7/31/2013

My day of the HO HO HO blog and a giveaway

It is never too early in the year to start making things for Christmas as presents or to deck the hall, and there are always Ufos on Christmas Eve  that can´t be finished  until next Christmas.

In our Swedish tradition we decorates with more than Santas, we love to decorate with all kind of Angels too. That was in my mind, when I planned for this blog hop.

I love angels and it is not strange at all. I have some angel ornaments up all the year around, mostly of them are handicraft, but not from my hands.


But here is a handmade traditional Christmas tree, an old Christmas decoration with angels made from traditional book marks and white paper.

I was thinking of the old book marks with angels  when making my project, like this image below.



When I have chosen the fabric for the table cloth, I want the project to look old fashioned, that is why I this time chosen  fabric far away from  my  comfort zon  that has fabric that is bright and bold. And I must say that I loved how it turned out.




The decoration on the cloth is a traditional  wooden handmade  German music box from Erzgebirge. It is Virgin Mary surrounded with small angels.


And together with the hearts and stars the table cloth became very much Christmas for me.

I have drawn the angels by hand  and then appliquéd them on the surface with machine. The eyes and mouths are hand embroidered. When I am out shopping fabric, I  am always looking for fabrics for hair and beards to have in my stash, when I want to make some appliqué with angels and other beings.



And now my giveaway.We have the tradition in Sweden  to make santa ornaments of yarn. I have made many of them in my childhood, but this lovely couple was bought about ten years ago, and they are handmade.

I had them hanging in Christmas time at my work, but as I am retired now, I think I could give them away, as they are so cute and there is no place for me to have them in my apartment. They measure 8 inches and a made of acrylic yarn.
I hope that they will have a good new home this Christmas, and the only way for them to go is that you leave a comment at this post.

Most of all thanks to lovely Madame Samm and our fantastic cheerleader Carol and not to forget the sponsor of all the HO HO HO, I think I could hear it, Timeless Treasure.

Now that you have seen my Christmas Angels and the santas for the giveaway  I am sure that you will find some more santas  together with the following ladies and have fun with lots of HO HO HO

Hill Valley Quilter ( that´s me)

Christmas Greetings from Britt-Inger in Sweden



98 kommentarer:

  1. What a beautiful angel project. You have stitched a real treasure. Beautiful

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  2. The Angels are beautiful. You are very clever to draw them yourself. the colours are so pretty.

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  3. The Angels are beautiful. You are very clever to draw them yourself. the colours are so pretty.

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  4. Fantastic Angel table topper! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Your Angels are beautiful. you are a true artist! Thank you for the chance to win those adorable little ornaments. I think handmade ornaments are the best kind.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  6. Love your table topper. It is so beautiful.

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  7. What a lovely table topper. Very creative and inspiring. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  8. Very nice work :) Thank you for sharing :)

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  9. Beautiful angels. Very delicate faces. Great work. K-

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  10. Oh, that is gorgeous! I have a collection of Christmas angels too. I love getting them out to decorate the house during the season. It is like meeting old friends. I love your table topper!

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  11. Vill bara tala om att jag tycker att duken Du sytt med änglarna på är fin!
    Formen på duken är också en sak som tilltalar mig.

    Dollandesign

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  12. Jättevackra änglar du ritat o sytt, duken blev helt fantastisk.

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  13. Vilken jättesöt duk!!!
    Kul med lite annorlunda modell.
    kram Gunilla

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  14. Vilken jättesöt duk!!!
    Kul med lite annorlunda modell.
    kram Gunilla

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  15. Whaou! I showed your angels to my 3 little boys (they love angels, they all have their own Schutzengel, in German, I don't know how to write it in English.....). This is a project they enjoyed, so now, I think I will have to do some more X-mas decoration work, something with angels, "thanks" to you.....
    Great work, the stitchery is superbe!

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  16. Jag gillar Din stjärnduk!
    kram

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  17. What a beautiful angels. They look great on the runner. Thanks for sharing

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  18. Your angel project turned out beautiful. I love the soft colors and the quilting is beautiful.

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  19. I have a niece who collects Angels for Christmas. Your table topper is very pretty.

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  20. The angel tablemat is lovely! You are a very talented stitcher!

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  21. Britt -Inger julängel!!Ett självporträtt som heter duga!!Underbar duk!!Bambikram

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  22. Lovely angel table mat. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Your table topper is really beautiful and so original!

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  24. Love your angel mat! I keep some angels around my home all year too. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. so very pretty. love the table topper

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  26. Your table cover is incredible! The angels are beautiful and perfect for Christmas.

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  27. The angels are beautiful.

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  28. This table runner is just stunning - I love the faces and I love the fabrics you chose. Beautiful! blessings, marlene

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  29. your angel piece is very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Ohhhh Britt-Inger...this is heavenly in all the ways we would think....we all have an angel in our life and this is sooooo beautiful...so much sooo well you will see wink...

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  31. Your angel table cover is beautiful. You did an amazing job of copying the angel images. I'm an angel lover, too. And you little Santas are sweet.

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  32. Congratulations on being in the top today. Your table topper is so pretty. great job.

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  33. The angel table topper is simply gorgeous! Love it!

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  34. The angel table topper is beautiful! So nicely done! Thank you for sharing today, happy quilting :)

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  35. Your work is lovely, the angels came out so beautiful.

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  36. Lovely Angels table topper!

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  37. Beautiful table topper! Love the angels.

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  38. This is gorgeous, great project!

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  39. Thanks for sharing your holiday traditions. Congrats on placing today!

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  40. What a beautiful work of art you've created ! And congratulations on being most creative today !

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  41. I love your table topper! Was it difficult to bind the edges though???
    Thank you for sharing!

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  42. Those angels are marvelous! You did a fabulous job on your machine work. Thanks for sharing today

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  43. Beautiful work. Your table topper is very unique. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. lovely table topper. thanks for sharing.

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  45. I love your angel project! Beautiful!

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  46. wow your angel table piece is lovely. your angels look so peaceful and happy. lovely give a way. thanks for a chance to win.

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  47. fine nisser! jeg vil gerne "arve" dem ;) cute angels, min mor elsker engler!

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  48. Your Angels are Heavenly...My mother collects Angels, and you gave me a great idea as what to make her. Thank you....I need to go find the fabric.

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  49. Your angels are beautiful and look very vintage...love it! Thanks for sharing your lovely table topper. :O)

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  50. Great table topper!

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  51. What a lovely angel project. Beautiful!

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  52. This is a beautiful table-topper. You are so talented to design your own patterns for such lovely angels. Great work!

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  53. Wow, you never fail to delight us with your creations, but this one is just incredible. Your angels are gorgeous! Well, done, well done!

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  54. Lovely little angel table topper.

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  55. Lovely angel project. I loved reading of Swedish traditions.

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  56. I admire your table-topper and the pictures of the lovely petunias. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  57. I had a music box with a ballerina that my mother bought for me in Germany. Your post makes me think of that box. I love your Angel tablecover. You are a very talented person.

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  58. Beautiful angels!
    I decorate with santas at Christmas and then Snowmen in Jan:) I have too many of both to put out at the same time.... may have to add angels as yours are just sweet!

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  59. I love your tabletopper! Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!

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  60. Merry Christmas Britt. Your table mat is beautiful. The detail on your angels is stellar. I would gladly give the yarn ornaments a great home if I am the lucky winner.

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  61. Britt-Inger,

    I love your Angel project! I don`t have words that can tell you how wonderful this is. Splendid!

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  62. Your angel mat is beautiful! You are talented to draw them yourself. Love those little Swedish Santas.

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  63. Love your angels. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  64. Congratulations on being a top pick today. Your angel mat is stunning.

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  65. What angelic angels. You did a beautiful job!!!

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  66. Your project is absolutely beautiful. I love angels, too, but I couldn't draw them anywhere as good as you did. I am really impressed. You did a wonderful job!

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  67. The angel table topper is just beautiful! You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  68. Your Angels are so pretty. You did a wonderful job!

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  69. Hiya Britt-Inger!!! Your table topper is absolutely adorable. You did such a good job on the embroidery. Thanks so much for sharing and for having the giveaway. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  70. What a sweet table topper, Britt Inger. I think you may have made the first angels in the hop?? You did a great job to get the lovely faces translated to a cloth medium.

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  71. What lovely angels, what a beautiful project! Your giveaway is fantastic, thank you so much for the chance to win. :)

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  72. Love the angels. You did a great job!!

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  73. I love Angels and yours are beautiful, thanks for sharing .

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  74. I love your angel mat!

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  75. This was so sweet to read - I loved to learn about the angels. We have them to, but not in quite the way they were shown here. Thank-you for teaching me about Sweden and it's ways of celebrating the Christmas season. Thank-you very much. I enjoyed the visit to your blog. Merry Christmas - early I know, but I mean it!

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  76. Your table mat is just beautiful. The angels are so pretty. Their faces are precious.

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  77. Love your table topper,thanks

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  78. Your table topper is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  79. Very lovely Angels.

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  80. That table runner is so pretty. You are such an artist!! Your little yarn people are really cute also. I would be honored to give them a home if I win. Thanks for sharing..

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  81. What a beautiful table topper, the angels are wonderful!

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  82. Good job! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  83. Ljuvlig stjärnduk.
    kram Gudrun

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  84. Well, dear Angel, you did a bang-up job again!! Loved your project; you are immensely talented!

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  85. Those are adorable. I love your angels, very nice.

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  86. Britta Inger,
    My mother is of Swedish descent- Her father was born not long after his parents came to Canada in 1910. She has been to Sweden and has enjoyed many visits with Swedish relatives over the years.
    I love your tabletop center piece - it is truly lovely.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for sharing your angels. I am sure that your winner will treasure them too.
    Regards from Alberta, Canada,
    Anna

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  87. Thank you for sharing such beautiful work. The angels are gorgeous.

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  88. What a beautiful table topper. You need to publish the pattern. It is superb. Your creativity is incredible. Maybe you want to keep it personal, but it is absolutely phenomenal in my book. You are gracious to be giving away handmade ornaments. Someone is going to be very lucky. I hope your generosity is greatly appreciated. Thanks for participating and I hope you will consider sharing your pattern. Congrats on being selected a "top star" of the day.

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  89. Oh my gosh, your table topper is so pretty and I love love love your santas, they would definitely have a forever home here, thank you.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  90. Your topper is so original and stunning.

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  91. -your tabletopper is outstanding, so beautiful, great work!
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!
    Bente

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  92. Beautiful angels on your original tabeltopper... :-)
    And congratulations to the top of the day selections....
    hugs from Ingrid

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  93. What beautiful Angels....my mom collected angels for many years....she had hundreds of them.....what a great giveaway......thanks

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  94. Love your angel project!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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