Thursday, February 21, 2013

It's About Me (and my 'KiDees") - Blog Hop

I've been watching the clock....tick tock, tick tock....
...Just waiting for midnight to strike so I could share this post.

So without further adieu....

I bring
ME
to
YOU!

Ain't she I a hoot?
Debuting my new red glasses (I only wish my real ones sparkled...maybe next time). 
How 'bout those danglers...I'm talking about the earrings...what were you thinking?
All of our 'kidees' insisted on being part of this project.
How could I say no?

Jaxson with his very own mousie pincushion and Marvin with his thimble...

Lookie look...I even found a  shiney little mouse 'hair comb'
(yikes what happened with this close up? I think I need a change of moisturizer!)

It was a challenge to find fabrics that would work for this project. I was determined to use only stripes and plaids that would really show off the "Bias" theme.
I raided my stash...ok, you're right...I own a quilt shop - I have a LOT of stash, but really and truly with the exception of a few of pieces, it all came from my personal booty!
That gold and red check that became "Jaxson" is from South Seas Imports and about a hundred years old (ok, maybe not that old...but it's at least 15yrs if it's a day)...the teal stripe (background) and purple/green stripe (border) and "Marvin" fab - those fabrics are part of my special treasures...left behind given to me by Jan Mullen when she taught at our shop many years ago-I use them sparingly! But I think my absolute favorite is my dress - that is so me...when I'm on a quilt that is - one of my favorite oldie but goldies from Free Spirit.

I am really REALLY pleased with how this turned out....over 25+ hours of planning and searching and cuttin' and fusin' and stitchin' and re-stitchin' (oops...not going there with this post)....
but worth every minute!
And.....every smile!
Twins?
I think maybe yes!
Especially if you compare noses!

This "All About Me" wouldn't be complete without one very special girl...I think you know who I mean...yes, I'm talking about sweet Maggie...you can't see her, but trust me, she's there.
Keep tuned in because in the coming days, we'll take a closer look at this little quilt and the 'KiDees' that inspired it! Learn who's who...discover the secret of Willy (yep, he'd be the re-stitchin we're not going to talk about this time, lol) and find out where Maggie's hiding...maybe you can already guess...she's still always close to my heart!

Thank you Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt & Marlene of Stitchin By The Lake for this blog hop and the most fun I've had creating in a kitten's age! Thanks also to Amy Bradley for creating this pattern for the hop - I hope you'll enjoy my little furry additions.

Be sure to visit the other super fun Bloggers also 'revealing' their "Me's" today - I can't wait to check them out....won't you join me?

Today - Thursday, February 21
Thimblemouse and Spouse (you're here)

Thanks for visiting...hope you enjoyed...
cuz afterall...this was 
All About ME!
Lynn ~ The Thimblemouse >"<




187 comments:

  1. I'm a follwer. thanks for the chance!

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  2. I should have done this comment first. but here is my second entry.

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  3. YEP! I sure bet this one makes top honors for the day!! FANTASTIC!!

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  4. Oh, you are a hoot!! Love all the bling and added whimsy and all the furry friends with their bits and bobs. Just a delightful piece and thank you for sharing.

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  5. Oh what a fun, fun take on the pattern! Loving the KiDees and those sparkly glasses too! Plus your post was a hoot to read!

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  6. Fantastic you! Love all the bling and your helpful?? helpers. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. I follow via GFC and email! jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net.

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  8. I had a good chuckle when seeing your quilt. It's absolutely adorable. Love the colors and all of the added bling. It's what I call a happy quilt. YOU just have to get into the top 3 for the day.

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  9. Wowzer! Love all the bright colors and all the detail. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. This is just fabulous! I love every crazy detail. Stunning and beautiful! Great job!

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  11. I am a new follower now! Look foward to see mor of you!

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  12. She does look like you and you added so many great additions to the pattern! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I am so happy to have met such a funny lady and I have loved to read your story. You have created many smiles on my face and now that I have found you I must be a follower. I am not in for cats, as I have birds as you will see 28th of February, when I will present my portrait. But thanks again for your interpretation of the pattern. If you listen carefully you will hear my laughters all the way from Sweden.

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  14. And of course I am a new follower as I will not mist your coming postings. Thanks again for the secret give away

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  15. What a great wall hanging! and I love all the crazy additions!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Wow you have outdone yourself!! Love her!!! I bet Millie is hiding in your heart locket??

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  17. Your piece is charming. I had to laugh at all those cats clinging to you. Very creative. swalker287 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  18. How wonderful! I love this! Job very well done!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  19. Wow!! so cute. Love all the cute critters!! Great job!

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  20. How SUPER cute! Absolutely adorable, love the furry friends, love the bling, love it all! :)

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  21. Your right...it was worth all the work...its fabulous!!!

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  22. Ohh Goodness me Lynn, i bet you love cats dont' you ? lol truly a post filled with YOU and lots of cat fur...thank you for the chuckle..yes she has your nose lol

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  23. Your project and your post cracked me up! Thanks for the happy start to the day!

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  24. Oh my dear, this is such fun! :) Love the joy that radiates from your mini quilt!

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  25. That is to cute. Love the design. I was planning on making another one but couldn't think of one so fun. Great job. Thanks for having a give away even if it is a surprise.

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  26. Love all the kitties - thanks for sharing.

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  27. Lynn you did a wonderful job putting to fabric a little about you, You are very creative and made me smile through the whole explanation of you...I will stay tuned for the next adventure about you...great job.

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  28. Lynn yes I am a new follower and I just could not help myself...Looking forward to following you.

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  29. I love, love, love her and the fuzzy helpers! Thank you for sharing this wonderful creation today! Amazing art quilt!

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  30. And I'm now a new follower! Can't wait to see more of your work!

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  31. Extremely creative - both the lady and the blog post! Loved it.

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  32. Your danglers are darling my dear!! tee hee tee hee. What a scream this quiltie is. This is definatly the most creative! I LOVE IT!!! I want to work in your studio with you some day! Now that would be a hoot!

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  33. Of all the people today who had kitties, I think yours were the cutest. Great post!

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  34. Adorable!! The detail is insane!! I love the work you put into this piece. just fantastic!!!!!

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  35. Rosemary B here: ADORABLE.
    Yes well, it does look like you, but then I think your skin looks much better. Yours is the happiest cutest mini I have every seen! You are so talented. I like how your brain works. yep!
    I love this. I also have 100 year old fabrics, funny how time flies.
    I would love to win a kitty!!
    Thank you for sharing your extremely wonderful creativity

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  36. Rosemary B here: I have been following for 100 years already
    I am following via my kitty blog on google reader

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  37. I adore your version! She's fantastic :) Love the kitties! Mine are always with me when I'm sewing and quilting as well :)

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  38. Love your lady and your blog. It's so bright and pretty. Just starts my day out right.
    tvbart@charter.net

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  39. I think she must be the cutest thing I've ever seen ! She is a hoot, and I bet you are too !

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  40. I am absolutely following you, I like yur style !

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  41. I LOVE surprises! Thanks for the chance. BTW, your ME is the best yet! All the extra creative touches are awesome!

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  42. She/YOU is just so amazing...I love her! The bling and all her accessories are adorable. Thanks for sharin!

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  43. I am a follower of ThimblemouseandSpouse. Have enjoyed all your posts. Thanks.

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  44. Love it, this is wonderful, great job!

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  45. LOVE your self portrait! THIS is a work of art!

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  46. Lynn this is so you, love it to pieces, you did a fantasic job.

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  47. second comment I always follow friends, they are the best.

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  48. Love the quilt, bling and cats - don't get much better than that,...wait, it does - love your humor - thanks for the smile.

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  49. I'm not surprised you for picked for one of the picks of the day! She is hilarious!!! I love it!

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  50. I have been following you too!

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  51. Love the quilt. There is a lot of time and love in there. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  52. What a super fun job you have done with this project! It really looks like a work of love!

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  53. What a great job. You really brought out a smile in me. Love, love, it.

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  54. Oh my gosh! She is so much fun--she reminds me of one of my best friends. I'll bet you would be a blast to have in a quilt club! Beautiful job with so much fun and personality!

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  55. What fun. Love your gal. I am seeing everyone in a new light.

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  56. I can't stop laughing! Your quilt is so creative and funny! I love it and the cats peeking here and there oh my just way to cute! You looked like you had so much fun. I also have fabrics that are as old as the hills.

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  57. I am a new follower and looking forward to seeing more from you.

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  58. I love surprises and your red glasses too!

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  59. I just became your newest follower. Can't wait to see what you do on other hops(and every day).

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  60. I agree, she's a hoot!!! Wonderful job, such imagination.

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  61. You are a hoot!! I can't remember the last time I was LMAO reading a blog post - thank you for the fun!

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  62. She is absolutely AWESOME. Great job.

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  63. Couldn't pass up on a good thing... I am now following your blog! Woo Hoo! Love your energy and charm!! Thanks for a second chance to win your surprize giveaway... although my daughter and I would love a cat, my DH would not... and I'm not so sure about our Shelty ;-)

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  64. GREAT job! IF your giveaway is anything like your project...what a treat!

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  65. Love your new ME (you)
    Like the way you worked with the pattern. Cute.
    Thanks for sharing, and aa exiting give away.
    regards

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  66. This is sew adorable ... and sew creative. I love the way you have the kitties faces and details all different and the way the tails curl. You certainly have a talent for caricature in fabric. The face and glasses details are wonderful. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  67. This whole Blog makes me Happy and great work

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  68. Love your creation and your cat buddies
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  69. That is just fabulous and deserving of a top choice for today.

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  70. Beautiful job...lot's of fun details to look at here!

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  71. LOVE your version the the fantastic Amy Bradley pattern. She's an awesome designer that has a knack for capturing humor in her patterns. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. The computer went into suspended animation just as I was trying to post a comment and I am not sure it went through. New follower here. I love your inclusion of the kidees in your piece as well as the bling. I think you captured the glasses and eyes well too. Well done!

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  73. Very Cute!! Lot's of details I can see how it took so long to make. Great job.

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  74. Oh WOW!! What a tale (or rather Tail) your mini tells :)

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  75. your lady is brilliant, all those cats are so clever! And so is the locket with, I assume, a picture of Maggie in it. Great work!

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  76. Your lady turned out great and I love the kitties and their toys. Our kitty makes us laugh every day so I always enjoy seeing other's pictures and hearing their stories.

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  77. You certainly put lots and lots of time and effort into your project and it certainly shows. You had me entertained the entire time I was reading the post. I felt as if you and I were having a great conversation. I had a wonderful time learning a little about you. I'm sure having a quilt shop is lots of work and I'm sure it's a success due in large part to your personality. If you make each patron feel as welcome as you made me feel just reading your post, you are a hit. I am a cat person and fell in love with the kidees! My big boy was just here trying to help me. He's a 16 pound chunker. I loved your raiding your personal stash to complete the project. That made the project even more personal. Thanks for a wonderful time.

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  78. I became a follower. As I said in my previous blog, I was entertained and who doesn't love the chance to win something? I can tell you have a generous heart as do most quilters. Again, thanks for making a terrificly creative project; taking time to blog; entertaining; and inspiring.

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  79. I love it. Yours is one of the best I've seen. Love that you included all the cats. Your time? "Anything worth doing is worth doing right!"

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  80. Oh my!!!! That is me:) hahaaha!!!!!! Well of course I have shorter hair:)

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  81. I am a new email follower at louster388@......

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  82. How adorable!!! I love all the kitties and their mousie toys! Such fun!

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  83. You have every reason to be tickled with your design - she's awesome! Thanks for sharing, you've made me smile today :-)

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  84. I just had to comment on your piece, I love it!
    I love kitties and love how you added embellishments and made it so fun.

    Debbie

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  85. Your self portrait was so cute and your commentary about it's creation so entertaining. I too have 2 kitties to help me plan my sewing projects. You outdid yourself on this one! Your blog is really fun and very captivating. Loved reading it. Thanks for making it a fun blog hop. I'll be waiting to hear about the surprise give-away.

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  86. Love your lady and her kidees! lol Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  87. I 'sew' enjoyed reading your funny blog. Love all the work you put into your project. Looking forward to what your giveaway will be. Thanks

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  88. I am follower. Thanks again! vickise at gmail dot com

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  89. Your block was wonderfully clever and creative.

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  90. I love you quilt, your kitties and surprises! Thanks

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  91. Totally showing your creativity on this one!!! All those details that make it wonderful take so much time, but obviously so worth it!!! Just love your self-portrait and all your KiDees!!! The mouse in your hair is so much fun!!! Thanks for the great mystery giveaway!!!

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  92. What a fun and happy wall hanging - what a hoot! Congrats on being picked for one of the top three. Judy C in NC

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  93. I am a devoted and happy as can be follower. Judy C in NC

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  94. Oh Lynn, what a wonderful wall hanging! So much liveliness, colour and fun going on! I couldn't help but smile (OK, I laighed out loud!).

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  95. I am a happy, happy follower and read every one of your posts! You rock.

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  96. I am shaking my head at your lovely, lovely little quilt. How imaginative and colorful and beautiful! How did you ever get so much personality into one tiny quilt?

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  97. Lynn this is just too fun - I love every single detail. The whole piece shouts attitude and joy! blessings, marlene

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  98. Your quilt is amazing...so many details! I am loving this blog hop!

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  99. Ohhh my too cute!!!! Love all the thought you put into it!!!! Thanks for the chance to win the surprise!!!!

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  100. And I'm now a follower, so thanks for the second chance too

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  101. What a fun post , I love your creation so full of fun thanks for sharing .

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  102. I am a new follower ,thanks for the chance.

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  103. Your "All About Me" quilt is sooooo delightful and clever!! so filled with delights and details! I loved reading about all of your thoughts to make it come to life!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  104. Well MS Lynn you did it again!! You had me laughing and I just absolutly LOVE your portrait!!!. You and your minions are fantastic. Great color choices too !! Keep up the laughs and great job.
    Deb

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  105. Best.One.YET! ba ha ha! I love her! Especially her hair!!!!

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  106. Ohhhh... that is beautiful. Love all those cats... this one is giving me a big smile

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  107. love your quilt and you are such a hoot to read...you put a big smile on my face as I read your blog. Love all your kitties also. They are so precious. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  108. Thanks for a second chance to win by following you. Love your site and great graphics too. WOW!!!

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  109. WOW! You went all out on this - if I were handing out prizes, this one would win for sure (I LOVE IT)! :)

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  110. I'm a follower; thanks for the chance !

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  111. Hehe, you are the 2nd one to add kitties. They are a very nice addition. I love your bling glasses.

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  112. Love the added kitties, your likeness is very nicely done! Love it!

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  113. I really love love love this project. Oh my goodness it turned out absolutely gorgeous. Love your sense of humor. The cats are amazeing. I love cats. we have 2 orange striped tabbies Caramel & Butterscotch. Twin brothers. Love those boys and of course we have Daisy our little miniture dapples Dachshund also. The cats think she is a cat and Daisy thinks the cats are little orage doggies. they are so silly romping and playing together.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  114. meant to say earlier, too, that the body-type here is the 'old' you! :)

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  115. I am a brand new follower. So happy I found your blog via the hop today. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  116. I just love your work! Smiles and laughs! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  117. Holy DETAILS, Batman! That little quilt is just full of amazing DETAILS!!! So fun! And you're right, you are nose twins if nothing else. :D

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  118. I'm a new follower. i'm so glad i found your delightful blog!

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  119. Your Ms. Biased is uber fabulous! I adore all the details you have included like the kitties and mouse items. This hop is super fun. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

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  120. I love all of the cats on your wall hanging! We do cherish our furry friends...wonderful!

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  121. awesome to see a pic of you, u just need green hair now!! awesome work

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  122. "I LOVE IT"...and yes I see Maggie! Looks just like you and all the little furkids...Darlene

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  123. Friend...you know I love surprises...especially your kind! Hey I need a diva too....Darlene

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  124. You did such a fabulous job!! It made me chuckle and smile just looking at it and all the wonderful details you put into it!

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  125. This quilt is fabulous! So much work has gone into it. I'm also a cat lover as well. Couldn't help but smile when I saw this quilt :)

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  126. I'm an ongoing follower by email...keep those great posts headed my way!

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  127. I'm also a follower of your blog.

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  128. OK, you got me. I'm a new follower! Wonderful post; I can't wait to hear more....and more...

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  129. TOTALLY OUTSTANDING!! Unbelieveable how much there is to see in your project. A person could spend hours - I can understand 25+ hours. Did I count 6 (SIX) cats and a fish?? Loved everything about your "me" quilt...the fabrics, the locket, the bling, the monogram. Best, is what I'm thinking.

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  130. Absolutely perfect! Love, love, love your 'ME'
    Congrats on being one of the chosen.

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  131. Happy follower!
    Thanks for sharing your adorable 'ME'

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  132. so over the top wonderful...love love the ki-dees!

    thanks so much for sticking with such a great ME

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  133. Yours is the cutest quilt so far! You are very clever!

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  134. I love your little quilt, love your blog also.
    quiltlikecrazy@hotmail.com

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  135. I had come onto the blog hop to look at another blog from today, but I found yours too and I'm blown away by your creation. It's so much fun!

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  136. Hi!! It is amazing!! Wow!! I love it all!!! So much fun!! Thank You for the fun and laughter!!!

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  137. WOW!! Talk about creativity, you have broke the back her girlfriend, this one is a winner. Love the cats and your blog page is most lovely.

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  138. I love everything about her and I have 5 kitties too!

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  139. Oh my gosh!!! LOOOOOVE your Lady, and Kittie's!!! This is amazing!! AWESOME!!! Your blog is like hanging out with a great friend! Always fun too!

    Thanks for chance to win your surprise!! :)

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  140. I've been a follower of your Blog for quite awhile now too :)

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  141. Oh, my gosh..I could tell from one look she was a crazy lady and when I saw the two of you together, well let's just say I think you are twins in more than one way. So fun and a good chuckle...thanks!

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  142. Oh, I think your gal is just the greatest! All your kitties look so fantastic and I love that you added little toys for them to play with.

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  143. Love your block it is so much fun and a mystery give away is great Thank-you Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  144. So adorable and creative and I love the kids!

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  145. I like that your gave your lady eyes...the glasses are cute, but your eyes really make the quilt.
    Nice job personalizing it.

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  146. Your quilt is so fun! I love the little charms and details! And yes, I really do see the resemblance! ;) Just looking at it you can tell you had a lot of fun with it. It's great and it makes me think if I made one, how I would see myself. I know it would have a dog or two and a big green parrot on my shoulder, haha!

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  147. I love it. When I saw the first picture I thought, "What a Hoot!" and then I saw you had typed "Ain't she a Hoot" under the picture. I just chuckled. Thanks for the laugh.

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  148. You are a hoot! I can tell from the image you created. Loved it and love your blog. Did you have a blog designer?

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  149. Following your blog.


    www.prayersformymom.blogspot.com

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  150. Just absolutely love it! I truly love when people include their fur-kids in their work. I have 2 dogs and 6 cats, so a fellow animal lover is an instant friend in my book! Great work, she's fabulous!

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  151. My favorite so far...love, love, love it!

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  152. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! THis one truly inspires me! Definitely my fave of the hop!

    Ursula

    uschbear at gmail dot com

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  153. WOW! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  154. That is an amazing quilt! I absolutely LOVE it!
    What personality, Fabulous job :-)

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  155. Oh my I just couldn't help but chuckle when I saw the first glimpse at your creation. I just love it.

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  156. Well you certainly captured this goofy lady's personality! You let her get wild and whacky...way to go.
    Hugs from Mary

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  157. I just could hardly stop laughing long enough to let you know how much I loved your Ms. Bias.
    and P.S enjoyed your blog,too Pam

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  158. Really fun! Thanks for being part of the hop. I do love surprises! That would be fun too!

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  159. I love all the great details in this project, especially all the cats!

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  160. wow beautiful eyes great glasses. Wonderful work!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  161. This is just wild - so much fun! And so are you......nice job!

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  162. I am so enchanted with your marvelous creativeness on this project! While reading your post I could just feel your excitement. Thanks for sharing and for having the mystery give away.

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  163. love it Lynn! my day is today... http://blog.patsloan.com/2013/02/its-all-about-mmm-me-you-who.html

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I just love to hear from you and I truly do read every comment. Sometimes life gets a wee bit crazy and I'm not always able to reply to them all...but I'll keep trying! If you are Anonymous or a no-reply blogger, leave your email with your comment, otherwise there's no way I can reply to you - and maybe you're okay with that - but if there's a give-away and you win...you'll never know!

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