Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Oh, February!


 
   February is my birth month and also home to one of my favorite motifs: the heart.

   This month's Reshaped project is full of hearts. I just never tire of them.  I don't know the history of the shape we use to illustrate a heart, but I do know that I was very disappointed as a child when I saw for the first time a picture of a real heart.
 It looked nothing like what I was led to believe a heart was shaped like.
 This simple project was so easy to stitch. There is still plenty of time to complete it as a special gift or display for Valentine's Day. The base is a hand towel that I purchased at Homegoods ( Yes, it is sooo good!) and since it was already hemmed, I simply appliqued motifs and called it a day.
 Just keep your stitching neat & tidy if you are not going to put some kind of backing on it.
Seeing that the towels were a pair, I have decided to offer a Give Away of the other unfinished towel and a kit of the wool to make this table mat. (or hang it as a decorative towel) Also, I am including a copy of my book as you will need the pattern pieces from it. If you already have a copy, feel free to share this one with a friend.




To enter the Give Away just comment on this blog post. I will draw the winner on Friday at noon.


February Reshaped Hearts Wool Applique

2 Larger Hearts- "For Needles and Thread" p.48
Smaller Hearts & Leaves- Creatures of Habit/ Cat Pillow

Enjoy!


249 comments:

  1. Love your things
    Thanks for all you do for us

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  2. What a great giveaway. I would love to win.

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  3. So Cute, would love to stitch this for Valentines Day.....

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  4. Oh it is my birth month also. Love the hearts. This would make a great birthday surprise..
    suebennett1975@gmail.com

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  5. Hello, I just love your hearts tea towel kit! A lovely idea.....I would love to win it. Thanks for being an inspiration to me. Thank you, Maria mrendeiro7@gmail.com

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  6. Hello, I just love your hearts tea towel. You are in inspiration to me with all your beautiful designs.
    I would love to win this kit. Thank you, Maria mrendeiro7@gmail.com

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  7. Love the lovely designs in your book!,

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  8. I share a February Birthday & love all your designs! I would love to win this gift. Thank you

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  9. Happy Birthday, Rebekah! Hope your month is filled with love! <3

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  10. I love all of your designs and wools colors. Hope one day I can stitch as great as you, very much a inspiration .

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  11. February is not only hearts for valentine's day, but our anniversary too. Love this....thanks for sharing

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  12. Just tried posting a comment and my tablet went crazy. Hopefully it won't post twice. Your project is simple, yet has such charm. I was taking a break from stitching on my "mystery stitch along," and having fun thinking about what next month's addition will be. While researching fraktur, I came across many pins of your daughter's wonderful work. Thanks for your creativeness. (PPUslove Home Goods,too!)

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  13. Your work is so beautiful! I would love to win your book too!

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  14. How cute! Thanks, Rebekah, for sharing!

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  15. This is just too prim! I would love to win it!

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  16. You are such an inspiration Rebekah! Love the winding hearts and the different shape of the base. (I named my daughter Rebekah, she is 41 now). Thank you for an opportunity to win.

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  17. Rebekah you keep on amazing me. What a clever idea to use a store bought towel. I just love it.
    Home Goods is a favorite store of mine too. Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  18. Rebekah, You continue to amaze me with your creativity.

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  19. Thank you for the opportunity to win the kit! However, I am headed to Home Goods for some of those towels...thank you for the tip, they will make great gifts.

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  20. Lovely giveaway. Thanks! Would love to be the lucky winner.

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  21. Ohhh! I haven't had a chance to pick up your book yet, it looks wonderful! I've been doing wool appliqué for less than to years and find it a wonderful way to relax after work. To February love! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  22. Love your tea towel with the beautiful hearts!! Your stitches are lovely. Love to win. thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. Such sweet hearts and colors. Love it!

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  24. I would love to win this and make as a gift for my daughters wedding!!

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  25. Such sweet hearts and colors. Love it!

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  26. Thanks for offering the birthday treat and for sharing your talents! ❣

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  27. Oh Rebekah, what a wonderful project to stitch for Valentines Day!!!! Also Happy Birthday!!!!! Tina

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  28. The heart is also my favorite motif - whether cross stitched, stitched in wool, or on a quilt. I have been sewing and creating for almost forty years now...the heart still remains one of my favorites. Thanks for the chance to follow your "heartfelt" lead!

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  29. Rebekah, your work is always so striking- no matter how simple. the towel motif with the hearts is just lovely!

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  30. Oh, I love that! What a great idea. Thank you for sharing, you are so talented and congrats to the lucky person to win your sweet giveaway.

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  31. So beautiful Rebekah and so generous.
    Wishing you all happiness on your birthday and throughout the year - Laurie

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  32. I would love to be added to your give away list. I just started wool applique (learning from your book) and seriously love it ... and I thought punch needle was additive. This takes the cake!

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  33. What a beautiful creation - I would love to win a chance to make it :)

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  34. Oh my! What a great opportunity to win your book and the supplies for this adorable project! So, so, cute!

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  35. I have to say that "stars" have always been a favorite to me, but there is something or someway that you stitch your hearts that really appeal to me....Thanks for sharing this post about a new fav of mine - hearts!
    Tammy

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  36. Yes, please enter me in your wonderful giveaway.

    Thank you.

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  37. That is really cute Rebekah. I'd love to win! Yours is really adorable!!

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  38. Rebekah, thank you for the chance to win. I love your latest book and I'm also in your new BOM. Happy Birthday! Katherine Hunt

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  39. Rebekah, I would love to win this! Love hearts and the striped towel sets them off wonderfully.

    Bobbi

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  40. Love it!! I love everything you do!!

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  41. What a great giveaway. Love the heart project and so clever on the towel.

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  42. February is my Birthday month also and Friday is the day. Hope it will be a lucky one for me. Love the heart project especially on the towel.

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  43. Very Cute! I love hearts and February. ❤ Valentine's Day is our 29th Anniversary!

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  44. This would look so good in my kitchen. I too love hearts and red is my favorite color...Brenda

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  45. Happy birthday this month! I love February & all things hearts too. I'm just finishing a self-designed "hearts around" primitive rug inspired by your work.
    I love your book & am ready to start a new project. Thank you!

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  46. I love hearts too! They are so simple and sweet. Wool fabric and embroidery make them even better! Please include me in your drawing.

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  47. Hearts are absolutely my favorite shape. I have at least one in every room of my house. Love your work

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  48. Love this project! I so appreciate your work. Beautiful!

    Paula Shultz

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  49. This made my heart happy. This morning a family friend gave birth to her first child 12 weeks early. Lucy is cared for by a wonderful medical team and even cried a little. As soon as I saw this project I thought of her. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  50. This would look so good in my kitchen. I too love hearts and red is my favorite color...Brenda

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  51. Love the scalloped hearts. So beautiful. Makes me want to break out the wool and start the stitching!

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  52. Wonderful use of a toweling fabric. I have a table scarf that I purchased in Norway that is striped and this pattern would make that scarf unique and special. Thanks for sharing. Love the hearts too. Happy Birthday.

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  53. I absolutely love your designs - thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  54. I would love to win. I love hearts!

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  55. Oh I love hearts. I love what you are doing with your towel. I wish I had a little bit of your talent, I'm in awe of your beautiful designs.

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  56. Well bless your heart!! What a beauty., and what a thrill it would be to win this. Thanks for the chance!

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  57. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful gift!!! February is also my birth month!!!
    Love love love all heart motifs!!!!!

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  58. Beauty does not have to be complicated.

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  59. Oh my, how lovely. I would love to stitch this project. Thanks Rebekah.

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  60. I like the idea of using a hand towel for the base and hearts are always wonderful!

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  61. Great idea Rebekah! Love the thought of using a store bought towel, never thought of that. Thanks

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  63. I love your designs and would love to the grateful recipient of these lovely gifts. Brenda M Gillette

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  64. Love all your things! You are such a talented lady!

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  65. Love hearts! Thanks for the give away! Happy birthday🎂

    Cherie

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  66. I also am a heart lover Valentines Day is my very favorite holiday Thank you for the giveaway Please enter me
    linda m 5054oldcars@att.net

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  67. Rebekah you have a heart of gold!happy birthday this month!

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  68. Rebekah, I go to Home Goods and I see towel. You on the other hand see a surface for your art. I'm so thankful you love to share your talent with us all! Happy Heart Day to you! Krissy B.

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  69. Please enter me in your giveaway. Everything you touch is just wonderful!!
    Melinda Cole

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  70. Rebekah,
    I'd love a chance to win. Since I already have the book, I would pass it on.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  71. I love hearts. My husband has a Valentine's birthday so we celebrate both on Feb 14. He has given me many hearts through the years. It is amazing how you can change the look of a heart.

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  72. Would love to win this. I love hearts too. Would look great with my Valentine decorations.
    Sandy Ziebarth

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  73. What a great idea! Love it!

    Wanda Burleson
    wkbur@me.com

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  74. I love all of your projects Rebekah! This one is very sweet.

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  75. That is so pretty! Thanks for the Valentine treat! Happy Valentines Day!

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  76. Great project....I also find great towels at Homegoods to embellish. Your design is lovely!

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  77. Cute hearts! Simple is sometimes better. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  78. Your "hearts" are amazing -- Have a great birthday!

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  79. Happy Birthday! I love what you did with the towel! The stitching on the heart is beautiful. Love, love, love the book - since I already own it, I will pay it forward if I were to win this wonderful giveaway.

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  80. Wow this is so pretty and what a great idea! I have your book but would love to win. I have a dear friend that would love your book and I really want to make this now!

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  81. What a great gift!! Thank you for the giveaway. Many blessings on your birthday!!

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  82. Oh my, I love this Rebekah! I would be thrilled to win, have been meaning to get your book ~ just haven't had a chance yet! I'm a heart lover too! You are so talented~ your designs are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Valentines Day! Debbie :)

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  83. That is such an adorable towel!! Thanks for sharing your talent!!

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  84. That is lovely. What a beautiful use of the heart motif. Happy birthday!

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  85. I am enjoying your book, the Mystery SAL and now looking at this lovely piece. Thank you for sharing.

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  86. Thank you so much for sharing this. I am really enjoying the book and the Mystery SAL.

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  87. This is a beautiful project. We all need a one-day project from time to time :-)

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  88. What a perfectly wonderful piece. The hearts are such a warm accent to add to any room. Seems a shame that they are the symbol of the shortest month of the year. These hearts have such an appeal that I would want them to be on display year-long. Thank you for this opportunity to win the pattern and the kit. It would be so fun to win.

    Diane

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  89. What a lovely project! Thank you for your generous opportunity to win!

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  90. I love the appliqued towel! Hearts are a fave of mine. I'm partial to Valentine's Day. It was the day I married my sweetheart.......29 years ago!

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  91. Love the colors and simplicity of this design! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  92. Love the hearts on the tea towel!! Would be perfect for my birthday which is also in February. Love all your designs - I am in your FB Mystery SAL!!

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  93. I would love to win the towel and heart kit. I am about to start the stitch along. Love what you do.

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  94. I love it, hearts are fun and definetly something you can keep out all year.....I would love to be put in for giveaway....

    Rhonda

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  95. Beautiful, can't wait to meet you in March at our Guild, North Coast Needlers!

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  96. I hope you have a very blessed birthday this month!!! I love all of your patterns!!! This one gave me a simple idea that looks beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing your creative talent!!!

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  97. Looks beautiful! Can't wait to meet you at our guild meeting here in Ohio in March!

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  98. Love the towel idea cause my least favorite part of some crafts is getting the sewing machine out. This one would be nice and easy!

    Doreen
    PriviesAndPrims at yahoo dot com

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  99. I would love to win! Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!

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  100. Very clever idea! Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  101. I am partial to hearts too! What a generous giveaway, Rebekah! Thank you!

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  102. Happy Birthday-Hearts are a celebration!!

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  103. Love your hearts on the beautiful towel. I totally agree with you on the heart shape puzzlement... thanks SO much for sharing your wonderful wool work!!!!

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  104. I can't believe I am the first to comment. I love hearts and the color red. As a child I loved decorating boxes to take to school to put our valentines in. This is such a generous gift. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  105. Love your work, would like to be included in your drawing. Happy Birthday to you this month!

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  106. This towel is so pretty. I love the simplicity of the design.

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  107. Thank you for posting this heart runner. So nice of you to share a quick, easy pattern right before Valentine's Day. Have a good day.

    Linda B.

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  108. Oh, this is so pretty.
    I would love to make this.
    Please enter me in the drawing.
    Thanks!
    Marilyn

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  109. Happy Birthday Rebekah! Had to chuckle about your recount of see the first real heart!
    Please count me in for your drawing. Thank you!

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  110. The heart towel is cute. Would love to have your book. Thank You.

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  111. Beautiful work. Love the rich red hand towel.
    Happy Burthday to you !
    Rose

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  112. Wow! What a makeover of a common household item! Love the organic look of the vines... I'd love a chance to win the kit for this heart towel... and share the book with a friend too! Thank you!

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  113. I just recently got "turned on" to your book and work. Love the designs and colors.

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  114. Love the towel! Hearts & February, a special month!!

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  115. So pretty! I would have never thought to take a hand towel and dress it up that way! Great giveaway and I'd like to join in. Thanks!

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  116. I love your pieces they feel like antiques and yet have a pleasant blend of the present day which ends up as timeless piece. True perfection when one can blend the two so seamlessly.

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  117. Beautiful give-away! Love coming to your blog for inspiration, your work is wonderful.

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  118. I love all that you do. The give-away? Gorgeous!

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  119. Always love to see your color choices....they are beautiful!!!....thanks for the give away....keeps me inspired......

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  120. I'm headed to Home Goods today! What a great idea to used already hemmed towels for your base.
    Celia

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  121. I headed to Home Goods today! What a great idea to use a towel for the base. Celia

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  122. What a lovely give-away, Rebekah. How sweet of you to share hearts for the holiday. Wishing you the best.

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  123. Happy birthday and happy valentine's day. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  124. I love it and I'd love to win it. Thanks for the chance.

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  125. I just found you and am enthralled by your work. The colors and the creativity make me smile. Thank you!

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  126. Dear Rebekah, Having a February birthday must mean that you're just full of Valentine love! Your designs are a favorite of mine and I'm grateful to have a chance to win. Happy birthday and thank you!

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  127. Love the pattern. I too was disappointed when I saw a real heart for the first time YUK!

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  128. Love the towel, my favorite colors. Hope your birthday was a good one.

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  129. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest...a sweet gesture on your part! Love those hearts as well! Donna

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  130. Happy Birthday! Would love the opportunity to win this valentine towel kit. Thank you!

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  131. What a wonderful give away! I love the heart shape so much that you can do! Thanks for the give away.

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  132. Rebekah, I just love this idea! Now, I just need to find the time to try it :)
    Blessings, Patti

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  133. Oh I love this idea! Would love to win this kit!
    J. Elliott

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  134. I really do like hearts too! Being new to this beautiful art, I would love to create the towel with hearts on it too! Your work is an inspiration to me and I would love to learn from you! Have a wonderful birthday!

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  135. Have a special birthday! Always amazed at your work.

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  136. Hearts are my favorite! Love all your work. Such an inspiration!

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  137. Thank you for sharing your "heartfelt " creativity with everyone. Would be over the top excited to win.

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  138. hearts are one of my favorite things also....Love all the ways you use them. Thanks for the give-away...Hope I win......

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  139. Love wool. Very beautiful!!!!! February is my birth month too!

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  140. Howdy! I too share a February birthday. The 13th to be exact. I was the first girl after 5 boys. My Dad says I was the best Valentine's Day gift ever. My Mom "tried" to hold me in but I was born at 5:45 pm on the 13th... it was a Saturday, not a Friday.... ha ha ha - I have been doing wool applique for about 10 years now. Still not an expert. I love your designs and look forward to following you for years to come. I would love to be entered into your give-away. Thanks! Have an awesome day! From Jenny in Colorado

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  141. This is lovely. I have a wedding in March and this would be a great gift. It is a brother in law and his new bride to be. Don't need any house hold items so something like this would be great. Your work is so beautiful. I am enjoying the Mystery stitch along.

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  142. I love everything you do. I treasure my sweet squirrel bag that you made. Thank you.

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  143. Beautiful project, Rebekah! My birthday is later this month, too!

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  144. I like hearts too! I would absolutely love to make this heart towel too with the beautiful red towel and wool! I am brand new at this new art form and you are an inspiration to me. I just admire your work!

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  145. Very pretty love the idea of a regular towel. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  146. Happy Birthday! Love this give-away!

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  147. Happy Birthday this month! What a very nice giveaway and your work is truly wonderful!

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  148. I "heart" your repurposed kitchen towels!!! Very sweet...

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  149. What a great idea to use a towel for the backing. Just love your designs. Hearts are a wonderful item to use all the time. Thanks for this giveaway.

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  150. The artist in you speaks to my soul. So glad I found you on the web last year - I have your book, been to your house for a workshop, took your workshop at From Our Hands and now in the monthly sewing group. You have so much on your plate! Thank you for sharing your talents.

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  151. I love your designs. It is so generous of you to give additional ideas for using the patterns in your book. Thank you. Happy Birthday.

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  152. You and your work are such an inspiration. And, Happy Birthday, all best to you...!

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  153. My Birthday was the first of this month! I would love to win the giveaway, please enter me. Thank you!!! Laura T.

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  154. You have such a unique style Rebekah. Thanks for the chance to win your book and Valentine kit.

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  155. I also love hearts; I just never tire of them.

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  156. love this towel - to take something so simple and make it so lovely! Thank you so much for sharing and for the opportunity to win some of your handwork.

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  157. Love this towel. Would love to win!

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  158. Happy Birthday!! Beautiful piece!!

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  159. I am new to wool applique. I am having fun learning this technique. Great idea for a towel, to add a personal accent. Thanks!

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  160. What a great project! Thank you for entering me in the giveaway! Happy birthday!

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  161. I love the towel and wool hearts you chose for this project. Thank you for a chance to win a kit. Happy Birthday! ~Christine

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  162. Wow - your designs are always so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win -
    Barbara in TN

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  163. What a lovely idea to decorate up a towel. I love your designs and appreciate the opportunity to win such great stuff. Thank you for sharing your birthday with us "Happy Birthday"!!

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  164. I love hearts, too. And I'd love a chance to win your giveaway!

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  165. Very sweet..love hearts and such a wonderful project!

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  166. Your hand towel is lovely! Happy birthday....

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  167. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. What a great idea to applique on a hand towel. Thank you. Happy Birthday from one February b-day girl to another.

    Joyce Mayer

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  168. Hearts are not just for Valentines Day -- I love them (and your work!) all year round!

    Jackie B

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  169. Awesome idea to use towel for background. Happy birthday.
    Wendy

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  170. Happy Birthday month to you! The hearts are adorable. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  171. Happy Birthday to you! I love the project it is so beautiful!Your book is awesome and I can't thank you enough for all your hard work. Hugs,Jen

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  172. Another beautiful project! Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous giveaway!

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  173. Thank you for the chance at this giveaway! When do you find the time, for all you do? You are very special and I love your designs!

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  174. Ooooh, I would love to win! The mat is gorgeous!

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  175. Thanks for sharing another wool project with us. I have been following your work for several years now and am inspired by your ideas. I did just finish Where the Heart Is tablemat last night. I am going to make the cat pillow next. The heart towel is a fun idea for Valentine's Day.

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  176. Love the towel!!! I have been wanting to make a trip to Home Goods!!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome give away!!!Kim~

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  177. This is just lovely! It would be a joy to win this kit!
    Happy Birthdsy

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  178. I hope your birthday brings all your "heart" desires. Love your work.

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  179. Have all your books, but would really like to gift my bff one. The towel and wools are great. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  180. Love this tea towel project and love Home Goods as well ! Thank you for
    sharing this with us.
    Nancy

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  181. What a great idea. I'll think about how I can decorate a pretty towel next time I see one in the store.

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  182. Great idea! Love the hearts on the pretty towel.

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  183. Love your designs. This is a great way to change store bought piece into a beautiful table mat.
    Happy birthday. LindaB.

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