Friday, February 15, 2013

Last Day of Hugs and Kisses with Clothworks as our Sponsor!




I am likely your last visit on this lovely hop...
So thank you for embracing us all this week..
It certainly filled our hearts with lots of love..

Here are todays ladies with plenty of HUGS AND KISSES to share. 

                                           Sew Darn Quilt

 It is the day after our Valentines day....
I married my prince charming! We don't need Valentines day to celebrate the love that is sooo much part of our daily lives.  It is ALWAYS the little things that mean the most. ALWAYS is our word. It has been our WORD since we first met almost 24 years ago. ALWAYS was the word we shared on our wedding day, 10 years to the hour and day we met... Yes we dated for 10 years.  ALWAYS will be our word till our last breath.

Last year I was soooo into paper piecing, this year it is embroidery. Although embroidery was ALWAYS in my quilts I think I may be doing a few more pieces this year . I created these 4 designs to go into my office to remind me ALWAYS that LOVE  fills my heart.


I chose one fat quarter from Sue's- Hug me Collection.( our giveaway) .. this was perfect choice. This embroidery piece I sketched  reminded me of a first day when we went out to see Phantom of the Opera. My David brought along a beautiful bouquet of roses to remind me of our first date...it was raining that night under an umbrella. I do believe he tried to kiss me...but I never kissed on the first date ...wink...

I chose solid black Presencia Perle Cotton #12 and some Pink Variegated #12 also by Presencia. I stitched it in stem stitch and then started making colonial knots for the bottom of her dress in a variety of sizes and then her bouquet of flowers hidden behind his back.... I framed it in a solid black frame. I think PINK has become my new ORANGE ...You all know how much I love Orange....lol


This one just made me smile....I have been known to leave notes
in my DH's daily lunches...but sometimes they are not where you may
expect them..In his sandwich wrapped in wax paper, in a straw
in his pear...I know silly stuff...but ALWAYS a reminder 
ps. I love YOU !  I always draw a wee me something on those notes...
like this one...

I did this in black embroidery thread Presencia Finca Perle # 12.
and some solid RED for Ps. I love you. 




I just had to add one WEE TOT to this collection...

I sooo enjoyed stitching this one up...BELLA is full of love, she is shy at times and loves
being a girl. Her wee ballet slippers I just tied with Presencia threads, and stitched them up in the
same colors as above....YOU can get all the Presencia threads now at Janes Fabrics. 



                                         ohhh and before I forget just one more project...
Another note that was found in David's lunch...he thought it looked like a bird..
it was suppose to be my arm and hand lol
                                                 ...Ps. xoxo...need I say more! 





I love giving one of you the opportunity to win a 
$20.00 Gift Certificate from Jane at Janes Fabrics.


Our top 2 of our last day of our delightful heartfelt hop...



This sooooo reminded me of these fat lips that were sold in the 70's
"kiss me slobber lips I can swim"
I know these are much cuter than that...but this lady has a way 
to bring such smiles....didn't this one do it for you too...looks at that stitching? 




And this one...I am such a sucker for red and white, this is really lovely..
the fabric border all the blocks...how lucky for all of us that this lady
was inspired to complete a UFO...gorgeous..


And most CREATIVE goes to this
 lady who was inspired by her daughter 


A paper project from school inspired this delightful piece, a reminder for certain
that she will be loved to pieces forever...
PERFECTLY done....



Winners of our very PINK  bundles goes out to ....
congrats

 Carol for being in our top 3 of the day...
Becky for participating will win a bundle
and Josie for comments left...

and $20.00 gift certificate goes out to 
GWEN


Oh- this is what I created for Jane
for hosting this hop...
She really likes hoola hoops so I sketched 
her wee tot like this..
This is Jane when she was little! 
This is her very own embroidery pattern 
called 
WEE Tot JANE! 






with her new
HUG ME collection...



I  hugged this collection after I took the photo!

I may have kissed it too...it is just lovely! 







105 comments:

  1. I dated my now husband for only 8 years before I married him...and we were many miles apart,love your story and your designs,they are amazing!

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  2. Oh my dear! Your little stitcheries are so adorable! They brought me smiles and smiles! Love how the little embroideries tell such stories! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for another inspiring blog hop!

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  3. Precious stitching - lovely projects as usual!

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  4. Awesome!! What beautiful and fun stitcheries!!!

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  5. Well done and makes me want to bring out my embroidery needles again, thanks.

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  6. Well I have been everywhere this hop alas some were not up when I hopped but I had a great time.....another fantastic hop, Samm, and now I get to end it with you. And you always provide us with great stories and wonderful projects!!! Your drawings are so cute stitched up!! I do believe I saw a bit of thread "fabric" in that apron, love it! Stitching is sewwwwwww relaxing. Happy 1st date anniversary !! Hugs and kisses!! Work comes early tommorrow am off to catch some zzzzz's and dream of stitchy little tots!!! So cute!!!!!!

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  7. Thank you for sharing your little cuties and the stories behind them! Perfect ending for a marvelous hop.

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  8. What adorable projects! I love embroidery, but haven't done much lately. I may be inspired to pull out my needles and floss again. So many cute patterns now! Thanks for a great week!

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  9. These are just beautiful! I love the simplicity. You sure are one talented woman. Thanks for sharing with us today and organizing this hop. :-)

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  10. Beautiful projects! And lovely stories behind. I love beautiful reminders like yours. And the one with your hand is just so cute! Thanks for this great hop. It was fun to visit!

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  11. Really cute! All your embroidery designs are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and organising this fun hop!

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  12. I love your embroidery, and I saw at once that it was an arm and a hand.
    This one is my favorite of the four.
    I love embroidery too - machine embroidery *g* Love to see my Janome do all the work for me :-)

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  13. Sew very cute. I could tell the last one was a hand pulling back the corner of the page. Must be a girl thing. Love your stitching. I am doing more stitching again too.

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  14. What adorable reminders that our LOVE is for ALWAYS and Forever! The umbrella kiss is my favorite!

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  15. My favorite is umbrella kiss. Love your notes.

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  16. Amo o casal de noivos.Comecei a namorar meu marido no dia 1 de abril.(dia da mentira aqui no Brasil)
    namoramos só oito meses,35 anos e três filhas depois...É + que ontem e -que amanhã.
    Beijos e Bençãos.

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  17. All are fabulous but I favor the umbrella kiss.

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  18. Another great embroidery. I have got to get back into it. I am really feeling that urge to pull out the embroidery floss and get busy. Thanks

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  19. Fabulous projects!!
    I thought the 'hand' was a 'bird' too!

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  20. As ALWAYS, your projects are wonderful! As ALWAYS, this has been another wonderful blog hop! Happy Belated Anniversary!

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  21. wonderful projects as always -- thank you guys again for hosting the hop and offering little ole me the opportunity to partisipate.

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  22. I see we have saved the best for last as usual! :-) Love all your little stitcheries. The last one is just a perfect way to end the hop! Thanks for being you!

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  23. These are great - the first is my favorite. P.S. Thanks for that Valentine's gift photo yesterday. Made me happy.

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  24. Ohhhhhhhhhh you are so very inventive!! These are just too adorable!! and I love your picks today!

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  25. Your stitcheries are so delightful! It is hard pressed to choose a favorite so I will say all of them are my fav's! I LOVE those ideas of stealing away love notes in your hubbys lunch! and a straw in a pear!! Way clever idea!

    THis has certainly been a fun hop! Thank you Madame Samm and Jane for another fun bloggers hop!! :)

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  26. Your stitcheries are so delightful! It is hard pressed to choose a favorite so I will say all of them are my fav's! I LOVE those ideas of stealing away love notes in your hubbys lunch! and a straw in a pear!! Way clever idea!

    THis has certainly been a fun hop! Thank you Madame Samm and Jane for another fun bloggers hop!! :)

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  27. I just love all your embroideries and it's especially impressive that you design them yourself! You're just so creative! Thanks for all you do with with coming up with all these fun hops--I really enjoy visiting others blogs and seeing what they've made.

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  28. I like your stitched pieces! Thanks for sharing all your work.

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  29. Rosemary B here: You are the queen of stitchery. I LOVE ♥♥ these. I can't pick a favorite but the first date one is gorgeous! (I never kissed on the first date either, very careful, I did not want to create any expectations)
    I used to send love notes in my hubby's lunch bag too... and this is sick, I used to draw on the bag. I should find those pictures. He cut the pictures and saved them all... brought them home when he retired from his gov't job.
    **So, I really really adore your creativity and imagination with these embroidered delights!
    I love what you created for Jane as well!
    This blog hop has made Valentine's day very special this year. My hubbs loves his mugrug surprise, yes, I had to cover it up and hide it when he came snooping around my office.
    Happy Friday dear Missie Samm and thank you for delightful inspiration to everyone

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  30. Your embroideries are all just adorable! (And I'm a huge fan of notes in lunches, on pillows, by the coffee pot....) When my husband and I were dating he went off to college and I attended one in my hometown. For two years I painted designs all over the envelope I sent his daily letter in! I can just imagine the teasing he got, but he never complained!
    Embroidery is also a love of mine. Yours are wonderful!

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  31. Beautiful stitchwork! Using your own artwork makes it so much more meaningful too.

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  32. You are so good with this embroidery stuff...love them all! Your story and umbrella couple is just so romantic and sweet. Notes in his lunch? What a woman to make lunch for your honey. It's been a great hop and so much fun to see all the heartfelt creations. :O)

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  33. Adorable! I especially like the first one. Phantom of the Opera was one of mine and my husband's first dates as well. :)

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  34. I love all of your work and I have to tell you that I thought it was an ostrich pulling the corner of the note up! Now that you told me it was your hand I can see it! LOL!

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  35. This has been a great hop. Love your creations!

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  36. Rosemary B here: the top three -- great choices. I have to say, this day must have been very difficult to choose. Oh my, so many excellent creations. I adore the hankie quilt.

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  37. Totally sweet of course! Love those top three! Well, I've loved everything on this hop!

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  38. Your embroideries are so sweet. I can see the last one does look like an upside down bird instead of a hand and arm. Now would I have seen that if you had't mentioned it? I don't know, lol.

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  39. All of your embroideries look fantastic, I can't imagine why your hubby would see birds everywhere, lol! Another great week of winners, another great hop :)

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  40. All of your embroideries look fantastic, I can't imagine why your hubby would see birds everywhere, lol! Another great week of winners, another great hop :)

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  41. All of your embroideries look fantastic, I can't imagine why your hubby would see birds everywhere, lol! Another great week of winners, another great hop :)

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  42. Wonderful cuteness - I love stitchery mixed with piecing anytime. My "PS, I Love You's" were on post its and would put them in his coat pockets - he would put mine in my briefcase tote. Imagine, conference meeting with city manager and DWH would find a post-it in his portfolio that would say, "love you precious". Isn't it wonderful. Great picks.. judy c in nc

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  43. Love you embroidery patterns- they are sleek anc chic and perfect! (And inspiring too, especially for those of us who haven't embroidered in years!)

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  44. All of your embroideries look fantastic, I can't imagine why your hubby would see birds everywhere, lol! Another great week of winners, another great hop :)

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  45. You do such beautiful embroidery work, Madam Samm. I especially like your couple under the umbrella. Thank you for all you do for the blog hops. They have added a new dimension to my sewing.

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  46. Very sweet embroideries, love the corner being lifted ;D

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  47. adorable embroideries...! always wonderful to hear of a couple still in love after many years together..!

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  48. Your embroidery and patterns are so neat! Now I have to admit.....at first I saw a bird too...LOL...maybe you could call this a "Handy Bird"! Thanks for another wonderful blog hop and great choices today!

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  49. Your embroidery designs are beautiful, stunning and brilliant! Just love them! The last one is really eye-catching and I got a chuckle from your husband's POV. Leave it to men! :P

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  50. embroidery looks so fresh again, I never stopped doing it, though it gets harder to do it well! I mostly enjoy repurposing other peoples work, as you may have seen on my 4Rs blog. Thank you again for such a fun blog hop, I was so jazzed to see all the comments, it definately lifts your spirits and gives lots of inspiration to try new things!

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  51. I just love all your little hand embroidery frames. So fun! Thanks so much for all your work. I can't believe I got to all of the blogs but one today. Thanks again, Hugs, Lyn

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  52. Great embroidery. This hop has been very inspiring. Thank you.

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  53. Your designs are beautiful. You are SO talented.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  54. Sew much cuteness. Your stitcheries always make me smile.

    Thanks sew much to you and Jane for running this beautiful blog hop.

    Sew much love ... makes for a Happy Heart ... :) Pat

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  55. another fun hop. everyone is so creative including you. such cute embroidery designs.

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  56. What sweet embroidery projects! Really love your 'Under the Umbrella'!

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  57. Hi!!! WOW!!! Always Amazing!!!! I love all of your art projects and I am just totally in love with all of your WEE TOTS!!! Jane's Little Jane is adorable!! All very sweet!!! Thanks for another wonderful and motivatingly fun hop!!!!

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  58. Another set of amazing jobs well done! I appreciate your sharing your stories. They add much to the embroidery. Your designs are adorable. You are very talented. I used to be jealous of others talent. Now, I've learned to rejoice that others are using their talents and blessing others with those talents. I'm trying to better utilize my strengths, too! Not only are your projects inspiring but also this is another inspirational, fun, and motivating blog hop. You are a very generous, giving person with your talent, time, and resources. Many thanks.

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  59. I am sew delighted to have discovered your site! Second blog hop and had a great time. Everyone is so creative and inspiring. Love your designs! Thanks for sharing.

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  60. All of your embroideries are beautiful.You are so creative and you come up with the most amazing designs. I just love the "Wee Tots". Jane is so cute.Thank you for sharing.
    Thanks again for a wonderful Hop. I have enjoyed it very much. I don't envy your job of having to choose the top three every day. That would be one tough job.

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  61. Love your embroidery projects. I met my husband on a blind date set up by his boss & his boss's wife who I worked with. They got divorced a couple of years later but we've been together for 28 years. Thanks for the great blog hop & the chance to win.

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  62. I don't know how you get so much done. Your mind must never shut off. I love seeing what you create.

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  63. Loved you embroidery projects and the story that went along with them. You "ALWAYS" have great blog post. Thanks for the fun blog hop.

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  64. All gorgeous projects. I really loved todays top 3. They were my top 3 also....Sew much talent in blogdom land.Thank you for yet again another wonderful eye candy filled blog hop. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  65. Love your embroidery projects. I did not think your arm was a bird :-)

    Thanks for the hop!

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  66. Thank you lovel madame for this blog hop. It was so wonderful to follow and I love your embroidery projects. It has sureley been a very warm and heartly blog hop and I am as always speechless to see all the adorable and beautiful projects that the participating ladies have come with.
    I am looking forward to the next blog hop.

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  67. Love your designs! Thanks for sharing!

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  68. Each of your embroidery creations are so sweet and nicely done by you. You are without a doubt a very talented lady!

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  69. I am like you in that I love foundation piecing and I love stitchery too. How wonderful that you can draw up your own designs! Color me impressed. Thanks for hosting the blog hop(s).

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  70. Your pieces were wonderful, I've not done stitching like that in years, but your pieces make me want to drag out my floss and hoop and get to work!!!!!

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  71. Awesome...AweSOME...AWEsome, you are sEw talented....I wish I had just a teeny wee bit of your talent in my baby finger. Luv all your stitcheries, you know I luv to embroider...I luv the hoola hooping Jane...too cute!! I have a hoola hoop and that is one thing I can do. Thanks for all your hard work in organizing another amazing blog hop!! Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs and happy stitching...xop

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  72. Love the umbrella stitchery! Too sweet!!!!

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  73. Wow! I love all of your little stitcheries. Thank you for organizing the hop, I've enjoyed it immensely.

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  74. Thank you Madam Samm for a marvelous hop! I love your embroderary projects!

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  75. Oh Samm, You never disappoint. I love your stitchery's. All the knots oh her dress, and the flowers! Stunning. You two are so romantic, and I think a note in the straw is just too funny.
    My girl, I love her! I use to Hula Hoop all the time. She is darling and will be treasured. thank you for her and for allowing me to be our cheerleader for this wonderful Hop!

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  76. So sweet! Your hubby is one lucky guy...hope he knows it!
    What a great hop this has been...so fun! Thanks!

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  77. Loved all your stitcheries as usual. ANother fun hop has been enjoyed immensely. And I get so inspired. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful pieces.

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  78. Lovely simple effective, fun designs with lovely fabrics, thread and colors. Fab! Sharyn:)

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  79. Oh Madame Samm you crack me up. I got a good chuckle when you wrote "kiss me slobber lips I can swim". LOL Too funny. Yes, I remember the big wax lips too.

    Your stitchery is fabulous! I laughed again when I read that David thought it was a bird. LOL I saw an arm and hand, not a bird (that is until I read what David said). Goes to show you how men see things different that women.

    Great picks again today.

    Thank you again for another great blog hop and for all that you do for us out here in cyberspace.

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  80. Your embroidery is awesome. Thanks for hosting another great hop!

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  81. I love your embroidery. I liked Love you to Pieces one the best. Thanks for the fun! vickise at gmail dot com

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  82. Samm I love all of your embroideries - as always your creativity leaves me in awe. Such sweet sentiments.... blessings, marlene

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  83. Samm you are just as adorable and sweet as all of your beautiful projects,you always surprise me . Big valentine hug Sandra.

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  84. Your projects are so romantic and lovely! David must have held his love note the wrong way up.

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  85. From the beginning to the end of your story I can only express aaawwwwwww! Thanks for sharing your talent and your story. Keep Smiling!

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  86. What a sweet reminder of such a sweet first date. That will be one of my favorite memories of this very fun Hop. :)

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  87. What an awesome story :) I love it - and your projects are awesome, wee tot Jane cracks me up I love it!

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  88. Thanks, dear Samm, for another fantastic hop. Look at all those sweet embroidery projects; I must do some hand embroidery again. WEE tot Jane is darling.

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  89. Such sweet embroideries...and you sound like true romantic...how sweet to leave love notes in your dh's lunches! I'm sure he treasures them all.

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  90. All of your pieces are oo-lala-lovely! My favorite is the umbrella. Thanks for the hop!

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  91. Another fun hop comes to an end. Thank you sew much! I always look forward to your embroidery. Lucky Jane. I love the pattern you made for her the best. Always!

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  92. Beautiful embroidery! Very festive.

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  93. Big congratulations to all of the winners! Samm your creations ... as ALWAYS ... are absolutely wonderfu! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity as you do. You are ALWAYS appreciate with heartfelt love! :)

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  94. Happy anniversary to you and your hubby!!! My hubby and I married 33 years ago today:) Thanks again for such a fun hop and for all your behind the scenes work and creativity!

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  95. Congratulations to the Winners and thank you for a super fun week!

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  96. I love the vintage style of your stitching! Thanks for another great blog hop. Its a great excuse for me to take time out and enjoy everyone else's work!

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  97. I love these blog hops. I wish I could participate in more of them myself, but I enjoy seeing what everyone is up to even when I don't have time to sit at the sewing machine myself. Each hop is always so inspiring. Thank you for all the hard work you put into each of them for us.

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  98. Congratulations on your anniversary. All of your stitcheries are just lovely. My favourite is the first one with the umbrella. How cute are those fish!

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  99. What happens under the umbrella, stays under the umbrella! Happy anniversary. Great projects, love your designs and stitches.

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  100. Congratulations to the Grand Prize winners!!! Was a blast.

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  101. lovely work as always! thanks you for the great hop!!

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  102. I love all your pieces. As usual lately I didn't have the time to hop to everyone but I did get to see some of them. Everyone did really wonderful again. So much inspiration.

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  103. Stunning Valentine's quilts. Congrats to all the winners.

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  104. HI! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL RED QUILT PHOTOGRAPHED ON THE ROCKING CHAIR-JUST LOVELY!
    I'M SAVING THAT PIC FOR SURE! I'D LOVE TO MAKE ONE SIMILAR! THANKS FOR YOUR INSPIRING BLOG!
    LOVE,LINDA

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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