October 1, 2011

MODA STATE FAIR BLOG HOP!




Moda has done it again with this fun idea for a blog hop. My project is a hot dish carrier. My good friend Jen had one and I thought it was a great idea so I designed this one for you!
I have used my Towne Square Quilt line of fabric and I think it turned out really cute (if I do say so myself)! I'm happy to give you the directions for this little "hottie". To hear more about it Moda has put together a little YouTube clip.


I'm also VERY excited to tell you that my new book "French Inspirations for Artful Hands" coauthored with my sister, Bonnie Sullivan, is now available!  You can find it on my Etsy site.  Please take a moment to check it out! 

OK, back to the State Fair quiz!

I LOVED going to the fair as a kid. I grew up in Salem, Oregon (the capital) so the state fair was right across town. My favorite food at the fair as a kid was the cotton candy, now I would have to say the elephant ears are my favorite!

Moda questions:
What is my guilty pleasure? Looonnnnngggggg hot showers and eating my Mom's homemade donuts
What's on my bucket list? To see the northern lights
What inspires my work? A blank piece of paper and good music!
What can I fry? Not much. We received a Fry Daddy for a wedding gift and after 1 use we decided that wasn't such a healthy way to eat plus it was a mess. It sure tasted good though!
What movie can I watch again and again? I still love the Wizard of Oz. I remember watching this with my mom and sisters at a friends house because they had a color TV. I had never seen color TV before, back then even the commercials were black & white. When Dorothy dropped into munchkin land and all of that beautiful color slashed across the TV screen, I gasped in delight. I was probably 4 years old, but I still remember it!
Do I sing when no one is listening? Sure! I sing along with music all of the time. I love Bonnie Raitt, Crosby, Stills, Nash, The Decemberists, Beck, Jack Johnson, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennet.....
Who would play me in a Livetime movie? Ha. That's funny. hmmmm Kathy Bates?
What is on my night stand? Lamp, alarm clock (I guess it has an alarm, I only use it for the time), ear plugs (hubby snores), eye mask, and a really great smelling hand lotion.




Tell about my pets -
We have 2 cats; Molly and Zippy. Molly is about 13 and very petite. She is a bit stand-offish and has a very loud meow. Zippy is 2 and large. She is a noodle of a cat; you and twist and bend her into any shape and she doesn't seem to mind. She is "special in the cranium department" if you know what I mean.
What shows do I DVR? Survivor, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, American Idol, Mad Men, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Boardwalk Empire and if Sienfeld was still on I would DVR it too.
My life motto? Wag more bark less and It is what it is.
Some things you may not know about me (and really don't need to know) -
1. I CAN NOT remember names and faces; I'm "special in the cranium department" when it comes to that. It seems the harder I try to remember, the faster it flies out the window.
2. Math hurts my head.
3. I can raise one eyebrow.

The drawing is closed.  Congratulations to  Anne, Kristen, CaraQuilts, HeartsDesire, and Tammy!

Tomorrow hop on over to Liz Scott of Paper Pie to learn all about this great designer!




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Mary said...

I love the casserole carrier. It is really cute and practical. I always like practical. LOVE your work a lot. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Mary

hjs said...

I love the casserole carrier! thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win! great fun on this county fair hop. Holly

Robyn said...

I sooo wish I could raise one eyebrow. My son can but alas all I can do is flare my nostrils. Not nearly as effective. ;0)

PDXPam said...

I love your project!
I grew up in Salem OR too! LOVED going to the fair..still do!

Thanks for being a part of the Moda blog hop and for the chance at the giveaway!

Linda said...

I have been searching for a casserole carrier and this one fits the bill, thanks. Would really love to win this beautiful fabric.

Linda

Chiska said...

I want to see the Northern Lights too--I saw them as a child but haven't seen them as an adult. All I really remember from my childhood experience is being dragged out of bed in the middle of the night and it was cold, very cold. Thanks!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

I love Zippy and Molly - so cute. Thanks for the casserole carrier pattern. I think I'll make my daughter one. Love, love, love your fabric! You are so generous - thanks for the chance to win!

Gale

Anonymous said...

Haven't heard the expression "special in the cranium department," but I like it, and, where cats are concerned, know exactly what you mean. Lovely fabrics!
Debbie R.

chefpa said...

A casserole carrier...what a good idea! Christmas is coming!

Tina said...

untingrLove the hot dish carrier. can't wait to make one. Thank you for an opportunity to win prises.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a fun blog hop this has been. Love visiting all the designers and their "Moda" Fairs. Thanks for such a generous giveaway :-)

JessicaSews said...

Your pattern is beautiful! And, your fabric!!

We raised our kids in the Pacific NW, love it there! And, that is where we saw Northern Lights!

Thank you for participating in the Blog Hop... it's been so much fun.

Connie said...

Your fabrics are wonderful and the casserole carrier would make a great gift. Thanks for the chance to win!
Connie f

WoolenSails said...

I love your carrier, it is beautiful and a wonderful gift idea. I love french fries and have to make our own, so my husband does the frying and we use safflower oil, that is healthy, isn't it, lol.

Debbie

Laurel said...

what a great idea to have a beautiful pie carrier! love it...

trillium said...

Oh, that hot dish carrier is something I really need to make!

I like the colors of your fabrics and very much want to buy your new book.

I hope I can win it!

Please enter me for the giveaway.

trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

cheryl said...

Lov the cats. We have one that is special also, But she is soooo sweet and loveable.

Patti said...

The casserole carrier is so sweet!
Love it all!
Blessings, Patti

Marilee said...

Nothing like France to inspire a really good book. I can't wait to get it. Your new fabric line looks great, too.

Jo said...

I never heard a cat referred to as a 'noodle' but that's a great description. Your new book (from the previous blog) looks lovely. I'm definitely going to look for it. Thanks for the giveaway, I hope I'm a winner.

Darlene B said...

I can raise one eyebrow, too! Love the casserole carrier....Thanks for the great giveaway!

mblittle5 said...

what a cute casserole carrier. thanks for the pattern.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited seeing your wonderful project and reading about your book. This blog hop is my first and I find it so much fun. I am learning about so many fabulous designers. Your book sounds INCREDIBLE- congratulations! Thank you for this opportunity!
Peg in NJ

pascaline said...

hello!
thanks you for the Hottie pattern.
Iwould like win!...

Yvonne said...

I can raise one eyebrow too! I really like the casserole carrier. Thanks for the pattern!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful kitties. I have one that is "special in the cranium department" too.
Love the hot dish carrier. There have been so many wonderful tutorials on this Moda blog hop!
Thank you for the chance to win!!

Anonymous said...

I love the hot dish carrier and the cats are adorable. Sandy

Smeek said...

Cute,cute project! Thanks for the giveaway.

augustus' mom said...

Hi Kathy! Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I enjoy them a whole bunch. I love your embroidery projects and fabric. Enjoyed seeing Molly and Zippy, too. Thanks for the project and the giveaways.

Anonymous said...

I, too, live in the city where the State Fair is held. Such fun! And I love too much of the fair "food". We have a wonderful quilt show, too!

Anita in NM

Tammy said...

Love your kitties and still remember being the first one in the neighborhood with a color tv...but all our friends came over to watch Batman! :o)

JoyceLM said...

Love the casserole cover tutorial. I also can raise one eyebrow & even curl my tongue too. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Mommarock said...

Oh gosh thank you so much for the casserole carrier pattern! It is so wonderful it will be so perfect for the upcoming holiday season :)

Sandy said...

Love the carrier. That would make a great Christmans gift for my mom. Thanks for the opportunity to win.=)

Linda said...

Great project! I have needed one of these for years! Your book looks fabulous...I can't wait to take a look inside. Didn't realize you and Bonnie were sisters. Many talented sisters in the quilt/stitchery world!

Hildy said...

Thanks for the interview, you have two really cute cats;-) And, of course, chance for the chance to win a giveaway!
Greetings from germany
Hildy

Julie said...

That carrier is so pretty. Thanks.

Gloria said...

I am someone who loves French Fries so dare nt have a fryer. We had to give away our breadmaker because the bread wad so good that we ate it while it was cooling.....

It is a good jog that fabric and food are my addictions rather than anything more dangerous!

Heartsdesire said...

Great project idea for the casserole carrier. Thanks so much. Loved reading your interview. Your night stand sounds very much like mine. Especially the ear plugs. Very cute kitties.

agnespat. said...

I have always wanted a hot dish carrier (my sis-in-law had one and carried yummy things to the holiday table. Thank you for the tutorial. agnes pat

Rose M. said...

I love the round casserole carrier - you usually ever see rectangle ones. I'm with you on the Wizard of Oz - It was such a special movie if you saw it for the first time as a young child. Love your fabrics!

Laurie said...

Hi Kathy! I need to make one of those carriers. Now that things are slowing down a bit I may actually have time!

the quilter said...

a chance to win your new book!!! I am very excited about this--thanks for the opportunity and this blog hop introduced me to your site and wonderful projects!!

Carolyn

Anonymous said...

Cute hot dish carrier....I've always thought it would be nice to make one! Thank you for the opportunity to win such great prizes!!!! Nurse Payne

lil said...

always fun to learn a bit more of all these creative minds
love the dish carrier

Buckeye Quilter said...

I can raise one eyebrow too. My Mother could too and used it a lot! I love the carrier. I just found out recently that Bonnie was your Sister. I don't know where I have been. I hope to win the book. I have been wanting to get my hands on one since I heard about it. I love Paris and can't wait to see your pictures. Thanks. Connie

Anonymous said...

I hope you realize how talented you are! I so love all of your work, including the jewlery pendants! I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win! Laura J.B.

Carol said...

I need a quilted casserole carrier! Thanks for the pattern. I am loving the Moda blog hop. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kathy MacKie said...

I imagine the eye thing can come in handy when you need to make a point about something. Thanks for the casserole carrier pattern and giveaway!

Huckleberry Patches said...

"Special in the cranium dept" Bahaha!! So good to know there are others out there just like me! Even though one of them is a cat! Love your patterns, Kathy, and love the lady behind them- keep creating for us! (Bonnie, too!!) Lisa

Lyn said...

Zippy and Molly are very cute; my cat love to sleep like Zippy is doing. Thanks for the casserole carrier pattern and the giveaway.

Mary said...

Cute project - thanks! I love the Oregon State Fair - and the Clackamas County Fair which is a whole lot easier for me to see in a day. Both are great!

Marsha said...

The casserole carrier is beautiful and very useful! Thanks for the pattern. This blog hop is so much fun, too.

Karen said...

I love the hot dish carrier. Thank you for the directions. I would love to win some of your beautiful fabric or book!

Mary T. Pratt Salmon said...

Oh Kathy!
I have died and gone to Heaven! You have such a beautiful line of fabric! I can't wait to get some. And the casserole carrier (or any hot dish) is fabulous! Thank you so much!
I adore your kitties...
You can raise one eyebrow, like Johh Baluschi...I can curl my tongue. Not too many people can do that!
"Special in the cranium department" sounds so much better than "a senior moment." Mind if I borrow this??
Thanks so much for sharing!
Love,
Mary

deserae said...

Love the dish carrier! So cute!

Aunt LeAnn said...

Love the Blog. I love Elephant Ears from the fairs or festivals that I will go to. Of course I don't eat them anymore but I love to walk by and smell them cooking.

hookinct said...

Love the Casserole carrier but I would be afraid to use it. I always make big messes!!

Del said...

Wow! I love the carrier! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Betweens said...

hmmmm great fabric!!
Were you planning to be an actress, is that why you can raise one eyebrow.
I will always introduce myself by name so you wont forget..VBG

Donna said...

I love your cats! wish my CaseyCat was more social 'cause another one would be nice for me. Casey would make his way into the casserole.

grammyx4 said...

loved reading about you and love the hot dish carrier... thanks.

Mary Jean said...

I love your HOT DISH. Thanks for the cute project. I love your fabric and am looking forward to seeing your new book.

Labbiegirl said...

Thanks for the hottie food carrier which I plan to make for a Christmas auction and fill it w/ a goodie. Can't wait to actually see your new book!! I also used some of your fabric to finish some BB stockings which turn out really cute.

Have really enjoyed the Moda Blog Hop since I live in a rural area!!! Fun and so creative. Thanks so much for an opportunity to win!!!

SueB said...

I love the casserole carrier. I have been wanting to make up some of these and this one is perfect. Thanks for the chance to win on the Moda Blog Fair hop. I hate to see it end.

MahSistersQuiltTrunk said...

Loved this posting and thank you for sharing. Can't wait to see what's new at Houston. See you there.

Beth said...

What a great casserole carrier. I see Christmas presents here! This blog hop has been so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous give away.

Debbie said...

I wonder if the upper panels could be made wider so that heat doesn't escape out the center of the casserole carrier. It looks very sturdy to carry !

Caroline said...

I checked out your Etsy shop and I love the pillow from your book! It is beautiful. And I'd love to see the Northern Lights, too. :)

Cheryl said...

What a cute project. Everyone can use a "hottie". Loved reading all your responses for the Fair Hop. it's good to get to know more about our favorite designers. Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful prizes.

Emma said...

My husband watches Seinfield every night on some cable channel, maybe TV Land??? I'm usually asleep by then, dreaming of quilts and stitching. Love your little embroidery projects. Thanks for the giveaway.

Katarina said...

Thank you so much for the hot dish carrier! I was actually thinking of making one! And of course, thank you for the chance to win great fabrics :o)

Denise said...

Hi Kathy
Enjoyed reading your blog. I agree, great idea Moda had with the fair blog hop.
Your casserole carrier is terrific and I it will make great gifts.
Would love to win your fabric.
Denise F

Ginny Worden said...

Wow, how practical of you, but it reminds me of pot lucks and family reunions, were very much like some of the county fairs. Good food, fun games, and lots of people.

Nelle F. said...

My mother and my sister can raise one eyebrow, and it seems they do it when some clever bit of wisdom is about to come out of their mouths. I have not been so blessed...
Thank you for this fun blog--and for the chance to win some of this beautiful fabric!

Donna said...

your casserole carrier is nice! love your kitties!! I can raise one eyebrow too and math is not my friend!! thanks for the chance to win!

SAnderson said...

I love the hot dish carrier! Thanks for that cute and useful project. I will definitely be making one of those, maybe one for my mom too. Thanks for the chance to win!

Myra said...

Thanks for the awesome project. Your cats are so cute and I enjoyed reading your responses. Thank you for the chance to win!

Jagels said...

I have a "special" dog. i know exactly what you mean. love your casserole carrier, I used to make those, but don't have one for myself. May have to give it a try. thanks.

Unknown said...

Great blog! I'm looking forward to seeing your book. mvhermstad@gmail.com

Lamse said...

Casserole carrier (and the pie!) looks like a county fair blue ribbon winner! Thanks for sharing.

Kd said...

Cute carrier...thanks for the great project. Your book "French Inspirations for Artful Hands" looks yummy and the fabrics are fantastic. Kathy, you are SO good to us! Kd
www.KdQuilts.com

mariebeers said...

Living just outside of Salem I get to partisapate in both the state and county fairs plus going to the fair. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Patricia said...

Oh my mom makes the greatest maple bars and that is certainly a guilty pleasure!! I love the casserole carrier and think it would make a great Christmas gift for a few of my friends!

Steve said...

Beautiful casserole carrier! I think my cat would find it a snuggly place to curl up. As always you've out done yourself. Thank you for sharing

Steve said...

Beautifully designed casserole carrier! Somehoe I think my cat would find it a useful place to snuggle in for a nap. As ususal you have outdone yourself!

Anonymous said...

Love the casserole carrier, thank you.
My favorite motto is "this too shall pass", I liked your too.
Cotton candy remains to be my favorite food.
Oh, would love to win one of your give aways, thank you for being so generous.
Judy
starkey_judy@yahoo.com

Suzanne T. said...

That is the cutest casserole dish ever! You have such a fun style...keep up the awesome work!

QuiltSue said...

I love the look of the Town Square fabrics.

apple blossom said...

I have sew enjoyed this fair hop. thanks for the hot dish pattern.

Monica said...

Oh I can't wait to check out your new book! Congratulations.

Lady of the Cloth said...

I loved seeing your kitties. Your casserole carrier is pretty neat too! I'd love to win, thanks for sharing.

Louster said...

Great carrier pattern. Will make a great gift! Thank you!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your motto is great Kathy - and I'm not even an animal lover!

Becky said...

Great casserole carrier. Love your fabrics too.

Del and Heidi said...

Beautiful fabrics!! Fun project.

Sandi said...

Thank you for the casserole carrier, I love it. Thanks for doing this Moda Blog Hop.

Needlemade Designs said...

"...special in the cranium department..." I had to laugh out loud! We've had several pets that fit that description. They were still lovable though!
Thanks for the laugh and the great fabric and designs!

Karen S. said...

Love your project for us. Thank you. Would love to win some fabric.

Anonymous said...

The casserole carrier is great. Love those cats!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Rebecca said...

Love that carrier ~ I could use one of those!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

jennifer w. said...

Love the casserole carrier and your cats! The fabrics are beautiful.

Sandy F said...

Oh your book looks wonderful.

poppyinpink said...

I like you and it was fun to learn why.

usagypsy said...

Love the carrier! Its on my list of "have to dos".

Laura W said...

Love your motto!
Thanks for the pattern!

Patticake's World said...

I would love to make your casserole carrier! What a great wedding or shower gift with an embossed baking dish!
I love your designs!

therealfrannie said...

Thanks for the casserole carrier pattern - it's adorable!
Thanks also for the chance to win your give-a-way!!
Keep up the good work!

Kristen said...

I'm thinking that casserole carrier will be great for Christmas gifts...what fun!

Michelle said...

Love the casserole carrier, sew cute. My dad lived in OR, I loved going there to visit him. Its so beautiful and green. Thanks for the chance to win.

Florence said...

Thank you for the pattern :it's a great idea !!!

Nan said...

What a great project!
I love your fabric.

Kathy said...

Great project!!! Thank you for the giveaway!

SueB said...

Hot dish carrier is a great project. Thanks for the chance to win

LesQuilts said...

Hi Kathy!
Thanks for the post and the casserole carrier pattern and the Giveaway!
I see your fabrics in the store, and no kidding, I start to drool!
I still have fabric from your 1st line!
Take care, Leslie

Linda said...

There are now 115 comments. I wonder how many there will be when I post this one. Thank-you very much; I have been looking for a casserole carrier pattern.

Jean Hannis said...

Love all your work!

Cari said...

I like that....'special in the cranium department' ! I think I'll be using that saying at my next stitch get-to-gether!! Thanks for sharing. I'll be hoppin' on over to your etsy site for the new book!! How fun is that? Thanks for sharing.

Judy P. said...

I love your saying, wag more, bark less. That is something I am going to create and hang in my house. I have a new small dog, who lately has become more of a barker.
Your work is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Brenda said...

I have always loved your work. I recently
purchased "Simple Pleasures in Redwork".
I'm happy to hear you have a new book.
Thanks for sharing your talent.

debbowers said...

Thanks for the great pattern. I can remember faces but names are much much more difficult for me. Thanks for the great giveaway - I'll be crossing my fingers.

Sewcando said...

Great casserole carrier. Thanks for doing this!

Carol said...

Your new book looks like a real treasure!

Bon said...

Color tv...it was exciting! Now I love watching old black and white movies. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence...or maybe it's grayer!!

Anouk said...

Always excited to have news from you, I'm a huge fan of you work !

Kristy said...

Your book is screaming at me....it won't stop...it keeps saying, "You must have me!!!" I sure hope I win, then the screaming can stop. Who am I kidding...then the fabric will start screaming. In all seriousness though...your prizes are awesome! soardkg@fuse.net

Glenys said...

So fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kathy said...

Great casserole carrier! Thanks for the pattern.

Anne S. said...

Love the casserole carrier pattern. Definitely going to make a couple of those. They will make some great Christmas gifts!
Thanks for this great opportunity to win some goodies in the giveaway! Anne

Celine said...

That's a lovely and unusual pattern. Thanks for sharing it.

mk4health said...

Love,love,love the casserole carrier; love your designs; math makes my head hurt too! Thanks for sharing!

Darlene said...

The casserole carrier is fabulous. Thank you for sharing.

I love all your embroidery work and am anxious to peruse the new book co-authored with your sister.

Patti L. said...

Love your work and the fabrics. the casserole carrier is a must do on my list. Thanks so much!

NannyS said...

I am thrilled with the casserole carrier thank you so much. I would love the book and look forward to having it or inspiration.... Your wag more and bark less is key! Keep on creating!

grendelskin said...

Thanks for the great carreir patetrn! I got a chance to see "Wizard of Oz" on the big screen a few years ago and it was a whole new world!

Barbara said...

The thing thats the most fun about this blog hop is discovering new blogs, and seeing all the fun projects! Your's is no exception! Cute casserole carrier, and love the pictures of your kitties!

Sam said...

I will make the casserole carrier. Perfect!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

What a great project~ thank you! I love to stitch and your projects are always fun. Thanks for the chance!

Jennifer Gail said...

Love your cats:)

Emily said...

cute carrier! My family had one growing up, it was super pratical!
Enjoyed getting to know you a little better.

Madamquiltsalot said...

Yup, I agree with you about the Fry Daddy. Casserole Carrier is really great, Thanks. And Thanks for the chance to win some yummy prizes.

lanybleu said...

The Hot dish carrier is such a great idea, thanks for the good read and thanks for the giveaway.

Sarah Marie said...

how cute! I want one NOW. I would love to win.. thank you!

SueAnn W from Richmond said...

Oh my I've never heard of the lack of remembering names called that! Love , love ,love the carrier!

Jennifer Gail said...

Love your cats:) I like the ideal of a casserole carrier.

DebrafromMD said...

Love the cat pictures. I miss having a furry friend around the house but alas, my husband is allergic.

JCnNC said...

Thank you for participating and for the opportunity to win. This is such a fun blog hop. Judy C

Colleen said...

We have a cat named Molly too. Thanks for the project and giveaways!

paulette said...

How clever...a carrier for a pie!! Love it! And the fabric is wonderful! Thanks so much for the chance to win your lovely Give Away!! Take care!
Paulette

Anne said...

A book with your sister? Awesome! And...you and I could definitely share a DVR! :)

Tammy said...

Love the carrier! And your older cat reminds me of my Fluffy. She is very snooty and only likes me when I open a can of salmon or in the middle of the night when I am asleep! Thanks for the giveaway!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Great Post and the casserole carrier is so cute. I can't wait to make one. Thank you so much for an oppertunity to win.

Sharon S said...

Cats are so much fun. Thanks for the casserole carrier pattern!

Allyn said...

My first State Fair was over 50 years ago - and I'm still going for the real old fashioned home made donuts - and the cattle shows. Thanks for sharing all your tips

Carol C. said...

I love your beautiful fabric!! And thanks for sharing the pattern for the casserole carrier -- what a great idea!!

the woolen cellar said...

Sorry about posting in one of your earlier posts! Wonder how that happened?? In any case, I do love the hot dish carrier and will be making one. Thanks so much. I'm a faithful follower and love all your work. Thanks again.

Carla G said...

What a great casserole carrier! I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one that can raise 1 eyebrow (everyone thinks I'm a little strange)... Come up north & you'll see lots of Northern Lights! Thanks for a chance to win that beautiful fabric! :)

susan said...

Cute casserole carrier. Thank you for the chance to win.

Sharon said...

I also can raise 1 eyebrow, but my husband can't. One look of my Dad's would send us packing! Very cute casserole carrier. I have a square one, but have always planned to to a round one. Now I can. Thanks!

Rosemary Youngs said...

I think you're towne collection of Fabric is perfect for the casserole carrier, thank you so much for providing us with such a wonderful pattern. I can't wait to make one to take to potlucks

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! What a fun pattern!! I LOVE it!! THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Phyllis said...

I have wanted one of those casserole carriers...thanks for sharing the pattern.

elnorac said...

Loved your posting, especially since I grew up in Salem and went to the fair there, too! Your fabric is gorgeous, as is the hot dish carrier!

Colleen said...

Thank you for the pattern! Cool idea :o) I also am a name forgetter so I can sympathize. I have had those grocery store moments where I have had to pretend to know people! Isn't it awful??

Marilyn said...

Great, useful idea. Thanks!
Thanks for the giveaway too!
Marilyn

Julie in WA said...

I have always enjoyed The Wizard of Oz too! The voice of Glenda The Good Witch still fascinates me!

E. Morrison said...

I love your book. I checked it out on etsy. I, too, loved cotton candy the most...not so much anymore. The casserole carrier is darling. Thank you for a fun blog.

Jo said...

Homemade donuts, yummmmmm! And that hot dish carrier looks so clever! Thanks for the giveaway! j-j-s AT juno DOt com

Ruth said...

What a great giveaway! The State Fair blog hop has been fun!

Learn How To Make Quilts said...

The casserole carrier sure looks like something I'd like to try sometime. More yummy fabric.

Diane H said...

Our black and white cat is named Ted. He jumped a skunk one afternoon and you know that didn't end well - he got soaked. Thanks for the great pattern and a chance.

Pat H said...

Your cat Zippy reminds me of when I was expecting my second baby. A friend asked my 5 year old daughter what we were going to call the baby and she said Zippy! We had thought of Zoe but she got it a little confused. LOL

Rosa said...

The casserole carrier is very cute,thanks for sharing.

Love your fabrics and thanks for hosting Moda blog hop,was fantastic!!

krisgray said...

Love your kitty pix! I've seen petite, "itty bitty," kitties but never a noodle cat.

Shannon said...

Okay, the pie carrier/hot dish carrier is so, so awesome! How brilliant! Thank you for sharing, and thank you for the giveaway and post. :o)

Betty said...

The book looks so interesting and fun!

Mary Jo said...

I live in "hot dish" country and I don't have a cute carrier so thank you. I love the doves in your book.

AnnieO said...

I like the hot dish carrier!

Special in the cranium--very funny :)

Beautiful fabric!

Patti said...

I will definetly have to make your casserole carrier. We are always going to potlucks, and would like one to fit some of my other dishes. I have one, but it only fits that dish. Love your kitties too. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Olivia Drake said...

Love the "hottie" pattern. Will have to try one.

Olivia Drake said...

Love the "hottie" pattern. Will have to try one.

Anonymous said...

Love your casserole carrier, your stories and your book. Please enter me in your drawing.

Janet Kay

Sincerely, Ree said...

Thank you for sharing the casserole carrier!
I love your work!

James-Linda said...

HELLO! LOVE THE FOOD CARRIER!
YOUR BOOK SOUNDS DELIGHTFUL TOO!
THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL GIVEAWAY AND SHARING YOUR LIFE IN THIS POST!
HAPPY STITCHING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Marianne said...

Love the kitties especially the fact that the petite one has a loud meow and the other is "special". Haha!
I can raise one eyebrow, too. I didn't know that was a talent!

sand said...

I can't wait to see everything in your new book the quilt hanging is beautiful - would love to win Debbie

Pattywacks said...

All the blogs are great to read - love your fabrics and sassy cats. Loved going to the fair while growing up in Iowa!

Anne said...

Checked out your book. Wonderful projects! Loved what I saw.

Michele, a distracted quilter said...

Math hurts my head too. Thank goodness we have other avenues in which to shine.

kay said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love your fabric, and your book looks wonderful.

CaraQuilts said...

I've really loved your new lines, Full Circle and Town Square both let me work with more muted colours without feeling dark or heavy which I love!
The casserole carrier is perfect for a fair theme because we all need one either after entering or finding goodies to make one with there!

SewLindaAnn said...

..I've always wanted to be able to raise one eyebrow. It looks so serious! Thanks for the project!

periblue2 said...

Your kitties are adorable and the casserole cover genius. Thank you for the contest

VickiT said...

Oh my gosh! YOU are my twin except that *I* am the Mom that makes the donuts and my kids eat them all. LOL I LOVE elephant ears, LOVE Bonnie Raitt, love cats and have a special one myself who will sprawl out blocking a walkway area in the house such as the hallway from side to side (he's a very large Ragdoll cat) and absolutely refuses to move even if you gently kick him to remind him he's in the way or push him with your foot. Pushing him with your foot is much the same as it would be if you were to push a wet noodle in the center. He just moves with your foot and still refuses to move. Most cats would sense the danger of possibly being stepped on but nooooooooooo, not this one. lol And then the big one - I CAN NOT EVER remember names. Names of anything. I used to rent the same movie over and over again because I could not remember that we'd rented that title before. lol I've tried all the tricks which are supposed to help and nope, cannot remember names. I always tell my husband he's lucky I can remember his. LOL

Thank you for the wonderful "hottie". It looks like a great pattern to make even as gifts for others with maybe a new casserole dish inside with my favorite recipe.

Cindi P. said...

I love the casserole carrier. We have potlucks at work once a month and I have had "accidents" with the grocery bag or other carriers :) Actually has been funny (sometimes), so look forward to making the carrier. thanks for the chance to win.

Sherill said...

I love the carrier! I will need quite a few. I am enjoying the fair hop.

Sunnybec said...

I really think that book should come and live with me, after all I do live in France so it would be perfectly at home!! Thanks for a lovely giveaway. Linda

AnnieK said...

Love the dish carrier, what a fantastic thing to have with the holidays coming up! A pie is bound to be tastier when you carry it in style, right?

Anonymous said...

How fun! Any prize would be great, but ooooooooh, that book... Thanks for the inspiration.
Sally in SC

Fleurette said...

Congratulations.. your new book looks wonderful. Love your hot dish holder, so handy, thank you.

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