Saturday, December 29, 2012

I double DARE you....new blog hop!

WEll I don't know about all of you, but I am sew ready for 
some excitement...something to draw us all out into the sunshine...

Ok, sew my sunshine has a bit of orange in its horizon.
I was trying for BOLD, FRESH and a bit of LOVE...feeling it?

Confession, the above ATTEMPTed DRESDEN plate is my very first
one I have ever made...I made all the pieces to make a circle
but I think I need some practice, I have till the end of the month 
to perfect it...  I think I CAN do that lol. 

Christine from Quilt Monster Closet
will be cheering you all on for this hop...
She has been busy with an injured hubby and lots of work
but she tells me she is ready for some excitement too...
pssst let's give her some! lol

YOU can sign up with her HERE!

WE won't have a lot of time to get ready for this one, 
and I apologize for that...This is our back up Plan C,
seems Nancy DREW got pushed forward ( she was Plan A) , and then 
our It's about Me ( Plan B)  got pushed forward...
Soooooo this is our Plan C....

Seeing that it only took me less than an hour to create
my 1/2 half DRESDEN, well I made a full plate...but only 
1/2 you are seeing for now lol. 
I figure we can all make some BOLD-FRESH-FULL OF LOVE
DRESDEN for end of January...


I found these great videos on Dresdens
for those who may be in the same boat as I..


What is expected?

1. make any dresden, you like, any shape any size, any number of them
2. place button on your blogs
3. if you sign up, we do expect you to participate
4. be ready to post at midnight EST the night before
5. have a giveaway if you like, have a tut all optional.

Here is our new button...code is on the top right of our blog.

Please sign up before next friday!
15 non bloggers can be accepted. 

Sew there you have it....family is all home now...
I have had 1 day to pull myself together 
and get ready for our NEW YEAR.

I feel quite daring! 

( Linda and Christine I am working on your cheerleader name tags) 



  1. I would love to do this one! When I click on the link to sign up, nothing happens yet, though :) Fun idea. Thanks once again!

    1. Hi Heather, I tried it , it works now..and her address is below too...welcome first daring lady lol

  2. oh lovely, another great idea - I was planning on some Dresden sewing anyway so this will be the perfect encouragement for me to actually get it done - thanks Mdm Samm and Happy New Year to you and your family.

  3. I'm so in and take on your dare! I'm not afraid of those Dresden's anymore, so I look forward to dragging out my Dresden ruler and whipping up something. So fun!

  4. I'm in! This could be a lot of fun!

  5. Count me in. First time joining one of your blog hops and looking forward to it. I've just sent an email to the address above.

  6. This sounds like fun ... but I think I'll watch this one! I've got my hands full in the month of January! What's the "it's about me" hop?!? I missed that one! :)

  7. I've never attempted a Dresden so I think I will take you up on your dare. No time like the present to give it a try. I didn't do the bowls because I don't paper piece and I've regretted it. Count me in.

  8. I'm in.
    I know that Your Dresden will be perfect!!!!

  9. I couldn´t resist this one too, as I have problems with challenges. I have a lot of other things to sew, have started my Words project today, but I think I could manage some Dresden too. And it will of course be sew fun.
    So my lovely madame, I am in in this too.

  10. Oh my gosh Samm!! This is so crazy! I just designed a new pattern this week and it's a dresden!!! I called David in to see this post and he said, "oh man...that is just so weird." I'm in for sure! This is so exciting and it's going to be lots of fun.
    Big bunny hugs!
    Now off to sign up with Christine. :)

  11. Hello Madame Samm,
    thats a nice challenger, and I would like to participate too ☺
    Wish you all a happy New Year!
    Liebe Grüße

  12. I'm super excited can't wait to join all the fun!!

  13. Oh Yes, I Double Dog, Triple Dog Dare us all to DRESDEN ourselves into the new Year!! We are still having WORDS, Correct??? Just checking!! I bought a new book with a special Dresden ruler that is supposed to make Dresden's a whole new way!! I'll be excited to share the new technique once I figure it out. The designer demonstrated it to me and I was quite taken by the little ruler. Comes with a DVD too!! What a great excuse to use my New Ruler!
    Happy New Year everyone,
    Gmama Jane

    1. yes yes yes,,,in Your words begins on the 6th of January...this one will follow that one...with a few days off..and yes love to see new rulers ...

  14. Well, I have been in computer withdrawals!! ha! But I have so enjoyed my family for the past week! We are on our way home and are in a hotel just relaxing and finding time just to do what we want and I choose to blog. :)

    This sounds like a fantastic blog hop... heck... they all are! :)

  15. I just stumbled onto your blog and I see this :) can I join? I'm primarily a card making blog but I wanted to make a Dresden but haven't had the courage :)

  16. Oh I think I can rustle something up! Lol. Apply new year to you and yours Madam Samm! X

    1. Lol that should read Happy Nee Year!

  17. I like dresdens and have done a few blocks before, so I am in for this hop.

  18. Hello mdm Samm
    This one I will also attend... Sent Christine a mail already. :-)
    was planning a Dresden anyhow.....
    Happy New Year to you and your family.
    regards Ingrid

  19. Sounds like fun. I sent an email to Christina. Just the thing to jump start the new year!

  20. Yay for Plan C! I LOVE dresdens!! Woohoo! Can't wait for this to start.

  21. Happy new year!! Love your Halloween colors :)

  22. Yummy colors! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

  23. Oh!! Dresden + orange in hooked!

  24. Can't seem to get the code to work. That happens some of the time. Other buttons I've been able to put on my sidebar easily. Any idea why that might be? I can save as image and add it, but I lose the functionality of the button.

  25. You had to go and Dare us! Who can resist a dare? Not me!!! Just signed up with Christine :*) Looking forward to a fun Sew We Quilt Blog Hopping 2013!

  26. it seems I'm too late to join the Dresden hop - but I'm looking forward to it! love Dresdens!


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