Monday, September 5, 2016

Block Four of Maggie's Dance - giveaway closed now!


This giveaway is closed now, but thank you for your interest!

It's time for the fourth block in our Maggie's First Dance quilt along, with the cute pattern from Jacquelynne Steves hitting your inbox today!


Here is the center of the block; I'm doing applique, and I love this flower and butterfly!

Jacquelynne's patterns are always so clear and well written - I love how she makes the half square triangles and the flying geese, too!

I have a tip for you today -- this may be something that you don't have to worry about, but sometimes I have trouble starting on a corner and stitching. My machine sometimes wants to be ornery and try to eat the corner and make a mess! Tell me you have had that happen too!


Jacquelynne's pattern calls for these white rectangles and the squares you see above.


She instructs us to match the bottom corner of the square with the bottom corner of the rectangle. Don't stress about the top not lining up, OK?
Sew along the line you made on your square . . .

But here is what I do:


I start my stitching at the top of the square, not at the bottom.
Here is another picture, since I've probably made this as clear as mud:


I get much better results that way!

Here is how my block turned out:


We were having a thunderstorm when I wanted to take these pictures, so I had to do them inside. That one was a little washed out, so here are some closeups:



I hope you will go to the other bloggers' corners of blogland and check out their blocks, too!
http://greydogwoodstudio.com/

https://farmhousequiltsblog.wordpress.com/

http://thecraftyquilter.com/

http://www.evapaigequiltdesigns.blogspot.com/

http://gogokim.blogspot.com/

http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com/  (You are here!)

https://thequiltingnook/wordpress.com 

                   http://www.snugglesquilts.com/index.php/blog/2016/09/maggies-first-dance-block-4/

We're coming down the homestretch of this quilt along . . . I hope you are sewing along with us.

I expect you'd like to know about that giveaway, am I right?

We have a guest blogger this month -- Deanne from Snuggles Quilts is offering a pattern pack! Check this out!

Awesome!
And what do you have to do to win this prize? We'll have a random drawing of the comments left on this post. Tell me what kind of soup do you love to make or eat in the fall? Yep, that cool weather is coming, and it always makes me think of making soup and cornbread! I'm an old-fashioned Southern gal!

We'll leave this giveaway open till Saturday, and if you are a follower, you can tell me in a second comment, to increase your chance of winning! This is open to any quilter in this galaxy, so be sure to enter and try to win!

PLEASE leave your email address for me in this fashion: doodlebobber(at)yahoo(dot)com.  OK? I was sad to have to re-draw names for our recent giveaway, because I had not way of reaching the winner! Don't let that happen to you!


These look like great patterns! Thanks, Deanne, for sponsoring the prize!

Good luck, everyone!

Love,


143 comments:

  1. My favorite soup to make is squash

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  2. I follow your blog and love your block

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  3. Soup! So hard to pick a favorite. I don't make this one, but I LOVE the Lobster Bisque at Red Lobster. I do make Chicken Enchilada and it just might be my all time favorite. Left over soup on chips with melted cheese makes the next night supper too!
    xx, Carol

    crldelater at yahoo dot com

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  4. I love to fix minestrone soup & grilled cheese sandwiches! Warms the body & your heart. Fast & easy, and won't break the bank! spierssusan52@gmail.com

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  5. I follow you on bloglovin. Wonderful giveaway-thank you, Susan spierssusan52@gmail.com

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  6. I make several soups and I love them all -- it was more fun when I still had younguns at home to eat it, but I still often make soup and freeze the extras for a quick meal on a busy day. I just discovered a new potato-cheese-bacon soup that my grandson and I both think is delicious, so it is my most recent "favorite." :) gpc490 at gmail dot com

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  7. I am a follower. :) gpc490 at gmail dot com

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  8. My favorite soup to make is something my mom used to call Autumn soup. It's a very hearty vegetable beef soup.

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  9. I love broccoli cheddar soup when the weather starts to cool off.
    karenruta at gmail dot com

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  11. You are not alone with ornery machines eating up corners! Mine loves to devour those corners kinda like how I love the corner bar in the brownie pan! Ha! Thanks for the great tip. It's one I will use. My first fall soup is a chicken enchilada recipe. It's a bit spicy, but we love it!

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  12. I am a Bloglovin' follower of yours!

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  13. I follow you on Bloglovin. Another favorite of mine is cauliflower soup, topped with a little cheese, bacon and home made croutons. Thanks for the giveaway!
    karenruta at gmail dot com

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  14. We love soup at our house so it is hard to pick a favorite, but right now I would love a bowl of Corn and Potato Chowder. cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  15. My favorite soup is bean and bacon

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  16. My favorite soup is bean and bacon

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  17. My favorite soup to make is a 13 bean soup and I usually make bread to go along with it. You are not the only one that has problems with the machine trying to eat the corners. I have also found that where I start makes a difference and also if I make sure my top and bottom thread are pulled to the back of my machine.

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  18. I love soup and can't wait for some cooler weather to make a big pot of potato soup!
    cathylouwilson@gmail.com

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  19. It's a toss up! I like homemade vegetable soup or chicken noodle. Both mean fall and winter to me. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. I love to make hearty soups in the crock pot at work. So nice to remind those you work with how much you appreciate them!

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  21. I love to make hearty soups in the crock pot at work. So nice to remind those you work with how much you appreciate them!

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  22. I love home made chicken and dumplings or chicken with home made noodles.

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  23. I love the color choices of your block!
    I would have to choose potato soup or cheeseburger soup as my favorite!

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  24. My husband is the soup maker in our family. I love his ham and pea soup. And when he cooks I get more time to sew!

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  25. I'm a follower. Your block looks great! I love the colours.

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  26. Wild rice soup with chicken and bacon is my favorite to make, followed by potato-leek! But then there's cream of broccoli with cheese and oh! butternut squash curry, and then...

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  27. Wild rice soup with chicken and bacon is my favorite to make, followed by potato-leek! But then there's cream of broccoli with cheese and oh! butternut squash curry, and then...

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  28. Home made chicken and noodle mmmm. Now that the weather has cooled I will be getting bake to cooking all our favorites.

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  29. My all time go to soup is potato soup. I do love the pasta fagoli from the Olive Garden and do have a recipe to make it but it makes so much I have to give it away. Evelyn Wonner

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  30. I love a vegetarian minestrone soup in the fall! thank you!!

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  31. Beef stew from Betty Crocker's cookbook!!

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  32. My favorite soup is to take a can of soup (any type) and then start adding to it. Leftovers, frozen vegetable, mushrooms, deli meat, etc. What ever is on hand. Especially those leftovers.

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  33. My favorite is homemade loaded potato soup with cheese and bacon and onions...but my husband's favorite is my homemade vegetable soup with corned beef. Yummmmm....it's still a little too warm here to really enjoy a bowl of soup....but soon!

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  34. I love to make chicken soup. I buy a fair amount of pre-cooke chickens over the busy summer an I freeze the bones and lit bits of meat, use that as the broth base.

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  35. Really like to make chicken soup with dumplings.

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  36. CHILI and cornbread!! I have the best chili recipe and it has won every chili Cook off I've entered it in....but potato soup is awesome too!littledixiegirl01(at)gmail (dot)com thanks for the giveaway!!

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  37. White bean chicken chili is the best!

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  38. I love to make potato soup--with bacon and cheddar cheese and scallions...yum...I'm ready for fall too!

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  39. I love to make chili. I make it year round. Doesn't have to be cold outside for a good bowl of homemade chili.

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  40. I love to make chili with jalapeno cornbread in the winter time. The hospital I work at has a chili contest each year so I always look forward to trying out all the types of chili people make and how different everyone's tastes.
    Krystal
    yasemin84@aol.com

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  41. I love Tomato Soup jazzed up with pizza ingredients! Thanks for the chance to win! lindapawlak(at)verizon(dot)net

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  42. I follow you on Bloglovin! Thanks for the chance to win! lindapawlak(at)verizon(dot)net

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  43. I like to eat chili and cornbread during the fall.
    ljbisme(at)msn(dot)com

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  44. we love to eat Taco Soup in the fall and you can't leave out chili which we kinda love better then soup. dannybozeatbellsouthdotnet,

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  45. I have a great chicken/wild rice soup recipe that I love!

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  46. Ahhhhh..creamy, cheesy cauliflower soup and hubby makes it.

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  47. Ahhhhh..creamy, cheesy cauliflower soup and hubby makes it.

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  48. Creamy Broccoli Cheese soup with thick Amish noodles.

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  49. I have to make vegetable soup or hoppin john!!!
    Thank you
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  50. Taco Soup with many veggies from the garden...
    Thank you
    mmccloskey2@juno.com

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  51. My favorite is Taco Soup. It's quick and easy (mostly dumping cans) and very yummy!

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  53. My favorite soup for the fall (or anytime for that matter) is "Cream of Broccoli". Mmmmhmmm good, especially when I make from scratch. dhardenburg (at) prodigy (dot)net

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  56. My favorite soup to make in the fall is chili.

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  57. I like to make Oven Stew, smells so good while it's cooking!!

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  58. Genevieve Caswell: My favorite soup to make is a Basque Soup made from oxtail & cabbage and whatever else I have in the fridge. YUM, now I have to go make some. :) Thanks for the contes

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  59. I love a nice thick stew with loads of veggies and some crunchy French bread. So yummy on a crisp day.

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  60. We love to make potato-Leek soup in the fall. My house is half vegetarian and half carnivores, so for the meat eaters I sprinkle bacon on top along with a little cheese on all of the bowls. Yum!

    dbuggy1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. I love a bean and barley soup!
    bcastiel (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  62. Our favorite fall soup is apple butternut squash bisque.

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  63. Ooooo, I love vegetable beef soup and cornbread, too! I make my cornbread in a cast iron skillet so it has a nice, crunchy bottom.

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  64. my absolute favorite soup is French onion...with the melty cheese on top...oh my now I want some!
    judiduncan0@gmail.com

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  65. Oh my, I am always making soup...leftovers make the best. My kids all love my Cheesy Brocoli with baked potato. Yummy...well after reading these comments I am off to make some.......

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  66. Chili is my husband's favorite and I love most anything. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  67. I love my chili, and I love my husband's bean soup, either would make me a happy fall girl.

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  68. I'm planning to make fish chowder this week.

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  69. My favorite soup in the fall is taco soup. Getting close to that cooler season of comfort foods!

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  70. Hi Snoodles!
    My favorite fall soup is Southwestern Chicken Soup. I like the zing of those peppers, but not too much please!
    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!
    Janie
    isabellaswhimsy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  71. I've never had my machine try to eat the corner of my fabric - yeah, right! Happens all the time. I'll try the tip - thanks. I'm not much of a soup eater. I do like the version of tomato soup my mom made with a grilled cheese sandwich. It was just tomato juice, a pat of butter, salt, pepper, and a little sugar. My son tells his 3 year old daughter she can dip her cheese sandwich in it - it's just a form of ketchup. Thanks for the giveaway and sharing your tips and version of the block.

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  72. Hi, I am from the land downunder and we are coming out of a very mild winter. Favourite soup for winter is the Hearty Tuscan Bean Soup from the 5:2 diet recipe book which is only 136 calories and tastes really good.
    Thanks for allowing me this great opportunity to win in this giveaway.
    Jill

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  73. Mmmmm....I like to make Chicken Tortilla soup! So yummy when the cold weather hits us. Thanks! sewgood414athotmaildotcom

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  74. Mmmmm....I like to make Chicken Tortilla soup! So yummy when the cold weather hits us. Thanks! sewgood414athotmaildotcom

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  75. I adore any kind of creamy soup with cheese!

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  76. My favorite fall soup is homemade Minestrone with some nice crusty whole grain bread.

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  77. I am a Southern gal too, and I like vegetable soup with cornbread.
    Your block is really pretty. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  78. One of my favorite soups is butternut squash soup. I was served it the first time a few years ago. It is wonderful. Thank you for the opportunity for the patterns. I like your block. Yes my machine likes to eat corners also.

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  79. This time of year, I am usually making either chicken or beef vegetable soup, using the veggies from the garden. Thanks for the giveaway. raydeer@memlane.com

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  80. Hmmm not a hard one, ham (hock) and split pea soup...yummmm

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  81. wE butcher our own beef and that means lots of beef soup bones. I love to make homemade vegetable soup with my home canned vegetables and my soup bones! thanks.

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  82. My favorite soup (year 'round) is an old Weight Watchers recipe for Taco Soup! By the time I get done adding my yummies to it, it really is no longer a dieter's delight-but oh so good!

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  83. I love to make and eat chicken fricassee. And yes, my machine loves to eat the corners where I start sewing. What I do to prevent that is this: I hold onto the thread tails and tug on them a little when I start sewing. This usually prevents that from happening.

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  84. My favourite soup is a thick hearty pumpkin soup with a touch of curry topped with a sprinkle of cheese and sour cream.

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  85. donatova20(at)gmail(dot)com

    I make what I call as "Tail-End" soup, using all the straggling vegetables from my garden with a spicey tomato base and rolls straight from the oven and dripping with butter. Thank you for this opportunity.

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  86. Your blocks are beautiful! Love your fabric! I love Chicken Enchilada Soup and 7 Bean Soup.
    Both great!

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. I follow you via email and BlogLovin.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. It's vegetable soup for me, love the stuff. Jmikebalou(at) aol (dot) com

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  89. I follow on BL Jmikebalou(at) aol (dot) com

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  90. Winter go to soup is of course home made chicken noodle
    ( guwood (at) yahoo (dot) com ) Lovely blog you have here, will be back!

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  91. I love pumpkin soup with a spot of sour cream ...yummy...
    nice blog..added to favorites...
    elisa(at)frontagro(dot)com

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  92. I made bean soup yesterday - ''it was time for soup'' despite our 'heat wave' this week. :-) creativegirlatheart(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. I like to make and eat chili. I have several "recipes" so I have variety. I also like to make and eat Turkey or Chicken soup.

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  94. Tortilla soup!!! Loudog 91301 at AOL dot com

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  95. Love to make soup with any kind of fall squash. Often I'll toss in other veggies and I actually like the lumps better than food processing the whole batch to make it smooth.

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  96. I like tomato soup with crackers crumbled in it. Haven't had it in a while.

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  97. I really like vegetable beef soup with homemade bread !!!

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  98. Thanks for that tip, I am sure we all have corners eaten by our machines at times. We love all kinds of soups but as fall approaches I look forward to old fashioned vegetable soup and fresh made bread.

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  99. Chicken Enchilada Soup is spicy and goes well with toasted corn chips.

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  100. Really cute block Jacque! I would stitch those pieces the same way you did them. Just makes for a cleaner join. Looking forward to your completed quilt.

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  101. Much Like you, I have a hungry hog of a sewing machine that gobbles up fabric! ~~ Alas, I like lots of soups! But my children's favorite is potato with lots of cheese!

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  102. I love a good ole pea soup with lots of ham chunks in it and a bread to go along with it of course.
    thanks for the chance to win some neat looking patterns.
    sewfabrics at outlook.com

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  103. My very favorite soup is broccoli cheese soup and bread to go with it.

    sally(dot)dixon(at)suddenlink(dot)net

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  104. Your block looks lovely, Jacque. I love pea and ham soup. I make it in the slow cooker and cook it for 24 hours! It makes it so rich and delicious.

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  105. I have a fabulous recipe given to me by a friend for crock pot bean stew that is so flexible. Absolutely yummy! Goes well with cornbread too, ha! :-)

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  106. Pumpkin soup, the veges from our own garden, with some onions, curry, thyme, a little sage, cook till done, then make it so creamy with a stick whizz, Serve with home made bread or croutons. p.s. My husband always makes the soup!!!.

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  107. I have you on my blog list with blogger, and Block#4 is just as lovely as the ones before. I might try applique this time, instead of thread or stitch embroidery.

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  108. It's funny... till this year I couldn't image my favorite soup would be the pumpkin one (I never tried the pumpkin before)... I really love it now!!!

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    1. It's me... just in case I'm the lucky winner, hehehe...
      ixtebeni(at)gmail(dot)com
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  109. By the way, now I'm your follower num. 1088... Thanks!! XOXOX

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  110. We're all about thick, hearty stews during the fall. Can't wait for it to be cool enough!!! longhornkjm (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  111. Our whole family loves the Butternut Squash soup that I tend to make year round. Smells great cooking, is full of lots of nummy chicken stock as well as meat, squash, black beans, carrots, tomatoes, corn, spinach & fresh basil. Nummy - think I'll whip up a batch soon.
    dixie.mcadam@gmail.com

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  112. I love steak soup.
    mmeier3637@gmail.com

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  113. I love steak soup.
    mmeier3637@gmail.com

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  115. I have several favorite soup to prepare in the fall. Beef Vegetable, Cheesy Potato, Panera Broccoli, and my husband makes a wonderful tasting Chili.

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  116. Old Fashioned Vegetable Soup -- it just makes you feel healthy !!

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  117. My favorite fall soup is not really soup but chili. With lots of cheese , onions and crackers on top. Ketron(at)finerpipe(dot)ner

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  118. Oops it is ketron(at)fiberpipe(dot)net

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  119. I love homemade potato soup made with a little bacon grease. I too am a southern girl!

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