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

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

IT ALL ABOUT ME BLOG HOP



Todays Hop schedule,PLEASE, visit all the artist and enjoy !! Thanks to Mdm. Samm and Marlene for hosting this blog hop! Be sure to visit the "hoppers" below today to see more!
My project uses the Amy Bradley instructions that we were so generously given, Thank you Amy. just click on the links listed. 

Wednesday, February 27
The Passions of Cliodana
QuiltMamas
Marathon Quilter
Marla's Crafts
Fiber Babble
Simple Sew ( Your Here) *********
Sewn Seabees
Charlotte at That Other Blog
Nini's Patchwork
Charlotte's Creations
Ipiece2-Mary
My Spoolish Art


THERE WERE SOME GREAT TIPS ABOUT APPLIQUEING SENT WITH THIS PATTERN,  BIASED.  
MY MOM LOVES THESE COLORS AND I PROMISED TO MAKE HER A GIFT THIS YEAR WITH THEM. I WAS INSPIRED TO CREATE AN APPLIQUE PROJECT WHO MY MOM IS.  


I USED A FABRIC GLUE STICK TO ATTACH ALL THE CUT OUTS, then !

I HAD BEEN BROWSING A QUILT STORE AND FOUND THIS PRODUCT THAT CAPTURED MY INTEREST, SLICKER, IT MAKES FABRIC INTO PLIABLE VINYL, GREAT FOR COSMETIC BAGS OR COIN PURSES. ITS WASHABLE AND EASY TO SEW WITH.  JUST IRON IT ON ! NOW ITS ALL FUSED ONTO MY FABRIC

ABOUT MY MOM, WHO  DRINKS COFFEE 24/7 AND CAN SLEEP AFTERWARDS, SHE IS AN EXCEPTIONAL CARD MAKER, THEY CALL HER THE CARDLADY. SHE ALSO IS A PERSONAL CHEF AND RUNS A CATERING BUSINESS, HENCE THIS IS A LADY IN A CHEF'S JACKET. 


so I designed a VINYL desk mat. it will roll up and travel with her. she travels often to conventions about stamping. (notice the word Stamper) its washable too. I used stamps she has given me to create my own fabric pattern on some Bella Moda GOLD Solid. 

After ironing on the vinyl on top of my art work, I sewed a Fat Quarter of Jay McCarroll Center City to the back as if I were making a sausage pillow case, using the French seam technique.  There is no batting due to the surface must be flat for stamping. When  the stamping mat becomes dirty, throw it in the washing machine or wipe clean. The vinyl is soft. 

My mother has many talents and has always been creative with what God has given her. She is beautiful and talented.


So, its not all about Me, but its me being like my Mother. 

Enjoy the rest of the Hop
LOVE, XO SHIRLEY






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  1. Hi Shirley, love your take on the pattern, she looks great. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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    1. I would love to make my granddaughters some for with some bright colors.

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  2. I love how you honored your mom! Great job. I want to try the vinyl stuff!

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  3. Very cute Shirley. Your mom will love it!

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    1. Thanks, this would be fun for my grandkids, let them glue on a piece of fabric and then I just iron on..

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  4. I love the turn to make you like your mother. Thanks for sharing

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  5. Shirley such a warm and wonderful tribute to your Mom she will love it! Very good idea and able to wipe clean......you did a great job

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    1. Thanks Sharon..I appreciate the kindness in your voice

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    1. Thanks, this would be fun for my grandkids, let them glue on a piece of fabric and then I just iron on..

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  7. your Mumm would will be thrilled..very touching

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    1. Good morning to you too ! thanks for stopping by

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  8. Great gift for your Mom - thanks for sharing.

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  9. Nice, thoughtful gift. I will have to look for that stuff to iron onto fabric.

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  10. What a great gift and tribute to your Mom...she'll love it! I've been wanting to try that iron on vinyl. thanks for sharing today!

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    1. I couldnt believe how easy it was, but you have to pre rinse the fabric, the sizing causes bubbles the Quilt store did, they had a cute round zipper bag..

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  11. What a wonderful gift, she's going to love it!

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  12. That is such a neat idea!! I love the vinyl being added too. A friend was asking about doing something like this...glad I found you here...thanks.

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    1. Thanks, this would be fun for my grandkids, let them glue on a piece of fabric and then I just iron on..

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  13. Great job. And it is wonderful that you made it all about your Mom. She will love it I am sure.

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  14. Adorable, and a wonderful tribute to your mom!

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  15. Awesome - it should always be about our Mom's.

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    1. yes, even when were 50.. I tell my boys that and they are 31 and younger.....

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  16. Very clever and very cute. Love that it is about and for your Mom

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  17. what a lucky woman you are to have such a fabulous mom and won't she be thrilled with this?
    wow...fabulous , fabulous!

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    1. I could mail my mom a piece of scrap and she would be thrilled..

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  18. What a wonderful gift for your mom!!! She will be so proud of it, not only because it's adorable, but because you made it for her!

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  19. So absolutely wonderful! I'm sure she will cherish it always.

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  20. Beautiful, just beautiful! I love the colors and that vinyl is very cool. :O)

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  21. What a great gift to your mom. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. What a great tribute to your Mom- Love this! (and I really like the idea of the iron on slicker!)

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  23. Nice gift for your mom! thanks for sharing.

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  24. This is beautiful and your mom will love it! Thanks for the info on Slicker....hadn't heard of that before!

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  25. What a lovely lady and such a nice mat. I'm sure your mom will love using it. Great job!

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    1. I think she will, not only the colors and its my design but she is a neat freak..

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  26. How clever and thoughtful! A loving tribute to your mom who must be so proud of YOU!

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  27. What a great idea! It's seems the more one adapts the AB pattern, the more I like it. I guess there are some quilters that resemble the original, but not me. Fantastic that you made it for your Mom. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. there has been a great varity going on ! I think its what inspires the artist is great..

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  28. Great job! I'm thinkin' your Mom loves it.

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  29. I'M CERTAIN YOUR mom LOVED THIS! i MUST LOOK FOR SOME OF THAT sLICKER PRODUCT...i'VE NEVER SEEN IT BUT WHAT A GREAT ADDITION TO MY SEWING NOTIONS
    bLESSINGS
    gMAMA JANE

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    1. its so cool and you know how the inside of our handmade bags get, well this makes it keep clean.

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  30. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. That looks terrific and I like the idea of the vinyl.

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  32. How sweet of you Shirley to make such a wonderful and useful gift for your mother. Thanks for letting us know about Slicker vinyl too. I'll have to check it out and make something with it some day.

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  33. Shirley, you're just exceptional. I've got to try to make one of your girls...I know ...you can teach me ! Your Mom will be honored by this post today. :)

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    1. Its so fun, I was inspired by Carrie Payne one of the sponsors from our blog party, believemagic

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  34. Now that is quite the gift. You mom will love it. I am just like her, drink that coffee and take a nap. Wish I had half the stamping ability though! Great job. Glad to see that there is fusible vinyl out there still. I searched high and low before Christmas and couldn't find any.

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    1. its cost is minimal, I paid 5.65 a yard !

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  35. That is wonderful!! thanks so much!! Awesome tribute....

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  36. Hi!!! Great products!! I really love your Mom!!! Very cute!!! I love the idea of a desk mat!!! Thanks for the info and the fun!!!

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    1. I think I would have alot of fun letting my grandbabies decorate them a mat, for eating but for color and our crafts.

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  37. What a fabulous idea! I'm sure your Mum will love it!
    Thank you for sharing!

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    1. she would like to hear you call her Mum, LOL

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  38. What a nice, useful tribute to your mom. That is a fantastic idea for her to take with her to conventions. The fabric you made is awesome. Wow! Obviously, the creativity does not fall far from Mom's tree. Thank you for telling us a tad about your mom and sharing the project to inspire us.

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  39. Great project! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Glad to cya Hopping still with us girlfriend

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  40. What a wonderful tribute to your mom! And such a thoughtful and useful gift! You're lucky to have each other!

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    1. If we didnt live so far apart we would always be busy with something crafty..

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  41. Excellent gift for your mother! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for Hoping.. wouldnt a yard flag be great using this vinyl

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  42. Fun tribute to your mom. Thanks for sharing your story and talent.

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  43. What a delightful project!!! Your Mom is gonna love it...and use it! :) Very creative....

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  44. I love your project and it is such a great tribute to your mom. She will just love it.

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  45. beautiful such a great technique thank's for sharing it with us

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  46. Rosemary B here: this is gorgeous. I love it. So sweet. I love my mom too.
    I think she will be very proud to have this.
    I just love what you did!

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  47. What a perfect tribute to your mother! And I did not know about Slicker so thanks for that info. :) blessings, marlene

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  48. Such a special gift and tribute to your mother. Thanks for the Slicker tip. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

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  49. So cute, Thank you for sharing.

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  50. What a lovely tribute to your mom and the stamping mat sounds like it will be much appreciated. Great idea to add that vinyl product.

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    1. Would you like to make something with the vinyl?

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  51. great job!
    what a nice daughter:)

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  52. I was admiring the header while your site was loading or whatever the word is so it was so nice to read your note about it.Thanks for sharing in the hop it's great Becky


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    1. Bec, I appreciate you reading about my header, I love it, I am still trying to figure out how to make it the length of my blog.. Come back soon !

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  53. She's lovely! I bet your mother will love her. :)

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    1. Thank you, she just sent me a text, she is also a full time tourist, she is on a Cruise to the Caribbean.. The retired last yr and havent slowed down..

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  54. How incredibly creative! LOVE all the details and how you put it together. I bet your mom will LOVE it! Also love the story of the robin on your shed! You have a talented family! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for the kind compliment ! We are a creative Group, makes it fun !

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  55. Just lovely! Great tribute too!
    They showed us that Slicker stuff in a sewing class. I haven't tried it, and I need to.
    I got to meet Nancy Zieman recently and hear her lectures and demonstrations. She told us to use a regular old glue stick on fabrics because it wasn't as gummy as a fabric glue stick. She used one on her landscape quilts.

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  56. Oh what a beautiful tribute to your Mum! Clever use of your lady too. I hope your mum has lots of smiles as she uses the mat for her stamping.

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    1. She just texted me, that I am the Best Daughter and she loves it..

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  57. ohhh.. i simple adore your quilt! Every bit! This is such a fun hop, my day is here http://blog.patsloan.com/2013/02/its-all-about-mmm-me-you-who.html

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    1. I will stop by, I appreciate you hopping by.. I Voted for you ! GoodLuck

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  58. Very creative! Love the idea of Slicker. It would be great for placemats for the grandkids (or my DH, hehe). Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I know Chick, I am going to give my grandkids my scrap bucket and tell them to make a design and I am going to use this to make mats... I keep writing Matt, thats my husband.. LOL

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  59. thank you for sharing your creation, Shirley. It's fantastic and you got very creative with it. Nana is going to love it :)

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    1. Thank you sweetie, now call me so we can chat.. xoxo

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