Sunday, January 26, 2014

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2 Bags Full


Well does the title of this post give you a nice visual picture? Good, and welcome to my crazy blog. I do appreciate that Vicki of Two Bags Full has put together this blog hop to let me get acquainted with new blogs and new readers. If you hang in there through my ramblings there is a giveaway at the bottom! Or you can scroll down now - your choice!

Let me introduce myself -Hi, I'm carol - aka The Polka Dot Chicken and I'm a bit cracked! I love quilting and knitting and cross stitch and card making and jewelry making and other crafty pursuits that catch my attention. I am afflicted with crafter's ADHD - shiny stuff can send me off in a direction I didn't even know existed and it makes me happy. I'm a bit of a contradiction in some areas - I like my quilts bright and bold, I like samplers slight primitive and try to sneak in a chicken somewhere in the piece, I like my knitting to be fun and fairly mindless - striped sock yarn makes me giddy!

Here are some examples of the stuff I do -
quilts I've made...





cross stitch samplers I've completed...



knitting projects...



As you can tell I stay pretty busy and try diligently to avoid cooking and cleaning and housework (even though those tasks are pretty unavoidable - LOL!)

So in honor of you stopping by and checking out my blog I'd like to host a giveaway. Here's the deal - leave me a comment on this post about what your favorite hobby is before February 15 at midnight EST. I will use one of those random number thingys and pick a winner and post it on February 15. Oh what will you win? I will send you a $25 gift certificate to the crafty shop of your choice, just be sure I can order the gift certificate online. Now I have lots of friends who tell me that when you don't have a blog it can be hard to leave a comment and therefore they don't win the giveaways. So if you are in that category and can't leave a comment on the blog I want you to send me an email at CFUN53@gmail.com and I will add you to the drawing. The easy way to send the email is to scroll down the right side of the blog to the little picture of me when I was a darling child and underneath it click on the link that says "View My Complete Profile". That opens the page and again underneath that photo of the adorable child I was you can see where it says Email - click on that.

I hope you will  look at posts I've done and come back and visit me often. You don't have to be a follower to win the giveaway but I would appreciate it. You can follow my on Bloglovin' or click on my Followers button or whatever works best for you.

Thanks again for stopping by - now I'm off to visit new blogs too.
Happy stitching-
carol fun

42 comments:

  1. Naming one hobby is hard, but I'll put quilting up first as it is my newest hobby. Crocheting I've done since about 10 and knitting since I was in college. I started knitting with an argyle sock kit. OHHH that heel, finally figured it out.

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  2. the quilts are so pretty. Love those socks. you do an awesome job.

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  3. It's so wonderful to see some of your lovely quilts again! And you know how I love your cross stitch and your wonderful socks! :0)

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  4. Love your blog! I was a follower before the blog hop :)
    Please include me in the giveaway.

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  5. I love everything you do and copy as much as I can:) But since I haven't perfected knitting yet I guess that leaves me to copy your quilts:) And I say winners are always people whi have blogs, not normal joes like me without a blog. Thanks for the opportunity:)

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  6. Quilting is my fave hobby. Eating runs a close second! LOL!

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  7. Hi Carol - thanks for a chance to win. At the moment, quilting is my favorite hobby, but I also love cross stitch, crocheting, and embroidery, along with scrapbooking and card making. My tastes have changed over the years, but I've always been crafty.

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  8. Hi Carol, I'd love to be entered into your giveaway ! I adore your ScrappyTripAlong quilt, and your leftover-yarn socks are some of my favorites. I wish that my leftovers went together that well, I'd try a pair like yours.

    My favorite craft still remains piecing quilts. I've been at it for 30 years or so, and always come back to it no matter what else I try !

    Thanks for the giveaway and congrats to the winner !

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  9. What fun seeing all your wonderful crafts together.

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  10. What an amazing selection of projects you shared in this post! I hope you get lots of new readers. I know I clicked to follow your blog so I can read to find out about what you are working on! My favorite hobbies are cooking and quilting ... and I guess walking and TV! I admire folks who have all the skills you have shared. Best!

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  11. Hey Carol!
    I always love the bright colors in your projects. Thanks for the great post!

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  12. Love those socks (& quilts & samplers)! My fav projects for myself are cross stitch and sock knitting. And I love chickens!

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  13. Hi Carol from a fellow stitcher. Your quilts are just amazing and your stitching is gorgeous!
    Donna

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  14. Hi Carol from a fellow stitcher. Your quilts are just amazing and your stitching is gorgeous!
    Donna

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  15. Hi Carol
    Your quilts are fabulous!
    I'm waving from England - a fellow quilter!

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  16. At this very second in time, my favorite interest is knitting. That changes though. I also stitch and quilt and am an avid reader. Sounds like we have a lot in common!

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  17. Very pretty creations! I like stringing jewelry. I especially like shopping at arts & crafts fairs...handmade!Stop by http://fairiesmarket.blogspot.com/

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  18. Hi Carol, Stopping by from the GYB party. l love quilting and seeing your quilts and crochet. Stop by if you get a chance to be entered in my fabulous fifty giveaway.
    Happy Blogging!

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  19. One hobby that is so hard when you have crafter ADHD...what floss let me feel it...you almost lost me there :) Your bright quilts are refreshing and pleasing. I'm also participating in the GYB Party and have a little giveaway if you are interested. Have a fantastic day!

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  20. Favorite hobby is sewing dress-up items for kids.

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  21. Hi there, nice to meet you. I'm into knitting, and have done quite a bit of cross-stitch in the past. Why not stop by and see my puppets?

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  22. It's quilting for me! I have tried a lot of different crafts but I keep coming back to quilting!

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  23. You know I love keeping track of my crackly friend. I'm in for the adventures of polka dot chicken.

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  24. Kindles always mess me up. Sent twice before I could say applique!

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  25. Crochet and cross-stitch are my favorites. Used to cross-stitch all the time but now I find that crocheting is much easier to throw in my purse and carry with me wherever I may roam. I can't enter the giveaway since I live in Kuwait. But I will definitely be looking around your blog. best wishes, Tammy

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  26. I am a quilter, I love love lover playing with fabric. I have also done some cross stitch, because it easier to carry around, but I love quilting best.

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  27. From one Carol to another - hi! My favorite hobby is sewing but I also make lampwork beads, jewelry and do a little knitting. That is just a start to the list. Always have to have a project. New follower to your blog.

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  28. Your blog makes me happy dear friend. Thanks for being you.

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  29. Hello Carol, stopping by via GYB. I am a quilter, though I have done a lot of other things. I adore that 9 patch with yellow. It is fabulous!

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  30. Hey Carol, Well as they say, better late than never. I am slowly making my way through all 500 plus participants. I love your socks, they are so fun and they look super warm. It has been lovely meeting you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  31. I love quilting and jewelry making, too, but knitting is my current obsession. I need more hours in the day!!

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  32. My favorite craft will always be quilting, but I love to knit, too. Knitting is for times when I'm away from my sewing room.

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  33. Always fun to see your projects ~ always brings a smile to my face!

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  34. Wow, you do lovely work. I have enjoyed reading your blog. Tanks for sharing. My hobby of preference is jewellery design.
    Happy hopping!

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  35. I love finding new blogs of multi-craftuals! I really can't name a favourite hobby. I love to sew and quilt, but I also love various kinds of needlework. I love to make jewellery and crochet, I can't choose just one!

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  36. Hi Carol, visiting you from "GYBP". Your quilts and samplers are absolutely beautiful. Love your socks, they look so soft and colorful. Thanks for sharing,
    have a wonderful weekend,
    Diana

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  37. Hi Carol, I don't have a blog but I love to find new to me blogs. I'm a new follower through Bloglovin. I love to quilt, your knitting is wonderful, I wish I were talented enough to do that. ;->

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  38. sigh.
    every year I say I'm going to learn how to knit socks but don't. those dang heels slay me! either that or there are so many other Urgent things that Have To Be Done, I never get 'round to socks.
    Visiting via Vicki's GYB party and am loving those socks!

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  39. Hi Carol. I recently found your blog from wonderful pics I saw on Pinterest. Love your color choices. Right now my favorite hobby is quilting. Reproduction cross stitch samplers are a close second followed very closely by sewing. Love the comment about doing anything to avoid housework and cooking.

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  40. I love the stripey socks!!! I love yarn but don't knit/crochet.

    Thanks for sharing your blog. I still working through that crazy list of blogs. Please visit my embroidery blog if it strikes your fancy.

    aprilsongstress

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  41. I love quilting and I love your stripey socks. Thanks for the giveaway. Jackie

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  42. Wow...your quilts are awesome! And I want to wear those stripy socks. I can knit a scarf a mile long, but have not mastered the sock. Currently, my fave hobby is knitting mile long scarves...and here in the winter wonderland of the northeast, we can wrap and wrap and wrap them round and round to keep warm! Hope you are enjoying the blog party. Very nice stop here for sure! Aloha

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