Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Christmas Vault - Day 5 of the Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop

First we begin with fabric: the Let it Snow Collection by Windham
Email followers click here to see blog post online: Debby Kratovil Quilts

Elizabeth C. of Massachusetts won the fat quarter bundle of these fabrics. Thanks to everyone who shared such special memories of your treasured Christmas decorations!
 
Yep, today is my day to reveal my holiday project. Never mind that it's the middle of summer, we are all sweating like a dripping Popsicle! I love these novelty prints and, of course, making something for my little grandsons was upmost in my mind.

First, I AM NOT CONFUSED. I know this is NOT the Hexie Hop, but I've been sewing with hexies all summer and they just happened to appear in this Ho Ho Ho Hop. (Come back August 20th for 8 days of awesome hexie projects with 75+ bloggers!)

One center hexie (already basted) surrounded by 6 fussy cut robins (with pins holding the fabric to the hexagon paper).
Fussy cut center hexie (2") surrounded with fussy cut robins. Cute, huh?
 Working with the second set of hexies and a different center fussy-cut snowman:

Getting ready to add the last hexie. All done with the English Paper Piecing method

Auditioning fabric. I like this snowflake print!
Added a hexie to each side and then appliqued the whole thing to a large rectangle
So, what do they look like, huh?

Over-sized place mat with our favorite Frosty the Snowman night light
 Can you see Frosty there over in the corner? He has lived with us for over 25 years. Bought him at a yard sale when my 3 lovely daughters were little kiddos. They fight over him to this day (they are 33, 31 and 27 years old - can you believe it?)

The winter scene behind that place mat is used for the backing on the place mats. I know my little grandsons will be happy using either side, don't you?

Different fussy cut center snowman for this hexie
Yes, I pinked the edges instead of using binding. I wanted to finish these in time for the Hop.

What's my giveaway?
A bundle of 4 fat quarters from this "Let it Snow" Collection
Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite holiday decoration is (quilt, nativity scene, candle set, or even your own Frosty nightlight). I will choose a winner Monday, August 12.


Until then, go see what my other fellow bloggers have to show you today!


August 6

162 comments:

  1. Oh, very clever - and I know some grown up kids that would love these, too. I have a special large lighted house that has center stage on the mantel - my brother & sil found it in their travels years ago - Sharon's Inn (my name). My own little B & B!

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  2. Love them! Such a nice idea - hexagon placemats!! Ps: favorite decoration? Definitely nativity scenes :)

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  3. I like a nicely decorated tree. It does not have to be color co ordinated at all!

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  4. Debby, you really are the queen of hexies with these cute placemats...love them! My favorite decoration is a set up carolers that I saved up to buy about 25 years ago.

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  5. Debby, your hexies are wonderful! Love your fussy cutting :) :) That's something I would do without a doubt ... my favorite decorations probably don't count ... I love all the colored, twinkling lights ... so happy and cheery :) Thank you for sharing Debby and see you soon on the hexi hop oh queen that you are!

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  6. Yes sweating like a Popsicle LOL...I can relate ! Your little grandsons will love those cute place mats! The fabric you used is happy happy happy. Love the snowman, doesn't it tickle you to hear your girls talk about it ! My favorite decoration is a little toll painted bird I bought at TG&Y when my kids were little, They still look for it on the tree.

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  7. Love your hexie placemats! My favorite Christmas decoration is my Santa collection. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. We are sweating like a popsicle here in Arizona (118) Your placemats are awesome!! So festive on the table. My daughters, who are all grown, love to see the ornaments I saved that they made when they were in school. Every year they look for them on the tree. Thank you for sharing your placemats.

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  9. Denny, I always love your work,and this is no exception! I have a very small nativity ornament I received from the Nuns for giving them coupons. I love it to this day. Thanks for the fun psy.

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  10. My favorite christmas thing is a old decoration my mom always put out. It has 3 carolors and a house and light pole. Its old and chipped and the light no longer works but it reminds me of my childhood and my mother gave it too me to keep putting out.

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  11. I love the fact that you pinked the edges to finish on time. Not all my projects will be finished.... But one is done!

    My favourite decoration is the nativity that my mom painted for my grandparents

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  12. Firstly I love the hexie placemats! My favourite decoration or should I say decorations are the ones my kids made when they were at school. I put them out each year on a little old plastic tree and when they have kids of their own I will give them back so they can start their own tradition! My boys are embarrassed by them!
    Michelle

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  13. My favourite xmas decoration is a wooden nativity. My sister gave it to me for the millennium and I've put it on my fireplace ever since.

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  14. Beautifull hexies ! I'm impressed !
    My favourite decoration - christmas tree, natural, green with plenty of lights :)

    Huggs - Agnieszka

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  15. Beautiful place mats, Debby. Love your fabric choice and the fussy cut center adds a lot to them! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  16. Your placemats are so beautiful. My favorite decoration is the German music box with Virgin Mary and the child Jesus , and all the small angels circling around. Thanks Debby for sharing you project and being part of this fun blog hop

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  17. Those placemats are beautiful! What a great idea. I'm glad you hexied your way through summer.... I'm slowly beginning to realise that I should really do some hexy-ing myself..... My favourite decoration for Christmas? My angels.... Add a new one every year.

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  18. That is simply lovely. Thanks for sharing. As for my favorite decoration...it has to be my Christmas Trees. I have them all over the house and every ornament holds special meaning to me.

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  19. Such a great tablemat. Love it!! My favourite decoration are the paperstars we cut as a family every year and then stick them on the windows.

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  20. wow this is wonderful...and all made from hexies...looks wonderful

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  21. I just love your placemats! My favourite decoration is a beautiful felt Santa holding an embroidered bag, hand stitched with love for me by my wonderful, creative mother, who passed away three years ago. It is a really special keepsake.

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  22. love the hexies! My favourite decoration is definitely my nativity set.

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  23. I love your hexies :) Favorite would be a navity scene that was my grandma's.

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  24. Love your hexie placemats...so cute with those fussy cut centers. My favorite decoration is a carved Santa set that was customized for me...Santa is standing with a quilt rack...the wooden quilt was custom made to match my real one! Thanks for the chance!

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  25. Your hexie placemats are so sweet! My favorite decorations are my girls sitting around my eating table. :)

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  26. Your grandsons are going to love these cute hexie placemats! They are great. My favorite Christmas decoration is a nativity set that belonged to my mother. She gave it to me years ago, and I think of her when I get it out and unwrap it. Thanks for a chance to win beautiful Christmas fabric!

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  27. My very favorite decoration is a stuffed wool snowman my mom made...well, that and our nativity scene. I set up the creche before I do any other decorating, to help me keep my priorities straight.

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  28. Such cute placemats! My favorite decoration is one of those angel candle chime things. You know, the one where you light the candles and the rising heat makes it go round and round.

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  29. Oh yes, no suprice to see hexagon here *lol*
    Gorgeous mugrugs, great idea!
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win ☺
    xo
    Bente

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  30. Love the placemat. My favorite Christmas decoration is a wall placque of a Santa head with a banner across the bottom which reads "This house believes in Santa." I keep it up in the den year-round. Thanks.

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  31. Very cute placemat idea. I have a Santa Cookie jar that "MUST" go out each year and filled with Christmas cookies. Thanks

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  32. I love the ornament I have with my son's newborn photo in it.

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  33. Your hexi-mat is wonderful! My favorite holiday decoration is greenery cut from my own yard. (lol maybe not a good thing to say seeing how I create patterns for people to make their own decorative items.)

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  34. a hexi Christmas near you....yes our dear Debby has hexies in her world....love it...like the idea of having something that pops in the centre..soooo clever..

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  35. Those are darling place mats Debby! Lights are my favorite deco. I love C lights..inside, outside, on the tree and off :)

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  36. I love the fussy cut hexies in your placemats. My favorite decorations are my Santa themed quilted wall hangings: one by Kim Diehl and one by Bunny Hill. I can't wait to hang them:)

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  37. Great, great, great! Love the hexies! Nicely done. I like the vintage electric candles people used to put on their windowsills.

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  38. I really like your hexies turned into placemats! You got one up on the Hexie hop, as you will see I have too when it's my turn for this one. Now I want to do something like you have done, but after the hop! Too many projects going now. My favorite decorations are nativities that I collect with over 100 sitting out all the time and more out at Christmas! Thanks for sharing your work!

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  39. Lovely hexies Debbie! My favorite Christmas item is angel for the tree top; made by a very sweet girl.

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  40. I love your oversized hexie placemat - quite festive and bright. My favorite Christmas is a small 3.5" Fontanini Nativity set. I especially love the little sheep in the set.

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  41. My Christmas favorite is my Santa Clause collection Love the Christmas fabric

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  42. I have a special angel that a very dear friend gave me. He has passed away and that make the angel all the more precious. I feel like part of him is with us at Christmas every time I see the angel. I miss my dear friend!

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  43. I have Christmas tree ornaments from my mother and my mother-in-law, being smart enough to grab them up as a newlywed 43 yrs ago. My favorite one has always been mine. My grandmother gave my mother a silver bell the year I was born. Turns out, many years later, it also is glass.

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  44. My grandsons would love those too Debby and I may just try pinking my next ones too - love that look! My favorite decoration is a nativity set my husband gave me many, many years ago. blessings, marlene

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  45. A snowman made by a close friend!

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  46. Hexies fit into any hop! Love the placement and the way you added the two side hexies to get a more rectangle look to the mats! Beautiful job and thanks for the sweet giveaway! My favorite decoration is a wall hanging that I received in an exchange.

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  47. I have a 'thing' for placemats and this is such a great idea... I simply have to give hexies a go (although I hear that they are addictive!). I love the Santa wall hanging that I made a few years ago... his beard is made completely with pearl cotton French knots! Thanks for sharing in the hop!

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  48. Sweet project! I love the little handmade things I've gathered over the years, like the childhood photo ornaments from my children when they were in elementary school, and wreath of handprints made by my grandchildren. Happy memories! :)

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  49. My favorite Christmas decorations are my collection of nativity sets. I have picked some of them up on our travels.

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  50. That would be one very cherry table on Christmas morning using either side of those lovely mats, you did plan on making one for each member of the family, right?

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  51. Absolutely gorgeous hexie project. My favourite is Christmas bunting which includes my grand children's handprints.

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  52. What a great placemat! The hexies are perfect with the little snowman in the center.
    My favorite Christmas decoration is a nativity scene from the hills of Mexico. It is hand formed out of natural clay and left unpainted. It still has the impression of the artist's fingerprints in places on the clay. One of the animals around the scene is a llama, something very familiar to the artist. I consider it a treasure and I've had it for over 30 years.

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  53. I have a vignette of 30 vintage tree toppers set on brass candlesticks with white lights and greenery around the base. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. My favorite decorations are still the box of a dozen shiny blue ornaments that my husband and I put glue and glitter our first Christmas together ('77). That's all we could afford to decorate the tree that we had cut down in the forest. Egads - sounds like I walked out of Little House on the Prairie. But true story, lol!

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  55. I melted when I saw hexies... Hugs

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  56. I love hexies too and I love your placemats! Great idea. My favorite decoration is a braided wreath that my grandmother made many years ago. I put it up every Christmas. I don't put up a tree anymore but I will always have that wreath. I think I just may be making placemats for two special little girls this year. Thanks for sharing.

    bevwalks at aol dot com

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  57. My favorite decorations are the tree ornaments that we have collected over the years.

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  58. Love your hexi placemats. What a smile they bring. My favorite decoration is the life size wooden Santa, I bought years ago at a craft fair. He holds all our Christmas stockings and stands on the fire place hearth.

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  59. I love Christmas so it is super hard for me to choose ONE ddecoration. But I guess if I had to, it would be my stain glass nativity set. I took me a few years to collect all the pieces.

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  60. Your projects are beautiful and perfect for the occasion. Thanks for hoping and sharing with us. I actually keep the nativity set up all year long.

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  61. My favorite is simply candles in every window.

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  62. Love the placemat. My favorite Christmas decoration is my train that runs around and under the tree. I also love the lights. I can sit in the dark and stare at them for hours.

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  63. I love your hexies Debby!
    My favourite decoration is a wooden hand carved nativity scene that my sister brought back from Bethlehem!

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  64. Love your hexies! My favorite Christmas decoration is garland entwined with little white lights on our fireplace mantel.

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  65. Love these placemats!

    My favorite decoration is a mantle scarf and the matching stockings

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  66. My favorite decoration is my Nativity scene. It is not an expensive, fancy one but it was one of my first Christmas decoration that I bought when we were first married. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  67. My favorite decoration for Christmas is my advent wreath. I use fresh greenery and it makes me happy when I light the candle.

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  68. I have only 1 ornament left of my moms.....and 2 years ago I found it broken..... the Angel with angel hair came out of the ornament and the hanger fell off....so I glued the angel back and I put it in a holder and set it in a special place.....

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  69. Love your hexi placemats. Adorable fabric.

    Fav Christmas decoration other than the tree is our nutcracker collection.

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  70. My favorite decoration is a manger that I hand painted quite a few years ago.

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  71. Wow how pretty. I love hexi's..... Love how you put them on the placemats.

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  72. Just love your Christmas hexie idea-thanks so much for sharing!

    My favorite Christmas decoration is my tree skirt. It is made from holly leaves fabric with deep red beads. My favorite purchase at the local fabric shop.

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  73. i luv to decorate with pine cones during the holidays!

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  74. My favorite Christmas decoration is my mom and dad's nativity. I remember asking if I could hold Jesus from the time I was very young. Mom and dad have promised me that when they are gone (hopefully not for a VERY long time) the nativity set will be mine. It is so full of wonderful memories.

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  75. My Santa Claus collection is my favorite especially my Santa on a Cycle. Every time I take it out I think of my brother on his cycle - Santa with a braid and brown beard. Oh, how I miss his jolly laugh.

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  76. Favorite decoration is a tole painted tray with three laughing mice sledding on a leaf. It makes me smile every year when I bring it out.

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  77. I could never pick just one lol, so I will say my tree collection lol!

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  78. Adorable place mats...good way to use Hexies. My favorite decoration, Many years ago I got 75 small ceramic ornaments for the tree. My three children and I painted them together. I will always cherish them and the memories they hold.

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  79. Cute placemats!
    My fav decoration would be tied between the life tree every year ndn the Precious Moments complete Nativity set:)

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  80. great job! I do love me some hexies! our tree is filled with homemade ornaments! I love every one. we have onraments from when we were first married that hubby and I made together - 38 yrs ago. from the kids in grade school, and many homemade ornaments from friends. I treasure every one! thanks for the chance....

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  81. We have this really ugly santa that we put out every year. People always comment on it and it just cracks us up. Its really bad, but it makes us laugh

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  82. Cute place-mats! A snowman collection is my favorite!

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  83. Those are adorable. I am sure your grandsons will love them.
    I love the little angels that my daughter made when she was in kindergarten. She is in Graduate school now!
    xo jan

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  84. Hi! What neat Christmas projects!
    Our nativity set is special!
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  85. Those Hexies are so cute! My favorite decoration would be my Christmas quilts and table toppers!

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  86. My favorite Christmas decoration is what I call my Scottie Dog Christmas wall hanging. Before I even knew that I would become a quilter my dear sister in law, Sandy, knew that she would make a quilter out of me, and I returned home from a visit with a case full of fabric, rulers and patterns, including a Christmas Tree panel with Scottie dogs playing under the tree around the presents. Since we have a wonderful Scottie named Mollie, this was exactly the hook I needed to get me started, but I didn't think I was good enough to make it right away. So almost three years later I made the wall hanging and it is now a fixture in our Christmas decorating! Thank you for letting me tell the story and thank you to Sandy for starting me on a marvellous journey.

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  87. Hi Debby! My favorite Christmas decoration is our 3 foot tree. We have a small house, so our tree commandeers the dining room table for the month of December, but it's centralized and lights up most of our house, it's so beautiful. And then we have a lot of homemade tree decorations, and lots of memories with them. Thank you for the opportunity at the fabric, love it! And thank you for the Lone Star below, I'm saving it to my computer for future reference.
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

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  88. I would have to say my Christmas decorations that go on the tree. We don't have any glass ornaments all ornaments are characters and the kids love to see the tree. We add at least one or two new ones every year and being married 43 years you can imagine that our tree is heavily decorated. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  89. My favorite decoration is those tiny white lights. I call them 'fairy lights' and I want some in the back yard but hubby says no---too tacky! But he is kind enough to put them up for me at Christmas so at least I get to enjoy them in December...sigh...I love hexies too and I can see why you couldn't resist. I am going to try my hand at some large ones and see how that goes...I thought maybe sunflowers?

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  90. I have a new favorite.... I made this July a Bell Ringer Old World Santa wall hanging....my first big applique project.

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  91. I love the place mats and thanks for the tutorial. What a great idea to pink instead of using a binding. I don't like to do binding and yet it is part of the project. My favorite decoration is a black metal reindeer and sleigh combo that you put a candle in the reindeer. My mother bought it somewhere and we had it as children and it was always on the mantel at Christmas. I loved it because we always had a coal fire in the fireplace under the mantel. It was so homey. I don't have a mantel and I still love that heirloom.

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  92. I have some ornaments that I bought while on a vacation to Az. with my late husband. I teased him about the western themed ornaments but we love them!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  93. A big Christmas Tree with unique ornaments, that have been handed down through the family.

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  94. I have a Hallmark candle spelling JOY with the O as a wreath given to me by my mother about 40 years ago. I have never lit it and display it every Christmas. Since my name is Joye (with an e) I have a lot of JOY related ornaments and decorations but that old candle is my favorite. A close second is a plump snowman candle that I bought in Gatlinburg TN on our honeymoon 35 years old. He has never been lit, either, and he stays out during the holiday season. Thanks!

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  95. i have quilted for forty years and never made a holiday quilt, but after seeing your hexies, i want to make one in the worse kind of way. so that is my new faborite christmas decoration. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  96. We have a hand-made wooden nativity set that I have had for over 30 years. The angel has lots of tooth marks on it. lol.. the "kids" all fight over it as well. Thanks so much for sharing

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  97. Hi Debby. I love how you fussy cut your hexies to get the little snowman in the center. I know your grandson will really love the placemat. They will look so cute on the table. Great job.
    My favorite decoration is a log that my best friend decorated with ribbon, pine cones and flowers and it looks absolutely beautiful. She calls it the Yule Tide log. She has passed away now so it means a lot to me. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  98. chrisrmas table runners but i just love christmas fabric and intend to make us a christmas quilt this year. thanks

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  99. The placemats are adorable. My favorite decoration is the tree skirt I made so many years ago. I'm almost done with a large lap quilt that will be my new favorite. I love decorating for the holidays!! I do need new place mats, though. Great idea!

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  100. So adorable these place mats. Thanks for sharing

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  101. My favorite Christmas decoration is an animated Santa that we bought about 25 years ago. He stands on the floor and is about 3 feet tall. His hands (one holds a lighted candle and the other a bag of presents) move back and forth. His suit, hat, and bag are made of velvet and he has the cutest pair of glasses. After all these years he still works great and I really love bringing him out every year. Thank you! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  102. I think you must be a the queen of hexies then, Debby since you are cheerleading that hop soon enough. (I'm still cutting) Love the placemats!

    It is NOT Christmas around here unless the nativity set my mom made back her in her ceramic days (with chalks) goes up. Even on years when I don't feel much like decorating, that goes up. Flat decorating surfaces are at a premium around here.

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  103. I love those placemats! You are going to have one festive table. My favorite decorations are all the homemade ornaments my kids made throughout their school years. They are all so cheesy but yet so cool.

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  104. Those placemats are beautiful! My favorite decoration is the countdown to Christmas mini that I made one year. It was a lot of work but I really like it.

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  105. Debby ~ That is a great idea to use the hexies to make placemats. I love it. You always have such great ideas so really, it doesn't surprise me that I would love what you did for the blog hop.

    I know this sounds strange, but I still am loving my new Christmas tree hubby surprised me with about 3 yrs ago now. We were driving past a store and I saw it in the window and made him turn around and drive past there again. I was THRILLED to see a purple Christmas tree and said I WANT THAT! Of course, he rolled his eyes because he hears me say 'I want that' about a million times a week. But he did not ignore me because when he got paid his bonus a week or so later we went for a drive and he drove there and went inside telling me he had to get a book he had ordered. (it was a Barnes and Noble bookstore) I chose to stay in the car because I was hurting after walking around another store earlier. He came walking out of the store with this huge grin on his face holding a huge box. He bought THAT tree for me. He was upset that they did not have any more in stock so he was able to buy the one in the window. Heck, I was thrilled and could have cared less that it was the window display. I still am like a little kid when it's close to the day we can set up my tree. :) I was the person that said she would never, ever in a million years get a fake tree but getting older changes ones mind sometimes and I love my tree.

    BTW ~ Is it time to get my tree out yet? It's Christmas in July - well now August, right? LOL

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  106. What great looking placemats! I love the fussy cutting... and pinking the edges for a quick finish - huh, this could come in handy some day. My favorite Christmas decoration is a Musical Santa Claus that sits at the edge of the mantel. I got it when my first son was only 3 (he is 24 now)... My younger boys love him, too!

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  107. oh, beautiful hexies...I just love snowmen they melt my heart..I use them after Christmas...I like angels during Christmas

    thanks for giveaway

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  108. Very nice. Love the colours and thanks for having a give away.

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  109. Cute placemats. I love my nativity set.

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  110. My favorite decoration is the snowmen my Grandmother made for me. I love them. The were crocheted and there is a father, mother, and child. They go up on my mantle every year. They remind me of her each year and they are my favorite.

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  111. My favorite decoration is the original 6' aluminum pompom Christmas Tree with color wheel that my mother put up in the 60's. I also have the original decorations she used. Every time I put it up I'm reminded of her.

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  112. Your hexie placemats are great. My favorite decoration is an angel tree topper my parents bought when they were first married in 1955. When mom is gone, there will be several of us wanting it for our own.

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  113. My favorite is the Christmas tree! I love your hexies!

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  114. That's a wonderful giveaway, Debby. One of my favorite Christmas decorations is a treetop angel my sister made for me about 20 years ago. I love getting her out of her box and my adult children still fight over whose year it is to put her atop the tree.

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  115. This is really hard, but I guess my favorite decoration is the tree and all the decorations that go on it. We have bought many of the ornaments on our travels, and they bring back many memories. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  116. Those hexie placemats are adorable especially with the fussy cute sonowmen in the center - so cute! I love my nativity scene the family has all the way from Rwanda - beautiful.

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  117. I know that ther's a song with lyrics about a "red, red robin..."
    BUT... I do think that those are cardinals (boy variety) on your fabric. I've been looking at hexies so much these past few weeks for the mini Christmas tree skirt that I'm making, that I'm surprised that I haven't referred to my cat as a hedgehog my eyes are so crossed. We're all going blind with these blasted little things! LOL

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  118. My favorite Christmas decoration is a set of 4 24" Victorian era, ceramic carolers I made about 25 years ago while teaching ceramics. In addition to the carolers, the set includes a sled, a lamppost that is electrically wired, a dog and a cat.

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  119. Love the Hexie Placemats but my most favorite Christmas pattern to make and I make it many time for gifts and every one loves it, I made a table cloth from a pattern you provided many moons ago. You used Christmas fussy cuts and made a pineapple themed throw it was so easy and turned out so beautifully. My favorite decoration is the Nativity Set which has been used since my son was born.

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  120. Your hexie snowmen placemats are too cute. Yes, I can see children enjoying them while they eat. I have my mother's large manger and my collection of small mangers that always come out for Christmas. Love them.

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  121. Wonderful Christmas hexies!! I love them.
    My favorite Christmas decoration is my collection of palstic candy holders from the 1940's & 50's.
    Cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  122. I love your hexagon snowmen! I'll have to think about that after I finish the redwork embroidery ones. My favorite holiday decoration is the big wooden letters that spell NOEL that a friend of of mine made for me to hang on the house. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  123. Hiya!!! LOVE, love, love those placemats!!! Your hexie work is great. My favorite decoration has to be the tree and all of its ornaments. I use an eclectic collection of ornaments, and each one has special meanings. A time for remembering and loving as I decorate. Thanks for sharing and for having the giveaway. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  124. Love the hexies! My favorite decorations are the tree decorations my children made when they were little. I still cherish them and now look forward to receiving some new ones from the next generation, my grandchildren.

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  125. Really nice placemats! I love them! My favorite Christmas decoration is my nativity set. I got it at a Senior Citizen craft sale years ago. It is only 4 pieces: Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus and an Angel. It is white but has a luminescent coating. It's out each year. (this is not to say I don't love the ones my kids made, and my mother made... but...I had to pick one!) Well, off to visit more blogs! Hugs!

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  126. I love your placemats. Snowmen are my favorite decoration. I leave them out from Nov to Feb.

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  127. Great hexies and placemat. My favorite Christmas decoration is a snowman that I made out of warm and natural, he is stuffed.

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  128. Cute hexies. My favorite decoration is my Christmas village made out of bird houses.

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  129. Thank you for sharing your sweet projects and the chance to win. I enjoy putting out new and old Christmas crafts, wall hangings, ornaments, quilts etc. I love seeing the grandchildren get excited around all things Christmas.

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  130. I have a Christmas quilt that I made that is my favorite. It is a panel of Scotties around a Christmas tree. I embellished the packages, tree and the Scotties with charms and beads. It graces the chair in my office during the Christmas season!

    Sandy A

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  131. Love the placemats!! So many fabric combinations to be used for everyone on my list! My favorite decoration is a framed collage of each of my family members sitting on Santa's lap and CRYING when they were little. My husband's and my pictures are from the 50's and then we caught each of our three daughters with frowns and/or tears. At first it wasn't planned until by the third daughter I realized we had a theme going!! Then I framed them together and each year someone new comments and laughs at the framed pic!!!

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  132. Very pretty placemats! I've always loved snowmen, however, my favorite Christmas decoration is my tree. I use gold, glass, and silver ornaments. It is truly beautiful when I finish.

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  133. Love your hexies placemats. It is great that you still have things from years ago.
    My favorite decoration is my little Christmas tree that looks like something from a Charlie Brown scene but I love decorating it with family photos. We look at the photos at Christmas and reminisce and laugh!!

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  134. Wonderful hexies! My favorite decoration is my little red & white pinwheel quilt.

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  135. love your placemats .... might be because I am a little partial to snowmen ;)
    I think my favorite decorations would be the Christmas quilts I have been making for each of the beds in my home.
    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  136. I love your hexies! I jumped on the hexie bandwagon back in April after Paducah.

    Growing up (and still) we had a Nativity set for as long as I can remember. My brother-in-law made a creche for my Mother to use. She still puts the set out each Christmas. I am 64 and I think it has been used every year of my life!

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  137. Your placemat is lovely. I love all your hexagons. My favourite decorations are the ones my three boys made when they were very young.

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  138. Love your hexies! My favorite decoration is a small Christmas tree that was my mom's. It's covered with her handcrafted ornaments.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  139. I'm Scottish, and we always had garlands hung everywhere, some handmade, but mostly the foil ones which catch the light, sometimes even the bathrooms had them. I still love them, and my grown up kids have them too, Helen

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  140. My favorite is a nativity set i crochet close too 20yrs ago the dolls are 6-8ins tall.The baby is about 2in and laying in is manger with the animals all around it has Mary and Joseph,3 wiseman 2 shepards,Angel ,camel oxen,3sheep and a donkey it took me 3mts to to make it all.I enjoy making it but i would never do another it was a lot of work

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  141. Lovely table mat. Your fabrics are beautiful. My favorite decoration is an old red glass ornament with the nativity scene on it done in all white with the words silent night on it. I make sure I am the one to hang it on the tree every year. :)

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  142. Definitely my Nativity, your placemats are cute and I like frosty too, can I fight over him hahaha.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  143. My favorite was an elf that clipped to the branch so that it appeared as if he was sitting on it.

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  144. Absolutely wonderful. The hexies look splendid on the placemats. I love that you can use both sides - 2 for the price of one! lol
    Favorite decoration...If you could see my BOXES of Christmas decorations, you would understand when I say they are ALL my favorites. I think I need to downsize but maybe I'll wait just another year...procrastinating is one of my talents!! I do have a glass ornament my dad bought as a teen - in the 1920s - it always hangs on the tree.

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  145. Awe those are cute! I think the nativity would be my favorite :)

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  146. Very cool placemats. I love the fussy cutting you did. My favorite decoration(s) are the ones handmade by me and my family when I was younger.

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  147. Your projects are all lovely and I love hexies I just have not gotten around to trying the yet.
    My favourite Christmas thing is a quilted table topper a friend and I made together. It looks beautiful on my dining room table.

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  148. Fussy cut hexies look like so much fun to play with. My favorite decoration is the tree with all my kids ornaments from different ages.

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  149. Such a sweet tabletopper. Love hexies and birdies....those little birds are cardinals. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  150. I love your placemats - such a cute idea! I'm now wondering if I already have some fabric that could be showcased this way!

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  151. I've enjoyed all your Christmas photos. Thanks. I like to decorate with snowmen, Christmas quilt, and Holly table topper.

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  152. The hexies are so fun and will be enjoyed often as placemats! My favorite decoration is a mini-quilt with a mitten for each member of the family...at the time it was made anyway! Thanks for sharing your projects!

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  153. My favorite are the photo ornaments of my children each year. Thanks for sharing!

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  154. Your placemat is wonderful! I love snowmen, but my favorite decoration is my porcelain nativity set. Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway.

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  155. Cute placemats...love the fussy cut hexagons! I'm a snowman collector so I do decorate with them quite a bit but also love other Christmas decorations like Nativity sets. Thanks for sharing.

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  156. My favorite decoration is the Christmas tree! We always get the largest one that our living room can hold. All the ornaments have memories attached of favorite people or places. It glows like a giant jewel in the heart of our home.

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  157. I love EPP and hexes in particular so your placemat is super cool in my eyes. My favorite Christmas decoration is a stack of Christmas stories that I put on our coffee table December 1st. They range from the Nativity story, Miracle of 34th Street to books published based on screenplays our family has seen. It is always a pleasure to visit those books every December. When my children come home they often contribute a book that they feel should be part of our collection. They have never been wrong. That stack is becoming a library.

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  158. Great placemats, can't wait to see what you make for the actually hexie hop. I have a very small nativity scene that my mom gave to me when I first moved out of the house and I mean small, small small, I am surprised I have not lost it with all of the moving but I still pull it out every Christmas.

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