12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop!


Hi, all!


After Christmas each year, do you vow that you will make handmade gifts and home decor items for the following year's Christmas, only to find your plans disappear like snow in summer?  November rolls around, everyone gets busy, 
and yet another year passes without 
that gorgeous Christmas quilt on your sofa...



... or the handmade ornaments on your tree ...



The wonderful hand-crafted gift items for your quilt-y friends are still just a twinkle in your eye....



...as are the placemats or table runner you so lovingly planned to make way back in January!




And don't even mention those up cycled Christmas stockings that would look oh-so-cute hanging from your mantel!




Well, I have an idea this year!

A fun way to get yourself motivated, and maybe even achieve some of that cute hand-created Christmas you've been wishing for!

The Twelve Days of Christmas in July 
Blog Hop!



For twelve days, starting on July 14th and ending on "Christmas in July", July 25th, twenty-five talented bloggers are going to share their hand-crafted Christmas ideas with you.  There will be big projects, small projects, a little bit of something for everyone!  Join the sleigh ride and be inspired to start early and create the special Christmas memories that will last a lifetime.

There will also be a quilt-along on this blog - specifically designed so that you can have a finished quilt top at the end of the twelve days with only an hour or less of sewing each day!  Yes, that Christmas quilt is a possibility this year!  Stay tuned to this blog for more details and fabric requirements prior to the hop, so you can be ready to participate if you choose to.

So mark your calendars and join us
as we get ready to do the 
Jingle Bell Hop...


...and get the jump on Christmas!!

Hugs!

Sarah

44 comments:

  1. Sounds great, I am so looking forward to this.

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  2. I might actually get some things done for Christmas if I do it this way.

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  3. This hop is going to be a lot of fun Sarah! It's great inspiration for making a few things earlier instead of last minute.

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  4. Oh this sounds like fun! Good to get a head start on some items for Christmas.

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  5. this sounds like fun. I have learned to write down my projects starting the middle of January and when I want them finished, giving a little extra time for each for flexibility of course. I do pretty good. Hope you all have fun. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  6. I'll be hopping along with this one! I am always kicking myself when it comes to decorating for Christmas that I didn't get this or that made when I had time in the summer. Now I'll get the kick in the rear I need and lots of inspiration!

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  7. I need to get caught up on so many things, but this sounds like fun!

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  8. great idea. July is the time to get started on Christmas for sewists and crafters.

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  9. What an awesome idea! Imagine getting Christmas projects done months ahead! I'm not kidding..I'm trying to imagine it because despite the best laid plans, I never ever do that. Instead I find myself sewing things up at the last minute. Ugh. This sounds like what I need to finally have a stress-free Christmas.

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  10. I so have this saved on my facebook page ..I love christmas sewing... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  11. I am really looking forward to this. I love working on Christmas things all year.

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  12. Such a lovely idea! I hope to join in!

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  13. Yup, I'm one of those last minute people! Maybe this year could be the year I change that. I'll be watching for the hop.

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  14. Hi, I'm visiting from Lara's mini blog hop with a big shout-out thank you to all the inspiration from the blog. I'm thinking Christmas already and happy to see this post:)

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  15. What a wonderful idea. I'm joining in the the fun. I just adore blog hops (like Lara's).

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  16. This sounds like lots of fun!! I'll be hopping along!

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  17. Delightful idea!!! I want to hop along too!! :)

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  18. Oh wow! What a great idea Sarah ... can't wait to see all the Christmas ideas - and early enough that we can actually make some of them too :*)

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  19. Visiting from BuzzinBumble. I'm always scurrying to finish Christmas projects I make for the grands. No matter how early I start, it's always a scramble.

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  20. Can't wait to see the Christmas projects!

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  21. Great idea. I like to get Christmas gifts made early.

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  22. Popped over from Soma's blog as I'm going to have time to sew for the remainder of this year and I have absolute boxes of fabric I have stashed to play with. Mind if I mention this on a simple living forum I'm a member of?

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  23. Awesome! It's on my calendar!

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  24. Normally I don't like to be confronted with Christmas too far ahead of the actual date, but I'd like to make a few gifts this year, so I may have to join in this year!

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  25. I tend to be a last-minute gift sewer, but the idea of starting to work on Christmas projects in July sounds like a great idea, and could certainly make November and December a bit less stressful!

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  26. What a fun hop....Always looking for new ideas. Looking forward to it.

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  27. Can't wait...it's never too early to start on the Christmas gifts.

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  28. It's hard to believe it's already time to start thinking about Christmas presents!

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  29. I have the button on my blog. Can't wait to get started. Sounds like fun.

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  30. This sounds like a lot of fun and a great way to get some Christmas gifts made! So count me in!

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  31. Sounds great. I have everything to make my mom a scrappy Christmas quilt--now I have motivation, too!

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  32. Sounds great. I have everything to make my mom a scrappy Christmas quilt--now I have motivation, too!

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  33. Sounds like fun. Think I will be up for tge "challenge".

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  34. This looks great! Can't wait! pehinsa@yahoo.com

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  35. I think this is just what I need for inspiration.
    Thank you!!! My e-mail address is stricklands43@yahoo.com.

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  36. Love this/1 Looking forward to the completed project

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  37. Happy to stich up sew much fun and goodies!
    Kids would luv a Christmas quilt and this will be the year! Thanks for all you to keep us inspired!

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  38. I am feeling the Christmas spirit already!

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  39. I may already have fabric for this! I don't know if I can work at the speed indicated (too many good things to do) but it sure looks like fun.

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  40. All good for me on 22nd ,looking forward to seeing all the other goodies. And the last date is my birthday!!!How good will the 25th be.

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