Monday, August 5

Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop Day #5

Today is my day on the Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop.  Welcome and Howdy from McKinney, Texas to anyone new to my blog.

Special thanks to Mdm Samm at http://www.sewwequilt.com/ and Carol at http://justletmequilt.blogspot.com  for hosting and cheerleading the Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop.  This is my fourth blog hop and I have enjoyed every single one.  It's been fun to think about Christmas when it is more than 100 degrees outside!

I thought long and hard about what to do and decided to share the Christmas item I am most proud of making first.  This is a table runner and napkin set I made for my In-Laws who have been married for more than 50 years!

I embroidered the family name and their wedding date on the runner and then each individual family members name on each napkin. 

I've got a few extra napkins for when the older grandson "Eric" marries, but it's going to be a while before the other three grandchildren marry because they are 8 and younger.  Hopefully this Christmas linen set will become a family heirloom that the children today will cherish in the future.

The second item I am sharing is what I do what I make the most, zipper pouches!  I made this one for our daughter with Christmas fabric.  I've made many of these in MANY fabrics but as far as I can remember none in Christmas fabric.   Now that our daughter is 8, she really is into receiving gift cards because she can combine several and buy bigger ticket items that we normally don't buy. I thought it would be fun for her to carry all her cards in one fun pouch.  I am going to have to hide this until December-- wish me luck.

This pouch is made in the hoop using an embroidery machine.  This particular design is from Five Star Fonts and I have used it a gazillion times... really more than 100 times.  I will gladly give away one Christmas Zipper Pouch (made with your choice of Christmas Fabric from my stash) to one lucky person that leaves a comment.  I'll let Micaela our 8 year old pick the winner so direct your comment to her.
 
I hope you like my projects.   Be sure to visit the other girls on the blog hop today.  Again, thanks for stopping by.  



 

62 comments:

  1. What a great idea for a family tradition...they are beautiful! I love the pouch, too! Thanks for hopping with us.

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  2. What a fantastic Christmas gift, I know they will love it! Hi Micaela, your name is the same, and spelled the same, as a friend of mine!

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  3. Oh that is wonderful. My wife has recently started doing some embroidery. I love the idea of the napkins that is neat. Great giveaway.

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  4. that runner and napkins is an awesome present..What a great creative idea. Thank you for sharing and I love the pouch also, it would make a great presents for my granddaughters. I don't have and embroidery machine but I could do it by hand.

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  5. What a kind and so very thoughtful gift. They will treasure it forever. And the pouches, another great project. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  6. Love the pouch, what is the name of it on the five point website you mention. I looked for it and couldn't find it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  7. I'm impressed! Great work ! Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. Such a wonderful idea with the table runner and the placemats. Your pouch is a darling . Thanks for a great giveaway and sharing your creativity in this fun blog hop
    Have a great day and here are some Christmas hugs from me in Sweden

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  9. What a lovely, personalized gift idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I love your table set for the family. Do you see the future with that one? In years to come they will use the table runner and their very own napkin every Christmas. What a wonderful thought. I really love it!

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  11. Heleen is right.. You have given them something to start an old tyme family tradition with.

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  12. Very nic. I love the ribbons on the runner especially.

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  13. Micaela - your Mom made a lovely & special gift for your grandparents - thank her for sharing.

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  14. The table set is really wonderful and so special for your in-laws!

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  15. love your creations...well done by dear

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  16. Micaela, such a cute zippered pouch you have. I'm wondering what you will tuck inside. Have fun!

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  17. Micaela you have a very creative Mom and her lovely pouch will make someone very lucky to receive it. Mom enjoy her they grow so fast.....

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  18. Your xmas table will be so festive with all these wonderful napkins... Hugs

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  19. You were busy with all that embroidery of names. What a great idea to have names on each napkin.

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  20. Love the personalized napkin idea!!! Thanks for sharing in the hop!!

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  21. Micaela, you're lucky to have such a talented Mom! I know she'll be coming up with even more great stuff for you in the future!

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  22. What a fabulous holiday gift for the in-laws, and a treasured heirloom. Even keeping extra napkins on hand for new members. Brilliant. Micaela, your mom is just the best! Even those days she bugs you about cleaning your room! LOL!!

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  23. I'll bet Micaela loves the pouch. Lucky girl!!

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  24. Hi Micaela ..my fellow Texan. McKinney has a wonderful quilt shop in it that I visited on a shop hop several years ago. Is that where your Mom finds all that cute fabric for pouches ? Stay cool !

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  25. Hi Micaela! You have a really clever mum and I bet you loved the pouch she made just for you!

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  26. I love the thought of giving the zipper pouch with gift cards for kids getting older and wanting so much $$$ stuff. I think that will be my focus for this year....thanks for the inspiration.

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  27. I'm sure MIcaela will love her zipper purse....I sure like the beads on the zipper.....what a great idea of your mom to make the table runner for your grandparents and I love the idea of the names on the napkins.....I'll bet you will be sewing one of these days....my granddaughter made her first quilt when she was 7.....

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  28. So cute! Love the personalization...... sure makes me want to get an embroidery machine! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Cute purse!
    I love using my emb machine for my grand daughters gifts:) They have such neat ideas! My fav designer is emb garden:)

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  30. Love the table runner and napkins. Just beautiful.
    Micaela, you are a lucky girl. Love the zip pouch and the cute zipper pull.
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  31. Beautiful table runner and napkins and that is a great idea to have extras made! Love your little pouch and would love to win one!

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  32. I am in love with that cute pouch. Micaela you are very lucky to have such a talented person in your life. Thanks for sharing

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  33. What a cool idea for a celebration gift! Thanks for joining the blog hop...

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  34. I love your projects. What an heirloom you are creating for your folks! If everyone is all around the table to use those napkins than you will have quite a crowd. Clever, clever idea!

    Micaela, I hope you won't mind sharing your mama's time with whoever is lucky enough to have their name pulled in the giveaway.

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  35. Love your projects! I know your in-laws are really proud of the runner that you made for them. What a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing.
    Micaela, I have a god-daughter with the same name. She spells her name with a "k" instead of a "c". You are a very lucky girl to have such a creative person in your life like your mother. I bet she makes you all kinds of beautiful things. Hope you are having a great time this Summer. Hugs.

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  36. What a great idea to make a table runner and napkins with the family's name on. How creative... I love it.

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  37. what a unique and lovely gift. love the zipper pouch too. Love to have my name drawn thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  38. What a beautiful gift you made. I'm sure it is one of the first things that comes out each year for the holidays.

    LOVE the pouch too. I'm afraid that you are going to need to make another one though if you're going to have Micaela choose the winner. At her age, I'm sure she will be asking questions and you'll have to show her. LOL

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  39. That is a wonderful gift that you made - love those pouches too - bet everyone loves receiving them.

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  40. Very creative idea ... the family will treasure this for many years to come. Great work.

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  41. Wow your in-laws are very lucky to have you in the family!!! Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing.

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  42. Your table runner and napkin set is just beautiful and hope your family appreciates and treasures it.
    The gift card pouch is such a great idea and I love it! Our family gives us a lot of gift cards, which, at our age, are much appreciated. They allow us to purchase something we might want, as well as being able to go out for dinner more often at our favorite restaurants.

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  43. Do you happen to have the name of that pattern from Five Star Fonts? I looked but couldn't find it on their website. I would love to make some of those.

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  44. What a nice gift you made for your in-laws. I'm sure it must be a family treasure.

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  45. Hiya Micaela (and Martha)!!! What a wonderful idea with the towel and napkins. Sure to be held in high esteem in that family. And I love that little pouch!!! So pretty and functional too. Thanks for sharing and for having the giveaway. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  46. Wow what a lovely gifts that you made! Each is so special. and very clever! Well done.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  47. What a great idea. The napkins are just wonderful. Thank you for sharing!!

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  48. How special is that table runner and napkins! What a great family heirloom. Lovely little pouch too. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  49. Your embroidery is lovely and I love the idea behind the runner and the napkins. Spectacular!!

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  50. Love the personalized napkins! Great idea.

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  51. Love the idea of the heirloom runner and napkins. Better make a few extra "blanks" for embroidering on in the years to come. The zippered pouch is so cute and I love the little dangles you put on the zipper pull; that really makes it festive.

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  52. I love your runner! And your pouch is sure a lot cooler than the ones I make, lol. :)

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  53. I love your runner and matching napkins what a thoughtful gift to be passed down through the years.your little pouch is so cute In Xmas fabrics.

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  54. Such a wonderful, thoughtful gift for your in-laws...for many years to come. I would love to win one of your darling pouches. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  55. Wonderful projects. I love to make zip bags too and your personalized one is great.

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  56. What a great idea for the runner/napkins! You will be able to enjoy it for years to come. Nice Zippered bag as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  57. Micaela you are very lucky to have someone who cares enough to make you personalized items. Your mom is very talented and I want to thank you both for sharing your fun and your blog.

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  58. Hi, Micaela! How is Oreo? Your mom has shared with us some really neat things she has made. I know what it's like not to find your name spelled correctly on things at the store. I never could find things with my name spelled correctly, either. I love the hula zippered pouch your mom made for you with your name spelled correctly on it! I hope you enjoy the rest of summer and get the teacher that you want for 3rd grade!

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