Mittwoch, 13. Februar 2013

Happy valentines day! Hugs and kisses

too all of you, my lovely readers!

So, today is the second last day of the hugs and kisses blog hop





and it's my turn today, together with these fellow bloggers:


Dachsies with Moxie


From This to That
Sew at Home Mummy
Everyone Deserves a Quilt
A Geeky Crafty Life
Charlottes Creations
The german Mom    <-------- you are here
Debby Kravotil Quilts
NorthHillsQuilter


 First of all, let us blow some air kisses to Madame Samm  and Jane for the organization of this blog hop. Thank you so much!

As for valentines day, I have two "problems" with this day:

First of all, it is the day before my husbands birthday - isn't that mean? So I have to find two meaning full gifts for two following days. Not easy sometimes.

Second, I have to tell you: In Germany we celebrate this day differently. It is not a day where everybody tells everybody how much she loves him, it is a day that is reserved for romantic lovers - boyfriend and girlfriend, fiancee and husband to be, if she is lucky enough, husband and wife - and that's it. No parties at school, no teacher appreciation valentines edition lunch at school, no balloons, no treats :-) So last year, my poor son was the only child who brought nothing to preschool - because we just didn't knew what we were supposed to do for this day :-) But this year, we got it!

So, what did I make?

As a mom of four, I do have a problem with tablecloths, they are full of stains after 10 minutes on the table (which is a fraction of the time one needs for ironing it), and it is dangerous for young children. But a naked table doesn't look good either. That is why I love table runners.  


For the valentines theme, I choose hearts:




and, of course, it does lay on my table, not in the garden :-) but the light is better outside.

So for valentines day, I can imaging having a nice coffee & cake (Kaffee und Kuchen) time in the afternoon, with a nice set up table like this:





The table runner is pretty easy made, just one charm pack of valentines day fabric
Flirt by Sandy Garvais for moda
some neutral linen and thats it.

I used 4 charms of each color to make one big square and cut out a heart shape, which I ironed with heat and bond on the fabric.
I've sewn nearly the rest of the fabric together and cut in half for the border, and here we go.

I think I will even put this table runner on the table when valentines day is over, it will be pretty for every day too.

I wish you all a wonderful day, have a great time or even a party with your kids, husbands and friends, hope to see you all back soon, thank you so much for stopping by

Tina

and dont forget to hop over to the next blog

Kommentare:

  1. What a pretty tablerunner!!! Your design is perfect with the Flirt charms!!! And it will be pretty well past Valentines day, will be perfect most any day!!

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  2. Love your table runner! I hate ironing tablecloths too! Thank you for sharing the German Valentines tradition.

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  3. Very cute runner, thanks for sharing it, happy Valentine's day!

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  4. Happy Valentine's Day! In this country everyone gets to share the love just for fun but it is still a holiday for romantics. Your table runner is beautiful. I would put it on the table anytime I wanted to let the family know they are loved everyday.

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  5. Sweet runner and I LOVE the pillow in your page header.

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  6. How sweet! I think the pillow in your header is fabulous too! I wish that my table could be cleaned off long enough to enjoy a table runner that cute. :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Gorgeous runner - thank you for sharing!

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  8. Your runner is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  9. Your runner is just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing!

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  10. At first I thought it was that FABULOUS pillow at the top of your page - LOVE that pillow. Then i saw the runner. Now that quilting is so beautiful! The runner is perfect for a family with young children (may I say that my older children, 20s and 30s, still spill things on the table!!). I love San Francisco and wish you many happy days there (I'm from San Jose many years ago). So glad your son now has the story right about our crazy American holidays.

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  11. Love the modern heart runner! Great project!

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  12. I love the header pillow. Great idea!

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  13. I really enjoyed your runner and I also love the pillow at the top...Happy Valentine's Day

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  14. Beautiful project. at least with the table runners you can throw them in the wash if the cids spil on them or they are easier to remove for meals.

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  15. Love your runner but the pillow at the top of your blog steals the show! :)

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  16. Sweet table runner! Love the colors that you used perfect for today and the coming Spring! :) May your day be filled with LOVE!

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  17. Beautiful runner....and I love your pillow in the header

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  18. Thank you for sharing this lovely heart tablerunner. I also appreciated your instructions on how it was made. Great job!

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  19. I 'LOVE' your runner! And I'm in absolute awe of your perfect satin stitching - lol - I'm not so great at it yet!
    I love the Flirt line - the colors are so vibrant and beautiful in it. Perfect choice! Thank you for sharing your project and Happy Valentine's Day!

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  20. It must be difficult figuring out these crazy American customs! They change from state to state, also!
    Your table runner is so nice! What a great way to decorate for your family!

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  21. Another WOW project! This is gorgeous!

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  22. That's a beautiful tablerunner and it's perfect for Valentine's Day.

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  23. Great table runner--love the fabric! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  24. Your table runner is beautiful and I also love the pillow in your header.Thank you for sharing.

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  25. great table runner, that such a good way to make the home more in the mood! thank's for sharing, have a nice valentin's day

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  26. Love your pillow and table runner. Don't feel bad about American customs, from a retired teacher, each school has their own "accepted" behaviors, just ask the teacher what they usual practice is and I'm sure whatever you do will be fine. For stains on tablecloths, go to your local Joann's and buy some clear vinyl the size of your table cloth and put it on top of your cloth to protect it from stains. This is probably the easiest and most economical way to protect precious table cloths from spills. I have a table cloths that came with a laminate already on it and I love it. You can also buy a sheet to laminate onto tablecloths, but it could be tricky and expensive as well. Also from NoCAL, SF Bay Area, thanks for sharing.

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  27. Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for sharing and participating in the hop!

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  28. Your table runner is just lovely--it really does make the table look nice! And I'm glad you and your kids have discovered how Valentines is celebrated in the U.S. Have a happy Valentines Day!

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  29. Kids or no kids, that just bring great joy to any table! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Oh, your poor son! I bet he felt so badly. Now all is well in the US. It is difficult as holidays are celebrated differently in different parts of the world. Holidays are celebrated differently even within families. As I was growing up and not knowing any different, I just assumed that everyone else celebrated all the holidays in the same way we did. The first inkling that they didn't was when my brother got married and the family he married into did not celebrate holidays much differently. Your tablerunner is beautiful and your table set with is is wonderful. Thank you for taking time to blog and inspire us. Thank you for sharing for experiences, too.

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  31. Happy Valentine's Day!! Love the Pillow and table runner. I like place mats and can easily put in washer/dryer. Good way to learn new ideas also.

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  32. Cute tablerunner. I also like the LOVE pillow in your header. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  33. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation and Happy Valentine's Day to you from Judy C in NC

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  34. I love your table runner! And it is easy enough for me to do. Thank you for sharing.

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  35. Love the table runner as well--thanks for sharing it.

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  36. Beautiful project!! And I am totally with you on that birthdays close to holiday's thing...my parent's birthday's are the two days right before Christmas...tough!!

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  37. Oh that is so soft and pretty. I love that fabric line! and I will say Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family.

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  38. Time for coffee! My mom and MIL are German so we have coffee breaks ingrained in us at a young age:) haha!!!
    That will be a lovely table setting for today!

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  39. So very pretty! I would use it for more than Valentines Day too! Glad your little boy will have a better Valentines this year. What can I say, we Americans are sappy when it comes to mushy love and stuff :) Glad you are here!

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  40. loved your story, your post your creation your heart...you always pour so much into our hops....and we recognize your efforts too..congrats

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  41. Very cute runner and I love the pillow in your banner too.

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  42. I love the color combo.. so cute!

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  43. Love your Runner and your BANNER is AWESOME! Hugs & Happy Heart Day!!

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  44. the runner is gorgeous, I love those modern hearts! We don't celebrate Valentine's in England either, not like they do in the US!

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  45. Lovely table runner, I am happy you are celebrating valentines day now

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  46. Love the table runner. But I also really like that Love pillow too. Happy valentines day to you and your family.

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  47. Tina, you did a marvelous job! Thank you so much for the share :)

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  48. Thanks, very nice runner. Have a nice day.

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  49. What a beautiful table runner - I love your colors! blessings, marlene

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  50. Wonderful table runner! I love it!!! Thank you for sharing.
    Greetings from Germany
    Nicole

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  51. What a sweet project ... I agree, it is good enough to use every day. I'm with you on the tablecloth thing, but I can't get my kids to replace the runner after they clear away our meals so they usually end up on the piano or mantle. Oh, well ... Thanks for sharing!

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  52. Pretty table runner - thamks for sharing.

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  53. Pretty, pretty runner! It looks beautiful on your table. You are right, you can use this runner for more than just one day. Thanks for sharing, super job!

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  54. So sweet! I love all the ideas I keep seeing made from charm packs. Fun and easy! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  55. Rosemary B here: this is beautiful. You always make such sweet and creative things! I like coming here and seeing your ideas. You are right about things getting dirty seconds after they are on the table with the kids. My girls are grown up now and it is just me and my husband. He works at home and makes a lot of messes too haha
    I think you are right about how in Europe this is celebrated differently. The English and the Americans really know how to commercialize everything and anything. I am glad your son was prepared this year, good thing he is only small still.
    Have a fun day and thank you for sharing today. I love this!

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    1. Rosemary B here: I just saw that you got top two!
      This is not a surprise to me :-)
      Ausgezeichnet und wunderbar

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  56. What a beautiful table runner! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  57. Very pretty! You make is sound so simple!

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  58. love your simple and clean line graphics and such a practical idea! My Dutch heritage also uses the word kuchen, and we always have something sweet standing by for callers...thanks for hopping with us!

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  59. Enjoy your Valentine's Day meal on the table with your runner!

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  60. I'll have to admit I was surprised to see that "The German Mom" had a pillowcase with LOVE on it. :) I was glad to read your story and find out you're now living in the USA. You also made to think of my mom who made 'Coffee Kuchen' for us. It was a sweet bread top and bottom with a mixture of apples, sugar, and cinnamon filling (almost like a pie), It had cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top. It was a recipe she'd learned from my dad's mother. Thanks for the memory. Happy V Day! I love your 4-patch hearts.

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  61. Hi!! Love your sweet table runner!!! Very pretty!!! Thank You

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  62. Sweet table runner! Thanks for sharing!

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  63. I not a big fan of a 'naked' table or the table cloth...no time to iron them, but I do luv table runners...your's sEw sweet, perfect for Valentines day. Great job, thanks for the inspiration! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  64. I like making table runners. Love yours and I would keep it on the table after today too. Thanks for sharing.

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  65. Your table runner is wonderful. I agree with your about naked tables. They really do need some covering and a table runner is the perfect answer. Thanks for sharing your creations with us today. :-)

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  66. That is a beautiful tablerunner!
    I think Valentines day in the US was originally how it is in Germany. But over the years I think no one wanted to hurt others feelings, so everyone is included. Even pets, geez.

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  67. I love the patchwork heart table runner! It's awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  68. Hello ... I so enjoy reading your blog that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Participation is entirely voluntary. If you'd like to participate, please see instructions on my blog ... :) Pat

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  69. Lovely table runner and that pillow in the header is pretty as well. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day

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  70. Your table runner is just lovely!

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