Monday, September 28, 2015

Splash of Color Blog Hop


My dear friend Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quiltworks has released her book 
SPLASH OF COLOR!  I've been anxiously awaiting seeing this, having been fond of her for many years. One of the nicest gals I know!
We live only three hours from each other, yet, we never get to spend anytime together anymore, and often it's only in Houston Quilt Market, that we catch up!  




Jackie is a very busy gal with her online quilt business, being a certified instructor for Judy Niemeyer, and teaching, traveling with her own work.

Splash of color is a vibrant burst of color and pattern!

               
Jackie and I had some catching up to do, so we shared our conversation about her book.
ENJOY!

I have several favorite quilts in the book, (why choose just one?)



Star Bright well, I just love stars! AND they are not Y seamed!)  
(And I still like them!)  
You know I love my Y seams...


Lava Lamps is a great mixture of DOTS!! I love dots...




and Jumping Jax!





YOU CAN WIN A EBOOK VERSION OF JACKIE'S BOOK?


 JUST LEAVE ME A COMMENT ABOUT SOMETHING WONDERFUL about today! I love reading "HAPPY"

Visit the rest of the blog hop too!

Wednesday, September 23,

Jackie Kunkel - Canton Village Quilt Works - http://cvquiltworks.com/blogs/blog
Kate Colleran - Seams Like a Dream  -  http://seamslikeadream.com/blog/
Pat Sloan -  Pat Sloan Blog - http://blog.patsloan.com

Thursday, September 24

Sherri McConnell - A Quilting Life - http://www.aquiltinglife.com

FridaySeptember 25

Faith Jones - Fresh Lemons Quilts - http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com
Jenny Wilding Cardon - Martingale - http://blog.shopmartingale.com


Saturday, September 26

Vicki Welsh - Field Trips In Fiber - http://vickiwelsh.typepad.com
Pam Viera- McGinnis - Pam Kitty Morning - http://pamkittymorning.blogspot.com

Sunday, September 27

Pat Wys - Silver Thimble Quilt Co.  - http://www.silverthimblequilt.com/blog/
Sharon McConnell - Color Girl Quilts - http://colorgirlquilts.com/blog

Monday, September 28

Julie Sefton - Me and My Quilts - Exploring the Possibilities - http://quiltdivajulie.blogspot.com
Victoria Findlay Wolfe - Bumblebeans/Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts -  http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com

Tuesday, September 29

Caroline Critchfield - Sew Can She - http://www.sewcanshe.com
Amy Ellis - Amy’s Creative Side - http://amyscreativeside.com/blog/




Giveaway is now CLOSED:

CRAFTY COFFIN WINS THE BOOK! 
THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED!

108 comments:

  1. What's not wonderful about today!
    It's Sunday, a day of rest. Everyone's home!
    We have a special moon, amazing to view!
    Beautiful fall weather.
    Our county fair is going on now, fun for everyone!!!
    Extra time today to sew & fondle fabric.
    I could go on and on---Life is good

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  2. My 20 yr old daughter came over today. She's developmentally disabled and we had a great time rock hunting in the drive away and on our deadend road. Fall is a wonderful season.

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  3. It's Spring in Australia and the weather is beautiful! Why is it easier to be happy when the sun is shining!

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  4. This is the first day in the rest of my life, that's wonderful!

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  5. Another day, another opportunity to play with quilt fabric--that makes me happy!
    So many wonderful designs in this book. I would love to win a copy.

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  6. It is a gorgeous morning and I can't wait to get up and start quilting!

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  7. Today is a wonderful day of sunshine, lunch with friends and an afternoon visit with my adorable grandson.

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  8. Harvest moon/lunar eclipse/blood moon! Very neat and so happy to watch it. Next one is 2033.
    It was orange and makes me want to cut up orange fabrics!

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  9. Happily sewing along on a quilt top from your DWR book! What could be better than that........

    Deb
    ladara at cfl.rr.com

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  10. I got to spend the whole afternoon sewing!

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  11. I am so HAPPY to spend the lovely fall day outdoors!! There is so much I have been putting off with the summer heat, but today is perfect weather!!

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  12. I'm still in a state of bliss after winning the raffle quilt at the show Jackie organized for this past week. It was made by some very dear friends, and I will cherish it always!!

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  13. It is Monday and the start of a new week and new quilting goals to accomplish. Would loe to win this book. Darlene doctor@sbcglobal.net

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  14. Today is wonderful because I can look at all the goodies I bought at the NEAM quilt show and think about how great the show was!

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  15. I spend a wonderful sunny time with my pupils in school ... singing with me, when I drove home ... =))) and in a few minutes I will have a walk with my dog in the warm autumn sun ... ;))) It's a lovely day today, isn't it??? ;)))

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  16. Happy? I do a lot of happy. I was recently in the ensemble cast of a play and got to meet lots of new friends. I also reconnected with a couple I knew years ago when they were 12 or so. Singing makes me happy. Sewing makes me happy; and weaving makes me happy.
    If I can make someone smile or laugh, that makes my day happier.

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  17. My 6th grade daughter is ecstatic because she just made the Club volleyball team. It means a lot of practice and a bunch of weekend tournaments, but it's getting her ready for the school team next year. You couldn't wipe the smile from her face this weekend!
    Have a great week!

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  18. The colourful quilt on the cover of this book invokes nothing but feelings of HAPPY!

    silverthimble@shaw.ca

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  19. Monday starts a new week for quilting on my dwr quilt. i love to quilt!!!

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  20. Splash of Color is a happy book.

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  21. I'm happy I'll be finishing up a project that has been too long in the process!!
    Then I can finish a quilt top that has been waiting.
    Thank you.
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  22. I am happy because I can sew on my latest quilt project & we're having Sunday leftovers for supper so that means more time for my fun hobby -quilting -Yea!.

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  23. I woke up to my wonderful family. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. The sun is out and I just got off the phone with my quilting buddy discussing how wonderful Quilters Take Manhattan was this year. Have to put the date for next year in my book.More good news is that we will finally get some much needed rain later this week.

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    2. It's the last day of a wonderful September and Happy October to everyone:)
      lauraluvsloonsatymaildotcom

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  24. I am on vacation in Florida so what is there not to be happy about xx
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  25. It's a beautiful day today, and I get to do some hand stitching outside on my veranda!
    Janet
    orchidjm@optonline.net

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  26. The Splash of Color that makes for a great day now is seeing all the yellow, red and orange in the trees as I walk about in the morning. Thanks for the preview.

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  27. love the depth you get with the black and white. Looks like a great book! Thanks for the give away

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  28. An unexpected day with my grandson. Had planned to do some prep for my class tomorrow and spend some time decluttering my sewing room, but got a call at 7 "hey, Mom, there is no school today....uhhhh...do you think you could watch evan?". Heck yes.....So happy day. (Except for having to prep for class tonight-- cuts into my handwork time, but oh well)

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  29. This book and the blog hop about it make me happy -- oh and I am going to be a first time grandma in April woohoooo thats HAPPY!

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  30. HI, LOVE THE BLACK AND WHITE! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  31. Today is our second youngest grandson's 1 year old birthday. I get to see and play with him all day. What a cutie. Thanks

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  32. The sun is shining and we seem to be in the middle of an 'indian summer' here in the UK!!

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  33. Awoke at 6 am with the incredible moon lighting the Pacific Ocean. This full moon is full of good omens and the start of a glorious day.

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  34. Every day is a gift. Enjoy time with the people you love and doing the things you love to do, one of which is quilting for me. Have a wonderful day!

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  35. It's going to be cooler today!!

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  36. Today's my youngest son's birthday!

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  37. Relearning how to quilt is making me happy. I had a stroke Jan 9th of this year and I'm having to teach my left side to work again. I still shake a lot while trying to pin pieces together, but I can paper piece again even if it is at a much slower rate.

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  38. it is what passes for fall in south texas, 80s instead of 90s. for us that is cool weather.

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  39. I just spent a wonderful weekend in Hamilton, MO at Missouri Star Quilt Company! I shopped a lot and it's was Birthday Bash Weekend and I won a jelly roll and got to listen to Jenny speak for two hours at a private truck show for the other 42 quilting friends w/me!

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  40. Those are some beautiful quilts! My 2-year-old, who had a really fun, action packed weekend - woke up, was well behaved, cheerful, and helpful and we went off to daycare without any tears today (Mondays are always kind of hard) - so 3 cheers for a great easy morning!

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  41. Your video of Jackie was awesome - friends are golden threads to our lives and make us HAPPY!
    Looking forward to making some "curves" with JK's book and your online information tool

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  42. Still in the 70's, warm for end of September. I'll take it. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  43. My wonderful thing today is that both of my Jack Russells ran well at agility school this morning. We had a great time! Thank you for the giveaway! jrrescuepa@mindspring.com

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  44. Beautiful early autumn day with a brilliant blue sky and warm temperatures...perfection!! Actually, it is so perfect that I am going to ride my horse this afternoon!!! wild_blue_farm at yahoo dot com

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  45. It's a beautiful day here in NJ. Started out a little yukky, with clouds and dampness but it sure has turned around! I can't wait to get home from work and do some piecing for some blocks to be donated for QOV. Thanks for the chance to win ;)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

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  46. Just got an email that an old friend will be in my city next week and is going to stop by and spend a night with us. wonderful.

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  47. something wonderful; I have 23 grands and 13 3/4 great grands

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  48. Today is wonderful because it in not raining. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  49. What is wonderful today? Sunshine after this morning's rain, beautiful flowers in my garden and two happy kitties. Twin boys having a birthday soon. Looking at this enticing book and hoping I win!! Lots of wonderful things today (thanks for the chance to win!)

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  50. I am happy today, because my college freshman is adjusting to school well, and she is even calling/texting me! I also just bought her plane tickets to come home so that makes me happy.

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  51. My husband and I picked apples today--beautiful morning and lots of laughs. These times together are wonderful. What an inspiring book! Love it.

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  52. Just got home from a 4 day quilt retreat!

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  53. The sun is shining. That always puts a smile on my face. And I have time available this afternoon to work on my current quilt project. This looks like a great book and right up my alley.

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  54. I made a new friend and we have plans for an outing this Thursday!

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  55. I woke up alive today. Part of the world today.
    Aka kingcooper0001@aol.com

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  56. I woke up alive today. Part of the world today.
    Aka kingcooper0001@aol.com

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  57. Well, today I finished my Physical Theray for my back and am actully not hurting anymore! they are miracle workers! Thanks for this giveaway and for PTs!!!

    glen

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  58. I am happy I just completed a vacation on my bucket list--Hawaii!
    nicklisd@yahoo.com

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  59. Having company for dinner......a chance to try out my culinary skills. Ha Ha Thanks for the chance, this bk
    looks great

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  60. Fall is coming! And I'm going to the beach for 2 weeks. What could be better?

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  61. I say the same thing every day....You got up today, make the most of it! The most wonderful thing of each day is the chance to start again!

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  62. Just put 3 charity quilts in the mail. Makes me happy to share the joy of quilts, and ought to make 3 children happy when the quilts are received. Win-win!

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  63. After my transmission went out just south of Abilene, TX last Wed (I was headed to visit family) I got a used car today (my old one is done for). On the way back to my mother's, I found a Featherweight table for $30 (now to find a featherweight for a good price). 2 good things today.

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  64. Our offer for some retirement property was accepted! One more step towards retirement and more quilting1

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  65. I got to spend a couple of hours in my craft studio cutting out blocks for an upcoming project! :) :)

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  66. Today I took my Mom to the library and shopping! Happy day!

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  67. I spent the day with my grandkids.

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  68. After splitting, hauling and stacking wood all day on Sunday I was not sore at all. I was worried that my legs and back were going to be done for.

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  69. Oh happy day, beautiful day with no wind and warm temps. Getting ready for autumn & so are the squirrels.

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  70. It has been a Happy day here...sunny & beautiful weather...(colder & rainy coming tomorrow) We watch our newest Granbaby daily..while his folks are working...he is 5 months old now & has a smile that makes any sort of day Happy! Such a delight! :)

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  71. My "Happy" for today - I am still happy that I ran in yesterday's Tunnel to Towers in NYC! It was such a great experience - I've never participated in anything so large - 30,000+ runners and walkers. It was so awesome to see so many American flags and service members in their Class A uniforms. Truly touching.

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  72. Just finished two outstanding swap blocks and two mug rugs from the left overs to accompany the blocks and now a charity block my sewing group are contributing to. Feeling good yeah happy day!

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  73. I just wanted to tell you that it was WONDERFUL meeting you Saturday at Quilters Take Manhattan!! I had seen you on The Quilt Show and have attended Ricky's Super Seminar (plus my brother had a place for me to stay in Brooklyn), so it was definitely a win-win opportunity to help me get jazzed about quilting again! The whole day was so uplifting and this shy "girl" made some new quilting friends. Want a little more HAPPY? I had many stories to tell my husband when I got home but the one that brought belly laughs was about your polyester pieced jackets topped by the zip up robe that was almost the same as the one his mother used to wear! Hope to see you next year!

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  74. I got to dance today and that made me happy!

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  75. Beautiful sunny day here in NW Washington!

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  76. My new house is almost finished! Can't wait to move in. pjrquilter at msn dot com

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  77. The weather was beautiful here in Wisconsin!

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  78. Happy. Happy. Happy! I got two (happily, not one but two) packages of fabric in today's mail. Thanks for sharing your conversation with us. ktsquiltdreams ATgmail DOTcom

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  79. I spent the whole day sewing! No interuptions! A wonderful day!

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  80. I have the day off and it is raining. Guess what I'll be doing??????????????????? Since I bought a few bundles this last weekend, I think I'll open them and throw them on the floor and wallow in them for a few minutes. Then I am going to start a flying geese quilt for my youngest for christmas. It's going to be a WONDERFUL day.
    Thanks for the great giveaway
    Good luck everyone
    jcraven1958@hotmail.com

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  81. Rainy day here in the Sunshine State so I'll be spending it sewing! Yay!

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  82. It's going to be a beautiful sunny and warm fall day here! And I won some Tula Pink Eden fat quarters that are in the mail coming to my house!

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  83. I am home for a little bit... Road weary from driving all over the countryside and back again. I get to pet fabric, play on my sewing machine, and catch up with blogs that I have been missing. While the traveling has been fun, I got to catch up with some wonderful people, awesome quilt shows, and QTM2015, I am so happy to be home with hubby and kitty.

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  84. I get to spend the day with my husband and I was able to talk with two of my granddaughters this morning. It's a wonderful day!

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  85. Every day is a wonderful day! I'm grateful for my wonderful hubby, great kids and extended family.

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  86. I cherish each and every day. Happy to have a life with a wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters and time to spend in my sewing room.

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  87. It has been cloudy and raining off and on here in NC for about a week, but we need the rain.

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  88. its a beautiful fall day....leaves turning and time to get the fall decorations up
    sewfabrics@outlook.com

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  89. A new housemate is moving in with me, and that means two new kitties on their way in a couple days! I don't have to work too hard today, it is getting cooler in Texas (finally!) and I also have some new fabric on the way! (:

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  90. I love seeing these black and white quilts with lots of color, brightens my day.

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  91. We are on holiday in Lucca, Italy. It is a beautiful city, rich in history. We are enjoying it so much.

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  92. I had a wonderful time at our women's retreat down at Gulf Shore. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  93. My boss bought us lunch today!!! pokeyhokey_2003@hotmail.com

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  94. In about 24 hrs I'll be meeting my new nephew!

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  95. I got to do some machine quilting and I was happy with it.
    joyecox@yahoo,com

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  96. Happy it wasn't as hot today as yesterday, fun to wear a coat!! And fun to learn about this fun new book, Kathy in Colo repzjr@plains.net

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  97. I second that last comment. It was cooler here too -- I am so ready for Fall!

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  98. I'm still basking in the glow of the lunar eclipse on Sunday night--what a gorgeous sight! We were up in Frisco, CO to enjoy the golden aspen leaves. A great choice because it was on the cloudy side at home in Boulder, CO!

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  99. I'm still basking in the glow of the lunar eclipse on Sunday night--what a gorgeous sight! We were up in Frisco, CO to enjoy the golden aspen leaves. A great choice because it was on the cloudy side at home in Boulder, CO!

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  100. I'm loving this Splash of Color blog hop! It's fun to find new blogs!
    Tonya Flores
    froggytonya at yahoo dot com

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  101. Loved your video chat, I just finished iChat with my granddaughter who's three...always makes me happy

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  102. I love having a chance to win a wonderful new book filled with drool worthy projects inside!
    cathylouwilson@gmail.com

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  103. I am happy that I get today off. Reading the blogs on the blog hop, having some tea and taking a walk with the dog are on the agenda.

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  104. I have a new computer, making it easy to see all these beautiful B&W quilts on the blog hop!

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