Sunday, April 7, 2013

April Showers Blog Hop

Thanks you Madame Samm Sew We Quilt! and Erin Sew At Home Mummy for being the best cheerleaders in the world. Madame Samm I love how you keep thinking up great hops! You keep us challenged, that is for sure!

I love "Stitching On Prints" it is so fun! I tried out DMC Cotton Perle, Aurifil, and a pack of cheap stuff with great colors. The Cotton Perle is inexpensive and works pretty well. The cheap stuff is awful it is hard to pull through the fabric and I will not buy again. The Aurifil is just right. I hope to get more and start "Stitching On Print" a series. Where we work together once a week and learn stitches. I love the effect in the mug rug.

April Showers Blog Hop Day 1!

These are the Blogger for April 8, 2013. The April Showers Blog Hop is from April 8 - 18, 2013. Please stop by and give a comment for all their hard work. You can get the full schedule at Erin's blog Sew At Home Mummy



Erin@Sew at Home Mummy

Patty@A Stitch In Time

Jenny@Squawk That

Stacey@The Tilted Quilt

Daryl@Patchouli Moon Studio

Lisa@In The Boon Docks (that's me)

Julie@Jolie Maxtin: the project girl

Beluah@Sowing Stitches

Karen@Bungalow Bay Quilts

DeAnna@Georgia Girl Quilter

GIVEAWAY

Everyone loves the name AURIFIL , Dario Valtorta, of Aurifil USA was nice enough to send a few sampler packs to me to try and I am giving you a chance to win one. Thank you Mr. Valtorta! I used some of the 12 wt on the embroidery side of my mug rug. I think I want one of the Aurifil 12 wt kits they have out for hand-stitching, it just glides through the fabric and the colors are beautiful! Someday!</font>

A Slice Cutter
A pad of paper and pen
And (2) rolls of Better Homes and Garden Ribbon

This giveaway is open to all! It ends on April 18, 2013! If you are a no-reply blogger leave an email!

The question is: do you like stitching on print fabric? That is one entry. All followers get a second entry because without you where would I be?

Create and be Unique, Lisa

410 comments:

  1. Gosto destes tecidos sim,para colchas infantis,que é o que tenho feito,mais duas para fazer até dia dezoito,uma para o berço e para a cama de minha neta,que faz aniversário dia dezoito,primeiro aninho.Obrigada.
    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  2. Love your mug rug and the stitching is perfect! I do like stitching on print fabric as it adds depth. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Printed fabric is my favorite to stitch on!

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  4. What a cut mug rug with lots of extra. I use almost any fabrics for stitching on - it just gives such depth to your piece.

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  5. How adorable! I am an "equal opportunity stitcher" and like to stitch on just about any fabric. :-) Thanks for sharing your creativity and talents with us today.
    P.S. Great giveaway!

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  6. Your mug rug is a cutie! I stitch on anything - why not I say! Thanks for the giveaway, would love to try out some of that thread.

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  7. Lovely mugrug! Fits the theme perfect!

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  8. What a lovely mug rug, great work. I love to stitch in any surface (have even don it on cardboard). Thanks for sharing and the lovely chance to win!

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  9. I am your follower on gfc and bloglovin

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  10. Cute mug rug! Love the colours! I love to stitch on anything!

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  11. what lovely work! thanks for sharing. I'll stitch on just about anything too seem to be seeing a pattern here..lol

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  12. Of course I follow you :) Yay great giveaway!

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  13. Lovely mug rug and fab stitching! I have not added any extra detail stitching to print fabric - - yet! My embroidery skills are only so-so whihc means I am not confident to do it. I iwll try soon though!!!

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  14. I like your mug rug. Great stitchery. I like to stitch on print fabrics.

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  15. Love your mug rug, I have never stitched on a print fabric before, but I am certainly inspired by you to try!

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  16. Thats a lovely one.
    Thanks for sharing

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  17. I love your mug rug. It is so cute. I have used printed fabric to stitch on. The printed fabric could get the embroidery to sparkle more.

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  18. I have been a follower of your blog since some time ago. Thanks for a great give away

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  19. Love that umbrella fabric you used in your mug rug. I usually like my fabric to be rather plain and not too busy - it can be printed and I really like tone on tone.

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  20. I LOVE stitching on plain and printed fabric!

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  21. Great mug rug - I love stitching on patterned fabric! My favourite is Lu Summers 'Sumersville' - especially her black and white prints!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  22. Your mug rug is so cute. I love the embroidery on the umbrellas. I have done that on occasion. Sometimes, it is just the thing to do. Awesome job!

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  23. I do like stitching on prints. It can compliment, emphasize or downplay whatever you want. Have also become a fan of Aurifil.

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  24. And I follow you which is how I knew about this post :)

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  25. I am just learning how to stitch on prints, but I think it looks great!

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  26. Adorable Mug Rug!!
    Since i always wanted to try Aurifil Thread...please toss my name into the hat :-)

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  27. Lisa. Beautiful umbrellas and your mug rug is fabulous! Love all the colors.

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  28. I like the way it looks but I haven't done it much myself.

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  29. Your mug rugs is awesome! I love how you over-embellished the umbrellas.. I am a crazy quilter so yes, I love to stitch on printed fabric! Would love to win your giveaway!

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  30. I mostly stitch on printed fabrics and use solids as background.

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  31. You mug rug is too cute...love it. I love solids! Thank you for sharing with us.

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  32. I love to work with prints and solids.

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  33. What a lovely mug rug! Thanks for sharing your work!

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  34. I haven't done any stitching on print fabrics yet. Love your mug rug. Thanks.

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  35. I'm a follower - thanks again.

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  36. I love working with prints....adorable mug rug!

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  37. fun project -- I do like stiching on prints at times because it helps hide my errors whereas on a solid they can be much more glaring.

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  38. thanks for the give away ia ma a follower

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  39. I have not tried this thread yet. Haven't found a place that sells it yet.I have heard good things about it. Very cute mug rugs. Thanks for having a give away.

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  40. Yes, I love to stitch on printed fabric as well as plain fabric, It's the rhythym of the needle that truly soothes my soul. Jane

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  41. I don't normally hand stitch on prints, but I see that it is an option I should consider!

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  42. Cute mug rug - thanks for sharing. I've not tried stitching on prints before. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  43. I like your umbrellas They are sort of retro, to me anyway and I`m a fan of polka dots!

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  44. Sweet mug rug and perfect for the theme of this blog hop too. I love to stitch on prints. solids, anything.

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  45. Lisa,
    Oh my, your umbrellas have me wishing to play in the rain! [almost...I am enjoying the first few days of warm and sunshine we've had this season]. I laughed at your question...for me...if it's fabric....I stitch! :) Thanks for sharing your happy umbrellas! Beulah

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  46. Oh so cute....lovely work! I depends on the fabric...I hand quilt; so a busy print is hard to see.

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  47. Cute umbrellas with all of their cute stitching! I really don't stitch on printed fabric but your cute mug rug makes me want to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Hi Lisa great job on your mug rug. Yes I so stitch on printed fabric as long as the pattern will let it be seen....I just think some are too busy. Enjoy your day. You have a great blog.

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  49. Thanks for the chance to win, love love mug rugs and the fabric you had. I am just getting into bright fabrics so I really haven't stitched that much. I do hand stitch.

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  50. I do stitch on printed fabrics...so many choices out there! Your mug rug is so colorful for a rainy day!

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  51. I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. Your umbrellas are adorable! At first I thought you'd found some cute umbrella fabric, but then I realized that you'd appliqued them all. Great job!

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  53. Your umbrellas really stand out with stitching around them. Nice job! Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

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  54. HI Lisa...love the stitching around your umbrellas...

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    1. Lisa do me a favour....please put up the list of your lady creators so we can find them all as easy as we found you...

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  55. I have not tried to stitch on prints but looks interesting especially on your muug rug.

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  56. Your mug rug is darn cute! Love how you stitch on the fabric. I havent tried that before. But I sure will now! I have just become a follower!

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  57. I love the mug rug and yes I do like to stitch on printed fabric it makes for an interesting texture.

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  58. Lovely umbrellas, I like how you made your mug rug, thanks for sharing, enjoy your day!

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  59. Cute mug rug! I do like stitching on prints. Thanks for the give-away

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  60. I really like your umbrella fabric. Works up very well for this theme of mug rug.

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  61. Hi Lisa, Yes,stitching on is alright with me. Your rug is very cute !

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  62. The stitching looks great. I thought it look computer printed at first.

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  63. Very cute! I think stitching on printed fabric is great.

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  64. I love mug rugs. They are so quick and fast to whip up. Stitching on print fabric helps hide the little oooopppssiesss. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a great draw
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  65. Your rug mug is so cute! I like stitching on printed fabric. Thanks for the chance.

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  66. I love your mug rug. It depends upon the fabric--I don't like to stitch on something that will take away from my work.

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  67. I like stitching on ANY fabric!! Your mug rug is so cute!!!

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  68. Lisa, your mug rug is so cute.I love the umbrellas.You did a wonderful job. I like to stitch on plain or light colors so my stitching will show up really well. Thank you so much for a great giveaway.

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  69. I am trying it for the first time. It is addictive!

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  70. Your umbrellas and flowers speak "spring" so well. Nice work. Srirching on prings is always fun and they often give you guidance.

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  71. Great concept for your mug rug! I don't usually stitch on printed fabric because I do a lot of redwork on muslin!

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  72. I do like stitching on prints, but never is mine as good as yours. Fortunately my granddaughter doesn't care what my stitches look like. Your mug rug is really pretty. Yhanks for sharing.

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  73. And of course I am a follower.

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  74. Printing on fabric? Depends on the fabric. Your mug rug is adorable and I like the diagonal lined fabric on the border that makes you think about rain falling that direction. Well done!

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  75. Following. THX for the opportunity for the giveaway!

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  76. Your "April Showers - May Flowers" Mug Rug is adorable. I do like to add stitching details to print fabric and quilt motifs from a particular fabric in thread accents on a quilt. Thanks for sharing ... :) pat

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  77. I am already a follower and I would love to win. Thanks for the chance ... :) pat

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  78. I just joined your site. Very cute mug rug

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  79. Such an adorable mug rug---and I've been a follower for quite some time. :p

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  80. I love to stitch on printed fabric... Especially with metallic thread.

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  81. I have stitched on prints before and enjoy it as much.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  82. Lisa-Love your April Showers Bring May Flowers Mug Rug. From CA, thanks for sharing

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  83. I do like stitching on prints but find tracing on them a bit harder to do. The design in the print fools me sometimes. Love the mug rug umbrellas.

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  84. Yes, I like stitching on prints. Cute umbrellas.

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  85. Of course, I am a happy follower.

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  86. Cute mug rug! I prefer stitching on prints; seems like every little flaw shows up on solid fabrics.

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  87. I am a happy regular follower of your blog!

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  88. What an awesome giveaway, I am already a follower.

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  89. I am kind of new to stitching and would rather do it on solid fabrics so it can be seen better, but I don't know I will have to experiment.

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  90. I don't do a lot of stitching, but using the pattern as the guide to follow saves some time-consuming marking when I'm just practicing. Thanks for sharing. Love all these ideas!

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  91. I love your mug rug! I like stitching on printed fabric! It adds detail & depth which you can see in your mug rug! Thanks for participating & inspiring us today! Thanks for the giveaway too! I always enjoy reading your posts!

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  92. Love the stitching on print fabric...your project is so pretty!!

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  93. Your mug rug is great! I love the umbrellas! I like stitching on plain fabric so that the design will really show through.

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  94. I'm a new follower. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  95. I am an email follower at Louster388@.....

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  96. I have quilted on designed fabrics but never stitched on them. Am planning on hand quilting with emb floss my 30"s quilt I am working on.
    Sweet rug:)

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  97. Hi, I love your mug rug!
    To answer to your question, Yes, I like stitching on prints!
    I just discovered your blog through this blog hop and now I'm following you via GFC, my day to participate in this blog hop is on April 15, now I will continue to visit the other participants.
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  98. This is my second entry to the giveaway, I'm a new follower here via GFC!
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  99. I haven't embroidered on print fabrics, but it does add pizzazz to some projects. Your mug rug is lovely. I love the added stitching.

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  100. Adorable mug rug! I like to embroider on print fabrics sometimes. It gives them a little extra something, doesn't it?

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  101. I FOLLOW>GFC.

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  102. Love your umbrellas and I love to stitch on print fabrics. I really like to stitch on most any fabric, odd I know. Thanks for sharing your amazing creativity!

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  103. HELLO! YES, I'VE EMBROIDERED ON PRINTS FOR DETAILING>JUST LIKE YOU DID ON THE LITTLE UMBRELLAS>SO NEAT! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  104. I am a new follower by email.

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  105. Oh how very lovely! I am a beginner on the quilting scene and I really like the way you added character to the fabric and texture to your design by adding the outline stitches. I have never done that but I will like to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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  106. Gorgeous mug.I love to stitch on any fabrics.Thanks for sharing!!

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  107. I DO love to stitch on any and all fabrics! LOL

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  108. Of course! Rain to flowers and you hit the nail on the head. Really nice.

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  109. I do love to stitch on any fabrics. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  110. Wonderful mug! Thanks for being in the hop! pbstrand@msn.com

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  111. Love your umbrella mug rug Lisa. Stitching on printed fabric is a charm for me. I do enjoy hand stitching when on my trips...Thanks for sharing and I am a follower. Judith, Texas

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  112. Love the embroidery-enhanced umbrellas. Very nice, love the idea.

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  113. I don't mind stitching on print fabric as long as the print isn't too busy. I have always wanted to try auriful. Thanks

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  114. Yes, I do like stitching on prints, love your mug rug it is so cute.

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  115. I like stitching on any material I can. I haven't had a chance to try Auriful but I sure would like to.

    thelady at hotmail.com

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  116. I'm a follower.

    thelady at hotmail.com

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  117. Love the way you embellished the umbrellas in your mug rug! I don't mind stitching on print at all.

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  118. This is such a brilliant blog hop, lovely mug rugs. The sewing is adding an extra dimension to them.

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  119. Cute mug rug...like how you embellished the umbrellas. I've never tried stitching on print fabric but will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing :)

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  120. love this blog hop, such a great way to try out different things. I've not done applique but would love to start.

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  121. Cute mug rug. I have stitched on prints but it has been awhile, thanks for reminding me how cute and fun it is!

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  122. I haven't stitched on fabric before, I will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your cute mug rug and giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  123. I do love applique. I haven't tried that yet though on printed fabric.

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  124. I have never stitched on printed fabric but I am always ready for something new.

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  125. beautifully finished mug rug!! and I love stitching on print fabric!! :)

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  126. I do like stitching on printed fabric! My favorite is gingham!

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  127. I am a new follower and a new fellow blogger!
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  128. Perfect mug rug for the theme! Love the stitching. I think I'll start adding stitching to my prints. Thanks for the chance to win

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  129. great mugrug! love stitching; have done some with great success! thanx for the awesome giveaway.

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  130. It depends on the fabric and how busy it is. I do think it can adds a lot of interest to the "right" fabric.

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  131. I love the look of stitching on a print, but I've never tried it! Love your little mug rug, it's gorgeous.

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  132. Love the mug rug. I am from Oregon, so that is a favorite saying.

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  133. lovely mugrug, thnak for sharing ☺
    Yes I do like stitching on printed fabric.
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente in Germany

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  134. I've never stitched on prints but I love the effect it gives. This is something I will definitely try. I'll look forward to your 'Stitching on Print' series.
    lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  135. That is such a neat idea... why haven't I ever thought to stitch on prints?! Looks awesome!!

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  136. I'm already a follower - thanks for a second chance!!

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  137. I prefer batiks but use a good amount of prints. Thanks for the give a way!

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  138. Lovely mug rug. I have stitched on printed fabric, and do like the look.
    cheers
    maggie

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  139. Fabulous mug rug - perfect fabrics for it!
    I have never tried stitching on prints, but you have inspired me to try!

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  140. I've never done this, looks like it would be fun to try. Thanks for sharing.

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  141. Love your umbrella fabric. I am looking forward to trying new things/techniques this year.

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  142. Hi Lisa, cute mug rug! I am loving this hop already!

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  143. Cute mug rug! I haven't stitched on printed fabric yet, but I want to try now. Thanks for the chance to win your generous giveaway! I haven't tried Aurifil but I've heard so many wonderful things!
    mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

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  144. I've never done that type of stitching. Really like the effect. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  145. What a lovely mug rug you've made! :)

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  146. I would love to try aurifil to embroider on print fabric. Great mug rug, thanks for giveaway, and I follow you.

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  147. Cute mug rug! I love that print. I haven't embroidered very much and definitely not on prints. I do like the way yours looks. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  148. I love embroidering on printed fabric! It makes my project just that bit more personal.

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  149. I have never even heard of stitching on prints, but am fascinated by this. I definitely want to try some of this. What a great way to add another layer of texture to a wallhanging, small project or quilt!!!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win some of the BEST thread in the world!
    KarenP3720@aol.com

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  150. I love to stitch on prints...outline, embroider, etc...
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  151. Love your mug rug! Of course, I am a happy
    follower!

    wiglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  152. I have never stitched on fabric. Have seen it done and would love to try it. More to put on my bucket list that already stretches the length of two football fields.

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  153. I have never stitched on fabric but what you have done is beautiful. I will have to try that..

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  154. I follower by e-mail, thanks for the chance to win the gift package. I would love to try the Aurifil Thread...

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  155. Looks great! My mug rug next week shall feature a little stitching on fabric!

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  156. Your mug rug is just lovely! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  157. thank you so much for this nice giveaway, yes I like stitching on fabric, sometimes I make my own tags for the clothes I sew for my kids ^_^

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  158. lucky me I am your follower ;)

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  159. I haven't tried to stitch on fabric but I might try it some day. Thanks for this sweet giveaway. I just saw your blog for the first time and saw your cute mug rug.

    Rachel

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  160. I am now a follower!! Lucky you!! Lucky me!!

    Rachel A.

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  161. I haven't tried as yet. Thank you for sharing!

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  162. I have stitched on print before but it didn't turn out nearly as pretty as yours so I guess I'll keep practicing. Thanks for sharing. Well done!

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