Thursday, January 10, 2013

In Your Words

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Turn Around
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Touch the Ground
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Don't Fall Down
Children's Jump Rope Rhyme


 


Today's my day on the In Your Words blog hop.  Thanks to Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt and Linda at Buzzing and Bumbling for being the great cheerleaders for this great hop.

If you haven't been here to my blog before I hope that you will take a look around and get to know me a little.  It won't take you long to see how much I like WORDS.  I try to start all my posts with a quote that fits in with what I have to say.

I've had to be a little creative with what I was going to share today.  Since I have had limited access to my studio for the last month I was not able to spend a lot of time down there working on new things. The good news is that my knee is much better.  Next week I start some physical therapy so maybe the stairs will be doable again in the near future.  The great news was that the surgery word didn't come up.at all!

First of all I thought I would share the Teddy Bear quilt that I made my daughter a few years ago.  She had always loved teddy bears so I collected teddy bear fabric for quite a few years.  When the Yellow Brick Road Pattern by Teri Atikinson come out I thought it would be a good one to use with all the prints,  The words in the rhyme above are some of the words I quilted into the quilt;  I also put in teddy bear hugs and teddy bear kisses.  I used a teddy bear cookie cutter to make an outline to use in the quilting.  It's hard to see the words because the prints are so busy.  By the way she is now in her late 30's and still love teddy bears!

It was too long to get the whole front in the picture 


All kinds of teddy bear fabric



Don't you love the leather jacket?


I have collected Santas for many years.  This is a small Santa Applique Wall Quilt that has his names on it.  It always makes me smile to see it.




Santa's Close Up

Last but not least I did get to my machine this week to finish this.  It is a small stitchery that I had someone make.  I had never finished it so I added the faux binding and a little stitch in the ditch.  I love the saying!  It's one that I still have to remind myself to live by from time to time.






A Closer View of the Stitching

I explain Faux Binding in My Next Post.  Be sure to check it out.


A Straighter Picture

If you want to see what the other bloggers are having to say today here is the list.



Jane's Fabrics (Jane R.)
Jane's Quilting (Jane C.)
Nuts 4 Redwork (Heide W.)
Bits and Pieces (Martha R.)
Life in Every Breath (Jennifer B.)
Quilting Lines (Patricia L.) you are here
Meadowbrook (Kristen K.)
Count It All Joy! (Denise P.)
Sophie Junction (Sophie W.)





I'm having a little giveaway for the quilt care label above and a fat quarter of your color choice from my stash.  Drawing will be held January 17th.

To enter leave a comment of one of your favorite quotes.

My followers, old or new, can leave a second comment for an extra chance to win.

104 comments:

  1. Great post and project!! I used "Count it all joy!" as my words ... and they are a favorite saying of mine!! :)

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  2. Great reminder for what is important! :)

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  3. Love all your word projects. I like Life is like a bowl chocolates. Thank you for sharing and the giveaway.
    jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  4. I follow via GFC! jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  5. But that sure doesn't count for fabric, right?

    my favorite quote? mhm. I am not sure I have one. Will have to think aobut this tonight.

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  6. Be happy with what you have.....an inspiring quote. Thanks for sharing your talent and your giveaway.

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  7. Lovely quilts. The teddies are just to cute. A precious word to think of and I love the cross stitches between.
    My quote is hanging in the kitchen for I don't now how long and says: It is not about me, it is all about God! Reminds me to look up and to see that there is more than just what I see in the situation.

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  8. Lovely quilts and embroidery! I always like saying "have what you have" really meaning enjoy and use what you have rather of thinking on what you are missing.

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  9. Love your mini and a great reminder to us all! Great stitching. One of my favorite quotes is "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." Thank you for sharing your project with us, awesome job!

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I'm ready a flower. What a great Teddy Bear quilt and your Santa is darling. I love collecting Santas, hehe.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. My favorite quote is from Winnie the Pooh:
    “If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. I'll always be with you.”

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  12. Great projects!
    The quote that always brings a smile to my face is "She who dies with the most fabric isn't sewing fast enough"!

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  13. Great job and and I love your words. Thanks for sharing

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  14. I love the Corinthians quote about love.

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  15. Great projects! I love quilting words into projects.

    My favorite quote is from Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss...

    "A person's a person no matter how small."

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  16. Lovely quote that we can all live by :) Thank you for sharing. My favorite quote? I have a sign that hangs in my kitchen, I've had it for years.... 'No whining allowed'

    cindy at quiltdoodledesigns dot com

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  17. Nice projects! Hope your knee continues to heal quickly.

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  18. To healthier days ....great words indeed...

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  19. I've not thought of that poem in ages...we used to jump on the trampoline as children and 'act' it out.
    "Love your neighbor as yourself" its all about LOVE! sowingstitches[at]gmail[dot]com

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  20. Lovely teddy bear quilt and I sang that verse with my daughter who loved to jump rope while holding her favorite bear.

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  21. Wonderful teddy bear fabric and great projects and words. Judy C

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  22. Great projects! I especially love that last one, so true. I have one hanging in my office that says "If you want something you've never had, try something you've never done". It is for the young men I work for who don't know what it is to work for a living, but I read it everyday. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  23. I love all your pieces but that Santa is adorable! blessings, marlene

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  24. Great projects! LOVE the 'Be Happy" saying!

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  25. Santa makes me happy, no matter what his name.

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  26. Great projects. I would have to say the golden rule--"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

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  27. adorable teddy bear quilt ... cute Santa quilt ... love the "be happy" one ... thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  28. Hi Patricia-Your teddy bear quilt is cute. My favorite song as a child was "The Teddy Bear's Picnic"-boy does that date me-LOL! Your crazy patch stocking is beautiful. From CA, thanks for sharing.

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  29. All your projects are great, but I'm partial to Old St. Nick!

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  30. I want a teddy bear quilt now! This is simply awesome!

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  31. Such sweet wordy projects...love them all! Santa is adorable and the teddy bear quilt is just too cute. I'm glad there's no surgery planned for your knee. :O)

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  32. All of your projects are great, my mom used to say this when we walked out the door for school and I still remember it. "If you think a bird is going to sh*% on you then that's what will happen" basically your thoughts will bring about results, so BE HAPPY and THINK POSITIVE! at least that's what I got out of it.

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  33. I'm in my 30's and I still love teddy bears too =)
    Have you thought of moving your sewing room temporarily? or part of it? so that you can still sew and not have to navigate stairs.

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  34. Love the sentiment in your stitchery. Words we could all benefit from living by. What fun projects you have been working on!

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  35. Your little teddy bear quilt is adorable! I love that you quilted in the words and phrases. Most of us remember them from childhood!
    Your Santa and little stitchery are also wonderful! Great job!

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  36. Good words to live by in your cute stitchery...and your teddy bear quilt is so cute!!

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  37. Cute quilts and Santa with all his names is really fun. One of my favorite quotes, A good friend is a true treasure.

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  38. I am a happy follower and am amazed at how many different teddy bear fabrics you found. Great quilt.

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  39. What goes around comes around, Treat others and you want to be treated.

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  40. Thank you for sharing! This is an excellent reminder - we do have so (sew) much!!

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  41. Hi!!! These are all wonderful!! Love the last one!!! I always need to remember that one!! My favorite saying is Never let fear stop you from dancing on the moon!!! But there are so many that I relate to!!!

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  42. Everything is nice, I liked the Santa best.

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  43. Sing in the rain, always makes me think of happy thoughts. I love all your projects. Your teddy bear verse is one i used to use in my preschool class. Hope your knee continues to heal.

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  44. I like the quote "Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great" by Orison Swett Marden. Blessings.

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  45. Of all the projects I really love the Santa one with all the names around it..That is very neat and I lov ethe binding choice ...That teddy bear quilt is adorable and look so snuggly. Thank you for shareing your project with us.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. Don't sweat the small stuff. Don't worry till you know you have something to worry about. Mottos I try to live by!

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  47. My favourite quote right now is "get'er done". It's my mantra for 2013. Thanks for sharing
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  48. Hi Patricia, I hope that your knee is doing better and you are back sewing. What a cute bear quilt and love your little one at the end with the quote.

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  49. Good words to live by! I don't really have a favorite qoute.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  50. Lovely projects!! My favourite quote would be "Always do what you are afraid to do" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  51. Lovely projects , I especially love the Santa so cute. My favorite quote would be " Do onto others as you would have them do onto you " Thanks for sharing .

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  52. great projects. Teddy bears are so cuddly and sweet. I still have the bear my brother gave me when I was 9.....my daughter seems to think he's hers though. :-)

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  53. Thanks so much for the wonderful words. I really enjoyed your work.

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  54. Love your words. I wish I had some words of wisdom...need to think about it. LOL

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  55. Look at all your Teddies! Also, great words.

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  56. Beautiful projects and very good words to live by~

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  57. Love your words! "Be Happy" should be everyone's motto. Santa is a darling! Beautiful work

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  58. Those are great words to live by.. Love the teddy bear quilt too.

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  59. Thanks for sharing all 3 projects. I loved your happy quote which leads me to tell you that I really do have a thing about quotes...but one of favorites is: "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Abraham Lincoln.

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  60. I am a follower with Google FC and Reader.

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  61. Great quote. Love your quilts too!

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  62. I have so many favorite quotes, but one is that no one can make you feel inferior without your permission.

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  63. Your quote has become my favorite as there is so much wisdom in that saying.

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  64. I am an avid follower. My late dad used to tell us almost everyday that
    " Nothing is impossible for the word possible exists within the word impossible". I find that absolutely true. Thanks for the giveaway. My daughters and I are in love with your teddy bear prints.....so adorable.

    Happy sewing up more beauties.

    Usha
    usharaneem@yahoo.com

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  65. Rosemary B here:
    Happy Saturday :-) Oh so true.
    I love everything that you have made, just wonderful.
    YES some things I would rather NOT have as well!
    Thank you so much for sharing

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  66. "Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand... once you are Real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always.”- Margery Williams, Velveteen Rabbit

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  67. "I took the one less traveled by, and that made all the difference." Robert Frost. I like green and purple. Thanks. vickise at gmail dot com

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  68. Money can't buy you happiness but can buy you fabrics!

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  69. Thank you for sharing some nice wording with in your projects. This blog hop is fantastic and I'm enjying all the unique entries everyone is sharing.

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  70. Thank you for the Teddy Bear song! I forgot all about it! I had to look up a quote (not gonna lie), because I didn't want to misquote it.

    I liked this one by Dr. Suess: “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

    Thanks for the chance to win ;)

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  71. I'm a follower. I think we used to jump rope to that Teddy Bear song, if I remember correctly...

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  72. I LOVE Teddies!!! Thank you for sharing! I hope you'll check out my daily blog.. my day is the last day

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

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  73. Great projects, and you hit the nail on the head. "Be thankful for what you have" Thanks for sharing.

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  74. "The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work" Great projects - thanks for sharing.

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  75. Thank you for the reminder...sometimes I get lost in the wrong state of mind! I love having things around to remind you to look on the bright side! Thank you for sharing a fun project.

    Nini~

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  76. "I will not wear that gaudy orange, I will not. It is not my colour wheel and I'm not gonna wear it." Leigh Anne Touhy, The Blind Side - Thanks for the giveaway!

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  77. Thanks for sharing all your lovely projects.

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  78. Wonderful projects.
    Favorite saying... Always kiss each other goodnight.
    Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

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  79. I am a new follower, I am a lover of words too! My favorite saying is "Everything happens for a reason" and I also like "Put on your big girl panties and deal with it".

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  80. I love your quote - be happy with what you have. I need to remember that!

    My favourite quote is "I have spread my dreams under your feet, be careful because you tread on my dreams" by Yeats. Or maybe "I carried a Watermelon" from Dirty Dancing!!

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  81. Wonderful contribution to InYourWord's Bloghop!

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  82. I like that quote, I've been practicing that a lot as I'm donating extra 'stuff' and while bringing in very, very little.

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  83. My favorite quote is an Irish blessing.
    May your heart be light
    Your cares be few
    And my your wishes
    All come true.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  84. gfc follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  85. Great projects and what a wonderful quote!

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