Thursday, December 8, 2011

Blog Hop Party ... can I really do this?




Well, I wrote down all the instructions but trying to follow them is whole new ball of wax.








Here are the panels I have selected to give-away to three of my visitors on December 17.




Each is printed on cotton, about 50cm x 113cm. The first one is a "matoi"

showing the standard and happy coat of firefighters during the Edo period.




The second is a Beckoning Cat or Welcoming Cat. The upper cat welcomes in Good luck and the lower one, wealth.




The third, I selected because next year is "the year of the Dragon" according to the oriental zodiac.




I have enjoyed a year of meeting blogging quilters even though I am challenged technically. If any of these panels meets your fancy, let me know which you would like. If not, enjoy the Hop!


Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

96 comments:

  1. I have enjoyed getting to know you too! I love the dragon so thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. I'm not here for the giveaway. I just like visiting you and your blog.

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  3. You know I love the Beckoning Cat planel! It is so nice of you to give away your treasures! I, too, have enjoyed getting to know you through your blog this year. Happy Holidays to you & your family.

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  4. Oh these are fantastic! I'm trying to do one of our rooms in a Japanese theme to remember our years living in Japan, and any one of these would look Fantastic in there!!

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  5. Great panels! I think my favourite would be the dragon!
    Thank you!

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  6. wow- how brave of you to part with those gorgeous panels! that being said, i like all three and would count myself lucky to win one!

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  7. Wow Julie. Love that 'matoi' panel. The Dragon is cool too (I have the middle one, thanks to you). I'm thinking about framing some of the ones you sent me. It was my MIL's idea. Merry Christmas!

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  8. Hi Julie, Nice you hop with the quilting Gallery, I do also. Your pannels er beautiful. Greetings Tiny

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  9. Happy hopping, this is fun. I love all those panels but I think the dragon is my favourite. Have a great weekend Julie.

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  10. Your panels are beautiful. I love all 3 of them. I have also noticed that you are a left handed quilter, well so am I.

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  11. Oh Julie how could anyone choose! They are all beautiful but if I were to win I think it would be the cats - my granddaughter is totally nuts about cats so I can see this made into something for her. blessings, marlene

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  12. Ooh, so pretty! I love the cats, because I'm a kitty fanatic and love the idea of attracting wealth and good luck :) Hope you have fun blog hopping!

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  13. Too funny Julie! Here I was offering to help you and you figured out how to put the button in your blog, but I didn't. Love all the panels, but the dragon calls my name. I am a dragon in the oriental zodiac.....

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  14. I already have ideas for those cats! Sweet!

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  15. The dragon looks so good. It represents strength and boldness, yet beautiful at the same time. Like it.

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  16. They are all great!

    Come visit my blog for a really cool shoe give-away!

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  17. They are all gorgeous but the dragon has to be my favourite.

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  18. Good on you Julie! You are inspiring :) i am a dragon as you know, but I have my own in the works so good luck to the winners!

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  19. Ooh, I like them all! Thanks for the chance!

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  20. Oh the dragon is amazing.. and my hubby is always looking for dragon items.

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  21. All three panels are gorgeous. In order of preference - dragon, cat, matoi. I lived in Japan twice before the age of 10 (Army brat). These bring back wonderful memories. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. All very nice panels, but would have to go with the firefighter one, just to surprise hubby who is a volunteer firefighter in our little neck of the woods.

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  23. I love the matoi, but my little one would love the welcoming cat. Thanks for the chance.

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  24. Japanese prints always bring back fond memories. I have an uncle that traveled to Japan frequently and always brought home great gifts. The cat would be my first choice, followed by the coat, and then the dragon.

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  25. I love your work! Especially the Matoi. I live in Hawaii and love all things Japanese, including your blog!

    Aloha, Linda at Quilting Under The Influence

    www.quti.org
    Twitter @quiltingunder

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  26. I love the cats... I think it would make a wonderful wall hanging for the entrance of my house :)

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  27. Thanks so much for the give away, I love the Welcoming Cat panel...we have just a few of the real thing (one is snoring on my lap right now LOL)

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  28. I would love the cat panel thank you for the giveaway!

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  29. all the panels are beautiful.
    thanks for the chance to win

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  30. This is my first visit to your blog. I particularly like the white welcoming cat and the prosperity cat!

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  31. Beautiful panels, what a generous gift!

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  32. I'm a new follower, what nice panels, I might pick the dragon one as my favorite....

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  33. I loves matoi..
    Thx for the chance to win ^^v

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  34. Love them all- but am a tadbit more drawn to the matoi panel! How kind of you to offer three panels as your give-aways! Thanks!

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  35. I like all three panels, but I am especially drawn to the dragon because I was born in the year of the dragon.

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  36. I love, really love the cats! I will always welcome wealth and luck

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  37. thank you for this chance to win. hugs

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  38. Oh I do love the cats! So kind of you to offer a give away

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  39. I love them all but the matoi is my favorite!

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  40. The dragon wins first place for me!

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  41. The dragon is my favorite. I read a blog by a quilter in Japan. She calls herself Taniwa. You should look her up.

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  42. I would love to win any of those beautiful panels-- it would be impossible to choose a favorite! My daughter has been in love with all things "Japan" since she was a very little girl, and if I were to be a lucky winner, I will make a wall hanging for her room... Thank you so much for the chance to win! :-)

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  43. I love the dragon. I have many happy memories of Japan. I had the opportunity to visit about 12 times while working for Hitachi.

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  44. I love them all. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  45. I love the dragon one. I can see that one in a beautiful quilt with sashiko.

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  46. Love the panels. Thank you for a chance at your giveaway.

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  47. What a neat giveaway! I think I like the Year of the Dragon the best!

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  48. I do rather like the Dragon.

    (and now the word verification is hydra-ing. There are dragons in the internet too, it seems!)

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  49. Beautiful panels you've chosen for your giveaway. If I were to win, I would choose the "matoi." Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  50. wow beautiful pannels love these type of fabric only been sewing for a year and love it .love the dragon .

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  51. Thanks for the chance of a panel. I would love the dragon panel as I was born in the year of the Dragon - My Chinese horoscope symbol
    Vickie

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  52. I have followed your blog for a while and have enjoyed seeing your work. Thank you for sharing.

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  53. I love the dragon one! Have a great idea to use that one.

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  54. The panels are amazing! I think my favorite is the Beckoning Cat, though all are quite desirable.

    My niece, her husband, and my great-niece have been visiting Kyoto for a few weeks. They also visited Hungary prior to flying to Japan. My niece has a travel blog. I think you might enjoy reading about my niece's experiences in Japan. If so, please visit their blog at

    http://travels.goodman-wilson.com/

    They'll journey back to Arkansas on December 18. I can't wait to see them. They have been away for four months.

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  55. Even tho' I'm not a follower, I have been following your adventures for some time. I love the dragon panel! thanks for the chance, Dianne

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  56. I really like the year of the dragon, and I have loved learning more about scouting from you!

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  57. Any of the three would be fantastic!

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  58. The dragon would be my choice as my grandson just decorated his room in chinese and dragons...

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  59. I like the dragon panel. Thanks for the lovely giveaway chance and Happy Holidays from Canada!

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  60. The cat panel is my favorite. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  61. The dragon is amazing. Thank you so much for taking part in this wonderful Blog Hop. Merry Christmas

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  62. Julie,
    I am on the blog hop as well. Love your panels - particularly the one with cats!! Would love to discuss some things with you. Please email me when you can. nan@purrfectspots.com

    Hop on over to my blog as well. Thanks.

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  63. I love the items for giveaway. Please enter me.
    Laura

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  64. Gosh! Kitty or Dragon? Hard decision... All three are beautiful!

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  65. Id like the dragon, thanks for the opportunity

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  66. The cat panel would be my choice. I will follow you. And don't worry about being technically challenged when it comes to blogging. I'm somewhat in the same boat but getting better. Thanks for participating.

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  67. The panels are gorgeous, I love the cats or the dragon. I am a new quilter and am enjoying your great blog. Thanks and Merry Christmas from Canada

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  68. What ADORABLE and FAN-TASTIC work on these panels! I'd love to win the Cats. My mother was Japanese (we lost her in February of this year) and I miss her terribly, especially during this holiday season. The cats remind me of some that she had. Thank you for participating in the giveaway!

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  69. Your quilts are beautiful! Thank you very much for the chance to win! If I am lucky enough to win, I would really appreciate the Beckoning Cat or Welcoming Cat. I have a pair of these cats made of ceramic that I keep on my desk that my friend brought to me from Japan and I really love them!

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  70. I really like the Dragon one. lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

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  71. Hi Happy Holiday to You and Yours, I would love to have the dragon. Thank You for the giveaway.

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  72. Gorgeous panels! The dragon is exquisite! Happy holidays!

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  73. Very cool panels, thanks for the chance to win! The kitty is my favourite, but it's a tough choice.

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  74. Love those panels. Love the color and design.

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  75. I am having so much fun finding all sorts of blogs on this hop...all your panels are great xx

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  76. Are you kidding .... I would love to receive any one of them! Many thanks for sharing.

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  77. I just found your blog and love it. I've spent many years in Japan so it's like visiting home! I'm partial to the dragon panel myself.

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  78. Love them all but partial to the dragon. And I commend you for doing all your piecing by hand. That's how I first learned to quilt.

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  79. I really love the cat panel. Very nice. And my second choice would be the dragon. Thanks for the giveaway!
    kessilari(at)gmail(dot)com

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  80. I love the cat panel! Being a scout leader for so many years is awesome! Some of my best years was spent being a girl scout. mamahen02@msn.com

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  81. How interesting--I like the cat. Thanks for the chance.

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  82. I am going for number 1 or 3. I became a follower, shall come back to look around.

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  83. Beautiful!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Kelly (at) mysimplewalk (dot) com

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  84. The dragon panel is awesome!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  85. Love the dragon panel although all are lovely! Can't wait to win and challenge myself to make a quilt around it. Thank you!

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  86. oh what beauitful panels! I love then! thanks for a great giveaway!

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  87. Loves the cat!
    Thanks for the generous giveaway and a chance to win!

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  88. The dragon is our schools mascot and used on all the letterheads, tshirts etc. So yes I really like dragons.
    I like cats to and what they stand for on your panel. Thanks for the giveaway. Really is special as they represent something.

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  89. Wow! I think I could incorporate any of these panels in a sashiko project I'm working on. Thanks!

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  90. Hello from Maryland, USA. Thank you for participating in the blog hop. It's been alot of fun to see so many different blogs. I love the panels . They make a great giveaway item. Am especially fond of the middle panel of beckoning cats. Perhaps they are wanting to take a road trip to Maryland!!

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  91. I have a fondness for the Beckoning Cat, and it would make a very nice wallhanging for my daughter! Thanks for the opportunity.
    Sandy
    http://www.quiltingfortherestofus.com

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