August 27, 2013

Blog Hop and Giveaway

My day is finally here! Welcome to the Be a Hexie Queen Blog hop hosted by Mdm Samm at Sew We Quilt, and cheered by Debby Kratovil.  Without delay, here are my projects:

Serendipity brought this wall hanging to life. I had been working on hexies with no particular project in mind when I heard about the blog hop. I signed up and started to think about what to do. 
So, I grabbed a piece of white fabric, ric rac, made some yo-yos... I embroidered in between the hexies to emphasize the 'petals', added a scrappy border and quilted away, doodling all over the quilt.

Then, not wanting this wall hanging to be an 'orphan', I made a giant pincushion...

... by using blanket stitch to machine applique another hexie flower onto beautiful red wool, added a pearl to the middle of the yo-yo, and surrounded the whole thing with more ric-rac.

With a few more hexies leftover, I made my final project:


 A hexie coin purse. This time I made a piece of 'fabric' with the hexies by zigzagging them together, added batting and ...

... handstitched the hardware on. This is the back side. The purse is lined with the same red fabric featured on the wall hanging.

It has been fun being a Hexie Queen for a day! I already know who will get these three matching projects this coming Christmas, and I hope she likes them!

Now for the giveaway: [giveaway now closed]

One lucky winner will receive a fat quarter bundle, a pattern, and - courtesy of Aurifil - a sample pack of threads!

Here are the details:

1. Leave a comment on this post.

Note: If you are a no-reply blogger - or you are not sure - you may want to include your e-mail address on your comment, using words such as 'at' and 'dot' in place of the usual symbols (this way you will not get spam email, and I will be able to reach you in case you are the winner!)

2. Bonus: leave me another comment telling me you are a follower, for an extra entry!

This giveaway will close tomorrow, August 28, at 5 pm. The randomly chosen winner will be announced on Thursday, August 29, here at this blog. I will ship internationally, too!

Don't forget to visit the other Hexie Queens. Here is the schedule for today:

Tuesday, August 27
   
  

Pieced Brain  (you are here!)
   
   
   
   
   
   
  



Happy Hopping!!!



275 comments:

  1. Love your wallhanging - it is so pretty :-)

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  2. Love your coin purse! The combination of hexies and zig zags are too cute! Lindsayrodems at gmail dot com

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  3. The hexie coin purse is my favourite, it's so cute. I've not really made a hexie project yet, not had the patience. But all the things you can make with them are so nice!

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  4. I'm one of your happy followers by the way :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. The hexie coin purse is my favourite, it's so cute. I've not really made a hexie project yet, not had the patience. But all the things you can make with them are so nice!

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  6. I love all your projects. Am I on your Christmas list?

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  7. I love all your projects - my favourite colours!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  8. love your wall hanging, pin cushion and coin purse. lovely work.
    thanks for the giveaway also.

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  9. Love the aqua and red combo- your workmanship is pure artistry!

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  10. oops forgot to mention I'm a follower too

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  11. I love the flowers and flowerpots! Thanks

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  12. Gorgeous projects and the colors are perfect.

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  13. Oh thanks for the chance - I love hexies!

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  14. oh my oh my...you would have certainly been in the tops today..your hexies are perfection...wow....
    darn it to heck, but soooo pleased you are up...you did wonderful projects

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  15. I love your projects, they are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  16. I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win

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  17. Love all the projects and the wall hanging is adorable :)

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  18. I am a follower by email. Thanks

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  19. Love all your creations - lovely each one!! And thanks for such a generous giveaway - wow! Crossing my fingers!!

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  20. I follow your blog via Bloglovin' - thanks for an extra chance to win!!

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  21. I'm an "hexieolic", your projects are awesome, love the giant pincushion.

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  22. what gorgeous Hexi projects...you really are a "Hexi Queen"! thanks for a chance to win your fabulous giveaway.

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  23. okay, so funny story - that pattern you are giving away. When I was 1st learning how to quilt I wanted to make a quilt for my Mom, so I took her to the fabric store and said pick something out - and that's the one she picked out! We didn't get it because we felt it was too complicated for a new quilter, but funny to see it pop up again :)

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  24. I'm already a follower. Thanks for the chance. :)

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  25. I'm already a follower. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  26. You have such a great assortment of hexie projects. Cute yo-yo centers.

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  27. Love all your hexies projects.The coins caught my eye!

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  28. I do follow.Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  29. Hello from Minnesota. Great finishes! I just made a little hexagon trivet and now I'm so ready for more six-sided goodness!

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  30. Great projects! Love your fabric choice. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. This is my very favorite color way, sew I LOVE your projects. Also admiring your bravery to start and then be creative as you went along, using all the fabric very successfully. Beautiful!!

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  32. Love your projects, especially the hexie flowers, I have loads made up, keep kidding myself I am going to make a quilt with them.... maybe one day. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. How pretty! I haven't tried hexies before. Kinda chicken, LOL
    Maybe I will one day.

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  34. Sew sweet! I really like all the lovely little details with the yo-yo, pearl, rick rack. The pincushion is adorable. Thanks for sharing and thank you for the chance to win ... :) Pat

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  35. Cute coin purse! I am a happy follower ... :) Pat

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  36. How did I miss you this morning? Thanks for emailing me. Your projects are wonderful!! Appreciate the giveaway

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  37. Gorgeous Hexie Projects!! Thanks for sharing...and thanks for the chance to win your wonderful and generous give away!!
    Paulette

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  38. I've never tried hexies. Love the cute coin purse.

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  39. Beautiful ! I'm so glad you shared your wonderful creativity Denise !

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  40. SUCH cute projects!! My favorite is the coin purse - love the zig-zag bling look! :*)

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  41. I am a happy follower and would love to win that fun giveaway package!

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  42. I am a follower on email...yessewingisfun at yahoo dot com

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  43. What precious flowers Denise and so many cute projects! Love the coin purse!

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  44. So if you click on my name in comments list do you get to my gmail address? Just in case here is my yahoo addy: yessewingisfun at yahoo dot com. Thanks for joining the hop. the recipient of your projects is one lucky lady!

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  45. Cute projects! I haven't gotten into hexies yet, but this hop has me interested.

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  46. Such beautiful projects...love the colours you used and the creative ideas that you came up with.
    The flowers are my fave!
    And what a generous giveaway!

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  47. Wow, Denise - this is a great set of projects! Love that floral shot of the wool pincushion. :)

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  48. I love the bright fabric in your projects so cute! Great giveaway also thanks.

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  49. Love the pincushion! I am working on a hexie table runner. They kind of ask to be flowers don't they?

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  50. Love your bright sunny flowers! Beautiful fabric choices....blessings, marlene

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  51. And of course I'm a follower. :) blessings, marlene

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  52. What cute projects. Love the wallhanging.

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  53. Love your hexie's. They are great. Thanks so much for sharing

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  54. Wonderful! I was just thinking of adding some hexie flowers to a UFO...I love when Piecing Brains think alike! pbstrand@msn.com (aka Beth at Words & Stitches!)

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  55. Oh, and I'm following you on Bloglovin!pbstrand@msn.com

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  56. What a sweet wall hanging. I love the way you put the colours together.

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  57. I love your wall hanging and quilted it!
    missysaprons.gmail.com

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  58. Love matching projects, what a great treat for your friend.

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  59. Yippi, I'm your follower too, Blogloving.

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  60. Following you on Blogloving.

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  61. Thank you for sharing your very beautiful ideas. I am loving this blog hop.

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  62. ohhhh I love the wallhanging, would it be ok if I stole the idea ??? it's fab and I'm like you got some hexi's hanging around and always have a yo yo in the making, the ric rac is genius.

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  63. I have to say that the pincushion is my favorite although they are all cute.

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  64. I love your flowers. They look absolutely gorgeous. You pin cushion is adorable. Who has enough pin cushion anyway? I might try that one myself. The coin purse is darling too. Well done you!

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  65. Your projects are sew very cute! Love them all! xo jan

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  66. I am a follower through email too. xo jan

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  67. I really like the giant pincushion, but am also amazed with the rickrack stems you made, that is ingenious. Thank you for sharing your ideas!
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

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  68. Love the colors on your hexie flowers! You've got a great eye.

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  69. All your Hexie projects are simply gorgeous! Love them all!!

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  70. love the flower wall hanging and the pincushion..

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  71. Those little purses are the cutest.

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  72. Looks like someone has been having too much fun with hexies. Love it!

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  73. Your hexie projects are all so pretty in my favourite combo of red and aqua!

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  74. Wonderful to find your lovely blog. Your hexie projects are adorable.

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  75. I am a new follower via email. (laura84watt)

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  76. Following via email. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  77. I love them all. The wall hanging is my most fave of the 3 you created. Love the fabrics you used. It is absolutely stunning.

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  78. The quilt with the hexagon flowers is so cute! However, I think the purse is my favorite. I love functional projects. Thanks Denise for the giveaway.

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  79. Great projects! Esp love the rick rack stems:) Too cute!!!!!

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  80. I am an email follower at louster388atyahoodotcom:)

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  81. I love your wall hanging! I have never made a hexagon quilt but love them! I may have to start out with a small project like yours! I also like the extra touch of a yo yo in the center

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  82. Love your hexie project, I'm a big fan of red so this is really pretty to me!
    What a great giveaway to!

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  83. How wonderful! Thanks for the chance!

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  84. I love the flowers!! Your projects are so cute and will make great gifts.

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  85. I love the long coin purse and the fabric you used. I have a soft spot for pincushions and love yours. Thanks for sharing and what an amazing giveaway!

    bevwalks at aol dot com

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  86. Adorable projects. Lucky gal to receive all of that...the long coin purse is darling. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  87. I love your trio. Yo yo's and hexies go so well together. I hadn't thought of that. What a lovely Christmas gift.

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  88. I'm a new follower and quilter and I'm really loving your blog.

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  89. Very cute projects. I love those purses with those clasp closures. I also have finally realized using ricrac for stems is easier and cuter than making my own! Thanks for sharing.

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  90. Oh, very clever! Three projects - I think that makes you a hexi queen! One of these days, I will need to try my hand at a pin cushion. Yours sure is cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  91. i love all your projects! keep up the great work. babscorbitt at gmail dot com

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  92. i am a new follower via email babscorbitt at gmail dot com

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  93. I love your pincushion....so neat. What a cute idea to put a yo-yo in the middle and embroider the petals. Love it!

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  94. Following you on Blogloving.

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  95. What cute projects. Love the wallhanging.

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  96. Very cute projects. Hexies just make fabric come to life.

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  97. I like all your projects, especially the little hexie purse.

    senstrings at yahoo dot com

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  98. I follow you by email.

    senstrings at yahoo dot com

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  99. Love your hexie projects. Thanks for a chance to win your fab prizes!

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  100. Cute projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  101. I like you circle flower quilt on the top of your page.

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  102. The colors, the blanket stitch, rick-rack, and yo-yos really take these projects over the top with cuteness!

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  103. Denise! I have been waiting all week for your post and you certainly did not disappoint (because you never do)!!!!! Love love your projects and since I started following the hop last week I have totally been HEXED!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us. All the little details that you do sure make your projects awesome. Just like the creator of them.

    Love you friend!

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  104. My second comment is that you know I totally follow you. You are my inspiration. I will be posting about my hexation on my blog soon!

    M

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  105. Gorgeous work well done! I am loving the flowers - so clever! amycav at hotmail dot com

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  106. Yay I am a follower through GFC. A great stop on the hexie hop!!!

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  107. Such cute projects! I especially love the pin cushion! Thanks for sharing and thanks for a terrific giveaway! :)
    gladystan dot dawn at gmail dot come

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  108. I follow you via email :)
    gladystan dot dawn at gmail dot come

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  109. These are cute projects, I really like the pincushion and the pouch. Zigzagging the hexies is a great idea!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  110. I love all of your projects, but especially the red hexi bowl. Very pretty!

    dbelliott@outlook.com

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  111. I just started a small hexi project of my own. I am loving it. I am inspired by your cute projects.

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  112. Really cute projects. I love your flowers and flower pot. I made a tumbling flower pot out of the Quilter's Newsletter this summer--well, I have made several of those--and thought the hexies would make a great flower for that pattern. I can tell by yours that I was right. Also, I love the pincushion--you can never have too many--and the coin purse! Thanks for having a give-away!

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  113. I love your little coin purse! Thanks so much for your giveaway!

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  114. I am a follower!

    dbelliott@outlook.com

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  115. Thanks for the giveaway! I love your wall hanging. Those colors are gorgeous!

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  116. Your wall hanging is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  117. Very cute pincushion! Working on a hexie project myself. Will have to keep this in mind for the leftovers. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  118. I enjoyed your projects. That is a wonderful pin cushion!

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  119. Love all your hexy projects, Denise. Beautiful color palette, hard to choose a favorite. Thank you for sharing.

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  120. I love your wall hanging, it just makes me feel happy! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  121. I love all of your projects they are all very cute and the fabrics are fabulous. I will just have to learn how to make hexies.

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  122. I especially love the pillow. Those are great! I would like to win the give-a-way because today is my 36th anniversary and I'm sure my hubby will give me only his usual "happy anniversary" :)

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  123. ooooh I love these hexie projects. They look like so much fun to make.

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  124. I'm a new follower! Great blog.

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  125. I like how you emphasized the petals with embroidery

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  126. Lovely projects you've completed. Love your flowers. Thanks for the opportunity to win your generous giveaway.

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  127. I follow you via email. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  128. Denise, your projects are so gorgeous! I really like the flowers with the addition of the yo-yo's. Haven't thought of this. Someone will be very happy at Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  129. Hi Denise I am really enjoying your hexie projects...the quilt is wonderful and very colorful...I really, really like the coin purse how clever and the pillow just wonderful. You are a hexie queen today....

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  130. And yes I follow you thru GFC and bloglovin'....I would have gotten here sooner but my dh birthday is tomorrow so I had to prepare.....lol

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  131. I love your wall hanging. So cute. Thank you for sharing. I love the flowers.. You are so creative.

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  132. I signed up to follow you by e-mail.

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  133. Just so lovely! To take that hexie and place it on top of a pincushion is so sweet. And the extra details of the yoyo and an extra little pearl. Love your colors and attention to detail. Thanks so much for all the beautiful pictures. I enjoyed seeing what you did!

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  134. I am already a happy follower. I received a wonderful email reminding me of today's post. TYVM

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  135. Your hexie projects are darling - love the wall quilt. I'm not a real hexie fan but sure have enjoyed following the blog hop. Thanks for sharing.

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  136. I am a happy follower & love seeing what you are up to - always something different!

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  137. Your projects are amazing. I love your attention to detail, especially the pearl in the middle of the yo yo in the hexie - what a great touch. All of your projects are absolutely gorgeous. I love the hexie flower wall hanging. It is bright and cheery without being gaudy. It is just so homey and inviting. Great job. Your hexie coin purse is marvelous. What a great idea! And the oversized pin cushion is wonderful. I don't think you can have a pin cushion that is too big except for manageability. I have so many pins that I don't know what to do with them all. My friend is always finding them all over my house. And I adore the pearl as I said.
    I saw where you are turning your 12 year old niece into a seamstress. How wonderful AND the perfect age. It's great to see young girls wanting to learn to sew. My daughter never took an interest. As long as Mom knew - that's all that mattered and still is the case. Now she's busy teaching school and raising two young boys and still has no interest. She has asked me to make her a t-shirt quilt. UGH! But you know Mom will do it. Thanks for participating and sharing and being generous with your giveaway. I enjoyed reading more than just today's post.

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  138. Such beautiful projects. You really have "hexie fever" ! Very nice. Thanks for sharing and for the wonderful giveaway.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  139. Your hexie project is not only unique but adorable.

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  140. Those flowers are coolio! So pretty and love the way you emphasised the petals and used yo -yos. Very beautiful!

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  141. You used many of my favorite colors. Really cute projects!

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  142. Your flowers are so sweet looking.

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  143. I forgot to say that I am a follower on Bloglovin.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  144. Beautiful projects and creative ways to use hexies.

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