Sunday, September 11, 2011

It's Our Day on The Country Fair Moda Blog Hop!


It's our day! What a great start we have had. There will be no pie fights though. I think the best way is to just jump right in. Lissa Alexander, our fearless leader sent us a few questions to get this ball rolling.

1. What is on your bucket list? - That's easy, I've always wanted to go to Ireland - Polly.
Well, that's a good one. I think mine would be to take a summer off and visit all the Major League Baseball parks and watch a game in each. - Laurie

2. What's would be your favorite thing "deep fried" at the fair? - Milky Way candy bar - Polly
I whole heartedly agree! - Laurie

Which brings me to this fun fact - Not all Milky Way candy bars are created equal.


You know the little Milky Way bars that you hand out at Halloween? Forget them. Barely a Milky Way. I Don't know why, but they just aren't. The regular Milky Way - Wonderful. They've been a Minick and Simpson favorite for over 50 years, but the new 2 To Go Milky Way bar - PERFECTION! It is different. Basically, there's a greater caramel to nougat ratio. Genius! Polly told me, I told Leigh Ann, and now there is a 2 To Go Milky Way stash that follows us around. I'm sure there will be some at Quilt Market. One could only imagine the sublime candy ecstasy that would be a deep fried/2 To Go Milky Way. It should be on our bucket list.

3. Your favorite Country Fair memory..... Well, I don't know about favorite, but it's a memory - for Polly. I sadly, don't have any. (Again, if you are new to the blog - Polly and I are sisters who have the same parents, but completely different childhoods due to a 16 year age difference).

Polly joined 4H when she was a pre-teen. We lived in a small rural town and we lived in town.
Most of Polly's friends were farm kids and she wanted to do what they did, so she joined. Soon after there was talk of participating in the County Fair. Animal husbandry was out of the question for obvious reasons. Next was a sewing challenge. A dish towel. With lots of help and guidance (basically her friend Mary Lee sewed it) the dish towel was completed. The baking challenge for the county fair loomed. The competition for her age group was a cupcake challenge. Bakers were to make white cupcakes with white frosting. A plate was given to the contestants so all entries would look more or less the same. Polly tackled the challenge with enthusiasm and submitted her 3 cupcakes. The 4H girls then left the baking exhibit and enjoyed the fair. When they returned they were elated as Polly had won!!! A blue ribbon! Imagine her embarrassment when her friends asked about her recipe and she said she used this.

Not everyone saw the humor in the situation. Today we think it's pretty hysterical. Sadly, our Mother was not a baker. If there was a cake in the house it came from a bakery. Just rounding up a wooden spoon, bowl, and cupcake tin was a challenge for Polly. What else was a resourceful girl to do? Polly was pretty proud of herself that she bought the BEST mix. Obviously. It did win the blue ribbon. Well done, Mr. Duncan Hines! Blue ribbon indeed.

In honor of Polly's long ago Blue Ribbon - here is our project - a Blue Ribbon pincushion. We thought our Grandfathers' award winning horses were a better subject than the infamous cupcakes.


Hey, Everyone!!! Here is where you go to download the pattern!

If you leave a comment here, you could be one of the 3 winners of Prairie Paisley II pre-cuts. Someone will win a Fat 1/8th bundle, or a Layer Cake™, or a Jelly Roll™ - The Random Number Generator will pick three winners. Make your comment before Midnight Wednesday September 14th.

Thanks for stopping by. Make sure to visit Sandy of American Jane tomorrow for the next stop on the Moda Country Fair Blog Hop.

Laurie

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Dixie said...

Love the cake story! The blue ribbon pin cushion is adorable. Thanks for all you do to inspire us!

WoolenSails said...

That would be a fun one for the horse lovers. I love the paisley fabrics, would be fun to work with.

Debbie

Beeshebags said...

The blue ribbon pincushion is great, thanks for sharing it.

I can only dream of winning the paisley fabrics....ever since I was about 9 or 10 I've had a thing for paisley....not one of those over the top things, but a gentle liking of them....even when they went out of fashion, I still liked them, so these precuts would make my day!

Hugs
Naomi

mariebeers said...

I don't have paisley in my stash so it would make a great addition if I won, thanks for the chance.

Bronwyn said...

Had to laugh about the baking contest. Mum tells me that story is not the only Blue ribbon tale she has heard of in all her baking years.The best one she told me is about the lady who bought scones from the local baker and passed them off as her own, she won the ribbon. When the local baker found out who won, he never told a soul for years. But he did have a very regular customer who spent alot in his store!! Thanks for sharing the pincushion. I am going to combine your pattern with Bunny Hills cupcake seems only fitting with your story.

Cathy said...

I like the dark Milky Way bars but I'll have to give that new one a try. I've never had a Milky Way deep fried but will put that on my list too.

Deanna said...

Great story! The pincushion is a sweet way to remember. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Corinne said...

Oh the cake story! Adorable!

Tiff Blakey said...

My favorite Milky Way is the dark one. I've had the 2 to go but didn't notice the different caramel/nougat ratio. Thanks for giving me a reason to go buy one. :)

Jacque. said...

ohmygosh, I'll be laughing about that cupcake story for a long time! It's great! Neat pincushion! I love these fabrics and would so enjoy working with them! Thanks for the opportunity.

Stitched With Prayer said...

I love the pincushion. I've loved horses all my life and coincidentally Milky Way has been my favorite candy bar for as long as I can remember (of course I'm 61 no so how far back I remember could be questionable, LOL). Nah...since I was a little kid it has been my favorite. Thanks for a chance to have some Prairie Paisley treasure. Hugs...

Ned's Place said...

I am so looking forward to Prairie Paisley II coming to stores loved the first one,can't wait to cut into the the new range.

Debra said...

I have noticed that Milky Ways aren't as thick as they used to be either!

sue said...

Great story about the cupcakes! I am so looking forward to Praire Paisley Two!!! I have seen the orginal fabric used in quilts and was disappointed that I had missed the line and finally it back and looks even better.

Anonymous said...

This pincuchion is a winner...my son's first ever entry in the fair (Snickerdoodles) won the Grand Champion...with a name like that, they deserved to win.

Kathy McDonald said...

What a great story! Duncan Hines has always been my favorite "recipe" for cakes and cupcakes. . .I'm glad to know that the mixes are "winners"!

Crafty Mama said...

What a funny story! Gotta love Duncan Hines☺

Ella said...

The pincushio is super cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

taylorsoutback said...

A fun cake story!! But I had a hard time getting pass that new Milky Way Bar -oh yum!

Would love to add some of that paisley to my own stash...great design and colorway.

Seams Sew Together said...

Love your Prairie Paisley Fabric 1 and now 2, cant wait. Thanks for the
chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Great story and great job in what you both do! Love the fabric, would love to work with it.
Ronnie in Washington

Jeanette said...

Cute pincushion. Thanks for sharing it. Love to win the fabrics.

deborah said...

Love the pincushion pattern, thanks for sharing it and the cupcake story!
Love all of your fabrics, and this line is especially appealing.

Sharon said...

Cute story -- never entered anything in our local fair myself. Thanks for the chance to win. Love your fabrics. My first pieced quilt was with 'Flag Day Farms' and to this day it is my favorite.

GeeGee said...

I love Paisleys and have been collecting them to make a "Special Paisley Quilt". Thanks for a chance to add to my collection.

Taryn said...

Your post has me hungry for fried milky ways and cupcakes. I always thought Duncan Hines made the best cake. My mom won a prize with their Devil's Food. Thanks for the giveaway.

manybooks said...

The paisley fabric is cute - I've never seen it before! And I'm sure that even with a mix, any cake I make would never even get past the judges... that is a great story! Thanks for the chacne to work with those fun fabrics!

Monica said...

Did you hear the Texas State Fair is going to have deep fried bubblegum this year? I may have to go this year just so I can try it.

Melody said...

A really fun post and wonderful giveaway prizes. Boy, would I love to win.

MONA said...

I love Milky Ways too! Will have to try the 2 to go ones. Thanks for sharing the pincushion pattern, am also a horse lover! Love the new paisley fabrics, would love to sew them into a festive holiday quilt!

paulette said...

The pincushion is a Blue ribbon winner!! L0VE it!
Thanks SEW much for the chance to win this wonderful fabric!! I could create a blue ribbon quilt with this lovely fabric! :O)
Take care!
Paulette

Carol said...

I have a granddaughter who will soon be 12 and we just gave her her first sewing machine of her own. She has been sewing for awhile, but now is doing so with gusto! She LOVES horses and this would be a fabulous pin cushion for her!
AND I love the fabric and would love to have my name drawn!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a chance to win. I love paisley fabric. Margaret Foster

Beth said...

Yea! More red, white and blue fabric to go with the rest of your collections that I have. Please, random generator, pick me!

Lyn said...

That must be a good brand of cake to turn out such award winning cupcakes- I'm sure the mixing and icing would have also played a part. thank you for the pattern

Sherri said...

I am so excited that there will be a new Prairie Paisley collection...I knew I was hoarding my scraps for a reason!

Melanie said...

I had never heard of the 2 to go Milky Ways...I will have to check them out!

Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful fabric!

Miss Jean said...

In the movie, Calendar Girls, one of the ladies won the cake baking contest with a store bought cake. So you were one up on her!! Milky Ways - sublime!!

Kathy said...

Love your story about winning the blue ribbon at the fair! And I'm excited about your new line of fabrics. Very, very nice!
Kathy

JoAnne said...

I would have to say that the Milky Way dark is my favorite candy bar! Love the 4-H story.

GranChris said...

I do believe that would be my daughter's choice of how to bake a cake even though I taught her better. Some people just don't enjoy the kitchen is her reply. I just sigh and pray for my grandchildren. Love the fabric!

Martina said...

Thanks for the fun! And I love those fabrics!

Gina said...

Love the colors and designs in Prairie Paisley II! Thank you for the chance to win! The cupcake story was great, thanks for sharing it!

passingdowncrazy said...

Beautiful fabric! I'm pretty sure it's hard to beat a cake mix!

Karen said...

I just love the fair story with the cupcakes. I've never entered anything in the fair. I loved to cook and sew growing up, but our family never went to the fair. The milky way candy bar is my favorite too. I've never heard of it deep fat fried. Are you kidding us? Won't it melt? I'm very curios about this. Thanks for the adorable pincushion pattern and the generous giveaway.
Karen M

Anne said...

I love the cake story, and the fabric too!

Jeanneke said...

Hi Laury,
I love your new Prairy Paisley fabric line, especialy the cheater on top.

Eva said...

Muchas gracias por el patrĂ³n .... y por los pastelitos !!!!
Me encantan las telas que sortean.
Un beso

SoozeM said...

I love your packet mix cupcake story, I have been complimented on my packet mix cakes a few times too!! I always say it is a family secret that only gets handed down from mother to daughter :)

Needlemade Designs said...

I l-o-v-e horses! What a cute project. Thank you for the project and for the chance to win some of your fabric!

52knit4 said...

Love the paisley fabric........my favorite fabric is patriotic fabric..........wish I had the guts to enter something cool in the fair...

lanybleu said...

Having visiting Ireland on your bucket list is a great one,

Elaine from Ireland
lanybleu@gmail.com

Hildy said...

Milky Ways are way too good, yummy! Wouldn't mind to eat them everyday. Thanks for the chance to win a giveaway.
Greetings from germany
Hildy

Jana said...

What a fun cake story. Love your Prairie Paisley Fabric Nr. 1 and now Nr. 2, can´t wait. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Sophie said...

The pincushion is so cute!!!
Thank you for the chance to win!

Jay said...

So you were separated at birth by 16 years, right? We have something similar in our family & with 5 kids, we were all raised as only children. It worked for us!

gill said...

I've never even seen paisley fabrics for quilting before!
Count me in please!!

Allie said...

LOL the cupcake story cracked me up - and I LOVE your project! I have a cousin who races horses, he would love this, I'm going to make it for him for Christmas. Thank you!

Manda said...

Ha ha love the cake story!! :)

daisy said...

that is such a great story - glad Polly got to keep her ribbon :)

Glenys said...

Nice pincushion.

Deb said...

Love the pin cushion. I have a niece that will love it. Thanks for sharing your story.

Noela said...

Love the fabrics and pin cushion. Looking for some paisley for my niece's wall hanging. Might be just the thing.

Robyn of Robyns Nest said...

Oh, the paisly's just divine & in red, white & blue.....better still.
I'm really enjoying all of the Country Moda Fair stories from the designers

Jeanne said...

Great cake story. The pincushion is real cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

Love the horse on the pincushion! And Polly - you must come and visit Ireland, there's a warm welcome waiting for you!

thedodds said...

Am new to your blog so have spent a lovely half hour looking around (should be ironing, but we won't talk about that). Love blog hops!

Celine said...

The Paisley fabric is gorgeous. I will cross my fingers! Thanks for the chance

Ineke Platvoet said...

I love the paisley fabric and shouldn't it be great to win some of it! Could make something wonderful out of it.

Nelle F. said...

What a fun blog! Loved the "prize winning cupcake" story and the pincushion project too. Thank you for the chance to win the paisley fabrics--they would go great with my stash!

Karen said...

I love the blue ribbon pin cushion. Thanks for sharing.

charlotte said...

love the cake story, back then that was baking from scratch! lol The new fabric line looks great!

Brenda said...

Cute cake story! I enjoy your website and love your style. Thank you for the giveaway. Brenda

bitsnpieces said...

love the pincushion! thanks for sharing it.

Suzan said...

I would love a little Prairie Paisley II. I really liked the original. I love the idea of using non-traditional fabrics to make patriot quilts.

QuiltSue said...

Your story about the cakes made me laugh.

The pincushion is great and I will have to download that and make some. After all, Christmas is coming!

misspatchwork said...

What a great story. Thanks for the pincushion pattern.
Many greeting from Germany
Gudrun

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Love this new line of fabric!

Donya said...

Love, love, love your paisley.

Ellen said...

What a beautiful Pincushion my daughter loves horses so this would be a great gift for here !!
This giveaway is so so beautiful I love to join.
Ellen

TravelMommy said...

Hahahaah, Duncan Hines. Makes me think of that TV episode where the characters sell their grandmother's secret sauce recipe until they realize that it was actually Betty Crocker. Heeee..

The fabric is beautiful, I hope I win!

Vicky said...

Ah, Polly is my kind of baker. My mother didn't bake either, so I say it's in the genes and chromosomes! Love PP2! You hit a home run - again!

Vivian said...

When I was in 4-H I had a good friend (a boy) that was in 4-H with us. He always made perfectly round cookies with nice smooth edges. I never could figure out how he did this and accused him of his mother making them for him. Now, many years later, I hope he doesn't remember that. lol

Love the fabric and would love to win.

pinsandgiggles said...

Loved your cake story and thanks for the adorable pin cushion. I so love paisley and am always on the lookout for new paisley fabric. These precuts would be so fun to work with at my house!

Debbie B Sam said...

What a great story! And the pin cushion is too cute. I concur on the Milky ways, the 2 to go ROCK!

Ada Shave said...

Love a fair story. our fair is the end of the month.
thanks for the pin cushion.

Susan said...

I didn't know you were sisters! Cute stories! I'd love to win some paisley fabric! Thanks for the giveaway.

Margaret said...

Thanks for the giveaway -- and the free pattern too! Great story!

Paula Ganyard said...

Looks like a great line of fabrics to do lots of fun things with.

JoyceM said...

Love the running horse. The paisley fabrics are gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway.

Peg G said...

Long gone are the days where they gave plates out. My granddaughter made a pie and used my daughter's
Pampered Chef pie pan. When they went back to pick up their pie
plates my daughter's had disappeared. No body had a clue where it went or with whom.
That was her last year of 4-H.
Thanks for sharing too!!!

Rosemary said...

Great story about the cupcakes, we have similar one about a brownie contest we had last year at a family reunion!!

Nancy E said...

What a great cake story! I loved Prairie Paisley so I know I will have to get Prairie Paisley II or win some.

Kigwit said...

Have you ever tried deep fried oreos? They're pretty good but now I really want to try a deep fried candy bar. I missed the first Prairie Paisley because I was just getting into quilting and didn't know that fabric lines don't stay around forever!

Vickie said...

What a great post! I loved Prairie Paisley 1 and I know I will love number 2 just as much! Thanks for such a great giveaway and chance to win!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I see nothing wrong with entering those cupcakes! That is exactly what I would have done....today & yesterday. LOL Good thing my daughter never wanted to be in 4H she would have had the same problems. Thanks for sharing.

Pat D said...

Thanks for the neat project! Love those stories too! Thanks

Pat D

hookinct said...

Love the Prarie Paisley can't wait to get some -Another great collection.
And yeah for the dark Milky Way - I can't even let them in the house - I would eat every one myself

Linda said...

Thank you for the early morning giggle. Your fabric is beautiful. Love your work.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pin cushion pattern. I love your fabric and enjoy reading your blog. bevsulecki@yahoo.com

Fiona said...

Looking forward to the next collection for Prairie Paisley. I missed the first time around. Now I know it is coming soon I will keep my eyes open and get plenty this time

Karen said...

The cupcake story is hilarious! Thanks for the cute pincushion pattern. Also, thanks for the chance to win.

Dorian said...

LOL, great cupcake story! Thanks for a fun blog hop and cut pin cushion.

Stephanie H said...

Someone recently complimented a cake I made...went on and on about it actually...but I really didn't understand the big deal! It was from a box. All I did was follow the directions! Duncan Hines does it again...

I love the fabric! I don't see much red white and blue stuff.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Loved hearing about 4-H and fairs. Sounds like my childhood. And thanks SO MUCH for reincarnating Prairie Paisley. I loved it the first time and will love it again I am sure.

Lorri said...

Love the pin cushion, love the fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

pricillaprecise said...

Out here in darkest Africa we don't have the same Milky Bars that you do in the States, but we do have horses, and this pinchushion is a sure thing for a Christmas giftie for a quilting friend of mine who at 74 is winning all the prizes in dressage at local horse shows. Quite amazing. The Prairie Paisleys I'll keep for myself!
....Margaret

Vicki said...

LOVE your cupcake story!! And your paisley fabrics are gorgeous. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Wenda said...

Love the cupcake story and, of course, love the fabric and the opportunity to win.

Ineke said...

Thanks for the chance of winning. Just love red, white and blue quilts and paisley.

Karen said...

I love the cake story! I would really love to win those beautiful fabrics. Thank you for the dorable project!

Erin H. said...

Hillarious 4H story! Love the paisley fabrics.

Donna said...

I know a horse lover who will love this pincushion. Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

Loved the confession :) I still need to make a patriotic quilt for my son to hang in his room, and PPII would would be awesome. Now just need to add the Milky Way to my shopping list...

Becky said...

Thanks for the wonderful cupcake story! My Mother wasn't a baker either. She was fabulous at real meals, but not so good with baking and candy. One Christmas, she and I made fudge. Unfortunately, I grapped the McCormick Root Beer extract instead of the McCormick vanilla extract. That was the last time we made candy together:) Thanks for designing Prairie Paisley II.I've been hoarding my scraps of the first line.

Sandy said...

My niece really loves my out of the box chocolate cake with out of the can frosting! Thanks for the pincushion pattern. Love your fabric.

Linda L. in Maryville, IL said...

I think that the blue ribbon for box cupcakes is a great story! Looking forward to the rest of the stories in the blog hop! Thanks for your participation!

Linda C. said...

I love the new fabric! Great cupcake story!

Kim Q said...

I love the blue ribbon story! It sure got the best of the cake mix snobs. Thanks for the pin cushion pattern...and thank you for the chance to win some of your gorgeous fabric! ;-)

Maria Grazia said...

very nice the cake story !!
many thanks also form Italy

Grace said...

your pattern is beautiful as ever ... cant wait to try ... :)

Maryjo S. said...

Your fabrics are gorgeous! Thanks Maryjo

Connie said...

I loved the story!
I love the fabric too!
Thanks,
Connie

JCnNC said...

Wonderful memories and she did pick out the BEST cake mix ever. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway - Prairie Paisley - what a winner that is. Great opportunity. Judy C in NC

Annie Smith said...

I love this new line. Have some from the first Prarie Paisely left.Would love to win some more. Fingers crossed. Nice project. Thank you. Annie S

Lissa said...

That cake story is great! The fabric are beautiful, I can think of a family member who would love a quilt out of those.

emmy said...

One can never have too many pincushions, thank you. Googled quilts made with Prairie Paisley and each one was beautiful. The blues and reds are just right.

SueB said...

Your cup cake story is priceless. Thanks for all the patterns and fabrics that both of you put out. Thanks also for a chance to win a touch of your new line.

Anonymous said...

Love the cupcake story! Thanks for the giveaway! I love the colors of the fabrics!

Lisa gatesey929(at)aol(dot)com

Joan and Kevin said...

Love the pincushion, it is adorable.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Audrey said...

Funny story!!! My Dad always said 'Betty Crocker spent a lot of money and time perfecting her recipe - why not use it??!!' I love your fabrics and would love to win!

Colleen said...

That cupcake story is priceless. Thank you for sharing. And, I must now go looking for that Milky Way bar, sounds like the yummiest.

Laurie said...

thanks for sharing your stories - I just love them! and thanks for a chance to win - laurie

llsbaskets@comcast.net

Sue M. said...

The Prairie Paisley fabric is adorable. Would love to win some!

Betty said...

The paisley fabric is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

susan said...

Had daughters in 4-H baking and have some fun stories too! Thanks for the chance to win and for the pincushion pattern.

Gran said...

Always wanted to be in 4H. I lived in a big city with no access. Thanks for sharing all your creative ideas!

Patti said...

We still are involved in 4-H and people are still using cake mixs for their projects. A judge I know told me it's still a problem. lol

SC Sally said...

Can't believe what wonderful "fair memories" were created by my children at the Ross County Fair in Ohio. They were "horse kids" so we lived at the fairgrounds for a week and had "fun shows" every day. I treasure those times. Thanks for the neat horse pincushion and the truely yummy fabric as well!

Cari said...

Enjoyed the Fair story....good for you!! I love the paisley fabrics and would LOVE to win the prize!! Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth said...

Great idea. Thanks for the giveaway.

KayG said...

Love the new fabric! now to wait for it to show up in the shops.

kshackabq said...

That's a great cupcake story! And thanks for the news about the 2 To Go Milky Way. I'm a pushover for caramel. Thanks for the chance to win some Prairie Paisley II!

Lee said...

Great 4-H story. lol thanks for the great giveaway and the pattern! I am making it for my college daughter who loves horses and loves to sew. thanks again.

Lynelle said...

What a great 4H story - too funny! the pincushion is as cute as ever, can't wait to whip one up! Love your creations and colorways!

Judy said...

The cupcake story was too funny! Thanks for the chance to win some of your Prairie Paisley II.

Lynelle said...

What a great 4H story - too funny! the pincushion is as cute as ever, can't wait to whip one up! Love your creations and colorways!

Meredith said...

Love the pincushion, and would also love to win the paisley fabrics! Thanks for the chance

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

I Love this post!! And the fabric! And the pinkeep! Thanks for your generosity and I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!

Madamquiltsalot said...

That is a really funny story !
I would love to win some of this fabric, it looks beautiful.

Paula said...

I love horses... I used to have some when we live in Brazil. Thanks for the change to win some goodies!

Linda.Nell.Cates@gmail.com said...

Love your Prairie PaisleyII. Thanks for the giveaway and pincushion.

mama dub said...

Funny story about the cake! And a Milky Way is my favorite candy bar ever and I haven't had one in a very long time. Maybe I have to go to the store today......

Mommarock said...

I love Milky Ways.. any shape or form. Not so easy to read that post and have given up candy tho... :(

Dee said...

You girls never cease to crack me up. Love the MILKY WAY myself. You get a blue ribbon for hyour project.

Michelle said...

What a lovely story! Thank you for sharing it with us. Thanks for the giveaway chance x

wiggimb said...

cute site, cute fabric

Jennifer W said...

My 2 4-H daughters have a boxed cake mix category now! Maybe you inspired that. Love the fabric.

Bonnie R said...

Love the cupcake story. I will share it with my 16 yr old daughter. We enter the fair every year, quilts,crafts and cookies. Perhaps she will be inspired to to mske cupcskes next yesr!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

I love horses and pincushions, thank you for the pattern. Duncan Hines cupcakes are blue ribbon winners in my house too!

JessicaSews said...

What a fun post!
Enjoying this Blog Hop!

QuilterPattiO said...

I won a blue ribbon once for a German chocolate cake. Wish I still had the recipe. PattiO

emily a. said...

The cake story gave me a good chuckle this morning! Thanks for all the beautiful projects and fabric - looking forward to seeing Prairie Paisley II in my LQS!

Bev C said...

I am learning so much about the Americian food habits on this blog hop. Thanks for the opportunity to win some fantastic fabric.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

LesQuilts said...

Hi!
Thank you for the pattern and the give away of your new fabric line!
Red, White and Blue works for so many in so many ways!
Take care, Leslie

Sue Sharp said...

Love that paisley!

And completely 'get' the cupcake story. Our favourite brownies come from a packet...

SheilaS said...

I LOVE Polly's cake story-a girl has to do what a girl has to do! Even though we (Polly)are probably close in age, our childhoods were entirely different (we were poor) we never had a cake mix in the house! If we wanted dessert we had to make it (from scratch). Love the new Paisley print and the pin cushion is wonderful!

Janet said...

My sister and I have the same age difference, and I frequently remind her we were not raised in the "same house". I'm SO excited about this fabric line - PP #1 remains one of my favorites, and can't wait to get my hands on PP #2 - thanks for the opportunity!

Marilyn W. said...

Thanks for the great giveaway and the inspirational blog.

Lee Ann said...

Thank you for the free template pattern! And thank you for a chance to win. :-)

Mary said...

Love the red, white and blue fabric line!

Dorothy said...

I have a good friend who has horses, and is a quilter! I just found the perfect gift for her!!

Thanks so much
Dorothy in IL

Cory said...

That was a great story. Thank you for sharing it. And, thank you for the great pincushion pattern. Take care and God bless, Cory

Janis said...

Enjoyed the stories! Love the fabric!

krislovesfabric said...

you've made me hungry for a Milky Way! Thanks for the giveaway!

Tammy said...

I think I need some of the paisley fabric....desperately!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Betweens said...

Wow you have had a few visitors! I am so glad that you were able to get involved with the fair being in the city and all. Polly was lucky to have some wonderful farm friends.
Blue ribbons are always memorable.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful way to start the week! Love the paisley fabrics and pincushion.
Cheryl
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Laura said...

My bucket list would have Milky Ways on it too! Do you share the 2 bars, or do you get them both!!

Debbie said...

I'd love to win the prairie paisley to add to the stash of it I already have. Love your fabrics. Cute story about the cupcakes. I was a 4-Her myself so I can relate. Thanks for all of your inspiration.

rebecca said...

The new paisley line is yummy!! Enjoying the hop! Keep up the great work!

Mary said...

Prarie paisley 1 was a favorite, so are Milky Way Bars!

Chris G said...

I love the paisley fabrics --

Cathy said...

Thanks for the good stories. Needed a reason for the Milky Way. Really like the paisley collection. This has been fun.
Cathy

Cotton Blossom said...

I love the pin cushion, Thanks! Cheer, Cheer for a Milky Way!

Patti said...

Reading your blue ribbon cake story brings back memories of going to the fair when I was young. What fun we had. Thanks for sharing and for a chance at winning.

Meri said...

Love the winning recipe! (bet it's not the ONLY time that recipe has won!)
And I love the pincushion pattern and a chance to win your fabulous fabrics...another winning recipe! Thanks for the chance!

DebrafromMD said...

I'll be attending our country fair on Wednesday. I will have to look for those deep fried Milky Ways.

chefpa said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful fabric!

bellashea said...

Great cake story and great fabric!!!

Debra said...

I love Prairie Paisley so I know that Prairie Paisley II will also be a favorite. The cake story was so cute!

Mary said...

Loved the cupcake story. Duncan Hines has always been my go-to for cupcakes. Also love there is going to be a second round Prairie Paisley - so pretty!

Maggey and Jim said...

Wow, so many comments and I thought I got up early.. Would love taking a class from both of you,love your humor and especially your work.. Americana through and through.The little pin cushion, perfect for my daughter who loves horses.
Thanks, Maggey

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Love the pin cushion and would love to win!!

tpott said...

The first quilt I ever made had a teal and maroon paisley fabric as a main fabric. I still love it, even after all these years. I love the blue ribbon story, Mr. Hines must be sooo proud.:) Thank you for all your inspiration!!! ;->

Stray Stitches said...

Thanks for sharing the cake story and the pattern!! And another thank you for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

RebeccaED said...

Prairie Paisley might just be my new favorite line of fabric. It's awesome,love the colors, designs, everything about it. Had a deep-fried Milky Way at the state fair just two weeks ago, there's nothing like it!

Anonymous said...

Very cute pincushion!
I love the dark Milky Way bars best...so far. I'll have to try the new one but nothing fired, thank you!

I LOVE Paisley!


Teresa

Nancy said...

When I was about 6 I went to the fair and got cotton candy on my knee, which caused me to limp. There was a polio epidemic and my parents rushed me to the hospital, only to have my knee washed off. Love the new fabric; you've converted me to a red, white and blue lover.

Reenie said...

love visiting all these blogs. have fun at apple school :)

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