Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Blog Hop Party and a Giveaway here!

Blog Hop Party  and a Give Away Time


Welcome to the Blog Hop Party at Susie's Sunroom  ...and  to my  Give Away !
Quilting Gallery's Blog Hop Party      Dec 10-17 !

Michele at Quilting Gallery is hosting a blog hop party ! The Quilting Gallery blog will have   the list of  ALL the bloggers participating in the Blog Hop Party,  on Monday morning, Dec. 10, after midnight, EST. (http://quiltinggallery.com/quilters-fun/quilters-blog-hop-party/)

I am so happy to tell you about my giveaway prize.

It is an awesome purse pattern, designed by Samantha, of At Home With Mrs. H.

  The Stella Pleated Bag Pattern  by Samantha , At Home With Mrs. H
I am lucky  {smiles}  to be a pattern tester for Samantha, and got to make this stylish  purse  earlier this fall.  I just love the   curve-shaped pleats in this purse!  And , you can make a clutch and  a purse.... there are two sizes!  { She has this pattern, plus 2 other original purse patterns  available for sale in her Etsy shop! }


                My  Stella Pleated Bag.... can you see the pleats circling around?
Note the longer across- the -body handle strap
The pattern mentions using  tweed or linen to make the bag, but I saw this fabric and fell in love with it. I used Timeless Treasures  Plume Floral and Diamonds,  in rich tones of  turquoise, royal blues, gold and emerald green. I simply ironed on  Pellon Shape Flex SF 101 interfacing to my  fabric, to give it a little more body for making  the pleats.   This worked perfectly! The pleats were easy to make, and the pattern is easy to follow!


 Inside pockets on both sides!
My daughter saw my bag  and loved it's sassy shape and the long strap!




For a chance to Win the Stella Pleated Bag pattern...
 all you have to do is leave a comment, and  include your email address, so I can contact you!    If you need a subject  , you can tell me what you  are sewing  for  a gift/gifts for holiday giving. 
*  International visitors/followers are welcome to enter this give away, too!  *
Mr. Random Generator will pick out a  comment  number , for the winner.
The giveway is now closed.  

While you are here, check out our  Across The Pond Sew Along,  featuring  a fun project to make  every month.  December's project is a trees place mat,  designed by Amanda of The Patchsmith.   (Flickr page is http://www.flickr.com/groups/2154636@N22/ )


My placemat is  done... look for that blog.
Thanks for stopping by .


I'm off to my sewing room!

86 comments:

  1. What a wonderful looking bag. I love your fabric chooses.

    I am sewing..or attempting to sew..too many things. I think the most important thing is the red with pink ninja outfit my 6 year old daughter wants.

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  2. Pretty bag. It looks like it would work as good cross-body bag. I am trying to finish up an i spy quilt for my daughter's gift for her daycare. Happy Holidays!

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  3. I've made two quilts for christmas for 2 daughters, and some feedsack aprons for mom, sister and daughters. Hope you have a good holiday and thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. I'm working on a tree skirt and then I've got a set of stockings to make this week. Thanks for a great giveaway - I love this style of bag!

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  5. A wonderful bag and the fabric is lovely.

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  6. No sewn gifts this year, but I am knitting a shawlette for my sister-in-law!

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  7. Fab pattern! I'm sewing ornaments right now!

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  8. I love this bag!!
    This year I'm making aprons and tote bags!

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  9. I sewed, along with my quilt guild friends, 27 snowmen table toppers! Phew! Awesome bag!!!

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  10. Your bag came out beautiful! Great choice of fabric.
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. So pretty. I'm making pj's for Christmas gifts.

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  12. Im just trying to quilt a quilt but am not stressing about finishing it for xmas

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  13. i would love to make this bag. i am working on a quilt for us right now thanks

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  14. Such a pretty bag! I'm trying to finish up a quilt and some palcemats for Christmas!

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  15. Love the blues in your bag. I would love to win the pattern. I did sew a purse for a Christmas gift. I have a few more bags planned if I have time.

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  16. I sewed all kinds of things for gifts this year, wallets, zip pouches, grocery bags, makeup bags, table toppers, etc

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  17. I'm just applying the binding to a quilt for my brother and his wife; it's a Patchwork Prism Quilt with an old wool blanket inside it and a flannel sheet from my grandmother's stash.
    sable at xtra dot co dot nz

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  18. Working on a table runner and table mat. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  19. Cool bag! I am sewing a mini quilt for a friend.

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  20. Great bag. I am making holiday fabric gift bags...now I have to fill them!

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  21. Looks like a pretty bag! I made a new sleep sack for my son and helped my oldest daughter make a couple doll quilts and pillows for her sister and herself.

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  22. I desperately need to make myself a new purse and I like the look of this one! I have to make mug rugs for my sister and b-i-l in Australia. I should be working on them right now... :)

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  23. For Christmas, all I've made so far is the little doll quilt for my daughter (here: http://craftyhour.com/?p=240). A few more things have to happen yet!

    Thanks for the giveaway chance. Your pleated bag turned out cute!

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  24. I love the color of the lovely bag.

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  25. What a pretty bag. I could see myself using this. I'm not one for bit totes. I've just finished making matching quilts for my granddaughters, and now I'm working on a Christmas quilt to help my daughter make her new house look more festive. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.

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  26. I am making some Christmas wall hangings. They are for the family.

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  27. Im knitting my partner some socks which is a bit ambitious but Im currently going to knitting lessons.... and Im embroidery a Christmas stocking with peacock feathers for my friend Pam, it will be an all round stocking so that Pam can hang it in her new work roomx

    acrylicss@aol.com

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  28. Merry Christmas Susie...I have made my friends a girlfriend clutch and some coin purses..also finished a table runner and still working on a wall hanging for Christmas....wonderful bag..

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  29. Thanks for the chance to win and being part of the hop. I made a wall hanging for a quilt exchange for our Friendship group. It was yesterday and was so much fun! Love the purse.

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  30. I love the pleats on the bag. It looks wonderful.

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  31. HI!!!! I love the purse!! I am "STILL" working on the throw quilts for my family for Christmas! 3 down and 1 to go!
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. Hello from Minnesota! I love smaller bags myself so this pattern looks terrific. Also I look forward to seeing what your Flickr group does for January!

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  33. Cool purse. I love making them.

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  34. Making zippy pouches for most everyone I like. 16 and counting...

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  35. Wow, that bag is great, I would love to get that pattern!
    saruqa at gmail dot com

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  36. That's a beautiful handbag. I hope I win! Thanks for letting us visit.

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  37. That's one beautiful bag I love your choice of fabric. I've made a lap quilt for my mother and I've still a few beaded snowflakes to make as Christmas tree decorations for friends.

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  38. I love the bag--such pretty fabric too--thanks for the chance to win..

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  39. Lucky you being a pattern tester! The bag is beautiful. I am finished with my Christmas sewing. I made easy stuff this year. Thank you for the great pattern giveaway.
    jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  40. I'm making iPad/kindle stands :-)

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  41. I love the fabrics you made your bag with! I made a table topper for my mother-in-law. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  42. I love bag patterns, any sizes :) I´m not working on any christmas gift right now, but I still have a lot of sewing to do! UFOs, UFOs, UFOs, to mention a few :)
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  43. I am working on the Firework's Quilt from the Sweet Celebrations book for myself. What a wonderful Christmas present I will be making. That purse is so adorable and sure would look good on my shoulder. Thank you for giving all of us, your followers, a chance to win a copy of this purse pattern. Happy Holidays.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net
    Sonora, CA

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  44. I'm sewing Jeni's Lined Drawstring Bag as Christmas gifts!

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  45. I am sewing 2 quilted pillow shams to match a sampler quilt I gave my sister for her birthday

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  46. What a fun bag! I like the pleats and inside pockets. Thanks for the chance!

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  47. Gorgeous bag.Thanks for the opportunity on a great draw and have a Merry Christmas. bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  48. I'm making 2 zippy pouches for Christmas teacher gifts. My daughter is 3 and picked out the scraps for some string piecing, and helped sew them together.

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  49. What I great bag pattern! I am spending all my time these days quilting other people's gifts. ;)

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  50. What a beautidul bag and I love the fabrics that you chose for yours. Thanks for the chance to win. Now I am going to check out your other things on your blog.

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  51. Looks like a wonderful bag. I love your fabric choices. Some of my favorite colors their and the colors I am decorateing For Christmas with this year...Love those aqua & blues. I have had a long hard busy year tha has been so crazy that I hate to say I am not giveing any homemade gifts this year. The first on forever for me. But I do have several UFO's I need to finish that will be gifted out next year.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. Thanks for being in this fun blog hop. Merry Christmas. I'm making pillow cases. Love the pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  53. I have been making mug rugs to give as teachers/daycare staff gifts.

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  54. Nice bag with a long enough strap! Thanks for the chance to win!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  55. Yes this looks like a fab bag - I would love to win as I am a beginner bag maker and have made a few and am totally hooked and I love finding a good pattern! Thanks for the chance (and lucky you being a pattern tester!!).

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  56. What a cute purse! I'm making spiral table runners for presents this year!

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  57. I love the way this bag looks with all the pleats. It is very pretty. Right now, I am finishing up a quilt for my grandson. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  58. Thanks for the blog hop giveaway. I just finished my granddaughters stocking and am fixing to make 4 finger-knitted scarves for my daughters in laws and oldest granddaughters.

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  59. I think this bag is wonderful. I am making aprons and bags for Christmas gifts.
    kleblanc@prn.bc.ca

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  60. I love to sew wuilted pot holders- they are very popular and loved gifts:) Thanks for the great givaway!
    myself1977(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. I love this purse! thanks and Merry christmas. I follow via GFC and email. vickise@gmail.com

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  62. Never thought I'd like to make bags, but am making them for all the ladies in the family this Christmas.......I hope I finish in time.
    Thanks for the chance to win this new-to-me pattern.

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  63. I'm making a quilt for my grandson. Thanks for the giveaway. I love making purses.

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  64. thank you for this great chance. hugs

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  65. lovely purse... I know just the fabric I would use to make it.. as for any sewing projects this year.. I am done, I just finished the quilts for the nursing home and even though more squares keep coming in I am taking the rest of the month off to enjoy the season and spending time with my grand kids.

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  66. Great pattern! Good choice of fabric too, reminds me of a peacock.

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  67. Like that pattern, and love making purses and totes, too. Thanks for a nice giveaway.

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  68. Thanks for showing all the photos of the bag. It's very cute.
    Linda
    wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

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  69. I love that bag. The colors are my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway

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  70. Thanks for sharing your bag with us. I am finishing up some fabric post cards for Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win.

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  71. Cute bag. I have not made one yet. I am off to check out the quilt a long.

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  72. I have been looking for a bag, but can't find ones in the stores that I like or are the right size. This is a very cute pattern! Thank you!

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  73. I've made my first hand made gift for my mother inlaw. A sewing kit and matching book cover. Hope she likes it.

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  74. I was stressing too much about making gifts this year, so I'm leaving to just crocheted snowflake ornaments/gift toppers. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  75. My kids and I are making coasters for their teachers.

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  76. I've been making mini wallets for all my girlfriends! They're going to love them!

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  77. I make all kinds of crafts - wallets, bags, and more - to give to my family and friends. Love the bag. Merry Christmas!!!

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  78. Plump Partridges from Modest Maven

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  79. Thanks for the chance to win! ksmith8@emich.edu

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  80. I'm so far behind on my blog reading!! I'm VERY happy I didn't miss the chance to enter this giveaway! :) How exciting to be a pattern tester!! And the purse looks awesome! I love the style and the lining fabric you picked out for it is perfect!!

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  81. I'm sewing a "figure 8/infinity" scarf with a treasured piece of Liberty Cotton Lawn I have. (Yes, the recipient is truly special to me!) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  82. What a darling purse! I have been wanting to make a purse but I've been nervous if I could do it.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. I am in the middle of two projects one for my friend is a quilt with dog paw prints on it the other is a year round project I make quilts and donate them to a local childrens home I just try to have more at christmas I make for both boys and girls but do more boy ones because they get over looked in donations in general.Thank-you for the give away chance.Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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