Monday, January 7, 2013

a lovely break and pretty patchwork

Happy Monday and New Year! 
I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and holiday season! Thank you so much for your sweet Christmas wishes. I had a lovely and restful break, and I am so happy to be back and begin this new and creative year ahead of us! And may it be filled with many blessings and joyful days for you all!
After Christmas it was my mother-in-law's birthday, so I made her this pretty patchwork pillow.  
I embroidered her initial to give it a special touch with some red stitching around the border. 
And, it wouldn't be complete without a creamy scalloped edging. Simply sweet! I love how it came out, and so did my mother-in-law! 
My wintry throw is coming along sweetly...with only a few more rows to go, and then the border. I am also almost finished with my husbands crocheted blanket. I was hoping it would have been done for Christmas, but it is taking longer than expected. It might be because I get distracted by so many other projects. ;)  
Last week these pretty reproduction fabrics arrived in the mail. I can't wait to create with these pretties. I truly have such a weakness and addiction to these sweet prints! But, I know that I am not alone in this, right?
I was so blessed and lucky over the holidays to have won 5 giveaways with the sweetest treasures from these most lovely and talented ladies!
Vintage Shiny Brites from Jean of Ruby and Arthur
Vintage embroidery patterns, threads, sweet bookmark, a pretty bag, and the Dire Threads book from Kathy of Kluless
A pretty and adorable embroidered hoop art, along with some other sweet goodies from Gilly of Gilly Makes
The cutest and most adorable toadstool and gingerbread man from Emma of The Vanilla Squirrel
All these beautiful and sweet vintage Christmas treasures from Chris of Perfectly Printed
(Thank you Chris for the photo, as I forgot to take one of my own before I packed them away until next year.)

I was so spoiled by these ladies!! Thank you so much for having such wonderful giveaways! Make sure that you visit these sweeties! I know that you will love and be inspired by them and their beautiful blogs!

I am looking forward to catching up with you, and visiting your blogs! Wishing you a crafty and creative week!


87 comments:

  1. I love your beautiful patchwork cushion....what a gorgeous present! So glad you had a lovely break......thank you for the lovely mention and link :-).... Wishing you a very happy and creative 2013 x

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  2. Oh my gosh, your fabrics are adorable. May I ask where you order them from? They look so beautiful.
    Well done with all your winnings- what a lucky girl! I love following your blog.

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    1. Thank you Therese! I bought them at these two online shoppes: http://www.quiltingals.com and http://www.fabricshack.com
      So happy to have you here! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

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  3. Happy New Year, Heather. Beautiful pillow and what scrummy fabrics.
    Hen x

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    1. Thank you so much Hen! Happy New Year, too! xo Heather

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  4. Lovely to see you back. I adore your mother-in-laws cushion its so pretty. I love your use of colours and fabrics and the crochet edge it just makes it so beautiful and delicate. Those fabrics are gorgeous i love the little kitten one. Look forward to seeing what you make with those. Happy new year may is be filled with laughter, love and fun. dee x

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    1. Thank you so much Dee! It is so good to be back! Wishing you a blessed year!! xo Heather

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  5. Where did you get those lovely vintage prints? Please tell!! :)

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    1. I bought them from these two online shoppes: http://www.fabricshack.com and http://www.quiltingals.com. ;) xo Heather

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  6. Welcome back. Love your reproduction fabric. So many fun treasures have made their way to your home. Good for you.

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    1. Thank you Kim! It is good to be back! It was a lucky month! xo Heather

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  7. Wow how lucky to win all of that! Your pillow is just darling. I love how you blanket stitched the chrochet on...

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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    1. Thank you so much Amy Jo! Have a lovely week! xo Heather

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  8. LOVE the pillow! LOve all the fabrics! and lOve the afghan! and how lucky you were, winning 5 times..woohoo!
    have a great week!
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Viv!! Have a great week, too! xo Heather

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  9. Welcome back and happy 2013! Lots of lovely things to look at here! What pattern did you use for your granny blanket, it's great? :) x

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    1. Thank you Ada!! This is the link to the pattern I used. I liked that it was simple, but comes out so pretty.
      http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/copenhagen-pillow
      xo Heather

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  10. Do you sell similar patchwork pillows?? I would love to buy one!

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    1. Oh, wonderful! I don't have any in my shoppe, but can do one as a custom order. Please email me if you are interested and I would love to make one for you! Thank you! xo Heather
      heatherlnorris@gmail.com

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  11. I adore your sweet pillow! I know your MIL loves it!

    Wow, you're one lucky girls lately-huh? Congrats! ♥

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  12. Love the patchwork pillow and all the other pretties!

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  13. Heather, so glad you had a nice break and holiday. The pillow for your MIL is just darling. I love the colors! It looks like you don't have much to go on the throw. Congrats on your lovely giveaways. Glad you're back!

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    1. Thank you so much Leslie!! I am so happy to be back! Have a great week! xo Heather

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  14. It's so good to see you again! =D

    I love the patchwork pillow! The edging really does make it look pretty. I need to learn how to do that sometime. i.e.: I want to be just like you!

    And, no, you are not alone when it comes to loving the reproduction prints. Your new stash is darling!

    I am only a wee big jealous of your new Shiny Brites...Just a little....Okay, A LOT!!

    Have a great week, Heather!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Amy! Well, I am not as talented with the quilting as you are sweet friend! You would love crocheting! Hope your week is fabulous! xo Heather

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  15. Chris, You inspire beyond the words in my vocabulary! Your pillow is perfection! If this doesn't get me to the fabric store, nothing will. I hope you have a lovely week, and Happy New Year! E

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth! Wishing you a wonderful week and New Year!! xo Heather

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  16. That pillow is lovely! So sweet and cheering.♥

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  17. I am sure your mother-in-law loved her birthday present!! What a sweet gift!! Love your new fabrics too!!

    Happy New Year!!

    chris

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    1. Thank you Chris!! Happy New Year, to you dear friend!! xo Heather

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  18. That is the sweetest pillow Heather!! And those fabrics. Swoon! :o) I can hardly wait to see what you create with them. Congratulations on all your lucky wins! How fun!! :o) Trish xo

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  19. So much goodness! Your pillow is adorable!! I love all the yummy red.

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    1. Thank you Deborah!! I love the reds, too! xo Heather

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  20. Hello my darling friend Heather! I am so happy you are back! I missed your beautiful posts and beautiful you! I wish you joyful and happy days too dear heart! The pillow you made your mother~in~law is gorgeous! I love the pretty fabrics you used and how you added her initial and the your crochet trim! Pure sweetness! She will treasure this! I love your wintry throw. Your hubby will love it! You have got a lot accomplished and it will be completed before you know it! I love all of your gorgeous and sweet fabrics! Do you mind me asking where you ordered them from? I love those sweet reproduction prints and would love to know where to find them. You won so many beautiful things in the giveaways. I am so happy for you dear friend!!! Wishing you a creative and crafty week too! Love you lots, Paula xo

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    1. Thank you so much Paula!! I ordered the fabrics from these two online shoppes: http://www.quiltingals.com and http://www.fabricshack.com
      The both are great shoppes for reproductions They are the sweetest!
      Wishing you a beautiful and creative week sweet friend! Love you lots, too! xo Heather

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    2. You are welcome dear friend! Thank you so much for sharing the links with me sweetie! Those fabrics are so SWEET!!! I wish you a beautiful and creative week too! Love you lots sweet friend! Paula xoxo

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  21. Your patch work pillow is gorgeous Heather! I love it!! Love you blanket, it's coming a long wonderfully! I just started learning how to crochet, and i'm so excited!! OH MY GOODNESS what a lovely stack of new fabrics!! I think I might be drooling a little! I love that yellow with that little kitty! Ahhh too cute! Welcome back and Happy New Year! xo Holly

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    1. Thank you so much Holly! Oh, how exciting you are learning to crochet!! So fun! I can't wait to see your pretty crochet creations! Happy New Year! xo Heather

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  22. That pillow is just adorable ... as is the fabric ... and the hoop embroidery! (What a great idea for using up teeny-tiny pieces of fabric!)

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  23. Welcome back! I am happy to hear you had a nice and relaxing holiday. I appreciate the shout-out and hope you will find some time to snuggle up under those granny squares and enjoy a good read!

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    1. Thank you Kathy! It is great to be back! Thank you for all the pretties! Have a wonderful week! xo Heather

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  24. Ooh, LOVE that sweet pillow! Welcome back and happy new year - I missed you & your lovely posts! Glad you like the little hoop and that it arrived safe & sound - thanks for the mention and the link too :-)
    hugs
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much Gilly!! And, thank you for all the beautiful gifts!! Have a great week! xo Heather

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  25. Happy New Year and welcome back! Love the fabrics (and the crochet edging, of course) you chose for the patchwork pillow. And winning any one of those giveaways would have made me swoon, but five? Whoa, you are surrounded by luck! Can't wait to see what you do with your newest repro fabric, love the print with the cameo roses. :) --Fran

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    1. Happy New Year Fran! Thank you so much! Have a lovely week! xo Heather

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  26. How adorable, lucky Mother in Law! Love your fabrics too, where oh where did you find these beauties?

    S x

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    1. Thank you so much Sandra! I bought them from these two online shoppes:
      http://www.fabricshack.com and http://www.quiltingals.com
      Have a lovely week! xo Heather

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  27. Oh...My goodness! I loved your post. First of all...Your patchwork pillow is perfection. Oh, how pretty and your workmanship is a delight! I love your embroidered "C". Your cocheted
    I am going to need to visit each one of the blogs you featured...They are all wonderful!

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  28. OOOps...Pushed the wrong button....Your crocheted edging is beautiful!
    I will have fun visiting all the blogs you have featured.....in the days that I am awaiting our grandbaby to arrive.
    Thank you for the great post....
    Have a good week, Heather!
    Hugs,
    Carolynn xxx

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    1. Thank you so much sweet Carolynn!! xo Heather

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  29. The vintage ornaments get me every time!

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    1. They are my favorite, too! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  30. Your pillow is stunning! Everything you create is beautiful! You won five giveaways?! How fun is that?

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    1. Thank you so much!! Have a great week! xo Heather

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  31. Oh I just LOVE this pillow - it is so perfectly red! Yummy! How blessed you were to win FIVE give-a-ways! WOW - that was a big God Smooch!

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    1. Thank you so much Patti!! A definite God smooch! ;) xo Heather

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  32. Hi Heather...It's me again. I have been given a gift card for Christmas and when I saw your dreamy fabrics...I couldn't help but oooh and ahhh.
    I sure would love where you purchased them...I would love to make some fun projects this coming year with such pretty prints.
    Thanks for sharing, my sweet friend,
    Carolynn xx

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    1. Oh, of course!! Here are a few stores that I buy them from:

      http://www.quiltingals.com

      https://www.thecalicocottagequiltshop.com

      http://www.fabricshack.com

      Happy shopping and let me know if you need any names of the ones I bought. ; xo Heather

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  33. OH MY!!!!! The pillow is AMAZING!!!! you are such a fabulous talent my friend and I enjoy my visits here! Sending you hugs and wishes for a wonderful NEW YEAR!

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  34. The pillow you made for your Mom and the crocheted winter throw are both really lovely. You do such beautiful work. What a lucky girl to win those sweet prizes from your friend's blogs. You'll have to do a book review for us after you finish reading.

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    1. Thank you so much!! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  35. Wow!
    Such a beautiful pillow! I love it!!

    Congrats on winning all the new loot too. How fun for you, and what generous giveaways.

    Thanks for always leaving such kind comments on my blog.

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year, and I'm looking forward to seeing your many new creations :)

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    1. Thank you so much Kerin!! Thank you for all your sweet and encouraging comments sweet friend!! xo Heather

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  36. Oh wow - so much crafty gorgeousness!

    Happy New Year,

    Nina x

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  37. Wow, you were on a lucky roll with all those gorgeous giveaways!!!
    Just found your lovely blog via gilly makes, and just love that pretty cushion you made your Mum - she must have been so thrilled!
    Am loving all those repro fabrics too - i adore feedsack fabrics, original or repro, they are just such pretty colours that combine togetehr beautifully. Look forward to seeing what you make!
    Gill xx

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    1. Thank you so much Gill! So happy to have you here!! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

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  38. So glad to hear you had a wonderful holiday heather!
    i love your afghan, is it sunburst grannies? So super sweet :)

    xo

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    1. Thank you Gina!! It is similar to the sunburst grannies. Here is the link to the pattern. It is simple and fun.
      http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/copenhagen-pillow
      Have a blessed and creative week! xo Heather

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  39. Gosh, you did do well with your giveaway winnings, congratulations :D

    And that cushion cover really is pretty ... I love it!

    A belated Happy New Year - I'm horribly behind with my seasonal salutations, sorry - and every good wish for 2013 x

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    1. Thank you Annie!! Happy New Year to you, too!! Have a great week! xo Heather

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  40. Heather, I had to come back and say I just saw on an English blog (on my sidebar) fabric hearts with this same lovely edging that you do. I thought of you immediately, and had to come and look at this wonderful pillow again! Elizabeth

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    1. Aah, thank you sweet Elizabeth! I just went over to see the blog, and I adore Kazzy's blog, too!! Always such sweetness, just like you beautiful blog! Happy Day!! xo Heather

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  41. So glad you are refreshed and recharged because girl, you deserved it. Always fun to swing by and see all the cute things you are up to. I have to say, I wish I had just 1/100th of the delightful talent you have. HaBee New Year!

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    1. Thank you so much!! Too sweet you are!! But, you are definitely talented as well my friend! Have a wonderful week, and thank you for your sweetness!! xo Heather

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  42. That throw blanket looks amazing!

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  43. Love love love the pillow! So much that I pulled out my Leicen scraps and made one for each of my daughters. Scalloped edging was the perfect touch. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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    1. Thank you so much Michelle!! Your pillow sounds beautiful using your Leicen scraps!! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

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