Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It's All About Me.





Thanks to Madame Samm and Marlene for this blog hop. Also a big thank you to Amy Bradley for the cute design. I jumped at the chance to do this hop.

I thought about it for weeks and could not make up my mind what I wanted to do. I am not a little bit biased, so I needed to say something else. But What? 

This past 2 years I have become a Scrap-o-holic! I have made so may things without even going into my stash. Just what is in the scrap bins. Yet this was not speaking to me either. 

Then along came my daughter. She has been helping me with baby gifts for her sister. She does all the ironing and cutting and I do all the sewing. Good trade off. What she said clinched it for me. " What about Louie looking over your shoulder"! What? What? Well there it was!  Just the right thing. The true statement that made me fly through this creation.

I only started sewing this on the 15th. That is how blocked I was.

Louie is my 3 year old grandson.  He has been hanging out in my sewing room since he was 1 1/2 years old. Every day I hear him running across the house saying he is going to play with Grandma. His fascination with what I created is second to none.One of Louie's favorite things is to watch me clean the machine. If he could insert himself into my skin for a better look, he would. He is also a scrap-o-holic. His favorite thing to do with scraps is bury his cars in a "Fabric Cave". I have given him his own table in my 10 x 10 foot room and still he is quite often literally under my armpit watching me sew.

For me and Louie, quilting is Play Time!




**Today Louie decided that he would imitate art by putting a red car and his nose on the sewing table ! **
LOL!
We laughed so hard!

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Just a little GIVEAWAY for stopping by. 

Please leave a comment to enter the giveaway.



This is a fabric bundle by Ellen Edith. Enough fabric to make a kids quilt. Very bright and cheery!


Thank you for stopping by. Happy Quilting!

Aileen


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Thursday, February 21




175 comments:

  1. Love your finished project. I wish I could have my little grands here to share playtime with me!!

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  2. Cute wall hanging with the nose on the table. When my niece was little she was the same way, always right there watching every move. I'm wondering what he said when you showed him the finished project.

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    1. Oh, that is adorable! Love the quilts on the wall.

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  3. Don't know why my comment ended up as a reply, but I still love it.

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  4. Ah, our inspiration comes from many corners - or just under our nose. I think it is wonderful!!

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  5. That is just too blessed cute!! Bet you make top 3!

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  6. This is my favorite by FAR!!! (Love your blog header, too!)

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  7. Wow, what a fantastic quilt and it is all about you, truly!

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  8. great idea! love grand children and quilting

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  9. Very creative. Love the story behind your quilt.

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  10. Are you sure that's not my grandson in your quilt? LOL You sure brought back memories. When I was making his Cars quilt, he loved to come and stand by while I was sewing. Even let him try the sewing machine. That sure made his day! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Your version is so sweet! Love it!

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  12. First of all thanks for the story of your fabric addicted grandson . And your interpretation of you is sow awesome. Thanks for sharing and for the great give away.

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  13. Brilliant, gotta love the grand kids!

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  14. Ohh that's a great idea to add your grandson

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  15. I love the little quilts she has hanging around! Great work and thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. This is soooo cute!
    I love the quilts on the wall in the background.
    One lucky child!

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  17. Fabulous! the addition of Louie is just perfect!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  18. Love the scrappy made fabric in the border.

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  19. That's a cute story with Louie! great project!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  20. Lol Love your lady and her playmate. Thanks for the giveaway and the giggle. vickise at gmail dot com

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  21. I love it! There is nothing better than playtime with a Grand! :)

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  22. I also love your quilting lady and small helper...
    Just very cute!
    And you give away fabrics looks beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    regards from Sweden.

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  23. Good Morning Aileen...welll I adore your ME and your wee tot too complete with red racing car....you truly inspired many ideas this morning thank you

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  24. Aileen this is just adorable...I love it. I have 2 grandbabies and the eldest(11) always wants to be right there with me working on whatever it is I am doing...particularly his. When I showed him this he asked me "if I could put him on one of mine like this lady did" and of course I said I will try. You did a great job thanks for sharing..

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  25. And who said boys don't like sewing... :)

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  26. That is to cute. My four year old grand son spends a lot of time here also. We don't spend so much time in the sewing room as we used to as I have a new sewing machine that has to many buttons that he likes to push. So now we do other things Like making a fort out of my quilting frames. They are fun.

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    1. I had the same problem with Louie. He is a button pusher and anything with a knob. When he did turn the tension on me and the thread looped I showed him how the thread looped and that I was so sad because I thought my sewing machine was broken and I would never be able to sew again. He has not touched it since. I also unplug it every night just in case! LOL

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  27. So cute - I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Geoergeous wallhanging and love the story about it!

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  29. This is delightful! Louie will have so many wonderful memories of his visits to your sewing room! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Louie is going to be very creative. My 5 year old grandson says he needs a toy sewing machine just like mine, after all I have extras. I then realized he thinks that my featherweight is a toy due to the size and I have 3.

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  31. So sweet. My daughter (2.5) loves my sewing space too. Especially when I sew for her.

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  32. This is great. You are so lucky to have your grandchild close by. Many of us aren't so lucky.

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  33. This may be my favorite one of this bloghop because it reminds me of me and my son! He too has been "quilting" with me since he was about 1 1/2 and loves fabric scraps!
    Maria

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  34. How lucky for you to have your grandson as such a strong part of your life. Great quilt!

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  35. Great job! Louie is adorable and I LOVE your cat in your cover photo. I have a tuxedo girl named Emmie who is a frequent "inspector" of all things quilty :)

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  36. Just too darn cute. I love the bright colors and your story about Louie. Nothing better than sharing life with a grand...says the one who doesn't have one. But I can dream! Congrats on top 3 today. Well done! :-)

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  37. Now that is too cute. I so love that you preserved a memory in this little quilt. Super great job.

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  38. Wow!! The detail is wonderful...great work with your lady! Thanks for such a great giveaway

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  39. I love your project and the story behind your project!

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  40. What a precious story about you and Louie. Great job of interpreting it in fabric!

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  41. Love your project. I have a 2 year old granddaughter that can play in my scrap bin for hours.
    tvbart@charter.net

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  42. That is just so dang cute! My grandsons hangout with me in my sewing room, so your creation would be perfect in there. Love it!

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  43. Very sweet!! I work in a school and the children are so adorable... there is always something they say to chuckle over!! Thanks for sharing in the blog hop and for your generous giveaway... the fabrics are cheery indeed!

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  44. Love this, you are so lucky to have your grandson to "help you"

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  45. Of course I love it! I just wish I could get one of my grandchildren interested in my sewing room. :) blessings, marlene

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  46. Good for you- this is wonderful! Love your assistnat!

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  47. Adorable that Louie is immortalized in this little quilt-let, down to the nose on the table and red car! You never know where inspiration may come to you but how perfect for you and your family!

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  48. How precious! Your little project will be a wonderful reminder in years to come of Louie and his fascination with your sewing!

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  49. Absolutely LOVE this! My disabled adult daughter is my "Louie"--she's almost always right there with me, wanting to "help," wanting hugs, wanting to do her own projects! Thanks for including Louie in your project!

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  50. I so relate to that, as I bought a machine for my grandson when he was 5 - now he plays hockey. - well, he is 16.

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  51. Love it! It reminds me of my son. He would "sew" using his sister's toy machine while I made stuffed animals.

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  52. I love your project--grandsons are so much fun. Mine lives in Albuquerque-over 1000 miles away from me--I love when he is around.

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  53. What a great quilt. Great job to remind everyone to let the helper help. I have a helper also.

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  54. Love the project. It is so bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  55. Great idea! Love what you did with the theme.

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  56. Rosemary B here:
    I have to say, yours is my favorite. I love that your daughter helps with your projects, and that your grandson is such a bog part of your life.
    I hope to have grand kiddies some day soon. I look forward to laughing and playing too.
    this is a marvelous creation. I adore it!

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    1. Rosemary B here: a bog.... I meant a BIG. lol :-P

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  57. I love your quilt! That could be my 5-year old grandson too. He has been so fascinated too with me sewing and quilting. Now why didn't I think of that?!

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  58. You are very creative. Love what you did.

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  59. I love your creation Aileen and including your grandson is pure genius,

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  60. such a fab wallhanging! How lovely that you get to see your grandson every day, that must be wonderful for your both. My nephew lives at the other end of the country so my parents only see their only grandchild once every month or so, they'd love it if they saw him everyday!

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  61. Thanks for sharing your project. AND for the giveaway. Those fabrics would be so great in a Project Linus quilt. If I win...that's where its going!

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  62. You and Louie are sew creative. I love your wallhanging and reading the story about how Louie loves to play with Grandma and her scrap fabric. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  63. Very cute, Love it! It will be a treasure as he gets older.

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  64. Thanks for sharing your mini AND the story. That is a real treasure! Sounds just like my little three-year-old. She's also the inspiration for most of my projects.
    Love the quilts on the "wall" and the sewing machine and the little face. Wonderful details, good job!

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  65. Your block is so cute. That fabric in the giveaway is gorgeous. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  66. Love your creation. Would love to win.

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  67. Thanks for sharing your story and project with us. It is really cute. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  68. Your playtime is wonderful. You are so lucky to have a GS that helps you quilt. Won't be long and he will need his own machine. lol
    Liz

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  69. LOVE LOVE IT!! I live to quilt too!!

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  70. Beautiful, love the little guy and his car!

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  71. Looks like Louie is going to be a quilter. He is at least going to have a great appreciation for quilts. You are a wonderful grandma to include him in your love and let him learn a passion for something. It is obvious where he gets at least a great chunk of his creative gene. The wallhanging is great and the story to with it is even better. Thank you for blogging, sharing, and inspiring us in many ways. You are very generous with your giveaway.

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  72. Aileen-Your "It's all about me," has got to be the cutest one of all. It's wonderful that your grandson spends so much time with you and likes fabric-what a perfect combination. Thanks for sharing.

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  73. My favorite so far! Love it!
    Susan

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  74. A picture truly is worth 1000 words! Your mini is adorable! Well done :)

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  75. that so reminds me of my grandson who will be 3 in March he loves to help his Nanna no matter what I'm doing.

    Robin w/Kellen in Washington State
    assweetaspeaches hotmail

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  76. That is a darling little quilt. Thanks for the chance to win this marvelous giveaway.

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  77. How nice you are making many memories for your grandson to remember the times he "quilted" with his grandmother.. Thanks for the chance to win..bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

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  78. Too cute!!! My grandson (just crawling at 8 mo) isn't big enough to be running around and bringing cars to the sewing table yet, but still "helps" me in the sewing room. Isn't it great having grandkids!?!

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  79. great idea! love the sewing machine on it. thank's for sharing

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  80. I love the fact that you included your grandson. So cute!

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  81. My granddaughter resembles your grandson. She carries around scraps all the time, and has helped make one quilt. When my grandson lived with me, he made a cave between the rolling carts under the cutting table. When I tried pulling them out for the move, they were tied together with selvages.

    I love your quiltlet. Perfect!

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  82. I just love it. My kids always wanted to play with my spools of thread so eventually I collected enough empties with a spool box to keep them happy. Your quilt is perfect and I think Louie will want it posted over his table.

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  83. Aren't kids the funniest, my daughter plays "sewing" all of the time and a lot of the time she says "I'm busy sewing" only 2 1/2 very cute, my son is into it also, so neat. Great job on your "All About Me" and grandson playtime.

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  84. Love it!!!!! Wish I had my grand daughter that close:)

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  85. You did a great job personalizing your quilt with your little helper.

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  86. Oh My Gosh, this is great. I love how all the people in this hop can come up with so many neat ideas. Love your giveaway. I can see making a childs quilt with the beautiful colorful fabric.

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  87. Thanks for sharing this lovely project and your story.

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  88. That is such a fun piece and love the story behind it.

    Debbie

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  89. Everyone looks sew different, lots of fun.

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  90. Love the story and your gal. It must be wonderful to have Louie around. I bet he has a lot of fun with you. Thanks so much for the chance at the giveaway.

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  91. Wow , so very creative, I love her ! Thanks for sharing and for the chance at your giveaway .

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  92. I love your piece, its great that you put your grandchild on it !! its fantastic !!

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  93. Grand kids in the sewing room with gramma. It's a natural go together. I share my space with two DGDs. Can't get enough of it.

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  94. Love your lady!! Your grandson just puts it over the top - how wonderful to encourage his interest in fabric and sewing - soon you will be teaching him how to sew! The detail with the quilts on the wall behind you and the car on the table with his nose are so perfect!!! Thank you for the fabulous giveaway!

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  95. Very cute! And I love you black kitty. I've got one too!

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  96. I love your block and your kitty on the quilts is just so cute :) Thanks for a chance of winning some really nice fabrics!

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  97. Love that your grandson is in the middle of your sewing. How fun!

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  98. This is my first visit and it was such fun; I'll be a follower - in a minute. When I heard "Louie", I thought it must be the cat!! But Louie and boy works, too. :) This is a fabulous project; perfectly wonderful!

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  99. Great job on your quilt...a lot of detail! Such a fun blog hop!

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  100. What an adorable little helper! He must love seeing his little face represented in your panel - I certainly do! You've started my day with a smile :-)

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  101. Thank you for the chance to win this great giveaway. I like your Playtime quilt.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  102. It's so nice to see your little helper with you on the quilt. I have 3 helpers also but they are 7 and the twins are 10 (all boys) that are learning to hand piece nine-patch blocks to make themselves hug quilts. I'm glad to find your blog and will now be a follower as well.

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  103. Oh my goodness. I love Louie....What a lil sweetheart. You gotta teach that lil boy to sew...So he will grow up to be a man quilter...No better time than now to get the sewing fever started that will last a lifetime...I love that fabric too. I have never seen that line before. It is gorgeous love how those colors flow together. Thank you for a chance to enter your giveaway. Crossing my fingers and toes on this one...conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I adore your quilt! Your very creative.

      Thanks for the chance to win too.

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  104. Love your Playtime! Looks like something that happens at my home. What a lovely give-away. Thanks for sharing your creativity and generousity.

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  105. lovely fabric. thanks for the chance to win and Playtime is sew fitting.

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  106. I love your piece and that you added your grandson!!!! Thanks for the chance!!!!!!

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  107. I envy you having such a sweet quilting companion. It was perfect to include him in your block.

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  108. I love your Portrait of you and your little helper ! So cute!

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  109. Ahhhhh! I love it!! He's so cute, Grandma!! You must love your little helper a ton!

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  110. Aileen,So adorable. Great hop.

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  111. I love how you have personalized this with your grandson and that you both share in having playtime. I adore this hop! Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

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  112. I love your Louie stories! He sounds like a real hoot.

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  113. Very cute. Love Louie and the little car.

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  114. I love it! How terrific that you included your Grandson in your creation. I am certain he will have fond memories of these times when he is older and you've captured a treasure in fabric!

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  115. Some of my favorite memories from childhood involve playing in my Grandmother's scraps.

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  116. Great inspiration! You now have a story quilt, and a reminder of fun with Louie!

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  117. My favorite kind of playtime! Ive taken days off of work just to quilt!

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  118. Absolutely amazing and a wonderful story.
    Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.
    Congrats on being one of the chosen.

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  119. Louie just wants to join in and make it "all about me(him too)!"...love it.

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  120. I love these blocks everyone is making! You did an amazing job. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

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  121. Hi!!! Too funny!!! Love he imitated art!! How sweet!!! This will be a great keepsake!!! Wonderful idea!!! Thank You

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  122. I love your interpretation of Amy's pattern. Love that your grandson was a part of the picture! I would love to win your prize, I am a follower.

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  123. Very cute! Someday your grandson will appreciate this!!

    Love the fabrics you are giving away - nice!!

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  124. Whew! I found you after you mentioned your blog on the forum but I couldn't get to your blog through your link. I love your work! So cute!

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  125. I love it, it is nice to have the grand kids around when you are creating. Love what you have done.

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  126. Love your lil quilt.... I quilt/sew with my Grangirlie here....she just turned 6...and has a great eye for creating already! Thanks for chance to win this cool fabric....she & I will make something fun for sure! :)

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  127. I love your playtime!!! I also love the toadstools in your giveaway! I haven't seen this before but it would be so fun to play with!!!

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  128. Aileen: Your quilt is just as cute as can be. Love the nose on the table - LOL You have a very nice blog page here!

    Best wishes - jdo

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  129. Oh is this ever cute! I love it! It will be a special memory of that time for both of you! Love the car story too. The fabrics look great! Thanks for sharing. K-

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  130. How awesome is that!! I bet he was beside himself to see his likeness on your quilt. You are a wonderful Grandma to make him feel so special. I love your project!

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  131. Love seeing little Louie and his quilting grandmom

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  132. What a wonderful grandma you are! Such a sweet "rendition" of THE BLOCK! Who ever said it's only granddaughters who are interested in sewing and fabric! And to add his little cars to the mix - PERFECT!! Thanks for sharing!

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  133. I love your All About Me block! I have a 6 year old grandson, so I know how it is trying to sew with him under you. He wants to learn to sew, too. I told him when he comes, I will help him learn. Thanks for your giveaway!

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  134. Very cute I love the personal touches Thank-you for sharing and a give away Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  135. Love,love,love it. I have a grandson who is blind but he loves my sewing machine and has been sitting on my knee sewing since three. He also loves the inner working and asks lots of question. I think you do aper job showing us who you are.

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  136. What a wonderful way to spend time with your grand son! Love your quilt! Such a special way to record the time spent together!

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  137. What a lovely post..and your little quilt made me smile to see little Louie with his nose on the table.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  138. Nice job with the personal touches you added to your quilt. And what a great giveaway, considering you can no longer get that bundle. Thanks for the chance!

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  139. Your little quilt will be a real treasure in years to come. Grandsons are awesome.

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  140. This is one of the cutest ones. Including your grandson made it more special.

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  141. How wonderful! You are a special Grandma :-)

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  142. I love your little quilt! My three year old grandaughter spends a lot of time in my sewing room. We are making some precious memories together.

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  143. So cute...love it! Thank you for sharing.

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  144. Love the character..I am a crazy Grandma myself..Laughter is the best medicine in the
    world..It keeps you young and spry..As young
    as you feel...:) <3

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  145. Love it! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  146. Love it - very creative. Thank you for sharing a little of you!

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  147. Aileen, your little quilt is adorable!! No wonder it was one of the top quilts of the day!

    Pat

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  148. Oh I just love your quilt! It reminds me so much of my on 2 kidlets that want to be right under my feet all the time, especially when I'm trying to sew. I was cutting fabric last night and guess what my son was doing? Running one of his cars across my cutting table of course. Great Giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  149. such cute inspiration. I love Louie's input and his nose and car on the table are the Cutest. kids do say and do the darndest things.

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  150. How cute to see Louie in your quilt room with you! Great work!

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  151. Estoy un poco lejos en León(España) pero si puedo yo me apunto. Gracia
    Mi email es gamazo68@hotmail.es
    Soledad Gamazo

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  152. I have a cat named Oliver who likes to "help" me quilt too.

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  153. Very nice! Thanks for being part of the hop. Love the cat.

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  154. Wonderful! Grandma and Louie, having fun making memories and quilts! Soon he will need a little sewing machine.

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  155. Wonderful work, great idea.
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    Bente

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  156. This is just precious....Louie is terrific!! Thanks for sharing....

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  157. You have done a fabulous job in creating this project and making it your own! I enjoyed reading your post and plan on coming back again. Thank you for sharing and for having a fantastic giveaway....fingers are crossed.

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  158. love the sewing machine and the kid! This is such a fun hop.. my day is today... http://blog.patsloan.com/2013/02/its-all-about-mmm-me-you-who.html

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  159. Just now got around to commenting on your quilt. It is really cute. My quilt inspector is no longer living here as I became allergic to him, but he was nearly a helpful as your DGS. Nicely done, Aileen.

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  160. All these are great gifts and those door signs are adorable and it is nice for decoration too.
    Customised baby wear

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