Yukon wild

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Yukon wild

Friday, November 21, 2014

It is Day 5–MY Day!!

Hi there everyone.  Welcome to Blogathon Canada brought to you by Sew Sisters Quilt Shop in the metropolis of Toronto, Canada. 

Today is my day to participate in the blogathon along with Josée, from Québec, who blogs at The Charming NeedlePlease be sure to check out her blog and giveaway and the links to other Québec quilt bloggers that she will share with you.

And on Sew Sisters blog today there is an awesome giveaway from Timeless Treasures.

I am a wife, mother and work-a-holic in my early sixties.  (Dang that job!)  My three daughters have all flown the coop and settled into lives of their own.  Two of them live  about an hour away.  The third one (you may have heard me whine about this before) lives at the other end of the country, in Newfoundland.  And Canada is a big country!   I have three grandchildren; one granddaughter and a grandson live nearby, and then there is the granddaughter in Newfoundland. 

I have loved sewing since I was a young girl.  I love textiles and threads and all the trims and how you can make beautiful things with your hands and a needle.  I started quilting about 7 or 8 years ago and I really love how creative a medium it is.  I make traditional quilts and mug rugs and bags and pin cushions and…. My favourite part of quilting is taking bits and pieces of fabric and playing with them to come up with an individual creation.  I only wish I had more time for play.   

I have one piece of sewing that I want to show you today.   In October my daughter and her family came to visit for almost three weeks.  My daughter arrived with a “project” that she wanted me to help her with.  This is what we made…

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For those who don’t recognize this it is Elsa’s dress.  Elsa is the queen in Frozen, the latest popular Disney movie.  And wearing it is my granddaughter J, from Newfoundland.

The thing about making this dress…. see that sparkly fabric in the bodice.  Well it is some kind of stretch fabric with thick sequins on it and MY SEWING MACHINE WOULD NOT SEW IT!  So every seam that touched the bodice had to be sewn by hand.  And believe me, every piece of the dress touches the bodice.  It was an interesting, but long project.

Please check out my earlier posts to see some of my other sewing projects.

I am the representative blogger for Canada’s territories. 

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See the red, yellow and blue areas across the top of the map.  That is the area I represent.  It is an area of about 3,500,000 square kilometres.  That is a lot of space.  The combined population of the three territories is… about 107,000.  That means that each person has 32 or more square kilometres to roam around in.  Now mind you a lot of it is barrenland, ice and bush.  But here is my point.  I have two, just two, other quilting bloggers to share with you from the territories.  And they both live within an hour of me…  So please make sure you visit them.

Quilting Under the Midnight Sun

http://www.quiltingunderthemidnightsun.blogspot.ca/

A Geeky Crafty Life

http://fignie.blogspot.ca/

Enough prattling.  It is time to get on with my giveaway.  Sew Sisters Quilt Shop is providing this lovely fat quarter bundle for my giveaway.  Too bad I can’t win it!!

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The giveaway is open internationally.  It will be open until midnight my time on November 23rd and I will announce the winner on November 24th.  If you are a no reply blogger make sure that you leave your email address.  If I can’t contact you, then you cannot win. 

To enter my giveaway please leave a comment on any of my posts for Blogathon Canada.  The others can be found here, here, here and here.  If you leave a comment on more than one post, you will be entered more than once. Smile 

Don’t forget that all the giveaways for Blogathon Canada will be open through the 23rd so if you have missed any please go back and check them out.  And check out the giveaways on Sew Sisters blog as well.

And please come back and visit me again. SmileSmileSmile

Janet

194 comments:

  1. Just the thought of all that ice and snow makes me want to cry. You are tough. I love the dress. I know the pain of sequins. I once made 3 wisemen costumes and those darn sequins robes required all hand sewing. Ouch. Love Tula Pink she is awesome.

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  2. With all that hand stitching that Frozen dress is defiinitely an act of love.

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  3. Your darling granddaughter will remember that special dress long after she has returned to the other half of the country and outgrown it. Thanks for the visit with a warm friend in a chilly place.

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  4. I am Canadian living in the US. Enjoying this blog trip across my homeland. Thnx for hosting. Mrscummings2u at Gmail dot com

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  5. Beautfiul!!! "J" is my youngest grandsons second name. Yes, just one letter ;-)

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  6. I can live with having only one chance ... though I might have accidently left a comment on one of your other posts - I knew I coudl count on you to throw some green fabrics in the pile ... and now I need to finish the laundry .. and prepare a dessert for thefirst Christmas party of the year on Saturday evening - if I ever find out who set the date for the Christmas dinner before it's even "advent time" .... ahh well yeha they are not going to like it ...

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  7. I think the smile on J's face is worth every stitch. Writing from snowy Port Hope Ontario.

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  8. So nice to meet you Janet! The Frozen dress is simply beautiful. Thanks so much for hosting today for the Blogathon!

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  9. I love the fabric bundle...the colours, the name, everything . I'm looking forward to exploring your blog and your neighbours too. Have a great day.

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  10. The smile on your granddaughters face is priceless :) the fabric bundle is beautiful!

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  11. yes , Martha Sue said it....the look on the little ones face was priceless! great job Janet!!!!,

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  12. Thanks for hosting. The little dress is lovely as is the model!

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  13. It's a pleasure to meet you Janet. I love Elsa's dress and it was truly a labour of love. Your model for the dress is a beauty! I'm visiting from SK. ^^

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  14. Living that far north I hope you have much better child tolerance than me. I really don't know how people get by up there. Quilts must be extra necessary

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  15. I love your photo header. Have to laugh, my granddaughter was Elsa too. There must have been millions!

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  16. Elsa's dress is adorable! She is lucky to have you! Thanks for the chance!

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  17. I am enjoying seeing the Canadian quilters. Elsa is darling.

    Patricia C

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  18. Hi Janet - looks like you love hexagons just like I do! Really enjoyed poking around your blog and am now following, Thanks for the chance to win the Tula fabrics. They are gorgeous. Now I'm off to visit the two bloggers you are introducing to the rest of us!

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  19. i love the elsa dress…that is a lot of territory for 3 bloggers to roam around in…thank you for hosting and showing us around a little

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  20. Have enjoyed reading your blog and you did a great job on Elsa's dress.

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  21. You did a super job on the Elsa dress. You can tell by the pictures that your granddaughter loves it.

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  22. J looks gorgeous in her new dress - shame it was hard to sew!!

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  23. Your granddaughter looks so happy with her new dress. Thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. That sure is a dress made for a princess. Thank you for the chance to win. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com

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  25. I love your grand daughter's Elsa dress!

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  26. Hey, wow!!! Terrific rendition for Elsa's dress. I feel your pain on the forced hand sewing - I remember having to do that on my oldest daughter's prom dress. Wow!! It's so strange to thing of only 2 other bloggers in all those Territories - and they're both close to you. That's super nice in terms of being able to arrange get-togethers. I love Tula Pink, and particularly the Moon Shine collection - thanks for the giveaway opportunity. :)

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  27. omg, the opening page for your blog is the most breathtaking picture I have seen in a very long time. I will be sure to visit often

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  28. Oh, the things we do for our grandkids! Your Princess Elsa is beautiful - wow, what a dress. Currently I'm making snugglies for two new grandbabies - a boy due ANY day and the second, a girl, in January. Such fun adding these to the wonderful 4-yr-old grandson I already have <3

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  29. I had some difficulty viewing your page. It kept flashing in and out. What I could see I really liked!!

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  30. Wonderful costume, lucky granddaughter.

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  31. I stick to sewing quilts and stay away from sewing clothing (probably a really good idea as I have no clue!) Thanks for sharing in the hop!!

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  32. Lovely project for your granddaughter. I sew quilts mostly, toss in a few bags and smaller sewing projects and that's me in a nutshell :) Thanks for sharing your blog!

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  33. Great costume.Thanks for sharing

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  34. My 3 granddaughters would love to have a dress like that, but alas, their grandmother doesn't make garments. Thank you for hosting today's blog tour and for the giveaway.

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  35. What a cute little Elsa in the Frozen costume. Your blog header is beautiful, you live in a beautiful place!

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  36. Thank You Janet ! that dress is pretty and must mean the world to your granddaughter.It is so neat this blogathon connecting everyone. I will check out the blogs you mention.

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  37. Someone really loves her outfit. Thanks for the giveaway.

    janie.mccombs(at)yahoo.com

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  38. I wish my granddaughters were still young enough to dress up!

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  39. Thank you for hosting our northern territories, it is massive and beautiful. Beautiful dress.

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  40. My comment disappeared, but what I was saying is that you have a pretty granddaughter in a pretty dress.

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  41. Love the photo of the mountains in your banner. Thank you for hosting representing the territories. Off to visit the other blogs.

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  42. Thank goodness for skype to talk and see our children and grandchildren who live far away! Thanks for sharing in blogathon again! mcgaw224@gmail.com

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  43. Oooh that IS gorgeous! thanks for the chance. And thanks for introducing two other Canadian bloggers!

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  44. Thanks Janet. The giveaway is beautiful. I'll look into the other bloggers from the far North.

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  45. Hello from Vancouver! Thanks for the chance for the draw.

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  46. J looks so happy in her new outfit.

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  47. You know, Janet, sometimes there are days 32 square kms all to myself would be lovely..lol..Having lived in Labrador, I know what you are saying though! Great blog post!

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  48. Your banner photo speaks of the beauty of the north. The Tula Pink fabrics look wonderful. I hope your granddaughter realizes how very lucky she is to have such a loving and talented grandma. What a beautiful Elsa dress.

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  49. Your Grand daughter looks lovely in her new outfit! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  50. Such an effort of love to make the Elsa dress. The Tula Pink fabrics would make a very fun quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  51. Oh I want to visit the North! Visiting from Nova Scotia :)

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  52. I've been to the Yukon many years ago, it must be hard not being able to just get in the car and go to the quilt shop when you feel like it, I wish you well...

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  53. I can just imagine how much work went into that costume but it is absolutely beautiful as is the wearer. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. (shirparks@gmail.com)

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  54. Wow, that Elsa dress is amazing. I guess your granddaughter is officially a princess to have such a precious thing!

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  55. That dress is awesome, you are very talented. dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

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  56. what a darling 'elsa'!!! she must have been fit to burst!

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  57. That's such a cute dress you made for your granddaughter! I sew clothes for my girls but I haven't ventured outside cottons or knits yet! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. Thank you for sharing so much of your life. The dress, and your granddaughter of course, are gorgeous, what a beautiful piece of work. I use such fabric for theatre costumes once, it only was sewable with a serger... what a nuicance... if it weren't just so princessy beautiful! :-)

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  59. Hi there, I'm on Cape Breton, NS
    I love the dress and your granddaughter is a sweetie in it,
    It would be such a thrill to win the bundle of fabrics��

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  60. My great grand daughter would love that dress. We have to watch Frozen every time she comes over

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  61. "Elsa" looks fabulous. Thanks for this opportunity to hopefully win the FQ pack. Have a great day.

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  62. Your post brought several smiles, thanks for a great stop in the big Hop!

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  63. Your Elsa dress came out great! Your granddaughter looks pretty happy with it too.

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  64. Hello from Ottawa. The moonshine fabrics are beautiful.

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  65. such fun these blog hops, i'm in the lower mainland, never been so far north, but one day it will, i would love to see the barren land and i also want to see the Atlantic, we live in such a big country.

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  66. I love your choice for the giveaway! Please count me in!

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  67. What a beautiful "Elsa"! I made one of those this year, too, but my machine sewed the fabric, luckly -- no sequins here. ;) sarah@forrussia.org

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  68. This is such a fun blog hop! Thanks for sharing your projects, and enthusiasm for sewing with us!

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  69. Love to read your blog every week for many years now, thank you for sharing

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  70. What a beautiful dress you made for your granddaughter, I used to sew clothing however I'm focused on quilting for now, but pretty things like this make me consider broadening my horizons again. Thanks for the little introduction to your world, I'm going to check out the other Territories quilt/bloggers. I'd love to win Tula's Moon Shine.

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  71. I do like your map, the maths, areas, population, and square miles!!!And the sparkly fabric, lots of delicate hand stitching there. Lovely fabric for the giveaway, yes please, to be entered. And now I'll hop to the others today. Cheers from a warmer NZ, Jean.

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  72. What a lovely result! I can only imagine 10 years from now the wedding dress this young gal may be modeling in the same place, lovingly made by you both.

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  73. Love Tula's fabrics. About the sequins, you are supposed to remove the sequins that will be along the seam line and after the seam is sewn, if there is a noticeable gap, on the right side, you sew the removed sequin back on. Tedious I know, but your GD feels like a princess.

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  74. What fun fabric, thanks for the giveaway.

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  75. HI, THANKS FOR A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  76. Thanks for the giveaway and for the previous posts I went back to. Great stuff!

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  77. Great bundle. Thanks for the chance, and I look forward to looking around!

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  78. Hi there. I lived in Yellowknife for 5 years and am still wondering why I left. Loved it up there.

    That is a wonderful bundle of fabric.

    ioleen dot kimmel at gmail dot com

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  79. Beautiful dress. Good to meet you and I shall be here again.

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  80. Hello from Quebec--yep, it sure is a big country, but what I see from everyone's blog is how much we all love the place we call home!

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  81. Thank you for the map! :) I loved this whole blog hop and getting to know more about canada and it's quilters. And that dress is awesome! What a lucky little girl!

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  82. I live in Stephenville, Newfoundland and have a great niece about the same age as your grand daughter. I know Frozen.

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  83. I love the dress and the FQ bundle!

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  84. Great dress, and I love the title photo! Gorgeous! Thanks.

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  85. I think your daughter must have given you the coolest Mom evah award for that beautiful dress!! Lovely!

    Trina from Winnipeg
    tgallop@mts.net
    www.willcookforshoes.ca

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  86. One little girl must be very happy! I'm sure she'll remember it always.

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  87. Greetings from Cape Breton! yay! Today is finally your day. Was nice to get to know you a little better. Newfoundland, wow. That's quite the hop, skip, and jump away from you. I'm not too far from there, but still haven't managed a trip up. It's on my bucket list, though.

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  88. Loving this blog hopping across Canada and with Tula PInk, you just can go wrong. Thanks for sharing. Will read your blog in the future. Maureen taylormr@rogers.com

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  89. I really enjoyed this post and learning more about you. What a beautiful little girl.

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  90. I have been following your blog since the first Blogathon and I enjoy every post. Sometimes I worry a bit when we don't hear from you for a while. You live in a beautiful part of the country and your photography of it is stunning. My husband and I spent three months in the Yukon in 2012 and we are already planning our next trip. We are considering a winter adventure. We will have to see. Newfoundland is on our radar for this summer. Your fabric bundle is wonderful. Now I am off to visit the other territory blogs.

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  91. One lucky girl, beautiful dress.

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  92. I made one of those dresses back in the summer! Boy do I hate sequins!! But at least my machine coped with sewing it, not sure I would have survived hand sewing it!! Bravo to you! Thanks for sharing.

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  93. I already read your blog from a previous year's blogathon. I was born in NL but now live in Saskatchewan. Canada is indeed a big country. annesimonot@sasktel.net

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  94. Great dress.


    I have only once travelled to the territories..... made it to Whitehorse, YK (and area) as a 15yo... and haven't been back since. It was beautiful.

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  95. Wow - love the photo on your blog header! I live in Toronto and reading that you could potentially have 32 square km to yourself made me quite envious. Your blog is new to me, I am looking forward to exploring it in more depth.

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  96. Beautiful photo on top. Your grand baby is also beautiful She seems very happy with her outfit. What I great memory it will be for her.

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  97. What a great dress. Thanks for sharing

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  98. I also made an Elsa dress, and I agree! A lot of work!

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  99. What a grandma won't do for their grandkids.

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  100. Thank Janet for sharing parts of your life. I love your blog picture - very peaceful. Please enter my name for the draw.
    rachel.gagnon5@sympatico.ca

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  101. Boy, we never deny our children/grandchildren do we? The dress is beautiful.

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  102. What a pretty Elsa dress! Well done for sewing so much of it by hand!! Thank you for this fantastic giveaway, I'm a huge Tula Pink fan :D

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  103. You did a great job on Elsa's dress, and I can imagine how challenging it was. I love the look on your granddaughter's face; she's glowing. I also love the postage stamp quilt your are working on; looks great.

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  104. Beautiful Dress!! I bet you really enjoyed your visit with them. Tks for the chance to win.

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  105. Love your granddaughter and her dress. I have made lots of costumes for our two daughters and four gran daughters as all have been skaters and involved with showing horses. Now I am a busy quilter. Thanks for hosting during the blog-a-thon.

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  106. Lovely to meet you, Janet. Your header photo is stunning you certainly live in an amazing part of Canada. "J" must have been absolutely delighted with her Elsa dress.

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  107. To visit Yukon and NWT is on my list . The fabric give a way today is beautiful too.

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  108. This blog hop is a great way to get to meet Canadian bloggers. You made your granddaughter very happy by making the dress for her!
    lin dot web dot 28 at gmail.com

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  109. That dress is amazing! I so enjoy seeing what other Canadians are doing. Great idea from Sew Sisters!

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  110. Hello from Alberta! Awesome job on the Elsa gown. sewmissmouse at yahoo.ca

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  111. Great job on the dress. I'm sure your granddaughter was thrilled.

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  112. That little dress is cute...but your grand daughter is beautiful!

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  113. Nice to meet you, Janet!

    Oh, the Elsa dress is gorgeous as is your granddaughter. The pure joy on her face must make up for all the work that this dress put you to. I bet she'll treasure this!

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  114. oh moonshine how I love thee haha...great dress for your grand-daughter

    erin2470@hotmail.com

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  115. I made that dress this halloween as well! I managed to steer my girl toward the stretch velvet for the bodice, thank goodness. No way would I have been able to hand sew it!

    Thanks for the giveaway and happy blogathon!

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  116. What a gorgeous line of fabrics you are giving away. Thanks for the chance to win them. Your granddaughter looks like a little queen in her dress - she must have been thrilled with it.

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  117. Greetings from the East Coast (Nova Scotia). You did a great job on your granddaughter's dress.

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  118. Glad you have a hobby that can possibly keep you warm or at the least products of the hobby.

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  119. Love the projects you have done. Thanks for sharing.

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  120. Great to see all the bloggers throughout Canada. Beautiful sewing from all!

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  121. What a lucky and beautiful granddaughter you have! Gorgeous gown! awolk at rogers dot com

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  122. First time blog hopper hoping thru Canada and seeing and reading lots of talent up there. Greetings from Bismarck ND USA. Gorgeous dress you made for your granddaughter.

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  123. Your granddaughter and her Frozen dress are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway.

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  124. I am from NF too, your daughter lives in an awesome province!
    kellierandell@hotmail.com

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  125. Awesome dress...J looks like she loves it! Thanks for a chance at the give-away...those fabrics are gorgeous!
    Maureen
    mgw070 at rogers dot com

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  126. What a Beautiful little Princess!!! Gorgeous dress! Ohio Hugs!! :)
    bearpaws9(at)copper(dot)com

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  127. Lovely princess! Must be so rewarding to sew for a granddaughter!

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  128. Hi Janet! Kelly just got home from Whitehorse yesterday :)

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  129. J. is a beautiful princess! I'll bet that dress gets a lot of wear. Now off to look at your projects and the blogs of your fellow quilters. Thanks for the chances to win!

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  130. J looks so happy in her Elsa dress! I have three daughters and made many costumes for them when they were little! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win those gorgeous Tula Pink fabrics.

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  131. Love to win me some Tula pink!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  132. The dress looks great. I had to work with it once and did not enjoy it! Hope you enjoyed your time hosting as much as I did yesterday!

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  133. I am amazed and thankful that my daughter has not yet asked me to sew her an Elsa dress. I'm sure the day will come. Thank you for hosting! :)

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  134. My princess days are over as I am surrounded by grandsons and nephews so I am not up on the latest Disney princess movies. But ask me about super heroes and I probably can pass a trivia contest. The dress is lovely though. I am enjoying this Canadian blog tour as I have discovered new blogs to follow.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  135. Love your version of Elsa's dress. I remember my own "difficulties" making Princess-style dresses in the past and I had a smile reading your comments. Good memories! Thanks for hosting the blog and thanks for the chance to win.

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  136. I live in the Cariboo-in central b.c. :-) thanks for hosting this great bloathon and giveaway.
    zanalou999@gmail.com

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  137. Hi Janet,
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop - It is great to see the kinds of things that your doing and hearing about life in the north. Enjoy the blog hop.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna

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  138. I haven't had the pleasure if visiting up your way but would love to! Need to win lottery. I live in Fraser Valley area in BC.

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  139. I have visited Canada, once but never made it this far north! (I'm in Australia!) It must be a very special place to live!

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  140. THe fat quarter bundle has beautiful colours. I love the area of the country you live in - its beautifull. Thank you for sharing. bclark26@rogers.com

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  141. I love the picture at the top of your blog. Beautiful! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  142. Beautiful, Janet. Thanks so much for sharing

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  143. Thank you Janet for sharing all your enthusiasm for Fabric, threads and the trimmings!
    Your granddaughter is just as beautiful as her dress.
    Blogathon Canada has me so fired up...patterns, friends, treasures. It's been a fun week.

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  144. Pretty little Elsa! Thanks for the nice giveaway,

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  145. Love your costume- making skills! I bought some of the snowflake material to make fabric postcards! Would love to win that gorgeous fabric!

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  146. Love the costume. I would love to visit the Territories, maybe some day,

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  147. Love the dress! You did a wonderful job on it. Thanks for the chance to win some fabric!
    Stay warm!

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  148. It's amazing you find any time to sew/quilt with all your other responsibilities! Thankfully, for us, you do though because your creativity and determination (hand sewing the dress) are inspiring. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  149. Thanks for sharing yourself with us on this hop!

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  150. Only 3! You gals need to do some recruiting!! Your work is beautiful as always:)
    Thank you for the chance.

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  151. Loving the colors in the fabric

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  152. I cannot imagine living so north (Ontario girl here!). All the cold and the snow, not to mention getting dark even earlier. It looks very pretty at least. Tula Pink is one of my favourite designers!

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  153. Thanks for sharing about yourself. I will be checking out your blog further.

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  154. Such a fun blog hop... so nice to meet you!
    I admire your tenacity in making that Halloween dress. I made a Swan princess dress for my daughter about 20 years ago and it was a nightmare!

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  155. The Moonshine FQs are lovely - just think of the possibilities.

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  156. Fab give away! Thanks for the chance :) nnonaihr@hotmail.co.uk

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  157. Beautiful fabric for a giveaway. My granddaughter would be so happy if I made her a princess dress like that. Beautiful.

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  158. HI, Nice calm fabric. I live in Ontario, Canada and can't imagine living that far north.
    nridder@hurontel.on.ca

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  159. Your granddaughter looks lovely in her new dress and very happy. Wonderful colors in the fabric. Thanks for the giveaway. nwoodworth16@yahoo.com

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  160. Hello Janet,
    Thank you for letting us into your world, the view is stunning. It must be difficult to get supplies up there but so nice to have an interest that keeps you warm as you create it.
    Thank you for the chance to win these gorgeous fabrics.

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  161. Your granddaughter would totally fit in Frozen!! You are very talented with a needle!!!

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  162. Your "Elsa" is so beautiful. Following from Oklahoma, USA crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  163. That smile says it all! Great work.

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  164. Love that cape. What a lot of patience to sew it all by hand.

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  165. Lovely fabrics!
    distantsub at gmail dot com

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  166. Stunning quilts and stunning scenery! Wow!

    t_ktl@yahoo.com

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  167. Great blog, so much to see. Thanks

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  168. Your granddaughter looks beautiful in her Ella dress. Too bad the sequins made it hard to sew.

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  169. Beautiful dress !!! Lovely scenery.

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  170. beautiful prints and nice site you have here!!!

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  171. I think Canada needs more bloggers from the North! I enjoy reading your blog. Carcross has a special place in my heart. We visited there when I was young (7 years old) and it so vivid in my mind and I hope to visit again someday!

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  172. Hiya Janet!!! What a beautiful granddaughter you have!!! I know how much you must miss her. And you did a fantastic job on that dress, you can see that J just loves it. Thanks for participating in Blogathon Canada. I've enjoyed meeting new friends from the north. I live in western North Carolina, USA. And thanks for having the giveaway. Love Tula Pink. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam
    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  173. I bought some of that same stretchy sequined fabric for my daughter's Halloween costume. I had to hand-sew it also - there was a gummy substance in the fabric that kept coming off onto the sewing needle, the thread would stick and then break. I didn't sew much before I switched to hand-sewing because of the frustration and I was afraid it would really mess up my machine. Love the Elsa dress!

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  174. The Yukon is a place I'd love to visit. I'm from Victoria BC. Love the Elsa dress. My granddaughter is besotted with Elsa and her mother created an outfit for Halloween. But she didn't have to hand sew it.
    Love the Tula fabric.

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  175. Your pictures are so beautiful! What awesome mountains. I love Elsa's dress. sequins are always a challenge.

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  176. I would love to have an adventure in teh NORTH NORTH of Canada!! I grew up near Toronto and have not ventured many places beyond Ontario - time to explore I think!!!

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  177. The shades and textures in the bundle are beautiful. The thought of your wintry snow makes me jealous here in grey, damp, England. Thanks for the chance! Wendy

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  178. I've never really tackled the fashion side of fabric, but I can imagine how much work went into that Elsa dress. I'm sure it is well loved.

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  179. That sure is a lot of acreage per person. I would not enjoy being outdoors that much.

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  180. Your granddaughter looks thrilled with her beautiful Frozen dress!

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  181. Love to see quilts from all over Canada! Thank you for hosting the north!

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  182. The dress is beautiful. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  183. I dream of getting to northern Canada one day - it has such a mystical quality about it! I am enjoying the Canadian Blogathon - discovering so many new to me quilting bloggers and fellow Canadians!

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  184. Beautiful giveaway bundle, and amazing job with the Elsa dress, hand sewn, wow. grecomara at gmail dot com

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  185. Your little "Elsa" looked stunning in her "project"! Thank you for sharing...oh and thank you for hosting on the Blogathon. Love seeing what others across the country are doing.

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  186. Your granddaughter's dress is beautiful! I have a four year old grandson who loves going to my LQS and getting fabric with bugs or trucks and cars on them, hehe. I grew up in Alaska and I imagine it looks similiar. I'd love to move back, one day.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  187. I for some reason couldn't see your photos. However, I found your facts in your post quite interesting. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  188. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance. Lisadcox4atgmaildotcom

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  189. Love the fabrics, thank you for the blog tour...and yes these darn jobs interfere with all the fun stuff!

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  190. Hello from down south in snowy Saskatchewan...lol
    what a great dress!!

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  191. That dress is beautiful and your grand-daughter clearly loves it!

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