Wednesday, September 19, 2018

My Happy Place Blog Hop


Hi everyone, it is my day on the My Happy Place Blog Hop with a number of other talented bloggers. We need to give Marian from Seams to be Sew a big thank you for hosting us and keeping us on track and organized. Some of us need extra help sometimes. Plus visit Marian's blog for more giveaways.
Here is the full schedule. Make sure you check out the past posts if this is the first time you have seen My Happy Place Blog Hop.
                                    Tuesday September 4, 2018

Thursday September 6, 2018

Tuesday September 11, 2018

Thursday September 13, 2018

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Thursday September 20, 2018

Tuesday September 25, 2018
Thursday September 27, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tuesday, October 11, 2018
Show and Tell Day

For me  my happy place is my growing orchard of fruit trees down the back of our yard. We are lucky to have a large block that allows me to have the space to grow some of my favourite fruits. It is a work in progress,  as I have planted two new trees this spring. I now have a pear, a peach, an apricot, two plums, a lemon and a cherry. So I had to feature it as my happy place.

 Download my instructions here and don't forget the Foundation paper pattern here. Then you can make my row and other rows for your quilt. I know that is my plan. I have selected a theme and I know there are a number of rows that fit my theme.

Of course we have to have a give away. It's so more fun if there is a chance to win something like fabric. A big thank you to Moda who have supplied us with this beautiful, I must have prize that I would love to win, but I am out of luck for this one. Plus don't forget to visit Marian Blog for more giveaways.


                You can win this Moda Chloe's Closet Sew and Sew Shine. Value $45.00
                                          Worldwide Shipping / Shipping paid by winner
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Also you can enter this giveaway for EQ8 Value $239.95

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rules and Guidelines For Giveaways
Please take the time to read it.
Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various bloggers for their featured day.
There are no prior announcements on who is doing which sponsor except to the sponsor themselves.
You'll have to visit the blog or the featured blog to enter the giveaways.
Not all giveaways can be entered at Seams To Be Sew.
I will start announcing winners on September 11, 2018, and finish announcing winners on October 10, 2018.
In most cases, the blog where you won at also will announce their 
winners.
You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me, loses the ability to win automatically.
With the exception of Show and Tell Day, all giveaways run for approximately one week.
You are given 3 days to answer the email, if you do not answer within 3 days a new winner will be drawn. Check those spam/junk mail folders, you may miss that winning email if you don't do so because there are no exceptions to this rule.
If you are notified that you are a winner, in most cases, you will need to provide your name, address, city, state, zip code, country, telephone number, and email address.
In some cases, you will be asked to comment on the blog to enter the giveaway... do the right thing and thank them for the time it took to create the pattern, thank them for the pattern and...
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No purchase whatsoever is necessary.
You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.
You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win. Prizes valued at $500.00 should be claimed.
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This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
Participating bloggers may enter any of the giveaways.
The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.
Most of the giveaways are international shipping this year
in some cases, you will be asked to pay for shipping your giveaways.
I am not rich and I do not ask sponsors for money, they provide prizes only.
If they shipped the prize to me, you will be asked to pay for shipping.
All giveaways will be shipped that are in my home within 48 hours of my having heard from you.
An invoice will be sent to you via Paypal, and shipping will take place via Paypal, so your Paypal email will be needed to send the invoice. You will receive a tracking number except for overseas shipments. All shipping will either be first class which averages out at 2.77 to 4.00 up to 13 ounces. Paypal fees are added to that amount to cover that fee. All fabric bundles from Michael Miller, Hoffman, and Moda will be shipped via Priority Mail to protect the fabric itself.
Please note, every effort is made to protect the prizes. They go into a plastic bin when I receive them, and it is covered by an air tight cover. I have a dog in my home and I have a smoker in my home, so I do everything possible to protect the prizes.
Most companies are very good about getting prizes off to customers quickly also, but some companies are overseas, so please allow all sponsors a 2-week time period before you report to me that you still haven't received your prize. When the company is overseas, it can take 6 weeks to 90 days for an item to also arrive.
Whether or not you read the above, the rules for giveaways are in place to protect everyone. I do not want to hear you didn't read them, they will be posted on my blog daily during each featured day. There is no excuse for not reading them.

Don't forget to check out all the blog posts on our My Happy Place Blog Hop. I am.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia




67 comments:

Sharon Aurora said...

Fruit trees in your own backyard sounds like such a pleasant place to be. Thank you for your pattern.

Creativeblonde66 said...

Beautiful, we have fruit trees and my boys love to climb to the top and reach the best apples 😊

Marian said...

I love that we have another pieced row in the row along and I love the "life amongst the trees" ... Its the one thing in the outdoors that I always admire seeing during the seasons each year. I'm so glad you participated with us again Cynthia, your a delight to have in the row along and I hope you'll do it again. Hugs!!

shobs said...

What a nice thing to have in one's backyard.

Ronelle said...

How awesome to have the space to grow your own fruit trees Thank you for the lovely row pattern that you are sharing with us.
Ronelle

Janet said...

I really like your trees. That is great you have a place to grow them. Thank you for the row.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

We have fruit trees in our backyard too, and I love being able to go out there and pick fresh fruit at its peak! Your row captured the orchard beautifully!

Jayne said...

I love the fabrics you have used. They are just right. Thank you

Karen said...

Love your trees block. Thanks for sharring.

Nancy Lewis said...

Your trees are darling!! I love fruit trees too, and have 2 pear, 2 peach, and 1 apple.

Mary Lou Paoletti said...

Love your pattern! Thank you so much.

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Hi, in Arizona I have lemon, orange and grapefruit trees which are a yummy treat. Thank you for the adorable tree row pattern.

Susan said...

That's a wonderful happy place - I would love to have it in my backyard too!

Calicojoan said...

Who wouldn't be happy in their own orchard. I bet your busy in the kitchen canning when all those trees start to product their fruits. Thanks for a wonderful addition to the row along!

Unknown said...

Love your trees. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

tammy bulger said...

I love your trees! My plan is to do a nature quilt. So much thanks!

Susan said...

Wonderful trees! Thank you so much for this row. It will go so nicely with some other favorites.

FabGab said...

I once had an orchard very much like yours: apricots, plums, pears, cherries, apples, grapes, and raspberries. It was magical in the spring when everything bloomed at once. But it was work in the fall to can and freeze all that fruit, all by myself. It does make a lovely quilt row. Thank you.

GranChris said...

Wonderful trees. I would love the eating but not the taking care of the trees.

Sewgirl said...

You are so lucky to have fruit trees on your property. We have only a couple and when I was growing up in So Cal, we had an abundance. I miss that! Thanks for sharing your row!

Cherie in St Louis said...

I really like the two trees in the middle....unique!

Happy said...

What a lovely place to be happy! I bet you have birds and butterflies too!

whistlebet57 said...

Thank you so much

Moira said...

Thanks for the lovely row!

Lisa Marie said...

I love decorative items with trees on them, so your row is perfect for me! So lovely, thanks for sharing.

Sue Raymond said...

That certainly does look like a happy place! Lucky you! Thank you so much for sharing

Sue Raymond said...

That certainly does look like a happy place! Lucky you! Thank you so much for sharing

tac73 said...

Trees do make for a happier place. Thank you for creating it in fabric.

Lynne Stucke said...

Thank you for sharing these cute trees . . . but they need some fruit hanging on them!!! Actually, I'm glad there's no fruit in evidence; my mouth is watering just thinking of all those wonderful fruits, fresh off the trees! You are blessed to have them.

bdieges said...

Would love to grow these trees where we are, but the elk, deer, squirrels and jays would have a heyday!

Sandi1100 said...

Hopefully your fruit trees will produce some fruit. We have 2 apple trees but the apples never get big and always fall off before they should. Thanks for sharing your row.

Sue Green said...

I love your row! Thank you.

Laura said...

Love your trees as are so easy to customize.

Bonnie58 said...

Absolutely beautiful!. I totally love your row. Thank you so much for sharing

Seacoast Quilter said...

Thank your for the great row pattern. Nice to have fruit trees nearby.

Myrtle said...

Thank you for the mini forest of fruit.

wendy said...

Great little row of trees! I would love to be able to have fruit trees in my yard. Thank you for sharing!

Konstantina said...

This was my back yard as a child...great row! Thank you for this!

Nancy Chappelle said...

another beautiful row! you are amazing!

JANET said...

You will have your work cut out for you! But so worth it later in the year. It is too hot here for fruit trees. Thank you for sharing your row and story with us.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

When I was growing up, we had over 1,000 peach trees and would pick and carry them to market, and can and preserve some, as well apples, and pears! It's a lot of work, but worth it! Thanks for sharing your beautiful row!

vivoaks said...

Thank you so much for being a part of the Row-Along! I checked the patterns when I downloaded them, and the foundation pattern only has the two spikey trees - not the two in the middle. Are they also supposed to be included? I checked all pages of both pdf's and only found the one set.
In any case, I do love the block and appreciate all the time and hard work that went into designing it. Blessings to you and yours, Vivian
wvoaks at comcast dot net

Joyful Quilter said...

Cute row! I'm jealous of all the wonderful fresh fruit you have with all the fruit trees.

cookie said...

You have a "rad" looking site and a beautiful row along. I love trees and many of my creations have trees in them.

Quilt Maniac said...

Like your orchard a lot! thanks pjrquilter at msn dot com

Emily said...

This is a lovely row! I'm working on a forest quilt now with lots of trees and I think I might add in some of your pieced trees; I haven't seen a design like that before. Thanks for the beautiful design!

Allison said...

Such a beautiful row! Your trees are inspiring.

quilterdunn Dunn said...

I, too, have a small orchard of very young trees. So excited when they begin to bear fruit.
Was your pattern supposed to be for both types of trees? The one I received was only for the triangular trees.

Jennifer said...

I LOVE your trees! They are a happy place for me too.

Joyce Schroeder said...

What a happy little row! I grew up on a farm, and down the road was an apple orchard. My dad had wired the buildings for the couple who owned it, and every time my mom would send me down on my bike for some apples to make a pie, Mrs. Bailey wouldn't ever let us pay for the apples! After they retired, the new owners cut down most of the apple trees and it's just never been the same. But your row brings back fond memories for me. Thank you for the walk down memory lane.

Amy said...

Oh I would absolutely love to have an orchard in my backyard. It would totally be my happy place as well. Cute little row!!

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

I love how here in Adelaide we have a great climate for fruit and nut trees. We have trees in our backyard too, as well as a small banana that fruits well. My MIL has an amazing macadamia tree next door that fruits over the fence. Great row.

Carol S. said...

An orchard in my backyard would make me happy, too!

Jeanne Brown said...

Thanks for the pattern and the give away.

ShirleyC said...

That's a neat row! Not many people have fruit trees anymore. My dad had an orchard when I was growing up, and it was constant work - especially if the trees bloomed before the last frost.

Kathy L said...

Yum fruit salad!!

kamiafive said...

I love mowing around fruit trees it smells so fabulous when you run over the over ripe fruit on the ground. Your row makes me remember taking care of my grandfathers fruit orchard.

Terri - Palm Bay, FL said...

Love your row as it reminds me of many a hike I've made in many a majestic forest. Thank you for bringing back a wonderful memory. Thank you also for sharing your time, your talent and your creativity.

Beth said...

We live in the country, with many trees of our own, so your row really speaks to me. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Sarah Vanderburgh said...

Lovely row! I like the green fabrics you picked and the theme of trees. Thanks for participating:)

Karrin Hurd said...

Cute row! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kathy E. said...

How lucky you are, Cynthia, to have an orchard of fruit trees on your property! To have fresh fruit all season is a dream and to think of all the yummy recipes you can make with them! Your row is perfect to reflect your favorite trees. duchick at mchsi dot com

Cathy B said...

Nature is the best, especially watching the seasons change! We're lucky enough to live with woods behind and a lake in front.
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Jennifer Miller said...

Thank you for the wonderful row!!!!

Sherri G said...

Thanks for the pattern!

Susan said...

This is lovely. Your own "forest" with fruit. Would make me happy too. Thanks for sharing.

Susan-Sharon Passmore said...

Such lovely trees! And won't it be fun to harvest the fruit on your real orchard too.

Thanks for sharing. :)