Day 7 of the HG Blog Hop

Welcome to the last day Henry Glass Project Parade!

Today we have two more designers to share with you ~

 
Janet  and Pam of the Buggy Barn at http://www.buggybarnquilts.blogspot.com/
 

 
While you are over at the HG blog visiting Kim, be sure to enter in the special words collected from each blog to have a chance at the Grand Prize!  The grand prize includes a package from Henry Glass, and something from each designer.  That’s a total of 18 gifts!!!!    The photo below shows just what HG will be sending the winner!
 
Remember, your comment will not show, so do not post more than once.  Keeping your comments private means no cheating (!), so everyone has to visit each blog to collect the clues. 
 
Just in case you need a little help with the clues,  both Carrie and Jill are giving some hints today.  You might want to check that out! 
****** Please note that for my secret word, we are accepting both “Trends and Traditions” and “Stocking”.  
 
Tomorrow, I will announce the winners from my post, so be sure to check back then. 
 

Henry Glass Project Parade schedule:

Day 1:

Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka’s Treasures at https://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/
 
 
Day 2:
Amy Hamberlin of Kati Cupcake at http://www.katicupcakequiltingco.blogspot.com/
Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt co at http://www.lavieenrosie.typepad.com/
Kari Ramsay of Fresh Cut Quilt Patterns at http://www.freshcutquilts.blogspot.com/
 
 
Day 3:
Jacquelynne Steves of the Noble Wife at http://www.thenoblewife.blogspot.com/
Jill Finlay of  Jillily Studio at http://www.jillilystudio.blogspot.com/
 
 
Day 4:
Laurie Bird of Rose Cottage at http://www.rosecottagequilts.blogspot.com/
Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup at http://www.quiltsoupblog.com/
Beth and Liz Hawkins of Lizzie B Creative at http://www.dreamlaughcreate.blogspot.com/
 
Day 5:
Chelsea Anderson of Pink Fig Patterns at http://pinkfigdesign.blogspot.com/
Brenda Pinnick of Brenda Pinnick Designs at www.brendapinnick.com/blog/
 
Day 6:
Leanne Anderson of The Country Caboodle at http://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.blogspot.com/
Dana Brooks of Lazy Daisy Cottage at http://www.lazydaisycottage.blogspot.com/
 
Day 7:
Janet Nesbit and Pam Soliday of Buggy Barn at http://www.buggybarnquilts.blogspot.com/
 
 
 
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Day 6 of the HG Project Parade

Welcome to Day 6  of the Henry Glass Project Parade!

Today we have two more designers to share with you ~

Leanne Anderson of The Country Caboodle at http://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.blogspot.com/
 
 

 
Dana Brooks of Lazy Daisy Cottage at http://www.lazydaisycottage.blogspot.com/
 

Don’t forget to collect the clues from each designer to have a chance at the Grand Prize!

 
 

Henry Glass Project Parade schedule:

Day 1:

Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka’s Treasures at https://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/
 
 
Day 2:
Amy Hamberlin of Kati Cupcake at http://www.katicupcakequiltingco.blogspot.com/
Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt co at http://www.lavieenrosie.typepad.com/
Kari Ramsay of Fresh Cut Quilt Patterns at http://www.freshcutquilts.blogspot.com/
 
 
Day 3:
Jacquelynne Steves of the Noble Wife at http://www.thenoblewife.blogspot.com/
Jill Finlay of  Jillily Studio at http://www.jillilystudio.blogspot.com/
 
 
Day 4:
Laurie Bird of Rose Cottage at http://www.rosecottagequilts.blogspot.com/
Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup at http://www.quiltsoupblog.com/
Beth and Liz Hawkins of Lizzie B Creative at http://www.dreamlaughcreate.blogspot.com/
 
Day 5:
Chelsea Anderson of Pink Fig Patterns at http://pinkfigdesign.blogspot.com/
Brenda Pinnick of Brenda Pinnick Designs at www.brendapinnick.com/blog/
 
Day 6:
Leanne Anderson of The Country Caboodle at http://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.blogspot.com/
Dana Brooks of Lazy Daisy Cottage at http://www.lazydaisycottage.blogspot.com/
 
Day 7:
Janet Nesbit and Pam Soliday of Buggy Barn at http://www.buggybarnquilts.blogspot.com/
 
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Day 5 of the HG Project Parade

Welcome to Day 5  of the Henry Glass Project Parade!

Today we have two more designers to share with you ~

Chelsea Anderson of Pink Fig Patterns at http://pinkfigdesign.blogspot.com/

Brenda Pinnick of Brenda Pinnick Designs at www.brendapinnick.com/blog/

Don’t forget to collect the clues from each designer to have a chance at the Grand Prize!

 
 

Henry Glass Project Parade schedule:

Day 1:

Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka’s Treasures at https://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/
 
 
Day 2:
Amy Hamberlin of Kati Cupcake at http://www.katicupcakequiltingco.blogspot.com/
Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt co at http://www.lavieenrosie.typepad.com/
Kari Ramsay of Fresh Cut Quilt Patterns at http://www.freshcutquilts.blogspot.com/
 
 
Day 3:
Jacquelynne Steves of the Noble Wife at http://www.thenoblewife.blogspot.com/
Jill Finlay of  Jillily Studio at http://www.jillilystudio.blogspot.com/
 
 
Day 4:
Laurie Bird of Rose Cottage at http://www.rosecottagequilts.blogspot.com/
Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup at http://www.quiltsoupblog.com/
Beth and Liz Hawkins of Lizzie B Creative at http://www.dreamlaughcreate.blogspot.com/
 
Day 5:
Chelsea Anderson of Pink Fig Patterns at http://pinkfigdesign.blogspot.com/
Brenda Pinnick of Brenda Pinnick Designs at www.brendapinnick.com/blog/
 
Day 6:
Leanne Anderson of The Country Caboodle at http://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.blogspot.com/
Dana Brooks of Lazy Daisy Cottage at http://www.lazydaisycottage.blogspot.com/

 Day 7:

Kim Diehl atwww.henryglassfabrics.blogspot.com

Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday of Buggy Barn at http://www.buggybarnquilts.blogspot.com/
 
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Day 4 of the Henry Glass Project Parade

Welcome to Day 4 of the Henry Glass Project Parade!

Today we have three more designers to share with you.

 
Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup at http://www.quiltsoupblog.com/
 
Beth and Liz Hawkins of Lizzie B Creative at http://www.dreamlaughcreate.blogspot.com/
 
 
 and Laurie Bird of Rose Cottage at http://www.rosecottagequilts.blogspot.com/

Don’t forget to collect the clues from each designer to have a chance at the Grand Prize!

 So have you started any of the projects from the blog hop yet?  If you have, you can share them on our Flickr page  
 
 
 
Here in Minnesota,  our area is under a winter storm watch, with up to 12″ of snow expected.  Our yard is turning into a winter wonderland.
 
 
 
Sounds like a perfect time to stay home and get the Christmas decorations up.  So far I have one tree up
 
and one of my Christmas quilts hung.
 
 
There’s lots of work to do yet, so I better get back to it!
 
PS ~ This quilt design if from my book Livin’ Large and is based off the quilt Pretty in Pink.  The fabric is Figgy Pudding by Basic Grey.
 
 

Henry Glass Project Parade schedule:

Day 1:
Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka’s Treasures at https://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/
 
 
Day 2:
Amy Hamberlin of Kati Cupcake at http://www.katicupcakequiltingco.blogspot.com/
Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt co at http://www.lavieenrosie.typepad.com/
Kari Ramsay of Fresh Cut Quilt Patterns at http://www.freshcutquilts.blogspot.com/
 
 
Day 3:
Jacquelynne Steves of the Noble Wife at http://www.thenoblewife.blogspot.com/
Jill Finlay of  Jillily Studio at http://www.jillilystudio.blogspot.com/
 
 
Day 4:
Laurie Bird of Rose Cottage at http://www.rosecottagequilts.blogspot.com/
Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup at http://www.quiltsoupblog.com/
Beth and Liz Hawkins of Lizzie B Creative at http://www.dreamlaughcreate.blogspot.com/
 
Day 5:
Chelsea Anderson of Pink Fig Patterns at http://www.pinkfig.typepad.com/
Brenda Pinnick of Brenda Pinnick Designs at www.brendapinnick.com/blog/
 
Day 6:
Leanne Anderson of The Country Caboodle at http://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.blogspot.com/
Dana Brooks of Lazy Daisy Cottage at http://www.lazydaisycottage.blogspot.com/
 
Day 7:
Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday of Buggy Barn at http://www.buggybarnquilts.blogspot.com/
 
 



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Day 3 of the HG Project Parade Blog Hop

Welcome back for Day 3 of HG Project Parade blog hop.  Today we have two more designers for you to go and visit!
 
 
Jacquelynne Steves of the Noble Wife at http://www.thenoblewife.blogspot.com/

 
 
 
 and Jill Finlay of  Jillily Studio at http://www.jillilystudio.blogspot.com/
 

Don’t forget to collect the clues from each designer to have a chance at the Grand Prize!
 
 
For those of you who are printing off copies of each designer’s pattern, Jill has designed a cover so you can keep all your projects from the blog hop neatly bundled together.
 
 
Click to download and print:  HGholidaycoverfinal
 
 
 

Henry Glass Project Parade schedule:

Day 1:
Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka’s Treasures at https://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/
 
 
Day 2:
Amy Hamberlin of Kati Cupcake at http://www.katicupcakequiltingco.blogspot.com/
Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt co at http://www.lavieenrosie.typepad.com/
Kari Ramsay of Fresh Cut Quilt Patterns at http://www.freshcutquilts.blogspot.com/
 
 
Day 3:
Jacquelynne Steves of the Noble Wife at http://www.thenoblewife.blogspot.com/
Jill Finlay of  Jillily Studio at http://www.jillilystudio.blogspot.com/
 
 
Day 4:
Laurie Bird of Rose Cottage at http://www.rosecottagequilts.blogspot.com/
Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup at http://www.quiltsoupblog.com/
Beth and Liz Hawkins of Lizzie B Creative at http://www.dreamlaughcreate.blogspot.com/
 
Day 5:
Chelsea Anderson of Pink Fig Patterns at http://www.pinkfig.typepad.com/
Brenda Pinnick of Brenda Pinnick Designs at www.brendapinnick.com/blog/
 
Day 6:
Leanne Anderson of The Country Caboodle at http://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.blogspot.com/
Dana Brooks of Lazy Daisy Cottage at http://www.lazydaisycottage.blogspot.com/

 

Day 7:
Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday of Buggy Barn at http://www.buggybarnquilts.blogspot.com/
 
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Day 2 of the HG Project Parade

Welcome back for Day 2 of HG Project Parade blog hop. 
 
Thanks to everyone who stopped by yesterday!  I really enjoyed reading all of the comments and feedback.  I’m glad so many of you liked the dish passer and plan to give the pattern a go.  Today we have three more designers for you to go and visit.  I am anxious to head over to their blogs and see the project they have to share with us!
 
Amy Hamberlin of Kati Cupcake at http://www.katicupcakequiltingco.blogspot.com/
 
 
 
Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt co at http://www.lavieenrosie.typepad.com/
 
 
 
 and Kari Ramsay of Fresh Cut Quilt Patterns at http://www.freshcutquilts.blogspot.com/
 
 
 
 
Don’t forget to collect the special words from each designer to have a chance at the Grand Prize!
 
 
For those of you who are printing off copies of each designer’s pattern, Jill has designed a cover so you can keep all your projects from the blog hop neatly bundled together.
 
 
Click to download and print:  HGholidaycoverfinal
 
 
 

Henry Glass Project Parade schedule:

Day 1:
Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka’s Treasures at https://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/
 
 
Day 2:
Amy Hamberlin of Kati Cupcake at http://www.katicupcakequiltingco.blogspot.com/
Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt co at http://www.lavieenrosie.typepad.com/
Kari Ramsay of Fresh Cut Quilt Patterns at http://www.freshcutquilts.blogspot.com/
 
 
Day 3:
Jacquelynne Steves of the Noble Wife at http://www.thenoblewife.blogspot.com/
Jill Finlay of  Jillily Studio at http://www.jillilystudio.blogspot.com/
 
 
Day 4:
Laurie Bird of Rose Cottage at http://www.rosecottagequilts.blogspot.com/
Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup at http://www.quiltsoupblog.com/
Beth and Liz Hawkins of Lizzie B Creative at http://www.dreamlaughcreate.blogspot.com/
 
Day 5:
Chelsea Anderson of Pink Fig Patterns at http://www.pinkfig.typepad.com/
Brenda Pinnick of Brenda Pinnick Designs at www.brendapinnick.com/blog/
 
Day 6:
Leanne Anderson of The Country Caboodle at http://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.blogspot.com/
Dana Brooks of Lazy Daisy Cottage at http://www.lazydaisycottage.blogspot.com/

 

Day 7:
Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday of Buggy Barn at http://www.buggybarnquilts.blogspot.com/
 
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Day 1 of the HG Project Parade

Welcome to Day 1 of the Henry Glass Project Parade!

Today, I am one of the featured designers. 

 In case we haven’t met before, let’s start with introductions. 

My name is Heather.  My husband, Joel and I live in Minnesota. 

with our dog Daisy.

You can read a little more about us and our business here.   I started my business 15 years ago and have since published lots of books and single patterns, along withdesigning fabric lines for Henry Glass.  My goal as a designer is to always be on the look out for new trends in design and color, while striving to bring you stylish and fresh patterns.  I understand that quilters are busy people, so I love to use simple tricks and techniques to make things come together easily and quickly.   To see what I’m talking about, you can click here to view the inspirations tab on my website.   It will show you all you really need to know about me.

There is always something in the works around here, so I thought I’d share a few of the things that I have been up to lately.

Up on the design wall in my studio is a project using my next fabric line, called Artful Home.  The fabric isn’t here yet, so I am just experimenting a little with my strike-offs.  The line is currently out on the road with HG’s sales reps and will be in stores early next year. 

Crayon Box from the book "The Sweet Life" by Anka's Treasures

 

Also in the works is my next Christmas line, called Deck the Halls.  It’s a combination of my favorite colors and  prints  — both trendy and traditional, some Christmas-sy and some not, some large scale home-dec type prints, and some smaller quilty-type prints.  Would you like to see a sneak peek at a few of my favorite pieces?

 

Again, it will be available 2011, but I couldn’t help but share a little teaser!  I hope you all will like it. 

Now, onto my project  ~

I decided to share a pattern for a dish passer.  It’s quick and easy, takes very little fabric, and makes for a great gift.  The whole idea is to have a stylish, yet practical way to pass around those hot dishes around the table, without having to send the potholders around with the dish.

It’s made from a simple rectangle, with ties added on the four corners.  It is reversible, so pick out two fat quarters that you want to show off!

The little ties pull the corners together, so that the dish passer will hug the sides of a 9″x13″ pan.

(BTW – this stripe is printed on the bias, giving it that cute candy cane effect.  To learn how to make any stripe have that effect, click here)

I made it to match one of my Christmas table runners, made from my previous Christmas line, At Home for the Holidays

To download the directions to make the dish passer, click here:  dish passer for HG Christmas blog hop.

In addition to the free pattern for the dish passer, I would like to give away a collection of some of our patterns!  Just leave me a comment to be entered into the drawing.

If you would like to be entered into winning the grand prize for the Henry Glass Project Parade, my secret word is “Trends and Traditions“.  Click here if you haven’t already read how this works.

 
As part of the blog hop, the designers are going to share a few holiday memories.  I have so many, that I will just share one favorite today.  It’s one that I have shared before, back when I was part of the Cross Country Christmas Blog Hop.  So, some of you may have already seen this, but I don’t mind revisiting it again!  Here is a clip from that blog post:
 

Our theme for today is a favorite Christmas decoration or ornament.   When I found out that this was going to be our topic today, I knew right away what I was going to share.  During this blog hop, I have already talked about my Aunt Lynn a few times, but today I am going to make her ears burn!   Back when I was really little, she started giving each of her nieces and nephews a Christmas ornament each year.  Here’s a picture of one of the early ones – it’s one of my favorites.

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Here is another of my favorites –

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In fact, they are all favorites.

They are all so pretty and have special meaning to me.  I love unpacking them every year and looking at each one.  When I had my first Christmas after moving out of my parent’s house, these were the only Christmas decorations I had!

My very favorites are the ones that she hand painted or designed  – like the ones below:

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As a little girl, I was just fascinated that she could paint these herself.

Each one was dated and signed with her special signature and “xxoo”.   To this day, I have to still remind myself to call her “my Aunt Lynn”, when in my thoughts she is still Auntie Lynn.

There are many more in my collection from “Auntie”, but I don’t want to make this post too long by showing them all!  I just wanted to tell you about how thoughtful and caring my Aunt is.  She is also the one that gave each of us a key chain on our 16th birthday, a collection of photos that she had taken of us over the years for our 18th birthday, and she even remembers to send a card for everyone’s birthdays and anniversaries.  I can’t really express in words what all of those things have meant to me over the years, but someday I would love to be able to give her something back that would mean as much to her.

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The computer screen is now a little blurry, so I better wrap this up!

Don’t forget to visit our other featured designers today! 

Linda Lum DeBono at http://www.lindalumdebono.blogspot.com/

 
 

 Thanks for stopping by and here is the schedule for the rest of the HG Blog Hop:

Day 2:
Amy Hamberlin of Kati Cupcake at http://www.katicupcakequiltingco.blogspot.com/
Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt co at http://www.lavieenrosie.typepad.com/
Kari Ramsay of Fresh Cut Quilt Patterns at http://www.freshcutquilts.blogspot.com/
 
 
Day 3:
Jacquelynne Steves of the Noble Wife at http://www.thenoblewife.blogspot.com/
Jill Finlay of  Jillily Studio at http://www.jillilystudio.blogspot.com/
 
 
Day 4:
Laurie Bird of Rose Cottage at http://www.rosecottagequilts.blogspot.com/
Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup at http://www.quiltsoupblog.com/
Beth and Liz Hawkins of Lizzie B Creative at http://www.dreamlaughcreate.blogspot.com/
 
Day 5:
Chelsea Anderson of Pink Fig Patterns at http://www.pinkfigdesign.blogspot.com/
Brenda Pinnick of Brenda Pinnick Designs at www.brendapinnick.com/blog/
 
Day 6:
Leanne Anderson of The Country Caboodle at http://www.thewholecountrycaboodle.blogspot.com/
Dana Brooks of Lazy Daisy Cottage at http://www.lazydaisycottage.blogspot.com/
 
Day 7:
Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday of Buggy Barn at http://www.buggybarnquilts.blogspot.com/
 
 



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