{Orange!} Crush... hugs & kisses blog hop!

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Hi All, and welcome to Sew at Home Mummy, the next stop on the "Hugs & Kisses" Blog Hop!

I just want to thank Mdm Samm of !Sew WE Quilt! and Jane from Jane's Fabrics and Quilts for hosting this hop - they take a LOT of work, I'm sure, and they're great cheerleaders!

I pretty much knew what I was going to do as soon as I signed up - I'd always wanted to make one of these triple-zipper pouches, and, I thought, how nice would it be with an inset heart on the front?

Then I got crazy, and thought - ha! lets ruffle the inset heart! 

Then I got SUPER crazy, and at the last minute, ditched the pink and went with a shade of orange in the Kate Spain "Cuzco" print.

Quilters, sewers and crafters alike, I give you.... "{Orange} Crush"!
I used a pale-pink embroidery thread to blanket stitch around the outside of the heart, and added color coordinated pink zippers and accent pieces. 

I have to confess, the pouch above was my second attempt - my first didn't turn out as nice as I would have liked...

It's nice enough, but my satin stitching around the outside of the heart isn't great, so I made another, lol.

Anyway, here are my two pouches!



Now, for the giveaway! 

I'm offering up three fat quarters of Matsuri Lawn cotton lawn (voile-type cotton).

To enter, leave a short comment telling me what you're doing for Valentine's Day. 

Once you're finished here, make sure to go and see all of the other lovely ladies on today's bit of the hop!




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The rest of the schedule for the hop can be found HERE.

Thanks for visiting, and good luck!

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113 comments

  1. OH, that is such a cute idea with the ruffled heart inserted.
    I really like it.

    I made a tablerunner.
    And a lot of other projects in my mind, but they will probably never see day light - not enough time. Sigh.

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  2. OH, that is such a cute idea with the ruffled heart inserted.
    I really like it.

    I made a tablerunner.
    And a lot of other projects in my mind, but they will probably never see day light - not enough time. Sigh.

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  3. I'm going to my quilt guild meeting- of course.

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  4. Wooooo I love Orange Crush!!! That textured heart is just fabulous in your triple zipper purse!!!! Have been in love with cool textured surprises in fabric for a long time.....am working with hot pink and orange as a crayon challenge right now. They such fun colors !!!!!! Hugs and kisses!

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  5. Orange Crush is great! So many zippers--wow.

    For Valentines Day I am making brownie pops, if I can get to the store and get some chocolate. Doctor's appt for me (Kaiser assigned me V-day, I did NOT request it) and project presentations in my 4th graders class. But we are getting over the awful cold running through out house, so YAY.

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  6. Nothing special - except a card and chocolate for my sweetie. I love your pouches. I see what your saying about the satin stitch on the first one - but I do love the colours you used in that one a lot. Orange Crush is gorgeous as well.

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  7. My hubby is taking me out to dinner for Valentine's Day! Darling pouches!! Thank you for the chance!

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  8. Love your two Triple zip pouches - the fabric heart is a great idea. Not really doing anything special for Valentines, but will just be enjoying the company of my lovely family.

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  9. I love your pouches.
    Since I've been out of work since the end of August (starting new job on Monday prn) we are just hanging out here and I will be working on some projects trying to get something done. But tomorrow in the am I am going to the quilt shop with a friend to help her pick out some fabric.

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  10. Cute idea and so very useful! Nice job!

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  11. Love your pouches and the orange crush is delicious! Nothing exciting planned for Valentines day, I may meet some friends for breakfast.

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  12. I am in awe.. really.. I might bother you to see how you did the "window" :)

    We're doing .. nothing.. :P Thinking of trying to do a Fondue dinner but with the little guy, no big plans..

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  13. Love your little pouches - especially the orange! I have made some chocolate hearts and will surprise my boys after dinner tonight with them!

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  14. Your pouches are so cute, the orange one is adorable! My husband and I did an early Valentine's weekend trip to Paris this time... And I just got a huge box of macarons this morning! I am making dinner tonight as hid gift :) thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. I am going to bake my boyfriend's favourite cake and we'll go to the movies in the afternoon. Thanks for the iveaway

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  16. I think your first pouch is fine but I love the creativity it inspired. My granddaughters are coming over to hang with grandma and grandpa. They get to spend the night because Friday is a school holiday in their district. Love it!

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  17. Love your zippy Orange Crush - you will have to show us how to do that one day!! Valentines Day - I made a card for hubby and a tiramisu. We will have a regular meal tonight but eat yummy dessert :)

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  18. Love the pouches. Since my sewing class falls on Valentine Day I decided to sew nothing but valentine projects.

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  19. Very cute pouches! I'll be making peanut butter cookies with chocolate hearts tonight. Yummm!

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  20. Fabulous pouches! I like the ruffled hearts!
    I'm cooking a meal at home for just the two of us tonight!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Your pouches are so adorable, love them both. I will pack for going to be parrot and dog sitting the whole next week. I have to bring my sewing machine and projects to make, will take the most time to pack.

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  22. I think they are both quite cute. The orange does pop more though. I am having a familiy dinner with a secret dessert of chocolate dipped strawberries that no one knows about yet!

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  23. Your pouches are super cute mwith that lovely hearts.Today,my hubby will cook!!

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  24. Not sure what's up for Valentine's Day with my man, but we are both going to work first. Love those pouches - so many zippers. I think I've forgotten how to make those! Love your projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Cute bag. Work and then a light relaxing meal at Panera.

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  26. Cute zipper bags.....love the orange crush one!

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  27. Not to much but got some beautiful flowers. I really like the little purses. Thanks for having a give away.

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  28. Oh your pouches are so cute...I love that you changed to orange it gave it such a wow factor..I am not doing much...cooking a nice dinner for hubby but that is about it...Happy Valentine's Day

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  29. Love the triple zippered pouches!

    My hubby is taking me somewhere secret on Saturday... Have no clue as to where... and most likely out to dinner tonight for a steak. We have swore off bringing beef in the house for 2013 and have agreed only to have it on occassion and to do so we have to go to the steak house. Well, it has been a while since we had a tasty steak so I figure we will grace the door of Texas Roadhouse tonight. :)

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  30. Sew cute! Not doing anything special today except take my dog to get her nails clipped. Thanks.

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  31. Crushing on the little orange heart! :) So cute!
    I will be celebrating today sewing...then on Monday, my husband has the day off....possibly a trip to the Zoo. :)

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  32. Just love your pouches. Both the heart and the orange crush are precious. Today I am going to a bake sale at the Sonora Regional Hospital. Then I am meeting a girlfriend for lunch and then the rest of the day is spent with my DH. Thank you for giving all of your Valentine followers a chance to win those fat quarters and for taking the time to make the Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop even more fun for us to enjoy. Happy Valentine's Day to you.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  33. Oh wow! Your pouches are gorgeous!

    I am making a special dinner for hubby this Valentines Day.

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  34. Happy Valentine's Day!!! I love those pieces....very cute. Today; I have apps. in the city...then coming home to work in the sewing room....tonight is girl's sewing night..we get together every week...so much fun
    thanks for the giveaway.

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  35. Your bags are sooo cute! I'm impressed with anyone who puts zippers in with ease. For Valentine's Day, my husband and I are meeting our best friends for dinner. We live about 2 hours apart, so we often meet in Bloomington, IL, half-way in between. I'm really looking forward to seeing them! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Oooo, I love the orange heart! Both bags are very cute...thanks for sharing!

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  37. What adorable little pouches! Great job! I love the ruffled heart.

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  38. Love the heart with the ruffles! Makes the bg extraordinary and I love it!Will have to give it a try!

    Taking hubby out for Chinese tongiht befre he heads off to work!

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  39. I get to go grocery shopping! Woo hoo! We've had bad weather here and I haven't had a chance to get hubby anything! Maybe I'll get him something on clearance while I'm out. :)
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  40. Working today....dinner with my hubby tonite!

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  41. Rosemary B here:
    Happy Valentine's Day Erin. Your bags are adorable. I love the red one and the orange one too. They are wonderful
    Thank you for sharing this new project!
    These are treasures!

    Today I have my quilt club in Centerville Virginia. We eat a lot of cookies and laugh a lot.
    Then I will come home and have two hours of video chat with my mom and dad. They are 90 years old and computer savvy indeed. two hours yes two hours. Then, hubby and I will go to the lovely asian restaurant down the street, the best in town. I will get my usual sweet and sour chicken.. or maybe something different for a change

    I hope you have a lovely day!

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  42. Love your pouches! Thank you for sharing.
    I'm not doing anything special, but I am going to be sewing on my quilt.

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  43. Very very cute pouches! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  44. Interesting look for the heart on the zipper pouch. I'm sure they are useful with 3 zippers. I am going to a quilt group this morning for Valentine's Day. Spending the rest of the day with my love.

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  45. Such a beautiful pouch! love the orange one so brightful colors! thanK's for the chance to win. have a wonderful valentin's day. for my part, i'll work today and have an evening with my men(3 littles boys and my husband)

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  46. What a creative way to embellish a triple zip pouch! I'm planning a trip to a quilt shop today and then having a special surprise for my husband this evening. Happy Valentines Day!

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  47. Erin, great job! Is there a place to find a pattern for the triple zip pouch? My first husband and I are going to spend the afternoon together and I'm going to cook dinner for us. We divorced 15 years ago last month and had not spoken to each other until last November. We walked our daughter down the aisle at her wedding in 2004 - one on each side and did not say a word to each other. We are were married for 23.5 years and have two children and now three grandsons. We are now friends again and actually dating. We were each married to someone else in the interim. What are you doing for Valentine's Day?

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  48. unfortuneatly, I have a sick child to deal with today. So, that and some sewing. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  49. Happy Valentine's Day! Going to lunch with a great group of girlfriends. Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing!

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  50. Love the pouches. Having dinner with my hubby of 53 years tonight.

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  51. Love your orange crush. What a fun idea to ruffle the heart!

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  52. I will be cuddling with my baby boys while the hubby is at work :)

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  53. Great pouches. I will be having lunch with my sweetie.

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  54. Happy Valentine's Day!! Cute pouches and nice job. Dh and I are going out to lunch. Bought him a can of "healthy Cashews" !! Thanks for your lovely giveaway..

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  55. I like your pouches especially your orange crush. Thanks for the chance to win some fabric...bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

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  56. I am so crushing on your orange crush!! As for today, I am celebrating by praying that my husband's job interview this afternoon goes well. And hanging out with my son who is sick today...romantic, I know ;)

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  57. Love little bags, or I shold sy my granddaughter does. The Oramge Crush is really neat.

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  58. Dinne with hubby and the kids tonight. At Breakfast we exchanged valentines and gifts this morning. And yesterday hubby had my roses delivered.Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. Those are very pretty fabrics and I love love love the zip bags. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. Super cute bags Erin! It has been a long time since I have put in a zipper. You did a great job. Happy Valentine's day.

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  60. I'm going to class =\ because they don't think valentine's day is a holiday =(

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  61. Cute bags!
    I am baking some puff pastry heart cookies.
    Grilling steaks for dinner and having chocolate covered strawberries:)

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  62. Love the orange crush! I bet you would love trying the purse that is made solely out of a huge zipper! Will most likely be grilling steaks and making some kind of decadent chocolate dessert! Happy Valentines Day!

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  63. Really cute Erin!! I wish I could say I had big plans, but such is the life of a working mom with two kids - we will likely be watching some Power Rangers and having a romantic dinner of chicken nuggets and mac-n-cheese :)

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  64. Hi Erin, super duper..you are a zipper queen....3 zippers..way to go girl....and happy valentines day you young newlywed lol

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  65. fabulous! What an original idea, they look great.

    What am I doing for Valentine's Day? Well I'm at work right now, in a minute I'm going home. I think it's my turn to cook dinner and we'll watch a bit of TV. We don't celebrate Valentine's Day!

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  66. super cute! I would that the zipper didnt scare the daylights out of, I would love to try one of these.

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  67. Love your heart embellishment! My DH is going out of town for a poker tournament right after school today so we will celebrate next week as I've had a a cold this week. Bonus though is that I have 4 days to do LOTS of quilting!

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  68. What an adorable pouch! I love the orange pop there. I will probably be watching a movie with my honey tonight here at home (end of the pay period, we're flat broke, but happy). Tomorrow I'll be driving with the 15yo up to Boulder to take the 19yo out for lunch (payday!) because she sent a super-cute text a couple days ago asking if we'd be her Valentine.

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  69. Adore your projects! You did a great job creating them. Hubby and I are going to drive to Medford OR and have lunch then back home and I am going to become very happily involved in quilting. Happy V day to you!

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  70. Love the pouch with the POP of orange . Going out to dinner and a comedy show with neighbors. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  71. Lovely handiwork! I am staying home with hubby while my two teenagers go out to a concert...peace and quiet! awolk at rogers dot com

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  72. Lovely zipper pouch! Cute! I do nothing special as my DH is on a trip!

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  73. Orange crush is spectacular. Nice spin on the 3 zip.

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  74. I really admire your bags and may have to attempt the pattern myself :) I am spending this valentines day home in bed with the stomach bug ... but it allows me to cruise the blog hops! How sweet it is .... awesome share! thank you so much!

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  75. I will be going out for an afternoon dinner with hubby. Thanks for you cute entries in the hop. Would love to win!

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  76. I'm hoping to get some quilt prep done on a t-shirt quilt. Not a romantic evening, but one I will totally enjoy. Thanks so much for the chance!!!!!

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  77. Love the orange crush! Hubby and I celebrated together last weekend with shopping and a meal out since I work swing shift Thursdays through Mondays. His "finale" was matching "the One" rings from the Tolkein books. He's so sweet :)

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  78. Like you I sure want to make one of those bags! I love your orange crush ones! blessings, marlene

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  79. Cute pouches - thanks for sharing. For Valentine's Day today, I went to work, came home & kissed my husband goodbye (he's going to a basketball game), & I'll watch Project Runway tonight.

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  80. Valentine's Day will consist of a dinner I do not have to make (hubby's handling V-day dinner for the first time since we've been together), I already got some gourmet chocolate treats and adorable cards from hubby and my son (almost 21 months).

    Fawn

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  81. What fun to add that splash of orange to the bag! Great projects for a sweet blog hop. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  82. So cute. We just having a dinner at our favorite restaurant.

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  83. What wonderful bags, I love them! No valentine's day plans -- I had to work at the only time my 'other' was free. But I'm still laughing at the e-card he sent while he was away, and I'll spend a happy evening warm inside while I listen to the wind blow. :)

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  84. What great bags and the splash of orange is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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  85. A great idea to sew these cool bags! I'm not doing anything...probably catching up on my Downton Abby episodes.

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  86. Cute bags! I've wanted to try those.
    We went to dinner last night. I baked my DH "low starch" brownies (he's diabetic)

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  87. The bags are adorable!
    We're just having a quiet evening in--take-out (he knows how much I hate to cook). After 36 years, I've earned it! Haha!
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  88. I took my 88 year-old friend out to lunch today. We have so much fun together! She lives in assisted living and enjoys getting out so much. We made a stop at the card shop, too. Cute pouches and orange crush is perfect. Happy V Day!

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  89. I went for a bike ride (to help offset the chocolate!), volunteered at my son's school, and then my sweet husband is taking me out to dinner (son gets leftovers!!). Happy Valentines Day to you.

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  90. We went out to supper, including our 3-yr old...at McDonalds. Still better than cooking!

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  91. I'm not doing much for Valentine's this year...but I am enjoying my loved ones! :)

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  92. Erin, very unique and I'm sure tricky to do triple pouches. I'm celebrating Val. Day with having some Gumbo with family at home. My Granddaughter (age 7) and I made a sweet vanilla cake sprinkled with alot of love (heart and pink candied hearts on an aqua colored vanilla frosting) for the dessert. Jane

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  93. Hi!!! Love your pouches and the fabrics you used!! Thank You

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  94. Cute pouches We are staying in watching basketball. Thank Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  95. Your heart on the pouches is unique. Valentine's Day here is the same every year. I make his favorite dinner and I don't do any expecting.

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  96. Celebrating tomorrow with fondue!

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  97. We're saving our Valentine celebration until Sat. We're driving up to Idyllwild, a quaint mountain town about 90 minutes away from here. Going to have lunch at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. Been going there for years. Loved your pouches!

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  98. Your zippered pouchs are great! I actually made this same pouch about two weeks ago. How clever you are to have the ruffled heart cutout in front, that's amazing. I'm making more of these in the future so maybe I'll try your idea, hehe. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me! Super job!

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  99. Love your idea of putting on the ruffled hearts on your zippered bags - cute cute! I spent the day cleaning in my quilting room and can see my cutting table again! Beautiful fabric in your giveaway - thank you!!!

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  100. Hi Erin,
    Today I spent the day with some friends going to a beading shop and having lunch.
    This evening I spent with my husband and daughter. We talked and laughed a lot which makes
    for a perfect Valentine's Day!

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  101. My day was spent at our weekly sit n sew, lunch with the girls, and then our guild meeting tonight. It was a great day. Thanks for sharing your cute pouches and for the chance to win.

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  102. Super cute pouches, luv the ruffled heart. A quiet day, spent the evening with my sweetie, passed on going to my quilt meeting this evening. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  103. Nice projects. We ate lunch out today and went for a long ride to a town south of us. We got some stuff to make a rock wall in our breeze way. Thanks for sharing.

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  104. Love the pouches! Thanks for sharing your creations with us. Valentine plans...not much, just spend the day with my hubby, which is just how I like it. :-)

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  105. Love your pouches. They came out really cute. On Valentine's day hubby of 32 years bought me flowers, then we went to our favorite restaurant and had dinner. It was a nice relaxing day! Thanks for sharing your projects and thanks for the giveaway!

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  106. I LOVE your pouches! The way you did your hearts are so creative! Wow! I would love to try to make one, I have never done blanket stitch, so I should practice that first! Bc nothing I do comes out nice the first time.

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  107. I love the pouches....zippers scare me....LOL...but I think I must try one soon....unfortunately my husband of 47 years is very sick with that cold that is going around....so I made him his favorite breakfast....and then we sat and watched movies all day....I finished some hand quilting...so I got to do what I like....then I made him some home made chicken soup for dinner.....the chicken soup must have worked....because he is feeling a little better today.....

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  108. Very sweet projects - thanks for sharing!!
    Our Valentine's Day was at home awaiting the arrival of our son for his reading week off from University.

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  109. well done on the zip totes. I love the one with the pouch-y orange heart

    Since I am running a day late, my husband and I don't usually make such a big deal about Valentine's Day but that is only because our anniversary is in late January. We dated for 21 years and have been married now for 13 years so you can see why the anniversary might be more important now, LOL.

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  110. Love your pouches. I had big plans to make one also, but there are not enough hours in my day. We relaxed for V-day.

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  111. I missed Valentine's day because I had to go out of town for work. :( Oh well....I'm home now and we are celebrating with lots of R&R!

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