. Aha sew that is your story...which is true, lol but really making another set was a joy...ohhh orange...nahhh don't have any orange in my stash, not even one fat quarter lol...Ohhh I thought they would be there before our last day..yeah...a perfect ending..now to stitch up my bowls into something,
      you certainly gave me a terrific idea too...I may use that...I need one day of rest lol

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    2. p.s you did an amazing over the top brilliant job..just saying lol

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  5. Beautiful Madame Samm originals!! Love the fabrics and the lady overseas will be thrilled with the lovely pillow.
    I loved to hop with you and hope to be there again in the future.
    Cheers!

    Jeanneke.

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    1. Hello my Jeanneke dear, Ohhh I do hope you will be with us again...we will always have hops on this blog...there will be 3 more after Wicked and then we will take a break at Christmas and begin again...Cheers to you too...

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  6. I have enjoyed this bloghop - it has been lots of fun to see all the creativity and see the fun everyone has had with the pattern. Thanks to you and Carol for putting on such a great show for us all. I've been inspired and bought the pattern!! Love your versions today too.

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    1. Hello Raewyn, sew glad to hear you enjoyed our delightful hop...Our bowl lady must be making many coins for her bowls...filling up everyday I presume...how nice to hear...well love to see your bowls when done...

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  7. This was a great blog hop, and I like all the stacks of bowls you made! I am happy I could be a part of this.
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Hello Cattinka...well we are the ones who are happy you were part of our hop...you made it extra special, hope to see you again..

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  8. Good lord, that is taking things to a whole new level.... You made five different projects! I love the pillow, what a wonderful idea. Loving the named pieces too!

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    1. Ahhh Heleen, you make me smile...yes I did 5, and one left, can you believe that? lol But a joy to make for some extra special ladies...

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  9. Hallo
    Es war wirklich eine tolle idee es hat viel Spas gemacht
    vielen dank nochmal
    tolle Arbeiten sin herausgekommen
    lg Heidi

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    1. Hallo Heidi, ich bin sehr glücklich Sie kam mich wissen zu lassen
      wie viel Sie genossen unseren Hop. Wir hoffen, Sie wieder zu sehen, vielleicht die Teilnahme an einem.
      meine beste mdm samm

      Hello Heidi, I am very happy you came by to let me know
      how much you enjoyed our hop. Hope to see you again, perhaps participating in one.
      my best mdm samm

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  10. What fabulous creations - bet you had a lovely time making them, its also nice to make for friends who appreciate them isnt it - they all sound so thrilled at receiving them! Hope you made and kept one for yourself too.

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    1. Good Day Nicola, I did you know, I really found it invigorating. And yes again, the friend part from all around the world, well let's say, there is always room on my team lol...the first one is mine...I am struggling with pillow or table mat...will show you when I am done..

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  11. What wonderful quilts!
    Thank you MS for all your hard work! and Carol and Regina too
    This hop has been such fun!

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    1. Hello Gill, lovely to see you and thank you...

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    1. Yes dear Regina...yes it is over, I can imagine everyone coming to you for more patterns, you made out pretty good ....congratulations you are one lucky lady. All the best and continued success.!

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  13. Wow! You sure were as busy as a beaver weren't you? Love all of your work and how you made each quilt special. Thank you so much for the blog hop and can't wait for the next one!

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    1. Hi Sue, well let's say I made time...I am now in dept lol and thank you my dear. I loved everyone of them more than the last lol Hope you will join us for a hop or two..

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  14. I've had such fun with these blogs! You sure have been "dishing" out the bowls! LOL! Great looking projects!

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    1. Hello Abbigail, thrilled to hear you had fun, I think we all did...it was wonderful to have sew many around the world hopping with us..do come back again..the door is always open

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  15. Your works are presented as the last and form a great and successfully end of the Blog Hop Bowls with borders. They are so brilliant and astonishing, one agrees like appetite to continue.
    Many thanks and many greetings from Germany

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    1. Hello Leonore, thank you for your very kind words, I know I wanted it to continue too, but we have more hops to get ready for.. YOU are a doll, please come back and bring your friends, we will always have the door open for you and them x

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  16. Yes, your blog is the last visited in the row of today. The prizes you presented yesterday are great, how generous people can get! Lucky will be the ones who win, but even without winning anything (I was already one of the winners of the day), dear Mme Samm and Carol, I have had a blast of a time, for 16 days I have been treated worldwide with warm welcomes, beautiful presentations of Regina's pattern made in very original ways. I think I must have lost some weight with al this hopping around and excitement.
    Today is our last day hopping in this hop and I've been amazed 'till the end, what a kind warmhearted people you are! I thank Regina for her newsletter, telling me about this bloghop and even encourage me to take part in the fun, was I a happy person discovering that the immediate reaction counted me in, I have had a super time with you all, so thank you everyone in this hop for a great time! I hope to hop again with you soon! A big hug for all of you!
    Pauline

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    1. Ahhh sweet Pauline, I adore your words on my screen, how kind of you, and I will never forget your blue bowls in fact I remember you in good company in our top selections...you made that much of an impact ...It is I who must say thank you...please let your friends know of our next blog hops...we would love to include you and them.... OHHh the weight, I know I lost a couple kilos... Our hearts are open because yours is...my best always..see you again..

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  17. Now... my question is... WHAT do we do for the next 10 days while we wait for the next hop?? ... uh huh... tell me... You spoil us so bad!!! :)

    I think I will lay down in the floor tomorrow morning and have one of those fits my brother used to have when we were growing up.. You know the kind... on your tummy... beating your head on the floor... waving your arms out front pounding the floor with your fist and kicking the floor in the back with the tip of your toes.. and screaming to the top of your lungs... IT CAN NOT BE OVER!!"... whaaahhhhhh!

    This has been a blast Madamme Samm! You and carol both have given us 16 days worth of sheer delightful FUN!!

    Now I guess I will just have to go bury myself in dots for 10 days... haha!! See you when I come up for air!! :)

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    1. Hello sweet Thearica...welll I am sure I will think of something to fill this screen....glad you enjoyed it..hope to see you in many of our hops...
      you do such great work

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    2. Thanks Madame Samm! I am just your regular every day quilter enjoying all the friendships that happen here. :)

      Love ya!

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  18. Wow! All these creations look fabulous! Many thanks for perfect organization. Jana

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    1. Hello Jana, thank you and pop in anytime, we always love to hear from you...

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  19. Great bowls, that became terrific gifts! Thanks so much for bringing this hop to us, it has kept me entertained! Can't wait for the next one.

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    1. Hi Sheila, I know you were around to see the whole story, and from the beginning to the end..you are still here...thank you for participating as our cheerleaders in the bleachers...hopefully you will come out and be in our blog hops someday...my best...

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  20. Wonderful stuff Samm - as usual. I totally in love with that pillow - just the sweetest fabrics and the sweetest idea! blessings, marlene

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    1. Good Day Marlene...I thought you would like that one..isn't it sew pretty..the lady who is getting it of course has no idea...but I bet she will love it as much as you..my best in blessings ..x

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  21. Danke für den herrlichen Spaß in den letzten Tagen. Voller Spannung habe ich jeden Tag auf den neuen Schüssel Stapel gewartet. Und es sind so herrliche Ideen umgesetzt worden. Vielen Dank an Madam Sam, Carol und Regina, es war alles toll organisiert.
    Herzliche Grüße von Regina M.

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    1. Thank you for the wonderful fun in the last few days. I waited with bated breath every day on the new bowl stack. And it is so wonderful ideas have been implemented. Thanks to Madam Sam, Carol and Regina, it was all organized great.
      Best wishes from Regina M.

      Hallo Regina, wie lieb von dir, uns mit Ihren schönen Nachricht zu schreiben. Ich hoffe, Sie atmen kann jetzt bis zu unserem nächsten Hop, die Anfang September beginnen wird ... Ich werde eine Mitteilung machen, morgen für diese ein .... you drop in jederzeit und lassen Sie es uns wissen ... Schnappen Sie unseren Button, so dass Sie wissen, wann wir veröffentlichen again .. meine beste mdm samm



      Hello Regina, how sweet of you to write us with your lovely message. I hope you can breath now, till our next hop which will begin in early September...I will make a notice tomorrow for that one....YOU drop in anytime and let us know...Grab our button so you will know when we post again.. my best mdm samm

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  22. As is your usual style, you bowled all of us over with your creations. This hop has finally got me interested in trying paper piecing myself, perhaps for one of the upcoming hops. Thank you and Carol again for so much fun and inspiration.

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    1. Good day sweet Michele...and you can be sure we will have some new hops and possibly another paper piecing...I am working on that now...actually... and thank you...just thankyou lol

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  23. You came through with beautiful bowls. The colors, the styles, wonderful. I had a blast with mine. This has really been a fun hop. Love, love, everything. Thank you for letting me be a part of the fun.

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    1. Hello sweet Mary...thank you for that..coming from such a great quilter as yourself...I still feel like a newbie, it is ladies like you who inspire me to raise the bar ever sew slightly sew I can easily hop over winks Please come back again, you were a wonderful asset.

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  24. Thank you for more inspiration on the final day - and what lovely gifts to pass on to those wonderful ladies who helped to make it all happen. We get to breath a little before the next one.

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    1. Ahh yes Sharon, some may be able to breathe....lol I on the other hand am working on the new years hops...I am up to March lol I think you are going to enjoy what will be unveiled soon...YOU without a doubt have been one of our very BEST contributors time and time again...THANK YOU!

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  25. All different, but I love them all!

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    1. Hello Sophie..I am tickled pink ...thank you

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    1. Hello Jennifer...thanks for your note..!

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  27. Wow!!!! You kept me right on the edge of my seat reading this post....lol What a fantastic display of bowls you made...love each one of them. And they are so special too. I can see you love to tease...that is good for the soul...you are a very special friend to those of us lucky enough to get to know you...what an adorable little pillow....you are also very thoughtful...thank you so much for this blog hop. and Carol; hope you are reading also....a big hug and thanks to both of you. Regina; hugs and thanks for your lovely pattern; which we couldn't do without. i will draw for my giveaway tomorrow morning....have a wonderful day ladies and gents.

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    1. Ahhh Marjorie, your note left me smiling...hope you did not fall off your seat..Seriously, I do try to find humor everywhere, it is in sharing that we grow....that part I really love about all of YOU who come with me for this amazing ride ...it is I that THANKS YOU... hope you join in the fun again and again...

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    2. most definitely....I am in for the 'Wicked' hop....lol cya there

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  28. Love all the bowls. The birthday present is the one that hooked me and made me join the hop. I love the sweet pillow. It has a sweet Victorian flavor to it.

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    1. Good Day Brenda...ahhh yes Janes'.....of course this would not have happened had I never showed you all the bowls...isn't that funny...?
      and yes the pillow is very victorian, something I would enjoy for me lol. But already it is gone...I may have to make another yes? lol
      Nice to see you enjoying all of this too..

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  29. You have indeed amused us all with the wonderful bowls you have displayed. I love them all and I have been very entertained each day with all the different bowls with many oooh and aaahh during the blog hop. Thank you very much for this blog hop and I am in for all the coming blog hops. This blog hop has engaged me very much and have made me smile several times a day.
    and has wrinkled out the some of my creativity features, I will start tomorrow sewing some dotty blocks and I will surely enjoy myself during the sewing time.
    See you in next blog hope, my lovely Madame Samm.

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    1. Ahhh my dear Britt-INger...how lucky for all us to have a flavour of Sweden, you may have to convince some of your friends there to join us in the fun...I can't imagine now a hop without you...It is ladies like you who are the reason why this blog is still HERE...lol I tell you there are times when I think it is time...and then something happens in my head...and look what happens..It must be the reason why I am still here, YOU are still here...and All those other ladies and gents, come to smile...my best to you ...x

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  30. What a wonderful blog hop it has been! I found out through a friend in my Swedish Bee that a member of my guild (PSQG) was part of this blog hop! So, Jane and I aren't the only gals from St. Charles with a connection to you, dear Samm!! I hope to see her at guild today so I can learn her blog name and go back and revisit her bowls!! Hope you enjoy your much-deserved break - just don't break any bowls!!

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    1. HI Elaine..how are you...and did you see your name up there lol. Just wanted to be sure Jane, did not take all the credit for all of this...but she does doesn't she...? If I had not made her bowls...none of this would have happened...NOW tell me how does she do it? lol and yes please tell me who the lady is from your guild...isn't that uncanny? Wow..loved seeing you..x

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  31. Ah, what fun you must have as you brainstorm ideas for your pieces!! SO creative!! I enjoy browsing your work (and your words, you wordsmith, you)and being inspired myself!! Looking forward to hopping through dots! :)

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    1. Hello Denise..here is something funny..I don't brainstorm..the ideas just find me...I sit there and they pour in from somewhere lol
      and yes my DH says I have a lot of words...it most certainly is the FRENCH in me. lol

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  32. Super. The Bowl Hop has been a lot of fun to see.

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    1. Hello Cyn, sew darn glad to hear that...we thought sew too..

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  33. What fun to see all your clever ideas! Thanks for all the fun and your hard work! You are an inspiration.

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    1. HI Dawn,....me clever ideas..go on...I am looking at the queen...you will have to join in soon ...

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  34. I enjoyed visiting the Bowls and Borders Hopp with the wonderful blogs projectsos.Has been great to see how the same pattern can be interpreted in many ways.Thanks you so much for organizing and Carol for hosting it, I was delighted to participate!

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    1. Hello Rosa...WE were thrilled to have you part of it...we do hope you will join in the fun again..x

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  35. Wow Madame you are not only talented, but so very sweet & generous & giving & creative & funny &....so darn nice to boot! Thanks for all the wonderful blog hops that you come up with. I've participated in 2 so far and enjoyed them a lot. I will be in the next 2 as well. I enjoyed looking at all the bowls in this one. I didn't particapte in making the bowls because I am more of an applique gal rather than a paper piecing one. But I did get some wonderful ideas for making applique bowls! Thank you.

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    1. HI Daryl, ahh I will remember that..( appliqué) part ...I too love applique..I am actually doing one for the dots this afternoon...
      and thanks for coming out as a cheerleader..we always need you in the audience...x

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  36. Thanks,thanks,thanks, for this fantastic blog hop, it was my first one ! But I `ll want to repeat it.

    Just a schame,that so many participants haven´t shown their bowls on time.

    But many bowls that have been shown are really great.

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    1. Hello jatajomi...glad it was your first..I hope not your last lol WE like to think of the many who did come and play...x

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  37. WOW, beautiful quilts and all so beautifully planned and stitched, you are always so creatative. Thanks for another successful blog hop with the amazing Carol hosting. I will be sitting out the Dots hop, but I will be commenting and cheering and will be back creating for the Fall and Wicked hops. I have said this many times, we are all winners in your hops, you touch us all with your kindness, patience and talent. Thanks for sharing your time and inspiration with all of us, world wide....you are kind, you are smart, you are important and you make me feel all three. xop

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    1. Ohh Pauline....you touch my heart like no other...I am glad you will be hopping with us in the fall and wicked...lol and thank you for being the mirror of kind, smart and important..you know I just love that sentiment x

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  38. Good Morning Madame Samm. I loved all the gifts that you made for your friends and your sense of humor as you showed them to us.I haven't been following this blog hop because I wasn't feeling well for a while and just couldn't get into the mood, but your blog made me laugh and I thank you for that.I am looking forward to the next one. Have a great day.

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    1. HI Joyce...ahhh there is something about humor that can be our greatest healer...someone told me that once...he was this famous comedian...lol

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  39. Oh your bowls are a treasure and so beautiful, all of them special on its own!!!I am sure they will be very much loved and appreciated.
    Be blessed
    Martina

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    1. Hi Martina..what a joy you were to be on our hop...you were a great cheerleader..do come back again...

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  40. Madame Samm, what a wonderful idea to give away as gifts. Your bowls are wonderful! Jane's is so bright and cheery and a great memory to all the places us hoppers came from. And Carol's, you new she would finish them so beautifully. Everyone has given me so many ideas, thank you thank you! The entire process (now looking back) was a lot of fun.
    Cathy R

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    1. HI Cathy...I know I thought sew too lol The thought behind this..if I had them managing the blog I would sew for them....I think I made out pretty good..the sewing part lol. you will have to ask them how they like the sweet gifts... And FUN we are all about that....

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  41. Your bowls, both sets and pillow are just gorgeous! How wonderful the ladies have something to remind them of this hop and all fun. Your work is beautiful and so inspiring. Are you sure you're not the Energizer Bunny? hehe. You are amazing and so talented! Thank you!

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    1. HI Jodi...ohhh well some think I am the energizer bunny..I did get one as a gift from some colleagues years ago...and they did not put batteries in it...they said it would run on my fumes lol. Wellllll I retired you see...and look what happened to me.....lol

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  42. Your bowls and pillow are lovely. You are quite the thoughtful, selfless lady. Thank you for your hard work and inspiration. This was a fantastic Blog Hop. See you at the Dots Hop!

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    1. Hello Catherine...ahhh what a nice thing to say...and yes dots are in my future ...well not really I have them all over me already lol

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  43. Oh how thoughtful you are Madame Samm! Your friends are very lucky indeed, as I was just telling Jane! The bowl hop was a lot of fun and I just can't believe how many different versions - so many talented people!!! Thanks for cheering the hop on and sharing all the fun with us :*) Looking forward to going Dotty =^..^=

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    1. HI Teresa...ahhh to have a friend you must be one...I think it goes both ways..these ladies are pretty amazing...each cheerleader gets something from me to remind them of their event...my way of saying thank you... ohhh you are going dots with us..yeahhh

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  44. Thanks so much for this bowl hop. I looked forward every day to see all the wonderful creations. It was great fun to see how different all the bowls were. Love your creations too, especially the addition of the names on the front.

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    1. HI Kathy...and you are just sew welcomed...it was a hop ..yes it was...lol

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  45. Rosemary B here:
    Niiice gifts, so beautiful. You are such a sweet friend. I am so proud to know you missie madam.
    Now I am going to go and visit all of the creations, late, I know. I had some appointments this morning and so glad to be back with a cuppa and a cookie
    What a great blog hop this was, I am just so proud and honored to be part of this one, my first, and certainly a very positive experience -- and the knowledge I gained and new friends I made - well that is priceless

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    1. Oh and I love the creations shared on this entry today. ADORE that pillow case!

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    2. Thank you thank you Rosemary..well ditto..you know we are both retired RN's...says something right there... and of course we will see you again....x

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  46. Wishing you a wonderful 'restful' day! Your 'hops', as always, have been fun, wonderful, informative and entertaining! Apple-Girl in in route to her new home btw! (((smiles)))

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    1. Hi Susan...did you not just love well everything..what a hop this one was..you just want to squeeze all these ladies that made is possible..
      ohhh I will let you know...I will be showing it lol

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  47. wow just so beautiful! Thank you for coming up with this hop it has been very inspiring!!

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    1. HI Hayley....are you just too darn sweet...well you know...I may come up with a few more ideas...wait and see...x

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  48. I love your bowls, can I say especially mine? Yes, I love your set with all the cluntries stitched. What a special reminder. Love Carol's. What a great idea for Christmas Cards. Pruple and Black will now represent to me Carol's signature colors. I love the pillow what a fun idea. The colors are so soft and feminine. It has been a wonderful hop, thanks to you, Carol, Regina and the sponsors. Now, enjoy a rest!

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    1. Oh course Jane, you would love yours the most..how could you not..even your colours were growing on me...almost kept it for me, lol
      I know Carol make out quite well but then again, she had a double size hop...don't want to do that again...lol I know she is coming back...well that is what she says now lol...Tomorrow she may tell me she is finished lol REST me yeah sure I will ....for maybe an hour...lol

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  49. Dear Madame Samm another blog hop finished with a bang with your work which is always beautiful and I do enjoy all the stories that go along with them. You are so much fun and I have truly enjoyed this hop and have tried to go to all the blogs and put comments on them. I think I probably made about 90%, their were so many and from all over the world. Lov ya big hug, Sandra

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    1. HI Sandra...how are you...been thinking of you...glad you were able to get to 90% you have to Friday to get to some more ...we will add you in the draw...it has been a wonderful trip I can tell you that...it took my breath away a couple of times lol come on back....

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  50. Those are simply amazing!!!!! You have made such a warm and touching gift for the gals. I look forward to the DOTS.

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    1. HI Mary, why thank you sweet lady...mmmm are you in Dots. or Fall, or Wicked...you have got to join in with us..you are a terrific quilter..

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  51. Rosemary B here: your project is tooooo cool. Nifty snazzy and just all out superb!
    Well done! Now go have a big cookie <3

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    1. Ohhh Rosemary....you are too funny..oh btw I saw you on the list on Dots..you are the same day as me lol oh I had a piece of banana bread instead...
      I am not of a cookie lover...except for godiva cookies...now those if I had some would have treated myself lol

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  52. What beautiful gifts you created for these great ladies! I so enjoyed this blog hop (unfortunately, missed a few days due to moving and no internet) and am looking forward to the next hop! Thank you and all the talented ladies who shared!!! :o)

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    1. HI Terry...glad you came by...are you moved in ok...are you closer to me now lol

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  53. Man, sind da schöne Arbeiten dabei :-)))
    LG, Gudrun

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  54. WOW!!! Wonderful ideas!!! I love your bowls! Thanks for this Blog Hop. It was my first, but not my last ;o)))
    I can't say which of them ist the most beautiful stack of bowls. I would take them all...
    Greetings from Germany
    Nicole

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    1. Hello Nicole...and greetings from me in Canada..HOPE to see you real soon...anytime love to have you with us again..

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  55. Love all your bowls and fabrics! As usual you've taken it to a new limit, especially your pillow, so soft and pretty :)

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    1. HI Anita...love the pillow in fact...I am just working on a pattern for it...not the bowl part the pillow part wink...thanks for your comment...x

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  56. Thank you & Carol & Regina for hosting such a wonderful hop. You brought out creativity and such a wide variety of colors and designs in the bowls from so many sewers. This was the first hop I ever participated in and it was fun. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Frances...it is nice that many appreciate what we are doing...for a few moment or hours each day , we forget everything else..and we get into that zen....lol

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  57. Thank you, Carol,and Regina for a wonderful blog hop. I loved seeing everyone's creation. I was able to visit and leave a comment on all the posts and I truly enjoyed the hop. I can't wait to see what you come up with next time.

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    1. Hello Cecilia...well here is a thought...I have enough ideas for 2 years..yep...I think we all will be at least entertained till then...glad you came out...

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  58. Well you certainly "outdid" yourself on this one! Darling projects! Great job on all of them! (I love adding embroidery to my projects, so I especially liked that you did that!)

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    1. HI Linda...I am starting from the the bottom...this way I have no idea how many more I have to go...lol and yes I do love embroidery on I think now...all of my quilts...I guess because I always did that vs quilting..and now I quilt...isn't that just the funniest thing you have ever heard...lol
      it is to me...Glad you were here cheering..we always need an audience lol

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  59. Wow! Awesome! Your bowls are gorgeous as I would expect. Thanks for a fun blog hop.

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    1. Thanks Marcia...and thanks to Carol and all those who participated..it was a success.

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  60. Wow! They were all amazing. I love them all. It was inspired to add all the countries. The pillow is a wonderful idea too. Love your sense of color and your creativity. Thanks for all you've done for quilters around the world.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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    1. Hi Roxanne. ohh that just makes me weep... thank you..!

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  61. What a lot of talent! this has been a lot of fun for me, and a LOT of inspiration!

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    1. It was gpc, amazing...and you had fun...well score another for all of us lol

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  62. I liked your first bowls project for Jane so much that I signed up for my first blog hop. It was fun to do. It's amazing how many different ideas were presented by everyone. Your other quilted bowls are also wonderful. I love the one with the country names stitched on it. Thanks to you and Carol for all your hard work. This was a looong one!

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    1. HI Moe...sew glad to hear that...hopefully it won't be your last..there is something about blog hops..they keep you focused..you use time well and you have fun...how good is that? lol

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  63. With all my gushing over your bowls, I forget to also thank your partners in crime! Carol did a fantastic job as Hostess and of course Regina who provided the pattern. I had to hop over to her site and purchase it. It will bring me back to my paper piecing roots, that was my beginning in the quilting world and my all time favorite. Give me a line to sew on and I am happy. Looking forward to seeing what is up next.

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    1. Good Morning Judy, ahhh we know you had fun, I think you got to everyone throughout the hop...I know they would have appreciated that sew much and I know once you get into these bowls you will be inspired as we were...Listen, when you get them done, send me a note...we can always add them to our board...you were certainly a cheerleader..hope to see you again ..

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  64. Thank you so much for hosting this and all the hops. It has been so much fun.
    WOW! what great bowl projects you have made for some really special ladies. I know they will love them.

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    1. Hi Carrie...I just left you note ...being featured in a big magazine from a block you did in RWB just made my morning.. they only sent you one mag...pity heh..lol And re: hops..I hope to see you in more..you are sew good...listen I am doing an applique today for the dots...I may post it to give you ladies more ideas...xx

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  65. What sweet and heartfelt projects. Thanks for all you do.

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    1. HI Laura...good morning...I am sew pleased you were in our hop with your breakfast bowl table mats..you are an absolute delight..tell me you will be back for more..

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  66. I really enjoyed seeing all your terrific bowls, you never disappoint.The hop was wonderful my only regret is not taking part. Thanks for all your efforts .

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    1. Ohhh Sheila there will be many more hops...hope to see you at some soon.

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  67. Amazing! These are all so beautiful and different from each other. The bowls are so wonderful and versatile, don't you think? Thank you for your time, attention, and nurturing comments.

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    1. Hello Alice, it was wonderful to see your comment..thank you..

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  68. I enjoyed the hop. Some people were so creative! The pinterest board was nice to see all at once.

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    1. HI Karen, it is the icing on the cake...Pinterest lol

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  69. Wow, they are all so well done. Thank you so much for hosting and cheering us along!

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    1. HI Rebecca, my pleasure indeed..come back again.

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  70. I had so much fun doing my bowls. What a great BlogHop. It has been my first. And every day it was amazing to see all the lovely quilts, there have been so much wonderful ideas!
    And thank you that you have chosen my quilt "Gans(z) hochgestapelt" under the top 2, it is a great honor for me.
    Greetings
    Renate

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    1. Hi Renate, it was wasn't it...I enjoyed it sew much...to have you ladies from around the world..well it made it extra special. Please join in again in the fun...you will always be warmly received... my best.

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  71. Wow, you sure did make quit a few bowls and they are all such fun. Great job! Thanks for the hop...it sure was fun.
    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  72. Awesome! Your bowls are just amazing!
    I really had a great time with the blog hop. I hope to do another one in the future ;)

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