Friday, January 11, 2013

In Your Words Day 5~~ My Turn



Other wonderful blogs I get to share the day with...


Friday, January 11
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.)
Meadowbrook  (Kristen K.)
Count It All Joy!  (Denise P.)
Sophie Junction (Sophie W.)

When this blog hop was first announced I could not wait to jump onto the band wagon. Thank you to Madame Samm and our cheerleader Linda for all your hard work.
The first thing I did was to download the blank display button provided by Madame Samm.
Next, WORDS, words that were important to me. Words that described me.  Words that I taught my children. The words came easily, there are many words but only a few that are special to me. 
I jotted them down on the blank canvas...


OK, Done!!
Wow, that was fun.
What, I need to make something with these words.
Oh my, I am not a creative person, no, not at all.
So....

My special words were traced on to white Kona.

I choose some of my prettiest Prescencia Threads and started to stitch.


Hey, this is fun!
 I even added some glitter thread to my word glitter!



I added some bling with my I-Rock Tool.



I was going to use my table-topper stand but, been there, done that, so I thought...
How about a small pillow?
That might be cute.

Well, I did the best I could and well let's say...

Ugg...

I am laughing as I look at this lumpy little pillow!






I sat and thought, feeling a little let down with my lumpy baby pillow.

(source google image)

When, all of a sudden it came to me. This was not about the project for me, this was about ME. What was important to me, what I liked, how I liked to treat others. And after sitting and thinking I decided I liked my silly, little  lumpy pillow.

Words, it was all about the words.




103 comments:

  1. I like it and think its really creative! Great job

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  2. I love your little lumpy pillow! Beautiful words. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Great words about you and it is precious. I love it!

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  4. I like your little lumpy pillow, too. Sometimes those are the most comfy!

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  5. it is really cute.
    Especailly love the chocolat.

    Greetings,
    Tiana

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  6. I like your lumpy pillow, and who says pillows can't be lumpy, hehe. I like all your words and think you did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Oh Jane it is so sweet, and I am sure you will enjoy it supporting your back while you are sewing reminding you of all the things you value!

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  8. I love your sparkles. I have a Kandi Kane that I'm itching to sue on a stitchery - when I can find the stitchery.

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  9. Love your lumpy pillow - great story too - sometimes I have to take a step back and a little while to like something I have made so I know what you mean!

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  10. Your silly and lumpy pillow is fabulous. I just love it!

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  11. Jane, I love your little pillow...it is all about you, and your words are so special...especially chocolate! Love the stitching! Thank you for sharing...

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  12. I like it too, Jane. I think it's cute. Great words.

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  13. I love your little lump pillow and I think it is awesome
    You are a very creative woman. Thanks for sharing

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  14. I think your lumpy cushion is lovely! It doesn't look lumpy to me!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I love it. I think embroidery was a good idea.

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  16. I like it. Thank you for sharing

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  17. You are so right - it is about the journey and not the destination.

    I love the words you chose and the little touches of glitter and bling.

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  18. I love your pillow, it's very sweet :)

    Happy quilting!

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  19. It's beautiful, filled with beautiful words! Soon, those lumps will smooth out as it's loved and hugged.

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  20. I love your attitude Jane - I tell my kids at school all that time that you are what you decide to be. Love who you are and what you make...it's part of you. And I love you! blessings, marlene

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  21. Ok, this just made me chuckle Jane....and you added bling and humour, and YOU....ok, so it is a lumpy pillow but the words fill our hearts lol.

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  22. Sparkles! Now that's the way to make a pillow!!! :) Honestly, I LOVE Lumpy Pillows...much more fun to snuggle with a lumpy pillow than a stiff stuffy pillow hard as concrete. I choose Lumpy Everytime!!! I really like the sparkle you added, perfect touch!

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  23. I think your pillow is wonderful and I wouldn't change a thing! :)

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  24. You stitched and told it perfectly - wonderful words from a very wonderful you. Love the little pillow with so many uses. Judy C

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  25. Yes, it is all about the words and you - great project and thoughts.

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  26. It's not lumpy...it's jump puffy! And it is wonderful and I love it! Thank you for sharing it with us. I am your follower and I always enjoy your posts. Have a fabulous day.

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  27. You need to change your adjectives and you will like it more! How about calling it your "sweet baby Jane" pillow?! I love it!!

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  28. It is like the Charlie Brown Christmas tree... What's not to love about either the tree or your beautiful little pillow. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. :)

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  29. I see that I commented on the wrong post..... oppps
    ... and it's a cute little lumpy pillow....love it, as we are not perfect
    in stitches

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  30. Your little pillow is great and the words are special! Thanks for sharing, Jane.

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  31. I love it, and a little lumpiness doesn't hurt anyone.

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  32. Jane, it wasn't just about words, it was about YOU. Beautiful words and, from my point of view, they fit perfectly. Thanks for sharing yourself and your lumpy pillow.

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  33. I love your selection of words and your stitching is great. Your pillow looks soft and inspiring-a great idea.

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  34. The cutest little lumpy pillow I have ever seen and I love your beautiful words !
    11

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  35. Lumpy is good, comfortable. I too love words and appreciate the added bling to emphasize the words - great job!

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  36. Yes, it is about the words, and so many quilters have used such great words. I'm happy to be part of this community! Good job!

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  37. You're so right, this hop is all about the power of words. Your choices are splendid indeed!!

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  38. I like it, too! I especially love the word 'glitter' that you included.

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  39. Focusing on the positive, your stitching is perfect! I wish I could stitch like you, but I'm still taking baby steps with embroidering. The lumps aren't even an issue...it is about the words and you chose some great ones. I want to add bling! I need to get me one of those I-Rock tools.

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  40. Oh, I think it's a sweet little pillow! I love the different fonts you embroidered and the sparkle you added.
    (I'm a little more lumpy than I used to be, so this could a pillow about me too!)

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  41. hahaha...what a fun post, Jane. Will there a book soon, "Charlie Brown and the Lumpy Pillow"? Your embroidery is, as always, beautiful! As you pass by this special little pillow you'll probably begin seeing ways to gunk, I mean, dress it up. Like pinning a 3-D flower to it, maybe adding a little heart applique, stitching on some sequins for more bling......

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  42. What a lovely little pillow! So sweet.

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  43. Words worth living by. Great way to remember that!

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  44. Oh Jane how sweet the pillow is and you and your words. See you saw the positive in the words and that tells us all a lot about your right there!

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  45. Hmmm, I need an I rock tool, too :) Love your project!!

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  46. I like your pillow..It is very creative and vintage looking...Thank you for shareing your project with us.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. Hi!!! I think it is very creative!!! Great words too!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  48. I think your little pillow is great and creative too with that glitter thread in the glitter word.

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  49. I'm glad you shared your pillow with us. It shows that a project doesn't have to be perfect to be in a blog hop. Maybe I'll get the courage to participate in one soon.

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  50. I like it and think its really creative! Great job

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  51. I like your little pillow too! Thank you for sharing.

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  52. I love your little lumpy pillow, but i don't see any lumps.

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  53. I like your lumpy baby pillow! We are always our own worst critic! You did great!

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  54. Charlie Brown gets it! I like your little pillow too!

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  55. I think it is a cute little pillow and the words are what makes it special.

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  56. I like your lumpy little pillow...lol
    Your words are great ones

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  57. LOL, I love it! A lumpy pillow can still be a comfortable one :)
    xo
    Erin

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  58. I'm sure your little pillow will bring you just as much joy as a perfect one would have!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  59. Your stitching is brilliant - love your words. Well done :)

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  60. I love your pillow. What a great reminder.

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  61. the simplicity of your pillow makes the words and their meaning pop. Thanks for sharing

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  62. Loved the bling. Was really nice and thanks for sharing in the blog hop.

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  63. What a sweet little pillow Jane! Even the bling and it is sew perfect.....Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  64. Thats so cute!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente in Germany

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  65. Duh- it has children on it. We all know that children never plump up a pillow when they are done.
    As soon as I read your pillow, I had to go to the fridge and get a chocolate bar-see, I can follow directions. Now I am going to get lumpy!
    Seriously-love your words, and great job on the stitching.

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  66. Could not have said it better
    Gmama Jane

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  67. I love your lumpy little pillow! quite a treasure.

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  68. Rosemary B here:
    Happy Saturday :-)
    I love the pillow. Now I am gonna make one too. this is a sweet idea. I mean, fabric is fabric and well, we put it all together and have it, but this glorious item that you created is meaningful.
    Please move in next door to me.
    thank you for sharing your adorableness

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  69. Love it. A reminder to create what we love and love what we create.

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  70. Love it. A reminder to create what we love and love what we create.

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  71. Your embroidery looks good and so does does the lumpy! Love it!

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  72. Oh Jane Dear! You are absolutely perfection just by being you! I adore you :) Thank you so much for sharing :) :)

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  73. Thank you for sharing Jane. Your lumpy bumpy pillow is perfect, the words say it all.

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  74. This made me smile. I made a very lumpy pillow one year and everyone always made fun of it. When the kids got older and left home I wrapped it and gave it to one of them for Christmas as a joke. Ever since then the lumpy pillow has been given to someone in the family for Christmas. Two years ago I gave it a new cover and some new stuffing but kept old lumpy inside. My youngest son's girlfriend liked it so much she kept it. So, lumpy pillows can bring a lot of people a lot of joy!

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  75. Your little lumpy pillow is very cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  76. I LOVE your silly, little, lumpy pillow :-)

    ktreve(at) hotmail (dot) com

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  77. Jane- I love your silly little lumpy pillow, I think it's sweet just like you!
    Sometimes the organic things are the best. It looks very loveable. 8~) Jane E.

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  78. I thought the pillow turned out good! I know that I would have LOVED it for my favorite stuffed animal of the day, when I was little. I still think it's a cool pillow, and I love the words you chose ;)

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  79. awww.. I love your pillow too! 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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  80. What a cute "Silly lumby pilly, it is so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

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  81. I like your pillow and the words you chose! Great post!

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  82. I like your silly little pillow too! You do nice work! I like the word glitter with glitter thread!! That's creative!!

    Nini~

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  83. Your lumpy pillow is perfect!! Really and truly....You make me smile...

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  84. OMG Jane, I love your 'lumpy pillow' as you call it and I love your words...it's all about the words and they are great words, thanks for sharing! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  85. Ha,and you say you are not creative! I beg to differ :)

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  86. Sweet little pillow. Thanks for sharing.

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  87. I like your lumpy pillow too! Don't you dare say you're not creative, look what you created!

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  88. Wonderful contribution to InYourWord's Bloghop!

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  89. lovely work I think it is very creative!! thanks for sharing!

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