May God Bless You this day beyond measure! May He pour out His richest blessings in lavish ever-increasing abundant overflowing blessings of LOVE, JOY, PEACE, HOPE and PERFECT HEALTH upon YOU!!! May your every need be met and may everything you put your hand to prosper. Know that you are His chosen child and you are Loved and Treasured by the King of Kings. God Bless You!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

In Your Words Blog Hop




Welcome!
Today is the 'Official' Launch and Ribbon Cutting of my Blog, Sowing Stitches and also  my day to participate in "In Your Words" blog hop!
My grandfather always used to tell us when we were growing-up, "if you are going to do something...DO IT!"
And what better way to get my 'feet wet' than to participate in a Blog Hop?
Even sweeter...the Blog Hop theme is about words...I love words, always have, except for the 'dress incident' in first grade.
My mom made me a maroon broadcloth jumper and embroidered the sight words from none other than, "Dick and Jane" on the front of the jumper.
I wore the dress only once!
Why?
The first and only day I wore the dress the entire class kept 'reading me' in their excitement of seeing our reading words somewhere besides inside our readers.
Evidently, it was a bit overwhelming to my 6 year old self.

Back to the hop.
When I first learned of this hop, I knew I wanted to participate but didn't have a blog...
So...I got busy, learned a few things [there is still so much I want to learn about blogging] and the rest is history.

Linda has been great she is such an encourager clearly obvious as to why she is such a wonderful cheerleader!
And Madame Samm has delightful creative ideas to push and challenge our creative adventures!
Thanks a million for inspiring us all to set our sights high and soar on the wings of creativity!


On December 20. 2012 I posted the following on my blog:
December 20, 2012
LOVE
The theme / focus for 2013 at Sowing Stitches is LOVE.

After much heartache, death, violence, wars and rumors of wars covering the media and world news, I chose LOVE as my focus for 2013.

A year set apart of creative adventures filled to overflowing with LOVE. Loving my neighbors here and in the far corners of the world.

Starting in January projects, tutorials, quilts, paintings, topics all will be centered around LOVE.

2013...
"It's about Love, Love, Love that's what it's all about...LOVE." "Come on people...smile on your brother.....everybody get together....let us LOVE One Another..."



I knew that LOVE would be included as one of my words for this hop!

Out of the blue, I made a quick stop at one of the local thrift shops in search of 'hidden treasure' and this was sitting on the shelf...obviously, the mug dictated my creation for the blog hop.



After a raid of my fabric stash and a few stitches here and there...







I also knew that TEA would
be included as one of my words for this hop!
I drink tea constantly!

I grabbed my paints and favorite inks and went to work creating the surface, then hand quilted this tiny quilt/wall hanging after all was dry. It is the smallest quilting project I have ever made...it is only 8 X 10 inches!

[Which then started an entirely different project...to be completed later this year.]You are familiar with the book, "Give a Mouse a Cookie"...it is the story of my life...I work on one project and 12 more creative adventures are birthed! :)


I'm off to fill my mug with hot tea and enjoy the other stops on today's hopping adventures.
I've added so many projects to my 'to do' list from this hop...maybe we shall have snow soon and endless hours of sewing pleasure.


Thursday, January 10
Just Sew Sue (Sue B.)
Scrappy 'n Happy (Jess R.)
Sowing Stitches (Beulah) You are Here! :)
Just Quilt It (Kathy G.)


Thanks for stopping by!
I hope to see you again soon, I will be participating in the Dare to Dresden blog hop on January 25th!
Until then, may everything you set your hands to do prosper!




 

94 comments:

  1. What a wonderful start for your blog!
    I love the idea of copying the desing of your mug - I have some pretty ones to, I wonder, I should do it too?

    Greetings,
    Tina

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    1. Tina, Yes! It was fun creating a mug rug to match...and then we all want to see pictures of your creations! :)

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  2. Your mug rug is sew adorable. Congrats on launching your blog. I am now following you so I can find my way back ... :) Pat

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  3. Welcome to blogging and what a way to start out! Cute little mug rug for your inspiration cup. And the painted piece is just fantastic. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

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  4. Both mug rugs are so cute! But I really love the Tea one, I too drink tea constantly!

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  5. Looks like your kitty likes your tea! Love both of your mug rugs. Thank you for sharing and your new blog. Off to join.

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  6. So cute, welcome to blog land! Look forward to seeing more of your projects

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  7. Both projects are great - I love the idea of the matching mug rug to your new mug. Enjoy your tea - you cant beat a nice cuppa tea can you!

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  8. Well done for starting a blog! Your mug rugs are great.

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  9. Absolutely perfect. Welcome to blogland. You did a great job.

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  10. Welcome to blogging. Both your projects are very nice and it's hard to choose which one I prefer most. Thanks for sharing. Jane

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  11. Welcome to the world of blogging. Two lovely projects. Well done.

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  12. What a great word and a cute project. I'm also fairly new to blogging--it is such fun!

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  13. You may be new to blogging but you have it down pat! Love your mug rug and mini!

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  14. You've made a really lovely project for the hop - I 'love' it!!! And well done on entering the blogosphere - have fun with it all!!!

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  15. Love your projects, especially the tea one! Blessings to you!

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  16. Fabulous!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  17. You are indeed a very creative lady with these two adorable and awesome project.
    I hope to see more projects later from you, besides the Dare to Dresden, where we will be together the same day 25th of January.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity and your projects

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    1. Oh cool! January 25th is going to be a fun day! :)

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  18. Cute, cute, cute. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a great day.

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  19. Your mug rugs are fabulous! Love them! You did a wonderful job thank you for sharing :)

    cindy at quiltdoodledesigns dot com

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  20. yes the ribbon was cut, so I just walked in, planted myself as a new follower and wanted to let you know I LOVE your new creative ideas....yes, you did good...

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  21. congratulations on launching your blog - it looks great. So much to learn, isn't there? Keeps the brain young. I love both of these projects, especially the way you found the inspiration for the mug rug.

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  22. Welcome to the blogosphere. Looks like you are settling right in.

    I LOVE your projects - so creative and bright.

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  23. Welcome!!! I love your projects....I am a tea person too. You may have noticed on my piece on Tuesday

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  24. Great projects - thanks for sharing!

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  25. Love the projects!! Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  26. A new blogger and a wonderful blog hop - perfect together. Love your words, stories and projects. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. Judy C

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  27. What a wonderful start for your blog! You will be great at this blogging thing! I love your projects. They are both just perfect! I love that you used a thrift store mug as inspiration and I love that you created the second one with ink and paint. Bravo!

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  28. I love, love, love your creations! You definitely did a great job "cutting the ribbon" and joining us in the blogging world. I'll be back to see more of your amazing creative style.

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  29. Congratulations on the launch of your blog and welcome to the neighborhood;D
    Love your mug mat, so sweet and perfect for that cuppa tea:)

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  30. Hi!!! Wonderful creations!!! Love them both!!! Glad you joined in...you will have so much fun!!!!

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  31. Welcome, very creative,,, I love quilt art, cya on the 14th

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  32. Love your work and congratulations on your blog. Your word is perfect for this time in our lives. Thanks.

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  33. Your projects are adorable and congrats on starting your own blog!

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  34. Congrats on taking the plunge and starting a new blog! We all love to see new bloggers. Love your post and your LOVE mug rug! Looking forward to seeing more! Welcome to our little bloggy world!

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  35. First of all -- CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BLOG! It looks great and I am now an official follower!

    I love your mug rug -- so cute!!!!!

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  36. You are so creative!!!!! Welcome to 'blogland' ... you're off to a great start.

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  37. Good luck with your blog. I am happy I found it and will be following along. Loved reading your posts and your little quilts are great.

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  38. Sharing a cuppa coffee,,, a cuppa love and now dear blogger.... sharing you as a cuppa friendship!!!

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  39. great job -- we never know where inspiration will strike but the local thrif store is a great place to start.

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  40. Welcome to blogland and your projects are sew sweet! I am a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your lovely projects. Your are in great company....Thanks for sharing. Judith, Texas

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  41. Great way to launch your blog. I loved your word projects. I'm a new blogger too and will follow your blog journey.

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  42. Wonderful projects...two of my favorite words also!

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  43. Congratulations on your blog opening....I love the "Love" project you shared with us. And I think we all need a little bit more love in our lives...Both love life ...lol...and normal life...
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. Cute mug rug! I love that your mug and rug match! I made a matching mug rug to one of my mugs too awhile back and posted it on my blog too. Have fun blogging and joining the rest of us bloggers.

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  45. Congrats on your blog opening. I am a new follower today because you made me actually laugh out loud. Your dress did me in. Good luck and happy blogging.

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  46. I am your newest follower. I like your mug rug and matching cup. Enjoy your tea, mine is iced(even in the winter) and NOT sweet.

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    1. Patty, I drink iced tea too even in a blizzard! Usually only 1 cup of hot...then the rest...Iced by the quart!!! :) with lemon or lime. :)

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  47. Love is truly all we need...and some tea and coffee. Well done and congratulations on your new blog!

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  48. Welcome to blog land! Well done!

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  49. Your mug rugs are both great! Welcome to the land of sewing/quilting blogs :) You are doing splendidly so far :)

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  50. Yes, the world needs more love! I like what you made. :)

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  51. Love goes with the saying under your blog title. That sure seems to be fitting for you. I love it! If you don't already, I think you might have a future with minis. I love the LOVE quilt you did or block or whatever it's going to be. You seem to have a heart of gold. GBY!

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  52. Of course I've always loved the word "LOVE" fun project thats for sharing.

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  53. I LOVE them both -- what great projects!

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  54. What a beautiful mug you started with and you made a perfect mug rug for it! Love the tea cup too!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  55. What a go-getter! Good for you! Congratulations on getting your blog up and running. I'm just a reader of blogs, hehe. Your mug rug is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job! Thank you for sharing your project with us.

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  56. welcome to blogging and blog hopping. Wonderful projects. I love the "LOVE" quilt, may have to copy that idea some time. And the tea quilt is just lovely. Thanks for sharing

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  57. Thanks for your entry in the hop. It is beautiful. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  58. I love your new blog, and your new cup, and your quilt! blessings, marlene

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  59. Welcome to Blogland ,I think you have started off with a bang , great post and love your projects !

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  60. A big welcome! I will be checking back on your blog!

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  61. Your little quilt is divine! As is your mug. Thank you for sharing.

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  62. Two little cuties as far as I'm concerned!
    Love the LoVe one! :)

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  63. Great word. Isn't it amazing where we can find inspiration!

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  64. Congratulations on your new blog and being part of this hop. You've shown us that creativity can even begin in a thrift shop. :)

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  65. With love we can accomplish anything, Love your project! Congrats on the ribbon cutting of your blog. A great way to start off the new year! :)

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  66. Rosemary B here: I LOVE this.
    I am so happy you have a blog. I should make a sewing blog too, but I just do not have time. I have a kitty blog that many people enjoy. Another blog just takes more of my time so oh well. I love tea too.
    Your creations are marvelous!

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  67. Congrats on the new blog. I just became a follower. I love that you shop at thrift stores, me too. And I couldn't help but notice that your mug rug was kitty approved. Great job.

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  68. great job on your blog and your projects for your post. thanksyou for sharing with us today.cute little helper too.
    in stitches

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  69. I had some tea and enjoyed your blog and word quilt projects. The 8"x10" is clever. You designed it with beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  70. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. It's absolutely gorgeous :)

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  71. Both of your projects are great but i really "LOVE" that teacup.

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  72. Congratulations on being a new blogger. I can tell right off that it is going to be one of my favorites. Your word projects are truly creative & cute. Can't wait to see what else you are up to.

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  73. What wonderful projects and congrats on being a new blogger!

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  74. Two great projects! Both of them are very pretty!

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  75. Love your Love Mug and quilt. I think I have that mug too!!! Congratulations on your first Blog Hop! Aren't they fun. Thanks for sharing and see you when you Dare to Dresden.

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  76. Congratulations! Your are a successful blogger and blog hop participant now. I love how you found your treasure and made a project to match and you tea cup is just adorable!

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  77. Congrats on the new blog! I love the mug rug you made for your tea cup! It's so cute and goes so good with the cup!

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  78. Super inspiration and an adorable mug rug!!
    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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  79. Great mug rug!!

    Congratulations on starting your very own blog!! =D

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  80. hello and welcome! I love your projects, they're lovely! The LOVE idea is fab, I love the way you embroidered the heart.

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  81. Great job! Your mini quilts are lovely.

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  82. Wonderful contribution to InYourWord's Bloghop!

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  83. Looks like you found the perfect cup to make a mug rug for! Love them! Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for stopping by for a visit to share your thoughts, ideas and words of encouragement! May your day be filled with overflowing endless hours of Joy blanketed in Love.