Friday, October 5, 2012

Leafs Me Happy - Falling for You

Woo hoo! Happy Friday! Today is our day to participate in the Leafs Me Happy blog hop! First I would like to thank the lovely, Cherry of Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio, for being the head cheerleader and hosting this event. Second, I want to thank the fun and fabulous Madame Samm for organizing these blog hops.  It's been so much fun meeting new friends.

I was truly inspired by the name of this blog hop. I simply adore the Fall season. It is my most favorite season of all.

This 12" finished design is called "Falling for You." I was inspired to make it as I just celebrated my 21st wedding anniversary on September 21. This design represents my love of my husband, David, my love of fall, and my love of Mother Nature.


Samm and Sarah Squirrel are getting married under the giant acorn. It was a most wonderful celebration and all their woodland friends were in attendance. Things did get a bit "squirrely" at the reception. hee,hee,hee. ;)

This design holds true to my Folk Art Fusion asthetic with wool applique and big detail stitching. It's a fast and fun project to make, as well as, a delightful way to celebrate the love of this season. Perhaps it could even be a gift for somebunny special who is having a fall wedding. :)


Patterns and kits are available in my SHOP as too are the table top stands that are marked down 15%.

However, being that I do love to give presents, I'm giving away one table stand for this blog hop! Please note, if you order a table stand during this giveaway and you are then the winner, I will refund the purchase price to you. Easy as that!

To enter, leave a comment on this post. As always, the bunnies and I do love our friends and followers. If you are signed up (on the right sidebar) as a follower, you will get two chances. The random generator will choose the winner on Wednesday, October 10.


The bunnies and I would like to invite you to hop over and visit with the other fantastic participants that we are honored to share this day with. Enjoy!

Insanity Defense
Sparrow in Flight
Quilted Delights
Quilting with Marmalade Cat
Traveling Quilter
A Stitch in Time
Cherry Blossoms
Tea Time Creations
Moose Stash Quilting
Stitchin By The Lake

Again, thank you to Cherry and to Madame Samm for such a fun hop! :)

xx, Michelle and the Bunnies

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Leah said...

I always enjoy your wool projects. This is one is Lovely!

SIMPLESEW said...

How Romantic and very lovely project. I love the fibers. and the colors thats why I love to cross stitch this time of year. The thread color.

SIMPLESEW said...

I am a follower

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your block is incredibly sweet. Absolutely lovely workmanship. :)
Thank you for the chance.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, sweetie, you have done it again. A lovely piece for a Fall wedding or Anniversary gift. Thank you for sharing such a delight with us today.

jules said...

What a divine block, I love the squirrels and acorns.

Lyn said...

Oh I just love your design. So fall. Bet the bunnies like it too!
Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

Lyn said...

I am a follower. Thanks!

Judy B said...

Love your block! Cute names for the Squirrels! Thank you for the great giveaway, I can always use another stand. Tell H & H I am only a month behind!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I think my heart just skipped a beat. This piece is stunning, my friend. You know that you've struck a creative nerve with me now, right? Don't enter me in the drawing. Your friendship is enough for me. Happy anniversary to you and David. ((heart))
xoxo
Donna
PS. Good news. Our friend was on FB over the past few days, so I know she's out there...just not answering her "calls".

Judy B said...

I am a follower by EMail!

shez said...

such a gorgeous pattern Shell,i love squirrels,you are very clever.xx

shez said...

i am also a happy follower.xx

marygabriella said...

Stupendo! Sono una follower.
Un abbraccio.
Marygabriella

Sunshine Girl said...

Oh your squirrel block is adorable - sew sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Judith said...

Adorable and Sweet! Thank you for sharing and I am a follower...Judith, Texas

speedyrabbit said...

That is beautiful and those squirrels just cute

Theresa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love the squirrels in love and the big acorn and the colours are perfect. Fantastic :D

Heleen Groot said...

Adorable! They look so sweet. Even if they are not bunnies......Well done you!

Gill said...

Gorgeous! and the colours are perfect!

Gill said...

Follower!

Sue said...

Wow, your squirrels are so cute! And such beautiful hand work. Thank you for sharing.

Juicybear said...

What a very sweet little quilt and I love your table stand I really get the autumnfeeling form this.
Greetz Anneke

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Oh Shell, sooooooooo cute!! :-)
Hugs
Jenny
xxxx

Lesley said...

Your block is wonderful! I can see the love radiating from those little squirrels...too cute and so well done!

charlotte said...

Sew very cute. I love those squirrels.

Farm Quilter said...

Love your squirrels!!! Just right for autumn!!!

Farm Quilter said...

Love your squirrels!!! Just right for autumn!!!

Farm Quilter said...

I'm am old follower.

Sowing Stitches said...

Another fun piece! I wonder how the bunnies felt seeing squirrels instead of rabbits? :)

sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

Sowing Stitches said...

I'm a follower via email and also a 'bunny mama' our house rabbit's name is Baby Cat...long story how she was named...

sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

KaHolly said...

I just knew it would be adorable, and I was not disappointed!! How very sweet. You are one talented lady!

Jeanie said...

Love your sweet squirrels! Thanks for the giveaway!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Shell this is just adorable! Every time I see your stitching I want to go back and redo something I've made to add that stitching - it just really makes the piece special. blessings, marlene

MooseStash Quilting said...

What an adorable little quiltie! And such a special meaning behind it. It's beautiful!

Thearica said...

awwww.. Those squirrels are just too stinking cute! Love your patterns!

How exciting to have a chance to win the stand!

Wendy said...

oh how sweet!

Wendy said...

I'm a follower

Sheila said...

What a beautiful block. Thanks for being part of the "Leafs me Happy" hop.

JCnNC said...

Simply beautiful my dear friend - you came up with a another masterpiece. I do not need to win a frame, hee, hee, I am already rich from your friendship and caring. Love this creation with squirrels and acorns. Oh no, I just realized I haven't seen squirrels at the new house. Judy C

gpc said...

I love your squirrels! Very sweet!

Cathy said...

Mighty dandy squirrels! Beautiful block, the detail is wonderful. Your Folk Art Fusion is new to me and I have to say it`s lovely! I will surely visit your shop.

I am a new Follower by email. Hope that`s okay. Receiving blog posts via email keeps me organized, or that`s what I tell myself! Thanks for a fun visit.

krislovesfabric said...

Those squirrels are wonderful, and I really like the style of that acorn...I will have to put this on my list of projects to do! Thanks, as always for providing us with your patterns and inspiration :)

Kathy H said...

Very cute topper. I love how the tails are open and you stitched inside. So pretty.

Kathy H said...

I am a follower and I so enjoy the bunnies.

Aurea said...

I really like your block, detail is great. Thanks for the chance to win the table stand.

Lisa Marie said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I've been admiring the table stands and little quilts for ages. Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie said...

I am learning to really like the look of wool felt in projects. This is wonderful! Thanks!

Aurea said...

I am a follower. Thank you.

Rosa said...

I enjoy your projects and once again another gorgeous one.Thanks for sharing!!

SewWhatsNew said...

Sooo pretty! Happy belated anniversary. I am a long time follower.

louzee said...

Your block is so cute and nice autumn colors.

linny said...

A beautiful autumn hanging. Love the colours. I am already a follower.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Pauline said...

Congratulations with your 21 years of marriage!
I love your quilt and the symbolism you mention.

Linda said...

What a beautiful little quilt! The squirrels are adorable!

Linda said...

I'm a follower!

patchouli moon studio said...

I love your wool topper, so cute. Thanks for a chacne at winning the topper frame.

patchouli moon studio said...

I am a follower too.

Angie said...

What an adorable little quiltlet :D

Anita K said...

Just ordered this kit, love the fall colors, can not and I mean can not wait to get started on this, so cute!!!!

Jeanne Gwin said...

That is absolutely beautiful. So sweet and well done. And I have longed for one of the table stands. thanks for sharing your beautiful item with us and your very nice giveaway.

Jeanne Gwin said...

I am a follower of your blog via GFC. Thank you again!

Just Carol said...

I've never sewn with wool, but seeing yours makes me want to try--love the squirrels! Thanks for sharing!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

teeeheeee...... a marriage made in the trees!!!!!! Oh how charming is your work, and all from the inspiration that natures draws in! LOVE! Anita

Nancy in IN said...

Love the squirrels. We see a lot this fall. Thanks for sharing.

Truffle queen said...

Beautiful mini quilt and beautiful work! Happy Anniversary!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win your generous giveaway!

Charlene S said...

Your wool projects make me want to try wool. Thank you for sharing!

Needled Mom said...

I always love seeing what you come up with for these hops. The block is just darling and very "fallish"!!!

Needled Mom said...

I am one of your followers.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

That piece is breathtaking!! I just love it....thanks for sharing

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I am a new follower...and would love to win this stand.....

Bonnie58 said...

I love the squirrel block. I really love applique. It really finishes a quilt. Thaks so much for sharing and for the opportunity on the wonderful draw.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Bonnie58 said...

I am an exosting follower. Thanks for the great give-away.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Suze said...

I love that they got "squirrely" at the reception. How great! And a great project!

Suze said...

I'm a new follower. Thank you for taking time to participate and sharing. You are very generous in your giveaway. Thanks.

Sherry said...

I love this new design as I knew I would when I saw your sneaky peek on Wednesday. Happy anniversary to you! Of course I am a follower.

Pamela said...

Love, love, love it. Thanks for sharing!

Patty said...

I like your squirrels. You (and the rabbits) do such good work. I always admire your work.

Patty said...

I am a long time follower, and always have loved your work.

pinsandneedles said...

How sweet is your block! Love the use of wool in your work! Thanks!

Sandy D said...

Congrats to Mr and Mrs Squirrel.Great Block I love it.Thanks for sharing with us

Sandy D said...

I am a new follower Glad I found you.

Nellie Duclos said...

Michelle - Congrats on 21 years. It's not always easy, next year will be our big 40! Your work is always so beautiful and "Falling for You," is no exception. Very sweet. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of those cute little frames and for sharing your creative talents.

MugglePuggle said...

Such cute little squirrels! :)

MugglePuggle said...

And I'm a follower as well :)

nhouse49 said...

Very cute design--as usual! Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

HELLO! I'M A FOLLOWER VIA GFC AND BLOG LOVIN'! THANKS FOR SHARING A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Petit Design Co. said...

I was wondering where everyone was getting those cute stands. I think I'll put one on my Christmas wishlist!

Linda said...

SUCH A NEAT PROJECT>LOVE THOSE SQUIRRELS!THANK YOU FOR SHARING ON YOUR BLOG (BEAUTIFUL) AND A CHANCE TO WIN YOUR GIVEAWAY!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

JoyceLM said...

Love your mini-quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower. Thanks.

Quilted Rainbow said...

I love your fall project, thanks for sharing and for the chance to win a prize.

Quilted Rainbow said...

I am one of your new followers.. love your blog

Chris said...

Michelle.....this is so sweet! You truly have a very creative originality. What kind of cereal do you eat?
Hugs for the bunnies.....

Karen said...

Lovely block. I'm intrigued by working with wool. Haven't tried it yet though. Thanks for the giveaway.

deborah said...

I just love your felt work! And the way you displayed your piece!

deborah said...

I'm a new follower...can't wait to see your new posts!

Carin said...

I love your design, it is realy beautifull ! And thanks for this great give away, such a table stand would be perfect for little quilts and change them every season.

I was already a follower :-)

Anna said...

we celebrated our 35th on the 24th of Sept! Such a cute design...adding it to my wanna make list!

Katherine said...

Awww... I've fallen for these sweet squirrels. They are too cute! Beautiful handwork on the applique. I'm in awe.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B Here:
I have been a follower for a long time already

Quilter Kathy said...

Absolutely beautiful!
Very creative celebration of the season and of love...makes me very happy!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B Here:
wow I love your adorable banner
I just absolutely love all of your work/artistry. Thank you so much for sharing yet another beautiful creation

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I am a happy follower!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love the squirrely wedding! Great job. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Mommarock said...

I love the echo quilting that you did.

Sherri said...

Shell, even though squirrels are little devils, they look so cute on your sampler!!! Wonderful!!

Sherri said...

I'm a follower!

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work thanks for sharing!

bethstrand said...

I love your squirrels, they are just so cute! Thanks for hosting! pbstrand@msn.com

Lolastitchida said...

Wow it's adorable and so sweet. I love your designs so much!

barbara woods said...

like what you did so sweet

BizyStitches said...

What a totally adorable block and story. When I lived in Portland, OR we would have all kinds of squirrels in the back yard, we have now been in central Kansas for almost a year now and I've not seen one squirrel in our yard. Darn. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

BizyStitches said...

I'm a happy follower now and I can see I'm really going to enjoy your blog. Thanks

Tricia said...

When I grow up I want to stitch like You! lol. You're an inspiration with you designs and hope that someday I can be half as good. Thank You for sharing Samm & Sarah with us and allowing me a chance to win that wonderful table stand. I don't have one of those yet.... maybe some day.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Tricia said...

Oh I got soooo distracted by the wonderful applique that I forgot to say ... I follow in both email and GFC. Thank again for the chance to win that great table stand. Maybe I'll get lucky and the bunnies will pick my name. Extra pettings for Sir Walter Harrington and Lady Hannah Goldenhare.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Rebeckah Austin said...

I follow!

Rebeckah Austin said...

I love the squirles!

Maria Kievit said...

Love your block! So cute to see the squirrels gathering up their nuts for the winter! Thanks for sharing.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, too cute. I just sent an email to you for a kit.
thanks for a chance to win a hanger.

Carrie P. said...

I am a follower.

Brenda said...

Oh I love this one! I seem to be in the fall mood this week for sure.

Cindy said...

Are those two lovers adorable or what? Love it!!!

Jacquelin said...

Felicidades por tu 21 aniversario y por este bloque tan bonito.

evelyn said...

I love squirrels! Yours are extra special. Careful or the bunnies will get jealous!

evelyn said...

Follower.

Britt-Inger said...

I think your squirrels are very cute
Thanks for sharing
Britt-Inger in Sweden

auntdebbiequilts said...

Cute quilt. Congratulations on your anniversary. Debbie

SpartanBabe said...

Sew sweet and romantic! I bet the reception was fun too :o) Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win!!

Jeanette said...

Yay it's Friday & i finally get to see what that cute acorn was on. Truly beautiful Shell. Brought a little tear to my eye when reading of your inspiration. :) Right gotta go. Pattern to buy. :) Hugs,

tink's mom said...

Another Great project Shell. Very romantic. Thanks for hopping.

Patty D from NC said...

Just love this. Romantic squirrels!

Patty D from NC said...

I follow.

Gloria said...

Congratulatons! beautiful block.

Helen Hollinger said...

Michele, what a beautiful block, it does remind you of the fall. Give Hannah and Harington a pat on the head. I enjoy their commentary on your blog.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What a cute mini quilt...great design! TFS

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I'm a 'hoppy' follower of your blog...enjoy seeing what Harrington and Hannah are up to :o)

Createology said...

Happy Anniversary on 21 years together. That is quite the accomplishment. Your little quilt is a wonderful tribute. Falling into Autumn Bliss...

Sheila said...

Absolutely beautiful Michelle ! I am a hoppy follower and love your work.

Sallie said...

Love it! Perfect for fall! Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway!

Sallie said...

I'm a follower.

Christine M said...

Your mini is just gorgeous Shell. I love the squirrels. We don't have squirrels here in Australia.

Fiesta said...

Wonderful project. I love it!

Ellis2Roam said...

What a beautiful block. Thanks

Helen said...

Now I need to dive into Wool-Your block is Perfect--Just Love it. this is such a great way to meet people--I look forward to getting your posts in the fuure. Happy Fall!

Marla Nelson said...

That stand would be nice to win. What a nice give away. I love the block with the squirels. So cute. Haven't tried the wool crafts yet, \lookd like fun. marlaruthnelson@gmail.com

jmniffer said...

This project is great! I love the story behind it and the finished look. Thanks for sharing and for the chance at your giveaway.

jmniffer said...

I am a new follower.

nhlady said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those squirrels!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Ariane said...

Ohhh!! Your little fall quilt is so adorable!! I just love it!! Such a great block!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

Ariane said...

I'm a follower!!

Sherill said...

How fun! Congratulations on your Anniversity!

Sherill said...

I am a follower and check your blog.

Gwen said...

Your Fall project is so beautiful! :-) I've never done a wool project, but definitely plan to try one some day! I love the look of the wool applique! :-) Thank you so much for the chance to win the wonderful table stand!

Kathy said...

I love the squirrels. I have never tried working with wool. If I did a project that looked this good, I would surely try it. Great job!

Kathy said...

I am a new follower.

Kate Brown said...

That is such a sweet,romantic and beautifully done way to commemorate an anniversary!! I love it

Cecilia said...

I like your mini quilt, it is so sweet. Thanks for the chance to win.i love that little table top hanger.

Cecilia said...

I'm a follower. :-)

Karen said...

Your projects are always so whimsical and fun. I love seeing what you create!

maggie said...

Just love your blocks.
Happy Fall
Cheers
maggie

maggie said...

I am a follower of your lovely blog.
cheers
maggie

Frances said...

Ahh A fall wedding. How romantic and cute.

Frances said...

I am a follower and enjoy reading your blog, or is it the bunnies blog?

kc said...

This is absolutely adorable! We married in Sept, and one anniversary present to ourselves was a painting of a little squirrel eating an acorn amidst a bunch of leaves, all done up in fall colors. It was so very realistic it looked like a photo, but when you looked really, really close, you could see each little hair was a brush stroke.

When we sold everything to move into the camper, we had to sell that too & I still miss it! I love your squirrel wedding; it reminds me of our little painting!

LJ said...

I love your squirrels - very sweet and I think your story was just loverly. :) It is a surprise to see squirrels rather than Hannah and Harrington (Did I get their names right?)

mahoo said...

I'm a very happy follower!

mahoo said...

I love your squirrels! Your work always amazes me.

Kris said...

Another darling quilt, Shell!! You are just amazing - I love your work and you!!!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Very cute block! Thanks for the chance on your giveaway.

Stephanie said...

I love your Leafs Me Happy creativity. The stories behind your designs are so inspiring!

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Hi!!! I love your block!!! I love the story!!!! Sew sweet!!!!

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

I am a follower!!!!

Sewgirl said...

Your little squirrels are just delightful. I have so much enjoyed all the creativity everyone has had in this blog hop, all unique!

Sewgirl said...

I already am a follower!!

Judy said...

I am a new follower

Judy said...

You do some awesome work. Thanks for sharing!!

Judy1522 said...

Your block is adorable.

Judy1522 said...

I am a follower

Bern said...

I so love your quilt and have been a subscriber to your blog. Love the rabbits in your quilts. In Queensland, my state in Australia, we are not allowed to keep rabbits (they were an introduced animal and so have become a pest to farmers and other wildlife). So whenever I am down south (in a soutern state) when I see a rabbit I just have to pat it! Thanks for sharing.

Michele said...

Your squirrels are simply adorable. Happy Belated Anniversary.

Robin said...

Awww, how cute! That is a fabulous idea you came up with.

Colleen said...

Your little squirrel table top banner is adorable! Happy Belated Anniversary!

Unknown said...

Well Michelle you have done it again. That is definently a fall stitching and since it is one of my favorite seasons as well this is beautiful. Love it and thanks for the chance to win.

Brenda

Eileen said...

Michelle, I love those little squirrels! My anniversary is October 10th, so I have a soft spot for fall weddings as well. Thanks for participating in the hop and especially for the giveaway.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved those super cute squirrels!!

becky said...

I made a little something special for my mom who is unfortunately bed ridden this would be very nice to put on her table so she could see and enjoy it.Thank-you so very much with this give away chance.Becky
derry04@yahoo.com

becky said...

I am a very happy bunny follower.Thanks Becky
derry04@yahoo.com

Abbigail said...

I enjoy the little wallhangs that you make so much! someday I will try the wool in a project.
hulseybg@gmail.com

Abbigail said...

I'm also a follower!
hulseybg@gmail.com

Lori said...

I love your squirls and your story. So cute

Sherry said...

I just love your squirrels! My neighbors don't like them much but I think they are so cute running on our patio and through the trees. I also love the fall colors and acorns. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sharon said...

You posted another gorgeous project! I love them all, that's why I've been a follower of yours for years. Love the emails from the bunnies, too, lol.

Gwen said...

Congratulations on your anniversary
many happy returns, love your quilt,
and designs. Thanks for a chance to
win.

Quilt Hollow said...

Glad the Internet is on at my moms so I didn't miss this one! Lol. It's been busy here caring for her. I so love squirrels and would feed them if I knew neighbors wouldn't get mad at me since they invade their bird feeders. Congrats dear friend!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Shell and bunnies,

Can see that you are enjoying Autumn and all the many joys it brings.
I adore the sweet Squirrel wedding, how darling, taking place under the giant acorn.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Susan said...

I am a new follower.

Susan said...

I have always admired these mini quilt stands and would be thrilled to win one!

Heather said...

As usual an adorable little quilt!

Heather said...

I am a follower

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