Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to everyone who is celebrating this event today! My kids are a little old to force to participate in the hunt for easter eggs, but I do it anyway! They complain and resist, but I hope that deep (very deep) down inside, they appreciate my efforts to make it special.
And I want to make it special for you too, so I am having an Easter giveaway for one of my lucky blog readers.
I made this tabletopper  to give as a "thank you for reading my blog" gift. It is 8 1/2" and is made from 3D bowtie blocks. It used up all some of my smallest plaid scraps.

I really liked the way the quilting  made the bowties pop up!






You can put a candle in the middle and use it as a candlemat.



Or you can use it as a jar mat and put all your little jars on top of it...you know, the tiny jars that you use for storing dog ears and buttons?
(Thanks to Nancy for donating these cute jars for my collection!)

It doesn't come with the easter eggs because unfortunately, they are all eaten now :)
Just leave a comment and I'll enter your name in the draw.
Happy Easter!

22 comments:

  1. Hoppy Easter to you too. What a fun little project.

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  2. Happy Easter to you too! Cute little topper.

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  3. Happy Easter Kathy Love the mint table topper. The pattern is wonderful!

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  4. Kathy ... I would like to win your topper then I could arrange all my glass jars filled with quilters' jelly and selvedges on it. Have a great day! jr from ontario

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  5. Awww - too cute! What a great way to use up the itty bitty scraps. Happy Easter!

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  6. The plaids are so cute in your table topper. I also force my sons to participate in Easter activities.
    Happy Easter

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  7. Hi Kathy,

    What a kind idea, to have a gift for Easter.

    Keep up the Easter Egg Hunt. We started again, when my neice and nephews were very young and our grandchildren started arriving. On Good Friday there were twenty-one of us for the hunt and lunch. My husband and I hide just over 300 plastic eggs with chocolate in them on our property. The kids all look forward to coming and some are now bringing girl/boyfriend. My twenty-five year old niece said it wouldn't be Easter without coming to our home. When she has children she will have to give up hunting. That is the rule one of her brothers made. Everyone brings food. Our egg hunters range in age from five to twenty-five and we have my sister-in-law's mother who is eighty-eight too. So we have all generations. It was a great day. Hope you have a great Easter too.

    Dianne

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  8. Happy Easter to you, too. Your little table topper is really cute. Thanks for a chance to win it.

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  9. Happy Easter to you. very nice table topper. when my kids were younger and the older cousins did not want to participate.what we did was. the kids would find their eggs. we would give out little prizes for the most found or who found the most of one color.. then they would hide the eggs for the adults.. all the adults would be out findins the eggs it made it fun for the kids.

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  10. I gave up the Easter Egg hunt when I got too many grandchildren and moved away from where most of them live. I'd like to win something today. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Love your blog. I read on a regular basis and love to hear and see what you are up to.

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  12. That little table-topper is so cute! If you're willing to mail potential winnings to the UK, I'd love to be in the draw :)

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  13. Hope you had a happy Easter. The annual egg hunt at Grandma's is a big deal in my husbands family. This was the first year kiddo didn't hunt, but she helped the littest ones.

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  14. Love the table topper and your ideas for use. Our land doesn't really have good hiding places, so we hide the eggs inside to keep it interessting for the little ones.

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  15. Very sweet topper, Kathy. Love the 'quilter's jelly jars'. :-)

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  16. Hi Kathy
    My daughter is away at university writing exams so she won't be home until next weekend. We are having a visit from the bunny on Saturday so she can hunt for eggs.

    Gail

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  17. oh my it's adorable! and aren't you sweet! our kids are all pretty big too, but I still do Easter baskets for them, I think it wouldn't be Easter without that.

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  18. I got so excited about the prospect of winning that cute little quilt that I posted the comment to the wrong day :( oh well, probably too much chocolate.....

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  19. What a cute little quilty project. I like the plaids. I have just discovered your blog today, but have added you to my Google Reader feed.

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  20. Now why not pick your northern blog stalker...she could use some cheering up.Not having a very good week....and I have cute little jars full of buttons too!!

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