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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Smile More, Give More, Learn More & Love More




Keeping with my New Year's Resolution to give more,
I've had this wonderful idea
and it involves each of my delightful followers.


Throughout the year when I make something that seems to fit one of you . . .
it will become a gift.  
A gift that I hope you will like.
It may be inspired my one of your hobbies, collections, favorite colors, etc.

I just think that it will be fun to share . . .
 


The first blogging sister to receive one of these gifts is
Roxie of 
Sweet Vintage Of Mine

Roxie has this adorable little vintage trailer
that was my inspiration.
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 Sweetie-My vintage canned ham

She named her "Sweetie"
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Roxie, please email me your mailing address
and I will get this pair of Mug Rugs out to you. 

When you are set up at a craft sale with Sweetie,
remember me with a cup of tea :)

This is going to be a fun year,
because what is more fun than spreading love :)
Your blogging sister,
 Connie :)

57 comments:

  1. You are a sweetie yourself ;-)!
    Beautifully made those mug rugs....

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  2. Connie, what a great idea...You are such a sweetie!!! And so is that adorable trailer!!

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol, I thought that it just fit Roxie's little trailer . . . She is a sweetie and so is it :)

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  3. What a sweet and generous idea, Connie! I think this suits Roxie perfectly with the colors and the little trailer image.

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    1. Hi Kathy, it will be fun to see how long it takes Roxie to find this post :)

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  4. That is so kind of you to make mug rugs for your readers! I'm sure Roxie will truly appreciate your beautiful gift.

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    1. Hi Melanie, that little trailer design just reminded me of her little camper . . . I hope she likes these :)

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  5. Gosh what a sweet idea Connie! And what lovely wee mug rugs :-)

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    1. Hi Raewyn and thank you . . . I love that you like them :)

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  6. That is such a sweet thing to do and those are such adorable mug rugs. I'm betting Roxie is going to absolutely love those

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    1. Hello Ann, thank you . . . I hope so, I'm not telling her, I'm just waiting for her to visit and be surprised :)

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  7. Connie, you are such a sweet and generous blogger. I like the idea of paying kindness forward and you have inspired me to come up with a plan of mine own.

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    1. Hi Judith, I am delighted that I could be an inspiration :)

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  8. OH Connie, you are so sweet. I am loving that vintage trailer

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    1. Hi Becky . . . that little trailer is a cutie, right :)

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  9. Wow, that is one of the "sweetest" blogging gifts I've seen :) You are so talented!

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    1. Thank you . . . and you are so sweet to say that :)

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  10. I must head over to Roxie's blog to check out that little trailer. My grandparents had one, and I have the fondest memories. I told hubby I would love one, but since we have a camp that we go to every weekend in the summer, he didn't feel I was being practical. LOL What a thoughtful gift for Roxie that she will cherish ❤❤

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    1. Hi Debbie, If our backyard where bigger, I would love to find one just to set up as a guest house, even if it never got pulled down the highway.
      I just think it would be a special surprise and make staying at our home a little bit more fun. A girl could really have fun decorating one of those little gems :)

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  11. Finally I can comment on your blog! I have missed you and chatting to you. Roxie is one lucky lady to receive such a special gift. Hopefully I can now get back to blogging and can keep in touch with you. Lots love Fran xxx

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    1. Hello Fran, I am thrilled to see you . . . you have been missed! I know that I join many of your blogging friends with this welcome back.
      Now, I'm coming over to see what you're blogging about today :)

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    2. Have put up a post now and thank you for your lively warm welcome back xxx

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  12. What a lovely generous thing to do, your friend will love them.

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  13. Such a lovely idea! What a kind lady you are! I've just popped over to let you know that I have been back to London and have taken lots of photos as instructed :) I thought of you when I was there. Best wishes, Pj x

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    1. Yahoo! I'll be over to see them. Thanks :)

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  14. Connie, you are such a generous, warm-hearted person! And incredibly talented, your embroidery and quilting is perfect, I am in awe of anyone who can achieve that wriggly effect with their sewing machine!!!!!!
    Roxie will adore and treasure the gift you've made her, so personal to her (the little trailer is so cute!) and made just for her.
    Have a great creative year Connie!

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    1. You are the sweetest . . . thank you for your kind words and for being such a dear sweet blogging sister :)

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  15. Wow thanks for finding my blog, yours is amazing and you do three blogs!!! You are the first person I have seen that makes something for followers, what an amazing idea. I don't know where you find all the time. I love your ethos. Karen

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    1. Hello Karen,
      It is very nice to see you and I am delighted that you came to visit. I had to look up the word "ethos" . . . so thank you, that is kind of you :)

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  16. What a great idea. I have been doing a lot of gifting my felt hearts, but I think I will expand my selection.

    Thanks for an inspirational idea.

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    1. Hi Carol, You have been giving for as long as I've known you, and I know long, long, long before that, too. In fact I am so excited about my little felt hearts that I might just kiss the mailman when he brings them. Don't tell him that, or I'll never get them, LOL.
      MAILMEN BEWARE: of mean dogs and excited grandmas! I hope that you are having a lovely weekend and I'm looking forward to hearing how wonderful your dinner party goes :)

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  17. You and I think alike in the giving department. I have always loved doing for others and still do. When out shopping, I have others on my mnnd for things and never for myself. It is nice knowing there are still some around like you.

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    1. You are a sweetie, but the truth is I like to shop for myself, too. There is joy in giving. Mine has always been charities, family and friends . . . but blogging has created a whole new set of family. It is hard to believe how you can get so attached to people you will probably never meet.
      I feel a very close friendship to so many of my blogging sisters and I get so much more from them, just my being invited into their blogs to be a part of their journeys. Life is good.

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  18. Hi Connie--You are such a sweet soul...what a lovely idea!! And your mug rug is adorable, Roxie will love it! Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

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    1. Hi Lorraine, thank you . . . I visited your blog yesterday and I have to say that your valentines and tags are so pretty. I adore the vintage touches of lace and trim. I just love all the inspiration, encouragement and friendship that encircles the sisterhood of bloggers. You are a sweetheart and I truly appreciate your friendship.

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  19. Hello Connie,
    What a lovely way to thank your bloggy friends! Your mug quilt is really pretty. Congratulations to Roxie!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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    1. Hi Terri, it is great to see you here . . . welcome, and thank you for your kind-hearted words.

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  20. This is just the nicest idea. What a lovely gift - and the hand stitched trailer is absolutely adorable!!!

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    1. Hi Lisa, thank you so much, but I can not take credit for hand-stitching the little trailer. It is an embroidery design that I downloaded to my sewing machine. It is cute though, right :)

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  21. It is a beautiful design, I love those little vintage caravans. What a sweet idea.

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  22. It is around 8 am in the morning and I am sitting here with tears in my eyes and a smile on my face! Connie, you don't know how much this means to me....first I love those little mug rugs and when I saw the quilt you made with the camper on it, oh, how sweet!!! And now, you are starting to make and give gifts to your blogging sisters!! You are so precious to me and I admire your talent in every way! When I came to this post and saw the word Sweetie, I thought ohhhh...look at this, then I continued to see it was for me. What a surprise...I can't say Thank you, enough. In case you didn't know... the vintage canned ham was named after a cat Hubby brought to our family when we married. Her name was Sweetie. Sweetie became missing Feb 23,2010. Even though I only knew her less than 5 yrs. she was a little diva and grabbed my heart. Sweetie and I will enjoy this gift very much! Blessings my friend....from one sweetie to another~~~Roxie (i sent you info, you requested)

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    1. Good Morning Roxie,
      I've been checking everyday hoping that you would find this post. I thought it would be more fun, if it were a surprise :)
      I'll check my email for your address and then mail it sometime this week :) It makes my day, that you like them so much :)

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  23. Hi Connie,

    VERY cool! Vintage campers are all the rage. I can see by the comment above me that Roxie has discovered her very special gift. What a wonderful heart you have!!!

    Peace,
    Kay

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    1. Thank you Kay . . . you're a dear friend :)

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  24. connie, your mug rugs are just darling! so perfect for roxie:) you are such a sweetheart!

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    1. Hi Lynn, they do look like Roxie, right :)

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  25. Hi Connie...I just found your blog thru Roxie's blog "Sweet Vintage of Mine". What a wonderful and perfect gift for her!! What a wonderful year you are going to have spreading love to your blog sisters.
    I just started following you. I've been sewing since I was 11 years old and I've been doing machine embroidery since 1995. A few years ago...I traded in my sewing/embroidery machine for a small professional embroidery machine. I love to sew, but I love, love, love to do embroidery!!
    ~Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy, I am delighted to meet you and so happy to say "welcome to my blog". I got up the let the dog out and decided to check my blog for a minute while he's doing his thing :) I so happy that I did . . . now I'm going to hop over and check out your blog, then back to bed.
      It is great to find another machine embroiderer :)

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