Saturday, December 7, 2013

HOLIDAY HALLABOO!!!! BLOG HOP!!!! LOTS OF PRIZES AND LOTS OF CHANCES TO WIN.

The winner of this giveaway is Sallie from Sallie's Sampler,  A big thanks to Jacqulynne and all of you for commenting and coming by.


Do you ever get to that place in life where you lack inspiration?

You try ever so hard to dream big?

Want that light bulb moment?

Sometimes you are just dragging foot????


If you are feeling this way, you might want to try dropping off here:


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Inspiration Galore!!!!

She has her own fabric Lines, you can click here to see them all
Here is her shop:

Hey, I don't know why I am showing you all of this....go there and find out yourself....

take some time..

take your shoes off,

sit a spell...



Now for the fun part....she is giving a prize away at each of the blogs, so you can win several times and then....she is having a grand prize.

 What fun is that?

Be sure to go to her blog to win the Grand Prize, the other prizes are done locally so all I want from you is to comment and tell me what inspires you.

Oh...I didn't mention what the prize was?  Well.....it is a secret, won't be revealed until I find out...it is a secret to me too....you can go to her blog and see that she has a lot of fun stuff and that she doesn't mind sharing so no worries whether it will be worth your time or not.....cos I GUARANTEE it will be.

Now for a little inspiration of my own.  I am laughing at how big the pictures are.  Blogger will not let me download pictures so I went to photo bucket.

So....I purchased about six sets of these towels last year at JoAnn's after Christmas sale.  I believe they cost me less than two bucks for both.

I think I know why they didn't sale.....BORING!!!!

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NOT BORING.....


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Just a little fun fabric, Heat N Bond and you are ready to go....pick your pattern off the fabric, cut around it, add some heat n bond...then cut it out in detail.

Add a little strip to the bottom and now you have Not boring!!!


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BORING!!!!!


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I wouldn't say so...

 Now for this one I was going to get my go cutter and make a bow....but I got lazy.

  I know which box they are in but tooooo lazy to go digging (in process of moving)...but wouldn't it be cute with a bow on the side?

A bow a bove the ornament?  Lazy again.

This one is just a half inch strip down the side of the towel and across the bottom.  I just did a little free hand ornament...I really should add a small bow above it...still can...nothing is written in stone.

 photo 084_zpsceb685f9.jpg Remember to enter this giveaway just let me know what inspires you!!!  Jacaquelynne will send you a surprise gift and I will send you these two books to help in the inspiration process.

It just doesn't get any better than that...two packages in the mail.....who doesn't like mail?

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Today Sew Cal GAl  is sharing the hop with me...and we all know she is the master of inspiration...shewee...where she gets all that info and energy to write up such awesome post are beyond me.  So hop on over there too....

Notice on my sidebar, there you will find all the other hops for the week and Lilly pad yesterday....so do come and play along!!!  I will chose a winner Sat.


THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED, THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING BY!!!

116 comments:

Tiffany said...

Fun pretty fabric inspires me to create something :D OR a gorgeous pattern! Then I HAVE to make it!!!

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

I get a lot of inspiration searching all the blogs that are around!

Peggy Carstens said...

I get a lot of my quilting inspirations from pictures on Pinterest. Looking at the pictures makes me think "What a cool idea, but what if..."

KaHolly said...

Fun, fun, fun! Love your projects. You always come up with such inspirational ideas!

Emily C said...

Wondering the internet is my usual source of inspiration.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Inspiration is everywhere! Mostly, nature inspires me for theme and color.
The towels are cool. Hand embellished handtowels are one of my favorite things to gift.

Connie said...

The towels look so much better with your applique on them!! Thanks for sharing!

Cathy Jones said...

Thank you for the opportunity to play.

Sharon Hughson said...

Can I say EVERYTHING inspires me when my heart is in it? Music, color, seasons....on and on and on. 8-)

Gill said...

You have transformed your rather plain towels - I love them!
I'm constantly inspired by bloggers like you and Jacquelynne!

Vicki H said...

I love checking out blogs for inspiration. I love pictures and tutorials. Great idea for towels.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your towels are holiday ready now! What a fantastic facelift, clever gal =)
You're asking what inspires? Quilters & sewists just like yourself, that's how I can get into the swing of things if I'm stuck =)
Thank you for the chance.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am inspired by beautiful fabric, creative designs, talented designers and blogs like yours :-)

Tina said...

My Favorite Inspiration Is Autumn I Love The Fall Foliage,Breezes,Skies,Smells. I Do A lot Of challenges. Where It Makes Me Work Out Of My Comfort Zone. And When I Can IT The Finish Project Will Contain Autumn Themes.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Corny, but my husband inspires me, as do my dachhsunds, and then their blogging friends

Lee said...

You are very creative! I love the towels! The redwork book looks great - thank you for being part of the hop and for the giveaway! Happy Holidays!

Lori said...

love what you did with the tea towels. Inspiration you sent our way, thanks. What inspires me? Depends, sometimes music, sometimes talking with friends, sometimes time spent in the bible. Oh I love getting mail also. Thanks for this great chance to win some wonderful books.

Margaret said...

I get inspired by bloggers like you that show how a simple thing can be so beautiful with a little work. I love going to blogs and reading them. I do have a blog but I am not a good blogger. Inspiration is every where you look. Thank you

Joyce Carter said...

Your towels are very pretty. I get inspiration from blogs, other peoples work that I see at craft stores, things around me and just every where. There is plenty out there if you just look.Thank you so much for the giveaway.

Lisa Marie said...

Many things inspire me -- nature, stacks of fabric, photos in books or magazines, things I see online. I am loving this holiday hop!

Lou said...

Wow I am first:)
Everything inspires me:) haha!
Ok I got some knit owls for my Bday from a dear friend so they had to have a quilt:)
I am a longarmer and the quilts actually tell me how to quilt them... well sometimes:)
Sometimes a pattern but not like they have made it:) FUN!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I have a tub of bargain towels that I have meant to gussy up--thanks for the inspiration!

SewCalGal said...

Love what you did with those towels. Inspirational. And what a great shopper to find them at a JoAnns after Christmas sale. Definitely worth stocking up when you find that sort of deal.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

ps - please don't enter me in your giveaway. Just popping by to say hi!

Dee D said...

I'm inspired by color.

Lisa said...

I usually am inspired by a deadline.. I work better under pressure.

~Kris~ said...

I mostly get inspired by looking at other quilts, especially to find color combinations that I would not necessarily think of.

Sandy@UpstairsHobbyRoom said...

Hi! This is fun!! I think staying open and thinking outside of the box allows for so many things to inspire you, that were maybe intended for something else altogether!! Like a tile floor, or wrapping paper, and all you see is a quilt block, or applique.
Hopefully you will stop by tomorrow if you are following the hop and say hello too!!

Diana said...

Love the towels, many things inspire me, nature, other crafters and quilters, photos on the internet. I love the holiday hop. Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda said...

HELLO,what a neat idea!
Your tutorial today inspires me!
Thanks for sharing!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

shawn said...

Your towels turned out great. Seeing everything that people make is what inspires me.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

OhioLori said...

Very cooool towels!!! Inspired me to do somethin' similar with some plain white ones I just bought! Thank you!!

Regina said...

Bloggers like you and Jacaquelynne inspire me. You have such fresh ideas and some VERY helpful tutes to boot! Happy Holidays!

Quilting Tangent said...

Everything inspires me! Tile floors, Wallpaper, colors in someone outfit.
24Tangent@gmail.com

Heidi Babi said...

I am inspired by people and places. I often pick projects based on who I have decided to make them for!

Abbigail said...

Deadlines! I seem to always wait until the last minute to get things done.

Christine M said...

Reading blogs definitely inspires me. There are so many talented people out there in blogland.

teachpany said...

Sometimes my inspiration comes from the fabric, other times it comes from other designers and designs. I seem to have too many projects in my head, which is probably a good thing. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jacque said...

Love what you did with those towels! So cute! (I'm not in the drawing, just stopping by to say hello) Oh, how I must get to work on presents! LOL

Debra Kay Neiman said...

I got inspiration from nature and family and friends every day. I guess today is special because I found Mr Krueger's Christmas (with Jimmy Stewart) on you tube and I almost cried. Thanks crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Nature inspires me~ love the color combo's you find on a walk. :-) Thanks for the fun!

Fiesta said...

All the wonderful things you create for your family and friends inspire me!

JoyceLM said...

I'm inspired by nature, my sisters, quilt books and quilt blogs - thanks.

schmidt1016 said...

I guess I would have to say that I am inspired by fabric. I'm not an artist, but I love to see what artists conjure up. Thanks for the opportunity to win something.
Leslie

crafter1953 said...

People inspire me just watch how people react to things they see and do. Thanks for the giveaway and the fun. Happy Holiday

Jeanne Gwin said...

My hubby gives me a lot of inspirations but I also get them in dreams, from Maverick (my chihuahua), yes I do get them from a dog! And art that my grandkids did when they were little. Nature is another area I visit a lot.

KatieQ said...

I usually take my inspiration from nature. Flower gardens and the woods provide ideas for color combinations and shapes.

Carrie P. said...

Well look how creative you are. So many things inspire me. I love looking at other's blogs, pinterest, and always nature which shows off so many colors. Merry Christmas!

Nancy M. said...

my granddaughter is my inspiration. she is so good with colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

Judy1522 said...

I am always inspired by the blogs that I read. There are so many people out there that are so creative and come up with amazing ideas and patterns.

Jacqueline said...

Pinterest,my quilting buddies, and GREAT BLOGS

Becky said...

I get lots of inspiration from reading blogs:)

sandi said...

Seeing other's work inspires me. I've learned quite a lot by following Blogs. Happy Holidays!

Cecilia said...

I get my inspiration from blogs, projects that my friends make, magazines, and of course, from my surroundings. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sallie said...

Architecture and pinterest. Thanks for the giveaway!

madebymeinred said...

Those towels are so cool! Just found you from Freemotion by the River linky party and glad I did. You just inspired me. Thx.

barbara woods said...

Reading blogs

barbara woods said...

would love to win, thanks

batgirl said...

Bloggers like you inspire me! Also i like to go to arts n craft shows. So many people's ideas can inspire! Thanks for the chance

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

It pays to think ahead like that. I think ahead and then hide things on myself and then I get into a discussion with myself that I'd rather not have. Perhaps I could use those little lockers at the airport...label them and then I'll always know where to go to get my stuff!

Ok...back to the topic...love your projects...and they are not boring. I am however very surprised that you could find them!!!

LOL and more LOL

Kelly

usagypsy said...

These fun hops inspire me. Being able to see all the creative projects that are being sewn up can keep my list of "need to makes" endless.

QuiltSue said...

Love your towels. As for what inspires me? All sorts of things, like a fabric I fall in love with, a pattern I fall in love with, other blogs, magazines, chocolate, oh all sorts of things.

Julie said...

Love going through all the blogs and seeing all the different quilts, very inspiring. Thanks

Bev C said...

Hello Barb,

Reading blogs, looking at nature and those moments when you are just about asleep and get an idea for something all inspire me.

Happy days.
Bev.

Mystica said...

Inspiration comes from the blogs only. I love what people do.

Pauline G said...

Love the Xmas towels - blogs are where I get my inspiration !

Mhairi said...

I am inspired by all the projects and tutorials I see online. I either use the pattern or make it my own using the project as a basis.

Linda said...

Blog hopping gets me inspired every time! Great idea with the towels, I need a few more gift ideas and that fits the bill. Thanks

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Inspiration comes in from so many sources!!! Pinterest, blogs, friends' projects, daydreaming, favorite songs, brainstorming with Mom, etc, etc :)

Marla's Crafts said...

Blogging inspires me. I have made so many beautiful things since I have started blogging. Thanks to all. I enjoy following you and seeing all your wonderful projects.

Country Whispers said...

Inspiration comes from many things. Sometimes it's simply seeing bolts of fabrics or a certain color. I just never know until it hits me.

Tammy said...

I get inspiration from lots of places. Especially from Pinterest. Love the red work book. Have seen that one before but do not own it. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

annmarie said...

Just walking thru a fabric store inspires me. Sew many wonderful ideas!

Farm Quilter said...

Everywhere! Nature, internet, architecture, and dreams. Love it!!

Kay said...

Thanks for the fun inspiration, such a great but simple idea. For inspiration I like to read blogs and drool over quilting books and magazines. I especially like to see a project done on more than one colour way to see how different it can be.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Needled Mom said...

You always know how to dress up a plain item, Barb. Nice work.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I get inspiration from dreams, blogs, pinterest, so many wonderful places. Lovely projects.

Cindy said...

Love your towels. I get my inspiration from magazines, books and blogs.

Josie McRazie said...

I love how inspirational the people on line are! I also have some great friends who ground me and get my thoughts going!!

Teresa in Music City said...

You are always coming up with the most amazing crafty ideas Barb! Thanks for sharing with us in the hop :*)

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Cute towels!
Blog hops inspire me!

hookedonquilting said...

Inspiration is everywhere if you just bother to pay attention. It's amazing how our perspective changes as we grow in ability with regards to quilting or crafting in general. I enjoy looking at the work of others and thinking, I want to do that but I think I'll add this or change that. Never fails. Oh, by the way, yes, you do need to add a nice bow to the top of your ornament.

Sewgirl said...

You did a great job jazzing up your towels. I am inspired by so many things: nature, color, blogs, simple ideas (like your jazzed up towels) that can be accomplished in a reasonable amount of time. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

I love your towels, they came out beautiful! I love books! Thank you!

Joanna said...

Inspiration comes from so many sources; books, magazines, and blogs. I want to make everything I see. I'll never have all the time to do it all.

Debbie said...

I get inspiration from books, magazines, pretty internet pics, so many places. Thanks!

barb said...

i am always inspired by you! thank you for this great giveaway babscorbitt@gmail.com

lisa cox said...

I hate to admit it, but I am a pinterest addict! That's where I start for inspiration.

Charlene McCullough said...

I get my inspiration from many places. I love old cards, line drawings, and coloring books for applique. Pinterest is a wealth of inspiration. The two books are great for my thinking brain. Thank you. katztoo1 at frontier dot com

weddingdressblue said...

My morning walk inspires me--I get the best ideas...

Mystica said...

You work magic.

Sowing Stitches said...

Life inspires me....I never know when the next inspiration will be but usually after I've been wandering around in the great outdoors!

Martina said...

Blogs and magazines are a great inspiration for me.

Bonnie58 said...

Visual cue are my passion - colours and textures totally inspire me. Thanks so much for sharing.

Marit Johanne said...

I get my inspiration from great blogs like yours! This fall I have not been sewing much, and I have started to look at new blogs to get new inspiration. But i don't think I will get time for sewing before Christmas. I have two pairs of socks left to knit for Christmas gifts. Greetings from Marit Johanne in Norway

Shauna said...

I'm inspired by my fellow quilters. I follow lots of blogs and always find things I want to do!!!!

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

Blogs are my main inspiration. I want to make everything I see!!!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Sometimes simple things inspire me. An example would be man hole covers which are quite interesting - loads of different patterns in the steel!! I must walk over 30 each day - all different!

Jacquelynne Steves said...

Thanks for being part of my Blog Hop, Barb!! Super-cute towels :)
Jacquelynne

Colleen M said...

I'm inspired by things others make. I figure if it can be done, I can figure out a way to do it:) Thanks for the chance to enter.

ritainalaska said...

love the inspiration I get from seeing something in the blogs that says 'make me' or 'I could do this!' I have a few fleece throws I could applique on and regift them!.

Hanke said...

Reading blogs is great! Thanks for the chance!

Kelly Williams said...

I am inspired by all of the pretty fabric, the blogs, and my quilty friends. Thank you for the opportunity.

Amy said...

I usually find inspiration in the material that I am working with. Cute towels!

Jan R Bell said...

I find inspiration in many things...fabrics, music, photos, blogs...the list can get pretty extensive actually. Beauty inspires me.

LisaT said...

Nature can be inspiring, the colors and all. We've been having absolutely gorgeous sunsets on the east coast, beautiful.

Nina said...

Thanks for the embroidery inspiration! And the giveaway, too.

LeAnne said...

I get my inspiration from all the blogs I follow. There are so many creative people in the world.

Barb said...

I gather my inspiration from nature! Living in the mountains, there is such a wild world around us that simply astounds me in so many ways.

Teresa Nance said...

I love the way you dressed up those towels! Talking about inspiration! Wow!!!

Nupur said...

I'm inspired by quilty blogs and the projects I see on Pinterest! Thanks for the giveaway.

Missy Shay said...

Your towels are, that was a great idea! Blogs and books inspire me!
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barb said...

love your towels. i get inspired by seeing what everyone else is making. thank you so much for a great giveaway. babscorbitt@gmail.com

Donna W said...

Such inspiration. Thanks!

Rhonda D. said...

Love your towels! I get inspiration by checking out all of the wonderful quilting blogs!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Beth said...

I am always inspired by tile floors--I spend a lot of vacation time taking pictures of the floors we walk upon.

pippirose said...

Seeing other people's work inspires me.