Day 5 of the Cross Country Blog Hop

Today is Friday the 13th!  It seems appropriate that today is the day that I am the featured designer on the Blog Hop because Friday the 13th is the day I ran away with this guy and got married!


It sure makes our anniversary easy to remember!   Don’t worry, I don’t think reading this blog post will bring you the bad Friday the 13th luck . . .

Just in case we haven’t met before, I’m Heather.  My husband Joel and I live near Spicer, MN where we run our business out of our home.  You can read a little more about us and our business here.   I started my business 14 years ago and have since published over 20 books, lots of single patterns and designed over a dozen fabric lines.  You can see more of my work here (it’s my favorite part of my website)  I love to take traditional elements of quilting and put a trendy spin to them – that’s why I call my blog Trends and Traditions.  Speaking of trends, one of my favorites is precuts and I’ve designed many books and patterns for them.  So, if you have a Jelly Roll, Layer Cake, Charm Pack, etc that you have been looking for a pattern to go with, I just might have a project for you!  My newest book is a table runner book, filled with quick projects that you can finish in an evening or weekend.

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My next fabric line is Wildflowers and will be arriving in stores next month.  I would describe it as bright, fresh and playful, with a modern feel.

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My project for you today is this little wool penny mat:


If you haven’t tried a wool penny mat before, they are so fun!  They are small enough to tuck in your purse, work on in the car, or have in your lap while watching TV.  I also like that you don’t have to worry about quilting or binding them.  A simple blanket stitch around the outside edge finishes everything off!  You only need to know how to do three simple hand stitches to be able to make this project.  If you don’t know how to hand embroidery, I give pictures in the pattern to help you along.  All you need to do is print yourself off a copy and get started collecting some wools!

Just click on the text below:

Christmas Penny Mat

Our theme for today is a Santa story.  Here I am in 1980 sitting on Santa’s lap (my Aunt Lynn, also known as the oracle if you read the previous blog hop posts).


Don’t you love the foil wallpaper in the background?  I’m not sure if I usually came to Christmas dressed in my pajamas, but my little brother is too:


He doesn’t seem to like Santa quite as much as I do.  He’s only two here, so I guess the love for Santa comes later!  Every year we would hear some thumping on the roof at Grandma’s, followed by a loud “HO, HO, HO” at the back door.  I also remember that one year Santa had black eyebrows.  I later realized that one of my uncles was filling in for Aunt Lynn as Santa.  We didn’t seem to care, as long as Santa showed up.

As a thank-you for visiting my blog today, I am going to have a giveaway.  I will be giving away copies of my newest books!

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Just leave me a comment to enter.   Then continue on the hop to see what the other designers are sharing today!

About Heather Peterson

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703 Responses to Day 5 of the Cross Country Blog Hop

  1. Manuela says:

    Thanks for the really love penny mat!! I would love to win one of your great books.
    Bye Manuela

  2. Oi Heather,
                 vHank se pelo projecto e pela generosidade em compartilhar!
    Linda história de amor, felicidade!

  3. Hi Heather,
    thank you for the project and the generosity in sharing!
    Linda Story of love, happiness!

  4. Loy says:

    Thank you for the penny mat directions. I made the table topper from the Sizzlin’ Sixties book as a sampler topper for the shop I work in and used four different hexagons to show what was available in your book. I am going to try to get the corporate buyer to order your other books, and I hope we will be getting your new line of fabric.

  5. sewsewjackie says:

    Thank you for the penny mat design. I love your designs—-the directions are the best!!!!!!The projects in this Christmas Blog Hop are just what I’m looking for—smaller projects, quick and fun. Thanks

  6. Elin says:

    Thank you for the penny mat pattern, I love working with wool, I just finished flipping through the Inspiration part of your website – fantastic photography and display, makes me want to sew so many of your designs 🙂 Elin

  7. Ida13 says:

    Yes, you are right. It’s easy to take on everywhere, but the wool is expensive for me (in Hungary).
    I love your colours.

  8. Thank you for the Christmas penny mat pattern. I hope to have time at work on Saturday to pull some wool to make the mat. Love your designs, especially the On the Run. Will have to keep an eye out for Wildflowers.
    I wonder if our kids will look back at our decorating with as much surprise as we do our parents’ houses? That wall paper was a bit over the top – are you sure someone didn’t wrap a wall?

  9. Margi Borck says:

    How kewl! My husband was born on Friday the 13th and we were married on Friday the 13th as well! WOO HOO!
    Santa seems to scare a lot of little ones doesn’t he? Altho those are some of my favorite pics tho! tee hee
    Thanks for the wonderful pattern and the oh so kewl give away!

  10. Diane M says:

    I love the Penny Mat! Thank You!!!!!!!!!
    My favorite memories of Christmas was Santa coming to my grandmother’s house on a firetruck. He would knock on her door and sit and talk with us. Best of all…he would give us a bag of candy!
    Wishing you a day full of joy!!!

  11. eileen says:

    all of your work is fun and fresh! Thanks for the pattern

  12. graciela says:

    Thanks for the penny mat design.
    I have started doing patchwork just a couple of months ago and love it! Would love to win one of your books. And I love the new fabric line. I wish we could buy such beautiful fabrics where I live.

  13. Stephanie says:

    I’ve really been wanting to play with wool. Something small and “do-able”. This might be just the project. My favorite photos are always kids crying on Santa’s lap! Happy Anniversary!!!

  14. Therese Bell says:

    I’m having so much fun on this hop. This is very sweet, I havn’t worked with wool yet and this looks to be the perfect project to start with. Thanks

  15. jean says:

    LOVE your blog hop pattern…….hope to make it soon. I have alot of your books, the projects are so fun and different.

  16. Silvia says:

    Wow! Thanks for the tutorial of the penny mat! Friday 13th is a special day to marry and you won’t forget the date! Good luck with your new book!

  17. Lois H says:

    The Penny looks so interesting, thank you for sharing your pattern. Will make good gifts for a couple of quilting friends at work.
    Just discovered your site and love your patterns and fabrics.

  18. Screen Door says:

    Gutsy Girl — getting married on friday the 13th!!! thanks for the pattern. Love your fabric.

  19. Junglewife says:

    Love your blog! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  20. Cathy says:

    Thanks for the great pattern! I love penny rugs and working with wool!

  21. Thea McCurry says:

    Don’t you make a cute couple!
    I love your fabrics – nice fresh colors and terrific precut patterns.
    Thanks for participating in this Blog Hop – I’m having a great time reading all these wonderful stories!

  22. Amanda Ryan says:

    Your penny mat looks lovely for Christmas, very easy to make several quickly. I’d love to win one of your books too.

  23. Rebecca Woods says:

    Would love to win some of your patterns. I love them and your fabrics. Cant wait for the new line. I have to go fine some wool felt now so I can make your little penny rug too. So cute!!

  24. Brenda says:

    Thanks for the pattern. I have wanted to try working with wool. This pattern looks perfect to start with. Thanks for the blog hop and giveaway. Brenda

  25. quintadaquilter says:

    Cute mat! Can’t wait to make it! All these presents – what a treat!

  26. Erin Earl says:

    Very very cute! This is a fun quick project to bring on the go during the busy Holidays! Love love love!!! Thank you Heather!!

  27. Stacey says:

    that is so cute!!

  28. Nancy E says:

    Your patterns are great! The penny mat will be a great take along project. Married on the 13th!

  29. Stacey A. says:

    I enjoy reading your blog! Your fabric lines are beautiful!

  30. Hanlie Singleton says:

    Greetings from a sunny South Africa!!

    Hi Heather, thank you for the cute purse pattern – have afew nieces that will think I’m the best if they get it for Christmas.
    Love your new range – can’t wait for it to hit our stores!!!

    Hanlie Singleton, Pta, South Africa

  31. Jean says:

    Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself. It feels like making a new friend. I think your project sounds like fun. My daughter just recently bought a little wool penny kit, and she had the best time making it. I will show her this one. I know she likes little projects to take with her.

  32. LOL! Your Santa looks just like the Santa that visited us as kids! A bit on the spooky side!

  33. Laurie says:

    The penny mat is so cute. Haven’t done any work with wool in awhile and this is just the inspiration I need! New fabric line is gorgeous!

  34. Bloom says:

    A very happy anniversary to you you & your beloved! And thank you for such a sweet pattern to make up for Christmas.

  35. Kathy J says:

    Thanks for the cute project! Also, love your “stuff”!

  36. Dot says:

    Thanks for your pattern, it is great! I will work on it this weekend.

    Dorothy in IL

  37. Kelly Ann says:

    Happy Anniversary…thanks your sharing your wool project.

  38. Kathie Laposata says:

    Thanks for the penny mat pattern. I’ve had my eye on your ‘One the Run’ book for a while, and if I don’t win it, I’ll just have to buy it. Kathie L.

  39. eileenrh says:

    Thanks for the pattern. I love Christmas patterns. Winning one of your books would be fantastic!

  40. Lynn Osborne says:

    Happy Anniversary! I’ve been following your blog for awhile and just love your designs. Thanks for the chance to win!

  41. Lynda Green says:

    When wandering through my fabric, I find I lean toward reproduction/primitives — but will certainly be looking for your new line. And I can pull out my box of wool pieces that have been waiting for a project. Thanks for all of your memories this week.

  42. Robbin says:

    Nice to meet you Heather. I really like the penny mat. I’ve not made one before and think I’ll give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

  43. Maria Isabel says:

    Felicidades, es muy bonito el tapete, gracias por compartir estos fabulosos diseños. Thanks you

  44. Michelle Rodriguez says:

    Love your blog. Hope I win!

  45. Cheryl says:

    Love the penny mat. Thank you so much. We opened our Christmas presents on Christmas eve and had stockings in the morning.

  46. Pam says:

    Thank you for the cute project. Wool is so awesome to work with. Love your newest book- Actually, all of your books!

  47. Darlene says:

    Sweet project – wish I could work with wool – Huge Sigh!!!!

    Love all your designs and your new line of fabric is adorable.

  48. Jill says:

    Love the pattern and would LOVE to own these books!! Happy Anniversary

  49. Ginger says:

    Heather- I am just finishing up the Kaleidoscope quilt from Living Large, and I have to say it has been a super fun (and easy) quilt to put together. I am sending the tops (I made matching ones for my girls’ beds) off to my mom to quilt on her long arm, and will email you pics when they are finished.
    Anyone reading this should know that Heather has great patterns with thorough directions!
    If I win I’ll give the two books in the group that I already have to a friend who just started quilting, and keep the others to to get busy with! 😀
    Thanks for all your great patterns and inspiration!

  50. Karen M says:

    Thank you so much for the adorable wool penny rug. I love working with wool. This will be a fun gift to make.
    Karen M

  51. Michele says:

    Happy Anniversary!

    Thanks for the great pattern.

  52. Patti Trygg says:

    Thank you for the wicked cute Christmas Penny Mat Heather! It’ll make an awesome gift for someone ! Hmmmmmmmm! I wonder whom???!

  53. Anna McD says:

    Thanks for the penny mat tutorial. Love your Santa pics.

  54. Carmela Cataudella-Sanzone says:

    Hi Heather:

    Nice to meet you. Thanks for the penny pattern – that’s the first time that I have seen the pattern. Have a good day! carmela

  55. Sharon G says:

    This is wonderful I was hoping for a penny rug design, I have done a few but do not have any for christmas, yeah! Your blog and designs are wonderful thank you so much for sharing your time and talant….Happy Holidays

    Sharon G

  56. Sarah Vee says:

    Your penny mat is adorable. I love the peppermint swirl. Cute Santa story – cute brother:) Happy Anniversary, and thanks for the giveaway! Your new fabric line looks very happy.

  57. Deb S says:

    I love the small mat and I especially love the quilt on the cover of the “Living Large” book. Happy Anniversary to you both.

  58. Happy Anniversary!!

    I love your Santa story.

    I have never worked with wool before so this would be a great first project. Thank you!

    By the way…I’m going on a Christmas quilting retreat with my friends this weekend through next week. I can’t decide what I’m going to make so I’m bringing all of my Christmas fabrics (tons) and several books. Living Large is in my stack!

  59. Gladys says:

    Hola, Heather!!! MUCHAS GRACIAS!!! Christmas Penny Mates un bello diseño y Ud. ha hecho un gran PDF con explicaciones detalladas! Se ve fácil de realizar, el tamaño y el fieltro lo hacen práctico y rápido! Felicitaciones por su Aniversario! Hacen una hermosa pareja y les deseo que puedan festejar muchísimos Viernes 13 más!!! Su línea Wildflowers es realmente magnífica y sus diseños muy frescos y brillantes colores! Espero que tenga una bellísima semana y que el lanzamiento de sus telas el próximo mes sea maravilloso, porque lo merecen! Por favor, anóteme para el sorteo de su libro, seguros serán geniales! Que tenga un gran fin de semana! Un fuerte abrazo!

  60. Maribeth says:

    I love the penny mat and can’t wait to make my own! The Santa pictures are great-what a nice family tradition you had growing up.

  61. Linda says:

    Friday the 13th has never been an unlucky day for us either, I have a little sister born on that day (in Oct). I feel like I all ready know you, as I come here often to read your blog. I’m a big fan of your books and patterns, too, and have done many, many!!! Would love to win the new book, as I havent picked that one up yet.
    Those pics are adorable, and I just think you are “in the know” and your little brother hasnt quite gotten the message yet about Santa!! *wink, wink* Thanks bunches!!

  62. Marty Mason says:

    Happy Anniversary! So happy for you and Joel. And, thanks for the penny mat pattern. I love working with wool – and cotton – so I can really put one of your books to good use. Would love to win one.

  63. Lora says:

    Happy Anniversary! Really like the Pennny Rug will have to run out and get some wool to start working on it.

  64. Nancyz says:

    I’ve been thinking about trying a wool project and this seems like the a great start! Thanks for the pattern.

  65. Debbie Richards says:

    I like Friday the 13th too since I was born on that day. I have bought charm packs but your books make me want to try a jelly roll. Cute pattern, I have only done one little wool thing but it was fun.

  66. Melody - The Demanding Doll says:

    Ooooh, I’d love to win your books!

    And what a story there must be to running away and getting married on Friday the 13th! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your penny mat project too.

  67. rachel says:

    happy anniversary yall.

  68. Christine says:

    What’s a penny mat? What do you do with it?

  69. Kathy says:

    I love the penny mat pattern!! And your new fabric line looks really pretty. Hope my local store ordered it!

  70. Jana says:

    I love your designs and can’t wait for the new fabric.

  71. Denniele says:

    I enjoy your blog! Have never made a penny mat but there is always a first time. Thanks for the pattern and the chance to win a book of yours. Happy Anniversary!

  72. Love your books and would love to win a copy of one of them. Your fabrics are so fun and fresh and the colors are luscious! And that little wool mat is just the thing for someone who hasn’t ever tried making a penny rug, like me! All the patterns and kits I’ve seen are just a little too much for a first project, but this one seems like it might be just the thing. Thanks for sharing it!


  73. Rachel says:

    I love that new line. I can’t wait!

  74. Becky says:

    Great Pattern. Thanks for sharing. Becky

  75. Pat says:

    I love doing penny rugs and yours is SO cute. Thanks for having such a cute project for us to do!

  76. Trena says:

    I’d like to know what penny mat is too. Never heard of it before, but it sure is cute.

  77. Sally says:

    I have some wool that I purchased but haven’t used yet. This will be a great project to try. Thanks for pattern!

  78. Linda says:

    I love your projects and would be thrilled to win one of the prizes.

  79. Marianne says:

    Thanks for the pattern, love the new fabric line! So pretty!

  80. amandah says:

    I love the new fabric line, especially the turquoise colorway.



  82. Jolene says:

    Thanks for the pattern. I love the look of wool but haven’t done much with it. Thanks again!

  83. Betty says:

    You’re just the cutest thing! And I love this Penny Mat – is small enough yet classy to make in multiples for Christmas gifts. And the colors in your new wildflower line are great – will look for them in the store. Thanks for sharing!

  84. Dru says:

    The new fabric looks wonderful! Thanks for a chance to win one of your books.

  85. Darlene says:

    Heather, your work is just gorgeous! I would love to win one of your books. I’ve never made anything in wool, so thanks for the easy pattern to give it a try!

  86. Caro T says:

    I can’t wait until your new line is out. The penny mat is so cute.

  87. robin laino says:

    Thanks so much for the penny rug pattern. I love them and they are so quick and easy. I also love your new sizzlin sixties booklet, I completed two of the projects they can be seen at my blog under older posts. So nice to put a face to an author.

  88. Randee says:

    Happy Anniversary to you and Joel! Thank you for all the work that you have put into the blog hop. It is really a lot of fun. Next to applique and embroidery, wool is my next favorite. I will forsure be making this project!

  89. Carole Ann says:

    Heather, love your work. Thanks for this pattern, I have not worked with wool since I was very young. Looking forward to doing this one.
    Again thanks,

  90. Jean Burke says:

    Thank you for the mat pattern – it is a terrific gift idea. Your new fabrics are lovely! I appreciate your creativity. Continued success to you and happiness to you, Joel and Daisy. Piece….

  91. susan says:

    Thank you for the Christmas penny mat pattern. Just perfect for a handmade gift.

  92. sherry says:

    Thanks so much for the cute little penny mat pattern! I am going to make some of these for my friends for Christmas!

  93. Phyllis S says:

    My friend has been after me to try a wool project. She just loves to do them. This my be just the ticket to get me started. Thanks for your blogs. This is a such a special treat for me to do as I’ve never been able to do a quilt shop hop. This is even better. Sure makes it a personal thing with each of you telling us about your Christmas lives. Such great fun. Thanks.

  94. Chris H says:

    Thanks for the penny mat pattern – very cute! And I love that you were married on Friday the 13th! That is great – and kind of fun that today is your day.

  95. Linda says:

    Thanks so much for your pattern. I am a huge fan of anything wool! Your newest designs look fabulous. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win your books.

  96. Karen Sikes says:

    Love the penny rug, great picture, where is Daisy…

  97. Cara says:

    I’ve never worked with wool so this will be an adventure! Thank you for the pattern it is lovely.

  98. Wendy says:

    What an adorable Penny Mat! It’s so cute! I know exactly who will be receiving this little cutie for Christmas! thanks for sharing your talents with the rest of us!

  99. This has been so much fun. I’ve enjoyed every day and all of the stories from each designer. What a great idea. And, of course, love the little projects everyone has designed. Mary Jane

  100. Sandy E. says:

    Enjoy your anniversary.
    Great patterns and ideas.
    One time a Santa came to our house on the farm ( a neighbor)
    It is the scared straight principle.
    Be good!! Santa’s watching

  101. Susan says:

    Friday the 13th is a special day in our family too – it’s my moms birthday. She made all my clothes when I was young and hers too- taught me how to sew! I’ve never worked with wool- can’t wait to try it- thanks for the pattern. I am loving the blog hop!

  102. Becky says:

    What a cute pattern! It’ll make a great gift….maybe even one for me. I love working with wool.

  103. jane from minot nd says:

    happy anniversary

    I love your books and patterns and I’m anxious for the new fabric line

  104. Brenda says:

    I love penny rug projects. Thank you for posting one. Please enter me in your give away. I love your patterns and hadn’t seen them before.

  105. Brenda says:

    Happy anniversary. Thanks for sharing a project.

  106. Sandi says:

    Thank you for the penny mat pattern. I haven’t worked with wool yet but might give it a try. I also love your fabric line.

    When my daughter was small, my mother’s boyfriend use to dress up as Santa and my daughter was so afraid of him as Santa. One time she jumped over a chair to get into my sister’s lap. I think she was 5 before she didn’t cry around Santa.

    Happy anniversary to you and your husband.

  107. Frances says:

    Thanks for the penny mat. Your new line looks great!

  108. Vickie E says:

    that is trully a great christmas project thanks so much!

  109. Kate says:

    Your penny mat is quite lovely! This is not something I’ve made before so I’m looking forward to learning to do something different. Thanks for sharing. K

  110. Wonderful little Penny, great for gift giving.


  111. What a perfect pattern to start my penny mat journey on! Thanks Heather.
    Also love the photo of your brother with Santa!!

  112. Christy Q says:

    Foil wallpaper? Wow – that really brings back memories! I recall that at my grandmom’s house. Can’t wait for your Wildflowers collection to hit the stores – it looks so bright and cheery and will definitely go a long way to banishing the winter doldrums. 🙂

  113. Linda says:

    so much fun every the stories and the projects…cause you know I surely NEED more projects!! LOL

  114. Thanks for the penny rug. very cute

  115. Mary Ann Scanlon says:

    Love the mat and I think I have just the right wools in my stash. As I am traveling the next 2 weeks I think I’ll be making up my own kit for the airplane rides and I’ll end up with a gift or two done! thanks.

  116. Jeanette says:

    Super cute, I love the little penny mat!

  117. Laura M says:

    Can’t wait to try you pattern! Thank you. Your new pattern line is beautiful. Love that Red!

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  119. Jaylene says:

    I love this penny mat. I’ve never worked with wool so this will be a great beginner’s project.

  120. Mandy says:

    Thank you for sharing your talent!!!

  121. Rae Ann says:

    My! What a beautiful new line of fabric. I can’t wait to get my hands on it! I love the Penny rug. Thanks for the pattern. I would just love to be a winner of one of your great books!

  122. Wendy says:

    I really have to tell you first, how much I love your “Favorite quilts from Anka’s Treasures” book. I have so many bookmarks in that book it’s unbelievable. The patterns are wonderful.
    I think the penny rug is precious and have been wanting to try a penny rug for some time now. Thanks for the pattern.
    Thanks, too, for the cute story and the giveaway.

  123. I am loving the hop and all the stories! And just what I needed – another really cute project that I just HAVE to make!!! Thanks! Sooo much!
    I love your patterns and don’t have any of the newest ones, so I would love a chance in the drawing.

  124. Tricia says:

    I love all that you do. I have even told my husband I want you to come and help decorate my house. Keep being awesome!

  125. Dianne says:

    I love this cute little penny rug! Thanks for a great tutorial!

  126. Jenny says:

    I think I could actually make this. And it is adorable. And I need to go to the fabric store this weekend to buy some fabric for yo-yo’s. Thanks for something do-able to novice me!

  127. Jayne says:

    Sweet story and pics. My parents never took us to sit on a santa lap, but my own kids had a few opportunities. Your new fabric line is very aptly named. Love it!

  128. Lin Stricker says:

    Neat pattern as all of yours are

  129. Carolyn says:

    You guys are just too cute together! The penny mat is adorable, I have no wool so may give it a go in cottons. Love the new fabric line, so pretty!

  130. Mah says:

    I love the penny mat but most of all I love your memorie. Thank you for sharing.

  131. juliez says:

    So cute! I love making penny mats–thanks so much!

  132. sharon says:

    Love your patterns. Have a happy anniversary

  133. patty says:

    Just bought “on the run” and am planning on doing the winter table toppe out of crazy eight fabric. although I couldn’t find that great blue in the line so I’m substituting pink.
    Thanks for the fun blogs.

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  135. Kristie says:

    Love the pattern! I’ve been looking for some quick handmade gifts to give. Thank you!!!

  136. Laurie in Iowa says:

    Thank you for sharing you penny mat pattern with us… it’s perfect for the holidays.

  137. Freda says:

    Thanks for the project. I really love the new fabric line.

  138. Francis C. Moore says:

    I love your new fabrics.

  139. Gretchen says:

    I love the wool penny mat. I think I’ll make one for my house and I’m sure I have the wool already in my stash. Thanks for the great giveaway! Love your books and fabrics.

  140. Kimberly Nielsen says:

    Love your work and I especially like the fact that you have designed so many patterns around pre-cuts! They can be addictive so any patterns that I can find to support my habit I gotta have!

  141. Robyn Brown says:

    Your fabric line coming out is GORGEOUS! I can’t wait to get my hands on some.

  142. Lori says:

    I love working with wool! Thank you so much for the pattern.

  143. Cindy says:

    Can’t wait for your new fabric! I’d love to win a book!

  144. Marlena says:

    Happy Anniversary!!!! Love your books and the new fabric line looks awesome. Can’t wait to see it in person. Thanks for the giveaway!

  145. Alissa says:

    I have yet to work with wool, so I might just have to try out this pattern. Thank you!

  146. Deb says:

    I really love your patterns…they are ones that just make you want to sew up every one of them! I’d love to be entered to win your books.

  147. arlette says:

    Happy anniversary for you both, you make a lovely and happy couple, congrats :D, I love the goodies you have, please count me in the giveaway, I’d like to have it, 😀 thank you for the chance! -hugs!!!!-

  148. Kathy says:

    I love your patterns and especially your fabric designs. I am looking forward to seeing your fabric in the shops. Thanks for taking part in the hop. I really enjoyed the last blog hop that you did and this one is even better!

  149. Joanne says:

    I love the idea of a project I can take with me. My girls keep me running and I like having things to do while I wait for them.

  150. Cathy H. says:

    Thanks for the darling pattern. Looks like fun! I am going to Bookmark your website for future fun.

  151. Mary Jo Jones says:

    Love your pattern and love all you share! You always seem to do things with such calmness and ease…I remember your presentations in Cresco, Iowa…loved all you had back then also! Hope I am a winner!

  152. Margie Crewse says:

    Wool is one craft that I’ve not played with, but this little project makes me want to. Thanks for the pattern. Would love to win one of the books!

  153. Liz in TN says:

    Love the penny rug! Although wool is hard to find here in Tennessee, I still have some in my stash from when I lived up north. Happy Anniversary! I am looking forward to your new runner book. Have a great day!

  154. Susan V. says:

    I love your designs–both pattern and fabric. Thanks for the Christmas inspiration!

  155. carol says:

    I like the Penny Mat a lot, looking forward to the new fabric line….and your blue sweater is really delightful! Thanks for the chance at the books giveaway ..any of them would be fun for me!

  156. dianne says:

    i’m gonna have to make sure that Kim sees this – she is building up her supply of peppermintanlia (her new word) AND she loves wool … as for me, well, i’m allergic to wool – but i think it would be way cute in cottons, too

  157. I love your new fabric line and have always loved your patterns. Cute penny rug.

  158. Teresa C says:

    Love felt, love peppermint, love holly leaves, love blanket stitch. Thanks!

  159. Amy Roth says:

    These blog hops have been a lot of fun and this Christmas one with all the projects is a great way to make gifts for family and friends. Thank you for giving away your books — I’d love to win one!

  160. Nichole says:

    Cute penny mat! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  161. Pat says:

    I just love your patterns. Keep up the good work and thanks for the pattern.

  162. Kathy Kurtis says:

    I love the penny mat. Thanks.

  163. Pam Martensen says:

    very cute — a good use for my wool.

  164. KathyC says:

    I love your designs!! Thanks so much for the penny mat, it’s so cute! I’ll be doing that one for sure, I love making wool candlemats & other wool applique projects.

  165. idesiretofollowjesus says:

    I just did my first wool project and wanted to do more. And here you have given me one! Thank you! Tina

  166. Pat says:

    Thanks for sharing the wool penny mat pattern!

  167. Sandy says:

    Thanks for the pattern and the giveaway. I can’t wait for your “Wildflowers”. The red fabric pops out to me!

  168. Rosalie says:

    I love your fabric! I’m currently working on a quilt made from Rebel Roses, and I think it’s one of my favorites to date. Would love to win the books too!

  169. Jenny says:

    really too cute…your Christmas pics remind me of my own! darling Christmas mat, thank you. Your wildflowers look awesome.

  170. Stéphanie says:

    Hello, I have just discovered your work and your website… I have been just starting to do some patchwork …
    So I would love to win one of your books …

    STéphanie in France

  171. Chris Langer says:

    Thanks for the pattern! I am going to cut out of work early today just to get started. Don’t tell the boss….oh, I am the boss. Does that mean I need to fire myself?

  172. Karin says:

    What talent you have been blessed with. Your books are wonderful. You can never go wrong with wool projects. Thank you.

  173. Rhonda says:

    I love santa pictures. I only have one for me. Maybe that is why I have lots of pictures with my daughter Santa.

    Like your patterns and would love to win one.

  174. Darlis says:

    Happy Anniversary
    Thank you for the cute mat pattern. Your new fabric line is so pretty.
    Thanks for sharing your Santa story.

  175. Sequana says:

    I love seeing all these old pictures. Makes me want to get all mine out. *S*

    Thx for the project….and Merry HO, Ho, HO to your!

  176. Jeanette says:

    Thanks for the wonder patterns and fabric. Love it!. It’s so great to hear about Christmas traditions – Lots of great ideas on how to celebrate.

  177. Cute project! Thank you! I’m really enjoying reading everyone’s Christmas memories. 🙂

  178. Linda says:

    Love your patterns!!!!

  179. Tracy P says:

    The Christmas Penny Mat is sooo cute. I love working with wool, although I don’t get to as often as I’d like! Thanks for sharing.
    I love your books!

  180. Lisa D. says:

    The wool mat is absolutely adorable – as is your new line of fabric and especially the picture of your brother trying to squirm away from Santa. Thanks for sharing!

  181. Vicki says:

    The penny mat is so cute! I’ve never worked with wool so I may have to try it.
    The blog hop is so much fun and the giveaway opportunities are excellent! Thanks for sharing:)

  182. gari says:

    Thanks for the panny mat pattern. I have not worked with wool, and we don’t have a lot here in the South, but may give it a try as this looks like a cute little table mat. Thanks again,

  183. Barbara says:

    What a cute candle mat. Thank you for the pattern.

  184. Abby says:

    I love your patterns! And I would LOVE to win one of your latest pattern books!

  185. Jewel says:

    I have been wanting to try something in wool for a while. This is so cute I will have to try it. I love the new fabric line I can see I am going to be broke when it comes out teal and red how can yo go wrong!

  186. Marion says:

    Wool, perfect, I just bought a nice cream colored wool jacket yesterday with wool projects in mind. Now I’ll add the Penny Mat to my to do list. LOL Thanks again. Marion in BC

  187. Gale Lavers says:

    Love your free pattern, I have no access to wool so I will be trying it using fusiable. I think it will make a perfect hot mat. Your fabric line is beautiful and I want some. Love the new books and would really like to be a winner. Happy Anniversary to you…

  188. Carol Sc says:

    I’ve used many of your patterns and always enjoy them. Of course, didn’t all kids come down for Christmas in their jammies?!

  189. shar says:

    can’t wait to gather my materials and make a ‘to-go’ packet. Thanks for all of your great patterns.

  190. Jill Neely says:

    Thanks so much for the cute little pattern!

  191. Susan says:

    Happy Anniversary!! Would love to hear the story of the ‘runaway bride and groom’. Perhaps in a future post?? Thanks so much for the darling pattern. I’m off to the fabric store in search of wool.

  192. Nancy B says:

    Happy Anniversary! Thanks for the pattern, and for the giveaway!

  193. Ming says:

    Thank you for the wool penny pattern. It looks very cute.

  194. Mary Ellen says:

    Great little pattern, thanks!

  195. Phyllis Paul says:

    Thank you for sharing so many things on your site! I loved all of it. 🙂

  196. Mary Ellen says:

    I really love your new line of fabric, especially the reds and turquoise. Our LQS just had a demo on the new wool felt that feels so soft, so your pattern is perfect. The blog hop idea is a great way for us to ‘meet’ the designers and see new products.

  197. Mary T says:

    I love the penny pattern, now who to make it for christmas?

  198. Paula Wilmarth says:

    I have really enjoyed reading all of the blogs and seeing the great ideas. This little mat is very cute and perfect to work on in the car. Thanks. I also enjoy your patterns.

  199. Denny says:

    Thanks for the wool penny rug pattern – love working with wool/felt and I’m always happy for a pattern – and free is even better!!
    Denny Shaw in PA

  200. Kathi B says:

    What a perfect project. I think I have all the ingredients tucked in my cupboard already!

  201. Tammy says:

    Love your Christmas design as well as the new fabric line and would love to win your latest books. You’re patterns are so easy to follow and fun to make!

  202. Sue H says:

    Thank you for the lovely pattern. I enjoy your patterns very much, and your new line looks like a winner!

  203. Deb says:

    I’ve never tried working with wool but this project makes me feel like I should give it a whirl! I love all your books! Instructions are well written and the designs are inspiring! Happy anniversary and thank you for being part of this blog hop! It’s fun!

  204. Brigid says:

    Thanks for the great pattern. You gals have the best ideas!

  205. Kim Hausladen says:

    Happy Happy Anniversary!! Blog Hopping has certainly gotten me into the Holiday Spirit.
    Thank You for the penny mat pattern. All these wonderful projects so little time.

  206. Amanda says:

    Thank you for the wool penny mat. I have never used wool before so this will be new to me! What fun! Also, your new line of fabric looks wonderful!

  207. Jan S says:

    Super cute pattern. Love your designs – can’t wait to see your new fabric line!

  208. Penny Hoops says:

    Thanks for the great bag class last week at Lake Beauty. Can’t wait to try the Penny Mat, has to be great right! Penny

  209. Lori says:

    I love quilts from the 60’s but am too lazy to make them the traditional way. I hope your book will have a faster and easier way.

  210. Carol Hansen says:

    What a fun Christmas story. Thanks for sharing. The penny matt is lovely and I am not usually a huge fan of that style.

  211. Celeste says:

    I have just started doing some wool projects and love them. Thank you for the cute pattern.

  212. Jenny Moore says:

    Thanks for the Penny Mat pattern. I have been wanting to try make something out of wool for a long time. Off to town today to see if I can find the wool to start. I’d love to win one of your books. We don’t always get these good books in our quilt stores.
    Wish me luck.

  213. Penny says:

    I’ve enjoyed following your blog for a while now. The new fabric line is gorgeous and ghe blog hop is great fun.

  214. Carmen says:

    Cute project. I’ve been wanting to try something with wool.

  215. mathea says:

    I just found ut about the blog hop today and I’m looking forward to visiting all your blogs – thank you for sharing the lovely pennymat pattern. I will be on the lookout for your books too – I just love that tablerunner on the cover of “On the Run”!

  216. Bridget says:

    I LOVE the Penny Mat pattern and look forward to making it in a jiffy!

  217. ~Michelle~ says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway – this blog hop has been fun to visit around!

  218. Tina C. says:

    Happy Anniversary. You are a beautiful couple! Love your Santa story!

  219. Linda K says:

    What a fun little project to make! I’ve made a few wool penny rugs and I think I’ll be making this one, too. Thanks for the pattern. I love your new fabric, too and I think my daughter would love a tablerunner from those fantastic greens!

  220. Dana says:

    This has been a great blog hop so far! I would love to get your books – your quilts are fantastic!

  221. Thelma says:

    Love the wool penny mat, Thanks so much! I’ve never worked with wool, I may give it a try!

  222. Carmen says:

    Ooooh! I just saw that you will be in Nebraska next September! I want to go!!!

  223. Trisha says:

    My parents met at a Friday the 13th dance. Friday the 13th and the # 13 are very lucky and sentimental in my family.

    Your fabric is so gorgeous and the penny mat is adorable!

  224. Love the Santa story! It seems we, as kids, were always in PJ’s too when Santa came, but it was just after we had attended midnight mass and were ready to go to bed that Santa would show up.

  225. Jane McCarthy says:

    Love the cute little penny rug. Blanket stitch is one of my favorites. Hope I win one of your books today! Jane

  226. Love your fabric lines:) Can’t wait until it hits the stores!!! Never worked with wool felt before but its been on my list to try. Thank you for the tutorial, especially the pics since my hand sewing skills are severely lacking 🙂

  227. Judy Knorr says:

    Going to a wedding today, Friday the 13th. Glad to hear it’s a lucky day!
    Love the pretty holiday wool mat. Perfect for my small table.

  228. Megan says:

    Thanks for the generous giveaway! I bought your Sizzlin’ Sixties book over the summer, and I’ve had so much fun using up my jelly rolls! Here’s to another year of great pattern-writing…

  229. sandy says:

    Red oh my I love your new red. Congrats.

  230. sewpam63 says:

    HAPPY Friday the 13th, Heather and kudo’s to you and your husband for marrying that day. I was born on a Friday the 13th and I always consider it to be a lucky day! ; )

    I LOVE your newest fabric line. the colors are bright and cheerful! I will look forward to it becoming available and think about what to make…?!

    The penny rug you shared is quite lovely. I’ll have to give it a whirl. Thanks for sharing! And, enjoy your 13th! ; )

  231. Barb says:

    I love your books and patterns! I have a couple of them and I am looking to find the new Tablerunner one! Maybe I will get lucky today! I love the wool penny mat and may try it this holiday season! Thanks for all you do!

  232. Carol says:

    love the mat! please enter me in the chance for the books.

  233. Patti says:

    Thanks for your Christmas Penny Mat……soooo cute! I have not tried working with wool, but would certainly like to give this a whirl. Oooooh…..and Happy Anniversary to you!

  234. Judy in Michigan says:

    Love your blog, your penny rug, your patterns, your books, (I could go on)… Really I do. I am looking forward to your new line of fabrics – they sure are fresh and perky – love ’em. Hope I am a lucky peep to win one of your great books. Thanks a bunch!!

  235. Melissa says:

    Thank you for the project and for your patterns and books. I love many of them but don’t have them in my stash, so winning them would be lovely.

  236. Cathy Radintz says:

    Love your new line of fabrics!

  237. Mrs. Dillydally says:

    Your talent has helped me create many projects that have enriched the lives of my family and friends…thank you! Have just begun to explore the felted wool arena…will give your project a try!

  238. Laurie Murley says:

    i love the fabric, it is beautiful thanks

  239. Jane says:

    I really like your penny rug and have already printed it out. You have great ideas for patterns and fabrics. Thank you

  240. Caryl W says:

    Happy anniversary….and thank you so much for the penny mat pattern. 🙂

  241. Deb G says:

    Love the penny run and all of your patterns. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your books!

  242. Cindy says:

    Thank you, Hather, for such a fun, quick and easy project to do. Infact on Monday I’m going to San Francisco with hubby and this looks like a perfect project to take along. He’ll be there on business and I get to play. This is WONDERFUL handwork that I can sit in the hotel lobby and tackle. Again, thank you SEW much.

    You and Joel make such a handsome couple and I am enjoying learning more about your life. Wildflowers looks WONDERFUL – what a creative talent you are.

    Sewing hugs and blessings…always.

  243. Ruby says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful pattern! I’m really enjoying the stories on this blog hop!

  244. Billie says:

    I’m not really a table runner kind of gal (no tables to put them on available! Ha, ha!) but I REALLY like your so I thinnk I shall have to try a few.

    I actually have one that I made that took years to finish but I had it out on my table that got cleared off for my husband’s & my 25th Anniversary. Since then it is hung over a chair in the kitchen & gives the room some color. So I think I may have to try some of yours.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  245. Beth Patrick says:

    Congratulations on your Anniversary – today is my birthday, too! We have a very special day in common.
    Love the “visiting Santa” pictures.. no, brother doesn’t look very happy.
    Thank you so much for sharing your memories with us.

  246. Kim P. says:

    Love the little wool mat! I’ve been infatuated with peppermints this year and have been working on many projects–this one would fit right in! Thanks!

  247. Isabel says:

    Have just discovered you, your blog and your wonderful designs. Think I`m in love …..!

  248. PEG says:

    Love your designs & patterns. Now I just need the time to make something!

  249. sndy1 says:

    Thanks for the chance to win one of your books. This hop has been lots of fun.

  250. Jan in TN says:

    Thank you for the very cute wool mat. I have never made one, so this will be my first!

  251. Mary says:

    Have a wonderful anniversary. It sounds like it has been a wonderful journey for you guys.

    Your little wool mat is so pretty and the Santa pictures are priceless!

  252. Sherri says:

    Love the penny mat project! And this blog tour is so much fun! What a terrific idea…and so much work you all have done…thanks again!

  253. Linda G O says:

    What a cute couple—Happy Anniversary– –the new fabric line is wonderful–Thanks for the table mat pattern—it would make a great gift to ME………thanks for the chance to win a book…

  254. Jordan says:

    Happy Anniversary – keep up the amazing work. Hope to win one of your books!

  255. Cindy K. says:

    The penny mat pattern is just too cute! I love doing small projects with wool because they are so potable and fast. I plan on making several of these! Thanks for being a part of the blog hop and all your wonderful sharing.

  256. Kim Tyson says:

    Great penny rug!

  257. debbie says:

    Your brother’s Santa picture struck a cord – I refused to set on Santa’s lap until I was an adult. He was rather scary to me. Thank you for the cute pattern. I’m anxiously awaiting your Wildflowers fabric. I love it.

  258. Lori says:

    Thank you for the free project instructions and the chance to win one of your books. I just love your books and patterns-have several of them, but not those. 😉

  259. Kim West says:

    Thanks for the penny mat project! I haven’t started to work with wool, but maybe sometime soon now that there is a cute little project for me to try 😉

  260. Rhonda says:

    thanx for the chance. love your blog and can not wait to get my hands on some of that Wildflower fabric

  261. katieQ says:

    Thank you for the penny mat project. I was not familiar with your patterns or fabric line, this was a great introduction. I’ll be checking my LQS for the Wildflower fabric.

    PS I would have run away with your husband too. He looks like a keeper.

  262. Cory says:

    Thank you for the wonderful pattern. I can’t wait to try it. Take care and God bless, Cory

  263. Marie says:

    Heather, I love reading your blog. Your photography and choice of colors always inspires me. And your family stories are delightful. The wool project looks fun and your new books look really yummy!!!!

  264. Casey says:

    I can’t wait for your new fabric line to hit stores! thanks for the free pattern 🙂

  265. Laura says:

    Happy Anniversary! As friends are always telling me my husband is a keeper (very supportive of quilting) so does your husband:) Love the penny rug and it looks like a fun project (I’ve never made one but do have a collection of some wool) so this will be perfect.
    Thanks so much!
    Laura T

  266. Nancy L says:

    Some day I’ll have time to try the penny mat, and now I have the pattern! Since I have your books (and love them) if I am lucky enough to win, I’ll pass it on to one of my daughters!
    Cute pic of you and Joel!!

  267. Kris S says:

    Thanks for the chance to win one of your books. Hope you are keeping warm in MN.

  268. Tabbi says:

    This bloghop is great getting to meet so many people! Thanks for the penny mat instructions and I love, love the gold wallpaper and holiday stories that you all have been sharing….I seem to remember a christmas with shag orange carpet and lime green wallpaper that was really textured…And Happy Anniversary!

  269. Karen says:

    Thanks for the neat pattern. I’d love to win one of your patterns!

  270. Sally says:

    What a cute penny rug. You have so many talents. I’m amazed at the knitted sweaters. And all the quilting-love your books!

  271. Lindsay says:

    Thanks for such a cute project! I just started quilting but do a lot of hand sewing so I hope I can get to this project before Christmas! I love the look of your new line! It’s so bright and cheerful!

  272. Judith says:

    It is a cuty and on my list to make.

  273. Jill says:

    You have a great style! Love your fabric and patterns!

  274. Tressa says:

    That is a cute penny mat… perhaps even I could handle something like that. Thank you for sharing.

  275. Rene' says:

    Thank you for sharing your Christmas penny mat pattern as well as your Christmas stories. It has been fun visiting each blog.

  276. Janice B says:

    Thanks for the penny mat it is lovely!! This will be my first time attempting a penny rug. Great Christmas story!! Thanks for a great giveaway!
    Have a great weekend!!

  277. do says:

    Idon’t know anything about wool penny mats so O’m going to google it! The books are right up my alley. I’m enjoying all the memories and the tutorials.

  278. Trina C says:

    Thanks so much for the adorable pattern. I love working with wool – this will be a great take-along project. Merry Christmas!

  279. Sharon S says:

    Happy Anniversary! Cutest penny mat! Thanks for sharing. Love your blog too.

  280. Sara says:

    That is so cute! Thank you so much. You are a lovely person

  281. I love your work, I have seen your books in stores and am glad to get to see a more personal side. Thank you for the darling pattern.

  282. lorene holbrook says:

    love, love, love wool and your little penny rug! thanks for sharing! and thanks for putting my name in the hat!


  283. Libby says:

    Enjoyed your pictures and story…………and I like your project also. I have never worked with wool before, but this gives me a reason to try it.
    This “Country Blog Hop” has been so much fun and inspiring. Have already stared with my Christmas decorating. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  284. Michele says:

    Love your wildflowers fabric line. Simply gorgeous combination of fabrics.

    The penny mat is super cute too.

  285. Love the penny pattern, The mint candy is so cute. I do love working with wool too.
    Happy Anniversary, perfect day to be featured.

  286. Kathy R. says:

    Hi Heather. Thanks for the cute pattern. Do you have a favorite supplier for your wool felt? My local shops don’t carry the felt so I haven’t really done any wool applique, but I would like to give it a try and this looks like a great starter project. I look forward to getting some of your Wildflower fabrics – very cute. I’d love a chance to win one of your books. Happy Holidays!

  287. jane w says:

    this blog hop is great…..
    enjoy it more every day…
    like to quilt but LOVE penny wool projects……..

  288. Donna Joy says:

    This is so much fun and I love to read all the blogs. The penny mat is a cute and fun take along project.

  289. Louise says:

    I have to admit I have just discovered your blog. I realize something fun is happening but am not sure what it is. Therefore, I am leaving this comment as requested to participate. Thank you!

  290. Debbie says:

    This will give me a new technique to try. I have never done a wool penny project before.

    Thank You for sharing.

  291. Amy says:

    I love your books and fabrics – I’m working with one of your quilt kits right now and I love the colors!

  292. Kathleen says:

    Your books and fabric lines are always fun….can’t wait for the newest one.

  293. Ann says:

    I just happened upon your website today and love your designs! I would absolutely love to win one of your books!

  294. Susan Denton says:

    This little wool penny mat is just the cutest thing. Your directions make it look so do-able. I haven’t tried one before, but I’ve been wanting a portable hand project to take with me. I think you’ve convinced me to give this a try. Thanks for the pattern and inspiration. And I love your books and designs.

  295. Vicki says:

    Thank you for the project–It’s adorable. I’m a big fan of your books and patterns.

  296. Karen M says:

    your penny mat pattern is cute .. i have never tried anything like that … it looks simple enough to give it a go .. i would describe your new fabric line exactly as you did … very cheerful! i would be thrilled to win one of your books … i think they are great.

  297. Christine Thomas says:

    I love your blog. It’s always a “must read” every day. I would love one of your books. I just received my very first jelly roll purchase in the mail yesterday.

  298. Doris says:

    Did you really run away and get married, as in eloped?! Love the penny mat, too adorable. I also love your patterns and have made many of them. The new On the Run Book is fabulous!

  299. Gwen Carreon says:

    I’m looking forward to each day of this blog hop. So much fun and so many wonderful ideas. I can’t wait to pull out my wool stash and start on this cute penny rug.

  300. Ann D. says:

    Thanks for the pattern, I have not tried a penny rug, but did buy the wool a few years ago. This pattern will be perfect.

  301. Mimi says:

    I love your colour choices and style! You have awesome talent. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway book!

  302. edyB says:

    Thanks for the cute project! We love your books.

  303. cindylee says:

    For our daughter’s first Christmas eve, my husband dressed as Santa Claus – beard and all. She was only 3 months old and I thought she would be scared. I gave her to him and she promptly snuggled into his beard and feel sound asleep. He dressed up again Christmas Day so we could take some pictures. with her eyes open. So cute! P.S. Love the penny mat pattern. I enjoy working with wool as I love the feel of it. Kinda roughly soft. Know what I mean?

  304. Lisa Otis says:

    those are great pictures!!! funny!

    i haven’t done any wool penny projects yet, but i would love to try some. I’ve noticed more of them on blogs lately and it inspires me to try it.

    thanks for the giveaway. hope i win!

  305. Liz Arbaugh says:

    Your new line of fabric is just WONDERFUL!!!! I LOVE all the reds!!!

  306. marcella says:

    Your new fabric like is adorable. I will have to keep my eye out for that one!

    I’m sure your brother is thrilled with his picture up on your blog for all of us to see. 🙂

  307. Joanne says:

    This blog hop is so much fun. I want to check out your book on using precuts – I have a few charm packs stashed away!

  308. Cindy says:

    I have to add….Why is it we all have photos of ourselves or our kids sitting on Santa’s lap? LOL

    Maybe we ought to start a new “Trend” with a “Traditon” backing to it – GROWN-UPS on Santa’s laps.

    Okay, I’ll go back to my corner now.

  309. Paula says:

    I love your blog and I love the Penny Mat! Wow! I am a new quilter and just finished my first class and small quilt. I love watching it all come together. I would love to win one of your books. What a great way to start my collection.
    Also, your new fabric line….awesome!

  310. Jean Fuder says:

    Heather, I just love your new farbic line, and I have several of your books. I remember you from coming to Alex. to retreat at Luther Crest. This Christmas blog hop is really fun.

  311. Mary C says:

    Thanks for the free pattern. I’m enjoying all the stories of Christmas on this Blog-hop. And a chance to win free stuff isn’t bad either. I like using strips and those books look like they would help me use some of my strip stash.

  312. WendyP says:

    Hi! Following your blog and making projects from the second On a Roll book.

    I MUST HAVE the Wildflowers line!! I must. I hope Santa brings cash. LOL

    Thanks for the fun Blog Hop. Nice themes.

  313. marybeth says:

    this is so cute! i have been wanting to make something with wool…this is great.

  314. DianeY says:

    Your new fabrics look beautiful! I’ll be anxious to add some to my stash!

  315. Jessie says:

    Love your fabric, it is beautiful! I’ve never worked with wool before but that cute penny rug makes me want to try! Thanks for sharing!

  316. Iva says:

    Your new fabric line is just gorgeous. I’ll definitely be looking for it in my LQS.

  317. Julie says:

    I am new to your blog and I love your patterns. The penny rug pattern is adorable. Thanks for sharing your pictures and all of the valuable information you post!

  318. Mary Burn says:

    Thanks for the penny rug pattern. Our little group is going to make one soon. I have some a bundle of “layer cake squares” but no pattern so I hope I can win one of your books. Thanks for including me.

  319. Jane Weston says:

    Happy Anniversary!

    Love the pattern :o)

  320. carolyn says:

    LOVE the penny mat! Thanks for joining the blog hop group. This has been so much fun!

  321. Lauren says:

    Thanks so much for participating in this blog hop — I’ve really enjoyed getting to “know” the designers a little bit from the Christmas memories they have shared with us! Thanks for the pattern, too. Would love you win one of your books – the quilt on the front of Sizzlin Sixties is a favorite of mine!

  322. Jill says:

    Thank you so much for the pattern for the penny mat. It is lovely. I’ve never tried a wool project, but I think I will try this one. Also your new fabric line is beautiful.

  323. Tamara says:

    Love the penny rug. Such a cute and quick project. I too am in love of Moda’s precuts so your books would help me use them up.

  324. Tracy says:

    Oh, you’re killing me here! All the designers are sharing such “Gotta Have It” projects – how many times can I rationalize changing my ‘to-do today’ list?

    Apparently at least one more…

    Love-love-LOVE the new fabric line. I’ll definitely have to visit my distributor to pet it. And there’s a ‘you drool on it, you buy it’ policy…

    Tracy in SW WA

  325. Cathy says:

    I love this little penny mat. Thank you for the pattern! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway, too.

  326. Lola says:

    Thanks for the pattern for the cute penny mat. I love working with wool! I have many of your patterns.


  327. Jackie says:

    Really cute project….now why did I leave all my wool in our summer home instead of sticking a bit in to carry to our winter home in sunny weather? Might have to haul some along next year! Thanks to all designers for taking the time to share with everyone.

  328. Justine says:

    So many new projects!
    Thanks for sharing!

  329. That Penny Rug is very cute, thank you. I love your new fabric line, can’t wait to get my hands on some!

  330. Cindy Dickinson says:

    Oh, the wool penny mat is great. I would love to win your books!

  331. Olga says:

    Muchas gracias por este proyecto tan bonito.

    Un saludo desde España.


  332. Cheryl says:

    I love the penny mat and I believe I have everything I need in a drawer SOMEWHERE! I would love to win! Thanks again for the great project.

  333. Pecasa2 says:

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! Love your project, this may well be the one that introduces me to wool and penny mats.
    Love the pictures of you and your brother on Santas lap – I have several of my son in tears and I do think those are the funniest! He is now 22 and I still ask for a picture with Santa each year, but he doesn’t have to sit on his lap!!

  334. cyndi valentine says:

    Love the little penny mat. Working with wool is so much fun. Your new line is wonderful!!!!

  335. Michelle says:

    Thank you for the tutorial and giveaway. I am eagerly awaiting your fabric line to come out.

  336. Jocelyn says:

    Oh wow congrats on your anniversary. Today was my Mom’s birthday too! And even though she has been gone for many years, I still celebrate her life. Thanks for sharing the wool project.

  337. Heather says:

    AW, I love the little wool penny mat, it’s so cute 🙂 I would love to make this. i have a few penny mats kitted up, shame on me for not making one yet.

    I’d love to win some of your books, I have lots of them already! 😀

  338. Angela says:

    Today is also my son’s 11th birthday! A very good day, indeed. I just had my quilt shop order your new runner book, and I would love all the others, too. Thanks for the fun wool project – I love working with nice felt.

  339. Delores says:

    Thank you for the Christmas Penny Mat!! I have been sewing and crafting for over 50 years and have never made a Penny Mat. Guess it’s about time I tried.

    The pictures of your table runners look so bright and cheerful and your new fabric looks very interesting.

    Thanks again 🙂

  340. Sandy Hansen says:

    Cute gift idea, would pair with a little peppermint candle. I love the looks of that latest book, hope my local quilt store get it in stock. Thanks.

  341. Jenice says:

    Since I’m a new quilter all of your books and projects look fabulous.

  342. I got to say hi to your husband at Portland Quilt Market. At the time, I didn’t know he was your husband, but I recognized a Minnesota accent, as my husband is from Minnesota also (near Mankato–and he keeps wanting to move back to Minnesota). Anyway….I can hardly wait to your new fabric line to come out, and I have made many of your patterns as well. You do beautiful work.

  343. Jen says:

    This project is so cute. Definitely on my Christmas to-do list!

  344. Betty says:

    Thank you for the beautiful project. I am really enjoying the Christmas Blog Hop! Hope to make one of your projects in the near future. I would love to win one of your books!

  345. Robin says:

    Would love to win one of your books- love the fabric! Can’t wait to try something with the wool.

  346. Carol says:

    Oh, I would so love to win your giveaway!

  347. Coleen McDavid says:

    Thanks for the cute penny mat pattern!

  348. Linda P in IL says:

    Hi Heather, thanks for the cutie pattern, it will be on my to do list for sure!
    When I was about 13 and my brother 3, I took him to see Santa and we had our picture in the paper, our 15 seconds of fame, LOL
    Linda P in IL

  349. Donna says:

    Thanks for the pattern! Love your new fabric line!!

  350. Julie in WA says:

    And the tales of traumatized tots on the lap of Santa continues! Poor little brother, that face says it all! I never did sit on Santa’s lap; I know I would have been terrified.

  351. Bonnie says:

    Aren’t Christmas traditions wonderful? We all have them and are able to pass them onto a new generation.

  352. Cindi says:

    cute pattern – thanks for sharing.
    PS – do you get to celebrate your anniversary everytime the 13th lands on a friday?

  353. Kelly L Wenhold says:

    how cute! peppermints always remind me of Christmas too! Kelly, Quilter in Quakertown, PA

  354. Kelli says:

    Thanks for a great pattern. This is something I can get done in time for the holidays!

  355. susan says:

    Thank you for the project. I love working with wool.

  356. Christy says:

    I love your books, and I can’t wait for the new fabric line to come out!

  357. Karen says:

    Heather – I love your little penny rug. I have only made one other wool project but have enough scraps left to make this cute little thing. Thanks for sharing. Karen

  358. marta says:

    Precioso regalo nos entregas. Gracias, suerte con su nuevo libro.Apunteme a su regalo, usted es una inspiracion para nuevos quilters.

  359. I’ve enjoyed looking at your projects!

  360. Jill says:

    What a sweet little project, looks like it would make a great tree ornamnet!

  361. Judy says:

    Thank you for the penny rug pattern. Love your new fabric line!

  362. Diane F says:

    Heather, I am always so inmspired by you and your blog posts. Thanks so much.

  363. CJ says:

    Thanks for the project and the story. It has been fun reading all the stories each day. They bring back so many memories.

  364. JoyLyn R. says:

    Darling Pattern, thanks for a fun porject to use my wool stash on. Love your books!

  365. Angie/sweetbabies00 says:

    I love your new line “wildflowers”. Very pretty.
    I am enjoying the blog hop, alot…. 🙂

  366. Sheila says:

    I love working with wool….thanks for the pattern!

  367. Penne says:

    Cute hubby, great picture you and your hubby. And your fabric is beautiful, the colors are wonderful, and the designs are really great as well.

    Now the foil wallpaper, that is a whole other story. LOL

    Thanks for the Penny Mat pattern….

  368. Sandy says:

    Wow, Heather, I would love to win one of your books…super!
    Thank you for the darling pattern…am going to rummage through my wools and see what I have for this!

  369. Beth says:

    Thank you for the penny mat pattern. I printed it out right away…I think I can have one for Christmas!

  370. Joyce says:

    I’ve never worked with a wool project, but yours makes me want to start! Would love to win your books! Joyce

  371. Bonnie Hampton says:

    I love the Living Large book. Hope I win it.

  372. Susan says:

    Heather thanks for the pdf for the tablemat. I look forward to making this as I do have quite a bit of felt on hand. Just what I need to make a gift for a SS.

  373. bertha shepherd says:

    Thanks for the lovely pattern. I like things that I can work on while I watch tv in the evening.

  374. Monica says:

    I have pictures of very upset children when sitting on Santa’s lap…..I wonder what that tells us? My son never did like costumed people…..clowns, and all those dressed up people at Disney. My daughter, was ok, but not with Santa the first year…..she got better! One year at their elementary school, their Dad played Santa……I wonder if they ever guessed? good times, good memories! Love this blog hop!

  375. Guilitta says:

    Thank you very much for the pattern.

    greeting Guilitta

  376. Jocey says:

    Thanks for the penny mat pattern. They are a joy to make.
    Also your Santa story is too funny and reminds me of when our neighbour used to come over Christmas Eve and do the Ho! Ho! until the year we had a dog. Santa scared the heck out of the dog and it was funny to see Santa go high tailing it next door. The kids were worried all night that Santa was mad and not coming back.

  377. Tora says:

    Happy aniversary 🙂 TY this is so cool for small handmade gifts

  378. Jeanne says:

    I love to make penny projects. Thanks for the cute, cute pattern.

  379. Cindi C says:

    I have been wanting to try one of those table mats. Thanks for the pattern!!

  380. megan z says:

    Love it! Love it! Love it! I can’t wait to make this! Thank you for sharing your story!

  381. Susan says:

    I just love your books & fabric and would enjoy another book of yours. I have already made a couple projects of yours. Thanks for the Blog Hop.

  382. Katie B. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I’d love to win!

  383. Danielle says:

    great pattern – I need to get busy if I want to get all the wonderful things done by the holidays.

  384. I just adore your patterns. If I don’t win any, I’ll have to pick up one or two (or ten)! Thanks for the project!

  385. Sharon says:

    I love the theme of your new book, On the Run. I just finished the quilt as you go from the other day, how great to make something in one evening! Thanks for sharing your pattern and being part of this blog hop!

  386. jane says:

    Love your Livin Large quilt book. Thanks for this freebie pattern and the chance to win some of your books.

  387. floribunda says:

    thanks for the cute penny rug pattern — I’ve been meaning to try one of these!

  388. Virginia says:

    thanks for the mat pattern, I really like all your work, the colors just sparkle. also, thanks for the many tips that you give on your site.
    virginia, the restless quilter

  389. Cindy says:

    Your Christmas memories are great. My son is almost 2 and I hope he has a better experience with Santa this year than your brother did. Last year he pulled on Santa’s beard (which was real).

  390. jo says:

    Your Living Large Book is my favorite….I would LOVE another one!

  391. Cindy says:

    Thank you for the penny rug pattern and agree they are so much fun to do!

    I love your newest fabric line and will be looking for it! It is beautiful and I love the colors. Now to decide the pattern for it. 🙂

  392. Karen says:

    Heather, I just love your patterns! My hubby also had an aunt that was Santa for them! Any of your book would be wonderful!

  393. Betty says:

    very cute mat…thanks for sharing!

  394. Jeanne S says:

    Thanks for the great pattern. I love Christmas and this Blog Hop has great stories and ideas for gifts, thank you all.

  395. Sue Cahill says:

    I have been itching to work with wool – your table mat looks like the perfect project to try it out.

    I would love to be entered to win one of your fantastic books!!

    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

  396. Toni Arnold says:

    I have used many of your patterns and think you are such a creative designer. Thanks for all you do.

  397. Great penny rug! I love that you put a picture of your adorable husband on this post with you sitting on his lap-just like Santa!

  398. Kaye Mattson says:

    I loved the picture showing your new Wildflowers fabric line. They’re gorgeous! The wool penny rug is cute and wouldn’t take too long to make. Thanks for the pattern.

  399. Elaine says:

    Been waiting for your project—and it is WONDERFUL! Thank you.

  400. Nova says:

    The new fabric is lovely!

  401. SewLindaAnn says:

    I was sooo excited about your giveaway, until I saw that I would be comment no. 399. Obviously I am not the only person who loves your work all round!! I am still thrilled with your pattern presented, I am going to work on it tomorrow!! It’s perfect, thank you so much. Can’t wait to see the new fabric, it looks so pretty and fresh.

  402. dorothy says:

    i really like your quilt designs–keep up the good work!

  403. Myra says:

    Great Penny Rug! Thanks for sharing!
    Lovely fabrics and wonderful looking books! 😎

  404. Mary says:

    Thanks for the cute pattern!

  405. Janelle J says:

    Thanks so much for making your project a download. So nice and easy to put in my project folder in my laptop! What an awesome give away! Thanks again!

  406. sayda sanchez bonett says:

    feliz aniversario, Dios bendiga su union.
    Christmas Penny Mates… encantador el diseño!!!
    Gracias por compartir su experiencia.
    Desde Colombia un abrazo, sayda

  407. Donna Knight says:

    Love that Christmas penny mat! Too cute! Can’t wait to stitch it up. Thanks.

  408. Nancy says:

    I love your new line of fabrics! I already printed off the wool project..thanks a bunch. I just learned how to do it this year, and was overly excited by purchasing the Primitive Gatherings Primitive Garden wool on cotton quilt. It is going to be alot of work; but so pretty in the end…whenever that may be lol.
    Your Santa story was a joy to read; and I think Christmas wasn’t Christmas without new pj’s. My granddaughters are 10 and 14, and still get new pj’s for Christmas.

  409. eileen says:

    What a fun project to make a trip go a little faster.

  410. Mil gracias por tu generosidad, no se si en Colombia se consiguen tus productos, averiguare porque todo esta divino.
    Un abrazo y mil gracias

  411. Barbara Henkle says:

    Guess you got lucky on Friday the 13th!
    I’m busy making Christmas table runners right now–wish I had your book handy. Our quilt shops are 25 to 50 miles away, so a home stash is necessary.
    Having fun on the Blog hop!

  412. Karen K says:

    What a cute little table mat. A great project for a car ride! Thank you.

  413. Q says:

    I love your new fabric line! Can’t wait.

  414. Maureen says:

    This penny rug is so cheerful and just the gift for my sister-in-law for Christmas. Thanks for helping me out with my gift list.

  415. Treasa says:

    Thanks for the penny mat. Please enter me in the drawing. I would love tot win one of your books.

  416. Sandie says:

    Love the Penny Rug Pattern! Would be really glad to take that prize off your hands too! ; )

  417. wbotw39 says:

    I love the looks of your new fabric line – The little penny mat looks like just the right pattern to take on a little road trip – Thanks for Sharing

  418. Lorraine Bradley says:

    Thank you for the penny rug. I love the colours in your new range of fabric.

  419. Trish says:


    Thank you for your wonderful pattern! Very cute !!

  420. Joyce says:

    Such a cute project. Thank you for sharing it with all of us!

  421. Peg says:

    Nice little project – so handy for travelling.

  422. Ann says:

    Great project! Thanks for sharing! Keep up the good work!

  423. Patricia says:

    Thank you. I haven’t tried anything like this yet. This may be my first.

  424. lisa says:

    I think two is the year of dislike of Santa, or as he’s refered to at out house Tea-Tah. My oldest wouldn’t take a pictgure with him last year. We tried three times, and finally ended up with daddy and I in jeans next to santa with her clinging to daddy and santa looking sad. I would have sat in his lap had I not been so self councious about my weight, even though I was only like 2 months pregnant….oh well.

    I saw your patterns at the Fat Quarter Shop I think and loved them, they are on my list…at least two are.

  425. cornbreadandbeansquilting says:

    Thank you for sharing the penny rug pattern! It is adorable!

  426. Lynn M says:

    Happy Anniversary! Thanks for the penny rug pattern.

  427. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your quilting books! 🙂

  428. Katie :) says:

    Thank you for the very cute penny rug pattern! I too think wool penny rugs are so cute and easy to make! 🙂 Can’t wait to try this one! Thanks again for sharing!

  429. Laura says:

    I’ve had a blast already with the blog-hop and patterns . . . Thank you!

  430. Kay B says:

    I started collecting wool garments, washing them and making stacked penny rugs. You can get a lot of wool from a skirt. I have enough wool to make lots of pennys now. Really like your project. How about a book of wool projects? Thanks for sharing.

  431. beth says:

    Thank you for the pattern. I have two of your books and would love to win another.

  432. Joy P says:

    Thanks for the cute penny mat – I love working with wool. I hope you blackmail your brother with that picture (lol), great Christmas story.

  433. I’d love to win a book! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  434. Jane says:

    Feetie jammies, I still love them!!

  435. Nancy Brodeur says:

    Oh, the Christmas Penny Mat is so cute! I haven’t tried one yet, but did get a few pieces of wool and will try this one. Thank you for your generosity. Your new books look very interesting, and I would love to win one. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY,too!

  436. Sharon HUGHSON says:

    Love this blog hop and all the Christmas stories. I want a book reall bad and I’ve been real good. LOL

  437. Gloria Lundblad says:

    Thanks for the pattern. I’ve been looking for a small project to send to a friend in Norway. This looks good.

  438. Patty says:

    I love the aqua and red fabrics you have coming! I remember one Christmas when I took my younger brothers and sister upstairs “to bed” and then we heard loud footsteps on the front porch and a big jolly HO HO HO! It is so much fun to watch children look in awe at Christmas sites.

  439. Dee Johnson says:

    Love your new fabric line. We had 5 completed projects from your visit at Deep Valley Quilters, including my table topper. You are a great teacher.

  440. Piroska says:

    Thank you for your lovely Christmas Penny Mat.
    I’d love to be entered in your giveaway.

  441. Bec Clarke says:

    Hi Heather,
    It must be fate, I just purchased your charmed & dangerous book the other day and it came in the post yesterday. I love it so much and it is so funny that you are now the next blog hop stop.
    I would love to go into the draw for some more of your books please.

  442. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the penny mat instructions! Isn’t it funny how kids love Santa Claus but usually freak out when they “meet” him for the first time? 🙂
    The “Sizzling Sixties” book looks fun!

  443. Pat Glass says:

    Wow. This little mat is so cute. Thanks for shating with us. Happy Holidays!

  444. Jo Anne says:

    I really like the penny mat. I enjoy working with wool and this looks like a fun, relaxing, and easy project. Hope to have more of your books–winning some would be great.

  445. Rita Frantz says:

    Thanks for the wonderful pattern.

  446. Corene1 says:

    Thank you for the cute penny project. I love working with wool, too. Keep up the good work.

  447. Kolbrún Björnsdóttir says:

    I love your books and fabrics, I cant wait untill the new fabric line is in store and thank you for the project, i will make that for sure

  448. Alisa says:

    20 books?!! Wow, you are a prolific writer/quilter! I’d love to win any of those 4 books.

  449. bruinbr says:

    Adorable penny mat! Thanks so much for the giveaways too!

  450. Julie says:

    Thank you so much for your freebies, i am starting the penny mat today. I would love to win any product of yours as i am already a fan before i even found this link. Have a great day and please keep designing.

  451. Janelle says:

    Great penny mat! Thanks for the pattern.

  452. Celine says:

    Thanks for sharing this lovely idea. Your website is as lovely as your fabric

  453. JoAnne says:

    Thank you for the Penny Mat instructions. This is something that I never tried before and I am looking forward to trying a few for family gifts.

  454. Susan G says:

    I just love “On the Run”!

  455. Janet Mikes says:

    Thanks for the pattern. It looks like fun. I like the colors of your new fabric.

  456. Stina says:

    Oh Thankyou… :o) Thanks for sharing your lovely little wool mat to us…!!
    Love to read all the Xmas stories from you all!

  457. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the pattern, and I love the picture of your brother with Santa…we had the same experience with our son last year when he was just shy of 2…hoping this year will be a little better!

  458. Kristina Pickens says:

    Lovely wool penny mat. Love the new fabric line too. Terrific color combination. Merry Christmas

  459. Lisa says:

    Cute project! And I am drooling over the books, what yumminess!
    Thanks for sharing!

  460. terry hein says:

    thank you for such a cute pattern, i love the purple
    and the wallpaper was one grandma had in her dinning room what a hoot
    its soo much fun reading all the blogs and thank you for sharing your talents

  461. Thanks for sharing and participating in the CC blog hop! I’ve so enjoyed reading the blog posts each day. I do need to make some table runners for our home. Will look for your book On the Run at my LQS. Take care!

  462. stampinwithbeth says:

    Heather, I cannot wait for Wildflowers to be available! The line is beautiful.
    Thanks for the holiday pattern, too!

  463. Erica says:

    Thanks so much for the great project! The blog hop is great; thanks for sharing with us!

  464. Tammy Lewis says:

    I love your Santa stories! Thank you for the wonderful penny rug! I am making different penny rugs for my kids this year. Yours will go perfectly with a tree skirt I made for my daughter.

  465. Meg says:

    Thank you for the cute project. I have really enjoyed reading the blog posts each day. I’m getting motivated to start making Christmas gifts this year. Thanks to this blog hop.

  466. Carey says:

    Love your patterns, they look great and are easy to follow.

  467. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for the penny wool rug, it is very cute

  468. Barb says:

    The pattern in your table runner book look terrific. And smaller projects just seem to be easier to commit to – at least for me.
    Thanks for the blog hop and your give-away!

  469. Cindi says:

    I’ve done a few of these little mats and have to agree, they are quite fun. Your mat is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  470. Diana Wilsey Geer says:

    H-eather’s fabrics and patterns must be a little sharing of herself; she
    E-van has Joel, Deb, and probably Daisy for support; not to mention
    A-nka, her personal inspiration; then there are
    T-rends and traditions, tutorials and travels which are all truly treasures; don’t you agree
    H-er fabric lines are to die for, and the fact that she is
    E-ntertaining the idea of being a photographer doesn’t appear to be too shabby either; and have you noticed how
    R-oll seems to be a pattern name theme, hmmm, perhaps that leans to her love of precuts!


  471. bingo~bonnie says:

    oh my goodness you two make a beautiful couple 🙂 I betcha you all have had some beautiful kids too 🙂 I’m rather new to your blog since all this hoppin started but you are in my Google Reader so I should catch up with all the past post soon enough.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! That table runner book looks like something I may have to search for and tell Santa where to get one if I am not one of the lucky winners.

    I’ve made the day 1 project and hope to try your penny rug – I’ve never worked with wool before but your directions are perfect to help me get started. Very good photos included – thanks! Now all I need to do is go shopping for the supplies 😉

    Not to sound dumb… but what are these penny mats used for ? to put a candle on?

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

  472. Mary Grafe says:

    I’ve tried never a wool penny mat before but have seen some really pretty ones. This one will get started. I need some easy carry-along projects and I think this will fill the bill. Thank you for sharing your pattern and talents.

  473. Carol Lewis says:

    That’s so funny about your brother on Santa’s lap. I love your patterns and fabrics too. My favorite pattern is Little Charmers II.

  474. Kristi says:

    This pattern is super cute, I really like the size! 🙂

  475. Deb Ash says:

    Can’t wait till your new line of fabric hits the shops! Love the colors and patterns! And your books are always a favorite.

  476. frances says:

    Never made a penny matt. This might be my first. Cute.
    Happy Anniversary.

  477. Patty says:

    Obviously Friday the 13th was very good luck for you two lovebirds! Love the wool penny mat and have really enjoyed using your patterns and beautiful fabrics for projects. I am so looking forward to Wildflowers! Happy Holidays!!

  478. Kimberly says:

    It’s a lot of fun reading about everyone’s Christmas memories.

  479. Karri says:

    I have never made anything from wool, this should be fun. Thanks

  480. Marianne says:

    Happy Anniversary. I absolutely love your designs and have made a few already. I can’t wait to see your new books.

  481. Mary says:

    Thanks for this wonderful Penny Rug pattern. I do lots of peppermint candy decor for Christmas and this will fit right in. I love doing the wool applique and this will be a joy to do. I think my best friend is getting one in her Christmas package.

  482. Joanna says:

    Congratulations, Heather, on your anniversary. I am going to try to make the penny mat because it is so pretty. I also love your fabric line. Thank you.

  483. Cynthia Mammenga says:

    Thank you for the cute table mat pattern! Peppermints are one of my favorite holiday designs! Happy Holidays!

  484. nancy r. says:

    Thanks for entering me in your fun giveaway, I learn a lot from your books. Enjoy your Friday the 13th!

  485. Marj says:

    I guess there are alot of people wishing that Friday the 13th will be their lucky day. Enter me in the drawing……….Thanks, Marj

  486. Coleen O'Kane says:

    Happy Anniversary!

    I love your new fabric line

  487. Patti H says:

    Heather: What a great littlel penny rug. I’ve recently started working with wool and I’m loving it. This one is definitely on my “to do” list.

    Patti H.
    Eagan MN

  488. Mary Ann Dove says:

    I love this shop hop and thanks for the easy download directions for the penny mat.
    Mary Ann Dove

  489. Colleen says:

    Happy Anniversary!! Great pattern and stories!
    I never want the blog hop to end!

  490. Sue in Marion, IN says:

    Such a cute penny mat!! Peppermint IS Christmas for me–I’ll definitley be making this!

  491. Diane Farber says:

    Love the Santa story….one year I told Santa that he had the same shoes as my dad!

    Thanks for the penny mat pattern, been wanting to try one and this looks perfect!

  492. Carol Holmstrom says:

    Happy Anniversary! Thanks for the darling penny mat, never did one of those before.

  493. Holley says:

    Love your patterns.

    Santa Claus came early one year to drop-off an extra present in person. I’ll never forgot how exciting it was to see him come to our door with a present for me and my older brother. I received a Glinda the Good Witch doll. I is a great memory.

  494. Dortha says:

    A really pretty wool mat. Thank you.

  495. Barbara says:

    Peppermint candy seems to be a popular motif for Christmas this year! Your simple little penny mat will be fun to embellish! Thanks for the opportunity to win your awesome books. I really want Livin’ Large!

  496. I’ve never tried making a penny rug so I think this mat will be great. Something not too big to learn how it’s done. This Christmas Blog Hop is so much fun. Thank you guys (girls) for coming up with it.

  497. bethstrand says:

    Thank you for the lovely project. I had such fun looking at your blog and your fabrics…some of which I recognized from my recent purchases!

  498. Thanks for participating in the Blog Hop! I’m having a blast reading everyone’s stories and I am ready for the holidays now!

  499. Linda H says:

    I love the penny mat. Just started working with wool. Thanks

  500. Brenda says:

    Thanks for the penny mat pattern! I’ve never done one before, either. something new for me to try!!

  501. Happy anni. You did not mention how long you’ve been married. Hope you both have a wonderful day.
    Thank you for the mat. I love working with felt while watching tv, it’s so relaxing. I made my 1st quilt for my youngest daughter. It was a 9 patch but turned out so beautiful. I’ve started another and of course I collected fabric for more. I would love to win one of your books to use with my fabric stash.

  502. Karen says:

    Thank you, Heather, for the penny mat pattern. Love the Peppermint Candy in the center. And your new fabrics look very fun!

  503. Cosmos says:

    I have your latest book on my Christmas list. If I win it here, then I could make a runner before Christmas.

  504. Mary Durham says:

    Your new fabric is gorgeous. And I don’t think I’ve seen a pattern of yours that I didn’t think I “needed” to make. Keep up the great work!

  505. Mary-Kay says:

    Wow!Lots of comments. I think you get the most. Anyway, I have a picture of one of my boys, crying his eyes, out sitting on Santa’s lap. The poor thing. But he loves Christmas.

  506. Hannah says:

    I love your blog and can’t wait to buy some of your new fabric line. It’s super cute!

  507. Debbie R says:

    So, Friday the 13th…that’s a LUCKY day for you!!
    Thanks for the pattern!

  508. Stephanie M says:

    LOVE the penny mat. Wool is one of my favorite pasttimes of late…. I can think of many uses for this cute little mat. (Pin cushion anyone??).

    Thanks for sharing!!

  509. Karen says:

    Thank you for the penny mat pattern. Can’t wait to make one. I can’t wait to sew with your new fabric line.

  510. sharon says:

    I haven’t tried any of yur books yet, but this blog hop is so fun and getting to know a bit about you. Now I must go find one of your books – I feel another quilt in the making.

    Thanks so much

  511. LorrAINE says:

    WOW this hop is great! I just bought a bunch of wool and and been felting it up like crazy. I think this will be my first project. I am learning so much and getting so much inspiration. Thank You.

  512. Stacy says:

    The penny mat is great!! The new fabric looks scrumptious!

  513. Joyce says:

    My uncle used to play santa and always brought an extra gift for my cousin who’s birthday was Dec. 24. Enjoy your work!
    ~Joyce in MI

  514. Cheryl says:

    I love working with wool. What a wonderful project.

  515. Linda Broadbent says:

    Thank you for the pattern! I love your books! In fact, my table is adorned with a fall pattern of yours. Thank you again!


  516. Judy says:

    Thanks for the pattern and project. I like the look of your books. Especially the table runner. I have a friend who has been searching for patterns to make table runners for Christmas gifts this year. I’m going to tell her about your book.

  517. KIM ARTH says:

    I am SO in to penny mats and this original design is awesome! I just love working with the wool and how quick the project can be. I would LOVE to have one of your books Heather!

  518. Penny says:

    Thanks so much for sharing the “delicious” penny mat that will look great once its made on one of our tables. It will also make this a great quick gift for friends.

    I hope that you and Joel enjoyed a wonderful day. Happy Anniversary!!


  519. Leslie says:

    I love the penny mat, I have been collecting some wool; this might be the pattern. The new line is beautiful.

  520. Sue Goodin says:

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Love the penny mat.
    Also love your books & fabrics.

  521. Thanks for the penny rug pattern. I saw one of the sizzlin sixies quilts made up in batiks at the quilt store in Rosemount a few weeks ago and it was so striking, very pretty.

  522. Carole says:

    I so much ‘meeting’ you here today…
    And happy anniversary!
    Being a retired pattern designer, I am intrigued with what you are doing. And thank you for the Penny Rug.

  523. BJ the Oregon Sunshine Quilter says:

    I really like your runner patterns. Thank you for participating in this Christmas event. I am so glad to meet you!

  524. Pam says:

    That is really cute! I have to check out your aptterns and such, since I’m in Hutchinson not to far from you.

  525. christina Sims says:

    I love your books! What a cute little penny mat! This blog hop is too much fun.

  526. Jenny G says:

    I have been wanting to get into making penny rugs, so thanks for the great pattern. I love your books.

  527. Katie says:

    I am in love with your new line of fabric. I have been looking at your patterns and fabric for some time now…I think I need to stop my saving spree and spend a little on something fun!

  528. Pam E. says:

    Heather, thanks for sharing your story. Love your patterns and fabrics.

  529. Lynne says:

    Just love your patterns. They are so fresh
    Love the photography on yur website and all those gorgeous Tablerunners. There is one to suit all tastes 🙂
    Happy Anniversary 🙂 My son was born on the 13th and in our household it is a secial day

  530. Amy C says:

    Thanks for the pattern. Cute penny mat. Look forward to seeing Wildflowers in the quilt shop next month!

  531. Sam says:

    Greetings from Albany, Western Australia. I would love to win the books; the table runner one especially. Thanks for making this possible. Sam

  532. glenda says:

    I love your jammies! Thanks so much for sharing and for the free pattern. I really enjoy your blog and your incredible talent. Love the photo of you and Joel.

  533. Kitty Letsch says:

    This hop has been so much fun – almost makes me want to move to MN (from FL). Yikes – no I’m not going to – but I sure am enjoying all the designs coming from there. Kitty

  534. Connie says:

    The penny rug is too cute!
    I love your patterns and fabrics. The Wildflowers are beautiful, and would make a gorgeous quilt.

  535. Gail says:

    I have several of your pattens and have used many of them to make table runners which I mostly gave away as gifts. I would love to have one of your new books! Happy Anniversary!

  536. carol broughton says:

    Hi Heather:

    I am a big fan of your work and would love to win your newest books. Thanks for so much inspiration!

  537. I’m absolutely in love with your new fabric line! Such fun colors and patterns.. *adds to Christmas wishlist*

  538. Debbie in WA says:

    Thanks for your beautiful Penny Mat pattern. It looks like a perfect place to try my ‘redneck ruler’ ~that’s a piece of 1/4″ tape over a thumb to measure and help keep the stitches even.

  539. A Betty says:

    Happy anniversayr! You seem like a perfect pair.

  540. Heather, love the penny wool mat, I agree they are fun and easy to do. Your designs are so nice and am looking forward to seeing the new material line

  541. Sheila says:

    I have never made a penny mat before, it will be fun to try this patten. Thank you for sharing!!!

    Your new fabric is gorgeous!!

    I love all the great pictures you posted 🙂


  542. Leslie Schmidt says:

    I love working with wool, and this is such a sweet design. I will definitely do this mat. Thanks for giving us a truly fun project. I appreciate your skill and time to produce something like this for all of us quilt lovers.

  543. Junelle says:

    Hi Heather, I love the Penny Mat and all your patterns. I have several. Your directions are easy to follow and the patterns are adorable. I’d be thrilled if I’m lucky enough to win one of your new books. I’m enjoying this blog hop!

  544. Sue says:

    I love working with wool and love the penny mat pattern. Thanks for sharing!

  545. Mary Ann says:

    Cute project, love what you gal are doing. Thanks so very much.

  546. Kim D. says:

    Thanks for the penny rug pattern.. I’d love to entered to win one of your books. Thanks for the generous give-away.

  547. Lotta says:

    I love your books and patterns and I’d love to win them and be able to make some of them. Please let it be me who wins this time,
    Lotta in Sweden

  548. Beth says:

    Can’t wait to make this penny mat! Your new fabric looks delicious too. I must bought a kit in Siren, WI, that uses your rebel roses line and your Charmed and Dangerous book. So pretty!

  549. What a cute mat!!! I love all of your patterns, your directions are always easy to follow. 🙂 Thanks for being part of this fun swap. Happy Holidays.

  550. Kristan says:

    Already have your Livin Large and love it! I made Square Dance a few months ago. Also, would love to have Sizzlin Sixties. I’ll make it with Happy Camper if I win! Thanks.

  551. Nancy says:

    Thank you so much for the penny mat. I love to do them. They make a great gift. You do a great job.
    Nancy in IN

  552. Teresa says:

    This is a great little project!! Thank you.

  553. Pat Sajovie says:

    I love the pattern for the penny mat…can’t wait to try all of the patterns we have been given so far. Can’t wait to see the rest.

  554. Rita says:

    Thank you for the cute project. This blog hop has been fun!

  555. D'Ann Caron says:

    I love your fabric and hope to use one of your books….

  556. Cute penny mat. Boy with all these projects I am going to be busy. Thanks

  557. Joyzelle says:

    Nice to get to know you from this blog hop. I will be looking for your books as I LOVE precuts!

  558. Jill Master says:

    What a cute mat. So easy to work. Thank you. love the colors you have used.

  559. maureen l says:

    I love your penny mat! I am the machine quilter in my group and have to look for hand projects for
    our get togethers!

  560. Alda, FL says:

    I just love your fabric, and the penny mat is so cute. I have 2 of your books and love them to.

    Alda, Fl

  561. Ruth B says:

    Happy Anniversary!! Love your books. The fabrics you use and the designs are wonderful. Your new fabric line looks great too!

  562. Lissa says:

    Thank you for the wooly project! the fabrics are so happy and fresh!


  563. Brenda Wiseman says:

    All I can say is, “Do you ever sleep?” I love the colors in the wildflower fabrics, so fresh and bright, but not “in your face” bright. Refreshing.


  564. Janice says:

    Thanks for the lovely pattern. I’ve only just learnt to use wool, so look forward to trying it out.

  565. Kim says:

    Thanks for the penny mat pattern. I’ll have to give it a try. Your fabrics are beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win one of your books.

  566. Sandi says:

    Thanks for the sweet little penny rug. I love working with wool so will have to make this one. 🙂

  567. Bari Jo Moore says:

    Hi Heather! Thank you so much for the fun penny rug! I’ve just recently started working with wool and it IS fun! Can’t wait to start the project! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas! Bari

  568. jan richards says:

    Happy Anniversary! Thank you for the fun pattern. I have never done wool applique…looks like fun.

  569. Khris says:

    What a cute mat..but boy oh boy do I love your new range of fabric…its devine…cant wait for it to hit the shops…hugs from Khris in Oz

  570. Christina says:

    I sure would love a book!

  571. Kristina says:

    Hi Heather, thanks for the little penny mat design, it is lovely!

  572. Cindi P. says:

    I love working with wool..and should be able to have this finished for this year. THANKS

  573. meg99 says:

    Your tutorial of Christmas Penny Mat is nice, the photos are so helpful.
    Your little brother looks pretty.

  574. kelly hanson says:

    Love the pattern… I am anxious for your new line to come out, its beautiful. Thanks for your committment to the quilt community, we appreciate your hard work.

  575. V says:

    Happy Anniversary!!!! that’s so nice! your fabrics look wonderful all together. love those old photos…
    gold wallpaper and all!

  576. Eileen A says:

    Oooo, I want to make a penny mat now! Olde Green Cupboard had a big wool display. I must do a penny mat! Thanks for the pattern and Happy Holidays!!

  577. Anne Heidi says:

    Thank you for the cute pattern 🙂

  578. ursula says:

    thank you for the penny mat pattern. i’m teaching my granddaughter to sew and we’re looking for small gifts she can make for christmas. i’ll have to check out your new table runner book. my mom is always asking for new runners and placemats.
    as for the wallpaper, my dad just took down his black and gold flocked (?)wallpaper about 5 years ago. He had put it up a few years before that. He’s very into a feature wall with paper.

  579. Jacqui says:

    Cute little penny mat! I’ve been collecting wool felt for awhile and want to try a project…this may be just the size I’m needing to get into it :-). thanks so much for posting this pattern.

    Jacqui in Canada

  580. Vickie says:

    Thanks for the great pattern-my grand daughter -who is new to sewing- and I might just give this a try. Love the sweater too!

  581. NiCoLe says:

    cute penny mat! It looks like a great project for a beginner like me to try out. and what’s not to love about a christmasy theme.

  582. Carolyn says:

    A wonderful quick project. Will make a great quick gift.
    Carolyn McC

  583. Alessandra says:

    So cute!! thanks for sharing…

  584. Karen in Breezy Point says:

    cute tablemat–I love working with wool! Thank you.

  585. Sandra Davidson says:

    Thanks ffor your penny mat design, i have just been working on my first wool project and so enjoy so I will certainly do this one for me Sandra

  586. Val says:

    Love your blog, your patterns, your fabric, and this hop! So fun! I am in the process of finishing a quilt top from your livin’ large book right now (a book I borrowed from a friend) so the giveaway would be great as I could repay her by returning her book AND sharing the other great things here!

  587. Kathy Wagner says:

    I already have your sizzling sixties book and love it! I have a project on the go.

  588. Sandi in New Westminster B.C says:

    Such a whimsical designs, thanks for sharing it with us all.

    Buttonhole stitch was one of my first crafts I did a lot of. It is still one of my favourite things to do.


  589. Sandra says:

    Loved the penny wheel pattern. Would love to win the giveaway. Thank you for being so generous.

  590. Shaun says:

    Happy Anniversary! Thanks for the adorable penny mat pattern, it looks fun and easy.

  591. Lee says:

    Please include me in the give away. I have not seen your books in Australia, the Stop, Drop and Roll book looks very tempting.

  592. Vickie says:

    Love the penny rug … looks like a good evening project while the tv is blaring. Thanks for blogging, it keeps me stitching 🙂

  593. Sara says:

    You must have known I was going to learn how to do a penny rug…thank you!!!

  594. claudia crump says:

    Love everything you do! You make it so fun for all of us! Thank you

  595. Kathy Papciak says:

    Love the wool penny mat, love the peppermints. Thanks for an adorable project.

  596. Kersten says:

    Very very cute! Sometimes small projects are just what you need. Thanks for sharing.

  597. Margaret says:

    It’s fun getting all these great Christmas patterns! Thanks.

  598. Ann Arneson says:

    Thank you for sharing your pattern,
    it is one I would like to try.


  599. Marianne says:

    Thanks, I enjoyed all the wonderful recipes and ideas on your site.

  600. Carolyn Howland says:

    I love these small portable projects. your patterns and fabrics are amazing.

  601. Amanda says:

    I love the design on the penny rug! But I’m at a loss as to what to do with it once I’ve finished! Is it like a Xmas skirt and you could put it under a small tree, or it is an actual mat that you put on the floor, because I don’t think I could do that! It’s beautiful either way, thankyou! I’m loving the hop and all the wonderful stories you girls are coming up with, and I just love love love your book “On the Run”!

  602. Viv says:

    Happy Anniversary!! I love your new fabric line, it’s just gorgeous. Very appealing to the modern quilter.

  603. Shelly W says:

    Thanks for the penny mat pattern. I love hand stitch work. Like you said, its the perfect project to do while watching tv. Also to take while waiting to pick up kids or waiting rooms at dr offices. I just like to keep my hands busy. Also your fabrics are just beautiful!

  604. Cheryl K says:

    Thank you for the many great projects.

  605. Koye Hendrix says:

    I love your patterns. And the new fabric line is so pretty. I can’t wait to see it in the stores. Koye

  606. Wendy says:

    I am *loving* the Penny Mat!
    I’ve been wanting to try making penny rugs for a long while, but have never made it to the wool section of the fabric store… I seem to get stuck in the quilting section for some reason…

  607. frogdiva says:

    I’ve been following your blog since the last blog hop. I love seeing your designs and reading your blog entries 🙂

  608. Kathleen says:

    Wow, I’ve never tried making a penny rug. This design is so cute! Thank you so much for the pattern.

  609. Liz Tamiso says:

    Cute penny mat – you are sweet to share this with us.

  610. Dawn says:

    Thanks for a great giveaway and a wonderful project. This hop has been lots of fun.

  611. Sue says:

    As always, I love your designs and your colors. Thank you for the penny wool mat design – as usual, it looks fun and easy!

  612. I love your new patterns Heather and your new fabrics- very very pretty.
    Thanks for the pattern for the penny wool mat- I have not used that technique but perhaps I will try it yet.
    Hope that you had a terrific wedding anniversary.
    Warmest regards,

  613. Karen Woolever says:

    I love your wildflower fabric that you designed. I can already picture it in one of your patterns.



  614. Thanks for sharing the Penny Rug pattern. It looks great. I love your new Wildflower fabric!

  615. Margaret Mead says:

    First I have to tell you that you are one of my all time favorite designers! Love Love Love Ankas Treasures!!!

    I’ve never tried making a penny rug/mat before so I appreciate a pattern to try.

    Thank you for the chance to win some of your new books. This blog hop is fun.

  616. cathy p says:

    thank you for the cute wool penny mat. happy holdidays. nurse payne

  617. Amy says:

    Oh, it’s almost sweet enough to eat! Thank you, thank you!

  618. Mary Hickey says:

    I love your pattern. I hope I’m getting your On the Run book for X-mas. I love your material. Have a great Thanksgiving. Thank you for the blog hop. It is fun.

  619. Patty says:

    Wool projects are great and this one is very appealing. Thank you!

  620. Susan says:

    Love the penny wool mat – it reminds me of licorice all sorts. Thanks you for sharing your pattern

  621. Suzanne says:

    How very beautiful! Enjoy!

  622. Annette says:

    thanks for the lovely penny mat tutorial. Love the “peppermint” candy in it’s center!! It’s so much fun seeing how others celebrate the Christmas season. While we might all celebrate a little differently here and there – it all comes down to the pleasure of spending time with family and friends. LOVE IT!

  623. Dolores says:

    Thank you Heather for the pattern for the penny rug. It is adorable and I will be checking my wool fabrics to see what I can come up with. This is so doable.

  624. Mary Freeman says:

    So cute..and so easy! Thanks!

  625. Katie says:

    Thanks for the great pattern!

  626. Kelly O. says:

    I’ve never made a penny mat before but I do have the wool! I think I might give it a go!

  627. Martina says:

    Love your penny mat. So lovely! Thank you so much!

  628. Kathy McCrea says:

    Love the penny mat. Thanks for sharing the pattern with the rest of us.

  629. KAYLEE says:

    BLOG hop woohoo, thankyou for sharing your Penny Mat . Cheers

  630. Kathy says:

    This pattern is too cute! It is the perfect gift for someone special and myself of course.
    Thanks for a great pattern….

  631. Kathy says:

    It is the perfect gift for someone special and myself of course.
    Thanks for a great pattern….

  632. Marcy says:

    Happy (belated) anniversary. I really like the colour of your sweater that you knit. It really looks good on you. Your side kick looks pretty good too. Don’t want to have anyone left out. You did however leave Joels poor dog out which would have been a good photo op.

  633. Jane says:

    I;ve never worked with wool before, but I think I will give it a try. I love the little peppermint design.

  634. Loralynn says:

    I really love the penny mat! I love working with wool and I can’t wait to make this up!!! Thank you for sharing such a fun project!

  635. Diane Ruby says:

    Love the penny mat pattern — always wanted to try something like that, so here’s my chance. I’ve followed your blog for a while now, and really enjoy it! This blog hop is such a kick — thanks for sharing!

  636. Elizabeth says:

    I love working on hand projects and I don’t do enough of them. This will get me going. Thanks to all you ladies for this very fun blog hop–hope it doesn’t wear you out too much and that you do it again next year!

  637. Amy says:

    What an adorable penny rug!! Thank you so much – this has been such fun!

  638. Maretta says:

    This penny rug project looks like the perfect take-along piece for traveling to my daughter’s over Thanksgiving. Thanks!

  639. Jody in Marion IA says:

    Another project to add to my to do list.

  640. Blogless me says:

    I have never done a penny rug before, never worked with wool before, so I guess here is where I make a start. Thanks for the beautiful idea!
    BTW I love the number 13 – always have – and since it happens to be my daughter’s birthday I think it’s the best!

  641. Barb says:

    Thank you for sharing yourCHristmas Penny mat pattern! I have not yet tried a wool project, maybe it’s time!

  642. marcella says:

    This is a dangerous blog hop! Not only am I getting adorable patterns each day but now I need a felted wool stash. Must go shopping.

  643. lifeisgrand says:

    What a cute pattern! It would be an easy one to tuck inside my purse for those moments when I am caught with an extra long waiting time…and wishing I had something constructive to do!

  644. kimberlee says:

    I am new to sewing and quilting…I love your style and color choices! Beautiful. You 2 are a beautiful couple, too!

  645. Sandy McCause says:

    The mat is really cute and I enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  646. Edna says:

    Love this penny rug!! I may have to invest in a bit of wool to give this a try… Thanks for sharing.

  647. kellijo says:

    Happy Anniversary….and you just inspired me to dig out the wool that I have been saving for a cute little craft…

  648. Patsy says:

    I have not tried this before but the smaller size of the Penny Mat seems very doable. Thanks for the cute pattern.

  649. Laura says:

    What a great project! I love wool penny rugs. Thanks for sharing!

  650. QuiltSue says:

    I’ve got to try this.

  651. Mandy says:

    I’m just making sure that I commented on everyone’s project blog for the draw… I thought I had but I think I forgot some of the security words and they all didn’t get posted 😦

    So if I’m a double please ignore this entry!

  652. Nicole says:

    I haven’t worked with wool before, but now that I have seen your project, I believe it is time!

  653. Pat says:

    Love your new fabrics!!!

  654. Linda J says:

    This is adorable, Heather! THX for sharing it with us.

    I do so enjoy your designs and the new fabric line is yummy! I have my eye on those lime greens in particular, LOL.

  655. sayda sanchez bonett says:

    Hola he revisado y no veo mi comentario… no se que ha pasado…
    Quiero darte las gracias por el diseño. un abrazo, sayda

  656. Pauline says:

    Love the pattern for the penny mat. Thank you!

  657. Donna Rae says:

    Love the Pattern, love this fun hop. The stories have been great!

  658. Laine says:

    Love the design of the mat. So glad I found your blog. Thanks.

  659. Marie says:

    Love your site! It is inspirational. Your project is great too.

  660. grannyj says:

    Enjoy working with wool, so your penny mat will be a fun project. Love your books and patterns.
    Thank you!

  661. nicolette says:

    Thanks for 12 wonderful days of Christmas fun and for your pattern of the penny mat!

  662. ssk says:

    Thank you for sharing this project – I love to work with wool and this is sew sweet!

  663. Patti Trygg says:

    Wicked cute penny mat! Thank you!

  664. Christie says:

    I just wanted to pop back in and thank you for participating in this CCCQD blog hop. What a great advent to the upcoming Advent season. And, what a wonderful way to meet so many wonderful designers and get to know them. And you all gave us early Christmas presents – your free patterns! Love your penny rug, will definitely make one. THANKS A BUNCH!!!! Happy Holidays HUGS…and stitches

  665. Shirl says:

    Thanks for the project. I have really enjoyed your patterns and your fabrics. Whenever I need to make a gift, I turn to your patterns and books.

  666. marilyn says:

    You have such beautiful quilts and ways of displaying them on your blog that make me want to make them all. thank you for being so talented and sharing that talent and inspiration with all of us! You are blessed.

  667. Marsha says:

    You have such great pictures and a great project. Thank you!

  668. Maggie says:

    Thanks for the project! This blog hop has been great fun!

  669. Pat says:

    Love your patterns. Thanks so much for sharing.

  670. Mego says:

    Loved the pattern of your penny mat. I didn’t have any wool so I whipped it up in cotton and applique. Pretty darn cute! Thanx for sharing the pattern and being in the BLOG HOP. This has been great.

  671. I love working with wool and I am going to love making this cute penny rug! Thanks so much for sharing!

  672. Tricia T says:

    Cute penny rug! I haven’t worked with wool much cuz it makes me itch, but I love the look!

  673. Cindi C says:

    First of all, let me tell all of you how much I have enjoyed this blog hop. The stories and memories that you have shared and the projects that you gave to us. Thank you for your generosity. Thank you for reminding us of the simplicity of a child’s gift and the love behind it and what the true meaning behind the holiday spirit is.

  674. Beth B says:

    I love your blog and have really enjoyed this blog hop! I can not wait until your new fabric line hits my favorite quilt shop!!
    Thank- you for all the tips and inspiration!

    Merry Christmas,

  675. Sharon says:

    Your patterns look like so much fun. I can’t wait until I can get some o your new fabric line!

  676. stampinwithbeth says:

    Thanks for the great pattern, and for being a part of the blog hop! It’s been so much fun!
    Beth (stampinwithbeth)

  677. Sandi says:

    Heather, Your project is the one I am treating myself to this evening. I am still trying to decide if it will be wool or cottons that I will use. Thanks for sharing your stories and pattern. What a treat this blog hop has been! Love the snowflakes, by the way!

  678. Mary Jo Baird says:

    I love your penny mat! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern with us!

  679. Sandi says:

    Thanks for the great pattern! I can’t wait to try it.

  680. glenda says:

    Thank you so much. I have enjoyed all the memories, recipes and ideas. This was a lot of fun.

  681. Karen M says:

    Just love the penny mat. I going to dig my wool out this weekend so I can get some gift projects done. Wool is so much fun to work with. Thanks for the fun pattern and Happy Holidays!
    Karen M

  682. Kathleen B says:

    I love this pattern for the penny rug. Thank you so much for designing this project for the Cross Country Blog Hop! ~Kathleen

  683. Barb C says:

    Heather, I loved your blog and pattern for the Hop. Thanks for your generosity. My daughter and I are really into wool right now. Barb C

  684. Chris says:

    Thank you for the adorable candle mat. I an’t wait to make it.

  685. rebecca says:

    Finished this great project on vacation last week. So cute!!

  686. Chus says:

    Que bonito tapete, me gusta la idea de utilizar el fieltro.
    Inscribo tu blog entre mis favoritos para ver los interesantes trabajos que realices.

    Un saludo

    That nice rug, I like the idea of using the felt. I inscribe(register) your blog between(among) my favorites to see the interesting works that you realize.

    A greeting

  687. arlette says:

    Love the pattern thank you for sharing Heather!

  688. Ange Moore says:

    Thanks for sharing a lovely Christmas pattern! Also love your new fabric line – looks lovely and hope that some of it makes it to Australia so I can fondle it for myself!!

  689. Meredith says:

    Thank you for this gorgeous pattern. This blog hop has been such fun – all the way over here in Australia! Love your new fabric line too!

  690. Patchwitch says:

    Thanks for sharing the pannymat! I also like your new fabrics! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Advent!

  691. linda domeier says:

    Saw your project a week ago but didn’t leave a comments. Thanks for the pattern as well as many of your other stories – your “ornament day” blog was so special Happy Thanksgiving!

  692. Jenice says:

    I’ve been wanting to work with wool and see if I like it. This looks like a fun project.

  693. Corey says:

    What an amazing giveaway! I just love your designs and would love to win. Hope you had a fabulous anniversary!

  694. Cindy says:

    Another look at your woolie that I HAVE to make. It should go fairly fast and should have fun with it.
    Thanks again, Heather.

  695. Brenda Wiseman says:

    Thanks, Heather, for the penny mat design. I’ve done a lot of dyeing and playing with wool (mostly with my doll making), but I’ve never made a penny mat or penny rug. This one is so charming and small enough that I’m willing to tackle it without fear that I’m just adding one more project that is doomed to stay unfinishished in the bottom of a box. I have one or six or twenty of those, where I tried something new and lost interest. I tend to want to go big. My first quilt was a baby quilt for my first niece, but my second one was a queen/king sized “chevron,” basically a log cabin starting in the corner instead of the center. My third quilt was also king-sized. A garden twist quilt. But was I satisfied to do it with two colors. No, I had to use four. Good thing I ended up liking quilting because at least some of those get finished! I still bite off (buy, that is) more than I can ever chew in a lifetime, but it sure is fun planning all of those quilts.

    Thanks you and the rest of the hop gang for doing this for us. You deserve a lot more than you’re getting out of it!!


  696. debbie evans says:

    Happy Anniversary! My daughter was born on Friday November 13 so it is a lucky day at our house too!

  697. Sharon says:

    Thank you for your part in the blog hop. It was great.

  698. oh wow! lovely blog! and any project with wool wins my heart right away! thanks 🙂

  699. Margaret Mead says:

    I just wanted to thank you all for going the extra mile and doing this great blog hop. I enjoyed it very much. Thank You!

    Can’t remember if I told you earlier…you and “Miss Rosie” are my two favorite pattern designers. I love your stuff. Keep up the great work!

  700. Lynn N says:

    Just love the patterns

  701. Judy McCanles says:

    Love your penny rug. Thank you so much for the pattern. judy

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