About my header

My shed is my header by my son Darrell, He painted the Robin for me and said that it reminded him of me. Because Robins use other birds nest and if there is an egg in it, they will take care of it just like its their own. He said thats what I do, I have always taken care of others in need of a home when I come across someone in need. Isnt that Sweet, I had told him I wanted a bird and this is the one he chose. Robins have solid blue eggs which are the symbols for him and his brothers and the speckled egg are the others I have taken into my home. It was very touching to me because he researched his piece, He is a true artist and has lots of great jobs. my neighbor had hers done to

Sunday, January 13, 2013

In a Word Blog Hop at SimpleSew

 

Please jump over to "Buzzing and Bumbling" with Linda and give her a big thanks for all her hard work, for her being our Cheerleader.  Thank you Madame Samm at "Sew WE Quilt" for organizing such a talented, sweet group of artist. 

I have seen some awesome creations in this Blog hop, and very  inspirational! Here is todays schedule for the Hop, please check out each blog and leave some love. Some of the bloggers may have giveaways.

 
Monday, January 14
Gracie Oliver Arts (Jeanie)
Clothes and Crafts (Maria K.)
Cherrys Prairie Primitives (Cherry E.)
Simple Sew (you are here)
Woolie Mammoth (Anna B.)
RocknQuilts (Mary Ann)
Celynn's Sunflower Patch (Celynn)
A Quilting Sheep (Amy)
Sane and Crazy Quilting (Cathy L.)
Quiltsmiles (Jane E.)
Feathered Nest Studio(Jennet)

I made a 16.5 x 16.5 quilted pillow sham, using applique, embroidery and quilting to give it texture and a heart so she will have life. For this Hop you are to express yourself in a Word or Words. 
I bought a pattern from Carrie Payne at www.believemagic.com, her esty shop has fabulous kits. Now this isnt one, but it inspired me to make my own. I am looking forward to working with her kit that I did buy, especially her Girl Art Quilts. 
Dearly and mostly I would say, I am a very devoted person. My friends become my family and very few people are strangers to me. 
I have really wanted to play with some texty prints. Making journals and using applique. This is the year I am going to do it. 
I love the printed fabric on the left, its sewing instructions. My mother bought me a bundle for Christmas from Sewmeasong on esty. 

This pillow has more cute texty type print that I just love, all these wonderful words. I used a Paper Piecing tutorial by Susan Druding, Square in a Square. I could have used it in the current promotion Project Quilting but I forgot the deadline time. 


So Now I have 2 wonderful Pillows
But Wait, thats not all.... I had to make a gift, most of what I sew isnt for me, except these pillows I am keeping. I made a sewing kit for my daughter n law, Erica, She designed her blog this week and you hopefully will see her in the future. Her Birthday is Jan 1st, and I made her this sewing kit and it has words. 
More cute texty prints....... I cross-stitched Creative 



From the Zakka sewing 



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  1. Oh, this is very creative! I love what you did and how you used the words. Great project and so cute!

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    1. Thank you #1 commenter, I love the sentiments ! thank you for the compliment.

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  2. Beautiful wordy pillows and I love the sewing kit, Thank you for sharing,

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    1. Thank you for the kind comments, hope you enjoy being creative too..check out www.belivemagic.com.. such inspiration

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  3. Oooh I absolutely love it! I love all the text fabrics you have used particularly on the girl for her face, arms and legs.

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    1. It was such fun !!! Thank you for the kind comments, hope you enjoy being creative too..

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  4. Very pretty pillows and projects - love all the text fabrics!

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    1. Thank you for the kind comments, hope you enjoy being creative too..Mean alot to me coming from you..

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  5. I love all of the texty prints you used and the girl is great with the beautiful and heart.

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    1. Thank you for the kind comments, hope you enjoy being creative too..Have you anything about the Hexy group??

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  7. Love the pillow that you did! Great words !
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  8. Especially love the first pillow with the wordy lady! Nice job!

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    1. She was like playing with paper dolls again. Thank you for the kind comments, hope you enjoy being creative too..

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  9. Your pillow is awesome. I love it. And I have also found the shop with the pattern to the girl and something new for me and my quiltfriends in Sweden. Thanks for the inspiration to make a pillow with the words and the girl.
    Your are indeed very creative

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    1. Wasnt it adorable shop, come back on the 14 next month and see what Carrie and I have done

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  10. Love your pillows. I too love texty fabric. The sewing kit is great also.

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    1. Texty fabric is a great creative outlet and adds to all projects I have decided... I wish for more fabric like this

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    1. Thank you for the kind comments, hope you enjoy being creative too..

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    1. Thank you , it was a blast making it and using all my talents.

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  13. What a cute project! I love the sentiment. You did a great job.

    PS...love your shed and the story behind it!

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    1. The Shed is my inspiration, because My son saw something in me that I didnt and its created an inspiration in my heart. Kids do that to you, even though my kids is 31..

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  14. Wonderful pillow! Very nicely done! Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you, I know you have shared alot, because I have been on your site more than once and not just for blogs. love ya

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  15. love the project - so unique and wonderful

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    1. Thank you for the kind comments, hope you enjoy being creative too..UNIQUE should be my next word. I strive for it, this year I will be more unique because all the blogs I follow have taught me the bascis, not I just need to put it on paper..

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    1. Thats a sweet comment coming from you, you have taught me alot. thank you

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  17. Great cushion - I love the female figure!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for the kind comments, hope you enjoy being creative too..

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  18. Looks like you have caught the 'word bug' :). I love how one project led to another!!

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    1. Thats exactly what it did, its making me think about me expressed in words

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  19. This was an evolving piece that revealed a true Shirley...I love it...and so much sooooo you will see...over there....

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    1. You hit the nail on the head ! thank you for the honorary title,(awarded as a mark of distinction) per wikipedia on your blog. I put the wikipedia comment there because honorary means alot of things... Everyone has done so well with this, I hope we all keep working on it and maybe do this hop again. Cya around chickee.. I have work to do, more sewing.

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  20. Oh your pillows are lovely!! The applique is adorable and love the kit.

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    1. Check out believemagic, she has alot of ideas and beautiful work and so do her friends she follows, which you will see on the right side of her blog.

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  21. I LOVE your pillows! shows real creativity!

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  22. I KNEW this would make top 2!! I love coming to your blog! The art in the header is such a nice welcoming and then to see your creations... top dog!

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    1. Well you can be my cheerleader forsure, with the wonderful comment you made and I can tell you its inspiring. I leave around my sons and they all have great talent.

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  23. Shirley! You go girl! I really think you have found your "style" with this fabulous pillow. I like that you have moved more toward art quilting with your mix of techniques. Wonderful and very creative.

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    1. Thanks Flicker buddy, your quilting is spectacular ! Thank you, I hope you will see more and I will keep moving in the direction thats really me.

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  24. Wow! This is awesome, I love your use of the text fabric and the quote on it is fantastic!

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    1. Thank you, I got the quote off of FB someone posted. Creating your style makes you create more and if you live with it, the whole, room, house and your yard because You.

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  25. Love your lady :) and the pillow and sewing kit are wonderful!

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  26. What great words to live by! Fabulous projects. :)

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  27. Beautiful! I love all your projects! I can see why you were chosen by Mdm. Samm as one of the top picks today!

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    1. Thank you Cheerleader for keeping us on track and for the nice comments

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  28. Lovely pillows and sewing kit and your shed is awesome!!!!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, its much appreciated..The shed is very inspiring to me and I get to see it everyday....... reminds me of how my son sees me and to be your own in your creations

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  29. How unique and beautiful. I love them. I scrapbook and this looks like something I would have done with paper. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  30. I love the artsy pillow you created! All the text prints are so much fun! Thanks!

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    1. I love the prints and found them all in one place sewmeasong esty shop, she will custom bundle for you, just tell her I sent you. I home she comes over to look at the pillow.

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  31. What fun pillows you've made. I love the artsy look of things, but haven't had the courage to venture into it myself. You just might be my inspiration!!

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    1. It just takes one thing, I believe, because after this, I didnt mind Slashing... thanks

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  32. These are so ful of life and joy- thank you for sharing them!

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  33. I really love the text prints that are coming out now and yours are wonderful. Beautiful project/pillow and very motivational. Judy C

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    1. These prints are so much fun, you can slap them on a face, put them as binding, or in a quilt square, its endless. LOL thank you

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  34. Hi!!! All of these are wonderful!!! I love the girl!!! Very creative projects!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  35. I love this - especially the letters on the girls legs:).

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    1. Her legs are sexy ,, LOL.. Next time I think I will do red long hair.. lol thank you for the sweet comment

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  36. Love the pillows and I love the robin your son painted. Both quite creative. thanks

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to read the header. My son will appreciate it too. He is quit handy with spray paint, I have another one in my studio but its not ready to show yet, I mean my studio..

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  37. Super cute ,you're a crafty lady !

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    1. Thank you my Texas Buddy, hope your feeling better.

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  38. Love the pillows. The girl looks awesome!

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  39. Oh Great Job!! I looked forward to seeing your words and was not disappointed.

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    1. OOhhh! thats so sweet. I appreciate the kindness, I hope you come back and see what else I am up to soon

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  40. Your pillows are so dang cute! The first pillow is a work of art and so creative. Nice!

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    1. Thank you girlfriend that is always talented.. cya

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  41. Cute little pillow and great work, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you and I find your work inspiring too

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  42. Great projects and a really cute sewing kit. :)

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  43. Wonderful pillow and great words.

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    1. Thank you so much for leaving a comment and I hope the piece inspires you to create your way.

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  44. Great pillows and the sewing kit is so cute.

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    1. Thank you Lyndsey, I know how busy you are and creative

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  45. Wonderful pillows! Love the fabrics. Thanks for sharing, Judith, Texas

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    1. Thank you neighbor, Arlington Texas here. appreciate the sweet words.

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  46. What a creative pillow cover. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Very creative and love the collage and it's representation. Nicely done! Jane

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  48. You have a unique style...edgy and very modern. I love your illow.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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    1. Thanks Gmama Jane.. super funny lady

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  49. Oh so very cute love the fabric and how you have presented it. I have decided I want to make more fun things this year too. Thanks for sharing. Blessings Sandra

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    1. Me too, more fun things, Now I have 4 quilts to work one. I love working in hops and sewalongs and I joined alot this year, the pressure is on, but it shouldnt be that way but I do it to myself everytime. This project wasnt done like that and you see more me in it. Even though I dont have black hair or sexy legs and never wears a dress.. LOL

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  50. Wow - FABULOUS pillow - I love the brick wall and your girl turned out beautifully!!

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    1. I feel special today, I know your busy because I love going to your blog, I love love you ornamental quilt I made one, but didnt get a good picture. It went from the machine to my moms lap...... thank you

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  51. You have a very unique style. I love all the word fabric, and your words too. Lovely pillow.

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  52. Your pillow is really different, I like it a lot. The brick wall is perfect. Thank you for sharing your "words".

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment and taking time out of your busy blog, I was over there this weekend checking out, especial about the tripalong block..

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  53. Absolutely amazeing pillos and sewing case. Lov ethem all. You do magnificent work. Thank you for shareing them with us. connn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I appreciate the sentiments and appreciate you viewing, come back soon but forsure next month for my Birthday Bloganaversary..

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  54. You did a great job, Shirley! I was so excited when I saw you made the top 3! Congrats, and you know I love your girl and thanks for letting me make one, too:)

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    1. Hi daughter n law, Hey everyone this is Erica, stop by her blog she needs some friends... She just started blogging, we enjoy sewing together and I think you will see more of her, she has excellent craftsmanship,, she loves details.. your welcome Erica..xoxox

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  55. lovely projects, I love the pillows! Lovely girl, I think it's so perfect that she has "beautiful" printed on her.

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    1. I put the word beautiful over her heart because its hard for me to express myself on this blog, I feel beautiful and have a big heart. thank you

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  56. Wonderful contribution to InYourWord's Bloghop!

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    1. I love your blog, your work is precious, thank you for leaving a sweet comment .

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  57. What fun work! Thanks for being part of the hop.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and checking it out.

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  58. great "word" project. the pillow is fabulous

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    1. thank you, I love your applique work too

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  59. Rosemary B here: your pillow is really beautiful. I love it. so creative and wonderrrrrful
    Thank you for sharing

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    1. Thanks for the super wonderrrrrful comment, hope to cya

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  60. What a wonderful pillow...so creative and fun! Blessings, Marlene.

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    1. Thank you to our future Cheerleader, its gonna be cool to make another one for that hop.. but this time I will have to fatten her up a bit..

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  61. Fantastic job, as usual! You did a wonderful job designing those pillows. I just seen the Art Girl pattern the other day and now I know I MUST have it!

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    1. I hope to see it. Carrie at believemajic has already printed faces and inexpensive prices. I have looked into the America girl, sho if you do one, show it to me.

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  63. I'm echoing everyone else's sentiments - excellent pillow! Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. Thank you Barb for stopping by and I hope you come back soon !

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  64. My sweet friend - that pillow is adorable! who is the recipient?

    Covered in snow here today and sick boy at home.
    Love you!De

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  65. The pillows are fantastic! Love the hair on your girl! So glad to know I can spread inspiration.

    Can't wait to see what you make next!



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    1. Thank you Carrie, I hope everyone pops by your shop and shops, its all adorable. you have inspired me and others, I wish you could see all the stitching in her hair.. but photos dont always do something justice. I am really happy with her. now I need to make the Magpie one..

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  66. great job on your pillows !!
    and cute little needle case/sewing kit
    for your friend.
    thanks for sharing with us today
    in stitches

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  67. The sewing kit for your DIL is very sweet,also love your beautiful pillows! Thanks for sharing them with us.

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    1. This sewing kit will go together in 30 mins with cutting time, its fromZakka Style by Rashida Coleman-Hale.. really cute simple sewing. Now to make me one .. LOl isnt that how it happens. I am enjoying the pillows I made for myself... thank you for stopping by.

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  68. Wonderful projects! I loved your first pillow so much and think the designing of the top was superb. Your girl is so sweet and I love the personality you gave her. She would be darling as a quilt with different outfits and techniques.

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    1. I agree, I having been thinking Jeans, baggu shirt and a hat.. because I havent worn a dress but 1 in 5 years....... thanks for stopping by

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  69. A heart to bring her to life - what an awesome sentiment!

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    1. Like the tin man in oz right, I just thought about that when I read you comment. I am working on another one today. I will share her in a few weeks. Thank you for your kindness and for visiting my site, next month we are going to celebrate with giveaways. its my Blogaversary and I am trying to design another pillow to give away

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  70. I love, love what you created Shirley ! Your design is awesome.

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    1. To sweet Vic, my Texas buddy. I cant wait to create together ..

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  71. I love it! I feel the same way. I wanna make pretty things to. I don't if anyone (at least here in the house) cares but hey. LOL

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    1. You can take or leave it huh?? I had my husband pic up the pillow look at it and read the blog, because he want even Text me a reply muchless look at my blog, he just figures some man is entertaining me, because thats what he has seen in the movies. LOL.. He laughs and goes about his business. He keeps up with my paypal account thats his part in this. LOL

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  72. Awesome pillows! You are so creative and talented! I'm going to have to check out Carrie's site, thanks for the link. Cute sewing kit as well, lucky DIL, hehe. Thank you for sharing your projects with us, beautiful job!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you for your kindness and for visiting my site, next month we are going to celebrate with giveaways. its my Blogaversary and I am trying to design another pillow to give away.

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  73. Lucky DIL! And I'm glad you made something for yourself!

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    1. Thank you for your kindness and for visiting my site, next month we are going to celebrate with giveaways. its my Blogaversary and I am trying to design another pillow to give away.

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  74. I love your words and the way you put everything together. All wonderful!

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  75. It all looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing. janita

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    1. Anytime Girlfriend, going to have a blogaversary next month with some great prizes, stop back by , say around the 11th..

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  76. Thank you for your kindness and for visiting my site, next month we are going to celebrate with giveaways. its my Blogaversary and I am trying to design another pillow to give away

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  78. Thank you so much, have a happy sewing day.....

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  79. Wonderful pillows and so creative !! Love them !!!!

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  80. I LOVE your pillow! It is so cool! Happy Belated bday to Erica. I bet she love her present :) Thanks for sharing your project.

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    1. Thank you, she did love it. It was special to here. I appreciate the compliment on my pillow and my girl, Carrie Payne at believemagic inspired me.

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  81. My favorite new quote since I saw it at market in the moda booth from "Zen Chic"!! I almost used it for my project.. but did something different. Thank you for sharing... this has been such a fun hop.

    I hope you'll check out my daily blog.. my day is the last day, tomorrow!

    Pat Sloan
    Radio show Host... The Voice of Quilting
    http://blog.patsloan.com

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    1. Its even more exciting to me now I know where it came from, I caught it on FB in the newsfeed. It would have been cool if you had done the same, How cool would I be, having the same saying as Pat Sloan the Host ! Make my day..I do stop by occassionally, the last time I was there, you were showing off your cute husband... Happy Anniversary!

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  82. Your pillow is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, The Hop is a great way to make friends and meet new ones..it was a fun project that taught me something new and got to work with my new fabric that my mummy got me for xmas.. have a good one..

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    1. Thank you Pickle lady, I appreciate all the great comments and inspiration this blog hop has brought to me.

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    1. Thank you, I think I will name the lady Uptown girl, she looks like she is walking down the streets of NY.

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