Enter If U Dare Blog Hop Starts Now…

Enter If You Dare Blog Hop

Enter If U Dare starts today and it’s that time of the season we all look forward to. Besides Christmas, retailers will tell you that Halloween has become the second most popular holiday in the USA. I actually agree, no other holiday I know of, offers so many different things to buy for it other than Christmas. 

I love Halloween simply because it takes me back to those fun days of Trick or Treating but over time, it worries me to some degree because you never going to know what’s going to happen at your neighbors home. So please, if you have children go with them when they are Trick or Treating, don’t stop at houses that are not lighted and go get that candy tested if you have that ability.

This blog hop offers a free pattern per day at this blog. Giveaways at each of the blogs and fun seeing what other bloggers have been up to for there featured projects. Some of the bloggers even took on my bonus patterns, it’s going to be great fun to see what they have been up to.

If U Dare To Enter, Today’s Featured Bloggers Are:

Just Let Me Quilt
Quilt Doodles
Tea Time Creations

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Wooly Block Adventure Starts Today!!! — 4 Free Patterns … Go Get Em…

Wooly Block 2017This year’s Wooly Block Adventure brought to you by the same people who bring you the Row By Row Experience, has great new rules and opportunities for online users and I personally couldn’t be more thrilled about it.

You can now download patterns, so be sure you check this page daily or the Facebook Wooly Block page.

The downloads featured are limited it looks like for two days, then Wooly Block will feature 2-4 new shops in the event.

Click the shop’s links to buy the kits. Some of the shops have their pdf download on their sites, so you will have to visit and READ to download. Some shops may ask you to email them to get the free pattern. (I feel sorry for them already. Half Moon Handwerks asks you to email them, I already received my pattern from them, so they are keeping up at least. I wrote at 11:21 am and received it at 1:46 pm.

If you’d like to see pictures of all or most of the shops participating, you can view them here on Facebook. You can see all the pictures for the current event at the top until you many of this year’s logos. then it will start with last years winter event 2016-2017 logos. Following that is the earlier event in 2015-2016.

Don’t forget to look for the Wooly Block license plates also, they are a very cute mini size.

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On The 12 Day of Christmas Caroling Final Thoughts, and Halloween Sayings 08 Release…

Christmas Caroling Row Along

And last but not least, the final winners for the Christmas Caroling Row Along… Congratulations to everyone.

But let me just say, we can’t do this without you. By visiting our blogs, reading our posts, downloading or purchasing our patterns, even creating something from us, you compliment us whether we ever get to see your creation or not. It’s very humbling and it is the biggest reason why I know I am still blogging away.

To the sponsors, a HUGE Thank you… your generosity and kindness helps bring visitors to our blogs and lets people know more about your products.

To the participating bloggers, you all give me a lot of credit for bringing this event altogether and I truly thank you for thinking of me. I honestly don’t think it takes that much time to do this and I love doing it in the first place. However, knowing the sheer amount of work involved in just deciding to participate, racking your mind for an idea to do, playing with shapes until you find just what you want, and creating the pattern, and then giving it away freely is a lot to ask of anyone, let alone having to put up with my rants, when things go wrong. You are all an amazing group of women and I am honored and humbled to be in the presence of your talent and creativity.  To me, you are the heart of this event, without you, no way this happens, so thank you sincerely from the bottom of my heart for participating in this event with me.

Hall Saying 08

In this post I will also release Halloween Saying’s 08 – Pumpkin Carving…

 

 

 

 

Final List of Winners for the Christmas Caroling Row Along 2017

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Coming Next Week… Enter If U Dare Blog Hop and Here is the Schedule…

Enter If You Dare Blog HopThe Enter If U Dare Blog Hop will be starting next week. There are some wonderful blogs participating in this blog hope this year. 

Its pretty small this year, nineteen bloggers participating, with the hop covering 5 days of your week.

Two wonderful sponsors have offered giveaways. Timeless Treasures has 5 lovely bundles of Fat Quarters and The Fat Quarter Shop has an amazing $.75.00 gift certificate to give away during this event.

Here Is The Schedule

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Show And Tell Day Is Here Today For The Christmas Caroling Row Along…

Christmas Caroling Row AlongJust like those of you who visit today I to am excited to see what’s been up with the other bloggers and designers who put some of the rows together this summer.

Part of the requirement to participate in the row along each year is that designers must turn in their designed pattern drafts by a specific date in early June… This allows the patterns to be passed among the other participating designers and those wanting to create something for this day in the event can do so. That’s how the Show and Tell day came about for the row along.

For me, I had planned to finish my tutorial, but I keep forgetting that I can’t lift anything, or use my left hand well. Its funny how when we are injured, we still go about trying to do things we think we can do and then realize, you really are limited. When I had my surgery Friday, I came home with oxygen because my breathing was not at the right numbers after the surgery, and my left arm felt literally like it wasn’t there due to something they put in me that they call a block. What it does it make you feel like that part of the body isn’t here for about 24-30 hours after the surgery. I had to stay on the oxygen thru the weekend, severely limiting what I could get done. Suffice it to say, all my plans for Saturday and Sunday were shot by sitting on the couch all weekend. So I will post the tutorial later this week.

Today’s Participating Bloggers Are:

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CCRAL Winners Week of Sept 26 Calibre Art Winners Week of Oct 3

Christmas Caroling Row AlongI’m so happy to be able to get this done today. My surgery is in about 3 hours, and I am trying to be calm about the no food, no drinking thing… let’s just say I’ll be glad when the surgery is over. LOL, I’ll be headed for the nearest Starbucks. A day without coffee is like a day without sunshine.

All winners have been previously notified.

 

Winners For September 26, and September 28, Are:

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On the 10th Day of Christmas at the Christmas Caroling Row Along…

Christmas Caroling Row AlongThank you to everyone who has wished me well with my wrist. Some of you know I will have to have surgery, which is scheduled for tomorrow. I have no idea how I am going to do without coffee tomorrow morning, but in order to have surgery, I can’t eat or drink anytime past midnight… :/

Today is the last day for patterns from bloggers, and you do have one week to finish getting them downloaded before this event ends. Next Tuesday is Show and Tell day and this will give you an idea of different ideas you can do with your rows. I can’t finish my project, but what I will do instead is offer a tutorial on tricks and tips when using buttons, charms and making little things to hang on your projects… It’s a cool lesson I think you will enjoy.

I do not want to write a 2nd post today just for my second row, so I am going to condense it into this post. You will find my row and download inside this post with the giveaways.

Today’s Featured Bloggers Are:

Todays Giveaways are

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Halloween Sayings 06 and 07 Released…

Halloween Sayings WH07

I’m sorry to have not gotten these released last Friday, it was a really busy day and breaking my wrist didn’t help matters…

So today I’m releasing the next two in the series as I have to have surgery on my wrist Friday so won’t get it released that day either. It’s better to go ahead and release them so you can get started on them if you’re creating this series.

Hope you enjoy these next two Halloween Sayings blocks in the series.

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On the 9th Day of Christmas at the Christmas Caroling Row Along…

Christmas Caroling Row AlongI wish to thank all of you who have wished me well with my wrist. I am seeing the orthopedist today, so hopefully, I will know what needs to be done to correct it.

We are now in the next to last week of the Row Along…

Next week is Show ‘n Tell Week, and the last of the giveaways.

 

Today’s Featured Bloggers Are:

Kathys Kwilts and More

Todays Giveaways are

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CCRAL Winners For Sept 21 and CA Winners for Sept 28

Christmas Caroling Row AlongHi, Everyone, All winners were notified Thursday night, and yesterday morning. However, I didn’t get my post done because I wanted to get errands done yesterday morning since it was the last business day of the month… While doing those errands, I fell in a parking lot and broke my wrist, so I didn’t get this post written until today.

I’m going to make this quick.

 

Winners For Tuesday, September 21, 2017, Are:

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On the 8th Day of Christmas at the Christmas Caroling Row Along…

Christmas Caroling Row AlongOh Me, Oh My, We’re just a week away now until all the patterns will be done, and we’ll move on to Show and Tell. I can’t wait for you to see how some of the bloggers have put these rows together…

Today’s day on the row along is a pretty special day, four wonderful rows waiting for you to visit the blog and download them. Each pattern is pretty special and all special to my heart. Each one today reminds me of things I love and things that just make me smile. Let me know if you felt the same way…

Today’s Featured Bloggers Are:

Renee’s post is now online.

Today’s Giveaways Are

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CCRAL Winners For Sept 19 and CA Winners for Sept 26

Christmas Caroling Row AlongEach passing day gets us closer and closer to Christmas and I keep thinking how will I get the 3 wedding gifts I need to make by then done plus all of my Christmas gifts. This past weekend, I was unpacking a few of the boxes that have just been sitting in the living room for a bit. These boxes turned out were boxes that were packed in Germany for our move to Italy and then never unpacked. I found some beautiful cashmere shawls I’d purchased while we lived there and had been visiting the Czech Republic that weekend. It was a fun trip to Prague that I really fell in love with, an old city, with so much history and gorgeous buildings and statues. If you have the opportunity to go to Prague I’d recommend it highly. Anyway, about the shawls, they were originally intended for Christmas gifts, so now I’ve found part of my Christmas gifts for this year. It will be exciting to be able to finally give them away. I’m sad that I had forgotten about them, but am happy they have been found.

Winners For Tuesday September 19, 2017 Are:

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On The 7th Day of Christmas…the Christmas Caroling Row Along…

Christmas Caroling Row AlongIn today’s featured hops we get to see everything from donkeys, to reindeer, to snowmen, and beautiful stars…

It’s a fun day for sure and everyone will laugh, smile, ewww and awww and then perhaps want to drink a cup of hot chocolate… I know for me, when I look at today’s rows, I want to head on down the stairs and make me a cup.. as much as I love coffee, I also love hot chocolate. It’s been quite cool here the last week or so, the fans have been turned off, I’ve even said to Frank, time to put the fans away (I’m not an air conditioning kind of gal, we never turned it on even once this summer), and while I will turn the heat on, it’s usually to just protect the pipes, I prefer to have the heat on only in the rooms I am in, so I have heaters all over my home that I turn on as I enter and turn off when I leave. My hubby likes this better also because he can do without them, and thus he gets to have the room at the temperature he wants except when I’m in the room with him. Either or, today’s rows make me want to run on down and make a cup of hot chocolate before I go to bed tonight… and soon, oh yes… Eggnog… it will be eggnog season and I will be in heaven. I love love love Eggnog… but only a glass a day, otherwise, it’s just to much. This is such a fun time of year, as we do head into the Halloween season, then Thanksgiving, and Christmas, all the smells of the season, and the fun taste treats we get to enjoy of the season all come into play. This year there is furniture in my home, all my Christmas ornaments and decorations are here with us, and it should be a fun time in the Pena home. I haven’t looked forward to decorating in over 15 years, so this year will be a treat. yes indeed… so, lets get on with today’s bloggers, and then I’ll go get some hot chocolate…

Today’s Designers Are:

Today’s Giveaways Are

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