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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

All About Me Blog Hop


A wall hanging for the studio!
Yes, there really are 156 blocks made from 312,  1/2 square triangles on the mini-quilt
in the background ..... each mini-quilt block measuring just under 1/2 inch.

Who*What*When*Where*How*Why

This project....such reflection....who was the easy part...Me.

Who:Me
    
You can call me Beulah, the nickname my husband gave me...He got the name from books we used to read our children when they were small. (His nickname is Hank, from the same book series...."Hank the Cowdog" written by John R. Erickson.)


Hank and Beulah


What:I wear a lot of 'hats's! Artist, Designer, Photographer, Quilter, Seamstress, Painter, Potter, Writer, Blogger, Teacher, Illustrator, Sister, Aunt, Wife, Mommy, Friend, Dreamer,Listener, Radical Worshiper & Prayer Warrior,Cook, Explorer,Gardener, Window Washer.... I LOVE: Jesus, People old & young alike, Patterns, Colors, #2 pencils, Tea[hot or iced], Lemon & Lime, Cookies, Seafood, Salads, Spinach, Denim, Dark Chocolate, To let my hair down, Birds, Cats, Horses, the Night Skies, Nature, Warm Sunny Days, Cold Snowy Days,Bugs and Crawly things, Quilts, Rain & Rainbows, Working with my hands, Flowers, Vegetables, Reading,Barefeet, Old Books, Fishing,Instrumental Music,Sewing Notions, Gardening...Please NO snakes or pickled beets!



A self-portrait painting challenge from several years ago.
How:The Lord has blessed me with what some would call an over-active imagination...it is constantly in over-drive, there is never a dull or boring moment. I do not remember a time in my life when I wasn't creating something and I can get quite grouchy on the days when life's events keep me from creating. [Thankfully that isn't too often!]I can easily spend 8 - 10 hours non-stop when creating and many days must be reminded to eat!

When:There are nights I will suddenly awake from sound sleep and head to the studio to tackle the next creative adventure! Yet, I prefer to do most of my work during 'normal' daylight hours and like to get started as soon as possible...right after a giant mug of hot tea....actually, that mug is a quart sized antique mason jar. I LOVE hot tea!

Where:Our house is a full time studio, no where is safe! Any surface is 'fair game' when it comes to creating! I do try to keep the messy adventures confined to the garage and the sewing upstairs...keyword...try.
  
Why:I just can't help myself...like I said above, my brain is constantly 'in gear'! Many of my ideas come at the oddest times, triggered by random events, conversations, sermons, dreams...all of which are scribbled down, tucked away in journals as I plot and plan.

After all, "I'm a Little .... Creative"

Today's schedule for your enjoyment!

Tuesday, February 19
                                                                      


Sowing Stitches  *You Are Here*



Once again a thought provoking, creative launch has been brought to us by Madame Samm  and Marlene to which I say THANK YOU for encouraging and fueling the fires of creativity!

with LOVE as always, Beulah  

83 comments:

  1. This is so ... Creative! Amazing tiny background blocks ... thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  2. This is so cute Beulah and I love all the fabrics in your stash!!

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  3. You certainly have a wonderful, colourful imagination, Beulah. I can't imagine you ever being bored :-)

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  4. Love your All About Me! Very creative. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. You definitely are creative!! Wow, totally complex background - amazing!! Love your self-portrait!! Blessings.

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  6. Your self portrait is really awesome. I love the complex background and your explanations. Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  7. I really enjoyed the way your made it yours! thanks for sharing

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  8. Wow ~ all those tiny, tiny squares in the mini quilt. Not only are you creative; but also you are tenacious. Thank for sharing about the process and sharing about you so we can know you better.

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  9. So colourful, love it. You were so busy. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  10. Love the glasses and the long hair. It really is you. Awesome job.

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  11. What fun! She's so delightful and one of a kind.... just like God made each of us! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Wow, now that is super piecing! Love it!
    Note: I am with you on the snakes and pickled beets! LOL!

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  13. Totally unique and wonderful. I love it, thanks for sharing.

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  14. Yes Beulah..yes yes yes ...somewhere in all those wee tiny pieces are reflections of you....yes creative and yes soo you

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  15. Wow ! Definitely an artistic influence in your creation. What a fun project -- and that tiny quilt is sew impressive.

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  16. wow. I can't believe you actually made a mini quilt with all those tiny tiny blocks.

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  17. OM goodness. That is just amazing.

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  18. Thanks for sharing your mini-quilt. 1/2" triangles - oh my.

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  19. wow, this is really art, lovely scrappy quilt.
    Your bagground block is even more insane as the Nearly Insane block #18, do you know this quilt?
    I sew this block recently, it is in my blogpost from the january 1st. Once and never again, totally biased *lol*
    Thanks for sharing all your W`s.
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  20. Fantastic piece!!!! you added so much detail...I love it

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  21. It has a little Hippieness to it...love it! Thanks for sharing info about yourself. Very interesting! :O)

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  22. Well it is sonice to meet you! I am Sharon from TN

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  23. WOW- this is great! The workmanship is exquisite but the colors and execution are just mind boggling- BRAVO- Love this!

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  24. Looks great, love the background, very artful!

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  25. I love the direction you took with your project--the background is great--but, I love your lovely lady--very hip!

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  26. Wow! You really are creative! Love the idea of nicknames from books--my husband and sons call me "Walter" but it's really just a little family joke!

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  27. Nice job! I like how much personalization you added to it.

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  28. Haha!! I love her! Love the change to "creative", too :)

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  29. LOL! So cute, and she really matches you! And I'm with you on the snake thing. Ugh, keep them far away! Too bad my explorer 5-year-old son doesn't agree. :P

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  30. Creative is the right word , great job!!

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  31. So very nice! Thanks for sharing

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  32. Wow you are very active. LOL.. I'm having a fun time with this fun blog. Thanks for being part of it.

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  33. Oh my goodness! All those itty bitty half sqs! You are a quilter for sure. Love it!

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  34. Great job. Your lady is quite different, and I like her.

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  35. What a great idea for a background. A lot of work, but it sure made your quilt pop.

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  36. Marvelous!! Thank you for the post - and the inspiration!

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  37. WOW, you sure are creative! Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Oh my! I'm not sure "creative" begins to descirbe...
    She is so unique. Looks like she could use some chocolate too. (so thin compared to her compadres) One just has to LOVE her.

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  39. Definitely creative! Great story too! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. You definitively added your creative touch to this one.

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  41. Thanks for letting me know about you. And thanks for showing the second project as well. It's awesome too. I love hot tea as well.

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  42. Rosemary B here: WOW I love this. It is adorable and very cute and silly. I love the colors and all of the added details, nice quilty back ground, and your embroidery is sensational!
    Thank you so much for telling me more about you <3

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  43. ha ha! Your lady is so quirky!

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  44. I love how you changed this lady into you! I also get grumpy when I cannot work on stitching, sewing, crafting, gardening. Today I am house cleaning, my day off and I am taking a break because, I would rather be doing anything but! Next I need to go give my chickens some attention. We are in the middle of another snow storm and I have put that off a bit. It was lovely stopping in and getting to know you!

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  45. How fun, you made her "you" and I love her! After reading your post and seeing "you" I feel as if I know you better! Thanks for sharing.

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  46. awesome! sew creative ... love the 156 blox and your image! your post is sew inspiring.

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  47. woooowhoooo! personality!! I identify!

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  48. Wow, all that piecing for the background! It looks like your piece IS you. What fun this hop is going to be!

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  49. How delightfully creative! LOVE!!! All those HSTs are amazing.

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  50. Thanks for sharing 'you' with us. It has been a delightful visit.

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  51. I loved your project and I loved reading your story! I wish I could develop your love for hot tea - I want to, I like it, but I don't love it. And it would be so much better for me than a cold Diet Dr. Pepper in the mornings. :) One of my daughters swears I traumatized her when she was a child by trying to make her eat pickled beets. I plead innocent. :) blessings, marlene

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  52. Your project is awesome! Thanks for sharing your story. It's nice to get to know people through blogs!

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  53. What a tremendous amount of work. Great job. super personality.

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  54. Wow Beulah you are one interesting and fun lady .You did a wonderful job portraying who you are. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Very nicely done! Thank you for sharing.

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  56. Beulah, it was so nice to meet you and get to know who you are. Your quilt really came to life after reading your post. I only wish I had to be reminded to eat!!!! lol

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  57. Thank you for sharing and participating in this very fun blog hop. I am enjoying my hop stopping. Your quilt is fabulously fun. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

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  58. Oh, what a bunch of small pieces. How fun!

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  59. You must have been crazy to put all those tiny pieces in! It is absolutely fantastic though. Great project!

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  60. WOW - that is a lot of pieces, Beulah! It looks fantastic, thank you so much for sharing with all of us!

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  61. That is gorgeous! So much work! You did a great job. I wish I had some of your energy. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. I love all of the work you did for the background but I must say, I think you look much lovelier in your photo!

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  63. Your description of yourself made me smile. :-) I don't wear as many hats, but I do know what it's like to live with a very active brain! LOL I write *a lot* in my head and also think up "interesting" things to make. Seems like only a fraction of my ideas ever make it into a more or less concrete form. :-) I love Jesus Christ too. :-)

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  64. Your little ME project is just adorable!!! I loved your post, too! It is nice to have a face to go with the name. You are much younger than Beulah sounds!

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  65. you certainly ran with this idea!

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  66. Love all the colors you used kinda my"style" Thanks for sharing Becky

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  67. What a wonderful post to get to know you! Thanks for sharing and I love your work! This is such a fun hop.. my day is here http://blog.patsloan.com/2013/02/its-all-about-mmm-me-you-who.html#comments

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  68. This is so colorful - great job. Really enjoyed reading the post. Keep on creating!

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