November 7, 2012

U R Priceless Blog Hop!

Well, blogger is at it again.. I had this set to go live at 12:00 am this morning and it was still in draft when I got up.  Sorry folks. 
 
Doesn't it feel awesome to be told "You are priceless!"

Well Madame Samm has put another spin on that phrase and has come up with yet another fabulous blog hop for all of us out here in blogland!!  This one is going to be super fantastic!


And now finally, my day has arrived!!!

I ordered my purse hardware from Kelly at I Have A Notion.  Kelly was a big supporter of a quilting retreat that I hosted for 81 quilters in April of 2011 so I wasn't surprised when I opened my package and she had included 2 extra purse frames at no charge! 
Thank you Kelly!

So, what do you do when you are gifted with something.. You pay it forward... I asked my friend Marie and my mother-in-law Mildred over for a sew-in so they could each make a coin purse as well!  I made a trip to JoAnn's Craft Store in Raleigh a few days before our sew-in and picked up 3 more purse frames and I am sew glad that I did!  These are so addicting!!  I wish I had bought 10 more!!!  You can bet I will be getting some more because I want to make some for Christmas gifts!

Here are the fruits of our labours...


And here they all are open showing the lovely fabrics inside.  They remind me of little birds in a nest waiting for momma bird to put a worm in their mouths. ha!  Maybe these want to be fed some coins!  Got any change to spare?? lol


Now I need to show you some individual photos since Marie and Mildred weren't "officially" part of the blog hop... I let them piggyback off of me... So I want to have a shot at one of the Top 3 places so single photos are in order. :)

This was my first attempt.  It took us around 3 hours to make the first one.  We found it a little daunting but we kept on keeping on and finally perservered!  And it was well worth it!

My friend Lettie from The Polka Dot Pineapple sent me (4) 1 yard pieces of Hawaiian fabric after she and I met in NC the year of 2010.  She is from Hawaii and her hubby came to NC to have surgery.  I found her blog by accident and saw that she would be here but have nothing to do.  So I sent her an email and we fast became friends.  My friend Karen, from VA, came down on the selected day and we both took Lettie out for a girls shopping spree!  My first coin purse came from one of the fabrics that Lettie sent me.  I may mail this one to her!

The front..
 The back..

My second coin purse is a fun one and came about because of my granddaughter Allie.  She was here for 2 months this past summer and went outside (frog-huntin') every day!  I should have videoed her! When I saw this fabric I knew I would make a coin purse from it for Miss Allie.  I know she will squeal like a little pig when she sees it!  I just hope she doesn't take it outside to catch frogs in!

The front..
 The back..

And this blog hop would not be complete without a PIGGIE coin purse! I had several pig fabrics that my friends have sent me and this is the one I chose.  The lining is the same fabric but with a white background!  I think she turned out really cute!  I have a 2 piggie tape measures that I think will go in this one along with some thread and needles for a small sewing kit to go in my purse!
 Her back view is the same as the front so only one photo.


This one is my mother in law Mildred's first attempt at a coin purse!  I think hers turned out rather cute!!  I had purchased this fabric to make my sister a quilt so she just borrowed enough to make her coin purse. Job well done Mildred!


Marie kept saying I will never make another the whole time she was making her first one but in the end she wound up making 2!!  And has plans for a 3rd!  See how addicting they can be!!



So there you have it!  6 lovely coin purses!  I have one more made upstairs waiting for hardware!  I bought a larger purse frame (6") and mis-figured how large to cut the fabric so the body is ready but waiting for a 4 1/2" frame!  Oh well.. Another reason to back to JoAnn's!!! Such a hardship! ha!

I have friends sharing this day with me so don't stop hopping until you go visit them all!!  I have heard some have giveaways!!


After you see all of these cute coin purses, if you decide that you simply have to make one for yourself then head on over to this lovely shop and purchase the pattern! In no time you will have your very own cutesy coin purse!!

Now... How about a giveaway here on PigTalesandQuilts!

Leave a comment telling me something about yourself.. do you like to knit, do you like cats or dogs, are you a beautician, do you have a new baby... just some ideas...!  I will choose 3 names and specially make a coin purse for each winner using fabrics to depict something about you!

Remember to leave me a way of contacting you.  No-reply bloggers don't stand a chance of winning because I cannot contact you for your mailing address! leave your email in your comment if you don't have a google account or if you do but don't have your email visible!

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103 comments:

  1. What a great show of coin purses, all very cute, but my heart to the knitting chicken. Thanks for showing and telling your thoughts with every purse.

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  2. Cute little things, these coin purses! I love my grandbabies and quilts! No surprise there, I suppose. It's 3:45 a.m. - why am I awake???

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  3. Your purses are so cute - my favourite is the frog. I like crazy quilting, dogs, sane quilting and reading. And now that we have snow I'm ready to snuggle in for the winter and stitch away.

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  4. A team sport who would have guessed. A great job done by all of you. In addition to quilting I knit and crochet.

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  5. Wonderful purses you and your team have made. They are sew cute. I also love to crochet and knit.
    Thanks for sharing

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  6. I like to crochet, and I'm working on making an Asian inspired craft room for myself. It is coming along..but still needs a few touches. Like over the shoulder lighting so I can keep stitching at night.

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  7. I love that you individualized your purses so well! They are all so great! I do knit, and I also have 2 cats!

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  8. WElcome to the farm...I just love your creations and your lovely friends..let them know..it was nice of them to join in the fun...

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  9. such a fun post and what great little purses you made. enjoyed reading the stories behind them.
    I love gardening and quilting, of course. I also enjoy working with wool.

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  10. Great little coin purses!! I live in the boonies and see wild animals in my yard. Check out my next to last post!

    I'm hosting a coin purse frame giveaway on my blog:

    http://splittingstitches.blogspot.com/

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  11. They all turned out great. I love the first one... especially the side with the turtle. One of my favourite things to do when we lived on Maui was diving with the sea turtles.
    (supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

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  12. That is some awesome fussing cutting! Love the piggy, yoga frog and the knitting hen. I love to quilt most of all but I also knit and crochet and dabble in most textile arts. Thanks!

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  13. Cute purses. I love to knit too and the purse with the knitting is too cute. My daughter loves pigs and she would love that one.

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  14. I love your little purses and that little piggy one is definitely priceless!

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  15. What a fun and easy project! I am a crazy quilter, tatter, and love flowers...Will you be making a tut on making these cute coin purses?? Linda in NM

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  16. I am a self taught quilter and machine embroiderer, and adore dachshunds. Love the pineapple purse too!

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  17. Love the piggy purse and frog. Wow, what a great giveaway. I am a new Yorker living in the South :(. I am a wildlife biologist because I love animals, I am happy Obama won, I love to quilt but have ratty blankets on my bed, I am very family oriented and I am an introvert. Thanks for the giveaway. Vivian

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  18. Hi!!! All of your purses are too cute!!! Love all the fabrics!!! Great you were able to turn it into a purse party!!! Fun!!! Fun!!! I am a grandmother or MOMO to a five year old boy Jager and a two year old Emma!!! They are my most wonderful fun!!! I love cats,mice,angels and teapots!!! What a collection!!!! I have already won a wonderful collection of fabrics here!! Whoever wins is in for some real FUN!!!FUN!!!FUN!!!! Thank You So Much

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  19. So many little lovelies - hard to choose a favorite. Nice job. Judy C

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  20. I have to say that those fabrics you chose are so CUTE! I mean the frog, the pig priceless :-)
    Something about me...I love to design patterns and stamp and bake and cook and you get the whole creative side of me ;-D

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  21. All of them turned out great, lovely job! I had a baby in January of this year, so I have a 9 month old and a recently turned 5 year old!

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  22. I absolutely love these little purses....might have to try making one!
    mmm..I dont knit, I am not a cat or dog person, my baby is 25 and I have trouble getting my eye liner on straight..(not a beautician!!) I do love my flower garden, and love to travel, and love the beach and sunshine!
    thanks for the generous giveaway!!

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  23. A fabulous collection of purses and a great story too!
    I'm a dog person for sure and a Mom to 4!

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  24. oh you did a wonderful job on these! And me, I'm primarily a quilter - tho of course making my share of littles too!

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  25. I'm a knitter...enough about myself!
    All of the purses are adorable & I think its nice that you
    had a "sew in" & shared the experience with others. Great job!

    pnconverse(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I am a pushover for sew-ins! Wish I could schedule one for 5 days of each week with different friends. lol

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  26. What fabulous purses - I love them all!
    I'm an upholsterer and I love chairs!!

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  27. I love cats. Have two of my own! I also like to sew. Right now I´m very much into bags :) Maybe I´ll even try to sew a purse!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  28. Gorgeous purses. I am seriously thinking of making a few for Christmas. I am married for almost 30 years to my best friend; we have 4 grown children, two cats and a few assorted fish STILL living at home. It's a struggle finding time on my DR table to sew and quilt... Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on your draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  29. Your little purses are soooo cute. The pig one is so perfect for you! Each one is so clever. I would have to choose the frog as I am a "frog" sort of person. I have frog all over the place.

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  30. Darling purses! I like the rooster the best I think. Lets see...I'm a nurse a grandmother of 8 I love to quilt, sew, crochet and I have a cat. Go see her on my blog www.a-creativenotion.com

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  31. Quilting is my passion but I also do some knitting. My blog is kinda new but I love to write. Come see me at Kwitly Pleasures blog. Thnx for the fun time today on your blog!

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  33. Hi! I loved your fun post and beautiful purses. I a had fun, albeit hard time making the ONE I got completed. But they ARE addicting. And I have purchased more frames. But I'd love one made by someone else.

    I am an artist, I quilt, draw, knit, crochet, make beaded jewelery, and am interested in many different medium and crafts. But I think my favorite medium is fabric, and painting/drawing the best. I love the sunshine, and flowers too. Bright colors attract me, and I collect all colors of the rainbow and beyond in anything I own, pens, pencils, paint, fabric, thread, yarn, etc.

    I love Lettie at Polkadot Pineapple. I have read her blog and remember her talking about the kind people who took her in. You are awesome.
    ~a
    ps, sorry to have deleted that last comment, I didn't edit until it was published. This time I will preview. heh :D

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    1. We loved Lettie's visit! Hope that one day she will return to her blogging. She always had some awesome projects going on.

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  34. Your coin purses are awesome... thanks for sharing. Now something about me.... I love fabric and I love to quilt. Sometimes I wish that I could spend all day playing with fabric and quilting. One of these days my wish will come true when I retire!!

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  35. Too, too, cute! Love the piggie one! Great job.

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  36. You have made some really cute little purses!!!! I love to sew and wish I could sew all day long! I must jump in and try some of these little guys!!!

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  37. So many cute purses and the piggy one is my fav. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. So pretty...all!!
    Aside from quilting, I love to knit and snuggle with my little guy, Bruster, our special adopted Cavalier.

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  39. I love the zen like frogs my granddaughter would have been collecting lizards lol. I don't know if anyone else noticed, you said you got your clasps at JoAnn's... hmm I KNOW I looked on line for them there, maybe a trip down the aisles will produce a better outcome

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    1. These frames are with the purse handles near the bead section at my JoAnns.

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  40. I don't know if I could possibly pick a favorite out of all these cute purses but I do love the frog and the pig! Something about me....I'm back working at school after 9 years of retirement. There's just something about high school kids that grabs my heart. :) blessings, marlene

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  41. Y'all did a marvelous job with your purses!! Did the frames from JoAnn's work without any trouble with the pattern as it was written? Something about me? Well, I just got home from my *third* (and hopefully the LAST) surgery on my foot/ankle/heel in 2.5 years. But before I crawl up to bed, I wanted to check out all the blogs on the UR Priceless hop today! LOL!! How's that for dedication?! :)

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    1. As long as you use a 3 inch frame you are good to go. The heart frame was square and I had trouble getting the corners to stay up in there really tight... But it turned out ok anyway. :)

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  42. wow, you are so very generouse -- thank you for this opportunity! I love 30s fabrics, they are the best. but, i also love buttons and to crochet. i crochet shawls for my church to distribute to those people going through cancer treatments.

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  43. Your little purses are divine! Each has it's own personality. I collect everything so any theme is fine with me. I sew/quilt, paper piecing my favorite, some minor knitting and crochet and applique. Thank you for sharing and the wonderful giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  44. All your purses are really cute and I would love to win one. As for me, I collect Dragons, not oriental ones but more on the side of Puff the Magic Dragon type. I have a dragon that I helped designed that has large wings, medium puffy body and a smile on it's face while it plays with a butterfly. Besides having just returned to quilting, I enjoy working with stain glass and other crafts. We retired to Mexico 3 years ago and I am enjoying the change of pace in everyday live.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  45. Cute purses, love how you fussy cut to have a focal point.

    I am a SAHM of 3 in TX. I love to sew for sanity and would like to start doing the craft circuit but w/o my wandering 4 y/o tagging along.

    I spent my Summers on my Grandmother's farm in KY learning everything from sewing to basket weaving. I would go and assist her when she taught crafting lessons at the KY Extension Office. Personally I think that would be the dream job!

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    1. I so agree!!!

      I learned to quilt and sew with my grandmothers guidance as well. They were fantastic teachers!

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  46. i crochet baby blankets for my grands

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  47. ooh I just noticed you changed your comment section so it's not a pop-up, which means I can comment, yay! :) ... you don't need to include me in the giveaway (I'm too poor to have any coins to put in a coin purse!) but a couple of random facts ... I love cats, and I have one cat here in the UK called Bix (after the jazz trumpeter) and another called Maggie who is stuck in upstate NY until I can arrange to have her flown here, which is proving an expensive and fiddly process!

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  48. What sweet wee purses and how wonderful to share your sewing day with others. Something about me? hhhmmm My husband & I have a guitar repair & building small business (but I haven't done any work on a guitar in months--my sewing machine trumps the guitars!) Thanks for sharing with us all.

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  49. It`s hard to pick one favorite,they are just wonderful.Thanks for sharing!

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  50. Sew Cute Coin Purses! My daughter would love the frogie. He is adorable. You and your friends are creative and happy they joined in the hop. As for me, I am semi-retired??? and travel with my WDH on his business trips. We are empty nesters! I started up a blog when our oldest daughter had two operations with-in 6 weeks of each other. While I sat at the hospital with her, I had my laptop and found a blog about quilting Karen Johnson's blog and went from there. A year later, I will blogging about my coin purses in a week. LOL! Thanks for sharing, and sorry it was a long post. Judith, Texas

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  51. I love quilting reading dogs cats horses deer and at the top of the list is god

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  52. What adorable purses you made!!! (I used to live in Raleigh. I wonder if we ever crossed paths in JoAnns?) Anyway, I am a quilter who loves reading, gardening, baking, and traveling. My favorite color is red-orange.Enough? Thanks for a chance to win! (I am now following you!)

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  53. Great purses! I love to read(love my Kindle)and sew. I am a cat lover! Thank you for sharing your purses.

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  54. Great job! I love country dancing. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. I am super impressed with all the lovely purses , just too cute and I am sure your granddaughter Allie will love the little frog .I love horses and dogs , and for that matter would love to own an alpaca ;-)Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations.

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  56. Your little purses are great! Love the fabrics! I love the color periwinkle, and cats, music, and anything vintage.

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  57. SO cute! Love them all! I can't wait to try making a bigger one, if I ever figure out how to do it, lol. I am a hospice chaplain, I blog and try a variety of crafts (but I'm not super at anything). I love my grandchildren to pieces, like to cook and eat, shoot a pistol and like fly fishing. :)

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  58. lovely purses, thanks for sharing!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente
    I like to quilt(blog) ☺

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  59. Hello there from England, your little purses are so cute, I would love to make a couple myself, they will make lovely gifts. I love to embroider and quilt and am really soppy about dogs. The blog hop sounds like fun and I'll take a look around, thank you. Kind Regards Mandy Currie (mandycurrie@googlemail.com)

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  60. Let's see. A couple of things about me: I love to read and am thrilled at all the text-y prints that are out now. And 4 of my great-grandparents came from England and I was such a nerdy Anglophile as a kid that I affected an English accent.

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  61. Great job ladies! I LOVE pandas (and Doctor Who)!

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  62. Rosemary B here: Oh your little purses are just adorable, great photos too.
    goodness the fabrics are adorable, I love the knitting chicken
    Thank you for sharing your creativity and so lovely that you had your mother in law and marie over for a fun time.

    I like kitties, ice dancing, sewing and going to the gym

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  63. Gosh, it looks like you had so much fun making the purses. They are so cute and clever! Something about me - I LOVE dogs.

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  64. Are you sure you had such a hard time making these? I sure could not tell from all of your lovely little coin purses,they are beautiful!
    I love sunflowers :)

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  65. All of your coin purses are really cute! I especially like the fabric your MIL used. I love to quilt and sew and garden. I hope to live near the ocean again in a couple of years. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  66. wow! you did so good. These are spectacular.

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  67. Great purses and I love to see the surprise inside. I have a new kitten this year so I am especially looking at all things cats.

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  68. These purses are so adorable especially the pig one. I have really enjoyed this blog and all the different fabric people have chosen. I am a retired Grammie who loves to quilt, has a cat and two grandsons whom I adore. I can hardly wait to get started on making one of these purses. Thanks for the giveaway and all of your work.

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  69. Fabulous coin purses. The frog and the pig purses are beyond cute.

    I've be sewing since high school ... many, many moons ago. Then got interested in quilting and quilted for about 15 years. Life got in the way (meaning a very demanding and stressful job), so sewing/quilting just didn't happen for about 12 years. I recently got back into sewing/quilting small projects and it feels so good to be creative again.

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  70. Fun little purses! You did an amazing job.
    I've been a crafter of one kind or another since high school. Counted cross stitch is my longest running craft addicition and quilting is my most recent. I enjoy time relaxing at the lake, working on jigsaw puzzles and time spent around the campfire. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. Great job on your purses! I cross stitch, quilt, garden and will soon become a coin purse maker!!

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  72. Thearica...your fabrics are adorable...love the frog, and the pig...and the chicken knitting...too darn cute. Something about me....I would rather quilt, knit, or crochet rather than vacuum, iron, or cook. Thanks for sharing in the blog hop and for the chance to be one of the lucky ones. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  73. What a fun thing to do - have a sew-in; that's especially fitting cuz it was a sew-in frame! Love them all. Miss Allie is going to love her froggy one. :) We just had our 9th grandbaby this week and will see her for the first tomorrow. Yeah!

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  74. Love the 'pay it forward'. Great fabrics and always a good read. Thanks for sharing.
    I love quilting and coffee and chocolate and Maui.

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  75. Love the 'pay it forward'. Great fabrics and always a good read. Thanks for sharing.
    I love quilting and coffee and chocolate and Maui.

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  76. Isn't really fun when you can include friends and family into your sewing and quilting adventures? And the "pay it forward" is even better I am the 9th child out of 12 and I love baseball, to quilt, read and teach quilting (not necessarily in that order)! Thanks for sharing your creations with us today.

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  77. I am a Physical therapist, like to ride bikes, run and swim. I love ice cream and chocolate is my favorite. Thanks for sharing your great creations. I like your fabric choices.

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  78. I have a some purse hardware that I bought a couple years ago and never got around to using, you have inspired me!!!

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  79. How fun having a little purse making sew-in...beautiful job on all of them! I love decorating for Christmas...especially with snowmen (that way I can leave them out all Winter). Thanks for sharing :o)

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  80. Love your blog! It's so fun and interesting! Your purses are adorable! I think the fun part is picking out the fabrics. Really gets you inspired. What do I love? Quilting, teaching quilting, sewing purses, baking, chocolate, reading, the southwest desert, the Pacific northwest, cats, my iPhone, travel, all the colors ever made...(that's enough, right? ) :)

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  81. Very nice. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  82. You did a great job on the purses! I quilt, sing, and love cats and coffee!

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  83. Your purses are fabulous, I LOVE the fat piggy one!! I love to do all sorts of crafts, sewing, quilting, needlework, crochet, making jewellery, making candles, felting, papercraft. But the thing I love most in the world, nope not my husband(!), my 4 rescue bunnies.

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  84. Very cute purses! I am a retired teacher who likes to quilt, read books, bake pies (I collect pie plates and pie birds) and enjoys gardening!

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  85. I've been bouncing around the internet looking at all of the sweet little purses! There are some very pretty and creative ones out there! What a fun blog hop! Pam

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  86. All of the purses are gorgeous. I don't know which is my favourite. Now something about me. Quilting is my relaxation and I'm addicted to reading blogs. I can't go a day without checking out all the ones on my blog list plus adding more!

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  87. Love that you (and your helpers) fussy cut fabric for most of the purses! Nicely done. Am a mother of 5, have my own sewing/alterations business, and also help my husband in the spring time in our greenhouse business where we have a good selection of beddingplants readily available.

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  88. Perfect purse making fun...how lovely to do them together :o) All are great, but I am drawn to your Hawaiian print coin purses...(my hubby's family are all from Hawaii. Most from the Big Island, but also extended family on Oahu, Maui, and Kawaii). Hm...let's see...I am a mom of three, with an almost 8 month old granddaughter, and I love to sew, crochet, craft, and also have sold art that I do since 1985. (I hope you get a chance to stop by my post for this fun blog hop...my day is Nov 9th :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I am at our daughter, son in law, and grandbaby's home visiting, but wanted to stop by and check out the amazing coin purses!

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  89. Of course I am a quilter. I also like to embroider and read.
    swalker287(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  90. Love your purses! I love flowers, trees, any of natures creatures! Oh heck I like just about everything! Chocolate! Quilting!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  91. Oh I am so sorry I am posting late but I thought I had already and I guess it got ate....but they are all adorable and I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving!

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  92. See now I had more on my comment and it did not take what is going on???? Anyway here is the rest. I love vintage anything, I have 3 gradbabies 2 boys and 1 girl ages 13 down to 3..I collect betty boop and Gone with the wind items....and I love to plant roses. What are some of your favorites...

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  93. I just want to said I like the purses :)
    I'm a new Quilter :)

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  94. I agree with the others. I love your little purses. They are so sweet, especially the frogs : )

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  95. awww look at those cute little purses!! AND you can only imagine which one is MY favorite :) oink oink :) Love them all!!!!

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